‘Vikings’ Season 6: Is [SPOILER] Really Dead? Fans Weigh In

Vikings fans were left utterly shocked and devastated at the possible loss of a main character in the mid-season finale. So, what happened and what are fans really saying? Read on to find out. There are spoilers ahead for season 6 of Vikings.

A major battle takes place

Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, and Alexander Ludwig
Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, and Alexander Ludwig | Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for History Channel

The battle that everything has been leading up to is finally here. The Rus have come and it’s quite a scene of chaos. Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) finds Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) and stabs him during battle. Did Bjorn make it? Is he really dead or will he somehow survive from his injuries?

Fans weigh in on a possible loss

Fans can’t stop speculating as to what really happened to Bjorn. Some fans think he could survive somehow.

“It was more than a stab thrust, the sword went right through him,” a Reddit user explained. “He probably survives, but I’ll be kinda ****** off he does. I hate plot armor, especially this close to the end of a series.”

One Reddit user thinks Bjorn being stabbed could just be a metaphor and nothing else. “I think Ivar stabbing Bjorn was a metaphor for Bjorn losing the battle,” someone weighed in.

Another user said if Bjorn survives, there better be a plausible explanation. “They better have a real good explanation for if Bjorn is still alive. He looked as dead as can be,” another Reddit user said.

There have been a lot of close calls before

A number of main characters have suffered seriously close calls in the past. But this one with Bjorn was too close for comfort.

“There’s definitely been some questionable survivals relative to injuries in the past but getting completely impaled through the chest/torso with a huge sword would be a whole new level of stupidity,” a user expressed. “I didn’t want Bjorn to die, but now he kind of has to.”

Still others think if Bjorn were really dead, there would have been more time devoted to it. “If Bjorn truly died I feel like they would have given him more of a hero’s death. Not expecting anything like Lagertha’s, but at least some more attention,” another user said.

Bjorn could have been stabbed by a soldier, not Ivar

One Reddit user believes Bjorn is stabbed by a random soldier and when he realizes it, he starts to see Ivar. He then has the whole conversation with Ivar in his head as he lays there dying.

“It was just a random soldier that stabbed him (I’m pretty positive) but Bjorn immediately saw Ivar because that’s when he realized that Ivar had won,” a Reddit user wrote. “And as he lay there dying, he played over the ‘beach conversation’ in his head, trying to convince himself that this wasn’t the end and that he would still beat Ivar. He was too stubborn, even in death, to accept his inevitable defeat.”

Fans will unfortunately have to wait to find out about Bjorn Ironside’s true fate.