This season of "American Horror Story" tells their version of Roanoke colony and the mystery that comes with it. It has left viewers curious on what the Roanoke mystery is all about as it is based on a true story and what is the connection of Lady Gaga's character to the plot.
In the late 1500s, the Roanoke Colony was founded by the English. The governor of the colony, John White, decided to go back to England and bring supplies that his people are lacking. He was only able to return after 3 years - and in his return, no one was there. His colony has over 100 people and all of them are missing. The only thing he found was a piece of wood with the carved word "Croatoan"
In AHS, Cricket, who is a psychic, explained that as John left to get supplies for his people, his wife Thomasin was put in charge. As time went by, the people were starving and one of the people decided to go against the wife. The people placed a spiked cage around her neck and left her in the woods to die. It was her own son who locked her in it.
Unbeknownst to the people, Thomasin didn't die. And this is where Lady Gaga's character comes in. She plays a witch lady who found Thomasin and said that she will release her in exchange for her soul. Thomasin gave her soul and seek vengeance to her old colony. She named herself "The Butcher" and killed every man who wronged her.
So who exactly is Lady Gaga's character and what is her role in the story aside from helping Thomasins seek revenge. Rumor has it that Lady Gaga's character could either be a Wendigo or a Jo-Ga-Oh. Wendigo came from a story in an old folklore and is believed to be a cannibal monster. A Jo-Ga-Oh is a legend from Iroquois and described as a dryad that only comes out at night. In addition, the word "Croatoan" is the name of Native American's neighbor tribe and is believed to play a part in the disappearance of the Roanoke colony.
Lady Gaga's true character could be revealed in the coming episodes of the series. For now, fans can only speculate who she is and what she brings to the story.