‘Vikings’: Why the Death of Bjorn’s Daughter Siggy Angers Fans so Much

Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) had a daughter named Siggy by Porunn (Gaia Weiss) on the hit series Vikings. Her death could have easily been prevented had someone been properly caring for her. Read on to learn why the death of Siggy angers fans so much.

Bjorn and Porunn have a child together that they name Siggy

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After Porunn is left scarred on her face in battle, she falls into a deep depression. She has the child, although she clearly doesn’t want to care for her. She tries to get Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) to take care of her instead, but Aslaug insists the child needs her mother.

Viewers later learn that while Bjorn is away raiding, Porunn left her child behind and she was never heard from again. Aslaug insists that she’ll take care of Siggy, since Bjorn doesn’t seem too inclined to do so himself. It’s later implied that no one is really taking care of Siggy, and she’s later found dead in a stream. Aslaug doesn’t seem to care when she is greeted with the news.

Why the death of Bjorn’s daughter Siggy angers fans so much

Fans are known to make comments about how the whole death of Siggy went down. It angers fans that Bjorn Ironside doesn’t seem to care and neither does anyone else. It was something that was quickly brushed over like it was nothing.

“Why was Bjorn’s daughter never spoken about after her death? How would Bjorn just allow Siggy’s death to go unquestioned or answered?” a fan asked on Reddit.

Many users were confused as to why the situation was never talked of again like it was nothing. Bjorn had the potential to be a good father to Siggy, but he let the opportunity slip by.

“It’s one of those things that isn’t addressed on-screen and you’re to assume that he was told, mourned the loss, moved on,” a Reddit user explained. “He was so devastated by Porunn leaving that he never got close to his daughter, so it’s just been assumed that he probably didn’t take it as hard as Ragnar took Gyda’s passing.”

She was a reminder of his wife who left

Another fan doesn’t think Bjorn ever wanted to raise Siggy on his own. She was a reminder of the woman he lost, and it’s sad to see how he chose to react to the situation.

“He didn’t even wanna raise her himself so I’m not sure he would be very upset,” another user wrote. “His daughter is just a reminder of his wife who left. I think he’d be relieved and that’s my least favorite aspect of Bjorn’s character but it’s the impression I get of him.”

Bjorn disappoints fans by his reaction to Siggy’s death

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One fan says Bjorn’s “indifference” to his daughter’s loss of life is a “disappointment.” You would assume with the way Bjorn always treated his mother that he’d be an excellent father, but that couldn’t be further from the truth in this case.

“Bjorn’s indifference towards baby Siggy was such a disappointment to his character. S1-S2 Bjorn was always so protective of Lagertha and watching out for her. It used to make me think that he would grow up to respect his future wife and daughter(s) because of his love toward his own mother,” a Reddit user explained. “Bjorn loved Porunn, and seeing how proud he was when Siggy was born and naming his own child after Siggy herself, to then just neglect his daughter in every way after Porunn left. It was hard for me to look at Bjorn the same way.”

Fans are still angry about the death of Bjorn’s daughter Siggy. Many see Bjorn in a different light after his reaction to her death.