"The Troll's Son" is the 5th episode of the Vinland Saga anime.


After Askeladd kills Thorfinn's father Thors, Thorfinn hides inside Thor's ship and bides his time until the opportunity to take revenge. However, life on the ship is harsh without any food or water, and Thorfinn grows weaker day by day. One day, Thorfinn, armed with his sword, attempts to attack Askeladd in his sleep...

Characters in Order of Appearance

Anime Notes

  • The entirety of this episode excluding the scenes with Ylva is anime original content that was not seen in the original manga.
  • Ear makes his anime debut in this episode earlier in the story than in the manga.

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