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* PetTheDog: He hosts Thorfinn and Gudrid's wedding and the subsequent feast (though he makes them foot the bill).

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* PetTheDog: He [[spoiler:He hosts Thorfinn and Gudrid's wedding and the subsequent feast (though he makes them foot the bill).]]

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* TheChessmaster: Ultimately shown to be attempting this, as he hoped his accumulated wealth and influence would lead to Sigurd somehow taking control of Iceland and bringing prosperity to the land. Sigurd argues that the land has not seen war for generations which is invaluable in its own way, and this would cease if they were to shake up the status quo.


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* IronicName: His name means "half Dane" but he never does things by halves.


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* PetTheDog: He hosts Thorfinn and Gudrid's wedding and the subsequent feast (though he makes them foot the bill).


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* SoProudOfYou: He's quite restrained about it but he's actually proud of Sigurd for defying his will, showing he is his father's son.

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* AbusiveParents: Towards Canute in particular, most notably when he violently lashes out when a young Canute prepared a meal for him, decrying it as a slave's work. [[spoiler: Then there's the entire [[UriahGambit ploy of sending him to a warzone]] in order to kill him without implication]].


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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: Attempts to do this to Canute in order to ensure his elder son would succeed him instead.]]


** [[spoiler: Presumably averted now that he and Gudrid are married.]]

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** [[spoiler: Presumably averted now that after he and Gudrid are married.marries Gudrid.]]

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** [[spoiler: Presumably averted now that he and Gudrid are married.]]

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* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: Thorfinn and Gudrid get married at some point during the second time skip, which is unsurprising for anyone with knowledge of the historical sagas the story is based on.]]


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* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: With Thorfinn following the second time skip.]]


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* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler: Thorfinn and Gudrid have officially adopted him by the time they return from Constantinople.]]


* GoodScarsEvilScars: A reverse example in that he has a 'good' scar on his left brow but is not a good character at all.

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* GoodScarsEvilScars: A reverse example in that he has a 'good' scar on down the right side of his left brow face (with no eye damage) but is not a good character person at all.


* ArrangedMarriage: With Sigurd, entirely unwillingly.

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* ArrangedMarriage: With Sigurd, entirely unwillingly. [[spoiler:Sigurd ends up letting her go after seeing how much in love she is with Thorfinn.]]



* ShipTease: She develops a crush on Thorfinn (Karlsefni, not Bug-Eyes). This later evolves into outright love and she even admits to Thorkell that she likes Thorfinn, ''who is within listening distance''.

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* ShipTease: She develops a crush on Thorfinn (Karlsefni, not Bug-Eyes). This [[spoiler:This later evolves into outright love and she even admits to Thorkell that she likes Thorfinn, ''who is within listening distance''.]]


* {{Adorkable}}: Thorfinn as a child before his father's death. He regains this side later during the conclusion of the Farmland saga and during the Baltic Sea Arc.



* TheAtoner: Became one in general because of all the horrible things he did when he was part of Askeladd's band. [[spoiler:Hild doesn't think it's enough.]]

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* TheAtoner: Became one in general because of all the horrible things he did when he was part of Askeladd's band. [[spoiler:Hild doesn't think it's enough.enough, though seeing Thorfinn actually ''trying'' to be a better person is starting to change her mind somewhat.]]



* FlatWhat: His reaction to hearing [[spoiler:Gudrid confessing that she likes him.]]



* LuminescentBlush: Can't look [[spoiler:Gudrid in the eye after her confession]].



* NoSocialSkills: Being a child soldier and ruthless raider for so long means has very few actual people skills.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Realizing who Hild is and what he did to her. One panel has this trope ''etched'' all over his face.
* NoSocialSkills: Being a child soldier and ruthless raider for so long means has resulted in having very few actual people skills.skills. After regaining his humanity, this is shown more prominently during the third arc a couple of times, to {{Adorkable}} levels.



* ShipperOnDeck: He takes a liking to Gudrid's bravery and tells Thorfinn to marry her as soon as possible.



A young, feisty woman who longs to become a sailor and travel the world. She is a widower - Gudrid was once married to Leif's brother and thus she is his sister-in-law. She is set to be re-married to Halfdan's son, Sigurd, but dreads living the life of a "normal woman" where she will be locked in the house for life and will never experience adventure.

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A young, feisty woman who longs to become a sailor and travel the world. She is a widower - Gudrid was once married to Leif's brother and thus she is his sister-in-law. She is set to be re-married to Halfdan's son, Sigurd, but dreads living the life of a "normal woman" where she will be locked in the house for life and will never experience adventure. Through many circumstances, she ends up journeying with Thorfinn and his crew to find and settle in "Vinland", falling in love with Thorfinn along the way.



* TheChick: Aboard the crew.

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* TheChick: Aboard the crew. Later shares this role with Hild, though she embodies more of the "heart" aspect.



* TheLoad: Gudrid is considered by others to be this, since she doesn't have "proper" woman skills (like cooking and cleaning), can't fight to defend herself (often needing her teammates to save her) and generally gets into trouble. However, she does make efforts to better herself and her closest friends, especially Thorfinn, think she's worth having around.
* LuminescentBlush: Whenever Thorfinn is involved, she has this happen to her. [[spoiler:Two notable instances is when Thorfinn hugs her in relief for staying safe and alive during the Baltic Sea War and when she confesses to Thorkell that she has feelings for Thorfinn, while he's nearby.]]



* ShipTease: She develops a crush on Thorfinn (Karlsefni, not Bug-Eyes).

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* ShipTease: She develops a crush on Thorfinn (Karlsefni, not Bug-Eyes). This later evolves into outright love and she even admits to Thorkell that she likes Thorfinn, ''who is within listening distance''.
* StaringDownCthulhu: She stares down and chews out ''Thorkell'' for trying to force Thorfinn to fight in a duel he doesn't want to participate in, even willing to take Thorfinn's place. This impresses Thorkell so much that he backs down, even telling Thorfinn that Gudrid is awesome and that he should marry her right away!


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* OlderThanTheyLook: Historically thirty-seven at his first appearance in the manga, but when his face is finally revealed Sweyn looks like he's in his fifties.


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* YoungerThanTheyLook: The historical Sweyn would have been thirty-seven during his first appearance in the manga, but when his face is finally revealed Sweyn looks like he's in his fifties.


* ShoutOut: His name stands out as peculiar for a man born in Danelaw and is likely a reference to Einar Haugen, a Harvard Professor who translated the ''Sagas of Vinland'' into English. It is also possibly a reference to Icelandic sculptor Einar Jonsson, who created a well known statue of Thorfinn.

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* ShoutOut: His name stands out as peculiar for a man born in Danelaw and is likely a reference to Einar Haugen, a Harvard Professor who translated the ''Sagas of Vinland'' into English. It is also possibly a reference to Einar Jonsson, an Icelandic sculptor Einar Jonsson, who created a well known statue of Thorfinn.


* ShoutOut: His name stands out as peculiar for a man born in Danelaw and is likely a reference to Einar Haugen, a Harvard Professor who translated the ''Sagas of Vinland'' into English.

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* ShoutOut: His name stands out as peculiar for a man born in Danelaw and is likely a reference to Einar Haugen, a Harvard Professor who translated the ''Sagas of Vinland'' into English. It is also possibly a reference to Icelandic sculptor Einar Jonsson, who created a well known statue of Thorfinn.

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* WouldHurtAChild: He doesn't relish dueling Thorfinn, but whenever they cross blades he has no reservations about ''seriously'' hurting the kid.

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* HeroesFightBarehanded: As part of his pacifist philosophy, Thors avoids confrontation whenever possible. Once forced into a fight, however, he prefers to use his fists for non-lethal force. Given his strength and skill, it's hardly a handicap.


* BadassBaritone: Cortesy of [[Creator/NaoyaUchida]].

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* BadassBaritone: Cortesy Courtesy of [[Creator/NaoyaUchida]].Creator/NaoyaUchida.



* [[NoTrueScotsman No True Viking]]: His lack talent or interest in fighting, [[ShrinkingViolet shy disposition,]] cooking skills, and [[RealMenLoveJesus following the Christian faith]] have resulted in a good chunk of the other Viking characters, including his father, write him off as an InadequateInheritor. Atleast at first.

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* [[NoTrueScotsman No True Viking]]: His lack talent or interest in fighting, [[ShrinkingViolet shy disposition,]] cooking skills, and [[RealMenLoveJesus following the Christian faith]] have resulted in a good chunk of him not meshing well with the other [[ARealManIsAKiller other]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Viking characters, characters]], including his father, write him off as an InadequateInheritor. Atleast at first.

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