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20th Nov '17 4:17:41 PM bfunc
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*** Walt occasionally suggests modifications to the stories to make him more sympathetic or even bordering upon heroic, but Skyler vetoes these as less believable. And she's correct; part of the reason people accept the stories as truthful is that they figure if Walt was lying he'd have made himself look better.
11th Nov '17 7:34:33 AM barberbarberjoe
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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in ''VideoGame/SonicMania'''s exclusive [[spoiler:"& Knuckles"]] ending when playing as Knuckles, as [[spoiler:the events of the game turned out to be from a book he was reading to animal friends, called Sonic Mania [[SpotlightStealingTitle & Knuckles]]. Sonic and Tails are appropriately baffled by this]].

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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in ''VideoGame/SonicMania'''s exclusive [[spoiler:"& Knuckles"]] ending when playing as Knuckles, as [[spoiler:the events of the game turned out to be from a book he was reading to animal friends, called Sonic ''Sonic Mania [[SpotlightStealingTitle & Knuckles]].Knuckles]]''. Sonic and Tails are appropriately baffled by this]].
11th Nov '17 7:33:24 AM barberbarberjoe
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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] for laughs in ''VideoGame/SonicMania'''s exclusive [[spoiler:"& Knuckles"]] ending when playing as Knuckles, as [[spoiler:the events of the game turned out to be from a book he was reading to animal friends, called Sonic Mania [[SpotlightStealingTitle & Knuckles]]. Sonic and Tails are appropriately baffled by this]].

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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] for laughs in ''VideoGame/SonicMania'''s exclusive [[spoiler:"& Knuckles"]] ending when playing as Knuckles, as [[spoiler:the events of the game turned out to be from a book he was reading to animal friends, called Sonic Mania [[SpotlightStealingTitle & Knuckles]]. Sonic and Tails are appropriately baffled by this]].
11th Nov '17 7:27:29 AM barberbarberjoe
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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] for laughs in ''VideoGame/SonicMania'''s exclusive [[spoiler:"& Knuckles"]] ending when playing as Knuckles, as [[spoiler:the events of the game turned out to be from a book he was reading to animal friends, called Sonic Mania [[SpotlightStealingTitle & Knuckles]]. Sonic and Tails are appropriately baffled by this]].
31st Oct '17 12:18:54 PM Wyldchyld
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* ABC Comics had two superhero/comedy/parody characters, the First American and his sidekick/eye-candy U.S. Angel. In one story, U.S. Angel takes a break from writing ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' [[{{Slash}} slash fanfiction]] to write a story about her and the First American with herself in the MarySue role. Then she takes a break and the First American gets hold of it and writes something completely different. In the end they're writing about each other's humiliating deaths and their own depraved sexual hangups. At the end of the story they make peace and enjoy writing a ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' [[{{Slash}} slash fanfiction]] together.

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* ABC Comics had two superhero/comedy/parody characters, the First American and his sidekick/eye-candy U.S. Angel. In one story, U.S. Angel takes a break from writing ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' [[{{Slash}} slash fanfiction]] to write a story about her and the First American with herself in the MarySue Mary Sue role. Then she takes a break and the First American gets hold of it and writes something completely different. In the end they're writing about each other's humiliating deaths and their own depraved sexual hangups. At the end of the story they make peace and enjoy writing a ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' [[{{Slash}} slash fanfiction]] together.



** Kind of a {{Deconstruction}} of Mary Sue wish fulfillment as the character she created starts to interfere with her life and is revealed to be a Jerkass. The deconstruction is that, as a wish fufillment character, she did things that the protagonist couldn't really do and still be a good person (kind of how a lot of MarySue fics have heavy ProtagonistCenteredMorality issues).

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** Kind of a {{Deconstruction}} of Mary Sue wish fulfillment as the character she created starts to interfere with her life and is revealed to be a Jerkass. The deconstruction is that, as a wish fufillment character, she did things that the protagonist couldn't really do and still be a good person (kind of how a lot of MarySue Mary Sue fics have heavy ProtagonistCenteredMorality issues).



* A variation occurs in the YA novel ''My Angelica.'' OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Sage is writing a romance novel, with an ''enormous'' MarySue as the heroine (that, and her story is chock-full of factual inaccuracies...)We see snippets of at least two ''more'' novels she's working on, with a MarySue based on her friend Cherri in one, [[spoiler:''possibly'' a double-whammy Sue-team in her newest idea, based on herself and her VictoriousChildhoodFriend. Of course, by now her writing and characterization has probably improved a bit, so...]]

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* A variation occurs in the YA novel ''My Angelica.'' OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Sage is writing a romance novel, with an ''enormous'' MarySue Mary Sue as the heroine (that, and her story is chock-full of factual inaccuracies...)We see snippets of at least two ''more'' novels she's working on, with a MarySue Mary Sue based on her friend Cherri in one, [[spoiler:''possibly'' a double-whammy Sue-team in her newest idea, based on herself and her VictoriousChildhoodFriend. Of course, by now her writing and characterization has probably improved a bit, so...]]



* In ''Series/{{Cybill}}'', Ira writes a book about his marriage to Cybill, with him as a MarySue.

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* In ''Series/{{Cybill}}'', Ira writes a book about his marriage to Cybill, with him as a MarySue.Mary Sue.



* Series/{{Chuck}} Bartowski's alter ego that he uses on spy missions is "Charles Carmichael," a MarySue version of himself. His continued success as a field agent has led to Carmichael becoming a MemeticBadass super-spy.

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* Series/{{Chuck}} Bartowski's alter ego that he uses on spy missions is "Charles Carmichael," a MarySue Mary Sue version of himself. His continued success as a field agent has led to Carmichael becoming a MemeticBadass super-spy.



** Done in an even bigger way in the later seasons with Jenny writing a book (which gets made into a movie that she gets to cast and direct) featuring thinly-veiled copies of the entire main cast, with her as the MarySue. Then taken to the next level as Jenny beings having sex with "Jessie", her on screen MarySue.

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** Done in an even bigger way in the later seasons with Jenny writing a book (which gets made into a movie that she gets to cast and direct) featuring thinly-veiled copies of the entire main cast, with her as the MarySue. Mary Sue. Then taken to the next level as Jenny beings having sex with "Jessie", her on screen MarySue.Mary Sue.



* Abed on ''Series/{{Community}}'' makes several short web movies about the gang that actually predict plot points. The movies are actually available to watch and in them Abed has made himself such a MarySue that he has [[GodModeSue magical powers]].

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* Abed on ''Series/{{Community}}'' makes several short web movies about the gang that actually predict plot points. The movies are actually available to watch and in them Abed has made himself such a MarySue Mary Sue that he has [[GodModeSue magical powers]].powers.



* A ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' episode from 1996 that was hosted by recent Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes featured a ''Series/{{Nightline}}'' sketch in which the topic of discussion is a ''Literature/PrimaryColors''-like RomanAClef about the 1996 GOP race. The book's AnonymousAuthor is obviously Forbes himself given the MarySue-like terms in which the character "Teve Torbes" is described.

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* A ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' episode from 1996 that was hosted by recent Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes featured a ''Series/{{Nightline}}'' sketch in which the topic of discussion is a ''Literature/PrimaryColors''-like RomanAClef about the 1996 GOP race. The book's AnonymousAuthor is obviously Forbes himself given the MarySue-like Mary Sue-like terms in which the character "Teve Torbes" is described.



* In ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxTheDevilsPlayhouse, Episode 5'', the [[FantasticVoyagePlot living room in Max's brain]] has a rack of 'ideas for novels in audiobook vinyl form', which can be listened to. One of them is a "FanFiction" about Flint Paper, which ends when Flint says that to solve the mystery, he needs to rely on "his best friend - [[SelfInsertFic Max!]]". The other stories are a Creator/DanBrown TakeThat starring a MarySue, with the AncientConspiracy involving Eli Whitney and two completely insane but violent works starring obvious {{AuthorAvatar}}s.

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* In ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxTheDevilsPlayhouse, Episode 5'', the [[FantasticVoyagePlot living room in Max's brain]] has a rack of 'ideas for novels in audiobook vinyl form', which can be listened to. One of them is a "FanFiction" about Flint Paper, which ends when Flint says that to solve the mystery, he needs to rely on "his best friend - [[SelfInsertFic Max!]]". The other stories are a Creator/DanBrown TakeThat starring a MarySue, Mary Sue, with the AncientConspiracy involving Eli Whitney and two completely insane but violent works starring obvious {{AuthorAvatar}}s.



* ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'': Ruby gets Team RWBY to perform a play about Little Red Riding Hood, but finds Yang sabotaging the skit as it progresses. When Yang and Ruby argue mid-scene, Yang accuses Ruby of being a self-inserted MarySue, pointing out that Ruby's written the play to revolve around herself, and used the dialogue to emphasize that she's beloved by all who meet her.

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* ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'': Ruby gets Team RWBY to perform a play about Little Red Riding Hood, but finds Yang sabotaging the skit as it progresses. When Yang and Ruby argue mid-scene, Yang accuses Ruby of being a self-inserted MarySue, Mary Sue, pointing out that Ruby's written the play to revolve around herself, and used the dialogue to emphasize that she's beloved by all who meet her.



** Also, in a different episode, DW writes a story about "BW," whose parents let her have a horse in her room, could ride a bike no-wheeled, had the President as a "best friend," had a secret base and access to all kind of technology, could do the balance-beam easily... The parodies of her own character as a MarySue go on and on...

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** Also, in a different episode, DW writes a story about "BW," whose parents let her have a horse in her room, could ride a bike no-wheeled, had the President as a "best friend," had a secret base and access to all kind of technology, could do the balance-beam easily... The parodies of her own character as a MarySue Mary Sue go on and on...
20th Sep '17 9:06:30 AM Malady
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* Maddy, the heroine of Mari Mancusi's ''[[Literature/GamerGirl [=Gamer Girl=] ]]'', creates a manga based on the romance between her online MMORPG avatar ("Allora") and her avatar's love interest ("Sir Leo"), who [[spoiler: turns out to actually be her real-life crush.]]

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* Maddy, the heroine of Mari Mancusi's ''[[Literature/GamerGirl [=Gamer Girl=] ]]'', ''Literature/GamerGirl2008'', creates a manga based on the romance between her online MMORPG avatar ("Allora") and her avatar's love interest ("Sir Leo"), who [[spoiler: turns out to actually be her real-life crush.]]
2nd Sep '17 2:25:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Varric, the {{narrator}} of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', uses one mission to paint himself as an unstoppable dwarven AlPacino, cutting through a mansion full of his brother's {{mooks}} to confront him. His brother then cowers before Varric, claiming he only betrayed him because he was jealous of Varric's badassery. Cassandra, [[FramingDevice the other narrator]], calls bullshit on this, and Varric admits that [[SadClown he made up a tall tale because the reality was much less pleasant]].

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* Varric, the {{narrator}} of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', uses one mission to paint himself as an unstoppable dwarven AlPacino, Creator/AlPacino, cutting through a mansion full of his brother's {{mooks}} to confront him. His brother then cowers before Varric, claiming he only betrayed him because he was jealous of Varric's badassery. Cassandra, [[FramingDevice the other narrator]], calls bullshit on this, and Varric admits that [[SadClown he made up a tall tale because the reality was much less pleasant]].
22nd Aug '17 7:44:30 PM WillBGood
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* There's a category of fanfic written as if by a canon character, often making use of this trope. One example is the ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/358068 basically a story about a prince and a mutant an their shenanigans]]'', written in-character as Eridan Ampora, using the FunetikAksent that he types in. An excerpt:

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* There's a category of fanfic written as if by a canon character, often making use of this trope. trope.
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One example is the ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/358068 basically a story about a prince and a mutant an their shenanigans]]'', written in-character as Eridan Ampora, using the FunetikAksent that he types in. An excerpt:



::Another example is the appropriately-named ''WesternAnimation/{{Ed Edd n Eddy}} [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3568771 Write a Fanfic]]'', written by not one, but three canon characters. An excerpt:

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::Another ** Another example is the appropriately-named ''WesternAnimation/{{Ed Edd n Eddy}} [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3568771 Write a Fanfic]]'', written by not one, but three canon characters. An excerpt:
6th Aug '17 3:35:15 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->"He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
-->Without him life would be much grimmer
-->He's handsome, trim, and no-one slimmer
-->He will never need a zimmer"

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-->"He's -->''If you're in trouble he will save the day,\\
He's brave and he's fearless come what may,\\
Without him the mission would go astray.\\\
He's
Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
-->Without
Rimmer!\\
Without
him life would be much grimmer
-->He's
grimmer\\
He's
handsome, trim, and no-one slimmer
-->He
slimmer\\
He
will never need a zimmer"zimmer''
28th Jul '17 1:14:46 PM Discar
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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'': Subverted in "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep," a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''-type game where Tiny Tina makes a story for Lilith, Brick, and Mordecai to play through. The goal of the game is to rescue the missing queen, and considering both Tina's personality and everything else she's put in the story, it's clear that the queen will be played by her. In the end, it turns out to be [[spoiler:Butt Stallion, Handsome Jack's horse made out of diamonds]].
-->'''Mordecai:''' I... don't know why I'm surprised.\\
'''Brick:''' ''[tearfully]'' She... is... ''beautiful!''
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