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The Witcher | Character Introduction: Geralt of Rivia [mild spoilers]

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  1. godless
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    possible mild spoilers Netflix has released a series of character introductions for the upcoming Witcher series The Witcher | Character Introduction: Princess Cirilla The Witcher | Character...

    possible mild spoilers

    Netflix has released a series of character introductions for the upcoming Witcher series

    The Witcher | Character Introduction: Princess Cirilla

    The Witcher | Character Introduction: Yennefer of Vengerberg

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    Have to say, this series is looking amazing. Might be easy to make it look that way in trailers, but I'm very ready for the December 20th release.

    (Included the mention of spoilers, which I guess most trailers actually have. I don't think there's anything in here to spoil the show if you've already played the games, or read the books)

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    I've recently read the books and I don't recall Yennefer's background to have been explored by Sapkowski. Maybe I've slept through it. :)

    I've recently read the books and I don't recall Yennefer's background to have been explored by Sapkowski. Maybe I've slept through it. :)

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      godless
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      I recalled something from the books about it and did a quick look around and found the following expert from The Last Wish: There's also mention of Geralt noticing her shoulders were lopsided and...

      I recalled something from the books about it and did a quick look around and found the following expert from The Last Wish:

      Unlike priestesses and druidesses, who only unwillingly took ugly or crippled girls, sorcerers took anyone who showed evidence of a predisposition. If the child passed the first years of training, magic entered into the equation - straightening and evening out legs, repairing bones which had badly knitted, patching harelips, removing scars, birthmarks and pox scars. The young sorceress would become attractive because the prestige of her profession demanded it. The result was pseudo-pretty women with the angry and cold eyes of ugly girls. Girls who couldn't forget their ugliness had been covered by the mask of magic only for the prestige of their profession.

      There's also mention of Geralt noticing her shoulders were lopsided and realising she used to be hunchbacked

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      1. 0lpbm
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        Good catches, thank you. :) I seem to remember the quote "pretty women with the [..] cold eyes of ugly girls" as it struck me as being quite a good bit of human observation, but I draw a blank...

        Good catches, thank you. :)

        I seem to remember the quote "pretty women with the [..] cold eyes of ugly girls" as it struck me as being quite a good bit of human observation, but I draw a blank regarding Geralt noticing her shoulders.