'Vikings' Season 6: Baffling fan theories about Ragnar's sons that might just come true
Season 5 was all about Ragnar Lothbrok's sons and their claims to Kattegat, but since the Seer said the war has just begun, what could it mean for Bjorn and Ivar?
Soon after Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) claimed Kattegat in the season 5 finale, his victory was cut short when the trailer for season 6 released, revealing the Seer's prophecy was not just a dream, and the words that war had just begun is, in fact, the theme set for the final installment. With classic 'Vikings' battle scenes more wild than ever, fans instantly worried about the fate of Ragnar Lothbrok's eldest son since his greatest threat, Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen), seems to be recruiting his own army in Rus.
The teaser gave ample room for the fans to guess what could happen next in History Channel's flagship drama and while few theories are baffling and impossible, there's nothing off limits for Michael Hirst's drama where gods walk among men and fan-favorite characters die sudden deaths.
The popular belief of what may happen in season 6 includes the continuation of the rivalry between Ivar and Bjorn and the struggle to claim Kattegat. However, in stark contrast to this belief, one Reddit user stated the trailer suggests these two brothers will actually form an alliance. "In the preview for [season] 6a, we see a shot of a building in Russia. In that shot, we can see a couple of the Russian soldiers with familiar shields. When you skip to the shot of the beach battle, the same or very similar shields are surrounding Bjorn," Omar Elattar observed.
Going by the popular opinion this would mean that Ivar will attack Bjorn with the Russians, but chances of them forming an alliance are also high especially after Michael Hirst told Variety; "There have been some comments that Ivar is a little two-dimensional and that he hasn’t got any secrets left, or that he’s not as interesting as Ragnar was. The fact is that we’re going to learn a lot more about Ivar in season six."
"Since the people of Kattegat absolutely despise Ivar, what if Ivar ends up helping Bjorn in that beach battle and in return Bjorn doesn’t kill Ivar or lets him go?" Omar_Elattar continued adding the Seer had said Bjorn will do something greater than Ragnar ever did.
Fans took this as an indication that something unpredictable will happen in the coming season and that could mean an unlikely alliance since 'Vikings' is popular for taking that route, say King Harald and Bjorn too. But many don't believe Ivar will ever have a change of heart towards Bjorn and especially Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) since she killed his beloved mother.
Another theory based on the trailer is that Hvitserk will die by fire, and history suggests that too as the legendary Norse's cause of death is by burning. But a baffling fan theory takes a plot twist suggesting Hvitserk will be saved from the fire by Ivar and they make up again. "Hvitserk will nearly be burnt at the stake, but will be saved in the nick of time by Ivar. This will help put their relationship back together, hence why we see them together again before all is over," user Mrsedgarallenpoe suggested. Users agreed to this view and chimed; "I do know that Hvitserk will head to Kiev in 6a and will be with Ivar in England in 6b."