‘Vikings’: What Fans Really Think of Siggy

Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig) is Earl Haraldson’s (Gabriel Byrne) wife until Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) kills him and becomes the earl of Kattegat himself. She is a very practical woman and she immediately starts scheming in regards to how to bounce back from it all. Read on to learn what fans really think of Siggy.

Siggy schemes, but she’s still loyal

Jessalyn Gilsig
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Siggy loses everything when her husband dies. However, she remains loyal to Ragnar and his family even when she is given opportunities to really betray them.

She establishes a connection with Ragnar’s brother, Rollo (Clive Standen). Siggy brings out the best in Rollo who is more than a little troubled. They eventually marry, even though it seems like Rollo never appreciates what he has until it’s gone.

“In the beginning she seemed like she was going to be the typical shrewd woman you’d expect from a Jarl’s wife,” a Reddit user explained. “Then you learn she lost her family so there’s a little sympathy. Then she loses everything and yet puts herself right in the middle of Ragnar’s family.”

Siggy saves the sons of Ragnar

Siggy does what she has to while remaining loyal to Ragnar and whoever his wife seems to be at the time. “At this point I thought for sure she was scheming but she surprises us by being faithful,” the Reddit user continued. “All the way to the end when she gives her life to save Ragnar’s sons. Even when she had the opportunity to undermine Aslaug because of her drunkenness and absence.”

Many viewers of the series have come to like Siggy and they weren’t too happy when she died. She died in season 3 while saving Ubbe and Hvitserk from drowning in a very strange way. Harbard (Kevin Durand) was there and Siggy just drifts away from the surface and drowns in the freezing lake. It left many people confused and upset at the loss.

“Yeah I really appreciated that her arc was a little more complex I just kinda wish her death wasn’t so out of left field,” someone else observed.

She has ‘ambition’

Her character is unlike any other on the series. She has ambition, but it doesn’t make her bad. She is just herself, trying to make it in a harsh world.

“It was refreshing to see a (female) character who’s ambition and drive wasn’t totally demonized,” another Reddit user explained. “We were shown her perspective and it made her more human, complex and sympathetic to the audience.”

Siggy has haters as well

As always, there are some viewers who don’t actually like Siggy’s character at all. “Siggy is by far the worst, most insufferable character in this show, maybe any show ever,” a Reddit user expressed.

“I agree. Siggy can be annoying but she’s definitely not at the top of my list,” someone else wrote.

The love for Siggy is definitely there, although she does have her fair share of haters. Her character was unique and fiercely loyal to the very end. Fans still miss Siggy, who was always herself.