Warning: SPOILERS for Blade Runner 2049 ahead

Like Blade Runner before it, most of Blade Runner 2049‘s characters inhabit a motivational grey area. Some of them do unambiguously make things difficult for our protagonists, but their actual role as someone “evil” is more a matter of perspective and how one defines “evil.” In an extension of the base themes of the film, most are only doing their job and fulfilling their base programming – they aren’t necessarily bad, just caught up in a system that deems their actions as such.

But there is one character who stretches this concept to its limit. Whose actions and motivations ...

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