Matching Star Wars characters with their Game of Thrones counterparts

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LAS VEGAS – MAY 29: Actor Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine character from the Star Wars series of films is shown on screen while musicians perform during “Star Wars: In Concert” at the Orleans Arena May 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The traveling production features a full symphony orchestra and choir playing music from all six of John Williams’ Star Wars scores synchronized with footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, HD LED screen. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Emperor Palpatine and Cersei Lannister

The main trait that both Emperor Palpatine and Cersei Lannister have in common is that they are evil. Being that they are both evil, that leads to them being the main villain in their respected franchise.

They have no regard for anyone other than themselves, and each have done brutal things to innocent people.

For both the Emperor and Cersei, their brutality is a result of their desire for power. Palpatine is the ruler of the entire galaxy, and Cersei is at one point the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. Both are ruthless leaders who instill fear in their people.

Cersei and the Emperor share a trait of arrogance. They have that arrogance because they believe that no one will be able to stop them, which is one of the key reasons that both characters fell in their stories.

At the same time, Game of Thrones does show a more human quality for Cersei than Star Wars does for the Emperor. Cersei cares deeply for her children as a mother, and wants the best for them. However, that struggle for continuous power leads to her eventual demise.

Emperor Palpatine and Cersei Lannister are both villains, so it makes sense that the two have a lot of traits in common.