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** The [[spoiler:friendly-seeming Dr. Oliver Thredson]] is the true identity of the original [[SerialKiller Bloody Face]]. To deal with his own ParentalAbandonment, Bloody Face kidnaps women whose skin he thinks feels like his mother's, killing and skinning those whose skin fails his macabre test to make [[GenuineHumanHide masks or furniture]]. As [[spoiler:Dr. Thredson]], he is tasked with evaluating a man accused of the Bloody Face murders, which he takes advantage of by convincing the man to confess. Tricking [[TheProtagonist Lana Winters]] into trusting him, Bloody Face lures her from the insane asylum to his house, where he reveals that he has murdered her girlfriend and kept the corpse on ice. Tormenting Lana, Bloody Face tries to get her to become intimate with the corpse and then rapes her when she tries to flee. Willing to kill Lana even after she has become [[WouldHurtAChild pregnant with his child]], Bloody Face smugly states his intent to get away with his crimes using the insanity defense.

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** The [[spoiler:friendly-seeming Dr. Oliver Thredson]] is the true identity of the original [[SerialKiller Bloody Face]]. To deal with his own ParentalAbandonment, Bloody Face kidnaps women whose skin he thinks feels like his mother's, killing and skinning those whose skin fails his macabre test to make [[GenuineHumanHide masks or furniture]]. As [[spoiler:Dr. Thredson]], he is tasked with evaluating a man accused of the Bloody Face murders, which he takes advantage of by convincing the man to confess. Tricking [[TheProtagonist protagonist Lana Winters]] Winters into trusting him, Bloody Face lures her from the insane asylum to his house, where he reveals that he has murdered her girlfriend and kept the corpse on ice. Tormenting Lana, Bloody Face tries to get her to become intimate with the corpse and then [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapes her her]] when she tries to flee. Willing to kill Lana even after she has become [[WouldHurtAChild pregnant with his child]], Bloody Face smugly states his intent to get away with his crimes using the insanity defense.


* DarthWiki/MostAnnoyingSound: The music that plays in the common room (''"Dominique-inique-inique s'en allait tout simplement..."''). Kit has attacked the record player more than once, just to get it to stop. It finally dies when Jude shatters the record, and is replaced with a much more tolerable jukebox assortment.


* MostAnnoyingSound: The music that plays in the common room (''"Dominique-inique-inique s'en allait tout simplement..."''). Kit has attacked the record player more than once, just to get it to stop. It finally dies when Jude shatters the record, and is replaced with a much more tolerable jukebox assortment.

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* MostAnnoyingSound: DarthWiki/MostAnnoyingSound: The music that plays in the common room (''"Dominique-inique-inique s'en allait tout simplement..."''). Kit has attacked the record player more than once, just to get it to stop. It finally dies when Jude shatters the record, and is replaced with a much more tolerable jukebox assortment.


* EarWorm: Dominique-inique-inique...

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* UnexpectedCharacter: It's safe to say that no one was expecting ''[[spoiler:[[Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl Anne fucking Frank]]'']]'' to show up alive and well in Briarcliff.


** In-universe, Alma and Grace argue over the nature of the aliens, Alma thinking them horrific and Grace looking to them as enlightened. [[spoiler:Alma feels [[AxCrazy more strongly]].]]

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** In-universe, Alma and Grace argue over the nature of the aliens, [[spoiler:the aliens]], Alma thinking them horrific and Grace looking to them as enlightened. [[spoiler:Alma feels [[AxCrazy more strongly]].]]



** Not to mention [[spoiler:the aliens]], a more extended example, who are [[GenreRefugee completely out of place]] in the story that this show was advertised as, have no real impact on the plot, only encounter a few of the characters, and [[TheChrisCarterEffect are never explained in any way.]]

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** Not to mention [[spoiler:the aliens]], a more extended example, who are [[GenreRefugee completely out of place]] in the story that this show was advertised as, have [[TrappedByMountainLions no real impact on and zero connection to the plot, rest of the plot]], only encounter a few of the characters, and [[TheChrisCarterEffect are never explained in any way.]]


* SceneryPorn: The last two episodes [[spoiler:after Lana and Kit get out of Briarcliff]] start to look more like a sweeping biopic rather than a horror finale.


* FanNickname:
** For the series itself, there's "American Horror Story: ''Ass''ylum", due to the many, many ass shots in the show between the canings and the clothing the prisoners wear, among other things.
** The show is also being called "American Whore Story", thanks to Dr. Arden's exclamation of "Whores get nothing!"
** Lana Banana for Lana, based on what Sister Jude said when they first met. Seeing as how Lana's TheWoobie, it works well.


** Not to mention [[spoiler:the aliens]], a more extended example, who are [[GenreShift completely out of place]] in the story that this show was advertised as, have no real impact on the plot, and [[TheChrisCarterEffect are never explained in any way.]]]]

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** Not to mention [[spoiler:the aliens]], a more extended example, who are [[GenreShift [[GenreRefugee completely out of place]] in the story that this show was advertised as, have no real impact on the plot, only encounter a few of the characters, and [[TheChrisCarterEffect are never explained in any way.]]]]]]

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** Not to mention [[spoiler:the aliens]], a more extended example, who are [[GenreShift completely out of place]] in the story that this show was advertised as, have no real impact on the plot, and [[TheChrisCarterEffect are never explained in any way.]]]]


** TheDevil itself is called up in a failed exorcism and possesses an innocent young nun, driving her to uninhibited and lewd behavior as a start. It begins murdering other inmates and sowing the seeds of chaos around the Briarcliff Asylum, solely ForTheEvulz. When it learns that the resident doctor is really a Nazi war criminal escapee, it's actually excited and murders a concentration camp survivor who might expose him. It later confronts the Monsignor about his rather un-priestly ambition and, to top it off, rapes him solely to debase him and mock his vows of celibacy.

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** TheDevil itself is called up in a failed exorcism and possesses [[DemonicPossession possesses]] an innocent young nun, driving her to uninhibited and lewd behavior and trapping her in perpetual agony. The Devil proceeds to murder an inmate ForTheEvulz, as well as a start. It begins murdering other inmates and sowing the seeds of chaos around the Briarcliff Asylum, solely ForTheEvulz. When it learns that the resident doctor is really a Nazi war criminal escapee, it's actually excited and murders a [[POWCamp concentration camp camp]] survivor who might expose him. It the resident doctor as a Nazi war criminal, and unleashes SpreeKiller Leigh Emerson on Sister Jude. When Jude is stripped of her position, the Devil tortures her to the point where her reflexes are severely impaired and later confronts rapes the Monsignor about his rather un-priestly ambition and, to top it off, rapes him solely to debase him and mock his vows of celibacy.

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** The "evil smile" of the Virgin Mary Statue at the end of the opening credits is both this and Special Effects Failure.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: The nun featured in the poster of Asylum is Stephanie Corneliussen, who would later be know for her role as Joanna Wellick in ''Series/MrRobot''


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The makeup people on this show took [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2855644928/nm1303594 Naomi Grossman]], and managed to turn her into ''[[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Pepper_1400.jpg Pepper]]''.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The makeup people on this show took [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2855644928/nm1303594 Naomi Grossman]], and managed to turn her into ''[[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Pepper_1400.jpg Pepper]]''.


* CreepyAwesome: [[TheGrimReaper Shachath]] is everything you could possibly want out of someone called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Angel of Death"]] - both terrifying and awesome, but, in her comfort to the dying, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming oddly moving]] as well.

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* CreepyAwesome: [[TheGrimReaper Shachath]] is everything you could possibly want out of someone called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Angel of Death"]] - both terrifying and awesome, but, in her comfort to the dying, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments oddly moving]] as well.



* MostWonderfulSound: The season ends with a flashback to Lana and Sister Jude speaking (rather civilly) as the former is about to leave the asylum (this is before she came back and ended up incarcerated for her trouble). The same song as above is playing, and after all the dreadful happenings the viewers have seen, it feels strangely peaceful.

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* MostWonderfulSound: SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound: The season ends with a flashback to Lana and Sister Jude speaking (rather civilly) as the former is about to leave the asylum (this is before she came back and ended up incarcerated for her trouble). The same song as above is playing, and after all the dreadful happenings the viewers have seen, it feels strangely peaceful.

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