This vs. That: The Dowager Countess or the Queen of Thorns?

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the latest round of's "This vs. That," where we pit two things against one another and you vote on which one should win... in whatever context you choose

In one corner, we have Game of Thrones' Lady Olenna Redwyne Tyrell, a.k.a. the Queen of Thorns. This feisty old lady (played by Dame Diana Rigg) is quick with a zinger, has been known to rock period headgear, and is quite the schemer! 

And in the other corner, we have Downton Abbey's Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. This feisty old lady (played by Dame Maggie Smith) is ALSO quick with a zinger, has been known to rock period headgear, and is quite the schemer! 

But who should reign supreme? That, friends, is for you to decide...

Feel free to show your work in the comments!

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