The Ghost: In terms of creepy little girls, Alma probably pulls Samara’s hair and steals her lunch money. A powerful psychic, she was inducted into an advanced testing program and started mind-fracking people left and right. Following her death in the depths of the testing compound, she became a wrathful, half-adult half-child phantom that murders some people, mentally destroys others and…oh, Becket. Poor, poor Becket.
The Tragedy: That psychic testing thing? Started when Alma was 3, and was less testing and more electroshock therapy. When she protested her circumstances by giving people hallucinations and mood swings, the scientists put her in a coma and shoved her in the basement like so many old Christmas decorations. Then they thought getting her pregnant to clone her would be an amazing idea, and she had at least two children before she turned 16. Then they decided they’d had enough of her and pulled the plug, letting her waste away in a locked vault and my God, were they trying to cause an office haunting? Because they sure did a bang-up job.