American Horror Story : Freak Show 캐릭터 목록 - List of American Horror Story: Freak Show characters

American Horror Story : Freak Show FX 호러 선집 시리즈 American Horror Story 의 네 번째 시즌입니다. 이 시즌은 1952 년 플로리다 주 주피터를 배경으로하며 독일 여배우이자 가수 인 엘사 마스가 운영하는 괴물 쇼를 중심으로 진행됩니다. 시즌의 주제 인 차별은 "괴물"에 대한 신체적, 정신적 학대와 경제적 생존을위한 투쟁의 묘사로 강조됩니다.

베테랑 출연진으로는 Jessica Lange , Sarah Paulson , Evan Peters , Angela Bassett , Emma Roberts , Kathy Bates , Denis O'Hare , Frances Conroy 가 있으며 Michael ChiklisFinn Wittrock 이 데뷔했습니다. 출연 한 특별 게스트 스타로는 Celia Weston , Wes Bentley , Neil Patrick Harris , Matt Bomer가 있습니다. 제한된 인원으로 출연 한 다른 복귀 캐스트 멤버로는 Jamie Brewer , Gabourey Sidibe가 있습니다., Danny Huston , Lily Rabe , Grace Gummer , Ben Woolf , Mare Winningham , Naomi Grossman , John Cromwell 등이 있습니다. Lily Rabe , Naomi Grossman , John Cromwell (어린 Dr. Arthur Arden)이 American Horror Story : Asylum 에서 역할을 되풀이하는 이번 시즌은 엄격하게 선 집적이지 않은 첫 번째 시즌 입니다.

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Bette 및 Dot Tattler

The Siamese Sisters로도 알려진 Bette와 Dot Tattler ( Sarah Paulson이 묘사 )는 Elsa가 괴물 쇼에 참여하기 위해 모집 한 쌍둥이입니다. 그들은 dicephalic parapagus가 있습니다.: 결합 된 몸통은 한 쌍의 팔, 한 쌍의 다리, 두 개의 별개의 머리와 목이있는 단일 몸통으로 구성됩니다. Bette는 왼쪽에 있고 Dot은 오른쪽에 있습니다 (자신의 관점에서 볼 때). 두 사람 중 더 순진하고 친근한 베테는 할리우드의 매력과 영화를 좋아하고 그들의 새로운 삶이 쇼 비즈니스처럼 느껴진다 고 인식하는 반면, 더 냉소적 인 쌍둥이 인 닷은 모든 사람을 불신하고 그들의 오래되고 보호 된 삶을 안전의 하나로 기억합니다. 그들은 Bette가 사회에서 그들을 보호하기 위해 복수로 찔러 닷이 그녀의 누이와 자신을 찌르는 죽은 어머니와 함께 부상당한 농가에서 발견됩니다. 그들은 병원으로 달려 가고 그들의 발견은 논란이되어 그들을 다시 쇼로 데려온 Elsa를 끌어 들인다. Bette는 Dot '때 질투한다 s 노래는 그녀를 괴짜 쇼에서 스타로 만들고 Elsa가 그녀를 죽 이도록 격려합니다. 질투심 많은 엘사는 그들을 Gloria Mott에게 팔아 그들을 제거하려고 시도하지만 Jimmy에 의해 구출됩니다. 괴짜 쇼로 돌아와서 그들은 Elsa를 협박하여 외과 적 별거에 대한 돈을 받아 각자의 꿈을 실현할 수 있도록합니다. 무료로 헤어질 수 있다고 믿게 된 후, 그들은 서로 얼마나 사랑하는지 깨닫고 위험한 수술을하지 않기로 결심합니다. 그런 다음 닷은 술 취한 지미에게 그녀의 사랑을 고백하고 베테는 그녀의 여동생이 행복 할 수 있도록 "다른 방향으로 볼 수있다"고 주장했다. 그가 거절 할 때 그들은 상심합니다. 두 쌍둥이는 나중에 Dandy가 자신의 범죄 과거를 알릴 때까지 마술사 Chester Creb에 대한 애정을 바꿉니다. 댄디가 친구들을 학살 한 후 베트는 그와 결혼하여 데 지리와 지미가 그에 대한 복수를 할 수 있도록 그를 계략으로 만듭니다. 1960 년에 그들이 지미와 결혼했고 그와 함께 아이를 기대하고 있다는 것이 밝혀졌습니다.

그녀의 성능을 위해, 폴슨은 원 동영상 / 미니 시리즈에서 제일 조연 여배우를위한 비평가 선택 텔레비전 어워드 베스트 TV 여배우의 Fangoria 톱 수상은 위성상은 제일 조연 여배우를위한 - 시리즈, 미니 시리즈 또는 텔레비전 필름 , 그리고 임명되었다 프라임 타임 에미 상 걸출한의 미니 시리즈 나 영화에서 조연 여배우 . 두 쌍둥이의 성능은 CGI를 사용하여 Paulson의 이중 성능을 합친 것입니다. 쇼 러너 Ryan Murphy 에 따르면 Paulson이 촬영해야하는 모든 장면은 Murphy가 말하는 일반 장면에 비해 거의 12 시간이 걸렸습니다. [ 인용 필요 ]

지미 달링

Lobster Boy로도 알려진 Jimmy Darling ( Evan Peters 촬영 )은 Ethel과 Dell의 아들이지만 처음에는 Dell이 그의 아버지라는 사실을 알지 못합니다. 심한 신딜로 태어난 그는 괴물 쇼에서 "랍스터 보이"로 연기한다. 그는 괴물 쇼를 떠나 평범한 삶을 살 수있는 꿈을 꾼다. "Monsters Between Us"에서 그는 괴물을 위협하고 Bette와 Dot을 체포하려는 경찰관을 죽입니다. 그는 Meep이 살인 혐의로 체포되었을 때 극도로 죄책감을 느꼈고 Meep의 시체가 괴물 쇼의 캠프에 버려 졌을 때 무너졌습니다. [20]"Edward Mordrake (Part 2)"에서 Jimmy와 Maggie는 Twisty와 그의 포로들을 만나 탈출을 돕습니다. 두 사람은 곧 관계를 시작하고 함께 달아날 계획이다. "힘의 시험"에서 지미는 Dell이 자신의 아버지라는 사실을 안다는 것을 Dell에게 눈물을 흘리며 밝힙니다. 이는 결국 그의 생명을 구하는 계시입니다. Ethel을 잃은 후 그는 불안정 해지고 나중에 Maggie와 헤어집니다. 그는 술에 취해 댄디가 저지른 대량 살인 혐의로 체포됩니다. 스탠리는 지미가 자신의 결백을 증명하기 위해 변호사를 사도록 돕는 척하면서 지미의 손을 떼어 병적 호기심 박물관에 팔았다. 절단은 그를 우울증에 빠지게합니다. 스탠리와 매기에 대한 진실을 알게되자 그는 그녀를 거절하고 위협한다. 그들은 매기가 Chester Creb에 의해 살해되기 전에 화해 할 수 없습니다. "Show Stoppers"가 끝나고 Jimmy는 Elsa의 전 애인 Massimo Dolcefino로부터 자신의 발톱 손과 유사한 목재 보철물을받습니다. 댄디의 손에 학살당한 친구들을 발견 한 그와 데지레, 베트, 도트는 그를 물 탱크에 빠뜨려 복수한다. 1960 년에 그가 Bette와 Dot과 결혼했고 그들과 함께 아이를 기대하고 있다는 것이 밝혀졌습니다.

Dell Toledo

Dell Toledo ( Michael Chiklis 촬영)성인 Dell, 젊은 Dell 인 Edward Gelhaus)는 The Strongman으로도 알려진 Jimmy의 아버지이며, Desiree의 남편이자 괴물 쇼의 독재자 인 Ethel의 전남편입니다. 그와 Desiree는 다른 모든 여행 쇼가 끝난 후 일을 위해 필사적으로 Elsa에옵니다. 델은 또한 데지레와 바람을 피운 남자의 살인을 포함하여 일련의 재앙적인 사건에 연루되어 법에서 도망 치고있다. Ethel과의 결혼은 Jimmy가 태어난 후 죽이려고 시도했을 때 끝났습니다. 지미와의 관계가 뜨겁다. "Massacres and Matinees"에서 Jimmy가 카니를 현지 식당에 데려가 자 Dell은 다른 고객에게 "무료 쇼"를 제공한다고 주장하면서 그를 이겼습니다. 그는 나중에 Meep의 예고편에 경찰의 배지를 심어 경찰관의 살해 혐의로 Meep을 구성합니다. "핑크 컵 케이크"에서 델이 옆에있는 게이 바에서 사기꾼을보고있는 것으로 밝혀졌다. Desiree가 실제로 자웅 동체가 아니며 그녀가 그와 괴물 쇼를 영원히 떠날 수 있도록 세 번째 유방을 제거 할 계획이라는 것을 알게 된 후 Dell은 의사의 손을 부러 뜨려 수술을 수행 할 수 없습니다. "Test of Strength"에서 그는 Stanley가 괴물 중 하나를 살해하라는 협박을 받아 Stanley가 병적 호기심 박물관에 판매 할 수 있도록합니다. Dell은 Amazon Eve를 죽이려고 시도하지만 실패합니다. 그런 다음 그는 Ma Petite를 질식시켜 살해합니다. 그 후 섹슈얼리티에 대해 혼란스러워하고 그가 한 끔찍한 일에 대해 죄책감을 느낀 그는 목을 매려고 시도하지만 데지레에 의해 구원받습니다. "Magical Thinking"에서 Desiree에게 Ma Petite를 살해했다고 고백 한 후

글로리아 모트

글로리아 모트 ( Frances Conroy가 그린 ), 팜 비치 출신의 부유 한 사회 미망인. 그녀는 아들 Dandy에 관해서는 망상적이고 질식하며 그를 달래기 위해 최선을 다할 것입니다. 그녀는 트위스 티를 고용하고 나중에 댄디가 지루 할까봐 두려운 댄디를 즐겁게하기 위해 닷과 베트를 사들인다. "Blood Bath"에서 Gloria는 치료사를 방문하여 Dandy와 관련된 상황에 대한 도움을 구합니다. 그녀는 나중에 Dandy가 정신과 의사를 만나도록 시도하고 세션이 Dandy의 지능을 테스트하는 척합니다. 그는 정면을 들여다보고 결과적으로 글로리아는 댄디에게 총에 맞아 죽임을 당한다. 그녀는 그가 자살하면 그없이 살 수 없다고 공언 한 후 죽는다. 나중에 댄디는 살인 희생자 중 한 명의 머리를 어머니의 시체에 붙이고 베트와 도트의 꼬인 버전을 만듭니다.

Stanley

Stanley ( Denis O'Hare 촬영))는 매기와 함께 일하는 사기꾼입니다. 그는 탤런트 스카우트 ( "Richard Spencer"라는 이름)를 가장하여 괴짜 쇼에 참석하여 일부 공연자를 살해하거나 체포하여 병적 호기심 박물관에 판매합니다. 그는 엄청나게 좋은 능력을 가지고 있으며 게이입니다. "Edward Mordrake (Part 2)"의 끝에서 그는 할리우드 탤런트 에이전트로 가장 한 괴물 쇼에 도착하고 자신을 Elsa에게 소개합니다. "힘의 시험"에서 그는 델을 협박하여 괴물 중 하나를 살해하도록합니다. 그는 나중에 질투하는 Elsa와 공모하여 분리 수술을 가장하여 쌍둥이를 죽이고 궁극적으로 계획이 실패하더라도 머리를 얻을 수 있습니다. 그는 나중에 잘린 Salty의 머리를 박물관에 판매합니다. 그는 교도소에서 혼란스럽고 숙취에 빠진 지미를 방문합니다. 그는 변호사를위한 돈을 얻기 위해 그의 손을 절단하도록 성공적으로 Jimmy를 설득했습니다. "Show Stoppers"에서 Maggie는 괴물들에게 자신의 거짓말을 폭로 한 후 야만적으로 자신의 몸을 공격하고 절단하여 친구 Meep을 닮았습니다. 그의 운명은 시즌이 끝날 때 알려지지 않았습니다.

그의 공연으로 O'Hare는 미니 시리즈 또는 영화에서 뛰어난 조연 배우로 Primetime Emmy Award에 후보로 지명되었습니다 .

매기 에스메 렐다

매기 에스메 렐다 ( Emma Roberts)는 Stanley와 함께 일하는 사기꾼입니다. 그녀는 수정 구슬을 들고 점쟁이로 포즈를 취하고 괴물 쇼에 잠입합니다. "Edward Mordrake (Part 2)"에서 Jimmy와 Maggie는 통금 시간 때문에 숨어있는 동안 Twisty와 그의 포로들을 만나 탈출을 돕습니다. 그녀는 나중에 Ma Petite를 헛간으로 데려가 익사 할 준비를함으로써 Stanley를 달래려고하지만, 무고한 젊은 여성을 죽일 수는 없습니다. 매기는 나중에 지미와의 관계에 있다는 것이 밝혀 져서 그와 함께 괴물 쇼 (그리고 스탠리는이 말은하지 않지만)에서 탈출하도록 압력을가한다. 지미가 체포 된 후 우울증에 빠진 매기는 발생한 모든 죽음과 관련이 있다고 믿는 의심스러운 데지레와 마주 친다. 쌍둥이들에게 소리 친 뒤 매기는 데 지리에게 진실을 말하기로 결정하고 두 여자는 병적 호기심 박물관으로 향하여 스탠리와 맞서고, 그곳에서 지미의 잘린 발톱 손을 발견하고 기절한다. "Show Stoppers"에서 매기는 지미와 다른 사람들의 눈에 자신을 구속하는 데 도움이 될 것이라고 믿으며 Chester Creb에 의해 자신을 반으로 자르도록 자원합니다. 그녀에게 알려지지 않은 환상은 현실이며, 그녀는 몸이 잘 리면 죽고 체스터는 정신병 적 에피소드에 빠진다.

Dandy Mott

Dandy Mott (portrayed by Finn Wittrock as adult Dandy, Brinon Kruithof and Julian Kruithof as 12-year-old and 8-year-old Dandy, respectively) is the spoiled, psychopathic son of Gloria. Being born of inbreeding between his mother and her second cousin, his family said to have exhibited madness since the time of his ancestor Edward Phillippe Mott, Dandy expresses antisocial behavior that borders on sadism as he secretly murdered neighborhood animals and was responsible for the disappearance of a boy in his childhood. Dandy expressed a sense of boredom with his upper-class life and aspires to join the freak show as he believes he identifies with them, but after being rejected, Dandy meets Twisty and helps the clown before his death. Following that, Dandy developed a 그가 무관심에 빠져 살인을 저지르면서 신은 복잡 해졌고 그의 하녀 도라가 첫 번째 희생자입니다. 그는 또한 일기를 읽기 전에 정확히 의심했던 Dot과 Bette에 대한 집착을 키 웠습니다. 지미가 쌍둥이를 안전하게 데려 오는 것과 결합하여 댄디는 어머니를 죽여 피를 흘리며 나중에 그녀의 시체를 다른 희생자의 머리가 꿰매어진 꼭두각시로 만들기 전에 정신을 잃습니다. 그는 또한 "Tupperware Party Massacre"에서 근무하던 주부들을 살해하고 Jimmy를 모함하기 위해 고용 한 형사를 고용함으로써 Jimmy에 대한 복수를 얻습니다. "Show Stoppers"에서 쌍둥이가 Chester Creb의 행위의 희생자가되는 것을 막기 위해 Dandy는 $ 10,000의 총액에 Elsa로부터 괴물 쇼를 구입합니다. Dandy는 자신을 헤드 라이닝 행위로 광고합니다 ( Cole Porter 의 가수로서표준), 그의 데뷔 티켓을 판매하지 않은 괴물을 비난하고 그가 결혼하려고했던 쌍둥이를 구하기 위해 참석 한 모든 공연자들을 체계적으로 죽였다. 캠프에 없었던 Jimmy; 그리고 탈출 할 수 있었던 데지레. 약을 먹은 후 Dandy는 물 탱크에서 살아남은 괴물들에 묶여서 그를 "모든 것 중에서 가장 큰 괴물"이라고 생각하고 탱크가 물로 가득 차는 것을 천천히 익사하는 것을 지켜 봅니다.

그의 공연으로 Wittrock은 영화 / 미니 시리즈 최우수 조연상을위한 Critics 'Choice Television Award , 최우수 TV 조연상을위한 Fangoria Chainsaw 상 , Miniseries 또는 영화에서 뛰어난 조연상을 수상한 Primetime Emmy Award에 후보로 올랐습니다 .

In the sixth season, Roanoke, it is revealed that Dandy was the last member of the Mott family alive, thus making the Roanoke house available for purchase.[1]

Desiree Dupree

Desiree Dupree (portrayed by Angela Bassett), also known as The Three Breasted Woman, is a woman born with an oversized clitoris, mistaken by herself and her family for a male until puberty reveals the growth of not only two, but a third breast. She is married to Dell and struggles for work after other traveling shows close down. In "Pink Cupcakes", she is brought to the hospital for vaginal bleeding, where Dr. Bonham reveals that she is 100% female and that her supposed penis is an enlarged clitoris caused by a hormone imbalance. He also tells her that she suffered a miscarriage, revealing that she is in fact able to bear children. Realizing that she has a chance to be truly happy, Desiree moves in with Ethel and plans on divorcing Dell and starting over. She becomes good friends with Maggie and several other women from the troupe. Despite despising Dell, she saves him from his later suicide attempt and comforts him. When Maggie confesses the truth about her and Stanley working together, stopping just as she is about to reveal their intent to murder the freaks, Desiree becomes suspicious and warns her that if she finds out that Maggie and Stanley are responsible for the deaths of the other freaks, Desiree would kill her. After Maggie later confesses her and Stanley's true intentions, Desiree sees her remorse and attempts to help her save the remaining freaks from Stanley. In "Show Stoppers", she murders the curator of the Museum of Morbid Curiosities, Lillian Hemmings, and later wraps her head in a gift box and gives it to Stanley, before the other freaks mutilate him. She then leads the charge against Elsa when the other freaks realize that she murdered Ethel. She survives Dandy's murderous rampage by hiding in her caravan, and then teams up with Jimmy, Bette, and Dot, the only remainders of the freak show, to chain him inside a water tank, and watching him drown. In 1960, it is revealed that she has married a former lover of hers and is the mother of two children.

For her performance, Bassett was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Ethel Darling

Ethel Darling (portrayed by Kathy Bates as adult Ethel, Kathy Deitch as young Ethel) is a bearded lady, the mother of Jimmy, and the ex-wife of Dell. In the 1920s and 30s, she was a popular vaudeville star before marrying Dell, who convinced her to seek more upscale venues. These higher-paying audiences rejected her, ruining her reputation and career. She left Dell after he attempted to kill Jimmy as an infant. She then battled alcohol addiction and was rescued from a drunk tank by Elsa. She then served as Elsa's second-in-command at the freak show. In "Edward Mordrake (Part 1)", she is diagnosed with cirrhosis and is given a prognosis of six months to a year to live. In "Blood Bath", she is killed by Elsa, sustaining a fatal stab wound to the eye following a major confrontation about Elsa's loyalty to the freaks. The rest of the freaks believe that she was decapitated in a car accident that was, in reality, staged by Elsa and Stanley. She later appears as a hallucination to both Jimmy and Dell. In "Curtain Call", she appears with the other dead freaks in Elsa's afterlife and appears to forgive Elsa for her sins.

For her performance, Bates was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Elsa Mars

Elsa Mars (portrayed by Jessica Lange) is a German expatriate who manages one of the last remaining freak shows in the United States, in 1952. For 20 years, she rescued her performers from the streets or being shipped away to asylums and became their legal guardian. Prior to coming to America before World War II, Elsa was a dominatrix at a brothel in Berlin before she was drugged for a snuff film where her legs were cut off below the knee by Hans Grüper with a chainsaw. Elsa later received prosthetic legs made by Massimo Dolcefino, working as a cabaret performer and chanteuse in Germany. After immigrating to America, she begins singing at a carnival. She realizes how badly the freaks are treated, and decides to start her own "family" of freaks. Initially, she's perceived as a mother figure to the freak show cast; however, her fantasy of being a Hollywood actress drives her to murder those who she perceives as rivals, with the encouragement of Stanley, who was posing as a talent scout at the time. She murders Ethel for discovering her plan to kill Bette and Dot, and seriously injures Paul for saying that the entire freak show cast suspects her involvement in Bette and Dot's subsequent disappearance. Elsa, planning to move to Hollywood, later sells the freak show to the traveling salesman and amateur magician Chester Creb in preparation for her Hollywood future—not realizing that he is mentally ill and hiding a criminal past. She later executes Dell for the murder of Ma Petite, before turning the freaks on Stanley upon learning of his involvement in her murder. Elsa flees when Bette and Dot tell her the other freaks are plotting to kill her to atone for Ethel's murder, selling the freak show to Dandy in order to procure $10,000 for her getaway. When she arrives in Hollywood, she is unable to meet with the president of a TV company until an altercation with his receptionist, leading her to meet Michael Beck, the company's junior vice-president of casting. The two eventually marry and Elsa's variety show becomes a huge success. In 1960, however, in a reunion with Massimo Dolcefino, she reveals that the marriage is falling apart as both Elsa and Michael both regularly practice infidelity, and her fame has not brought her the happiness she dreamed. Dolcefino then reveals he's dying of cancer, and that night, she learns her German snuff films have been discovered by journalist Hedda Hopper, effectively ruining Elsa's career. She's also told that nearly everyone from the original freak show was slain in Dandy's massacre, upon which she decides to commit suicide by intentionally performing on Halloween to summon Edward Mordrake to claim her. While Mordrake does kill her, Elsa ends up being sent to her own afterlife: a reincarnation of her freak show where she is reunited with the other dead freaks and is able to perform to the full house she always dreamed of.

For her performance, Lange was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, the People's Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress, the Dorian Award for TV Musical Performance of the Year, the Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Supporting characters

  • Twisty the Clown (portrayed by John Carroll Lynch) originally was a slow-witted but gentle clown at a freak show in 1943. Jealous of his popularity, the freaks of the carnival spread rumors that he was a child molester and drove him away. With nowhere else to go, he returned home to Jupiter, Florida, only to find that his mother had died. After failing to support himself by selling toys made of junk to a local toy store, Twisty attempted suicide by putting a shotgun in his mouth. However, the attempt failed – he succeeded only in mutilating his lower jaw – and he later began to wear a grinning mask over the lower part of his face. Twisty then tried to perform as a clown at Elsa's freak show, but was turned away. Twisty then snapped and went on a killing spree, abducting children to be his audience, while murdering their "mean" parents. He kidnaps Corey Bachman and murders his parents, after kidnapping Bonnie Lipton to serve as his audience's babysitter. Gloria hires Twisty to entertain Dandy, who becomes his accomplice. Twisty and Dandy hold a magic show on Halloween, before Jimmy knocks Dandy unconscious and Maggie gets Corey and Bonnie to safety. Twisty then knocks Jimmy out before encountering Edward Mordrake, who was attracted by the noise of the clown's performance. Twisty tells Mordrake his story, and Mordrake deems the clown suitable to be in his entourage of damned souls and kills him. When Elsa summons Mordrake in 1962, Twisty appears alongside the other freaks and comforts her in her last moments. According to director Ryan Murphy, Lynch was so terrifying as this character that "half the time, almost a third of the crew left the set when they shot his scenes because they were afraid of him." In the seventh season, Cult, a comic book detailing a fictionalized version of Twisty is owned by Oz Mayfair-Richards.[2]
  • Bonnie Lipton (portrayed by Skyler Samuels) is a young girl who is kidnapped by Twisty, after Twisty murders her boyfriend Troy. She attacks Twisty and attempts to escape with Corey, but is dragged back to him by Dandy. She escapes Twisty with the help of Jimmy and Maggie in "Edward Mordrake (Part 2)".
  • Regina Ross (portrayed by Gabourey Sidibe as older Regina, Nya Auzenne as young Regina) is a student at secretary school hoping to get a position at a law firm after graduation, who returns home to Jupiter when her mother Dora goes MIA. In "Pink Cupcakes", she calls Gloria concerning her mother and why she hasn't been returning her calls. The conversation turns strange and Regina feels uncomfortable and hangs up, wary of what happened. She turns up at the Mott Manor in "Blood Bath", very suspicious of where her mother is. She threatens to call the police if she doesn't see her mother soon. In "Tupperware Party Massacre", Dandy admits to the murder of Dora and lets Regina escape unharmed, despite her refusal to take a blood bath with him. Upon returning with police detective Jack Colquitt, Dandy admits to the murders and boasts about his family's wealth, buying off Colquitt for a million dollars. Regina is killed when Dandy orders Colquitt to shoot and bury her.
  • Dora Ross (portrayed by Patti LaBelle) is a local townswoman who begins to discover secrets about Dandy. She is the mother of Regina and the put-upon maid to Gloria Mott. In "Massacres and Matinees", she reveals to Gloria that she found dissected animal parts behind the shed, implying they belong to Dandy. She dislikes Dandy's spoiled attitude and didn't get scared of him when he tried to kill her. In "Edward Mordrake (Part 2)", she dies when Dandy slashes her throat and Gloria helps bury her in their backyard.
  • Paul (portrayed by Mat Fraser) also known as Paul The Illustrated Seal is a performer in the freak show, who was born with phocomelia of both arms. In "Edward Mordrake (Part 2)", he tells Mordrake that he immigrated to the United States from Britain to be in show business. However, he arrived during the Great Depression. In an act of despair, he tattooed his whole body except his face, because he believed that it would have been considered handsome and loveable if it wasn't on a freak. It is revealed that he is not only Elsa's secret lover, but that of Penny too, his true love. He confronts Elsa in "Bullseye" about the recent disappearance of Bette and Dot, and she in turn snaps at him for his relationship with Penny. She later becomes angry about a public confrontation with the rest of the troupe and demands one of them place themselves on the spinning wheel, to prove their trust of her. Paul volunteers and it is assumed she purposely threw the last knife into his gut, injuring him badly, leaving him bed ridden. He is then shocked and guilt-stricken later on in "Test of Strength" over Penny's mutilation. In "Curtain Call", after trying to stand up to Dandy, he is the first freak to be shot and killed during Dandy's massacre. He and the other freaks appear when Elsa joins the freak show in the afterlife, where he and Penny have gotten married.
  • Eve (portrayed by Erika Ervin) also known as Amazon Eve is a performer in the freak show. She is abnormally large. She is seen as the piano player of the show and is also instrumental with protecting the troupe, along with Jimmy and Paul. In "Bullseye", she becomes concerned over Ma Petite's disappearance until Maggie turns up with her, healthy and alive. Initially, Eve is somewhat quiet and even-tempered, but in "Test of Strength", Dell attempts to murder her in her caravan. Afraid that he is attempting to rape her, Eve defends herself by savagely beating him and throws him out. She goes to Ethel where she cares for her bruised hand. She and the other women of the freak show then plot to kill Dell once and for all. In "Curtain Call", she is the last freak to be killed by Dandy after she tries to overpower him in Desiree's caravan. She and the other freaks appear when Elsa joins the freak show in the afterlife.
  • Mahadevi Patel (portrayed by Jyoti Amge) also known as Ma Petite, is a performer in the freak show, who also serves as Elsa's assistant. She is seen playing a miniature violin of sorts and also serves as Elsa's manicurist and "cuddle" toy in the later hours. She was born with achondroplasia which results in an extremely short stature, and is thus deemed the world's shortest woman. Seen as the baby of the troupe, Ma Petite's sweet nature and naive innocence leads her to trust almost everyone, with ultimately tragic consequences. Maggie lures her away one night attempts to murder her in "Bullseye" for Stanley, but can't force herself to go through with it. In "Test of Strength", Dell, under the pretense of gifting her with a new dress, hugs her and then squeezes until her spine snaps and she dies. He gives her body to Stanley and it is later seen being presented by Lillian in her Museum of Morbid Curiosities in a jar of formaldehyde, where her birth name is revealed. The carnies later find her bloody dress in an area full of unidentified bones, and believe that she has been eaten by a wild animal. She later appears to Dell in a hallucination before he attempts suicide by hanging. She and the other freaks appear when Elsa joins the freak show in the afterlife, where Ma Petite once again helps Elsa to get ready for her performance.
  • Lillian Hemmings (portrayed by Celia Weston) is the curator of the Museum of Morbid Curiosities; she collects and buys strange artifacts for her museum. She catches Stanley and Maggie's fraudulence but says if she is offered something of real worth from a freak show, she will pay big money. Stanley regularly imagines scenarios with her presenting him with money and acclaim for his finds. In "Test of Strength", she unveils her new exhibit to various wealthy people of Ma Petite's dead body (presented as Mahadevi Patel, the world's smallest woman), floating in a jar of what is assumed to be formaldehyde. In "Orphans", she is seen revealing Jimmy's claw hands. In "Show Stoppers", it is revealed that she was murdered by Desiree shortly after Maggie's fainting spell; her decapitated and preserved head is given to Stanley before the freaks attack and mutilate him.
  • Penny (portrayed by Grace Gummer) is a candy striper at the local hospital. In the first episode, she is drugged and kidnapped by Elsa and taken back with her to the freak show. She is blackmailed by Elsa into staying at the camp because Elsa filmed her in a drug-fueled orgy with the freaks. It is later revealed she is in a relationship with Paul, but her father begins to abuse her over the affair. In "Test of Strength", she attempts to move out but before she can do so, her father Vince hires a man to mutilate her face – tattooing her with scales, giving her a forked tongue, and shaving half her hair off while she is unconscious. She is accepted by the freak show and takes the name The Astounding Lizard Girl. In "Blood Bath", she and the women of the freak show kidnap her father and feather and tar him for what he did, but she spares his life after being persuaded by Maggie. In "Curtain Call", she is shot and killed during Dandy's massacre. She and the other freaks appear when Elsa joins the freak show in the afterlife, where she and Paul have gotten married.

Minor characters

  • Edward Mordrake (portrayed by Wes Bentley) was in life a 19th-century nobleman who suffered a form of diprosopus, with the second face on the back of his head constantly whispering. This drives him insane, and his family subsequently commits him to an asylum, only for him to escape and join a sideshow. But Mordrake loses his sanity again on one Halloween night, murdering his own troupe and then hanging himself. Despite his death, explaining that he is unable to resist the whims of his other face while expressing regret to his victims, Mordrake's tormenting spirit is said to appear before sideshow performers should they perform on Halloween to add them to his troupe of deceased "freaks". The character first appeared in a two-part Halloween episode, having each of the freaks provide him with what they perceive to be their darkest shames. His second face judges these recaps and can tell when one is lying or avoiding a darker story. Mordrake was looking to claim Elsa Mars when he was attracted to Twisty, adding the clown to his collection upon hearing his story. Mordrake later appears before a suicidal Elsa in the season finale when she intentionally summons him while performing on her variety show, killing her but sending her to her personal afterlife.
  • Andy (portrayed by Matt Bomer) is a hustler working in a gay bar. One of his many clients is Dell, with whom he had been having an affair. He is paid by Dandy to come to Twisty's abandoned bus, where Dandy attempts to murder him via stabbing. However, even during the process of being dismembered by Dandy, he remained alive. As Andy begs for death, Dandy accuses him of making him feel inadequate, and continues dismembering him. Dandy is later seen dissolving Andy's severed limbs in acid.
  • Corey Bachman (portrayed by Major Dodson) is a young boy who is kidnapped by Twisty, after Twisty murders his parents. He is later able to run away after Bonnie attacks Twisty, but is caught again when Twisty chases after him. In "Edward Mordrake (Part 2)", he escapes Twisty with the help of Jimmy and Maggie.
  • Meep (portrayed by Ben Woolf) is a Geek performer in the freak show with pituitary dwarfism. He was framed for murder of a police officer by Dell and arrested. In jail, he is killed by prisoners in a shared cell with his corpse later dumped near the freak show. Meep appears when Elsa joins the freak show in the afterlife.
  • Toulouse (portrayed by Drew Rin Varick) is a performer in the freak show. Toulouse is an ex-convict that was saved from working on a chain gang when Elsa bribed a guard for his release. He has since served as one of several "little people" employed with the troupe. Like most of his fellows, he plays many roles – from cook, to stagehand, to performer. In "Curtain Call", he is shot and killed during Dandy's massacre. He and the other freaks appear when Elsa joins the freak show in the afterlife.
  • Legless Suzi (portrayed by Rose Siggins) is a performer in the freak show with sacral agenesis. As her name suggests, she has no legs, because they were amputated shortly after birth. In the past, she killed one of her fellow beggars over jealousy. She helps Penny get revenge on her father, Vince, by breaking into his house and tarring and feathering him. In "Curtain Call", she is shot and killed during Dandy's massacre. She and the other freaks appear when Elsa joins the freak show in the afterlife.
  • Salty (portrayed by Christopher Neiman) is a microcephalic performer in the freak show, having been brought as a companion for Pepper, with Elsa marrying the two. Salty eventually died of what is assumed to be a stroke in his sleep, and his head is then cut off by Stanley to sell to the museum of oddities.
  • Barbara (portrayed by Chrissy Metz), also known as Ima Wiggles the Fat Lady, is Elsa's new star attraction for the freak show, found in "Blood Bath". She is extremely overweight and a former debutante sent to a fitness academy by her parents. When Jimmy's mother dies and he pushes Maggie away, he finds comfort in Ima, eventually having sex with her. In "Curtain Call", she is shot and killed during Dandy's massacre, later appearing in Elsa's vision of the afterlife.
  • Vince (portrayed by Lee Tergesen) is Penny's disapproving father who works as a well respected electrician. In "Test of Strength", he hires a man to mutilate Penny after finding out about her relationship with Paul, a freak. In "Blood Bath", he is captured by Desiree, Penny, Eve, and Legless Suzi and tar and feathered while in Dell's trailer. Maggie shows up and talks the women out of going through with the killing, with Penny threatening her father to never come back.
  • Dr. Bonham (portrayed by Jerry Leggio) is Ethel's doctor who diagnoses her with cirrhosis of the liver in "Edward Mordrake (Part 1)". He is one of the only characters in the show who is depicted to treat the sideshow cast with humanity, and in "Pink Cupcakes" he offers to perform surgery on Desiree for her enlarged clitoris. However, an enraged Dell breaks his hands while threatening to do the same to the doctor's grandchildren should he come near any of the performers again. Ethel and Desiree are later told by Bonham's daughter that he killed himself.
  • Rita Gayheart (portrayed by Mare Winningham) is Pepper's older sister. Rita had sent Pepper to an orphanage when she wanted to marry and have children, but apparently sterile, Rita is forced to take Pepper back when Elsa brings her to her home. But after the sudden birth of her son Lucas, Rita allows her husband to kill their child and to frame Pepper, who was subsequently sent to Briarcliff.
  • Chester Creb (portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris) is a stage magician who happens to be a traveling salesman and haunted by his ventriloquist dummy Marjorie, who speaks only to him. As it was revealed, Chester was a soldier in World War II who returned home with metal plate put into his head, resulting in hallucinations where Marjorie is alive and sadistic, seemingly bent on ruining his life. When he arrives at the freak show's camp, he becomes enamored with Bette and Dot. He attempts to purchase the show from Elsa when she reveals she's leaving for Hollywood. During preparation for his first performance as the show owner, he inadvertently murders Maggie by sawing her in half while practicing his act. This causes Chester to snap and he "kills" Marjorie and goes to the police station to be arrested.
  • Marjorie (voiced and portrayed by Jamie Brewer) is Chester's ventriloquist dummy who appears to Chester as a living person, taunting him and persuading him to commit acts of violence. Due to this, Chester blames the murder of both his wife and girlfriend, along with Maggie, on Marjorie.
  • Mike (portrayed by Dalton E Gray) is a young boy who is kidnapped by Twisty, after Twisty sees him trick-r-treating dressed as a clown. He is later able to run away after Bonnie attacks Twisty, but is caught again when Twisty chases after him. In "Edward Mordrake (Part 2)", he escapes Twisty with the help of Jimmy and Maggie.
  • Waitress Carol (portrayed by Mariana Vicente) is a waitress at a local diner and is seen flirting in the first episode with Jimmy. Once he (along with his troupe) returns in "Massacres and Matinees", she is no longer friendly towards him and asks Paul to stop eating someone's leftover food.
  • Lucy Creb (portrayed by Shauna Rappold) is Chester's wife and Alice (portrayed by Angela Sarafyan) is Lucy's lover. The two women fall in love while their husbands are away at war. When Chester returns, the three are involved in a polyamorous relationship. Alice and Lucy are killed by Chester, who believes that Marjorie actually committed the murders.
  • Massimo Dolcefino (portrayed by Danny Huston) a carpenter who crafted Elsa's wooden legs before going after each of the men responsible for her amputation. However, Dolcefino ends up being captured by Hans Grüper, the Nazi who had cut off Elsa's legs, and was castrated during his torture for most of the World War. Dolcefino was also the one responsible for crafting a new set of hands for Jimmy, later dying of lung cancer in the series epilogue.
  • Angus T. Jefferson (portrayed by Malcolm-Jamal Warner), an acquaintance of Desiree. In the season finale, it is shown that he and Desiree were married and had children together.
  • Jack Colquitt (portrayed by P.J. Marshall) is a police detective who is bought by Dandy when he offers him one million dollars to help cover up his murders, murdering Regina Ross and framing Jimmy for Dandy's murder of the housewives. Colquitt also uncovers information about Chester when Dandy finds out he is getting closer to Bette and Dot. It is unknown if Colquitt was exposed for working with Dandy.

References

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  2. ^ "Election Night". American Horror Story. Season 7. Episode 1. September 5, 2017. FX.