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Vikings’ 11 Bloodiest Moments: Rank Them Now!

With the final season of History’s series upon us, grab your drinking horn, take a look back at the show's most brutal moments so far, and tell us which is the most gruesome. Skål!

by | December 4, 2019 | Comments

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History’s Vikings has never shied away from depicting the brutality in the lives of Norsemen and women in the 9th century. Through five seasons, the show has followed the exploits of legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), his crew, and his family. What began as a small-scale story of exploration, and also some old-fashioned raiding and pillaging, has turned into an epic saga spanning several decades and a true globetrotting adventure that has taken us from medieval Denmark to Iceland, the Mediterranean, and now all the way to the Silk Road.

Along the way we have met many characters, and lost even more. From disease, to honorable battle, to horrible torture, Vikings has sent dozens of characters to Valhalla. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the bloodiest and most impactful moments in the show’s history so you can rank your favorites. Which bloody moment do you think is best? Rank our picks below!


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Is there another brutal Vikings moment you think should be added? Tell us which scene (including season and episode) in the comments!

Vikings returns for its final season on Wednesday, December 4 at 9/8C on History.


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