Lore Accurate or Heartbreaking? Fans Go Debating as Henry Cavill Hangs His Sword on ‘The Witcher’

Published 07/29/2023, 6:15 AM EDT

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27th of July was the day when fans saw Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia for the last time. Finally, the British actor left The Witcher to hand over the swords to Liam Hemsworth. The finale of season 3 of the show bid a heroic send-off to the 40-year-old actor, as promised by the showrunner. From getting injured to losing Ciri, the White Wolf suffered a great deal in the third season. There was another promise from the showrunner, Lauren Schmidt-Hissrich, about the season being closer to the books. As season 3 dropped on Netflix, fans debated if the plot was lore accurate or merely heartbreaking.

In the finale of season 3, so many things are happening at the same time. Therefore, while trying to depict everything all together, Geralt does not get much screen time. While there is a war going on, all the characters are trying to find their safe sides. Amidst all the chaotic situations, Princess Cirilla is fighting her battle all alone. After watching the season 3 finale, fans thought the Superman actor deserved better.

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The entire Continent is shifting from being balanced to having a big war. While Yennefer is on her way to find Ciri with the help of other mages, Geralt is also on the same way with Jaskier. Vilgefortz took the fake Ciri to Emhyr with Fringilla having her own agenda against Nilfgaard, and Francesca finding the truth about the death of her child.

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Season 3 of the Netflix Original showcased these events, with a promise of these events being closer to the original books. There were already talks about the show deviating from the original books. Therefore, amidst the departure of the fan-favorite actor, fans find it difficult to see Cavill go like this.

Henry Cavill drops swords, leaving fans debating

After watching the remaining episodes of the latest season of the show, there was a question of whether the English actor made the right decision. The same question continues here as well. Fans do not understand why the final season of the Man of Steel actor gave him the least screen time. While a handful of people found it heartbreaking, those who have read the books defended the show by saying this was how it happened in the books.

Moreover, some fans also expressed their disappointment over the treatment of the Mission Impossible star and his character. But again, those who have read the books explained how the portrayal was lore accurate.

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While these fans are debating over the plot, being faithful to the books, other fans could not hold their feelings about the departure of their favorite actor. How are you feeling? What are your thoughts about the show being lore accurate or heartbreaking? Tell us in the comments below.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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