|“||I control my fate. I have survived because I know one must be willing to destroy anyone, anything, even the ones you love, to keep the gods in check.||„|
|~ Elsa Mars|
Elsa Mars is the manager of a quite unsuccessful Freak Show. She is a main character in American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Elsa is a tortured woman with a dangerous desire for fame. She secretly has prosthetic legs, which reveals she has more in common with her "freaks" than meets the eye.
In terms of personality, Elsa's is certainly one of a large capacity. The German ex-pat is probably best known for her ambition and cleverness. However, often times she works in her own self interest, meaning her cleverness can begin to tread into waters of manipulation. Yet, despite these flaws, Elsa's overall personality is one of class and kindness. She seems to truly care for her freaks and their well-being. As long as they stay out of her spotlight, that is.
She crosses the moral event horizon when she murders her close friend, Ethel Darling, who had caught onto Elsa for her crimes.
- This was the last character that Jessica Lange portrayed before announcing that she would be leaving American Horror Story.