‘Vikings’: Fans Reveal ‘Which Side Character’ They ‘Like Better’

In the popular series Vikings, there are a number of characters that aren’t main characters that fans grew to like. After so many seasons, it makes sense fans would have a favorite or at least be able to choose between side characters for their favorite of the bunch. That’s the premise of a recent Reddit poll highlighted here.

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‘Vikings’ fans reveal ‘which side character’ they ‘like better’

On September 6, 2021, a fan on Reddit made a poll titled, “[No spoilers] which side character did you like better?” The side characters mentioned are Torstein (Jefferson Hall), Astrid (Josefin Asplund), Aud (Leah McNamara), and Erik (Eric Johnson). 954 people took part in the poll, and the results speak for themselves. Torstein won the poll with more than half the votes at 574. Astrid came in second with 246 votes. Erik has 90 votes, and Aud has 44.

Fans will recall that Torstein is a good friend to Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). He’s a loyal Viking warrior that meets his end in season 3. Astrid is the companion of Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) who is kidnapped by King Harald (Peter Franzén), and she ends up marrying him. Lagertha kills her in battle after Astrid’s insistence while she’s pregnant too. Aud and her family go with Floki to Iceland. When a blood feud breaks out and Aud’s father and brother kill members of another family, she dies by suicide. Erik serves Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) for a time after saving his life. He was cast out of society, and he isn’t a good guy. He props himself up as King after Bjorn’s death and Harald leaving to go to England. Ingrid has him killed, becoming Queen on her own.

‘Vikings’ fans weigh in with comments

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Some fans chose to leave comments as well on the post. Most fans mentioned Torstein, and we can understand why. He was a loyal friend to Ragnar who was an integral part of the cast from the beginning to season 3.

“Torstein the best friend for all,” a fan said.

Another fan chose Torstein out of those options named in the poll. But they admit King Harald was their “favorite” of course, “besides Ragnar” that is.

“Out of those, Torstein,” they said. “My favorite character in the whole d— series (besides Ragnar) is Harald.”

One fan named Torstein along with a few other characters from the early days of the series. “Torstein, Arne, and Leif,” they said. “I wanted to see a lot more of those three.”

Some fans mentioned Astrid, but not everyone liked her. “Never liked Astrid,” a fan wrote.

While another fan “forgot” who Aud even was. “Legit forgot who Aud is,” they admit.

Another fan doesn’t remember any of the names from the poll. “I don’t remember any of them,” a fan said.

Fans of the show Vikings chose Torstein as “which side character” they “like better.” But there are also other opinions on the subject too.