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"A" (CeCe Drake)
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Character Information

Gender:

Female

Occupation(s):

A
Red Coat
Stalker

Nicknames:

"A"
Red Coat
Varjak

Friends:

Sara Harvey
Mona Vanderwaal (formerly)
Toby Cavanaugh (formerly)
Cyrus Petrillo

Pets:

Tippi the Bird (stolen)

Employer:

Self

Employees:

Mona Vanderwaal
Toby Cavanaugh
Spencer Hastings
Sara Harvey
Melissa Hastings
Darren Wilden
Jessica DiLaurentis
Cyrus Petrillo
James Neilan

Enemies:

Alison DiLaurentis
Aria Montgomery
Emily Fields
Hanna Marin
Spencer Hastings
Caleb Rivers
Ezra Fitz
Toby Cavanaugh

Secret(s):

- Identity (Exposed)
- Motives (Exposed)
Series Information

Status:

Deceased

First appearance:

UnmAsked

Last appearance:

Game Over, Charles

Portrayed By:

Vanessa Ray

"A" (Sara Harvey)
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Character Information

Gender:

Female

Hair Color:

Blonde

Occupation(s):

A
Red Coat
The Black Widow

Friends:

CeCe Drake

Employer:

CeCe Drake

Employees:

Mona Vanderwaal (for CeCe)
Toby Cavanaugh (for CeCe)
Spencer Hastings (for CeCe)

Enemies:

Alison DiLaurentis
Aria Montgomery
Spencer Hastings
Hanna Marin
Emily Fields
Mona Vanderwaal
Darren Wilden
Ella Rose
Ashley Marin
Series Information

Status:

Deceased

First appearance:

A DAngerous GAme

Last appearance:

The Gloves Are On

Portrayed By:

Dre Davis

"A" (Mona Vanderwaal)
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Character Information

Gender:

Female

Occupation(s):

A
Stalker

Nicknames:

Original A
Little A
First A
"A.D."

Pets:

Three rats (previously four) named Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer

Employer:

Charlotte DiLaurentis
Sara Harvey (decoy)
Self (former)
Alex Drake

Employees:

Lucas Gottesman
Melissa Hastings
Anne Sullivan

Secret(s):

Identity (Exposed)
Was the first "A" (Exposed)
Ran Hanna over with a car (Exposed)
Told Ella about Byron's affair (Exposed)
Blackmailed Lucas to be her helper (Exposed)
Wrote Ian Thomas' suicide note (Exposed)
Tricked Alison into leaving Rosewood and pretending to be dead (Exposed)
Knew Alison was alive (Exposed)
Doesn't know who Red Coat is (Exposed)
Series Information

Status:

Alive

First appearance:

Pilot

Last appearance:

Till DeAth Do Us PArt

Portrayed By:

Janel Parrish

"A" (Toby Cavanaugh)
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Character Information

Occupation(s):

A
Stalker

Employer:

Charlotte DiLaurentis

Secret(s):

Joined the A-Team (Exposed)
Attacked Hanna at her fake job interview (Exposed)
Joined the team to protect Spencer (Exposed)
Tried to run Lucas over
Series Information

Status:

Alive

First appearance:

The Lady Killer

Last appearance:

'A' is for A-l-i-v-e

Portrayed By:

Keegan Allen

"A" (Spencer Hastings)
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Character Information

Gender:

Female

Occupation(s):

A

Employer:

Charlotte DiLaurentis

Enemies:

Charlotte DiLaurentis/Red Coat
Sara Harvey
The Liars (briefly)

Secret(s):

Joined the A-Team (Exposed)
Kidnapped Malcolm Cutler (Exposed)
Broke Ezria up (Exposed)
Joined to find answers on Toby (Exposed)
Set up the Lodge party for Red Coat (Exposed)
Series Information

Status:

Alive

First appearance:

I'm Your Puppet

Last appearance:

A DAngerous GAme

Portrayed By:

Troian Bellisario

"A" (Sydney Driscoll)
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Character Information

Gender:

Female

Occupation(s):

A

Nicknames:

"A.D."

Affiliations:

Uber A

Friends:

Uber A
Jenna Marshall

Employer:

Alex Drake

Enemies:

The Liars

Secret(s):

- Delivered a donation for Uber A
- Tried to convince Aria to join the A-Team
Series Information

Status:

Alive

First appearance:

Hold Your Piece

Last appearance:

Power Play

Portrayed By:

Chloe Bridges

"A" (Aria Montgomery)
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Character Information

Gender:

Female

Occupation(s):

A
Stalker

Nicknames:

"A.D."

Employer:

Alex Drake

Enemies:

The Liars

Secret(s):

- Identity (Exposed)
- Motives (Exposed)
- Joined the A-Team (Exposed)
- Gave Uber A information on the Liars
- Stole Lucas' Comic Book and delivered it to Uber A
- Trashed Emily and Alison's baby nursery and left behind an "A.D." mobile (Exposed)
- Delivered a recording to Spencer and her family (Exposed)
- Broke into Alison's to place a puzzle piece
- Went to meet Uber A (Exposed)
Series Information

Status:

Alive

First appearance:

Power Play

Last appearance:

Choose or Lose

Portrayed By:

Lucy Hale

"A" (Alex Drake)
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Character Information

Gender:

Female

Occupation(s):

A

Nicknames:

"A"
Uber A
A.D.
Big Bad
Not "A" (by Emily)
Amoji (by Caleb)

Friends:

Charlotte Drake
Jenna Marshall
Sydney Driscoll

Employees:

Jenna Marshall
Sydney Driscoll
Aria Montgomery
Wren Kingston
Mary Drake

Enemies:

Alison DiLaurentis
Aria Montgomery
Emily Fields
Hanna Marin
Spencer Hastings
Caleb Rivers

Secret(s):

- Identity
- Motives (Exposed)
Series Information

Status:

Alive

First appearance:

Of Late I Think of Rosewood

Last appearance:

Till DeAth Do Us PArt

Portrayed By:

Troian Bellisario

"A" is the main antagonist. "A" is an anonymous person who sends threats and messages to Alison DiLaurentis, Aria Montgomery, Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, Emily Fields and is usually seen wearing a black hoodie. "A" was revealed to be Mona Vanderwaal but her game was taken over by someone who started their own team of A's. The team has consisted of Mona, Toby, Spencer and Sara. Big A is revealed to be CeCe Drake in "Game Over, Charles".

Biography

"A" was born in October of 2008, when Mona Vanderwaal began threatening Alison DiLaurentis using notes and gifts. Mona's even attacked her in a costume on Halloween Night. This led to Mona adapting an alias: "A". Mona continued using "A" as a way to torture Alison, but one night it went too far. Mona kept threatening to kill Alison, but someone else actually attempted to. Mona rescued Alison on the side of the road and tricked her into disappearing so that "A" would think she was dead. "A" disappeared with Alison and wasn't heard from until the anniversary of the disappearance when "A" had a new target: Alison's friends. Mona targeted each of the four girls, using secrets only Alison had knew, that Mona had found out using Ali's diaries. Hanna believed she figured out "A's" identity, prompting Mona to plow her down with a stolen car. "A's" threats continued and Mona hatched a plan to trick the Liars. She pretended that she herself was receiving "A" messages and became one of the girls. On the night of the Masquerade Ball at Rosewood High, Mona drove Spencer out to where her lair was and left clues all around for Spencer to find. When Mona left to get gum, Spencer finally figured it out. She turned around to find Mona in the black hoodie, who in return hit her over the head with a flashlight. Mona put Spencer into her car and offered a chance to join "The A-Team". Spencer declined and outsmarted Mona, stopping the car. Mona and Spencer fought on the cliff before Mona ended up falling off. She was admitted to Radley Sanitarium for treatment and here someone came to visit: Charlotte DiLaurentis/CeCe Drake. Charlotte wanted to take up a partnership with Mona, to which she agreed and together they started a team of "A's" consisting of: Toby Cavanaugh, Spencer Hastings, Lucas Gottesman, Melissa Hastings, Darren Wilden and Noel Kahn. Charlotte began operating under the disguise of Red Coat, concealing her identity from the A-Team. Charlotte then enlisted the help of an ally, Sara Harvey, to assist her in being "A". Charlotte and Mona worked together until the night of the Thornhill Lodge fire, in which she kicked Mona off. Charlotte and Sara continued being "A" together until the they finally revealed themselves to the Liars and Charlotte declared Game Over. Five years later, Charlotte is murdered by Mona Vanderwaal. This prompts Charlotte's half-sister and Spencer's twin sister, Alex Drake to arise as a new "A", under the alias of "A.D." and nicknamed Uber A and "A-moji", to avenge the death of the former "A". Alex recruits Jenna, Sydney, and Aria to assist them in playing her game.

History

Season 1

Pilot

"A" begins her game when she texts all four of the Liars pretending to be Alison. At the funeral, each of the girls realize the other three also received texts from "A" and then they all receive a single text together.

To Kill a Mocking Girl

When The Liars are in the woods heading to their old hangout and discussing Ali and "A", they hear a noise and then receive a text message

Heads up, BFFs. It's open season on liars and I'm hunting... --A

The Liars are once again heading back to their old hangout and discussing Ali, when they hear another noise. They chase after it but find nothing but Ali's old bracelet. We then see a black gloved figure listening to music while printing out incriminating photos of Maya and Emily kissing.

Can You Hear Me Now?

The Liars block all text messages from unknown numbers in order to keep "A" out but its not enough to keep her away and suddenly a flier blows their way and its apparently from "A". They all get up and leave.

Keep Your Friends Close

The Liars go to Mona's birthday party to look for "A".

While spying in the woods, Hanna sees a figure writing an "A" like message on Ezra's car and sees the persons identity. She tells the Liars and runs to the parking lot to meet them. Hanna arrives at the parking lot where the others are and begins to run over to them. However, Hanna is unaware of a car speeding towards her until the Liars scream to her. The car plows into her and knocks her in unconscious. The Liars rush over to her and receive a text: "She knew too much. -- A".

Moments Later

"A" stops the car down the road and gets out and takes off running. A few moments later, Mona, in a black hoodie, walks up to the scene.

Season 2

UnmAsked

"A" follows The Liars to the Lost Woods Resort and watches Hanna shower.

Later, Mona and Spencer travel back to the Lost Woods and find "A's" lair. Its filled with photographs of the girls and Alison, hoodies, and a Dollhouse. Inside the lair they find a sketch of a Black Swan costume and Mona tells Spencer it must be "A's" costume. However, Spencer finds clues that point to "A's" real identity: Mona. Mona goes to the car for gum and when she returns she's in her infamous Black Hoodie. She knocks Spencer over the head and claims that she became "A" because the Liars stole Hanna from her. Mona and Spencer end up getting into a fight and Mona is pushed off the cliff. She survives and is admitted to Radley Sanitarium.

At the end of the episode, A nurse comes in and alerts Mona that she has a visitor. Red Coat walks in and Mona tells her that she did everything she asked her to.

Season 3

Dead to Me

Emily remembers more from the night she was abducted by the A-Team. She sees a member of the A-Team digging up Ali's grave and screams for them to stop. The member jumps out of the grave and holds her mouth to keep her quiet. She then notices that Red Coat is watching this event take place, before she takes off. Emily tells the girls that she's the one in charge.

I'm Your Puppet

"A" kidnaps Malcolm Cutler from his karate lessons and takes him to the carnival.

At the end, it is revealed that Spencer Hastings took him and she is the newest "A".

A DAngerous GAme

It is revealed that neither Mona nor Toby know the identity of Red Coat. Spencer, as "A", sets up a party at the Thornhill Lodge at the request of Red Coat so they can meet. Aria, Hanna, and Emily sneak into the Lodge to keep an eye on everything while Red Coat flies in in a plane. Spencer and Toby sneak outside in order to find out who Red Coat is without her knowing. While Mona, Aria, Hanna, and Emily are inside, someone locks them inside and sets fire to the Lodge. Spencer sees Red Coat but loses her in the fog. Hanna is still inside the lodge, now unconscious, but is pulled out by the girl in the red coat. Hanna is face to face with Red Coat and she sees Alison DiLaurentis.

Season 4

'A' Is for A-l-i-v-e

It is revealed that the Queen of Hearts that tried to push Aria off the Halloween Train are Melissa Hastings and Darren Wilden. It is also revealed that Lucas was the "A" that massaged Emily.

Later, a woman in a black veil, known as The Black Widow, attends Darren's funeral and we later see her in the "A" lair, wearing a burned Alison mask.

Under the Gun

Emily is taken to the police station and questioned by Tanner about a video she received. The video features Red Coat wearing an Emily Mask and holding a sign that says "Guilty".

Later, "A", in her black hoodie, breaks into a car and hotwires it. When she adjusts the mirror, we see that she's wearing the Emily mask.

Crash and Burn, Girl!

It is revealed by Nigel Wright that CeCe Drake set up a fake private flight plan for Red Coat in "A DAngerous GAme". CeCe paid Nigel to cover her tracks. It is revealed in "Game Over, Charles" that it was CeCe who set up the flight, and it was Sara Harvey who flew in, order to distract the girls.

Into the Deep

Red Coat walks onto the DiLaurentis lawn and waits for Jessica to turn off the lights. She then moves to the porch and drills some bolts loose from a gate that leads under the house.

We then see her in her lair, now dressed in a hoodie for unknown reasons.

The Mirror Has Three Faces

Red Coat lurks behind Hanna in the DiLaurentis house when she comes to visit Emily.

Bring Down the Hoe

CeCe Drake is in a lair of some sorts on the phone. As the camera pans away we see that a red coat is draped over a chair.

At the Hoedown, Emily spots Red Coat but loses her. Spencer shows up and Emily tells her what she saw. Spencer questions Emily if it was CeCe and they see her again, chasing her outside. They believe they see her heading down the road, and break into a truck to follow her. Red Coat jumps into the back of the truck and Emily notices her moving. They get a hoe and hit in the hay, but Red Coat is gone, leaving only her coat behind.

Later, "A" is seen outside Ezra's apartment, wearing her Red Coat heels and pants. She turns around and we see that it's CeCe Drake.

Now You See Me, Now You Don't

In Ravenswood, Red Coat traps Emily in a coffin and puts her on a sawmill. The girls try to figure out where she is when they see Red Coat running over to the sawmill. They chase her inside but she disappears. The girls frantically attempt to get Emily out but to no avail. Suddenly Red Coat shuts off the machine and takes off. The girls hear a noise and look up and another Red Coat is on the stairs. Aria chases her up and the two fight. Aria eventually kicks off her mask to reveal CeCe Drake. CeCe pushes Aria and attempts to escape by swinging down on a rope but the rope breaks and CeCe falls. Aria grabs her hand but her sleeve tears and CeCe plummets to the ground.

Season 5

EscApe From New York

Shana Fring is who Ezra Fitz tells the Liars is "A". She shows up to a theater which the Liars are hiding in wearing a black hoodie. She is killed by Aria and the Liars believe "A" is dead.

Miss Me x 100

"A" makes a return when she blows up the Cavanaugh house and gets a new lair.

Run, Ali, Run

The Liars come to the conclusion that Shana was never "A". When Ali goes home to pack for leaving, "A" attacks her and nearly strangles her before Emily intervenes.

In the ending tag of the episode, The Black Widow can be seen preparing a card and flowers to send to Bethany Young's parents.

The Silence of E. Lamb

Sydney Driscoll comments in Ali having a nice scarf (which "A" used to try and strangle Ali with) and later Hanna mentions to her about New York and Shana and "A" sends a text about this meaning Sydney is possibly on the A-Team. It is later revealed that the strangler was CeCe.

"A" can then be seen sending an engagement party card to Pam Fields.

Over a Barrel

"A" goes into Holbrook's office and takes out the butterscotch from his desk while typing in his password. The password is correct and "A" goes to work.

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Big A kidnaps the four Liars and brings them to her dollhouse, where she is keeping an alive Mona and forcing her to pretend to be Ali. Spencer learns of Big A's former name, Charles, and tells the other girls, who then set her up. At the fake prom she forces them to make, the girls call out for her, using Charles. When she finally shows herself, they shut down the power and run. But Spencer stops by Charlotte's vault room first and sees a video of Jessica DiLaurentis with a young Jason, Ali and Charles. At this point, Charles sneaks up behind Spencer but is gone as soon as Mona enters the room.

Season 6

She's No Angel

When Aria and Clark are at the junkyard, Aria notices "A" sneaking into a building. Later, she realizes that Clark took a photo of "A", in which "A" appears to have breasts, leading Aria to believe that "A" is indeed a girl. She texts this to the other girls. They later believe this girl to be Lesli Stone.

FrAmed

Big A is in her lair, watching the security footage from the Art Gallery. Someone beeps to come in and she buzzes them in. Red Coat walks into the room and takes a seat next to her, confirming they are partners.

At the Art Gallery, "A" sabotages Aria's by posting pictures of the girls in the Dollhouse in place of Aria's.

Red Coat later watches as Ella and Ashley discuss this.

At the end, Charles prepares a lot of things and puts them in the trunk of her car. She gets into the car and Red Coat, who's driving, gives her an envelope with two tickets to prom inside.

Last Dance

Big A tells Alison to meet her at Prom and she goes to find her. At the Prom, Alison sees her in a red cloak and black hoodie watching her and goes after her. Alison follows her into a maze where Big A grabs her and drags her away. Alison screams at her, asking where she's taking her before Charles/Big A stops. Alison turns around and asks Big A to please talk to her and Big A removes her mask, to which Alison says "Oh my God".

Game Over, Charles

The Liars enter a room at the Carissimi Group and a screen pops up. They see Alison talking to someone and see that its "A". "A" begins to turn around and the girls brace themselves. "A" spins around and its CeCe. All of the Liars gasp in shock. Alison asks CeCe how she could do this to her and says she risked everything to help her. CeCe says that all she gave her was a passport and a plane ticket and that she would hardly call that everything. Alison says its all that she had and CeCe says it is gonna be a long night if Alison keeps making this about her. The Liars question what CeCe is planning and CeCe turns to the camera and sings "Lord help the mister, who comes between me and my sister!" and Spencer wonders if this is why CeCe became "A". Hanna asks if CeCe is Charles and Emily says "She is a she, right?". CeCe tells Alison that they never understood how much she loved her. We then flashback to CeCe as a young Charles. Baby Alison starts crying and CeCe/Charles runs her a bath, after Jessica won't answer him from the yard. CeCe/Charles drops Alison in the bath but she goes under and CeCe/Charles is unsure of what to do, until Kenneth rushes in and pulls Alison out. He yells at CeCe/Charles, saying "What's what with you?!". Kenneth and Jessica then admit her to Radley Sanitarium. CeCe says she never meant to hurt Alison and Alison says that Kenneth must've known it was an accident and CeCe says she's sure he did. Alison is unsure what she means by this, and CeCe says that for as long as she could remember she asked Jessica to buy her dresses. But Kenneth wouldn't allow it, so CeCe/Charles would just play dress up in Jessica's closet, until Kenneth found out. CeCe says that when she was 12, Jessica bought her a yellow dress and that whenever she'd buy Alison clothes, she'd buy her the same outfit. We then flashback to CeCe/Charles at age 12, sitting on the roof of Radley in a dress, with Bethany Young. They discuss leaving and Marion Cavanaugh enters the roof. CeCe/Charles says she can't see him like that and he goes to hide while Bethany talks to Mrs. Cavanaugh. Suddenly, Bethany and Marion's discussion appears to get heated and Bethany pushes Marion off the rooftop. CeCe/Charles runs up and asks Bethany what she has done, but Bethany turns it on him and says he pushed her. CeCe says that no one believed her because she was a boy wearing a dress and had the most to lose so everything thought she killed her. Jessica paid Wilden to cover it up and for the next seven years at Radley they drugged CeCe up and she was almost completely alone. She says that she thinks the doctors felt bad for it so they let her out for a funeral. Alison asks who's funeral and CeCe says Charles. She says she and Jessica buried Charles at Aunt Carol's and Jessica finally accepted CeCe as her daughter, renaming her Charlotte. Charlotte says she thought she was gonna get to go home but Jessica just took her back to Radley under her new name. Eventually Jessica got the board to allow Charlotte to attend classes at U-Penn. One day Charlotte called in a bomb threat so classes would get cancelled and she went to visit Jason at school on picture day. She introduces herself to Jason as CeCe Drake and, despite not being a student, gets her picture taken for the yearbook. She and Jason then began dating and it wasn't until the day they were supposed to be leaving for the Cape that Jessica discovered CeCe was Charlotte. Jessica freaked out about this but eventually went along with it after Kenneth invited Charlotte along on the trip. Alison asks Charlotte why she didn't tell her and she say she planned to until Bethany ruined everything. Bethany stole Charlotte's clothes and was going to hurt Jessica. Charlotte snuck out to stop her and sees a blonde in a yellow top. She bashes her in the back of the head with a rock, but then realizes that it isn't Bethany, it's Alison. Jessica buries Alison and Charlotte continues to apologize. Wilden comes to get Charlotte and helps cover up her escape. But Charlotte says the doctors knew she escaped and took away her out privileges and she was alone again, until Mona showed up. She thought she was awesome and would sneak into her room every night for story time. Mona was so drugged up that she thought Charlotte was Alison. In a flashback, Charlotte enters Mona's room in a red robe and Mona says she did everything she told her to. Charlotte says she is proud of her and tells her to keep taking her meds. Mona says she will and Charlotte tells Mona to tell her everything about the Liars. Charlotte says she was upset when they started to take Mona off of her meds, because hearing what Mona did to the girls was the only thing she looked forward to. She says that she stopped visiting Mona before she got off her medication because she could never trust her. Charlotte says she made a deal with Mona to play the game with her if Mona would help her escape Radley. Charlotte says her first assignment was meeting the girls and making friends with them. She says that Mona told her the Liars were happy that Alison was gone and that's one of the reasons she began torturing them. She then says that she kept seeing a blonde in a red coat watching the girls, and knew if it was an alive Alison, she would come if the girls were in trouble. She says that she sent a decoy Red Coat to the Lodge that night in the plane to trick the girls, while she trapped them. The Red Coat is revealed to be Sara Harvey, who is her ally. After meeting with Sara in the woods, Charlotte went back to the burning Lodge and overheard the girls saying they saw Alison, confirming her suspicion that Alison was alive. Alison questions why Charlotte continued playing the game if she really cared about her, and Charlotte says that she was going to end it when the Liars thought they killed "A" in New York. She left the country believing it was over, but came back because the game was addicting and she was really good at playing it. Alison reminds her of all of the terrible things she's done to her and the Liars, and Charlotte says that she would never let anything really bad happen to them, because she loves all of her "dolls" and that it sucks to kill someone, even when they deserve it. Alison asks if she means Wilden and Charlotte says he found out Alison was alive and would've never let her come back and tell her story. She sent Sara to his funeral in a black veil to make sure that he was dead. She apologizes to Emily for this, but then says "but not really". The Liars break out of the room they are in and head for Radley. Charlotte continues telling her story to Alison and says that before she came to New York, she snuck home to see Jessica, whom she found dead. She breaks down and says that Jessica was the only person who ever really loved her. Suddenly the alarm goes off, as the Liars enter the building. They meet Sara in the hallway, and she turns on the bomb so that Charlotte can detonate it. Charlotte gets the button and Alison pleads for her not to push it. She pushes it but it doesn't work, as the Liars have cornered Sara and Spencer has turned it off. Charlotte heads for the roof and prepares to jump, as the Liars plead for her not to. She's about to jump until Alison calls her by her real name and begs her not to. She jumps down and removes her hoodie and mask, declaring game over.

Season 7

Power Play

Sydney Driscoll reveals herself as a member of the A-Team. She claims to be "A.D." to Aria and gives her the offer to join the team, but Aria realizes that Sydney is working for someone else, who she is communicating with through an earpiece.

Choose or Lose

"A.D." contacts Aria through a cellphone they've given her. She tells them that she wants to meet them and they tell her they will that night and they request her to wear the uniform. However, Mona is listening in on the call and informs the other girls.

Aria shows up to the meeting spot dressed in her "A" uniform. "A.D." tells her that she looks good in a uniform and she hears a noise. She goes to chase the noise down, only to be caught by the Liars.

Other "A's"

"A" (Lucas Gottesman)
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Character Information

Gender:

Male

Eye Color:

Brown

Occupation(s):

A

Nicknames:

"A"

Employer:

Mona Vanderwaal

Secret(s):

- Gave Emily the massage as "A" (Exposed)
- Left behind the diary in the basement (Exposed)
Series Information

Status:

Alive

First appearance:

Touched by an 'A'-ngel

Portrayed By:

Brendan Robinson

"A" (Melissa Hastings)
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Character Information

Gender:

Female

Occupation(s):

A
The Black Swan
Queen of Hearts

Employer:

Charlotte DiLaurentis
Mona Vanderwaal

Secret(s):

- Identity (Exposed)
- Was the Black Swan "A" (Exposed)
- Was the Queen of Hearts "A" (Exposed)
- Drugged Aria
- Tried to kill Aria, along with Wilden.
Series Information

Status:

Alive

First appearance:

UnmAsked

Latest appearance:

'A' is for A-l-i-v-e

Portrayed By:

Torrey DeVitto

"A" (Darren Wilden)
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Character Information

Gender:

Male

Occupation(s):

A

Employer:

Charlotte DiLaurentis

Enemies:

Aria Montgomery
Emily Fields
Hanna Marin
Spencer Hastings
Paige McCullers

Secret(s):

-Identity (Exposed to the Liars)
-Tried to kill Spencer
-Tried to kill Aria
-Put Aria in a wooden coffin with a dead Garrett Reynolds
Series Information

Status:

Deceased

First appearance:

This Is a Dark Ride

Latest appearance:

'A' Is for A-l-i-v-e

Portrayed By:

Bryce Johnson

"A" (Jenna Marshall)
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Character Information

Gender:

Female

Occupation(s):

A

Nicknames:

"A"

Friends:

Uber A
Charlotte DiLaurentis
Noel Kahn
Sara Harvey
Archer Dunhill

Employer:

Uber A

Enemies:

Alison DiLaurentis
Aria Montgomery
Emily Fields
Hanna Marin
Spencer Hastings
Toby Cavanaugh

Secret(s):

- Identity (Exposed)
- Motives (Exposed)
Series Information

Status:

Alive

First appearance:

Hit and Run, Run, Run

Portrayed By:

Tammin Sursok

"A" (Noel Kahn)
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Character Information

Gender:

Male

Occupation(s):

A

Friends:

Charlotte DiLaurentis
Jenna Marshall

Employer:

Charlotte DiLaurentis

Enemies:

The Liars

Secret(s):

- Put blood on Spencer in the Dollhouse (Exposed)
- Broke into Toby's to steal Mary Drake's file.
Series Information

Status:

Deceased

First appearance:

Don't Look Now

Latest appearance:

The DArkest Knight

Portrayed By:

Brant Daugherty

"A" (Wren Kingston)
WrenIsA7x20
Character Information

Gender:

Male

Occupation(s):

A

Nicknames:

A.D.

Current Allies:

Uber A

Enemies:

The Liars

Secret(s):

- Identity (Exposed)
- Motives (Exposed)
Series Information

Status:

Alive

First appearance:

In the Eye Abides the Heart

Portrayed By:

Julian Morris

"A" (Mary Drake)
MaryVisitsSpencer7x20
Character Information

Gender:

Female

Occupation(s):

A

Nicknames:

"A.D."

Current Allies:

Uber A

Secret(s):

- Identity (Exposed)
- Motives (Exposed)
Series Information

Status:

Alive

First appearance:

Till DeAth Do Us PArt

Portrayed By:

Andrea Parker

People who have assisted "A" or been on the A-Team.

  • Lucas Gottesman was revealed to be the helper to Original A. He was blackmailed by Mona into being her personal assistant and gave Emily a massage.
  • Melissa Hastings was revealed to be the Black Swan and the Queen of Hearts, being blackmailed by Original A and Big A into doing their dirty work.
  • Darren Wilden was revealed to be the Queen of Hearts.
  • Noel Kahn was revealed to be a spy for Big A and also assisted her in the Dollhouse.
  • Jenna Marshall was revealed to be a member of the A-Team and later worked for Uber A and was sent by them to kill the Liars at the Blind School.
  • Mary Drake was revealed to have been recruited by Uber A to assist in kidnapping Spencer.
  • Wren Kingston was revealed to be the "A.D." who broke into Welby to kill Mona. He was sent by Uber A.

Identity

Throughout the series, there have been two "A's" and various members of the A-Team, who also act as "A".

"A's" Revealed

  • Mona Vanderwaal was the 1st "A" to be revealed. Mona was the First "A" and was revealed in 2x25; "UnmAsked."
  • Toby Cavanaugh was the 2nd "A" to be revealed. Toby was an original A-Team member and was revealed in 3x12; "The Lady Killer."
  • Lucas Gottesman was the 3rd "A" to be revealed. He was blackmailed by Mona to be her helper.
  • Spencer Hastings was the 4th "A" to be revealed. Spencer was revealed in 3x23; "I'm Your Puppet."
  • Darren Wilden was the 5th "A" to be revealed. He was the Queen of Hearts who attacked Spencer on the train.
  • Melissa Hastings was the 6th "A" to be revealed. She was The Black Swan and the Queen of Hearts.
  • CeCe Drake was the 7th "A" to be revealed. She was the Second "A" and was revealed in 6x10; "Game Over, Charles."
  • Sara Harvey was the 8th "A" to be revealed. She was Red Coat and The Black Widow was revealed in 6x10; "Game Over, Charles."
  • Jenna Marshall was the 9th "A" to be revealed. She is Uber A's helper and was possibly working with Charlotte.
  • Noel Kahn is the 10th "A" to be revealed. He was a spy for Charlotte and worked with her in the Dollhouse.
  • Sydney Driscoll is the 11th "A" to be revealed. She is the helper to Uber A.
  • Aria Montgomery is the 12th "A" to be revealed. She is the helper to Uber A after they blackmail her into joining their team.

Identities

Seasonal Identities

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7

Things done by each "A"

Speculation of what each "A" did as "A" (most of this has been proven).

Mona Vanderwaal

Toby Cavanaugh

  • Attacked Hanna at her job interview.
  • Tried to run Lucas over.
  • Slashed Paige's tires.
  • Visited Mona under the name E. Lamb.
  • Assisted Mona in various deeds and planning.
  • Spied on the Liars.

Spencer Hastings

Melissa Hastings

Darren Wilden

Lucas Gottesman

  • Gave Emily a massage and left behind an A on a water glass.
  • Set fire to the shed.
  • Left Ali's diary behind in the basement with an "A" message in it.

Noel Kahn

  • Put blood on Spencer in the dollhouse, so that she would believe she hurt someone.
  • Spied on Alison for Charlotte.

Sara Harvey

Charlotte DiLaurentis

Sydney Driscoll

  • Possibly gave an anonymous tip to the Runway Rebel.
  • Delivered a donation on behalf of "A.D.".
  • Tried to recruit Aria into joining the A-Team.
  • Acted as "A.D.'s" decoy.

Aria Montgomery

  • Stole the comic book and left it for Uber A.
  • Gave Uber A information on the girls and spied for them.
  • Destroyed Alison and Emily's baby nursery and hung "A.D.'s" doll mobile up in place of the old one.
  • Left behind the phone in Spencer's so that it would play a recording.
  • Broke into Alison's to place the puzzle piece down and retrieve her file.

Jenna Marshall

  • Assisted Alex Drake.
  • Was helping with endgame.
  • Was sent by Uber A to the blind school, in exchange for an eye surgery.
  • May have worn Hanna's stolen dress for Uber A.

Wren Kingston

Alex Drake

Notes

  • Throughout Season 3 "A" had various helpers, including Mona, Toby, Lucas, Spencer and briefly Melissa and Wilden.
  • The "A-Team" had two Red Coats. Charlotte DiLaurentis was the Red Coat giving orders to Mona and the A-Team, while Sara Harvey was a decoy Red Coat, hired to keep Mona and the Liars busy.
  • Ezra Fitz and Mona Vanderwaal were "A" in "Shadow Play", due to the fact that that is how Spencer saw them.
  • Despite also being the first "A" to be revealed, Mona was also the first member of the A-Team to be revealed.
  • It has yet to be confirmed if Shana was ever on The A-Team or if she was a completely separate entity working against the girls. Although, it can be established that Shana was not a part of the team during the third season due to the fact that "A" broke into the costume shop after Shana had left. Shana most likely joined near the Lodge fire. Some things that suggest involvement with "A" are:
    • Shana admitted to setting fire to the Lodge. In Season 4, "A" seemed to have planned this with Darren Wilden.
    • Shana hired the Flash mob to trick the Liars. They referred to themselves as "A" as part of the ruse, therefore suggesting that Shana was an "A".
    • Marlene King has referred to her as "A" various times. In the script for "A is for Answers", she called her "A" while on the roof and when discussing the flash mob.
  • It is suspected that Jenna and Shana did work for the A-Team during Season 3.
  • Marlene King confirmed that CeCe was the "A" at the dentist. It is unknown if the "A" who was back at the school was Sara, CeCe's helper and Red Coat, Shana, as Hanna theorized, or someone else.
  • It is still unknown who turned CeCe into the cops in "Unbridled". However, when asked about it, Marlene King said that the story isn't over.
  • So far "A" has only been a main character once. Mona was still a recurring character during her reveal as "A", Toby is a recurring character, and CeCe and Sara are recurring as well. Lucas, Melissa, and Wilden are also recurring characters. Spencer is the only "A" to not have been a recurring character.
  • Charlotte DiLaurentis has been "A" the most of any others, first becoming "A" in Season 2 finale and lasting until the mid-season finale of Season 6. Sara Harvey is the second, becoming "A" in Season 3 until Season 6. Mona Vanderwaal is the third, becoming "A" prior to Season 1 and lasting until the Season 3 finale.
  • Mary Drake and Elliott Rollins are implied to be working with Uber A. Andrea Parker has said herself that Mary is. However, this has yet to be confirmed by a writer or in the series.

Quotes

Mona explaining her motives: It's not about betrayal, Spencer! It's about revenge!

Mona (about Red Coat): She's everywhere and she's no where

Gallery

Main article: Category:A images
The image gallery for each character who acted as "A" throughout the course of the series is here.

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