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The Butcher from American Horror Story: Roanoke

Played by Agnes Mary Winstead (Kathy Bates) in American Horror Story: Roanoke, The Butcher is a centuries-old bloodthirsty woman responsible for the deaths of the original Roanoke colonists before taking her own life. She still haunts the land, demanding the bloody death of anyone who dares to settle there or wander in her forest. Agnes plays The Butcher in a modern-day horror TV reenactment about one couple who faced The Butcher and lived, but Agnes quickly becomes just as insane as the original Butcher. The Butcher wears traditional colonial garb stained in dirt, mud and blood.

Queenie from AHS: Coven

A modern witch with blood ties to both the Salem witches and the voodoo tribe, Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) is the only person of color at Miss Robichaux’s Academy in American Horror Story: Coven. Queenie is sassy, confident, and possesses the abilities of a “human voodoo doll” – she can injure herself in order to harm others, while feeling no pain herself. She enters Miss Robichaux’s Academy alongside Madison Montgomery, Zoe Benson, Misty Day, and is taught by the Supreme Fiona Goode. Through the trials of AHS: Coven, Queenie eventually ends up on the Witches’ Council and makes an appearance in the sister series, American Horror Story: Hotel.

Misty Day from AHS: Coven

The resident Stevie Nicks fanatic of AHS: Coven’s group of witches, Misty Day (Lily Rabe) was a contender for the title of Supreme alongside Madison, Queenie, and Zoe. With the ability of resurgence, Misty was able to bring back souls from the dead – including her own, after being burned at the stake. Compared to the other young witches in Coven, Misty’s style is unique in its bohemian and slightly more colorful quality.

Fiona Goode from AHS: Coven

In American Horror Story: Coven, Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange) was the Supreme of the Salem witch descendants. Her daughter, Cordelia, would later become the next Supreme and awaken the depth of her powers before her mother’s death. In the search for the next Supreme, Fiona acted somewhat as a mentor for a group of young witches, including Zoe Benson, Queenie, Madison Montgomery, and Misty Day. Like many of the characters in this series, Fiona was often appearing in all-black ensembles.

Sally McKenna from AHS: Hotel

Also known as “Hypodermic Sally,” Sally McKenna (Sarah Paulson) is the ghost of a murdered junkie/dealer that resides in the Hotel Cortez. Her appearance is generally disheveled, with frizzy hair, smudged makeup, and ripped tights. She and Iris have a troubled relationship, as Sally caused Iris’ son’s overdose and Iris subsequently pushed Sally out of a window.

Madison Montgomery from AHS: Coven

A troubled teen star with witch’s blood, Madison (Emma Roberts) came to Miss Robichaux’s Academy alongside Zoe Benson and Queenie. She was also involved in the trials and tests to determine the next Supreme to succeed Fiona Goode. Though she was a successful actress, Madison was a true ice queen with bad habits, no remorse, and sociopathic tendencies. Compared to her peers, Madison’s wardrobe is a touch more glamorous and luxurious.

Myrtle Snow

Myrtle Snow

Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy) of the TV show American Horror Story: Coven is a haute-couture-loving, eccentric, odd witch with a mass of frizzy red hair and an omnipresent pair of vintage cat eye glasses. She attended Miss Robichaux’s Academy with the former coven Supreme, Fiona Goode, and attempted to prevent Fiona from becoming the Supreme but failed. Myrtle then took Fiona’s daughter Cordelia under her wing, raising Cordelia as her own while she herself became the head of the Witches’ Council. She is at constant odds with Fiona, never disappoints in her wild clothing choices and puts the welfare of the Academy above all else.

Misty Day

In the TV series American Horror Story: Coven, Misty Day (Lily Rabe) is a hippie witch, wandering the New Orleans swamps while listening to Stevie Nicks. She has the incredible power of Resurgence, or bringing things back from the dead. After her community shunned her as a necromancer, she fled to the swamps before arriving at Miss Robichaux’s Academy. She dresses in long, flowing, boho clothing with heaps of jewelry.

Scathach from American Horror Story: Roanoke

Scathach (Lady Gaga) is an immortal Druid witch with immense powers and a tragic past haunting her homeland of Roanoke on the TV show American Horror Story: Roanoke. She is the origin of The Butcher’s power and craves blood, chaos and death. She also craves the company of a man, and falls in love with Matt Miller when he moves into the haunted Roanoke house. She wears Druidic clothing with a skull crown and sacrificial blade at her waist.

Shelby Miller from American Horror Story: Roanoke

A survivor of the infamous Butcher, Shelby Miller (Lily Rabe) is the main subject of a TV reenactment of her and her husband’s terrifying story on the latest installment of American Horror Story: Roanoke. The ensuing publicity and fallout from the documentary cause the breakdown of her marriage, and in hopes of rekindling it she agrees to a second TV special back at the haunted house. Unfortunately, The Butcher and her minions await their arrival. Shelby is a bit of a hippie and very laid back, dressing in loose tops and sweaters with tight jeans and monogrammed necklaces of S and M for Shelby and Matt.