|Portrayed by Clive Standen|
|Siblings:||Ragnar Lothbrok (brother)|
|Relatives:|| Bjorn (nephew)|
|First appearance:||"Rites of Passage"|
|Latest appearance:||"Brother's War"|
Rollo is the brother of Ragnar Lothbrok. A fearsome warrior with a wild, impulsive streak, Rollo has begun to grow jealous of his increasingly prominent brother, Ragnar. Though Ragnar has promised Rollo they will always be equals, tensions constantly threaten their relationship. His loyalty is continuously tested against his own raw ambition and unfulfilled passion for Lagertha.
Early Life Edit
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As of "A King's Ransom", Rollo has been baptized and given the Christian name Rolf. Although he does not take this seriously, he takes considerable chiding from Floki for offending their Norse gods, but it truth remains as staunch a pagan as any of his comrades.
In "Brother's War", Rollo fought with Jarl Borg against his brother Ragnar and King Horik. During the fight, Rollo critcally injures Floki and kills Arne, although the latter's death strucks Rollo with some guilt for his former comrade. When Rollo is faced by Ragnar for a duel, Rollo cannot bring himself to fight his brother and surrenders, thereby ending the skirmish between the two forces. Ragnar, King Horik and Borg struck an uneasy alliance to go on raids together in the West. Rollo is taken captive to be judged for his betrayal of the men from Kattegat. Although the villagers want him to be sentenced to death, the Law-Giver decides to spare Rollo because if the Gods want him death, he would have died already in battle. It is implied that either Bjorn or Ragnar bribed the Law-Giver to spare Rollo, as he kissed a golden coin brought from the raids in England. Rollo walks to Ragnar and tells him he just wanted to step out of his brother's shadow, but he found no sunlight when he did. Feeling humiliated, Rollo decides to leave Kattegat although Siggy, his lover, disagrees with him.
Wild, impulsive and hedonistic with sociopathic tendencies, Rollo is capable of warmth and selflessness. More often than not, however, he hides this side of himself from public view.