The Witcher is one of the greatest fantasy series of all time, featuring a dark and gritty world filled with a wide variety of monsters, unique locations, exciting settings and a wonderful cast of characters that have become quite legendary in their own right. Fans of the series love the many characters that have been featured in this legendary series… but there’s also a little hate reserved for some of the more despicable characters.
Given The Witcher’s dark fantasy genre, it’s easy to see why there are many hideous individuals in the series that fans loathe, with these fictional personalities being quite dark and disturbing in their own right.8 Gaunter O’Dimm
Gaunter O’Dimm is one of the most fascinating and engaging antagonists in all of gaming. Players love how fascinating it is to engage in a line of dialogue with this character, appearing right at the start of the main quest before seemingly disappearing… but not for long.
He is revealed to be the main villain in Hearts of Stone, serving as a malevolent entity who loves to trick people into making impossible-to-fulfill contracts and trap their souls for his amusement. The Mirror Master seems to be one step ahead the entire time, until Geralt figures out a way to outsmart and banish him… even if he comes back anyway.7 Sigismund Dijkstra
Dijkstra is a character that will keep the player on their toes every step of the way. This selfish, conniving villain loves to use people for his own gain, and most players would almost always go against his will and not help him one step of the way.
He’s a power-hungry megalomaniac who won’t stop until everyone in his path is killed, even going so far as to betray his friends after Radovid’s murder in Reason of State. That said, many people felt that this was a stupid move by a character who seemed very smart, especially since he expected Geralt to do nothing while his friends died!6 junior motherfucker
Whoreson Junior is one of the biggest names in the Novigrad underworld and is known to have a psychotic side. This makes it quite troubling that Ciri has been in contact with her, and Geralt has the option of killing this sadist if he feels he has harmed Ciri.
This character is mostly mentioned in passing, but goes out of his way to let players know just how disturbing he really is. He maims and tortures people for his own pleasure, even going so far as to gouge Dudu’s eye out while interrogating him!5 Radovid VA Stern
King Radovid is one of the most psychotic kings in gaming history, with his traumatic tutoring under Philippa causing him to develop a hatred for all wizards. This causes him to start a witch hunt where all the mages are burned and impaled in truly brutal fashion over and over again.
The only way to stop him from winning the war is to assassinate him, a task many consider necessary to secure Temeria’s future. The man was a sadistic ruler, and eliminating him was necessary not only to protect mages, but all nonhumans as well.
Witch hunters are some of the most violent people in the game, almost relishing the idea of capturing innocent mages and torturing them before ending their lives. So, it is certain that the leader of the witch hunters would be the worst of them all.
When Geralt meets Menge, he nonchalantly sends Triss off to be tortured while Geralt has an important discussion with him. The fact that he puts on a straight face while Triss screams in pain would make anyone hate him, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Menge’s cold and violent nature.3 The Ladies of the Forest
The Crones of Crookback Bog are some of the most disturbing antagonists in the entire game. They rule the forest while eating children to maintain their youthful human appearances, which is about as bad as it gets.
If the players try to keep Anna alive by doing what the Ladies of the Forest want, she will go berserk after being forced to cook a stew out of children’s bones. What’s worse is that this is the best path players can take, with the other option leading to the release of a malevolent force and Anna being transformed into a Water Hag, dying after reverting back to her normal form!2 Morkvarg
Morkvarg is a unique character that players can interact with in his cursed form during Geralt’s adventures in Skellige. However, players soon realize why he was stuck in this situation to begin with.
It turned out that Morkvarg was a horrible man, killing and pillaging with no remorse. He even went against the gods to prove he feared no one, killing priestesses indiscriminately to the point where his own men turned on him and cursed him to become an immortal werewolf whose hunger would never be satisfied no matter what he ate or drank. .1 Hubert Rejk
A superior vampire who took on the guise of a coroner, Hubert Rejk started a series of serial murders, with Priscilla being one of his possible victims who was luckily saved in time. After a long period of investigation, Geralt finally discovered that this Katakan was behind the twisted murders!
The brutal way in which Hubert tortured his victims before killing them is truly heinous. Not all higher vampires are inherently evil, and it is disturbing to see a creature so far gone that he would pass judgment on people who strayed from the path of Eternal Fire, while somehow justifying his actions!
The Witcher 3 is currently available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Switch.