Dandy as a God. Or a Psychopath.

(SPOILERS Through AHS Freakshow S4E9)

 

Dandy thinks he’s a god.  Though his mother may have treated him like a child, he’s nobody’s fool.  He is intelligent, which makes him even more dangerous.

Do you remember the vampire child Claudia from Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire?  What made her a terrifying character was that she was a “fierce killer, now capable of the ruthless pursuit of blood with all a child’s demanding.” (quote from Louis, in the film version of the movie)

Dandy believes that he is above the law and he tells Regina as much.  Though he gives her a chance to live, he also carefully manipulates circumstances to lead to her death as well.  He knew that things could go either way with the police officer.  He essentially confessed to the murders outright.  But he also knew that the cop could be bought…and so he paid the price and the cop killed Regina, leaving Dandy’s hands clean.

Compared to Twisty, Dandy is a psychopath.  I’m continually amazed at how many people actually became emotional when they learned about Twisty’s bleak past.  No one has the same sympathy for Dandy, which makes watching him quite entertaining.

Dandy is not a god.  He’s a psychopath who bathes in blood (a la Elizabeth Bathory, though their motivation is much different).  He’s dangerous because he has means; he is incredibly handsome, he has tons of money, his name gives him influence…and he doesn’t give a shit about anything or anyone but himself.

One thing is absolutely certain: Finn Wittrock does a fantastic job bringing depth to Dandy’s character.  He’s likable, even when you want to hate him for the things coming out of his mouth.  (And he’s nice to look at… 🙂 )

What are your thoughts about Dandy’s character?  Is he the god he thinks himself to be?

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