After Lagertha stabbed Sigvard in the eye for his abuse on her, Einar beheaded his uncle instead of killing Lagertha. Lagertha was then chosen as the new Earl of Hedeby instead of Einar.Later, Einar came to a naked Lagertha, insinuating that he had declined his uncle position in exchange for Lagertha's sexual favors. But Lagertha told him that he wasn't chosen as the new Earl because even his own family viewed him as a failure and consequently hadn't supported his claim.
Before her departure to Wessex in order to claim the land promised by Ecbert, Lagertha ordered her second-in-command in Hedeby, Kalf, to kill Einar who was constantly plotting against her. However, after he had captured Einar and was about to kill him, Kalf decided to spare him and made a pact with the man in order to usurp Lagertha's Jarldom for himself.Thereby with his help and that of his family, Kalf became the new earl of Hededy while Lagertha was away and Einar was reinstated in his court as his second-in-command. Later, as Kalf left to attack Paris with King Ragnar and Lagertha, Einar was left in charge of Hedeby.
After the return of Lagertha and Kalf from their attack on Paris, Kalf announced his intention to rule along and as equals with Lagertha. Later Einar told Kalf that he and his supporters will never agree to this new arrangement and submitting, Kalf organized a vote to exile Lagertha. However, the vote was in fact a trap to draw Einar and all his supporters out of the darkness and Kalf quickly ordered their immediate execution.To add insult to injury, as Einar was incapacitated and dying from a crossbow shot to the throat, Lagertha emasculated him by cutting his genitalia shortly before he succumbed to his wound.
- Einar probabilmente detiene l'incarico di comandante Hird al servizio dellal contea di Hedeby.
- Essendo originario di Hedeby, nella penisola dello Jutland, in Danimarca, Einar è probabilmente un discendente della tribu degli Juti.
- L'amore non corrisposto di Einar per Lagertha gli fa mostrare apertamente il suo odio per lei, rendendolo uno dei suoi peggiori nemici. Coinvolto in ogni possibile complotto per rovesciarla o deporla. Tuttavia questo può anche essere collegato alla causa della sua morte per ordine di Kalf che la ama anche lei.
|Apparizioni Stagione 2|
|Guerra fratricida||Invasione||Inganno||Occhio per occhio||Risposte sanguinarie|
|Spietato||L'aquila di sangue||Senza ossa||La scelta||Padre nostro|
|Apparizioni Stagione 3|
|Mercenario||Il viandante||Il destino del guerriero||Segnato||L'usurpatore|
|Rinato||Parigi||Alle porte!||Punto di rottura||I morti|
|Apparizioni Stagione 4|
|Tradimento||Uccidi la regina||Pietà||Yol||Promesse|
|Quello che avrebbe potuto essere||Il profitto e la perdita||Navi sulle alture||La distruzione e la morte||L'ultima nave|
|La schiava||La visione||Due viaggi||Nell'ora incerta prima del mattino||E tutti i suoi angeli|
|Attaversamento||Il grande esercito||Vendetta||Alla vigilia||La resa dei conti|