Anyone remember the big backlash about the Nilfgaardian armor in The Witcher? I was a fan of The Witcher Season 1, but that Nilfgaardian armor was a little weird looking. If you can’t remember what it looked like, look below.
Yup, that’s some ugly armor design right there, they look like wrinkled prunes. Well, it seems Netflix’s production team has fixed the issue for The Witcher Season 2. In the image below you will see a comparison between Season 1 Nilfgaard armor and am image from Season 2. This image was shared on Reddit, you can find that Reddit link Here.
Check it out.
Now isn’t that a damn site better looking armor? Suddenly the Nilfgaardians look like a powerful medieval army, not something out of Spongebob Squarepants. I’m not sure how, or even if The Witcher will try and explain this armor change. Maybe they will just appear with new armor and nothing will be said? I personally would rather they give a reason for it, even if it’s just a small moment. Personally I’d take the opportunity to get a bit meta and say that the design was changed for being horrible somehow. After all, that’s clearly why the team behind The Witcher has made the change.
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What I am personally waiting to see from Nilfgaard is out first look at the Emperor. I won’t get into spoilers for the story, but Emperor Emhyr is a very important part of the overall story of The Witcher. Perhaps Season 2 is too soon for Emhyr to show up, again (that’s a small tease). However if Emhyr was to appear, he would be a great character to simply declare the armor has to change because he doesn’t like it.
I’m actually not even sure how much we will see of Nilfgaard in Season 2. Nilfgaard will still be marching North and still searching for Ciri, that’s for sure. However, I am expecting the bulk of Season 2 to be spent in Kaer Morhen where Geralt takes Ciri. Then again, Yennefer is still back at Sodden after the battle at the end of Season 1, so perhaps her entire plot this Season could be spent in and around the Nilgaardian invasion? We;ll have to wait and see.
Are you happy the Nilfgaardian armor has been fixed? Leave your thoughts below as always.