‘The Witcher’: Are Fans Drawn To Freya Allan’s Ciri?

The Witcher, if you haven’t seen it on Netflix yet, tells of the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavill. However, Geralt isn’t the only character the show’s first season follows. The show is also about Yennefer of Vengerberg and Princess Cirilla, commonly known as Ciri, of Cintra. Yennefer is played by Anya Chalotra while Ciri is played by Freya Allan.

Freya Allan’s Ciri is an intriguing character in The Witcher. She grows up sheltered and protected, living as the princess of Cintra. Then, tragic events occur and she is forced to go on the run. Watching her adjust to that difference must be interesting for fans, right?

Find out, ahead, what fans think of Freya Allan’s Ciri in The Witcher. Warning: there will be spoilers.

Why might fans be drawn to Freya Allan’s Ciri in ‘The Witcher’?

Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Henry Cavill (Geralt), and Freya Allan (Ciri) of 'The Witcher'
Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Henry Cavill (Geralt) and Freya Allan (Ciri) at the premiere of The Witcher in London | David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

Freya Allan’s Ciri is a rather interesting character in The Witcher. She grows up a princess and is well taken care of and protected by her grandmother Queen Calanthe. Then her kingdom of Cintra is invaded and taken over by Nilfgaard. Before she’s smuggled out of the kingdom, her grandmother tells her to “find Geralt of Rivia” because he is her destiny.

Eventually, the two do find each other, but not before Ciri goes on several adventures of her own. After losing her family and her home to Nilfgaard’s invasion, she tries to find replacements but isn’t really successful. First, she meets a boy named Dara, then she meets refugees fleeing Cintra as she is, then she meets a woman at the market in a small town. She also spends some time in Brokilon Forest with some dryads but ultimately ends up leaving with someone she thinks she knows.

Ciri has powers as well, that she doesn’t really understand. She is brave enough to survive everything she goes through after losing her family and home. She is determined enough to continue searching for Geralt, despite all the hardships she faces. Ciri seems like the kind of character fans would enjoy.

Is she? Let’s find out.

What are fans saying about Ciri in ‘The Witcher’?

One fan on Twitter says that they “don’t know if there has ever been better casting decisions than the ones made for The Witcher.” This fan goes on to list the main characters and the actors who portray them. The fan gives “Freya Allan as Ciri” a “10/10.” Another fan says that they “can’t wait for The Witcher season 2 because [they] want more Yennefer, and more Geralt [and] Jaskier bickering [and] also Ciri growing up.”

A Twitter user adds “Unpopular opinion: The Witcher series would’ve been better if Ciri was the main character.” Another fan says “I’m not saying I binge-watched The Witcher, but I almost shed a tear when Ciri hugged Geralt.” Yet another fan says “Just finished watching The Witcher and wow!... Can’t wait for season 2 to see more of Geralt…Yennefer, Triss, Ciri.”

Do fans like Freya Allan in the role of Ciri in ‘The Witcher’?

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Another fan says that ” Halfway through the first episode of The Witcher and Cavill adds to the charm of Geralt….Freya Allan as Ciri works too.” Another fan adds “Freya Allan as Ciri is currently insecure, but the mysterious character [they] expected.” This fan goes on to say that they are “looking forward to seeing more of Freya Allan as Ciri and her character arc in the upcoming season.”

A Twitter user asks fans to “take several moments to appreciate [Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan].” According to this fan, they “were amazing as Yennefer and Ciri and [fans] couldn’t have asked for a better casting.” Another fan says that they “Finished The Witcher...Freya Allan who played Ciri was…well played.”