The Witcher on Netflix has become a huge hit that it is one of the series that the streaming giant is never shy of supporting. Of course, we know that the latest installment to The Witcher will be arriving in the form of The Witcher: Blood Origin, which will show the Continent before the time of humans. But the interesting part about Blood Origin is that it will also explore the creation of the first Witcher. So, who is the first Witcher, and who created him/her?
There is nothing about the identity of the first Witcher as this wasn’t something that Andrzej Sapkowski wrote about extensively in his books. But what we know is that the first Witcher was created by the mages to fight the monsters that the humans couldn’t handle during the early part of their settlement.
As popular as The Witcher may be due to the books and the video games, it is worth mentioning that the history behind the Witchers isn’t something that was explored extensively by Sapkowski or the video games. In that regard, it is possible that this will be a topic that Blood Origin will try to shed some light on. Now, let’s talk more about the history of the Witchers and the story behind their creation.
Who Was The First Witcher?
When we look at the storyline of The Witcher, the focus is on the Geralt of Rivia, who is a Witcher. The Witchers are actually a group of monster hunters that travel throughout a land called the Continent to hunt monsters and creatures that other humans are ill-equipped to handle. Of course, in exchange for their services, the Witchers get paid. And we learned in the storyline of The Witcher (the books, video game, or live-action series) that the Witchers are mutants that were created using a Mutagen that allowed them to transform into strong long-living people with limited magical capabilities.
Of course, in season 2 of The Witcher on Netflix, we learned that the order of the Witchers had been decreased to only a few people because of an event that diminished their population and made them lose the Mutagen that allowed them to create more Witchers. We saw this in The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, wherein Vesemir lived through the event that dwindled the Witcher population. And we also learned in season 2 that Ciri’s blood had the ability to recreate the Witcher mutagen.
While we are all waiting for season 3 of The Witcher, which is set to be Henry Cavill’s final run as Geralt of Rivia before handing his sword down to Liam Hemsworth, we are also waiting for the release of The Witcher: Blood Origin, which is a prequel series that is directly connected to the story of The Witcher.
According to what we know about The Witcher: Blood Origin’s storyline, it will involve seven different elves that are outcasts in the world as they are trying to find a way to stop a cataclysmic event from happening. Of course, the plot of The Witcher: Blood Origin also includes the early beginnings of the Witchers. That means that it will explore the origin of the first Witcher. So, who was the first Witcher?
Unfortunately, we don’t have any information on the first Witcher. That’s because, as rich as the world of Sapkowski’s books may be, the history isn’t as fleshed out as the rest of the main events. In that regard, there is nothing about the identity of the first Witcher in any of his books. The only things that we know are the circumstances behind the creation of the Witchers.
That means that there is a good chance that The Witcher: Blood Origin will explore the identity of the first Witcher and will fill in the gaps that weren’t in any of Sapkowski’s books or in the video games. As such, it is possible that the identity of the first Witcher will be explored in the upcoming The Witcher: Blood Origin series.
Who Created The First Witcher?
From what we’ve learned in season 2 of The Witcher, the Witchers are created using a Mutagen that allows them to transform into mutants that have stronger physiques and limited magical abilities. However, not all of the Witchers are able to survive the transformation. Meanwhile, some of them are stronger because they undergo further enhancements. Geralt, for instance, is stronger than the regular Witcher.
But while we do know how Witchers are created, what is yet to be explored is the full reason behind the creation of the Witchers. The Witcher: Blood Origin seeks to allow us to learn more about why they were created and who created them. But we already have a good understanding of that based on what we know from Sapkowski’s books.
More than 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher (1,500 in the games and books), the Continent was only inhabited by elves, gnomes, and dwarves. That means that humans and monsters were yet to make their way to this world. However, a cataclysmic event known as the Conjunction of the Spheres allowed portals to open from different worlds that collided with one another. This allowed humans and monsters to enter the Continent, as portals from their worlds opened up to allow them to enter the new and rich world that they now occupy.
As such, the humans began settling on the Continent and even went on to wage war on the elves. Considering that humans are now the dominant species on the Continent, it is needless to say that they were able to defeat the elves.
But while the humans were able to overwhelm the elves, the problem was that they had trouble with the monsters that made their way to the continent. The humans started settling on the northern part of the Continent. However, the monsters also resided in the neighboring areas. They were ill-equipped to handle the monsters.
In that regard, the rulers of the northern kingdoms of the Continent instructed their mages to create warriors that were able to wield magic. This allowed them to have fighters that could use their swords and weapons against the monsters while also having the powers of the mages. That was when the mages carried out experiments that allowed them to create the first Witcher.
As such, the ones that created the first Witcher were mages, who are also some of the most powerful people in the world of the Continent. But while the mages had magical abilities that were superior to the Witchers, they weren’t as physically strong. That is why the Witchers were the only ones capable of hunting and killing the monsters of the Continent.
In the Netflix version of The Witcher, it was revealed that Ciri’s Elder Blood is what is capable of creating the Witchers. This isn’t something that was present in the books or the games but there is a good chance that The Witcher: Blood Origin will explore the first people who had Elder Blood and will allow us to see how the mages used Elder Blood to create the first Witcher.