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Queen of the South is a fantastic crime drama TV series. It premiered on USA Network, on June 23, 2016. It has been adapted from the novel La Reina del Sur that airs on Telemundo, which is the sister network of the USA. Both have been adapted from La Reina del Sur, a novel written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, who is a Spanish author. The story of the series follows Teresa Mendoza portrayed by Alice Braga, a Mexican woman who builds an expansive empire and becomes very rich. She falls in love with a guy, who is one of the members of a cartel. She tries to raise her standard of living from her poor condition of life.

There are several main characters in the series Queen of the South, and all of them have performed beautifully throughout the series. In this article, we have listed some of the main characters according to their intelligence as shown in the series.

Boaz Jimenez

The actor Joseph T. Campos portrays the character of Boaz Jimenez in the series Queen of the South and is considered to be an intelligent guy even after his emotional thinking and ruthless behavior. He has been shown as a hard-working man and uses his brain also, which makes him a boss. He runs a drug cartel known as Mexican Cartel which is a very tough task with a number of people in fond of your spot and having guns in their hands. He manages to dodge all the attacks with his intelligence and brainpower.

Camila Vargas

The character of Camila Vargas is portrayed by Veronica Falcón in the series. Camila is one of the most intelligent women on the show and the presence of Teresa and Camila proves that Queens of the South is another show driven by intelligent and powerful women. Camila appears to be more dangerous because of being emotionless. She knows that if she works with Teresa, she will get a lot of opportunities. Camila has been considered intelligent because she knows that Teresa could be a threat to her, when it comes to business, so she played all the moves smartly.

Epifanio Vargas

Epifanio Vargas is another intelligent character among several other intelligent characters on the show. The character of Epifanio Vargas is portrayed by the actor Joaquim de Almeida in the series. He was the King of this drug empire long before Teresa and Camila stepped in towards his throne. The display of too much compassion for his enemies was the primary reason for his downfall instead of lack of intelligence. we do not have any doubt on his intelligence because running a drug cartel while being the Governor is not at all an easy task. It requires very smart moves in every step. Even after his death, no other character takes him lightly.

Teresa Mendoza

Teresa Mendoza is the real boss as she is the current Queen of the South, and running such a cartel is not an easy task. So she is considered to be a very intelligent woman and tops the rank among others when it comes to intelligence. In the starting episodes of the show, Teresa does not seem to be worth the title of Queen or boss, but over the course of time, she has proved that she is the smartest character among all others. She is the mixture of Avon Barksdale and Stringer Bell from the series The Wire, which is another series based on the same theme. Teresa is a very smart woman and manages to merge both the drug dealing worlds smartly. Teresa is too dangerous when it comes to business dealings as Avon and Stringer could not even make eye contact with her.

In this article, we have listed some of the most intelligent main characters in the series Queen of the South and concluded that running a drug cartel is a very tough and risky task. It really requires a great skill set, smartness, and mind-power. No doubt, Teresa is the most smartest and intelligent woman among all the other main characters as she is the one who is currently running this business successfully.

Source-Queen Of The South: The Main Characters, Ranked By Intelligence


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