15Cersei Lannister - Game of Thrones
This is probably going to be a controversial article with some people (although it really shouldn’t be!) so we figured we’d start off with a controversial entry at number 15: Cersei Lannister. Cersei is not exactly the most likeable character in the Game of Thrones universe. In fact, she’s usually
one of the most despised characters on the show. But likeability and strength are by no means synonymous and regardless of what you think about Cersei, you have to admit that she is one powerful woman. Spoiler warnings for season 6 of Game of Thrones: Cersei comes from a cutthroat family and with very little help she has managed to annihilate her enemies and rise to Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, all the while refusing to have her ambitions crushed by the deaths of all of her kids. Every single one of them. If that’s not an exceptional example of perseverance and strength, we don’t know what is.