Although there could be differences between the real human beings and replicants, they
are not significant because they do not point to the inherent characteristics of the replicants. The
fact that that the replicants are made by private corporations, for example, does not render them
inhuman as it is not an inherent character of the replicants. The replicants have intellectual
capabilities like those of real human beings which is enough evidence to show that they are human.
They are also able to carry out tasks like real human beings (Scott, Ridley).
Furthermore, the replicants possess the biological characteristics that are possessed by real
human beings which include. They are able to give birth to children. For example, one of the
replicants, Rachael, gets married and bears a child (Scott, Ridley). The posture of a replicant and
the external structure of the body is just like that of a real human beings. The physical appearance,
combined with the abilities and bodily functions of the replicants make it difficult to distinguish
them from real human beings and therefore it can be correctly deduced that they are human.
There is ambiguity in the replicants’ real nature in Blade Burner. The science behind the
design of replicants has not been made clear and it is not known how their internal structure is. We
also do not know their behaviors when young. It may seem that the replicants have no machinery
inside them since, just like the other human beings, they can cry, bleed or sweat (Scott, Ridley).
Although the death of Pris may seem robot-like, there is no machinery noticed when Zhora is
killed. We see blood and flesh instead. It is possible that they develop their full sense late in their
lives (Scott, Ridley). In early life, they are emotionally neutral and subservient because they have
not yet had many experiences. The replicants that are seen in Blade Burner are emotional. In the
case of Rachael, they are developed in such a way that their emotions cannot be distinguished from
the emotions we as humans feel (Scott, Ridley).