Geralt’s Third Wish Explained (According to Redditors)

The Witcher TV series that debuted in 2019 on Netflix is the apt adaption of the game and the novel. It became one of the most-watched TV series on Netflix in 2019 because of its stunning, mystical, intense, dark, baffling elements and storyline and brilliant actors who accurately portrayed their characters. 

But one thing that still baffles many Witcher fans is what was Geralt’s third wish. It is still a debatable and most discussed topic among Witcher fans. In this article, we will try to provide you with genuine theories that could be true regarding Geralt’s third wish.

What Was Geralt’s Last Wish?

The third and the last wish of Geralt of Rivia is never explicitly stated in the Witcher novel and the TV series. It is up to the discretion and imagination of the readers and viewers of the show. So all the theories we mention in this article are merely popular, relatable, and authentic theories and assumptions of the fans. Let us discuss a few of them. 

Here are a few theories that could be the third wish of Geralt based on the few genuine theories and speculations of Witcher fans:

Geralt wished to have a child with Yennefer

One theory is that Geralt wished to have a child with Yennefer to prevent the djinn from killing her. He believed that the fate of their future child would bind his and Yennefer’s lives together. However, Sapkowski (writer of the TV series) refuted this theory in an interview since Geralt would never have children with a lady without her consent.

Geralt Wished to Die Together With Yennefer

Another possible theory that might be true is that Geralt wished to die alongside Yennefer by binding his fate with her because that might leave the djinn in limbo forever since he presumably cannot kill its own master (Geralt), and now killing Yennefer would mean killing Geralt (his master). So, he flew away, thus sparing the life of Yennefer. 

The second theory has a high possibility of being true because binding their fates together means binding their deaths together, which made Yennefer astounded: She asked him why me? He replied don’t you know? 

He loved her and wanted to live with her till their death. For Geralt, Destiny is the end. It is not the beginning, and it is not the middle. If Yennefer was supposed to die in Rinde, Geralt saved her by wishing to perish with her in Rinde. Because djinn cannot kill his master, he cannot fulfill this wish and would be unable to kill Yennefer and leave them forever. 

Since Geralt and Yennefer died together (Geralt died by getting stabbed in the chest with a pitchfork by Rob, and Yennefer died trying to heal him) in the novel-The Lady of the Lake, the theory seems to be the closest to being the third wish of the Geralt of Rivia.

Whatever he wished for is related to saving the life of Yennefer by binding her faith with his faith. In the book, Yennefer heard Geralt’s third wish and believed that his wish was so powerful that any natural force might be unable to fulfill it:

‘Your wish,’ she whispered, her lips very near his ear. ‘I do not know whether such a wish can ever be fulfilled. I do not know whether there is such a Force in Nature that could fulfill such a wish. But if there is, then you have condemned yourself. Condemned yourself to me.’

However, whatever he wished was related to binding his fate with her to save her life from the djinn. Geralt had condemned himself to her, presumably binding them in love until their death if there was any powerful force. 

In the end, Andrzej Sapkowski, the writer of the Witcher TV series, said that future episodes could reveal Geralt’s third and final wish. Until then, these were the possible theories that could be true. 

Why Was Yennefer Angry About Geralt’s Third Wish?

Upon learning about Geralt’s last wish, Yennefer became angry because he wished to tie his fate with her and stole her free will without her consent. Although it might look cute and romantic, Geralt binds himself to her for the rest of her life without asking or caring about her feelings.

She was also angry because she was unclear about how she felt for Geralt—was it love, or was it merely his last wish to djinn? In Witcher 3, she questions if her love for him is genuine or the result of magic.

However, the books indicate that she was not infuriated with Geralt after learning about his last wish. She was shocked, surprised, maybe pleased because he saved her life but not furious with him. She was perplexed why he decided to make such a wish and doubted if any power in nature could fulfill his third wish.

After figuring out Geralt’s third wish, let us now recall the first two wishes of Geralt of Rivia.

What Were the First Two Wishes of Geralt?

First Wish

In season 1, episode 5-Bottled Appetites, Geralt unknowingly becomes the master of a djinn. Once Geralt went to a secluded lake looking for a djinn to cure his insomnia and accidentally met the djinn. When the djinn gets released from the bottle, Geralt uses an exorcism to send it away, which means f*** off and leave in the novel, whereas in the TV series, when Jaskier shouts to the djinn that Geralt wants nothing, Geralt says, “I want some damn peace!” Then, he slams the djinn with an Aard sign to send him away. The djinn assumed it as a wish and granted Geralt his first wish. Although the djinn went away, he curses Jaskier with a tumor in his throat out of anger. 

Second Wish

Geralt’s second wish was- “I want you to burst, you son of a whore.” He wanted the guard to burst from inside out, and it happened. The guard’s head got burst out, which enabled him to escape. After his second wish came true, Geralt understood that he was the master of djinn, not Jaskier. 

Geralt receives a wish mark cut on his forearm each time his wish gets granted, which the fans might not have seen.

We hope we were able to give you clarity about Geralt’s third wish with genuine theories and possibilities that we believed could be precise and reasonable.