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* CuteMonsterGirl: At least [[spoiler:Guillame seems to think this is the case with Vivienne's oriole-like form - she playfully chides him for the obvious flattery]].

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* CuteMonsterGirl: At least [[spoiler:Guillame [[spoiler:Guillaume seems to think this is the case with Vivienne's oriole-like form - she playfully chides him for the obvious flattery]].



* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:Should Geralt keep Vivienne's condition secret from Guillame, he will not only end up alone, but also disillusioned and bitter over the whole chivalry thing]].

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:Should Geralt keep Vivienne's condition secret from Guillame, Guillaume, he will not only end up alone, but also disillusioned and bitter over the whole chivalry thing]].



* DoggedNiceGuy: Guillame is smitten with the lady Vivienne, and refuses to take no for an answer. Vivienne's rejections and resistance are, essentially, obstacles to overcome during the quest. Abiding by her wishes leads to a NotQuiteTheRightThing result where she only has seven years to live and Guillame is a bitter drunk, but ignoring her wishes leads to an ending where the two of them share true love and a much more ambiguous future.

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Guillame Guillaume is smitten with the lady Vivienne, and refuses to take no for an answer. Vivienne's rejections and resistance are, essentially, obstacles to overcome during the quest. Abiding by her wishes leads to a NotQuiteTheRightThing result where she only has seven years to live and Guillame Guillaume is a bitter drunk, but ignoring her wishes leads to an ending where the two of them share true love and a much more ambiguous future.


* RedRidingHoodReplica: Geralt can take a quest to protect a village from a bandit leader named Little Red, who wears a hood and [[spoiler:transforms into a werewolf if Geralt chooses to fight her.]]

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* RedRidingHoodReplica: Geralt can take a quest to protect a village from a bandit leader named Little Red, who wears a hood and [[spoiler:transforms into a werewolf if Geralt chooses to fight her.]]her]]. It's worth to note she's named Little Red only in the English release and her hood isn't red, either - in original Polish version, she's simply called Wilczyca, meaning a she-wolf, which makes a fitting nickname in Polish for a bandit leader, but not so much in English.

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* RedRidingHoodReplica: Geralt can take a quest to protect a village from a bandit leader named Little Red, who wears a hood and [[spoiler:transforms into a werewolf if Geralt chooses to fight her.]]


* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Geralt can call his horse, Roach, from anywhere in the world, and she will [[OffscreenTeleportation arrive in short order]], even if she had to cross rivers, mountains and oceans from the other side of the map. This, combined with her invulnerability, is all for the sake of convenient gameplay. This is lampshaded in-game during the quest "Equine Phantoms" in the Blood and Wine expansion where [[spoiler: Geralt now being able to understand Roach after taking a special concoction asks Roach about it, to which Roach simply states that she will simply go wherever Geralt is as long as he needs her.]]



* SummonARide: Geralt can call his horse, Roach, from anywhere in the world, and she will [[OffscreenTeleportation arrive in short order]], even if she had to cross rivers, mountains and oceans from the other side of the map. This, combined with her invulnerability, is all for the sake of convenient gameplay. This is lampshaded in-game during the quest "Equine Phantoms" in the Blood and Wine expansion where [[spoiler: Geralt now being able to understand Roach after taking a special concoction asks Roach about it, to which Roach simply states that she will simply go wherever Geralt is as long as he needs her.]]



** Some of the human characters invoke this, as well. For example, the Bloody Baron, a drunken brute who oppresses the peasants under him [[spoiler:and beats his wife]], is a human wreck who is too terrified to face the world sober, and tries to make up for his bad deeds with little acts of kindness, like giving a home to an abandoned little girl and being a DotingParent, or giving [[SacredHospitality a much needed respite]] to a young lady on the run from [[TheWildHunt otherworldly pursuers]]. He's a bad man, but one gets the impression that he knows it, sincerely wants to be better, and would if he weren't also a very weak person.

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** Some of the human characters invoke this, as well. For example, the Bloody Baron, a drunken brute who oppresses the peasants under him [[spoiler:and beats his wife]], is a human wreck who is too terrified to face the world sober, and tries to make up for his bad deeds with little acts of kindness, like giving a home to an abandoned little girl and being a DotingParent, or giving [[SacredHospitality a much needed much-needed respite]] to a young lady on the run from [[TheWildHunt otherworldly pursuers]]. He's a bad man, but one gets the impression that he knows it, sincerely wants to be better, and would if he weren't also a very weak person.


* LethalChef: The spoon wight's brew is so hideous that it jacks Geralt's toxicity level up on the spot; possibly to very dangerous levels if certain Alchemy stats weren't buffed beforehand. Bring the White Honey.

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* LethalChef: LethalChef:
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The spoon wight's brew is so hideous that it jacks Geralt's toxicity level up on the spot; possibly to very dangerous levels if certain Alchemy stats weren't buffed beforehand. Bring the White Honey.Honey.
** One bandit camp has a lootable letter in which the hanse leader complains that the kitchen crew cooked a meal so bad, it had everyone in the fortress spewing from both ends. As punishment, the kitchen crew are made to wash all of the fortress's diarrhoea-soaked undergarments.


* StolenGoodReturnedBetter: One early side quest involves fetching a frying pan for an old woman that some stranger borrowed and never bothered to return. When Geralt brings it to her, she is shocked to find it cleaned to a mirror shine when before it was covered in soot. Turns out the man wanted to use the soot on the pan to make ink so he could write some letters.

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* StolenGoodReturnedBetter: One early side quest involves fetching a frying pan for an old woman that some stranger borrowed and never bothered to return. When Geralt brings it to her, she is shocked to find it cleaned to a mirror shine when before it was covered in soot. Turns out the man was a spy who wanted to use the soot on the pan to make ink so he could write some letters.letters detailing the movements of the Nilfgaardian forces.

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* StolenGoodReturnedBetter: One early side quest involves fetching a frying pan for an old woman that some stranger borrowed and never bothered to return. When Geralt brings it to her, she is shocked to find it cleaned to a mirror shine when before it was covered in soot. Turns out the man wanted to use the soot on the pan to make ink so he could write some letters.


** Madman Lugos' son is called Blueboy is because as a child he's often seen covered in bruises, possibly "from his father's belt, rod and fists", as stated on his character entry.



** The Nilfgaardians mostly speak with an approximate Russian/Germanic accent, which provides good contrast with the mostly British-accented Temerians, and marks them out as an invading foreign power. Their language, Elder Speech, however is somewhat reminiscent of Welsh.[[note]]It only ''looks'' like Welsh though, many words are derived from other European languages.[[/note]]

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** The Nilfgaardians mostly speak with an approximate Russian/Germanic accent, which provides good contrast with the mostly British-accented Temerians, and marks them out as an invading foreign power. Their language, Elder Speech, however is somewhat reminiscent of Welsh.[[note]]It only ''looks'' like Welsh though, many words are derived from other European languages.languages such as German and Dutch.[[/note]]


* LooksLikeOrlok: The Higher Vampires bear varying degrees of resemblance to this trope when they get their GameFace on. Probably the one closest is [[spoiler:Regis]], due to his partial baldness and extremely long and sharp incisors.

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* LooksLikeOrlok: The Higher Vampires bear varying degrees of resemblance to this trope when they get their GameFace on. Probably the one closest is [[spoiler:Regis]], [[spoiler:The Unseen Elder]], due to his partial baldness baldness, pale skin, slender figure, and extremely long and sharp incisors.

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* WorthyOpponent: Folan of Clan Tuirseach has a low opinion of most of the other clans on Skellige, and can find a reason to be dismissive of most of them. The only clan he'll confess to thinking of as "alright" is Clan Drummond, who he and his clan are supposed to be feuding with.


* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Downplayed and somewhat justified. By the admission of both Geralt and Triss, the latter took advantage of the former's amnesia in many ways--one of which was getting him in bed (albeit willingly at the time) for up to a year. In story, this is treated as Geralt getting lucky with a sorceress babe. In particular, Yennefer always lashes out at Geralt when the subject of Triss is brought up, and in one case reminding her that you had amnesia at the time leads to her assaulting you with a teleportation portal. No one ever regards Triss as being wrong for what she did, other than Triss herself. This attitude has some justification InUniverse: Geralt is infamously promiscuous and sleep with others for less; Triss and Geralt are a genuinely loving and sacrificing couple, and Geralt has slept with Triss during one of his "breaks" with Yennefer before. So to outsiders, this just looked like one of those "breaks" and nothing much worth mentioning.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Triss and Yen are both abusive in ways that would be ''very'' unlikely to fly if Geralt was a woman and they were men. While apparent in some regular dialogue such as Yenn's venomous and condescending attitude (which is framed as her being a {{Tsundere}}) or her destroying some of Geralt's possessions out of jealousy (e.g. his bed), it's most apparent with one particular subplot involving...
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale:
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Downplayed and somewhat justified. By the admission of both Geralt and Triss, the latter took advantage of the former's amnesia in many ways--one ways - one of which was getting him in bed (albeit willingly at the time) for up to a year. In story, this is treated as Geralt getting lucky with a sorceress babe. In particular, Yennefer always lashes out at Geralt when the subject of Triss is brought up, and in one case reminding her that you had amnesia at the time leads to her assaulting you with a teleportation portal.portal, resulting in Geralt being dumped from dozens of foot in the air into the nearby lake. Geralt has no option to respond negatively to this, his two options being to apologize to Yen for even bringing it up or a snarky comment about how nice the view was. To which Yen responds by ''threatening to murder him'' next time he tries to use the amnesia excuse. No one ever regards Triss as being wrong for what she did, other than Triss herself. Even she doesn't really treat it with as much weight as you'd expect and potentially ends up as Geralt's love interest in spite of it; it's very unlikely that mainstream audiences would find this acceptable were the genders reversed.
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This attitude has some justification InUniverse: InUniverse for those who don't know the full story: Geralt is infamously promiscuous and sleep sleeps with others for less; less, Triss and Geralt are a genuinely loving and sacrificing couple, and Geralt has slept with Triss during one of his "breaks" with Yennefer before. So to outsiders, this just looked like one of those "breaks" and nothing much worth mentioning.


* ClassicalCyclops: Cyclopes are a Ogroid monster native to the Skellige isles (which is home to various other monsters inspired by [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]] including [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies Harpies]], [[SirensAreMermaids Sirens]] and Ekhidnas). They're {{Smash Mook}}s who fight with their fists and with {{Shockwave Stomp}}s, hitting hard but telegraphing their attacks. Their entry in the bestiary includes a quote from a traveller names Odess Thaka who was killed while trying to blind a cyclops with a sharpened stake, as a ShoutOut to Polyphemus from ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.



* CollectibleCardGame: Gwent.

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* {{Cyclops}}: Several live on Skellige.

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* EyeScream:
** [[SerialKiller The Concerned Citizen]] gouges out their victim's eyes and places smouldering coals in the sockets.
** In one quest, an NPC is tricked into gouging out one of their own eyes, thinking it's penitence for a previous wrongdoing.


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** [[spoiler:In the final battle against The Wild Hunt, the Skelligers and the Nilfgaardians, who have been preparing to wage a naval battle against each others, quickly fights alongside one another against the Elven invaders, if only due to their respective leader's - Crach an Crait and Emhyr van Emreis - mutual desire to protect Ciri from them]].

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** [[spoiler:In the final battle against The Wild Hunt, the Skelligers and the Nilfgaardians, who have been preparing to wage a naval battle against each others, quickly fights alongside one another against the Elven invaders, if only due to their respective leader's leaders' - Crach an Crait and Emhyr van Emreis - mutual desire to protect Ciri from them]]. them]].

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