10 facts you didn’t know about Geralt and Yennefer’s relationship
In The Witcher 3, players had the opportunity to choose between Yennefer and Triss. However, it is the black-haired witch who is considered canon, and now we will tell you 10 facts from the whirlwind romance with Geralt.
Geralt and Yennefer, along with their adopted daughter, are at the center of the story of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer of Vengerberg – what is this pair? By themselves, they are both already quite impressive, elaborate and effective characters. However, together they become something more.
Throughout the history of video games, there are many adorable couples with exciting dynamics and chemistry, and Geralt and Yennefer certainly belong to this category. These two very iconic characters are more than just pretty figurines with superhuman powers. These are very difficult characters who, even if they seem chaotic and incompatible, always end up in each other’s arms. Their connection is shrouded in secrets, and here are 10 facts you didn’t know about the witcher and his beloved sorceress.
According to the diary entry about Yennefer, which can be read in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Geralt’s relationship with the sorceress is “irrefutable proof of the attraction of opposites.”
Despite this claim, Geralt and Yennefer are more similar than opposite. They are both tough, brave, skillful in their field – and this is not all that unites them. Perhaps their most recognizable differences lie in their physical appearance. Geralt has silvery white hair, while Yennefer has deep black hair. Geralt’s eyes are yellow, which contrasts with Yennefer’s purple eyes. Sitting side-by-side, these two characters do look very different, which only adds to their pair of points of attraction.
Lovers had moments of insincerity
Despite the fact that Geralt and Yennefer love each other, they do not have the most “clean” relationship. Many times they behaved insincerely with each other, simultaneously realizing this and trying not to pay attention to the deception. There are several names in their joint history that can be considered proof of the infidelity of both. Fringilla and Triss are just a few of Geralt’s many mistresses. Yes, and Ian is not as pure as it seems, it is worth remembering only Krach an Krayt.
However, despite all this, Yennefer and Geralt still manage to find themselves in each other’s arms. However, this toxic behavior does not go unnoticed. Many of their most intense quarrels and even breakups are caused by the unwillingness of both to behave correctly and to abandon their other partners.
Their adopted daughter’s abilities are a mixture of theirs
Ciri, the adopted daughter of Geralt and Yennefer, exhibits abilities that reflect the skills and talents of her adoptive parents. Like the witcher, Ciri is a master of swordsmanship and creation of potions to fight various monsters of the world. Like Yennefer, she is adept at magic.
Although her physical strength is most likely due to the fact that she is being trained by witchers, since she was raised in Kaer Morhen. Magic potential was brought up by sorcerers because of her proximity to higher powers. However, it is rather interesting to admit that Ciri fights with the strengths of both her parents. She can fight with swords and use magic, and quite masterly, like Geralt and Yennefer.
They are both really old
Yennefer has a very youthful appearance, and no one can laugh at Geralt’s strength. Because of this, it can be assumed that these two characters are still in their prime. This is far from the truth. Despite their youthful traits, this domineering couple is actually quite old.
Although there are no specific figures on how old these characters are, it is believed that after the events of The Witcher 3 Geralt will likely be between 90 and 100 years old, while Yennefer is also around 90 years old. The reason for their youthful appearance may have to do with their abilities. Witchers do not have the same physiology as humans, which is why they age in different ways, while magicians are known to use mandrake blends to maintain their youth despite their long age.
Their first meeting decided their fate
It was clear from the start that these two characters would definitely be together. So much so that their first meeting had already decided their fate, intertwining the souls of the witcher and the witch with each other.
Fans of The Witcher story will no doubt already know about The Last Wish. For those who are not familiar with this story, we tell you. The first meeting of Geralt and Yennefer made them work together, because they had to fight a powerful genie. Knowing that the genies would be too strong for them, Geralt made a wise move to ensure the team’s victory. Since at that time the witcher was still formally the master of the genie, since it was he who held the last seal, our hero wished that their destinies with Yennefer were connected. Since the genies cannot harm their masters, if the fate of the sorceress is connected with Geralt, the genie will not be allowed to hurt or kill her. Thus, it was from this battle that this complicated relationship began. Fans are still arguing whether Geralt bewitched Yennefer at this moment, or just saved her life?
Geralt and Yennefer got married
Before the games “The Witcher” hit the shelves of game stores, fans of the saga drew knowledge about the world only in books and stories, if they wanted to know about Geralt and his adventures. Towards the end of this long story, although its ending was more open than specific, it was always believed that Geralt and Yennefer were dying. Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the book and creator of the saga, knew he needed to give these characters the best ending. As a result, he wrote another story, which took place in a parallel storyline, where Geralt and Yennefer were married in the end and retired peacefully. In fact, they had a typical happy ending.
Of course that all changed when the games came out, but it’s interesting to note that in a different universe, Geralt and Yennefer are now retired and living a much more peaceful life together. The official canon from the author of the saga – isn’t this an argument for such a complex relationship?
They have a very similar origin story
If you carefully study the origin story of Yennefer and Geralt, it becomes clear that these characters are extremely similar. They were both very ordinary, even broken personalities, before they became as powerful as they are now. Yennefer was a hunchback who was abused as a child, while Geralt was abandoned by his mother and essentially abandoned even to witchers. Both of their personal transformations apparently caused them to experience intense pain. The trials of witchers are known to be incredibly tiring for the body and mind, and Yennefer had to go through a painful body-altering spell that was also considered incredibly difficult. In the end, both heroes turned out to be incredibly skilled and powerful. However, it doesn’t seem like their path to success was a simple walk. They both know the value of what they have.
Both left the relationship several times.
It is clear that Yennefer and Geralt have an unusual relationship. Many may even consider them toxic, dysfunctional, and incompatible. This statement will only strengthen if you consider the number of times they both ended abruptly for different reasons.
Despite the fact that they are very strong characters, these two are more similar in terms of emotional maturity to adolescents than to century-old sages. The heroes are very afraid of commitment, both easily jump to conclusions, they are very proud, and so on and so forth. Given all this, it is more surprising that they were able to stay together for so long. This is due to the fact that both Geralt and Yennefer broke off relations several times. However, they somehow end up together again. Isn’t that a miracle?
Yennefer finances Geralt’s contracts from time to time
Though Yennefer is sometimes cold towards Geralt, she really cares a lot about him. TOthe old lady even goes so far as to constantly check the whereabouts of the witcher and control whether he earns enough for a living. As a monster slayer, Geralt regularly finds clients who desperately need the witcher’s help but lack the resources to do so.
To make sure her lover has enough to live on Yennefer sometimes pays for orders herself. Periodically, Geralt receives even more than expected, thanks to the charity of the sorceress.
Together no matter what
Despite everything, Yennefer and Geralt proved time and time again that their relationship is stronger than anything life throws at them. Despite the constant parting, they always find themselves in each other’s arms. They clearly demonstrate that they are madly in love with each other, although they do not spend all the time together, and sometimes even end up with other partners.
Finally, when they were looking for another genie to tie their fates together, they were still in love (this is the player’s choice). Be that as it may, Geralt and Yennefer remained a couple no matter what. At the very least, it should say something.