Geralt of Rivia, popularly known as the Butcher of Blaviken, is an iconic character from the world of fantasy and beloved by many around the world. In this article, we will explore why he is called the Butcher of Blaviken and look back at the pivotal role this moniker has played in Geralt’s history. Let’s start by looking at the statistics.
Over 3 million copies of the novels featuring Geralt have been sold worldwide. The Witcher, the TV show which Geralt featured in, has been in the top 10 most downloaded shows since release according to IMDB Ratings.
With all this in mind, it’s time to uncover the mystery behind the Butcher of Blaviken.
Why Is Geralt Called the Butcher of Blaviken?Geralt of Rivia, or simply known as “Geralt,” is a famous character in the popular fantasy novel series, “The Witcher. ” Despite being one of the most captivating characters, there’s a dark past that follows him to this day, and that’s why, he’s known as the “Butcher of Blaviken.
” Let’s dig deep into this chilling tale of Geralt’s past and find out why he’s called the butcher.
Who Is Geralt?
Geralt is a witcher, which is said to be a mutated monster slayer born with unimaginable physical and magical abilities. While he might have been born as a mutant, Geralt has no intention of using his powers for evil. He uses his superhuman abilities to battle monsters that threaten humanity and keep the public safe from danger.
While he is often misunderstood because of his appearance, Geralt is in fact a very compassionate and honorable man who wants to do the right thing.
The Incident at BlavikenNow that we know who Geralt really is, let us get to the incident at Blaviken which earned him the title of the ‘Butcher of Blaviken’.
Blaviken is a small farming town in the Kingdom of Kaedwen. One fateful day, Geralt was tasked with slaying a monster terrorising the town and its citizens. Initially, he accepted the quest and set off to battle the monster, but upon his arrival in the town, he realized that the villagers had tricked him.
The monster he was supposed to slay was actually just a common thief who had stolen from the villagers. When the thief was presented to Geralt, he had a realization that his life was about to end, but Geralt could not bring himself to take away a life that was innocent of any wrongdoing.
This enraged the villagers and the villagers forced him to take action. To end the situation and protect himself, Geralt resorted to violence and killed the thief in front of the shocked villagers.