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Blade Runner 2029 #7 is the seventh issue of Blade Runner 2029.

Plot[]

"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. As 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 dozens of the city's political and corporate elite.

Yotun subjected Ash to a drug-induced brainwashing process before submersing her in one of his Replicant rejuvenation tanks.

Members of the REPLICANT UNDERGROUND launched an attack on a power station to win the trust of Yuton [
sic] and gave him FREYSA as a 'good-will' gesture. While Yotun took Freysa with him on a mission he called, "the most important one," the others, now inside Yotun's underground lair, set out to locate and rescue Ash. Reviving her from the tank, Ash was shocked to discover that her crippling back disability had somehow been cured..."

Waking, Ash notes the lack of pain compared to every previous morning in her life and the fact that her eyes have also been healed, no longer requiring the use of glasses. As the Replicant Underground plan their next move against Yotun, Ash heads off alone to save Freysa, asking the rest of the group to not follow her.

Yotun takes Freysa to the LAPD headquarters, where his group is beginning their attack. Freysa tries to convince him that this is a suicide mission, but he assures that he will be successful, claiming the attack to be Eldon Tyrell's legacy. As the police retreat to the ground level, Yotun reminds Freysa about the Battle of Mesa Echo Erebus, where she had been wounded, telling her that he was responsible for her rescue after being in an explosion.

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