We do not know young Ivar the Boneless (Alex HÃ¸gh Andersen) very well yet. It was not until the jump in time during episode 4.10 “The Last Ship, that we meet him as an adult, with his wit and fierce loyalty to the father his brothers are ready to swear off or even kill (except maybe Bjorn – Alexander Ludwig). The child we saw in earlier seasons was the cause of actions and reactions – Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) almost killed him as a baby, Harbard (Kevin Durand) took away his pain, Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) gave him to Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) to mentor, he killed a boy during play.
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“Hello Ivar. There’s no mistaking you.” There is no mistaking him. Ivar looks at his father with love and pride in his ice blue eyes.
Ivar definitely looks like he has his father’s commanding charm without the jerky movements and facial tics that belied Ragnar’s somewhat tenuous grip on sanity due to the cumulative grief and pain, especially after Athelstan’s death.
Andersen explains Ivar’s deep loneliness, eased by the return of his father. Creator Michael Hirst says that Ivar will be a great strategist. He is already a standout among the brothers, and not because he’s a cripple.
Vikings returns Wednesday, November 30th on The History Channel.
The History Channel’s synopsis:
HISTORYâ€™s hit drama series â€œVikings,â€ filled with calamity, revenge and death, continues on Wednesday, November 30 at 9PM ET/PT. Led by Travis Fimmel (War Craft), the historical based drama moves to Wednesday nights for part two of season four. After being defeated in a monumental battle in Paris against his brother Rollo (Clive Standen), Ragnar disappeared following his humiliating loss. â€œVikingsâ€ then took an enormous leap forward during the midseason finale, time-jumping to a new era in its charactersâ€™ lives. In the midseason premiere, Ragnarâ€™s reappearance in Kattegat triggers a chain of events no one â€“ except the Seer â€“ could have ever imagined. He unexpectedly arrives home to see what has become of his sons and to handle unfinished business in Wessex with King Ecbert (Linus Roache). Meanwhile, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) plans a power play in Kattegat and Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) prepares to fulfill his long-held dream to explore the Mediterranean in a sleek new boat built for him by Floki (Gustaf SkarsgÃ¥rd).
Vikings: Season 4 Character Catch-Up – Ivar (Alex HÃ¸gh Andersen) | History
Get caught up with Ivar’s journey so far in Season 4 with Alex Hogh Andersen in this web exclusive.