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See Mary-Sue. A female fanfiction character who is so perfect as to be annoying. The male equivlalent is the Marty-Stu. Often abbreviated to "Sue". A Mary Sue character is usually written by a beginning author. Often, the Mary Sue is a self-insert with a few "improvements" (ex. better body, more popular, etc). The Mary Sue character is almost always beautiful, smart, etc... In short, she is the "perfect" girl. The Mary Sue usually falls in love with the author's favorite character(s) and winds up upstaging all of the other characters in the book/series/universe. There are several main types of Mary Sue:

Victim!Sues: The Victim!Sue is your whiny, wimpy, pathetic female character who can't seem to do much of anything except cry and get herself into trouble that the romantic interest of the fic has to rescue her from.

Warrior!Sues: The Warrior!Sue is usually loud, obnoxious and (of course) an amazing warrior. She'll usually have some tragic past that led her to become a warrior, and she'll upstage all of the Canonical characters with her mad Sueish powerz.

Mage!Sue: Similar to the Warrior!Sue, the Mage!Sue has amazing stregnth in magic, or has a magical power that nobody else has. She'll usually wind up upstaging all of the magical characters of the series.

Punk!Sue: Also called Noncomformist!Sue or Goth!Sue, the Punk!Sue is usually written by female beginners in the 11-15 age group. The Punk!Sue is loud, obnoxious, annoying and generally the type of person who you'd want to send off to boot camp for six months. The Punk!Sue almost always has angst coming out of her ears and isn't really a bad person, she's just oh!-so-angry at whatever tragic past the author has chosen to give her. The Punk!Sue is based on what the 11-15 year old author thinks is "cool" and wishes she could be. This includes Evil!Sues.

Misfit!Sue: This includes all Sues who are supposedly geeks, nerds, misfits, etc. Usually, the Misfit!Sue doesn't start out as inhumanly beautiful, but winds up getting a makeover and finding out she had the potential to be a guy-magnet (or girl-magnet, depending on the genre) all along. Also includes the "My parents want me to do this but I want to do that and it's not fair!!one!" type of Sue. Usually, this Sue is very bookish and smart, but will find some sort of physical talent nobody expected and become a star as a result.

Another thing to note is that a Sue will usually have a completely off-the-wall name, like "Viquetoria". The more wierd and pretentious the name of the character, the more likely it is that she's a Sue.

Finally, Sues often have wierd, improbable or impossible bloodlines. A secret half-elf child of Elrond and a nameless human would be an example of this. A character who was Dumbledore's grandchild and Tom Riddle's daughter would be another example.
The character in the HP fanfic was a complete and utter Sue. She moved across the street from Harry. She was beautiful, smart and pretty. They fell in wuv almost immediately. She threw all of the characters out of character and generally upstaged everyone. It was quite obnoxious.
dodane przez nscangal lipiec 29, 2005
A sexist term used to enforce the misogynistic ideals that female characters/authors shouldn't be allowed to fantasize or write anything along the lines of wish fulfillment. Its misogynistic qualities are exemplified in many ways, most notably being the fact that it's not a term dominated by the male counterpart despite existing in a patriarchal society, as well as the fact that the male counterpart is largely undecided upon in name and also undefined (see urban dictionary's Gary Stu entry which has no definition but to say "A Male Mary Sue", and the Marty-Stu entry which involves the "Mary Sue" definition to define it).

It's usually used on the whole to bully new authors out of writing female characters altogether, making the task seem so daunting to some that they now only write slash fictions with two male characters, also exemplifying the misogynistic qualities this term involves.

Fan Fiction Reader: Why don't we just call all bad/annoying characters "special snowflakes" instead of using a female name like mary-sue in a derogatory fashion?


Troll: You're writing a mary-sue to pair with the canon character you fat low life, it's pathetic and so are you!


Author: I'm so afraid of having my female character labeled as a mary-sue that I only write male characters!
dodane przez urmamason maj 20, 2013
A character/OC that is invincible, almost god like, to an extent that is extremely unlogical ans annoying
"He was such a Mary Sue when he got stabbed in the heart but pretended it was nothing and walked away"
dodane przez rednaxela lipiec 17, 2016
The female protagonist of a story.

(Archaic) A female character, usually an authorial self-insert in a fan fiction, that is annoyingly perfect. Often unique in some implausible way, any problems they face are typically intended to make them seem tragic or emotionally deep, rather than complex or flawed.
"I can't believe you like that, the main character is such a mary sue."
dodane przez monkmunk kwiecień 11, 2015
There are many OCs that are terrible, the most common are the Mary Sue, the Victim, the Not-OC and the Demon.

The Mary Sue is an absolutely perfect OC. They usually have bad pasts, never get angry, be skilled in every skill, have magical powers, be over powered, and never loses. They usually have the rarest abilities and are soooo unique. (Not at all).

The Victim is an attention whore OC. Someone with usually a cheesy 'cruel' and sad back story. They probably had something awful happen to them, so bad it affected them forever.

The Not-OC is someone who completely clones either another OC or what the OC is parodying.

The Demon is one of the worst. Terrible past, ruler of other dimension or some crap, having powers that can destroy the whole world, being totally evil, having the colors black and red be everything about them. They never lose ever. Seems bad? They are!
* Mary Sue - Name: Cyrus/Gender: Female/Powers: All of them/Appearance: Huge, pretty/Personality: Calm, Smart, Strong, Powerful, Friendly/Backstory: Parents died, left out on road to die, picked up by abusive man, beaten every day, escaped, became ultra goddess
* The Victim - Name: Angel/Gender: Female or Male/Powers: Ability to fly and kill self instantly/Appearance: Blue eyes, purple hair, short/Personality: Sad, scared, afraid, violated, worried/Backstory: Parents killed, killers raped her, killers almost killed her, she escaped, didn't bother go to hospital, left in forest, animals ate her up, she survived, she lives today on the street
* Not-OC (MLP Example) - Name: Rainbow Slash/Gender: Female/Powers: Flying, sonic rainboom/Appearance: Rainbow hair and tail, blue fur/Personality: Arrogant, nice, loyal/Backstory: Caused first Sonic Rainboom (By the way this is completely Rainbow's personality in the show if you didn't know)
* The Demon - Name: Snapthrout/Gender: Male/Powers: Summons demons, shadow powers, fire breathing, flying/Appearance: Red eyes, black hair, battle markings, scars, red and black wings/Personality: Totally evil, hates everyone/Back Story: Killed in real world, became demon king)
dodane przez TheMakerOfWords grudzień 25, 2014
A female character who is so perfect that she is annoying. The name originated in a very short Star Trek story that mocked the sort of female characters who showed up in fanfiction. It usually refers to original female characters put into fanfiction, but can refer to any character.

Mary-Sues are characters who are usually extraordinarily gorgeous, amazingly talented, unusually powerful, and exceedingly attractive to whoever the author has a crush on. They often possess ridiculously fancy and pretentious first names -- Angel, Raven, Jewel, Lorelei Bianca Julia Marizza Snape -- and are very, very annoying.

Mary-Sue is often abbreviated to 'Sue.' The male equivelant is either Marty-Stu or Gary-Stu.
Your Buffy fanfic has a problem. Her name is Alayne Lorelei Gemma Jeshika Shanna, she has violet eyes and raven hair, curves in all the right places, is more powerful than Willow and a better fighter than Buffy and Faith combined, AND Spike is in love with her. She's a total Mary-Sue, and she's really annoying!"
dodane przez lynx wings kwiecień 22, 2005
A character too perfect for their setting. Most often, this character is talented and attractive, and anyone who doesn't adore them is portrayed as mean, stupid, or evil. It's common for them to be the smartest, even if this requires everyone else to act stupider than they should. Out of place but awesome names are also frequent occurrences. They lead charmed lives, and any conflict or drama they are met with will be either overdone to the point of headache induction, or easily brushed aside.

While not always the case, Mary Sues are more often written by someone who is just starting out, either by someone who wrote their own personal power fantasy and expects everyone else to applaud them for it, or by someone using shortcuts to try and make their character impressive to others.

These characters are considered a mark of poor writing because they give too much favoritism to the character in question, and it comes off to readers as the author trying to artificially make their character the best around through shortcuts rather than well crafted development. Their perfectness also tends to prevent the stories they're in from developing suspense, making not only the character but the entire work they're in boring.

While the term Mary Sue, along with the male version Gary Stu, has been applied to both fan characters and canon characters in published works, it is much more common to see used on fan characters. Particularly those in fan fiction, which are most often female.
So this girl's name is Crystal Roseblade, she grew up in the same orphanage as the protagonist and was a childhood friend of his, but he forgot about her, and now she's come back out of nowhere as a huge pop idol who's secretly the world's greatest demon slayer? Do you think you might be writing a Mary Sue?
dodane przez ring of fates maj 20, 2014
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