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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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Lanos-Lovahs Featured By Owner 9 hours ago… it's not anywhere close to being as bad, but there's a bit of typos and unsteady moments
gaby89229 Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I thought she was wearing the entire makeup store but yeah TT^TT
I know why they call it the worst fanfiction of all times too. Actually, it wasn't even meant to be a troll fic

Know any bad ones? I feel like laughing a little
Lanos-Lovahs Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
that was very hard to understand
on top of that, was the character wearing lipstick and mascara?
neverdisturbme00 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cant we just say mary-sues..are barbie...=_=
gaby89229 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist…

Prepare to lose your braincells
Actually, there's another horrible one for the Warrior Cats fandom too
Lanos-Lovahs Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
:D link it to me!
gaby89229 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Trekkie's tale? What's that?

Nah, I mean the Harry Potter one "My Immortal" Someone emailed me the link as a gag and I ended up burning my eyes out of my socket.
Afterwards, I laughed at it's stupidity
CashmereTheWolf101 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good. I'm glad your eyes hurt. 
sigycouture Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
what the hell no, in fact, i didn't hear it. i read it. and barely, because apparently you like to <sub> the shit out of everything. my poor eyes. it's astoundingly obvious that "her father is not Ash Ketchum". i was clearly making a joke. have a good day~ c:
Lanos-Lovahs Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
you mean that trekkie's tale?  with mary sue?  if not then idk ^^;
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