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***Presumably they had a plan in place where Marie (and the other witches) would have been helpful with the ceremony. Things only went to crap because Mallory was injured and the plan went from properly setting up defenses (something Marie seemed to be able to do even for a moment) to just keeping her alive.

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*** Physical descriptions can only go so far. For example, Billie Dean Howard and Cordelia Goode could both be described as early-40ish women about 5'6" with straight-blonde hair, but the same would describe millions of women who aren't necessarily doppelgangers of one another. You just have to suspend disbelief and ignore the fact that the two have the same face, not just the same hair, build, and height.


** The supreme is born every generation, so they normally have a run cycle of 30-40 years. Cordelia starts to decline in early 40s but there is no word on how long it takes a Supreme to decline considering how Anna didn't look like she was close to dying. Furthermore Fiona is a special case due to A) Killing the previous supreme early and ascending in late adolescence and unintentionally suppressing Cordelia. Mallory looks around early 20s so it'd fit like this.
New Supreme rises around early 20s, gets selected and trained in how to use her powers, becomes supreme around late 20s/early 30s and lives around 30/40 years with it and spends the last decade declining. Cordelia was suppressed so she didn't ascend until she started to gain more confidence in her powers in which case Fiona degraded almost instantly into a withered wreck. By all counts Cordelia is around the time of decline but nothing is saying she's instantly going to die.

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** The supreme is born every generation, so they normally have a run cycle of 30-40 years. Cordelia starts to decline in early 40s but there is no word on how long it takes a Supreme to decline considering how Anna didn't look like she was close to dying. Furthermore Fiona is a special case due to A) Killing the previous supreme early and ascending in late adolescence and unintentionally suppressing Cordelia. Mallory looks around early 20s so it'd fit like this.
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New Supreme rises around early 20s, gets selected and trained in how to use her powers, becomes supreme around late 20s/early 30s and lives around 30/40 years with it and spends the last decade declining. Cordelia was suppressed so she didn't ascend until she started to gain more confidence in her powers in which case Fiona degraded almost instantly into a withered wreck. By all counts Cordelia is around the time of decline but nothing is saying she's instantly going to die.die.
* Mallory travels back in time at the end of the season, kills Michael and then apparently goes back to living her live as she did originally at the time and joins the witch academy. But what about the version of Mallory that was already there? Are there two Mallorys now? Did future-Mallory somehow replace present-Mallory? Nothing we saw or were told about the workings of the time travel spell indicated that was a possibility.


**So far there hasn't been shown any magic that can insta-heal aside from Vitalum Vitalis. Marie was able to bring back Voodoo Zombies and they brought back kyle from the dead so bringing things to life isn't unheard of. Healing magic however seems to be much rarer (reason why Resurgence is considered such a rare gift). That or they recognized it not as healing but as turning time back as Mallory had previously done with the deer.



* Why is Cordelia declining so soon after ascending? She doesn't appear much older than she did in Coven. The official timeline states that the present day of Apocalypse is in 2021, 8 years after Coven. Cordelia starts to decline 3 years before this... when she would be at most in her early 40's. By contrast Fiona Goode and Anna Leigh Leighton were both in their 60's (judging by Anna Leigh's appearance) when they started to decline. Why did Cordelia get the short end of the Supreme stick?

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* Why is Cordelia declining so soon after ascending? She doesn't appear much older than she did in Coven. The official timeline states that the present day of Apocalypse is in 2021, 8 years after Coven. Cordelia starts to decline 3 years before this... when she would be at most in her early 40's. By contrast Fiona Goode and Anna Leigh Leighton were both in their 60's (judging by Anna Leigh's appearance) when they started to decline. Why did Cordelia get the short end of the Supreme stick?stick?
**The supreme is born every generation, so they normally have a run cycle of 30-40 years. Cordelia starts to decline in early 40s but there is no word on how long it takes a Supreme to decline considering how Anna didn't look like she was close to dying. Furthermore Fiona is a special case due to A) Killing the previous supreme early and ascending in late adolescence and unintentionally suppressing Cordelia. Mallory looks around early 20s so it'd fit like this.
New Supreme rises around early 20s, gets selected and trained in how to use her powers, becomes supreme around late 20s/early 30s and lives around 30/40 years with it and spends the last decade declining. Cordelia was suppressed so she didn't ascend until she started to gain more confidence in her powers in which case Fiona degraded almost instantly into a withered wreck. By all counts Cordelia is around the time of decline but nothing is saying she's instantly going to die.


* CoCo's turned into an awful, degrading person specifically to keep Mallory from knowing her true power, and the rest of the surviving Coven hides out until Mallory comes into her true power. How does this even make sense?

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* CoCo's [=CoCo's=] turned into an awful, degrading person specifically to keep Mallory from knowing her true power, and the rest of the surviving Coven hides out until Mallory comes into her true power. How does this even make sense?


* Why is Cordelia declining so soon after ascending? She doesn't appear much older than she did in Coven. The official timeline states that the present day of Apocalypse is in 2021, 8 years after Coven. Cordelia would be at most in her early to mid 40's. By contrast Fiona Goode and Anna Leigh Leighton were both in their 60's when they started to decline. Why did Cordelia get the short end of the Supreme stick?

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* Why is Cordelia declining so soon after ascending? She doesn't appear much older than she did in Coven. The official timeline states that the present day of Apocalypse is in 2021, 8 years after Coven. Cordelia starts to decline 3 years before this... when she would be at most in her early to mid 40's. By contrast Fiona Goode and Anna Leigh Leighton were both in their 60's (judging by Anna Leigh's appearance) when they started to decline. Why did Cordelia get the short end of the Supreme stick?


** WordOfGod has stated that characters played by the same actor(s) look differently than how we as the audience see them, as in they donít all look like the same actor. Which makes things confusing when a character is physically described (by themselves or another character) to resemble their actor...

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** WordOfGod has stated that characters played by the same actor(s) look differently than how we as the audience see them, as in they donít all look like the same actor. Which makes things confusing when a character is physically described (by themselves or another character) to resemble their actor...actor...
* Why is Cordelia declining so soon after ascending? She doesn't appear much older than she did in Coven. The official timeline states that the present day of Apocalypse is in 2021, 8 years after Coven. Cordelia would be at most in her early to mid 40's. By contrast Fiona Goode and Anna Leigh Leighton were both in their 60's when they started to decline. Why did Cordelia get the short end of the Supreme stick?

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** I'm thinking that this may have been what was 'special' about them. One or both of them has something spiritually imbued in them that made them able to conceive the anti-christ.

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**Cordelia considered it since she knew that she was ill and that meant a new Supreme would soon come. To everyone else she may have just been an extremely gifted witch with a rare power much like how Misty had the power of resurgence yet was not the Supreme. Furthermore everyone likely thought that Cordelia was in perfect health and that it would take a good while before a new one would emerge.


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**It's been shown that being repressed can hinder a supreme from flourishing and coming into the role, so it's likely that was so that Mallory would be hidden as the supreme until her powers were fully ready to emerge. It does take the old supreme time to decline and the new one to ascend after all and it looked like Cordelia had just begun to decline.


** WordOfGod has stated that characters played by the same actor(s) look differently than how we as the audience see them, as in they donít all look like the same actor.

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** WordOfGod has stated that characters played by the same actor(s) look differently than how we as the audience see them, as in they donít all look like the same actor. Which makes things confusing when a character is physically described (by themselves or another character) to resemble their actor...


* When Madison meets Violet, Tate, Billie Dean and Constance, why doesn't she register any surprise that they look exactly like Zoe, Kyle, Cordelia and Fiona respectively?

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* When Madison meets Violet, Tate, Billie Dean and Constance, why doesn't she register any surprise that they look exactly like Zoe, Kyle, Cordelia and Fiona respectively?respectively?
** WordOfGod has stated that characters played by the same actor(s) look differently than how we as the audience see them, as in they donít all look like the same actor.


* When Madison meets Violet, Tate, Billie Dean and Constance, why doesn't she register any surprise that they look exactly like Zoe, Kyle, Cordelia and Fiona respectively?
* How could Cordelia not realize that her haughty, sexist and threatening behavior (like the whole 'I'm the fucking Supreme' spiel) made her much too similar to her mother and thus extremely suspicious to people not privy to M.me Robicheaux goings-on? Need I remember the previous Council had plans to remove Fiona's supremacy? And doesn't the end of the season sound like a terrible argument in favor of sexism, what with the Supreme being once more female and the Alpha prophecy completely vanished from the story, and the most powerful male character being the actual Antichrist?

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* When Madison meets Violet, Tate, Billie Dean and Constance, why doesn't she register any surprise that they look exactly like Zoe, Kyle, Cordelia and Fiona respectively?
* How could Cordelia not realize that her haughty, sexist and threatening behavior (like the whole 'I'm the fucking Supreme' spiel) made her much too similar to her mother and thus extremely suspicious to people not privy to M.me Robicheaux goings-on? Need I remember the previous Council had plans to remove Fiona's supremacy? And doesn't the end of the season sound like a terrible argument in favor of sexism, what with the Supreme being once more female and the Alpha prophecy completely vanished from the story, and the most powerful male character being the actual Antichrist?
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* When Madison meets Violet, Tate, Billie Dean and Constance, why doesn't she register any surprise that they look exactly like Zoe, Kyle, Cordelia and Fiona respectively?

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* When Madison meets Violet, Tate, Billie Dean and Constance, why doesn't she register any surprise that they look exactly like Zoe, Kyle, Cordelia and Fiona respectively?respectively?
* How could Cordelia not realize that her haughty, sexist and threatening behavior (like the whole 'I'm the fucking Supreme' spiel) made her much too similar to her mother and thus extremely suspicious to people not privy to M.me Robicheaux goings-on? Need I remember the previous Council had plans to remove Fiona's supremacy? And doesn't the end of the season sound like a terrible argument in favor of sexism, what with the Supreme being once more female and the Alpha prophecy completely vanished from the story, and the most powerful male character being the actual Antichrist?


* CoCo's turned into an awful, degrading person specifically to keep Mallory from knowing her true power, and the rest of the surviving Coven hides out until Mallory comes into her true power. How does this even make sense?

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* CoCo's turned into an awful, degrading person specifically to keep Mallory from knowing her true power, and the rest of the surviving Coven hides out until Mallory comes into her true power. How does this even make sense?sense?
* When Madison meets Violet, Tate, Billie Dean and Constance, why doesn't she register any surprise that they look exactly like Zoe, Kyle, Cordelia and Fiona respectively?


* Similarly, why is it that Mallory can whip out new magic well before the Coven knows about Michael, and nobody even considers that she might be a new Supreme? It's one thing to assume that Cordelia's still new to the role and likely to hang on a bit, but Mallory's explicitly unique and powerful in ways nobody else has even heard of. Not one person suggested her Supreme status until after the Coven figured out Michael's real identity.

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* Similarly, why is it that Mallory can whip out new magic well before the Coven knows about Michael, and nobody even considers that she might be a new Supreme? It's one thing to assume that Cordelia's still new to the role and likely to hang on a bit, but Mallory's explicitly unique and powerful in ways nobody else has even heard of. Not one person suggested her Supreme status until after the Coven figured out Michael's real identity.identity.
* CoCo's turned into an awful, degrading person specifically to keep Mallory from knowing her true power, and the rest of the surviving Coven hides out until Mallory comes into her true power. How does this even make sense?

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