Devi Helena in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat is one of the worst characters that one can ever witness in any historical or mythological serial. Though Devi Helena is a real character, her traits are totally fictional unlike the real Helena who loved Chandragupta Maurya dearly. Besides that, we have little or no information about her. However, the reel Helena is very wicked and she hates Magadh as much as Duryodhana hated the Pandavas.
Here we single out 5 such reasons why we hate Devi Helena so much:
Rajmata Helena Is Very Selfish
Rajmata Helena did love her son Justin. However, when the time came to choose between Justin and her safety, she preferred to choose herself. What’s more, to make sure that she is not called the mother of a raj drohi, but a Magadh well-wisher, she even killed Justin with her own hand. This made a false impression in front of the Mauryans that Rajmata didn’t even think twice before killing her own son for Magadh’s future. However, in reality, it was Justin who sacrificed his life to protect his mother and grandfather.
She is Cunning, Cruel and Loves Nobody
Helena knows very well whom to use and when. A master planner, she knows perfectly how to throw flesh in front of a dog and make him/her a loyal ally. She has used many people in the serial and most were killed by her when she feared that they would expose her.
What’s more the rajamata has been using royal people as well – She first used Ujjaini raja Rajajiraj and Agnishika, then Mir Khorasan and now it’s Rajajiraj’s wife Rani Niharika. Let’s see, how long this latest partnership lasts.
She Is Evil, But Acts as the Biggest Well-Wisher
Double faced Helena hates Magadh and the Mauryans but time and again, she acts as if she is the biggest supporter of Magadh. This is what makes her even more dangerous. While, one can protect oneself from known enemies, safeguarding from such hidden enemies is not only difficult but also challenging. Nobody knows she is the mastermind behind all the previous acts and even murdered her own son to hide her identity.
She is Cheating Bindusar and Taking Advantage of His Goodness and Love
Bindusar who has no idea about Helena’s real colors, loves her blindly. He never treats her as his step-mother and respects her more than anybody. Helena, on the other hand hates him and keeps on making plans to behead him. One cannot stop hating Helena for her cruelty towards Bindusar. What’s more, inspite of so many failed conspiracies, her determination to kill Bindusar has never diminished.
She is a Biggest Manipulator and Has No Humanity
Even the biggest conspirators and murderers have a certain level of empathy. However, Helena doesn’t belong to this category. A biggest manipulator, she has no mercy, sympathy or consideration for anybody. Every failed attempt turns her against her own father Selecus Nicator. What’s more, if she knows her biggest ally can reveal her plan, she will not think twice before executing him/her.