The Seven Wonders test is not easy to pass, and only a couple of characters in the American Horror Story universe have succeeded at it.
The universe of American Horror Story is inhabited by all types of creatures and magical entities, including witches and warlocks, but only a couple have completed the Seven Wonders test and here’s every one of them. Although each season of American Horror Story tells a different story, with time, they have formed a universe with events and characters referenced in other seasons, and it even had a crossover season with Apocalypse.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse brought togetherMurder House, Coven, and Hotel and introduced new characters with special abilities, including witches and warlocks. Following what Coven established about witches and warlocks and the tests they go through in order to prove their power, some characters went through the Seven Wonders test, used to determine who will be the Supreme Witch. Those who take the test have to demonstrate that they possess the powers of telekinesis, concilium, descensum, transmutation, pyrokinesis, vitalum vitalis, and divination, and because of that, not every witch and warlock passes the full test – and here’s every AHS character who has completed the Seven Wonders test.
At the beginning of American Horror Story: Coven, the title group of witches was led by Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange), the then Supreme and thus the “living embodiment of magic itself”. In order to ascend as the new Supreme many years before the events of Coven, Fiona took the Seven Wonders test and passed, becoming the leader of the coven for many, many years – however, as Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy) later pointed out, passing the Seven Wonders doesn’t mean that one is fit to lead the coven. Fiona was charismatic, intelligent, ruthless, and incredibly vain, so much so that she spent years trying to find a way to stay young forever and thus continue being the coven’s Supreme. Fiona’s powers allowed her to drain the life of her victims in order to maintain her youth, but when she realized her magic wasn’t strong enough to grant her eternal youth, she began to suspect a new Supreme was rising.
As she mastered all the Seven Wonders, Fiona had the powers of telekinesis, concilium, descensum, transmutation, pyrokinesis, vitalum vitalis, and divination, along with clairvoyance (a power she developed during one of her last visits to chemotherapy) and spellcraft, most notably the Sleep Spell, the Papa Legba Summoning Spell, and the Bankruptcy Ritual, which she and Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) used to make the Delphi Trust company fail, as it was a front for an ancient order of witch hunters.
Cordelia Goode (Sarah Paulson) is Fiona’s daughter and her successor as the coven’s Supreme. Cordelia is the Headmistress of Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, the place she was left by Fiona at a young age and where she was raised by Myrtle Snow. Contrary to her mother, Cordelia was caring, gentle, and protective of her coven, which contributed to her complicated relationship with Fiona. Cordelia was blinded by witch hunters, who threw acid at her, and though her sight was later restored by Myrtle, she stabbed her eyes with gardening shears so she could regain the gift of the Sight; however, her eyes were healed again after she completed the Seven Wonders, and she ascended as the coven’s new Supreme after Fiona’s death. Cordelia was convinced by Myrtle to take the Seven Wonders test after Madison (Emma Roberts) appeared to be on her way to becoming the new Supreme (but she ultimately failed Divination).
Cordelia and other witches returned in American Horror Story: Apocalypse, where she witnessed Michael Langdon’s arrival and his Seven Wonders test. As Michael grew stronger and more dangerous, Cordelia stabbed herself in the heart and fell down the stairs so Mallory (Billie Lourd) could gain the required power to heal and perform the Tempus Infinituum spell, through which she would reverse time and kill a young Michael Langdon. In addition to the powers of the Seven Wonders, she had the abilities of potioncraft, spellcraft, and she temporarily had the power of the Sight.
Michael Langdon (Cody Fern) was a warlock and, most importantly, the Anti-Christ in the universe of American Horror Story. Michael was the offspring of Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton) and Tate Langdon (Evan Peters) when the latter had sex with the former in Murder House while wearing the infamous rubber suit. As Tate was dead and Vivien died during childbirth, Michael was raised by his grandmother, Constance Langdon (Jessica Lange), and he showed signs of evil at a very early age, such as when he sliced open his nanny’s neck when he was three years old. Michael struggled between the evil in him and his humanity, but Constance’s suicide and Tate’s rejection led him to embrace his evil, sinking further into his darkness.
Years later, after being arrested for stabbing a man, Michael was taken to Hawthorne School for Exceptional Young Men, where he surpassed expectations. His instructors called an emergency council meeting as they knew Michael’s power would cause a shift in the magic community, and they persuaded Cordelia to let Michael take the Seven Wonders test, which she ultimately agreed to after Michael rescued Queenie from Hotel Cortez and Madison from her own private hell. Michael passed the Seven Wonders test, and brought Misty Day back during his final task (descensum), so Cordelia proclaimed him the next Supreme. In addition to the Seven Wonders, Michael had the ability to perform satanic rituals, the power of illusion manipulation, conjuration, power negation, stiricidium (weather control), demonic shapeshifting, psychography, and could bypass supernatural restrictions. Michael was killed by Mallory, who reversed time and ran him over in 2015.
Mallory was introduced in American Horror Story: Apocalypse, but her story goes a long way back. Mallory comes from a long line of witches descended from Salem, and her powers were discovered by her parents when they caught her floating in her sleep, though they believed she was a devil worshipper. Mallory later enrolled at Robichaux’s Academy, where one of her teachers, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), saw her potential as she turned a flower’s petals blue and then into butterflies, and her powers also impressed Cordelia. After showing more of her incredible powers, Mallory performed the Seven Wonders and succeeded, with her final test being resurrecting John Henry Moore even though only a handful of his ashes were recovered.
In addition to the Seven Wonders, Mallory’s powers and abilities include Tempus Infinituum (through which she reversed time in Apocalypse and rewrote the timeline), spellcraft, and her raw power is so strong that Michael Langdon showed fear of her, and even called on Satan’s help. Mallory is considered the most powerful witch in the American Horror Story universe, and she’s destined to become the next Supreme once Cordelia’s time as such is over.