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Cleo Selwyn was the daughter of Alexander and Isobel Selwyn. After escaping to the Off-world colonies, Cleo was disguised as a boy named Ian Kady and also known as "the Rabbit."

Biography[]

Cleo had a rare mutation to the Fox-03 gene, linked to a longer life expectancy.[1]

In 2018, Cleo's mother died of cancer and was replaced with a replicant. Cleo was unaware of this, believing her mother had merely returned after a brief illness.[1]

For her fourth birthday, Cleo was given an artificial lion as a pet.[2]

After attending Lydia Tyrell's birthday party in November 2019, Cleo, Isobel, and their chauffer Arkady went missing. Days later, Cleo and her mother reached the spot where they were to meet Malak. However, Malak was late and two men and a woman attacked the mother and child. Isobel urged Cleo to close her eyes as she quickly incapacitated the group. Malak finally showed up soon after.[2]

Malak led them to an underground community and introduced them to "the Lung." After Cleo's mother disguised them, the Lung prepared them for a venture out of the city, during which they would be escorted by "the Bones."[3]

The Bones took Cleo and her mother across the southern border. They were taken across a body of water by "the Heart" to El Santuario, where they were greeted by a group of replicants.[1]

Former Blade Runner Aahna "Ash" Ashina soon arrived to retrieve Cleo and was informed of Selwyn and Eldon Tyrell's plan to give Cleo over to the Tyrell Corporation as payment for her replicant mother. Selwyn and Tyrell men arrived at El Santuario, prompting a gunfight. With Isobel staying to provide them with cover fire, Cleo was taken by Ash back to Los Angeles, deciding to look after her. Ash then asked Cleo of another safe place, to which Cleo pointed up in the air.[4]

The pair escaped to the Off-world colonies, where by 2026, they lived as mother and child, Cleo disguised as a boy and making a living as a trader known as "the Rabbit." Through her work, she befriended the replicant Padraic, who rescued her from a violent replicant uprising.[5]

The group Padraic belonged to asked Cleo to lead them to transit ciphers, prompting her to take them to Ramanuja.[6]

On Ramanuja, the group went to an aquarium owner, who gave them information about an eye surgeon who would remove their eyes containing their replicant serial numbers. However, Padraic opted out of the surgery, a move that Cleo criticized. The pair split off from the group and met with Hartawan, requesting help in reaching Arcadia.[7] The Hartawan recommended that they change their appearances before boarding a transport.[8]

A week later, as they prepared to board, they saw Ash, along with Hythe and another replicant of her mother. As Hythe held Ash at gunpoint, Padraic tackled her, but was killed with her sidearm. Cleo went to her mother, who then killed Hythe. Ash then left Cleo in the care of Isobel so that they could reach Arcadia.[8]

Cleo and Isobel delayed their trip, in order to follow Ash back to Earth so they could confront Alexander, admitting that he promised to give Cleo to Eldon Tyrell in order for her to be experimented on, as payment for the first replicant of Cleo's mother. As her father suggested they become a family again, Cleo ran to hug him before making her way to the injured Ash. Isobel went to Alexander, but broke his neck, prompting a Hythe replicant to prepare to kill her, only to be stopped by another defective Hythe.[9]

Cleo, Isobel, and Ash returned to the city and dined at a noodle bar, where Cleo and Isobel confirmed their plans to go to Arcadia, offering to bring Ash along. However, Ash declined, deciding instead to stay, believing it was where she belonged in order to assist Nexus-8s.[9]

Cleo spent the remainder of her childhood in Isobel's care on Arcadia. As an adult, she married, had a son, and found work as a schoolteacher.[10]

In 2039, Isobel disappeared. Believing she had gone back to Earth, Cleo followed.[10] Upon arrival, she boarded a cab owned by Walter.[11] After checking into a hotel under the name Ms. Calhoun, her mother's maiden name,[12] she found Ash at the noodle bar they ate at years before and told her of Isobel's disappearance. They went to Cleo's room, but Ash quickly left, telling Cleo to stay there. Eventually, there was a ring at the door. Looking through the peephole, she saw Luv brandishing a gun, saying she had questions for Cleo.[10]

Luv entered with her gun drawn and trying to convince Cleo to leave with her. Cleo was immediately suspicious of Luv's intent, and Luv revealed she knew who Cleo was, having tracked her down to the hotel due to the use of her mother's maiden name. Ash soon entered and convinced Luv to put her gun away, pointing out that she would be a failure as the LAPD's first replicant Blade Runner if she killed the two human women. Ash offered Luv a disk supposedly containing Cleo's father's research in exchange for their freedom. As Luv left to authenticate the disk, she allowed the women to remain in the hotel room. Ash revealed to Cleo that the disk was actually empty and the pair fled the hotel, boarding a spinner. However, Luv caught on and chased them until they lost her at the Sepulveda Sea Wall. They swam to Hermosa Beach and went to a trailer where Ash hid with her partner Freysa Sadeghpour.[12]

Cleo shaved her head and told Ash she suspected that Isobel had gone to San Francisco, where the original Isobel had family.[12] They set out for the city and Cleo expressed her worries that Luv would also be on her way there. However, Ash doubted this, feeling that Luv likely did not have any connections in the city. Cleo also worried that Isobel might not be there, but Ash dismissed her worry, not wishing to bring them bad luck.[13]

The ground truck they departed in soon had a flat tire. As Ash looked for a nearby settlement, a group of raiders fired upon the vehicle. As one checked the back, he was shot by Lexi, who had been hiding. Cleo was shot in the altercation and she weakly asked Ash if they had killed them all.[13]

Soon, a farmer took the women in and performed surgery on Cleo, who had not suffered any damage to her vitals. She she woke, she wished to continue searching for Isobel, but Ash instead decided to go alone, leaving Cleo in Lexi's care.[14]

After returning to Los Angeles, Cleo helped Isobel, Ash, and Freysa interrogate Rash, a replicant copy of Ash. They learned that Wallace believed he was close to achieving replicant fertility and that Isobel was the key.[15]

After Ash provided Cleo's father's research to Wallace on the condition he leave Cleo and Isobel alone, the daughter and mother decided to return to the colonies with Rash to protect them.[16]

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