Oct. 05, 2011
Returning Series
60 min.
FX TV Network

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American Horror Story

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse and a summer camp. Each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a different set of characters and settings, and a story line with its own "beginning, middle, and end." Some plot elements of each season are loosely inspired by true events.

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Adelaide Langdon

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Murder House-"Excuse me, you are going to die in there."

Adelaide was born to Constance and Hugo Langdon. She is the sister of Tate and Beauregard. Constance told Vivien that she had four children, and therefore one other sibling may be unaccounted for. She was killed on October 31, 2011 in a hit-and-run automobile accident.

Addy is curious and friendly but her well meaning warnings regarding the dangers of the Murder House can be misconstrued as ominous threats. She is playful and wants desperately to fit in. She has been raised by Constance to believe that she is an ugly monster and not fit to be seen in public. She uses people's perception of her mentality to her advantage. She is socially awkward and finds solace in her ghostly friends inside the house. She rebels against Constance, who wants to keep her out of sight. She is cagey enough to not reveal her age. She has laughingly told Violet that she is not a virgin. She has dark features and brunette hair, with the flattened facial features and increased weight common to those with her disorder. Constance often comments on Addy's weight, and it is a point of contention between them.

In 1978, a young Addy warns twins Troy and Bryan to stay out of the house, but they ignore her. She says that they will regret it. In 2011, she sneaks into the house and frightens Vivien when telling her that she is going to die. Her mother arrives in search of Addy and tells her to return home. When Addy makes another uninvited visit to the house she sees Troy and Bryan mischievously slamming the cabinet doors and her amused laughter again startles Vivien. Vivien grabs Addy and tells her to stop sneaking into her home. One night Addy is found in the basement by Ben, laughing as she rolls a ball into a dark corner. Ben escorts her out as the ball rolls back.

She's later seen reading a magazine at her house and asks her mother why she isn't like the girls in the magazine. Constance tells her she has other talents, like finger painting. She is then asked by Constance to spit in the cake batter, which contains syrup of ipecac, she is mixing for some cupcakes she plans on giving to Violet.

Addy witnesses the murder reenactors invade the house with intent to kill Vivien and Violet, Addy saw them and told her mother there was a bad man in the house. Constance thought she was talking about Ben, and, as she persisted, Constance locked her in the "Bad Girl Room", a closet with mirrors. Surrounded by multiple reflections of herself, Addy began screaming in terror.

Addy flirts with Travis (one of her mother's lovers) and tells him she wants to be a "pretty girl" for Halloween, something with which her mother disapproves of and leads them to a fight, but finally, her mother gifts her a "pretty girl" mask for Halloween. While trick-or-treating, she is struck by a car and killed. While paramedics are attempting to save her life, Constance pushes them aside and begins dragging Addy towards the Harmons' lawn, suggesting that she would rather have her dead child's ghost bound to the Murder House than to lose her entirely. Visiting her daughter on a slab in the morgue, Constance puts makeup on Addy's corpse and tells her she's "beautiful".
Later, Constance speaks to Addy via medium Billie Dean Howard . Constance tells Addy that she was the most beautiful woman in the world, and asks for her forgiveness. Addy says she forgives her mother, and that she's glad her mother did not succeed in dragging her dying body onto the grounds of the Murder House, as she wouldn't want to be trapped there after learning what Tate had done.

In a flashback to 1994, the evening before the Westfield Massacre. Constance's family has moved back into the house with Larry, and they are all together sharing dinner. Tate says Grace, and begins cussing out his mother and Larry. He also grows irritated at how naive Addy is as she has taken a liking to Larry, completely blind to the fact that he murdered their brother Beau. She appears one final time in a flash back during Afterbirth.

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