Stanley confesses to Jimmy Darling when he is in jail that he lost his mother at a young age, which leads him into trouble; however, it is uncertain whether or not this is true. Elsa later received prosthetic legs made by Massimo Dolcefino, working as a cabaret performer and chanteuse in Germany. Gloria Mott (portrayed by Frances Conroy), a wealthy society widow from Palm Beach. In "Magical Thinking", after confessing to Desiree that he murdered Ma Petite, he is shot in the head from behind by a vengeful Elsa. Elsa Mars (portrayed by Jessica Lange) is a German expatriate who manages one of the last remaining freak shows in the United States, in 1952. Stanley met Maggie in Kansas City in 1941, where she was stopped by a police officer for theft. He then murders Ma Petite by smothering her. She then served as Elsa's second-in-command at the freak show. With his dark antics, Stanley is primarily, albeit indirectly, responsible for the death of Ma Petite by blackmailing Dell Toledo. AHS Freak Show, but with the addition of Elsa's daughter Sophie. Dandy advertises himself as the headlining act (as a singer of Cole Porter standards), blaming the freaks for not selling tickets for his debut and methodically killing all the performers present for turning against him save the twins, whom he intended to marry; Jimmy, who was not at the camp; and Desiree, who was able to escape. All Lady Esmerelda wants is to make Lord Priapus proud. She then leads the charge against Elsa when the other freaks realize that she murdered Ethel. His ultimate fate remains unknown, although it is implied that either the remaining freaks or Dandy Mott finished him off at some point. The season is set in 1952 Jupiter, Florida, and centers around a freak show run by aspiring German actress and singer Elsa Mars. In the 1920s and 30s, she was a popular vaudeville star before marrying Dell, who convinced her to seek more upscale venues. She murders Ethel for discovering her plan to kill Bette and Dot, and seriously injures Paul for saying that the entire freak show cast suspects her involvement in Bette and Dot's subsequent disappearance. Dolcefino then reveals he's dying of cancer, and that night, she learns her German snuff films have been discovered by journalist Hedda Hopper, effectively ruining Elsa's career. Bette, the more innocent and friendly of the two, loves Hollywood glamor and movies and perceives their new life to be like show business, whereas Dot, the more cynical twin, distrusts everyone and remembers their old, sheltered life as one of safety. He paid her 10 cents to the dollar, which was a payment Maggie couldn't refuse, he also gave her food and lodging. 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She left Dell after he attempted to kill Jimmy as an infant. The amputation causes him to fall into a depression; when he learns the truth about Stanley and Maggie, he rebuffs and threatens her. This is the first season to not be strictly anthological, with Lily Rabe, Naomi Grossman, and John Cromwell (as a younger Dr. Arthur Arden) reprising their roles from American Horror Story: Asylum. ^1 Young Regina Ross is portrayed by Nya Auzenne. After Dandy massacres their friends, Bette marries him as a ruse so that they, Desiree, and Jimmy can enact their revenge against him. Dandy expressed a sense of boredom with his upper-class life and aspires to join the freak show as he believes he identifies with them, but after being rejected, Dandy meets Twisty and helps the clown before his death. Stanley is a con man with a quick disguise set up for his next scheme. Maggie is later revealed to be in a relationship with Jimmy, pressuring him to escape the freak show (and Stanley, though she doesn't mention this) with her. In "Pink Cupcakes", it is revealed that Dell has been seeing a hustler at a gay bar on the side. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Born with severe syndactyly, he performs as the "Lobster Boy" in the freak show. When she arrives in Hollywood, she is unable to meet with the president of a TV company until an altercation with his receptionist, leading her to meet Michael Beck, the company's junior vice-president of casting. Stanley Got Stabbed in the Crotch on ‘American Horror Story’ Last Night by Christopher Rosa 1/15/2015. Unbeknownst to her, the illusion is real, and she dies when her body is severed, while Chester descends into a psychotic episode. by carabrokes96 Fandoms: American … After being drugged, Dandy is chained by the surviving freaks in a water tank and deem him "the biggest freak of all" before watching him slowly drown as the tank fills with water. Jimmy Darling (portrayed by Evan Peters), also known as Lobster Boy, is the son of Ethel and Dell, though, at first, he is unaware that Dell is his father. Stanley, along with Maggie, makes most of his money selling items to the American Morbidity Museum. Desiree Dupree (portrayed by Angela Bassett), also known as The Three Breasted Woman, is a woman born with an oversized clitoris, mistaken by herself and her family for a male until puberty reveals the growth of not only two, but a third breast. His marriage to Ethel ended when he tried to kill Jimmy after he was born. His fate is left undisclosed at the end of the season. Veteran cast members include Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates, Denis O'Hare, and Frances Conroy, with Michael Chiklis and Finn Wittrock making their debuts. After immigrating to America, she begins singing at a carnival.  In "Edward Mordrake (Part 2)", Jimmy and Maggie come across Twisty and his captives and they help them escape. The two eventually marry and Elsa's variety show becomes a huge success. He also tells her that she suffered a miscarriage, revealing that she is in fact able to bear children. For her performance, Bates was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. After losing Ethel, he becomes unstable and later breaks up with Maggie. American Horror Story: Freak Show is the fourth season of the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story. He sees through the facade and, as a result, Gloria is shot and killed by Dandy, after she professes she couldn't live without him if he killed himself. In "Edward Mordrake (Part 1)", she is diagnosed with cirrhosis and is given a prognosis of six months to a year to live. These higher-paying audiences rejected her, ruining her reputation and career. After sinking into a state of depression after Jimmy's arrest, Maggie is confronted by a suspicious Desiree who believes that she had something to do with all the deaths that have occurred. In "Show Stoppers", saving the twins from ending up victims of Chester Creb's act, Dandy buys the freak show from Elsa for the sum of $10,000. He felt extremely guilty when Meep was arrested for the murder, breaking down when Meep's dead body was dumped at the freak show's camp. For his performance, Wittrock was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries, the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best TV Supporting Actor, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. He possesses, what some may see as his own "freak" quality, a very long penis. In "Curtain Call", she appears with the other dead freaks in Elsa's afterlife and appears to forgive Elsa for her sins. She later tries to placate Stanley by taking Ma Petite to a barn and preparing to drown her, but cannot make herself kill the innocent young woman. While Mordrake does kill her, Elsa ends up being sent to her own afterlife: a reincarnation of her freak show where she is reunited with the other dead freaks and is able to perform to the full house she always dreamed of. He is enormously well-endowed and is gay. Initially, she's perceived as a mother figure to the freak show cast; however, her fantasy of being a Hollywood actress drives her to murder those who she perceives as rivals, with the encouragement of Stanley, who was posing as a talent scout at the time. In "Show Stoppers", she murders the curator of the Museum of Morbid Curiosities, Lillian Hemmings, and later wraps her head in a gift box and gives it to Stanley, before the other freaks mutilate him. Maggie was a beautiful young woman with medium length blond hair, usually styled in neat curls. Jimmy Darling meets someone new and they change his life. Ethel Darling (portrayed by Kathy Bates as adult Ethel, Kathy Deitch as young Ethel) is a bearded lady, the mother of Jimmy, and the ex-wife of Dell. The season is set in 1952 Jupiter, Florida, and centers around a freak show run by aspiring German actress and singer Elsa Mars. The season's theme, discrimination, is underlined by depictions of physical and mental abuse towards “freaks” and their struggle to survive economically. He becomes a drunk, and is later arrested for a mass murder committed by Dandy. American Horror Story: Freak Show is the fourth season of the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story. Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, https://americanhorrorstory.fandom.com/wiki/Stanley?oldid=150188, He is the third character to be portrayed by. American Horror Story Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. When Maggie confesses the truth about her and Stanley working together, stopping just as she is about to reveal their intent to murder the freaks, Desiree becomes suspicious and warns her that if she finds out that Maggie and Stanley are responsible for the deaths of the other freaks, Desiree would kill her. Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death, Jimmy Darling/Original Female Character(s) (1), Edward Mordrake/Original Female Character(s) (1), Alternate Universe - Superheroes/Superpowers (1), Edward Mordrake/Original Female Character(s), Jimmy Darling/Original Female Character(s), Jimmy Darling is a poor fool and he deserved the whole world, In this house we love and respect Ethel Darling, Dell Toledo/Stanley (American Horror Story), Alternate Universe - Superheroes/Superpowers, Gloria Mott/Stanley (American Horror Story). She is married to Dell and struggles for work after other traveling shows close down. In the sixth season, Roanoke, it is revealed that Dandy was the last member of the Mott family alive, thus making the Roanoke house available for purchase.. He's been angry, closed off, and distant. He often works under false names and wears disguises. At the end of "Show Stoppers", Jimmy receives wooden prosthetics resembling his claw hands from Elsa's former lover, Massimo Dolcefino.
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