‘Vikings’: The 1 Character Fans Think Looks Just Like Ragnar Lothbrok

In the hit series Vikings, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) has five sons in total. All of them gain attributes from their father, but one looks exactly like him, and fans have certainly noticed. What are fans saying about the character? We have all the details.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from ‘Vikings’]

Travis Fimmel in 'Vikings'
Travis Fimmel in ‘Vikings’ | Jonathan Hession/A+E Networks/History

The sons of Ragnar Lothbrok

Ragnar has a son named Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig), and he’s the first son of five for Ragnar in Vikings. His mother is Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), who is the earl turned king’s first wife. But when Ragnar cheats on her with Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) and gets her pregnant, Lagertha divorces Ragnar and leaves him. Ragnar marries Aslaug, and they have four boys together: Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith), Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø), Sigurd (David Lindström), and Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen). All of the sons try to become greater than their father in their own way.

However, one of them looks just like his father. Ubbe, who is Ragnar’s first son by Aslaug, is the spitting image of him. He proves himself to be a skilled fighter and explorer. He is once married to Maragethe (Ida Nielsen) but he eventually marries Torvi (Georgia Hirst), Bjorn’s ex-wife. Together they have a child named Ragnar that’s named after his father.

He displays his fighting capabilities when he takes on King Frodo (Gavan O’Connor-Duffy) when trying to negotiate between the Vikings and Wessex. It’s a ruthless fight, but one that Ubbe wins, and he kills Frodo during the 1-on-1 battle. The Vikings chant his name in the moment.

Ubbe looks just like Ragnar Lothbrok

Jordan Patrick Smith in 'Vikings'
Jordan Patrick Smith in ‘Vikings’ | Jonathan Hession/A+E Networks/History

Out of all the sons of Ragnar, Ubbe looks the most like him. They have the same piercing blue eyes, and they wear their hair in the same way, shaved on the sides with a ponytail down the back. Fans have noticed the similarities between the two, and they recently spoke about it on Reddit. A fan posted a shot of Ragnar with a long ponytail from season 2 and Ubbe from season 5 with the same style of hair. They also have similar beards as well.

“[No Spoilers] I never noticed how similar they looked,” a fan titled the post on Reddit.

Despite Ragnar being murdered, he is remembered by his sons who carry on his legacy. One fan calls Ubbe a “dead ringer” when it comes to the father and son’s looks. Side by side they appear eerily similar.

“Every time Ubbe was on screen I thought he was a near dead ringer for Ragnar,” the fan said.

Another fan seems to agree and notices their eyes are very similar as well. “Especially their eyes, I always thought he was Ragnar 2.0,” they said.

One fan admits that the two “looked” so “alike” that they admit to forgetting that Ragnar was already dead. That’s understandable considering how much the two resemble each other.

“They looked so much alike that I sometimes forgot that Ragnar was dead,” they said. “Ubbe wound up being one of my favorites by the end – Ragnar’s curiosity, but with more of a conscience. Also found his eyes to be striking in the same way Ragnar’s were.”

Ubbe is ‘adventurous’ just like his father as well

But Ubbe not only looks like his father, he also acts a lot like him too. He can be quiet, and he seems to have the same ideals as his father when it comes to their people prospering in new settlements. He even discovers Greenland, and finally he finds the Golden Land, establishing settlements in new places. One fan describes him as having an “adventurous” side just like his father.

“He definitely was all of the good/adventurous sides of Ragnar,” a fan wrote. “He also looked the most like him by a long shot. All of the other actors weren’t even close besides maybe Bjorn a little bit.”

Both actors are Australian 

Jordan Patrick Smith in 'Vikings'
Jordan Patrick Smith in ‘Vikings’ | Bernard Walsh/A+E Networks/History

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Another fan points out that Ubbe has similar movements when it comes to his voice and mannerisms. He not only resembles Ragnar with his looks, but also in certain situations like when “he’s angry.”

“Ubbe does the Ragnar mouth acting thing too and his voice in a couple of scenes where he’s angry are almost an impression of how Ragnar is when he’s angry,” they said.

Some fans mentioned the fact that both actors are Australian. Jordan Patrick Smith was born in Scotland, and he’s Australian just like Fimmel. “And both Australian!” a fan said.

However, one fan thinks Ubbe looks like Ragnar because of the hair and beard only. They don’t think the two would look so alike without the hair factor.

“It’s mainly just the beard and hair, outside of that they don’t look quite so similar without it,” they said.

Some fans think other sons of Ragnar resemble their father too

But some fans mention other sons of Ragnar looking like their famous father as well. Bjorn resembles him in the way he looks and reacts in certain situations. A fan thinks both Ubbe and Bjorn “remind” them of their father. Both have the “look and mannerisms” just like Ragnar, which is certainly true. 

“Nobody will ever match Ragnar, but Ubbe and Bjorn both really remind me of him with look and mannerisms, they both did great jobs…”

One fan references Bjorn and his dad looking “a lot alike.” “Always thought Bjorn and Ragnar looked a lot alike, especially S402 Bjorn,” they said.

But that isn’t the only son of Ragnar that fans think resembles his father at times. Another fan thinks Hvitserk “reminds” them of Ragnar in the last episode when he’s saying goodbye to Ivar at his grave after his death.

“Him sitting in front of the grave with the sun behind him, the shadows falling on his face the same way they do with Ragnar and even the hairstyle and beard being similar,” they weighed in.

Some fans certainly noticed the similar look Ubbe has when it comes to his father, Ragnar Lothbrok, in Vikings. But he isn’t the only son that shares characteristics with his father, and fans noticed.