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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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VespidOlive Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  New member
Ami is adorable! The Sue on the other hand.....it makes me want to vomit.
Ami:
la in love 
Mary Sue:
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Yavanni Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good points. ;D
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KikiAndBri Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot believe this pic is 10 years old.
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Geminice Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
nicely done.
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Unknown-Protagonist Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
how do I tell a person that their character is a Marysue or shouldn't I?

(it's a character with a tragic background, as much power as one of the most powerful man in the series, she is twelve, she wears really not child-like clothing, is immune to poison and joined a dangerous criminal group and is already skill full and clever as a grown up)
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orinya Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  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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BlackLightning95 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Did this mean that Girls are Not allowed to like video games?
Oh and i have Green in my hair too ;) in the manga world it's complet normal that the Person have special hair Color or eye Color and nekos are totaly normal too.
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orinya Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
naw, girls are allowed to like video games. everyone should be allowed to like whatever they like <3
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MissTicci Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  New member
That's what I thought -_
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