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Blade Runner Origins #1 is the first issue of Blade Runner Origins.


"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.

Superior in strength and agility, the Replicants were created to be used as Off-world slave labor or in the hazardous, high-collateral combat situations or colonization of other planets.

Replicants who escaped and returned to Earth were hunted by special police squads – BLADE RUNNER UNITS – with orders to kill any trespassing Replicant upon detection.

This is the story of the first Blade Runner...

In 2007, soldiers Cal Moreaux and Avery are engaged in a firefight during the siege of Kalanthia. Provided by Tyrell Corporation with a box "if all else fails," Avery goes to open it as Moreaux clears a hallway, asking Avery to thank Tyrell for him. As he clears the hallway, Moreaux hears a hissing noise and returns to find everyone in the room dead, except for a pair of individuals, one of whom says "you're welcome."

In 2009, at a Los Angeles hospital, Moreaux – now a Los Angeles Police Department detective – sits at the bedside of his sister, Nia, who is alive but otherwise unresponsive.

Moreaux goes to the LAPD precinct, where he is given a case concerning the apparent suicide of Lydia Kine, a Tyrell engineer. Moreaux travels to the corporation's headquarters, where he is the first non-Tyrell employee allowed inside. He is taken to the scene of Kine's death, where he meets Kine's assistant, Effie Koropey, who had discovered the body. He attempts to question Effie, but they are interrupted by Ilora Stahl, who was hand-picked by Eldon Tyrell to answer any questions for the LAPD. Stahl tells Moreaux that any details relevant to the investigation have already been sent to the LAPD, but states her belief that Moreaux's skills would be put to better use working for Tyrell.

Moreaux goes to La Plume Sauvage, where he tells his friend Divina about the situation. Divina tries to discourage him from being employed by Tyrell, for his sister's sake. Returning to his apartment, he runs into Marcus, the brother of Lydia Kine, who insists that his sister's death was not by suicide, and that the company is covering up the truth. Moreaux notices someone lurking in the shadows, attempting to push a large crate over on Marcus. Moreaux pushes Marcus away and takes him inside his apartment to safety. He receives a phone call from Effie, who informs him that the night Lydia Kine died, a Nexus-5 prototype escaped.