Is Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher: Nightmare of The Wolf Movie?

Nightmare of the Wolf explores the origin story of Vesemir.

By Shivam Gulati

August 23, 2021

After a long wait, Netflix finally released The Witcher: Nightmare of The Wolf anime movie. The film is a blessing for the Witcher fans eagerly waiting for the show’s return with season 2.

Unlike the live-action Witcher series and CD Projekt Red’s video games, the anime movie goes back in time to focus on Vesemir’s origin story. For the unacquainted, Vesemir was the mentor and the father figure for Geralt who trained him to become a Witcher.

Everyone is expecting Vesemir to show up in The Witcher season 2. So, it was definitely a good idea to share the character’s origin through an anime film. However, fans also want to know if Geralt of Rivia appears in the Nightmare of The Wolf anime film. Well, here’s the answer you are looking for.

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The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf | Official Trailer | Netflix Anime

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf | Official Trailer | Netflix Anime

If you haven’t watched the movie yet, here’s your fair warning: SPOILERS AHEAD.

Geralt’s Cameo in The Witcher: Nightmare of The Wolf

The Witcher fans would be delighted to know that Geralt of Rivia appears in Nightmare of The Wolf, but only in a few scenes. He doesn’t appear like you are used to seeing him in the live-action series or video games. Instead, Geralt appears as a helpless child being trained to become a Witcher in Kaer Morhen.

At first, we spot Geralt when Tetra attacks Kaer Morhen with her forces to wipe out the Witchers from the face of the Earth. When Witchers are fighting to stop Tetra, Lady Zerbst can be seen hiding and protecting some children. That’s when we see a bald child staring at her without an inch of fear on his face. Well, this child was, in fact, Geralt of Rivia.

Geralt’s identity is revealed at the end of the movie. Vesemir, the only Witcher who survives Tetra’s attack, gives those children a choice to leave or come with him and become a Witcher. Then, the same bald child asks, “but they (humans) hate us,” to which Vesemir replies, “There’ll always be another monster…Geralt.”

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Watching Geralt’s cameo as a child was definitely interesting for fans. Also, this perfectly ties the anime to the second season of The Witcher that’ll bring Vesemir back to the story.

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Shivam Gulati

Shiv is a video game enthusiast who loves exploring everything happening in the gaming community. He enjoys competitive games in particular, even though he loses most of the time. He is an entertainment and gaming reporter at DualShockers.

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