The Witcher Season 2 is inching closer towards its release on streaming giant Netflix. And recently, the show’s lead has made interesting revelations about his character, Geralt of Rivia. These details suggest that sorceress Yennerfer will corrupt him in the upcoming season. Henry Cavill has earlier demonstrated his character of Geralt in The Witcher Season 2 via Express. In the interview, the actor said that Season 2 Geralt is more complicated and contains a certain sincerity in his feelings compared to the previous iteration. The character will be more expressive, both in words and actions. These personality traits are opposite to the well-established nature of a Wicther.
It is safe to assume, however, that the character will hold on to the essence of his personality. These include his signature brooding attitude, the ruggedness and plain sailing approach towards his profession; killing monsters. Although, Season 2 Geralt will plausibly be more sensitive. Through this, the show allows Henry Cavill to use his phenomenal acting skills. Additionally, the actor will shape the character of Geralt into something more than just a gruff monster hunter.
Nevertheless, The Witcher universe revolves around one rule. Kill or be killed. The ruthless world leaves no space to look back on one’s actions. Although, there are chances that sorceress Yennefer will use this novel personality shift of Geralt to her advantage. This is regardless of Cavill describing all the changes as fruitful ones. It is true that Geralt and Yennefer share a profound and intimate past with each other. But the two are far from being an accessory.
The Witcher Season 1 did a perfecting amazing job at laying the basis for each of the franchise’s main characters. The idea was to take their respective stories towards a greater means eventually. And this will be followed upon in The Witcher Season 2.
Apparently, in the Witcherverse, neither the Witchers nor the sorceresses age normally. This allowed Season 1 of The Witcher to tell their stories parallelly through different timelines. Thus, inculcating a complicated yet essential relationship between Geralt and Yennefer of Vengerberg. Not to forget, the destined union of Geralt and the magical The Witcher’s Freya Allan Reveals That Ciri Will Have A Significant Role In Season 2, who ultimately find their way to each other. Actor Henry Cavill has openly elaborated on the new traits of this character in The Witcher Season 2. This leads us to assume that Geralt’s evolving relationship with Yennefer points out the negatives in his usual unwavering way of conduct.
Going back to the origin of his kind, Geralt became a Witcher in the same way others did. Through a combination of boundless, hard-hearted training and mutagenic chemical processes. Along with the physical and magical influences that go into making a Witcher, every subject has to bear through terrifyingly brutal psychological training as well. This ultimately creates an invincible, heartless monster hunter.
Regardless of being molded into something inhumane, the entire concept of Witchers possessing absolutely no emotions is not valid. The Witchers themselves established the idea to stay separate from specific communities. Many Witchers, just like Geralt, own the ability to feel. They try not to let it get the best of themselves by subduing them. Because it is comparatively bearable to face savagery and horrifyingly traumatic experiences that come in their line of work if they stick to an impassive demeanor.
In the same manner, potential mages undergo vigorous training while also honing their magical powers. Throughout the process, the mages are tested to see if they can contain their emotions or let their feelings overwhelm them, as for Yennefer. Other mages training alongside her worked towards becoming emotionless sorceresses.
But Yennefer was hesitant in controlling her deep-rooted passion. Surprisingly, her restraint turned out to be a helpful trait. Because the mages who were impassive were eventually transformed into a power source for the school. Later, Yennefer’s mentor explained how controlling emotions was necessary. But they were equally essential to amplify her magical powers. Thus, Yennefer wields magic more potent than ever, relying on her overpowering emotions. And some fierce enough for even Geralt to handle.
Previously, we have seen Yennefer controlling Geralt by using emotionally touching subjects. In the episode “Bottled Appetites,” Yennefer puts a spell on Witcher, enchanting him. And this is delivered with a kiss shared between the two. Regardless of the scheming, Geralt tries to save Yennefer from perishing under. Djinn’s influence. He does this by making a wish that links the two of them by magic. But Geralt does not make this move because of Yennefer’s manipulation. The two were already attracted to each other even before Yennefer uses her spell, and it stays after she lifts it. Even though Geralt is not remotely accustomed to her, he allows himself to go over and beyond to protect and assist her, which is quite contradictory to his general behaviour towards people.
The episode next, “Rare Species,” shows Yennefer hurting Geralt in a gut-wrenching way. However, this heartache is not caused with the intention of cruelty. This is precisely after the pair succeeds in saving a dragon’s egg from being ruined by hunters. And Geralt opens up about the wish he made and how it links them both together magically.
Sorceress Yennefer assumes this selfless act of Geralt to be otherwise. She thinks Geralt used magic to make her fall for him, and she leaves agitated. This act of deception is how Yennefer breaks Geralt’s heart. Thus leaving an impassioned Witcher more disheartened than ever. Ultimately, Geralt uses his travelling companion, the bard Jaskier, as a misdirected outlet. And he and sends him away with a fit of unexplainable anger. Geralt, who is usually stoic and centred, is surprisingly heartbroken. And it is all because of Yennefer.
Yennefer is indeed powerful and loyal. She has proved her worth by helping the kingdom she served however necessary. And she even sacrificed herself in the Battle of Sodden Hill. But despite her impeccable traits, Yennefer is known to have a selfish drive. The sorceress has adapted questionable actions to achieve her desires in the past.
One particular instance is Yennefer incomparable pining to regain her fertility. Which is something she sacrificed for a better, more acceptable recreation of her beauty. However, the sorceress yearns to repair her mistake in need of a child, much like how she craved power and magic when she was younger.
Geralt can sort out the romantic miscommunication between him and Yennefer. But the significant gift they receive in the episode “Rare Species” makes it somewhat tricky. The golden dragon Villentretenmerth, or Borch in his human form, apparently knew that it was nearly impossible for Yennefer to regain her fertility. In addition, despite the magic that links them together, Geralt is bound to lose her.
Both Geralt and Yennefer seek truth in the dragon’s words. However, Yennefer does not seem to give up on her desires quickly. The sorceress is too inclined towards having a child to look back now. And she may appropriate every which way to find a cure.
In addition to that, Geralt is supposedly more sensitive and verbal in The Witcher Season 2. The monster hunter may not ever get over his stemming feelings for Yennefer. He might suppress them deep down, letting them grow. Until one day, something causes them to burst.
Will Geralt fall for her Yennefer’s faux charms?
Following the events of Season 1, Geralt is trying hard to shield his broken heart. While he may appear to be stoic and in control, it will be easy for Yennefer to use him to her advantage. Suppose she is still stuck on the idea that Geralt used magic to make her fall for him. And if she finds out that the dragon’s fortune also suggests that they will inevitably separate. Then she has all the means to manipulate Geralt to her advantage.
Having a monster hunter at your expense is always handy. Especially one as remarkable as Geralt of Rivia. Moreover, the two have a history of manipulation. The Witcher Season 2 comes with a series of engaging conflicts. And the most exciting is that of seeing Geralt coming under the influence of Yennefer’s cruel intentions. The Witcher Season 2 is set up to show Yennefer corrupting Geralt of Rivia.