Vikings season 5 is officially coming to History at the end of the month and the biggest takeaway appears to be Ivar the Boneless’ reign of terror.
In the video below, you can get the sense of what is a pretty brutal new look at Ivar as a leader, one in which he compares himself to a god and also declares himself “divine.” Yeah, so it’s fair to say that Ivar has a pretty high opinion of himself and we get it. This is a guy who overcame disability as a young man and found a very specific, difficult way to move forward. He learned how to battle using intellect and strategy, and overtime was able to build an empire out of his tactics. He may not be the most popular ruler in terms of pure likability, but he is one of the most formidable in the known world.
The second half of season 5, at least at the moment, feels as though it is going to revolve simply around what is coming up next. Ivar may be in power right now, but if the entire story was going to continue with his reign of terror and nothing else, the series would start to take a turn for the boring. What matters more moving into the new season is seeing how Ivar handles conflict and some of the different forces that are going to be at play. There will be new threats, shifting alliances, and returning characters moving forward. Odds are, there will also be death judging from the fact that this is a series where such things are inevitable. It is also based enough on history that there is a fairly specific timeline for how many different events are going to transpire.
Let’s also just hope that, from now until the show premieres, there are some other teasers hyping up a few of the other characters within the Vikings world. We feel like the promotional campaign has done a good job centering around Ivar, but there are still many a noteworthy character beyond just him. Lagertha, for example, remains a huge part of the story, and Clive Standen is set to return as Rollo for at least one more episode.
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