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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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Phoenix-Skywriter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love using bad OC's to tweak mine.
"Okay, not doing THAT..."
sigycouture Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
her father is ash ketchum. satoshi. ok.
CashmereTheWolf101 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, you are quite mistaken.
In japan, Satoshi is a fairly common name, 
AND in the anime, Satoshi's last name is Tajiri, not Machida.
So, sorry to correct you, her father is not Ash Ketchum.
sigycouture Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
damn that text is fucking tiny
CashmereTheWolf101 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What the hell
did you even hear a thing i just said
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:
CashmereTheWolf101 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good. I'm glad your eyes hurt. 
sigycouture Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
LMAO queen serenity and prince vegeta had a child.
sonicwarriors7 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
People need to read the dictionary because people keep using it as a excuse to hate a character while not even knowing the definition. 
xXx-Kotoki-xXx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  New member  Traditional Artist
Ami seems cute. Forget Jasmyne.
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