The Witcher

I understand that the show is based on the books, but I don’t think it should ignore the games with its makeup and costume design

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Like I mentioned, I understand that the show is based on the books and I'm not trying to fight that. In Season 1 Episode 1, Geralt isn't going to look like he does in Witcher 3. But with the video shown today of Cavill's screen-test I'm seeing tons of people arguing about how the show is based on the books and should basically ignore the games which I really disagree with. Also, I want to clarify that this is hypothetical as the only real costume ideas we have is the 10 second video they released today.

I'm all for keeping in the spirit of the books, that's fine. I didn't care for the books that much, but I know that a lot of people love them. But so many viewers of the show will either have not read the books or not even have known that that they exist, and while that doesn't give them more "say" in how a character should look, I know that as a game-player I would love to see things inspired from the games appear in the show because it would be really cool in live action.

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For example, the scar over Geralt's eye. I've seen people complaining that Cavill doesn't have that scar (which we don't know if it will be added in make-up or if he won't have it at all), and I see other people arguing that at this point in the books, he wouldn't have that scar because he's a younger witcher. Even if that were true, having a scar over his eye isn't going to affect his character development in any way, and I think it would be a nice nod to the fans to give him that scar.

Other things I think would be nice is if his medallion was modeled after the game one, or maybe if he wears armor that resembles stuff from the games. It seems like a lot of people are prickly about keeping things exactly like the books, but I think that there would be many ways to give some fan service to those fans of the games while still keeping the main spirit of the books.

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