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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
www.booksie.com/romance/novel/… it's not anywhere close to being as bad, but there's a bit of typos and unsteady moments
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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
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Lanos-Lovahs Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
OH WHOLY
that was very hard to understand
on top of that, was the character wearing lipstick and mascara?
...
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neverdisturbme00 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cant we just say mary-sues..are barbie...=_=
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gaby89229 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
www.fanfiction.net/s/9285733/1…

Prepare to lose your braincells
Actually, there's another horrible one for the Warrior Cats fandom too
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Lanos-Lovahs Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
:D link it to me!
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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
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CashmereTheWolf101 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good. I'm glad your eyes hurt. 
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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:
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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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