Top 10 Best Pretty Little Liars Characters

The Top Ten
1 Hanna Marin Hanna Olivia Marin is a fictional character created by Sara Shepard for the Pretty Little Liars book series, and later developed for the Freeform television series adaptation by I.

Hanna is funny, cute and lightens up the mood with her jokes. She's also extremely protective of the ones she love like her mom, the other liars and Caleb. She's also intelligent, though she seems like the dumb blonde. In the finale of season 1, Hanna was the one who didn't trust the police officer and told him that she had written a note for her mom. She also doesn't care what other people think of her and is really daring and brave. She always stands up for herself and especially for the ones she love like Caleb's foster mom. I think Hanna is a very deep and complex character and it takes a lot of "reading between the lines" to understand her personality. She's very smart, people just don't see it. She isn't book smart, but she's got a sharp mind that helps the liars a lot in times of crisis.

Hanna Marin is the best character on Pretty Little Liars. She is so nice to all her friends she is very caring too. Hanna is so loyal. She is so beautiful, brave, and the most lovable character. Hanna is so funny I love all her jokes she makes through the series. She is actually really smart though she might not be known to be smart. She is so amazing I love her so much. She stands out more than the other characters. I absolutely love her and Caleb together. When I first started watching Pretty Little Liars I didn't think I would like her character very much, but she actually ended up being my favorite character. Hanna is so honest and passionate. She cares for others more than herself. She would do anything for her friends. I was not surprised when I saw that she was number one on here. I love how you never know what she's going to do next. Her character grows so much throughout the series. Hanna deserves the whole world. She is not just my favorite character but she is my favorite ...more

Hanna is quite a complex character and I think Ashley Benson plays her brilliantly. She is funny, smart, brutally honest but on the flip side she has a vulnerable side that I love. I've always felt that Hanna is the most loyal of the girls and puts everyone else before herself, she was always more worried for Caleb's safety than her own. When I started off watching season 1 I felt I would like Aria most but Hanna slowly won me over.

I love Hanna's smartass joke and her itchy sarcasm. She longs for pure love for her loved ones, like her squads, and her super protective boyfriend like Caleb Rivers. She also tries to hide the fact about the breaking up to help maintain Caleb and Spencer's relationship!

2 Spencer Hastings

Spencer will always be my favourite. She understands everything perfectly and is the first to tell the truth. "I never want to go back to the way I was. All I cared about was winning, now all I want is to be happy"
The other Liars always blame spencer, and expect everything from her. They can act hypocritically towards her if she ever does anything slightly wrong, but don't expect her to do the same. It drives me crazy how Ali says she 'doesn't trust her' when Spencer does the most to help her. Spencer is beautiful and so incredibly intelligent. Without her, the others would be utterly lost. I love Pretty Little Liars but relate to Spencer so much more than the rest. Always a Spencer fan!

Spencer Jill Hastings is simply the best written character to exist. Of course she did some stupid things at times but I think ever Pretty Little Liars character did. She was the smart one out of the group and saved everyone so many times yet she never bragged about it or was arrogant or annoying. She was an amazing friend to all of the Liars and always helped them out. Even though she was the 'nerd' she was never afraid to speak or stand up for herself. She was the only one who really stood up to Alison when she was treating her or the others badly. Spencer was soft and funny but she was also a huge badass. Her development was genuinely underrated. She turned from the little nerdy girl to a confident woman. It always amazes me how strong she was, she went through the most. With her family, her need to be perfect, her drug problems. But she always came out stronger and that's what I admire her for. I miss my best girl so much

Spencer is intelligent and witty. She is a very strong character, which is shown through the way that she is constantly defending her friends. -A (Mona) actually admires Spencer's intelligence and bravery. She taught us that it is okay to not be perfect. She puts other before herself, this is shown when she says in the Season 3 finale 'I stopped worrying about myself a long time ago'. She defends Jason and Melissa, besides the mounting evidence toward them being -A and killing Bethany. She is the BEST character ever!

Spencer is simply awesome. Her character has the most dimension. She is smart, witty and beautiful. I love her determination and drive. She is everything that a great character should be. Spencer is my fave because she is just so darn interesting. I literally always want to see spencer on my T.V. screen. Her character have so many dynamics. Even her relationship with Toby is very simple but just how amazing her character is, she brought life to that relationship. I love how all the liars depend so much on her.

3 Aria Montgomery Aria Marie Montgomery is a fictional character and a central protagonist in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard.

Aria is my favorite and has the best personality of all the liars, also she caring for her brother Mike and is caring to people she is close with like her family. She is a unique character on the show from her personality to her fashion style and has a spunky attitude that I like. Aria is mature for her age and is smart in dangerous situations, also is always there for the liars all the time. She is a cute pretty girl that I can hangout with or can probably date and is cool to be around, also is a outgoing person that is bold, fearless, and fierce.

Really, how can you not love her? Not only is she insanely gorgeous, pretty and has an amazing smile (even when she's frowning, she's still really, heckin' beautiful) but she is mature for her age. Yes, she also has an amazing personality, and cares for her friends, and especially her family. She can be witty and sassy if she tries and wants to. She is smart in adversities and in the face of danger; fierce and brave. Definitely my favourite, will always be my favourite.

Ok, she was a likeable character in season 1, but now she's getting annoying. Her relationship with Ezra is annoying me, don't hate me Ezria shippers. I used to like Ezria, but the moment she started obsessing over him more than she cared about -A... I disliked her character. Now that she's dating Jake and is involved with the A-Team, I'm loving her character more. Keep her this way, please! No Ezra! Don't bring Ezra back!

How can you not love Aria? She's gorgeous, clever and always there for each of the liars. She's definitely got the best romance story: Ezra then Jake... now the news about Ezra! She's also incredibly close to her family, which is cute and always interesting to see a few of the arguments which can be totally relatable!

4 Alison DiLaurentis

! I love Ali so much! She is by far the best liar, she is sexy, beautiful, smart, funny, confident and knows what she wants and isn't afraid to do whatever it takes to get it. She can be a bit rude and manipulative sometimes but we all have good and bad qualities about ourselves and I think it's better then to be boring! Also, to get what you want you may have to hurt people in the process and if other people find it rude that is their problem! She is an awesome leader but maybe should toughen up a little, instead of leaving her friends to deal with her mess. Overall, she is amazing, so talented, mysterious, passionate, daring, straight-talking and full of suspense. Her character is very complex and I think Sasha Pieterse plays her perfectly. She always turns me on when she's on screen and I wish I was more like her! Go Alison!

Alison has a great, girly style and a bold and fierce personality. I love how mysterious she is and how confident she is with herself. Love watching every Alison scene!

Alison is just so mysterious, but in a way that every teenager hopes to be. She is able to do anything, just by pulling a few strings, and as a teenager, I wish I was her.

Alison is so awesome! She should be number one. Without her, the girls personalities would be so different. She shaped them into the liars they are.

5 Emily Fields

EMILY! This girl is so sweet and caring. She's often protective of the people she cares about. Her whole story is inspiring and interesting to watch. Em's coming out story was told beautifully. Nothing was set in stone and during times she explored her identity just like someone would in real life. In the T.V. show sometimes she just seems too irritated which should be fixed. She always gets hurt the most when bad things happen because she puts everything she has into it. When Maya died Emily's reaction broke my heart. I didn't even like Maya! Shay Mitchell does and amazing part playing her. Em should be higher up in the list! (SHE's FABULOUS)

Literally LOVE EMILY! She's just so underrated and it makes me annoyed like seriously! Plus she definitely went through the worst.
Hanna only had it hard when they found out Mona was A and when Caleb was gone. Also, her getting solo kidnapped by Uber A was really bad, but not the worst thing to happen
Spencer only had it bad when she thought Toby was A/When she thought he was dead. Her Radley spiral was the only time I ever felt very bad for her.
And Aria? Are you kidding me? All that happened was Erza MAYBE being A! Other than that, all she had that was bad was her parents getting divorced, but they are back together again so It doesn't matter!
Emily, on the other hand, had her first lover murdered and also had to kill Nate! Plus her dad died in the military! Emily had it the worst for sure. And she is so nice and friendly.

And she's totally the hottest one

She can be funny sometimes, but she's always been an interesting character to me. She goes through a lot! I'm sure this season has lots in store for her. There's cars crashing through her house, and family services after her. Emily's a great character. She'd be better without Paige, though. I like seeing her character on screen without Paige. It makes her a whole lot more fun to watch.

For someone reason I always connected with Emily. She was like us. Normal, loyal, smart, athletic, beautiful, but not brash or headstrong. No, instead she had multiple deaths put on her character, a coming out arc, having an abusive girlfriend, having an emotionally abusive relationship that was treated one-sided, and she deals with all the other liars. Pure REPSECT, right here.

6 Mona Vanderwaal

She is really the most interesting character in this show.

I feel bad for her all the time though.

Even though she didn't fully admit it, she has been trying to get the liars to forgive her since season 3.

Remember the fire at the lodge? Mona screamed that she'll "never get to know who she is", referring to Redcoat. That same episode, Hanna stated that if (Spencer, but the same applies to Mona) didn't know who Redcoat was, "you are still one of us." Mona had been trying to discover Redcoat's identity and tell the Liars throughout all of season three. She fooled everyone into thinking she was on A's side; Toby, the Liars. Everyone except Charlotte, obviously.

After 5x12 it is more than clear whose side she's on. And I think after what she did for them in that episode that she deserves the Liars' forgiveness. Sure, her plan failed, but she proved that she was willing to die for them - and almost did on a few occasions.

By season 7, when Mona is ...more

I debated between Mona and Hanna for a long time for who was my favorite, but ultimately, I like her just a little bit better than Hanna. Everyone thought that Ali was the one who was running the show, but in reality, it was Mona. Think about it. She was the one who convinced Ali to fake her death, which was what started the whole show anyways, and she had everyone fooled into thinking that she couldn't be A. She even destroyed the other A's (killing Cece and locking Alex in the dollhouse).Another reason I love her is because of all the different sides she has to her. The nerdy Mona who just wanted some friends. The popular Mona who has the best fashion. The crazy Mona that was always having a mental breakdown or playing with dolls. The Mona who always had Hanna's back. The loyal Mona, who always just wanted to help the liars, and fit in. The one I liked the most though was the smart Mona who had everyone fooled. All these sides come together to create one complex, polarizing, and ...more

Believe it or not, Mona is the character that scared me the most (she doesn't even need a black hood to be scary; Janel Parrish does an A-mazing at giving me the chills on her own). Despite her insanity and mind games, she feels like the most complex character and a very sympathetic one. I loved her so much that she was the character I cared about the most, more than the Liars.

Mona has always been one of my favourites! She's gorgeous and in season 1 & 2 it was awesome to see her be all preppy and stupid, especially when we found out it was all just an act. Seeing her smart side in season 3 was awesome, but I really fell in love with her in season 5 when she really joined the girls side. They make such a good team and I'm still praying that she's somehow alive!

7 Toby Cavanaugh

Toby is the best, and literally, Spoby is the most functional couple on PLL. Ezria is a student-teacher relationship. Emison barely exists because Ali was dead most of the time, and don't get me started on Haleb. Caleb literally left Hanna for this random girl and another terrible spin-off.
Toby has always been there, and even when he was A, he was only doing it to protect Spencer. And even when he became a cop, it was also to protect her. Even though we all hated Cop Toby...
I think Toby should be number 2 on the list. People who hate him are probably just stupid Ezria fans. Ezria sucks.

Okay, I'm a die-hard Spoby shopper, so this was an easy choice. He's my favorite boyfriend out of the others! Toby is a hottie, and he's totally amazing and a super interesting character. His character development is going great, and they're showing his sensitive side, which is something refreshing to see. I love Toby

Toby is about as interesting as a dishwasher. His character is always trying to get involved and won't leave Spencer alone when she is trying to do something that doesn't involve him. He also thinks that a massage from him will solve all of Spencer's problems.

Toby is a hottie. I felt bad for him in season 1 because he was getting death threats and people would cross the side walk because they saw him coming. Toby is a strong character, and I'm happy to see that Spencer is nice to him.

8 Caleb Rivers

By far my fave, he's such a sweetheart, and the most loyal boyfriend to Hanna. He is honestly all I want in a guy. He's so talented with computers and technology, as well as his super sad past which I just admire him for. Also he's like really cute and that shaggy hair though?

I love him so much I would actually marry him he is so protective of Hanna and I love it , he is so funny and so hot!

I think that Caleb is the best bad boy and the perfect boyfriend of all them!

Caleb is my favourite male character on this show!

9 Maya St. Germain

Maya was pretty and outgoing. Her character actually had some humor. I did not agree with a lot of things she said and did but at least I could watch her on the screen without cringing.

Maya deserved more. She was a hilarious, strong character that took no crap from anyone. She saw the best in everyone and made a lasting impression in everyone. She didn't have to die.

Maya was pretty and outgoing. She also had some funny lines. I may not agree with everything she said or did but atleas I could watch her on screen without cringing.

She was so annoying and mysterious, even emilys mom didn't like her.

10 CeCe Drake

Ce ce is a marvellous char played by the actor so brilliantly. Beautiful, charming, mysterious & the best villain in rosewood. I loved the way she was portrayed & loved it when she was A. She is a beauty too. No wonder her admirers are numerous

CeCe was my all time absolute favorite A, so I am very biased.

Best Character and adds a new dimension to the show. Wish she was on it more often

I love her she is a very mysterious character she keeps me hanging waiting for the next episode

The Contenders
11 Noel Kahn

He was gone for the first half of Season 4. He will return in the finale. Even though, he is kinda creepy but he is very sexy.

The show didn't do him justice. Noel's character was greatly expanded in the books.

12 Jenna Marshall

I love Jenna, I think she is not the person you must be afraid of. She is so beautiful. I understand that she is that bad cause what "the 5" had done... She has got a good character.

I love Jenna, she is just perfect for this show, she is a very good person but she is angry beacause the five blinded her and I understend. She is my favourite character and I just love her.

Even though she can scare me, her character is a real nice addition to the show.

She makes the show interesting!

13 Mike Montgomery

He is very cute boy, but very mysterious and suspicious.

I miss him! Cody Christian<3 he hasn't been here since season 2, and I miss him. So glad he's coming back in Gamma Zeta Die.

How could anybody not like him he's caring, hot, and so smexy. I mean he's my new celeb crush!

He gets my heart pounding when he enters the episode because I'm worried if Mona will be with him

14 Jason DiLaurentis

Where has this guy been!? I miss him. He's an awesome character. If Jake leaves, I hope they allow him to be with Aria. Jason is a really hot and awesome character. I hope they reveal more about his past soon.

Handsome, hot, kind of mystic, independent and rather quiet but still lovely and honestly! He's always alone but stays strong though. just the best pll guy of all! Don't get how aria could choose Ezra instead of him?!

He's been my favorite since beginning. I really ship him and Aria and was disappointed that he wasn't given much screen time

Love Jason he is so hot and mysterious!

15 Ashley Marin

She is such a good and interesting person. Hanna Has luck.

Best mom ever! Except for the fling with Jason

I wish she was my mother

I love her. She tries so hard to protect Hanna...sometimes with awful concequences

16 Ezra Fitz

I'm loving Ezra and I always will be. I don't understand how people still can't forgive him. He is amazing, lovely, kind and HE IS HONEST. Doesn't matter what he did years ago. Everyone in the show lied and most lies were bigger than Ezras but people still hate him. Sorry but I think that's just overdramatic. People like CeCe but hate Ezra? Come on! by the way, Ezria is my favorite! Fight me.

Why isn't Ezra in the top ten AT LEAST? He's amazing and so kind hearted and sweet! Not even to mention good looking. If he was my teacher I would have have done the same as Aria!

I couldn't stand Ezra. Am I the only one who thinks its weird that his eyes are automatically drawn to teenage girls?

Ezra is dreamy. But I wish he should be more supporting for aria rather than standing pretty dumb.

17 Ella Montgomery

She is my favorite. I love charmed so much

Why is this charmed one not in the top 10?

She is very pretty mommy

I really like her

18 Paige McCullers

She is really supportive, she tries way too hard to maintain a good relationship and keep her partner happy, she handles difficult situations with courage. I love Paily scenes <3
And apart from the character, I really like Lindsey Shaw since the time of Ned's Classified.

She has been through so much and it was hard for her to be herself and fully come out of the closet. She has realistic problems and I think LGBT teens can totally relate to her story.

Don't kill me, but I think she is annoying. Always wanting to protect emily like she her 2 year old child

Truly, and utterly, she's not that bad a character. Sure, she stared (and ended) a little (a lot) shaky, but in the middle, a good character. She had some really memorable moments, such as, saving Spencer from A on the Ghosttrain? ANyone REMEMBER THAT? HUH? HUH?

19 Melissa Hastings

At first I didn't like her, but actually she's a really interesting character.

She's so hot, should've been more on the show.

Love her so much

20 Alex Santiago
21 Wren Kingston
22 Jake

Don't hate me, but I'm loving the mystery of Jake. The actor Ryan Guzman is definitely a hottie, but what drew me to him is his mysterious character. We don't know where he came from, but he's all of a sudden here. I feel like there's plenty of twists with Jake, and I want to see his relationship with Aria thrive. I hope they allow Jake to stick around, and without Ezra and Aria together :( Ezra is going to mess Jake and Aria up, I hate that! Jake has so much potential!

I think Aria could have been happy with him. Nice guy.

23 Isaac Colbert
24 Meredith Gates Stevens
25 Sean Ackard
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