While viewers have pointed out many similarities between the two fantasy franchises, let’s take an alternative look at things! We re-imagine what each character from ‘The Witcher’ would be like if they were in Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School of Magic.
Before Netflix’s adaptation of ‘The Witcher’, the franchise was mostly known for its game of the year winning video game ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’. Among many things, the game excelled at developing numerous complex and life-like characters in a fantasy setting, something that really set the game apart from its competitors. In that regard, the game and the Netflix show are often compared to another mega-popular fantasy franchise with well-written characters, the ‘Harry Potter’ series.
- Meet the Gryffindor guys
- The Ravenclaws of ‘The Witcher’ world
- Hufflepuff in The Continent
- The Slytherin folk of ‘The Witcher’ world
Meet the Gryffindor guys
Let’s imagine a hypothetical scenario where ‘The Witcher’ was not set in The Continent but rather in the magical world of Hogwarts and were sorted according to the 4 houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin.
- Geralt of Rivia – Harry Potter
You didn’t really think it would have been any different, right? The distant and aloof protagonist might not share much with the friendly and charming Harry Potter we all know on the surface level, but as we take a deeper look into their sense of justice and duty, much would become clearer.
- Ciri – Lavender Brown
Ciri, much like Lavender has a fiery personality and sense of purpose, meaning she doesn’t enjoy taking note of people. Even when she is afraid, she’s ready to swallow it down and keep going. Very similar to her faux-father Geralt, she could only be a Gryffindor.
The Ravenclaws of ‘The Witcher’ world
- Yennefer – Cho Chang
Yennefer is perhaps the most intelligent and powerful character within the game. She has a sense of humour which is painfully cutting and a habit of talking down to people (mostly to Geralt, but still, he often deserves it). Although one might argue Slytherin for her due to her ambition and mystery, it seems that she would ultimately be a Ravenclaw.
- Jaskier – Gilderoy Lockheart
Perhaps one of the most beloved characters in the entire show, Jaskier may be a close friend of Geralt. Though we didn’t see much development of their relationship within the show, the book makes them into special friends. Nonetheless, what’s more interesting is Jaskier’s personality. He is the goofball of the series having a lighthearted, happy-go-lucky attitude towards life. He sticks to Geralt and genuinely loves him; but he’s also very friendly, sometimes too friendly toward strangers.
Hufflepuff in The Continent
- Istredd – Cedric Diggory
Istredd is most definitely a Hufflepuff. Though he’s quite intelligent, which could signal that he’s a Ravenclaw, his kind nature and friendliness are both characteristics that Hufflepuffs possess. Besides, he treats Yennefer well, even after she practically breaks his heart.
- Dara – Pomona Sprout
Just like Istredd, Dara shows friendliness and kindness, albeit this is often only towards his new friend Ciri. That being said, Dara is extremely cautious and doesn’t approach anyone “just like that”, which still makes him a strong candidate for House Hufflepuff.
- Mousesack – Newton Scamander
Mousesack is undoubtedly one of the most likeable characters on the show. He’s smart, he is capable of magic, and he possesses a great sense of fashion. Additionally, he’s also one of Geralt’s closest and oldest friends, which is clearly noticeable by the way they treat one another with mutual respect and fondness.
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The Slytherin folk of ‘The Witcher’ world
- Tissaia de Vries – Professor Snape
Tissaia de Vries is perhaps one of the ambitious characters within the whole series, if not the most ambitious. The bulk of the audience most probably hates her, but she deserves respect for her innate talent and foresightedness. Consequently, most of Tissaia’s actions, decisions, and words indicate that she may be a Slytherin.
- Cahir – Lord Voldemort
A clear antagonist in Ciri’s storyline, Cahir appears to display very similar traits to those of Voldemort from the Harry Potter series. Cahir is not hesitant in committing horribly evil deeds like killing or manipulating people in order to gain power for himself and achieving his goals. This, ultimately, makes him a Slytherin.
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