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Blade Runner 2029 #11 is the eleventh issue of Blade Runner 2029.


"Early in the 21st Century, THE TYRELL CORPORATION advanced Robot evolution into the NEXUS phase — a being virtually identical to a human - known as a REPLICANT.

Replicants were used Off-world as slave labor. Those who escaped to Earth were hunted by BLADE RUNNER UNITS, ordered to kill any trespassing Replicant upon detection.

In 2022, a Replicant attack on the Tyrell Corporation forced the company into bankruptcy and erased all records of existing Replicants. The surviving Nexus 8 models disappeared with the help of the REPLICANT UNDERGROUND. Many Replicants remained in servitude.

In 2027, AAHNA "ASH" ASHINA, rejoined the Blade Runner department, although her superiors are unaware that her lover, FREYSA, is a leader in the Replicant Underground.

While investigating a report of a rogue Replicant, Ash discovered that a Nexus 6 Replicant, YOTUN, whom she had failed to retire 12 years previously, had somehow become the leader of a Replicant guerrilla army.

Yotun ordered his army to launch an all-out terrorist attack upon Los Angeles and compelled all Replicants in the city to revolt against their masters.

Freysa seemingly joined Yotun’s crusade in an effort to stop him, however, he blinded her in one eye when he discovered her subterfuge. Ash rescued her lover and set out to bring Yotun down, once and for all. However, her superiors have become suspicious of Ash's motives.

Meanwhile, Yotun has started to succumb to the ravages of time, and even the regular blood transfusions from his loyal supporters that he was using to rejuvinate [
sic] himself have started to fail.

Convinced that an old diary of ELDON TYRELL holds the key to his survival, Yotun sent Pekka and another Replicant off to retrieve the journal from a maximum security vault. There, Pekka was killed by Blade Runner MARLOWE.

Ash responds to a call about replicants caught attempting to a spinner plant. There, she finds two of them dead and a third close to death, all three of them in a physically aged state. Before expiring, the third replicant utters "Yotun redeems." She learns that they died without any interference from the plant's personnel. Nearby, Ash finds an abandoned spinner.

At home, Freysa answers her apartment door for a little girl. However, she is held at gunpoint by Marlowe, who had used the girl to get her attention. Since Marlowe has not retired her on sight, Freysa correctly assumes he wants something from her. As such, Marlowe asks about Freysa and Ash's activities, wishing to know their ultimate plan. Freysa only says that they are merely lovers and says she will not reveal any more information, knowing he would retire her regardless. Marlowe responds with a threat toward Ash's life.

Inside the spinner, Ash receives a call from Kalia, who assumes Ash has killed the replicants. Despite Ash telling her they were already dead, Kalia delivers a farewell message from Yotun's faction. Knowing this means the vehicle is bombed, Ash escapes and manages to survive the explosion.

Kalia informs Yotun that Ash was bombed and he briefly laments her death, knowing she could have been of use to them had she complied. Kalia mentions the replicants having been already dead when Ash found them, but Yotun avoids answering, instead assuring her that "salvation is at hand." Yotun speaks about the diary and memories he was given that had been lived by Tyrell. He notes that the diary leads to Tyrell's greatest secret, located at the former Tyrell headquarters.

Still getting no information from Freysa, Marlowe plans to wait until Ash returns home. Freysa takes an opportunity to grab him by the throat, but Marlowe tells her that it is too late for Ash to be saved, as the police already know.

Ash returns to the precinct to tell Esper that she knows where Yotun is. However, Esper instead demands her gun and badge, then places her under arrest for her involvement with the Replicant Underground.