During battles, raids, and assassinations throughout the series, people are stabbed, speared, shot with arrows, and hacked at, sometimes with moderately bloody results.
Episode 1; A man is publicly humiliated and decapitated, and his severed head is thrown into the crowd. In another scene, chopped up bodies are found in a ditch. Ravens are seen eating the slain after a battle. A man is graphicly stabbed through the chest by a sword.
Episode 2; A raid on a monastery by our lead characters are very brutal and disturbing. We see several defenseless, cowering monks hacked at with axes and swords and savagely murdered. All of the impacts are off-screen and all we see as viewers are the blood splatter on walls and weapons.
Episode 3; A defenseless boy is strangled and buried.
Episode 4; A woman intervenes a rape and he kills the first victim. He then attempts to rape the second woman, but she then kills him before he can rape her. In another scene, a priest has his throat slit brutally (the actual cutting is out of view).
Episode 5; Ragnar is chased and shot with arrows. Most of the episode he is seen bleeding out and fainting. In another scene, his brother is tortured by having his face sliced (not shown, but blood is seen dripping off the table he is tied to and his muffled screams are heard).
Episode 6; After a fight he has lost, a man has his wrist slit with an ax blade after having his back slashed with an ax. Another man has an ax buried in his chest, and another is stabbed in the gut with a knife. A woman has her throat slit in a ritual; the actual cutting is barely off-screen, but blood drenches her torso. A man is thrown into a pit of snakes. Corpses are burned on a funeral pyre.
Episode 7; In a very disturbing scene, woman has a miscarriage and blood is shown all over her clothing and the bed; a platter of mangled, bloody flesh is set outside the door to the room. Men and horses are impaled by wooden poles. There is a graphic battle where many people are violently hacked to death.
Episode 8; The episode ends with nine human sacrifices, as well as an animal sacrifice of a goat. One human sacrifice does includes a graphic close up of a large knife cutting the throat of the victim. All that is shown of the other sacrifices is just a large amounts of blood dripping off the sacrificial alter, but the corpses are later shown hanging upside down.
Episode 9; A woman slits a goat's throat and spills its blood into a bowl. Countless people die of plague. A man slices his own hand (the knife is seen tearing the skin as blood seeps out).
Episode 1; A fierce battle rages between two warring armies. Many people are killed brutally, and those still standing are coated in blood and gore at the end of the battle. A man is graphically impaled with a spear and lifted up from the ground while still alive
Episode 2; After a battle, Ragnar presents the head of a dead saxon to some of his captives.
Episode 3; A man is tortured by being tied to a pillar and several men takes turns shooting arrows into him until one of the men has enough and ends his misery by cutting off his throat.
Episode 4; A man is shot through the hand with a arrow. A man is graphicly crucified.
Episode 6; A large group of men are burned alive inside a barn. A man is stabbed in the eye and then graphically decapitated.
Episode 7; A man is killed in somewhat graphic execution scene, where the method involves having his back cut up and his lungs dragged out. The really violent parts are not shown.
Episode 10; Season 2 ends with a man being stabbed and then violently bludgeoned to death
Episode 3: A woman is badly blungeon by a man during a battle and is horribly disfigured. The same episode features animals being killed as a sacrifice.
Episode 6: A man rams a small axe into the face a knelling man. A woman publicly has one ear cut off as a punishment for adultery.
Episode 8: An army tries to storm a city. They try to climb the walls and many are killed by arrows and thrown off the wall. There are so many dead that they form large piles of corpses underneath the wall.
Episode 9: A man is about to be executed. His last wish is for his long hair to be held so the executioner can make a clean cut. Another man holds his hair away from his neck, but when the executioner tries to cut off the first man's head, he drags his head backwards to that the second man's hands are graphicly cut off. Later the first man's head is seen mounted on a pike. Several invaders tries to storm a gate and the defenders send a large spiked wheel towards them. Several invaders are pierced by the wheel and get stuck onto the wheel. Many of them are still alive as the wheel continue to roll and eventually stops and we see them stuck and moaning. A woman is killed by boiling oil.