24 Best Roy Batty Quotes That All Blade Runner Fans Will Love

Divya Raghav
Dec 12, 2023 By Divya Raghav
Originally Published on Mar 03, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Roy Batty, played by Rutger Hauer in the movie 'Blade Runner', is an integral part of why 'Blade Runner' is a cult classic today.

Roy Batty, who belongs to the Nexus-6 Replicant, was posted in every conflict involving the off-world colonies' people. His strength, intelligence, and special abilities put him above any humans he comes face to face with but was only fated to be active for four years.

Through the course of the story, Roy and his team highjack a shuttle and travel to earth in search of a way to achieve immortality. Roy is also constantly struggling with various emotions he feels during his time on earth.

His complex character and his true motives make him as important as the story's main character, Deckard. Roy's journey takes him to JF Sebastian, who works for Tyrell, who is the original creator of Replicant, Roy Batty. Sebastian suffers from a sickness that reduces his life span much like the Replicants.

Although his age is 25, his appearance is of an older man. Sebastian decides to help Roy and directs him to Tyrell's whereabouts.

Roy Batty meets Dr. Tyrell at his place. Tyrell is reminded that Roy is one of his first creations and that he is his best creation.

He even states Roy to be his "Prodigal Son". Roy explains why he has come to meet Tyrell and demands that he figure out a way to increase his life span.

But, Dr. Tyrell explains to Roy that it is too late now and that it's impossible to extend his life span by stating, "The facts of life. I'll be blunt. To make an alteration in an organic life system's evolution, at least by men, makers or not, is fatal.

A coding sequence can't be revised once it's established." After realizing that Tyrell does not possess a solution to save his dying body, Roy becomes upset and swiftly kills Tyrell.

The movie's final showdown is between Rick Deckard and a very angry Roy Batty, who is constantly taunting Deckard while violently chasing him to instill fear.

After exchanging a couple of blows, Deckard retreats to the building rooftops and attempts to escape by jumping to the adjacent building, only to slip against the ledge.

This leads us to the finale when a twist of fate makes Roy help Deckard back up the building, which advances to one of the best quotes by Roy Batty from his soliloquy, 'Tears In Rain' during his final confrontation with Deckard making it one of the most unforgettable moments in 'Blade Runner'.

Let's take a look at some of Roy's momentous quotes from the movie 'Blade Runner'. And if you're looking for more such quotes, we got them right here in 'Blade Runner' Quotes and [Sci Fi Quotes].

'Blade Runner' Roy Batty Quotes

Quotes by the Nexus-6 Replicant that will stick with you for a long time.

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1. "Fiery the angels fell. Deep thunder rolled around their shoulders... burning with the fires of Orc."

-Roy Batty, 'Blade Runner'.

2. "Chew, if only you could see what I've seen with your eyes."

-Roy Batty, 'Blade Runner'.

3. "Six! Seven! Go to Hell or go to Heaven!"

-Roy Batty, 'Blade Runner'.

4. "We're no computers, Sebastian. We're physical."

-Roy Batty, 'Blade Runner'.

5. "Replicants like any other machine are either a benefit or a hazard. If they're a benefit it's not my problem."

-Roy Batty, 'Blade Runner'.

6. "It's not an easy thing to meet your maker."

-Roy Batty, 'Blade Runner'.

7. "Dr. Eldon Tyrell: Would you... like to be upgraded?

Roy Batty: I had in mind something a little more radical.

Dr. Eldon Tyrell: What... what seems to be the problem?

Roy Batty: Death."

-'Blade Runner'.

8. "I want more life."

-Roy Batty, 'Blade Runner'.

9. "Not very sporting to fire on an unarmed opponent. I thought you were supposed to be good. Aren't you the 'good' man? C'mon, Deckard. Show me what you're made of."

-Roy Batty, 'Blade Runner'.

10. "Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave."

-Roy Batty, 'Blade Runner'.

Famous Quotes By Roy Batty

Here are quotes by Roy which every fan knows including the infamous 'Tears In The Rain' monologue.

11. "Dr. Eldon Tyrell: The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long - and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy. Look at you: you're the Prodigal Son; you're quite a prize!

Roy Batty: I've done... questionable things.

Dr. Eldon Tyrell: Also extraordinary things; revel in your time.

Roy Batty: Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you into heaven for."

-'Blade Runner'.

12. "Roy Batty: We've got a lot in common.

JF Sebastian: What do you mean?

Roy Batty: Similar problems.

Pris: Accelerated decrepitude."

-'Blade Runner'.

13. "Pris: What if he won't co-operate?

Roy Batty: Mr. Sebastian is a host who wants to be appreciated. We'll appreciate him and he'll co-operate."

-'Blade Runner'.

14. "Roy Batty: You could help us.

JF Sebastian: I don't know much about biomechanics. Roy, I wish I did, but you're out of my league.

Roy Batty: If we don't find help soon, Pris hasn't got long to live."

-'Blade Runner'.

15. "Roy Batty: Questions... Morphology? Longevity? Incept dates?

Hannibal Chew: Don't know, I don't know such stuff. I just do eyes, ju-, ju-, just eyes... just genetic design, just eyes. You Nexus, huh? I design your eyes."

-'Blade Runner'.

16. "Roy Batty: I'm sure glad you found us, Sebastian. What do you think, Pris?

Pris: I don't think there's another human being in this whole world who would have helped us."

-'Blade Runner'.

17. "Roy Batty: I like a man who stays put. An admirable thing to be able to sustain yourself in these times. You live here all by yourself, do you?

JF Sebastian: Yes, how about some breakfast, I was just going to make some."

-'Blade Runner'.

18. "Straight doesn't seem to be good enough. Now it's my turn. I'm gonna give you a few seconds before I come. One, Two. Three, Four. – Pris."

-Roy Batty, 'Blade Runner'.

19. "Roy Batty: Why are you staring at us, Sebastian?

JF Sebastian: Because. You're so different. You're so perfect."

-'Blade Runner'.

20. "Proud of yourself little man..."

-Roy Batty, 'Blade Runner'.

21. "Roy Batty: Ah!  I thought perhaps feet... hands... muscle tissue.. or.. noses...

Hannibal Chew: Just eyes. Gimme coat, okay?

Roy Batty: My eyes... I guess you designed them, eh?

Hannibal Chew: You Nexus? I design Nexus eyes."

-'Blade Runner'.

22. "JF Sebastian: Dr. Tyrell...  More than brilliant. He's a genius.  He's the Einstein of genetics.

Roy Batty: Maybe he can help us, Sebastian.

JF Sebastian: I'd be happy to mention it to him.

Roy Batty: Be better if I could talk to him in person.  But he's not an easy man to get to."

-'Blade Runner'.

23. "Dr. Eldon Tyrell: The facts of life.  I'll be blunt. To make an alteration in the evolvement of an organic life system, at least by men, makers or not, is fatal.  A coding sequence can't be revised once it's established.

Roy Batty: Why?

Dr. Eldon Tyrell: Because by the second day of incubation any cells that have undergone reversion mutation give rise to revertant colonies – like rats leaving a sinking ship. The ship sinks."

-'Blade Runner'.

24. "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 Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

-Roy Batty, 'Blade Runner'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Roy Batty Quotes, then why not take a look at 'Alien' Quotes, or 'Terminator' Quotes?

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Written by Divya Raghav

Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting and Finance, Master of Business Administration

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Divya RaghavBachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting and Finance, Master of Business Administration

With a diverse range of experience in finance, administration, and operations, Divya is a diligent worker known for her attention to detail. Born and raised in Bangalore, she completed her Bachelor's in Commerce from Christ University and is now pursuing an MBA at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore. Along with her professional pursuits, Divya has a passion for baking, dancing, and writing content. She is also an avid animal lover who dedicates her time to volunteering for animal welfare causes.

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