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4th Dec '16 5:56:26 AM SorPepita
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He's mentally damaged, neglected by his parents, and clearly depressed...and also a seemingly sweet boyfriend. And he cries so prettily! On the other hand, he's a [[spoiler:mass-murdering, stalking ghost]].

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He's mentally damaged, neglected by his parents, and clearly depressed... and also a seemingly sweet boyfriend. And he cries so prettily! On the other hand, he's a [[spoiler:mass-murdering, stalking ghost]].



%%* ChildByRape

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%%* ChildByRape* ChildByRape: By [[spoiler:Tate.]]



%%* FunctionalAddict

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%%* FunctionalAddict* FunctionalAddict: A very able surgeon despite his addictions.



10th Nov '16 3:27:12 PM Scrav
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* CameBackWrong: Psychically grotesque, violently attacks anything that gets too near, and has an insatiable craving for fresh blood, among other things.

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* CameBackWrong: Psychically Physically grotesque, violently attacks anything that gets too near, and has an insatiable craving for fresh blood, among other things.
10th Nov '16 3:21:21 PM Scrav
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** Interestingly enough, the reason given for [[spoiler: killing Chad and Patrick ''wasn't'' that as a gay couple, they couldn't come up with a baby for Nora, but rather that '''as they were on the verge of breaking up''', there wouldn't ''be'' a baby for Nora to take.]] Then again, the egregious scene involving an [[spoiler: AssShove with the poker, ''is'' disturbingly reminiscent of a hate crime. It might have been a shoddy Plan A attempt to paint the murder as an external hate crime, before Moira pointed out the flaw in this reasoning and turned it into a murder-suicide instead.]]

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** Interestingly enough, the reason given for [[spoiler: killing Chad and Patrick ''wasn't'' that as a gay couple, they couldn't come up with a baby for Nora, but rather that '''as they were on the verge of breaking up''', there wouldn't ''be'' a baby for Nora to take.take because they were no longer going to adopt.]] Then again, the egregious scene involving an [[spoiler: AssShove with the poker, ''is'' disturbingly reminiscent of a hate crime. It might have been a shoddy Plan A attempt to paint the murder as an external hate crime, before Moira pointed out the flaw in this reasoning and turned it into a murder-suicide instead.]]
9th Nov '16 8:13:56 PM pepsimax
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->'''Appearances:''' ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Murder House]]'' | ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel Hotel]]''
20th Sep '16 1:17:39 PM nemophobic
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'': Creator/WEarlBrown



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20th Sep '16 1:16:51 PM nemophobic
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[[folder:Phil]]
!!Phil Critter
->'''Played By''': Creator/WEarlBrown

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\n[[folder:Phil]]\n!!Phil Critter\n->'''Played By''': '': Creator/WEarlBrown
19th Sep '16 10:19:18 PM nemophobic
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!! Ramos family
[[folder:Miguel]]
!!Miguel Ramos
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Ruivivar
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[[folder:Stacy]]
!!Stacy Ramos
->'''Played By:''' Lisa Vidal
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[[folder:Gabe]]
!!Gabriel "Gabe" Ramos
->'''Played By:''' Brennan Mejia
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19th Sep '16 10:18:35 PM nemophobic
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!! Ramos family
[[folder:Miguel]]
!!Miguel Ramos
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Ruivivar
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[[folder:Stacy]]
!!Stacy Ramos
->'''Played By:''' Lisa Vidal
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[[folder:Gabe]]
!!Gabriel "Gabe" Ramos
->'''Played By:''' Brennan Mejia
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!! Ramos family
[[folder:Miguel]]
!!Miguel Ramos
->'''Played By:''' Anthony Ruivivar
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[[folder:Stacy]]
!!Stacy Ramos
->'''Played By:''' Lisa Vidal
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[[folder:Gabe]]
!!Gabriel "Gabe" Ramos
->'''Played By:''' Brennan Mejia
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9th Sep '16 7:29:23 PM pepsimax
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!!Warning! This page will contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

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!!Warning! This page will contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.
--> [[Characters/AmericanHorrorStory return to the American Horror Story characters index]]




!Main Characters

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\n!Main Characters\n----
! The Murder House
!! Harmon Family



[[folder:Tate]]
!!Tate Langdon
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/langdon_tate_812.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Hi, I'm Tate. [[spoiler:I'm dead.]] Want to hook up?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/EvanPeters & Paul Butler

->''"I think I have mommy issues. You know a good therapist?"''

An unsettling new patient of Ben's, [[spoiler:later revealed to be the ghost of Constance's murderous son]].

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[[folder:Tate]]
!!Tate Langdon
[[folder:Violet]]
!!Violet Harmon
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/langdon_tate_812.org/pmwiki/pub/images/harmon_violet_1269.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Hi, I'm Tate. [[spoiler:I'm dead.]] Want to hook up?"'']]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"So we're the Addams family now?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/EvanPeters & Paul Butler

->''"I think I have mommy issues. You know a good therapist?"''

An unsettling new patient
Creator/TaissaFarmiga

->''"I'm not gonna off myself. So you can go back to your policy
of Ben's, [[spoiler:later revealed to be the ghost benign neglect."''

The teenaged daughter
of Constance's murderous son]].Vivien and Ben Harmon. She was upset at her family moving, as well as with her father's infidelity and mother's stillbirth.



* AmbiguouslyBi: Agrees with Violet that gay porn is hot, though he says it somewhat facetiously. He also offered to have sex with Patrick, although this was to get his wedding ring. Whether or not he is actually bisexual is unknown.
** Interestingly enough, the reason given for [[spoiler: killing Chad and Patrick ''wasn't'' that as a gay couple, they couldn't come up with a baby for Nora, but rather that '''as they were on the verge of breaking up''', there wouldn't ''be'' a baby for Nora to take.]] Then again, the egregious scene involving an [[spoiler: AssShove with the poker, ''is'' disturbingly reminiscent of a hate crime. It might have been a shoddy Plan A attempt to paint the murder as an external hate crime, before Moira pointed out the flaw in this reasoning and turned it into a murder-suicide instead.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: He uses an axe to kill [[spoiler:Bianca.]]
* TheAtoner: It almost seems like it, and he probably thinks he is, but he never stops doing monstrous things.
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Murders a lot of people for no reason.]]

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Agrees AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her relationship with Violet that gay porn is hot, though Tate. [[spoiler:But she swiftly loses interest when she discovers just ''how'' "bad" he says it somewhat facetiously. He also offered to have sex with Patrick, although this was to get his wedding ring. Whether or not he is actually bisexual is unknown.
** Interestingly enough, the reason given for [[spoiler: killing Chad and Patrick ''wasn't'' that as a gay couple, they couldn't come up with a baby for Nora, but rather that '''as they were on the verge of breaking up''', there wouldn't ''be'' a baby for Nora to take.]] Then again, the egregious scene involving an [[spoiler: AssShove with the poker, ''is'' disturbingly reminiscent of a hate crime. It might have been a shoddy Plan A attempt to paint the murder as an external hate crime, before Moira pointed out the flaw in this reasoning and turned it into a murder-suicide instead.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: He uses an axe to kill [[spoiler:Bianca.]]
* TheAtoner: It almost seems like it, and he probably thinks he is, but he never stops doing monstrous things.
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Murders a lot of people for no reason.
really is.]]



* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:How he killed Stephanie, Amir and Kevin in the Westfield High Massacre.]]
* CrocodileTears: In the beginning, towards Ben; arguably throughout the series.
* CryCute: Perhaps the ultimate male example of this.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Was gunned down by SWAT in 1994.]]
* DeadToBeginWith: [[spoiler:...nearly two decades before the start of the show.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments of this.
* DressedAllInRubber: [[spoiler:After the identity of the rubber man is revealed]].
* {{Expy}}: Tate is a (literally) AxeCrazy, lying, young man who has obsession with a younger girl and a [[spoiler: mentally challenged sibling]], and is first introduced with the ''Film/KillBill'' whistle tune playing; he is clearly based on the lead character from the 1969 movie ''Twisted Nerve''.
** He also bears some similarities to JD from ''Film/{{Heathers}}'' especially in his relationship with Violet.
* FreudianExcuse: For a lot of things. YMMV on how much they actually matter.
* HauntedHouseHistorian: [[spoiler:It helps that he's one of the ghosts.]]
* InelegantBlubbering: In the last episode, after [[spoiler:Violet leaves him after finding out the truth about his past actions]], Tate is shown sobbing hysterically, a long string of snot dripping from his nose.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Even if it means killing any guy Violet takes even a remote liking to, so that the guy can join her as a ghost in the house.
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler:Pre-death, he murders 15 classmates and disfigures his mother's boyfriend. Post-death, he kills more innocents and rapes Vivien, fathering a potential Antichrist in the process.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: Towards Violet.
* LoveRedeems: His love for Violet is something he has never felt before, which is weird at the beginning he was acting as a sociopath. Itís arguable as to whether his love is genuine.
** He says he does, but it's possible he doesn't.
** Ultimately this is [[spoiler:averted. He's in love with her, but that doesn't stop him being a monster, albeit a regretful one.]]
* MoralMyopia: Like any sociopath, he has no concept of good and evil. He looks down on some acts while defends his own inherent evil.
%%* NightmareFetishist
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: [[spoiler:His rape of Vivien.]]
* ReformedButRejected: At the end of the season, [[spoiler:Tate apologizes to Violet and Ben for everything, but neither (understandably) wants anything to do with him. Interestingly, while part of Violet still loves him, she ''can't'' forgive him, and Ben flat-out [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation thinks]] Tate's a psychopath who's incapable of feeling remorse and only pretends to to get back in people's good graces.]]
%%* SlasherSmile
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Violet.
* TheSociopath: [[spoiler:At the end of the series, he takes responsibility for the heinous crimes he has committed, directly contradicting the denial-riddled nature of a sociopath. This suggests his character may have actually developed from the first episode to the last.]]
* TeensAreMonsters: [[spoiler:If the high school shooting didn't give you a hint...]]
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Tate is considered to have crossed the moral event horizon by [[spoiler:Violet]] and [[spoiler:Ben]] when they learn he [[spoiler:raped Vivien]]. While they had spent all season seeing his darker side and trying to help him anyway, once they learned that they threw up their hands and told him to get out.
* TroubledButCute: A-yup.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:He raped Vivien because he thought he was helping Nora, the only motherly figure he'd ever received attention and affection from (especially in light of his mommy issues). However, this only applies after his death and after he meets Violet.]]
** [[spoiler:He also tries to kill a potential new resident to give Violet some company.]]
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: When he falls for Violet, he is deeply confused by how strong his feelings are for her, as he apparently never felt this strongly (at least positively) about anyone.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He's mentally damaged, neglected by his parents, and clearly depressed...and also a seemingly sweet boyfriend. And he cries so prettily! On the other hand, he's a [[spoiler:mass-murdering, stalking ghost]].
* {{Yandere}}: For Violet.
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[[folder:Violet]]
!!Violet Harmon
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/harmon_violet_1269.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"So we're the Addams family now?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/TaissaFarmiga

->''"I'm not gonna off myself. So you can go back to your policy of benign neglect."''

The teenaged daughter of Vivien and Ben Harmon. She was upset at her family moving, as well as with her father's infidelity and mother's stillbirth.
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her relationship with Tate. [[spoiler:But she swiftly loses interest when she discovers just ''how'' "bad" he really is.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:As a ghost.]]



[[folder:Larry]]
!!Lawrence "Larry" Harvey
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/harvey_larry_2170.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Gimme my treat! You '''don't''' want the '''trick'''!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/DenisOHare

->''"The one thing about the dead is they've got nothing left to lose."''

A former owner of the Harmons' house; he is heavily scarred, and walks with a limp. He originally claimed to acquiring these injuries after he burned his wife and children alive while being possessed by the house.

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[[folder:Larry]]
!!Lawrence "Larry" Harvey
!! Langdon Family
[[folder:Constance]]
!!Constance Langdon
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/harvey_larry_2170.org/pmwiki/pub/images/langdon_constance_6630.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Gimme [[caption-width-right:350:''"I questioned my treat! You '''don't''' want the '''trick'''!"'']]
sanity when I first found out, but this house will make you a believer."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/DenisOHare

->''"The one thing about the dead is they've got nothing left
Creator/JessicaLange

->''"Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I was destined for great things. I was going
to lose.be somebody. Person of significance."''

A The next door neighbor to the Harmons, and a former owner resident of the Harmons' house; he is heavily scarred, house. Constance had four children: Tate, Adelaide, Beauregard, and walks with a limp. He one other unnamed child. Constance originally claimed moved from Virginia to acquiring these injuries after he burned his wife California in order to become a movie star, but did not want to do nudity, so her career never got off the ground. She was soon pregnant with her first child, Adelaide. At some point in the late 1970s/early 1980s, Constance and children alive while being possessed by her family moved into the house.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Constance. Even before he was burned.
* AffablyEvil: Every once in a while during his friendly chats with Ben, he says something to remind us how insane he is.
** And then he goes completely off the deep end. [[spoiler: He tries to burn the house down, until Chad interrupts.]]
* TheAtoner: He decides to put himself in prison to pay for his crimes. It's partially to protect Constance, though.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: He acts chummy around Ben even as he tries to extort him.
%%* ButtMonkey
* ConsummateLiar: He constantly lies, especially about how he got his scars.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Constance. Even before he was burned.
* AffablyEvil: Every once
AbusiveParent: Constance locks Adelaide in a while during his friendly chats with Ben, he says something to remind us how insane he is.
** And then he goes completely off
closet full of mirrors after she interrupts Constance's "business meeting". She also chains her son Beau up in the deep end. attic because of a genetic deformity. In general, she's emotionally abusive to all her kids.
* TheBeautifulElite: Strongly believes that "there isn't a door in the world that beauty cannot open."
* BornUnlucky:
[[spoiler: He tries to burn All of her children have died, Tate killed 15 people as well as burning her husband at the house down, until Chad interrupts.time, her first husband cheated on her, her most current lover, Travis, was killed by Hayden, and her grandson is a sociopath who may very well be the Anti-Christ.]]
* TheAtoner: He decides to put himself in prison -->'''Moira''': You need to pay for his crimes. It's partially to protect Constance, though.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: He acts chummy around Ben even as he tries to extort him.
%%* ButtMonkey
* ConsummateLiar: He constantly lies, especially about how he got his scars.
what you've done.
-->'''Constance''': I do... every goddamn day.



%%* EvilCripple
* HauntedHouseHistorian: His first proper conversation with Ben is giving backstory on the house, [[spoiler: which turn out to be lies]].
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: And how!
* LoveMakesYouEvil: But [[spoiler:not quite evil enough to murder his family.]]
* LoveMartyr: To Constance.
* MeaningfulName: His actually works on two levels. There's the more obvious ([[MostTropersAreYoungNerds to this crowd, anyway]]) nod to [[ComicBook/TwoFace Harvey Dent]], but Larry Harvey is also the name of the founder of Burning Man. Oy.
* NeverMyFault: Refuses to accept any personal responsibility for his part in [[spoiler:his wife's suicide]]. Dismisses it as a tragic affair when called out by Tate, and blames Constance when [[spoiler:he sees his wife's ghost]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:After episode 9, as he's sent to jail.]]
%%* SanitySlippage
%%* TraumaCongaLine
* TwoFaced: Literally with half his face being burn scars, figuratively when it's revealed he often lies and tries to manipulate the Hammons.
* ShovelStrike: How he takes care of [[spoiler: Hayden.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: [[spoiler: To Constance. She has used this to great effect, getting him to kill her second son, Beau, to prevent him being taken by the state, among other things.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Just ask Hayden!
%%* WouldHurtAChild
* YourCheatingHeart: With Constance.
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[[folder:Constance]]
!!Constance Langdon
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/langdon_constance_6630.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I questioned my sanity when I first found out, but this house will make you a believer."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/JessicaLange

->''"Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I was destined for great things. I was going to be somebody. Person of significance."''

The next door neighbor to the Harmons, and a former resident of the house. Constance had four children: Tate, Adelaide, Beauregard, and one other unnamed child. Constance originally moved from Virginia to California in order to become a movie star, but did not want to do nudity, so her career never got off the ground. She was soon pregnant with her first child, Adelaide. At some point in the late 1970s/early 1980s, Constance and her family moved into the house.
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* AbusiveParent: Constance locks Adelaide in a closet full of mirrors after she interrupts Constance's "business meeting". She also chains her son Beau up in the attic because of a genetic deformity. In general, she's emotionally abusive to all her kids.
* TheBeautifulElite: Strongly believes that "there isn't a door in the world that beauty cannot open."
* BornUnlucky: [[spoiler: All of her children have died, Tate killed 15 people as well as burning her husband at the time, her first husband cheated on her, her most current lover, Travis, was killed by Hayden, and her grandson is a sociopath who may very well be the Anti-Christ.]]
-->'''Moira''': You need to pay for what you've done.
-->'''Constance''': I do... every goddamn day.
%%* DeadpanSnarker



!Langdon Family



[[folder:Beau]]
!!Beauregard Langdon
->'''Played By:''' Sam Kinsey

->''"Play! Play!"''

Constance's son, and brother to Tate, Adelaide, and an unnamed third child. Beau was kept hidden away in the attic due to being born deformed and with Down Syndrome. [[spoiler:He was smothered by Larry at Constance's request, to prevent the State from taking him away.]]

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[[folder:Beau]]
!!Beauregard
[[folder:Tate]]
!!Tate
Langdon
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/langdon_tate_812.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Hi, I'm Tate. [[spoiler:I'm dead.]] Want to hook up?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Sam Kinsey

->''"Play! Play!"''

Creator/EvanPeters & Paul Butler

->''"I think I have mommy issues. You know a good therapist?"''

An unsettling new patient of Ben's, [[spoiler:later revealed to be the ghost of
Constance's son, and brother to Tate, Adelaide, and an unnamed third child. Beau was kept hidden away in the attic due to being born deformed and with Down Syndrome. [[spoiler:He was smothered by Larry at Constance's request, to prevent the State from taking him away.]]murderous son]].



* BackFromTheDead: As a ghost.
* TheGrotesque: Despite looking horrifying, Beau does't have a mean bone in his body.
* IconicItem: He has a red ball he likes to play with that shows up as often as he does.
* {{Irony}}: Probably the most horrifying-looking of Constance's children, yet he's also the sweetest-natured.
* MadwomanInTheAttic: He was kept chained in the attic until his death.
* MoralityPet: Perhaps the only person Hayden has been shown to treat nicely without any caveats.
* TragicMonster: Poor Beau. He can't help looking the way he does, yet on account of his looks he was chained up in the attic by Constance, then [[spoiler:smothered with a pillow by Larry on Constance's request]], and frightens most people who see him, even though he's completely without malice and just wants to roll his red ball back and forth with people.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Agrees with Violet that gay porn is hot, though he says it somewhat facetiously. He also offered to have sex with Patrick, although this was to get his wedding ring. Whether or not he is actually bisexual is unknown.
** Interestingly enough, the reason given for [[spoiler: killing Chad and Patrick ''wasn't'' that as a gay couple, they couldn't come up with a baby for Nora, but rather that '''as they were on the verge of breaking up''', there wouldn't ''be'' a baby for Nora to take.]] Then again, the egregious scene involving an [[spoiler: AssShove with the poker, ''is'' disturbingly reminiscent of a hate crime. It might have been a shoddy Plan A attempt to paint the murder as an external hate crime, before Moira pointed out the flaw in this reasoning and turned it into a murder-suicide instead.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: He uses an axe to kill [[spoiler:Bianca.]]
* TheAtoner: It almost seems like it, and he probably thinks he is, but he never stops doing monstrous things.
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Murders a lot of people for no reason.]]
* BackFromTheDead: As [[spoiler:As a ghost.
ghost.]]
* TheGrotesque: Despite looking horrifying, Beau does't have a mean bone in his body.
* IconicItem: He has a red ball
BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:How he likes to play with that shows up as often as he does.
* {{Irony}}: Probably the most horrifying-looking of Constance's children, yet he's also the sweetest-natured.
* MadwomanInTheAttic: He was kept chained
killed Stephanie, Amir and Kevin in the attic until his death.
Westfield High Massacre.]]
* MoralityPet: CrocodileTears: In the beginning, towards Ben; arguably throughout the series.
* CryCute:
Perhaps the only person Hayden ultimate male example of this.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Was gunned down by SWAT in 1994.]]
* DeadToBeginWith: [[spoiler:...nearly two decades before the start of the show.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments of this.
* DressedAllInRubber: [[spoiler:After the identity of the rubber man is revealed]].
* {{Expy}}: Tate is a (literally) AxeCrazy, lying, young man who
has been shown to treat nicely without any caveats.
* TragicMonster: Poor Beau. He can't help looking the way he does, yet on account of his looks he was chained up in the attic by Constance, then [[spoiler:smothered
obsession with a pillow by Larry on Constance's request]], younger girl and frightens most people who see him, even though a [[spoiler: mentally challenged sibling]], and is first introduced with the ''Film/KillBill'' whistle tune playing; he is clearly based on the lead character from the 1969 movie ''Twisted Nerve''.
** He also bears some similarities to JD from ''Film/{{Heathers}}'' especially in his relationship with Violet.
* FreudianExcuse: For a lot of things. YMMV on how much they actually matter.
* HauntedHouseHistorian: [[spoiler:It helps that
he's completely without malice one of the ghosts.]]
* InelegantBlubbering: In the last episode, after [[spoiler:Violet leaves him after finding out the truth about his past actions]], Tate is shown sobbing hysterically, a long string of snot dripping from his nose.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Even if it means killing any guy Violet takes even a remote liking to, so that the guy can join her as a ghost in the house.
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler:Pre-death, he murders 15 classmates
and just disfigures his mother's boyfriend. Post-death, he kills more innocents and rapes Vivien, fathering a potential Antichrist in the process.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: Towards Violet.
* LoveRedeems: His love for Violet is something he has never felt before, which is weird at the beginning he was acting as a sociopath. Itís arguable as to whether his love is genuine.
** He says he does, but it's possible he doesn't.
** Ultimately this is [[spoiler:averted. He's in love with her, but that doesn't stop him being a monster, albeit a regretful one.]]
* MoralMyopia: Like any sociopath, he has no concept of good and evil. He looks down on some acts while defends his own inherent evil.
%%* NightmareFetishist
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: [[spoiler:His rape of Vivien.]]
* ReformedButRejected: At the end of the season, [[spoiler:Tate apologizes to Violet and Ben for everything, but neither (understandably)
wants anything to roll his red ball do with him. Interestingly, while part of Violet still loves him, she ''can't'' forgive him, and Ben flat-out [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation thinks]] Tate's a psychopath who's incapable of feeling remorse and only pretends to to get back in people's good graces.]]
%%* SlasherSmile
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Violet.
* TheSociopath: [[spoiler:At the end of the series, he takes responsibility for the heinous crimes he has committed, directly contradicting the denial-riddled nature of a sociopath. This suggests his character may have actually developed from the first episode to the last.]]
* TeensAreMonsters: [[spoiler:If the high school shooting didn't give you a hint...]]
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Tate is considered to have crossed the moral event horizon by [[spoiler:Violet]]
and forth with people.[[spoiler:Ben]] when they learn he [[spoiler:raped Vivien]]. While they had spent all season seeing his darker side and trying to help him anyway, once they learned that they threw up their hands and told him to get out.
* TroubledButCute: A-yup.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:He raped Vivien because he thought he was helping Nora, the only motherly figure he'd ever received attention and affection from (especially in light of his mommy issues). However, this only applies after his death and after he meets Violet.]]
** [[spoiler:He also tries to kill a potential new resident to give Violet some company.]]
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: When he falls for Violet, he is deeply confused by how strong his feelings are for her, as he apparently never felt this strongly (at least positively) about anyone.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He's mentally damaged, neglected by his parents, and clearly depressed...and also a seemingly sweet boyfriend. And he cries so prettily! On the other hand, he's a [[spoiler:mass-murdering, stalking ghost]].
* {{Yandere}}: For Violet.



[[folder:Beau]]
!!Beauregard Langdon
->'''Played By:''' Sam Kinsey

->''"Play! Play!"''

Constance's son, and brother to Tate, Adelaide, and an unnamed third child. Beau was kept hidden away in the attic due to being born deformed and with Down Syndrome. [[spoiler:He was smothered by Larry at Constance's request, to prevent the State from taking him away.]]
----
* BackFromTheDead: As a ghost.
* TheGrotesque: Despite looking horrifying, Beau does't have a mean bone in his body.
* IconicItem: He has a red ball he likes to play with that shows up as often as he does.
* {{Irony}}: Probably the most horrifying-looking of Constance's children, yet he's also the sweetest-natured.
* MadwomanInTheAttic: He was kept chained in the attic until his death.
* MoralityPet: Perhaps the only person Hayden has been shown to treat nicely without any caveats.
* TragicMonster: Poor Beau. He can't help looking the way he does, yet on account of his looks he was chained up in the attic by Constance, then [[spoiler:smothered with a pillow by Larry on Constance's request]], and frightens most people who see him, even though he's completely without malice and just wants to roll his red ball back and forth with people.
[[/folder]]



!Montgomery Family

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!Montgomery Family
!! Montgomery Family



!The Ramos Family

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!The !! Ramos Family
family



!Ghosts

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!Ghosts
!! Ghosts



!Other Characters

[[folder:Hayden]]
!!Hayden [=McClaine=]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mcclaine_hayden_450.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm not a whore, Ben! I matter!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KateMara

The emotionally unstable former lover and student of Ben Harmon.

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!Other Characters

[[folder:Hayden]]
!!Hayden [=McClaine=]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mcclaine_hayden_450.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm not a whore, Ben! I matter!"'']]
!! Former residents
[[folder:Dr. Curran]]
!!Dr. Curran
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KateMara

The emotionally unstable
Joshua Malina

A dentist and
former lover and student owner of Ben Harmon.the house, living in it in 1947. The house acted as his dental practice.



* AmbiguousDisorder: Her fear of being abandoned by Ben and her desperate attempts to keep him close plus her emotional instability could signify Borderline Personality Disorder.
* AxCrazy: Once she becomes a ghost.
* TheBabyTrap: [[spoiler:Attempts this on Ben, after she chooses to not have an abortion, and intends to move out to California to force Ben to provide for her and the baby.]]
* BackFromTheDead: As a ghost.
%%* ButtMonkey
* CuteAndPsycho: Oh God, is she ever.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* EvilRedhead
%%* FieryRedhead
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Subverted when she finds out she's pregnant and sets up an appointment to get an abortion and it's presented as a rational and mature decision. [[spoiler:But then she changes her mind, decides to pull TheBabyTrap on Ben, and tries to move out to California to force him to stay in her life.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Seemed pretty normal prior to sleeping with Ben.
* ManipulativeBitch: Among other things, she pretends to want to get an abortion to get Ben back in her life, then intends to pull a BabyTrap to keep him in her life. She also convinces [[spoiler: Nora]] to help her gaslight Vivien so she'll be sent to an insane asylum so they can take her babies.
* MoodSwinger: Can go from blissfully happy to screaming angry to sobbing cutely in the course of a single conversation, and does so in several scenes.
* NeverFoundTheBody: There's a gazebo on top of it now, so yeah, not likely to be found.
* SanitySlippage: After dying.
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Ben, much to his horror.
* TeacherStudentRomance: She was Ben's student during the affair.
* {{Yandere}}: Even worse after she dies.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The reason why she [[spoiler: kills Travis.]]

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Her fear AccidentalMurder: He didn't ''mean'' to kill [[StockUnsolvedMysteries Elizabeth Short]]... he just took so long [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping]] her while she was under constant, heavy sedation that she died of being abandoned an overdose by Ben the time he was done. (The dismemberment and her desperate attempts to keep him close plus her emotional instability could signify Borderline Personality Disorder.
* AxCrazy: Once she becomes a ghost.
* TheBabyTrap: [[spoiler:Attempts this on Ben, after she chooses to not have an abortion, and intends to move out to California to force Ben to provide
blood-draining was also performed by Charles' ghost for her and the baby.]]
easy transport.)
* BackFromTheDead: As BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems like a ghost.
%%* ButtMonkey
kind, normal, friendly dentist. Secretly rapes beautiful women while they're heavily sedated.
* CuteAndPsycho: Oh God, is she ever.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* EvilRedhead
%%* FieryRedhead
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Subverted when she finds out
DepravedDentist: While he does to Elizabeth while she's pregnant heavily sedated as "payment" for her filling should tell you everything.
* KarmaHoudini: Is evidently never caught for raping his patients, nor ([[StockUnsolvedMysteries obviously]]) the death
and sets up an appointment to get an abortion and it's presented as a rational and mature decision. [[spoiler:But then she changes her mind, decides to pull TheBabyTrap on Ben, and tries to move out to California to force him to stay in her life.]]
dismemberment of Elizabeth Short.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Seemed pretty normal prior to sleeping with Ben.
* ManipulativeBitch: Among other things, she pretends to want to get an abortion to get Ben back in her life, then intends to pull a BabyTrap to keep him in her life. She also convinces [[spoiler: Nora]] to help her gaslight Vivien so she'll be sent to an insane asylum so they can take her babies.
* MoodSwinger: Can go from blissfully happy to screaming angry to sobbing cutely in
SerialRapist: It's implied that Elizabeth isn't the course of a single conversation, and does so in several scenes.
* NeverFoundTheBody: There's a gazebo on top of it now, so yeah, not likely to be found.
* SanitySlippage: After dying.
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Ben, much to his horror.
* TeacherStudentRomance: She was Ben's student during the affair.
* {{Yandere}}: Even worse after she dies.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The reason why she [[spoiler: kills Travis.]]
only woman he raped while she's under sedation.



[[folder:Travis]]
!!Travis Wanderley
->'''Played By:''' Michael Graziadei

Travis is Constance's lover. He dreams of making it big, constantly auditioning and modeling. Unlike Constance, he has no reservations against nudity and is willing to do anything for the fame. After [[spoiler: Addie's]] death, Constance becomes more impatient with him, which caused him to [[spoiler: cheat on her with [[AxCrazy Hayden]]. Shortly afterwards, he is killed by Hayden.]]

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[[folder:Travis]]
!!Travis Wanderley
[[folder:Larry]]
!!Lawrence "Larry" Harvey
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/harvey_larry_2170.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Gimme my treat! You '''don't''' want the '''trick'''!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Michael Graziadei

Travis is Constance's lover. He dreams of making it big, constantly auditioning and modeling. Unlike Constance, he has no reservations against nudity and is willing to do anything for
Creator/DenisOHare

->''"The one thing about
the fame. After [[spoiler: Addie's]] death, Constance becomes more impatient with him, which caused him dead is they've got nothing left to [[spoiler: cheat on her with [[AxCrazy Hayden]]. Shortly afterwards, lose."''

A former owner of the Harmons' house;
he is killed heavily scarred, and walks with a limp. He originally claimed to acquiring these injuries after he burned his wife and children alive while being possessed by Hayden.]]the house.



* BackFromTheDead: As a ghost.
* BrainlessBeauty: Not that bright, but very handsome. It's why Constance keeps him around.
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Hayden shanks him after they finish having sex.]]
%%* GlasgowGrin
* FriendToAllChildren: He has this tendency. He gets along with Adelaide way better than Constance, [[spoiler: and he seems to genuinely enjoy playing with Larry's daughters and doesn't care about them being horribly burned. Their mother is surprised at how fast they bonded with him]].
* MayDecemberRomance: With Constance.
* NiceGuy: Probably the nicest character in the whole first season cast. [[spoiler: Yes, he cheated on Constance with Hayden, but he genuinely seemed to care about her and wanted to adopt a child with her. He was also one of the few to treat Adelaide with dignity, and after he dies, he even spends time playing with Larry's daughters.]]
** [[spoiler:Even in death, he cares about Constance. He asks Larry about her, and in "Afterbirth" forcibly takes Vivien and Tate's son away from Hayden so that Constance can have him.]]
** It's notable that along with the Harmon's he's one of the few [[spoiler:ghosts capable of creating a YouAreWorthHell type EarnYourHappyEnding by "living" happily with Larry's daughters.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: Sleeps with [[spoiler:Hayden]] despite being in a relationship with Constance.

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* BackFromTheDead: As AbhorrentAdmirer: To Constance. Even before he was burned.
* AffablyEvil: Every once in
a ghost.
* BrainlessBeauty: Not that bright, but very handsome. It's why Constance keeps him around.
* DeathBySex:
while during his friendly chats with Ben, he says something to remind us how insane he is.
** And then he goes completely off the deep end.
[[spoiler: Hayden shanks him after they finish having sex.He tries to burn the house down, until Chad interrupts.]]
%%* GlasgowGrin
* FriendToAllChildren: TheAtoner: He has this tendency. He gets along with Adelaide way better than decides to put himself in prison to pay for his crimes. It's partially to protect Constance, though.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: He acts chummy around Ben even as he tries to extort him.
%%* ButtMonkey
* ConsummateLiar: He constantly lies, especially about how he got his scars.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* EvilCripple
* HauntedHouseHistorian: His first proper conversation with Ben is giving backstory on the house,
[[spoiler: and he seems which turn out to genuinely enjoy playing with Larry's daughters and doesn't care about them being horribly burned. Their mother is surprised at how fast they bonded with him]].
be lies]].
* MayDecemberRomance: With Constance.
LoveMakesYouCrazy: And how!
* NiceGuy: Probably the nicest character in the whole first season cast. [[spoiler: Yes, he cheated on Constance with Hayden, but he genuinely seemed LoveMakesYouEvil: But [[spoiler:not quite evil enough to care about her and wanted to adopt a child with her. He was also one of the few to treat Adelaide with dignity, and after he dies, he even spends time playing with Larry's daughters.murder his family.]]
** [[spoiler:Even in death, he cares about Constance. He asks * LoveMartyr: To Constance.
* MeaningfulName: His actually works on two levels. There's the more obvious ([[MostTropersAreYoungNerds to this crowd, anyway]]) nod to [[ComicBook/TwoFace Harvey Dent]], but
Larry about her, Harvey is also the name of the founder of Burning Man. Oy.
* NeverMyFault: Refuses to accept any personal responsibility for his part in [[spoiler:his wife's suicide]]. Dismisses it as a tragic affair when called out by Tate,
and in "Afterbirth" forcibly takes Vivien and Tate's son away from Hayden so that blames Constance can have him.when [[spoiler:he sees his wife's ghost]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:After episode 9, as he's sent to jail.
]]
** It's notable that along %%* SanitySlippage
%%* TraumaCongaLine
* TwoFaced: Literally
with half his face being burn scars, figuratively when it's revealed he often lies and tries to manipulate the Harmon's he's one Hammons.
* ShovelStrike: How he takes care
of the few [[spoiler:ghosts capable of creating a YouAreWorthHell type EarnYourHappyEnding by "living" happily with Larry's daughters.[[spoiler: Hayden.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: [[spoiler: To Constance. She has used this to great effect, getting him to kill her second son, Beau, to prevent him being taken by the state, among other things.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Just ask Hayden!
%%* WouldHurtAChild
* YourCheatingHeart: Sleeps with [[spoiler:Hayden]] despite being in a relationship with With Constance.




[[folder:Phil]]
!!Phil Critter
->'''Played By''': Creator/WEarlBrown

%%* MeaningfulName
%%* WeHardlyKnewYe
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Marcy]]
!!Marcy
->'''Played By:''' Christine Estabrook

The Harmons' real estate agent. When the Harmons first viewed the house, Marcy gave them "full disclosure" of the house's history, but in fact only told them about the previous tenants being found in the basement as victims of what was believed to be a murder-suicide.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems rather nice and personable at first, but is revealed to be rather rude and bigoted, doesn't show much sympathy for people who've ''died'' in the house, and mostly only cares about how difficult it is for her to try to sell the lemon in this market.
* HereWeGoAgain: Back to trying to sell the Murder House after the Hammons die, then again after they successfully scare the next family away.
* JerkAss: Is rude, homophobic, racist, ableist and generally bigoted. [[spoiler: She also tries to shoot Larry for no good reason.]]
* TheCameo: Returns briefly in episode one of 'Hotel', working as the realtor for Will Drake. She also reveals she had to get the Harmon's dog, Hallie, put down due to illness. [[spoiler: Several episodes later, she returns again, only to be attacked and killed by Valentino and Natacha.]]
%%* PoliticallyIncorrectHero
%%* StepfordSmiler
%%* WrongGenreSavvy
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Luke]]
!!Luke
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LukeAHS_2220.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Morris Chestnut

A security patroller and installation expert for Heirloom Security, a company hired by Vivien to protect the family.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems rather nice and personable at first, but is revealed to be rather rude and bigoted, doesn't show much sympathy for people who've ''died'' in the house, and mostly only cares about how difficult it is for her to try to sell the lemon in this market.
* HereWeGoAgain: Back to trying to sell the Murder House after the Hammons die, then again after they successfully scare the next family away.
* JerkAss: Is rude, homophobic, racist, ableist and generally bigoted. [[spoiler: She also tries to shoot Larry for no good reason.]]
* TheCameo: Returns briefly in episode one of 'Hotel', working as the realtor for Will Drake. She also reveals she had to get the Harmon's dog, Hallie, put down due to illness. [[spoiler: Several episodes later, she returns again, only to be attacked and killed by Valentino and Natacha.]]
%%* PoliticallyIncorrectHero
%%* StepfordSmiler
%%* WrongGenreSavvy
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Luke]]
!!Luke
! Others
[[folder:Hayden]]
!!Hayden [=McClaine=]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LukeAHS_2220.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mcclaine_hayden_450.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm not a whore, Ben! I matter!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Morris Chestnut

A security patroller
Creator/KateMara

The emotionally unstable former lover
and installation expert for Heirloom Security, a company hired by Vivien to protect the family. student of Ben Harmon.



%%* BaldOfAwesome
* NiceGuy: One of the few actually nice guys in the show.
* OnlyOneName: His last name is never revealed.
* PutOnABus: After Ben confronts him, we don't get to see him again.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Her fear of being abandoned by Ben and her desperate attempts to keep him close plus her emotional instability could signify Borderline Personality Disorder.
* AxCrazy: Once she becomes a ghost.
* TheBabyTrap: [[spoiler:Attempts this on Ben, after she chooses to not have an abortion, and intends to move out to California to force Ben to provide for her and the baby.]]
* BackFromTheDead: As a ghost.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
ButtMonkey
* NiceGuy: One of the few actually nice guys CuteAndPsycho: Oh God, is she ever.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* EvilRedhead
%%* FieryRedhead
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Subverted when she finds out she's pregnant and sets up an appointment to get an abortion and it's presented as a rational and mature decision. [[spoiler:But then she changes her mind, decides to pull TheBabyTrap on Ben, and tries to move out to California to force him to stay in her life.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Seemed pretty normal prior to sleeping with Ben.
* ManipulativeBitch: Among other things, she pretends to want to get an abortion to get Ben back in her life, then intends to pull a BabyTrap to keep him in her life. She also convinces [[spoiler: Nora]] to help her gaslight Vivien so she'll be sent to an insane asylum so they can take her babies.
* MoodSwinger: Can go from blissfully happy to screaming angry to sobbing cutely
in the show.
course of a single conversation, and does so in several scenes.
* OnlyOneName: His last name is never revealed.
NeverFoundTheBody: There's a gazebo on top of it now, so yeah, not likely to be found.
* PutOnABus: SanitySlippage: After Ben confronts him, we don't get dying.
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Ben, much
to see him again. his horror.
* TeacherStudentRomance: She was Ben's student during the affair.
* {{Yandere}}: Even worse after she dies.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The reason why she [[spoiler: kills Travis.]]



[[folder:Billie Dean]]
!!Billie Dean Howard
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BillieDeanHoward_6378.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This is a very crowded house."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/SarahPaulson

A medium and old friend of Constance. She later reappears in ''Hotel'', contacting the spirits in the Cortez after her TV show becomes a hit.

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[[folder:Billie Dean]]
!!Billie Dean Howard
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BillieDeanHoward_6378.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This is a very crowded house."'']]
[[folder:Travis]]
!!Travis Wanderley
->'''Played By:''' Creator/SarahPaulson

A medium
Michael Graziadei

Travis is Constance's lover. He dreams of making it big, constantly auditioning
and old friend of Constance. She later reappears in ''Hotel'', contacting modeling. Unlike Constance, he has no reservations against nudity and is willing to do anything for the spirits in the Cortez after her TV show fame. After [[spoiler: Addie's]] death, Constance becomes a hit.more impatient with him, which caused him to [[spoiler: cheat on her with [[AxCrazy Hayden]]. Shortly afterwards, he is killed by Hayden.]]



* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler:Heavily set up and then {{Averted}} - she's the only character to return in ''Hotel'' from previous seasons to get out alive (just). Marcy and [[AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Queenie]] don't fare nearly so well.]]
* DeadPersonConversation: When she speaks with [[spoiler:Addie.]]
** In ''Hotel'' she speaks to [[spoiler:Tristan and Donovan]] in the same way. Later, her conversation with [[spoiler:John]] alternates between the style in which she was shown communicating with the other ghosts (i.e. no-one else can see them) and her perspective of him sitting across from her (so more like her conversations with [[spoiler:Violet]] in ''Murder House'').
* GenderBlenderName: Both her first name and surname.
* ISeeDeadPeople: What with being a medium and all.
* InsistentTerminology: She corrects Violet that she's a medium, not a psychic.
* MsExposition: Justified in that Billie is both the only character with a psychic perspective on things and the only character without a reason to ''not'' explain what the hell's going on.
* MustHaveNicotine: She's never seen without a cigarette in hand.
* PsychicPowers: She can see and talk to dead people, apparently perceiving them as being literally in the room with her. In ''Hotel'' she mentions that she can also sense pain and suffering "in the walls" even when there's no specific ghostly presence around.
* ResignedToTheCall: She certainly didn't sound happy about having to accept it, from what she told Violet.
* RichBitch: She complains that she had a promising life as a wealthy L.A. socialite before discovering her gift.

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* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler:Heavily set up and then {{Averted}} - she's the only character to return in ''Hotel'' from previous seasons to get out alive (just). Marcy and [[AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Queenie]] don't fare nearly so well.BackFromTheDead: As a ghost.
* BrainlessBeauty: Not that bright, but very handsome. It's why Constance keeps him around.
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Hayden shanks him after they finish having sex.
]]
%%* GlasgowGrin
* DeadPersonConversation: When she speaks FriendToAllChildren: He has this tendency. He gets along with [[spoiler:Addie.Adelaide way better than Constance, [[spoiler: and he seems to genuinely enjoy playing with Larry's daughters and doesn't care about them being horribly burned. Their mother is surprised at how fast they bonded with him]].
* MayDecemberRomance: With Constance.
* NiceGuy: Probably the nicest character in the whole first season cast. [[spoiler: Yes, he cheated on Constance with Hayden, but he genuinely seemed to care about her and wanted to adopt a child with her. He was also one of the few to treat Adelaide with dignity, and after he dies, he even spends time playing with Larry's daughters.
]]
** In ''Hotel'' she speaks to [[spoiler:Tristan [[spoiler:Even in death, he cares about Constance. He asks Larry about her, and Donovan]] in the same way. Later, her conversation with [[spoiler:John]] alternates between the style in which she was shown communicating "Afterbirth" forcibly takes Vivien and Tate's son away from Hayden so that Constance can have him.]]
** It's notable that along
with the other ghosts (i.e. no-one else can see them) and her perspective Harmon's he's one of him sitting across from her (so more like her conversations the few [[spoiler:ghosts capable of creating a YouAreWorthHell type EarnYourHappyEnding by "living" happily with [[spoiler:Violet]] in ''Murder House'').
Larry's daughters.]]
* GenderBlenderName: Both her first name and surname.
* ISeeDeadPeople: What
YourCheatingHeart: Sleeps with [[spoiler:Hayden]] despite being a medium and all.
* InsistentTerminology: She corrects Violet that she's a medium, not a psychic.
* MsExposition: Justified
in that Billie is both the only character a relationship with a psychic perspective on things and the only character without a reason to ''not'' explain what the hell's going on.
* MustHaveNicotine: She's never seen without a cigarette in hand.
* PsychicPowers: She can see and talk to dead people, apparently perceiving them as being literally in the room with her. In ''Hotel'' she mentions that she can also sense pain and suffering "in the walls" even when there's no specific ghostly presence around.
* ResignedToTheCall: She certainly didn't sound happy about having to accept it, from what she told Violet.
* RichBitch: She complains that she had a promising life as a wealthy L.A. socialite before discovering her gift.
Constance.



[[folder:Leah]]
!!Leah
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Leah_8952.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Shelby Young

Violet's bully-turned-companion. On Violet's first day of school, she was seen smoking inside the school's common area by Leah and her friends. Leah confronted the new student to the point of threatening Violet with physical force.

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[[folder:Leah]]
!!Leah
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Leah_8952.jpg]]
[[folder:Phil]]
!!Phil Critter
->'''Played By''': Creator/WEarlBrown

%%* MeaningfulName
%%* WeHardlyKnewYe
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Marcy]]
!!Marcy
->'''Played By:''' Shelby Young

Violet's bully-turned-companion. On Violet's
Christine Estabrook

The Harmons' real estate agent. When the Harmons
first day viewed the house, Marcy gave them "full disclosure" of school, she the house's history, but in fact only told them about the previous tenants being found in the basement as victims of what was seen smoking inside the school's common area by Leah and her friends. Leah confronted the new student believed to the point of threatening Violet with physical force.be a murder-suicide.



* AlphaBitch: Leah tries to make Violet ''eat'' a cigarette for smoking on campus.
* BreakTheHaughty: Her being attacked in the basement of Murder House.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: With Violet. They start as enemies, but the house allows them to bond a little over mutual fear.
* DemotedToExtra: After being a large part of Violet's subplot for the first episode, Leah only makes sporadic appearances for several episodes afterward. [[spoiler:She's phased out entirely after Violet dies]].
* FireForgedFriends: With Violet, after the pilot.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Smokes crack, but heavily lectures people and even beats them up over the health hazards of smoking. After her ordeal in the Murder House, she then picks up smoking.
* NearDeathExperience: In the pilot, at the hands of Tate and the Infantata.
* PutOnABus: She's never seen after [[spoiler:Violet dies.]]
* ScarsAreForever: Doesn't look like her scars from the pilot are healing anytime soon...

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* AlphaBitch: Leah tries BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems rather nice and personable at first, but is revealed to make Violet ''eat'' a cigarette be rather rude and bigoted, doesn't show much sympathy for smoking on campus.
* BreakTheHaughty: Her being attacked
people who've ''died'' in the basement of Murder House.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: With Violet. They start as enemies, but the house allows them to bond a little over mutual fear.
* DemotedToExtra: After being a large part of Violet's subplot for the first episode, Leah
house, and mostly only makes sporadic appearances cares about how difficult it is for several episodes afterward. [[spoiler:She's phased out entirely after Violet dies]].
* FireForgedFriends: With Violet, after
her to try to sell the pilot.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Smokes crack, but heavily lectures people and even beats them up over the health hazards of smoking. After her ordeal
lemon in this market.
* HereWeGoAgain: Back to trying to sell
the Murder House, she then picks up smoking.
* NearDeathExperience: In the pilot, at the hands of Tate and the Infantata.
* PutOnABus: She's never seen
House after [[spoiler:Violet dies.the Hammons die, then again after they successfully scare the next family away.
* JerkAss: Is rude, homophobic, racist, ableist and generally bigoted. [[spoiler: She also tries to shoot Larry for no good reason.
]]
* ScarsAreForever: Doesn't look like her scars from TheCameo: Returns briefly in episode one of 'Hotel', working as the pilot are healing anytime soon...realtor for Will Drake. She also reveals she had to get the Harmon's dog, Hallie, put down due to illness. [[spoiler: Several episodes later, she returns again, only to be attacked and killed by Valentino and Natacha.]]
%%* PoliticallyIncorrectHero
%%* StepfordSmiler
%%* WrongGenreSavvy



[[folder:Franklin]]
!!R. Franklin
->'''Played By:''' Jamie Harris

A serial killer who murdered Maria and Gladys in 1968.

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[[folder:Franklin]]
!!R. Franklin
[[folder:Luke]]
!!Luke
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LukeAHS_2220.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Jamie Harris

Morris Chestnut

A serial killer who murdered Maria security patroller and Gladys in 1968.installation expert for Heirloom Security, a company hired by Vivien to protect the family.



%%* FreudianExcuse
* LeanAndMean: He's very tall and thin.
* SerialKiller: Who targeted nurses exclusively.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not clear what happened to him. There's apparently public knowledge of him, so he was obviously discovered and presumably imprisoned or sentenced to death.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: How he got Maria and Gladys to let him in in the first place, by pretending to be injured and needing medical attention. He drops the charade only after [[OhCrap Maria realizes there's no injury for the blood]].

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%%* FreudianExcuse
BaldOfAwesome
* LeanAndMean: He's very tall and thin.
* SerialKiller: Who targeted nurses exclusively.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not clear what happened to him. There's apparently public knowledge
NiceGuy: One of him, so he was obviously discovered and presumably imprisoned or sentenced to death.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: How he got Maria and Gladys to let him in
the few actually nice guys in the first place, by pretending show.
* OnlyOneName: His last name is never revealed.
* PutOnABus: After Ben confronts him, we don't get
to be injured and needing medical attention. He drops the charade only after [[OhCrap Maria realizes there's no injury for the blood]].see him again.



[[folder:Dr. Curran]]
!!Dr. Curran
->'''Played By:''' Joshua Malina

A dentist and former owner of the house, living in it in 1947. The house acted as his dental practice.

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[[folder:Dr. Curran]]
!!Dr. Curran
[[folder:Billie Dean]]
!!Billie Dean Howard
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BillieDeanHoward_6378.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This is a very crowded house."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Joshua Malina

Creator/SarahPaulson

A dentist medium and former owner old friend of Constance. She later reappears in ''Hotel'', contacting the house, living spirits in it in 1947. The house acted as his dental practice.the Cortez after her TV show becomes a hit.



* AccidentalMurder: He didn't ''mean'' to kill [[StockUnsolvedMysteries Elizabeth Short]]... he just took so long [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping]] her while she was under constant, heavy sedation that she died of an overdose by the time he was done. (The dismemberment and blood-draining was also performed by Charles' ghost for easy transport.)
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems like a kind, normal, friendly dentist. Secretly rapes beautiful women while they're heavily sedated.
* DepravedDentist: While he does to Elizabeth while she's heavily sedated as "payment" for her filling should tell you everything.
* KarmaHoudini: Is evidently never caught for raping his patients, nor ([[StockUnsolvedMysteries obviously]]) the death and dismemberment of Elizabeth Short.
* SerialRapist: It's implied that Elizabeth isn't the only woman he raped while she's under sedation.

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* AccidentalMurder: He BackForTheDead: [[spoiler:Heavily set up and then {{Averted}} - she's the only character to return in ''Hotel'' from previous seasons to get out alive (just). Marcy and [[AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Queenie]] don't fare nearly so well.]]
* DeadPersonConversation: When she speaks with [[spoiler:Addie.]]
** In ''Hotel'' she speaks to [[spoiler:Tristan and Donovan]] in the same way. Later, her conversation with [[spoiler:John]] alternates between the style in which she was shown communicating with the other ghosts (i.e. no-one else can see them) and her perspective of him sitting across from her (so more like her conversations with [[spoiler:Violet]] in ''Murder House'').
* GenderBlenderName: Both her first name and surname.
* ISeeDeadPeople: What with being a medium and all.
* InsistentTerminology: She corrects Violet that she's a medium, not a psychic.
* MsExposition: Justified in that Billie is both the only character with a psychic perspective on things and the only character without a reason to ''not'' explain what the hell's going on.
* MustHaveNicotine: She's never seen without a cigarette in hand.
* PsychicPowers: She can see and talk to dead people, apparently perceiving them as being literally in the room with her. In ''Hotel'' she mentions that she can also sense pain and suffering "in the walls" even when there's no specific ghostly presence around.
* ResignedToTheCall: She certainly
didn't ''mean'' sound happy about having to kill [[StockUnsolvedMysteries Elizabeth Short]]... he just took so long [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping]] her while accept it, from what she was under constant, heavy sedation told Violet.
* RichBitch: She complains
that she died of an overdose by the time he was done. (The dismemberment and blood-draining was also performed by Charles' ghost for easy transport.)
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems like
had a kind, normal, friendly dentist. Secretly rapes beautiful women while they're heavily sedated.
* DepravedDentist: While he does to Elizabeth while she's heavily sedated
promising life as "payment" for a wealthy L.A. socialite before discovering her filling should tell you everything.
* KarmaHoudini: Is evidently never caught for raping his patients, nor ([[StockUnsolvedMysteries obviously]]) the death and dismemberment of Elizabeth Short.
* SerialRapist: It's implied that Elizabeth isn't the only woman he raped while she's under sedation.
gift.



[[folder:The Home Invaders]]
!!Bianca Forest, Fiona, Dallas
->'''Played By:''' Mageina Tovah, Azura Skye, Kyle Davis

* DeathByIrony[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: Two of them are killed by the ghosts of the murder victims whose deaths they try to reenact on the current (living) owners of the house. The third one gets chopped in the stomach with an ax and soon bleeds to death, which fits her recurring nightmare of getting chopped in half.
* SerialKiller: A whole gang of them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Stan]]
!!Stan
->'''Played By:''' David Anthony Higgins

The tour guide that often shows up around the murder house with various tourists explaining the house's history and is one of the causes for the house to decline in price.

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[[folder:The Home Invaders]]
!!Bianca Forest, Fiona, Dallas
[[folder:Leah]]
!!Leah
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Leah_8952.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Mageina Tovah, Azura Skye, Kyle Davis

* DeathByIrony[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: Two
Shelby Young

Violet's bully-turned-companion. On Violet's first day
of them are killed by school, she was seen smoking inside the ghosts of school's common area by Leah and her friends. Leah confronted the murder victims whose deaths they try new student to reenact on the current (living) owners point of the house. The third one gets chopped in the stomach threatening Violet with an ax and soon bleeds to death, which fits her recurring nightmare of getting chopped in half.
* SerialKiller: A whole gang of them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Stan]]
!!Stan
->'''Played By:''' David Anthony Higgins

The tour guide that often shows up around the murder house with various tourists explaining the house's history and is one of the causes for the house to decline in price.
physical force.



* AlphaBitch: Leah tries to make Violet ''eat'' a cigarette for smoking on campus.
* BreakTheHaughty: Her being attacked in the basement of Murder House.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: With Violet. They start as enemies, but the house allows them to bond a little over mutual fear.
* DemotedToExtra: After being a large part of Violet's subplot for the first episode, Leah only makes sporadic appearances for several episodes afterward. [[spoiler:She's phased out entirely after Violet dies]].
* FireForgedFriends: With Violet, after the pilot.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Smokes crack, but heavily lectures people and even beats them up over the health hazards of smoking. After her ordeal in the Murder House, she then picks up smoking.
* NearDeathExperience: In the pilot, at the hands of Tate and the Infantata.
* PutOnABus: She's never seen after [[spoiler:Violet dies.]]
* ScarsAreForever: Doesn't look like her scars from the pilot are healing anytime soon...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Franklin]]
!!R. Franklin
->'''Played By:''' Jamie Harris

A serial killer who murdered Maria and Gladys in 1968.
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%%* FreudianExcuse
* LeanAndMean: He's very tall and thin.
* SerialKiller: Who targeted nurses exclusively.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not clear what happened to him. There's apparently public knowledge of him, so he was obviously discovered and presumably imprisoned or sentenced to death.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: How he got Maria and Gladys to let him in in the first place, by pretending to be injured and needing medical attention. He drops the charade only after [[OhCrap Maria realizes there's no injury for the blood]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Home Invaders]]
!!Bianca Forest, Fiona, Dallas
->'''Played By:''' Mageina Tovah, Azura Skye, Kyle Davis

* DeathByIrony[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: Two of them are killed by the ghosts of the murder victims whose deaths they try to reenact on the current (living) owners of the house. The third one gets chopped in the stomach with an ax and soon bleeds to death, which fits her recurring nightmare of getting chopped in half.
* SerialKiller: A whole gang of them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Stan]]
!!Stan
->'''Played By:''' David Anthony Higgins

The tour guide that often shows up around the murder house with various tourists explaining the house's history and is one of the causes for the house to decline in price.
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