‘Vikings’: Fans Say These Are Their Favorite Characters

Vikings is an iconic and unique series that fans can’t get enough of. With the final season here, it feels like the perfect time to look at who fans consider their all-time favorite characters on the show. Read on to learn what fans are saying. There are spoilers ahead for Vikings.

Ragnar Lothbrok

Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel | Richard Dobson/Newspix via Getty Images

Fans really love Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and appear to miss him dearly. He is unlike any other character on the show to date. He goes from the fields of a farmer to the King of Kattegat. He left a lasting legacy among his people who clearly idolize him despite all his faults and internal struggles.

“Ragnar,” a Reddit user revealed. “Love his clever mind along with a beautiful face. He was cunning and smart and not the stereotypical Viking. Travis Fimmel played him with such quiet complexity, I miss him especially now. His death scene was so heartbreaking and I feel there is a void now in the show since he was the central protagonist in the series without a decent replacement from the sons.”

Ragnar always seemed to be a step ahead and he was always trying to do what was best for his people. “Ragnar,” another Reddit user said. “His curiosity about the world is what makes me love him. He wanted to ensure the prosperity of his people by finding this new land so his people could migrate and set up farms. He wasn’t just a one track-minded viking that just conquers and pillages ‘because that’s what we do.’”


Rollo (Clive Standen) is Ragnar’s brother and a man who makes a name for himself in every way. Rollo betrays his family and everything he’s ever known. He betrays his brother Ragnar countless times, but fans seem to really like Rollo despite everything that’s happened. He’s extremely complex and it’s hard not to like him.

“I’m a huge fan of Rollo,” a Reddit user explained. “He was always in the shadow of his brother, and when he saw the opportunity for greatness he went for it. He became a duke of France, married a hot *** French princess, and repelled the biggest army Ragnar had ever assembled. I think Clive Standen has done an incredible job as Rollo.”

Numerous fans think Clive Standen makes the character a crucial part of the series. “Rollo,” a Reddit user said. “I think Clive was really good at portraying Rollo’s vulnerability, and him questioning himself and his abilities, since his brother is getting all the things he wanted.”


Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) is the first wife of Ragnar and a formidable shield-maiden all her own. She was the Queen of Kattegat for a time and she is probably one of the most famous people in the Viking world. She’s a loyal mother who has been betrayed more than a few times. It’s hard not to feel for Lagertha and everything that’s happened to her over the years.

“Lagertha,” a Reddit user chimed in. “A bad*** shield-maiden and a mother. The evolution of her character has been great to watch. I understood why she killed Aslaug, even though it was kinda ****** of her to kill an unarmed woman who would clearly be no match for her in a fight.”

Lagertha’s skill and fame are things she has outside of the relationship she shared with Ragnar. “Lagertha, at least in the first seasons, was interesting,” another user said. “A shield-maiden so skilled and famous that everyone knew her because of her own accomplishments and not Ragnar’s, something I truly respect.”

These are a few characters that viewers consider their favorite on Vikings.