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11th Jan '17 5:20:53 AM Vir
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** Saitama's friend and apprentice, Genos, approaches Parody Sue [[TheAce from the other direction]]. Genos, unlike his bald, average-looking HeterosexualLifePartner, is a handsome and extremely cool-looking {{cyborg}} with a tendency to brood, a DarkAndTroubledPast, and a seemingly endless array of weapons he uses to catapult himself to the S-Class elite heroes almost immediately after he makes his debut. He's also a ButtMonkey who regularly gets his arms torn off due to his inexperience and recklessness, usually serving as TheComicallySerious [[TheWorfBarrage Worf Barrage]] to Saitama, who cut Genos off in the middle of his exposition about his past [[WallOfText due to its length]].

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** Saitama's friend and apprentice, Genos, approaches Parody Sue [[TheAce from the other direction]]. Genos, unlike his bald, average-looking HeterosexualLifePartner, [[HeterosexualLifePartners Heterosexual Life-Partner]], is a handsome and extremely cool-looking {{cyborg}} with a tendency to brood, a DarkAndTroubledPast, and a seemingly endless array of weapons he uses to catapult himself to the S-Class elite heroes almost immediately after he makes his debut. He's also a ButtMonkey who regularly gets his arms torn off due to his inexperience and recklessness, usually serving as TheComicallySerious [[TheWorfBarrage Worf Barrage]] to Saitama, who cut Genos off in the middle of his exposition about his past [[WallOfText due to its length]].
30th Dec '16 10:18:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' has a type 2 example with two CowboyCop characters played by Creator/SamuelLJackson and [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]]. In universe, both are definitely in the JerkSue category, loved by all and chick magnets, routinely creating massive property damage, and huge jerks to the "little people" at the station. They [[DeathByCameo kill themselves]] early in the film in what is clearly a case of believing too strongly in their own hype/[[WrongGenreSavvy assuming too much that the world works the way it does in cop movies]].

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* ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' has a type 2 example with two CowboyCop characters played by Creator/SamuelLJackson and [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]].Wrestling/TheRock. In universe, both are definitely in the JerkSue category, loved by all and chick magnets, routinely creating massive property damage, and huge jerks to the "little people" at the station. They [[DeathByCameo kill themselves]] early in the film in what is clearly a case of believing too strongly in their own hype/[[WrongGenreSavvy assuming too much that the world works the way it does in cop movies]].
24th Dec '16 11:25:49 AM nombretomado
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* The whole point of the AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety is to get rid of such Parody Sues (because none of the authors want to pick on a real life Sue and incur wrath of the Sue's author). Some of the Society agents themselves are Parody Sues.

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* The whole point of the AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety ''Fanfic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety'' is to get rid of such Parody Sues (because none of the authors want to pick on a real life Sue and incur wrath of the Sue's author). Some of the Society agents themselves are Parody Sues.
30th Nov '16 1:05:19 AM Zephyrious
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** [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Garou]] is the latest addition to the series' array of Parody Sues, but is unique in that he's a Parody VillainSue...PlayedForDrama. [[spoiler:Like the "overpowered" kind of Villain Sue, he's a godlike, handsome martial artist known as the HeroKiller who seems to nearly invincible, toying with heroes who barely get near his SuperWeight, which increases every fight, and has a ruthlessly intelligent mind that he does not actually use for [[TheChessmaster scheming]] at all, only [[AwesomenessByAnalysis outwitting his opponents]]. Like the "sympathetic" kind, he has a regular TearJerker of a FreduianExcuse that justifies all the things he does under the ideology of being one side of the BalanceOfGoodAndEvil...[[NobleDemon because he really didn't do that many bad things to begin with]]. As Saitama [[WarriorTherapist forces him to realize]], the very reason he wants to be the Evil side is that he [[ZeroPercentApprovalGambit desperately wants the Good side to rise up and stop him]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist uniting humanity and stopping any other children from going what he went through]]. A desire that, as it turns out, makes his reputation as an overpowered villain somewhat fraudulent-he's genuinely powerful, but [[ThouShaltNotKill has racked up a (human) body count of precisely zero]], thus explaining why the heroes he fights somehow manage to always survive (he honestly wants them to live), and while he has killed members of the Monster Association, it wasn't to increase his VillainCred but to stop them from killing innocents. Ultimately, Garou is what would happen if a Villain Sue was actually as sympathetic as the writer wants the reader to think he is -- i.e., a hero in denial that he is a hero.]]

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** [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Garou]] is the latest addition to the series' array of Parody Sues, but is unique in that he's a Parody VillainSue...PlayedForDrama. [[spoiler:Like the "overpowered" kind of Villain Sue, he's a godlike, handsome martial artist known as the HeroKiller who seems to nearly invincible, toying with heroes who barely get near his SuperWeight, which increases every fight, and has a ruthlessly intelligent mind that he does not actually use for [[TheChessmaster scheming]] at all, only [[AwesomenessByAnalysis outwitting his opponents]]. Like the "sympathetic" kind, he has a regular TearJerker of a FreduianExcuse FreudianExcuse that justifies all the things he does under the ideology of being one side of the BalanceOfGoodAndEvil...[[NobleDemon because he really didn't do that many bad things to begin with]]. As Saitama [[WarriorTherapist forces him to realize]], the very reason he wants to be the Evil side is that he [[ZeroPercentApprovalGambit [[ZeroApprovalGambit desperately wants the Good side to rise up and stop him]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist uniting humanity and stopping any other children from going what he went through]]. A desire that, as it turns out, makes his reputation as an overpowered villain somewhat fraudulent-he's genuinely powerful, but [[ThouShaltNotKill has racked up a (human) body count of precisely zero]], thus explaining why the heroes he fights somehow manage to always survive (he honestly wants them to live), and while he has killed members of the Monster Association, it wasn't to increase his VillainCred but to stop them from killing innocents. Ultimately, Garou is what would happen if a Villain Sue was actually as sympathetic as the writer wants the reader to think he is -- i.e., a hero in denial that he is a hero.]]
26th Nov '16 3:54:41 PM StFan
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* ''Fanfic/HappyEndings'' is a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic that pits a newly resurrected Severus Snape against Andromeda Merlina Francesca Tiffany Morningstar Brighteyes, a Sue who undid many of the tragic events of books 6 and 7 in order to write her own happy ending.

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* ''Fanfic/HappyEndings'' ''Fanfic/{{Happy Endings|HarryPotter}}'' is a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic that pits a newly resurrected Severus Snape against Andromeda Merlina Francesca Tiffany Morningstar Brighteyes, a Sue who undid many of the tragic events of books 6 and 7 in order to write her own happy ending.
23rd Oct '16 4:59:02 AM erforce
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* ''FanFic/JustTheBestMarySueEver'' is possibly the jewel of this trope in the fandom for ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. The author, Bamfwriter, deliberately set out to create a character about whom she could answer "yes" to every question on the LXG Mary Sue Litmus Test. The entire first chapter is little more than a description of her improbable beauty. The rest of the story includes a lot of sex (including a five-way), some swearing, two characters coming back from the dead, and a cameo by Franchise/HarryPotter.[[note]]This is now HilariousInHindsight given what Harry turns out to be in ''Century''...[[/note]]

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* ''FanFic/JustTheBestMarySueEver'' is possibly the jewel of this trope in the fandom for ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. The author, Bamfwriter, deliberately set out to create a character about whom she could answer "yes" to every question on the LXG Mary Sue Litmus Test. The entire first chapter is little more than a description of her improbable beauty. The rest of the story includes a lot of sex (including a five-way), some swearing, two characters coming back from the dead, and a cameo by Franchise/HarryPotter.[[note]]This is now HilariousInHindsight given what Harry turns out to be in ''Century''...[[/note]]
17th Oct '16 1:32:31 PM Lemia
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* Creator/HPLovecraft, of all people, wrote a clever skewering (metaphorically speaking -- none of his {{Eldritch Abomination}}s appear in the story) of the PuritySue type called [[http://www.psy-q.ch/lovecraft/html/ermengarde.htm "Sweet Ermengarde"]].

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* Creator/HPLovecraft, of all people, wrote a clever skewering (metaphorically speaking -- none of his {{Eldritch Abomination}}s appear in the story) of the PuritySue type called [[http://www.psy-q.ch/lovecraft/html/ermengarde.htm hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/se.aspx "Sweet Ermengarde"]].
14th Oct '16 12:08:23 PM Vir
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** Saitama's friend and apprentice, Genos, approaches Parody Sue [[TheAce from the other direction]]. Genos, unlike his bald, average-looking HeterosexualLifePartner, is a handsome and extremely cool-looking {{cyborg}} with a tendency to brood, a DarkAndTroubledPast, and a seemingly endless array of weapons he uses to catapult himself to the S-Class elite heroes almost immediately after he makes his debut. He's also a ButtMonkey who regularly gets his arms torn off due to his inexperience and recklessness, usually serving as TheComicallySerious WorfBarrage to Saitama, who cut Genos off in the middle of his exposition about his past [[WallOfText due to its length]].

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** Saitama's friend and apprentice, Genos, approaches Parody Sue [[TheAce from the other direction]]. Genos, unlike his bald, average-looking HeterosexualLifePartner, is a handsome and extremely cool-looking {{cyborg}} with a tendency to brood, a DarkAndTroubledPast, and a seemingly endless array of weapons he uses to catapult himself to the S-Class elite heroes almost immediately after he makes his debut. He's also a ButtMonkey who regularly gets his arms torn off due to his inexperience and recklessness, usually serving as TheComicallySerious WorfBarrage [[TheWorfBarrage Worf Barrage]] to Saitama, who cut Genos off in the middle of his exposition about his past [[WallOfText due to its length]].
12th Oct '16 5:32:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Curtis}}'', the main character's favorite comic book features "Supercaptaincoolman", a superhero who seems able to have every super-power in the book and is almost invincible. (Almost; bad guys in the comic often edge into VillainSue territory themselves.)


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* Bart Simpson's favorite comic book, ''Radioactive Man'' has a hero who can be this sometimes; one issue has him traveling back in time, competing against Jesse Owens in the Olympics, and ''winning'', something Bart [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality views as a good thing]]. although, there's another special issue where Milhouse claims he and Fallout Boy are killed on ''every'' page, which may be an aversion to the Trope. (Or [[FridgeBrilliance maybe]] take it UpToEleven.)
11th Oct '16 9:53:19 AM Mullon
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': [[ImageBoards /tg]] has come up with the Pretty Marines, a Chapter made up entirely of poetry-spouting {{Bishonen}}s, whose bolters fire rose petals.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': [[ImageBoards [[Website/FourChan /tg]] has come up with the Pretty Marines, a Chapter made up entirely of poetry-spouting {{Bishonen}}s, whose bolters fire rose petals.
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