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25 Reasons To Love Regina (The Evil Queen) From "Once Upon A Time"

Dynamic, witty, and complex, Regina always leaves us craving more.

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1. Her name invokes a sense of royalty.

In fact, Regina means "Queen" in Latin.
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In fact, Regina means "Queen" in Latin.

2. She knows how to make an entrance.

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Oops. Looks like someone wasn't invited to the party. Bad move, Snow White.

3. She loves children.

Nothing makes her happier than children. It's not creepy or anything.
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Nothing makes her happier than children. It's not creepy or anything.

4. She's contemplative.

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"Hmm... maybe Emma and I can just raise Henry together and avoid a bitter custody battle."
"But I want Henry all to myself."
"Why am I so conflicted?"

5. She's a total daddy's girl.

Until she had to, uhh, rip out his heart to enact her vengeful curse. But it was an act of love!
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Until she had to, uhh, rip out his heart to enact her vengeful curse. But it was an act of love!

6. She constantly tries to get people to eat healthier.

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And she bakes the most excellent apple turnovers - they're to die for!

7. Her independent nature makes her reluctant to accept help when offered.

Unless it's from Emma.
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Unless it's from Emma.

8. She doesn't usually have a problem telling people how she feels.

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And she has so many feels.

9. She's not afraid to cry.

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Let it go, Regina. Let it go.

10. She's searching for something special.

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But the way she goes about it is all wrong.

11. And no one will stop her from finding it.

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Especially Snow White!

12. She is wise.

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And gives good advice.

13. She's magical and creative.

She magicked a town into existence, gave hundreds of people new identities and transported them into an alternate dimension JUST BY USING HER MIND! And a few magical ingredients, of course.
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She magicked a town into existence, gave hundreds of people new identities and transported them into an alternate dimension JUST BY USING HER MIND! And a few magical ingredients, of course.

14. She's skeptical.

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Especially of men.

15. She's not a fan of Valentine's Day.

"No, Snow White! What are you doing? I don't want your heart. Take it back!"
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"No, Snow White! What are you doing? I don't want your heart. Take it back!"

16. Halloween is her favorite holiday.

This year she decided to go as Ursula the Sea Witch!
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This year she decided to go as Ursula the Sea Witch!

17. She always finds a way to get what she wants.

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For example: your virginity.

18. She is fierce.

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So it's best to always stay on her good side.

19. She is loyal.

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Unless she needs your heart.

20. She has a passion for fashion design.

And will hopefully start selling her collection on Etsy soon.
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And will hopefully start selling her collection on Etsy soon.

21. She made this dress out of birds.

And it's totally glam.
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And it's totally glam.

22. Her office looks like this.

She runs the town of Storybrooke in style.
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She runs the town of Storybrooke in style.

23. She just wants to be loved and appreciated.

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Is that too much to ask?

24. She'll totally win a glare-down any day of the week.

"Look, sister, I don't know who you are or what you're doing here, but this is my castle so GTFO."
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"Look, sister, I don't know who you are or what you're doing here, but this is my castle so GTFO."

25. She's beautiful.

"Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"You are, my Queen.
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"Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"

You are, my Queen.

Thank you, Lana Parrilla, for bringing Regina to life.

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