The Witcher is a Netflix Original series based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series and video games of the same name. The series follows Geralt, a mutant monster hunter known as a Witcher, as he battles the public’s prejudice of his species. The series has a lot of sorcery and magic, which can be found in a variety of characters, such as Yennefer, Ciri, and Geralt. The Witcher‘s first season was launched in 2019 to mixed reviews, but the series proved to be successful enough to be revived for a second and third season. Season two received over 2 billion viewed minutes in its first week of release, according to reports.
With a third season in the works, viewers have begun to speculate about the series’ future path. While a number of fights have happened to advance the story, it’s predicted that a number of characters, particularly the Emperor of Nilfgaard, who has only made a brief appearance so far towards the conclusion of the second season, will receive more explanation on the full scope of their authority. Until then, here’s a list of every major character from the film.
Vesemir has raised a number of formidable Witchers, notably Eskel and Geralt, who are both fairly powerful Witchers, despite living longer than any other Witcher. While his strength has waned with age, he is still a master of swords and signals. His ability to hone his power and skill in fight, talents that he passed onto future generations, is evidence of his strength and ability to perfect his power and skill in war. Vesemir’s experience serves as an example for his new apprentices, demonstrating that with knowledge, it is possible to withstand all of the difficulties of being a Witcher and rise to the rank of elder. In 2022, Vesemir earned his own spin-off, The Witcher: Blood Origin.
7. Tissaia de Vries
The Rectoress of Aretuza, Tissaia de Vries, has the difficult task of recruiting young ladies with magical powers and teaching them how to correctly use their skills rather than letting the magic fade away. Don’t be deceived by Tissaia’s youthful looks: she is one of the world’s oldest sorceresses, who maintains her youthful appearance owing to elixirs that keep her physically young. While we see her employ her power on occasion during the episode, her position in the Aretuza is a genuine demonstration of power, commanding respect from some of the most powerful sorceresses.
6. Triss Merigold
Triss Merigold, played by Anna Shaffer, is Geralt’s companion, ally, and future girlfriend.
While not everyone is aware of it, she is more than simply an ally and possesses unique abilities that she employs when necessary.
Triss’ skills were not fully revealed until the season one finale during the Battle of Sodden, where she was burnt and her hair color changed.
Triss’ remarkable abilities were also demonstrated when she assisted Ciri in unlocking blood memories.
Triss and her abilities are set to return in season three, as a much-loved character.
Vilgefortz is a magician in the Brotherhood of Sorcerers with abilities that go beyond magic. Vilgefortz also has an advantage over his fellow magicians due to his political acumen, which led him to join forces with Tissaia to seize power following the Battle of Sodden Hill. When he mixes his magical talents with his sword skills in the heat of battle, he unleashes his greatest ability. As a result, Vilgefortz is a formidable foe even when the odds are stacked against him. However, his severe ideals only serve to improve his abilities, as when he mercilessly executed a wounded teammate in the Battle of Sodden Hill rather than attempting to rescue him.
4. Geralt of Rivia
Henry Cavill’s character, Geralt of Rivia, AKA the White Wolf, is the show’s primary protagonist and one of the most deadly men alive. Geralt has surpassed his master and has become one of the best living Witchers after training under the extremely adept Vesemir. Geralt thrives on each battlefield with his amazing swordsmanship and deft use of Witcher Signs. After undergoing a number of further treatments and emerging victorious, it’s evident that Vesemir taught Geralt about survival, which has only added to Geralt’s total strength. Furthermore, despite his position as a Witcher, Geralt manages to form allies with ease.
3. Yennefer of Vennerberg
Yennefer of Vennerberg is one of the most powerful sorceresses alive, with elf blood coursing through her veins, but she didn’t get there easily. Yennefer’s abilities are so tremendous that she has struggled to master them, making her one of the most powerful and deadly humans living. Yennefer’s abilities are evident throughout the series, but they show brightest at the Battle of Sodden Hill, where she unleashed a barrage of fire on her foes and successfully rerouted the Nilfgaardian army, effectively protecting the Northern Kingdoms.
2. Emhyr van Emreis
Emhyr van Emreis, unlike the majority of the others on this list, does not use magic like a wizard or sorcerer. The majority of what we know about Emhyr and his power comes from other characters and their descriptions of him: fear and reverence. Emhyr, also known as the White Flame, is the Emperor of Nilfgaard, who reigns supreme over generals, armies, and even some of the most powerful sorceresses. While we only got a peek of this dreaded Emperor in the second season finale, we can only hope that the third season will show us more of his immense might and force.
1. Princess Cirilla of Cintra
Cintra’s Princess Cirilla AKA Ciri is the series’ strongest character. Ciri’s ancestry has bestowed upon her more magical talents than any other living Chaos wielding. Ciri’s abilities have been put to the test on several occasions, including destroying the seemingly invincible. Ciri’s threat stems in part from her inability to manage her abilities, unlike any other sorceress on this list. Unfortunately, this makes Ciri an easy target for anyone seeking to use her abilities for personal gain.