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A Mary Sue is a character who is so perfect that he or she warps the world around them to display their perfection. It seems as though nothing in this universe except Mary Sue is even real, and is instead a plot device to make Mary Sue seem flawless and loved. A Mary Sue can destroy a piece of writing or media, since the characters existence will often forcibly make the world and people around them defy logic to simply display how amazingly radiant they are. The term is meant to describe any and all characters that seemingly warp reality simply to display their perfection, but some people do use terms such as “Marty Sue” or “Gary Sue” as a male nickname for a Mary Sue. It’s also important to know that in an attempt to make a character seem less Sue-ish, authors will often give their Mary Sue a “flaw” that is actually just a stale trait in disguise. This has lead to many different sub genres of the Mary Sue, thigh all are just as boring and cliche as the original.
“Man, this character is so annoying! It seems like everyone else is out of character just because she exists!”
“Bro, she’s probably a Mary Sue.”
by (Actually not named) Atalanta January 28, 2019
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A Mary Sue is an original character (oc) and has no flaws. Of course the author of this oc will say "they are clumsy" or "they are not very good at maths" or whatever. They will most probably have a power or an evil twin/ dark side. They also might have an impossible bloodline. Such as a half werewolf or half fairy.
Oh my god I really hate 'Mary Sues'
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A term to describe a female character from a movie/tv show that follow this criteria:
-Extremely powerful to the point that their powers rise above the strongest characters within their universe
-Only heard of recently within said franchise that has been going for many years (and in some cases decades)
-Lacks any sort of character development
-Gained/discovered her powers recently within the universe and within only a few days/months achieves full mastery of said powers
-Unconditionally loved by almost every character
--Everybody that doesn't love her is evil
-Always right
-The best at anything they do, even if they've only recently begun to practice said skill
-Likely connected to SJWs or extreme feminizm
-Likely created to fulfill an author/screenwriter's power fantasy
-Very young compared to the rest of the characters (Sometimes this point is not met)
-The character may also be a Self-Insert

The term originated from a Star Trek parody fanfiction dating back to the 1970s, where Lieutenant Mary Sue (only 15 years old) was recognized as the smartest character on the Enterprise, quickly winning over the big three (Kirk, Spock and McCoy) with her wit and intellect. In the story, she saved the day single-handedly, though perished at the end.

Mary Sue has however been misused on occasion and has received some controversy among groups of extreme feminists, and can be associated with misogyny, though cases like that are very rare and highly exaggerated.
*On Twitter*
Person 1: "Rey is a Mary Sue."
Person 2: "How dare you say that about a female character, you're a sexist and a troll!"
*every other sane person viewing the conversation facepalms*
by DrXshock April 29, 2019
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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.
by nscangal July 29, 2005
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A Mary Sue is a seemingly perfect character. Their male counterpart is a Gary Sue or a Marty Sue. They have little to no flaws. Often times they have a tragic backstory, being abused, abandoned, etc. They are unrealistically attractive, and often times have things that break cannon severely, such as a Pokémon girl being a Neko. They often have powers that are given to no others in the universe, and that have nothing to do with the universe. They often have long names, often times having 'Kawaii' or 'Desu' or simple Japanese language within them.
Often times they are dating a cannon character, and often times replace a cannon character.
"Your OC is a Mary Sue!"

"Yeah, my old OC was named Shi. She was a Mary Sue."

"Here's my OC, Kristina Jose Marky Trinity. Please don't say she's a Mary Sue."
by glibmonster July 16, 2017
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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!
by urmamason May 20, 2013
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