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MarySue, and the plot bias indicative of it, is hardly limited to those of a female persuasion. For probably just as long (if not even longer) as there has been MarySue, so too has there been Marty Stu. All the same rules apply, but a couple variations do tend to show up, expressing different ideas of what constitutes male and female "perfection". Also referred to as "''Gary'' Stu" or "''Larry Stu''" (for those who prefer rhyming to alliteration and whose dialect has the Mary-marry merger), "Mary Joe", or "Marty Sam".

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MarySue, and the plot bias indicative of it, is hardly limited to those of a female persuasion. For probably just as long (if not even longer) as there has been MarySue, so too has there been Marty Stu.Stu with the recent addition of SammySue named after Sam Winchester in Supernatural. All the same rules apply, but a couple variations do tend to show up, expressing different ideas of what constitutes male and female "perfection". Also referred to as "''Gary'' Stu" or "''Larry Stu''" (for those who prefer rhyming to alliteration and whose dialect has the Mary-marry merger), "Mary Joe", or "Marty Sam".



MartyStu, however, is usually restricted to being a creature of action since men who do not take an active role in dramatic events are unmanly and, by definition, not perfect (NonActionGuy tends to be looked upon with disdain). So Marty Stu is the personification of action, action and more action. Or, if he is of an intellectual bent, he thinks his way through problems, inventing whole new branches of science and technology in the process. In contrast to Mary Sue who has been freed to play an active and/or passive role, Marty Stu is almost never seen taking on his sister's old school PuritySue role: passive motivator of others through his purity, beauty and helplessness. When he does, it is almost exclusively the territory of [[{{Wimpification}} wimpified]] {{Possession Sue}}s in {{Slash|Fic}}.

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MartyStu, however, is usually restricted to being a creature of action since men who do not take an active role in dramatic events are unmanly and, by definition, not perfect (NonActionGuy tends to be looked upon with disdain). So Marty Stu is the personification of action, action and more action. Or, if he is of an intellectual bent, he thinks his way through problems, inventing whole new branches of science and technology in the process. process, in the case of a SammySue the character is often portrayed as personification of both, completing missions as both the brains and the brawn taking up the roles usually shared among the main character and a team or a partner. In contrast to Mary Sue who has been freed to play an active and/or passive role, Marty Stu is almost never seen taking on his sister's old school PuritySue role: passive motivator of others through his purity, beauty and helplessness.helplessness unless it's in addition to the action and intellectual roles they already have in the case of SammySue. When he does, it is almost exclusively the territory of [[{{Wimpification}} wimpified]] {{Possession Sue}}s in {{Slash|Fic}}.
23rd Jan '16 6:27:27 AM Genesisera
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* '''[[InformedAttribute Informed]] AntiSue''': This Stu is [[AntiSue disadvantaged by society, magic, techonology or any other factor owning to certain attributes that make him weak and disadvantaged]]...''[[BlatantLies except none of those weaknesses ever come into play]]'', while any or all of the Stu archetypes continue to apply in the context of the story.

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* '''[[InformedAttribute Informed]] AntiSue''': This Stu is [[AntiSue disadvantaged by society, magic, techonology or any other factor owning to certain attributes that make him weak and disadvantaged]]...''[[BlatantLies except none of those weaknesses ever come into play]]'', while any or all of the "positive" elements of the above Stu archetypes continue to apply in the context of the story.
23rd Jan '16 6:26:37 AM Genesisera
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** Alt. names: Marty Stu [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on Steroids]], Manly Man Marty Stu, Macho Man Stu

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** Alt. names: [[TestosteronePoisoning Marty Stu [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs Stu]] [[UpToEleven on Steroids]], Manly Man Marty Stu, Macho Man Stu
23rd Jan '16 6:25:44 AM Genesisera
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* '''Manly Stu''': Probably the most common Marty Stu and the most likely to have all or most of the [[CommonMarySueTraits Common Marty Stu Traits]] above. This character has reached [[TestosteronePoisoning awe-inspiring levels]] of [[RatedMForManly manliness]] through pure authorial favoritism. Nine times out of ten, he is written by a male author, with variable levels of WishFulfillment tossed in. You won't see him dwell often on romance, if ever, since RealMenHateAffection. Also usually a [[GodModeSue God Mode Stu]]. Alternative names: Marty Stu [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on Steroids]], Manly Man Marty Stu, Macho Man Stu
* '''[[RelationshipSue Romantic Stu]]''': He's the primary example of a {{Relationship S|ue}}tu. This sort of Marty Stu is much "tamer" than the Macho Stu, and is much more interested in his LoveInterest. In fact, he's more intuitive to the needs of his beloved than most men in RealLife would ever be. He might be a [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys bad boy]], or TroubledButCute, or this may be just an InformedAttribute. Either way, he's everything a girl would dream of in a guy. He's often written by a female or written to get females interested in the story. Alternative names: Lovesick Stu, Romance Stu, Love Sickening Stu, Romeo Stu
* '''Uke Stu''': Taking Romantic Stu a [[UpToEleven step further]], there's the Uke Stu. He's the polar opposite of Macho Stu and is more than just InTouchWithHisFeminineSide. As the name implies, he's likely a character possessing the traits typically associated with the '[[{{Uke}} receiver]]' in BoysLove and {{Yaoi}}. If he's not gay, he's probably [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy less aggressive and masculine than his female]] LoveInterest. Alternative names: Femininine Stu
* '''LemonStu''': He can seduce and sleep with literally anyone he wants and ReallyGetsAround. This guy has the sex life most guys can only dream of. For he is TheCasanova taken UpToEleven. See the main page for more details. Alternative names: Cassanova Stu
* '''{{Lemon Stu}} [[AntiSue Anti-Stu]]''': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, LemonStu [[XMeetsY meets]] AntiSue. This type of Marty Stu is unattractive, [[JerkSue rude]], and [[ThisLoserIsYou often meant to be a stand-in for the male audience]]. Yet somehow, he manages to score with beautiful women, often resulting in KavorkaMan and UglyGuyHotWife. Alternative names: Lemon Stu Loser, Anti Stu Casanova, Kavorka Stu
* '''Geeky Stu''': Some males realize that they will never physically meet the qualifications for your typical action hero, even though they may enjoy their adventures. Qualifications that include rugged good looks, strength, stamina, athletic ability, and a strong constitution as well as being charismatic and having excellent social and leadership skills. They prefer a protagonist that they could see themselves as. The Geeky Stu is average looking, cerebral, quirky, and probably of a scientific bent, even if he doesn't hold a degree. His strength is in his gray matter, not his myosin. He kicks ass using wit and intellect. He disarms foes with clever rhetoric and [[TheCasanova kills the ladies]] with {{adorkable}} charm. His sidekick might be an action ready type ready to supply the brawn, but will always be taking orders from Geeky Stu, the brains of the operation. Geeky Stu considers himself an intellectual elite in a world of fools. And he is always ready to put the powers that be in their place, whether they be military martinets or bureaucrats. He will always win over "The Girl" from the Alpha Male jock because GeeksAreSexy. HardScienceFiction has quite a number of these. May overlap with EinsteinSue. Alt. Names: Nerd Stu
* '''[[PuritySue Purity Stu]]''': This is the Marty Stu whose main character flaw is... His lack of flaws, which irritates the audience to no end. He is an AllLovingHero or something similar, and may see it as his personal mission in life to be TheCaretaker to everyone, whether they want it or not. He will radiate IncorruptiblePurePureness, and this aura of perfection will often create a weird inversion of StrawLoser, as this character is just so ''wonderful'' that he makes everyone else look bad. He will either be a TechnicalPacifist or an ActualPacifist, unless of course, he actually has to fight, in which case he will fight in the most heroic way, with no one being killed. '''If''' (and this is a big if) he has any flaws, [[ButNotTooEvil they will be so tiny that you'll need a magnifying glass to see them, or they will be cosmetic flaws that don't really affect him or the story.]] And those flaws will almost exclusively be [[GoodFlawsBadFlaws "good guy flaws."]] He will often have a traumatic past, and may have been a bad guy then, but now he's simply good. In those cases, he's TheAtoner. If he's TheAtoner he may be on the receiving end of ReformedButRejected. On the other hand, anyone who crosses ''him'' will be EasilyForgiven, not because of an agenda but out of the goodness of his heart. He's nice to everyone, even his enemies. In some cases, he may even save the life of one of his foes, or of someone close to them, which most will see as kind but the more cynical will interpret as PassiveAggressiveKombat. If he dies, he may ascend to Heaven/be sainted/have everyone, even his enemies mourn him/ ect. He will probably help others in a way that may come off as sweet to most, but as CondescendingCompassion to the more cynical. Everyone will love him, and those who don't will be vilified. In fantasy, he may very well be TheChosenOne. He may very well be able to do amazing things simply through his goodness. If a young boy, he may be a male version of ThePollyanna. He will probably love his country. He will always, always, always be willing to rescue people, even if they don't want it. Is nearly always a GoodSamaritan, but very rarely runs into NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished. If a superhero, he will be TheCape UpToEleven. He will often be an impossibly good judge of character, and always do the right thing. Sometimes this happens when HistoricalHeroUpgrade is taken UpToEleven. Often, he and his actions will be very, very {{Anvilicious}}. Alt. Nanes: Perfect Hero Syndrome, Mr. Good Guy, Messianic Stu (in works where he takes on Christ-like qualities, not that uncommon,) Buddah-Like Stu (in works where he takes on Buddah-like qualities, also not that uncommon,) [[Myth/KingArthur The Galahad]] (in works featuring chivary as in Arthurian legend).

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* '''Manly Stu''': Probably the most common Marty Stu and the most likely to have all or most of the [[CommonMarySueTraits Common Marty Stu Traits]] above. This character has reached [[TestosteronePoisoning awe-inspiring levels]] of [[RatedMForManly manliness]] through pure authorial favoritism. Nine times out of ten, he is written by a male author, with variable levels of WishFulfillment tossed in. You won't see him dwell often on romance, if ever, since RealMenHateAffection. Also usually a [[GodModeSue God Mode Stu]]. Alternative
** Alt.
names: Marty Stu [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on Steroids]], Manly Man Marty Stu, Macho Man Stu
* '''[[RelationshipSue Romantic Stu]]''': He's the primary example of a {{Relationship S|ue}}tu. This sort of Marty Stu is much "tamer" than the Macho Stu, and is much more interested in his LoveInterest. In fact, he's more intuitive to the needs of his beloved than most men in RealLife would ever be. He might be a [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys bad boy]], or TroubledButCute, or this may be just an InformedAttribute. Either way, he's everything a girl would dream of in a guy. He's often written by a female or written to get females interested in the story. Alternative
** Alt.
names: Lovesick Stu, Romance Stu, Love Sickening Stu, Romeo Stu
* '''Uke Stu''': Taking Romantic Stu a [[UpToEleven step further]], there's the Uke Stu. He's the polar opposite of Macho Stu and is more than just InTouchWithHisFeminineSide. As the name implies, he's likely a character possessing the traits typically associated with the '[[{{Uke}} receiver]]' in BoysLove and {{Yaoi}}. If he's not gay, he's probably [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy less aggressive and masculine than his female]] LoveInterest. Alternative names: Femininine
** Alt: Feminine
Stu
* '''LemonStu''': He can seduce and sleep with literally anyone he wants and ReallyGetsAround. This guy has the sex life most guys can only dream of. For he is TheCasanova taken UpToEleven. See the main page for more details. Alternative
** Alt.
names: Cassanova Stu
* '''{{Lemon Stu}} [[AntiSue Anti-Stu]]''': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, LemonStu [[XMeetsY meets]] AntiSue. This type of Marty Stu is unattractive, [[JerkSue rude]], and [[ThisLoserIsYou often meant to be a stand-in for the male audience]]. Yet somehow, he manages to score with beautiful women, often resulting in KavorkaMan and UglyGuyHotWife. Alternative
** Alt.
names: Lemon Stu Loser, Anti Stu Casanova, Kavorka Stu
* '''Geeky Stu''': Some males realize that they will never physically meet the qualifications for your typical action hero, even though they may enjoy their adventures. Qualifications that include rugged good looks, strength, stamina, athletic ability, and a strong constitution as well as being charismatic and having excellent social and leadership skills. They prefer a protagonist that they could see themselves as. The Geeky Stu is average looking, cerebral, quirky, and probably of a scientific bent, even if he doesn't hold a degree. His strength is in his gray matter, not his myosin. He kicks ass using wit and intellect. He disarms foes with clever rhetoric and [[TheCasanova kills the ladies]] with {{adorkable}} charm. His sidekick might be an action ready type ready to supply the brawn, but will always be taking orders from Geeky Stu, the brains of the operation. Geeky Stu considers himself an intellectual elite in a world of fools. And he is always ready to put the powers that be in their place, whether they be military martinets or bureaucrats. He will always win over "The Girl" from the Alpha Male jock because GeeksAreSexy. HardScienceFiction has quite a number of these. May overlap with EinsteinSue.
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Alt. Names: Nerd Stu, Intellectual Stu
* '''[[PuritySue Purity Stu]]''': This is the Marty Stu whose main character flaw is... His lack of flaws, which irritates the audience to no end. He is an AllLovingHero or something similar, and may see it as his personal mission in life to be TheCaretaker to everyone, whether they want it or not. He will radiate IncorruptiblePurePureness, and this aura of perfection will often create a weird inversion of StrawLoser, as this character is just so ''wonderful'' that he makes everyone else look bad. He will either be a TechnicalPacifist or an ActualPacifist, unless of course, he actually has to fight, in which case he will fight in the most heroic way, with no one being killed. '''If''' (and this is a big if) he has any flaws, [[ButNotTooEvil they will be so tiny that you'll need a magnifying glass to see them, or they will be cosmetic flaws that don't really affect him or the story.]] And those flaws will almost exclusively be [[GoodFlawsBadFlaws "good guy flaws."]] He will often have a traumatic past, and may have been a bad guy then, but now he's simply good. In those cases, he's TheAtoner. If he's TheAtoner he may be on the receiving end of ReformedButRejected. On the other hand, anyone who crosses ''him'' will be EasilyForgiven, not because of an agenda but out of the goodness of his heart. He's nice to everyone, even his enemies. In some cases, he may even save the life of one of his foes, or of someone close to them, which most will see as kind but the more cynical will interpret as PassiveAggressiveKombat. If he dies, he may ascend to Heaven/be sainted/have everyone, even his enemies mourn him/ ect. He will probably help others in a way that may come off as sweet to most, but as CondescendingCompassion to the more cynical. Everyone will love him, and those who don't will be vilified. In fantasy, he may very well be TheChosenOne. He may very well be able to do amazing things simply through his goodness. If a young boy, he may be a male version of ThePollyanna. He will probably love his country. He will always, always, always be willing to rescue people, even if they don't want it. Is nearly always a GoodSamaritan, but very rarely runs into NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished. If a superhero, he will be TheCape UpToEleven. He will often be an impossibly good judge of character, and always do the right thing. Sometimes this happens when HistoricalHeroUpgrade is taken UpToEleven. Often, he and his actions will be very, very {{Anvilicious}}.
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Alt. Nanes: Perfect Hero Syndrome, Mr. Good Guy, Messianic Stu (in works where he takes on Christ-like qualities, not that uncommon,) Buddah-Like Stu (in works where he takes on Buddah-like qualities, also not that uncommon,) [[Myth/KingArthur The Galahad]] (in works featuring chivary as in Arthurian legend).
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* '''[[InformedAttribute Informed]] AntiSue''': This Stu is [[AntiSue disadvantaged by society owning to certain attributes that make him weak and disadvantaged]]...''[[BlatantLies except none of those weaknesses ever come into play]]'', while any or all of the Stu archetypes continue to apply in the context of the story.

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* '''[[InformedAttribute Informed]] AntiSue''': This Stu is [[AntiSue disadvantaged by society society, magic, techonology or any other factor owning to certain attributes that make him weak and disadvantaged]]...''[[BlatantLies except none of those weaknesses ever come into play]]'', while any or all of the Stu archetypes continue to apply in the context of the story.
23rd Jan '16 6:22:28 AM Genesisera
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* '''[[ImformedAttribute Informed]] AntiSue''': This Stu is [[AntiSue disadvantaged by society owning to certain attributes that make him weak and disadvantaged]]...''[[BlatantLies except none of those weaknesses ever come into play]]'', while any or all of the Stu archetypes continue to apply in the context of the story.

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* '''[[ImformedAttribute '''[[InformedAttribute Informed]] AntiSue''': This Stu is [[AntiSue disadvantaged by society owning to certain attributes that make him weak and disadvantaged]]...''[[BlatantLies except none of those weaknesses ever come into play]]'', while any or all of the Stu archetypes continue to apply in the context of the story.
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23rd Jan '16 6:22:04 AM Genesisera
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* '''[[PuritySue Purity Stu]]''': This is the Marty Stu whose main character flaw is... His lack of flaws, which irritates the audience to no end. He is an AllLovingHero or something similar, and may see it as his personal mission in life to be TheCaretaker to everyone, whether they want it or not. He will radiate IncorruptiblePurePureness, and this aura of perfection will often create a weird inversion of StrawLoser, as this character is just so ''wonderful'' that he makes everyone else look bad. He will either be a TechnicalPacifist or an ActualPacifist, unless of course, he actually has to fight, in which case he will fight in the most heroic way, with no one being killed. '''If''' (and this is a big if) he has any flaws, [[ButNotTooEvil they will be so tiny that you'll need a magnifying glass to see them, or they will be cosmetic flaws that don't really affect him or the story.]] And those flaws will almost exclusively be [[GoodFlawsBadFlaws "good guy flaws."]] He will often have a traumatic past, and may have been a bad guy then, but now he's simply good. In those cases, he's TheAtoner. If he's TheAtoner he may be on the receiving end of ReformedButRejected. On the other hand, anyone who crosses ''him'' will be EasilyForgiven, not because of an agenda but out of the goodness of his heart. He's nice to everyone, even his enemies. In some cases, he may even save the life of one of his foes, or of someone close to them, which most will see as kind but the more cynical will interpret as PassiveAggressiveKombat. If he dies, he may ascend to Heaven/be sainted/have everyone, even his enemies mourn him/ ect. He will probably help others in a way that may come off as sweet to most, but as CondescendingCompassion to the more cynical. Everyone will love him, and those who don't will be vilified. In fantasy, he may very well be TheChosenOne. He may very well be able to do amazing things simply through his goodness. If a young boy, he may be a male version of ThePollyanna. He will probably love his country. He will always, always, always be willing to rescue people, even if they don't want it. Is nearly always a GoodSamaritan, but very rarely runs into NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished. If a superhero, he will be TheCape UpToEleven. He will often be an impossibly good judge of character, and always do the right thing. Sometimes this happens when HistoricalHeroUpgrade is taken UpToEleven. Often, he and his actions will be very, very {{Anvilicious}}. Alt. Nanes: Perfect Hero Syndrome, Mr. Good Guy, Messianic Stu (in works where he takes on Christ-like qualities, not that uncommon,) Buddah-Like Stu (in works where he takes on Buddah-like qualities, also not that uncommon,) [[Myth/KingArthur The Galahad.]] (in works featuring chivary as in Arthurian legend.)]]
* '''[[BlackHoleSue Black Hole Stu]]''': His gravity is so great, he draws all the attention and causes other characters (and, often, reality itself) to bend and contort in order to accommodate him and elevate him above all other characters. Characters don't act naturally around him - guys wish to emulate him and [[ChickMagnet all the girls flock to him regardless of circumstances]]. They serve as plot enablers for him to display his powers or abilities, with dialogue that only acts as set-ups for his response. He dominates every scene he is in, with most scenes without him serving only to give the characters a chance to "talk freely" about him - [[CreatorsPet this usually translates to unambiguous praise]] and [[ShowDontTell exposition about how great he is]]. Most people don't oppose him and anybody who does will [[EasyEvangelism either realize their fault in doing so or just prove easy to overcome.]] May be a combination of the above Stu archetypes.

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* '''[[PuritySue Purity Stu]]''': This is the Marty Stu whose main character flaw is... His lack of flaws, which irritates the audience to no end. He is an AllLovingHero or something similar, and may see it as his personal mission in life to be TheCaretaker to everyone, whether they want it or not. He will radiate IncorruptiblePurePureness, and this aura of perfection will often create a weird inversion of StrawLoser, as this character is just so ''wonderful'' that he makes everyone else look bad. He will either be a TechnicalPacifist or an ActualPacifist, unless of course, he actually has to fight, in which case he will fight in the most heroic way, with no one being killed. '''If''' (and this is a big if) he has any flaws, [[ButNotTooEvil they will be so tiny that you'll need a magnifying glass to see them, or they will be cosmetic flaws that don't really affect him or the story.]] And those flaws will almost exclusively be [[GoodFlawsBadFlaws "good guy flaws."]] He will often have a traumatic past, and may have been a bad guy then, but now he's simply good. In those cases, he's TheAtoner. If he's TheAtoner he may be on the receiving end of ReformedButRejected. On the other hand, anyone who crosses ''him'' will be EasilyForgiven, not because of an agenda but out of the goodness of his heart. He's nice to everyone, even his enemies. In some cases, he may even save the life of one of his foes, or of someone close to them, which most will see as kind but the more cynical will interpret as PassiveAggressiveKombat. If he dies, he may ascend to Heaven/be sainted/have everyone, even his enemies mourn him/ ect. He will probably help others in a way that may come off as sweet to most, but as CondescendingCompassion to the more cynical. Everyone will love him, and those who don't will be vilified. In fantasy, he may very well be TheChosenOne. He may very well be able to do amazing things simply through his goodness. If a young boy, he may be a male version of ThePollyanna. He will probably love his country. He will always, always, always be willing to rescue people, even if they don't want it. Is nearly always a GoodSamaritan, but very rarely runs into NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished. If a superhero, he will be TheCape UpToEleven. He will often be an impossibly good judge of character, and always do the right thing. Sometimes this happens when HistoricalHeroUpgrade is taken UpToEleven. Often, he and his actions will be very, very {{Anvilicious}}. Alt. Nanes: Perfect Hero Syndrome, Mr. Good Guy, Messianic Stu (in works where he takes on Christ-like qualities, not that uncommon,) Buddah-Like Stu (in works where he takes on Buddah-like qualities, also not that uncommon,) [[Myth/KingArthur The Galahad.]] Galahad]] (in works featuring chivary as in Arthurian legend.)]]
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* '''[[BlackHoleSue Black Hole Stu]]''': His gravity is so great, he draws all the attention and causes other characters (and, often, reality itself) to bend and contort in order to accommodate him and elevate him above all other characters. Characters don't act naturally around him - guys wish to emulate him and [[ChickMagnet all the girls flock to him regardless of circumstances]]. They serve as plot enablers for him to display his powers or abilities, with dialogue that only acts as set-ups for his response. He dominates every scene he is in, with most scenes without him serving only to give the characters a chance to "talk freely" about him - [[CreatorsPet this usually translates to unambiguous praise]] and [[ShowDontTell exposition about how great he is]]. Most people don't oppose him and anybody who does will [[EasyEvangelism either realize their fault in doing so or just prove easy to overcome.]] May be Often a combination of the above Stu archetypes.archetypes.
* '''[[ImformedAttribute Informed]] AntiSue''': This Stu is [[AntiSue disadvantaged by society owning to certain attributes that make him weak and disadvantaged]]...''[[BlatantLies except none of those weaknesses ever come into play]]'', while any or all of the Stu archetypes continue to apply in the context of the story.
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* '''[[BlackHoleSue Black Hole Stu]]''': His gravity is so great, he draws all the attention and causes other characters (and, often, reality itself) to bend and contort in order to accommodate him and elevate him above all other characters. Characters don't act naturally around him - guys wish to emulate him and [[ChickMagnets all the girls flock to him regardless of circumstances]]. They serve as plot enablers for him to display his powers or abilities, with dialogue that only acts as set-ups for his response. He dominates every scene he is in, with most scenes without him serving only to give the characters a chance to "talk freely" about him - [[CreatorsPet this usually translates to unambiguous praise]] and [[ShowDontTell exposition about how great he is]]. Most people don't oppose him and anybody who does will [[EasyEvangelism either realize their fault in doing so or just prove easy to overcome.]] May be a combination of the above Stu archetypes.

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* '''[[BlackHoleSue Black Hole Stu]]''': His gravity is so great, he draws all the attention and causes other characters (and, often, reality itself) to bend and contort in order to accommodate him and elevate him above all other characters. Characters don't act naturally around him - guys wish to emulate him and [[ChickMagnets [[ChickMagnet all the girls flock to him regardless of circumstances]]. They serve as plot enablers for him to display his powers or abilities, with dialogue that only acts as set-ups for his response. He dominates every scene he is in, with most scenes without him serving only to give the characters a chance to "talk freely" about him - [[CreatorsPet this usually translates to unambiguous praise]] and [[ShowDontTell exposition about how great he is]]. Most people don't oppose him and anybody who does will [[EasyEvangelism either realize their fault in doing so or just prove easy to overcome.]] May be a combination of the above Stu archetypes.
23rd Jan '16 6:16:16 AM Genesisera
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* '''[[BlackHoleSue Black Hole Stu]]''': His gravity is so great, he draws all the attention and causes other characters (and, often, reality itself) to bend and contort in order to accommodate him and elevate him above all other characters. Characters don't act naturally around him - guys wish to emulate him and [[all the girls flock to him regardless of circumstances]]. They serve as plot enablers for him to display his powers or abilities, with dialogue that only acts as set-ups for his response. He dominates every scene he is in, with most scenes without him serving only to give the characters a chance to "talk freely" about him - [[CreatorsPet this usually translates to unambiguous praise]] and [[ShowDontTell exposition about how great he is]]. Most people don't oppose him and anybody who does will [[EasyEvangelism either realize their fault in doing so or just prove easy to overcome.]]

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* '''[[BlackHoleSue Black Hole Stu]]''': His gravity is so great, he draws all the attention and causes other characters (and, often, reality itself) to bend and contort in order to accommodate him and elevate him above all other characters. Characters don't act naturally around him - guys wish to emulate him and [[all [[ChickMagnets all the girls flock to him regardless of circumstances]]. They serve as plot enablers for him to display his powers or abilities, with dialogue that only acts as set-ups for his response. He dominates every scene he is in, with most scenes without him serving only to give the characters a chance to "talk freely" about him - [[CreatorsPet this usually translates to unambiguous praise]] and [[ShowDontTell exposition about how great he is]]. Most people don't oppose him and anybody who does will [[EasyEvangelism either realize their fault in doing so or just prove easy to overcome.]] May be a combination of the above Stu archetypes.
23rd Jan '16 6:15:33 AM Genesisera
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* '''[[BlackHoleSue BlackHoleStu]]: His gravity is so great, he draws all the attention and causes other characters (and, often, reality itself) to bend and contort in order to accommodate him and elevate him above all other characters. Characters don't act naturally around him - guys wish to emulate him and [[all the girls flock to him regardless of circumstances]]. They serve as plot enablers for him to display his powers or abilities, with dialogue that only acts as set-ups for his response. He dominates every scene he is in, with most scenes without him serving only to give the characters a chance to "talk freely" about him - [[CreatorsPet this usually translates to unambiguous praise]] and [[ShowDontTell exposition about how great he is]]. Most people don't oppose him and anybody who does will [[EasyEvangelism either realize their fault in doing so or just prove easy to overcome.]]

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* '''[[BlackHoleSue BlackHoleStu]]: Black Hole Stu]]''': His gravity is so great, he draws all the attention and causes other characters (and, often, reality itself) to bend and contort in order to accommodate him and elevate him above all other characters. Characters don't act naturally around him - guys wish to emulate him and [[all the girls flock to him regardless of circumstances]]. They serve as plot enablers for him to display his powers or abilities, with dialogue that only acts as set-ups for his response. He dominates every scene he is in, with most scenes without him serving only to give the characters a chance to "talk freely" about him - [[CreatorsPet this usually translates to unambiguous praise]] and [[ShowDontTell exposition about how great he is]]. Most people don't oppose him and anybody who does will [[EasyEvangelism either realize their fault in doing so or just prove easy to overcome.]]
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