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Blade Runner 2029 #12 is the twelfth 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.

The Replicant rebellion instigated by Yotun, a Nexus 6 Replicant who somehow lived beyond his four-year lifespan, has failed. The rejuvinating [
sic] elixir that Yotun used to enhance his followers has failed too, resulting in their mass deaths. Now Yotun himself has started to succumb to the ravages of time, and even the regular blood transfusions from his loyal supporters no longer work.

Convinced that an old diary of ELDON TYRELL holds the key to his survival, Yotun has set off to Eldon's birthplace in search of a mysterious box that he believes holds the secret to extending his life. Meanwhile, Ash has been outed as a double-agent working for the Replicant Underground by Blade Runner MARLOWE and arrested by the LAPD...

Ash is allowed a phone call, which she uses to contact Lydia Wojciech, her former Captain. As Ash is escorted from the precinct to be transferred, Wojciech shows up, feigning disappointment in Ash and saying goodbye in order to distract the officers guarding Ash. Freysa sneaks up behind them and knocks them both out, allowing her and Ash to hijack a police spinner.

They make their way to Yotun's hideout, where they find a dying Kalia, who tells them it's too late and that Yotun has "gone home" and that he "is Tyrell" before she expires. Ash puts these clues together and determines that Yotun has gone to Tyrell's childhood home in the mountainous town of Edens.

As they near the town, their spinner is shot down by Yotun. Freysa is knocked out by the crash and Ash crawls out, punching Yotun until he manages to restrain her, easily done due to Ash's spine beginning to fail, the rejuvenation wearing off. He leads her to a location where Tyrell had buried something as a child, which Yotun believed to be the answer to his and Ash's future. However, buried within the ground is a box containing the bones of an owl, which Yotun realizes was a question about the future, of whether Tyrell could beat death. Ash draws a gun on Yotun, who yields and tells Ash that he hopes she lives to see others complete his work. Freysa then shoots Yotun in the head, killing him. She picks up Ash, telling her she has a story to tell her about "a miracle."