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You bitches never understood me....I ALWAYS get what I want.
Noel's last words in "The DArkest Knight"

Noel Kahn was a typical, charming rich boy with a very bad side who frequently threw wild parties. He was portrayed by Brant Daugherty


In Season 1, it's shown that he had feelings for Aria and briefly dates her. Through a flashback, it is revealed that Aria used to harbor a crush on him when Alison DiLaurentis was still alive. He is a student at Rosewood High School and a classmate of Aria's in Mr. Fitz's English class. When Noel discovers that Aria has been seeing Ezra, he ends things with her. Noel has an older brother, Eric Kahn, whom he follows in his footsteps by throwing parties. He is also described as brainy and immature by Alison. During Season 2, he dated Mona, but later broke up with her and then started dating Jenna. It is unclear if they broke up, but it has been implied that they have. In Season 4, it is revealed that he has known Alison is alive and has been helping her. However, he was blackmailed by Alison, but did not reveal his secret. In Season 7, Noel Kahn returned to Rosewood to team up with Jenna Marshall and Sara Harvey. Alison also revealed how she blackmailed Noel: It turns out he pushed a girl down the stairs when he was drunk. Noel was also the prime suspect for Uber A, especially for Hanna, as it was later discovered he helped Charlotte in the dollhouse. He was killed while fighting Hanna and Emily, as he tripped on his own axe and accidently decapitated himself.


To Kill a Mocking Girl


Sean and Noel walk over to Hanna and Mona to announce Noel's blowout cabin party planned for the next night. At the party, we see Noel playing football with Sean and Ben.

Please, Do Talk About Me When I'm Gone


Noel asks Sean to ask Hanna to set up a double date with Aria. Apparently, she had a "no boy zone" around her, and he didn't want to approach her himself. Aria accepts the date, even though she is distracted by her home situation and Ezra being missing, because Hanna reminds Aria how she used to have a crush on Noel. They have an awkward date, but eventually warm up to each other. During the date, he opens the door for Lucas.


In a flashback, we see Alison teasin Aria about her long-standing crush on Noel. Noel is seen hanging out with his sunbathing girlfriend, Prudence. The two are later seen heading towards the Kissing Rock.


Noel assumes that Aria's moping is because she is not over a supposed boy that she had been seriously dating in Iceland. Hanna had planted this idea in his head after coming to the very conclusion. Aria doesn't correct him, as she feels the part about their relationship having no future is close enough to the truth about Ezra.

The Perfect Storm


During the blackout, after it has become clear that the SAT is being postponed, Noel convinces Aria to sneak out from the crowd and join him in an empty classroom as he shows off his musical talent on the guitar. Aria displays musical talent of her own, singing along to Noel's playing. They share some kind words of understanding and grow closer. A moment of attraction brings them to almost kiss, but the elusive Mr. Fitz walks in on them, interrupting their moment. A possibly suspicious Noel leaves, but Aria stays behind and speak to Ezra "about a class assignment" rather than leave the classroom with Noel.


Back in the locker room, Noel checks if everything is alright with Aria and compliments her singing voice. They continue to chat until Aria leaves to follow Detective Wilden and Emily into the library. A little later, Aria makes a date with Noel for Saturday.

Keep Your Friends Close


Noel kisses Aria in the cafeteria, an exchange which doesn't slip Mr. Fitz's attention. He asks her out, and she accepts, planning a date for the weekend. Things seem to be going well for the two until Aria comes back from the principal's office, where an FBI agent had been interrogating her. Noel is curious about her disappearance. She is nonchalant about it, and in general, until she opens her locker and book of poems falls out onto the floor. Noel asks her what it is, but she is so entranced by it, she offers no explanation and runs off.


A little bit later, Noel appears in the doorway of Ezra's classroom and asks what's going on. Aria replies that nothing is going on and leaves Ezra fuming. Noel glowers at him before turning too.


Later, at Camp Mona, Aria sneaks off to meet Ezra in his car, when someone spots them and writes "I SEE YOU" on his car window. Hanna, watching from afar, sees Noel writing it and assumes this means Noel is "A." Later, Aria notices Noel at the edge of the forest among the other campers while Hanna is being loaded into an ambulance after the hit-and-run. From then on, they suspect Noel of being "A."

Moments Later


The girls, and especially Aria, are appalled when Noel shows up to the hospital to visit Hanna and offer her a teddy bear. Aria lies that Hanna is sleeping in order to get rid of Noel. Noel lies that he had been with Sean the night before, rather than at Mona's party.


At school, Noel confronts Aria about her relationship with Mr. Fitz. He offers to go with her to the principal, but Aria explains it is not what he thinks. She makes him promise to keep their relationship a secret. He explains that he had been at Mona's party as a prank to scare some girls in the woods when he stumbled across Aria in Ezra's car.


Later that evening, Noel lurks around corners while Mr. Fitz stays late to grade papers.

Salt Meets Wound


Noel stays after class to talk to Mr. Fitz. He tries to extort a higher grade on his essay.


Later, Noel attends Hanna's welcome home party. When Hanna sees Noel, she has a flashback to when Alison was alive. They had been at another party when Noel's then-girlfriend had suddenly dumped him publicly. He had given Alison a nasty look, asking, "Happy now?" and chasing after the girl.


At the party, he hangs out with Sean and his friends until Aria asks to talk. She accuses him of blackmailing Mr. Fitz. He denies it and tells her he simply asked him to take a second look at his essay. Noel tries to get her to question Ezra's integrity, saying this "blackmail" is all in his head.

Know Your Frenemies


Mike Montgomery, Aria's brother starts hanging out with Noel, to Aria's dismay. Noel attempts to blackmail Ezra again, this time in front of a class full of students. When Mr. Fitz refuses to change his grade once again, Noel begins to talk about Aria being into older guys to the students nearby, provoking Ezra to take another look.


When Hanna is blackmailed into eating half a dozen pig cupcakes, she suspects that Noel is at fault, as he is standing nearby watching her eat with his jock buddies, rudely insulting her all the while.


Noel returns to Mr. Fitz to pick up his new improved grade only to find he still has a C. He reminds Mr. Fitz what this means.


Mike reports that Noel is planning to out Mr. Fitz's relationship with a student at the dinner table in front of a horrified Aria and her father. But then, on the day that Noel is about to report the incident to the principal, he gets suspended for cheating on exams, totally discrediting whatever he would have to say about Mr. Fitz. The girls had been sure Noel was "A," but when "A" takes credit for Noel's suspension, the girls are no longer so sure that Noel is "A."

For Whom the Bell Tolls


Noel is seen among the Rosewood residents crowded outside the church after it is reported that Ian has been killed.

It's Alive


Noel returns to school, seemingly more popular than before. He is rude to Mr. Fitz when he walks into his classroom, and he seems to be making fun of the girls as well for being liars about the Ian thing. Noel meets Mona for a date at the Grille later, much to Hanna's surprise. 

Never Letting Go


Mona selects Noel to be the DJ for the fashion show. Noel is witness to Mona's demoting Spencer though she tries to hide her frustration from him. Later on, he claims innocence when the soundtrack switches to heavy metal during Alison's tribute. After the fiasco, he shows up alone to Aria's dressing room, and, brandishing the disc, he claims that he could theoretically incriminate Aria and the rest of her friends. Aria doesn't take it and stares Noel down assuming he was behind the stunt. Jason then steps in, takes the disc, and snaps it, not allowing Noel to bully Aria.

I Must Confess

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Noel is next seen in attendance and looking cocky at Anne Sullivan's address to the Rosewood High School student body.

The First Secret


The Liars walk together debating Halloween costumes and discussing Noel's upcoming Halloween bash. As if on cue, Noel drives up in a convertible with his jock friends to greet the Liars and especially Alison. Spying Aria, he says “come prepared to be scared,” exciting her with the knowledge that they are invited to Noel's bash.


Later, in the costume shop, Noel startles Alison by grabbing her from behind and covering her mouth while wearing a scary mask. Alison is ruffled, but not upset. He lets her know he hopes to see her later at his party. She tells him to bring that mask. At the party, Noel dresses as a surgeon - a gynecologist, he suggestively clarifies to Alison. He seems to want to flirt with Alison, but as soon as he spots Jenna, he goes right to her, rebuffing Alison.


Later, Noel approaches Alison to apologize. Alison thanks Noel for his involvement in the Halloween scare prank, assuring him that there is nothing to apologize about, as he was not too rough in The Haunted House while he pretended to kill her. But Noel confuses Alison, revealing that he had been apologizing about not being able to make it because he got caught up at the party. Alison had been sure it was Noel, having prearranged that Noel would help her pull it off.

A Hot Piece of A


Noel is seen with Mona. They invite themselves to the surprise party Hanna is throwing for Caleb. At the party, Mona and Noel question Hanna's decision to order 12 pizzas with green peppers as Noel is allergic. Noel offers to help hang the birthday banner and later disappears. He is next seen with Mona outside after they "took a dip" in the lake.

Let the Water Hold Me Down

Mona expresses her worry to Hanna that she is losing Noel. Apparently, he spent most of the previous night on the phone and she had to convince him to go skinny dipping just to get his attention. Later in the episode, Mona tells Spencer that Noel broke up with her.

The Blond Leading the Blind


Noel stands in the school hallway talking to friends. Mona marches up to him to return the necklace he gave her. He tells her there are no returns and dumps the necklace in the trash. Mona walks away in tears while Noel and his friends snicker.


Later that evening, Hanna and Mona spot Noel dining with Jenna at Rive Gauche.

A Kiss Before Lying

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The girls watch Noel across the courtyard talking to his friends, imitating some sort of fight. Later, he is seen at the Grille helping Maya with her cell phone troubles. At the end of the episode, Noel personally thanks Hanna in the hall at school for sending him what turns out to be a naked photo of her step-sister, Kate Randall.

The Naked Truth

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Noel and Jenna are seen cuddling on the Rosewood High School grounds.

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Later, Hanna, Kate and Noel participate in an activity where they make suggestions on how to improve the school. Noel suggests hot tubs, and Kate simply says she wants to go back to her old school. Ella intervenes, asking Kate what her old school has that Rosewood doesn't, and Kate simply says "nice people." Kate says that students should have their own say, and if someone has messed with them, they should get to choose how to punish them, which Noel agrees to. He says that if someone messed with him, he would want payback, and explains how bad boys have nothing on mean girls, as a guy throws a few punches, whereas girls gang up on one another and don't fight fair, while glaring at Hanna. Hanna snaps back, saying Noel is the worst person in Rosewood, and when Ella tries to intervene, Hanna asks if she really thinks she is as bad as Noel described. Is she really a bully? When Ella doesn't respond, Hanna storms off.

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That night, Noel and Jenna are in the music room, looking at the secrets written by the students. Random secrets are shown, such as someone still being a virgin and never being kissed, but the last one is highlighted: I know who killed Alison DiLaurentis. Aria enters the room. Noel asks if Aria is looking for someone, and Aria asks for Caleb. Noel and Jenna laugh, and say that Caleb better not come back there. Aria quickly leaves.

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She goes to the roof in search of Caleb. There, the door slams shut, trapping Aria. She bangs on the door, calling out for help. She turns around and starts to climb up a fire ladder, but is grabbed by Noel, who demands to know where Caleb is. Aria screams for him to let go, when Holden appears and kicks Noel in the chest. As Holden and Aria leave, Noel claims that he wasn't attacking her.

The Kahn Game


Noel and Jenna arrive at the party only to be confronted by Spencer and Aria. The girls want to know if they got back together, but Noel wants some answers of his own, so he challenges Aria to a game of truth. When the round begins, Noel questions Aria about her relationship with a former teacher, but Aria brushes them off asking Noel about where he was the night Ali's body went missing. Noel was at his house and Eric saw him there.


After the round is over, Jenna talks to Noel because she doesn't want to play the round with Spencer but Spencer challenges her anyway. When the round begins, Spencer asks Jenna why she lied because Noel was with her when she found Emily drunk. Noel and Jenna were trying to help Emily.

What Lies Beneath


Spencer approaches Noel in the hallway about why he lied to her regarding Maya. Maya wasn't just a random guest at his parties she had spent the night at his cabin. Noel explains that they had a texting relationship because he would give her some weed.


After Emily saw Noel leaving The Brew to go to practice, she texted Spencer so they could get information about where Maya was the night she died. Spencer sneaks into his locker to see what Maya had talked to Noel about but doesn't find anything. When she puts the phone back, Noel catches her but Spencer runs out.

This Is A Dark Ride

Noel is on the Halloween Train and after the disaster where Garret's body is found. Noel blames the liars for the way trouble with corpses follows them at this comment Toby shoves him. Noel is knocked back into a cooler which falls revealing a body bag under the ice.

A is for Answers

Noel appears to be helping Alison to hide. In order to see her, The Liars give him their phones and takes them all the a way to New York. After he receives a phone call, Noel leaves them in a room where Alison meets the girls and provides her a passport and plane ticket.

EscApe From New York


Noel is seen answering questions regarding the shooting that happened on the rooftop of a New York building, while glancing over to the Liars, and Aria in particular who is desperate to be with Ezra. At a diner with Alison and Cece, Noel gives CeCe the passport and plane ticket originally meant for Alison.

Scream For Me

Although not appearing in this episode, Alison reveals to Emily and Spencer that she asked Noel to break into Hanna’s house, as she needed someone who mattered, someone like Hanna’s mom, to stop questioning what happened to her.

March of Crimes

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Sitting in his car, Noel listens to an audio tape of Alison telling Shana that it is too dangerous and she’s not taking any chances. Hearing a crash, Noel leans out his open window and looks around, before placing the tape recorder in the glove box and with one last look out the car window, Noel drives off.

Walking through the Rosewood High hallways, Noel greets Aria and Ella in passing before continuing on his way.

At the Hastings’ lake house, Noel is sitting on a chair that draped with a sheet that has a small eye hole cut and he watches as Spencer arrives and stashes something in a bureau. After Spencer notices Noel’s feet move under the sheet, she grabs a fire stoke and pulls the protective sheet from the armchair. As Spencer stumbles backwards in shock, Noel calls “surprise”, before Spencer asks him what he is doing at her lake house. After Noel asks her for the key to the bureau, Spencer tells him to get out, or she’ll, but before she can finish, Noel cuts in, “or what? Call the cops?” before asking her if she’s sure she want the cops to see what she’s hiding. As Spencer tells him to get out, now, Noel questions, “you break into my car. Steal something from me, and I’m the bad guy?”, before once again asking Spencer for the key. Spencer asks why he even has that stuff, and that they know it was him who broke into Hanna’s house, and that he’s helping Alison. Telling Spencer that she knows nothing, Noel demands Spencer give him the key and as he reaches for the fire stoke, Spencer asks what he’s going to do with the stuff. Spencer demands Noel to talk, and Noel tells her that Alison doesn’t even know he has it, “if you tell her I do”, but before he can finish, Spencer asks if he and Alison are working together or not. Noel explains that their friend likes to throw away people when she’s done using them, and he needs to be prepared, “they aren’t just pictures Spencer. Its proof that she was never kidnapped”. Spencer questions if Noel is going to blackmail Alison, and Noel tells her that it’s not blackmail, it’s insurance, “in case she turns on me”, and he needs it back. Spencer wonders where he get the pictures and the tape, and Noel tells her that Shana sent them to Jenna and Alison asked him to borrow them from Jenna’s bedroom. When Spencer asks if he broke into that house too, and when, Noel tells her “minutes before it blew up. Alison keeps telling me I’m lucky I got out when I did, but part of me is starting to wonder if that explosion wasn’t a coincidence”. Spencer questions what Alison has on him and why he would do this for her, but Noel tells her Spencer, “enough with the questions”, and for her to just give him the key. When Spencer tells him no, Noel demands her give it to him and stepping towards her, Spencer cuts his hand with the fire stoke, “you stupid bitch!” Raising the fire stoke ready to strike, Spencer tells Noel that if he tries it again she will slit his face open. As Noel tells Spencer that the stuff is his, Spencer mentions that he’s not the only one who needs insurance, before promising him that she’ll keep it in a much safer place than the lake house. Spencer tells Noel to go, and when he doesn’t move, she says it again with more authority, and after he starts walking away, Noel looks back before walking out into the night.

Last Dance

He is mentioned to have taken Bridget Wu to the senior prom.

Along Comes Mary

He meets up with Jenna Marshall and Sara Harvey at The Radley for drinks, asking why he was needed.

Original G'A'ngsters Spencer and Hanna go to Jenna's room at Radley to find out what's inside the box she has hidden. They find several papers; then, someone slowly opens the door and starts to come in, and the girls quickly hide under the bed. The person hides Mary Drake's old Radley Sanitarium file inside the box and is revealed to be Noel Kahn. Yet under the bed, Spencer and Hanna see him calling Dr. Cochran, saying he is impatient and out of time.

At the end of the episode, someone, possibly A.D., is seen burning a file with Noel's name on it, presumably collected by Jessica DiLaurentis.

Exes and OMGs At night, the Liars and Caleb are at Rosewood's main street, talking about the possibility of Noel Kahn being A.D., and Alison reveals that Noel pushed a girl off the stairs in a party the Liars attended years ago and that she used the fact to blackmail Noel into doing her bidding. Hanna insists that Noel is A.D., but the girls are indecisive, what makes Hanna angry. Caleb starts talking with Hanna about A.D., but a car interrupts them and ends up running over Caleb. Hanna sees Noel driving the car and screams. However, she wakes up and finds it was just a dream.

The Wrath of Kahn The Liars discover on a flashdrive that Noel was helping Cece torture them at the dollhouse. Hanna, convinced he is Uber A, attacks him outside his cabin and knocks Noel out, abducting him.

The DArkest Knight


Noel is held captive by Hanna. Hanna forcefully takes a sample of his blood whilst he is unconsious. He later escapes and meets up with Jenna to get revenge over the Liars. He chases down Emily and Hanna, getting into a brief struggle with them. During the struggle, they push Noel, causing him to fall on his axe (Which is lodged into the floor), which decapitated and killed him. His severed head fell in front of the other Liars, though did not know that it was Noel's.

Appearances (27/160)

Season 1 (8/22)

Season 2 (8/25)

Season 3 (3/24)

Season 4 (1/24)

Season 5 (2/25)

Season 7 (5/20)



Aria Montgomery: Briefly dated. (see "Ariel")

Mona Vanderwaal: Briefly dated.


Jenna Marshall: Dated.


Sean Ackard - Noel is friends with Sean, who gets Hanna to convince Aria to go out with him. At the end of Season 1, he is seen hanging out with Aria's younger brother, Mike. 

Alison DiLaurentis - Alison and Noel have been friends since before Alison's Disappearance. When The Liars find out Alison is alive, they also find out that Noel had known, and had been helping her, alongside CeCe Drake. However, Noel admitted he was blackmailed.


Aria Montgomery - Prior to Alison's disappearance, Aria had a long standing crush on Noel. After her return, Noel seems to finally reciprocate, but Aria had moved on with Ezra. Despite this, they form a brief relationship, ruined by Aria not being able to resist Ezra. When Noel discovers the affair, he blackmails Ezra. This, combined with the girls suspecting him of mowing Hanna down and being "A", leads to their break-up. Ever since, Noel seems to hold sharp disdain for Aria and her friends, for obvious reasons.

Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, and Emily Fields - Noel seems to strongly dislike the rest of the Liars as well, due to their initial suspicions of him. He can't let go of the grudge he has against them. This came to a head in "This is A Dark Ride", when he snaps at them at the end of the party, accusing them of having something to do with Garrett being murdered and ruining the party. Another example would be when Spencer and Noel confronted each other in March of Crimes. Spencer cut Noel's hand with a fireplace poker, threatening to do worse if he didn't leave, which he did.


Noel [to Aria, about Camp Mona]: It's a bummer Camp Mona's a girls only party. I was hoping to see you this weekend.

Noel [threatening Ezra]: I think I know enough to get a better grade on this.

Noel: Careful Alison. I get your jokes, but someday you might meet a guy who doesn't.

Noel [to Alison and the girls about his Halloween party]: Come prepared to be scared.

Noel [about his Halloween costume]: I’m a gynecologist — care to make an appointment?

Noel: Bad boys have nothing on mean girls. Guys have a fight, there's a punch, it's over. Girls don't fight fair. They gang up, keep secrets, plot. They can cut you down with a look.

Hanna [about Noel]: Where does he get off calling other people out? He is the worst, smug, blackmailing, son-of-a-

Noel [to Spencer]: It’s kinda hot, knowing you think I’m capable of murder.

Spencer: You lied to me.
Noel: Which time?

Aria [to Noel, while playing Truth]: Did you ever invite Maya St. Germain to any of these parties?
Noel: This is a party Aria, ask me how many sexual partners I've had.

Noel [to Aria, while playing Truth]: Did you ever have sex with your teacher?
Aria: No, I've never had sex with my teacher.
Noel: Bull...

Babes and booze. It's like you were expecting me.Noel to Jenna in Along Comes Mary

You bitches never understood me, I ALWAYS get what I want.Noel to The Liars in The DArkest Knight


  • In "What Lies Beneath", Noel became a prime suspect of the Liars in Maya's murder. Hanna and Emily got locked in Noel's cabin, which is monitored by cameras. It is possible he rushed to the cabin, since the cameras are linked to Noel's phone, and locked them in. Maya went to Noel's cabin the night of her death, around the time of her death, seen on the security footage that Noel sends Spencer. She had stayed over for a while, since Hanna and Emily found Maya's bag in a secret room in the cabin.
  • In "The Lady Killer", he was cleared when it was found out that Maya's killer was actually her stalker, Lyndon James, who had come to Rosewood and introduced himself to everyone as Nate St. Germain, Maya's cousin.
  • Noel can't eat green peppers; Mona tells Hanna this in "A Hot Piece of A" at Caleb's birthday party.
  • Brant Daugherty, who plays Noel, originally auditioned for Ezra Fitz but the producers saw him as better fit for Noel. 
  • Noel confessed to Spencer that he was in the Cavanaugh house moments before it exploded in "Miss Me x 100".
  • In The Wrath of Kahn, Spencer and Emily discover that Noel was helping Charlotte torture them in A's dollhouse, it is currently unknown what specific role he played or why due to his death in the following episode

Book Comparisons

  • In the show, Noel and Aria date for a short while, before she got back together with Ezra. In the books, they date for over a year and are in love.
  • In the books, Noel and Aria reconnect at a séance.
  • Noel and Jenna have never dated in the books.
  • Noel and Mike are close friends in the books. In the tv-show, they're seen together only once, after Noel spots Aria and Ezra together, to tell Mike a student has been secretly dating a teacher at their school.
  • Noel only has one older brother in the show, Eric, whereas in the books he's the youngest of five boys.
  • In the thirteenth book, Crushed, the girls suspect that Noel is "A". It turns out he isn't and the real "A" almost kills him to show the girls that they are way off track. Noel is revealed to have survived.
  • He loved Ali in the books, while in the show it was shown that they were just friends in the flashbacks. 
  • Noel is not a bad guy in the books, however, in the show its shown to be neutral since he's looking out for himself.
  • Noel's dad in the books is a cross-dresser, and in the show you never see his parents, only his brother, Eric.

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