‘Vikings’: Do Fans Still Love Lagertha Like They Used To?

Vikings is a very popular series that’s now in the first half of the final season. A fan favorite on the show has been Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) from the very beginning. She’s a unique shield-maiden that isn’t afraid to fight for her beliefs. So, do fans still love Lagertha as they always have? Read on to find out. There are spoilers ahead.

Lagertha goes from a farmer to a Queen

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Over the years, fans have seen Lagertha transform into a force to be reckoned with. She’s first introduced as Ragnar Lothbrok’s (Travis Fimmel) first wife. She eventually leaves him and becomes an earl in her own right and later the Queen of Kattegat. She’s slowly climbed the ranks of power until the most recent season where she’s taken a step back.

Do fans still love Lagertha?

Lagertha has always been a fan favorite for viewers, but do they still feel the same way? Some say they really enjoyed her character in the first several seasons, but not as much anymore. Some even wonder what her point is now in the story.

“Not a fan anymore,” a Reddit user explained. “I liked her in the first several seasons. but now find her character repetitive and unneeded in the context of the story.”

Other fans echo similar comments. “I liked her in the first two seasons but from S3 onwards I’ve liked her less and less,” another user wrote. “I’m now wondering why she’s even still needed on the show.”

Fans can’t forgive her for killing Queen Aslaug

Some viewers will never look at Lagertha the same way after she retakes Kattegat back from Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) and shoots her in the back with an arrow as she turns to leave. Everything changes after that for Lagertha and fans weren’t happy about the situation.

“Not a fan. I loved her in the first few seasons, but I’ll never forgive her for shooting Aslaug in the back after surrendering,” another Reddit user wrote.

Lagertha doesn’t seem to age

One viewer brought up the fact that Lagertha never seems to age much and it’s seriously noticeable for some fans. “I really think it’s cheap how she doesn’t seem to age/change at all, she is supposed to be early 50s yet she still looks like mid 30s at most and can still be a bad*** fighter, that’s just unrealistic in those times,” another user chimed in.

She’s changed a lot over the years

Another viewer thinks the character Lagertha has changed too much over the seasons in an effort to make her even more of a strong female lead for viewers.

“I think they’ve overcompensated,” the Reddit user began. “Lagertha has always been a fan favorite, and especially with regards to the strong female character kind of thing. And because of that, I feel like they’ve changed her too much by trying to make her the strong female character.”

Although Lagertha has changed, don’t we all? That’s life and we all change over time, including Lagertha. She’s simply looking for meaning in her life now that she’s alone and in her later years.

“She’s definitely changed, I think she’s trying to fill the void of Ragnar (and her old happy life) with power and lands,” a Reddit user explained.

No matter what fans feel about Lagertha, she’s a formidable warrior that’s willing to fight for her family and those she loves. She may have changed over the years, but she’s still Lagertha.