American Horror Story 3x01 005
Aliases: The Minotaur
Continuity: American Horror Story
Notability: Recurring character
Type: Slave
Gender: Male
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
1st appearance: "Bitchcraft"
Actor: Ameer Baraka

Bastien is a fictional slave-turned-minotaur featured in the FX Network television series American Horror Story. Played by actor Ameer Baraka, he was part of the season three storyline, "Coven" and first appeared in the season premiere, "Bitchcraft".

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"Bastien... you wanna rut like a beast? Then we gonna treat ya like one."
Delphine LaLaurie[src]

In the 19th century, a wealthy yet sadistic woman from New Orleans named Madame Delphine LaLaurie took exception to the fact that her daughter Borquita was having an affair with a black servant named Bastien. She had Bastien taken up to her personal chamber of horrors where he was chained and fitted with the emptied head of a bull. Through some sort of supernatural ritualism, the head bonded with the body, turning Bastien into a true minotaur. LaLaurie was quite pleased with her handiwork, noting how the minotaur had always been her favorite creature from Greek literature. [1]

More than a century later, the minotaur was still around, having been kept alive and contained by the immortal voodoo queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau. Laveau was Bastien's lover back in his human days and could not bear to let him go. When Laveau discovered that LaLaurie was active once again (also rendered immortal as part of a curse placed on her by Laveau), the voodoo queen sent Bastien to her former home at Miss Robichaux's Academy to kill her. One of the student witches at the Academy, Queenie, tried to protect LaLaurie, but luring the minotaur outside and seducing him, but the minotaur nearly killed her. The creature then saw an opportunity to kill Laveau's sworn enemy, Fiona Goode, but Goode was too powerful for the savage creature and decapitated him. She sent Bastien's still-living bull head to Laveau's hair salon as a gift. [2]

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