Tristan Duffy
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Tristan Duffy
Franchise: American Horror Story: Hotel
Notability: Supporting character
Type: Ghost
Gender: Male
Location: Hotel Cortez, Los Angeles, California
Status: Deceased
Died: 2015
1st appearance: "Chutes and Ladders"
Final: "Be Our Guest"
Actor: Finn Wittrock

Tristan Duffy is a fictional model and vampire and a supporting character featured on the FX Network television series American Horror Story. He is associated with season five of the series, which was billed under the subheading of "Hotel". Played by actor Finn Wittrock, he was introduced in the second episode from the season, "Chutes and Ladders".

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Tristan Duffy was a young male fashion model employed by Will Drake. Though young and attractive, Tristan was filled with an all-consuming rage and a fever to indulge his every passion in the name of finding new heights of stimulation. This need ultimately developed into an addiction to drugs. [1]

Tristan appeared at a show held at the Hotel Cortez as part of a celebration to acknowledge its new owner, Will Drake. During his runway walk, the irritated Tristan Duffy accosted one of the patrons, seemingly as a means of venting his own frustration. Another patron, a vampire known as the Countess took stock of the angry young man and immediately sensed the gnawing rage inside of him.

After the show, Will Drake admonished Tristan in his dressing room for his actions. Tristan stood before him, sliced open his own face to scar his features, and declared that he didn't want to be a model any longer. [1]

Shortly thereafter, Tristan met with James March - the original owner of the hotel. He found Tristan scrounging for drugs in his room and told him that he could show him new ways to elevate his need to find the ultimate experience. To this end, he had a bound and gagged woman brought into the room and placed on a bed next to Tristan, at which point, March shot her in the head, killing her.

The Countess found Tristan and decided to lay claim to him as her new plaything, much to the chagrin over her lover of twenty years, Donovan. Jealousy and tension rippled between both men and they nearly came to blows. The Countess showed Tristan the way to true immortality and turned him into a vampire. As an immortal, Tristan found the scar he had put upon his cheek had healed instantly. [1]

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