Triss Merigold is a character whose character in The Witcher franchise has undergone quite a few changes compared to the canon book version. We have collected the most significant that every fan of the series should know about.
In the saga of Pan Andrzej Sapkowski, the red-haired heroine was given relatively little plot time. Realizing this, CD Projekt RED hastened to do its bit and made Triss a companion of Geralt of Rivia, who played key role in the life of the witcher to the delight of numerous fans. It was she who was the main love interest of the witcher throughout the two parts of the series, so for many players the choice of a companion in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has become quite obvious.
Books: Triss has low self-esteem
The book version of the sorceress has certain self-esteem problems… This is especially true of her relationship with Geralt. The girl continues “run” behind the witcher and ignores his outright refusals. Even while being treated in Kaer Morhan, she tries to turn the situation in her favor and gain his favor, despite the existence of Yennefer… That is just one case in the stable.
Game: Triss is self-sufficient
In the games of the series, everything is exactly the opposite. The sorceress copes well with isolated life in a city occupied by witch hunters. Moreover, she becomes a certain the leader of the resistance and takes care of the safety of his fellows in misfortune. And the refusal of the witcher is only a small setback in the life of the girl who is to become the king’s counselor…
Books: Triss Doesn’t Have Great Power
Merigold is the youngest member of the Lodge of Sorceresses. This explains a lot of her. limited magical abilities… Despite the assistance that she periodically provided to Geralt and Yennefer, she could not… Therefore, the butcher from Blaviken had to seek help from his beloved.
Game: Triss’s capabilities pleasantly surprise
The developers were supportive of Triss as well as Yennefer, therefore significantly strengthened her magical abilities. The healing skills of the sorceress, coupled with her resourcefulness, helped Geralt of Rivia more than once. The contribution made by Merigold to the defense of Kaer Morhen, besieged by the warriors of the Wild Hunt, deserves special respect.
Books: Triss is a minor character
In this regard, the girl’s serial adaptation is much closer to the canon than the game adaptation. When the main mission of the sorceress, connected with training Ciri, ends, fans can only enjoy the appearance of their beloved sorceress in rare episodes… And in them she not always on the side of Geralt and his ward.
Game: Triss is a key character in the series
The significance of the girl in the game saga is diametrically opposite, because it is there that she really revealed and fell in love with the fans. The sorceress is a faithful companion of the witcher, accompanying him throughout all his adventures, and also participating with him in the search for Ciri and confronting the Wild Hunt. Even the appearance of Yennefer does not prevent the player from renewing relations with Merigold and writing a new love story…
Books: Triss is controlled by the Lodge
Loyal to the Lodge, the sorceress allows powerful friends dictate termsI and unconditionally fulfills their requirements. Even when I disagree with them. Wanting to help her friends, Merigold tried more than once to resist the sorceresses, but failed… Fortunately, this could always be attributed to her youth and inexperience.
Game: Triss is independent
From now on, the opinion of the Lodge is not the only correct one for the girl. She often helps the witcher at will and ignores the possible loss of credibility among powerful friends and Philippa Elhart. In all other respects, the sorceress also became bolder.
Books: Triss is obsessed with Geralt
The sorceress literally pursues the witcher from Rivia and does not accept even a hint of refusal. Because of this behavior, the sorceress often found herself in awkward situations, and once had a serious fight with Yennefer… Friendship with a powerful rival never stopped her from flirting with Geralt and fighting for his attention by any means.
Game: Triss knows how to let go
Even in the first parts of the game franchise, the relationship between Geralt and the red-haired sorceress was far from ideal. She is took advantage of the witcher’s amnesia, which is why she turned half of the fans of the saga against herself. However, at the time of the events of the third part, the sorceress became wiser and realized her mistake. She is ready to let the witcher go and sacrifice your own feelings for the well-being of your loved one and girlfriend.
Write in the comments your opinion regarding the metamorphosis that occurred with the character of Triss Merigold in the games of The Witcher series. And do not forget to open the veil of the main secret: did the red-haired beast succeed in winning the heart of your witcher, or is Yennefer’s loyalty above all?
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