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The Witcher Season 3 Prediction That Puts Jaskier In The Hot Seat

Jaskier (Joey Batey) is a bard of many mysteries. Despite "The Witcher" essentially framing him as an ordinary mortal (a popular character that some fans can't stand), he ages surprisingly slow for a guy who goes decades between his interactions with buddy Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Also, the guy gets around, in both the promiscuous sense and the literal one, considering how far and wide he can trek by foot. Okay, so he's eternally young and forever flirty; that's all pretty standard for TV bards, right? 

Right, well, Jaskier's drastic change in the second season allows him to take on a new role, one of hero. Mind, the protagonist is still absolutely Geralt, but the singer steps up to save lives. The only trouble is that fans believe the cost of doing business will inevitably crash down on his head. Here's what some believe will be Jaskier's new role in the upcoming third season of Netflix's high fantasy series.

Jaskier might be forced to betray Geralt

As noted by sites like Elite Daily, the prevailing theory for Jaskier's future is that the fluffy-haired bard will betray Geralt in the third season of "The Witcher." The evidence is as follows: in the second season, Jaskier runs an underground railroad for elves who are being persecuted by the government (the whole situation is allegorical to real-world racism). When he explains the situation to Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), he mentions that someone is aiding him, but he doesn't elaborate. 

Later on, Sigismund Dijkstra (Graham McTavish), the head of Redanian Intelligence (think high fantasy CIA) and an individual who's not particularly friendly to Witchers, mentions that he needs to call in a favor with "a certain bard." Onscreen, the connection isn't directly spelled out. However, in an interview with Variety, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich confirmed that the two were working together.

So, why do fans believe their allegiance will strain the relationship between Jaskier and Geralt? Again, Dijkstra isn't exactly friendly with the White Wolf and Geralt's adopted daughter, Ciri (Freya Allan), aka an incredibly destructive magical force. Also, Hissrich suggested in her interview that Geralt would have tightened his circle of trust. Even presuming that Jaskier had no idea who he was working with, he might find himself hard pressed to deny the man, as his sphere of lethal influence is not insignificant. The biggest question, though, is what kind of badass musical number will the bard write about the ordeal?