The Witches' Council is the governing body of the witches and warlocks of the Coven of the Salem descendants. They are depicted as elders and very old-fashioned as they still use typewriters in the modern times. The Council is responsible for policing witch crimes, the concealment of witchcraft to the uninitiated, and for the welcoming of potential wards to Miss Robichaux's Academy. The Council only assembles on very important cases, such as the death of another witch.
Despite the dwindling number of Salem descendants, the Council will not hesitate to burn a witch at the stake if he/she is found guilty of murdering another witch. Prior to her apparent death at the stake in 2013, the head of the Witches' Council was Myrtle Snow.
In 2014, due to the apparent deaths of former councilors Myrtle Snow, Quentin Fleming, and Cecily Pembroke, Supreme witch Cordelia Goode decided to form a new Council composed of young witches. So she had the governing body reconstituted with Zoe Benson and Queenie as its councilors.
ElsaElsa is a witch as well as the former Head of the Witches' Council that visited Miss Robichaux's Academy in 1971 after the death of Supreme Witch Anna Leigh Leighton. A young Fiona Goode is put on trial where she lies to the council that the Voodoo practitioners may have killed her. She later attends a party and celebrating Fiona and announces that she is the Supreme Elect and will perform the Seven Wonders.
LanchesterLanchester is a witch as well as the stenographer of the Witches' Council that visited the academy in 1971 after the death of Supreme Anna Leigh Leighton. The Council puts a young Fiona Goode on trial and Lanchester asks her if the "colored witches" might've been involved in Anna Leigh's death, and Fiona lies to the Council that the Voodoo practitioners may have in fact killed her. She later attends the party celebrating Fiona on her becoming the Supreme Elect.
BartholomewBartholomew is a warlock, or a male witch, as well as a member of the Witches' Council that visited Miss Robichaux's Academy in 1971 after the death of Supreme Anna Leigh Leighton. Fiona Goode is put on trial where she lies to the Witches' Council that the Voodoo practitioners may have killed her. He later attends the party celebrating Fiona on her becoming the Supreme Elect.
Quentin FlemingQuentin Fleming is a warlock, or a male witch, as well as a member of the Witches' Council that visited the academy after Nan summoned them when she couldn't hear Madison Montgomery anymore. He is a Salem warlock as well as a famous author, whose books are on the best-selling list, though it was mentioned that it was the magic of Fiona Goode that made his books so successful. He has a flamboyant and sassy personality, however, fellow councilor Myrtle Snow calls him a fatuous fool and a drunk. Myrtle gets revenge against him for being responsible for ordering her burning at the stake by paralyzing and dismembering him and giving one of his eyes to Cordelia. According to Myrtle, Quentin and Cecily Pembroke wanted for years to dominate the Council, therefore agreed to burn her.
- Quentin Fleming is the first character on American Horror Story to be portrayed by Leslie Jordan. His second and third portrayals were as Cricket Marlowe and Ashley Gilbert in season six, Roanoke.
- Quentin and 1971 councilor Bartholomew are the two only male witches seen in Coven.