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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.
von nscangal 29. Juli 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!
von urmamason 20. Mai 2013
A Mary Sue is a term used to describe a original charecter from a story, anime, game, etc. that is unoriginal, stupid, or fucked over in multiple ways. Some things that could get you oc called a Mary Sue: Stupidly dark backstory, overpowered powers (Immortal, Insta kill, etc.), a twenty inch dick, and more.
Person 1: My oc's least favourite thing is her terrible back flashes.

von Dyslexic_Apple 5. September 2016
OC is unrealistic to story, or story where OC is created is unrealistic, therefore it has lost its genuinety.

Young writers tend to create Mary-sues to embody their dreams about being cool and having the love of their live or a superpower. All it takes is self awareness to fix a Mary Sue. Don't make your character perfect beyond realism.

Think about real life situations and use real life as resource. Love is never two-sides from the get go, add interesting development. This is key because people notice Mary-sues when they're immprobable.
" Karly is quirky, funny, fun-loving, and a little shy but everyone loves her. Especially Monkey D. Luffy. He would do anything for her. They met when she fought an army of pirates all by herself to protect her island. All of the crew likes her, Sanji tries to hit on her but she punches him. Nami is jealous that Karly is so close to Luffy. Karly is an important member of the crew that fights alongside everyone, she ate the bounce bounce no mi and can bounce whenever she wants. And one time, Karly got mad and through Luffy's straw hat overboard while he was sleeping. He forgave her and they kissed after talking about it."

"That would never happen. Ever. You've created a character that cannot exist. Karly is a Mary-Sue."

How to improve Karly: Luffy reapected her guts until she disposed of his hat, now she's dead.

Mary Sue is improbable to the story
von McSmileyFace 29. August 2016
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"
von rednaxela 17. Juli 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."
von monkmunk 11. April 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)
von TheMakerOfWords 25. Dezember 2014
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