Maggie Esmerelda
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Maggie Esmerelda
Franchise: American Horror Story
Notability: Main character
Type: Con artist
Gender: Female
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Status: Deceased
Died: 1952
1st appearance: Edward Mordrake (Part 1)"
Final: "Show Stoppers"
Actor: Emma Roberts

Maggie Esmerelda is a fictional con artist and a recurring character featured on the FOX Network television series American Horror Story. Played by actress Emma Roberts, she was featured in season four of the show, which was billed under the subheading of "Freak Show". The character was credited in all thirteen episodes from the season, but actually only made ten appearances on the show. The character was introduced in episode 4x03, "Edward Mordrake (Part 1)".

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Maggie Esmerelda was an amateur con artist who partnered herself with a man named Stanley in the early 1950s. She assisted Stanley in infiltrating Fräulein Elsa's Cabinet of Curiosities in Jupiter, Florida and helped him to procure the bodies of freaks, which they would then sell to the American Morbidity Museum.

During her time with the Freak Show, she became romantically involved with Jimmy Darling, and was present with Jimmy when Twisty the Clown and a psychopath named Dandy Mott began terrorizing people. Maggie eventually had a crisis of conscience and turned against Stanley, revealing the duo's true motives to a performer named Desiree Dupree. Maggie was brutally killed when the show's new owner, Chester Creb, forced her to perform in a magic trick wherein he actually sawed her in half on stage.

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  • Arguably, Maggie Esmerelda has the most visually gruesome death scene out of any character on the series to date.

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