If you are fated, it doesn’t matter if you choose or not. You simply have the illusion of being free to choose.
In the name of our dead father, in the name of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of our country, and in the name of Odin, we declare war on the whole world.
You two have to understand that it is harder for me to share and to stake my claim. I truly want to be your equal but in order for me to do so, I have to do better than you. I have to make you forget that I’m a cripple.[to Ubbe and Hvitserk]
In time, the name of Ragnar Lothbrok will fade and be forgotten. No one will ever forget Ivar the Boneless.
My fellow gods, at last, allowed me to see my fate. Now all of my brothers are against me. Now I know I’m the chosen one.
When our father took me to England and was imprisoned by King Ecbert, I played chess with Prince Alfred. Now I would like to play chess with him again, only this time, on the battlefield.[to Hvitserk]