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Montana Duke's Worst Trait On American Horror Story: 1984

On "American Horror Story: 1984," Montana Duke (Billie Lourd) is the epitome of '80s cool. The character is never seen without some combination of her cheetah print, leather jackets, and, as she puts it, rad hair. In most cases, she's pretty laid back, too, coming across as nonchalant about her "suspicious nature" when she pulls a knife on Brooke (Emma Roberts) and seeming unphased at the sight of a corpse in her locker room. The woman is also an aerobics instructor, the premiere '80s workout, and has pretty tubular taste in music, as seen when she and Richard Ramirez (Zach Villa) are rocking out to Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell" during her Midnight Manerobics class. Oh yeah, there's also the fact that metalhead serial killer Ramirez falls in love with her and is more than happy to do her bidding. 

Unfortunately, for someone oozing with cool, there are bound to be some drawbacks. Montana isn't perfect. She's a little selfish, vengeful, and, well, murderous. These facets of her personality, in conjunction with her worst trait, turn out to be a deadly combination for those who cross this camp counselor.

Montana's impulsivity is her demise

You can call Montana Duke a lot of things, but unfocused isn't one of them. Up until her death, Montana has one goal in mind: avenge her deceased brother by killing Brooke, who she believes is responsible for his death. In a camp full of killers, her justifications for killing are almost sensible. Almost.

The problem is that Montana's thoughts come from an impulsive place. She assumed Brooke slept with her brother prior to her wedding, but the assumption was never confirmed. Montana reveals that as soon as she saw Brooke at her class, she plotted to kill her. When she meets Ramirez, she folds him into the plan, too. Without thinking ahead to what he may be capable of, Montana encourages Ramirez to keep killing until he gets to Brooke. Years after her death (at the hands of Brooke), Montana finds out the atrocious acts Richard Ramirez has been up to outside of Camp Redwood. A permanent spirit on the grounds, Montana reflects on how her impulsive, one-track plan caused so much pain for others. As viewers of the finale know, Montana and the other ghosts of Camp Redwood made sure to keep Ramirez in check to prevent him from killing again. 

Ultimately, though Montana may have remained a ghost at Camp Redwood due to her impulsivity, she gets to hold on to some of her favorite traits: her sense of style and her '80s vibe. Hopefully, the finale is not the last we see of the American Horror Story: 1984 gang, knowing how creator Ryan Murphy likes to connect the timeline and bring things full circle.