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The Yennefer Moment In The Witcher Season 2 That Fans Just Can't Understand

Yennefer of Venerberg (Anya Chalotra) is without a doubt one of the most powerful characters viewers have met thus far in Netflix's "The Witcher." That's saying something too, considering the battle prowess of some of the show's other leads, including Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). The part-elf sorceress more than proves her worth in the climactic finale of "The Witcher" Season 1, where she single-handedly turns the tide during the Battle of Sodden Hill. Unfortunately, her use of the forbidden art of fire magic results in all of her powers disappearing after that battle.

As a result, when we catch back up with Yennefer in "The Witcher" Season 2, she is a shadow of her former self. She's unable to use magic to protect herself and is forced to undertake a quest across the Spheres in order to reclaim her powers. Yennefer's inability to fight without magic is reinforced early on in the season as well, when she and her companion, Cahir (Eamon Farren), attempt to pass through the city of Oxenfurt unseen. 

While the powerful sorceress would have previously waltzed unafraid through the city streets, Yennefer is forced to sneak through the Oxenfurt sewers just to stay safe. Indeed, her flight through Oxenfurt proves to be a major part of Yennefer's journey in "The Witcher" Season 2, though, her method of staying hidden has left a few fans scratching their heads.

Yennefer doesn't try very hard to blend in

Yennefer may lose her confidence when it comes to magic in "The Witcher" Season 2, but you wouldn't know that based on her choice of wardrobe. As many "Witcher" fans have been quick to point out, Yennefer rocks a lavish, bright purple cloak the entire time she is in Oxenfurt, which stands out like a sore thumb amidst the largely dreary brown and grey clothes worn by the rest of the city's inhabitants.

"It annoyed me sooo much!" wrote u/LittleShiningLuma about Yennefer's clothing choices in Oxenfurt. "She and Cahir were standing out from the crowd just because of their colors, which is a stupid way to disguise themselves." Others fans argued, however, that just because the two characters were trying to be secretive doesn't mean they couldn't be fashionable as well. "I mean, it totally went well with her eyes," noted u/hanna1214, before jokingly adding, "Didn't you know that fashion is a number one priority in the world of sorceresses??"

Funnily enough, actor Anya Chalotra may actually agree with the latter half of that fan's comment. In an interview with Elle Australia, Chalotra gushed about how beautiful Yennefer's purple cloak is in "The Witcher" Season 2, and how the use of bright color works as an expression of Yennefer's identity. 

Of course, no matter the reasoning behind Yennefer's clothing choices in "The Witcher" Season 2, it seems fair to say that she may want to choose a better outfit the next time she needs to stay hidden. After all, her cloak does result in her being recognized in Oxenfurt almost immediately.