Lena Headey Birthday: 5 Game of Thrones moments that prove Cersei Lannister deserved the Iron Throne

Lena Headey, who immortalised one of deadliest villains in television history Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, turns 46 today, i.e. October 3, 2019. To commemorate the special occasion, watch five Cersei moments which prove why she deserved the Iron Throne.
Game of Thrones star Lena Headey turns 46 today, i.e. October 3, 2019.Game of Thrones star Lena Headey turns 46 today, i.e. October 3, 2019.

*SPOILERS ALERT* Game of Thrones will always be amongst those TV shows that changed the landscape of television forever and elevated standards for viewers on what they would like to watch. GOT had several characters gunning for the Iron Throne as loyal fans were divided on who they stood behind to eventually win the game of thrones. While the obvious choices were Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, a large section of the Game of Thrones fandom were rooting for Cersei Lannister to win in the end!

Cersei Lannister is now immortalised as one of the greatest villains in television history and due credit goes to both George R.R. Martin, for his depiction of this wonderfully wicked character and Lena Headey, for bringing to life the 'smartest' Lannister. Right from season 1, we bared witness to Cersei's cruelty and vulnerability as she emerged from the ashes of the dominating men in her life and became her own powerful self. Whatever you say about the Lannisters, it was this house in paticular that always stuck by for the other, even if it meant doing horrible deeds, with Cersei being the biggest example!

As Lena Headey celebrates her 46th birthday today, i.e. October 3, 2019, here are five Cersei Lannister moments which prove why she deserved to win the Iron Throne:

Cersei Lannister shows Littlefinger who's in charge

For the longest time, it was Petyr Baelish aka Littlefinger who was the true master manipulator in Game of Thrones. However, when he tried to one-up Cersei Lannister with his "Knowledge is power" line, the fellow Lannister showed just how powerful she really was! "Power is power," Cersei bellows that leaves Littlefnger an anxious mess.

Cersei Lannister makes her Walk of Atonement

Only Cersei Lannister could make the shameful Walk of Atonement as graceful as she did. When her plan regarding the High Sparrow backfired and has her imprisoned instead, Cersei is forced to walk naked amidst the inhabitants of King's Landing. This painstakingly long walk is perfectly balanced by Cersei's change in emotions as she finally takes the first step away from the High Sparrow's claws.

Cersei Lannister seeks revenge on High Sparrow

Never mess with one Cersei Lannister! The High Sparrow and especially Margaery Tyrell in paticular had another thing coming for them when Cersei's plan of seeking vengeance finally comes to play. Cersei literally burns the Sept of Baelor with wildfire which leads to the death of all her nemesis in one go!

Cersei Lannister's Coronation

Cersei Lannister always had her eyes on the Iron Throne and after defeating the High Sparrow, she finally got the power she craved for all her life. It's the look of astonishment in Jaime Lannister that really showcases what we felt at that very moment. Love her or hate her, but in that sequence, we all rooted for Cersei as the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.

Cersei Lannister stumps Daenerys Targaryen with Missandei's beheading

Season 8 was very cruel to Cersei Lannister, in terms of storytelling, especially her anticlimactic death scene but the character showed her ruthlessness against Khaleesi when she beheaded Missandei, Dany's trusted confidante. The paticular sequence is viciously gruesome and shows us how power is all that matters to Queen Cersei.

Which is your favourite Cersei Lannister moment in Game of Thrones? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Happy Birthday, Lena Headey!

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