Despite many claims to the contrary, Henry Cavill’s Geralt proved in The Witcher‘s first season that he cares about Jaskier. The monster hunter did everything he could to save the humble bard’s life after the musician had an unfortunate run-in with a Djinn. But even the best of companions sometimes fight. And as much as the pair’s unlikely friendship was one of our favorite parts of the show, we also loved all the times Geralt swore at Jaskier. The White Wolf is just as good with an f-bomb as he is with a sword. And that’s true even if we don’t actually understand what he’s saying. We know because we can’t stop watching this video of Geralt screaming at Jaskier in other languages.
The Twitter account filmoment created a montage of Geralt saying, “I can’t f***ing sleep!” in English, Italian, German, French, Polish, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. The very angry, very intense line comes from the show’s fifth episode, “Bottled Appetites.” This moment happens shortly before Geralt digs the genie’s bottle out of the lake in hopes it will grant his wish to get some rest. Unfortunately for Jaskier that nearly resulted in him choking to death.
But the magical run-in wasn’t all bad. Well, not for Geralt that is. His friend’s near-death experience led the witcher to Yennefer. So, you know, you win some/lose some.
As for Geralt’s yelling in other languages, the Japanese version is our favorite international take. It’s just a great language for yelling. We were a little surprised by how underwhelming the German version was, but there seems to be a good reason for that. Apparently, as one German-speaking fan postulated, in an effort to closely synch the words with Henry Cavill’s lips it omitted the f-bomb entirely. Boo! Boooooo!
Taking away a master vulgarian’s greatest weapon is like taking away a witcher’s best friend and personal bard. No one wants to f***ing see—or hear—-that.
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