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The Cult is an unnamed cult that arose in Brookfield Heights, Michigan in late 2016, founded and led by Kai Anderson. The members wear morbid clown costumes designed by one of the original members.

Background

In 2016, the cult was founded by Kai Anderson after being spurred by his psychiatrist to direct his own rage to a useful purpose. The Cult consisted of ten members and over thirty soldier-level members. The majority of inner-circle members were killed, most by each other. The only survivors included Ally Mayfair-Richards and Beverly Hope, with the sadistic leader Kai Anderson being shot in the head by Beverly Hope during a conference for political elections. Therefore, the cult became inactive.

Inner-circle members

The inner circle performs rituals devised by "Divine Ruler" Kai, while wearing clown regalia. The wearers of the clown costumes are concealed in the early episodes of the story and represent significant plot points. As well, some costumes are worn by multiple members throughout the story.

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Soldier-level members

Other members at the operating level joined during and after Kai's political run. They adopt uniforms, sleep in the communal basement of the Anderson House, and renounce their former identities in favor of names assigned by Kai.

Soldier-level members
 Heart Attack
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 Tripod
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 Sandstorm
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 Pus Bucket
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Speed Wagon

Before joining the cult, Speed Wagon was caught with ecstasy pills. In exchange for dropping the charges, Speed Wagon was tasked to infiltrate Kai's soldiers. Eventually, he was discovered as a mole by Ally, who fatally stabbed him.




Gutterball

Gutterball is a guest starring character in American Horror Story portrayed by Kaiwi Lyman.




Notes

  • The "Flops" clown was the first of several hints dropped by Ryan Murphy on his Instagram account to promote the seventh season. [8]

Gallery

References

  1. AHS Makeup artist Eryn Krueger Mekash (@makeuphag) named "3D" via Instagram comment.
  2. AHS Makeup artist Eryn Krueger Mekash (@makeuphag) named "Pentagram" via Instagram comment.
  3. AHS Makeup artist Eryn Krueger Mekash (@makeuphag) named "Brainiac" via Instagram comment.
  4. AHS Makeup artist Eryn Krueger Mekash (@makeuphag) named "Holes" via Instagram comment.
  5. AHS Makeup artist Eryn Krueger Mekash (@makeuphag) named "Flops" via Instagram comment.
  6. AHS Makeup artist Eryn Krueger Mekash (@makeuphag) named "Puzzles" via Instagram comment.
  7. AHS Makeup artist Eryn Krueger Mekash (@makeuphag) named "The Bump" via Instagram comment.
  8. Murphy teasing viewers on Instagram: the Elephant in the Room