Vinland Saga Season 2: Is Snake the next Askeladd?

Vikings have always been portrayed as a community that enjoys mindless violence and war. As the Vinland Saga Season 2 continues airing, we are getting to see a handful of new characters. In episode 3, we see Thorfinn and Einar being bullied by the village guards, and that’s where a new character arrives. Snake in Vinland Saga, the leader of the defense force of the farm, is making fans ask – Who exactly is this guy? And could Snake be the next Askeladd? Stick around to know more.

Who is Snake in Vinland Saga?

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Farm master Ketil has hired Snake, a formidable Danish warrior, to safeguard the land and maintain discipline among the other visitors. Both he and Thorfinn share a common trait: they are being stationed far below their respective skill levels. As Snake’s past experiences indicate that he is a formidable fighter.

  • Although a significant portion of Snake’s past remains obscure, the information available suggests that Iron Fist Ketil mentored him in combat when he was only 15 years old.
  • Years later, he adopted his current alias over his real name, Roald, and started looking for Iron Fist’s location on a farm.

Thinking he would take him in given their history. Although he got to know that Ketil was just an imposter using the legend’s name for clout, he decided to stay as a guard on the farm.

Is Snake the next Askeladd?

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Snake is a great fighter in the world of Vinland Saga and seems to have some unique specialties and strengths. Both he and Askeladd are depicted as cunning and strategic fighters who have a significant influence on the story’s plot.

  • While it’s possible that Snake could have a larger role in Season 2, it’s unlikely that he would replace Askeladd as a main character or antagonist.
  • The series has a large and diverse cast of characters, and it’s more likely that new characters will be introduced to play important roles in the story.

Ultimately, only time will tell what direction the creators of Vinland Saga Season 2 will take the story and its characters.

Is Snake stronger than Askeladd?

Despite the fact that this season’s “Slave Arc” is not that much of an action-packed part of the storyline, it does showcase one of the strongest characters of the series. While Askeladd is already dead, and can never be in a battle with Snake, it is seen that Thorfinn was able to compare Snake’s strengths in their little battle.

Snake is more of a nimble fighter and can move in a manner, whereas Askeladd was more of an aggressive and brutish fighter. He often combined his strength with his wits.

As we have not witnessed Snake’s complete capabilities, it is difficult to determine who is the stronger fighter. Nevertheless, watching Askeladd exhibit his fighting prowess with pride and uniqueness has always been a captivating experience.

What’s more to come in Vinland Saga Season 2?

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People who are thinking season 2 of Vinland Saga is not good, are hugely mistaken. Season 1 was more of a prologue to the real story of the Vinland Saga, that precedes the story, providing context and background information. It provided us with the primary theme, but it was not the story itself.

Season 2 will heavily focus on Thorfinn and Einar’s psyches and those who have read the manga will know that the Farmland Arc changes the game for Thorfinn as a character.

The thorough examination of Thorfinn’s mindset, his introspection on past choices, and the deconstruction of intense emotions such as anger, and hatred. The desire for revenge are elements that have the potential to elevate the series into a masterpiece.


That’s everything you need to know about Vinland Saga Snake being the next Askeladd. Makoto Yukimura’s tale created a loyal fan base that has been patiently for what is next. And I’m sure it won’t disappoint.

Let us know about do you think about Snake as a character in the comments down below!

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