|a daughter of a Supreme can be powerful in her own right|
|Portrayed by||Sarah Paulson|
|Occupation||Headmistress of Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies|
|Relationships||Myrtle Snow (friend/guardian)|
|Relatives||Fiona Goode (mother)
Hank Foxx (husband)
|Powers and Abilities|
|Magic in "Coven" (for Witches and Voodoo)|
The idealistic headmistress of Miss Robichaux's Academy, Cordelia Foxx is fiercely protective of the girls entrusted to her care. In the face of her larger-than-life mother, Fiona, Cordelia struggles to maintain order amidst the dark forces of chaos gathering within the school. 
Cordelia Foxx, explains the history of the Academy to a new student, Zoe. She also warns Zoe to be careful with her powers so she will not get caught by the humans. A month ago, a witch named Misty Day living in the swamps was burned alive for practicing her necromancy publicly.
Cordelia brews something chemically and is interrupted by her mother, the Supreme Fiona Goode. Cordelia is angry with her for "dumping" her there and wants her to leave. Fiona is disappointed with her daughter because, as the daughter of the Supreme, she could have been rich and famous if she wanted to. Fiona reveals that she was convinced to come back when she saw, through the news, that a witch was killed. Despite Cordelia's reluctance and disapproval of being anything but discreet, her mother decides to stay and teach her students how to defend themselves.
At the hospital Cordelia eagerly awaits and hopes for good news from her fertility physician about her ability to become pregnant. Much to her dismay, the doctor tells her she is not ready. The doctor leaves her alone with her husband, Hank Foxx, and the two discuss and alternative means of conception, magic. Cordelia, afraid of becoming like her mother, initially refuses to take such a route claiming that she does not want to play God. However her husband shoots back that their current route with science is no difference and she reluctantly gives in.
Back at the school Cordelia collects the needed ritual instruments and ingredient. In her bedroom she creates a casting circle places to eggs on the side of it. She cuts her naked husbands hand and he cuts hers. They drink each other's blood and then begin to have intercourse. The casting circle goes aflame around the impassioned lovers and snakes hatch out of the placed eggs and slither around the entwined couple.
The two spouses collapse on each other after climaxing, hopeful that a baby was conceived.
Cordelia sees the fertility doctor, who informs her that she cannot become pregnant. Desperate, Cordelia makes an appointment with Marie Laveau about a fertility ritual, to which Laveau guarantees of a 100% success rate. However, thanks to Fiona's actions towards her earlier, Laveau refuses to do the ritual to help Cordelia, "the daughter of her sworn enemy".
Cordelia helps tend to a wounded Queenie, and is visited the next day by the Witches Council, who were summoned to the school by Nan (who was concerned that Madison was possibly dead). Cordelia (along with Queenie, Fiona, and Zoe) are all questioned about Madison's disappearance. When the head of the Council, Myrtle Snow, becomes convinced Fiona murdered Madison to keep her from replacing Fiona. Cordelia defends her mother, telling the Council that Madison was not the next Supreme as she had a heart murmur which contradicts the prerequisite of radiant health. Fiona and "Delia" trade honest questions at a bar, but Fiona swears that she did not kill Madison. Fiona is obsessed with who the next Supreme is to be. In the restroom, Cordelia is accosted and has acid thrown in her face.
Cordelia is taken to a hospital and Fiona learns from one of the doctors that Cordelia is blinded by the sulfuric acid thrown in her face. Hank shows up and tells Cordelia that he will never leave her and touches her hand. This causes Cordelia to convulse with a vision of Hank's infidelity.
After being released from the hospital, Cordelia makes her way back to the home with slight help from Hank. As she enters the room, she complains about the flower arrangement. When Hank attempts to help her sit, she once again has a vision of the "Mystery Redhead." Questioning Hank about it, he is incapable of a coherent answer, and Cordelia forces him out.
While undressing, she seems to struggle, and Fiona tries to help her. Cordelia once again gets a vision, this time of Myrtle being burned. She is angered and hurt by this, and Fiona decides to leave her to grieve.
Feeling her way through her room, she bumps into a table, and struggles to take her medicine. She senses someone else in her room, and is frightened when she "sees" The Axeman at the foot of her bed. He presses her against the wall, demanding release, but she reveals she is incapable of doing so. She is chased around the room, and hides under a table. Zoe, Queenie and Nan attempt to help her, yet are unable to break into the room. They chant a spell, and The Axeman disappears. Cordelia is saved by the girls, and is comforted by them.
In the middle of the night, Hank attempts to call Cordelia, who hangs up on him. Cordelia touches Madison's arm while looking for Delphine in the Academy and has visions of Madison's murder at the hands of Fiona. Later, she meets with Zoe and informs her that she is well aware of Zoe's new powers since she unleashed The Axeman into the new world, and that because of this, she will now be a target of Fiona. She tells Zoe that Fiona killed Madison so that she could get her life force and help her remain as the incumbent Supreme and that they have to work together to kill Fiona for good.
Personality and appearance Edit
Cordelia is gentle and caring toward others, particularly her students, much to the chagrin of her mother, Fiona. Her disdain toward her mother is made clear when she tried to give her mother a potion that would have put her into a coma for a few weeks. Cordelia's relationship with her mother seems to be based on these sorts of actions as well as quips and sardonic remarks.
- Cordelia is based on the youngest daughter of Shakespeare's King Lear. "I would read more into Lear than the Buffy spin-off," executive producer Tim Minear joked. He added, "I think some of the bigger themes this year is oppression of minorities of all kinds and within that idea, the idea of minority group going after each other and doing the work for the larger culture. There’s a very strong feminist there, there’s also themes of race and themes of oppression and a very strong theme of family, specifically mothers and daughters. Those are some of the things we’ll be exploring this year." 
- ↑ Episode: Bitchcraft
- ↑ 'American Horror Story' Season 3 Preview: Why 'Coven' Is Ryan Murphy's Favorite Season
- ↑ FX Networks
- ↑ Inside TV 'American Horror Story: Coven' scoop: Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson play (spoiler!)