"Pretty Little Liars" season 7B will return on April 18. Facebook/Pretty Little Liars

In a few weeks, audiences will finally be one step closer to finding out who Uber A is as “Pretty Little Liars” returns for its final 10 episodes. But what showrunner I Marlene King has revealed about the show’s most villainous individual might throw even the biggest fan off the strongest scent.

A fan of the show by the Twitter handle @redcoatboom asked King on why viewers would be sad at the revelation of Uber A. King gave an understandably mysterious but surprising answer. “Because every villain has a real human story,” she simply replied. “The best villains are relatable people. In my humble opinion.”

King’s answer does not exactly provide a clue as to who Uber A is, but she does indicate why he or she has terrorised Rosewood and the Liars in particular. There is likely a backstory that audiences are not fully aware of yet, but it is possible that all the pieces have already been laid out. And the team behind “Pretty Little Liars” has a history with well developed villains.

There was Mona, who created the A persona when she believed that her power and popularity were being taken away by the Liars. It was later on revealed how much Alison DeLaurentis bullied her and generally made her young life miserable. Then there was Charlotte, who also had her turn against Spencer, Aria, Hanna, Emily and Alison. It was afterwards disclosed that Charlotte was actually born male and struggled with her family about her gender identity.

But as Refinery 29 has pointed out, King’s confirmation that Uber A’s real identity is a sad one does not mean that his or her actions are excusable. The only thing that her tweet actually reveals is that there will be a real and human story behind the actions. And with the history that “Pretty Little Liars” has, it is likely to be a touching revelation.

“Pretty Little Liars” season 7B kicks off on April 18 in the United States, where audiences can catch the remaining 10 episodes on Freeform. Australian audiences, on the other hand, can catch the series on Fox8. The actual persona of Uber A might not be revealed until the very end, but viewers should keep a close eye out for any disturbing and telling clues.


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