American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy loves to hide spoilery easter eggs in the frames of the hit FX show, and one intrepid Tumblr user believes the Coven opening credits give away one of this season's biggest mysteries: the identity of the next Supreme.
Warning: potential spoilers abound!
This user thinks the next Supreme is Cordelia (Sarah Paulson), pointing out the depiction of Santa Muerte behind Sarah's name in the opening titles.
According to the usually-reliable Wikipedia, Santa Muerte is a female folk saint popular in Mexico and not officially sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church — a personification of death who is associated with healing, protection, and passage into the afterlife.
Her nicknames include Lady Sebastienne, Lady of the Shadows, Lady of the Night, and — drum roll, please — Lady of the Seven Powers.
And we all know that the test witches take to become a Supreme evaluates their ability to use seven sacred powers, aka the Seven Wonders.
She is depicted as a skeleton clad in a long robe. Check out the depiction of Santa Muerte you see here, and then check out Sarah's name card from the Coven credits. See the resemblance?
We say again: Lady of the Seven Powers.
Ryan previously said that no one has been guessing the Supreme yet. Cordelia would be an unlikely choice for the leadership position, considering how disinterested in the title she has seemed. Or perhaps that was just her playing coy?
In any case, we're subscribing to this not-so-crazy theory!
Source: Tumblr, Wikipedia