Written by Mr. Mouseburger 21st Jan 2006
Kindly submitted by Hazmat AGFA
Replicant Roy Batty beats the hell out of Deckard during a long, drawn-out battle (the fact that Deckard survives gives strong evidence to the "Deckard is a replicant" theory).
Having demonstrated that he's more than capable of the sort of animal brutality that's expected of his kind by most humans, Roy does not kill Deckard, instead he gives a poignant soliloquy and lies down to die at the end of his planned four-year lifespan. Roy displays the quality of empathy, and in so doing he embraces his humanity in the very moment that his existence ends.