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"I used to think you were like me. You were attracted to the darkness. But, Tate you are the darkness."

  • Violet to Tate.

Violet Harmon is a teenage girl, transplanted to a new home with her dysfunctional family. She is the main protagonist in the first season of American Horror Story dubbed "Murder House".

She is portrayed by Taissa Farmiga, who also portrays Zoe Benson.

Personality and Appearance []

Violet is a pretty, clever and highly sardonic teenager. She is described by her mother as "fearless". She possesses a strong intellect and a sharp, witty demeanor.  Violet is portrayed as suffering from major clinical depression and is seen in several instances engaging in acts of self-mutilation such as cutting herself. In interviews it's examined that Violet is attracted to the darker elements of the house and of life.

Normally fearless, when encountering all of the ghosts in the house, she breaks down and tries overdosing on sleeping pills given to her by Leah.

Violet is a bit of a loner, and while she often seems to enjoy her individual lifestyle, she becomes increasingly isolated. She seems to have little to no respect for her father due to his affair. She has displayed some resentment toward her mother at times, but remains close with her. 

Violet has a petite build. Her wardrobe usually consists of long dresses, cardigans, and hats. She has long light brown hair that she wears down and parted in the middle.