In the mid-to-late 20th century, visionary scientist Dr. Eldon Tyrell founded the Tyrell Corporation, a groundbreaking bio-engineering and technology company.
Tyrell Corporation’s primary achievement is the development of the Nexus series replicants, which are the most advanced and sophisticated models ever created. Nexus replicants possess implanted memories and are designed to be used for off-world labor and other tasks that are too dangerous or mundane for humans.
Dr. Eldon Tyrell himself is portrayed as a reclusive and enigmatic figure, with a deep understanding of the complex psychology of the replicants he creates. 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.
In the year 2019, during the events of the first “Blade Runner” movie, the Tyrell Corporation was at the peak of its power and influence. The corporation’s headquarters, the Tyrell Pyramid, loomed large over the dystopian Los Angeles skyline, symbolizing its dominance.
In the year 2022, a massive EMP attack known as the Blackout occurred, leading to a widespread power outage and the destruction of data records, including those of the Tyrell Corporation. The Blackout resulted in chaos and upheaval, further diminishing the corporation’s standing.
In the sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” the remnants of the Tyrell Corporation are shown to have been acquired by the Wallace Corporation, a powerful synthetic farming and manufacturing company run by Niander Wallace. The Wallace Corporation rebuilt and improved upon the replicant technology, creating more obedient versions to serve various purposes.