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This is a chronology of events for the American Horror Story titled "Freak Show".

19th Century[]

  • Edward Mordrake is born with a second face on the back of his head.
  • Edward becomes a patient of Bedlam Hospital.
  • Edward murders a nurse and breaks out of the hospital.
  • Edward commits suicide by hanging.

Late 1920s/ Early 1930s[]



  • Elsa leaves Germany and travels to America with gypsies.
  • Shortly afterward, Elsa adopts Pepper and begins collecting her freaks.



  • Stanley takes in Maggie, who had been pick-pocketing on the streets.


  • Twisty the Clown leaves Rusty Westchester's Traveling Carnival and returns home to Jupiter, Florida.
  • Twisty the Clown maims himself while attempting suicide via shotgun.


  • Chester Creb murders his wife Lucy and her girlfriend, Alice, for mocking his relationship with his dummy, Marjorie.


  • Dell kills a man in Chicago and flees with Desiree.
  • Bette Tattler kills her mother Eudora.
  • Bette and Dot become members of Fraulein Elsa's Cabinet of Curiosities.
  • Twisty the Clown murders Troy and kidnaps Bonnie Lipton.
  • Twisty the clown kidnaps Corey Bachman and kills his parents.
  • Jimmy Darling kills Detective Bunch to protect the twins.
  • Meep is framed by Dell for the detective's death and is arrested.
  • Meep is killed in prison.
  • Twisty the Clown kills the owner and an employee of a toy store.
  • Dell and Desiree become members of Fraulein Elsa's Cabinet of Curiosities.
  • Dandy makes an attempt to become a member of Fraulein Elsa's Cabinet of Curiosities but is turned down.
  • Dandy becomes the protégé of Twisty.
  • Ethel discovers she has cirrhosis.
  • Maggie becomes a member of Fraulein Elsa's Cabinet of Curiosities.
  • Twisty the Clown kidnaps Mike.
  • Elsa summons Edward Mordrake.
  • Edward Mordrake visits Ethel, Suzi, Paul, Pepper, Salty, and Elsa.
  • Dandy kidnaps Jimmy and Maggie for Twisty.
  • Edward Mordrake kills Twisty and adds him to his "group of freaks."
  • Bonnie, Corey, Mike, Jimmy, and Maggie escape from Twisty's clutches.
  • Dandy kills Dora and Gloria has her buried in the yard.
  • Desiree discovers that she isn't hermaphrodite.
  • Dandy kills Andy.
  • Dell kills Ma Petite so that Stanley can sell her body to a museum.
  • Elsa Mars kills Ethel Darling.
  • Dandy kills his mother Gloria.
  • Dandy commits the Tupperware Party Massacre killing 8 people and has Jimmy framed for it.
  • Jimmy has his hands cut off and sold to a museum so he can afford a lawyer.
  • Regina Ross finds out that Dandy murdered Dora and brings in a detective, but Dandy bribes the detective to kill her and cover up Dandy's crimes.
  • Dell hangs himself by a rope in his trailer but is cut down by Desiree.
  • Salty dies of a stroke.
  • Stanley decapitates Salty's corpse (after Salty's funeral), and sells his head to a museum.
  • Maggie Esmerelda brings Desiree to the museum where she is shown the preserved body of Ma Petite along with Salty's head.
  • Elsa Mars shoots Dell Toledo after he confesses to killing Ma Petite.
  • The Freaks find out what Stanley has been doing and cut his arms off and lock him in a cage as revenge.
  • Chester tries to rehearse a magic trick which goes wrong, and in a fit of rage, he kills Maggie by sawing her in half.
  • Elsa sells the Freak Show to Dandy.
  • Paul stands up to Dandy for mistreating the freaks and announces he's quitting, throwing Dandy into rage.
  • Dandy massacres most of the freaks, in this order: Paul, Penny, Toulouse, Suzi, Ima Wiggles, and Amazon Eve.
  • The Tattler twins trick Dandy into thinking they're going to marry them.
  • Jimmy, Desiree, and Bette and Dot Tattler kill Dandy to avenge his victims' deaths.


  • Desiree Dupree and Angus T. Jefferson have two kids.
  • Elsa becomes famous for her show in Hollywood and receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Edward Mordrake murders Elsa on her Halloween show, but he doesn't add her to his group.
  • Elsa makes it to the afterlife, where she is greeted by Ma Petite and Ethel Darling.
  • Jimmy Darling marries The Tattler twins.
  • The twins become pregnant.