Not every MarySue can have the patience of a saint. After all, if ''you'' were that perfect, [[WellExcuseMePrincess lesser beings would get on your nerves too]]. Everyone falling in love with you? It's such a ''pain!'' People not always realizing that you ''are'' the most kick ass person here and you ''have'' to be the one to save the day? Fools! People expecting you to follow the same rules as the other characters? You'll show them! Grr! Get out of Jerk Sue's way!

The basis of this trope is the tendency of many DarkerAndEdgier writers to create a bitter, ill-spirited, confrontational, or downright mean character [[JerkassDissonance and still play them up as an ideal person,]] or just get away with being a bullying {{Jerkass}}. The other characters tolerate the antics (which can range from petty to sociopathic), allowing him/her to walk all over them and talking them up in their conversations with each other. Common synonyms include "strong", "tough", and "rugged" while common topics include how much better they've made their lives through their "{{tough love}}" or whatever FreudianExcuse supposedly justifies their behavior. It's often an unsuccessful or inept attempt to play on JerkassDissonance.

Either way, they're royal pains in the neck and annoying to be around and read about. The male version tends to be less common nowadays (or at least called out more often); as with MartyStu, he's falling victim to men wanting more realistic protagonists.

Very prone to ItsAllAboutMe. Contrast to ButtMonkey or CantGetAwayWithNuthin. Both this and the latter tropes usually represent the two opposite ends of ComedicSociopathy.

Compare DracoInLeatherPants, when it's the fanbase itself that overlooks or all too easily excuses a character's jerkish habits, or CreatorsPet, when it's the ''writers'' doing it and the fans despise the character as a result. Either of these can overlap with Jerk Sue.

Compare and contrast JerkassWoobie, where a {{Jerkass}} is portrayed sympathetically as a flawed, emotionally fragile character.

Often overlaps with KarmaHoudini.

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