A natural born leader, Nolan is the heir to his family’s empire. Though he puts forth the image of a golden boy, Nolan is actually a manipulator who uses his friends and family to maintain his image. Not a big fan of authority figures or the word “no,” Nolan isn’t used to losing.
Both were sneaking around and in contact with a mysterious person (in Alison's case, Ian Thomas and A).
Both blackmailed and peer pressured their friends.
Nolan is described as a "spoiled privileged bully" who bullies a number of people. He is hated by a lot of people but is still the most popular person in school. The book series focuses on his murder and the Perfectionists goal to solve the murder.
In the television series, Nolan is "friends" with Caitlin, Ava, and Dylan. However, in the books, he was only friends with Parker Duvall.