‘The Last Kingdom’: Fans Reveal Their ‘Least Favorite Character’ in the Show: ‘There Should Only Be Votes for Skade’

Fans of the hit series The Last Kingdom have been known to discuss the show in detail. Sometimes, they even take part in polls revealing their thoughts. Recently, a number of fans weighed in on their “least favorite character” in the show.

Alexander Dreymon in 'The Last Kingdom'
Alexander Dreymon in ‘The Last Kingdom’ | Adrienn Szabo/Netflix

‘The Last Kingdom’ fans reveal their ‘least favorite character’ in the show

On September 8, 2021, a fan on Reddit made a poll titled, “Who is your least favorite character in the series?” The options include Lady Aelswith (Eliza Butterworth), Skade (Thea Sofie Loch Næss), Aethelwold (Harry McEntire), King Alfred (David Dawson), Young Odda (Brian Vernel), and Aethelred (Toby Regbo).

1,971 people took part in the poll, and the results are quite close. Young Odda won with 675 votes. However, Skade is close behind with 668 votes. From there, we have Aelswith with 227 votes. Aethelwold has 181 votes, Aethelred has 151 votes, and Alfred has 69 votes.

Lady Aelswith, who is originally from Mercia, is the wife of King Alfred of Wessex. She is disliked by some viewers, and she’s changed a lot in season 4. Skade is a woman considered a villain to many, and one that could possibly see things. Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) actually killed her in the show. Aethelwold was the scheming Saxon noble not chosen as King of Wessex after his father, who also kills Young Ragnar (Tobias Santelmann). He’s also killed by Uhtred. King Alfred was the firm ruler of Wessex with a complicated relationship with Uhtred. Young Odda was a noble and blatant enemy of Uhtred’s. Aethelred was the Lord of Mercia and the king. He’s not a good guy, and he’s a terrible husband to Lady Aethelflaed (Millie Brady).

Fans weighed in with comments

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Of course, fans had comments to include as well. The one character mentioned by far the most is Skade. Men fight over her in season 3, but Uhtred is victorious. That is, until he kills her. However, some fans do like her despite her being named the most in the comments.

“Skade was the worst for me,” a fan said. “Season three is my least favorite season because of how annoying she is.”

Another fan simply reasons, “there should only be votes for Skade.”

Some fans named Brida

Emily Cox as Brida in 'The Last Kingdom'
Emily Cox as Brida in ‘The Last Kingdom’ | Adrienn Szabo/Netflix

Brida was also named a few times. She is a Saxon raised as a Dane with a complicated relationship with Uhtred that changes over the years. They are now enemies in direct conflict, and she is disliked by some fans as well.

“Brida is worse than all of these combined,” a fan said.

1 fan said ‘Young Odda by far’

Young Odda is also named in the comments. He’s hungry for influence, and he seems willing to do anything at times. He cared about Uhtred’s first wife, Mildrith (Amy Wren), and he was an obvious enemy of Uhtred’s. The character doesn’t make it out of season 1. He’s murdered by his own father, Odda the Elder (Simon Kunz).

“Young Odda by far,” a fan said. “Even more intolerable in my rewatch.”

Other characters mentioned in the comments include Aethelwold, Aethelflaed, Sigtryggr (Eysteinn Sigurðarson), Aelswith, Iseult (Charlie Murphy), Guthred (Thure Lindhardt), Abbot Eadred (David Schofield), and even Uhtred himself. Fans have varying opinions when it comes to their “least favorite character” in The Last Kingdom. However, Young Odda won the poll.