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The Best Characters From Netflix's 'The Witcher'

Updated May 7, 2020 2.1k votes 281 voters 3.0k views12 items

List RulesMain characters from the Netflix series only.

Critics be cursed - Netflix's The Witcher is one of the most popular TV shows in recent memory. There are other shows like The Witcher, but this one has stood out. Based on the acclaimed novels, which, in turn, spawned a dedicated series of games, The Witcher takes place in a distant fantasy world where monsters run rampant and magic reigns supreme. Henry Cavill stars as Geralt of Rivia, a famous monster-hunter-for-hire who travels the continent taking on odd jobs in order to rid the world of (mostly) nefarious creatures. Sometimes his contracts specify humans, sometimes they specify monsters - fortunately for Geralt, he has two types of swords.

Who's your favorite character from the series, and how do they compete with the books...or the games? Sure, Henry Cavill's received hefty praise for his portrayal as Geralt, but the rest of the cast is just as amazing.

The list features all the main characters from the series as well as the names of the actor or actress who played them. Vote up the best characters from The Witcher to see who really stole the show.

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    Evil is evil. Lesser. Greater. Middling. It's all the same.

    Played by: Henry Cavill

    Profession: Witcher

    Also known as: The Butcher of Blaviken, The White Wolf

    They a great character?

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    Jaskier (Dandelion)

    Ooh, I could be your barker, spreading the tales of Geralt of Rivia, the Butcher of Blaviken.

    Played by: Joey Batey

    Profession: Bard

    They a great character?
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    Tissaia de Vries

    Chaos is the most dangerous thing in this world. But without control, chaos will kill you.

    Played by: MyAnna Buring

    Profession: Rectoress of Aretuza

    They a great character?
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    Speaking to Geralt: You can't outrun destiny just because you're terrified of it. It's coming.

    Played by: Adam Levy

    Profession: Court Druid

    They a great character?