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Netflix webseries based on Andrzej Sapkowski's "The Witcher" book series.

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Why is “witcher” not translated in the Italian dub of the Netflix series?

In the Italian translations of Sapkowski's novels, "witcher" is translated as strigo.1 However, the Italian dub of the Netflix series (and the video games) use the English word witcher.2 Why is this? ...
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Why didn't Mousesack have to drink the water?

When Ciri and Dara entered Brokilon forest in The Witcher, the dryads were adamant that everyone who enters the forest has to drink the water of Brokilon. If they were of ill intent, the waters would ...
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Why choose to fight the Battle of Marnadal in the open?

I wonder why Cintra's forces preferred to fight on an open field against the Nilfgaardian army in The Witcher S01E01. Is it not advantageous for them just to stay in their castle and defend it, using ...
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Why is the Witcher's hair white?

In The Witcher, the eponymous Witcher's hair is white. This is mentioned frequently in the series, even inspiring a nickname: The White Wolf. This seems to be a distinguishing feature of Geralt in ...
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How does aging work in The Witcher?

When watching The Witcher, I noticed that: Assuming Yennefer's lack of aging is due to magic and Geralt's is as a result of his mutation, how is Queen Calanthe still able to do this? Does aging work ...
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What is sacrificed to do their magic?

During the trial where the would-be mages are learning to levitate a rock in The Witcher, Tissaia has one of the mages levitate the rock, but her arm turns black. Tissaia then explains that nothing is ...
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Whose life did Yennefer ruin according to Tissaia?

In the 7th episode of The Witcher Tissaia de Vries meets Yennefer in Aretuza and says: You ruined one life. Stop there. Whose life did Tissaia refer to?
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Aphorisms and idioms in The Witcher

There are a few sightly strange phrases featured in The Witcher TV series: I'm not one to look a gift cock in the beak... (Don't look a gift horse in the mouth) Playing priest's ear... (Playing ...
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What was Geralt's third wish?

In S1E05 of Netflix's The Witcher, "Bottled Appetites", Geralt is granted three wishes by a Djinn: I just want some damn peace! I want you to burst, you son of a whore. I wish... What was ...
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From which book is the backstory of Yennefer taken?

In the games of The Witcher series Yennefer meets Geralt for curing of Dandelion who was harmed by the Jinn, but in the Netflix series we see a proper back story of Yennefer and her childhood and ...
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What are the effects of the black potion Geralt sometimes drinks?

Several times during the series, mostly before or during fights, Geralt drinks some sort of black (?) potion he takes out of his bag. The only noticeable effect it seems to have is turning his eyes ...
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Was that Geralt's mother or just a dream?

I am talking about The Witcher. Spoilers Ahead. When Geralt fell sick in S01E08 a man carried him in search of aid. While they rested in a jungle, Geralt saw his mother. He was angry at her, "Visenna"...
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What are the different monsters featured in The Witcher?

There are a number of non-human creatures featured in The Witcher tv series. Some of these are very different from how they have been previously depicted/described in the lore and some have not been ...
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Why are they calling him Jaskier?

In The Witcher (Netflix), the bard, played by Joey Batey, is named Jaskier but in the game and the English translations of the books, he is referred to as Dandy short for Dandelion. Why the name ...
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How do the characters' timelines interact in The Witcher TV series?

Having watched episodes 1-4, it appears there are at least three timelines being shown, and it's quite difficult to decipher between them. The first time I noticed there were different timelines was ...
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Why is Yennefer considered a good student?

In The Witcher series of Netflix it is seen that Yennefer is sent to Aretuza to learn magic. She never performs exceptionally in any of the trials. She is neither able to float the stone, nor catch ...
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What are the different kingdoms and mages in the Witcher TV series?

In The Witcher series of Netflix there have been mentioned many places like Cintra, Sodden, Redania, Temeria, etc. What are all the kingdoms (places) mentioned in the series? Who were the mages ...
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What are the different symbols in the Witcher TV series intro?

In the The Witcher series of Netflix at the starting of every episode there is a symbol. What do these symbols represent? Do they have anything to do with the books?