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Blade Runner Origins #3 is the third 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. Replicants were used Off world as slave labor, in the hazardous exploration and colonization of other planets.

Now, on earth, the NEXUS 4 Replicants have been adapted for societal elites to own for industry and service work. But, Tyrell continues to experiment with further enhancements. Because progress stops for no man.

After the apparent suicide of DR.LYDIA KINE, a Tyrell Corporation bioengineer, was determined to be a murder committed by a Replicant, LAPD DETECTIVE CAL MOREAUX is tracking the presumed killer: a NEXUS 5 prototype.

Growing suspicious of Tyrell Corp. after a recent Replicant attack, Cal and Dr. Kine's brother, MARCUS, return to the LAPD, where Marcus is abducted by Tyrell Corp.'s ILORA STAHL/ In a swift response, Cal leaves to question and protect Dr. Kine's protégé, EFFIE, as Marcus is rescued from Ilora by a rogue Replicant.

A Replicant that seems startlingly familiar...

Stahl ultimately survives the attack upon her spinner and orders a cleanup of the debris. Meanwhile, Marcus and his rescuer – revealed to him as Asa, a living form of his sister Lydia – go to pick up a friend.

After Stahl orders a thorough investigation into the situation, her assistant Osha retrieves her to meet with Eldon Tyrell over video call. At Moreaux's apartment, Effie hears Moreaux talking in his sleep during a troubling dream. Moreaux declines to detail the dream to her. In response, she criticizes his decision to become a policeman, since he contributes to a system that wronged him in the past. He responds to her questioning the point of replicants. While Moreaux wishes to continue tracking the Nexus-5, Effie plans to retrieve a computer folder shared between herself and Lydia that incriminates Tyrell. Moreaux insists that such information will change nothing, and suggests they learn how to eliminate the Nexus-5 first. Disagreeing, Effie leaves, deciding to retrieve the files on her own.

Marcus – troubled by Lydia's previous failure to inform him of her apparent faked death – travels with Asa to a pierogi stand, Asa attempting to regain Marcus' trust by reminiscing about their mother bringing them such food. While there, they witness the stand's replicant cook being assaulted by his owner, but retaliates. Marcus – knowing that Lydia helped design such replicants – is horrified by this and now believing Asa to simply be a simulation of his sister, attempts to leave to inform Moreaux of the situation. Asa stops him, offering to find childhood drawings Lydia made of Asa.

Effie reaches her apartment, where Stahl waits for her, having uncovered information about Lydia's plans of transference. Meanwhile, Moreaux arrives at Lydia's apartment, where he is attacked by a group of men. Asa soon arrives and Moreaux holds him at gunpoint.