Vikings star Alexander Ludwig teases his debut EP
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History’s fantasy drama Vikings is loved by fans for its incredible rivalries and brutal war scenes. One feud that took fans by surprise was the war between Ragnar Lothbrock (played by Travis Fimmel) and his son Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig), however, fans have revealed that their rivalry was foreshadowed back in season one.
As viewers watched the season six finale in shock, many of them were reeling from the news that it would be the final instalment.
With this, a ton of fans wanted to re-live the intense scenes and took to re-watching the episodes.
This is where one viewer spotted a major key to the feud between Ragnar and Bjorn long before any of their fighting began.
Taking to Reddit the fan exposed foreshadowing of their rivalry, posting: “In the first episode Floki tells young Bjorn that he’s gonna be more famous than his father and his father will hate him for it, I thought that was a little foreshadowing as well.”
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Another fan agreed: “Totally noticed that too! Even more interesting since Bjorn is doing BIG things in 4b!”
Bjorn was the son of Ragnar Lothbrock and Lagertha Lothbrock (Katheryn Winnick).
Eventually, in season two, the couple broke up after Ragnar wanted to make Aslaug Sigurdsdottir (Alyssa Sutherland) his second wife. Lagertha refused to share her husband and moved away from Kattegat with Bjorn.
After four years apart, the father and son were later reunited in season two’s episode titled Eye for an Eye.
But much like Floki Vilgerðarson (Gustaf Skarsgård) predicted, the feud between them began after Ragnar began getting jealous of Bjorn.
In season two, Ragnar visited Seer (John Kavanagh), the oracle in Kattegat, to find out the future of his sons.
After hearing of Bjorn’s accomplishments, he asked if his son would have more fame than him and there he learned he had an even greater future ahead.
This came true because, by season six, Bjorn had become the great king of Kattegat, something his father never achieved.
After accepting his throne, he was visited by the Seer who gave him an insight into his future and said: “No one will ever forget the name of Bjorn Ironside, greater than Ragnar.”
One of the major things Bjorn achieved as king was expanding the trade in his region and supplying Kattegat with great defences.
Although Ragnar was a successful raider, he left his people in their time of need to fend for themselves.
Even during his time as the king, it was made evident he wasn’t equipped for the job, he didn’t want the responsibility, he had only desired the freedom to do whatever he wanted.
Sadly, in the season six finale, Bjorn met his demise in a shocking twist.
After being stabbed by his half brother Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen), Bjorn was able to face his enemies one last time before death.
Up until his death, he stayed true to his name Ironside which – meant hard to kill – by riding to Kattegat, even after captain Ganbaatar (Andrei Claude) shot three arrows into his back.
All episodes of Vikings is available to stream on History.
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