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Portrayal of the paranormal in the Witcher series

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:42 am
by Wizard
Any reviews including on the accuracy besides the magic system and flashy moves that some of the ‘key characters’ use?

How’s the portrayal of the elves, vampires, so on and the way humans treat(ed) the non-human races in the series?

Re: Portrayal of the paranormal in the Witcher series

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:07 pm
by niceprotonman
Inaccurate, to say the very least.

Re: Portrayal of the paranormal in the Witcher series

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:06 am
by Wizard
There is also this one character (A demon) who is based on the medieval peasants' experiences/depiction of Satan and Lucifer called *spoilers below*













Gaunter O'Dimm

His basically a trickster with a 'sharpened silver tongue' (Referring to being very persuasive/charismatic), comes into the lives of troubled people to make irresistible pacts that grant people what they wish but never what they want while taking their soul or something they highly value.

Is a master of riddles who knows how to twist or play with words and etc.

Re: Portrayal of the paranormal in the Witcher series

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:18 pm
by Elric Adelmann
Depends. A lot is based on actual slavic folklore, and thus is incredibly accurate. Though for a real life comparison with what our spirit equivalents would be for the monsters and races in the series... I'm not entirely sure. Of course, spirits, both when they were alive and aren't were/are incredibly diverse, so its possible there are some accurate portrayals. The folklore, minus a few changes or inaccuracies, is for the most part spot on, though.