|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 been very successful.
The story takes place in a medieval fantasy world and follows Geralt of Rivia, one of a few travelling 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.
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The novels were published from 1992 to 2013
- Short stories:
- Sword of Destiny (1992)
- The Last Wish (1993)
- The series proper
- Blood of Elves (1994)
- Time of Contempt (1995)
- Baptism of Fire (1996)
- The Tower of the Swallow (1997)
- The Lady of the Lake (1999)
- 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.
- The Witcher (2007)
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2011)
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
A Netflix series has its first season released in December 2019. Henry Cavill was cast as Geralt. It inspired a resurgence and growth of the fandom. Other significant characters are Yennefer of Vengerberg, Ciri, and Jaskier.
A second season is projected for release in 2021.
Tropes & Fanon
- Misethere by astolat (2017), Geralt of Rivia/Emhyr var Emreis
- The god of scraped knees. by spqr (2020), Geralt of Rivia/Jaskier
- New Monster Stories by kathkin (2020), Geralt of Rivia/Jaskier
- The Angry Ciri Painting in Corvo Bianco by u/Outspokenbeef15 (2020) - in-game scene manipulation
- crossover with Shrek by kaoridraws (2020) - crossover fan art
- So, bath scenes. Amirite? (2020)
- Parenthood as a Major Theme in The Witcher - "aka a defense of Yennefer’s fertility arc" (2020)
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