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9th Jul '16 4:20:58 PM MsChibi
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A PuritySue can be male or female without significant difference, but in all but the earliest incarnations there's a strong tendency towards the latter. It is a character that is intentionally made by the author to be overly positive. They almost never have any flaws that actually affect them in a way that truly matters, usually going for endearing traits such as "[[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness]]" or [[WideEyedIdealist naïveté]], instead getting overloaded with [[MenActWomenAre overwhelmingly positive but largely passive traits]] (i.e. [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty]], [[TheIngenue innocence]], etc.). The character will usually be soft-spoken, have a pleasant voice, and be mild-mannered. Often, the traits verge towards the [[OthernessTropes ethereal]], with auras, non-human lineage, and other such things. She may be a BarrierMaiden or a {{Miko}}. [[note]] Although not all {{Barrier Maiden}}s or {{Miko}} are {{Mary Sue}}s. [[/note]] And the narrative will almost always go out of its way to describe her as [[NatureAdoresAVirgin a virgin]]. Bonus points if her modesty and virginity are [[NotLikeOtherGirls what set her apart from "all those other girls."]]

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A PuritySue can be male or female without significant difference, but in all but the earliest incarnations there's a strong tendency towards the latter. It is a character that is intentionally made by the author to be overly positive. They almost never have any flaws that actually affect them in a way that truly matters, usually going for endearing traits such as "[[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness]]" or [[WideEyedIdealist naïveté]], instead getting overloaded with [[MenActWomenAre overwhelmingly positive but largely passive traits]] (i.e. [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty]], [[TheIngenue innocence]], etc.). The character will usually be soft-spoken, have a pleasant voice, and be mild-mannered. Often, the traits verge towards the [[OthernessTropes ethereal]], with auras, non-human lineage, and other such things. She may be a BarrierMaiden or a {{Miko}}. [[note]] Although not all {{Barrier Maiden}}s or {{Miko}} are {{Mary Sue}}s. [[/note]] And the narrative will almost always go out of its way to describe her as [[NatureAdoresAVirgin a virgin]]. Bonus points if her modesty and virginity are [[NotLikeOtherGirls what set her apart from "all those other girls."]]
girls,"]] and/or has no real bearing on the story or her role in it.
5th Apr '16 8:33:54 PM DoctorCooper
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4th Apr '16 7:54:15 PM TVTropeFan1989
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21st Feb '16 1:33:30 PM MsChibi
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A PuritySue can be male or female without significant difference, but in all but the earliest incarnations there's a strong tendency towards the latter. It is a character that is intentionally made by the author to be overly positive. They almost never have any flaws that actually affect them in a way that truly matters, usually going for endearing traits such as "[[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness]]" or [[WideEyedIdealist naïveté]], instead getting overloaded with [[MenActWomenAre overwhelmingly positive but largely passive traits]] (i.e. [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty]], [[TheIngenue innocence]], etc.). The character will usually be soft-spoken, have a pleasant voice, and be mild-mannered. Often, the traits verge towards the [[OthernessTropes ethereal]], with auras, non-human lineage, and other such things. She may be a BarrierMaiden or a {{Miko}}. And the narrative will almost always go out of its way to describe her as [[NatureAdoresAVirgin a virgin]]. Bonus points if her modesty and virginity are [[NotLikeOtherGirls what set her apart from "all those other girls."]]

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A PuritySue can be male or female without significant difference, but in all but the earliest incarnations there's a strong tendency towards the latter. It is a character that is intentionally made by the author to be overly positive. They almost never have any flaws that actually affect them in a way that truly matters, usually going for endearing traits such as "[[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness]]" or [[WideEyedIdealist naïveté]], instead getting overloaded with [[MenActWomenAre overwhelmingly positive but largely passive traits]] (i.e. [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty]], [[TheIngenue innocence]], etc.). The character will usually be soft-spoken, have a pleasant voice, and be mild-mannered. Often, the traits verge towards the [[OthernessTropes ethereal]], with auras, non-human lineage, and other such things. She may be a BarrierMaiden or a {{Miko}}. [[note]] Although not all {{Barrier Maiden}}s or {{Miko}} are {{Mary Sue}}s. [[/note]] And the narrative will almost always go out of its way to describe her as [[NatureAdoresAVirgin a virgin]]. Bonus points if her modesty and virginity are [[NotLikeOtherGirls what set her apart from "all those other girls."]]
19th Feb '16 8:01:21 AM MsChibi
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18th Feb '16 12:39:50 PM MsChibi
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A PuritySue can be male or female without significant difference, but in all but the earliest incarnations there's a strong tendency towards the latter. It is a character that is intentionally made by the author to be overly positive. They almost never have any flaws that actually affect them in a way that truly matters, usually going for endearing traits such as "[[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness]]" or [[WideEyedIdealist naïveté]], instead getting overloaded with overwhelmingly positive but largely passive traits (i.e. [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty]], [[TheIngenue innocence]], etc.). The character will usually be soft-spoken, have a pleasant voice, and be mild-mannered. Often, the traits verge towards the [[OthernessTropes ethereal]], with auras, non-human lineage, and other such things.

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A PuritySue can be male or female without significant difference, but in all but the earliest incarnations there's a strong tendency towards the latter. It is a character that is intentionally made by the author to be overly positive. They almost never have any flaws that actually affect them in a way that truly matters, usually going for endearing traits such as "[[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness]]" or [[WideEyedIdealist naïveté]], instead getting overloaded with [[MenActWomenAre overwhelmingly positive but largely passive traits traits]] (i.e. [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty]], [[TheIngenue innocence]], etc.). The character will usually be soft-spoken, have a pleasant voice, and be mild-mannered. Often, the traits verge towards the [[OthernessTropes ethereal]], with auras, non-human lineage, and other such things.
things. She may be a BarrierMaiden or a {{Miko}}. And the narrative will almost always go out of its way to describe her as [[NatureAdoresAVirgin a virgin]]. Bonus points if her modesty and virginity are [[NotLikeOtherGirls what set her apart from "all those other girls."]]
9th Jan '16 11:18:41 AM JulietF2
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A PuritySue can be male or female without too significant a difference, but in all but the earliest incarnations there's a strong tendency towards the latter. It is a character that is intentionally made by the author to be overly positive. They almost never have any flaws that actually affect them in a way that truly matters, usually going for endearing traits such as "[[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness]]" or [[WideEyedIdealist naïveté]], instead getting overloaded with overwhelmingly positive but largely passive traits (i.e. [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty]], [[TheIngenue innocence]], etc.). The character will usually be soft-spoken, have a pleasant voice, and be mild-mannered. Often, the traits verge towards the [[OthernessTropes ethereal]], with auras, non-human lineage, and other such things.

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A PuritySue can be male or female without too significant a difference, but in all but the earliest incarnations there's a strong tendency towards the latter. It is a character that is intentionally made by the author to be overly positive. They almost never have any flaws that actually affect them in a way that truly matters, usually going for endearing traits such as "[[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness]]" or [[WideEyedIdealist naïveté]], instead getting overloaded with overwhelmingly positive but largely passive traits (i.e. [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty]], [[TheIngenue innocence]], etc.). The character will usually be soft-spoken, have a pleasant voice, and be mild-mannered. Often, the traits verge towards the [[OthernessTropes ethereal]], with auras, non-human lineage, and other such things.
30th Nov '14 12:50:56 AM johnnyfog
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->'''Rich:''' She's in the woods; she's gotta [[FriendToAllLivingThings frolic with bunnies.]]\\
'''Jack:''' She's flying; she needs to [[AllGirlsLikePonies fly by some ponies]].\\
--'''''[[WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst Best of the Worst]]''''' watches ''{{Film/Supergirl}}''

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->'''Rich:''' She's ->''"The crew look awesome in civvies--although this is the woods; she's gotta [[FriendToAllLivingThings frolic with bunnies.]]\\
'''Jack:''' She's flying; she needs to [[AllGirlsLikePonies fly by some ponies]].\\
--'''''[[WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst Best of
third time this year that Janeway has been stuck into [[WomanInWhite virginal white]]. Are the Worst]]''''' watches ''{{Film/Supergirl}}''
writers trying to tell us something?"''
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/voyager-season-three.html Doc Oho]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Future's End"
8th Oct '14 12:07:59 AM johnnyfog
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->''"Janeway made it clear the only reason they were staying behind was because she didn't want to risk the Ocampa. All other reasons stumble in front of this point: it means that faced with a crew desperate to get home and a woman liable to literally ''attack'' her for this decision, she chose the weakest possible argument to give them that said 'We could, but we won't' instead of 'It just won't work.' This is because Jeri Taylor was involved, and Janeway had to do it for reasons of pure nobility rather than because it made sense."''
-->--'''[[{{Website/SFDebris}} Chuck Sonnenburg]]''', discussing ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' ("Caretaker")

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->''"Janeway made it clear ->'''Rich:''' She's in the only reason they were staying behind was because she didn't want to risk the Ocampa. All other reasons stumble in front of this point: it means that faced woods; she's gotta [[FriendToAllLivingThings frolic with a crew desperate to get home and a woman liable to literally ''attack'' her for this decision, bunnies.]]\\
'''Jack:''' She's flying;
she chose needs to [[AllGirlsLikePonies fly by some ponies]].\\
--'''''[[WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst Best of
the weakest possible argument to give them that said 'We could, but we won't' instead of 'It just won't work.' This is because Jeri Taylor was involved, and Janeway had to do it for reasons of pure nobility rather than because it made sense."''
-->--'''[[{{Website/SFDebris}} Chuck Sonnenburg]]''', discussing ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' ("Caretaker")
Worst]]''''' watches ''{{Film/Supergirl}}''
29th Sep '14 7:56:36 PM jagillette
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The original MarySue archetype to gain wide recognition, from as early as {{King Arthur}}'s Galahad of the Sangreal. IncorruptiblePurePureness is the theme here.

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The original first MarySue archetype to gain wide recognition, from as early as {{King Arthur}}'s Galahad of the Sangreal. IncorruptiblePurePureness is the theme here.
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