‘Vikings’ Season 6: What Fans Are Saying About Prince Oleg

Vikings season 6 premiered with a bang and fans seem to have a new favorite character in Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky). Read on to learn what fans are saying about his dynamic with one of Ragnar Lothbrok’s (Travis Fimmel) sons. There are spoilers ahead.

Ivar the Boneless meets Prince Oleg and things will never be the same

Danila Kozlovsky
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Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen), who travels along the Silk Road as a once-great king who called himself a god, may have met his match in Prince Oleg. Oleg kills his own brother in front of Ivar, which is a truly gruesome sight for viewers. Oleg, who considers himself The Prophet, is an interesting addition to the Vikings cast and adds a chilling dynamic with Ivar.

Why is Prince Oleg called The Prophet?

Oleg tells Ivar that during a great power struggle, he went to a feast. On the night before the occasion, he dreamed of a warning of the wine being poisoned. He went to the feast and didn’t drink the wine because of the warning, which was a good idea because his friends did drink it and ended up dying from it.

Oleg kills his own brother in front of Ivar

Oleg may be even more ruthless than Ivar himself, which viewers know is truly saying something. Prince Oleg kills his brother, Prince Askold (Blake Kubena) with the wine. Oleg dances around in the room as his brother starts to choke and die. Luckily, Ivar doesn’t drink the wine and gets the hint from the story of how Oleg got his nickname.

What fans are saying about Prince Oleg

Fans have a lot of feelings about the new twisted friendship that seems to resemble an old relationship from seasons past. “I love the dynamic between Ivar and Oleg. Like a crazy version of Ragnar and Ecbert,” a Reddit user noted about their relationship.

“I really like Oleg as a character, the bit where he was dancing around as his brother was choking to death was so brutal and psychopathic. I think his performance has been great too,” another Reddit user wrote.

“Lol you have to be a real psycho to make Ivar do a ‘what the hell?’ face,” someone else referenced.

People seem to enjoy the new friendship brewing between them. “I liked that little Ivar and Oleg bonding scene, it was nice to see Ivar actually having fun with something not about violence,” another Reddit user observed.

Some fans see a lot of similarities between Oleg and Ivar. “Ivar feels like he’s looking in a mirror with Oleg,” another Reddit user observed. Oleg is essentially the man Ivar was or could have had the potential to be. They are similar in numerous ways, but who is the more dangerous of the two? Oleg may take that one.

“I’m living for the Ivar/Oleg bromance. That last scene with them had my household cheering!” a Reddit user also proclaimed.

There are sure to be more epic scenes to come from Prince Oleg and Ivar in upcoming episodes of Vikings.