When it comes to the colorful cast of characters on HBO's "Game of Thrones," there are few people as utterly reviled as Cersei Lannister.
Ugh. CERSEI. She's grasping! She's scheming! She's cruel and selfish! And ewwwwww, she's totally doing it with her brother. And her cousin. And her brother, again.
But before you declare Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) to be the Worst Person in Westeros, we'd like to remind you about the part where she's also actually the best. Which she is, and you know it. Below, eleven compelling reasons to just admit your love, already, for the dowager queen of King's Landing.
She could usurp the Iron Throne based on the power of her eyebrow game alone.
And her hair! OH MY GOD, HER HAIR.
She might threaten to murder you, but at least you always know where you stand with Cersei.
90% of her scenes could double as instructive videos in the exquisite art of shutting. It. Down.
She says what we're all thinking about Pycell's screen time, so that you don't have to.
In fact, thanks to the existence of Cersei reaction GIFs, we'll never have to express smug displeasure in actual words ever again.
And before you insist that Cersei has never done anything good in her miserable life, let's not forget about the time she did THIS.
She's the only person who ever calls out how much it legitimately blows to be a woman in Westeros.
And she's onto your sexist double standards, too. Let's be real: If Cersei was a dude, everyone would think she was awesome.
Need someone to say the line that defines the entire series? Cersei's your girl.
If you can get past the whole "incest" thing, you've gotta admire her for landing the Seven Kingdoms' biggest HBOC.
Plus, her creepy, combative flirting is oddly seductive.
And above all, her coping solution to the aggravations of life in King's Landing is one we can all get behind.