‘Vikings’: Fans Weigh in on the Moment That Made Them Cry

In the history of Vikings, there have been a number of shocking, sad, and unbelievable moments. However, one of those stands out above all the rest, and that’s the death of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). Fans are still known to discuss the sad turn of events when Ragnar goes to England for revenge for the settlement in Wessex.

Ragnar returns for revenge after being away for years

Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel | Mike Pont/WireImage

After Ragnar suffers a major loss at the hands of his own brother when he attempts to raid Paris, he leaves his home and everything he’s ever known for a number of years. Eventually he returns looking for revenge for the destroyed settlement in Wessex. King Ecbert (Linus Roache) destroyed it not long after the majority of the Vikings left England.

Ragnar is set on going back to England for revenge, but no one seems to respect him anymore like they once did. He kept the destroyed settlement a secret and then up and abandoned them all many years ago. He does manage to get a skeleton crew of men together for the journey and he arrives in England.

Ragnar convinces Ecbert to hand him over to King Aelle (Ivan Kaye) because he knows his sons will then seek revenge for his death, securing his revenge. Ragnar is thrown into a pit of snakes and he dies cold and lonely. However, his sons do make it over to England with the Great Heathen Army and they get revenge for his death and the destroyed settlement.

Fans weigh in on the moment that made them cry

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Ragnar’s death is essential to the story of Vikings. However, that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. A fan recently took to Reddit to discuss the death of Ragnar Lothbrok and how it made them feel. It’s an emotionally-charged situation and one that is still hard to handle years later.

“I’m genuinely so sad I can’t remember the last time I cried at a TV show,” a fan wrote on Reddit. “The death made me feel so many emotions and I don’t feel angry or bitter, almost peaceful but a very sad kind of peaceful.”

Some fans stopped watching after the death of Ragnar

Numerous fans cried at the loss of Ragnar Lothbrok. He was the main character for four miraculous seasons, and to see him executed in such a way was extremely hard for fans to deal with. Some fans even stopped watching after his untimely death.

“Besides, everyone and their mother wept over Ragnar. Some people have quit the show altogether because they couldn’t handle it without him,” a Reddit user revealed.

Travis Fimmel was excellent as Ragnar, which makes it harder to say goodbye to the legend. “I can assure you most got emotional over Ragnar’s death and Travis Fimmel was just fantastic in the role,” a fan wrote.

Ragnar’s loss is still felt

Another fan admits to mourning Ragnar after his death, just like so many others did as well. He was iconic and an essential character in the series. Many fans experienced the loss in their own ways, but it’s still felt to this day.

“Trust me when I say this, we all experienced it, Ragnar was the first fictional character/TV character I’ve ever seen die and I actually mourned his death,” a fan admitted.

Another fan also admits to crying over the death of the famous Viking. “It’s the only time I cried my eyes out too on this show. It’s one of the greatest TV characters for me honestly,” the fan said.

Viewers of the hit series Vikings still mourn the loss of Ragnar Lothbrok who was a farmer who became a great king and legend.