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  • Yes, the TV Show version may be packed with Narm Charm, but it still has plenty of awesome moments and Michał Żebrowski really tries his hardest to portray the itinerant monster slayer.
    • The fact that Geralt pretty much fights a renegade Witcher in nearly every other episode. And wipes the floor with them, as his mutations are more advanced. And his abilities more honed.
    • One for whenever Geralt preaches tolerance for sentient monsters that co-exist without directly harming humans.
  • At the beginning of episode one, the boy who'd become the White Wolf pulls the Elderly Witcher's dagger away from his father's throat and decides to leave voluntarily.
    • The random Witcher who's attacked by the Scoi'atel. He becomes a Human Pincushion yet still takes down two of the elven archers. And only succumbs when he's riddled with five shafts sticking out of his torso. Later, it's revealed that he was Only Mostly Dead and manages to ride all the way back to Kaer Morhen and present the guerrillas' heads!
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    • Kid!Gwynbleidd surviving the Trial of Pain, Trial of Grasses, Trial of Dreams and the Trial of Mountains.
  • Episode two is filled with so many establishing character moments for adult Geralt's badassitude, including:
    • Ozbert, a bullying master Witcher, canes his student, Gascaden, over the head until he's bleeding and concussed; for not being able to throw him off his horse during training. Geralt avoids his blows until the master is suitably pissed off.
    Ozbert: Stay still, coward!
    Geralt: (slow-motion judo flips him out of the saddle)
    Adela: Fight the normal way.
    Geralt: (grinning) What does it mean, 'normal'?
    • Our protagonist being forced to stand on a stump known as 'the square' for two days and nights as punishment for his unorthodox ways against the Witcher Code. Out of the three students forced to endure this torture; Geralt is the only one who doesn't collapse from muscle spasms. Then he defeats a vengeful and jealous Novitiate Witcher a mere hour later by making his rush attack carry him over the edge of a cliff!
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    • Geralt defeating Witcher Thornwald in mortal combat, despite being weighed down by bulky armour and facing down a very experienced member of the Wolf School, who had not only been on the path long before his own metamorphosis, but who had also made his career by being the only Witcher to successfully fight in full plate as his signature style.
  • By episode three: the White-haired Wanderer shows us the full extent of his enhanced senses by using powdered elixir to increase the sensitivity of his hearing and sight to near supernatural levels and locate patrols over a mile away. Thereby being able to avoid most of Falwick's men-at-arms while trying to get Moren back to her home, in Brokilon.
  • Halfway through episode four, (though it's followed by the first truly bizzare moment in the series; where our protagonist does something to Yarpen with his sword.) Geralt trying but failing to rescue a dangling Yennefer, and then Dandelion saving the pair of them from falling down the ravine by being the only one to lower them a rope.
  • Some human youths mock Geralt's profession and call him a changeling at the beginning of episode five. Geralt shuts them down pretty damn fast.
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    • This exchange.
    Herbolth: You're drunk, Witcher. Do you want trouble? Watch yourself, or you'll end up in the dungeon. Or on the end of a rope.
    Geralt: You. Are threatening me? (takes steel sword off the table and leans it up casually) Try to take me.
    Herbolth: ...
    Geralt: See? You've got your power, your hired dogs, and your pants full of shit.
    Herbolth: One hundred silver marks. Take them and leave Aedd Gynvael. I won't let Istredd risk his life for such a stupid reason, for some wh -
    Geralt: Get your eyesore of a face away from me, Herbolth. And the money you can shove up your ass. Go. Away. Now.
    Herbolth: Alright then, I wanted to go easy and fair with you. A Witcher entangled in a woman's skirt? I thought you were the people's defender? Where's your honour? Your mission? Fine. Fight for this wench who will put out for anyone -
    Geralt: (plants dagger between Herbolth's fingertips laying on the table in the blink of an eye) One more word... And this inn will burn with blood...
    • Geralt killing the renegade Witcher Maranga like the little bitch he is.
  • If you have to watch one episode in the series, this is it. Episode eight. Good God, episode eight. 'The Crossroads', or as I like to call it. 'Geralt makes everyone his bitch.'
    • When three vagabonds try and rob Geralt while at a bar in Vizima, the Witcher slaughters them to the last then uses the Axii sign, for the first time seen, on the guards that try to arrest him, making them take him to Velerad, the King's burgomeister; so he can inquire into a job that will become one of his most famous.
    • Geralt's promise to Foltest that he will do everything within his power to lift Adda's curse.
    • Ostrit having the brass balls to try and pay the Witcher off, and Geralt standing stock still, idly resting on the pommel of his silver sword like a boss.
    Ostrit: Look, I don't want you to kill her, Master Witcher. Here, a thousand Orens; now you're a wealthy man without the risk.
    Geralt: I've taken the job and I will do it. I have nothing to do with your plots.
    Ostrit: What are you talking about? (throws full coin pouch at his feet) Take it and get lost you tramp!
    Geralt: It's clear you want to remove Foltest. That will go much easier for you and your co-conspirators if his only daughter is still hunting and eating people. You should go now, my Lord. It's getting dark.
    Ostrit: Keep away! I have a turtle stone! I will kill you, Wizard! (draws sword and flails at Geralt) Your tricks won't do any good!
    Ostrit: (collapses like a sack of shit)
    • Lifting the curse. The White Wolf scares the monster out of the child, with a combination of his sorcery and fearsome presence and when she, (partially cured), digs her clawed hand into his carotid, Geralt manages to subdue her with the mere touch of his silver sword, then staunch his bleeding before he passes out from the nerve damage.
  • In episode nine: Geralt is riding down a road, when he's suddenly surrounded and stopped by lancers, Knights of the Order of the White Rose, and the captain of Hereward's guards, a dwarf named Dennis Cranmer along with his arch-nemesis, Count Falwick. Geralt is forced to accept the challenge of an arrogant young knight, Tailles, who you meet at the beginning of the second game; or face the gallows. The rules of the duel further state that Geralt must be blindfolded and that if he even touches Tailles with his sword, the Witcher will be made to suffer a slow death. Geralt easily evades the inept slashing of the adolescent douche and the duel promptly ends when their blades meet and Geralt's parry causes Tailles' sword to bounce back and slash his own face. Falwick, seeing that the boy is injured, demands that the footmen seize Geralt, but Cranmer stops him stating that the rules of the duel were fulfilled "to the letter", and that Geralt is free to go.
  • Geralt making a mockery of both Fifteen and Cykada, in episode ten, when the mercenaries both try to bully the monster slayer at separate intervals.
    • Ciri telling Falwick off and ordering him to leave her sight when he lies about Geralt abandoning her. He does!
    • Geralt trying to turn Renfri away from her hate-fueled crusade.
    Geralt: There is no lesser evil, Renfri. Evil is evil and always will be. I won't kill Stregobor, and nor will you. I won't allow any carnage here. Give it up. All of it. Then you'll prove for yourself that you can cut this chain of fate. That you can forgive. You can become someone else.
  • During the finale of episode ten: Renfri poisons Geralt while seducing him and leaves him for dead. But lo! We start up episode eleven revealing that that old Witcher metabolism has allowed our hero to crawl to his herbal bag and swig some Golden Oriole, burning out the arsenic the blood-crazed princess slips into his beer. He then soups himself up with so many potions and poultices that his pupils dilate to block out his golden iris'. Sufficiently buffed, Geralt goes to Blaviken's market square and annihilates Renfri's merry band of rapers and brigands.
    • The half-elf, Civril, fires a crossbow bolt at the Witcher. Geralt doesn't just intercept the quarrel, but bats it aside fast enough that it still buzzes into a wood support!
    • Special mention for Geralt's scary Slow Walk and his Stealth Hi/Bye in plain sight.
    • Renfri Dual Wielding her scimitar and barbed cape against the Witcher and being the only human foe in the series to land a blow on him before her own demise.
  • In the penultimate episode of the series, Geralt massacres his way through Falwick's compound in his search for Ciri, pulling off an awesome riding dismount, three ranged kills, along with employing several feints he used all the way back in episode two, a healthy dose of the Naev'de Feaine Glaeddyv sword style while fighting multiple opponents simultaneously and to top it all off; Geralt does all this without the aid of any reflex or strength enhancing potions and manages to deflect two arrows, one after the other before running the archers down and stabbing Ciri's jailer through a door.
    • Waiting for Falwick and his Nilfgaardian retinue to arrive so he can finally do away with the man he promised to kill all those years ago, Geralt lets himself be taken prisoner, endures the Count's torture with taut stoicism, then turns his allies against him by using Ciri's absence as a construed betrayal on Falwick's part so that Baron Gausteberg, the Imperial Captain present, orders a judiciary duel to determine who the liar is... Only Falwick sics his men on the witcher like the pussy he is.
    • Geralt punching out Tailles once again and killing three more Knights of the White Rose while initially unarmed.
    Geralt: Are you not going to blind-fold me this time?
    Black One: (offers sword)
    • After Geralt has just proved to everyone present what a loathsome coward he is, Falwick draws his sword on Geralt and before it has even cleared his scabbard, Geralt opens his throat from ear to ear.
  • Episode thirteen, Dandelion not only pushed a despairing Geralt into escaping the Nilfgaardians who were about to execute them by impaling but after they escape through a monster-guarded cave, he goes back and manages to steal some treasure from the same draconid or lesser vampire by throwing silver coins at it!
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