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18th Feb '16 5:49:36 AM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:350:''Lt. Mary Sue ran the ship, and ran it so well she received the Nobel Peace Prize, the Vulcan Order of Gallantry and the [[SlaughterhouseFive Tralfamadorian]] Order of Good Guyhood."''\\

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[[quoteright:350:''Lt. Mary Sue ran the ship, and ran it so well she received the Nobel Peace Prize, the Vulcan Order of Gallantry and the [[SlaughterhouseFive [[Literature/SlaughterhouseFive Tralfamadorian]] Order of Good Guyhood."''\\
1st Jan '16 2:15:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AntiSue -- ''I'm genuinely useless, but everybody still loves me!''



* PuritySue -- ''Love me!''

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* PuritySue CopyCatSue -- ''Love me!''''I'm just like my favorite character, but even kewler!''
* FixerSue -- ''No, that's not how it's supposed to go!''



* JerkSue -- ''I'm [[JerkAss a complete and utter bitch]] and I have constant PMS...love me!''



* JerkSue -- ''I'm [[JerkAss a complete and utter bitch]] and I have constant PMS...love me!''

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* JerkSue ParodySue -- ''I'm [[JerkAss a complete and utter bitch]] and I have constant PMS...love me!''''Why don't they fall for my buxom charms?''



* CopyCatSue -- ''I'm just like my favorite character, but even kewler!''

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* CopyCatSue PuritySue -- ''I'm just like my favorite character, but even kewler!''''Love me!''



* AntiSue -- ''I'm genuinely useless, but everybody still loves me!''

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* AntiSue ThirtySuePileup -- ''I'm genuinely useless, but everybody still loves me!'''''''[[IAmLegion We are Legion]].'''''



* FixerSue -- ''No, that's not how it's supposed to go!''
* ParodySue -- ''Why don't they fall for my buxom charms?''
* ThirtySuePileup -- '''''[[IAmLegion We are Legion]].'''''

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* FixerSue -- ''No, that's not how it's supposed to go!''
* ParodySue -- ''Why don't they fall for my buxom charms?''
* ThirtySuePileup -- '''''[[IAmLegion We are Legion]].'''''
21st Dec '15 1:59:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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Sort of a merge of elements between YamatoNadeshiko, MysteriousWaif, MagicalGirlfriend, MacGuffinGirl, FriendToAllLivingThings, and/or TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth, usually with an emphasis on feminine perfection. Tends to have a DarkAndTroubledPast to emphasize specialness. This label doesn't really hold that much negativity to it, since there are people that actually label their stories as having them. See MarySueClassic for the plot framework that often gets invoked.

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Sort of a merge of elements between YamatoNadeshiko, MysteriousWaif, MagicalGirlfriend, MacGuffinGirl, FriendToAllLivingThings, and/or TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth, usually with an emphasis on feminine perfection. Tends to have a DarkAndTroubledPast to emphasize specialness. This label doesn't really hold that much negativity to it, since there are people that actually label their stories as having them. See MarySueClassic for the plot framework that often gets invoked.
20th Dec '15 1:47:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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See CommonMarySueTraits for the superficial tropes that get involved in a lot of Mary Sue fiction, but are not immediately evocative of it. Also see MartyStu, which looks at both this and CommonMarySueTraits from a male perspective. For a short explanation of non-fanfiction Mary Sue characters, see CanonSue. See also PossessionSue (when an existing canon character is derailed towards this) and CopyCatSue (when a character is a blatant copy of a canon character). See MarySueClassic for the extremely common plot framework that the character often uses. Finally, for characters that often evoke this trope (but may not actually be proper entries within it), see MagicalGirlfriend, {{Tsundere}}, YamatoNadeshiko, AGodAmI, MacGuffinGirl, and OriginalCharacter.

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See CommonMarySueTraits for the superficial tropes that get involved in a lot of Mary Sue fiction, but are not immediately evocative of it. Also see MartyStu, which looks at both this and CommonMarySueTraits from a male perspective. For a short explanation of non-fanfiction Mary Sue characters, see CanonSue. See also PossessionSue (when an existing canon character is derailed towards this) and CopyCatSue (when a character is a blatant copy of a canon character). See MarySueClassic for the extremely common plot framework that the character often uses. Finally, for characters that often evoke this trope (but may not actually be proper entries within it), see MagicalGirlfriend, {{Tsundere}}, YamatoNadeshiko, AGodAmI, MacGuffinGirl, and OriginalCharacter.
30th Oct '13 10:02:54 AM Willbyr
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!!!Mary Sue as [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike Protagonist You Don't Like]]

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!!!Mary Sue as [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike Protagonist You Don't Like]]
8th Jul '13 8:22:04 PM Willbyr
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TV Tropes Wiki doesn't get to set what the term means; the best we can do is capture the way it is used. Since there's no consensus on a precise definition, the best way to describe the phenomenon is by example of the kind of character pretty much everyone could agree to be a Mary Sue. These traits usually reference the character's perceived importance in the story, their physical design and an irrelevantly over-skilled or over-idealized nature.

The name "Mary Sue" comes from the 1974 ''Franchise/StarTrek'' {{fanfic}} "[[Fanfic/ATrekkiesTale A Trekkie's Tale]]". Originally written as a parody of the standard SelfInsertFic of the time (as opposed to any particular traits), the name was quickly adopted by the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fanfiction community. Its original meaning mostly held that it was an AlwaysFemale AuthorAvatar, regardless of character role or perceived quality. Often, the characters would get in a relationship with either Kirk or Spock, turn out to have a familial bond with a crew member, be a HalfHumanHybrid masquerading as a human, and die in a graceful, beautiful way to reinforce that the character was TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. (Or [[RecycledInSPACE space]], as the case may be.)

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TV Tropes Wiki Wiki/TVTropes doesn't get to set what the term means; the best we can do is capture the way it is used. Since there's no consensus on a precise definition, the best way to describe the phenomenon is by example of the kind of character pretty much everyone could agree to be a Mary Sue. These traits usually reference the character's perceived importance in the story, their physical design and an irrelevantly over-skilled or over-idealized nature.

The name "Mary Sue" comes from the 1974 ''Franchise/StarTrek'' {{fanfic}} "[[Fanfic/ATrekkiesTale A Trekkie's Tale]]". ''Fanfic/ATrekkiesTale''. Originally written as a parody of the standard SelfInsertFic of the time (as opposed to any particular traits), the name was quickly adopted by the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ''Star Trek'' fanfiction community. Its original meaning mostly held that it was an AlwaysFemale AuthorAvatar, regardless of character role or perceived quality. Often, the characters would get in a relationship with either Kirk or Spock, turn out to have a familial bond with a crew member, be a HalfHumanHybrid masquerading as a human, and die in a graceful, beautiful way to reinforce that the character was TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. (Or [[RecycledInSPACE space]], as the case may be.)
22nd Jun '13 8:03:06 AM Willbyr
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-->-- '''Drosselmeyer''', ''PrincessTutu''

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-->-- '''Drosselmeyer''', ''PrincessTutu''
''Anime/PrincessTutu''
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