"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain. Time to die."
~ Roy Batty's last words as he recounts how his memories will be lost as he dies peacefully and one of movie history's lines
"Quite an experience to live in fear isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave"
~ Roy Batty
"You better get it up or I'm gonna have to kill ya! Unless your alive you can't play and if you don't play..."
~ Roy Batty mocking Rick Deckard
Roy Batty (played by Rutger Hauer) is the primary antagonist in Ridley Scott's 1982 dark sci-fi thriller film Blade Runner. He is a replicant (androids identical to human beings made by Tyrell Corporation to work on off-world colonies as slave labour and soldiers) from the recently made Nexus 6 generation. He belongs to a group of six replicants which rebelled on a off-world colony and took over a spaceship after killing its passengers.
Due to an incident prior to the movie and the book replicants were banned on Earth, any replicant that trespassed on earth would be summarily executed. A special police unit, known as Blade Runners, took instructions to discover and kill them, since Replicants aren't considered humans this wasn't called killing it was called "retiring".
Batty's Mental Levels and Killing Tyrell
Roy has a mental level A and a physical level A, which means he is both extremely intelligent and physically strong; 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 emotional responses they were given lifespans of only 4 years as a form of a failsafe). When Dr. Tyrell says he cannot fulfill this request and tells Roy to to enjoy his life as he has done things that normal people could only dream of doing, Roy kills him by pushing his eyeballs into his skull.
Final Showdown with Deckard and Death
During his encounter with agent Rick Deckard (who is a Blade Runner), he breaks two of Deckard's right hand fingers to avenge the deaths of two of his female comrades at the agent's hands and make it difficult for him to use his gun. He realises that his time is short when his left hand begins to close; in order to keep it open he forces a large nail through it, and then starts a cat-and-mouse game with his enemy, which leads to an epic rooftop chase. But when it seems that all is lost for the agent, Roy -facing his fate- saves Deckard from falling to his death, and after a brief but eloquent farewell speech, he calmly passes away.
Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty
"Quite an experience to live in fear isn't it? That's what is is to be a slave"