History Videogame / TheWitcher

18th Sep '17 3:37:30 AM Xfing
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*** At the beginning of the Epilogue, Radovid and Foltest are discussing their course of action. Radovid says he'll provide "brotherly help" to Foltest's forces, which Foltest rapidly and quite angrily dismisses, saying that the term "brotherly help" somehow doesn't sit well with him. In real life this term was routinely used by the Soviets in regards to their Eastern Bloc subordinate states, often leaving Poles embittered and echoing it ironically, due to the Soviet's "help" being everything but.

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*** At the beginning of the Epilogue, Radovid and Foltest are discussing their course of action. Radovid says he'll provide "brotherly help" "fraternal assistance" to Foltest's forces, which Foltest rapidly and quite angrily dismisses, saying that the term "brotherly help" "fraternal assistance" somehow doesn't sit well with him. rubs him the wrong way. In real life this term was routinely used by the Soviets in regards to their Eastern Bloc subordinate states, often leaving while the nature of the "assistance" was suspiciously akin to "we send them our coal, and in return they take our sugar". No wonder most Poles embittered and echoing it ironically, due to were rubbed the Soviet's "help" being everything but.wrong way by the term.
18th Sep '17 3:32:40 AM Xfing
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*** At the beginning of the Epilogue, Radovid and Foltest are discussing their course of action. Radovid says he'll provide "brotherly help" to Foltest's forces, which Foltest rapidly and quite angrily dismisses, saying that the term "brotherly help" somehow doesn't sit well with him. In real life this term was routinely used by the Soviets in regards to their Eastern Bloc subordinate states, often leaving Poles embittered and echoing it ironically, due to the Soviet's "help" being everything but.
18th Sep '17 2:34:43 AM Xfing
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** Thaler's name is an example of the trope in the French translation. It is a MeaningfulName, he is a fence having [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaler the name of an old European money]]. In the French translation, he is named Talar, which doesn't mean anything. It is especially strange, as the word "thaler" exists in French too.

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** Thaler's name is an example of the trope in the French translation. It is a MeaningfulName, he is a fence having [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaler the name of an old European money]]. In the French translation, he is named Talar, which doesn't mean anything.is the Polish word for it. It is especially strange, as the word "thaler" exists in French too.
2nd Aug '17 5:51:23 AM cricri3007
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* BadassBookworm: A villainous example with the Professor, though we never see much of his Professor-ness.
** In the original he is called Magister and is prone to SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.

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* BadassBookworm: BadassBookworm:
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A villainous example with the Professor, though we never see much of his Professor-ness.
** *** In the original he is called Magister and is prone to SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.
** Geralt will inevitably be this as the game goes on, as the only way to learn new monsters entries is to read book about them.
31st Jul '17 2:55:51 PM cricri3007
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* AllSwordsAreTheSame: Averted. Silver and Steel swords both have different skill paths on the character development tree, as the fighting styles, while not represented in gameplay animations, are apparently different for the two types of swords.

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* AllSwordsAreTheSame: Averted. Silver and Steel swords both have different skill paths on the character development tree, as the fighting styles, while not represented in gameplay animations, styles are apparently different for the two types of swords.
28th Jul '17 1:33:36 PM cricri3007
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* NiceDayDeadlyNight: ''The Witcher'' has a day-night cycle, and while some monsters roam out in the open during the day, the vast majority come out at night. This is especially noticeable in the first act, which takes place in and around a small village surrounded by woods, but happens even in Vyzima, a capital city, later on.

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* NiceDayDeadlyNight: ''The Witcher'' has a day-night cycle, and while some monsters roam out in the open during the day, day (and they become ''worse'' at night), the vast majority come out at night. This is especially noticeable in the first act, which takes place in and around a small village surrounded by woods, but happens even in Vyzima, a capital city, later on.
16th Jul '17 5:24:16 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* FixFic: The game series effectively serves as an officially licensed one by undoing the GainaxEnding of the saga and bringing Geralt BackFromTheDead.
29th Jun '17 2:17:55 PM xcountryguy
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* BookEnds: The opening cinematic is a retelling of one of the first short stories in the franchise. [[spoiler: One of the quests in Chapter 5 is the closest you can get to actually playing through it]].

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* BookEnds: The opening cinematic is a retelling of one of the first short stories in the franchise. [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One of the quests in Chapter 5 is the closest you can get to actually playing through it]].



* ChivalrousPervert: Geralt treats his ''many'' prospective flings in a gentlemanly way. There are exceptions though, [[spoiler: You ''can'' sleep with Abigail, and then leave her to burn at the stake, or betray a brothel run by female vampires after making love to them.]]

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* ChivalrousPervert: Geralt treats his ''many'' prospective flings in a gentlemanly way. There are exceptions though, [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You ''can'' sleep with Abigail, and then leave her to burn at the stake, or betray a brothel run by female vampires after making love to them.]]



* GeniusBruiser: Azar Javed. The villain who spends the whole game using magic fights [[spoiler: his final battle by DualWielding giant flaming maces.]]

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* GeniusBruiser: Azar Javed. The villain who spends the whole game using magic fights [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his final battle by DualWielding giant flaming maces.]]



* IronicEcho: At the end of Chapter 3 from the Professor: [[spoiler: "Witchers ''can'' parry bolts in flight."]]

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* IronicEcho: At the end of Chapter 3 from the Professor: [[spoiler: "Witchers [[spoiler:"Witchers ''can'' parry bolts in flight."]]



* LovecraftLite: In one quest, Geralt can fight and kill [[spoiler: [[Creator/HPLovecraft Dagon. Yes, THAT Dagon.]]]]

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* LovecraftLite: In one quest, Geralt can fight and kill [[spoiler: [[Creator/HPLovecraft [[spoiler:[[Creator/HPLovecraft Dagon. Yes, THAT Dagon.]]]]



** The entirety of [[spoiler: the story]], by rescuing Alvin at the beginning, putting him under the parentage of either Triss or Shani, acting as a father figure, and sharing various bits of wisdom, Geralt shapes the personality of what will eventually become the BigBad once a StableTimeLoop occurs.

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** The entirety of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the story]], by rescuing Alvin at the beginning, putting him under the parentage of either Triss or Shani, acting as a father figure, and sharing various bits of wisdom, Geralt shapes the personality of what will eventually become the BigBad once a StableTimeLoop occurs.



** If Geralt sides with Abigail during the first chapter, he'll deliver an epic one to the villagers who are getting ready to BurnTheWitch. The irony being that, [[spoiler: Abigail ''is'' a cultist of an extremely nasty old god, and she ''is'' guilty of some of the villager's accusations.]]

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** If Geralt sides with Abigail during the first chapter, he'll deliver an epic one to the villagers who are getting ready to BurnTheWitch. The irony being that, [[spoiler: Abigail [[spoiler:Abigail ''is'' a cultist of an extremely nasty old god, and she ''is'' guilty of some of the villager's accusations.]]



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Alvin is a powerful Source who carries the Elder Blood who randomly uttered the Prophecy of Ithlinne, who is a catalyst for Geralt's growth as a person, who has a magical "accident" during his training with Triss involving a destroyed shed, and is sort-of raised by Geralt and (canonically) a sorceress....making him Ciri from the novel series, except somehow all this development is shoved into a few months or so (maybe) instead of close to seven years as it was in the novels. [[spoiler: He even ends up time-traveling and is wanted by the Wild Hunt like Ciri is.]].

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Alvin is a powerful Source who carries the Elder Blood who randomly uttered the Prophecy of Ithlinne, who is a catalyst for Geralt's growth as a person, who has a magical "accident" during his training with Triss involving a destroyed shed, and is sort-of raised by Geralt and (canonically) a sorceress....making him Ciri from the novel series, except somehow all this development is shoved into a few months or so (maybe) instead of close to seven years as it was in the novels. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He even ends up time-traveling and is wanted by the Wild Hunt like Ciri is.]].



** The boss of Chapter 4 is [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination Dagon]], a PhysicalGod straight out of the CthulhuMythos.]] The Bestiary entry for which begins with ''[[Creator/HPLovecraft That is not dead which can eternal lie; and with strange aeons, even death may die.]]''

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** The boss of Chapter 4 is [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination Dagon]], a PhysicalGod straight out of the CthulhuMythos.]] The Bestiary entry for which begins with ''[[Creator/HPLovecraft That is not dead which can eternal lie; and with strange aeons, even death may die.]]''



** [[spoiler: That's left deliberately inconclusive, and Jacques stands as example enough without the connection to Alvin. You get a lot of clues though, such as Jacques's HannibalLecture using some of the expressions you used when talking with Alvin earlier.]]

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** [[spoiler: That's [[spoiler:That's left deliberately inconclusive, and Jacques stands as example enough without the connection to Alvin. You get a lot of clues though, such as Jacques's HannibalLecture using some of the expressions you used when talking with Alvin earlier.]]
10th Jun '17 5:33:16 AM Ghingahn
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** However, it is restored in the sequel, as his memory was lost when meeting the Wild Hunt. A second meeting may have allowed for it to come back.

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** However, it is restored in the sequel, as his memory was lost when [[spoiler:when meeting the Wild Hunt.Hunt]]. A second meeting may have allowed for it to come back.
28th May '17 3:57:09 PM rmctagg09
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* NiceDayDeadlyNight: ''The Witcher'' has a day-night cycle, and while some monsters roam out in the open during the day, the vast majority come out at night. This is especially noticeable in the first act, which takes place in and around a small village surrounded by woods, but happens even in Vyzima, a capital city, later on.
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