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    I Made The OG "Pretty Little Liars" Book Characters Using AI, And I Can't Believe How Different The Liars Look

    Book Aria kinda gives me nightmares, honestly.

    Whenever books are adapted into movies or TV shows, there will inevitably be changes to what the characters look like. Sometimes the castings will turn out pretty similar to their book descriptions. Other times, they'll end up being super different!

    In honor of the new Pretty Little Liars series, Original Sin, streaming now on HBO Max, I decided to go back in time a little and revisit the original source material: the books! I used an AI generator to create the OG Pretty Little Liars characters based on their book descriptions — and let me tell you, the results are pretty wild.

    teenage girls at a desk in Pretty Little Liars

    To make the portraits, I used Artbreeder and took some existing images, morphed them together, and then played around with specific traits based on the novel descriptions. Here are the finished results:

    Note: Some characters, such as Caleb and Paige, were not in the books.

    1. Here's Spencer based on how she's described in the books:

    a girl with blonde hair and blue eyes

    Here's Spencer played by Troian Bellisario:

    Troian Bellisario with dark har and dark eyes

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    2. Emily:

    dark blonde hair with green eyes and freckled skin

    Emily played by Shay Mitchell:

    Shay Mitchell smiling with dark hair and eyes

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    3. Aria:

    a teenage girl with dark hair and blue eyes

    Aria played by Lucy Hale:

    Lucy Hale, who has brown hair and light brown eyes

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    4. Hanna:

    a teenage girl with brown hair and green eyes

    Hanna played by Ashley Benson:

    Ashley Benson with blonde hair and blue/gray eyes

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    5. Alison:

    a girl with blonde hair and blue eyes

    Alison played by Sasha Pieterse:

    Sasha Pieterse, who has dark blonde hair and green eyes

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    6. Mike:

    a guy with dark hair and blue eyes

    Mike played by Cody Christian:

    Cody Christian with brown hair and green eyes

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    7. Noel:

    guy with dark hair and dark blue eyes

    Noel played by Brant Daugherty:

    Brant Daughterty with brown hair and green eyes

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    8. Ezra:

    a guy with dark blonde hair and blue eyes

    Ezra played by Ian Harding:

    Ian Harding, who has brown hair and blue eyes

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    9. Toby:

    character with dark brown hair and blue eyes

    Toby played by Keegan Allen:

    Keegan Allen, with brown hair and blue eyes

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    10. Jenna:

    a girl with green eyes and brownish black hair

    Jenna played by Tammin Sursok:

    Tammin Sursok, who has dark brown hair and is wearing sunglasses

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    11. Mona:

    teenage girl with light blonde hair and blue gray eyes

    Mona played by Janel Parrish:

    Janel Parrish, who has brown hair and brown eyes

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    12. Jason:

    a character with wavy blonde hair and sea blue eyes

    Jason played by Drew Van Acker:

    Drew Van Acker, who has blonde hair and gray eyes

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    13. Melissa:

    a girl with blue eyes and short blonde hair

    Melissa played by Torrey DeVitto:

    Torrey DeVitto, who has dark brown hair and eyes

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    14. Maya:

    A teenage girl with brown skin, black hair, and brown eyes

    Maya played by Bianca Lawson:

    Bianca Lawson, who has brown skin, black hair, and brown eyes

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    15. And finally, Wren:

    a male character with blackish brown hair and dark brown eyes

    Wren played by Julian Morris:

    Julian Morris, who has brown hair and brown eyes

    And side by side:

    Which AI characters do you want to see next? Tell us in the comments!