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The Best Viking Characters

Updated July 29, 2019 1.4k votes 99 voters26 items

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For most of us, Thor is probably our first thought when we think about the greatest Viking characters of all time. After all, Thor is ripped, carries a hammer, and speaks with a pseudo-British accent - just like the Vikings of old. Also, he's appeared in roughly 57 Marvel movies at this point, so he's definitely prolific.

But just because Thor is the first Viking character we think of, does that necessarily make him the best? What about the great literary warrior Beowulf or Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon? Surely there's at least one able-bodied challenger out there with enough Viking panache to usurp the great king of Asgard. 

To that end, Ranker made a list of some of the greatest Viking characters in film and TV history. Vote up your favorites, and feel free to add any top-notch Vikings we didn't mention!

  • Ragnar1
    75
    9

    Ragnar

    Vikings
  • Lagertha Lothbrok2
  • Thor3
    67
    18

    Thor

    Thor: The Dark World, The Incredible Hulk Returns

    Powers & AbilitiesFlight, Superhuman strength

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  • Loki4
    66
    18

    Loki

    Thor: The Dark World, Thor

    Powers & AbilitiesMagic in Harry Potter, Shapeshifting, Telepathy, Healing factor, Clairvoyance

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  • Rollo5
    42
    8

    Rollo

    Vikings
  • Uhtred of Bebbanburg6
    41
    9

    Uhtred of Bebbanburg

    The Last Kingdom
  • Stoick the Vast7
    49
    17

    Stoick the Vast

    DreamWorks Dragons, How to Train Your Dragon
  • Skade8
    39
    12

    Skade

    The Last Kingdom
  • Jarl Borg9
    36
    15

    Jarl Borg

    Vikings
  • Odin10
    40
    24

    Odin

    Thor: The Dark World, Thor

    Powers & AbilitiesSuperhuman strength

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  • Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III11
    43
    28

    Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

    DreamWorks Dragons, How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • One-Eye12
    35
    25

    One-Eye

    Valhalla Rising
  • Katana13
    20
    31

    Katana

    Kung Fury
  • Bjorn Lothbrok14
    16
    31

    Bjorn Lothbrok

    Vikings
  • Valkyrie15
    16
    33

    Valkyrie

    The Super Hero Squad Show, Thor: Tales of Asgard

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  • Ghost16
    13
    30

    Ghost

    Pathfinder
  • Barbarianna17
    14
    38

    Barbarianna

    Kung Fury
  • Beowulf18
    15
    41

    Beowulf

    Beowulf, Beowulf & Grendel
  • Erik19
    10
    38

    Erik

    Erik the Viking
  • Herger - Joyous20
    9
    32

    Herger - Joyous

    The 13th Warrior
  • Rolfe21
    10
    41

    Rolfe

    The Long Ships
  • Erik the Conqueror22
    9
    37

    Erik the Conqueror

    Erik the Conqueror
  • Brida23
    8
    30

    Brida

    The Last Kingdom
  • Buliwyf24
    5
    32

    Buliwyf

    The 13th Warrior
  • Torvald25
    5
    34

    Torvald

    Entourage