‘Vikings’: Which Character Do Fans Feel Is the ‘Best Son’ of Ragnar Lothbrok?
In the hit series Vikings, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) has a number of sons. When they were younger, the sons of Ragnar did everything they could to be like the father they idolized. Once he is killed, they come together to bring the Great Heathen Army to England, and nothing is ever the same after that.
Ragnar and his sons are constantly discussed by fans of the series. Fans on Reddit recently weighed in on the “best son” of Ragnar. Read on to learn who they chose.
Ragnar Lothbrok’s sons
When we first meet Ragnar, he has one son by Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), named Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig). Ragnar’s dream was always to have more sons, and when temptations arise, he sleeps with Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland), conceiving Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) in the process. When Aslaug comes calling while heavily pregnant, Lagertha makes the choice to leave Ragnar behind and divorce him for his unfaithfulness.
Aslaug becomes the second wife of Ragnar, and gives him four sons altogether: Ubbe, Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø), Sigurd (David Lindström), and Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen).
Years later, Ragnar is fighting for the Mercians and Queen Kwenthrith (Amy Bailey), who later claims to have Ragnar’s child, Magnus (Dean Ridge). After Kwenthrith dies, Ragnar actually tells King Ecbert (Linus Roache) that Magnus isn’t his son, and Magnus is kicked out of his home in the king’s castle.
Which character do fans feel is the ‘best son’ of Ragnar Lothbrok?
On the Reddit page for the series, fans recently weighed in on who they think is the “best son” of Ragnar. 2,900 people participated in the poll, and the results aren’t that surprising. Bjorn Ironside is the clear winner with 1,306 votes declaring him as the most popular choice. Ubbe was next with 1,002 votes for him. Ivar came in third with 462 votes. Hvitserk was the fourth with only 47 votes. Magnus, even though officially denied by Ragnar as being his son, received 46 votes. Sigurd only managed 19 votes out of the total number that participated.
Fans weigh in with comments about the sons of Ragnar
It didn’t just stop there. Fans also weighed in with comments and their own 2 cents about who they believe is the best son of Ragnar.
One fan chose Ubbe, and says he’s the only one to “implement his father’s vision.” “He is the only son of Ragnar who is able to go beyond fighting and implement his father’s vision (a settlement in England, a more peaceful and sophisticated Norway) while pursuing his own dreams (Iceland and beyond),” a fan wrote.
Another fan says Ubbe is more like Ragnar, but they still favor Bjorn. “Ubbe is the most like him but Bjorn is my fave,” a fan said.
A fan says Ivar is their personal favorite, as he’s an “entertaining character.” “I think Bjorn and Ubbe are probably technically ‘the best’ but I think Ivar is my favorite. He’s just such an entertaining character,” another fan commented.
One fan thinks the best son is Ivar as well. “Ivar 100 percent. Embodies the fighting spirit of the Vikings and intelligence of his father. Then Ubbe. But not Bjorn, he’s too weak of character and in leadership,” they said.
Bjorn was the clear winner of the poll in regards to the best son of Ragnar Lothbrok. However, opinions are all over the place, and fans have a lot of different thoughts when it comes to Ragnar’s sons.