Tyrell Corporation

The Tyrell Corporation produces the replicants, lifelike androids designed to the work deemed to dangerous and demeaning for humans, and is named for Dr. Eldon Tyrell, the founder and genius inventor of the replicants. The corporation is headquartered in two large, pyramid-like structures that lie on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Elevators run along the outside of the massive structures, which both are at least 800 stories high. Not much is revealed about the origins of the Tyrell Corporation, but it’s obvious that Tyrell himself was a genius engineer and programmer, and so likely had a hand in creating the first Tyrell products.

Blade Runner (1982)

A product of the Tyrell Corporation, replicants are relegated to an existence of subservience, carrying out tasks too hazardous (such as mining) or menial (such as prostitution) for human beings on off-world colonies. Despite their second class status, these genetically engineered beings are in many ways superior to humans, such as being endowed with greater strength and intellect. However, in order to maintain a semblance of control, replicants were granted a maximum life span of four years and implanted with false memories to further solidify their subservience. Unfortunately, it seems that the replicants were designed too well, as some of them have been able to develop emotions and sentience, which has led to a number of bloody replicant revolts. Consequently, they are banned on Earth, and any replicants found trying to infiltrate into human society are ‘retired’ by specialized law enforcement officers known as ‘blade runners’.

The Tyrell Corporation is a fictional corporation from the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. “More human than human” is our motto. Would you… like to be upgraded?