The Witcher

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Name: Wiedźmin / The Witcher
Creator: Andrzej Sapkowski; CD Projekt Red
Medium: novels, video games, TV series
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The Witcher is a franchise based on a series of Polish fantasy books and stories by Andrzej Sapkowski. It was adapted into a film, a television series, video games, and a graphic novel series. The three video games in particular have be very successful.


The story takes place in a medieval fantasy world and follows Geralt of Rivia, one of a few traveling monster hunters who have supernatural powers, known as Witchers. "Witchers" like Geralt are monster hunters who (with training and body modification) develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts.



The novels were published from 1993 to 2013

  1. The Last Wish (1993)
  2. Sword of Destiny (1992)
  3. Blood of Elves (1994)
  4. Time of Contempt (1995)
  5. Baptism of Fire (1996)
  6. The Tower of the Swallow (1997)
  7. The Lady of the Lake (1999)
  8. Season of Storms (2013)


The game's system of moral choices as part of the storyline was noted for its time-delayed consequences and lack of black-and-white morality.

  1. The Witcher (2007)
  2. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2011)
  3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)

TV series

A Netflix series has its first season released in December 2019. Henry Cavill was cast as Geralt. It inspired a resurgence of fic.

A second season is projected for release in 2021.



Tropes & Fanon

Example Fanworks