Which is interesting, regarding the fact that Geralt is supposedly the most effective Witcher.
Yeah. I'm just as confused as you are, and that's why I asked the question. I can never hear any emotion in Geralt's voice except anger or sarcasm, and that is once in a blue moon. He never sounds happy or sad. Yet his actions sometimes indicate that he still has human emotions, and some examples would be sparing the villager who killed him in the books, Willing to give his life for Ciri, Yennefer, Triss, Dandelion, and Zoltan, telling Triss that he felt a bond between them at the start of Witcher 1, his relationship with Alvin, stating that War is never justified at the start of Witcher 2 meaning he values human life, his regret and statement if you choose to kill the Dragon which is "before the sorceresses broke the creatures will, it was noble and beautiful" and saying that he had to kill it because she would have killed more people unwillingly, feeling empathy for the non-humans, wanting to save his dignity by proving that he did not kill Foltest, abandoning everything in order to find Triss when she was kidnapped, and so on.Huh.
Well, there you go. Here I was, thinking that Witcher lost all their emotions because of the Grass Trials or something. And that Geralt still had emotions, because he was subjected to even more mutations, but he's trying to hide that fact in order to be more like a Witcher.
Guess I misunderstood that. Or maybe I didn't? I don't fucking know. It doesn't explain why Berengar acted the way he did so I guess all Witchers do have emotions. Though I always just assumed that he acted on reason, rather than his feelings. Bah. I want to play the Witcher 3 now! And see if any answers are provided there.
He seems different, but in reality is so similar. Our paths have been the same: we survived the Trials, endured the same training and have slain so many monsters that we no longer keep count. So many men, also. The difference is in the details – when I see him moving in combat, I want to laugh, but I also see that he is just as effective, if not more so. There is, however, one critical difference I cannot describe adequately. He has a goal, he is committed to something. He doesn't wander the world as if blown about by the wind. I believe he feels emotions at a level I cannot attain, yet these emotions are not typically human. Is it an illness of some kind? I think he teeters on the brink of instinct and emotion, and that he uses up a lot of energy to maintain his mental health. I hope I get a chance to know him better and learn from him. Nothing specific – just life.
They were more expressionless than emotionless.Wanna see emotionless? Look at the tranquil in Dragon Age: Origins. Witchers burst with emotion compared to them.
I think what they mean by witchers being emotionless is that they are less passionate than normal people, not that they literally have no emotions..