This is Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold in ‘The Witcher’: How Different is it in the Game?

The Witcher, is a Polish-American fantasy drama television series streaming on Netflix. It is produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and is based on the book series of the same name, penned down by a Polish writer, Andrzej Sapkowski.

This series also comes with a video game series. The Witcher is a role-playing video game for the PC. It is developed by CD Projekt RED and published by Atari. It is based on The Witcher series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The game was released in October 2007.

There are quite a number of changes visible in the character of Triss Merigold, the most prominent and visible one is her physical appearance and her relations with Geralt.

Let’s see how the appearance of the characters in the video game differs from that of the series.

The appearance of Triss Merigold

Triss Merigold, played by the renowned artist who was featured in the Harry Potter series, Anna Shaffer. The first difference that some fans are likely to notice is that in the video game, Triss has a light skin color, with blue eyes, and red hair, while Shaffer (playing the role of Triss Merigold, in The Witcher series) was having dark hair and brown eyes in the series.

In the books, the skin tone of Triss is not specified, but described as having chestnut-red hair with cornflower blue eyes. Although some fans may be disappointed with this look change from that of the series. Her looks don’t really justify the character well, the impact factor is lacking.

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Triss and Geralt: Relationship

We have seen a number of love angles of Geralt in the web series. But here in the game, we do not specifically see a romantic angle, to a great extent. But we do see some good relations between the two.

This is Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold in 'The Witcher': How Different is it in the Game?

The two characters do get plenty of screen time together, but we do not get to see the involvement of a whole lot of romantic sparks and visuals . Some fans who are love to see Geralt and Triss together and are dedicated to shipping Triss and Geralt, may encounter and perceive a few of their interactions and conversations as flirty and made-up. But we do not get to see any clear romance between the two. Triss does return later in the season. It is left uncertain.

Despite of all these visible changes, The Witcher has earned massive success both as a series and the game. Season 1 of The Witcher is currently streaming on Netflix. And the game, The Witcher 3 : The Wild Hunt, it can be played on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch.

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