Okay, so as we all know the show has made a point of showing us how Ali and Hanna really do look alike. Similar facial features and similar hair. I read rosewoodspy's post on how Aria and Ella look so much alike (linked here). So I thought, hmm that’s interesting. All the liars look like the exact younger version of their parents…expect for Hanna and Mrs. Marin. I mean it could just be a coincidence but I don’t think it is. It seems like they made an effort to make Spencer, Aria, and Emily look as similar to their parents as possible. But Hanna doesn’t fit the bill at all.
So, looking back on a few things, here’s what I noticed. I realized that once Ali was gone and Hanna got her make over, she looked just like Ali. I mean it’s almost uncanny. Even Wilden mentions how much she looks like Ali in the third episode of the series.
My first clue is when Mrs. Marin sees one of the twins from Ali’s story for the first time in her home in the Halloween episode, even though Pastor Ted sees nothing (3X13). Throughout the series, she and Hanna are the only ones that really notice the themes of twins or similar looking siblings - yet no one else seems to notice. Both times, the twin observation has something to do with a supernatural atmosphere - where Hanna sees twins in Ravenswood as if the universe were sending her signs.
notice how similar the little girl is in terms of hair color and hair style to Alison and Hanna’s blonde and curled look.
My second observation happens when the girls find Ali in New York. When the man at the theatre comes in looking for Ali, he believes Hanna is Alison. Alison replies that it used to be easier to tell them apart. I feel like they wouldn’t have added this dialogue if it didn’t mean something important. The camera pans to a mirror and shows us how similar they look. Also, I noticed that when Alison presents Hanna as her friend, she has so much love in her eyes for Hanna. Maybe I’m overthinking it, but check out that scene. (5X03)
If you think about it, it makes sense that Ali chose the liars specifically to be her friends. Spencer is Jason’s sister. I think Alison had a secret relationship with Byron (that will be a different post lol) - so that’s her connection with Aria . She was curious about Emily. So why Hanna? I think it’s because Hanna is her sister…if not her twin and I think Alison knows this. If she knew about Jason and she knew about Bethany…then maybe she knew about Hanna too.
Third, I really have this deep feeling that Mrs. Marin adopted Hanna and that’s why Hanna’s dad isn’t so invested and didn’t really want to pay for her college education. Because Hanna isn’t his daughter. I know you might be thinking well, "Kate isn’t his daughter either." But a part of me thinks that he really did believe Hanna was his daughter and then he found out she wasn’t - for some reason or another and that was the real reason for the divorce. I think it’s also why they emphasize Hanna’s relationship with her mom so much. Because it will be an important piece of the puzzle in the end.
In the Christmas episode, we get to see Ali’s memory of her mom buying someone a yellow dress. The same one as Alison’s. I’m willing to bet that we will see that yellow dress once again and maybe Hanna will find it was something she once wore. It would explain why Alison picked Hanna to be her friend.
I also think it’s super interesting that when Ali returns Hanna changes her look completely because she feels she’s been living in Alison’s shadow for too long. But I noticed it’s also something that’s very common among twins. When twins are little, parents like to dress them alike because it’s cute. As they get older, usually a twin will want to be their own person. I think that’s similar to what happens between Hanna and Alison.
It would make sense for them to be sisters or twins. And for that entire situation to be a complete backstory to the Dilaurentis Family and the Marin family.
What do you guys think? Do you guys have any more clues or ideas that show this could be true or untrue? Let me know :)
LOL did you watch this last sneak peek? At first I was upset... But after I analyzed better I was like "OOOOOHHH I SEE WHAT YOU DID THEREEEEE" Kook bringing grilled cheese to Emma after Emma brings Regina kale salad.... Catch my drift?! Hm? Hm? I see a pattern right there. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
I was too distracted by whatever the fuck JMO was doing. Even totally in love Emma would never hang off a guy like that. W-t-f.
(But also yes apparently on OUAT you bring lunch to the one you love so I guess Emma loves Regina)
I saw a post about black/white hair and it’s symbolism and it made me think about the significance of purple hair… There’s a few characters in TG with purple hair (including Tsukiyama Shuu, Rize Kamishiro, Kanae Von Rosewald and Kuki Urie) and they all seem to share a few common traits.
All these characters are inclined to all of the following:
bad intentions towards others (Kaneki lol)
lies, manipulation, and deception
lack of empathy
have generally shady reputations
… And they all have purple hair. I don’t think this is a coincidence, since black/white hair does seem to correlate to morality/humanity or lack thereof.
(Some may argue that Touka has purple hair, but that’s only in the anime and in that one drawing which had purple undertones.)
(Also I’d like to take the time to point out that Ishida has been drawing Tsukiyama with blue hair recently so).