Worst Pretty Little Liars Characters

The Top Ten

1 Paige McCullers

She is an idiot! She tried to drown Emily and she said mean, homophobic things to her, but Emily still dates her! She is a waste of time on the show. When Toby was a loser, Marlene found a way to make him cool by making him date one of the liars and cutting his hair - then she tried to do it with Paige by making her date Emily and changing her ugly bangs! It seriously didn't work. Why did Maya have to get killed off the show when it could've been Paige instead! Maya had to be in rehab for so long, so we didn't get to see her and then SHE gets killed off, it should've been pigskin! How come Pam hated Maya, BUT NOT PAIGE? I hate Paige, I hope she dies.

How can anyone like Paige? She gets jealous of Emily because SHE KNOWS Emily is a better swimmer than her, tries to drown her, tries to kiss her while Emily is grieving over the fact that she lost Maya, and she won't stop getting into Emily's business, so she tells the police Ali is alive. For what? Because she hates her? Paige put that on herself because now she has multiple people mad at her. I'm glad Emily dumped her because Paige doesn't deserve to be with someone as great with Emily. I just don't understand how Emily loved her. There is nothing about Paige to love her! She's selfish, not to mention RUDE TOO! Remember Samara? She completely flipped out on her for no type of reason! Emily got mad at Paige so she decided to keep their "relationship" as friends. I'm actually happy Emily did that, maybe now Paige can back off now. But of course, I thought wrong. They end up being a couple, and Paige just gets way too comfortable. Even the other girls don't like her. Good ...more - girlygirl12

Paige is by far the worst character! She is so annoying every time she opens her mouth. She's always whining and complaining and blaming others for her problems and dragging Emily into her drama. Emily is loyal and sweet and ambitious...she deserves so much better than paige and I literally cringe every time Emily looks like she's falling for paige. Every one else has something intriguing about them on pll except for paige. She's just an annoying ass crybaby who acts entitled and has a stupid face. Em and maya were so cute...it broke my heart to see Em falling for paige's weird ass

I do NOT like this character!

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

Honestly, Aria is my least favorite liar in PLL. She's always so selfish, fake, child-like and makes EVERYTHING about her. The thing that bothered me the most was the fact that in season 4, episode 21 when Aria found out the Ezra was writing a book about her, she completely shut her friends out, and yells at them while they're just trying to comfort her. If it were me, I would have slapped Aria in the face, and told her to get a grip. Plus, remember when Zack was hitting on Hanna? Hanna decided to do the right thing and tell Aria, so she could tell her mom. But of course, Aria the fake one blamed Hanna for Zack's actions. "You're always the problem" That was way low, Aria. I think the actress is good, but the character is trash. I never understood why Aria hated Mona so much. In that bathroom scene when Mona was crying at the movies, Aria decides to act all nice and sweet to her, but she tries to break Mike and Mona up because her selfish self-thinks Mona doesn't deserve to ...more - girlygirl12

I think the worst thing about Aria is how she makes everything about her. Lucy Hale is an excellent actress and beautiful in my opinion, and she portrays Aria on how she was written. Thus being said, Aria is just a poor character, it is not Lucy Hale's fault.

(Although I don't particularly like Lucy- she insists the other cast members leave her out and bully her, which is very odd considering the rest of the cast get along just fine...).

Anyways, Aria makes literally everything about her. "A" doesn't even have to create problems for her, she does this on her own by dating her teacher! Not to say the other girls don't create their own problems, but Aria continues to get upset over two problems. 1) her parents and 2) her boyfriend! She could easily eliminate this second problem by dumping Ezra- especially after he used and stalked her!

At one point Emily says, "Aria, you're spiraling again." Again?! Are you serious? Everything is always about ...more

Aria's a whiny, irrelevant brat who I could care less about. She has served almost no purpose this entire show and while all the other characters are busy actually taking action to solve their problems Aria never seems to have any other issues except those regarding Ezra. Ezria makes me nauseous and if Ezra wasn't there, Aria would have literally no storylines because she does nothing else but obsess over him. I don't care about their relationship at all and I think Aria needs to go away because she serves no purpose to the plot whatsoever.

I think she is really fake. Not sure if it’s actually the character or the actress.

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3 Meredith Sorenson

Meredith is a character designed to be hated. I'm not surprised she is here

Meredith is an awful human being

Meredith can gtfo


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4 Emily Fields

I don't know if it is the character or the actress but she is just so pathetic. Her facial expressions are ridiculous and she is always so quick to jump down the others' throats. She needs to get a grip!

As soon as we see her scene coming on its like oh god the episode is ruined by more of the soppy girlfriend relationship crap.. The fact that one of the worst characters is a main character is rather upsetting

She is annoying as hell, her story never changes; she is always having some relationship problem or being an ass to someone trying to help her. Also can I mention how she is always doing this disgusting duckface and her facial expressions always stays the same? It's suuper annoying and makes me want to punch her. And her voice is very annoying too, to be honest I don't like her or her personality.

The character is stupid, selfish, and the acting is bad too. the actress mostly alternated with three facial expressions throughout.

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5 Ezra Fitz

Ezra is legit the worst character in this whole show. Pursuing a relationship with a minor in the first place was completely gross and unacceptable, but you could almost forgive him because they met outside the school setting. Then we find out that he knew all along who Aria was and that she was a high school girl, which makes the whole thing even more disgusting cause he basically stalked an underage girl. He used her and her friends to write an expose on Alison which is unacceptable, also are we forgetting that he snuck into Hannah's bedroom, monitored all their security systems, messed with their cars, and tried to ruin Spencer's credibility when she was on to him. He only hangs out with teenagers which for some reason no one seems to think is weird. He's a vile human being and in my eyes he's one of the real villains of this show.

I hate Ezra so much he's so annoying and frankly a disgusting creep who serves no purpose but to drag along Aria's storyline. Nothing has changed over the entire show with him except that we learn that he's an even creepier, more useless character than we originally thought. He's bland and boring and I'm so sick of him being around.

Ugh please. He's pathetic. An idiot to get involved with a 16 year old. Hello?! Totally irresponsible and risky and just all around stupid! It's disgusting that he was so into her. He does play a good scary guy though. I always thought there was something shady about him. It's his face. He's got a resting unsettled/nervous face.

He's the best

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6 Alison DiLaurentis Alison DiLaurentis

She manipulated and lied to her "friends".

She was mean to Mona for no reason.

She manipulated Emily into thinking she cares about her only to dump her later.

She made Hannah bulimic.

She made Jenna blind and never apologized.

She burned Toby's barn and blamed it on him.

She faked her own death after being stalked and left her "friends" alone with the stalker.

She dated a person who was filming underage girls getting undressed in their bedrooms without their knowledge and never did anything to stop it.

While she was faking her death she was still stalking the girls and made them think they were crazy just to mess with them.

She was fat-shaming other people but when she gained weight no one said anything.

She's so stupid and irritating! In the past she was such a bad character is don't understand why the girls forgave her at all. And after she came back she always dresses like a grandma and isn't trusting her friends anymore. I just hate her. She's such a superficial and egoistic character.

I don't like Ali. At all. I don't trust her and she was a terrible person. And I don't get why people like her with Emily. She doesn't love Emily, she just uses her for her personal gain

I Love Alison Dilaurentis so Much but she,s such a Bitch

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7 Shana

So boring I don't even know her surnames.

Didn't have a proper story line until the writers got bored and needed something to drag the season out a bit longer. So blah, next!

They gave her the worst story line. Geez. But I must say she's beautiful in person and we'll take anyone over Paige!

She's just so annoying

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8 Kate Randall

Kate is very annoying. Girls like her get punched in the face. She already "has it all" with the beauty, brains, money, just overall miss perfect. But for some reason she still feels the need to go out of her way to torment and hate on Hannah, whose life is much more complex and Hannah is dealing with enough bs without perfect Kate fluckin things up for no reason other than being a beach

I really hate her she took Hannas dad from her! She is a spoiled brat and I wish Hanna would punch her in the face.

Shes so ugly I can't even deal


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9 Byron Montgomery

He is so obnoxious and makes everything about him and his ego, he also doesn't see a problem with him cheating and instead makes it about everyone else when he is in the wrong. Overall I think he is just an ass, I hate his character and particularly when he gave Ezra the new job opportunity and stops aria from doing things because he is so controlling

It makes me clench my fists every time he mentions scotch or coffee, which he does in every single episode.

Byron is one of the worst dads on the show!

He has some sweet moments.. that being said, he can be extremely obnoxious. He has a huge ego, and constantly makes things about himself. Also, he cheated on Ella Montgomery then asked his daughter to lie to her. THEN, after getting a divorce with Ella, the first thing he does is date the woman he cheated on her with.

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10 Darren Wilden

I hate every scene he is in. He's so annoying and his role in the plot seems insignificant

Poorly constructed character, so far removed from reality that no one gave a hoot when his character got bumped off

I mean him he is so creepy and I bet he is beach hottie

he sucks

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The Contenders

11 Peter Hastings

He just gets in the way of the plot all the time, getting in the way of antics and creating drama that is not needed TIME AND TIME AGAIN

The only good thing he's done is bring Jason into the world

He treats Spencer like crap.

Stupid my-dad-may-have-killed-another-stupid-parent crap, no one cares about him. And he shouts at Toby. Get a life then just drinking scotch, Peter.

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12 Spencer Hastings

Most annoying pll character, whenever there's a victory for her it's always by stabbing someone else in the back. Think about it, the first big secrets we find out about all the other girls are centred around them being victims: Aria is the victim of her parents looming divorce because she's being forced to keep a secret, Hanna is the victim of her own low self-esteem and Emily is the victim of insecurities about her sexuality. All of these are problems that they did nothing to deserve them, but Spencer's secret was that in the summer that Alison went missing she was getting her sisters boyfriend/fiance to cheat on her sister with her, and then does exactly the same thing one year later with Wren! Ian may have been a creep, but she allowed him to be a creep, and to her sister as well. There are so many examples of this, but none so fresh as her betrayal of Hanna in the latest season, by hooking up with Caleb! The liars all went through so much together, but now she's throwing all of ...more

Spencer is such an annoying character. She takes everyone's man and is just so selfish. I especially hate in Season 7 when Hanna Marin went missing and while everyone was trying to save Hanna, including Caleb, Spencer kept on getting jealous! She got upset because Caleb spent more time on finding Hanna than hanging out with Spencer! Worse, what kind of friend dates their best friend's ex-boyfriend. That's a total no-go. That's like, an abomination, one of the many unspoken rules of the 'girl code'. Never. Date. Your. Best. Friend's. Ex. Not that I'm saying that's all on Spencer, as it takes two to tango, so SHAME on Caleb for doing that too, but that doesn't change the fact that Spencer is just as big a roach as Caleb. And she was almost ALWAYS there whenever Toby was upset, even when he got engaged. Even when his fiance DIED. She's always there. I get that he needed support and whatever, but why from Spencer? Why not from Emily, or anybody else? /and she slept with Wren, her sister's ...more

She was first one of my favourites, but she's starting to get annoying. She always is jumping to conclusions about everyone. Back in season 1, everyone has their secrets- Aria's family is falling apart, Hanna is harming herself, and Emily is secretly lesbian, all things that can happen to anyone and something they didn't choose. But then Spencer is over there, out because SHE was off kissing guys and ruining her sister's relationships- no one forced her to, and when Ian kissed her, she didn't stop it, she didn't tell him it was wrong. She is always thinking for herself and if it affects anyone, she doesn't care. Also girl code rule #1: don't date your best friend's ex, especially if they have been in a serious relationship since high school and he's still hung up on her. And then when she thought Ezra was A, she lost it and flipped out with only a bit of evidence, but when Toby was CONFIRMED to be A, she still tried to reason with him.

SHE GOT ON MY NERVES so MUCH! She loves stealing everyones boyfriend and she is the most UN-attractive of them all! How does every guy want her? Lol! And her know it all ways were obnoxious in every single episode.

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13 Toby Cavanaugh

Remember when he got so mad that Spencer and Caleb were trying to find Mona's body or something in season 5? He yelled in her face and ordered her to never conspire with Caleb again. And how he was A? I get that all these fans are all "Oh he was just doing it to protect Spencer! " If he was, I don't think he would've disappeared right after she found out. What's even worse is that he didn't come back until the season 3 finale. I also feel like they made Spencer incredibly clueless in this relationship. They made her go crazy and in my opinion it just made Toby look even worse. Does anyone remember how jerky he was when he became a cop? He arrested Jonny even though Spencer was trying to talk to him? Words cannot describe how much I hate this guy

I guess we all don't share the same opinion but I love Keegan Allen and the character a lot, I definitely wouldn't put his character on this list

He is adorable the way he treats spencer. But to be honest... I always thought he had better connection/conversations with Emily. I know she's gay, but spencer and toby just seem like an odd match, like they wouldn't be compatible people in real life. I don't know if wren is good or bad, but he seems like a way better match for spencer. Like they speak similarly, care about the same things, etc. And he actually challenges spencer, which toby does not. Just my opinion.

I do agree that toby is not a great actor.it really bothered me at first, but once I got into the show I was able to look past it

His and Spencer supposed-to -be -dramatic scenes were kin of cringey. And not because of Soencer, because he was justa cringey person who thought he was good looking but was kind of creepy looking - plllover

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14 Jackie Molina

Jackie is sweet, trying to make sure Aria is safe. She doesn't deserve to be here

i hate her

hate her

15 Dianne Fitzgerald

She is a blitch, that's all that needs to be said about her

16 Noel Kahn

I hate him so much, he and Jenna are like the most annoying and nosy couple in the whole series! He acts like he can find out everything...jeez what a smart mouth!

He is so manipulative and selfish! I was so surprised he wasn't a!

Noel Kahn is a very monster!

Noel Kahn is a bitch!

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17 Jessica DiLaurentis

She is annoying at times but I believe that as the story unfolds it will reveal that Jessica was actually a very good person with good motives and intentions, who probably has a tragic back story. I think all the ' evil' things she has done will eventually have good explanations.

Jessica is the worst mother on the show and all the universe!

Bye Felicia

18 Pam Fields

She was annoying as hell in season 1 when she didn't accept Emily coming out of the closet. But after she came around, I began liking her. She's now one of my favorite parents

Constantly gritting her teeth and wrinkling her brow! It's like she doesn't have any other facial expressions. ALWAYS whining and second guessing everything, it's like Emily is the parent and Pam is the child.

I can't believe her she is so rude and doesn't allow Emily to live her life

Her parenting is Cringy and she's too nosy

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19 Melissa Hastings

She is terribly annoying. I just hate her and her whole snobbish, stereotyped attitude!

Sometimes I just want to slap her.

She always blamed EVERY LITTLE THING on Spencer, which is just plain on disrespectful. - girlygirl12

Ew I hate her she's mean too!

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20 Ian Thomas

Ian is just a bad guy. Period

He acts so nice in front of Melissa and pretty much anyone but is an ass in front of spencer. I despise him

Creepy McCreppy

One word: DIRTBAG

21 Garrett Reynolds

Makes m cringe

I hate hate hate him, I laughed when he died

22 Hanna Marin 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 can be really annoying how she always disrespects her mother and her friends. She said this to Spencer "You know, I was so worried about Kate backstabbing me, I didn't even realize you were holding a knife." *Angrily leaves* This got me super mad. Why was Spencer the only victim? It's Caleb fault because it was HIS idea! Also, remember when the parents told the girls that they couldn't see each other anymore? Did you see the way Hanna moved over when her mother gently patted her? That was just rude and disrespectful. Realize how she was always a trash friend to Mona. Leaving her on her worst moments, always abandoning her, and more! Remember what Mona said to her? "I always listen to every problem you have with Caleb, and you can't even listen to my problem! " I completely agree, Mona. Completely. - girlygirl12

Hanna is definitely NOT the worst character on this show, but... there are some moments in the earlier seasons where I really despise her.

She witnessed Mona being bullied and knows Mona is insecure about her popularity, yet when Mona tries to sit with her at lunch, she gets up, leaving her supposedly best friend alone.

I wouldn't leave the table because someone I don't like tried to sit with me. I can't imagine being that rude to my best friend. You don't treat friends like that.

I feel like that is a huge eff-you, especially to someone as unstable as Mona. What is even worse is that Hanna knows this about Mona, but I feel like she still doesn't even try to reassure her otherwise.

Even knowing she is -A, I still feel bad for Mona while rewatching the first two seasons.

SO ANNOYING! I really don't understand why she is so popular. She is the dumbest out of all the liars. She thinks she is the queen b since Alison was gone but she completely copied everything about her. She wants to be alison and its really sickening. She wears heels to school all the time, like what the hell who does she think she is. SHE STEALS! She is a theif! she doesn't even need too, they are not that poor they live in a huge house. She also forgave Mona for being A and torturing all of them like its all fine, what an idiot as if she wont betray you again. Sometimes she treats Kaleb like crap and doesn't want him around for practically no reason. She also lies to her friends a lot like when she went behind their back to bury that gun and got caught, that's so dumb I can't even. She is more popular then she deserves to be probably because people like the actress even though the character is a total idiot and a mess

She's childish and annoying. She only cares about herself, and also acts like she owns Rosewood. She also has no right to be angry with Spencer about the whole Caleb thing, since she was engaged to Jordan and she said to Spencer "it's okay if you date with Caleb", lmao dumb biatch. She is so annoying.

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23 Caleb Rivers

Caleb's an idiot cheater, he cheated on Spencer an he basically cheated on Hanna when he left her for Miranda. I don't care about him!

Caleb is perfect. He's the perfect friend and the perfect boyfriend. He's sweet and charming and always there for hannah. He's the underdog with a rough past, which makes us (the viewer) sympathize with him and love him. Caleb does no wrong. AND THAT'S WHY I THINK HE'S GOING TO BE A.

The only thing about Caleb is that he dated his ex's best friend and then he cheated on the friend with the ex

He is the worst. this guy always has to put his opinion on everything Hannah does also he looks like a dying rat. he looks nothing like his “father”

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24 Ella Montgomery

She is such a headache! Annoyingly feeble, her and Byron are made for each other because he is equally pathetic! No wonder Aria turned out to be such a brat! Ella can't make a decision to save her life, always has to outsource decision making to her kids and can't set boundaries at all!

Why doesn't Aria's auntie Phoebe and auntie Paige never pay her a visit? The Power of Three could eliminate all the many -A's in Rosewood

She annoys me so much and I cringe in every single scene she's in. I don't know why I just hate her.

Ella is probably the worst mother charecter on the show because she is just so annoying and does not know how to set boundries. When Aria and Ezra told Byron and Ella about their relationship all she did was sit there quietly and dint even act on the fact that her own dauhter has been hiding this for years and is involved with her teacher and wasnt mature enough to stop the unhealthy relationship becasue in the end it was all just fake love to me and there was never really a true spark. I am s glad that in the book it stopped early.

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25 Linda Tanner

I hate this lady, she is so mean to the liars and she looks terrible in heels. Put her after Paige!

This woman is annoying and shady as hell

This list is unfair..This woman is the stupidest and the immature office/cop ever to be honest I don't agree Paige being at the top of this list Tanner had to be the worst character ever in PLL history


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26 Jenna Marshall

Jenna has a beautiful face..those glasses make her character intriguing. But damn they are so dramatic when it comes to Jenna! Every time she walks in a room they start playing that damn suspense music and it's annoying and stupid.

AND of course all the suspense music leads you to look at Jenna as a bad person, but in reality if you look at the facts Jenna never does anything bad, aside from what she did to toby years ago. She seems like a genuinely sweet person who made a bad mistake when she was younger, and of course makes snide comments once in a white to the girls who destroyed her life. But in her private life, in her personal friendships and relationships, Jenna seems like a good person. I haven't seen any evidence that she is not.

Annoying and boring

I have a grudge against Jenna because she raped Toby

I hate Jenna, everyone’s just ignoring that she raped someone because she’s a girl

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27 Spencer Hasting

She thinks she is so cute and she can get any man she wants an everybody likes her and then tries to act like the victim trying to make people feel bad for her.

She snoops into everyone space no matter what. And if she finds something she either uses it or her self and gets mad at the person or as dirt until the moment. I also hate how she's a bitch sometimes

Did nobody else find it weird that in order for her to have a boyfriend, they have to be someone elses.
Toby( technically by Emily) - plllover

28 Jason DiLaurentis

I used to love him but he was so mean to spencer last episode.

He's sooo hot. Words can't even explain it like WOW!

He is sooo handsome it's ridiculous.

29 Liam

His constantly pursed lips. His faced legitimately pisses me off. Sorry.

The typical boring boyfriend. Just no!

30 Tom Marin

He is one of the most selfish and ruthless person ever! all he cares is about his new family. how can a dad treat his own daughter so badly for someone else that's so stupid. he could have honestly told his wife to pay for that bitch. he said no to Hanna when there was a father daughter dance just because he was angry. he never even tried to help her I m glad that Ashley left him and found someone better.

31 Ashley Marin

Oh my lord, where do I begin? She is a giant slut. She slept with Darren so she can get out of Hanna's shoplifting charge, and has a one night stand with Jason; ALI'S BROTHER, yes, ALI'S BROTHER, and that is enough to hate her! She's incredibly pathetic, tries so hard to act like a teenager when really she should accept the fact that she's a mother. In the first season, she didn't even accept Caleb, yet she accepted annoying Sean! Why? Because Caleb didn't look good enough for her. Also, in the first season she stole money from a woman because she's "broke". She's such a goody goody who only cares for money, looks, and guys, yet she doesn't even care for Hanna! I hope that old, ugly woman can open her eyes and care for her daughter for a change!

32 Sara Harvey

Under study Jenna Marshall, who was a brilliant character. What is it with these new characters being feeble and lame!

She was so boring and nothing interesting happened with her around

I'm so glad shes dead, it was supposed to be "tragic" but I was so happy I started laughing.

RIP Shower Harvey

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33 Maggie

She is a horrible person

I mean...

34 Yvonne Phillips

Ugh I hate the way she looks, I mean I don't know if it's her chin,mouth, teeth or all the above. I can't handle it though. And she always makes a weird annoying face and stretches her neck out and lifts her chin way up! I hate her. Well really I hate the actress that plays her!

Man stealer!

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36 Mike Montgomery Mike Montgomery

He's so irritating, and thinks that he can do whatever he wants just because his parents and Aria are messed up. He blames everyone for the tension in their house when it's actually his fault half of the time

He’s so selfish in the first season, and he thinks that he’s the only person suffering from the affair.

37 Mona Vanderwaal
38 Charlotte DiLaurentis

How can anyone stand Ali #2?

RIP Charlotte "Plothole" DiLaurentis

39 Detective Holbrook

Another pervert on this show


40 Connor

Hated him and Johhny, they were just Spoby distractions

41 Wren Kingston

To the comment before me: unless wren is A!

To be honest I thought Spencer and wren made a perfect cute couple. He challenges her more than toby and fits her style better. They seem really compatible

How can anybody hate Wren? He is adorable, ridiculously good looking and his accent is to die for. His chemistry with Spencer is sizzling. He brings a smile on my face whenever he is on the screen.

Wren was okay at the beginning but when I found out that he was the unknown father of Ali's kids... that changed my opinion of him pretty quickly. - PadfootWave16

Wrencer makes me sick

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42 Talia Sandoval

I don't like how she behaves with Emily

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