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The Vikings Deleted Scene That Has Fans Worried About Ivar

Vikings is coming to an end, but fortunately, the titular Norsemen still have some time until they reach the finish line. 

The last ten episodes of Vikings season 6 drop on Amazon Prime Video on December 30. Sure, it's already known that a spin-off called Vikings: Valhalla is on its way, but since it's set 100 years after the heyday of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his sons — and Vikings creator Michael Hirst didn't write the spin-off – it sure looks like the saga as we know it is coming to an undoubtedly epic conclusion. 

The first half of Vikings season 6 left several big questions hanging in the air. Will we see Floki (Gustav Skarsgård) again? Does Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) recover from his grievous injury at the hands of his (anti-)villainous half-brother, Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen)? Oh, and what's the ultimate fate of the conflicted Ivar himself?

Curiously enough, a certain deleted scene just might offer a hint about that last question — and unfortunately, it doesn't bode too well for the character. Let's take a look at the Vikings deleted scene that has fans worried about Ivar.

A deleted conversation between Hvitserk and the Seer teases Ivar's death

A deleted scene from Vikings season 6 (via IGN's YouTube channel) shows a conversation between Ivar's brother Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) and the Seer (John Kavanagh), who shares a grim prophecy about Ivar's ultimate fate. "Ivar will live to the see the triumph of death, and of course, it will greatly surprise him," the Seer proclaims. "But his own death, by contrast, will not shock him in the least."

Fans on Reddit are conflicted about the exact meaning of these words, but they largely agree that Ivar is in big trouble. User u/mustafa-ali123 shared their belief that the scene hints at the much-abused Hvitserk ultimately killing his brother as revenge for slights like killing his lover Thora (Eve Conolly). "Could it mean Hvitserk kills Ivar, and so when he does, Ivar is not surprise[d] that he did it, because of all the things that Ivar did to Hvitserk like burning Thora to death?" they wrote.

Redditor u/Ghostface1357 agreed with this interpretation, and felt that the scene pretty much confirms Ivar's approaching death. Nevertheless, they personally root for a redemption arc for the boneless one: "I would've liked if Ivar sacrificed himself by either saving Hvitserk or his people." 

Meanwhile, others thought that the first part of the Seer's words — the bit about being surprised by the triumph of death — is even more interesting. "I think it has to do with Bjorn surviving the battle in the last episode," user u/arswest envisioned. "Ivar stabbed him, thought he was dead, then sees Bjorn still alive in the first few minutes of part B." 

You'll find out if any of these interpretations are true when the final episodes of Vikings season 6 drop on Amazon Prime Video on December 30.