Which A Was The Ultimate A? Look Back Through Their Stories And Decide Now

This won't be an easy decision.


We're going to ask you the impossible: which A do you think was the ultimate A? Mona, Charlotte, or Alex? Read up on their stories below and then vote for who you think was the greatest player of the A-Game. And don't forget to rewatch the series finale of Pretty Little Liars, streaming now.

1. The Original A: Mona Vanderwaal

Why did she become A?

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Alison used to make Mona's life a living hell. Nicknamed Loser Mona, she was always trying to befriend the Liars, but Alison would never let that happen. After Alison disappeared, however, Mona got her wish. The Liars lost touch for a while and Mona grew close with Hanna. They became best friends and the new it girls of Rosewood. But then Aria returned from Iceland and the Liars started to grow close once again. Mona could see this happening and as revenge for the bullying she had received from them when she was younger and out of a fear that Hanna would be taken from her, Mona started tormenting the girls as A.

Worst thing she did?

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Running over Hanna. It was horrific! It happened at Camp Mona on the night of Mona's birthday. Earlier that day, Mona had fallen out with Hanna because she refused to skip school with her to go shopping and because of this, Mona uninvited Hanna from her party. At the time of the hit and run, A's reasoning was "She knew too much," but looking back, it's clear that Mona lost her temper and was jealous over losing Hanna to the other Liars.

How was she unmasked?

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Mona was revealed as A in S2E25. She drove Spencer to A's lair under the pretense of helping her look for clues. While they were in A's lair, Spencer started piecing together the clues that Mona was A, and just as she figured it out, Spencer turned around to see Mona standing in A's hoodie. We couldn't believe it. After an intense car journey and a fight that ended in Mona falling off Look Out Point, Dr. Sullivan diagnosed Mona with a personality disorder which caused her to experience a sense of hyper-reality and omnipresence. She was admitted to Radley.

2. The Second A: Charlotte DiLaurentis

Why did she become A?

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Charlotte had originally agreed to play the game with Mona if she helped her escape Radley. When she got to Rosewood, however, she was shocked to discover that the Liars seemed happy that Alison was gone and so she began torturing them for that reason. But then she started seeing a blonde girl in a red coat watching the Liars. She started to suspect that Alison was alive and so she carried on torturing the Liars to force Alison to reveal herself. After Alison came back, Charlotte wanted to end the game. She went back to England, but her addiction to the game was too strong. She returned to Rosewood and carried on playing.

Worst thing she did?

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Trapping the Liars in The Dollhouse -- a place that would give anyone nightmares. The Liars were locked in rooms that looked exactly like their own and whenever they were allowed out, they were made to torture each other. At one point, Charlotte also put them to sleep and when they woke up, they were naked and lying in a room that looked very much like a morgue. Freaky is an understatement.

How was she unmasked?

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Charlotte was revealed to be the second A in S6E10. The Liars watched Alison talk to A from a screen in a room at the Carissimi Group. When A turned around to face the camera, the Liars saw that it was Charlotte. The Liars (and us) were in complete shock. We then heard the tragic story of Charlotte's past, including how Kenneth DiLaurentis locked her up in Radley.

3. Uber A (A.D.): Alex Drake

Why did she become A.D.?

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Alex initially became A.D. so that she could find out who had killed her beloved sister Charlotte. Once she had discovered that it was Mona, she returned to England, but then she just couldn't get Spencer out of her head. Spencer had got everything she deserved while Alex had got nothing. Alex wanted to know what it was like to have friends who would love each other no matter what, so her new plan was to become Spencer.

Worst thing she did?

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While Alex did a lot of terrible things, the worst thing by far was kidnapping Spencer and making an attempt to replace her. Or maybe it was stealing Emily's eggs, fertilizing them with Wren's sperm, and impregnating Ali with them? It's a tough call. Luckily, a horse, Jenna, and Toby could sense that Spencer wasn't actually Spencer, and Toby made the connection that Spencer probably had an identical twin, so Alex wasn't able to carry out her evil plan.

How was she unmasked?

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After Mona knocked Spencer out, she woke up in an underground bunker. She thought that she was looking at a reflection of herself in the glass door, but when she removed her hand from her head, the reflection didn't follow. That's when Alex shouted "BOO" and we fell off our chairs. A.D. was Spencer's identical twin! Mary Drake had sold her in exchange for money that would help her get out of Radley. Alex went to live with a wealthy couple in England, but after it became clear that she had quite a few issues, the couple left her in an orphanage. Alex ran away from the orphanage on her tenth birthday and had been making it on her own ever since -- that is, until she met Wren.

So tell us -- which A do you think was the ultimate A?

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