Recently part of the script for ‘The Witcher‘ was leaked when it came to casting and it looks like one of the villains for the series may have just been announced. While the character is being called Viktor at this time, anyone familiar with the books might think the dialogue being shared is in line with what you would see from Vilgefortz, a mage that lusts for power in the novels. As has previously been noted, anytime an audition tape or script has been revealed in advance, these are all for audition purposes and not an actual indication of what we’ll see the characters saying or what we’ll see on screen.
The initial portion of the leak can be read below:
Person: I thought I was bedding a mage.
Viktor: Indeed, you did. And I must add that your carnal capacities are extraordinary. You can be proud. But you must know that I am a mage because, well, it suits me to be so right now. The truth is I despised the magic. It was like this gnawing itch that just kept interrupting me at the most inopportune of times. See, and I had a plan, and this plan was working out nicely, progressing so well. I had progressed from young run-around brigand who was stealing for his master to cut-throat killing said master taking his sword and assuming his identity. From then on, it was a hop, skip, and a stab before I became a sellsword – someone who kills for coin. But then magic… That magic, it just it wouldn’t stop. It was roaring inside of me, just rising up, gnawing at the back of my throat like acid, until one day… One day, I found that my fate caught up with me and I found my handsome head on an executioner’s block. And then, it happened.
Person: What happened?
Viktor: Well, the magic, of course. The magic won of course. I saw a beam of light just before that axe fell. My bonds burnt up in flames and fell to the floor, and as I stood up, I just saw mountains of people around me [their eyes seared from their sockets]. The executioner, gone. Aldermen, dead. Crowds just… mutilated. And that’s when I knew I, I needed to give into this power, this beautiful energy flowing through my veins. I let it think for me, I let it speak for me until I had worlds bowing at my feet. It was simply joyous. Oh, don’t worry. It won’t take that long. Oh, you want your assassin friends to help you out? I’m sorry, I’m afraid not. You see, while you and I were going at it, I maybe might have melted their eyes in the back of their skulls. Perhaps you didn’t hear them falling in the hallway when you were – ah, yes – having your throes of ecstasy. Very understandable. You were right. Very, very right. Wine is certainly far tastier in the north. Far sweeter, too, with added basilisk spleen, I must add. Do cheer up. We all know that no one leaves this world alive.
Vilgefortz was a fan-favorite enemy in the series as a young man who was raised by Druids and ends up being very talented in the dark arts. As the story progresses, you see him aligning himself with some surprising enemies. In the novels, he needs Ciri‘s blood and we already know that character has already been cast to appear.
If you’ve read the book, do you feel that Viktor is really Vilgefortz? Would you love to see him included in the story? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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