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The Popular Witcher Character Some Fans Just Cannot Stand

"The Witcher" is one of those rare intellectual properties that seem to translate well to pretty much any medium. Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski's original books created the universe, CD Projekt Red's acclaimed video game series added wild visuals to the enticing plots and lore, and finally, Netflix added its live-action series to the pile. 

Henry Cavill's Geralt of Rivia has already fought and glowered his way through two memorable seasons, and with "The Witcher" Season 3 on its way, it's probably fair to assume that the fantasy show has established itself into the streaming network's pantheon of beloved series, with no immediate end in sight. 

However, even a successful show like "The Witcher" can't please everyone all the time. In fact, some fans have been quite vocal about their displeasure regarding one particular character in the show. Let's take a look at the otherwise popular "The Witcher" character some viewers simply can't stand. 

Some fans find Jaskier intolerable

Apparently, writing and performing the biggest banger in the entire "The Witcher" universe isn't enough to endear a character to the entire fanbase. According to some fans on Reddit, "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" singer and all-around musical comic relief Jaskier (Joey Batey) is easily the worst part of the show. 

Some people felt that Jaskier's main problem is that the character can't really deliver on the comic relief front. "I can't work out if it's the acting or the scenes. Or both. He can be fairly good at comic timing and delivery, but half the time in this series I just find myself cringing at the way one second he is supposedly being sincere (about helping elves, feeling sorry for yen, or being LITERALLY TORTURED) and then seconds later he is making quips or playing slapstick," u/Hamsterminator2 wrote.  

Others found the bard's singing disagreeable, and felt that the insertion of what are essentially musical numbers is detrimental to the overall vibe of the show. "I just finished ep 2 and man i cant stand his songs specially the ending of episode 2.This is not Aladdin i hope theres no more songs cuz i think i may stop watching because of him," redditor u/jibongo789 wrote.

There were also those who disagreed with the portrayal of the character. "It's like watching an acting class where the assignment is playing the annoying guy. I'm glad there's others who share my hate," u/DetectiveGabagool opined.

The melodramatic bard is certainly something of an acquired taste in-universe, and while Batey has produced plenty of hilarious moments for "The Witcher" fans, it appears that the character's charms aren't able to woo everyone in the real world, either.