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

vikings-death-of-ragnar-s4-ep15 screencap (History)
(Photo by History)

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!

RELATED: Vikings Star Katheryn Winnick Says Goodbye to TV’s Most Brutal Series

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.

Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.

Tag Cloud

slashers Superheroe Walt Disney Pictures adaptation Warner Bros. 2019 award winner emmy awards Starz MSNBC south america batman Rock spinoff Academy Awards Trivia series A&E Sony Pictures HBO supernatural movie Kids & Family Universal TV rotten a nightmare on elm street Arrowverse AMC First Reviews romantic comedy quibi USA singing competition RT History universal monsters Marathons Calendar Brie Larson PBS Amazon WarnerMedia New York Comic Con golden globes 20th Century Fox sports comiccon Interview Watching Series animated romance Baby Yoda SDCC Mary Poppins Returns Summer 71st Emmy Awards 2017 History crime drama free movies mission: impossible mutant psychological thriller dragons Nat Geo OneApp Disney+ Disney Plus screenings Esquire spanish language cults reviews Red Carpet TBS christmas movies directors Quiz indiana jones E3 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina NBC Spectrum Originals dogs crime canceled doctor who Lifetime E! Animation game show Pet Sematary YouTube Red Creative Arts Emmys Musical asian-american green book DirecTV Avengers classics National Geographic sag awards CNN Election politics casting Film Festival cars TIFF indie Sneak Peek Paramount Network nbcuniversal rotten movies we love Chernobyl obituary Infographic IFC Elton John talk show TCA Awards police drama versus canceled TV shows Lifetime Christmas movies Trophy Talk twilight mockumentary political drama cops BBC Classic Film Reality Competition chucky VICE crime thriller scary movies anthology RT21 APB social media Tubi adventure YouTube Premium video Mary poppins dc Podcast FOX FXX Cannes movies all-time Martial Arts boxoffice Comedy Logo 2020 spy thriller Ellie Kemper 2015 cancelled TV shows elevated horror robots VOD travel Character Guide cooking cancelled TV series Pride Month discovery best thriller PaleyFest TruTV Syfy Hulu Super Bowl FX on Hulu DC Comics Epix ghosts laika Christmas Mindy Kaling BET Awards psycho Certified Fresh theme song Extras comics video on demand Box Office concert OWN Holiday unscripted Video Games cats CW Seed Mary Tyler Moore television Hallmark 007 VH1 Hear Us Out Polls and Games Marvel GLAAD critics stand-up comedy Schedule blaxploitation Rom-Com BET tv talk richard e. Grant Opinion die hard facebook TCA Winter 2020 worst Grammys stoner name the review dramedy TV renewals Netflix Christmas movies superhero Western SXSW BBC One finale Toys Biopics child's play Disney streaming service natural history composers Apple TV+ technology films serial killer Music Funimation WGN kids American Society of Cinematographers Rocketman Trailer foreign The CW Valentine's Day Sundance TV revenge YA Dark Horse Comics Ghostbusters Pop HBO Go war Star Trek Black Mirror witnail Hallmark Christmas movies Food Network cancelled television Freeform Year in Review hist 72 Emmy Awards Bravo DC Universe miniseries based on movie Countdown Showtime transformers ABC Thanksgiving Nickelodeon CBS joker Sundance binge game of thrones blockbuster cinemax Masterpiece Crunchyroll Pixar anime Pop TV sequel TV Land Britbox teaser cartoon jamie lee curtis 4/20 spain festivals TNT Country Cosplay Women's History Month Rocky nature Oscars zero dark thirty parents Set visit docudrama hollywood Marvel Studios renewed TV shows El Rey Endgame news Fox News Pirates Black History Month satire halloween ratings President Shondaland Fall TV YouTube Lionsgate Teen DC streaming service Apple Premiere Dates Apple TV Plus ABC Family Lucasfilm LGBTQ Family breaking bad CBS All Access San Diego Comic-Con Mudbound Vudu children's TV Marvel Television Amazon Prime true crime MTV GoT biography Disney Comedy Central Tomatazos TCA 2017 Fantasy PlayStation Sci-Fi toy story 21st Century Fox Captain marvel comic period drama Comic Book See It Skip It justice league FX fast and furious USA Network Emmys TLC Holidays BAFTA The Walking Dead Acorn TV Television Critics Association First Look screen actors guild ITV Winter TV zombie Photos sequels 24 frames Netflix Tarantino Mystery Film science fiction documentary Peacock The Purge LGBT X-Men The Witch IFC Films Spike documentaries hispanic streaming Awards Tour Musicals criterion BBC America sitcom crossover Disney Plus SundanceTV medical drama dark Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Drama Song of Ice and Fire stop motion space aliens 2018 diversity strong female leads TCA Star Wars Action Amazon Studios TCM comedies Best and Worst 2016 cancelled franchise spider-man harry potter Superheroes reboot A24 Awards Winners what to watch Amazon Prime Video Heroines NYCC Nominations MCU Tumblr Comics on TV Adult Swim The Arrangement Columbia Pictures Discovery Channel Turner Classic Movies Writers Guild of America Cartoon Network Sundance Now CMT Paramount Shudder latino historical drama Television Academy Reality Anna Paquin Emmy Nominations DGA Ovation 45 Binge Guide disaster independent werewolf HBO Max Disney Channel Crackle Travel Channel book ESPN Stephen King GIFs Turner Horror zombies vampires dceu Spring TV