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Brooke Thompson's Worst Trait On American Horror Story: 1984

Season 7 of American Horror Story is a blast to the past, full of '80s throwbacks and cultural references. It's also full of complex characters, and everyone at Camp Redwood seems to have their share of both good and bad qualities. The bad character traits vary in extreme ways: While some people let their lack of courage get the better of them, others are straight-up murderers. This toxic mix of fatal flaws leads to an exciting season to say the least.

One of the least problematic characters in AHS: 1984 is the final girl, Brooke Thompson (Emma Roberts). At the beginning of the series, we meet Brooke after some traumatizing life experiences lead her to join her new friends Montana (Billie Lourd), Xavier (Cody Fern), Chet (Gus Kenworthy), and Ray (DeRon Horton) at summer camp to get away from everything for a while. Unfortunately, for the whole group, things quickly turn sinister as we learn that not only is Camp Redwood haunted, but there are murderers among them. Through it all, Brooke does her best to survive and help her friends get out, too — but her worst trait often keeps her in the middle of all the trouble.

Brooke is always in the wrong place at the wrong time

When Brooke first meets her new friends, they discuss the recent murders committed by the infamous serial killer Richard Ramirez. Brooke shows some knowledge of serial killers' habits, suggesting that she finds the topic interesting. Later that evening, Brooke is assaulted in her apartment by none other than Richard Ramirez himself — which is extremely unlucky, especially considering they were literally talking about him a few hours earlier. Not only that, but we learn that Brooke's fiancé went on a jealous rampage at their wedding, and murdered his best man and Brooke's father before killing himself. What are the odds of having two traumatic events happen within one year of each other?

Yet another example of Brooke having horrible timing happens in the middle of 1984. She finds herself fighting with Montana, and eventually ends up killing her in self-defense just as a bus full of children arrives to attend camp. She's subsequently framed for all the other murders she didn't commit, and ends up in prison, facing death row. 

Though Brooke eventually gets her happy ending thanks to the help of her friends, it takes years of being in the wrong place at the wrong time before she finally gets to live in peace.