‘Vikings’ Season 6: Why Fans Are Really Disappointed in Bjorn Ironside

The first half of the final season of Vikings is in full swing and it hasn’t painted Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) in the best light. Fans have spoken and they are disappointed in King Bjorn. Read on to learn why. There are spoilers ahead.

All hail King Bjorn

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King Bjorn Ironside has taken back his home of Kattegat, yet he’s already struggling with his grip on power. He has loyal members of his family around him, including his mother Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), his brother Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith), and his wife Gunnhild (Ragga Ragnars), yet he still manages to make some terrible choices.

Why are fans so disappointed in Bjorn?

Bjorn doesn’t seem to know how to be loyal to the woman he is with at any given time. It’s been a problem he’s had ever since he was with Porunn (Gaia Weiss) and he cheated on her with Torvi (Georgia Hirst) with sort of her blessing, I guess. Don’t even get me started on how Torvi has gotten the short end of the stick in that relationship over the years. Luckily, she found her real man in Bjorn’s brother, Ubbe.

Bjorn cheats on Gunnhild

Once again, the cycle continues when Bjorn cheats on his wife with Ingrid (Lucy Martin). All this woman has to do is say, “Don’t deny the gods” and that seems to be all Bjorn needs to do what he wants. Bjorn doesn’t know how to be faithful and he seems to have learned these attributes from his father before him.

This really isn’t that out of character for Bjorn Ironside

Bjorn Ironside doesn’t think with his brain sometimes, which is something Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), his father, initially warned him about years ago.

Reddit is full of fans discussing the new season and Bjorn is a huge part of that. One user recalls what Ragnar said to Bjorn that he doesn’t seem to really remember. “He told Bjorn to think with his brain, and not his d***,” the Reddit user said. “I think Ragnar could tell that it would be an issue down the line. I mean Ragnar wasn’t the best example, but I think he was wanting Bjorn to not make the same mistakes as he did.”

Ragnar cheats on Lagertha and it forever changes Bjorn

As some fans may recall, Ragnar cheats on Lagertha with Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) and young Bjorn rats him out to his mother. Aslaug eventually comes calling while heavily pregnant. Rather than turn her away, Ragnar accepts her into his home. Lagertha, being ashamed and unable to do anything else, divorces Ragnar. Bjorn chooses to go with his mother and he grows up away from his father.

The entire situation changed their family dynamic forever, which is why it’s so hard for fans to deal with what Bjorn is doing right now. He’s clearly learned nothing from his father’s mistakes or the ones he has already made of his own.

Fans aren’t happy with Bjorn

Fans have more than a few words for Bjorn who can’t seem to ever do the right thing when it comes to the woman he’s supposed to be loyal to.

“Don’t do it Bjorn. Don’t do it,” a Reddit user chimed in.

“She pulled the gods card on him who can deny the gods,” another Reddit user brought up.

Many fans are starting to dislike Bjorn after some of the choices he’s been making. “Bjorn is slowly turned from an honorable guy to a d***,” a user wrote.

Hopefully, Bjorn Ironside will be able to redeem himself in the eyes of viewers of Vikings as the series continues.