Vikings: 10 Things About Siggy That Make No Sense
Siggy is brave, cunning and intelligent. She is unfortunately also a victim of Vikings’ character inconsistencies.
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History’s monumental historical drama Vikings portrays the harsh realities of Norse men and women. The show features several strong female characters, Siggy being one of them. Throughout the first three seasons, she goes from being a powerful earl’s wife to becoming a servant to Ragnar’s wives. Even though she lost her social status, she is one of those characters who did a lot of growing.
Siggy is brave, cunning and intelligent. She is unfortunately also a victim of the show’s character inconsistencies and certain things about her character make very little sense in the grand scheme of things.
10 She Never Seeks Revenge
Siggy is first introduced as Earl Haraldson’s wife. Their marriage seems to be built on mutual respect and love. She is not just his wife; she is Earl’s advisor. When Ragnar kills him in combat, she doesn’t show just how devastated she is. The up-and-coming ruler of Kattegat doesn’t even let her light her husband’s funeral pyre.
She loved her husband so much, yet never works against Ragnar in the future. Quite on the contrary: while she does a bit of scheming and her loyalty seems iffy at times, it all serves Ragnar’s interests in the end.
9 Unlike Torvi’s, Her Loyalty Is Never Rewarded
Here is a woman who offers herself in total service to Lagertha after Earl Haraldson’s death and does nothing but prove her loyalty over and over again, yet is doomed to live and die without ever again having a voice of her own.
Most women were able to take control of their own lives. We have seen several slaves freed, occupied mothers become shield maidens and regular women rise high in society – Siggy is the only exception and she certainly didn’t deserve that.
8 Being Invested In Rollo
Siggy is about to leave Kattegat with her daughter, since there is nothing left for her in Kattegat after her husband’s death. She is interrupted by Rollo, Ragnar’s formidable brother, and the two instantly start sleeping together. As their relationship evolves, she seems increasingly invested in him, which makes no sense, since it all started forcefully.
Siggy is portrayed as such a loving and caring wife, yet she seems to forget about him quite fast. No judgement, though. Rollo is one mighty Viking.
7 Her Relationship With Aslaug
In season 2, Aslaug offers Siggy to be her friend. Again, Siggy is thrown the fact that she went from a lady to a servant in her face. Why does everybody constantly feel the need to remind her of that fact? No other female character is reduced to her losses.
Siggy has a lot of patience with Aslaug and her constant complaining and increasing boredom. While it’s probably wise to not make an enemy out of the new queen, Siggy being friends with her makes absolutely no sense.
6 What The Seer Told Her
Siggy is one of those characters who likes to go and see the seer. She confesses she is bitter about Ragnar murdering her husband and losing her social status – no wonder, since everybody keeps reminding her of that.
The seer comforts her, saying that “the gods always smile on brave women” – but unfortunately, that’s not true and it definitely makes no sense considering how her arc ends.
5 Betraying King Horik
In order to gain information about the Lothbroks’ enemies, Siggy sleeps both with King Horik as well as his son. She says she does it for Rollo – which again, is a rushed character development – but she doesn’t really find out much in the process.
Horik promises to make a lady out of her again, but Siggy betrays him by season 2 finale. She tells the seer one thing and is written as a woman with a hidden agenda, but then simply doesn’t act on it.
4 Becoming Lagertha’s Servant
Lagertha and Siggy have no bad blood between them, even though one’s husband killed the other’s: Viking women are smart like that. Siggy’s fate is unknown after her husband’s funeral, but becomes Lagertha’s servant.
What makes no sense about it is that Siggy asks Lagertha for the position. The two share a heartfelt moment where Lagertha tells her she would do the same if the roles were reversed, so at least they have a little bit of understanding of one another. However, their bond never strengthens, nor does it lead to any shifts of power.
3 The Wanderer Didn’t Help Her
Harbard aka the wanderer is a mysterious man who acts as a harbinger of Siggy’s death. It is theorized he is actually Odin, the god of wisdom. Unlike Aslaug who sleeps with him, Siggy doesn’t trust him.
While saving the boys from a frozen lake, Siggy drowns. Harbard is right there, helping the boys get out of the lake. He could have easily saved Siggy too.
2 She Dies To Save Ragnar’s Sons
Why would Siggy go after Ragnar’s sons in the first place? They are the sons of the man who murdered her husband. Aslaug was being a bad mother: she barely noticed the boys were gone.
Meanwhile, Siggy was hiking foggy mountains to find them. Why did she take it upon herself to bring them home and save their lives?
1 There Is No Funeral
Drowning in a frozen lake, Siggy disappeared for good. However, there was no service, no pyre, no nothing. A woman who died a horrible death saving Ragnar’s sons gets absolutely no recognition whatsoever.
The only one who pays the death some attention is Ragnar: he was wondering where was the boys’ mother while the two were drowning. It’s tragic and it certainly makes no sense at all.