The characters from PrettyLittleLiars:

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!!Main Cast

[[folder:Aria Montgomery ]]
(LucyHale)

"''Thereís a reason why we canít just go around telling the truth. Because it comes back to bite you. Hard.''"
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[[caption-width-right:245:Don't look at me! I'm ready to hang a sign "[[MemeticMutation Bitch can see]]"!]]

Aria is the artistic rebel of the liars who moves back to Rosewood with her family after spending a year in Iceland after Alison went missing. She has returned a mature, changed, insightful young woman who slowly reconnects with her old friends.
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* ActionGirl
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Aria is a composed, aloof, insightful brunette.
* BookWorm: It's one of her most common traits, and how she connects with Ezra upon first meeting him.
* BoundAndGagged: In "This Is A Dark Ride".
* BrainyBrunette
* BrokenBird
* ChildhoodFriends: She's been friends with Holden since kindergarten.
* ConsummateLiar: Not as much as Ali, but definitely fits.
-->'''Mona''': Which one of you girls is best at hiding the truth from someone who's close to you?
-->'''Spencer, Hanna & Emily''': (pointing at Aria in unison) Her!
-->'''Aria''': Wow, really? [[SarcasmMode Thanks, you guys]].
* CoolBigSis: She's always looking out for Mike.
* CuteBruiser: Begins self-defense classes in "Turn of the Shoe" and uses it to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome take Red Coat in a fight]].
* DatingCatwoman: Gender-flipped: [[spoiler: Aria's had a romantic relationship with Ezra (aka A).]]
* DawsonCasting
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EroticDream: Has one about [[MrFanservice Jason]] in the second season.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Melancholic.
* {{Goth}}: In flashbacks.
** PerkyGoth
* HazelEyes
* HeroicBSOD: Has this at the end of "Stolen Kisses", after [[spoiler: Ezra's mother blames her for his economic situation and getting him to quit Hollis and Rosewood High.]]
* {{Hipster}}: Part of her style.
* JustFriends: With Holden. Both are fine with it, though.
* MeaningfulName: "Aria" is shown to be a talented singer, as demonstrated by her duet with Noel Kahn in Season One.
* NearDeathExperience: In the 3 season Halloween special.
* NiceGirl
* OneHeadTaller: When she dates Noel Kahn, who is played by 6'1 Brant Daugherty, while Aria is played by 5'2 LucyHale.
* PreppyName
* TheSmartGirl
* TeacherStudentRomance: With Ezra.
* TeensAreShort
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: [[MemeticMutation "Bitch can see!"]]
* UndercoverAsLovers: Aria and Holden pretended to be dating in front of their parents during season two, so she could see Ezra and he could go to fight club.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]: She had a streaks of pink hair before the series begin, but removes it after returning from Iceland.
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[[folder:Hanna Marin ]]
(Ashley Benson)

"''Sometimes telling the truth does more harm than good.''"
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[[caption-width-right:245:Fool me once, shame on you. And fool my best friend, youíre dead-freaking-meat]]

Hanna is the "It Girl" of the group. After Alison's disappearance, she distances herself from the other girls and becomes best friends with another unpopular outsider named Mona. They managed to make themselves popular over the summer by becoming gorgeous and skinny. Hanna takes Alison's place as the most popular girl at Rosewood High School in her absence and wins 'Homecoming Queen'. She does everything for her loved ones and is the funny one of the bunch.
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* ActionGirl
* AdaptationDyeJob
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted in her relationship with Caleb.
* AmbiguouslyBi: See below
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: She feels completely insulted that [[LipstickLesbian Shana]] flirts with every girl around but her. This, of course, leads to her not liking Shana at all.
* BadassAdorable
* BerserkButton: She does not take it well when Caleb insults JustinBieber.
** Or when A gets between her and Caleb, for that matter, driving her to an almost-obsessive search to unmask him/her in season 3 [[spoiler: after Caleb discovers there's a second A, which is likely to get him in danger for knowing too much.]]
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Heroine]]: Charges headlong into a burning house to save [[spoiler: Jenna]], without even a second's hesitation.
* BigEater: Prior to Alison's disappearance, she was quite an eater; she even sneaked food between meals, at least until Alison discovered her.
* [[BookDumb Book Du]][[DumbBlonde mb Blonde]]: Yes, two-in-one. Although her grades aren't really bad, she has her dumb moments as well.
-->'''Hanna''': Please, Jenna can't hear us. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny She's blind]].
* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: Granted, it was Kate's fault since she didn't know she was ingesting alcohol, but still...
* TheChick: Minor in TheBigGuy.
* DawsonCasting
* DisappearedDad
* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: Takes it as a compliment that she's as subtle as a hand grenade.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: When Hanna and Caleb are in the shower (he's bathing, she isn't) and he turns around, she likes what she sees...
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* FanservicePack: Season 3 shows Hanna wearing HotterAndSexier outfits. Hanna herself becomes HotterAndSexier.
* TheFashionista
* FishOutOfWater: When she's [[spoiler: following Paige]] and ends up at a lesbian bar. Of course, HilarityEnsues.
* FormerlyFat
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Sanguine.
** Whenever she demonstrates any melancholic tendencies... it's ''bad.''
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: If occasionally shallow. She's still young, beautiful and kind when she wants to be.
* TheHeart
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Mona, after Ali vanishes from the picture. They later grow apart, [[spoiler: as Mona was revealed to be in the A Team,]] but their distance is bridged a little on the season4 premiere. It will probably never be what it was, though.
* HotterAndSexier: As of Season 3.
* InSeriesNickname: "Hefty Hanna", by Alison, due to her being fat before Ali went missing. This is later picked up by A, much to her annoyance.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Well, more like all Alpha and no Bitch (except for being tarred with Alison's "bitch" brush). She's at the top of Rosewood High's PopularityFoodChain, but she's nice to just about everyone.
* MsFanservice: Although she did have a few scenes, she hits the ground running on season 4. "Grave New World" in particular; Hanna's Halloween costume accentuated her cleavage a lot more than the rest of the girls, which the viewers indeed noticed.
* NearDeathExperience: In Season 1, when [[spoiler: A runs her over with a car.]]
* NiceGirl
* OnlyChildSyndrome: Well, she has Kate after her father marries Isabel in season 2, but that aside she definitely counts.
* PluckyComicRelief: Hanna always has the funniest lines.
* PluckyGirl
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: In season 1, after A [[spoiler: runs her over with a car]], he/she texts Aria, Spencer and Emily that simply said [[InvokedTrope "she knows too much".]]
* SpoiledSweet
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Although WordOfGod has stated that her name is Hanna (same name as in the book series), some fans insist her name is really Hannah.
* UndercoverAsLovers: She pulled this off with Toby in "The Remains of the A".
* UnsuspectinglySoused: Kate puts alcohol in her drinks at Tom and Isabel's wedding rehearsal, which does ''not'' end well.
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[[folder:Spencer Hastings]]
(Creator/TroianBellisario)

"''You know what they say about hope. It breeds eternal misery.''"
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[[caption-width-right:245:You know what Ali said that night? About our secrets keeping us close? I think it was the opposite.]]

A classic overachiever, Spencer is confident, calculating, and could stand up to Alison when no one else could, showing her determination. However, Spencer begins to show a bit of strain when she and her friends begin receiving strange texts from the mysterious "A". She's the smart member of the group.
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* AcademicAthlete
* AdaptationDyeJob
* ActionGirl
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: According to most people in Rosewood, this suits her relationship with Toby.
** Although now that [[spoiler: Toby has been revealed as part of The A Team]], it takes on a new light.
* [[spoiler: AloneWithThePsycho]]: In the Season 1 finale, with [[spoiler: Ian.]]
** And again, in the Season 2 finale, this time with [[spoiler: Mona.]]
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's a tall, mature, beautiful girl with long dark hair.
* [[spoiler:AmbiguousAllegiance: After joining the A Team.]] It's later revealed in the season finale that [[spoiler: she [[TheMole did not switch sides]].]]
* TheBGrade: Considers getting a B "failing".
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Specially as of season 2, the Hastings prove to be this.
* BookWorm: Greatly emphasized on this quote:
-->'''Spencer''': I've been in the library so much, I am on a first-name basis with the homeless guy that sleeps next to the microfiche.
** BadassBookworm
* BrainyBrunette
* BrownEyes
* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* DawsonCasting
* DeadpanSnarker: Emphasis on Deadpan.
* {{Determinator}}
* [[spoiler: DrivenToMadness: Spencer's mental breakdown could have been plotted by big A. If so, A's motive would likely be the desire to bring down the brain of the 4 girls.]]
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Shana immediately hits on Spencer ''seconds'' after meeting her.
* ExtracurricularEnthusiast
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn: Appears to join the A Team in "I'm Your Puppet". Later revealed to be fake, to learn the identity of A.]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Choleric.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Melissa.
* GoGetterGirl
* GrammarNazi: She usually corrects other characters, particularly [[DumbBlonde Hanna]].
-->'''Hanna''': This isn't a secret it's a bombshell, like a nucular...
-->'''Spencer''': Nuclear. Nu-cle-ar.
* [[spoiler: HeroicBSOD:]] As of "Out of Sight, Out of Mind".
* GenderBlenderName: Spencer is traditionally a male name, although it's not unheard of in females in real life. In television, however, it's not that common.
* InformedAbility: She is apparently very talented in Field Hockey, but we never actually see her play.
* TheLancer: Was this to Alison.
* TheMole: In [[spoiler: the A Team.]]
* MustHaveCaffeine
* NotSoDifferent: She can be just as bitchy and bossy as Alison.
* OppositesAttract: She and Toby are quite different, both in personality and background.
* ThePerfectionist
* PluckyGirl
* PreppyName
* SanitySlippage: After finding out [[spoiler: Toby]] is on the A-Team.
* TheSmartGirl
* StatuesqueStunner
* TokenGoodTeammate: Of the Hastings family.
** [[spoiler: Also of the A Team, as she has actually joined to expose them rather than to help them.]]
* TomboyishName
* TookALevelInJerkass: After she and [[spoiler: Toby]] break up she possibly becomes a bigger bitch than Alison.
** However, this is due to the fact that [[spoiler: Toby betrayed her and is on the A-Team,]] not because of a simple break-up, so, it is somewhat justified.
* TheUnfavourite: When Spencer's parents are home they tend to neglect her in favour of Melissa.
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[[folder:Emily Fields]]
(Shay Mitchell)

"''There's always more to a story than people think.''"
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[[caption-width-right:245:If lying was a crime we would all be in jail.]]

Emily is the star of Rosewood's swim team. She struggled with an on and off relationship with Alison, who at times would say things to put Emily at risk of being outed. Initially when Emily came out, her parents, especially her mother, struggled to handle the news, but now they seem to be accepting of her sexuality.
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* AcademicAthlete
* ActionGirl
* AdaptationDyeJob
* AdaptationalSexuality: In the books she was bisexual [[spoiler: and ended up with a guy.]] In the series she is, except for a lackluster relationship with Ben before she figures herself out and a confused grief-induced kiss with Nathan, shown to be exclusivly attracted to women.
* TheAlcoholic: In Season 3, because of [[spoiler: Maya's death.]] She eventually grows out of it though.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: For Alison.
* [[spoiler: AloneWithThePsycho]]: In "The Lady Killer", with [[spoiler: Nathan.]]
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's a tall, beautiful girl with dark hair.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Though Emily's father is Asian in the show, implying that she's mixed race.
* BiTheWay: AVERTED. Initially she's dating Ben but has feelings for Maya. She then [[LipstickLesbian came out of the closet]], but Season 3 confirms she was just dealing with grief when [[spoiler: she kissed Nathan.]] Averted by the PowersThatBe who state that she is gay.
** Though in the books she actually is bi.
* TheBigGirl: Being the most athletic of the Liars.
* BrainyBrunette
* BrownEyes
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]: When mother freaks out at the idea of her and Maya even studying together, Emily tells her "For the first time, I am ashamed to be your daughter."
* CartwrightCurse: Out of her four canon love interests, [[KilledOffForReal two are dead]], one was [[NearDeathExperience almost killed]], and one was [[PutOnABus put on a bus]]. And she also had feelings for [[PosthumousCharacter Alison]].
* ComingOutStory
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* DawsonCasting
* DuetBonding: She and Paige became closer after singing a duet of {{Pink}}'s "So What?"
* FakeAmerican: Shay Mitchell is Canadian
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Phlegmatic.
* GirlNextDoor
* HeroicBSOD: Has a moment of this in the season 2 finale, when [[spoiler: Maya's corpse is found.]]
** And then again, after [[spoiler: killing Nathan]] in "The Lady Killer", which even required a CooldownHug.
* LesbianJock: Emily definitely fits the lesbian part. Whether or not being a swimmer counts as being a jock is debatable, but Maya has called her such on occasion.
* LipstickLesbian
* MoralityPet: For Alison.
* NearDeathExperience: She and Paige were almost killed [[spoiler: by Nathan]] in "The Lady Killer".
** Again, in the second half of season 3, when [[spoiler: Emily climbs out of an elevator that was stuck and seconds later, it re-activates and falls down with Jason still on it.]]
* NearRapeExperience: In Season 1, [[spoiler: but she's saved just in time by Toby.]]
* NiceGirl
* RaceLift
* StatuesqueStunner
* TookALevelInBadass: In the beginning, "A" considered her to be the weak link, and repeatedly referred to her as such. By season 4, she is in many ways the strongest of the Liars. [[spoiler:Mona]] even lampshades it.
* YouGoGirl
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[[folder:Alison [=DiLaurentis=]]]

(Sasha Pieterse)

"''Friends share secrets. That's what keeps us close.''"
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[[caption-width-right:275: Two can only keep a secret if one of them is dead.]]

Alison was the "It Girl" and the QueenBee of Rosewood High School until she mysteriously disappeared. One year after her disappearance, her body is found buried in the backyard of Maya St. Germain's house [[spoiler: later confirmed to not be her]], which used to be hers. However, she is constantly remembered in flashbacks and has also appeared to the Liars through dreams in the present day.
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* TheAce
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The First Secret" has Alison as the main protagonist for a change, since the whole episode is a flashback to the Halloween before her disappearance.
* AlmostKiss: With [[spoiler: Toby]] in a flashback shown on the season 4 premiere episode; they're interrupted by [[PosthumousCharacter his mother]] right before their lips touch.
* AlphaBitch
* AmbiguouslyGay: It is unknown whether Alison actually was an ArmoredClosetGay who had feelings for Emily or she was just manipulating her.
* AssholeVictim: She might have been only 15 when she died [[spoiler: though she's not actually dead]], but she managed to make so many people hate her that just about every other supporting character in the show had a motive for her murder.
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Heroine]]: [[spoiler: She runs into a fire to save Aria, Hanna, Emily, and Mona.]]
* BigSisterWorship: While not actually her sister, she adored her brother's girlfriend and became just like her... which isn't a good thing.
* BiTheWay: Arguably.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: She blackmailed [[spoiler: [[ArmoredClosetGay Paige]]]] and [[spoiler: [[YourCheatingHeart Byron]].]]
* BlondesAreEvil
* ChekhovsSkill: She learned how to hold her breath for extended amounts of time. Doing so [[spoiler: allowed her to survive being buried alive.]]
* TheCorrupter: To the other four Liars. She gets Hanna to get into bulimia, for instance, and even assists Aria in [[spoiler: trashing Byron's office and framing Meredith for it.]]
* CooldownHug: Gives one to Hanna when she walks into her house and finds her finishing an extra meal, which prompts the girl to start crying because she couldn't stop herself from eating more and more.
* ConsummateLiar
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: She was beaten up with a hockey stick and ''buried alive'' afterwards! [[spoiler: She [[NotQuiteDead is later revealed to have survived,]] though.]]
* DeadAllAlong: Remember when Ali was missing? Oh yeah, she was actually dead. Buried under her parent's gazebo since the night of her alleged "disappearance". [[spoiler: Subverted as "Now You See Me, Now You Don't]]]]
* DeathGlare: According to her mother, she was an expert at it by age five.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* IcyBlueEyes
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At least she is to the other four. Particularly in her present day appearances.
* TheLeader: Mostly Type I, but also Type III and Type IV.
* ManipulativeBitch
* MayDecemberRomance: Had this with [[spoiler: Ian,]] although it is unknown if she was just using him...
* MoralityPet: After her disappearance, she turns into this for her older brother Jason.
* MsFanservice: Particularly in season 1, where she appeared wearing only a bikini on some flashbacks.
* TheNicknamer
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead]]: Confirmed at the end of "[[WhamEpisode Grave New World]]".
* OrWasItADream: Every time she appears in the present, there are ambiguous circumstances that make the viewer think that she could still be alive.
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: Or not.]]
* ProperlyParanoid: [[spoiler: Being almost murdered will do that to you. She has a short list of people that she trusts]]
* [[spoiler: SecretIdentity: As Vivian Darkbloom.]]
* SecretRelationship: With [[spoiler: Ian,]] and possibly with [[spoiler: Ezra Fitz]] as well, during the summer before her disappearance.
* SelfProclaimedLiar
* SiblingYinYang: With Jason.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: InUniverse. Her funeral was a huge event that pretty much the whole town attended to.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Compare her to her GirlPosse, the Liars.
* TookALevelInKindness: In her present day appearances at least. She seems much nicer compared to her flashback appearances.
** The present appearances of her are only dreams. [[spoiler: It's later confirmed [[NotQuiteDead they're not]].]]
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[[folder:Mona Vanderwaal]]
(Janel Parrish)

"''It's easier to forgive an enemy, than it is to forgive a friend.''"
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[[caption-width-right:350:Iíll shake people down ó I love doing that.]]

A former loser who was tormented by Alison (yet still diolized her), Mona and Hanna became really close friends after Ali goes missing, and become the [[AlphaBitch top popular girls]] of Rosewood High. She's witty and can be mean at times, but treats Hanna like a sister and seems to get along with the other Liars as well. [[spoiler: The second season finale reveals that she's A, and she's sent to an asylum after being diagnosed as insane. She returns to school after "getting better" in the second half of season 3, but continues working with the second A all along, until she's betrayed in the season finale and almost burnt alive with the Liars.]] She is promoted to main character status on the fourth season.
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* AdaptationDyeJob
* AdaptationExpansion: [[spoiler: In the original book series, Mona dies when she tries to kill Spencer. While the same scene happens in the Season 2 finale, she manages to survive. Everything from that moment onwards has been created exclusively for the TV series.]]
* {{Adorkable}}: Before Alison's disappearance.
* AlphaBitch: In early Season 1.
** LovableAlphaBitch. Sometimes. She's certainly not loveable when she's bullying Lucas.
* [[spoiler:AmbiguouslyEvil: In Season 4, after her supposed HeelFaceTurn. It's still unclear if she has genuinely ended her vendetta against the Liars.]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: She is EXTREMELY found of Hanna.
** "A Is For Answers" hints that she was attracted to Ali as well.
* AscendedExtra: Her role wasn't that influential on the first season, but she gradually starts gaining more importance as from the second season onwards.
** And on season 4, she becomes a main character.
* [[spoiler:BigBad: For the first two seasons, though none of us know this until the end of the latter. In Season 3, she becomes TheDragon, while pretending to have reformed, until she's expelled from the A Team in the finale. As of Season 4, she's alligned with the Liars in order to bring down whoever is behind it all ... apparently. [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor It could go either way with this girl.]]]]
* BigNo: Upon discovering the RV was gone.
* [[spoiler: BitchInSheepsClothing]]: ZigZagged in regards to Hanna: [[spoiler: On the one hand, she used her friendship with Hanna to gain inside info on the girls, making her more effective as A. On the other hand, she seems to truly care what happens to Hanna.]]
* [[spoiler: TheCracker]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: As the series progresses, her character becomes much darker than the light-headed girl in the beginning.
* DeadpanSnarker: Now that she's been [[spoiler: revealed as A]], she indulges in this on occasion.
-->'''Spencer:''' "If you so much as touch one hair on their heads, I will make you very sorry!"
-->'''Mona:''' (smirking) "Looks like someone's been skipping her anger management classes."
* DealWithTheDevil: Invoked. She describes her [[spoiler: arrangement with the true A as this]]. Basically, [[spoiler: she became TheDragon and gave control of the A-team over to the true A and in exchange, the true A arranged free passage in and out of Radley for her.]] Now, whether or not she was telling the truth about that is open to interpretation.
* [[spoiler: TheDragon]]: To [[spoiler: the real A.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]]
* [[spoiler: EvilFormerFriend: Mona was Hanna's best friend and later turned into her worst nemesis.]]
* [[spoiler: FalseFriend: Mona is Hanna's best friend but only uses this to gather information on how to take the girls down as "A".]]
* TheFashionista
* GirlishPigtails: In flashbacks.
* [[spoiler: GoodGirlGoneBad]]
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: She's trying to convince Rosewood that she's made one, but "Mona-Mania" confirms that she is definitely still on A's side.]]
** [[spoiler: She makes one for real in "A dangerous gAme"]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Hanna, after Ali vanishes from the picture. They later grow apart, [[spoiler: as Mona was revealed to be in the A Team,]] but their distance is bridged a little on the season 4 premiere. It will probably never be what it was, though.
* HollywoodNerd: Before Alison went missing.
* ItMeantSomethingToMe: Despite [[spoiler: having used her position as Hanna's best friend to help her attack the girls as "A"]], she tells Hanna this in the Season 4 premiere:
-->'''Mona:''' I really did love you... ''({{Beat}})'' and I really was your friend.
* {{Meganekko}}: In flashbacks. For some reason, after she became popular she stopped using glasses (presumably for popularity). It's possible she got contacts though...
* [[MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll Might As Well Not Be In The Asylum At All]]: [[spoiler: During her stint in the Radley Sanitorium, she continues to act on instructions from the A-team and communicate with them. She even manages to leave for a night in "This Is A Dark Ride."]]
* NearDeathExperience: [[spoiler: A]] tries to kill her in "Turn of the Shoe".
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingInsanity:]] In the third season.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She seems a bit dumb and ditzy initially, but in "The Naked Truth" she reveals herself to be smart enough to help Emily hack into Tamborelli's system.
** And of course, this is taken even further [[spoiler: when she's revealed to be part of the A team.]]
* PlayfulHacker: Reveals to be a very skilled hacker in "The Naked Truth".
* PreppyName
* [[spoiler: SanitySlippage: In the season 2 finale, but it's later revealed to be obfuscation.]]
* [[spoiler: [[HeWhoFightsMonsters She Who Fights Monsters]]]]
* SixthRanger: With the Liars.
** [[spoiler: SixthRangerTraitor: Mona pretends to get texts from "A" and bonds with the girls over it. It is later revealed that Mona is A.]]
** [[spoiler: She regains her status as the SixthRanger in the fourth season premiere.]]
* [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: After Alison's disappearance, she reinvented herself from the quiet, mousy girl she was into a new It Girl, and total bitch. She even adopted Alison's insult for Lucas, "hermie".
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She was completely psycho as A but we do have to remember that she had no friends.]]
[[/folder]]

!!Acquaintances of Aria Montgomery

[[folder:Byron Montgomery ]]

"''I guess weíre all going to have to just pitch in a little bit more around here.''"
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[[caption-width-right:295: I made a mistake, all right? And I will be sorry about it for the rest of my life.]]

Byron is Aria's father and a college professor at Hollis. Shortly after Alison's disappearance, he moves the family to Iceland for a year as a sabbatical. He had an affair with a student prior to the moving, and was discovered by Aria and Alison. It's the first secret A uses against Aria and the Liars, threatening to expose it to Ella.
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* AmicablyDivorced: With Ella, on the third season.
* CommutingOnABus: On the first half of season three. He's there for most of the second half, though.
* DarkSecret: His affair with Meredith.
** Garrett later reveals an even darker secret: [[spoiler: Byron and Ali met up on the night of her disappearance, due to her extorting him about the affair.]]
* DoYouTrustMe: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in the second half of season three; he asks this to Aria after she [[spoiler: finds the pages of Ali's diary containing their encounter.]]
* MayDecemberRomance: With Meredith.
* MyGreatestFailure: His brother Scott [[DrivenToSuicide committed suicide]], and Byron has since then regretted not being able to help him.
* OffScreenBreakup: Both times he broke up with Meredith, it was off screen.
** Also, he divorces Ella in the six months timeskip between seasons two and three.
* OverprotectiveDad: Particularly after learning of Aria and Ezra, going as far as to telling Aria to change her outfits for school because he's concerned about "who she could be dressing for" (and Ezra didn't even work at the school anymore at the time).
* PapaWolf
* PreppyName
* [[spoiler: RedHerring: After his blackmail at the hands of Alison was revealed, he's treated as the main suspect both in canon and fanon. While it hasn't been 100% proven, Aria and the fanbase seems convinced he isn't the murderer.]]
* SecretRelationship: His affair before the series begin.
** Also, in the second half of season one, he develops a secret relationship with Ella after the two reconnect.
* TeacherStudentRomance: With his university student Meredith.
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheated on his wife with Meredith a year before the series begin.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Ella Jane Montgomery]]

"''People aren't dolls. You can't just play with them and put them back in the box."''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ella_Montgomery_8662.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:I haven't been on a date since George Clooney has been on E.R.]]

Aria's mother and Byron's wife (later ex-wife), who later becomes a substitute teacher in Rosewood High (and a full-time teacher after [[spoiler:Ezra gives up the position]]). Ella believes in treating her children as friends, not as property. She has mentioned that she doesn't want to push into Aria's private life, and she thinks that Aria should be allowed to keep secrets.
----
* AmicablyDivorced: With Byron, on the third season.
* BettyAndVeronica: She's Betty, while Meredith can be seen as Veronica.
* BourgeoisBohemian: Could be seen as this, due to her artistic tendancies.
* BrainyBrunette
* BrownEyes
* CoolTeacher
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* HollywoodDateless: Views herself as this (hence the quote below the image) after divorcing Byron. This is why Hanna and Aria later [[CrowningMomentOfFunny enlist her on a dating site]].
* HotTeacher
* MayDecemberRomance: With Zack, the coffee shop owner.
* OffScreenBreakup: She and Byron divorce between seasons.
* OpenMindedParent: She is much more open than Byron, and has stated that she treats her children more like friends, not an authoritarian figure.
** The best example is probably how she was more open to Ezra and Aria's relationship than Byron. She was shocked and mad, of course, but later (thanks to some CharacterDevelopment of her own) comes to accept them, unlike Byron [[spoiler: who gets Ezra fired instead.]]
* SaveOurStudents: The reason why [[spoiler: she completes Emily's test for her, despite it compromising her job.]]
* SecretRelationship: After learning about his affair and leaving her house, Byron and her reconnect and start secretly seeing each other again.
* ShipperOnDeck: For [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Caleb/Aria]], after seeing them talking really close. She also mistook a conversation between Spencer and Ezra as the two of them being in a secret relationship.
** Ella has pretty much been founding the [[CrackShip crack ships]] in the series by now.
* YourCheatingHeart: Her husband cheated on her with a student.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mike Montgomery]]
"''You lie and cheat but you draw the line at hypocrisy. You're such a role model."''

Aria's little brother with whom she is close to who has some secret activities

----
* AlliterativeName
* DemotedToExtra: In Season 3, he stops appearing entirely before returning in Season 4.
* LovableJock
* OffScreenHookup: with [[Hanna]] in Love ShAck Baby
* OutOfFocus: He does not appear at all in season 3. Unlike other cases, his absence is not justified at any given point.
* RememberTheNewGuy: He is still referenced several times in Season 3 despite not appearing once.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ezra Fitz[[spoiler:gerald]]]]

"''Fear is the number one motivator.''"
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ezra_Fitz_Season_3_1026.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:If A knows, I'm thinking B and C and everybody else knows.]]

A new resident of Rosewood who is hired as literature teacher in Rosewood High at the beginning of the series. Ezra meets Aria in a bar shortly before classes begin and the two connect and make out, only to meet each other later as student and teacher in Rosewood.
* [[spoiler: [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother Absurdly Youthful Father]]: Subverted.]]
* AdaptationExpansion: In comparison to his book counterpart, who is a pretty minor character in the book series.
* {{Adorkable}}
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]
* BookWorm
** BadassBookworm
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]: See TheReasonYouSuckSpeech below.
* ChickMagnet: His love interests include a total of four girls: Aria, Jackie, Simone and Maggie. And Spencer, Jenna and Hanna have remarked on his good looks as well.
* CoolTeacher
* [[spoiler: DisappearedDad:]] An unintentional example though, since he didn't know about it. [[spoiler:And then it turns out he's not the father anyway.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong: Is revealed to be, while not A, have been writing a true crime book based on Ali's murder and willingly committed statutory rape by seducing Aria to get info for the book.]]
* HiddenDepths: We don't learn more about his backstory until the third season.
* HotTeacher
* InnocentBlueEyes
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Ezra is the only one of the main characters' love interests to not know about [[spoiler: the second A.]]
** [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted. He knows about the second A because of his surveillance to get information for his true crime book.]]
* [[spoiler: LonelyRichKid]]: Became this after [[spoiler: he got Maggie pregnant in high school, which made him abandon his family after seeing how easily his mother could make problems disappear with money.]]
* [[spoiler: LukeYouAreMyFather]]
* MeaningfulName
* NonActionGuy
* [[spoiler:ObviouslyEvil: The guy who has spent the whole show lusting after his underage students is a villain? Say it ain't so.]]
* PreppyName
* PrettyBoy
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers one on his mother on "Hot Water".
* SecretRelationship: With Aria. And with [[spoiler:Alison]] as it turns out.
* SexyMentor
* ShoutOut: Given the fact that he's a literature buff, his name is probably one to poet Ezra Pound and [[spoiler: author F. Scott Fitzgerald]].
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TeacherStudentRomance: With Aria. And [[spoiler:Alison]] apparently.
* [[spoiler: TraitorShot]]: in the season 4 summer finale.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Noel Kahn]]

"''Bad boys got nothing on mean girls. Guys have a fight, thereís a punch itís over. Girls donít fight fair. They gang up, keep secrets, plot. They can cut you down with a look.''"
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PRDNoel1_7923.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Itís kinda hot, knowing you think Iím capable of murder.]]

Noel is a popular jock and a student in Rosewood High. He has feelings for Aria and briefly dates her, ending things when he discovers that Aria is seeing Ezra. Noel attempts to blackmail Ezra with this information, but ends up getting framed by A (for apparently stealing mid-term exams) and gaining a suspension. In the second season, he returns when said suspension ends, and begins a romantic relationship with [[ImpliedLoveInterest Mona]].
----
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Calling it "love" would probably be taking it too far, but nevertheless he fits regarding his relationship with Aria.
* BigManOnCampus
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Well, a jerk in nice-guy clothing. He seemed really pleasant when introduced. Then his relationship with Aria fell apart, and so did the facade...
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: He tries to blackmail Ezra when he learns of his relationship with Aria.
* TheCharmer
* ChickMagnet: See ReallyGetsAround below.
* DeadpanSnarker
* HandsomeLech
* IcyBlueEyes
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Was this to Mona, since although it's mentioned many times that they're dating in season two, we don't see much interaction between them.
* {{Jerkass}}: He acts like this towards the main characters, specially towards Aria since she chose Ezra over him.
** JerkJock
* JerkassHasAPoint: His page quote is pretty dead-on, at least as far as the mean girls in Rosewood are concerned.
* JustFriends: With Alison. Neither were romantically interested in one another
* LifeOfTheParty
* MrFanservice
* OffScreenBreakup: How he breaks up with Mona.
* OneHeadTaller: With all three of his canon love interest.
* PrettyBoy
* PutOnABus: On the first season, after he fails to blackmail Ezra, he's framed by A and is suspended from school.
** TheBusCameBack: He returns to school on season two, though.
* ReallyGetsAround: Noel has been shown to be very popular with girls. He dated Aria, Jenna and Mona out of the current characters on the show.
* SmugSnake
* TallDarkAndHandsome
** TallDarkAndSnarky
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Holden Strauss]]

"''Sometimes what people believe is best for you is not really what's best for you.''"
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[[caption-width-right:300:I'm not gonna spend the rest of my life sitting in front of a TV. ]]

Holden is a childhood friend of Aria's who hasn't seen her in a very long time. He has been living in Portugal with his family and returns to Rosewood halfway through season two. He's very sweet and caring towards Aria, but [[JustFriends just as a friend]]. He loves martial arts and secretly practices it, despite having a heart condition that could cause his death if he's not to careful about it.
----
* {{Adorkable}}
* {{Badass}}: He's quite skilled in fighting.
* BrownEyes
* CanonForeigner: He does not appear in any of the books.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Aria.
* CommutingOnABus: He ''is'' a RecurringCharacter on Season 3, but he had so few appearances that people often forget about him...
** He hasn't appeared in almost twenty episodes by now, so it's pretty safe to assume he's been PutOnABus...
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* HeyItsThatGuy: It's [[TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager Jimmy Nash]]!
* IKnowMortalKombat
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: He has a heart condition, but that doesn't stop him from fighting, even if it may lead to his death.
* JustFriends: With Aria.
* MartialArtsUniform: Wears one when Aria goes to see him practice.
* MistakenForGay: By the rest of the Liars, initially. HilarityEnsues when Aria doubts about it too.
* MistakenForJunkie: When Aria finds something on his bag that looks like cocaine.
* NiceGuy
* OutOfFocus: After "The Remains of the A".
* ShipperOnDeck: For Ezra/Aria (see below).
* UndercoverAsLovers: Aria and Holden pretended to be dating in front of their parents during season two, so she could see Ezra and he could go to a fight club.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Meredith Sorenson]]

"''Listen, sweetie. I'm not in high school. You don't have a say in this.''"
[[quoteright:347:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/496694_1279671308775_full_3623.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:347:You are in this class to discuss American history, not mine, got it?]]

Meredith is a former student at Hollis who had an affair with Aria's father prior to Alison's disappearance. She wished for Byron to leave his wife and be with her, but instead he broke the affair after [[spoiler: Aria and Alison trashed his office, pretending to be Meredith]] and left for Iceland. In the third season, she becomes the history teacher of Rosewood High.
----
* AdaptationNameChange: From Meredith Gates in the books to Meredith Sorenson.
* BettyAndVeronica: She's Veronica while Ella's Betty.
* [[spoiler: BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* [[spoiler: BlondesAreEvil]]
* [[spoiler: EvilTeacher]]
* {{Frameup}}: [[spoiler: Aria and Alison]] frame her up for the destruction of Byron's office, prior to Ali's disappearance.
* GreenEyes
* HotTeacher: In the third season.
* [[spoiler: LoveMakesYouCrazy]]
* [[spoiler: LoveMakesYouEvil]]
* NearDeathExperience: [[spoiler: Lucas sets a cabin on fire to kill Mona, yet he doesn't succeed and almost kills Meredith instead.]]
* NewOldFlame: She begins to date Byron again after he divorces Ella.
* OutOfFocus: On the second season.
* PutOnABus: Sent on her way [[spoiler: to get medical help]] towards the end of season 3.
* [[spoiler: PsychoExGirlfriend]]
* [[spoiler: SanitySlippage:]] In "Misery Loves Company".
* TeacherStudentRomance: With her college teacher Byron.
* [[spoiler: {{Yandere}}:]] For Byron, going as far as [[spoiler: drugging, beating and locking up his own daughter.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: Byron cheats on his wife with her.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Dianne Fitz[[spoiler:gerald]]]]

"''t's all romance and sacrifice in your little Paris garret. Except you determine what's sacrificed, not him.''"
[[quoteright:232:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dianne-fitzgerald-in-stolen-kisses_332.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:232:Everyone has motives.]]

Ezra's [[MissingMom estranged mother]], with who he parted ways when he came to Rosewood. She tracks him down in the third season, and is initially introduced as nice, but later we find out [[GoodIsNotNice she's not as pleasant as she seemed to be]]. Dianne does not approve Ezra's relationship with Aria, and has warned her not to bring her son down after he's [[spoiler: kicked out of Hollis.]]
----
* AbusiveParents: See MyBelovedSmother below.
* CanonForeigner: Does not appear in any of the novels.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry
* EvilMatriarch
* GlamorousSingleMother
* GoodIsNotNice: She's not evil, but is by no means nice.
* GrandeDame: Has some shades of it.
* HazelEyes
* ManipulativeBitch: Shown in how she [[spoiler: bribed Maggie into getting an abortion, moved her out of town and had her raise her grandson in secret, keeping it from Ezra.]]
* MissingMom: Played with. Ezra hasn't seen her in seven years prior to season 3, but that was just because ''he'' didn't want to see her.
* MyBelovedSmother: Not only to Ezra, but to his brother Wesley as well. She expects highly from both of them, and since she does not like to be disappointed (as she has been with Ezra) she enforces her behaviour on Wes, supressing his true feelings and desires.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers one to Aria on the very first episode she appears.
** In return, she gets one from her son after [[spoiler: the truth about Maggie and Malcolm comes out.]]
* RichBitch: Takes this UpToEleven!
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Whether it's Diane or Dianne is debatable.
* TwentiesBobHaircut
[[/folder]]


!!Acquaintances of Hanna Marin

[[folder:Ashley Marin ]]

"''When they find the maniac who did this to you, I will kill him. After I kill him, I will sue him.''"
[[quoteright:324:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ashley_marin_4_4260.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:324:It's only a felony if they find out.]]

Hanna's single mother, who works at a bank in Rosewood. She's a kind, wise woman and has a very good relationship with her daughter Hanna and her friends. Her ex-husband Tom, Hanna's father, left her and Rosewood prior to the beginning of the series. She also has a complicated relationship with the police, particularly with agent Wilden.
----
* ActionMom
* AdaptationExpansion: Her book counterpart isn't very close to Hanna, and barely appears in the story at all before she's PutOnABus to Singapore.
* AdaptationDyeJob
* AmicablyDivorced: With Tom, although it's implied that this wasn't so much the case when they did get divorced, but after time passed by and she came to accept it.
* BrainyBrunette
* GenreBlind: In the first season only.
* GlamorousSingleMother: As of season 3, minus the single part.
* GoodBadGirl: Implied in a conversation with Ted.
* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler: running over Wilden with her car.]]
* HollywoodDateless: Despite being quite attractive, Ashley rarely dated ever since Tom left her. She starts dating, though, in season 3, when she meets Ted.
* HotForPreacher: In season 3, she begins to date a pastor.
* MamaBear
* MayDecemberRomance: She forced herself into this with [[FairCop Darren]], in order to prevent Hanna from being arrested.
* MeetCute: When she meets Ted.
* NaughtyNurseOutfit: On "This is A Dark Ride".
* OpenMindedParent
* OutOfFocus: When the second half of season three begins, Ashley is not seen, and Hanna is living with her grandmother instead. She shows up a couple of episodes later, but an explanation for her being missing is not provided.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Caleb Rivers]]

"''Knowing the right questions is better than having all the right answers.''"
[[quoteright:349:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Caleb_Rivers_Season_3_4770.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:349:The rich girls steal, the pretty girls lie, the smart girls play dumb, and the dumb girls spend their days trying to be all of the above.]]

Caleb is a street-smart new kid at Rosewood High, who has a checkered past and illegally hacked into computers for money when he first moved to Rosewood. He is found by Hanna and Aria living at the school because of troubles at his adoptive parents' house, which prompts Hanna to invite him to stay at her house, secretly, without letting Ashley know (although she eventually accepts him).
----
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted.
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBookworm
** BadassNormal
* BerserkButton: Don't mess with Hanna.
* CanonForeigner
* CoolDownHug: Gives one to Emily after [[spoiler: she kills Nathan]] in "The Lady Killer".
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He tries to avoid talking about his experience in the foster system, but what he did tell is not quite nice.
* DeadpanSnarker: More and more as the series progresses.
-->'''Hanna:''' I almost killed you!
-->'''Caleb:''' With a pink furry lamp, Hanna?
* EatingTheEyeCandy: When Hanna and Caleb are in the shower (he's bathing, she isn't) and he turns around, she likes what she sees...
* FosterKid
* GenreSavvy: In "The Lady Killer", he adquires a gun and points out to the girls that they should realize the kind of people they were dealing with, the same people that [[spoiler: killed Maya,]] and they shouldn't be taken lightly.
** It backfires, though, [[spoiler: because of that gun, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he is almost killed]].]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Lucas, the only guy in his school he genuinely likes, until his FaceHeelTurn in season 3.
* NearDeathExperience: [[spoiler: He was almost killed by Nathan in "The Lady Killer".]]
* OfficialCouple: With Hanna.
* PlayfulHacker
* PrettyBoy
* PutOnABus: Literally, in season 1, when he breaks up with Hanna.
** [[TheBusCameBack He returns in the season 1 finale, though.]]
** Literally again in Season 4, when he goes to Ravenswood. He planned to get on the next bus back with Hanna, but he stayed behind at her request, in order to help Miranda.
* StreetSmart
* TheSmartGuy
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TroubledButCute
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lucas Gottesman]]

"''Icebergs turn over. They just roll over and turn up all that buried junk. You don't want to get too close when that happens.''"
[[quoteright:343:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PRDLucas1_8490.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:343:Girls like her don't approach guys like me unless they have deep seated self esteem issues and a serious drinking problem.]]

Lucas is a member of the yearbook committee who was tormented by Alison in the past. He becomes good friends with Hanna after the two work together on the yearbook and the prom and eventually develops a crush on her, but [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy steps aside]] when she begins dating Caleb Rivers. On the third season, he makes a FaceHeelTurn and his character grows darker as the series continues.
----
* AdaptationDyeJob: His book counterpart is blonde.
* AdaptationNameChange: His last name is change from Beattie in the books to Gottesman.
* {{Adorkable}}: At least, until Season 3.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: For Hanna.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: It's unknown whether he's actually evil or just plain creepy, but in the season 4 premiere the reveal that [[spoiler: he's the one who gave Emily the massage]] makes him look really suspicious...
* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler: Mona]] has been blackmailing him for an uncertain amount of time.
* BrownEyes
* CreepyChild: Well, he's not a child, but still...
* CreepyMonotone: Specially in "Kingdom of the Blind". He was way too calm while he lit his [[{{Pyromaniac}} papers on fire]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: As the series progresses.
* DoggedNiceGuy: An unsuccessful one.
* FaceHeelTurn: On Season 3.
* GeekPhysique
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Caleb, [[FaceHeelTurn until season 3]].
* HollywoodNerd
* [[HomeschooledKids Homeschooled Kid]]: As of "Mona-Mania" onwards.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In the second season, he puts his feelings aside to let Hanna be happy with Caleb. His thoughts about this on the third season onwards are unknown.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Before Hanna and Caleb, at least.
* JustFriends: With Hanna. It was used to hurt him and Hanna in a school dance episode, with A forcing Hanna to dance with him, which causes her boyfriend Sean to break up with her and to hurt Lucas as well.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces
* {{Nerd}}
* NiceGuy: Prior to FaceHeelTurn.
* NoSocialSkills
* PlayfulHacker: Not as talented as Caleb or Mona, but still counts.
* {{Pyromaniac}}: Let's see, lighting up some documents on fire? Check. Almost burning Hanna in the process? Check. [[spoiler: Burning down an entire gazebo to try to kill Mona?]] ''Check''.
-->'''Caleb:''' Dude, you tried to set fire to my girlfriend.
-->'''Lucas:'''(with a straight face) Yeah sorry about that, I was being ground down by trivial bureaucracy.
* TheSmartGuy
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Until the third season. Lampshaded by Hanna, who comments early on that season.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Darren Wilden]]

"''Your mom may be hot, Hanna, but sheís not hot enough to make that go away.''"
[[quoteright:301:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/301px-Darren_Wilden-1_8872.png]]
[[caption-width-right:301:The evidence doesn't lie.]]

A police detective who arrests Hanna for shoplifting on the Pilot episode. Ashley begins a sexual relationship with him in return for him dropping all charges against Hanna. He is later put in charge of the investigation on Alison's murder.
----
* AmbiguousAllegiance: Is he on the side of the law or his own? Or is he assisting A? It's hard to guess at times.
* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]
* TheBusCameBack: He was put off the invastigation after four episodes, then returns to the case from season 2 onwards.
* [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation]]
* DirtyCop: Darren uses some questionable methods while he is investigating the murder of Alison although he doesn't do anything that is actually illegal. After Hanna gets arrested for shoplifting her mom starts a relationship with Darren to keep Hanna from getting in trouble. Thankfully she kicks him out of the house eventually. He usually targets Hanna for interrogation and harassed Emily in one episode.
* FairCop
* HiddenDepths
* IcyBlueEyes
* InformedAttribute: He was apparently a "wild partier" in the past.
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LifeOfTheParty: Formerly, [[InformedAttribute according to him]].
* MayDecemberRomance: With Ashley.
** Possibly with [[spoiler: Alison]] too.
* MysteriousPast: He seems to know [[spoiler: Mona]] from before the series begin, but this has yet to be addressed.
* NearDeathExperience: [[spoiler: Ashley runs him over with her car after he threatens her.]] He survived, though, [[spoiler: thanks to Jenna and Shana who passed by.]]
* PutOnABus: Veronica is capable of getting him off the case, but he returns in "Over My Dead Body" when [[spoiler: the Liars are put in police custody.]]
* RabidCop: Starts to fall into this as the series progresses. He threatens [[spoiler: Ashley]] in an episode by telling her to shut Hanna up, or he would.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* SecretRelationship: Possibly, with [[spoiler: Alison]] in Cape May.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Kate Randall]]

"''Training a horse, it's an art. You have to bend its will until it knows you are its master. That's how you are gonna feel when I'm done with you. Welcome to the family, sis.''"
[[quoteright:296:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pll210-00485_3218.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:296:If someone messes with you, you should get to choose their punishment.]]

Hanna's soon-to-be step-sister. Kate is the daughter of Isabel Randall, Tom Marin's fiancee, who comes to live at Rosewood with him later on. She seems to be poised and well-brought-up, but eventually reveals her desire to make Hanna's life miserable.
----
* AdaptationDistillation: Her book counterpart has a much bigger role in the story.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Her hair is brown in the books.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She initially comes out as a normal, fashionable teenage girl, but after overhearing Hanna insulting her mother she begins showing a more agressive and bitchy side.
* BlondesAreEvil: Not evil per se, just not... nice.
* BrownEyes: The [[TheOtherDarrin season 2 Kate only]].
* TheFashionista
* GoodIsNotNice
* InformedAbility: Horseback riding and sailing are some of her mentioned talents.
* ManipulativeBitch
* OutOfFocus: After "The Naked Truth".
* PluckyGirl
* PutOnABus: Then [[TheBusCameBack came back]] in season 2, and then she was sent away again.
* ShrinkingViolet: After a photo of her naked is spread around school. [[spoiler: It later turns out, she forced herself into this by sending said picture.]]
* TheOtherDarrin: She was recast for Season 2.
* UnsuspectinglySoused: The perpetrator of this, to Hanna.
[[/folder]]

!!Acquaintances of Spencer Hastings

[[folder:Peter Hastings]]

"''You're not supposed to watch me so closely.''"
[[quoteright:296:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/288694_8117.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:296:I have a few other choice words I would reserve for Ian, but if I start listing them, Iíll never fall asleep.]]

Peter Hastings is the wealthy father of Spencer and Melissa Hastings. He is a successful attorney and is all about winning and being the best. He is the picture perfect husband and father who controls a seemingly picture perfect family.
----
* AdaptationDyeJob: Like in the case of his daughters, his book counterpart has blonde hair.
* AmbiguousAllegiance
* AmbiguouslyEvil: The shady traits he shows after [[spoiler: the truth about Jason comes out]] have fans wondering...
* AmoralAttorney: Much more than his wife.
* BigScrewedUpFamily
* BrownEyes
* CommutingOnABus: On Season 3.
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler: His affair with Jessica.]]
* DotingParent
* HiddenDepths
* InformedAttribute: His liking of sports such as tennis.
* [[spoiler: [[LukeIAmYourFather Jason, I Am Your Father]]]]
* NolanNorth
* NonIdleRich: He's still practising lawyery, exercises and [[InformedAttribute plays tennis]] on a regular basis.
* PapaWolf: Despite not showing much affection, he seems to care for Spencer at times.
* ParentalFavoritism: To Melissa over Spencer.
* ThePatriarch
* PlayingGertrude: He is only about 15 years older than the actors who play his children.
* ThrowingTheFight: He and Spencer play doubles with a potential client and his daughter. Then he tells Spencer to let them win so that they would hire him.
* WellDoneSonGuy
* [[spoiler: YourCheatingHeart: He had an affair with Jessica [=DiLaurentis=] many years ago, as well as a son with her. All while still being married to Veronica.]]
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Veronica Hastings]]

"''Our family doesn't handle imperfection very well."''
[[quoteright:348:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pll109-01134_3001.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:348:Like it or not, this is your family.]]

Veronica is Melissa and Spencer's mother. She is a well-educated woman and a caring mother for both girls (although, like her husband, tends to favor Melissa). She is a workaholic and is often out of the house. However, behind the perfect facade, she has her own flaws.
----
* AdaptationDyeJob: Like her husband and daughters, she's blonde on the books.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AmoralAttorney: Sort of. She did take the Reynolds case, but [[spoiler: he ended up being innocent]] so it's quite debatable.
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler: Melissa's unfortunate abortion.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: See below.
* HazelEyes
* HelloAttorney
* IllGirl: In the first season, she reveals she had breast cancer, but it was discreetly cured due t being discovered at a very early stage.
* MamaBear: Not only to Spencer, but has this instinct towards all of the Liars, shown as how she hugs Alison on a flashback and how she gets Darren kicked out of the case when he harrasses Emily.
* NonIdleRich
* OpenMindedParent: Becomes a lot more open-minded on the third season.
* ParentalFavoritism: Same case as her husband.
* PutOnABus: She goes to London with her husband on the third season, but makes an impresively quick return when [[spoiler: Spencer is sent to Radley.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: Surprisingly, she turns into this for Spencer/Toby by season 3, after accepting their relationship at last. She even helps her make lasagna for their anniversary!
* StatuesqueStunner
* TallDarkAndSnarky: She has her snarky comments, spencially when she's on the job.
* TwentiesBobHaircut
* {{Workaholic}}
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Melissa Hastings]]

"''I don't feel like I need to be the best and the first anymore. All those things that used to matter just... don't seem that important.''"
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[[caption-width-right:296: I've seen some stuff that makes you and your friends look pretty bad..]]

Melissa is Spencer Hastings' seemingly perfect older sister. Melissa has everything her sister has ever wanted. She was accepted to the Wharton School of Business with nothing but praise from her parents. What she doesn't already have, she's not afraid to take, such as the barn. The thing is, her boyfriends seem to be attracted to her younger sister instead.
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Like the rest of the Hastings clan, she's blonde on the books.
* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Big Sister]]: She acts like this at times with Spencer.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Due to AdaptationDyeJob.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter
* AmbiguouslyEvil: She's always been hostile towards Spencer, but in the Season 3 finale, [[spoiler:it seems that she, along with Jenna and Shana, tried to KILL the girls.]]
* BrainyBrunette
* BrokenBird: She seems truly broken after [[spoiler: Ian's murder,]] so much that she even warms up to Spencer with time. Not to mention after [[spoiler: the death of her unborn child.]]
* [[spoiler: BrotherSisterIncest:]] [[spoiler: She and Jason hooked up on the Hastings' lake house. Granted, she didn't know they were related, but still...]]
* CommutingOnABus: On the third season, she doesn't appear as much as the previous ones.
* DeadpanSnarker
* ExtracurricularEnthusiast
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Spencer. Taken to a serious extreme as of Season 3, [[spoiler:as it's implied that she (along with Jenna and Shana) tried to kill the Liars.]]
* GreenEyedEpiphany: She runs back into Ian's arms after finding out Wren with Spencer, claiming that their time apart and her break-up with Wren made her see that Ian was the right one for her.
* HappilyMarried: Appears to be this with Ian, [[spoiler: although it's for a brief time.]]
* InformedAbility: Apparently, she's more talented than Spencer in many areas, but we have yet to see that on practice.
* OffScreenBreakup: With Wren.
* PreppyName
* ShrinkingViolet: After [[spoiler: Ian's death.]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TwentiesBobHaircut: Cuts her hair like this on the second half of season 3.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Dr. Wren Kingston ]]

"''None of us are perfect, we all come with baggage.''"
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[[caption-width-right:311:One does not come unfortified to the house of Hastings.]]

Wren Kingston is the fiancťe of Melissa Hastings, who became attracted to Melissa's younger sister, Spencer, which causes the two of them to break up after she finds them making out. He is a physician who works in a hospital. He currently has a rotation at Rosewood Community Hospital, and also currently volunteers at Radley Sanitarium.
----
* AdaptationExpansion: A lot of his parts in the tv series were added and are not on the books.
* AdaptationNameChange[=/=]RaceLift: Wren was an Asian with a last name of Kim in the books, but here he is played by British actor Julian Morris.
* [[spoiler:AmbiguouslyEvil: As of recently.]]
* [[BritishAccents British Accent]]
* CantHoldHisLiquor
* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments (like [[WorldOfSnark pretty much everyone on the show]]).
* [[spoiler: DeadlyDoctor:]] Possibly. See spoiler below.
* DisposableFiance: For Melissa, finding him with Spencer [[GreenEyedEpiphany made her see how much she misses Ian.]]
* ForeignFanservice
* HospitalHottie
* TheMedic
* [[spoiler: MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate:]] Implied in what Spencer overhears [[spoiler: during her stay at Radley.]]
* MrFanservice
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: In addition to being a good medical doctor, in Season 3 he also becomes a psychologist.
* NiceGuy: In the first episode, when the Hastings parents show their clear favoritism for Melissa, Wren is genuinely nice to Spencer and reassures her. [[spoiler: This is put in doubt on season 3, after Spencer hears some rumors at Radley that seem to indicate the contrary.]]
* OffScreenBreakup: With Melissa.
* ShipTease: With Spencer in every season thus far and, briefly, with Hanna in Season 3.
* YourCheatingHeart: He cheats on Melissa with Spencer.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Ian Thomas]]

"''You know what they say about quicksand, Spence. The more you struggle, the faster you sink. And you're sinking fast.''"
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[[caption-width-right:302:You know, you can't avoid me. I live in your backyard.]]

Melissa's ex boyfriend, who she later starts dating after breaking up with Wren. He had a brief relationship with Spencer before he broke with Melissa the first time, while she was still 15, something only Ali knew about. He is appointed the field hockey team's coach in early season 1.
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* AdaptationDyeJob: He has brown hair, as opposed to his book counterpart, who is blonde.
* [[spoiler: AmbiguouslyEvil]]
* CovertPervert: Implied by the videos of the girls (and of [[spoiler: Jenna and Toby]]) that Alison finds.
* CreepyBlueEyes
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim]]
* [[spoiler: EnigmaticMinion]]
* HandsomeDevil
* HappilyMarried: Appears to be this with Melissa, [[spoiler: until he's killed.]]
* HotTeacher: Well, coach actually, but still...
* IcyBlueEyes
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MayDecemberRomance: With Spencer. And it is later revealed that with [[spoiler: Alison]] as well.
* [[spoiler:MistakenForMurderer]]
* TheOtherDarrin: He was recast after the Pilot.
* [[spoiler: RedHerring]]
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* [[spoiler: SuicideNotMurder: A stages his murder to make it look like a suicide.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: He cheats on Melissa with Spencer and [[spoiler:Alison]].
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Toby Cavanaugh]]

"''Different is good. I like different... this town has too much of the same.''"
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[[caption-width-right:296:I've got friends in all the wrong places, and misery loves company.]]

Toby is a troubled young man from Rosewood who lives near Emily's house. He's a shy, quiet boy who was framed by Ali for the prank that made Jenna Marshall lose her sight, and spent some time in juvie because of that. He quickly becomes the lead suspect in Alison's murder investigation, and is regarded as an evildoer by almost all Rosewood. He begins a romantic relationship with Spencer by the end of season 1.
----
* AdaptationExpansion: He has a bigger role in the tv series, where [[spoiler: he remains very much alive, unlike the book series.]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: According to the people of Rosewood, at least, this fits her relationship with Spencer. [[spoiler: And then we learn that he's on The A Team, which gives a whole new meaning to this.]]
* AlmostKiss: With [[spoiler: Alison]] in a flashback shown on the season 4 premiere episode; they're interrupted by [[PosthumousCharacter his mother]] right before their lips touch.
* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler: The second A]] forces him to [[spoiler: drop Mona's RV on the open]] in the season 4 premiere.
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]: When he [[spoiler: saves Emily from being raped by Ben.]]
* [[spoiler: BodyguardBetrayal: Toby is Spencer's protector but he is really much better at luring her into the arms of "A".]]
* [[spoiler: BrotherSisterIncest:]] [[spoiler: Forced by Jenna. Although they're not actually siblings...]]
* [[spoiler: TheBrute]]: Possibly his role on [[spoiler: The A Team.]]
* ButtMonkey: Nothing goes right for him. Ever.
* CreepyBlueEyes
* DeadpanSnarker
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: On Season 4. He trades Mona's RV with A for information about his mother's suicide.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]]: [[spoiler: Subverted. He was working as a double agent.]]
* {{Frameup}}: Alison frames him for [[DeadlyPrank "The Jenna Thing"]] prior to the start of the series. Only the Liars, Toby and Jenna know the truth.
* IcyBlueEyes
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold
* MistakenForMurderer: In Season 1.
* MrFanservice
* NearDeathExperience: In Season 2, [[spoiler: A makes him fall off a notable height while he's working. Luckily, it failed.]]
* [[spoiler: NotBloodSiblings:]] With Jenna, although forced to it.
* OfficialCouple: With Spencer.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: Prior to her father's second marriage and Jenna's arrival.
* OppositesAttract: He and Spencer are quite different, both in personality and background.
* TheOtherDarrin: He was recast after the pilot episode.
* PerpetualFrowner: Given how much shit he goes through, its not hard to see why.
* TheQuietOne
* [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation]]
* [[spoiler: TraitorShot]]: The subject of one at the end of "The Lady Killer."
* TroubledButCute
* UndercoverAsLovers: In "The Remains of the A" he accompanies Hanna to a dance as her date to "scare off a creep that wanted to date her", although it's actually due to a lie Hanna told Ashley and it was the first thing that came to her mind.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Jenna Marshall]]

"''I don't need a special flashlight to know what people around here are hiding. This school is filled with phonies and liars. They're everywhere.''"
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[[caption-width-right:255:I'm fascinated by the nature of evil.]]

Toby Cavanaugh's blind step-sister. She's a sly, smart young woman who had a very complicated rivalry with Alison after she turns down Ali's offer to join her group briefly after moving into town. The Liars accidentally caused her blindness in a prank intended for Toby that went horribly wrong. She does not approve of Toby's relationship with Spencer, but eventually Toby pushes her aside to be with Spencer.
----
* AmbiguousAllegiance: It's pretty tough to tell what side of this whole mess Jenna lands on. Some fans have theorized that she's working with A, while others have suggested that she's actually A's enemy and will later work as an ally to the main characters. Really, it's anyone's guess.
* AdaptationExpansion: Her role on the tv series is much larger than in the books. [[spoiler: Plus, she's still alive, while her book counterpart isn't at this point.]]
* AdaptationNameChange: From Jenna Cavanaugh to Jenna Marshall.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She totally fits this trope physically and personality wise.
* AmbiguouslyBi: It's implied in "A Dangerous [=GAme=]" that she's in some sort of relationship with [[spoiler: Shana]], yet the nature of said relationship is never clarified. At least for now.
* AmbiguouslyEvil
* BlindSeer: How does Jenna know so much, yet sees so little?
* [[spoiler: BrotherSisterIncest:]] [[spoiler: She forced her step-brother Toby into this. True, they aren't really blood-related, but still...]]
* DeadlyPrank: Became blind when she was the accidental victim of one by the protagonists.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has some traces of this.
* FakeAmerican: She's played by an Australian actress.
* HeelFaceTurn: Well... maybe. In "If These Dolls Could Talk", she claims that she no longer hates The Liars, having been moved by [[spoiler: Hanna saving her life.]] However, she doesn't act much differently towards them.
* ManipulativeBitch
* NearDeathExperience: In "Eye of the Beholder" [[spoiler: someone (presumably A) tries to kill her by locking her up in Jason's house and blowing it up. She is saved by Hanna just in time.]]
* NotBloodSiblings: The excuse she uses to [[spoiler: force Toby into sleeping with her.]]
* ObfuscatingDisability: As of "If These Dolls Could Talk", Jenna [[spoiler: has recovered her eyesight and has been pretending to be blind.]] When confronted by the four main characters, she claimed she was doing it to protect herself [[spoiler: from the person who tried to burn her alive in "Eye Of The Beholder".]]
** She drops the act in "That Girl Is Poison" though.
* PutOnABus: After "This is a Dark Ride" she is not seen again. It is later mentioned that she changed schools.
** TheBusCameBack: She does return, finally, in "A [=DAngerous=] [=GAme=]". An explanation for her absense is not provided, though.
* [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation]]
* SunglassesAtNight: Stops using them from "That Girl Is Poison" onwards.
[[/folder]]


!!Acquaintances of Emily Fields

[[folder:Pam Fields]]

"''Emily, I still don't understand, but I love you. You're my child, and nobody hurts my child."''
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[[caption-width-right:342: Don't take on a tragedy that has nothing to do with you.]]

Pam is Emily's mother. She is usually very supportive of Emily's decisions, except when it came to Emily's sexuality early on in the series. At first she disapproved of Emily's sexuality but she eventually came to terms with it, and accepted Emily for who she is.
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* AdaptationNameChange: Her name is Kathleen in the original book series.
* BrainyBrunette
* TheBusCameBack: On Season 3.
* ByTheBookCop
* CureYourGays: Pam initially thought Emily could be cured.
* FairCop: Third season onwards.
* HappilyMarried
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Her initial reaction to her daughter's homosexuality was... locking herself in the kitchen and cry. But then [[spoiler: she even gets Maya to be [[PutOnABus sent away]].]] She gets better, with time.
* MamaBear: Particularly in Season 1 when she [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome stands up to Paige's father and protects Emily from his accusations]]. It's also the first time she defends Emily's homosexuality.
* NaiveNewcomer: At the police station.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: She suddenly becomes a part of the Rosewood Police Department in season 3, despite not having shown interest in law enforcement previously.
** It's also possible she's just doing an intership, though. [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob It's never clarified.]]
* [[OverprotectiveDad Overprotective Mom]]
* PutOnABus: She's send to Texas to live with her husband on the second season. She wanted to take Emily too, but at her insistance Em stays at Hanna's house, for various months.
* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: At the police? It's still unknown to the viewership.
[[/folder]]


[[folder: Maya St. Germain]]

"''I admit I like to live life in the grey area, but the way I feel about you is crystal clear...''"
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[[caption-width-right:315:So I'm corrupting you. You okay with that?]]

A new resident of Rosewood whose family has just moved into the house that used to belong to the [=DiLaurentis=] family. She and Emily began to bond, and the two soon began to develop romantic feelings for each other.
----
* AdaptationExpansion: Her character was given much more relevance than her book counterpart, which was more of a supporting character.
* BiTheWay
* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays]]
* ButNotTooBlack
* DawsonCasting: Bianca Lawson, who plays Maya, is actually 31.
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation: She survives in the original book series, but she is killed in the Season 2 finale.]]
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Girl!]]: Lawson is known for her role as [[DarkActionGirl Kendra]] in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* HotBlooded
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LipstickLesbian
* NewOldFlame: She's Emily's first girlfriend, and the two reconnect in season 2 after breaking up in the first season.
* OffScreenBreakup: Emily and Maya don't break-up while she's [[PutOnABus gone]], but their lack of communication eventually leads to this.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Pam]] manages to send her away to a rehabilitation program.
** TheBusCameBack: On season 2.
* PreppyName
* RebelliousSpirit
* [[spoiler: [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]]]: [[spoiler: In "Crazy", Mona slips a couple of code messages to Aria and Hanna. One of them read "Maya knew".]]
* TheStoner
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Paige [=McCullers=]]]

"''I wish I had fought harder for you.''"
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[[caption-width-right:295:I had nobody to turn to. I was completely alone.]]

Paige is a talented swimmer and a member of the Rosewood High School's swim team. In the absence of Emily Fields, Paige had become the top dog of the swim team and was aiming to become the swim team captain. When Emily came back, she felt threatened. She was up against Emily for the Anchor Leg and tried to sabotage Emily via intimidation. However, soon after, Paige comes out as a lesbian to Emily, her long time crush.
----
* ActionGirl: She can definitely hold her own in a fight. She was able to save Spencer from the person in the Queen of Hearts costume by beating said person up.
* ArmouredClosetGay: Was this when she was first introduced, but eventually came out in season 2.
** In Season 3, it's revealed that this is because Alison actively made her think being gay was something to be ashamed of.
* [[spoiler: BoundAndGagged:]] In "The Lady Killer".
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide: ''Narrowly'' averted in the backstory. Alison was apparently so cruel to her, that she considered this. The only reason she didn't, is because she realized doing that would mean "Alison would win."]].
* DuetBonding: She and Emily became closer after singing a duet of {{Pink}}'s "So What?"
* HeelFaceTurn: After we find out that she's gay.
* HotterAndSexier: As the series progresses, Paige gets a makeover, long hair and sexier outfits.
* InformedAbility: According to Spencer, she's a great field hockey player (a penalty was named after her!) but like with Spencer, we never get to see her play.
* InSeriesNickname: "Pigskin", by [[spoiler: Alison.]]
* LesbianJock: As a swimmer and a hockey player. There's even a penalty named after her.
** JerkJock: Prior to her HeelFaceTurn.
* LipstickLesbian / ButchLesbian: Played with. She's initially less feminine than Maya or Samara, and is far more aggressive and competitive (including [[spoiler: almost drowning Emily]]), and yet she's not quite the ButchLesbian due to the makeover she gets in season 3: the writers decided to make her HotterAndSexier and so she was [[TheBusCameBack presented again]] with [[LongHairIsFeminine longer hair]], sexier clothes and more LipstickLesbian tendancies.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: By season 3, she and Ezra are the only ones of the main characters' love interests to not know about [[spoiler: the second A.]]
** [[spoiler: Emily opens up about the second A in the season 3 mid-season finale (in order to protect Paige, who is being framed by A), before finally explaining everything in the Halloween special. After that, Paige is actively involved with fighting A alongside the Liars (and Caleb).]]
* [[spoiler: MistakenForMurderer]]: By Spencer, Hanna and Aria (especially the first one).
* NearDeathExperience: She and Emily were almost killed [[spoiler: by Nathan]] in "The Lady Killer".
* NewOldFlame: To Emily on season 3.
* PutOnABus: After Emily breaks up with her at the end of season 1, Paige disappears.
** TheBusCameBack: She briefly appears in two episodes at the end of season 2, at first hoping to rekindle her relationship with Emily, then agreeing to just be friends. Starting with season 3, she sticks around for good and starts dating Emily again.
* TransparentCloset: Fans supected her sexuality ever since her first appearance, before it was clarified.
[[/folder]]


[[folder: Garrett Reynolds]]

"''Just because two things happen at the same time doesn't mean they're connecter.''"
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[[caption-width-right:300:Someone you know very well has you completely fooled]]

Emily's old neightbor who is now a police officer. In season 2, he assists Detective Wilden with the investigation of Alison's murder. He's in a secret relationship with Jenna Marshall prior to the start of the series, and [[spoiler: he's killed in the Halloween train.]]
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* AmbiguouslyEvil: [[spoiler:He's definitely shady, but he was innocent of the murder charges leveled against him, and was about to help Spencer before he was murdered.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCop
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim]]
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong: Not EVIL per se, but he was introduced as a very nice guy, before his murky past and ambiguous intentions became apparent.]]
* FairCop
* [[spoiler: HeKnowsTooMuch]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceDoorSlam: He's murdered on the night he plans to tell Spencer everything he knows.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Perhaps. [[spoiler:He didn't kill Alison or Maya after all, was genuinely crushed when Jenna ditched him, and seemed to hold feelings for Spencer. He was about to tell her everything he knew when he was killed.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: MistakenForMurderer:]] In "The Lady Killer", [[spoiler: it is confirmed that he didn't kill Maya.]]
** Also, in "This Is A Dark Ride", he tells Spencer [[spoiler: he didn't kill Alison, but Jenna genuinely believes he did.]]
* NiceGuy: At first. He becomes more of a {{Jerkass}} to the Liars when they find out about him and Jenna.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* SecretRelationship: With Jenna. The Liars eventually find out, but the couple come out to the public after [[spoiler: the Liars are arrested in the second mid-season finale.]]
* SmugSmiler
* TallDarkAndSnarky
[[/folder]]


[[folder: Nathan St. Germain[[spoiler:/Lyndon James]]]]

"''When I think about Maya, I want to think about how she lived, not how she died.''"
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[[caption-width-right:334:I was actually really looking forward to hanging out with her again.]]

Nathan is Maya St. Germain's cousin, who arrives to Rosewood after the death of [[spoiler: Maya]].He enters Hollis College, where he is studying to become an architect, and becomes fast friends with Emily. [[spoiler: He's revealed to be actually Maya's stalker, not her cousin, who followed her from True North, and the one Maya seeked protection from.]]
----
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* [[spoiler: AxCrazy]]
* BookWorm
* ButNotTooBlack
* [[spoiler: ConsummateLiar]]
* [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]]
* HiddenDepths: Oh, so much.
* [[spoiler: IfICantHaveYou]]: The reason why [[spoiler: he killed Maya.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: LiarRevealed:]] In "The Lady Killer".
* [[spoiler: LoveMakesYouCrazy [[LoveMakesYouEvil And Evil]]]]
* LongLostRelative: To his cousin Maya. [[spoiler: Later revealed [[SecretIdentity to be a lie]].]]
* [[spoiler: TheMole]]
* [[spoiler: [[PsychoExGirlfriend Psycho Ex-Boyfriend]]]]
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* [[spoiler: SecretIdentity: In "The Lady Killer" we learn that Nathan never really existed.]]
* [[spoiler: StalkerWithACrush]]
* [[spoiler: StalkingIsLove]]
* [[spoiler: TakingYouWithMe: Already dying, he grabs Caleb's gun and fires. Who he was aiming at is unknown, but the bullet hits Caleb.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler: {{Yandere}}:]] For Maya (and, arguably, for Emily too).
[[/folder]]


[[folder: Samara Cook]]

"''If you don't want a commitment, we won't get the large popcorn''"
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[[caption-width-right:260:They love you. I knew they would.]]

Samara Cook is a friend of Emily Fields who tried to help Paige with her coming out to her father. She works for an LGBT Pride group as part of her extracurricular activities. She dated Emily during the first half of Season 2.
----
* ExtracurricularEnthusiast
* FakeAmerican
* InnocentBlueEyes
* LipstickLesbian
* PreppyName: She's also an actual prep student.
* PutOnABus: Thanks to A, of course.
* RebelliousSpirit
* RomanticFalseLead: For Emily... shortly after she's PutOnABus, Maya returns.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: To Emily.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Her character shared a lot of personality traits with Maya; shortly after Samara left, Maya is brought back due to this.
[[/folder]]


!!Acquaintances of Alison [=DiLaurentis=]

[[folder:Jason [=DiLaurentis=]]]

"''You can leave Rosewood, but Rosewood will never leave you.''"
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[[caption-width-right:320:I can tell when someone's lying. Can you?]]

Jason is the older brother of Alison [=DiLaurentis=]. He had an interesting relationship with his late sister; though they often fought, they were both conniving and willing to keep each other's secrets. Jason attended high school and was friends with Ian and Garrett, and returns to Rosewood after [[spoiler: Ian's]] death.
----
* TheAlcoholic: Prior to Ali's disappearance.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: In Season 2, for [[spoiler: Aria, who chose Ezra over him.]]
* {{Bishonen}}
* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler: He and Melissa hooked up before the series begin, and shortly afterwards he learns that they were half-siblings.]]
* EroticDream: Starred in one of Aria's dream fantasies.
* FrameUp: At the end of "Over my Dead Body", it was revealed that Jenna and Garret tried to make him think he killed his sister.
* GreenEyes
* HeelFaceTurn: After he's revealed to be [[spoiler: Spencer's half-brother.]]
** It's actually more probable that after his sister went missing was when he first turned, although the girls stop seeing him as suspicious when Spencer discovers that secret.
* MrFanservice: From Season 2 on due to being played by a more attractive actor.
* {{Otaku}}: In a flashback in Season 2, Jason gets angry at Alison. When Aria asks what was up, Alison says that he thought she had stolen "one of his Japanese cartoon porn books", implying he is (or was) a {{Hentai}} fan.
* OffScreenBreakup: With [=CeCe=], prior to the start of the series, and (judging from what we could see on one of the ''Pretty Dirty Secrets'' webisodes) it did not end up well.
* OffTheWagon: Drove drunk in "crAzy".
* PrettyBoy
* PutOnABus: On season 4.
* ShipTease: With Aria, and had quite a bit with Spencer prior to [[spoiler: being revealed to be her half-brother.]]
* SiblingYinYang: With Alison.
* TheOtherDarrin: Recast in Season 2.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Jenna, who upon meeting him again in season 2 (after being re-cast) comments that he "looks different".
* TheStoner: Before his sister went missing.
* VertigoEffect: When [[spoiler: Alison's remains fall out of the drink cooler in the halloween train.]]
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[[folder:[=CeCe=] Drake]]

"''Take it from me, you're always better off with a really good lie.''"
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[[caption-width-right:300:people either love you,or they don't remember your name]]
* TheAce
* AlphaBitch: Has some traces of it.
* BigSisterWorship: The subject of such from Alison, despite not being sisters.
* BlatantLies: she told Emily that she didn't know the "beach hottie" in Cape May is.
* [[spoiler:BlondesAreEvil]]
* CanonForeigner: [=CeCe=] does not appear on any of the books.
* TheCorrupter: According to Jason she was a ''seriously'' bad influence on Alison.
* [[spoiler:TheDragon: Apparently to Ezra.]]
* {{Expy}}: She's a lot of older Alison, though InUniverse, Alison is an expy of her.
* TheFashionista: And makes a living out of it too.
* NearDeathExperience: [[spoiler: Aria pushes her from a height, but she manages to get up and walk away when the Liars aren't paying attention.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:She is Red Coat, but the leader of the A-Team is Ezra.]]

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[[folder:[[spoiler:Shana]]]]

* [[spoiler: BlackBestFriend]]: [[spoiler: was Alison's childhood best friend]]
* LipstickLesbian
* [[spoiler: SecretKeeper]]

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!! Others

[[folder:A]]

"''I'm still here bitches, and I know everything.''"

* BigBad
* [[spoiler:BlondesAreEvil: The leader of the A Team has blonde hair as seen in Emily's flashback.]]
* CatchPhrase: Tends to end her messages with "Bitch" or "bitches", though not quite to the point of being a VerbalTic.
* TheChessmaster
* [[spoiler:ColorCodedPatrician: The leader of the A Team wears a red coat compared to the other members who wear black.]]
* CoolMask
* DarkIsEvil
* TheGhost
* HiddenVillain: A is the main antagonist of the show as they constantly blackmail the girls and have even attempted to kill them on several occasions. Their identity still is a mystery.
* InTheHood
* [[spoiler:LegacyCharacter]]
* LimitedWardrobe
* ManipulativeBastard
** ManipulativeBitch: In case it's a female (which Toby presumes in season 4).
* TheManBehindTheMan: To [[spoiler: Mona]].
* TheOmniscient: Half-justified. [[spoiler: Ezra has multiple people working for him and has access to an extensive surveillance system, allowing him to watch the Liars every move.]] However, this doesn't explain some of [[spoiler: Mona's]] more extreme moves, many of which depended on advance knowledge of completely unpredictable events. (Example: Emily picks a box of Alpha-Bits from the school cafeteria cereal selection, only to find that all of the pieces have been replaced with A's. Since we see no evidence that anyone else experienced this, that means that [[spoiler: Mona]] not only knew that Emily would choose that brand of cereal, she knew exactly which box of it Emily would end up with.)
* OneLetterName
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* TheReveal: In "Now You See Me, Now You Don't" it is revealed to the viewers (but not the characters) that A is [[spoiler:Ezra.]]
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: At times you wonder if A is really [[Series/BreakingBad Jesse Pinkman]].
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