Vikings final episodes will finally land on Amazon Prime Video on December 30 – putting an end to the gripping and bloody saga.
But as stars including Katheryn Winnick prepare to say goodbye to the drama, fans have been left pulling apart the trailer, which dropped online yesterday.
With so much ground to cover before the tale ends, the two-minute trailer is more than enough for Vikings fans to sink their teeth into, as the future remains uncertain for so many characters.
So will Bjorn survive? Will Ivar die in battle? And who exactly is brandishing Ragnar’s sword, as he prepares to fight an army, seemingly, alone?
It didn’t take long for Reddit fans to start spotting hints at what could become of the warriors in their final showdown.
Here’s what’s been predicted so far.
Bjorn will succumb to his injuries and die
At the end of the last batch of episodes, Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) managed to stab his brother Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), leaving him potentially mortally wounded.
Thankfully, as we find out in the trailer, he was able to get to safety rather than die in the battlefield, but he is far from being in a good way.
While the valiant hero deserves a happy ending by Vikings standards, the general thought is that he will simply die, rather than go out ‘in a blaze of glory’ like he should.
Thoughts that this is confirmed is Gunnhild (Ragga Ragnars), is seen in the trailer at a ceremony where she’s seemingly sacrificing herself to the Norse Gods – potentially so she can join Bjorn in Valhalla.
But one fan is more optimistic, and wrote: ‘Bjorn doesn’t actually die like all us of thought he would and still becomes king with Harold dying in, most likely, England.’
Bjorn or Ragnar returns for one last battle
The final seconds of the trailer sees a shocked Ivar declare “it’s not possible” as a mystery figure stands before him, brandishing the sword of his father Ragnar (Travis Fimmel).
It’s widely assumed that it’s Bjorn who’s standing before him, which clashes massively with what appeared to be the King’s funeral shown literally moments before.
Ragnar died back in season four, so it’s unlikely to be him, but one fan kind of wants it to be, and stated: ‘It’s bad writing but I’d have no problem if they brought back Ragnar with some bs like Odin sent him from Valhalla.’
While another thinks it could be Bjorn and said: ‘I think it’s Bjorn back to fighting potential after grievous wounds (but the fantasy elements of the show, with that leviathan reveal, open the possibility of gods doing god power things and bringing him back…we can all hope)’
Though a third reckons, with all the foresight of the show, it’s somewhat a mixture of both Bjorn and Ragnar, and said: ‘My guess is it will be Bjorn having recovered but Ivar will see Ragnar, not Bjorn in a vision type situation.’
Ivar will betray Oleg
Ivar’s alliance with Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky) seems like a strange one, considering they stand in opposite religions and values, but in a war against his family, Ivar has always been somewhat unstoppable.
But would he allow himself to betray the Gods? One fan doesn’t think so, and instead believes Ivar is attempting to use Oleg for his own political gains – and will overthrow him when he’s done.
They wrote: ‘After Ivar will betray Oleg, and become overlord/guardian of Russia with Igor becoming King. Then claim Scandinavia. Go to England, beat Alfred, Alfred will retreat to the swamp.
‘Ivar will go to Ireland. Ivar will die and call for Ubbe to become his successor.’
Hvitserk will succeed in killing Ivar
Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) has made absolutely no secret for several seasons now that he wants to put an end to Ivar and kill him off – and even keep
In the trailer, the pair are seen coming face-to-face in battle, with a hysterically laughing Hvitserk telling his brother: ‘You’re still alive, huh?’
Rather than appear frightened, Ivar responds: ‘What took you so long?!’
The question is how.
‘He’s honest with Ivar, he’s there to kill him, whenever time comes. There’s Ivar menacing him again, but mostly they are having fun killing people (even their own) and just going with the flow,’ one fan wrote.
‘Hivtserk is seen alone, in a field. Definetely in England, where he is to end the story as a Christian.’
‘He literally believes the gods want him to kill Ivar. In his mind, it’s already a done deal. It just hasn’t manifest yet,’ added another.
‘He’s going to try to kill Ivar eventually.’
Vikings season 6 drops December 30 on Amazon Prime Video.