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* ActorAllusion:
** Billie Lourd, who plays Chanel #3, is Creator/CarrieFisher's daughter. The earmuffs her character often wears are a homage to her mother's iconic [[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia hairdo]]. Not to mention in the Season 1 finale, she wears her hair in the buns.
** Creator/JamieLeeCurtis was one of the original scream queens, in ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}''.
** In "Seven Minutes in Hell", Chanel calls Grace "Nancy Drew" as an insult. [[Film/NancyDrew Of Course, Emma Roberts would know all about Nancy Drew, wouldn't she?]]
** Jamie Lee Curtis also creates an almost shot for shot homage to her mother Janet Leigh and her famous scene from ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' in "Mommie Dearest."
** In "Haunted House", Grace dresses as Creator/KateHudson. Her father is played by Kate's real-life brother. In the same episode, she meets a woman whose younger self was played Grace Phipps, who played her best friend on ''Series/TheNineLivesOfChloeKing''.
** Niecy Nash had also played a police officer on ''Reno 911''.
** In season 2 premiere, Dr.Cascade played by Creator/TaylorLautner diagnoses a woman who has Hypertrichosis aka Werewolf Syndrome. Lautner played a werewolf in the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series. There's also a joke about his body being cold, another ''Twilight'' reference.
** Creator/EmmaRoberts, who plays Chanel Oberlin, is the daughter of Creator/EricRoberts, who played the Master in [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the Doctor Who movie]]. In the season 2 episode ''Halloween Blues'', in a rage, Chanel asks "did this crappy dorm turn into a ''Series/DoctorWho'' TARDIS while I was asleep, and transport us all back to Ancient Egypt?"


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* CastingGag: In "Dorkus", the Chanels think they've captured the Red Devil, but when they unmask him, it's just some pizza delivery guy who was forced to wear the costume and was fitted with a dynamite vest. Said pizza delivery guy is played by Riley Schmidt, who is the man under the mask every time the Red Devil appears to kill someone.


* SmallReferencePools: As [[http://www.avclub.com/article/ryan-murphy-making-horror-series-s-funny-purpose-210715 this article states]], Murphy considers horror-comedy to be a "new genre" [[Franchise/EvilDead despite]] [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead the]] [[Film/{{Gremlins}} many]] [[Film/{{Slither}} examples]] [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods to]] [[Franchise/{{Scream}} the]] [[Film/TrickRTreat contrary]].

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* SmallReferencePools: As [[http://www.avclub.com/article/ryan-murphy-making-horror-series-s-funny-purpose-210715 this article states]], Murphy considers horror-comedy to be a "new genre" [[Franchise/EvilDead despite]] [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead the]] [[Film/{{Gremlins}} many]] [[Film/{{Slither}} examples]] [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods to]] [[Franchise/{{Scream}} [[Film/{{Scream}} the]] [[Film/TrickRTreat contrary]].



* FollowTheLeader: There's no question that the show is HEAVILY influenced by slasher sendups particularly the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' franchise. It doesn't help that it premiered right after a television adaptation of said franchise on MTV.

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* FollowTheLeader: There's no question that the show is HEAVILY influenced by slasher sendups particularly the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' ''Film/{{Scream}}'' franchise. It doesn't help that it premiered right after a television adaptation of said franchise on MTV.


* BlackComedy: The general comedy used throughout the show and it is ''nasty''.

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* BlackComedy: The general comedy humor used very frequently throughout the show and it is ''nasty''.

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* OrgyOfEvidence: Subverted as Dean Munsch plants slews of evidence to make it look like her ex-husband's mistress killed him. To her shock, the detectives [[PoliceAreUseless are too lazy and incompetent]] to notice any of it and Munsch is nearly arrested herself.

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* BlackComedy: The general comedy used throughout the show and it is ''nasty''.


The show was canceled after two seasons, although its anthology format left no lingering story.

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The show was canceled after two seasons, although its anthology format left no real lingering story.


-->--'''Gigi Caldwell'''

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-->--'''Gigi -->-- '''Gigi Caldwell'''


* StealthPun: Chanel #5, specifically, is a reference to the perfume of the same name. [[note]]Chanel #5 was Coco Chanel's first perfume.There aren't Number 1-4.[[/note]] It's a reference to the high fashion of the Chanels.

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* StealthPun: Chanel #5, specifically, is a reference to the perfume of the same name. [[note]]Chanel #5 was Coco Chanel's UsefulNotes/CocoChanel's first perfume.There aren't Number 1-4.[[/note]] It's a reference to the high fashion of the Chanels.


''Scream Queens'' is a 2015 Creator/{{Fox}} [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror horror-comedy]] series by Creator/RyanMurphy. It features an {{ensemble cast}} including the likes of Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/EmmaRoberts, Creator/LeaMichele, Music/KekePalmer, and Creator/AbigailBreslin, with [[Series/FullHouse John Stamos]] and Creator/TaylorLautner joining up in its second season. Music/NickJonas, Music/ArianaGrande, Creator/ColtonHaynes, and more familiar pop culture faces appear in minor roles.

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''Scream Queens'' is a 2015 Creator/{{Fox}} [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror horror-comedy]] series by Creator/RyanMurphy. It features an {{ensemble cast}} including the likes of Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/EmmaRoberts, Creator/LeaMichele, Creator/SkylerSamuels, Music/KekePalmer, and Creator/AbigailBreslin, with [[Series/FullHouse John Stamos]] and Creator/TaylorLautner joining up in its second season. Music/NickJonas, Music/ArianaGrande, Creator/ColtonHaynes, and more familiar pop culture faces appear in minor roles.

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* SchoolIsMurder: The sisters of KKT are targeted as they try to rise up the ranks of the school popularity ladder.


** Chanel specifically wants to work for FoxNews.

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** Chanel specifically wants to work for FoxNews.Creator/FoxNewsChannel.


* AbusiveParents: While Chanel #5's parents can mostly be filed under [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]] as they keep avoiding her, they veer right into and beyond abuse in the season finale, when they voluntarily go along with [[spoiler: Hester's]] plan to frame her as the other bathtub baby and Red Devil killer just because they find her annoying.

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* AbusiveParents: While Chanel #5's parents can mostly be filed under [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]] as they keep avoiding her, they veer right into and beyond abuse in the season finale, when they voluntarily go along with [[spoiler: Hester's]] [[spoiler:Hester's]] plan to frame her as the other bathtub baby and Red Devil killer just because they find her annoying.



** In the season finale, Chanels #1, 3, and 5 are all framed for the Red Devil killings by [[spoiler: Hester]] (the last surviving real killer), and sent to an asylum for life.

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** In the season finale, Chanels #1, 3, and 5 are all framed for the Red Devil killings by [[spoiler: Hester]] [[spoiler:Hester]] (the last surviving real killer), and sent to an asylum for life.



* IllGirl: Hester, aka "Neckbrace", a girl with scoliosis. [[spoiler: Subverted, since she only ''pretends'' to have scoliosis and her neckbrace is not really hers, she stole it, as revealed in the finale.]]

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* IllGirl: Hester, aka "Neckbrace", a girl with scoliosis. [[spoiler: Subverted, [[spoiler:Subverted, since she only ''pretends'' to have scoliosis and her neckbrace is not really hers, she stole it, as revealed in the finale.]]



** For the faculty we have [[DeanBitterman Dean Munsch]] whose working to shut Kappa down, and is also a bitter, [[JadedWashout jaded]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] woman who was behind covering up the events in 95, and [[WomanScorned murdered her husband for leaving her]]. Grace’s father [[NiceGuy Wes]] who was a [[FormerTeenRebel Party Animal in his teens]] and [[spoiler: committed arson]] [[OverprotectiveDad to protect his daughter]]. And dedicated but [[LovableCoward only]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass sometimes capable]] security guard Denise Hemphill.
** Even for the killers we have the AffablyEvil TragicVillain [[spoiler: Gigi]] as the Mastermind. Two AxCrazy [[TheSociopath lunatics]] as the Red Devil, both with solid [[FreudianExcuse reasons behind their instability]] and [[WellIntentionedExtremist the seeming good intentioned]] [[spoiler: Pete.]]

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** For the faculty we have [[DeanBitterman Dean Munsch]] whose working to shut Kappa down, and is also a bitter, [[JadedWashout jaded]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] woman who was behind covering up the events in 95, and [[WomanScorned murdered her husband for leaving her]]. Grace’s father [[NiceGuy Wes]] who was a [[FormerTeenRebel Party Animal in his teens]] and [[spoiler: committed [[spoiler:committed arson]] [[OverprotectiveDad to protect his daughter]]. And dedicated but [[LovableCoward only]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass sometimes capable]] security guard Denise Hemphill.
** Even for the killers we have the AffablyEvil TragicVillain [[spoiler: Gigi]] [[spoiler:Gigi]] as the Mastermind. Two AxCrazy [[TheSociopath lunatics]] as the Red Devil, both with solid [[FreudianExcuse reasons behind their instability]] and [[WellIntentionedExtremist the seeming good intentioned]] [[spoiler: Pete.[[spoiler:Pete.]]



** Dean Munsch's plan [[spoiler: to frame Feather Mccarthy for the murder and dismemberment of the Dean's ex-husband]] nearly failed and backfired on her because the police were too sloppy, lazy and incompetent to find the evidence she had carefully planted on their own.

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** Dean Munsch's plan [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to frame Feather Mccarthy for the murder and dismemberment of the Dean's ex-husband]] nearly failed and backfired on her because the police were too sloppy, lazy and incompetent to find the evidence she had carefully planted on their own.



* AbductionIsLove: The Red Devil [[spoiler: Boone]] abducts Zayday because he is infatuated with her.

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* AbductionIsLove: The Red Devil [[spoiler: Boone]] [[spoiler:Boone]] abducts Zayday because he is infatuated with her.



* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Judges cannot just declare people found guilty of murder to be insane. The Chanels would be going to prison. Heck, to extend on that, why were the Chanels, three convicted murderers being kept in the same room of the same Asylum as [[spoiler: Gigi]], a woman who, when first committed, had suffered a mental breakdown following her sister's suicide?
* TheBadGuyWins: Not only does [[spoiler: Hester - who is the female twin in the bath tub - ]] get her revenge as the Red Devil killer, [[spoiler: she]] successfully convinces people that Chanels number 1, 3, and 5 are the Red Devil killers that plotted the whole thing together. Even after [[spoiler:she]] is confronted by the Dean, who reveals that she knew [[spoiler: Hester was the female twin]] all along, [[spoiler:Hester]] is able to convince her to forget about telling, because [[spoiler:she]] could prove the murders that the Dean committed, and how she set up Feather. In the end, [[spoiler: Hester]] gets [[spoiler: her]] happy ending, and the Chanels get sent to the [[LaserGuidedKarma insane asylum where she came from.]] [[spoiler:She shoots herself in the foot immediately in Season 2, confessing to everything on camera, thinking she couldn't be convicted.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Judges cannot just declare people found guilty of murder to be insane. The Chanels would be going to prison. Heck, to extend on that, why were the Chanels, three convicted murderers being kept in the same room of the same Asylum as [[spoiler: Gigi]], [[spoiler:Gigi]], a woman who, when first committed, had suffered a mental breakdown following her sister's suicide?
* TheBadGuyWins: Not only does [[spoiler: Hester [[spoiler:Hester - who is the female twin in the bath tub - ]] get her revenge as the Red Devil killer, [[spoiler: she]] [[spoiler:she]] successfully convinces people that Chanels number 1, 3, and 5 are the Red Devil killers that plotted the whole thing together. Even after [[spoiler:she]] is confronted by the Dean, who reveals that she knew [[spoiler: Hester [[spoiler:Hester was the female twin]] all along, [[spoiler:Hester]] is able to convince her to forget about telling, because [[spoiler:she]] could prove the murders that the Dean committed, and how she set up Feather. In the end, [[spoiler: Hester]] [[spoiler:Hester]] gets [[spoiler: her]] [[spoiler:her]] happy ending, and the Chanels get sent to the [[LaserGuidedKarma insane asylum where she came from.]] [[spoiler:She shoots herself in the foot immediately in Season 2, confessing to everything on camera, thinking she couldn't be convicted.]]



* ExactWords: [[spoiler: Hester]] insists that the only person [[spoiler:she]] ever killed was [[spoiler: Pete]], which is true... if one doesn't count the fact that [[spoiler:she]] turned on the fryer in the pilot episode, making sure that Chanel Oberlin killed Ms. Bean by accident. Or all the people whose death [[spoiler: she]] was complicit in.
** Actually, it's probably a lie regardless. All indications suggest that [[spoiler:she]] was the one in the Red Devil costume when [[spoiler:Gigi]] gets killed; Boone's dialogue just before [[spoiler:his death]] suggests that he and [[spoiler: Hester]] were planning to kill Gigi, and [[spoiler:Pete's]] confession not only doesn't mention killing [[spoiler: Gigi]], it suggests that he didn't think [[spoiler:Gigi]] was a threat without Boone and this is why [[spoiler:she]] was spared at that time.
** Considering that [[spoiler: Hester]] was the only Red Devil still alive to kill the pizza delivery guy, [[spoiler:she]] must have been the one to kill him to frame the Chanels, so yes, [[spoiler:she]] was definitely lying.

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* ExactWords: [[spoiler: Hester]] [[spoiler:Hester]] insists that the only person [[spoiler:she]] ever killed was [[spoiler: Pete]], [[spoiler:Pete]], which is true... if one doesn't count the fact that [[spoiler:she]] turned on the fryer in the pilot episode, making sure that Chanel Oberlin killed Ms. Bean by accident. Or all the people whose death [[spoiler: she]] [[spoiler:she]] was complicit in.
** Actually, it's probably a lie regardless. All indications suggest that [[spoiler:she]] was the one in the Red Devil costume when [[spoiler:Gigi]] gets killed; Boone's dialogue just before [[spoiler:his death]] suggests that he and [[spoiler: Hester]] [[spoiler:Hester]] were planning to kill Gigi, and [[spoiler:Pete's]] confession not only doesn't mention killing [[spoiler: Gigi]], [[spoiler:Gigi]], it suggests that he didn't think [[spoiler:Gigi]] was a threat without Boone and this is why [[spoiler:she]] was spared at that time.
** Considering that [[spoiler: Hester]] [[spoiler:Hester]] was the only Red Devil still alive to kill the pizza delivery guy, [[spoiler:she]] must have been the one to kill him to frame the Chanels, so yes, [[spoiler:she]] was definitely lying.



** In the season finale, [[spoiler: Hester]] reveals that [[spoiler:she]] has been systematically setting up the Chanels to take the fall for the Red Devil killings all season, and it works.

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** In the season finale, [[spoiler: Hester]] [[spoiler:Hester]] reveals that [[spoiler:she]] has been systematically setting up the Chanels to take the fall for the Red Devil killings all season, and it works.





--->'''Munsch''': "I've watched that movie 50 times!". And no wonder, her mother is Janet Leigh...

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--->'''Munsch''': "I've watched that movie 50 times!". And no wonder, her mother is Janet Leigh...Creator/JanetLeigh...


* BigBad: Gigi is revealed to be the mastermind behind the Red Devil killings, but is ultimately replaced by Hester.

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* BigBad: Gigi [[spoiler:Gigi]] is revealed to be the mastermind behind the Red Devil killings, but is ultimately replaced by Hester.[[spoiler:Hester]].


* AbusiveParents: While Chanel #5's parents can mostly be filed under [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]] as they keep avoiding her, they veer right into and beyond abuse in the season finale, when they voluntarily go along with Hester's plan to frame her as the other bathtub baby and Red Devil killer just because they find her annoying.

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* AbusiveParents: While Chanel #5's parents can mostly be filed under [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]] as they keep avoiding her, they veer right into and beyond abuse in the season finale, when they voluntarily go along with Hester's [[spoiler: Hester's]] plan to frame her as the other bathtub baby and Red Devil killer just because they find her annoying.



** In the season finale, Chanels #1, 3, and 5 are all framed for the Red Devil killings by Hester (the last surviving real killer), and sent to an asylum for life.

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** In the season finale, Chanels #1, 3, and 5 are all framed for the Red Devil killings by Hester [[spoiler: Hester]] (the last surviving real killer), and sent to an asylum for life.



* GirlPosse: Chanel has own ''Film/MeanGirls''-style posse. [[ThemeNaming With three]] [[ShoutOut other Chanels]], [[Film/{{Heathers}} to boot]].

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* GirlPosse: Chanel has her own ''Film/MeanGirls''-style posse. [[ThemeNaming With three]] [[ShoutOut other Chanels]], [[Film/{{Heathers}} to boot]].



* IllGirl: Hester, aka "Neckbrace", a girl with scoliosis. Subverted, since she only ''pretends'' to have scoliosis and her neckbrace is not really hers, she stole it, as revealed in the finale.

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* IllGirl: Hester, aka "Neckbrace", a girl with scoliosis. [[spoiler: Subverted, since she only ''pretends'' to have scoliosis and her neckbrace is not really hers, she stole it, as revealed in the finale.]]



** For the faculty we have [[DeanBitterman Dean Munsch]] whose working to shut Kappa down, and is also a bitter, [[JadedWashout jaded]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] woman who was behind covering up the events in 95, and [[WomanScorned murdered her husband for leaving her]]. Grace’s father [[NiceGuy Wes]] who was a [[FormerTeenRebel Party Animal in his teens]] and committed arson [[OverprotectiveDad to protect his daughter]]. And dedicated but [[LovableCoward only]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass sometimes capable]] security guard Denise Hemphill.
** Even for the killers we have the AffablyEvil TragicVillain Gigi as the Mastermind. Two AxCrazy [[TheSociopath lunatics]] as the Red Devil, both with solid [[FreudianExcuse reasons behind their instability]] and [[WellIntentionedExtremist the seeming good intentioned]] Pete.

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** For the faculty we have [[DeanBitterman Dean Munsch]] whose working to shut Kappa down, and is also a bitter, [[JadedWashout jaded]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] woman who was behind covering up the events in 95, and [[WomanScorned murdered her husband for leaving her]]. Grace’s father [[NiceGuy Wes]] who was a [[FormerTeenRebel Party Animal in his teens]] and [[spoiler: committed arson arson]] [[OverprotectiveDad to protect his daughter]]. And dedicated but [[LovableCoward only]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass sometimes capable]] security guard Denise Hemphill.
** Even for the killers we have the AffablyEvil TragicVillain Gigi [[spoiler: Gigi]] as the Mastermind. Two AxCrazy [[TheSociopath lunatics]] as the Red Devil, both with solid [[FreudianExcuse reasons behind their instability]] and [[WellIntentionedExtremist the seeming good intentioned]] [[spoiler: Pete.]]



** Dean Munsch's plan to frame Feather Mccarthy for the murder and dismemberment of the Dean's ex-husband nearly failed and backfired on her because the police were too sloppy, lazy and incompetent to find the evidence she had carefully planted on their own.

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** Dean Munsch's plan [[spoiler: to frame Feather Mccarthy for the murder and dismemberment of the Dean's ex-husband ex-husband]] nearly failed and backfired on her because the police were too sloppy, lazy and incompetent to find the evidence she had carefully planted on their own.



* AbductionIsLove: The Red Devil Boone abducts Zayday because he is infatuated with her.

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* AbductionIsLove: The Red Devil Boone [[spoiler: Boone]] abducts Zayday because he is infatuated with her.



* AmbiguousEnding: The last episode ends with the Red Devil about to stab Chanel Oberlin in her bed in the asylum. Season 2 reveals that was just Chad pranking her.

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* AmbiguousEnding: The last episode ends with the Red Devil about to stab Chanel Oberlin in her bed in the asylum. Season [[spoiler:Season 2 reveals that was just Chad pranking her.]]



* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Judges cannot just declare people found guilty of murder to be insane. The Chanels would be going to prison. Heck, to extend on that, why were the Chanels, three convicted murderers being kept in the same room of the same Asylum as Gigi, a woman who, when first committed, had suffered a mental breakdown following her sister's suicide?
* TheBadGuyWins: Not only does Hester - who is the female twin in the bath tub - get her revenge as the Red Devil killer, she successfully convinces people that Chanels number 1, 3, and 5 are the Red Devil killers that plotted the whole thing together. Even after she is confronted by the Dean, who reveals that she knew Hester was the female twin all along, Hester is able to convince her to forget about telling, because she could prove the murders that the Dean committed, and how she set up Feather. In the end, Hester gets her happy ending, and the Chanels get sent to the [[LaserGuidedKarma insane asylum where she came from.]] She shoots herself in the foot immediately in Season 2, confessing to everything on camera, thinking she couldn't be convicted.

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Judges cannot just declare people found guilty of murder to be insane. The Chanels would be going to prison. Heck, to extend on that, why were the Chanels, three convicted murderers being kept in the same room of the same Asylum as Gigi, [[spoiler: Gigi]], a woman who, when first committed, had suffered a mental breakdown following her sister's suicide?
* TheBadGuyWins: Not only does [[spoiler: Hester - who is the female twin in the bath tub - ]] get her revenge as the Red Devil killer, she [[spoiler: she]] successfully convinces people that Chanels number 1, 3, and 5 are the Red Devil killers that plotted the whole thing together. Even after she [[spoiler:she]] is confronted by the Dean, who reveals that she knew [[spoiler: Hester was the female twin twin]] all along, Hester [[spoiler:Hester]] is able to convince her to forget about telling, because she [[spoiler:she]] could prove the murders that the Dean committed, and how she set up Feather. In the end, Hester [[spoiler: Hester]] gets her [[spoiler: her]] happy ending, and the Chanels get sent to the [[LaserGuidedKarma insane asylum where she came from.]] She [[spoiler:She shoots herself in the foot immediately in Season 2, confessing to everything on camera, thinking she couldn't be convicted.]]



* CreepyTwins: Boone and Hester, the bathtub babies responsible for most of the murders

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* CreepyTwins: Boone [[spoiler:Boone and Hester, Hester]], the bathtub babies responsible for most of the murders



* DownerEnding: Hester, the surviving Red Devil Killer gets away with everything and frames the Chanels for her crime. In the wake of their arrest and sentencing to being sent to a mental institution for life (with it strongly implied Hester eventually drops by to finish the job and kill at least, Channel Oberlin), Kappa undergoes a rapid transformation... to the exact same corrupt institution it was. The new Kappa Kappa Tau is inclusive to everyone... except conservatives and firmly has the support of the ultra-corrupt and equally guilty Dean Munsch, who has finally become the powerful overlord she wished she was in her monologue at the start of the season. She has used the murders to launch a career as a Third Wave Feminist writer, penning a best seller which is all about how men are evil and how women are "better than men". More to the point, when she confronts Hester over her villainy, she immediately agrees to continue covering up Hester's crimes because she refuses to do the right thing and fall on her own sword, in order to bring Hester to justice and free the Chanels. Even Grace and Zayday are utterly compromised; they knows Dean Munsch murdered her husband and framed her husband's new girlfriend for the crime (and used Grace to do so) but have decided to let Feather rot in an insane asylum (and not the nice part of the asylum the Chanels are locked up in) for no other reason than because they just don't care. [[FullCircleRevolution In short, the corruption still reigns supreme and the only difference is that it's left leaning corruption as opposed to Channel Oberlin's right leaning corruption]].

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* DownerEnding: Hester, the surviving Red Devil Killer gets away with everything and frames the Chanels for her crime. In the wake of their arrest and sentencing to being sent to a mental institution for life (with it strongly implied Hester eventually drops by to finish the job and kill at least, Channel Oberlin), Kappa undergoes a rapid transformation... to the exact same corrupt institution it was. The new Kappa Kappa Tau is inclusive to everyone... except conservatives and firmly has the support of the ultra-corrupt and equally guilty Dean Munsch, who has finally become the powerful overlord she wished she was in her monologue at the start of the season. She has used the murders to launch a career as a Third Wave Feminist writer, penning a best seller which is all about how men are evil and how women are "better than men". More to the point, when she confronts Hester [[spoiler:Hester]] over her villainy, she immediately agrees to continue covering up Hester's [[spoiler:Hester's]] crimes because she refuses to do the right thing and fall on her own sword, in order to bring Hester [[spoiler:Hester]] to justice and free the Chanels. Even Grace and Zayday are utterly compromised; they knows Dean Munsch murdered her husband and framed her husband's new girlfriend for the crime (and used Grace to do so) but have decided to let Feather rot in an insane asylum (and not the nice part of the asylum the Chanels are locked up in) for no other reason than because they just don't care. [[FullCircleRevolution In short, the corruption still reigns supreme and the only difference is that it's left leaning corruption as opposed to Channel Oberlin's right leaning corruption]].



* ExactWords: Hester insists that the only person she ever killed was Pete, which is true... if one doesn't count the fact that she turned on the fryer in the pilot episode, making sure that Chanel Oberlin killed Ms. Bean by accident. Or all the people whose death she was complicit in.
** Actually, it's probably a lie regardless. All indications suggest that she was the one in the Red Devil costume when Gigi gets killed; Boone's dialogue just before his death suggests that he and Hester were planning to kill Gigi, and Pete's concession not only doesn't mention killing Gigi, it suggests that he didn't think Gigi was a threat without Boone and this is why she was spared at that time.
** Considering that Hester was the only Red Devil still alive to kill the pizza delivery guy, she must have been the one to kill him to frame the Chanels, so yes, she was definitely lying.

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* ExactWords: Hester [[spoiler: Hester]] insists that the only person she [[spoiler:she]] ever killed was Pete, [[spoiler: Pete]], which is true... if one doesn't count the fact that she [[spoiler:she]] turned on the fryer in the pilot episode, making sure that Chanel Oberlin killed Ms. Bean by accident. Or all the people whose death she [[spoiler: she]] was complicit in.
** Actually, it's probably a lie regardless. All indications suggest that she [[spoiler:she]] was the one in the Red Devil costume when Gigi [[spoiler:Gigi]] gets killed; Boone's dialogue just before his death [[spoiler:his death]] suggests that he and Hester [[spoiler: Hester]] were planning to kill Gigi, and Pete's concession [[spoiler:Pete's]] confession not only doesn't mention killing Gigi, [[spoiler: Gigi]], it suggests that he didn't think Gigi [[spoiler:Gigi]] was a threat without Boone and this is why she [[spoiler:she]] was spared at that time.
** Considering that Hester [[spoiler: Hester]] was the only Red Devil still alive to kill the pizza delivery guy, she [[spoiler:she]] must have been the one to kill him to frame the Chanels, so yes, she [[spoiler:she]] was definitely lying.



** In the season finale, Hester reveals that she's been systematically setting up the Chanels to take the fall for the Red Devil killings all season, and it works.
* FullCircleRevolution: At the end of the season, the Kappas have basically changed from a group of snotty right wing sorority girls to a bunch of homicidal (and homicidal maniac enabling) left wingers, meaning nothing was changed save for the political affiliation of the leadership caste. It get's worse: Zayday, Hester, and Grace also have Dean Munsch on their side, whereas with the Chanels, they were clearly at odds with the administration and Munsch, allowing them "cool rebel" status. And given that Hester is a mass murderer, who has MAD level blackmail material on Munsch? God help the students of Wallace University, since Munsch will probably continue to cover up Hester's crimes, if she ever kills again since Hester can destroy Munsch in a heartbeat.

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** In the season finale, Hester [[spoiler: Hester]] reveals that she's [[spoiler:she]] has been systematically setting up the Chanels to take the fall for the Red Devil killings all season, and it works.
* FullCircleRevolution: At the end of the season, the Kappas have basically changed from a group of snotty right wing sorority girls to a bunch of homicidal (and homicidal maniac enabling) left wingers, meaning nothing was changed save for the political affiliation of the leadership caste. It get's worse: Zayday, Hester, and Grace also have Dean Munsch on their side, whereas with the Chanels, they were clearly at odds with the administration and Munsch, allowing them "cool rebel" status. And given that Hester [[spoiler:Hester]] is a mass murderer, who has MAD level blackmail material on Munsch? God help the students of Wallace University, since Munsch will probably continue to cover up Hester's crimes, [[spoiler:Hester's crimes]], if she ever kills again since Hester [[spoiler:Hester]] can destroy Munsch in a heartbeat.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Chanel Oberlin's big mouth and sociopath behavior finally caught up with her during the season finale. First she writes an insulting letter to her sisters, that the Red Devil (Hester) makes public for the whole internet to see. It ruins her VillainWithGoodPublicity status, causing the whole campus to turn against her. Then while their on trial for the Red Devil murders, thanks to Hester's gambit, Oberlin's mouth seals their fate. Despite representing themselves during the Red Devil murder trial, and sleeping through most of the trial, and Oberlin insulting the jury when they were awake, that the jury was still going to find them innocent, until Oberlin opens her mouth and insults the jury one too many times, causing them to change their vote to guilty.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Chanel Oberlin's big mouth and sociopath behavior finally caught up with her during the season finale. First she writes an insulting letter to her sisters, that the Red Devil (Hester) [[spoiler:Hester]] makes public for the whole internet to see. It ruins her VillainWithGoodPublicity status, causing the whole campus to turn against her. Then while their on trial for the Red Devil murders, thanks to Hester's [[spoiler:Hester's]] gambit, Oberlin's mouth seals their fate. Despite representing themselves during the Red Devil murder trial, and sleeping through most of the trial, and Oberlin insulting the jury when they were awake, that the jury was still going to find them innocent, until Oberlin opens her mouth and insults the jury one too many times, causing them to change their vote to guilty.



* KarmaHoudini: Both Dean Munsch and Hester get away with the various killings they've both performed, with the mutual assured destruction of knowing each other's secrets keeping either from turning in the other.

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* KarmaHoudini: Both Dean Munsch and Hester [[spoiler:Hester]] get away with the various killings they've both performed, with the mutual assured destruction of knowing each other's secrets keeping either from turning in the other.



* MoodWhiplash: In the finale, Dean Munsch confronts Hester about the murders, knowing that she's guilty and wanting to turn her in. The two share a tense conversation and Dean Munsch ultimately decides to keep her mouth shut. Immediately after that, the two part ways as if nothing had happened, cheerily telling each other to take care.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Happens twice in "Ghost stories": Boone murders Earl Grey who was involved with Zayday and later Chanel #1 attempts to murder Hester who was trying to steal Chad.

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* MoodWhiplash: In the finale, Dean Munsch confronts Hester [[spoiler:Hester]] about the murders, knowing that she's guilty and wanting to turn her in. The two share a tense conversation and Dean Munsch ultimately decides to keep her mouth shut. Immediately after that, the two part ways as if nothing had happened, cheerily telling each other to take care.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Happens twice in "Ghost stories": Boone [[spoiler:Boone]] murders Earl Grey who was involved with Zayday and later Chanel #1 attempts to murder Hester who was trying to steal Chad.



* TheReveal: In "Ghost Stories", we learn that the girl who died in the bathtub actually had twins.
* ReverseWhodunit: Played with. For most of the season the audience knows far more about the identity of the killers than the characters. At the end of episode 2 we find out Boone is one of them. A few episodes later we find out Gigi is as well. However, we find out the motives of the killers at the same time the characters do, and in episode 9 and 10 Boone's yet unrevealed sister kills both him and Gigi, meaning the audience will go into the finale as a pure WhoDunIt.
** And then returned to ReverseWhodunit in Part 2 of the finale, which opens with a FlashForward in which Hester confesses to being the killer, and says she got away with everything, and framed the Chanels.
* RiddleForTheAges: Who killed Gigi? Boone was already dead and both Pete and Hester omit her when listing the people that they ''did'' kill.

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* TheReveal: In "Ghost Stories", we learn that the girl who died in the bathtub actually [[spoiler:actually had twins.
twins.]]
* ReverseWhodunit: Played with. For most of the season the audience knows far more about the identity of the killers than the characters. At the end of episode 2 we find out Boone is one of them. A few episodes later we find out Gigi [[spoiler:Gigi]] is as well. However, we find out the motives of the killers at the same time the characters do, and in episode 9 and 10 Boone's yet [[spoiler:Boone'syet unrevealed sister sister]] kills both him and Gigi, meaning the audience will go into the finale as a pure WhoDunIt.
** And then returned to ReverseWhodunit in Part 2 of the finale, which opens with a FlashForward in which Hester [[spoiler:Hester]] confesses to being the killer, and says she got away with everything, and framed the Chanels.
* RiddleForTheAges: Who killed Gigi? Boone was already dead and both Pete [[spoiler:Pete]] and Hester [[spoiler:Hester]] omit her when listing the people that they ''did'' kill.



* SiblingTeam: The two Red Devils are revealed to be fraternal twins.

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* SiblingTeam: The [[spoiler:The two Red Devils Devils]] are revealed to be fraternal twins.



* StraightGay: Boone, much to the surprise of most of his frat brothers. In 'Ghost Stories' he reveals he was just pretending to be gay.

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* StraightGay: Boone, much to the surprise of most of his frat brothers. In [[spoiler:In 'Ghost Stories' he reveals he was just pretending to be gay.]]



** Grace's reaction to Pete's rationalizations for his actions:
--->'''Grace:''' "You're quoting ''Nietzsche''? You're already a ''murderer'', Pete. You don't have to be a '''douche''' as well!"

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** Grace's reaction to Pete's [[spoiler:Pete's]] rationalizations for his actions:
--->'''Grace:''' "You're quoting ''Nietzsche''? You're already a ''murderer'', Pete.[[spoiler:Pete]]. You don't have to be a '''douche''' as well!"



* TokenMinorityCouple: Zayday's love interest is the lone black guy in the Dickie Dollar Scholars. But subverted later on, as white Boone is revealed to fancy her. The season finale also shows a fling that happened between white Chad and black Denise.

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* TokenMinorityCouple: Zayday's love interest is the lone black guy in the Dickie Dollar Scholars. But subverted later on, as white Boone [[spoiler:white Boone]] is revealed to fancy her. The season finale also shows a fling that happened between white Chad and black Denise.



** Hester is willing to ''stab herself in the eye'' in order to stop being a suspect and frame someone else.

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** Hester [[spoiler:Hester is willing to ''stab herself in the eye'' eye'']] in order to stop being a suspect and frame someone else.



** After both Pete and Hester explain their involvement in the Red Devil killings it becomes apparent that both versions can't be true, since they contradict each other in a key detail: Hester claims that the only person she killed directly was Pete, but Pete left Gigi out of the list of people that he did kill. One of them has to be lying, because one of them had to kill Gigi.
** Hester's flashbacks imply that Boone was completely incompetent as a killer. While he died clutching the IdiotBall, it's hard to believe she wasn't exaggerating. Especially since she also claims to have only killed one person, which is in-and-of itself unlikely, but also makes him seem far more competent as the primary Devil.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Everyone involved in the Red Devil murders (except for Gigi, who seems hung up on the revenge angle) justifies their actions primarily by saying it's necessary to take down the corrupt elitism of the Greek System represented by Kappa Kappa Tau. The TimeSkip suggests that things are much worse, but in all of the opposite ways. The new Kappa Kappa Tau is inclusive to everyone... except conservatives. Grace uses her position for a vanity pregnancy help line she forces her fellow sisters to man and confesses to her dad that she's not gotten a single call. Oh and the whole thing with her being perfectly fine with covering up Dean Munsch killing her husband and framing an innocent woman. And Dean Munsch, has used the murders to gain the God-like power and status she so craved. Not only has she become famous for writing a book that basically bashes men and calls them inferior to women, but also is using her newfound status as a leading figure in Third Wave Feminism/Social Justice Warrior movement to punish people like Jerry Seinfeld (who famously attacked [=SJWs=] for being too easily offended) by revoking his invitation to speak at commencement "because he once made a joke about a woman". And that's not even counting her continuing to be a corrupt administrator; only instead of covering up college girls dying in childbirth, she's covering up a serial killer who framed three innocent women for murder simply for the sake of protecting her own ass. In short, the corruption still reigns supreme and the only difference is that it's left leaning corruption as opposed to Channel Oberlin's right leaning corruption.

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** After both Pete [[spoiler:Pete and Hester Hester]] explain their involvement in the Red Devil killings it becomes apparent that both versions can't be true, since they contradict each other in a key detail: Hester [[spoiler:Hester]] claims that the only person she killed directly was Pete, [[spoiler:Pete]], but Pete [[spoiler:Pete]] left Gigi [[spoiler:Gigi]] out of the list of people that he did kill. One of them has to be lying, because one of them had to kill Gigi.
[[spoiler:Gigi]].
** Hester's [[spoiler:Hester's]] flashbacks imply that Boone [[spoiler:Boone]] was completely incompetent as a killer. While he died clutching the IdiotBall, it's hard to believe she wasn't exaggerating. Especially since she also claims to have only killed one person, which is in-and-of itself unlikely, but also makes him seem far more competent as the primary Devil.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Everyone involved in the Red Devil murders (except for Gigi, [[spoiler:Gigi]], who seems hung up on the revenge angle) justifies their actions primarily by saying it's necessary to take down the corrupt elitism of the Greek System represented by Kappa Kappa Tau. The TimeSkip suggests that things are much worse, but in all of the opposite ways. The new Kappa Kappa Tau is inclusive to everyone... except conservatives. Grace uses her position for a vanity pregnancy help line she forces her fellow sisters to man and confesses to her dad that she's not gotten a single call. Oh and the whole thing with her being perfectly fine with covering up Dean Munsch killing her husband and framing an innocent woman. And Dean Munsch, has used the murders to gain the God-like power and status she so craved. Not only has she become famous for writing a book that basically bashes men and calls them inferior to women, but also is using her newfound status as a leading figure in Third Wave Feminism/Social Justice Warrior movement to punish people like Jerry Seinfeld (who famously attacked [=SJWs=] for being too easily offended) by revoking his invitation to speak at commencement "because he once made a joke about a woman". And that's not even counting her continuing to be a corrupt administrator; only instead of covering up college girls dying in childbirth, she's covering up a serial killer who framed three innocent women for murder simply for the sake of protecting her own ass. In short, the corruption still reigns supreme and the only difference is that it's left leaning corruption as opposed to Channel Oberlin's right leaning corruption.



** Oh, of all the things that could've come out of ''Black Friday'', right before Grace hooked up with him...
--> '''Pete''': I don't want your first time to be with a murderer.

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** Oh, of all the things that could've come out of ''Black Friday'', right before Grace hooked [[spoiler:hooked up with him...
him]]...
--> '''Pete''': [[spoiler:'''Pete''']]: I don't want your first time to be with a murderer.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In "Ghost Stories", Boone tries to pull this on Gigi, only to be killed himself by one of the other Red Devils, Pete.
* YourSonAllAlong: A DNA test proves that Weston Gardner is the father of Boone and Hester.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In "Ghost Stories", Boone [[spoiler:Boone]] tries to pull this on Gigi, [[spoiler:Gigi]], only to be killed himself by one of the other Red Devils, Pete.
[[spoiler:Pete]].
* YourSonAllAlong: A DNA test proves that Weston [[spoiler:Weston Gardner is the father of Boone and Hester.]]

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