13 Intriguing Fan Theories About
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
October 6, 2018
fans, because from the looks of it, Season 8 is shaping up to be a wild ride. Although we’re only a few weeks into the series, fans have already been tweeting up a storm and sharing their own theories about American Horror Story AHS: Apocalypse on Reddit, and NGL, some of them are actually very intriguing!
The theories range from this season’s major themes to who is or isn’t a witch, and of course, fans have also developed some jaw-dropping theories as to who the next Supreme will be! In addition to that, we’re also seeing
a lot of fans try to connect this season to seasons of the past, because ultimately, the show’s creator promised that, one day, it’ll all make sense. Ryan Murphy
At the moment, we’re all still waiting for everything to click, but in the meantime, why don’t you check out some of our favorite
fan theories for American Horror Story: Apocalypse? We promise you won’t be disappointed.
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Cordelia can see the future and the witches will travel through time.
Let's dive right in, shall we? As we all know, Cordelia Fox was blinded by an acid attack on
Coven. What we also know, however, is that as a result of that attack, she developed the ability to see visions. Well, one fan theory for this new season suggests that she can actually see the future and that the apocalypse is just one of her visions. Say whaaat?!
Apparently, some fans are utterly convinced that during this season, Cordelia and the other witches will have to work together to try and stop the apocalypse, which actually makes a ton of sense. Alternatively, there are other theories that suggest that the apocalypse isn't merely a vision at all and that the witches will have to travel back in time to prevent it from happening altogether.
Either way, fans are absolutely positive that there has to be some sort of leap in time, especially since the character of Michael Langdon was just a baby during season one, and now he's, well,
way older. Thoughts? Questions? Concerns?
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The witches will travel to the underworld.
If you watched
Coven, you're well aware of the fact that most of the witches died at the end of that season. However, if you're a diehard fan of American Horror Story, you're also well aware that, on this show, death is often temporary. Well, clearly that must be true because, at the end of episode 3 of this season, Madison Montgomery and Myrtle Snow arrived at Outpost 3 with Cordelia. Of course, this begs the question: how did they do it?
Unsurprisingly, fans have come through with a bunch of theories about this, but one that we found particularly interesting was one we came across on
Reddit, which suggests that we will be taken to the underworld this season.
Reddit user Kenkar16 writes, "What if Cordelia has a premonition about the apocalypse and to survive she takes all of her witches down to hell to survive? This could serve as a metaphorical bomb shelter of sorts. This could also be the place where we see characters who turned to dust."
Obviously, there are a million things running through our minds right now and
endless possibilities. Like, for example, we know that the Supreme has the ability to sacrifice one life to bring back another. Did Cordelia kill off a bunch of people to bring back her coven? We guess we're just going to have to keep watching to find out!
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Coco is a witch.
At this point, we all know that the witches make a BIG comeback this season, and after a
group photo of many of the coven members appeared on Reddit, fans instantly began speculating that Coco, whom we first met in the premiere episode of this season, is one of them!
NGL, the photo that was shared on the site
totally makes it seem like Coco's part of the coven, and it seems like other users agree completely.
One Redditor by the name of General Stanton writes, "I hope this means Coco's a witch," to which dreammkushh responds, "I read that coco is related to Madison. So I feel like you’re correct." OMG... this is getting GOOD.
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Madison is related to Charles from
Since we've already made it to Season 8 of
American Horror Story, we're all desperately trying to connect the dots — especially because Ryan Murphy confirmed that each season is connected back when Freak Show aired. Well, get excited AHS stans, because it seems like some diehard fans of the show may have made a groundbreaking discovery.
ICYMI, Madison's character and Charles from
Murder House both share the same surname. Furthermore, they've noticed that both seem to have a "Frankenstein Complex." For example, on the first season of the show, Charles went completely insane after the death of his son so he brought him back to life after stitching his body together. Then, during Coven, Madison suggested to Zoe that she build herself the perfect boyfriend with the body parts of dead frat boys. Yup! These two definitely seem to be related!
That's not all, though! Because of their similarities and their shared "Frankenstein Complex," fans have been speculating that it will ultimately be revealed that Charles was a warlock, since, you know... Madison's a witch and all. WOWZA.
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Mallory is an angel.
It seems like this season, everyone is dying to know more about Mallory and her powers, so it makes total sense why a ton of the fan theories seem to be about her. Among the most popular is that Mallory is actually an angel, which would explain why Michael Langdon (a.k.a the Antichrist) didn't know how to handle her anger and was pushed by her power. Clearly, whatever powers she does have are
very powerful, and fans of the show are committed to figuring her out.
After episode 3, fans were even more fascinated by the possibilities. Why? Because one
Reddit user came up with a theory that perhaps she's not actually an angel, but instead she's possessed by one. Uhh... what?
How_veryy says, "Maybe Michael (the angel) is a separate entity that is inhabiting Mallory. So the body of Mallory is a witch (which is why Cordelia views her as a sister) but also why she has the 'there's someone inside me' thing because Coco's guardian angel Michael is possessing her similar to the Mary Eunice devil thing." Whoa.
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Cordelia and the coven have been keeping an eye on Michael Langdon for several years.
Prepare to be SHOOKETH. Redditer AHSFan420 believes that Cordelia and the rest of the coven have actually been keeping a watchful eye on Michael Langdon for years, which actually makes a lot of sense. If you've been watching
AHS religiously season after season, you'll remember that time that Queenie traveled to Los Angeles for a taping of The Price is Right. Well, in hindsight, AHSFan420 thinks that maybe she didn't go for the taping at all, and instead went to "check out what’s going on with Michael Langdon." Hmm...
That same user pointed out that Queenie took the trip the same year Michael killed his nanny at just three years old. Therefore, it's very possible that the witches were aware that he was the Antichrist and also extremely powerful. Also, don't forget that Fiona Goode,
's character, was living in L.A. when Jessica Lange Coven first began. NGL, we have a sneaky suspicion that this person could be right!
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Michael Langdon is the Supreme.
We already know that Michael Langdon is the Antichrist, but is it possible that he's the Supreme, too?! Some diehard fans of the series seem to think so, and their reasoning will probably be able to convince you, as well.
If we think back to
Murderhouse, we know that Michael is the son of Vivien Harmon and the late Tate Langdon. However, Reddit user BrudDrakt pointed out that, on the final episode of the first season, Michael's relatives' names were briefly mentioned. Constance Langdon, also played by Jessica Lange, pretended that she adopted Michael from her distant cousins, Eveline and Steve DeLongpre.
We know you're probably confused AF right now, but try to follow along. If there's at least some truth to what Constance said, Michael could possibly be a descendant of Mimi DeLongpre, a former Supreme. Plus, we know that Miss Robichaux’s Academy is now planning on welcoming its doors to men, only further convincing fans that he could quite possibly be both, and TBH, that sounds
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Timothy and Emily are Adam and Eve.
Apocalypse, we watched as a nuclear bomb destroyed Los Angeles. But, before the bomb hit, we saw Timothy get torn from his family and then notified that he was genetically gifted. Interestingly enough, Emily found herself in a similar situation and she was also told that she was important. But, what could this mean?
Well, some fans actually think that Timothy and Emily are special because they're actually Adam and Eve. What happened after that only seems to support this theory. Once the two met, before being transported to Outpost 3, they realized they had an instant connection. However, sex was forbidden in Outpost 3, so the pair had to be super sneaky. They were very committed to each other and even snuck in some kisses and hand-holding.
All of this, in addition to the fact that they seem to be haunted by Satan similar to the story of Adam and Eve, had managed to convince several viewers that this theory is actually legit. Interesting...
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Emily is Lilith.
We know what you're thinking: who's Lilith? Well, hang on, kids! This is where it gets interesting. This theory suggests that Emily's character is a woman from Jewish folklore who some people believe was the first woman — even before Eve! That being said, Lilith represents something
very different than Eve. In other words, she's evil.
In Midrashic tradition, Lilith is referred to as a "female demon." So, while Eve is an example of the ideal wife, Lilith is the total opposite. This theory suggests that Emily doesn't actually love Timothy IRL, and instead, she was sent by the Antichrist to Timothy to seduce and destroy him. We hope this isn't true!
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Roanoke is Emily's mother.
Now that we've seen a few episodes, it's become extremely clear that this season is a continuation of
Murder House and Coven, but is that really all? Some fans certainly don't think so!
If you think back to
Roanoke, Lee Harris mentioned having a daughter by the name of Emily. Tragically, Emily was abducted as a child from her car, and Lee never saw her daughter again. Like many unsolved abduction cases, the characters in the show and the viewers alike were left to assume that Emily died, since she was never found. But, considering there's now this other Emily, perhaps there's a chance that she's the daughter that was taken?
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Murder house is another outpost.
While we're very much aware of the existence of Outpost 3, what we don't know is where exactly it is located. That's why, some fans are speculating that it's located underneath the Murder House. Say whaaat?
You read that correctly, folks! As we figured out
very early on, the house is full of evil power and it's also where Michael was born. Given that he's the Antichrist, it would make complete sense that he would place the outpost beneath it in order to protect the home and all of the spirits that reside there, no? Plus, if this were truly the case, it would make it so that all of the spirits that live in the house can stay even after the apocalypse. We don't know about you, but our heads are SPINNING!
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The season will follow a biblical theme.
Earlier this year, after rumors surfaced on Twitter that 20th Century Fox had filed a trademark for the name
Radioactive, some fans thought that would be the title and theme of Season 8. Clearly, that didn't happen, but still it left fans wondering whether the season would follow a nuclear sort of theme.
At this point, we know that Los Angeles was destroyed with a nuclear bomb, but some theories suggest that perhaps the season follows more of a biblical theme. Some fans supported this claim by reminding us of the time on
Murder House when 's character, Billie Dean Howard, warned Constance that "a child born of human and spirit will usher in the end of times." We don't know about you, but that sounds like the apocalypse to us. Sarah Paulson
Also, if all of that Adam and Eve stuff turns out to be true, that's only more evidence that the season follows a mainly biblical theme. Still, we've got a long way to go and there's a ton of evidence that supports the nuclear theory as well, so maybe it's a healthy mix of both?
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The season will be an extremely violent one.
Last, but certainly not least is the "Nine Circles of Hell" theory. In case you missed it, two summers ago Ryan Murphy shared an image on his personal Instagram account of a fan theory that he found particularly interesting. And although it seemed like he'd never seen it before that moment, he could've been trying to throw us off because, so far, it seems pretty on point.
The image showed each season of
AHS up to that point assigned to one of the nine circles of hell from Inferno, the first part of the poem The Divine Comedy. As you can tell, this left two remaining circles, which are "violence" and "lust." Based on this and this alone, some fans have concluded that Apocalypse will follow the theme of violence, and that the next season (yes, they're already thinking about the next season), will follow the theme of lust. How fascinating!