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Who Is Emhyr In The Witcher? Ciri Relationship Explained

Everything you need to know about Emhyr and his relation to Ciri!

December 19, 2021

Season 2 of the hit Netflix series The Witcher has finally hit our screens and fans are eager to know more about Emhyr and his relation to Ciri following the season finale.

Of course, if you haven’t caught up with the latest season of The Witcher, then be warned that spoilers are included in this article. The latest season consists of 8 brand new episodes, all of which are available to stream right now on Netflix.

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Who Is Emhyr In The Witcher Season 2?

Season 2 of The Witcher ended with quite the reveal, as fans discovered that Emhyr var Emreis, also known as ‘The White Flame’ and emperor of Nilfgaard, was in fact Duny (portrayed by Bart Edwards).

Ciri’s mysterious powers made her the number one target in the Continent during Season 2, and that isn’t expected to change when Season 3 arrives, but this time there will be even more competition hunting her down.

Thankfully for Ciri, she has the protection of Geralt and Yennefer as Sigismund Dijkstra, Philippa Eilhart, and now Emhyr var Emreis will all be hunting her down. But what exactly does Emhyr want with Ciri and what is their relationship to each other?

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What Is Emhyr’s Relationship To Ciri?

Bart Edwards portrays Duny, who we now know is Emhyr van Emreis, the emperor of Nilfgaard and father to Ciri. This explains why Emhyr is also joining the battle to find Ciri, as she is his own daughter.

Duny first appeared in Season 1 of The Witcher and was presumed dead after he supposedly drowned. But, it’s clear that he is alive and well and is now known as Emhyr van Emreis, ruler of Nilfgaard. When he first appeared in Season 1, he was entangled in a secret relationship with Pavetta, who we all know is the mother to Ciri.

More details on what happened to Duny in the events between his supposed death and reveal as Emhyr will likely be outlined in Season 3 of The Witcher.

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