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The Witcher: How Old is Yennefer in Season 1?

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The Witcher: How Old is Yennefer in Season 1?

How old is Yennefer in The Witcher Season 1? She is much older in the Netflix show than she looks with the minimum age of 70. Fans also wonder how old Yennefer is in the books. Learn the reason she never seems to age.

The ages of the key characters in Netflix's The Witcher aren't stated officially, although most of them are significantly older than they appear. Such is the situation with Yennefer, who has remained the same age throughout Season 1, so let's find out how old she is.

The Witcher, adapted from Andrzej Sapkowski's book collection of the same name, premiered on Netflix in December 2019 and introduced viewers to a world filled with mythological monsters, monster hunters, otherworldly creatures, and more.

The Witcher was extended for a second season before the first finished airing, and fans are excited to witness what unfolds in the recently released Season 2.

How Old is Yennefer in The Witcher?

Filmed in the UK, The Witcher has a unique storytelling framework since it follows three protagonists in separate places and times who eventually cross paths at the conclusion of the season.

Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a formidable sorceress and titular witcher; Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), an upgraded monster slayer; and Ciri (Freya Allan), the crown princess of Cintra.

The debut season of The Witcher spans several years, even before Ciri was born, but Yennefer appears exactly the same in the present timeframe as she did after her introduction, making ascertaining her age difficult.

Yennefer, like many other witches in The Witcher, uses her power to make herself appear younger than she is, enabling her to live much longer than a normal person. In the program, Yennefer's journey begins when she is practically a young adult, in her early twenties.

Approximately 70 years before the massacre of Cintra and the Battle of Sodden Hill, Yennefer is sold by her violent step-father to Tissaia de Vries (MyAnna Buring), who is scarred and has a bent back.

By the time of the conflict and the climax of The Witcher Season 1, Yennefer would be over 90 years old, yet she doesn't appear to have aged a day since her initiation and physical metamorphosis.

Per Comic Book, Anya Chalotra said in a roundtable chat at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 that Yennefer's tale is covered in Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher from "her at 14 years old to when she's 77."

Yennefer's journey spans "like 70 years," according to showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, so by the conclusion of The Witcher season 1, Yennefer will be roughly 80-90 years old — and still looking young owing to magic.

The Battle of Sodden Hill, on the other hand, is described as taking place in 1263, but Yennefer's birth year (in the series, not the books) is stated as 1192, implying that she was 71 years old by the finale of the first season.

Determining Yennefer's precise age in Netflix's The Witcher is difficult because her age has never been disclosed at any time in her life, and she may have been as low as 14 or as high as her early 20s when she first makes an appearance in the series.

What's accurate is that she's much older than she appears, with a minimum age of 70 and a maximum age of 90. It's unclear whether The Witcher season 2 will reveal her age at any point, but she'll undoubtedly have a lot to teach Ciri after living through so much in the past fifty years.

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