History Franchise / TheWitcher

11th Sep '17 6:32:31 PM Epicazeroth
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*** Additionally, the Elven witch and self-appointed queen of Elves, Francesca Findabair, is well over a thousand. Both she and her extra-dimensional brethren lived before the first human people arrived in that world.
10th Sep '17 1:21:40 PM Smeagol17
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''The Witcher'' franchise started off as a collection of [[CharacterOverlap loosely connected]] {{dark|Fantasy}} [[LowFantasy Low]]/HeroicFantasy short stories which deconstructed classic FairyTales and then evolved into a series of (so far) eight novels with a strong MythArc. Written by the Polish author Creator/AndrzejSapkowski during TheNineties, the books were translated into multiple languages (including Russian and German) and adapted into comics, the {{Film}}[=/=]LiveActionTV series ''Series/TheHexer'', and [[TabletopGame/TheWitcherGameOfImagination The Witcher tabletop RPG]]. The franchise first gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world, though, with the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', a video game adaptation-slash-sequel by the then-unknown Polish developer studio, Creator/CDProjektRed, English translations of the original novels have followed. As of 2017, seven of the eight books have received official English translations. They have also been fan translated, and are freely available at The Witcher Forum (Video Game) Community "Our Community Fan Translations" Page. Also, after long development, Platige Image announced in May 2017 that the long-announced new English-language series, written by TV veteran Thania St. John based on two short stories from ''The Last Wish'' collection (''The Witcher'' and ''Lesser Evil''), will be co-produced by Creator/{{Netflix}}, Platige Image and Sean Daniel Company, responsible for the adaptation of James S.A. Corey's ''Series/TheExpanse''.

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''The Witcher'' franchise started off as a collection of [[CharacterOverlap loosely connected]] {{dark|Fantasy}} [[LowFantasy Low]]/HeroicFantasy short stories which deconstructed classic FairyTales and then evolved into a series of (so far) eight novels with a strong MythArc. Written by the Polish author Creator/AndrzejSapkowski during TheNineties, the books were translated into multiple languages (including Russian and German) and adapted into comics, the {{Film}}[=/=]LiveActionTV series ''Series/TheHexer'', and [[TabletopGame/TheWitcherGameOfImagination The Witcher tabletop RPG]]. The franchise first gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world, though, with the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', a video game adaptation-slash-sequel by the then-unknown Polish developer studio, Creator/CDProjektRed, English translations of the original novels have followed. As of 2017, seven of the eight books have received official English translations. They have also been fan translated, and are freely available at The Witcher Forum (Video Game) Community "Our Community Fan Translations" Page. Also, after long development, Platige Image announced in May 2017 that the long-announced new English-language series, written by TV veteran Thania St. John and based on two short stories from ''The Last Wish'' collection (''The Witcher'' and ''Lesser Evil''), will be co-produced by Creator/{{Netflix}}, Platige Image and Sean Daniel Company, responsible for the adaptation of James S.A. Corey's ''Series/TheExpanse''.
7th Sep '17 6:03:42 PM Epicazeroth
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* InhumanlyBeautifulRace: Elves.
** Also, the dryads are a OneGenderRace of hot {{Action Girl}}s. They can also transform human girls into one of them, which comes with a free +100 bonus to the Hotness stat.
*** And complete lack of interest with men if not for procreation.

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* InhumanlyBeautifulRace: Elves.
Elves are noted to on average be much more attractive than humans are, and the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman (apparently by quite a large margin) is an elf.
** Also, the dryads are a OneGenderRace of hot {{Action Girl}}s. They can also transform human girls into one of them, which comes with a free +100 bonus to the Hotness stat.
*** And
stat. (And complete lack of interest with men if not except for procreation.)
* InSpiteOfANail: Despite the series taking place on a separate world from our own (and with our own explicitly confirmed to exist as part of the multiverse), a large number of animals and plants that exist in real life also exist in the alternate world. It also appears that multiple, separate worlds managed to evolve humans or humanoid beings capable of breeding with humans.
4th Sep '17 6:59:10 PM Epicazeroth
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** OurElvesAreBetter: They are long-lived, pretty, and skillful, and have developed a sophisticated culture, but they're [[NotSoDifferent not that much better]] in terms of morality. Basically, they suffered the fate of Rome, with humans playing the role of barbarians adapting their culture, or perhaps Celts ran over by the Romans (with Boudicca and all).
** OurGnomesAreWeirder: They're good craftsmen, possibly better than Dwarves at certain precise and complicated tasks, or those requiring theoretical expertise. Dwarves make excellent swords, but the best swords in the world were gnomish.
** OurTrollsAreDifferent: They repair bridges, love drinking, and ask for tolls from travelers who cross their bridges. They are also one of the very few monsters that humans are willing to have around, since paying the toll is cheaper than maintenance of the bridge.
** OurVampiresAreDifferent: And don't need the blood to ''survive''.
*** There is also a clear difference between the 'low' and 'high' vampires. The lowly ones are no different from monsters and basically look like giant humanoid bats, while the high ones are the more familiar vampires, who can happen to be quite nice and friendly folks [[spoiler:like Regis]]. Also, most of the 'high' vampires easily tolerate sunlight, and holy water, crucifixes, and garlic pose no threat to them. They also do not need blood to survive, although drinking it increases their strength and gets them drunk. It appears that there is some sort of middle ground, as creatures like Bruxa are intelligent, but concentrate on sucking blood.

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** OurElvesAreBetter: They are long-lived, pretty, and skillful, and have developed a sophisticated culture, but they're [[NotSoDifferent not that much better]] in terms of morality. Basically, they suffered the fate of Rome, with humans playing the role of barbarians adapting their culture, or perhaps Celts ran over by the Romans (with Boudicca and all).
all). Then there's the Aen Elle, a separate civilization of [[FantasticRacism racist]] elves from a different world, who subscribe to this notion wholeheartedly.
** OurGnomesAreWeirder: They're good craftsmen, possibly better than Dwarves at certain precise and complicated tasks, or those requiring theoretical expertise. Dwarves make excellent swords, but the best swords in the world were are gnomish.
** OurTrollsAreDifferent: They repair bridges, love drinking, and ask for tolls from travelers who cross their bridges. They are also one of the very few monsters that humans are willing to have around, since paying the toll is cheaper than maintenance of the bridge.
bridge. They also tend to use HulkSpeak.
** OurVampiresAreDifferent: And For one, they don't need the blood to ''survive''.
***
''survive''. There is also a clear difference between the 'low' and 'high' vampires. The lowly ones are no different from monsters and basically look like giant humanoid bats, while the high ones are the more familiar vampires, who can happen to be quite nice and friendly folks [[spoiler:like Regis]]. Also, most of the 'high' vampires easily tolerate sunlight, and holy water, crucifixes, and garlic pose no threat to them. They also do not need blood to survive, although drinking it increases their strength and gets them drunk. It appears that there is some sort of middle ground, as creatures like Bruxa are intelligent, but concentrate on sucking blood.blood.
*** ''The World of the Witcher'' (released alongside ''[[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt Wild Hunt]]'') distinguishes between the monstrous "lower" vampires, the more intelligent of "higher" vampires, and a separate species of more powerful "true" higher vampires (such as [[spoiler:Dettlaff and Regis]]).
1st Sep '17 10:25:44 AM Smeagol17
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''The Witcher'' franchise started off as a collection of [[CharacterOverlap loosely connected]] {{dark|Fantasy}} [[LowFantasy Low]]/HeroicFantasy short stories which deconstructed classic FairyTales and then evolved into a series of (so far) eight novels with a strong MythArc. Written by the Polish author Creator/AndrzejSapkowski during TheNineties, the books were translated into multiple languages (including Russian and German) and adapted into comics, the {{Film}}[=/=]LiveActionTV series ''Series/TheHexer'', and [[TabletopGame/TheWitcherGameOfImagination The Witcher tabletop RPG]]. The franchise first gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world, though, with the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', a video game adaptation-slash-sequel by the then-unknown Polish developer studio, Creator/CDProjektRed, English translations of the original novels have followed. As of 2016, six of the eight books have received official English translations. They have also been fan translated, and are freely available at The Witcher Forum (Video Game) Community "Our Community Fan Translations" Page. Also, after long development, Platige Image announced in May 2017 that the long-announced new English-language series, written by TV veteran Thania St. John based on two short stories from ''The Last Wish'' collection (''The Witcher'' and ''Lesser Evil''), will be co-produced by Creator/{{Netflix}}, Platige Image and Sean Daniel Company, responsible for the adaptation of James S.A. Corey's ''Series/TheExpanse''.

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''The Witcher'' franchise started off as a collection of [[CharacterOverlap loosely connected]] {{dark|Fantasy}} [[LowFantasy Low]]/HeroicFantasy short stories which deconstructed classic FairyTales and then evolved into a series of (so far) eight novels with a strong MythArc. Written by the Polish author Creator/AndrzejSapkowski during TheNineties, the books were translated into multiple languages (including Russian and German) and adapted into comics, the {{Film}}[=/=]LiveActionTV series ''Series/TheHexer'', and [[TabletopGame/TheWitcherGameOfImagination The Witcher tabletop RPG]]. The franchise first gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world, though, with the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', a video game adaptation-slash-sequel by the then-unknown Polish developer studio, Creator/CDProjektRed, English translations of the original novels have followed. As of 2016, six 2017, seven of the eight books have received official English translations. They have also been fan translated, and are freely available at The Witcher Forum (Video Game) Community "Our Community Fan Translations" Page. Also, after long development, Platige Image announced in May 2017 that the long-announced new English-language series, written by TV veteran Thania St. John based on two short stories from ''The Last Wish'' collection (''The Witcher'' and ''Lesser Evil''), will be co-produced by Creator/{{Netflix}}, Platige Image and Sean Daniel Company, responsible for the adaptation of James S.A. Corey's ''Series/TheExpanse''.
1st Sep '17 10:24:47 AM Smeagol17
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* ''Literature/SeasonOfStorms'' (''Sezon burz'', 2013; an interquel set around the time of the short stories)

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* ''Literature/SeasonOfStorms'' (''Sezon burz'', 2013; English edition: 2018; an interquel set around the time of the short stories)
1st Sep '17 10:23:10 AM Smeagol17
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* ''Literature/TowerOfTheSwallow'' (''Wieża jaskółki'', 1997; English edition: May 17th, 2016)
* ''Literature/LadyOfTheLake'' (''Pani jeziora'', 1999; English fan translation; English edition due in 2017)

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* ''Literature/TowerOfTheSwallow'' (''Wieża jaskółki'', 1997; English edition: May 17th, 2016)
* ''Literature/LadyOfTheLake'' (''Pani jeziora'', 1999; English fan translation; English edition due in edition: 2017)
23rd Aug '17 10:47:25 AM GrammarNavi
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** Nilfgaard seems to be some cross of AncientRome (expanding city-state, speaks language of scholars as native language, calls army units "legions"), TheSovietUnion (heavy use of secret police, uses economic and cultural power to bully neighbors) and [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the bad side of Germany]] (predilection for wearing black, sun-associated imagery, policies of ethnic and cultural purity, disdain for "degenerate" outsiders).

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** Nilfgaard seems to be some cross of AncientRome (expanding city-state, speaks language of scholars as native language, calls army units "legions"), TheSovietUnion [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn The Soviet Union]] (heavy use of secret police, uses economic and cultural power to bully neighbors) and [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the bad side of Germany]] (predilection for wearing black, sun-associated imagery, policies of ethnic and cultural purity, disdain for "degenerate" outsiders).
2nd Aug '17 5:46:14 AM cpacifying
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** Downplayed with priest Krepp in "The Last Wish". He sure is an arrogant asshole with good share of prejudice in his worldview, but the way he helps Geralt with teleportation and even risking his life in the process reveals him as a sincere and faithful man that tries his best to actually be genuine and deserving moral authority his title implies.
23rd Jul '17 1:03:58 AM Skagit
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* DyingRace: Elves, though it's partly their own goddamn fault.

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* DyingRace: Elves, though it's partly their own goddamn fault. The Witchers too, granted they are technically still human ([[FantasticRacism to bad the general public didn't get the memo]]).
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