Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones has a lot of flaws, but also great quality.
After 8 seasons of Game of Thrones – still available on OCS in France for the most nostalgic – we were able to have a fairly good perception of the characters. But we feel that we must still attribute to one of the worst villains in the series its tiny share of glory. Yes, it’s Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) that we’re going to talk about to emphasize at least one of her qualities: her honesty. She may be cruel, manipulative, selfish and thirsty for power, Cersei has always been consistent at least in one thing: her ability to say what she feels and to keep her promises in case of betrayal.
Obviously we don’t say that she never betrayed anyone, quite the contrary. But whether in the premiere or in season 8 of Game of Thrones, Cersei has always been clear about his intentions: to win. The characters – and viewers – have always known from the start of the series that they couldn’t trust him. How many times has Cersei uttered death threats against his enemies, promising terrible revenge if they dared to betray or attack her? More times than you can count, and she has kept her promises as often as possible.
It does not forgive its betrayals, but we must still recognize that Cersei never lied about his intentions and on the means that she was ready to invoke to achieve her goal. If the characters were too naive to trust him (isn’t it Ned …), they can only blame themselves. From Ned to Margaery via the Great Sparrow who humiliated her in front of all King’s Landing, Cersei had promised to take revenge on her enemies and that’s clearly what she did. A quality that made her a brilliant antagonist who easily placed herself among the most important characters in the series.