Geralt von Rivia (Henry Cavill) is the character of the same name in the Netflix series The Witcher and the novels and short stories of the Witcher saga by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. In the season 1 finale, he meets Ciri (Freya Allen), the princess of Cintra, his surprise child and the young woman who is supposed to be his destiny. They hug and she asks about Yennefer. If you’re wondering if Geralt will survive in The Witcher Season 2, we have the solution for you. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Does Geralt die in the Witcher season 2?
No, Geralt does not die in The Witcher Season 2. At the beginning of the season, Geralt and Ciri visit an old friend of Geralt, Nivellen (Kristofer Hivju), who was curse by a priestess of the cult of the lion head spider, also known as Coram Agh Tera, in turned into a bestial man with a boar-like face. Geralt and Ciri leave after the death of Nivellen’s lover, Vereena, a powerful bruxa, and the revelation that he was cursed after raping the priestess.
Geralt and Ciri finally make it to Kaer Morhen, the fortress and home of the witchers. It was almost destroyed in Tetra’s attack on the keep. Every year Geralt and the other wizards return to spend the winter in Kaer Morhen, now run by a grouchy Vesemir (Kim Bodnia) who is a father figure to Geralt and most of the young wizards. During Tetra’s attack, most of the knowledge and magical substances the wizards had hoarded over the centuries, including the method of creating other wizards, were destroyed. Today there are only about 20 of them left in the world.
Gerald is forced to kill one such witcher, Eskel, after he begins to transform into a Leshy or a forest monster. This amazes everyone, including Vesemir and Geralt, because the Leshy has no such powers. It is later revealed that there are other unknown monsters in the world, all of whom seem to be attracted to Ciri.
Shortly afterwards, Triss Merigold (Anna Shaffer) arrives in Kaer Morhen to help Ciri with her growing skills. After learning that Ciri used her powers to overturn a monolith outside of Cintra, she sends Geralt to speak to Istredd, who is now working with the Nilfgaardians. They come to the conclusion that the monoliths are portals to other spheres or worlds and that through them the new monsters come into their world. Upon his return to Kaer Morhen, Geralt prevents Vesemir from turning Ciri into a sorcerer, which the elderly sorcerer promised in exchange for her elder blood. Geralt then takes her to the Temple of Melitele, where he later meets Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), whom he believed to be dead.
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When Rience, a powerful wizard who can use fire magic, attacks the temple, Yennefer leaves the temple with Ciri and lets Geralt realize that the love of his life has betrayed him. With the help of Jaskier (Joey Batey) and her dwarven allies, Geralt finds Yennefer and Ciri on the outskirts of Cintra. After realizing who is behind the whole scheme, Geralt sets out to confront the Deathless Mother, or Voleth Meir, a demon held captive by ancient magicians. However, although Yennefer does not carry out the plan to bring Ciri to Cintra, Voleth is freed and takes possession of Ciri.
The culminating battle of the second season appropriately takes place in Kaer Morhen. Geralt, Yennefer and the others finally manage to bring Ciri back. The three protagonists are briefly transported into another sphere through the portal that Ciri opened when she was possessed by Voleth. They watch the demon join the wild hunt before returning to their world. Both Geralt and Yennefer cannot have children due to the procedure they underwent on their way to becoming a wizard and witch. But now they can start a family with Ciri. Since the whole continent seems to be interested in the young princess, the three decide to hide.