The world has already seen several film adaptations of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels about the legendary Geralt of Rivia. But the real fame of the Polish saga was brought by the trilogy The Witcher from CD Projekt RED and the series that followed it with Henry Cavill in the title role. At the same time, the significance and characters of some characters have been changed from the original… One of those who were affected by the metamorphosis of personality was the notorious sorceress from Vengerberg.
We compared the images of black-haired sorceresses from both works and highlighted 7 differences in character, motives and life position that will not go unnoticed by true fans of the franchise.
Game: Yennefer – Monogamous
Until Geralt skips a single skirt, Yennefer remains faithful to him… She simply ignores all potential partners. However, in the series, she has Istredd, who manages to win her over at the start of the story arc.
The first intimacy that occurred between them even before Yennefer’s magical transformation from a hunchback into a charming sorceress makes viewers believe in the sincerity of his feelings. Until certain events.
Game: Yennefer has a sense of humor
There are many funny characters in the witcher’s universe. Buttercup with a baggage of sparkling jokes is a vivid confirmation of this. In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Yennefer has joined this list. Despite the fact that the lion’s share of her witty barbs was addressed to Geralt, such remarks more than once made players smile…
The serial adaptation of the sorceress behaved much more restrained. Hopefully overkill cold demeanor The sorceress is connected with her relatively recent acquaintance with the witcher, and in the second season, their relationship will become warmer.
TV Show: Yennefer Has a Backstory
In the first season of the Netflix series The Witcher, enough time is devoted to the difficult childhood of the future sorceress. Thanks to this, new fans of the franchise have the opportunity to follow the full development of the girl: from the sale of the young hunchback Tissaye de Vrieux to becoming a powerful sorceress…
This largely explains her prickly disposition, which is presented in the game as a given. If The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt mentions the girl’s past life, then this is done very superficially and without any details.
Game: Yennefer competes for Geralt’s attention
An important aspect of the game’s storytelling is love triangle between Geralt, Triss and Yennefer… Each of the sorceresses is good and useful in its own way, so the final choice of a companion is rightfully the most difficult decision in the game.
In the series, things are a little different. Triss is just a friend, and casual romantic relationships fade in the background feelings, which the witcher feels for the sorceress from Vengerberg.
The Show: Yennefer Is Vulnerable and Emotional
In The Witcher 3, the sorceress often surprises with her prudence and icy calm… She practically does not show emotions, preferring to independently deal with destructive feelings. This sets her apart from her TV counterpart, who throughout the story arc shows anger, sadness, and sometimes vulnerability.
This behavior adds depth to the heroine and allows for a better understanding the inner world of a powerful sorceress… However, the excessive emotionality, which the girl is trying in vain to hide, deprives her of that very mysteriousness.
Game: Yennefer has heroic motives
Yennefer is a woman who used to seek personal gain in everything. But not in the situation with Ciri. The sorceress more than once risked her own life and did not resist resorting to once forbidden magic tricks to get ahead of the Wild Hunt. It seems that for the sake of the Swallow the sorceress ready for anything…
In the series, Yennefer pursues more selfish goals: she longs to become beautiful, wants to improve her position in society and find an opportunity to defeat the main ailment. With such motivation, heroic actions are quick fade into the background…
TV Show: Yennefer starring
In The Witcher 3, the sorceress from Vengerberg can be safely awarded the prize for the best supporting role. Her participation in the game is important, but all events revolve around Geralt and Ciri.
Series Writers corrected this misunderstanding and made the second main character out of the sorceress. Viewers are shown the key events that happened in her life. Childhood, mastery of magic, acquaintance with the witcher, Battle of Sodden Hill – all this somehow influenced the character of the black-haired beauty and made her an integral part of the Polish saga.
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