American Horror Story: If Michael's Not the Antichrist, Who Is He?

POPSUGAR Entertainment | 11/13/2018 | Amanda Prahl
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There have only been a few points that have seemed like sure things throughout American Horror Story: Apocalypse. One of those facts that the season has relied upon has been that Michael Langdon, the apparently indestructible supernatural being, is the Antichrist: the descendant of Satan come to usher in the apocalypse and finish off humanity. He's been pretty evil so far, living up to the horrific future that was foreshadowed way back when he was first seen in Murder House. But, Reddit user SchmoopiePoopie wonders, could we have it all wrong?

According to their theory, Michael is not actually the Antichrist, but the archangel Michael. In the Jewish tradition, Michael is also the angel of death, which makes him both light and dark personified — a description that has been applied to Michael Langdon this season already. The archangels are the instruments of God's vengeance and command on earth and are empowered beyond other divine beings, which would explain Michael's apparent supercharged powers.

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So if he's capable of being both good and bad, vengeful and merciful, why is Michael Langdon a force of destruction in Apocalypse's story? This theory has a suggestion for that as well. According to certain interpretations of angelic lore, the angel of death is merciful when he...
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