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{{Infobox Character
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|image = File:Roy Batty new.jpg
designation = Roy Batty |
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|created by = [[Tyrell Corporation]]
model = NEXUS-6 N6MAA10816 |
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|incept date = January 8, [[2016]]
inceptdate = January 8, 2016 |
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|serial number = N6MAA10816
function = Combat, Colonization Defense Prog |
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|age = 3 years and 10 months
physicallevel = A |
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|died = November [[2019]]{{-}}Expired
mentallevel = A |
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|status = Deceased
portrayer = [[Rutger Hauer]] |
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|race = [[Nexus-6]] [[Replicant]]{{-}}Physical class: Level A{{-}}Mental class: Level A
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|gender = Male
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|hair color = White
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|eye color = Blue
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|occupation = Combat model for Colonization Defense Program (formerly)
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Leader of a rogue [[Nexus-6]] group
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*Military (formerly)
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*Rogue Nexus-6 Replicant group
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|portrayed = [[Rutger Hauer]]
 
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'''Roy Batty''', model number '''N6MAA10816''', a [[Nexus-6]] combat model [[replicant]], was the leader of a renegade replicant group that hijacked a shuttle and traveled to [[Earth]] to demand a longer lifespan.
'''Roy Batty''' is the leader of the renegade Nexus-6 [[Replicant|replicants]]. He is very intelligent, fast, and skilled at combat, and yet still learning how to deal with developing emotions. He leads a few of his fellow replicants on what is inevitably a fruitless search for more life. As hope slowly fades away and his friends are eliminated one by one, it is his experience that brings up the question of "What is human?"
 
   
The "prodigal son" of [[Eldon Tyrell]], Roy returns to his "father" by hijacking an off-world shuttle with the assistance of some other replicants ([[Leon]], [[Pris]], [[Zhora]], and two others). They then kill the crew and set a course for Earth. First seeking a longer life, then asking forgiveness, he ultimately destroys his own maker.
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==Biography==
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Roy was deployed in every [[Off-world]] conflict since his inception, including campaigns at the [[Tannhäuser Gate]] and [[Jupiter]]. He could also withstand extreme hot or cold temperatures, having resisted 1200 degrees Fahrenheit in the [[Argentine Moons]]' Plutonium Furnaces and -800 degrees while performing deep space probes "with only a cowboy suit."{{ref|marvel}}
   
After a failed attempt to break into Tyrell's home and company headquarters (which results in the deaths of the two unnamed replicants), Roy and Leon made investigations into ways that they could lengthen their lifespans by viciously interrogating [[Hannibal Chew]]. Chew directs them to [[J.F. Sebastian]], and Pris goes to meet J.F. first. Later on that day, Zhora is killed by Blade Runner [[Rick Deckard]] and Leon is killed by [[Rachel]].
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===Hijacking===
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In October or November of [[2019]], Roy led a group of replicants in killing twenty-three people in an [[Off-world colonies|Off-world colony]] and hijacking a shuttle with the assistance of other replicants, [[Leon Kowalski|Leon]], [[Pris]], [[Zhora]], and two others. These renegade replicants killed the crew and set a course for [[Earth]].{{ref|br}}
   
Roy arrives the next morning at J.F.'s home, the abandoned [[Bradbury Building]]. He tells Pris about Leon and Zhora's deaths, and is overwhelmed by emotion and barely able to tell Pris. He helps J.F. win a chess game against Tyrell after J.F. tells him that Tyrell will let him go to meet him in his home if he is able to beat him in chess. Roy and J.F. go to meet Tyrell, and Tyrell and Roy briefly debate the possibility of extending the lives of replicants, and Tyrell concludes that it is impossible. Roy asks Tyrell for forgiveness of his sins, but Tyrell brushes this off by telling him that he's also done wondrous things, which does nothing to comfort Roy. Roy then kills Tyrell, and then kills J.F. before retreating back to the Bradbury Building.
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===Hunted===
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Two weeks later, after a failed attempt to break into Tyrell's headquarters (resulting in the deaths of one{{ref|brus}}{{ref|brint}}{{ref|brdc}} or two{{ref|brwp}}{{ref|brfc}} unidentified replicants), Roy and Leon investigated ways that they could reach [[Eldon Tyrell]] and thus lengthen their lifespans by viciously interrogating [[Hannibal Chew]]. Chew directed them to [[J.F. Sebastian]], and Pris went to meet J.F. first. Later on that day, Zhora was killed by [[Blade Runner (police)|Blade Runner]] [[Rick Deckard]] and Leon was killed by the replicant, [[Rachael]].{{ref|br}}
   
There is no future for Roy, as his friends are killed and his hope for more life is smashed. Deckard arrives at the Bradbury Building and "retires" Pris. Roy begins to play cat and mouse with Deckard, frightening and taunting him until he finds Pris's body, and he breaks down into tears. Roy begins to play cat and mouse more violently with Deckard as he breaks two of his fingers as vengeance for Zhora and Pris, then encourages Deckard to join him in fits of violence after Deckard hits him with a pipe. Roy then forces Deckard to retreat to the roof of the Bradbury Building.
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Roy arrived the next morning at J.F.'s home, the abandoned [[Bradbury Apartments]]. He told Pris about Leon and Zhora's deaths, and was overwhelmed by emotion and barely able to share the news. Learning that J.F. was playing a lengthy game of chess with Eldon Tyrell, Roy shared the winning moves with J.F., who took him to the Tyrell Corporation to meet with the man himself.{{ref|br}}
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[[File:BladeRunner Roy Tyrell.jpg|thumb|left|Roy meets Tyrell]]
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Roy and Tyrell briefly debated the possibility of extending the lives of replicants, and Tyrell concluded that it was impossible. Roy asked Tyrell for forgiveness of his sins, but Tyrell seemingly did not comply, telling him that he had also done wondrous things. However, it did nothing to comfort Roy. Roy then killed Tyrell, and then killed J.F. before retreating back to the Bradbury Building.{{ref|br}}
   
On the roof, Deckard attempts to escape Roy by jumping to another building, but fails due to his wounds and also because the rain caused him to slip. Deckard is now trapped, hanging onto the roof as his hands slip and he is about to fall to certain doom. However, Roy then performs an act suggesting perhaps that he has gained the empathy that is the thin dividing line between the Humans and the Replicants: he helps Deckard up. Moments later, as his four-year lifespan draws to a close, Roy reflects on events of his life such as fighting at [[Tannhauser Gate]], and then dies calmly.
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===Confrontation with Deckard===
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[[File:Roy busting through the wall.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Deckard soon arrived at the Bradbury Building and "retired" Pris. Roy, arriving moments later, began to play a cat-and-mouse-game with Deckard, frightening and taunting him until he found Pris' body and broke down into tears. Roy began to taunt Deckard more violently, breaking two of his fingers as vengeance for Zhora and Pris, then encouraged Deckard to join him in fits of violence after Deckard hit him with a pipe. Roy soon shoved a nail through his malfunctioning hand and forced Deckard to retreat to the roof of the building.{{ref|br}}
   
Showing more "humanity" than the men who seek to kill him, we are left wondering at what exactly makes us human.
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===Death===
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[[File:roy batty2.jpg|thumb|left|Roy near death]]
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On the roof, Deckard attempted to escape Roy by jumping to another rooftop, but fell short, clinging desperately to a girder extending off the side of the building. Deckard, trapped, spent his perceived last moments hanging onto the roof as his hands slipped, a fatal fall almost certain. After Batty mused about the nature of what it was to be a slave, Deckard began to fall, casting a final act of contempt at Roy by spitting at him. Despite this, in an uncharacteristic display of mercy or even empathy, Roy grabbed Deckard and dragged his body onto the roof. Moments later, as his four-year lifespan drew to a close, Roy reflected on the moments he had been privileged enough to view, such as "C-Beams glittering in the dark near the [[Tannhäuser Gate]]." He died shortly afterwards, allowing a dove he carried to fly out of his hand into the night.{{ref|br}}
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==Behind the scenes==
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Screenwriter [[David Peoples]] wrote an opening scene to ''[[Blade Runner]]'' where, on an [[Off-world colonies|Off-world colony]] junkyard, Batty would emerge from a pile of dead replicants. However, this scene was never filmed.
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In [[Hampton Fancher]]'s original version of the script, Batty was killed by Deckard. Peoples changed this and added the speech, which was expanded by actor [[Rutger Hauer]].<ref name="dd">''[[Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner]]''</ref>
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Hauer was cast after [[Katherine Haber]] screened ''[[wikipedia:Keetje Tippel|Katie Tippel]]'', ''[[wikipedia:Soldier of Orange|Soldier of Orange]]'', and ''[[wikipedia:Turkish Delight (1973 film)|Turkish Delight]]'' for director [[Ridley Scott]]. Scott decided to cast Hauer before meeting him.<ref name="dd" />
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In the continuation novels written by [[K. W. Jeter]], Roy was one of a series of replicants named after its [[templant]], the mercenary [[Roy Batty (templant)|Roy Batty]].
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Roy Batty, model number N6MAA10816, a Nexus-6 combat model replicant, was the leader of a renegade replicant group that hijacked a shuttle and traveled to Earth to demand a longer lifespan.

BiographyEdit

Roy was deployed in every Off-world conflict since his inception, including campaigns at the Tannhäuser Gate and Jupiter. He could also withstand extreme hot or cold temperatures, having resisted 1200 degrees Fahrenheit in the Argentine Moons' Plutonium Furnaces and -800 degrees while performing deep space probes "with only a cowboy suit."[1]

HijackingEdit

In October or November of 2019, Roy led a group of replicants in killing twenty-three people in an Off-world colony and hijacking a shuttle with the assistance of other replicants, Leon, Pris, Zhora, and two others. These renegade replicants killed the crew and set a course for Earth.[2]

HuntedEdit

Two weeks later, after a failed attempt to break into Tyrell's headquarters (resulting in the deaths of one[3][4][5] or two[6][7] unidentified replicants), Roy and Leon investigated ways that they could reach Eldon Tyrell and thus lengthen their lifespans by viciously interrogating Hannibal Chew. Chew directed them to J.F. Sebastian, and Pris went to meet J.F. first. Later on that day, Zhora was killed by Blade Runner Rick Deckard and Leon was killed by the replicant, Rachael.[2]

Roy arrived the next morning at J.F.'s home, the abandoned Bradbury Apartments. He told Pris about Leon and Zhora's deaths, and was overwhelmed by emotion and barely able to share the news. Learning that J.F. was playing a lengthy game of chess with Eldon Tyrell, Roy shared the winning moves with J.F., who took him to the Tyrell Corporation to meet with the man himself.[2]

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Roy meets Tyrell

Roy and Tyrell briefly debated the possibility of extending the lives of replicants, and Tyrell concluded that it was impossible. Roy asked Tyrell for forgiveness of his sins, but Tyrell seemingly did not comply, telling him that he had also done wondrous things. However, it did nothing to comfort Roy. Roy then killed Tyrell, and then killed J.F. before retreating back to the Bradbury Building.[2]

Confrontation with DeckardEdit

Roy busting through the wall

Deckard soon arrived at the Bradbury Building and "retired" Pris. Roy, arriving moments later, began to play a cat-and-mouse-game with Deckard, frightening and taunting him until he found Pris' body and broke down into tears. Roy began to taunt Deckard more violently, breaking two of his fingers as vengeance for Zhora and Pris, then encouraged Deckard to join him in fits of violence after Deckard hit him with a pipe. Roy soon shoved a nail through his malfunctioning hand and forced Deckard to retreat to the roof of the building.[2]

DeathEdit

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Roy near death

On the roof, Deckard attempted to escape Roy by jumping to another rooftop, but fell short, clinging desperately to a girder extending off the side of the building. Deckard, trapped, spent his perceived last moments hanging onto the roof as his hands slipped, a fatal fall almost certain. After Batty mused about the nature of what it was to be a slave, Deckard began to fall, casting a final act of contempt at Roy by spitting at him. Despite this, in an uncharacteristic display of mercy or even empathy, Roy grabbed Deckard and dragged his body onto the roof. Moments later, as his four-year lifespan drew to a close, Roy reflected on the moments he had been privileged enough to view, such as "C-Beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate." He died shortly afterwards, allowing a dove he carried to fly out of his hand into the night.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Screenwriter David Peoples wrote an opening scene to Blade Runner where, on an Off-world colony junkyard, Batty would emerge from a pile of dead replicants. However, this scene was never filmed.

In Hampton Fancher's original version of the script, Batty was killed by Deckard. Peoples changed this and added the speech, which was expanded by actor Rutger Hauer.[8]

Hauer was cast after Katherine Haber screened Katie Tippel, Soldier of Orange, and Turkish Delight for director Ridley Scott. Scott decided to cast Hauer before meeting him.[8]

In the continuation novels written by K. W. Jeter, Roy was one of a series of replicants named after its templant, the mercenary Roy Batty.

ReferencesEdit

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