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The Definitive Ranking Of Every Major "Pretty Little Liars" Character

Will we ever find out who A is? Probably not in this lifetime, but at least we'll know exactly who the best/worst characters were.

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34. Jessica DiLaurentis

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Mrs. D could not have been a worse mother if she had buried her own child alive in order to protect that child's murderer. Oh wait, she did do that? Never mind.

33. Ian Thomas

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Stop hitting on pre-teen girls you crazy ex-leprechaun and go jump off a clock tower!

32. Darren Wilden

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Never mess with Ashley Marin. If you do, you are a dead man.

31. Shana Fring

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Look, I get that what happened to Jenna (blinding her in a fire) was not nice, but why is everyone obsessed with her? I just do not understand that AT ALL. RIP Shana, you made Aria a killer (bonus points for that).

30. Garrett Reynolds

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Another former corrupt member of the Rosewood police force, and another person who was in love with Jenna. Does Rosewood PD even HAVE an HR department, or is the only question on the application: "Did you murder Alison DeLaurentis?"

29. Peter Hastings

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Peter cheated on his wife, had an illegitimate son about whom he never told his other children, and generally is the worst.

28. Noel Kahn

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Noel Kahn is the biggest mystery of Pretty Little Liars mainly because WHO IS HE? Is he a rich kid who dated Aria, a bad-boy who dated Mona, a creeper who dated Jenna, or a psycho that helped Ali? We'll never know who the true Noel Kahn is.

27. Tom Marin

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An absentee father who chose Isabel and Kate over Hanna and Ashley. Worst choice ever.

26. Byron Montgomery

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Cheated on his wife with a crazy-pants student, Byron is not the front-runner for "Rosewood Father of the Year" (obvs goes to Wayne Fields).

25. CeCe Drake

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Oh CeCe, what to do with you? Even though you schooled Ali in the ways of evil and hang out with high schoolers despite being in your mid twenties, you also are a cold-hearted killer and a smart business owner! You should have just stayed in France and opened up "Red Coat's Boutique."

24. Gabriel Holbrook

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First introduced as a smart, not evil replacement to Detective Wilden, Holbrook seems to be the first member of Rosewood's finest to have a brain. Hopefully he didn't put the moves on Ali while dressed as Santa, because that's just wrong.

23. Jason DeLaurentis

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Former member of the N.A.T. club, Jason is the half brother to both Alison and Spencer (due to the love affair between Mr. Hastings and Jessica Delaurentis). Very hard to kill and has a beautiful head of hair.

22. Jenna Marshall

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The blind girl every creeper in Rosewood loves, Jenna Marshall is one of the only people that truly scares the Liars (probably because they blinded her that one time). But then again, she did force her stepbrother Toby to sleep with her. Not cool.

21. Mike Montgomery

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Magic Mike doesn't have a lot going for him, except for disappearing for long periods of time (probably off wherever Ella is). He also dated Mona. Until she died.

20. Alison DeLaurentis

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Oh Alison, why are you the way you are? Girl has got to stop trading in secrets and lies and maybe just tell everyone the entire truth. And not via text, literally just grab a mic and tell everyone in town every secret you've ever known. It could not make your life any worse, for reals.

19. Wren Kingston

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Super hot med student with a thing for teenage girls. Just settle down with Melissa already and stop hitting on every high schooler you meet, thanks.

18. Melissa Hastings

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Melissa was seen as the villain of PLL for the first 4.5 seasons, until it was revealed her UBER CREEPY ways were just measures taken to protect her beloved little sister Spencer. But really Melissa, couldn't you have just told Spencer that all the way back in season 1?

17. Pam Fields

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Super judgmental and controlling, Pam was not supportive of Emily when she came out. But thankfully, she got over it. She sometimes works in the Rosewood Police Station, upgrading the computers to Windows 95.

16. Wayne Fields

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Papa Fields is an inspiration for us all, as he is a military hero who loves his daughter for who she is, no matter what. Unfortunately, he also has heart problems (get that fixed ASAP Mr. Fields!).

15. Lucas Gottesman

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Poor sweet Hermie, you used to be so cute and nice before you joined A's team and turned into a Grade A creeper. Like who even are you now Lucas?

14. Ezra Fitz

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Ezra Ezra Ezra. You are smart and rich and beautiful and every female's DREAM, but you have this one major flaw. It's called, "sleeping with your underage student." Kind of a big flaw, and one that is not easily overlooked. But since this is PLL and reality has no hold whatsoever on Rosewood (Ravenswood anyone?), we can forgive you.

13. Maya St. Germain

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Poor Maya, you were just too naive and kind for this world. But you taught us all an important life lesson: If you do drugs, you will most likely be murdered by the town psychopath.

12. Veronica Hastings

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Badass lawyer by day, somewhat adequate mother by night. Veronica clearly cares about her children, but when faced with the idea that her philandering husband is a murderer, she's seemingly willing to protect him? Not cool.

11. Linda Tanner

Poor Detective Tanner, you are probably the only competent and decent cop in Rosewood — which in Pretty Little Liars means you do not belong in this world.
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Poor Detective Tanner, you are probably the only competent and decent cop in Rosewood — which in Pretty Little Liars means you do not belong in this world.

10. Paige McCullers

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Paige started out as somewhat of a dark horse candidate for Emily's heart (attempted drowning will do that to your chances), but has emerged as one of the most level-headed of the Liar's significant others. Keep on keeping on, Paige.

9. Ella Montgomery

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Oh Ella, you are so kindhearted, yet you have such trouble with men! Ella's not a perfect parent (Zack anyone?), but at least she admits her mistakes instead of burying them in flower gardens. Also, she probably has magic powers.

8. Toby Cavanaugh

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Toby is such a sad fellow, what with his mother's death and having to sleep with his stepsister. But Spencer really likes him and just maybe these two crazy kids will make it work. Just kidding, he's going to be a Rosewood police officer. He's screwed.

7. Aria Montgomery

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Aria is the weakest of the four Liars for obvious reasons (dumber than Spencer, physically weaker than Emily, is not Hanna). But bless her heart; Aria TRIES to do good and sometimes she succeeds. Also her wardrobe is never boring. EZRIA FOR LYFE.

6. Ashley Marin

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Ashley Marin is the single greatest parent in the entire city/town/enclave that is Rosewood, PA. She will sleep with a police officer to help her wayward daughter get out of theft charges and steal money to keep her family afloat. Not to mention she sat in jail for a bit when everyone thought she murdered Detective Wilden, which is awesome because she totally would have done that too.

5. Emily Fields

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Emily Fields is a doll, but what she REALLY needs is a better sense of when people are trying to mess with her. See examples of Nate St. Germain and Alison Delaurentis. Also, remember that one time A dosed her with HGH and ruined her competitive swimming chances? Good times.

4. Caleb Rivers

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Caleb is the best S.O. of any of the Liars (sorry not sorry, Toby/Emily/Ezra). He's good with computers, once had the most MAJESTIC hair, and is so great to Hanna that it is too precious for words. Just ignore that time he broke up with Hanna to go to Ravenswood and meet ghosts and die and then come back to life and move back to Rosewood and develop a drinking problem only to let it go due to some pretty fireflies. Yep.

3. Mona Vanderwaal

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Honestly why did Mona have to die? She was SO GREAT. Her lines were always the best — "I said no flats Becky!" — and you never knew if she was working with A or with the Liars. God Mona was brilliant. R.I.P.

2. Spencer Hastings

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Life must be hard for Spencer, being the smartest Liar as well as the one most willing to go the extra mile in order to discover the identity of A. But I guess with a pretty messed up family chock full of secrets, Spence is only doing her best. At least she's not crazy anymore.

1. Hanna Marin

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Hanna is by far the greatest character on Pretty Little Liars. She has great style, a sassy personality, Caleb, and a general niceness about her that allows her to still want to be friends with Mona even after that girl went insane. Plus she used to have a thing for cupcakes, which we can all relate to, am I right?

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