History VideoGame / TheWitcher3WildHunt

19th Apr '17 12:28:37 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* NotQuiteTheRightThing:
** "The Warble of the Smitten Knight:" Choosing to [[spoiler:keep Vivienne's curse a secret from Guillaume (as per her wishes) results in the curse getting broken but she now has only seven years left to live and Guillaume doesn't get the girl.]] Choosing to [[spoiler:let Guillaume in on the secret results in a comparatively happier ending where the curse is transferred to Guillaume with only minor side-effects and she and Guillaume are deeply in love]]. The former is more of a BittersweetEnding (as Vivienne is very happy but doomed, and Guillaume is destroying himself), while the latter is much closer to HappilyEverAfter.

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* NotQuiteTheRightThing:
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NotQuiteTheRightThing: "The Warble of the Smitten Knight:" Choosing to [[spoiler:keep Vivienne's curse a secret from Guillaume (as per her wishes) results in the curse getting broken but she now has only seven years left to live and Guillaume doesn't get the girl.]] Choosing to [[spoiler:let Guillaume in on the secret results in a comparatively happier ending where the curse is transferred to Guillaume with only minor side-effects and she and Guillaume are deeply in love]]. The former is more of a BittersweetEnding (as Vivienne is very happy but doomed, and Guillaume is destroying himself), while the latter is much closer to HappilyEverAfter.
19th Apr '17 12:27:33 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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** {{Inverted|Trope}} in one case of Skellige's crown plotline. [[spoiler:In the immediate aftermath of the massacre at An Craite's castle you get the choice between helping Hjalmar or helping Cerys. There is also the third obviously bad choice of not helping at all. Choosing the last one will result in Svanrige being crowned king. While at first it seems that he will be a puppet king under his mother, Brina Bran, and Nilfgaard; instead, in a single move, he unites all the clans under his leadership and casts aside his mother's own domineering aspirations becoming a capable ruler on his own terms. On the other hand he reforms Skellige into an absolute monarchy and both Cerys and Hjalmar die offscreen.]] So not quite as terrible as you were expecting but still pretty bad.



* NotQuiteTheRightThing: Choosing to [[spoiler:keep Vivienne's curse a secret from Guillaume (as per her wishes) results in the curse getting broken but she now has only seven years left to live and Guillaume doesn't get the girl.]] Choosing to [[spoiler:let Guillaume in on the secret results in a comparatively happier ending where the curse is broken with only minor side-effects and she and Guillaume are deeply in love]]. The former is more of a BittersweetEnding (as Vivienne is very happy but doomed, and Guillaume is destroying himself), while the latter is much closer to HappilyEverAfter.

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* NotQuiteTheRightThing: NotQuiteTheRightThing:
** "The Warble of the Smitten Knight:"
Choosing to [[spoiler:keep Vivienne's curse a secret from Guillaume (as per her wishes) results in the curse getting broken but she now has only seven years left to live and Guillaume doesn't get the girl.]] Choosing to [[spoiler:let Guillaume in on the secret results in a comparatively happier ending where the curse is broken transferred to Guillaume with only minor side-effects and she and Guillaume are deeply in love]]. The former is more of a BittersweetEnding (as Vivienne is very happy but doomed, and Guillaume is destroying himself), while the latter is much closer to HappilyEverAfter.



** The conclusion of ''Father Knows Worst'' sidequest. [[spoiler: When Geralt finds out missing Hugo and they head back to the surface, the remaining brothers are apparently waiting with a band of thugs. Hugo is obviously scared they are just waiting to finish him off. If Geralt decides to talk first, fight maybe, it turns out the thugs are in fact local hunters, called to help cleaning the cave from monsters. The brothers decide to bury the hatchet [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone after realising they've almost killed]] [[ThickerThanWater Hugo]] over money]].

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** The conclusion of ''Father Knows Worst'' sidequest. [[spoiler: When Geralt finds out the missing Hugo and they head back to the surface, the remaining brothers are apparently waiting with a band of thugs. Hugo is obviously scared they are just waiting to finish him off. If Geralt decides to talk first, fight maybe, it turns out the thugs are in fact local hunters, called to help cleaning the cave from monsters. The brothers decide to bury the hatchet [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone after realising they've almost killed]] [[ThickerThanWater Hugo]] over money]].



-->'''Geralt:''' Run, [[spoiler:Roach]]!
-->'''[[spoiler:Roach]]:''' ''(panting)'' WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK I'M DOING?!

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-->'''Geralt:''' Run, [[spoiler:Roach]]!
-->'''[[spoiler:Roach]]:'''
[[spoiler:Roach]]!\\
'''[[spoiler:Roach]]:'''
''(panting)'' WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK I'M DOING?!
18th Apr '17 7:49:53 AM SinNanna
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* Autocannibalism: [[spoiler: Appears in a contract as the way to break a werewolf's curse.]]

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* Autocannibalism: {{Autocannibalism}}: [[spoiler: Appears in a contract as the way to break a werewolf's curse.]]



* Cyclops: Several live on Skellige.

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* Cyclops: {{Cyclops}}: Several live on Skellige.
17th Apr '17 5:59:31 PM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: The Bloody Baron's army is made of deserters from the Temerian army who have taken to gathering supplies from the local villages for them and administrating in Nilfgaard's name. They're ''even worse'' to the peasantry than the Nilfgaard are.



* LaResistance:
** Subverted. It's definitely a case of TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized. With the death of Foltest, the Temerian forces were disorganized and ineffective. They were easy prey for Nilfgaard, which defeated them on the battlefield and scattered their ranks. While some continue the fight, most have turned to banditry, deserted, [[LesCollaborateurs or joined the Bloody Baron's forces]]. Indeed, many of the deserters and bandits Geralt encounters yell "For Temeria" as if they were still in the army fighting Nilfgaard. [[ShownTheirWork Which is not uncommon with some "resistance" groups throughout history.]]
** However, there ''is'' an actual Temerian resistance group, made up of actual remnants of the Temerian army...and commanded by none other than [[spoiler:Vernon Roche.]] However, they subvert this trope too, since [[spoiler: Roche is actually in league with Nilfgaard against Radovid]].



* LesCollaborateurs: The Bloody Baron's army is made of deserters from the Temerian army who have taken to gathering supplies from the local villages for them and administrating in Nilfgaard's name. They're ''even worse'' to the peasantry than the Nilfgaard are.


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* LaResistance:
** Subverted. It's definitely a case of TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized. With the death of Foltest, the Temerian forces were disorganized and ineffective. They were easy prey for Nilfgaard, which defeated them on the battlefield and scattered their ranks. While some continue the fight, most have turned to banditry, deserted, [[LesCollaborateurs or joined the Bloody Baron's forces]]. Indeed, many of the deserters and bandits Geralt encounters yell "For Temeria" as if they were still in the army fighting Nilfgaard. [[ShownTheirWork Which is not uncommon with some "resistance" groups throughout history.]]
** However, there ''is'' an actual Temerian resistance group, made up of actual remnants of the Temerian army...and commanded by none other than [[spoiler:Vernon Roche.]] However, they subvert this trope too, since [[spoiler: Roche is actually in league with Nilfgaard against Radovid]].
12th Apr '17 9:10:55 AM SinNanna
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* ApocalypticLog: In one quest near the end, Geralt travels through [[spoiler: a world consumed by the White Frost]]. While there, you can find notes left by the inhabitants of that world describing how everyone slowly froze and starved to death.
9th Apr '17 8:40:13 PM Skagit
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* CaperCrew: For the aforementioned heist Geralt must choose between multiple candidates to recruit, very similar to [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV the fifth GTA]].
8th Apr '17 2:32:23 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* TheRemnant: Geralt, Vesemir, Letho, and a handful of others are the only Witchers left in the world. Most people are unaware of this fact and there may be even less left based on your decisions. [[spoiler: The best possible ending has Ciri finish her training become the first new Witcher in decades.]]

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* TheRemnant: Geralt, Vesemir, Letho, and a handful of others are the only Witchers left in the world. Most people are unaware of this fact and there may be even less left based on your decisions. [[spoiler: The best One of the possible ending has Ciri finish her training to become the first new Witcher in decades.]]
1st Apr '17 7:27:13 AM ironballs16
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** [[spoiler:Girls born during the time of the Black Sun, such as Syanna, are believed to be cursed with horrible dreams that drive them insane. It's never confirmed if the behaviour of these girls is due to the innate evil brought by the curse, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane or if it's just a natural reaction to being treated like monsters since childhood.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:Girls born during the time of the Black Sun, such as Syanna, are believed to be cursed with horrible dreams that drive them insane. It's [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane never confirmed if the behaviour of these girls girls]] is due to the innate evil brought by the curse, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane [[ThenLetMeBeEvil or if it's just a natural reaction to being treated like monsters since childhood.]]]]
20th Mar '17 9:20:22 PM SoberIrishman
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** Skellige is pretty much inhabited by the stereotypical fantasy Vikings -- a RapePillageAndBurn [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]] with a fondness for axes, pillaging, battle and boats. They've also got some Irish influences in their language, with names like Bran and such. [[note]]It can get confusing when "Bran" and "Sigrdrifa" are both words of the same language.[[/note]] For added hilarity, one of the isles of Skellige is called "Faroe".

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** Skellige is pretty much inhabited by the stereotypical fantasy Vikings -- a RapePillageAndBurn [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]] with a fondness for axes, pillaging, battle and boats. They've also got some Irish influences in their language, with names like Bran and such. such, [[note]]It can get confusing when "Bran" and "Sigrdrifa" are both words of the same language.[[/note]] For added hilarity, as well as their clothes, which often feature Celtic knots as well as stud patterns similar to those on Irish shields. The Skelligs/Na Scealaga are a group of real-life Irish islands, the word itself meaning "steep rock", and one of the isles of Skellige is called "Faroe".
18th Mar '17 5:06:07 PM TeraChimera
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* MoodWhiplash: The "Equine Phantoms" contract starts out as the usual slightly creepy monster-hunting sidequest. About halfway through, it slides deeply into LeaningOnTheFourthWall silliness and SnarkToSnarkCombat once [[spoiler:Roach starts talking]].
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