Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Ciri's Drastic Change In The Witcher Season 2 Explained

In the first season of "The Witcher," Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) is a fragile and delicate survivor who is forced to flee her family's ancestral homeland when a marauding army invades their city. Throughout her childhood, she dons disguises in order to play with local children and hide her identity but is always looked after by her family's court druid, Mousesack (Adam Levy), whom she views as a kind of father figure. When her home is sacked and captured, Ciri is able to escape, but only after she taps into an ancient reservoir of magic and topples a mysterious monolith on the city's outskirts — preventing the pursuit of her would-be captors.

Ciri is young in Season 1 of "The Witcher," and maintains an Elvish look throughout the entirety of the season, which includes her bleach-blonde eyebrows. However, fans of the series may have noticed that Ciri takes a rather major departure from that style in "The Witcher" Season 2. Fortunately, the actor who plays her explained the character's new look during a recent interview.

Ciri's makeup and clothing totally changed in The Witcher Season 2

Speaking with Collider, actor Freya Allan opened up about Ciri's transformation in "The Witcher" Season 2. "I was the one who said, 'I'm so sorry, but if we are' — which hopefully we will — 'get to do many more seasons, I am not going to have any eyebrows left if they are bleached every day of 'The Witcher.' They won't be there anymore,'" Allan revealed. "It requires you spending however many months walking around in the streets looking like you are off Mars." 

Indeed, it turns out that the change to Ciri's eyebrows was a totally practical decision. It's also a change that makes her look much more like the version of the character in the "Witcher" video games. The character also, notably, wears very different kinds of clothing in "The Witcher" Season 2 than she did in the show's first season.

In "The Witcher" Season 1, Ciri wears dresses and cloaks. However, in "The Witcher" Season 2, Ciri takes on a look more reminiscent of her adoptive father and new compatriots, the Witchers. That means that Ciri no longer wears her long, flowing dresses from "The Witcher" Season 1, and, instead, opts to wear studded leather armor. It's a change that makes sense, considering that "The Witcher" Season 2 sees Ciri wishing to become a fearsome warrior who is capable of defending herself. In fact, Ciri yearns to become a Witcher herself, and almost succeeds in doing just that. 

While an exchange between Ciri and Triss (Anna Shaffer) establishes that she can wear both dresses and armor, the character spends most of "The Witcher" Season 2 in combat-orientated garb, except for when possessed or trying to impress the previously mentioned mage. All of which is to say that Ciri's style in "The Witcher" Season 2 is, ultimately, a reflection of her new life and goals.