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Blade Runner 2029 #6 is the sixth 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, a former Blade Runner, rejoined the department to hunt down fugitive Replicants. Her superiors are unaware that her loyalties are divided. Her lover, FREYSA, is a leader in the Replicant underground.

While investigating a report of a rogue Replicant at the Los Angeles seawall construction site, Ash discovered that a Nexus 6 Replicant, YOTUN, whom she had failed to retire 12 years previously, had somehow outlived his expiration date and had become the leader of a Replicant guerrilla army.

Learning of her investigation, Yotun had Ash abducted before launching an all-out attack upon Los Angeles, destroying the newly constructed seawall, and killing the city's political and corporate elite who had gathered to witness the opening ceremony.

Meanwhile, Ash, finding herself a prisoner in Yotun's base, attempted to escape but was recaptured by Yotun. He proceeded to subject her to a drug-induced brainwashing process before submersing her in one of his Replicant rejuvenation tanks...

As Yotun reflects upon his hopes for Ash's reawakening, a group from the Replicant Underground manage to shut down the power to five sectors.

Silka, Dyson, and Farhad introduce themselves to Yotun, presenting Freysa as their hostage. They state that they have turned on her in favor of Yotun's planned revolution, presenting their power shutdown as proof that they support Yotun's cause. Suspecting the group to be acting out a ploy to rescue Ash, Yotun decides to play along, but takes Freysa with him on a mission outside of the city.

As the power shuts down across Los Angeles, the Replicant Underground members are shown to the living quarters at Yotun's compound. They easily manage to knock out Lelia and make their way to the tanks, breaking Ash out. However, as the group is attacked, Ash notices that although her spine is missing its brace, it is functioning perfectly, apparently healed by the rejuvenation tank. As the group escape, Silka is killed, with Dyson and Farhad explaining that Yotun took Freysa. Ash, having been able to hear Yotun speak of his plans, believes he is headed to the LAPD headquarters.