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What Fans Really Thought About The Witches From AHS: Apocalypse

Contains spoilers for "American Horror Story: Apocalypse"

"Survivor" fans have all-stars seasons, football followers have the Super Bowl, and "American Horror Story" lovers got "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" (although not everyone was a fan). The eighth season of FX's mega-popular anthology series brought viewers a new theme and new characters, but it also took the exciting step of incorporating players from throughout the "American Horror Story" universe in the greatest crossover event since, well, any recent MCU offering.

Of all the previous seasons that were represented in "Apocalypse," the witches of "American Horror Story: Coven" had some of the most prominent roles in the fight against the antichrist aka Michael Langdon (Cody Fern). Despite succeeding in the end, the coven faced heavy casualties in the final showdown with Michael, a detail that rubbed some fans of the franchise the wrong way.

Reddit user u/telekineticeleven011 took to the boards to start a thread titled "Does anyone else think witches were underpowered in Apocalypse?" In their introductory post, they argued, "Especially in the scene were Michael and Meade enter the Coven house and kill all the witches. I just felt like Zoe and Queenie were killed way to easily ... I know Zoe and Queenie would have done a lot more than what they did in that scene, especially Queenie."

This kicked off a lively discussion about the powers of the coven, how the witches featured in "Apocalypse," and the rules of the show itself.

Some American Horror Story fans think the witches' powers were inconsistent

As it turns out, u/telekineticeleven011 was far from the only one who had issues with the way the witches' powers were calibrated in "Apocalypse." A number of other fans of the series chimed in to agree, with the general consensus being, as u/Prodigal_Son22 put it, "The witches gain and lose their powers as the narrative requires it."

User u/SupremeElect was another proponent of that theory. "Witches' powers are super inconsistent," they began, before noting, "whenever the writers need a witch to be powerful, they'll make her the most powerful b— in the room, but whenever they need her to be weak, it's like the witches forget they have magic ..."

There was some dissent from that idea, though. User u/stunshock wrote in to argue, "The scene did feel rushed but I don't think they were underpowered but simply unprepared." Meanwhile, u/mahpeaches wrote in to say, "I disagree. There's a few major differences between who Michael is/was and who/what the witches are."

So, how exactly does u/mahpeaches believe the show justifies Michael's easy slaughter of the coven? They put it bluntly: "a Coven full of witches no matter how badass is still no match for the spawn of Satan ..."

It's hard to argue with that! You can currently catch "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" on Netflix.