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The Witcher Season 3 Documentary Confirms Vilgefortz’s Power

In Netflix's “Making The Witcher: Season 3” documentary, showrunner Lauren Hissrich acknowledged the disappointment of many fans regarding the duel between Vilgefortz and Cahir. Hissrich clarified that the specific line in question was meant to address the fans' concerns.

According to Hissrich, fans were upset because they believed Vilgefortz, being the most powerful mage, should not have been able to defeat Cahir with just a glance. Hissrich explained that the challenge for Vilgefortz was to keep his true skills hidden, and his first demonstration of power was against Geralt.

Following this revelation, viewers watched as Vilgefortz easily defeated Geralt using only a staff and minimal magic. This complete beatdown, which nearly killed Geralt, aligns more closely with the Vilgefortz described in the books. In the books, Vilgefortz is renowned as one of the greatest fighters on the Continent and one of the most powerful sorcerers in the Brotherhood of Mages.

It appears that Season 3 of “The Witcher” aims to rectify any misconceptions from Season 1 and establish Vilgefortz as one of Geralt's most formidable adversaries. The documentary provides insight into the decision and clarifies that Vilgefortz is indeed a dangerous foe for Geralt.

Overall, the documentary offers fans a deeper understanding of the storytelling choices made in the series and provides context for the development of the characters and their abilities.