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Roy Batty, as portrayed by Rutger Hauer
"We're no computers, Sebastian. We're physical."
~ - Roy Batty.
"I want more life... father."
~ - Roy Batty to Dr. Eldon Tyrell.

Roy Batty (played by Rutger Hauer) is the main antagonist in Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner.

He is a replicant (androids identical to human beings made by Tyrell Corporation to serve people) from the Nexus 6 generation. He belongs to a group of six replicants which rebelled into an off-world colony and took over a spaceship after killing its passengers. Due to this incident replicants were banned on Earth, where a special police unit, known as Blade Runner, took instructions to discover and kill or "retire" them.

Roy has mental and physical level A, which means he is both extremely intelligent and physically skilled; hence he is considered as the leader of his group, which has come back to Earth to find its creator, Dr. Tyrell, and ask him for more life (in order to prevent replicants from developing their own emotions they were given lifespans of only 4 years). When Dr. Tyrell says he cannot fulfill this request, Roy kills him by squeezing his head.

During his encounter with agent Rick Deckard (who is a Blade Runner), he breaks two of Deckard's right hand fingers to avenge the death of two of his female comrades at the agent's hands and make it difficult for him to use his gun (the now legendary Detective Special 2019), then starts a cat-and-mouse game with him. But then Roy suddenly realizes that his life is coming to an end. Accepting his fate, he saves Deckard from falling to his death, and after a brief but eloquent farewell speech, he calmly passes away.

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