Cast and Crew Index
Kowalski, played by Brion James.
painful to live in fear, isn't it."
Leon Kowalski is friend to Roy Batty. His emotions are at a much
lower level of development than Roy's, but he evidently believes
in Roy's quest for more life. Is this from simple comradeship, or
because he knows Roy is much more intelligent and must be correct,
or indeed, are they really friends? Leon is classified mental level
C. There is a debate about whether this means he is less intelligent
compared to the average human, or just less intelligent compared
to the average Nexus 6 Replicant.
He certainly doesn't have the speed of thought of Roy when it comes
to getting through a situation, resorting instead to simple violence.
Blade Runner Holden is the first recipient of this when just starting
to suspect that his VK subject isn't just another human. Deckard
gets a good beating after Leon witnesses him kill Zhora. It may
be that Leon and Zhora had the first tentative steps to an emotional
Leon has cherished photographs of his friends. Unlike Rachael's
false photos of her childhood, these are current photos of the only
ones who mean something in his life. A desperate grasp on a fading
reality perhaps? Another item leading us to question what is real?
Particularly as Leon's photo that Deckard examines with his Esper
is purportedly of Zhora (except it isn't Joanna Cassidy) and Roy
(both Rutger Hauer and a stand-in). Ridley Scott playing with the
subject of memories?
Replicant (M) Des: LEON
Incept Date: 10 APRIL, 2017
Func: Combat/Loader (Nuc. Fiss)
Phys: LEV. A
Mental: LEV. C
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