Geralt of Rivia's true speed confirmed!

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I've been thinking this over, and I've come up with some concrete figures for Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher franchise's speed. Let's take a look at a canon book quote:

"The witcher struck with the speed and force of a lightning bolt..."

- The Last Wish

Now lets look up just how fast that is. I typed in "Speed of lightning" and got the following as the first featured result:

"The return stroke (the current that cause the visible flash) moves upward at a speed of about 320,000,000 ft per second or about 220,000,000 miles per hour (about 1/3 the speed of light). In comparison, the sound of thunder travels at about 1100 ft per second or about 750 miles per hour."

- Source

So it's pretty clear from this evidence that Geralt can actually move his swords at a third of the speed of light. What makes this all the more impressive is that it was never shown to be his max and he was pretty casual throughout that fight. (It was with Tailes, who posed no threat to him for those of you who don't remember.) But that's not all. Take a look at this:

"‘Watch out, Geralt!’

He dodged again at the last minute. Brilliant lightning ploughed a furrow in the ground,

the air hissed with colour, murderously sharp fragments from broken windows."

- The Lady of the Lake

See how casual of a lightning timer Geralt is. For his perception, he had a whole minute to react to moving lightning. This shows that him being lightning speed in a bare minimum and he is in actuality well above this. Let's just say twice as fast.

How do you all feel that Geralt of Rivia is at least two thirds as fast as the speed of light?

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And I forgot to mention potions, arguably a witcher's greatest tool. Look at what is said about the Blizzard potion in a canon guide:

"Most are imbued before combat to speed up our reflexes tenfold..."

- The World of The Witcher

The potion amplifies witcher speed by a factor of ten. So let's take Geralt's base speed of 440,000,000 miles per hour and times it by ten, actually making it 4,400,000,000 miles an hour. This is all the more impressive.

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LOL WTF?

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Yeah this is a little dramatic those instances are hyperbole by AS

Geralt has been parried by humans

There's just no way Geralt is even close the 1/3 the speed of light that's just massively over exaggerated

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#5  Edited By Green_Ballerina

Well golly if the master witcher is that darn fast can you imagine how quick the Unseen Elder is! ?

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Just sounds like exaggeration to me.

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Eredun deflectd litening!

-@lubub55, probably.

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#8  Edited By nickzambuto

@lubub55: Don't even try until it's confirmed he can keep up with advanced jiu-jitsu.

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#9  Edited By Maverick_6

This just defies logic and common sense.

Reaching at it's finest.

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Just sounds like exaggeration to me.

Yeah, its called a hyperbole, but I'm sure Lubub is trolling.

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#11  Edited By SainguineXshadow

Here is the problem lol the unseen elder blitz's Geralt and ends him unseen isn't Lightning speed or even near lightspeed Geralt can barely parry arrows for christ sakes.

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#12  Edited By Xerolot

@sainguinexshadow:

Geralt can barely parry arrows for christ sakes.

Casual crossbow timer can barely parry arrows? Wat? Person who moves faster and reacts to faster things than arrows can barely parry them?

I think you are lowballing a little.

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@xerolot said:

@sainguinexshadow:

Geralt can barely parry arrows for christ sakes.

Casual crossbow timer can barely parry arrows? Wat? Person who moves faster and reacts to faster things than arrows can barely parry them?

I think you are lowballing a little.

The bad end of witcher 2 has Geralt attempting to parry an arrow and dying because he couldn't react to it in time.

Geralt says even though he can parry crossbow bolt's he doesn't prefer to because he can risk screwing up.

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@sainguinexshadow:

The bad end of witcher 2 has Geralt attempting to parry an arrow and dying because he couldn't react to it in time.

>using non-canon endings as a canon feat.

Good day sir. I think that I have found my answer.

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@xerolot said:

@sainguinexshadow:

The bad end of witcher 2 has Geralt attempting to parry an arrow and dying because he couldn't react to it in time.

>using non-canon endings as a canon feat.

Good day sir. I think that I have found my answer.

Kay whatever you say.

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Weapons like crossbows wouldn't exist in FTL universes lol

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That doesnt make sense. In the Last With is also moment where the Sylvan manages to keep with himin terms of speed and also wasn't able to dodge the running horse. That flash could have been magic of some sort. He is definitely faster than humans and elves, but he is bullet timer at best.

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@lubub55: Don't even try until it's confirmed he can keep up with advanced jiu-jitsu.

Just look at the evidence.

“And this witcher,” Sheldon Skaggs suddenly called out, “this Geralt who loved Yennefer, has also bitten the dust, apparently. I heard he was killed somewhere in Transriver. He slew and slew monsters until he met his match. That’s how it goes: he who fights with the sword dies by the sword. Everyone comes across someone who will better them eventually, and is made to taste cold hard iron.”

“I don’t believe it.” The slender warrior contorted her pale lips, spat vehemently on the ground and crossed her chainmail-clad arms with a crunch. “I don’t believe there is anyone to best Geralt of Rivia. I have seen this witcher handle a sword. His speed is simply inhuman—”

“Well said,” threw in Wizard Radcliffe. “Inhuman. Witchers are mutated, so their reactions—”

“I don’t understand you, magician.” The warrior twisted her lips even more nastily. “Your words are too learned. I know one thing: no swordsman I have ever seen can match Geralt of Rivia, the White Wolf. And so I will not accept that he was defeated in battle as the dwarf claims.”

- Blood of Elves

Here we have evidence from multiple sources that Geralt of Rivia literally cannot lose fights and is 100% unbeatable. Based on this, there isn't a single character in all of fiction who can take on Geralt in a fight and come out alive.

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Eredun deflectd litening!

-@lubub55, probably.

Honestly, that feat is redundant at this point. We all know that Eredin is far above a lightning timer and can probably speedblitz other lightning timers by virtue of keeping up with Geralt who is far above lightspeed on potions. In fact him just barely reacting to lightning after it was launched is a massive low showing and bringing Eredin's lightning timing up as actual evidence is nothing short of lowballing.

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Geralt is faster than sound. I don't think he's 1/3 the speed of light. That is a very terrible inconsistency in the series if he was.

He can hit/ block two swords coming from two different men and the speed he does so is fast enough where the sound is given off as a single Soundwave.

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I've added an exclamation mark to the title to show just how fast Geralt really is.

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Still slower than CW Arrow, who stomped Flash, who sees lightning in slow motion.

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@lubub55 said:

I've added an exclamation mark to the title to show just how fast Geralt really is.

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1,000,000% perfect clicbait.

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Lol tis what happens when people take poetic licensing as fact.

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This all seems very accurate and I will accept it as canon with no further scrutiny.

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Amount of people who think this is serious is astounding ahaha

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Sounds legit.

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@slimj87d said:

Geralt is faster than sound. I don't think he's 1/3 the speed of light. That is a very terrible inconsistency in the series if he was.

He can hit/ block two swords coming from two different men and the speed he does so is fast enough where the sound is given off as a single Soundwave.

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@thebuckaronatr: A study recently showed that the mentally challenged like to visit message boards and post memes so they can find their own kind who responds back with memes.

Are you trying to use this thread as some kind of mating call?

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Are you serious ?

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@ldm: no, it's a joke topic

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Based on these calcs, how many times the speed of light do you think characters like Vilgefortz and the Unseen Elder are, since they can speedblitz Geralt who is literally much faster than lightning?

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@lubub55: At least 13 trillion. Just under Solid Snake.

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Something else worth mentioning is movement speed. In the first panel somebody running away from Geralt says "I just hope you're not as fast on your feet as you are with your sword" and we then see Geralt easily catch up to him, being illustrated as nothing but as a gust of wind with a blur effect, which has been used to highlight Geralt's combat speed earlier in the comic. The implication of this is clear, that Geralt runs as fast as he fights, so his movement speed is also 440,000,000 miles per hour and he nears the speed of light when he runs.

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"My name is Geralt of Rivia, and I am the fastest man alive. When I was a child I was taken by witchers. My uncle taught me skills at Kaer Morhen. Then mutations made me a witcher. To the outside world I am an ordinary beast slayer, but secretly I use my speed to fight bandits and find others like me. And one day, I'll find who stole witcher mutagens and get justice for Leo. I am the witcher."

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@foxerdes: His walking speed is casual atmospheric entry speed.

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@xerolot: Tbh, this one is a bit inconsistent. I'd say that on a regular basis, he is transonic bit could go as far as high hypersonic if he's on nightmares or if he had ribs for dinner.

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@foxerdes: Does Whitney Houston have a good voice?

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@lubub55: Reported for blatant lowballing