All told, Geralt's intimate liaisons can involve Triss, Ves, the Succubus, Mottle, just outside the town of Vergen, past the main gate from the market to the left. Home Discussions Workshop Market Broadcasts · Support. Change . Can't imagine Yen going all Geralt please choose me. #4. DarkMasta. Home Discussions Workshop Market Broadcasts · Support. Change . The relationship between Geralt and Yennefer defines their characters.
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Triss is certainly acting more selflessly than we have ever seen her before, but she did fight in the Battle of Sodden and she did fight to save Geralt. She is not without bravery, and it is perfectly possible that the situation the mages found themselves in roused some heroic tendencies in her. And Yenn can be very single minded, and she cares about Ciri a lot. Especially when some other writing choices are considered. Triss is shown as clearly still being tenderly in love with Geralt, and heartbroken when he hints he is no longer interested.
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For some strange reason, too, the game — via a randomly interested Djikstra — tries its damnedest to make you confess your love to her. As someone firmly determined to pursue the romance with Yenn, I looked for an opportunity to gently but firmly tell Triss that I was not interested, but I never truly found it.
She is left to guess from my behaviour. This is not out of character for Geralt, who had to have a vision-having Ciri say it for him in the books, but it is contrast to the romance with Yennefer. There, you get an opportunity to flat-out refuse her and end any relationship with her on completely unambiguous terms.
The context in which you do so is also mildly humiliating for her, though at least there are no witnesses.
Yennefer, too, is consistently shown as more unreasonably unpleasant than she is in the books. She does what she wants in pursuit of her goal without even the smallest regard for the feelings of any of the parties concerned. Certain aspects of her character are emphasized. And then there is the ending, the end of Blood and Wine to be more specific. I have already complained about this in my review of that gamebut I have to mention it again.
If Geralt ends up with Triss, she gets to keep her work as a sorceress while she is with him. Not a problem, really, as teleports can instantly take her from place to place. Yennefer, on the other hand, is made to give up all of her personal life and ambitions as she moves in with Geralt to his quiet vineyard. It would be disgusting enough in and of itself, but in the context of what I said before, I cannot help but feel that she is being punished.
Punished for being too ambitious, too forward, not soft enough. For asking too much. For being all the things a woman should not be, all in all. Triss is allowed to keep her job because she managed to stay soft and feminine even when being a powerful sorceress.
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Yennefer has to be stripped of everything before we can imagine our hero being happy with her. The hero who, let me remind you, magically bound her to his love in the first place. Which the game did acknowledge, to be fair, only it never acknowledged it as his fault.
They realized it was a problem in their relationship, but there is never any hint that Geralt bears the guilt for what Yenn went though in her emotional and romantic life in the least decade. Instead, she is supposed to give up everything to be worthy of him.
That…is not a pleasant way to script a romance. And this tendency to punish Yennefer existed in the books already, what with her being constantly in danger of being sexually abused and in need of saving, never really getting a chance to manifest her extreme power. She was punished every time she tried to do something, and especially when she dared to want something.
Right off the bat, I want to give a warning that this thread will only tolerate civil, on-topic discussion slight off-topic for insightful, non-inflammatory discussions will be allowed. So, I'm interested in discussing Triss' role in the games specifically, as well as her actions.
In my opinion, there are 2 general ways to look at her behaviour. I'll start with the theory that she's, for the most part, being honest with Geralt. As far as she's aware, Yen is dead, and she still has strong feelings for Geralt.
She uses Geralt's amnesia as a way to have a fresh start of her relationship with him, where Yen is not a factor. This weakens her position at the Lodge, combined with their plot against Demavend, which leads us to TW2. Before they can figure things out, Triss tries to help Geralt recover his memory so they can go searching for Yen, but is kidnapped. At the end of the game, because of the knowledge that Yen is still alive and within reach, the two separate. Meanwhile, Triss has been kept in the dark regarding the Lodge's actions by them, due to her - as far as the Lodge is concerned - inconvenient relationship with Geralt, as well as Triss questioning their desire to overthrow Demavend.
It is essentially ra pe. Her advances were rejected so she went ahead and had sex with him against his will because he had no memory of Yen or even Ciri. Triss convinced him that they'd always been lovers. There is nothing noble or pure in that. There is only deceit. So in the end, who the hell cares about faithfulness?
Triss clearly has none because Yen is her best friend and yet she is betraying her by sleeping with her lover. She is betraying Geralt's trust by making him believe in a lie and using her to her own purposes. She promises to help him regain his memories and yet does nothing to that end. Never mentions Yen or Ciri to him.
Uses magic to keep him with her and even tries to use the Rose of Remembrance to bind him to her forever. As for being loyal, Triss has betrayed Yen, Ciri and Geralt in the past. She turned them over to the Lodge in order to save her own skin.
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People tend to forget that part. She's like every other sorceress in the game and throughout the lore with the possible exception of just a handful who are more than willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want. There is a reason why people distrust mages, even witchers don't trust them as far as they can throw them. Triss is no more loyal to anyone than Yen is. They may seem like it on the surface but they nearly always end up showing their true colors before long.
Loyalty and honesty are extremely important to me too which is why it gets under my skin when I hear people proclaim Yen and Geralt to be an example of true love or that Triss is the best match for Geralt. These are all heavily flawed people but none of them are perfect. Still to say that someone who uses people, lies to them, manipulates them, pits them against others for their own amusement, keeps secrets from them but expect the absolute truth from others in return, manuevers them into doing things they do not want because it's what they want, etc.
These are not desirable qualities in anyone, let alone a lover, where trust should be paramount. Geralt is far better off with a brothel girl where he at least knows what he's getting for his time and money.