Half the fun of being a Pretty Little Liars fan is indulging in out-there speculation about who's on the "A" team, so it should come as no surprise that some fans have latched onto the theory that protagonist Aria (Lucy Hale) is a baddie.

Even Lucy Hale has said she'd love it if her character was secretly on the side of evil. But what does PLL showrunner/mastermind Marlene King make of this idea?

Recently, Marlene asked fans on Twitter to tell her who they "hope A is," regardless of what they think is actually likely. Apparently enough people mentioned Aria that Marlene was later inspired to ask, "If you are hoping A is Aria, tell me why. Such an interesting theory."

OK, so Marlene doesn't seem to be hinting that there's any truth to this idea, but at least she thinks it's interesting! We like that she's a showrunner who's open to all sorts of fan opinions.

Find more Pretty Little Liars spoilers here.

Catch the return of PLL Season 3 on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Source: @imarleneking, @imarleneking

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.

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