'Vikings': Fans compare traits and speculate Rollo couldn't be Bjorn's real father
Although it is still not an established fact as to who the real father might be, 'Vikings' fans speculated that maybe Rollo is lying after all
'The Vikings' season 5B recently premiered on History November 28. The TV series follows chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok the legendary Viking, his crew, and later his sons. The show first aired on History in 2013, and when it premiered it captivated audiences over the world with its representation of the Norse warriors.
When the historical series aired its first episode of season 5B, everyone's favorite Nordic character, Rollo, returned to Kattegat and revealed Bjorn is not the son of Ragnar. He claimed he had an affair with Queen Lagertha and he is Bjorn's real father. After finding out Lagertha and Bjorn are still alive, he sets out to find them.
On finding them he tells Lagertha, "You know I have always loved you, Lagertha, and that Bjorn is my son." But she denies it and says Ragnar is the real father. The denial failed to make Rollo believe her. And, though it is still not an established fact as to who the real father might be, fans have started speculating that maybe Rollo is lying after all.
I think Bjorn settled the matter of who his father is most brilliantly and definitively in this speech. He is Bjorn Ragnarrson, through and through.— Maia (@maia_setc) December 1, 2018
Fans claimed there is very little to no chance Rollo might be Bjorn's father. Because Bjorn has all the traits and characteristics of Ragnar. "A son knows who his father is. He has Ragnar all over him. Rollo is one sad dude. Always has an angle. I don’t trust him at all," wrote a fan. While another fan added, "Remember what the Ancient One said to Ragnar. He is the son of Ragnar. End of discussion."
Rollo may have love in his ♥.. BUT...Rollo always does what's good for Rollo..— SHELLbell (@shelldanorissa) December 2, 2018
Apart from the traits, fans also stated Rollo only does what he thinks is good for him. And, if he is the real father of Bjorn, he would not have betrayed Bjorn and sent Ivar's troops, which could have ended up killing him and his children.
"Rollo, if you really believed that Bjorn was your son, why would you send Ivar troops that could have killed Bjorn and his children? Rollo doesn’t even believe it." stated a fan. "At first my heart hurt for Rollo. Then I was like F that! Look at how many times he betrayed Bjorn without blinking an eye. However, I would[have] taken up his offer to get out of there!" said another.
He's Viking, not a Care Bear. Betrayed twice by family is not to be taken lightly in any culture. Prefect reaction in my opinion— Carl MacGillivray (@carlmac3) December 2, 2018
Why would Bjorn want Lothbrok to be his dad he was a traitor so many times. Ragnar was a real Dad! pic.twitter.com/fbOfqJ6pBY— Gerebi Kincaid (@gerebi_kincaid) December 1, 2018
When Ragnar went to visit the Seer and asked him about the future of his sons, the Seer spoke about Bjorn too, which is another reason Ragnar could be Bjorn's real dad. "I believe he is Ragnar's son because when he asked the Seer 'tell me about my sons and their future', the Seer told him 'one would marry a king's daughter and another will sail the tideless sea' and then [added] 'it was Bjorn that was [being talked] about'" pointed a fan.