Jaskier may be immortal in The Witcher

Jaskier may be immortal in The Witcher

Jaskier's presence in The Witcher: Blood Origin surprised fans of the Netflix fantasy saga inspired by Andrzej Sapkowski's novels, especially given that the minstrel never seems to age in the series, contrary to other characters. A distinctive trait of the character that gave rise to the hypothesis that Jaskier is an immortal in The Witcher. An irreverent character capable of surprising with moments of heroism, Jaskier is often used as comic lightening in a production that places great emphasis on drama and epicness, rarely broken by comedy.

According to one theory, in The Witcher, Jaskier could be immortal

The role of Jaskier, also known as Julian Alfred Pankratz, tends to act as an emotional counterpoint to this persistent seriousness, necessary within a world strongly characterized by dark and violent atmospheres. Jaskier, we recall, proclaimed himself the singer of the deeds of Geralt of Rivia, the monster hunter who is the protagonist of the series, following him in his exploits and showing himself as annoying as he is a precious companion for the witcher, becoming one of the public's favorite characters.

Just talking about his character in an interview with Digital Spy , Joy Batey commented on the hypothesis according to which Jaskier would be immortal in The Witcher :

I will always say that there is a passage in one of the books where someone describes Jaskier as follows: he is close to forty, he looks thirty in the year, thinks he is twenty but acts as if he were ten. And that portrays him quite well. If you look at my photos from ten, fifteen years ago, I haven't changed, I still have this baby face. Regarding immortality, no comment, but who can say?

This fanciful theory comes from making a quick count of the passage of time in The Witcher. The first season is set between 1210 and 1263, covering a period of approximately fifty years. Considering that the first meeting between Jaskier and Geralt takes place in 1210, one would expect the minstrel to show evident signs of the passage of the years, while his appearance seems to indicate that at most a few months pass during these meetings. A detail that further confused the timeline of The Witcher, which especially during the first season was criticized for being excessively complex and confusing due to a non-optimal management of the story divided into different timelines