History Series / Vikings

7th Jan '16 6:17:35 PM ShatteredAwe
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There is a lot of new evidence that suggests that Shieldmaidens were as common as the show depicts them. Experts say probably not 50/50, but more 30/70. The show shows something similar to this, so this comment is unnecessary now.
** Shieldmaidens are depicted as commonplace among the Norse, with most Viking war parties featuring at least a few female warriors who are accepted without question by the men. While shieldmaidens are present in Norse sagas, there's little evidence to suggest that they were commonplace, or even existed, in reality.
7th Jan '16 11:38:13 AM elaby
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* YourMakeupIsRunning: Floki's kohl is smudged and running [[spoiler:while he sits with Torstein's body and questions Ragnar about his continued loyalty to the Norse gods.]]
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* YourMakeupIsRunning: Floki's kohl is smudged and running eyeliner runs [[spoiler:while he sits with Torstein's body and questions Ragnar about his continued loyalty to the Norse gods.]]
7th Jan '16 11:36:24 AM elaby
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* YourMakeupIsRunning: Floki's kohl is smudged and running [[spoiler:while he sits with Torstein's body and questions Ragnar about his continued loyalty to the Norse gods.]]
26th Nov '15 1:21:28 PM porphyre77
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* ISurrenderSuckers:When jarl Borg invades Kattegat, the elder warrior uses this to save Rollo time to evade with his brother's wife and children.
30th Oct '15 2:08:07 PM trystero11
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Typo ("Loki" for "Floki")
** Loki has a vision of one of his mastheads bleeding, which he takes as a sign from the gods.
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** Loki Floki has a vision of one of his mastheads bleeding, which he takes as a sign from the gods.
30th Oct '15 7:21:25 AM swmrgrl12
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** As of Season 3, Thorunn
19th Oct '15 4:13:43 PM AzureOwl
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** Ragnar tries to get Lagertha to agree to a three-way marriage arrangement with Aslaug, but gets soundly rejected before he can even hint at a threesome. A scene in Season 2 showing Ragnar waking up next to a naked Aslaug and Lagertha would have implied some ThreeWaySex, but it was deleted.
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** Ragnar tries to get Lagertha to agree to a three-way marriage arrangement with Aslaug, but gets soundly rejected before he can even hint at a threesome. A scene in Season 2 showing Ragnar waking up next to a naked Aslaug and Lagertha would have implied some ThreeWaySex, but it was deleted. deleted from the US airing of the episode.
28th Sep '15 9:48:23 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* NeverLearnedToRead: All of the Vikings, which is TruthInTelevision since RealLife Vikings were illiterate and unable to record their own history, especially in the earlier years of paganism. The only main character who can read or write is Athelstan, but he's also a very well-educated Anglo-Saxon monk from Christian England, not pagan Scandinavia like the Norsemen.
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* NeverLearnedToRead: All of the Vikings, which is TruthInTelevision since RealLife Vikings were illiterate and unable to record their own history, especially in the earlier years of paganism. The only main character who can read or write is Athelstan, but he's also a very well-educated the Anglo-Saxon monk from Christian England, not pagan Scandinavia like the Norsemen.Athelstan.
28th Sep '15 9:32:26 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** In Universe, Harbard's tale of his journey to Utgard is a well-known story of Thor adventuring in Jotunheim, as Aslaug is quick to point out. ** Subverted with Athelstan. Ragnar has to tell Athelstan that he tends to speak of "Saints" and "Miracles" as if Ragnar had any idea of what he is talking about. ** Averted in an argument taking place on the first voyage to England, where Floki and another character agree that that lightning is the sparks coming off Thor's anvil as he beats it with his hammer are an omen, but disagree about how to interpret it. * AttemptedRape: Lagertha 5:0 Wannabe Rapists
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** In Universe, Harbard's tale of his journey to Utgard is a well-known story of Thor adventuring in Jotunheim, as Aslaug is quick to point out. ** Subverted with Athelstan. Ragnar has to tell Athelstan that he tends to speak of "Saints" "saints" and "Miracles" "miracles" as if Ragnar had any idea of what he is talking about. ** Averted in an argument taking place on the first voyage to England, where Floki and another character agree that that lightning is the sparks coming off Thor's anvil as he beats it with his hammer are an omen, but disagree about how to interpret it. * AttemptedRape: Lagertha 5:0 Wannabe Rapistsis 5-0 against wannabe rapists
24th Sep '15 9:00:20 AM CaptainCrawdad
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Getting slaughtered for not fighting in formation and against a shield wall would be realistic, not hollywood tactics
* HollywoodTactics: When encountering a numerically superior force, Ragnar's Vikings step out to face them on an open beach rather than stay in the narrow choke point they started at. It doesn't matter, however, because the Saxon soldiers never even try to flank them. The Saxon soldiers also seem to be completely unaware that formations are a thing, while the vikings fight in a tight shield wall, so it turns into a massacre.
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* HollywoodTactics: When encountering a numerically superior force, Ragnar's Vikings step out to face them on an open beach rather than stay in the narrow choke point they started at. It doesn't matter, however, because the Saxon soldiers never even try to flank them. The Saxon soldiers also seem to be completely unaware that formations are a thing, while the vikings fight in a tight shield wall, so it turns into a massacre.
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