More Human Than Human: Our Picks For The Best Synthetic Partners To Watch Our Backs
Deckard (Blade Runner)
There were a couple of decades spent debating whether Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) was in fact an android — or “replicant” in the film’s parlance. The latest and presumably final cut of the flick gets pretty overt in its hints that Deckard is more human than human, but let’s just say for the sake of argument that he definitely is. He’s a great pick for your mandatory law-enforcement partner — he’s already got experience in law enforcement, he’s a top-notch detective, and he knows how to handle himself in a fight, even when up against a combat-model skinjob like Roy Batty. Okay, so Deckard would probably have fallen to his death if Batty hadn’t had a change of heart, but we’d like to think Deckard learned some new moves from that whole experience. Plus, he’s Harrison Ford! Who wouldn’t want Harrison Ford as their wingman? He might be hard to recruit, though, since he was last seen going into hiding with a sultry brunette. It’s just too bad he won’t live. But then again, who does?