Yennefer did not appear as often in games as in books. Only those who have read the series know these facts about her character.
Absent from the first two titles in the series, Yennefer made an impressive appearance in the third game, which instantly cemented her the title of favorite for many fans. This was mainly due to her stunning design and strong character, which have become firmly imprinted in the minds of The Witcher fans around the world.
It is easy to understand why the fans demanded the appearance of Yennefer – she is the main character of the books, but she was never mentioned in the first game, and in the second title she and Ciri were remembered only towards the end, when Geralt’s memory returned. Despite the fact that the character Yennefer, for the most part, has been adapted close to the original, there are still some pretty interesting facts that only those who have read the books know.
Her parents were truly terrible people
Born a hunchback, Yennefer was constantly criticized and beaten by her father. The mother sometimes tried to protect her daughter … until the father decided to leave the family. After that, Yennefer’s mother turned into an exact copy of her father and also began to brutally beat her daughter.
She’s a quarter elf
The reason her father left the family was because he constantly scolded Yennefer’s mother for having elven blood and being lowly herself. This means that Yennefer is a quarter elf. In addition, Yennefer’s mother had connections with magicians and this is probably why her daughter developed a natural craving for magic.
She attempted suicide in Aretuza
Fortunately, Yennefer was saved from a terrible childhood by sending her to study magic at the famous school of Arethusa. However, while studying in this place, not everything went well, and when it came to the climax, she tried to commit suicide by cutting both of her wrists.
The attempt was not successful. Tissaya de Vries reproached her for her weakness, but praised her for being at least brave enough to carry out a case that would have killed Yennefer if she had not been noticed in time.
Tissaya de Vrieux corrected Yennefer’s appearance defects
Speaking of Tissaye de Vrieux. The fact that Yennefer was no other than the rector herself fixing the defects will surely surprise most viewers of the Netflix series.
It happened because all sorceresses must be at the peak of their physical form, which requires correcting even the smallest flaws. In Yennefer’s case, it was clear that her defects were serious and simply needed to be fixed.
The proportions of her body are somewhat disturbed due to previous defects.
While Yennefer is certainly a beauty in both games and novels, it should be noted that she is not attractive in the usual sense of the word. Despite the fact that her deformities were corrected, the proportions of the body remained disturbed. Attention was drawn to this when Geralt was holding Yennefer by the shoulders and noticed that they were not even.
She was jealous of Ciri for Geralt
Quite a strange point to discuss. In the books, Yennefer was so jealous and possessive of Geralt that she even thought that Ciri would take her place in Geralt’s life. All these thoughts abruptly stopped after Nenneke spoke to a couple of affectionate ones, explaining that Ciri was her surrogate daughter and not a rival. This put Yennefer in her place.
She is good with a dagger
While Yennefer’s magic is more than enough to make her so powerful that no one contacts her in games, she has another weapon in the books in case the magic fails. She has used the dagger several times in the books. The most memorable moment was in the Blood of the Elves.
She had a difficult relationship with Geralt, because they both could not confess their feelings.
Geralt and Yennefer’s relationship can be called one of the most violent and violent … but the fact that they were made for each other cannot be denied.
However, the inability of both to admit their true feelings for each other caused a lot of friction between them. Yennefer constantly returned to Istredd when relations became unstable. However, when Geralt finally confessed his true feelings for Yennefer during the Hour of Contempt, their relationship became more stable.
Geralt slept with Fringilla because he thought Yennefer had betrayed him.
However, this does not mean that Geralt did not have his share of poorly thought out moments in this relationship. The worst example of this is that he assumed that Yennefer had betrayed him and had an affair with Fringilla.
In fact, Yennefer was in prison and tortured by Vilgefortz at Stigg Castle. Geralt panicked, tried to correct his mistake and went to storm the castle to save the black-haired sorceress.
She used rare healing magic to try and save the dying Geralt.
Despite the fact that in the games Yennefer has shown great experience in using offensive magic, there is not even the slightest hint that she is capable of using healing magic.
Books say otherwise. Yennefer is great at using healing magic. For example, when Geralt was pierced with a pitchfork during the Rivian pogrom and he was bleeding. The tension during this healing was so strong that after a while she fainted.