Harald: What is it you really want, Ivar Lothbrok? Ivar: Revenge. I dream of the many ways I can make Lagertha suffer before I kill her. I want revenge because she killed my beautiful mother. Harald: What of the kingdom? What of Kattegat? Ivar: That is not so important to me. Harald: But sure you would rather win- Ivar: I said that is not so important to me. What is it about the word "king" that makes even reasonable people behave like idiots?
Ivar: In the long term, what is to stop you from ruling Kattegat when I am dead and gone? How long can that be? I'm not a very healthy person. I'm a cripple. Harald: But your brother, Hvitserk? Ivar: All that matters to the both of us is to reclaim the kingdom that was torn from us from that murderous bitch, Lagertha.