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Mary Sue - How to Tell by windfalcon Mary Sue - How to Tell by windfalcon
EDIT 3: 11/22/09 You guys are kidding me XD For goodness sakes, reaaaaad the liink here: [link] Every time I get a comment that reads "the one on the left is a Mary Sue because she has green hair and a power," I realize that they're not reading the description which contains this link: [link]

tl;dr: If 'special' traits fit in with the universe, it doesn't automatically make the character a Mary Sue. What if everyone else in Ami Machida's universe has green/blue/purple hair? What if everyone else has a cat power? Does that make her a Mary Sue? Not necessarily.

Please, spare me the time from having to point you BACK to the silly description and just take a minute to read the link. You know, the one I linked to a bunch of times up above. And the link here: [link]


EDIT 2: 10/11/09 I suppose this is long overdue, but for those of you with confusion, here is an explanation on why I perceive the one on the left as not a Mary Sue: [link] For the love of god stop whining about it D:

EDIT: 6/21/09 Okay, everyone, please chill with all the 'hay is my character a mary-sue!?11" questions. I get about 3 a day now and one thing you need to understand - I AM NOT AN AUTHORITY ON MARY SUES. This picture is a parody. Just for fun. The one on the right is obviously an extreme exaggeration of a stereotype and not the definitive definition for a Mary Sue. D:

Please full view. You won't be able to read the text if you don't.

For those of you who don't know, a Mary Sue, in a nutshell, is a fanmade character that is usually extremely beautiful, powerful, smart, talented, and in plain words, perfect in every way.

These characters tend to be quite a bother in fanfiction and role playing, since they simply can't be beat, and thus become boring.

Have any of you ever been rping, and come across a character who is like, " oh, well, that planet in the way isn't a problem *blows it up*"

Or, is like, "well, Vegeta and Goten and Trunks and Goku ALL have a crush on my character"

Yep. That's a Mary Sue.

So, for people who still don't understand, I made this little picture/diagram. Usually, Mary Sues have TONS of talents and TONS of powers, and no weaknesses.

Enjoy ^_^

-Done in Copic Markers, with the background and text done on computer -
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orinya Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, the one on the left looks more like  a mary sue. Cat person. Different colored hair. Loves video games. Has a cat. Can turn into a cat. Unique eye color.
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Bunchuii Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-character has a colour in their hair
MSUT BE SUUUUEEEEEEE 
- character owns pet
SUE SUE SUUUHEUEUHEUEUEEEEEEEE
- character enjoys playing video games
BUTRN THE SOOO AT THES TAAKE SUE SOOU SUEYEUEEEW
- character has coloured eyes
FK N SOOES EVER WHAER THRWO ITOFF A CLIFFFFFFFFFFFFFGFGGFFFF
- character exists
SSSSSSUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEREREREEEEEEEWEEREWEEEEEEE

because hair dye and contact lenses don't exist. Because whatever planet this character lives on is a clone copy of earth right down to the beings that live on it, so cat people can't possibly exist. Right?
Because people can't play video games or own pets. Nope, that's impossible, nobody I know irl has a pet or plays video games, where would they even get them from???//?/??/??????/?

holy hell you're a boring fck
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orinya Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
your ignorance amuses me
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Bunchuii Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As does yours for me.
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orinya Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
well we both have something in common then c=
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Bunchuii Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad we resolved this quietly
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orinya Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
in front of like all the people currently reading this
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Bunchuii Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well at least it wasn't a case of throwing capslock insults every which way
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RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Heck,I'm not so perfect. I have flaws like I'm not smart in maths or not able to learn languages or cannot cook and I'm a much better and interesting character compared to Mary-Sues.
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