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You're an awful person.
~ Grace expressing her dislike for Chanel.

Chanel Oberlin is the protagonist villain of the FOX horror/comedy television series, Scream Queens.

She is a mean, cruel, violent, diabolical, and cold-hearted girl who leads the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority with an iron fist. She is the commander of The Chanels, a group of mean girls who are her henchwomen and so named because she doesn't know their names and doesn't care to know what they are.

She was portrayed by Emma Roberts who also portrayed Jill Roberts in Scream 4 and Madison Montgomery in American Horror Story: Coven.


Chanel is known for being the most popular, and meanest girl at Wallace University. She wears a lot of Chanel, because she is "the peacock of the group and has to really stand out", said the show’s costume designer Lou Eyrich.Source

Chanel is very funny for being mean, ruthless, and fashionable. All her life, all she has wanted to do is be the president of KKT, have a great boyfriend, and rule the roost.

She is not a nice person.

"She’s a bitch, for lack of a better word" as stated by her actress


Names in bold are of deceased victims.

  • Ms. Agatha Bean: Drowned in cooking oil (Unintentionally)
  • Hester Ulrich: Pushed down a flight of stairs (Survived due to neckbrace)
  • Melanie Dorkus: Attempted to stab her with scissors.


  • Chanel Oberlin is similar to Alison DiLaurentis, Charlotte DiLaurentis and Mona Vanderwaal from Pretty Little Liars.
  • Also shares a similarity to Courtney Shayne from Jawbreaker, in that they go way out of their ways to cover up the accidental murders they committed. Also, both make over an unpopular girl who happens to know about the accidental murder.
  • Chanel is partially responsible for the Green Meanie killing spree, as she motivated two of the four killers (albeit the more dangerous of the killers).
  • Her character was heavily inspired by Jill Roberts. However, Chanel is considered to be much less evil than her insperation.
  • Her creators also drew inspiration from Queen Bee characters, such as Regina George and Heather Chandler.
    • There are also similarities between Chanel Oberlin and Heather Duke. Both were abused underlings, and both rushed to fill the power vacuum, when their former leaders were gotten rid of, Heather Chandler was killed, and Melanie Dorkus was severely burnt with hydrochloric acid which was put into her spray tan solution.