I'm not equating anything. These are extreme examples to make the point appear more clearly. The point being : even if Geralt wanted to be with Triss anyway, trying to influence him the way she did is not ok.
Examples given are equating. In fact they fall under the fallacy of "guilt by association" which is an ad hominem fallacy.
I see you now say "is not ok". That is not the same as labeling it manipulation. What is OK is a moral judgement and for you it is not OK. So can I assume that you are no longer calling it manipulation?