25 reasons we love Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones

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She is the queen

Although Cersei suffers a major loss in the season 6 finale in terms of her last living child, the overall effect is probably still a net positive for her. After several seasons of having her schemes stymied because of her lack of actual authority, she finally seizes proper power for herself.

If that means pulling off a coup in the wake of Tommen’s death, it means pulling off a coup in the wake of Tommen’s death. Qyburn places a crown on her head, and she sits on the Iron Throne.

This is the second time we’ve seen her move quickly in the wake of losing her son, the king. After Joffrey’s death, she pointed the finger at Tyrion. Now, however, without anyone to really check her anymore, she can finally put on another armor-like gown (even more than her first dress in “The Winds of Winter,” seriously) and go to war directly without having to hide behind her father or her brothers.

All hail Cersei of the House Lannister, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms.

We don’t think she’ll make a great ruler, but she’s certainly proved to be an interesting one as the dead arrive. How will Westeros react to having a woman on the throne? That remains to be seen.