'Norsemen' Season 3: Fans heartbroken over Kark's true identity, can't stop blaming Hildur for his misfortunes
'Hildur is psychopathic and schemes constantly to screw people over,' a fan said
Spoilers for 'Norsemen' Season 3
The Norwegian hit 'Norsemen' sure is a thoroughly impressive comedy as it fuses a 'Vikings' like historical setup with 'Monty Python' humor. With the latest prequel season, the show has earned itself a new, unmatched place in the hearts of its audience that is spread all across the world. And although the season brought fan-favorite characters back — we're looking at you, Frøya (Silje Torp) — it, more importantly, revealed their shocking backstories.
The most surprising of it all was that of another fan-favorite character, Kark. Played by Øystein Martinsen, Kark is not just the most trusted slave that Norheim has. His connection to the Viking village runs a lot deeper than the show had previously indicated. The good-natured, immensely optimistic "subhuman" is actually Chieftain Olav (Henrik Mestad) and Orm's (Kåre Conradi) older brother Karl. Revealing early on this season, Olav tells the story of how his older brother Karl was sent up north to protect the line of the chieftains. He was tattooed with a giant 'N' on his back so that he can one day return to claim his right as the Chieftain of the village.
But before he can do that, or even tell his brothers of who he really is, Hildur ((Marian Saastad Ottesen) literally changes the course of his life. She whips him black and blue, inflicting wounds on his back that hide the tattooed 'N' completely. She legit skins him when lashing him only so that she can continue enjoying being the Chieftain's wife.
When fans finally reached this part, they were shocked to their core. "Kark and his origin story... I have nothing to say... My boy Kark got done dirty his whole life," a fan said on Reddit. "I felt so bad for Kark when he wanted to give Orm the little statue he had made for the bachelor party," another commented. It is not just Kark's trajectory this season but the voluntary slave of Norheim has been a touchy character since Season 1. "Man i just feel so sad for kark in every scene since season 1 even though this is a comedy."
Given what Hildur did to him — the brutality and viciousness of her methods — fans can't help but call her names. "Just finished episode 2, Hildur is such an evil b**ch! Kark deserves better!" one of Kark's many fans said. "Definitely was hinted at throughout that she was a scheming and devious individual," added another.
"Hildur is psychopathic and schemes constantly to screw people over so she can get ahead. I love her actress and think that her acting definitely helps: seems nice and affable even when being evil," added another.
All three seasons of 'Norsemen' are currently streaming on Netflix.