Realizing that he is dying due to the nature of Replicants having short life spans, Batty laments on the experiences he had accumulated and delivers what is now known as the “ tears in rain ” monologue, in a sense, proving that he does have a soul and human.
Rutger Hauer’s ‘ Tears in the Rain ‘ Speech From Blade Runner Is an Iconic, Improvised Moment in Film History. But, that film’s finest moment comes near the end, when dying replicant Roy Batty, played by Rutger Hauer, delivers what is known as the ” Tears in the Rain Monologue.”
In this scene, Roy is 4 years old. In that 4 years he has done and seen things that Deckard can’t even imagine. He has a world view that consists of following orders and finding out that he is going to die when he is four years old. No answers from his creator on why he did this, so he kills him.
C – beams are spacer short for cesium beams , a type of particle beam weapon used in space combat. Highly reactive isotopes of C55 are accelerated to near light speed and blasted at targets at relatively short range, shorting out E-shields (the “glitter” effect) and reacting explosively with elements in starship hulls.
“Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time , like tears in rain . Time to die.”
Blade Runner has a glib view of the future in which corporations wreak untold damage to the lives of civilians. This recurring theme is reflected in its constant rain , which is intended to illustrate the effects of LA’s dangerously high levels of pollution.
Stabbing His Hand Is A Tactical Decision The anti-villain is dying in the middle of fighting Deckard, with his pale hand exhibiting signs of shutting down as Roy’s replicant body gives up on its existence. To keep himself in the fight a little longer, Roy jams a nail into his hand .
When jilted by his father/creator, Roy expresses love by kissing Tyrell right before killing him—the kind of bruised, embittered love a child expresses toward an abusive, negligent parental figure.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time , like tears in rain. Time to die. In his autobiography, Hauer said he merely cut the original scripted speech by several lines, adding only, “All those moments will be lost in time , like tears in rain”.
I believe what others have commented: Roy Batty was a originally soldier, and at times he acted like one. He killed Tyrell out of frustration and revenge, and then killed J.F. Sebastian in order to leave no witnesses.
By saving Deckard as the final act of his existence, he demonstrates that he has freewill, that he is a fully human being, and thus the enormity of Tyrell’s crime against him and the other replicants.
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.
When Deckard leaves his apartment with Rachael at the end of the film, she knocks over an origami unicorn . The unicorn is the last of a series of origami figures that Gaff uses to taunt Deckard. A unicorn has long been the symbol of virginity and purity (being white), which ties in with Rachael’s status.
Blade Runner owes its name to screenwriter Hampton Fancher, who drafted the film’s first treatments under titles that included Android and Dangerous Days. The team got permission from Burroughs to use the name, and after that, “it just stuck, because it was fun.”
The dove was a symbol of purity and the mythological unicorn played an important part in Blade Runner , as it did in Ridley Scott’s ‘Legend’. Unicorns have often been a symbol of Christ crucified which is represented in Roy Batty dying in order to save Deckard.