Created By: captainsandwich on October 3, 2012 Last Edited By: captainsandwich on October 3, 2012
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Everyone hates Mary Sue

A friendly, attractive, and universally talented character is hated by the other characters

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Oh look, little miss perfect wrote an article.

*Ahem*

Anyways you know have everyone has something there good at, perhaps even the best person they know at it? Imagine someone new comes and this person is better than you at it, sound irritating right? Now this person is the best at pretty much everything, so everyone else is feeling this irritation. It doesn't even have to be a talent she is better than you at, for example the formally most attractive character might dislike this character because being attractive was her thing. This makes the talented person lots of enemies, it doesn't matter how friendly this person is. It turns out being the best at almost everything has indirectly made this person bad at making friends. Often being friendly gives her enemies self-loathing, which in turn further fuels there hatred of her. Obviously not being instantly beloved by all means this character doesn't meet the qualifications for some interpretations of what a Mary Sue is. Sometimes those that hate this character eventually do grow to accept her.


Examples:

Western Animation
  • In Hey Arnold! it isn't long after she is introduced before Lila Sawyer is hated by the other girls. The episode was named "Ms. Perfect".
Community Feedback Replies: 19
  • October 3, 2012
    captainsandwich
    Also if the character later eventually makes friends it still counts. Also if she starts making friends and then outshining everyone ruins it, that also counts
  • October 3, 2012
    owlwarrorforaslan5
    I'm sorry for writing that stupid YKTTW. you don't have to write a YKTTW to tell me how much you hate me and that article. I pressed the discard button, so it's gone. no one has to set eyes on it again. you can stop BULLYING ME. I KNOW I'm am NOT "little miss perfect". If i was, I wouldn't have written that stupid YKTTW.

    Actually, You want to learn how hurtful you're being to me the hard way? WE'LL DO IT THE HARD WAY! I have an example for this trope. I can't quite remember the name, but they know EVERYTHING about people and things, but ESPECIALLY tropes and sues. And absolutely everyone, especially other tropers, hates them because they are best at troping (among other things), and also because they seem to think that their being the best gives them the right to be a bully. Oh! I just remembered the name! It's... Oh! Yes! Captainsandwich! Oh, I just realized that's you! So, as an example of this trope, that means everyone hates you! Even though your absolutely PERFECT, EVERYONE, I repeat, EVERYONE HATES YOU!

    Hmm... sure hurts when your on the receiving end of something so cruel, huh? So how do you think I feel? Oh, stupid me, I just realized, your LITTLE MISS (or mister) PERFECT, so you don't have to care about other people's feelings!

    And before you even START to say that I'm bullying you, KNOW THIS. First of all, YOU are BULLYING ME for making a mistake anyone unexperienced could have made, so that would make you a hypocrite for calling me out on my cruelty caused by your cruelty. Second of all, if you push me, I WILL push back.

    Hmm...
  • October 3, 2012
    captainsandwich
    This article has little or nothing to do with yours. It might have given me the idea, in addition of course to recalling seeing this a handful of times, but it is in no way what so ever to mock.
  • October 3, 2012
    owlwarrorforaslan5
    Yeah, right. Admit it, it was about me
  • October 3, 2012
    owlwarrorforaslan5
    forget what i just said.
  • October 3, 2012
    owlwarrorforaslan5
    i'm sorry
  • October 3, 2012
    captainsandwich
    Its People Sit On Chairs that real people don't like MarrySues, this about fictional characters disliking another fictional character.
  • October 3, 2012
    owlwarrorforaslan5
    i don't hate you
  • October 3, 2012
    captainsandwich
    Don't worry about it, I'm actually worried the title would be misleading. Do you think it needs the better name tag?
  • October 3, 2012
    owlwarrorforaslan5
    No, the tag is fine.
  • October 3, 2012
    owlwarrorforaslan5
    Is there a way to delete that big reply i wrote, i shouldn't have gone that far.
  • October 3, 2012
    Telcontar
    You can just blank it through editing with the pencil icon on its left.
  • October 3, 2012
    captainsandwich
    Its fine, You see the pencil to the left of the replies? Click on that and you can edit it. I don't think you can completely delete it, but you can reduce it to a single character. I also sent you a PM, I don't think you get the alert for those in YKTTW. Also I'm confused by your reply sent at 12:40:47. The "No" part makes me think its fine, but the "the tag is fine" part makes me think I need to add the tag.
  • October 3, 2012
    HeartOfAnAstronaut
    Um...

    Disregarding the awkward scene I feel I have walked in on, would these examples count:

    • There's an episode of Friends where Phoebe is dating a psychiatrist. He's very clever and good at reading people and they all immediately hate him for being so insightful.
      • Actually, Friends did this twice: in another episode Phoebe is dating Alec Baldwin, who plays an ebullient and cheerful character who sees the charm and fun in everything. None of the protagonists can bear to listen to him for the length of a taxi ride.

  • October 3, 2012
    captainsandwich
    I think Allison Taylor from the simpsons might be this, but that time it was focusing on just Lisa and Allison, and thus not a good example. And I believe I read that Lila Sawyer had this issue in Hey Arnold when she was introduced.
  • October 3, 2012
    captainsandwich
    The trope is primarily about resenting someone because (s)he is better at than others at their best trait(s).
  • October 3, 2012
    TBTabby
    Recess has an episode about a boy known as "Perfect Boy" who's better than everyone at everything they're normally good at. The other kids struggle to find something, anything they can beat him at, and when that fails, they resort to a "Recess Lockout," not letting him do anything on the playground. It turns out this is a regular occurrence for him: he has no friends because everyone resents how perfect he is, and he can't stop being perfect even when he tries.
  • October 3, 2012
    Fighteer
    Discarded and YKTTW privileges removed from the two ... differently intelligent... tropers involved.
  • October 3, 2012
    peccantis
    "A friendly, attractive, and universally talented character" =/= Mary Sue

    How about Everyone Hates Miss Perfect

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