Blade Runner’s Roy Batty is a cult character, a rogue replicant mercenary with a poetic consciousness and appreciation for metaphysics. His storyline, while not central to the narrative, showed that the replicants had developed not just emotions but a soul. And in fact, if reincarnation is real, why would a soul be unable to transmigrate into a replicant?
Rutger Hauer’s portrayal of him was magnificent, particularly the ‘tears in the rain‘ monologue. Batty saves the life of Harrison Ford’s private investigator character, despite the knowledge that Deckard was there to neutralize him.
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 Tannhäuser Gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die.
And Roy Batty has a birth date and hence a birth chart. Of course, he is a Sun conjunct Pluto person. Such people are anti-fragile and brave beyond belief. They’re extremophiles, thriving in circumstances that would be too intense for others. He has Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius and Venus conjunct Saturn square Neptune. He is also Mars in Scorpio, a super Plutonic Mars placement, one that forces every iota of spiritual awareness through their every action.
Frankly, I would have been thrilled if Roy Batty had survived that book/film and won the replicant revolution.
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