Top 10 Best American Horror Story Characters

From misunderstood villains to courageous heroes, American Horror Story offers a complex tapestry of personalities, each one crafted with depth and emotion. They are characters who've frightened us, made us laugh, cry, and, most importantly, think.

But what makes these characters so compelling? Is it their development throughout a season, their unforgettable lines, or perhaps their portrayal by some of the finest actors in the industry? Maybe it's all of those things combined. The show's creators have succeeded in building characters that feel real, even in the most unreal of circumstances.
The Top Ten
1 Tate Langdon

He lit Larry on fire, killed 15 people in a school shooting, he kills Chad and Patrick, and even goes as far as to sodomize Patrick, but you still feel for Tate. You can see the shred of humanity inside of him, and you can see how much he loves Violet, and that is what makes him the greatest character.

The first season I ever watched was Freak Show, but after I finally watched Murder House, I can't stop seeing Evan Peters as Tate. Not Kit, not Jimmy, just Tate. Maybe because he was 23 and looked like a teenage Kurt Cobain (I mean, seriously, he looked a lot like Kurt Cobain). Phenomenal role. I fell in love with Tate after all he did.

2 Fiona Goode
3 Lana Winters

Lana survived torture from Briarcliff and all sorts of shenanigans from Bloody Face, aka Oliver Thredson. She escaped and wound up in Briarcliff again. She was released from Briarcliff, killed Oliver, and had to kill her grown-up adopted son. She was attacked by cannibals in season 6, and her best friend disappeared without a trace. But she came out on top and is totally awesome. She is tough, but she's no cookie.

Badass and one of the strongest characters in the show. Plus, you kinda feel sorry for her while she's in the asylum and has gone through horrible stuff like attempted straight conversion therapy, being trapped by Bloody Face, and lots of whippings.

4 Constance Langdon
5 Sister Jude

She is undoubtedly one of the best Jessicas and AHS characters. Although her dark past and being a stern nun in the beginning, she has such a sophisticated character by showing how affectionate, caring, amazing, and charismatic woman she is actually with a broken heart. She has such a unique, interesting, and mysterious lore story which is excellently written. Besides, it should be revealed more facts about this marvelous character!

She deserves much better and to be loved, regardless of her assumed murder of Missy Stone, therefore seeing her 15-16 years later after the accident as a grown young woman, being hardly recognizable from Jude, as Missy returned back home with a few broken bones after the incident.

How not to love her as a character!

6 Madison Montgomery

She tried to kill Misty Day, and she didn't revive Zoe and tried to kill Kyle.

Madison is hilarious. I loved her.

7 Michael Langdon
8 Violet Harmon

She has an odd mindset, showing she's been through a lot, and I mean, if Tate Langton can love her, something must be quite intriguing about her.

She is the most relatable and amazing character. She deserves to be in the top 3.

Her storyline will forever be beautiful and yet haunting.

9 Elsa Mars
10 Addie Langdon

She was so nice. I'm glad she actually had a good fate. She was in heaven and not trapped in a house with evil spirits.

The Contenders
11 The Countess

The role itself is amazing, and Lady Gaga just took it to another level. By far, one of the best AHS characters.

Played by Lady Gaga? Too good to be true.

12 James March

He's evil and humorous at the same time! Another awesome character played by Evan Peters.

13 Kit Walker

Evan Peters has a lot of talent! He goes from playing the evil Tate to Kit Walker, who you're rooting for the entire season of Asylum! Asylum is the best season, but I don't get why people hate Hotel. It was better than Coven and Freak Show!

People hate Hotel because Jessica Lange isn't in it, but while I miss her a lot on the show, I still like Hotel.

So sweet and genuinely tried to do what was best for others.

14 Misty Day

Her beatdown of Madison was the most satisfying part in the season, as was all of Delphine's torture.

I love her bohemian vibe, and she deserved to live though.

She is the best hobo. Is that mean? Whoops!

15 Dandy Mott
16 Cordelia Foxx
17 Pepper

I love Pepper. She is the most lovable character, and I wish there was a show all about Pepper.

Did she think Sister Jude looks like Elsa, and Kit looks like Jimmy?

18 Sister Mary Eunice
19 Liz Taylor

In a season that I really wasn't interested in, Liz Taylor is an amazing character, and Dennis O'Hare plays Liz amazingly.

20 Zoe Benson
21 Ally Mayfair-Richards
22 Myrtle Snow

There are literally no words. She is just awesome in every way possible, especially fashion.

23 Kyle Spencer
24 Marie Laveau

How the hell is she so low? Must say, Misty Day is the most annoying character on the series.

25 Twisty

I feel so bad for him. All he wanted was to make children happy, and that was ruined for him. He was such a sweet guy, and although he murdered people, in the long run, he just wanted to make others happy.

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