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'The Witcher: Blood Origin': Mini Review and Ending Explained

'The Witcher: Blood Origin': Mini Review and Ending Explained

More than a thousand years ago, the seven outcasts go on a quest to take on a Elven empire.

The Witcher: Blood Origin

Heavy Spoilers Ahead, Tread Carefully...

The new Netflix prequel fantasy series The Witcher: Blood Origin was released this Christmas day. The series follows the events set 1200 years before the event of the main series, The Witcher. It tells the story of the Conjunction of the Spheres and how the continent was forever changed! This 4 episode-limited series is perfect for a weekend binge session and if you haven't already watched the miniseries, here's my humble request kindly come back to this article after you are done consuming the chaotic yet ethereal content. 

What is The Premise of The Witcher: Blood Origin?



 

The story follows a band of seven warriors on a journey to stop a very powerful elven empire. They soon realize that the ones they are about to take on have a beast with insane strength from another world so they decide to upgrade or enhance one of their own. Hence creating the first-ever prototype of a witcher, a powerful augmented warrior. They try and successfully turn Fjall into a stronger enhanced warrior. By the time the main series ended the audience already knew that Duny was Emhyr var Emreis, aka the White Flame and Ciri's father. Blood Origin takes us through the circumstances that drove the elves to their downfall. 

30-Second Review...

The ratings of the show are abysmal, and the critics are extremely disappointed. The fan response is worse than you would think. Despite a bad reception, a bunch of people seems to have actually liked it. However, everyone unanimously said that the ending was a bit chaotic. Book fans are disappointed because the story deviated from the source material in this miniseries.

The Witcher: Blood Origin Ending Explained

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Let me first begin by explaining what exactly is the Conjunction of the Spheres...It is triggered by the shattering of Xin’trea’s central monolith, and it is the moment that changed the Continent forever. Before the phenomenon happened, the continent was covered with Elves and Dwarves, but now the land is filled with monsters, humans, and different forms of magic. We see Fjall successfully take out the beast by pushing the monster mutagen through his veins. The conjunction of the spheres brought men and monsters onto the land, and the heroes we saw throughout, go in separate ways. Scian is free! We also see brother death, and Zacare conduct a funeral for Syndril. Also, Balor sacrifices his friend Fenrick only to prove his worthiness to the sketchy entity. In the finale, we also see Fjall and Éile have sex after he has been transformed by the wizards.

The Prophecy and How Does it Connect to Ciri?

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We see Éile get a prophecy for her unborn baby that says and it said, "The Lark’s seed shall carry forth the first note of a song that ends all times, and one of her blood shall sing the last." This is surely an official connection of her and Fjall's child to Ciri's elder bloodline in The Witcher. This plotline deviates from both the book and the game, but it does fit in the series as Ciri is to be a descendant of the first witcher. As witcher fans would remember how her blood was able to recreate the witcher mutagen in The Witcher season 2. So this means Ciri can be the descendant of the first witcher blood. Sounds intriguing!