Many of the fearsome icons on this list have either a.) Torn out hearts, literally, b.) Said totally impolite things to my favorite characters, or c.) Caused me to wail at my television, ensnared in a web of emotions. Yet, these devilish characters make for excellent drinking company. Here’s why:

1. Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones

I would constantly hold my breath, hoping Cersei would reach her cup toward a terrified servant and demand “More wine.” Cackles galore. Aside from being a huge bitch and a bitter mom who literally birthed a blonde demon, Cersei must be a fantastic gossip. Think of all the Kings Landing scuttlebutt she has packed up inside of that small head of hers. The finest compliment to a glass of medieval-style red wine, (other than prosciutto), is a mouthful of crazy, and I suspect Cersei’s is a fine pairing indeed.