Cersei Lannister / Baratheon | House Lannister | Queen regent of the Seven Kingdoms | FC: Lena Heady | Taken
“Everyone who isn’t us is an enemy.”
Cersei is a willful, ambitious and politically skilled woman, she resents the restrictions put on her for her sex. Cersei despises her brother Tyrion, whom she blames for killing their mother Joanna, who died in childbirth. She is very close to her twin brother Jaime, with who she fell in love when they were both young. For years they carried on an incestuous relationship, and Jaime is the real father of her children. She is always concerned for the safety of her children and stops at nothing to protect them, but it’s hard to say that she is a good mother. Throughout the series Cersei has climbed the rungs of power, though she is shown to be a very poor ruler. She does not have the patience or judgment for the tedium of leadership. Littlefinger once stated that Cersei lusts for power but does not know how to wield it, and also stated that while Cersei believes she is a player in the Game of Thrones she is actually just a piece who thinks she’s a player. Cersei is beautiful in the Lannister way, with curly golden hair, bright green eyes, and a slender figure. She has a fair skin.Nevertheless, motherhood and years have taken its toll on her body. Cersei has shared an incestuous relationship with her twin brother Jaime since they were youths. Despite pining for Prince Rhaegar, her father, the Hand of the King Tywin Lannister was rebuffed by Aerys II in his marriage offer. She married Robert shortly after the conclusion of his rebellion, but grew to hate him after he called her “Lyanna” during intercourse their first night together. She carried on her incestuous relationship with Jaime during her marriage, and all her three children, were products of this incest, rather than her husband King Robert. She reveals to Eddard Stark when he discovers the truth about her childrens’ parentage she was pregnant with a child of Robert’s once, but she had the child aborted out of hatred for her husband. The true parentage of her children was a well-guarded secret until Stannis Baratheon and the Hand of the King Jon Arryn uncovered it. Jon dies shortly after from poison, and his final words, “the seed is strong” hint at what he uncovered through investigation of Robert’s bastard children.