Defending the SF genre with terminal intensity
- Dec 7, 2011
Leaving aside its inherent unlikeliness (if Deckard is a replicant, why is he so physically weak compared to the actual replicants?)
I disagree with your logic, but only on the assumption that Decker is a more 'advanced' replicant and such a replicant is 'more human' than the Nexus-six's.
Therefore it makes sense to me that he should be more closely aligned to having just average human strength, for example. If he were designed to blend in with ordinary humans, having super powers would be a dead giveaway. (As well as potentially alerting the replicant that he is not 'human'?)
Of the group of four Nexus sixes we see, three clearly benefited in having greater strength given their designed function. (However, giving a 'pleasure' replicant superhuman strength seems a bad idea for many reasons.)