Iggy was stationed on Calantha, but after shooting his enemy and discovering he was also a replicant, Iggy realized that, to humans, this war was no more than "toy soldiers in a sandbox." He then deserted and escaped to Earth.
Iggy hatched a plan with Trixie to destroy the Tyrell Corporation's database of registered replicants, so that replicants could no longer be hunted. Trixie befriended Ren Dus, a human who was a technician at the Tyrell Corporation in charge of launching nuclear missiles. Ren agreed to redirect a test missile to detonate over Los Angeles, blacking out the city and wiping out all electronic data.
At the same time, Trixie and Iggy hijacked a fuel truck to physically destroy the Tyrell Corporation's servers. The operation was a success, with the servers destroyed and power to Los Angeles disabled. However, Trixie was killed by security forces in the process. Iggy managed to escape and removed his right eye, the only thing that could identify him as a replicant.