In the hit series Vikings, one of the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø), has gone up and down. After his girlfriend, Thora (Eve Connolly) is killed by Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen), he spins into a depression, and starts using substances. Finally, on one of his drug-induced binges, he accidentally kills Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick). Her son, Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig), the king, breeds Hvitserk, and he eventually finds Ivar and they reunite. Hvitserk joins the attack with Russia to retake Scandinavia.
In season 6B, Hvitserk goes through another transformational process, and this is one thing that some fans would not believe could really happen.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from ‘Vikings’]
Hvitserk travels with Ivar back to Wessex
After Russia retreats and is defeated by the Vikings who gather to the Bjorn side, Hvitserk and Ivar return to Kyiv with the Russians and help Price Dir (Lenn Kudrjawizki) and Igor (Oran Glynn O’Donovan) dismisses Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky). Oleg is killed by Igor when he is shot by an arrow and fell off the balcony.
Ivar and Hvitserk finally return to Kattegat, where they will receive the welcome you would expect. Although they are Ragnar ‘s sons, they still do not like what they did by talking to Russia. But somehow, they convince both King Harald (Peter Franzén) and the people to return to Wessex. Harald helps to get everyone to gather around their common cause, and they tried to fight King Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) again.
When King Alfred and Ivar finally fight, great battles take place. Even Harald is killed in the fight by a single soldier. During the first battle, heavy fog obstructs the view, so the fighting stops and all sides fall back. Alfred refuses to compromise and exchange enemies for peace. Then comes the second battle, and everything changes.
Ivar is killed in battle
Hvitserk warns Ivar that his eyes are very blue, which has been a sign since childhood that he could injure himself and break his bones. When both sides fight, Ivar for some reason tries to persuade Hvitserk to leave the fight in the final program.
“My whole life is preparing for this stage,” Ivar tells him. “Stay back. I could never kill you. ”
“Your eyes are blue Ivar,” Hvitserks tells him. “Not today. Not today Ivar, no. ”
They admit they like each other, and Hvitserk stays down through the fight and out of the thick of it. “One day everyone will know about Ivar the Boneless,” says Hvitserk.
Ivar is stabbed several times, after telling the executing Wessex soldier, “Don’t be scared.” He seems to have retired, and is doing nothing to protect himself from the blade. Hvitserk watches it happen in a difficult turn of events. Ivar falls to the ground when he injures his leg, and dies in Hvitserk’s arms.
Hvitserk converts to Christianity
In a panic, Hvitserk is recaptured by King Alfred. He later bids farewell to Ivar by his grave, and says, “Enjoy Valhalla’s brother while he is still there. We can all see the skies darkening. We all see the twilight of the gods. And I hope to be with you in that great loss. “
Later, we see Hvitserk converted to Christianity. King Alfred stands with him as his paternal grandfather, and is an English Christian Prince of Wessex. He gives up his old culture and his religious views for a new one.
“I am giving up my former life,” Hvitserk tells a priest, who is anointed in baptism and given another name by Alfred. His new name is Athelstan, which is fitting, as Athelstan (George Blagden) is his father ‘s best friend, and Alfred’ s father seems to be the only one.
It’s awful considering everything Hvitserk has been through. Earlier in the season, Idun, the goddess of eternal youth, appears to appear to Hvitserk saying he deserves to be seen, and they spend a close night together. Hvitserk believes the woman is a goddess of the time.
But he has now rejected his own religion and opted for Christianity. Fans might be horrified by the result since he is Ragnar’s son, but then again, others might see him as a fitting end to Hvitserk’s story, as he always finding the meaning of life. Observers may remind him of learning about the Buddha and seeing that they were very interested in him.
He has now found a new faith and a new name. Hvitserk’s story ends with his baptism into Christianity.