Characters: American Horror Story: Murder House
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Dr. Benjamin ĎBení Harmon
Played By: Dylan McDermottA psychiatrist, married to Vivien Harmon and the father of Violet Harmon. Ben has an affair with one of his psychiatry students, Hayden, after his wife Vivien has a stillbirth. As a result, he and Vivien decided to move the family from Boston to Los Angeles in an attempt to start anew.
- Agent Scully: Ben is a firm skeptic, and it takes him a very long time to get even close to admitting that there's something odd going on with the house.
- Character Development: He goes from being fairly self-involved to seeing 'things how they really are'.
- Chick Magnet: Bordering on Even the Guys Want Him. Ghosts in particular seem turned on by him.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He mentions having a difficult childhood and being on a 'path to destruction'. It isn't elaborated on.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: After he walks in on Young!Moira having her own date.
- Death Equals Redemption: Only after his death is he able to unite the family.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Frequently, especially with young!Moira deliberately trying to invoke this.
- Driven to Suicide: Almost. Though he didn't actually commit suicide, Marcy uses this to explain his death to potential buyers.
- Final Boy: By "Birth", he's the last of the original Harmon family left alive. His status as Final Boy is quickly revoked partway through "Afterbirth", as Hayden and several other ghosts hang him from a chandelier.
- Has a Type: He's married to a strawberry-blonde wife, who he cheated on with a redhead student, and is constantly Distracted by the Sexy, who in this case is his redhead maid. Notice a trend here?
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Almost always seen in a black leather jacket, which matches his black shirt, black pants, and black hair. It's sinister looking.
- Subverted post-mortem, as he wears the latex gimp outfit to chase people away.
- Heroes Want Redheads
- Hot Teacher: He was Hayden's teacher, after all.
- Interrupted Suicide: After losing Vivien and Violet, Ben puts a gun to his head with every intent of pulling the trigger. At the last second, Vivien's ghost stepped in to stop him so that he could raise the baby.
- It's All About Me: Prior to his character development. His entire arc on the show is about him getting over this, and seeing the world around him as it really is.
- Jerkass: He quickly resorts to getting aggressive and rude to others when things don't go his way.
- Dr. Jerk: His bedside manner isn't exactly an inspiration. He even daydreams and ignores a patient whose problem was that everyone was ignoring her even though he was (unwittingly) drugged at the time.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold as well, as he seems to really care for his family, but handles himself poorly.
- Mr. Fanservice: Has quite a few shots of his naked ass, as well as a shower scene.
- Papa Wolf: To Violet. He gets extremely upset when Tate taunts him about her.
- Sleepwalking: The effect that the house has on him.
- Supernatural-Proof Father: When Hayden shows up in episodes 4 and 5 after Larry killed her the episode before, Ben jumps to the conclusion that they are working together to get money out of him, despite the fact he held her dead body in his arms and built a friggin' gazebo over her burial place.
- When Vivien starts seeing the ghosts, he thinks she's gone crazy.
- He only believes Vivien's story about the Rubber Man after speaking to Luke. And even then they both think it's someone who broke in!
- Doesn't even notice that Violet is dead, believing that she's only depressed.
- It's only after he dies that he believes. He then uses that knowledge to help prevent the same thing from happening again.
- Or when Violet keyed him in on everything the episode prior.
- Teacher/Student Romance: He was the teacher to Hayden's student.
- Together in Death: With Vivien and Violet.
- Took a Level in Badass: At first Ben is somewhat ineffectual, but does manage to take control of his Larry/Hayden situation by breaking into Larry's home and threatening him.
- Your Cheating Heart: His infidelity is what causes the family to try and get a new start.
Played By: Connie BrittonA housewife and a former cellist. She had a stillbirth that caused her to withdraw from her husband Ben, who then had an affair with Hayden, one of his college students. In the process of dealing with the issues of her husband and the loss of their baby, she somewhat neglects her daughter Violet, but they seem to have a loving relationship. Vivien had been repulsed at the idea of any sexual contact with Ben, yet seemed committed to keeping the family together and to patching things up to go on with their lives.
- Butt Monkey: A cheating husband? A miscarriage? A home invasion? Raped by her daughter's boyfriend? Considered utterly crazy? Giving birth to some kind of demon child? Yep, it's all happened to our Viv.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: Fantasizes about Luke.
- Death by Childbirth: Along with one of her twins.
- Happily Married: With Ben prior to his affair. Also, after their deaths, they remain happily Together in Death.
- Mama Bear: First noticeable in episode 2, when she bashes a dude's head in with an ashtray.
- Ms. Fanservice: Not as much as Young Moira, but she has a few moments.
- Only Sane Woman: At least, until she connects the dots and starts seeing the ghosts as they really are.
- Properly Paranoid
- Rape as Drama
- Child by Rape: Her son with Tate.
- Shrinking Violet: While she's in the asylum. She soon returns to her former self though.
- Together in Death: With Violet and Ben.
- Who's Your Daddy?: She had sex with Ben in the afternoon and in the evening Tate raped her by fraud, dressed as the Rubber man who she thought was Ben. She gets pregnant with twins, one of which is Ben's and the other is Tate's.
Played By: Evan Peters & Paul Butler
"I think I have mommy issues. You know a good therapist?"An unsettling new patient of Ben's, later revealed to be the ghost of Constance's murderous son.
- An Axe to Grind: He uses an axe to kill Bianca.
- The Atoner: It almost seems like it, and he probably thinks he is, but he never stops doing monstrous things.
- Ax-Crazy: Murders a lot of people for no reason.
- Back from the Dead: As a ghost.
- Bi the Way: 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.
- Is certaintly homophobic, however. His murder of Patrick was rather explicitly a hate crime
- Although interestingly enough, the reason given for 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 Ass Shove 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 (or was it Nora?) pointed out the flaw in this reasoning and turned it into a murder-suicide instead. Add to that the fact that Tate's "which one is the mommy" bit was meant to invoke a Berserk Button (as opposed to his mother's clear homophobia) and the fact that Tate is a sociopath at the best of times, it's entirely possible he just really enjoys fucking with people regardless of their sexuality. Or this could just be a Draco in Leather Pants thing.
- Blonde Guys Are Evil: Even if he doesn't seem it at first.
- Boom, Headshot: How he killed Stephanie, Amir and Kevin in the Westfield High Massacre.
- Crocodile Tears: In the beginning, towards Ben; arguably throughout the series.
- Cry Cute: Perhaps the ultimate male example of this.
- Dawson Casting: Tate is 17 years old, Evan Peters was 24 when he played him.
- Dead All Along: Was gunned down by SWAT in 1994.
- Dead to Begin With: ...nearly a decade before the start of the show.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments of this.
- Dressed All in Rubber: After the identity of the rubber man is revealed.
- Expy: Tate is a (literally) Axe Crazy, lying, young man who has obsession with a younger girl and a mentally challenged sibling, and is first introduced with the Kill Bill 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.
- Freudian Excuse: For a lot of things. YMMV on how much they actually matter.
- Haunted House Historian: It helps that he's one of the ghosts.
- Inelegant Blubbering: In the last episode, after 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.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: 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: 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.
- Love at First Sight: Towards Violet.
- Love Redeems: 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. See Mommy Issues above.
- Ultimately this is averted. He's in love with her, but that doesn't stop him being a monster, albeit a regretful one.
- Mommy Issues: Tate describes himself as having these. They've surfaced as what Moira describes as a compulsive need to please the ladies of the house, and are why he donned the rubber suit in the first place.
- Moral Myopia: Like any sociopath, he has no concept of good and evil. He looks down on some acts while defends his own inherent evil.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: His rape of Vivien.
- The Sociopath: 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.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: 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.
- He also tries to kill a potential new resident to give Violet some company.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: 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 mass-murdering, stalking ghost.
- Yandere: For Violet.
Played By: Taissa Farmiga
"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.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Her relationship with Tate. But she swiftly loses interest when she discovers just how "bad" he really is.
- Back from the Dead: As a ghost.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: She has her moments.
- Broken Bird: After she realizes she's dead.
- Daddy's Girl: It's hinted that she was this when she was younger.
- Dead All Along: Did not survive her overdose.
- Driven to Madness: And eventually...
- Driven to Suicide: Cuts herself, and tried to kill herself with pills. And it worked.
- Bungled Suicide: It is later revealed that she did, in fact, die, as Tate wasn't able to save her in time.
- Emo Teen: In demeanor and behavior, if not dress.
- Fire-Forged Friends: She becomes friends with Leah after their experience in the Murder House.
- Genre Blind: Takes forever to figure out that living in a haunted murder house is not a good idea, even after figuring out it is haunted.
- Genre Savvy: She does have some moments where she uses the ghosts' rules to her advantage.
- Informed Ability: She apparently has good enough grades that getting into Harvard is a possibility. Nothing she does on the show supports that.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She certainly loves the darker side of things.
- Never Found the Body: Because Tate hid it.
- Self-Harm: She cuts her wrists and often wears long sleeves to cover the scars.
- Smoking Is Cool: Violet has a significant smoking habit, which, in a reversal of the usual pattern, is not shared by the clique of attractive girls she encounters on her first day at her new school. Instead, they first bully, then physically attack her, under the pretext of defending themselves from secondhand smoke. Even after this she refuses to quit, though over time her smoking becomes more an indication of unease or anxiety than a symbol of being edgy or cool.
- Together in Death: Initially with Tate, but rejects him in favor of her also dead family.
- Weirdness Magnet: Even though every character encounters the supernatural, Violet seems to experience the strangest of them, particularly Tate's love for her and being bombarded with a flurry of ghosts.
Lawrence "Larry" Harvey
Played By: Denis O'Hare
"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.
- Abhorrent Admirer: To Constance. Even before he was burned.
- Affably Evil: 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. He tries to burn the house down, until Chad interrupts.
- The Atoner: He decides to put himself in prison to pay for his crimes. It's partially to protect Constance, though.
- Blackmail Is Such an Ugly Word: He acts chummy around Ben even as he tries to extort him.
- Consummate Liar: He constantly lies, especially about how he got his scars.
- Love Makes You Crazy: And how!
- Love Makes You Evil: But not quite evil enough to murder his family.
- Love Martyr: To Constance.
- Meaningful Name/ Punny Name/ Shout-Out: His actually works on two levels. There's the more obvious (to this crowd, anyway) nod to Harvey Dent, but Larry Harvey is also the name of the founder of Burning Man. Oy.
- Put on a Bus: After episode 9, as he's sent to jail.
Played By: Jessica Lange
"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.
- Abusive Parent: 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.
- Blondes Are Evil: Well not exactly evil, but something of an abusive, spiteful bigot.
- Born Unlucky: 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.
- Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence: Calls Patrick and Chad's homosexuality an abomination, and even phones in a medium in an attempt to exorcise them in the penultimate episode of season one.
- Final Girl: She's the only member of the main cast to remain alive by the end (except for Larry, who was sent to jail and likely did not survive much longer there either).
- Gold Digger: Hooked up with Larry Harvey, not out of love, but so she could get back into the house.
- Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Double subverted, since she comments to Vivien that had they had the tests for Down's back then she would have had Adelaide aborted. This pretty clearly sets up how she sees her children.
- I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: And eventually, she does take Vivien's son out of the house.
- Karma Houdini: An interesting version of this, while she escapes criminal punishment for her deeds, she suffers greatly through the death of all her children, and anyone she loves.
- Large Ham
- Mama Bear: Nobody is allowed to hurt Addy except for her.
- Applies to Tate and her second son, Beau, who she had Larry kill to prevent him from being taken by the state, as well. She will kill to keep her family together, even going so far as to ally with Moira and Larry to off an unpleasant possible buyer. He was going to tear the house down.
- May-December Romance: With Travis.
- Pet the Dog: Largely in regard to her daughter, Addie. Despite her being constantly passive aggressive, belittling her, regarding her with disgust and going so far as to lock her in a room full of mirrors, she still seems to love her and is distraught when Addie is killed. It's a...complex relationship.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Somewhat racist and very homophobic.
- Racist Grandma
- Southern Belle: Of the aging, Blanche Dubois variety. Fitting, as Jessica Lange portrayed Blanche Dubois in several Streetcar Named Desire adaptations.
- Sticky Fingers: Constance has no qualms about stealing from Vivien, and does so twice during the pilot.
- As of the third episode, make that every time she enters their house.
- And other people's houses as well.
- As of the third episode, make that every time she enters their house.
- White-Dwarf Starlet: An odd example. She wanted to break into movies and certainly has both the ego and dramatic flair, but never succeeded in the first place, which she says was due to her unwillingness to do nudity. She stills acts like a faded Hollywood star, though.
- Would Hurt a Child: Tried to feed Violet cupcakes that would give her painful stomach aches and internal bleeding.
Adelaide "Addie" Langdon
Played By: Jamie Brewer & Katelyn ReedThe daughter of Constance Langdon and sister to Tate, Beauregard, and one other unnamed sibling. Addie would frequently appear inside of or near the house, often giving ominous warnings of death.
- Haunted House Historian: From the very first scene in the series, when she warns off the twins not to enter the house.
- I Just Want to Be Beautiful: This doesn't end well for her.
- Inspirationally Disadvantaged: Averted. She is not that nice or innocent; she is every bit as messed up and creepy as the other characters on the show. Despite this she is one of the nicer people on the show, which helps demonstrate how much of a Dysfunction Junction the rest of the cast is.
- Odd Friendship: With Violet. She is initially creeped out by Addie, but later they manage to get along and Violet even gave her a makeover for Halloween so that she looked "like a pretty girl".
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. He was smothered by Larry at Constance's request, to prevent the State from taking him away.
- Back from the Dead: As a ghost.
- The Grotesque: Despite having a natural penchant for being horrifying, Beau does't have a mean bone in his body.
- Iconic Item: He has a red ball he likes to play with that shows up as often as he does.
- Madwoman in the Attic: He was kept chained in the attic until his death.
- Morality Pet: Perhaps the only person Hayden has been shown to treat nice without any caveats.
Played By: Eric CloseConstance's cheating husband, who was shot to death by Constance after she found him trying to have sexual relationships with Moira back in 1983. His body was chopped off and fed to the dogs. His ghost resides in the house, and was seen once having sexual relationships with Hayden.
Played By: Asher Gian StaritaOne of Vivien's newborns, fathered by Tate, as a result of his rape of Vivien. Survived the birth, unlike his mother and twin.
Played By: Lily RabeThe wife of Dr. Charles Montgomery. He built the house for her, and they were the first residents of the house along with their baby son Thaddeus. She assisted her husband in performing illegal abortions to maintain themselves financially. Eventually, their son is abducted by the boyfriend of one of their clients, and is later revealed to have been killed by the kidnapper.
- Affably Evil: She's nice to Tate, and sometimes to others.
- Ate Her Gun:
- Back from the Dead: As a ghost.
- Body Horror: Her ghost self retains the bloody, gaping hole she blew out the back of her head.
- Broken Bird: She was rather nasty and outspoken in life, but very nervous and docile as a ghost. Not to mention insane.
- Haunted House Historian: She warned Tate about the ghosts when he was younger and taught him how to manage his way through the house.
- Madness Mantra: "My baby... where is my baby?"
- Sanity Slippage: After the death of her son.
Dr. Charles Montgomery
Played By: Matt RossA surgeon in the 1920s who built the house for his wife Nora. However, they eventually fall apart as he becomes more obsessed with his profession and alcohol. He performed illegal abortions to maintain themselves financially. Eventually, their only son is abducted by the boyfriend of one of their clients, and is later revealed to have been killed by the kidnapper.
- Dead to Begin With: Dies in the 20's.
- Driven to Madness: He was pretty cracked to start with, but the murder of his infant son drove him overboard.
- Faux Affably Evil: When he's cutting up Elizabeth Short's body.
Thaddeus Montgomery - The Infantata
Played By: Ben WoolfThe kidnapped, murdered, then dismembered son of Dr. Charles and Nora Montgomery, who was reconstructed and brought back to life by Charles.
The Ramos Family
Played By: Anthony Ruivivar
Played By: Lisa Vidal
Gabriel "Gabe" Ramos
Played By: Brennan Mejia
Played By: Frances Conroy & Alexandra Breckenridge
"That's what men do—they make you think you're crazy so that they can have their fun."The maid that comes with the house, she appears as an old woman to everyone but living men, who see her as a sexy young girl. She was Constance's maid when she owned the house with her husband Hugo. When Hugo attempts to rape her, Constance walks in and, believing they were having an affair, shoots Moira right through her eye before killing her husband.
- Back from the Dead: As a ghost.
- Bi the Way: Has sex with Elizabeth at one point.
- Cool Old Lady: Towards Vivien and Violet (particularly the former).
- Does Not Like Men: Older Moira is pretty convinced that all men are out to hurt women. She isn't ever impolite to men in general, but when alone with a sympathetic female, she tends to rant a bit.
- Midseason, it's revealed that this may have came about after she had a brief affair with Hugo Langdon, and when he tried to proposition her again, she refused, saying the first time around was a mistake. Not taking no for an answer, he nearly rapes her but is interrupted by Constance walking in on them...armed with a revolver. Constance kills Moira, then Hugo on the spot. In retrospect, a mild case of misandry might seem pretty sympathetic.
- Evil Redhead: Appears to be, but this is later subverted.
- Eye Scream: Constance shot her in her eye, and well... it's not pretty.
- French Maid Outfit: For her younger self.
- Groin Attack: Uses this on a potential buyer.
- Mercy Kill: Does this for her mother.
- Ms. Fanservice: As her younger self complete with an erotic maid outfit.
- Ninja Maid: A ghost maid who can alternate between her younger and older version!
- The Unreveal: It's never precisely explained why she can appear much older than she was at her death, unique among all the ghosts. It's implied that the elder form is her true nature, and that men only see her younger form if they're blinded by lust.
Played By: Zachary QuintoOne of the previous owners of the house. He moved in with his boyfriend Patrick to the house with the desire to adopt a child and build a family, but they soon start to fall apart. He and Patrick were killed by Tate on Halloween.
- Camp Gay: Especially compared to Patrick.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He completely loses his shit over seemingly little things, mostly since he was in a long term relationship that was about to end, with neither party willing to address the actual problems. Little stuff may be what they fought about on the surface, but underneath it is all the resentment and other major problems that had built up over the course of their relationship. As his relationship with Patrick will never actually end as they both died in the house, he understandably gets even worse.
Played By: Teddy SearsOne of the previous owners of the house and Chad's boyfriend, Patrick spent more time at the gym that inside the house due to his fights with Chad. When he decides to dress up for Halloween just like Chad wanted to, he finds Tate killing Chad and tries to intervene, but is killed by Tate as well.
- All Gays Are Promiscuous: He's a serial adulterer, though he draws the line at doing it with Tate. He whoops his ass instead. Tate was his killer.
- Back from the Dead: As a ghost.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: His absolutely awesome and long-deserved beat-down of Tate.
- Manly Gay: Not camp at all, and he's quite ripped.
The Rutger Twins
Troy & Bryan Rutger
Played By: Kai and Bodhi SchulzTwo destructive red-haired preadolescents who are victims of the house. They were killed by the Infantata in 1978. Their ghosts can be seen throughout the first season, usually causing trouble, breaking things and throwing bang snaps.
- Back from the Dead: As ghosts.
- Weapon of Choice: Their bats.
Played By: Rebecca Wisocky
Played By: Mena Suvari
- Bi the Way: Has sex with Moira at one point.
- Glasgow Smile: What she's famous for.
- Historical-Domain Character: She's the infamous Black Dahlia, the unsolved and brutal murder in 1947 Los Angeles.
- Stock Unsolved Mysteries: Here, she was given an overdose of nitrous oxide by a rapist dentist. Dr Montgomery subsequently butchered her remains for ease of transport, and to give her a nice smile.
Westfield High Shooting Victims
Stephanie Boggs, Kevin Gedman, Amir Stanley, Kyle Greenwell, Chloe Stapleton
Played By: Alessandra Torresani, Jordan David, Alexander Nimetz, Brando Eaton, Ashley RickardsThe victims of Tate's shooting rampage as Westfield High.
Played By: Rosa SalazarA student nurse murdered in the house in 1968.
Played By: Celia FinkelsteinA student nurse murdered in the house in 1968.
Played By: Kate MaraThe emotionally unstable former lover and student of Ben Harmon.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Her fear of being abandoned by Ben and her desperate attempts to keep him close plus her emotional instability could signify Borderline Personality Disorder.
- The Baby Trap: 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.
- Back from the Dead: As a ghost.
- Butt Monkey
- Cute and Psycho
- Deadpan Snarker
- Evil Redhead
- Fiery Redhead
- Good Girls Avoid Abortion: 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. But then she changes her mind, decides to pull The Baby Trap on Ben, and tries to move out to California to force him to stay in her life.
- Love Makes You Evil / Love Makes You Crazy: Seemed pretty normal prior to sleeping with Ben.
- Manipulative Bitch
- Never Found the Body: There's a gazebo on top of it now, so yeah, not likely to be found.
- Sanity Slippage: After dying.
- Stalker with a Crush
- Teacher/Student Romance: She was Ben's student during the affair.
- Yandere: Even worse after she dies.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The reason why she kills Travis.
Played By: Michael GraziadeiTravis 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 Addie's death, Constance becomes more impatient with him, which caused him to cheat on her with Hayden. Shortly afterwards, he is killed by Hayden.
- Back from the Dead: As a ghost.
- Brainless Beauty
- Death by Sex: Hayden shanks him after they finish having sex.
- Glasgow Grin
- Friend to All Children: He has this tendency. He gets along with Adelaide way better than Constance, 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.
- May-December Romance: With Constance.
- Nice Guy: Probably the nicest character in the whole first season cast. 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.
- 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 ghosts capable of creating a You Are Worth Hell type Earn Your Happy Ending by "living" happily with Larry's daughters.
- Your Cheating Heart: Sleeps with Hayden despite being in a relationship with Constance.
Played By: Christine EstabrookThe 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.
Played By: Morris ChestnutA security patroller and installation expert for Heirloom Security, a company hired by Vivien to protect the family.
Billie Dean Howard
Played By: Sarah PaulsonA psychic and old friend of Constance.
- Dead Person Conversation: When she speaks with Addie.
- Gender-Blender Name: Both her first name and surname.
- I See Dead People: What with being a medium and all.
- Ms. Exposition: 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.
- Must Have Nicotine: She's never seen without a cigarette in hand.
- Psychic Powers
- Resigned to the Call: She certainly didn't sound happy about having to accept it, from what she told Violet.
- Rich Bitch
Played By: Shelby YoungViolet'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.
- Alpha Bitch: Leah tries to make Violet eat a cigarette for smoking on campus.
- Break the Haughty: Her being attacked in the basement of Murder House.
- Defeat Means Friendship: With Violet. They start as enemies, but the house allows them to bond a little over mutual fear.
- Demoted to Extra: After being a large part of Violet's subplot for the first episode, Leah only makes sporadic appearances for several episodes afterward. She's phased out entirely after Violet dies.
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Violet, after the pilot.
- Near-Death Experience: In the pilot, at the hands of Tate and the Infantata.
- Put on a Bus: She's never seen after Violet dies.
- Scars Are Forever: Doesn't look like her scars from the pilot are healing anytime soon...
Played By: Jamie HarrisA serial killer who murdered Maria and Gladys in 1968.
- Freudian Excuse
- Lean and Mean: He's very tall and thin.
- Serial Killer: Who targeted nurses exclusively.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: 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.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit
Played By: Joshua MalinaA dentist and former owner of the house, living in it in 1947. The house acted as his dental practice.
The Home Invaders
Bianca Forest, Fiona, Dallas
Played By: Mageina Tovah, Azura Skye, Kyle Davis
- Serial Killer: A whole gang of them.
Played By: David Anthony HigginsThe 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.