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
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
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
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!"