In one of the promotional pictures, Aria’s wearing a weird kind of accessory.
In this one, the murder weapon is showing in her direction, and again she’s doing the “sh”.
Furthermore look at the grapes on the table: the green ones are pointing at Hannas, Emilys and Spencers direction; the red ones are on Arias side.
Lucy recently posted that picture. Black feet in a circle. One of those are hers. Is this a clue, that she’s on the “A”-Team?
Lucy often makes rather weird signs or has her hands in a strange position during photoshoots. Don’t her hands look like an ‘A’?
She’s standing right where the ‘A’ should be.
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They girls start getting messages from ‘A’, when Aria gets back from Iceland.
We don’t know anything about her relationship with Alison. I mean, Hanna was always made fun of because of her weight even though Alison was kind of a rolemodel for her. Spencer was a rival, she always fought with Ali. Emily was in love with her, they even shared a kiss and Ali said, Emily was her favourite. But what about Aria?
Marlene King said, that she and the other writers knew who ‘A’ was from the beginning. Lucy Hale was the first one to cast as Aria. Or should I say as ‘A’?
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Look at the time on the radio. It’s 4.15 pm. Aria looks at her phone, acts a little suspicious and drives to a bar. When she gets there, it’s already 5.05 pm. The bar was at Hollis, so she wouldn’t have to drive very far, would she? What did she do the whole hour between dropping Mike off to practice and sitting in that bar? ‘A’-business maybe?
Hanna gets dragged into the police station because of the sunglasses she stole. As she waited there for her mum to finish the talk with Wilden, she gets an ‘A’ text. Later that evening, Aria comes over to Spencer and tells her about it.
Aria got a text, supposely from her mom as she says. But the look on her face suggests different. She looks scared and suspicious. And we never found out if the text truly came from her mom. I also think it’s weird, that her parents didn’t show up at Alis funeral.
Did Alison want to know Arias secrets?
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Aria was drinking from a red cup before the girls fell asleep in the barn. When she wakes up, the cup is missing (as well as her stuffed animal, check the next post).
When Jason remembers something about ‘that’ night, he drinks from a random red cup, which was standing on his porch. Was that Arias? But what was she doing in Alisons backyard?
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I noticed something weird about the “pig”-thing. Arias hand puppet is laying on the chair in the shed, BEFORE Ali got missing. After the girls wake up and notice she’s gone, so is the pig.
Later, Ella and Byron are talking about the puppet and Ella mentions, how often Aria carried it with her.
It’s also thinkable, that Aria suffers from some kind of personality disorder. She often appears looking into a mirror and/or at her own reflection; Byron mentioned that his brother has some kind of mental disorder, which could have been passed on to Aria.
In the books there is a line, that underlines that MPD theory as well:
"Trouble was Aria wasn’t sure who Aria was. Since turning eleven, she’d tried out punk Aria, artsy Aria, documentary film Aria, and, right before they moved, she’d even tried ideal Rosewood girl Aria […] There she became Icelandic Aria, the best Aria yet."
Furthermore, an anonymous person told me that in classic film theory it is believed that we only see the character for who they are in their reflection as it is seen to be a window to the soul. Maybe this is why we see Aria in the mirror all the time.
One of the producers posted this picture recently on instagram. This girls looks a lot like Aria! Another hint to her multiple personality disorder?
Especially in recent episodes, it becomes more and more possible, that something is wrong with Aria. The chances of her having DID (or another mental disorder) are really high. Check out some of the symptoms:
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Sleep disorders (nightmares):
A hidden confession, that she wrote that letter herself? She mentioned, that she was tired of keeping it a secret and wanted her mother to find out about her father’s affair. Maybe writing an anomynous letter seemed less trouble causing?
Some ‘A’ messages were written with a typewriter. We know, that Ezra has one standing in his apartment, Aria has access to it.
The first message appears in 1x04, where Ella finds out about Byrons affair. Aria could have used the typewriter to send this message, cause she was too afraid to tell her mother about the affair herself.
Also Marlene King changed her twitter icon to a typewriter on a red background.
Weird ‘A’ on the TV screen.
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Hanna refers to “The Bell Jar”, a book by Sylvia Plath. It’s about a successful girl who’s slipping into depression and becomes mentally ill. She even has to spend a lot of time in a mental institution. Could it be, that Aria went through something similar? Was/is she mental?
Aria was connected to snakes a couple times. Snakes resemble both good and evil. Another hint at her multiple personality?
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Emily is in the library, drowing in memories of Alison, when suddenly the lights go off and someone is throwing books at her. As if that wouldn’t be enough, that someone steals her bag and a letter she wrote to Ali.
But who could have done that? Let’s look at who had opportunity:
Mona was with Hanna, Spencer and Lucas in the lockerroom. Ezra was looking for proteinbars with Ella. But where was Aria? We see her leaving upset after fighting with Ezra, but we don’t see where she’s headed. So she had a perfect opportunity to mess with Emily. Afterwards, she suddenly happens to be in the locker room. Seems fishy to me.
Spencer and Alex are outside the school talking about an amazing opportunity for Alex to go to Sweden next summer. But he doesn’t wanna go and throws the flyer in the trash. Aria could have easily gotten his hands on it, since she was in school.
Later at Hannas party, Alex breaks up with Spencer, cause he thinks, she sent in his application anyway. But I think, Aria did it to hurt Spencer. She knew, Spencer and Alex were going to be at Hannas surprise party and she knew, Alex wouldn’t believe Spencer, if she said, that she didn’t go behind his back.
'A' tortures Hanna by making her eat cupcakes in public, knowing that Hanna had issues with an eating disorder. And who suddenly shows up? Aria!
She even follows her into the bathroom. Did she wanna make sure, she found the money she stole from her? Hanna certainly was faced with an ugly memory.
So this is about to get very interesting. I’ve come across this post on tumblr and I don’t know what to think of it: Either this was just a “mistake” the writers did not notice. Sometimes, when the audience is supposed to see a “full written diary” or something, the producers just “create” sentences, so the diary would look full. The second option is that Aria really is part of the ‘A’ Team and knows a lot of stuff before it actually happens. So look at that:
She writes in her diary:
"a patio table Hanna, the man’s I.D. checked out. It checked out because there was a James Leland related to Mrs. Potter, but this isn’t him. This is somebody else. If I tell the state people some story about the man being an imposter it’ll just draw attention which we do not ___ have to do something __ to __ her trouble"
There’s more but I can’t read it because gets blurry and her hand in covering most, but it looks like she is rewriting it over and over angrily.
There are two very odd things about this:
1. Aria writes this in her diary in S01E16. James Leland doesn’t show up until S01E17. How in the world would Aria know about him before he showed his face at Ashley’s bank? Aria never even had mentioned knowing anything about Mrs. Potter, let alone her nephew. In fact, keeping that a secret was what ‘A’ had on Ashley that she used to blackmail her with to get her to give Ella the ticket to the art exhibit. Suspicious.
2. If you look at the wording Aria uses in the diary entry and then watch the scene in S01E17 when Hanna discusses James Leland to Ashley on their porch, you will notice the wording is exactly the same. Word for word. I really don’t know what to make of it… but Aria wrote the script for that scene.
Sometimes I waiver on my feelings about Aria being ‘A’ but I am just completely at a loss as to how this could be explained UNLESS Aria is ‘A’ She not only predicted the future… she wrote it.
Aria is marking the ground with some masking tape, as Ezra walks in. He mentions, that she’s up early. Did she get there so soon, cause she planted that fake trophy in the box with the preps? As it turns out, the trophy doesn’t have human blood on it – it comes from a rat. At the end of the episode, we see some rat cages, which are marked with masking tape.
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The police searched Spencers house for evidence. She tells the girls, that they could be searched, too. Aria looks immediately scared. We’re supposed to believe, it’s because of the stuff in her room, that might link her to Ezra. But maybe she’s afraid, someone will find things that can prove, she’s ‘A’.
Aria asks what the name of Melissas & Ians baby is and as Spencers says “Taylor”, she gets a text, supposedly from Ian. But Aria could have been the one getting the name to another A Team member, maybe by turning on her phone with A on the other line, listening to the conversation. Afterwards, he/she could have replied to Spencer.
Says it all.
2x03 is called “My Name Is Trouble”. Ironically, Aria is the only one in this episode who gets asked about her name, when she takes the art course with Jenna.
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Emily writes a fake Danby letter and tells Aria & Hanna. Later, she makes up her mind and destroys it. But somehow, her mum actually got the fake letter. “A” rewrote it, so Emily could stay in Rosewood. Aria knew about the letter, so she could have told another A Team member to fake another one and send it to Emilys mother.
Her shirt also looks very fitting to the theme.
The girls are on stage, paying a tribute to Alison. Photos are shown, nice music is playing.. until all of the sudden the music changes and the whole fashion show is a disaster!
After the fashion show, Noel wants to give Aria the CD with the pictures of Ali they showed. Why would he assume it was hers? Spencer was the one giving it to him.
And could it also be, that Aria took the page out of Alis file? I mean, she was in the morgue with Spencer reading it. Later, Emily & Spencer talk about it while Aria is meeting up with Ezra.
Suddenly she needs to go home, but we never actually see her leaving. Spencer finally notices, that page 5 is missing from Alis file and we see ‘A’ hiding under a blanket in the morgue. Could that have been Aria?
Aria and Spencer are waiting for Emily at Hannas Dads wedding. We can see Aria writing a text, but we don’t know who she’s sending it to. A few seconds later, Hanna gets a text from “A”.
After forcing her to tell Isabel about her dad hooking up with her mum, Hanna immediately gets another “A”-message. How could Mona (currently known “A”-Team member) be that punctual at pushing “send”? Aria on the other hand could have done that easily.
On the search for Dr. Sullivan, ‘A’ gave the liars these coordinates.
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When I typed these coordinates into travelmaths, this shows up:
This isn’t really anything special… but once I looked up the name of the town, Ardmore, PA, I notice that it is in MONTGOMERY COUNTY!
Another subtle clue to tell us that Aria is in fact A?
I noticed that Aria has a lot of butterflies in her room. So I thought to look up some meanings of butterflies and here’s what I found:
- As butterflies can often be found hovering about milk pails or butter churns, they have become associated with witches trying to steal the cream
- The people […] see these butterflies as the returning souls of the deceased
- The butterfly stands for […] everlasting knowledge
- First of all the butterfly symbolizes new life from and old one. Seeing that the colour black is a strong yet subtle colour, the black butterfly symbolizes the new strong but subtle life after a period of transformation
- There is a Native American legend that says: “If you have a secret wish, capture a butterfly and whisper your wish to it. Since butterflies cannot speak, your secret is ever safe in their keeping”
I don’t think that it’s a coincidence, that Aria wore a witch costume at Halloween. It’s also completely in black, could this be a hint that she’s on the “A”-Team?
Spencer, Aria, Emily and Caleb have a ‘secret’ meeting to work on ‘A’’s phone. Hanna’s not with them, since she’s not okay with Caleb being involved. When Hanna calls Spencer to hang out, Spencer lies about being with her family and just as she was about to hang up, Emily trashes a glass. Wouldn’t be bad, if Aria hadn’t scream ‘Emily!’ really loud.
Did she want Hanna to know, they were lying to her? Did she want Hanna to be mad and make Caleb stop working on ‘A’’s phone, so she’d be safe?
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Ezra wants to take Aria out for dinner at “Chez Mirabelle”. They were talking on the phone while setting the date and later Byrons gets a text from “A” telling him, where Aria is going to be that night. Unless “A” has little spying bugs and recording devices EVERYWHERE, Aria could have written that message herself, since she decides to meet with Holden anyway.
Aria texted Ezra, that she can’t make it tonight. But why does it say “Unknown Caller”? Doesn’t Ezra have his own girlfriends phone number? Or did she write from another phone, possibly her “A”-Phone? Also, take a look at Ezras phone background. A Typewriter! Coincidence?
Aria finally confesses, that she’s still seeing Ezra. Spencer’s shocked because of Arias great acting at being heartbroken. Guess, pretending to be someone else comes with having multiple personalities, right Aria?
Aria was the last person (we know of) to have Vivians (Alisons) red coat, after she took it out of her car telling the other girls, she had to get “HER” coat, because she was freezing. Why would she say “MY COAT”, after all, it was Alisons and not hers, right?
Aria and Ella have an argument, because Aria found out, that her parents thought of sending her to boarding school. She threatens her to tell the dean about Byron having an affair with one of his students. Stuff, that “A” would do, right?
But Arias dress could not only refer to the Black Swan, but to the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland as well. Also take a look at the leather gloves. “A” much?
Arias outfit at the ball not only looks like the poster from the Black Swan but it also resembles the Cluedo character Miss Scarlet. Miss Scarlett is known to be a brunette with whom all the gentlemen are quite smitten, which can relate to Aria quite well eg. Ezra, Jason, Noel etc. Miss Scarlett is also known to keep secrets from her friends and will backstab them at anytime, could this relate to Aria?
Look at Arias doll. She’s dressed in very dark clothes, kinda sporty, very different than usually.
Also take a look at which direction Alisons doll is pointing. Is that a sign towards Aria being “A”?
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