The popular Netflix series The Witcher is well-known for experimenting with timelines and the speed of aging with its characters. With complex combinations of mortal characters, immortal characters, and mutations, the usual laws of time don’t quite apply as they generally would. This is why we have decided to write this article and let you know how old The Witcher’s main characters are.
Many characters age at different rates and have traits that make them appear younger, and even some that use potions and spells to maintain a youthful appearance despite their true age. Details like this make it particularly difficult to figure out the real age of each character within the series. That’s why we will also be diving inside the books’ pages to give you the most precise answer.
This has resulted in fans having to analyze timelines, the sequences of events, the history of the Witcher universe as well as dialogue and comments made by characters in an attempt to narrow down the age ranges of the characters.
Although some characters’ ages are not conclusively depicted, we can add an age range to quite a few of the main characters by analyzing timelines of events and dialogue. The information about the height is based on the real-life heights of the actors.
How Old & Tall Are the Main Characters in The Witcher?
Below you can see how old (and tall) the main Witcher characters are in the table; under it, we explain how we came up to those ages.
|Geralt of Rivia||between 90 and 100||6’1” / 185.9 cm|
|Yennefer of Vengerberg||almost 100||5’6” / 170 cm|
|Jaskier (Dandelion)||between 35 and 45||5’9” / 179.8 cm|
|Ciri||around 22 – 23||5’5” / 167.6 cm|
|Triss Merigold||between 50 and 80||5’6” / 170 cm|
|Stregobor||445||6’2” / 192 cm|
|Istredd||104||6’3” / 190.5 cm|
|Cahir||25||6 ft / 183 cm|
|Tissaia de Vries||Older than 300||5’1” / 157 cm|
|Fringilla Vigo||almost 100||5’8” / 173 cm|
1. How old is Geralt of Rivia?
These alterations changed many of his physical attributes, personality, and abilities. But, a side effect of the mutation was that it drastically slowed down his aging process.
Despite Geralt’s visual appearance, he is somewhere between 90 and 100 years old, which is revealed in a dialogue where Geralt speaks of his old Witcher friends. This complicates things and creates a rather complex character overview, leaving much to be explored and discovered.
It creates an interesting dynamic for the viewer – a balance between discovering his mysterious past and simultaneously being open to the many adventures he will have along his journey.
2. How old is Yennefer of Vengerberg?
Yennefer, Geralt’s true love interest throughout the series, is almost 100 years old. She and Geralt are more or less similar in terms of age, and Yen also has traits that make her more than human. This is stated on numerous occasions. She is also seen as a mother figure to Ciri, her adopted daughter.
3. How old is Jaskier ‘Dandelion’ Julian Alfred Pankratz?
Jaskier is one of Geralt’s closest peers, and over the course of the series, they become quite good friends. Although there has been some debate regarding a lack of aging, it has been confirmed that no lore suggests he is immortal or ages slowly.
It was confirmed by the creators that they forgot to age Jaskier throughout the series, amid so many different characters that all age differently. So, even the creators sometimes found the ages and timelines slightly confusing.
After much deliberation and looking through events and dialogue, it can be confirmed that Jaskier is between 35 and 45 years old. This is supported by a statement made by Geralt, where he describes Jaskier as being ‘not quite 40’.
4. How old is ‘Ciri’ Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon?
Ciri, formerly known as Princess Cirilla, is the adopted daughter of Geralt and Yennefer. Although her age progression from when she was a child is shown, she is around 22 – 23 years old in ‘The Witcher’ book series.
5. How old is Triss Merigold of Maribor?
Triss is considered to be a young sorceress, and as with any sorceress, she is much older than she appears. She is much younger than Yen because she has known Geralt since she was a little girl. She was also referred to as ‘Little Miss Merigold’ by Sabrina, who is roughly the same age as Yen.
Her exact age is never specified in numbers, but since she is younger than Yen and Geralt, it’s been estimated that she is between 50 and 80. This is, of course, extremely young for a sorceress.