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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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sigycouture Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
LMAO queen serenity and prince vegeta had a child.
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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. 
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xXx-Kotoki-xXx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ami seems cute. Forget Jasmyne.
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ROMANO-CRESS Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Writer
LOL,Meow Mix song
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Crystal-Ice-5603 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
p.S =.= my friend like 'miss perfection' more and they start making their own mary sue...damn...
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Crystal-Ice-5603 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
how about Barbie? she's a Mary Sue right?
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ROMANO-CRESS Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Writer
Yup...
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Crystal-Ice-5603 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
hehe...i knew it.
i mean, she's like smart, beautiful, and stuff
and she's always the star of the show-
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ROMANO-CRESS Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Writer
You mean, "Beautiful"
note:Wolf in the picture likes looking up Unicorn thighs
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Crystal-Ice-5603 Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Student General Artist
Oh my god- after you said that i just realize it O.o
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