The bruxae are a distinct category of vampire predators and one of the most dreadful creatures in the universe of “The Witcher.” The second season of the popular Netflix series begins with an episode that focuses on a very special bruxa who, while being a monster, is nevertheless able to take care of a mortal.
Let’s examine the enigmatic bruxa from “The Witcher” season 2, their abilities, and who that enigmatic wall-climbing woman in the first episode actually is in the larger “Witcher” universe.
Spoilers for season 2 of “The Witcher” are located below.
A Vampire with A Beautiful Face
After spending several days wandering through the forest, Geralt (Henry Cavill) and Ciri (Freya Allan) seek a place to stay in the opening episode of “The Witcher” season 2. When Geralt contacts an old friend named Nivellen (Kristofer Hivju from “Game of Thrones”), he gets him to permit them to spend the night in his enormous mansion. Nivellen has altered somewhat since Geralt last met him because he will always seem like a beast thanks to a curse. Even though he has a “cat” that resides in his attic, he claims that being alone is a misfortune.
That cat is actually a bruxa named Vereena, played by Agnes Born, who once found Nivellen wandering in the cold. Despite their distasteful personalities and horrific acts, the two develop a strange bond and fall in love. Despite his monster appearance, Nivellen lacks his lover’s terrible cravings, which causes both of them tremendous troubles.
A Bruxa Who Can Love?
Stronger higher vampires with the ability to walk in the sun are known as bruxae. While decapitation is typically the greatest method to put a stop to a vampire for sure, they are still susceptible to silver, wooden stakes, and fire, just like other vampires. They have rows of razor-sharp fangs that they use to rip open their prey’s throats while feasting on the blood of the living. They can rip flesh with their long, talon-like claws as well. The most lethal weapon a bruxa has, though, is her voice. They can scream loudly enough to knock a large man down, and they have even been known to momentarily blind their victims.
Vereena is a very unique bruxa since she develops feelings for someone who was supposed to be her prey. The young Ciri will undoubtedly be scarred by the termination of their tragic relationship for some time, but it works beautifully with the grim fantasy world of “The Witcher.” She recognised the humanity in the monster and is coming to terms with the fact that good and evil are frequently ambiguous.
The bruxae may be recognisable to fans of the “Witcher” video game series because there is a romance option in the first game to have romantic encounters with a number of them. Simply refer to Geralt as the new Jonathan Harker, I suppose.
Season 2 of “The Witcher” is currently available on Netflix.