Can speak, The Witcher is one of the most popular dramas today. Since its launch in late 2019, this series has continuously set new records for Netflix, while also promoting the sales of the two “brothers” are novel versions (launched from nearly 30 years ago) and game version The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (launched in 2015). And in just 8 short episodes, The Witcher has hidden a lot of small details (called easter eggs) related to these two versions.
A little marginal: If you intend to plow the novel The Witcher While waiting for Season 2 to air, read it this paragraph to avoid being hacked by the brain by the timeline is just as troublesome as the TV version.
1. The Kikimora monster
From the very first seconds of the series, we have witnessed the fierce battle between Geralt and Kikimora. To fans of the novels and games, the name Kikimora may not be too strange: A giant monster with 8 legs resembles a spider, often living in wetlands. However, it is not clear whether this is a Kikimora worker or a warrior, but it is definitely not the Kikimora princess (Queen).
2. Witcher’s enhanced potions
Strength-strengthening drugs are an integral part of witcher’s monster hunting trips. However, these are also deadly poisons that only the witcher can tolerate. When we fought Kikimora, we saw Geralt’s eyes transform into a haunting black color, because he was under the influence of enhancement pills. Depending on the type of monster, witcher will choose the most optimal medicine (increased strength, speed, vision …). During Season 1, every time Geralt pulls out a small pitcher to drink, it’s the enhancer.
Renfri is one of the most accurate adaptations of the novel. However, in the story, Renfri only appears in the third chapter – The Lesser Evil, and in the film, only after about the first 10 minutes, this girl invited Geralt to drink. In addition, the fate and outcome of Renfri is not much different from the book.
4. The Voice of Reason
In season 1, the phrase “The Voice of Reason” has been mentioned several times, alluding to a book of short stories that inspired writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Last Wish. The Voice of Reason is also the way Polish writers set the context for important chapters in The Witcher, related to Yennefer, Nenneke, Vesemir, Kaer Morhen, Jaskier …
5. The Wild Hunt army
Fans of the book version and especially the game were extremely excited when Queen Calanthe mentioned The Wild Hunt in The Witcher. This army appears in the novel in Time of Contempt, and is also the main antagonist in the game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – those who want to hunt for Ciri because of the terrifying power she owns.
In the first season, Cahir can be considered the biggest villain as the leader of the Nilfgaard army attacks Cintra, killed Mousesack and no tricks to hunt down Ciri. But in the book version, Cahir works with Geralt and Jaskier to search for Ciri together – an interesting exploit that may occur in the next movie seasons.
Istredd was Yennefer’s first lover on the small screen, and also played an important role in the life of this powerful witch in the novel. The difference is that in the book, Istredd and Geralt had a bad encounter when they wanted to die for Yennefer, before the witch could intervene.
In the first episode, we hear the name Graveir – a monster that didn’t appear in season 1. As Andrzej Sapkowski described in Blood of Elves, Graveir belongs to the Ghoul family but is larger in size, with powerful jaws for crushing human bones and large nails for easy digging.
Netflix has built the Stregobor naked image quite close to the original, but the character’s role on the small screen is a bit bigger than the novel.
10. The Lesser Evil
The Lesser Evil is one of the most famous short stories in The Last Wish, focusing on the conflict between Renfri and Stregobor. This is also the origin of Geralt’s Butcher Blaviken’s nickname.
11. Skellige’s warship
In episode 1 of season 1, we heard Queen Calanthe and King Eist discuss the plot to attack Nilfgaard’s Cintra. Calanthe was confident that up to 50 Skellige warships were on their way to the rescue, helping her to win this battle. But in the end, the Skellige army could not arrive in time, leading to the complete collapse of Cintra. For fans of the novel and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we all know Skellige is an archipelago consisting of many small islands with many fierce monsters. This is also the portal that helps Geralt (game) find his destined child after a long journey.
12. The Nilfgaard Army
We have all witnessed the terrible power and cruelty of Nilfgaard when invading Cintra: Kill without leaving anyone. This event takes place in Sword of Destiny, the first published volume of stories, but occurs after The Last Wish. Not only in the movies but also the novel version has a timeline that is quite a hack of the brain of the reader.
Vesemir can be considered a father, Geralt’s teacher and many other witchers. Vesemir plays an extremely important role in both the book and game versions, but only appears through Geralt’s memories in the film when he falls into a coma. He was also the only survivor of the massacre at Kaer Mohen – where the witchers practiced and underwent a mutation (Trial of Grasses).
14. The Prophecy of Ithlinne
In a conversation between Fringilla and Cahir, we heard the saying: “TThe moment of chaos was approaching”(The time of sword and ax is nigh). This is an easter egg related to the thunder of the goblin Ithlinne, mentioned throughout the novel’s version.
15. Geralt’s Aard (Aard Sign) power
Aard is one of the witcher’s signature spells, allowing them to repel their enemies with a powerful force. In the first episode, we saw Geralt use this magic, and then the dramatic dramatic escape against Striga in episode 3.
16. Geralt’s Axii (Axii Sign)
Axii is witcher’s ability to manipulate the human mind or animal, and also appears in episode 1, though not as clear as Aard. When confronted by Renfri at the Blaviken market, Geralt tried using Axii, but it did not work on this girl.
17. Tower of the Gull
The landmark of Tower of the Gull mentioned in the film is actually Tor Lara on Thanedd Island in the story. This is the place that contains unstable magic gates that Ciri used to run from the enemy.
18. The line “Don’t mistake the stars that reflect on the surface of the night lake to be heaven”.
This line (You can not mistake the stars reflecting in the pond for the night sky) is also a throughout element in Time of Contempt.
19. The butcher of Blaviken
As stated above, the content in the first episode explains the entire title of Geralt’s Butcher of Blaviken (Butcher of Blaviken), after he soloed all of Renfri’s men and did not spare any life for anyone. anyone.
20. The phrase “Grain of Truth”
Another phrase mentioned in season 1 is the “Grain of Truth” – an easter egg related to The Last Wish, and is likely to appear in season 2. Geralt and Jaskier will have the opportunity to meet Nivellen, a the man was cursed and turned into a hideous monster. His house contains a lot of interesting items and characters, including one turned into Bruxa – the key to solving this curse.
Fringilla was one of Tissaia’s students at Aretuza Academy, but the sorceress eventually sided with Nilfgaard and opposed the Lodge of Sorceresses. However, in the book version, Fringilla is even more cruel to make Yennefer lose his eyesight in the battle at Sodden Hill.
Sabrina is also a student of Tissaia, and appears in the story of Time of Contempt, that is, long after the events in the film take place.
The Torque is a rather funny Sylvan monster that Geralt and Jaskier have a chance to meet in Posada. The character’s appearance is quite close to the original: Big round eyes, horns and beard like goats.
In episode 2, we had the opportunity to meet Filavandrel, the leader of the Elves, the enemy that is not associated with humanity. Like in the book, elves often ask Sylvan Torque to steal the food of the lost people into their locality.
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