The definition given in the opening to The Workprint Version.

A Replicant is a synthetic, biorobotic being with para-physical capabilities and designed to resemble a living, organic being. It is a genetically engineered being composed entirely of organic substance.



Animal replicants (animoids) were developed first for use as pets and beasts of burden after most real animals became extinct. Later, humanoid replicants were created for military purposes and for the exploration and colonization of space. The Tyrell Corporation introduced the Nexus-6, the supreme replicant — much stronger and faster than, and virtually indistinguishable from real human beings. Earth law forbids replicants on the planet, except in the huge industrial complex where they are created. The law does not consider replicants human and therefore accords them no rights nor protection.

Psychological Aspect

A key aspect of replicant psychology is that they are lacking in empathy, in effect making them textbook sociopaths. Because of that, measuring the degree of empathic response via a Voight-Kampff machine is the most used method of detecting replicants. Nexus-6 replicants also have an in-built fail-safe mechanism, namely a four-year lifespan, to prevent them from developing empathic cognition and therefore immunity to a Voight-Kampff machine. This is especially necessary for Mental-A models whose intellectual capacity at least matches their designers. Due to their short lifespans, replicants had no framework within which to deal with their emotions, which lead to them being emotionally inexperienced. Tyrell sought to change this by gifting replicant with a past through implanted memories and therefore creating an emotional cushion that would make them far more controllable. This vision lead to the creation of Rachael, a replicant who was implanted with the memories of Tyrell's niece and believed herself to be human.


Replicants are illegal on Earth after a bloody mutiny against an off-world colony staged by a Nexus-6 combat model. Special police units (Blade Runners) are sent to investigate, test and ultimately "retire" (kill) replicants found on Earth.

The debate concerning Deckard's replicant status continues despite director Scott's repeated clarifications.This following essay critically explains the relationship between science fiction and the contemporary life of the viewer according to Blade Runner (Scott 1982). I will discuss how the city of Los Angeles being depicted in regards to utopia and dystopia and science fiction referring to Ramona Pringle (2013). A screen short from the film Blade Runner (Scott 1982) will be used as a visual example to reinforce the understanding of the terms’ utopia and dystopia with a specific reference.

Figure:1 Phothographer unknown, Roy saves Deckard life (600*450) This is an image from the film Blade Runner. The image shows Deckard who plays the role of the detective hanging from a ledge, and Roy who is a replicant leaning over the ledge saving Deckard’s life by pulling him up Blade Runner (Scott:1982). They are on top of a building with the aftermath of a fight. Roy is genetically engineered form of species very identical to regular human, yet he is a replicant. In the film Blade Runner(Scott;1982) there is an evidence power struggle with Deckard being at the weaker end. Deckard is vulnerable at the half naked replicant mercy. This displays the binary opposites of the dominant and submissive roles between human being weaker over the replicant. Replicant is a fictional bio robotic human species in a form in the 1982 film Blade Runner, it is a genetically engineered being composed entirely of organic substances William (1988:). Replicant are different from human in that they are faster, smatter and their emotions are programed. Roy who is a replicant appears as a smattest machine and has a high IQ that was indicated by playing chess game Blade Runner(scott:1982). These replicant are also programed to live for a designated four years. That is why they come back to their maker to negotiate the teams of their designated life the film the replicant represent the role of machine whereas Deckard who is the blade runner, yet he has retired by now take the role of the human. The replicant pose an obvious danger to the functional aspects of utopian society In the film it is dark and misty like chimney smoke. The blurring of dark colours connotes a sense of mystery and they highlight that things are not as idealistic as they may appear on the surface. The image has contrasted features of light and shades. The contrast on this scene can be seen as an extension of there is personalities and is representative of the fact that things are not as they appear on the surface The science-fiction movie fully proves that the world that we imagine a perfect has a lot negative impact to human origin. Deckard in the film appears to have no emotion as he represents humans in 2019. Hence Roy who happens to be a replicate have many emotions than Deckard, he mange to save him that connotes caring. That means machine in the future will take a good care of humans.

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