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THE WITCHER on Netflix: Why is fire magic forbidden?

Very powerful, fire magic is used by Yennefer at the end of season 1 of The Witcher in order to put an end to the battle of Sodden Hill. But the use of this forbidden magic is not without consequences…

Spoiler alert, this article discusses specific plot points from The Witcher seasons 1 and 2.

The world of The Witcher, season 2 of which was released on Netflix last December, is populated by witchers and magicians, all of whom have extraordinary abilities, which they use for good or bad depending on their personality. However, there are a few rules in this universe invented by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

For example, there are several forms of magic that are forbidden: demonology, necromancy, and fire magic, as Tris Merrigold (Anna Schaffer), said in season one. If all things related to fire can not be accepted by magicians, it is only because it is destructive magic.

The proof: in the last episode of the first season, the mages whom Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni) forces to conjure fireballs during the battle of Sodden Hill crumble into dust immediately afterward. The mighty Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), meanwhile, survives the use of this form of magic but nevertheless pays the price by completely losing her powers as a result of her prowess, which at least defeats the Nilfgaard army.

Fire needs sacrifice

It is its phagocytosis that consumes everything. Whether it is the lives of those who try it or their power, the magic of fire is so dangerous that it is forbidden. However, this prohibition is not always observed. In the second season, the evil magician Xiao (Chris Fulton) is a real magic enthusiast who uses it to torture Jaskill (Joy Betty).

But this is not without consequences. Raines explained to the bard, “Fire is a forbidden spring because it usually devours those who draw energy from it, unless it is very talented.” He said, “Then the body can resist, but it consumes the soul.”

Different from other chaotic elements, fire can only destroy and consume water, land, and air, while water, land, and air can be destroyed and created. Therefore, only negative thoughts can guide it.

This is why Jennifer was able to use his anger and anger accumulated over the years to make his chaos erupt and avoid a fire at the end of the first season. Therefore, this kind of power is easy to corrupt the people who use it, as happened in Raines.

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