The Witcher Season 2: Nivellen A Man Trapped Inside The Monster
With the Witcher’s second season creating all the buzz among fans, our inane duty is to bring to you a new character that will be introduced in the second season.
Who is a Nivellen?
Well, according to the Witcher Universe, Nivellen is a man in monster form. To be more accurate, it is a man under a curse who became a monster.
The role is set to be played by Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane in the Game of Thrones series.
History of Nivellen
Nivellen is the leader of a gang of highwaymen and cutthroats. While their gang was robbing a temple in Gelibol, Nivellen was coerced into raping a young priestess who was there.
But the woman was a priestess of Coram Agh Tera, the Lionhead Spider Cult. Before the young priestess took her life, she spat on Nivellen and put a curse upon him.
According to the curse of the priestess, she cursed him to become the monster he is inside to be shown on the outside. Basically, she cursed him to become a monster in a monster’s skin as he was already a monster in a man’s skin.
After some days, his body began to change, but his personality and mind remained the same. She did tell him a way to remove the curse, but Nivellen couldn’t comprehend it.
Debut in the first episode
Last December, as a Witchmas gift, Netflix shared the first page of the script. A story of a merchant and his wife being killed by some beast and the child escaping it was written on it.
Now, according to the book readers, it is said that this story is similar to the Grain of Truth short story. In this story, Geralt is investigating the death of a merchant and his female companion, and that’s how he comes in contact with Nivellen.
This happens after 12 years of the curse, and many think he might have seen the err of his ways. But this proves that Nivellen will make his debut in the first episode itself.
Whether he will survive the episode is still unknown.
Another Powerful Monster
This will lead to the introduction of another powerful character Vereena who Agnes Bjorn will play.
Vereena is a Bruxa, one of the powerful types of vampires. It is said that Vereena will fall in love with Nivellen.
These vampires, who are far more powerful than the other ones, will take the form of dark-haired young women. But their true form is that of a big black cat.
If Geralt comes across Nivellen and is about to hunt him down, he would have to go through Vereena, which will not end that well for The Witcher.