Every Theory We Have About American Horror Story: Apocalypse

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No one gets out of American Horror Story unscathed. Season 8, however, may just put the characters of Ryan Murphy's spooky anthology series through the most trying trials and tribulations yet. The new season, subtitled Apocalypse, asks what happens after the end of the world. In case you didn't already suspect this: it's nothing good.
As with every season of American Horror Story, Apocalypse promises to surprise fans with insane twists and sometimes downright diabolical turns. There's no way to predict what will happen from moment to moment.
But, damn it — we'll try. As we move through this season of AHS, we will update this post with our most up-to-date theories and suspicions. Who will survive the world in its post-apocalyptic state? Who won't? And will the witches really save us all?
Here's everything we think we know about the new season. Though really, there's no way Murphy and Co. won't leave us with our jaws on the floor regardless.
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The New World Order Is... Satanic?

The full trailer for American Horror Story: Apocalypse reveals "Outpost," a secret underground lair that is free of radiation and full of people wearing strange, pseudo Victorian costumes. New character Venable (Sarah Paulson) runs this joint, which seems far more sinister than it initially appears. Kathy Bates' character declares "Hail Satan" to Cody Fern's Antichrist Michael Langdon, who looks exactly how the Beast does after he turns into a prince.

So... are Venable and her new, purple-loving friends attempting to rebirth the world in the devil's image? We can't trust anyone living in this post-apocalyptic world.
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On Wednesday’s We Wear Black. Normal People Scare Me. AHS8

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The Witches Might Save The World

The new trailer reveals Cordelia Goode (Paulson), Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy), and Madison Montgomery (Emma Roberts), two witches from season 3's Coven... and they look quite determined. Can they save the world from Antichrist Michael?
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Tate. Happy to be home.

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The Rubber Man Is Back

Thanks to the trailer, we know we'll see one of the most iconic images from American Horror Story once again. Crawling on the ceiling of Outpost is Murder House's "Rubber Man" — who just so happens to really be Tate (Evan Peters) in disguise. Is Tate planning on reuniting with his long-lost son Michael? Glad he wore something, erm, comfortable to this family reunion...
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Zombies Are Everywhere

Or, well... radioactive, blood-hungry people are. While Outpost has its own problems, the world outside it hardly appears better. Thanks to the full trailer, and several shorter promos leading up to it (like the one here), American Horror Story has teased that anyone who technically survived the apocalypse is now barely human.
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Michael Only Wants To Save People Who Worship Him

In the first episode of Apocalypse, we learn that Antichrist Michael is part of the "Cooperative" — and that he's capable of saving people in Outpost 3. Of course, there is a catch: He'll either save everyone... or no one. Could it be that Michael will only save people if they agree to hail Satan? Just seems like something Tate's son might do.
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The Sanctuary Is Really The Murder House

Michael speaks of taking people of Outpost 3 to a safe house, and, as the son of Murder House occupants Tate (Evan Peters) and Vivian (Connie Britton), it's possible this is what the Antichrist means. If Murder House is miraculously still standing, it means that the people who agree to go will be able to spend the rest of eternity as ghosts. Maybe that's what Michael meant by unlimited supplies in this new Sanctuary. If you're dead, you don't have to eat gross cube jelly!

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