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American Horror Story Edit
Spalding, first name unknown, is a fictional butler and a supporting character on the FX Network television series American Horror Story. He appeared in season three of the show, which was billed under the subtitle, "Coven". The role of Spalding was played by actor Denis O'Hare in this series.
Spalding was a house servant for the Salem coven of witches based out of Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies in New Orleans, Louisiana. Spalding was in love with a witch named Fiona Goode and was obsessively loyal to her. In 1971, Fiona murdered the Supreme of the coven, Anna-Leigh Leighton. When an inquest was formed to look into the matter, Spalding cut out his own tongue so he could not be forced to verbally betray Fiona. Fiona respected this and kept him by her side throughout the remainder of his life.
Spalding died when he was stabbed in the chest by a neophyte witch named Zoe Benson. His spirit remained in the school as a ghost where he then orchestrated the downfall of Delphine LaLaurie. As a ghost, he became the guardian of a stolen infant whom Marie Laveau had intended as a sacrifice before her own descent into Hell. Spalding's position as caretaker of the school was assumed by Kyle Spencer, but his ghost presumably still haunts the halls of the building.
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