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MarySue makes great SnarkBait. Who doesn't love to pick apart these paragons of failed attractiveness? But wouldn't it be even ''more'' fun to create an intentional Sue and play it for comedy?

A Parody Sue intentionally evokes a generic MarySue storyline with one of the following resolutions:

# The character succeeds and the whole universe ends up falling to her [[BuxomIsBetter buxom charms]], usually being made into her all-encompassing harem, except for maybe one snarky guy [[OnlySaneMan who knows exactly how stupid this is]].
# The character fails, either because there's just [[ThirtySuePileup too many]] ''[[ThirtySuePileup other]]'' [[ThirtySuePileup stock Mary Sues]] competing for that position or because the other characters see how genuinely shallow and uninteresting the character really is.
# The character is perfect in ALMOST every way. The ways she's not perfect affect her life the most.

This character can overlap with any of the other MarySue types, so long as it's fairly obvious the story is basically a big TakeThat at MarySue. One good sign of a Parody Sue is when the story [[LampshadeHanging points out]] the CanonDefilement caused by the Sue's presence and actions.

However, it takes the steady hand of a skilled writer to make this kind of character work, even if they're [[PlayedForLaughs playing it for laughs]]. [[GenreSavvy Don't be fooled]] if somebody claims [[ParodyRetcon this is what they were aiming for]] once they suffer the backlash of their storyline. And of course, just because somebody intends to make their story a hilarious parody [[SturgeonsLaw doesn't mean they'll actually succeed]] -- sometimes Parody Sue can end up [[RedundantParody just as tedious as the original]]. After all, a character that is intentionally written poorly is still a poorly written character.

See also TheAce, which does much the same thing but with a supporting character. The author may choose to create a Parody Sue by having their fictional character create a very obvious MarySue character for themselves -- if so, this will be a case of HerCodenameWasMarySue.

If you come across a piece of blatant Sueishness in fanfiction and feel [[SnarkBait the need for some justified cruelty]], it can be wiser (or at very least, a whole lot more fun!) to [[PoesLaw assume that it's a parody]]. If you're right, you're right, and if you're wrong, you've insulted the author far more than any accusation of poor writing ever could.

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!Examples

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!!Fan Works

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* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' [[PossessionSue turned]] Shogo Aoyama, the one-shot movie character in the first ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' movie, into a straight parody of this named "GaryStu". In practice, he was more like the OnlySaneMan when it came to everyone's obsession with card games ("I just don't see the appeal").
** He learned.
* Lelouch from ''CodeMENT''. He's a prince [[BigScrewedUpFamily who's also related to]] [[Manga/SoulEater Death the Kid]] and [[{{Hellsing}} Alucard]] with incredible power and influence over others, gets away with stuff that can only be described as ''batshit insane''... and yet he spends most of his time just being a Jerkass, scoring drugs, blowing stuff up, and contributing nothing but menace to society.
** His solution to C.C. holding him at gunpoint is to [[spoiler: attempt suicide, since a dead body can't be harmed by being shot.]] And it gets worse from there. The best bit? He did it in canon, CodeMENT just made it look far sillier.
* Princess Cadance in ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' is a PuritySue and [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Mare]] in a CrapsackWorld where such beings have no chance to survive. [[spoiler:This is subverted somewhat when she dies a horrible death at the hands of [[VillainProtagonist Twilight.]]]]
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[[folder:Fan Fictions]]
* The ''term'' MarySue actually comes from ''FanFic/ATrekkiesTale'', a parody of Sues in ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5690584/1/The_Vampoife_Dood_Who_Lifed The Vampoife Dude Who Lifed]] MegaCrossover story famously parodies the MarySue trope, with a heavy dose of [[DeadpanSnarker snarkiness]].
* The main characters of anything by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1047027/squirrelking Squirrelking]] of ''Half Life Full Life Consequences'' fame. They are always the brother or son of the canonical protagonist and usually [[GodModeSue ridiculously overpowered]]. But please don't be fooled -- they were intended to be about as serious as a duck glued to a lemon used to fight crime.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2722948/1/KotOR_Marisu_Saves_The_Day This]] ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' fic neatly skewers the tendency for fanfic writers to make female!Revan into a Mary Sue. ([[PunnyName Note the character's first name.]])
* ''[[http://flyingmoose.org/tolksarc/theories/war_babe.htm Arwen, the Warrior Babe]]'' takes to a ludicrous extreme the ActionGirl change that some feared the movie version of ''TheLordOfTheRings'' would bring.
* ''Fanfic/TheGameOfTheGods'' has not one but '''thirty''' ''LordOfTheRings'' Parody Sues, all of whom meet their end via the invoking of Logic. And it's pretty darn funny.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6016295/1/Dont_Let_a_Mary_Sue_Into_Titans_Tower Don't Let A Mary Sue Into Titans' Tower]] A ''Teen Titans'' fic that hilariously parodies traditional Mary Sues, with the titular Mary Sue (who has the required super-long, super-stupid name) being incredibly lame and all the Titans trying to get rid of her but being unable to.
* [[Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines Sakura-Rose Sunblossom Orange Juice Annie-Marie McFate]].
* [[http://www.aladdincentral.org/library/viewstory.php?sid=272 Maridah Sumaya]], a parody of bad ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series fanfic (especially [[DracoInLeatherPants Mozenrath]] fanfic).
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1989893/1/ Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores]]'', a parody of ''{{Transformers}}'' fanfiction with all the usual: twins of opposite factions with awe-inspiring powers who refuse to fight, forcing (almost) everyone to fall in love with them, freaking out and accusing others of being sexist for little remarks, and even making characters that don't fit right into "their" world vanish. Followed by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2004465/1/ Return of the 50 Foot Eyesores,]] which revives them and adds a mysterious long-lost sibling with a mysterious dark lover, and also turns Megatron into a Canon Sue on purpose who immediately makes Starscream fall in love with him.
* 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.
* ''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]]
* There exists a tiny sub-genre of stories wherein the characters of a series find and read a Suefic. Results vary by author, but are usually hilarious as the canon characters attempt to explain what the hell is happening.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3515932/1/At_Worlds_End At World's End]]'' is not a comedy, but it ''does'' have the character Don James, who is introduced in chapter eight and appears to be a Marty Stu, until [[spoiler: he dies at the end of the chapter,]] and then at the very beginning of the ''next'' chapter it's revealed that [[spoiler: he's been a traitor the entire time,]] and later on it is revealed that the reason for this is that [[spoiler: he was actually ''driven to madness by his own Marty-Stuness!'']] Though it doesn't say that last bit in as many words, obviously.
* ''[[http://johnsu.deviantart.com/art/My-First-Fanfic-155792920 John Su's "My First Fanfic"]]'' is the ultimate example of Parody Sue. Don't look directly into the Man Wave.
* ''FanFic/LatiasJourney'' portrays "Berry Stoo" and "Mariah Susanson" as darkly humorous {{Humanoid Abomination}}s.
** More specifically: [[spoiler: they are, during the TournamentArc, revealed to be another hideous result of the BigBad residual evil; a Team Rocket experiment with human and Pokemon psychics that involved a piece of the shattered crystal core of the BigBad backfired, killing the psychics horribly, and in their dying moments, the psychic backlash was pulled together by the crystal and created Mariah Susanson, who became a RealityWarper and was influenced by her combined psyche's desires and wish fulfillment fantasies. Barry Stu was a random guy she tore the soul out of and remade to fit her desires; when the first Stu was defeated in a battle, she destroyed him and turned his opponent into her next Stu, and so and so forth. In other words, a more twisted take on the Sue problem.]]
* A story arc in ''FanFic/InvaderZimTheSeries'' (a fanfic adaptation of ''InvaderZim'') involves a group of these, the leader of whom is named Sue, and murders JhonenVasquez [[DisproportionateRetribution for the cancellation of the original series,]] then becomes the girlfriend of [[AuthorAvatar Nick Grey]] (a self-admitted FixerSue) after [[RealLifeWritesThePlot his old girlfriend leaves him.]] During this, she also provides assistance to both Dib and Zim from behind the scenes, using her assistance to partly brainwash them into loving her to some extent. This leads to the two becoming vampires through having them eat something during the process of becoming vampires. Naturally, Zim and Dib become [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires that feed on chinese food and corn, respectively, as well as taking on mutations related to what they feed on.]] After this, she reveals to Nick that her full name is RelationshipSue, a half-Irken, half-human with [[GodModeSue the power to draw an infinite amount of guns out of thin air]], and that her plan is to enslave Zim so that the two can conquer the universe as king and queen. She then kills him. This ultimately leads to an epic battle between the Sues and [[EnemyMine Zim, Dib,]] Gaz, GIR, [[JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac Johnny C]], and [[EvilKnockoff White]], which concludes with Gaz [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill crushing Relationship Sue to death]] with [[CoolCar a monster truck.]]
** And she still [[BackFromTheDead comes back]] later on, becoming a recurring villain onwards to the end of the story. In one chapter, Zim uses some of her DNA to create a date for the school dance, for some reason mixing it with [[FoeYay Dib's]] DNA. Said date has huge "[[MostCommonSuperpower tracts of land]]", and it's pointed out that Zim is so enamored with her that he starts acting completely out of character in order to impress her. Then she becomes so obsessed with him that she tries to kill him in order to keep him, at which point Zim begs Gaz and White for help in dealing with her, which leads to her being killed by Gaz and flushed down a toilet.
* In the Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub story ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6273725/1/Too_Perfect_to_be_True Too Perfect to Be True]]'', the canon characters plead with the audience to stop replacing their beloved Haruhi with Mary Sues.
* ''FanFic/NineMenAndALittleLady'' by Kielle neatly skewers ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' Sues.
-->'''Galadriel's Journal\\
Lothlórien, February 15, 3019'''\\\
Today the Fellowship moves on. A great evil passes from my domain, and a vast dank shadow lifts from the hearts of my people.\\\
Oh, and the One Ring is leaving, too.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3435160/1/The_Worst_Thing Perfectua Bellenina]], star of a grotesquely exaggerated ''StarWars'' [[StoryWithinAStory Suefic]] that the canon characters themselves are unlucky enough to stumble upon...
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5580734/1/Alucard_Meets_a_Mary_Sue Alucard Meets a Mary Sue]]''
* A brief but delicious ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' Parody Sue fic, from the Crack Pairings thread at the Giant in the Playground forums: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7748704#post7748704
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5779981/1/The_spectacular_adventures_of_bMiz_b_bBid_b_and_bRig_b The spectacular adventures of Miz, Bid and Rig!]] Now with Zag! Parodied [[RelationshipSue Relationship Sues]] for everyone!
* Danielle in ''Fanfic/TotalDramaChris''. She may be considered more of an AntiSue than a proper Parody Sue.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5077152/4/Though_A_Bird_Cant_Fly_Doesnt_Mean_It_Never_Will Chapter 4]] of ''[[Fanfic/ThoughABirdCantFly Though a Bird Can't Fly, That Doesn't Mean It Never Will]]'' (a ''Franchise/OnePiece'' AlternateUniverseFic in which Kuina survived her accident but was instead left blind) features Kitty Raven the Hunter, a {{Loony Fan}}girl of Captain Kuro whose exaggerated opinion of her own charm and skill leads to Kuro sending her on a fools' errand to take out Captain Morgan... and also leads to Kitty getting her ass handed to her by Kuina, who by this point has been developing into a DistaffCounterpart of {{Zatoichi}}.
* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' fanfictions [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6664200/1/Gash ''Gash, or, There Once Was a Beautiful Young Pokémon Trainer Called Gash'']] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6667669/1/Kanto_Quest Kanto Quest]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1151627/Darkblade701 Darkblade701]] feature these characters.
* [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in ''FanFic/BeTheSeadwellerLowblood'' with Hakuba Dahaag. She's graceful and beautiful and mysterious and graceful and a [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Rainbow]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Drinker]], and was first introduced during a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. However, the other characters see fully well how [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant creepy]] and annoying her mannerisms are, despite not being too much different from some real [[MarySue Mary Sues]].
* FanFic/NeverLeaveFanfictionLyingAround features two Parody-Sues, Starr and Celeste. It uses the real characters reading the fiction the parody-sues are in as a framing device. Hilarity and pain ensue.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6565945/14/Mary_Mary_Quite_Contrary Mary Mary? Quite Contrary!]] starts off as an advice guide to avoid making a Mary Sue. Then in Chapter 14, it becomes an actual story featuring a rather blatant MarySue, who is even ''aware'' that she is a MarySue (named Christiana Sophia Maysalee Thomas). More recently, there's Dark, who is a parody of the kind of VillainSue commonly found in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' fanfiction.
* The Literature/HarryPotter fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7762173/1/ Sapphire Eleanor Rose Suzette de Mont vs Canon]]'' has, well, [[CaptainObvious Sapphire Eleanor Rose]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Suzette de Mont.]] The prequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7351304/1/Ebony_Darkness_Dementia_Raven_Way_vs_Canon Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way vs Canon]]'' did this as well, parodying the hell out of FanFic/MyImmortal.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5777260/1/Quiero_ser_una_Mary_Sue ˇQuiero ser una Mary Sue!]] (''I want to be a Mary Sue!'') is a Naruto Spanish fanfiction about a real world girl who is suddenly teleported into Naruto's world. As she has been reading a lot of fanfiction she thinks she can manage this new world and become a Sue pretty easy. She quickly sees she's wrong, HilarityEnsues. It also plays a lot with the CommonMarySueTraits as the main character aspiration. Sadly, it's incomplete and we don't know if the author is going to continue it. Really funny and sarcastic.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/12047/the-marvelous-adventures-of-pinkie-pie-crasherdude-awesome-vs-mooncloud-shadowdancer fanfiction]], Pinkie Pie (whom the fanon holds is a FourthWallObserver) tries to alert her friends to the creation of two Type 1 Parody Sue ponies [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt at the same time.]] HilarityEnsues.
* A oneshot fic in, of all things, Series/TheAddamsFamily fandom (oh yes, there is one) parodies the in-fandom tendency towards Sues. The full name of the character in question? "Lilac Ellisia Veronica Dr. Sparkles Mars [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Willow]] [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Rosalie Isabella]] [[Theatre/{{Rent}} Mimi Maureen]] [[Series/TrueBlood Sookie]] [[Series/JerseyShore J-Woww]] Leprechaun Fairy [[SpringAwakening Wendla]] [[Theatre/LesMiserables Cosette]] [[SpringAwakening Ilse]] [[Series/{{Glee}} Faberry]] [[Film/MeanGirls Glenn Coco]] [[Music/{{Evanescence}} Amy Lee]] [[Literature/{{Wicked}} Galinda (with a GA)]] Lucy Zoomba Fonteeso Mario Lita Rogers [[Music/TaylorSwift T-Swizzie]] [[Literature/HarryPotter Hermione]] [[Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera Christine]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} Bartok the Magnificent]] Streeper [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Cordelia]] Barbie [[Film/TheProducers Debris]] [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Meyer]] [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Way]]-Addams." She tries to seduce Wednesday, despite [[KissingCousins being her cousin]], later decides the latter's fiance Lucas is more appealing, and eventually is destroyed by the family's pet squid.
* Author [=ShakespeareHemmingway=] has written a series of stories in which an over the top MartyStu comes to the aid of the British royal family, fights Nazis, and seduces the ladies. His name: ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}.
* Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way from the infamous ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' ''might'' be one (despite inspiring quite a few Parody Sues mentioned on this very page), but we may never know for sure.
* [[AwesomeMcCoolName ADMIRAL Awesome Yonasomun Armageddon]] from Fanfic/TwilightSparklesAwesomeAdventure.
* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5768/1/The-Best-Most-Awesome-Radical-Character-EVER%21/ This fanfic]] gives us Raven Tw'light-Moon, who is the best at everything and everypony loves her the moment they see her...except Twilight, who is protected by her cynical personality. In the end its revealed that [[spoiler:she's an EldritchAbomination called a Mare E. Sue who grows stronger by carrying out the general MarySue role and her goal is to become strong enough to TakeOverTheWorld. Her one weakness is criticism, so Pinkie takes Twilight beyond the Fourth Wall to do a MST of the fanfic, criticizing and deconstructing every way in which Raven is a MarySue until [[VillainousBreakdown she finally loses it]], destroying her in the process. Unfortunately, a [[HereWeGoAgain Mare T. Stu shows up in the end.]]]]
* The prototypical My Little Pony Mary Sue is a black-and-red alicorn with great magical powers. [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/42916/ The Saga of Dark Demon King Ravenblood Nightblade, Interior Design Alicorn]] features a super-powered black-and-red alicorn who is always distracted from the crisis at hand by his delusion that he is a master interior decorator, while his unremarkable gay lover solves the crisis.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7483081/1/The-Life-and-Times-of-Firecat The Life and Times of Firecat]] drops a Parody Sue into the Franchise/GIJoe universe.
* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' has a variant. According to WordOfGod, [[GeneralRipper General-Admiral Makarov]] -- the BigBad of Shining Armor's side story -- is a parody of the VillainSue. It kind of shows in his full name (Supreme Marshal of the Imperial Armed Forces, General-Admiral Solomon Azure Raven Makarov) and some of [[CharmPerson his]] [[TheFightingNarcissist traits]], as well as his tendency to claim his back up plans were his plan on all along so he can act like he didn't really lose at all. [[spoiler:He turns out to be an [[HumanoidAbomination Equineoid Abomination]] called the Shadow of Chernobull, which was created by Pandora (the Draconequi of Imagination) [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away in her Box]] until a Hooviet experiment set it loose.]]
* The Harry Potter fanfic [[http://www.fazsenfiction.net/s/4107534/1/Stranger-than-Mary-Sue-Fiction Stranger than Mary Sue Fiction]] is a comedy story from the POV of Draco Malfoy with Blaise as his best friend in which he's haunted by the voice of a narrator, a la Stranger than fiction, but his narrator is a Mary Sue. It deconstructs some of the common traits of Harry Potter Sues, but without being an out and out parody.
* ''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.
* ''[[http://monicagilbey-bieber.deviantart.com/art/My-Metal-Chapter-1-346243920 My Metal]]'', a FanFic/MyImmortal Music/HeavyMetal parody by Creator/MonicaGilbeyBieber features a GaryStu named Rainblood [[MayHem Öystein]] Cross [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Vülture]] [[Music/TheAgonist White]].
* ''FanFic/TheHumanWhoseNameIsWrittenInThisFanfiction'' has [[GratuitousJapanese Yumi Toyota Nintendo Sushi-Fuji]], "A [[DarkAndTroubledPast Tragic]] [[OriginalCharacter OC]] who becomes a slut."
* Electra[[note]] [[OverlyLongName Rozelyn Sakura Belladonna Tokasha Emiya Brunestud Tono Nanaya Einzbern]][[/note]] Pendragon, a recurring character the MST series Fanfic/JakeEnglishsMysteriousTheaterOfScientificRomanceFromTheYear3000. She's implied to be just a crazy girl who's deluded herself into thinking she's [[KidFromTheFuture the daughter of Saber and Gilgamesh from the future.]]
** [[BreakoutCharacter She also appears in]] Fanfic/JusticeSocietyOfJapan, where her goal is to save the future [[spoiler:by murdering the main characters]]. Note that her faults are played more for drama than for comedy.
* In ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'', the cast goes up against the [=SUEs=], a group of girls with powers similar to the Himes, who represent various MarySue archetypes and effects on the plot. In the former, Mariko Suou is a girl with the ability to make everyone fall in love with her immediately after meeting them. In the latter, Shizune's powers make those of everyone in the vicinity much weaker, in reference to how Mary Sues are typically overpowered and overshadow the canon characters. The fic explores whether the [=SUEs=] can win against the Himes without PlotArmor. They ultimately don't, for a variety of reasons.
* In ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheSomethingSomething'' the most perfect girl ever appears in Voldemort's lair offering him a shot at redemption. Voldemort is entranced by her pretty eyes... [[spoiler: the Sue ends up dead like all the other sues that keep showing up on Voldemort's doorstep but Voldemort kept her pretty eyes to play with.]]
* In ''[[Fanfic/TheSueRules The Sue Rules]]'', a ''Videogame/MortalKombat'' fanfic, a Mary Sue was created in order to eliminate Scorpion with his own elements. The Mary Sue is basically poked at, and Kitana and Kung Lao set out to find her, only to have several Mary Sues fall for the latter, including [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way]].
** It also teaches you (step by step) how to make a Mary Sue and how to obliterate canon with them.
* The ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fanfic ''[[http://kenyastarflight.deviantart.com/art/The-Recruitment-Office-88505767 The Recruitment Office]]'' features an assortment of Transformer fan characters (some author creations, others belonging to friends and used with permission) attempting to pass a rigorous test to determine if they're Mary Sues. All is going fairly well until a genuine over-the-top Sue, Titania Prime, waltzes in... and HilarityEnsues.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic "FanficIsCrapsack" a Gary Stu makes a (very) brief appearance in Twilight Sparkle's library and attempts to seduce her. She [[spoiler: blasts him, sending his ''flaming severed head'' rocketing out of her upstairs window.]]
* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/147105/my-little-opony-twilight-is-magic ''My Little OPony: Twilight Is Magic'']] is a story where Twilight Sparkle (the main protagonist of ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'') is a perfect Mary Sue: she's flawless, she solves almost every problem by herself, everypony loves her, and she's a princess from the very beginning. (To add a little more conflict, Rarity [[RonTheDeathEater later turns out to be an evil vampire]] who steals her princesshood and brainwashes other ponies into obeying her, as well as making them think that Twilight isn't as pretty as Rarity.) While the writing is proper, the story reads as though the author used the Mary Sue Litmus Test as a checklist.
* "Mister Black" in ''FanFic/MakeAWish''. The Wizarding World sees him as a godlike immortal ChickMagnet super-wizard, when he's really Harry Potter using an illusion and an alias. Most of Mister Black's feats are thanks to coincidences, [[spoiler:a family of Seers providing him useful tools and advice]], and people misinterpreting Harry's words and deeds based on his previous "accomplishments". Then Harry finds out about Mister Black's new reputation and nearly exhausts himself trying to live up to it.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* [[http://tgdmb.com/viewtopic.php?p=76612 Teh most awesomist class EVAR!!1!]] Basically, ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]'' as a ''D&D'' character.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The flash cartoon ''[[http://lightning-duchess.deviantart.com/art/Most-Original-Sonic-Fanfic-Evr-78527287 Most Original Sonic Fanfic Evr]]'' features several of these.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The trope image is from ''[[Webcomic/EnsignSueMustDie Ensign Sue]] [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=988 Must Die]]'', where Ensign Mary Amethyst Star [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Enoby]] Aiko [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Archer]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]] [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Janeway]] Sue has been unleashed on the ''Film/StarTrek'' universe. But her life isn't all perfect, she suffers from a horrible case of Pedal Transient Paresthesia.
--> "... ''Your foot's asleep?!''"
** When the Crew want her dead, what do they do?? [[spoiler:[[RedShirt Easy. Give her a red uniform and beam her down on a mission.]] Unfortunately, they couldn't prevent the unleashing of many, MANY other Mary Sues across the myriad universes.]]
* The ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' SpriteComic ''Power Rings'' has the character [[http://www.wizard-alcove.net/comic/generic-the-hedgehog/ Generic The Hedgehog]].
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' has King Dedede draw a comic for [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/comic164.html #164]], turning himself into a [[HerCodenameWasMarySue fifty-foot-tall pro wrestling chick magnet with at least 18 abs that can shoot lasers out of his eyes, all while portraying Kirby as a fat slob who only cares about eating food and turning into "stupid things"]].
* The ''Fire Emblem Online Comics'', a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin series of comics on a site called "Fire Emblem Online"]] used the Type 2 version. Half the cast of {{Author Avatar}}s attempted to put themselves across as flawless protagonists while the other half were {{Deadpan Snarker}}s who saw right through it and lampshaded how their greed, lust and laziness was condemning the entire planet. Which half was which depended largely on who was carrying the IdiotBall and who ''hadn't'' previously been reduced to LudicrousGibs by it.
* A TakeThat comic at fan-made Sues in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' {{Verse}} written by one who calls himself [[http://piratemonkeysinc.com/ms1.htm Pirate Monkeys Inc:]] it starts as Type 2 (and is, in fact, the Trope Image for ThirtySuePileup)-- then flips around to become Type 1 and shows us why, if she ''does'' succeed, she's still utterly revolting.
--> "And order is restored to the Sue-niverse..."
* ''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse'' gave us [[http://www.dragonball-multiverse.com/en/page-284.html this]]. [[spoiler: She ends up as a mix of Type 1 and Type 2, as while her mere presence forces all the canon characters to fawn over her, the alternate Arale she's up against knocks her into orbit while she's waxing Sue-ish before the fight.]]
* In one ''Manga/DeathNote'' fan comic [[http://kikirini.deviantart.com/art/Kira-Hates-Sues-58694863]], a Parody Sue claims to, among other things, [[InformedAbility have been kicked out of the Wammy House for being too smart]]. Light asks her to write down her name, and [[TooDumbToLive she does... in the Death Note]].
* Meimu as depicted in ''Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou'' (the original concept was a more straight example of a MarySue) is type 2 in her first appearance, although in her case she only ''thinks'' she's particularly powerful/special/interesting/etc. She was intentionally given a [[SuperpowerLottery signature ability]] which superficially resembled that of [[RealityWarper Yukari]] [[spoiler:(her mother)]], but which is considerably less useful or applicable.
* Parodied with multiple characters in the {{Homestuck}} fancomic ''[[http://mspfanventures.com/?s=236 Alabaster: The Doomed Session]]''.
** Ophiuchus The Great claims to be a rainbow drinker with three blood types and two hearts, who is also the "secret leader" of "The Main Twelve" (i.e. the canon trolls). In reality, he's an insane yellow-blooded hacker who's amazingly good at stalking people, but hilariously bad at [[CriticalResearchFailure figuring out what's actually going on]].
** Copycat is one of Ophiuchus' disciples, who dresses (and acts) like some sort of weird mish-mash of The Main Twelve.
** Vamuin is an indigo-blooded surfer dude who's amazing at everything who [[OneHitKill has a game-breaking superpower]]. [[spoiler: He ends up screwing the entire session even worse than in canon by awakening all the Denizens at once, and ends up a BrokenAce.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The web-novella ''[[http://www.bymoonslight.com/ Under the Moons of Riadorf]]'' takes on the softest of soft SF to ludicrous effect. The authors' whole site follows the theme, complete with fake author biographies. There's also a [[http://www.bymoonslight.com/?page_id=16 Choose Your Own Adventure]] Sue.
* ''JustForFun/TropeTan and the Stealer of the Spotlight'' is a deliberate attempt to invoke this and as many other bad [=fanfiction/other=] tropes as possible in half a page.
* [[http://community.livejournal.com/warcraftsues/84050.html This]] ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' character.
* A verbally epic example came up during the ''LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts'', a group of Let's Players during their run of ''F-Zero GX'''s story mode. Witness [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQlZgko5DCI the epic tale of Sephiroth Goku the Stampede]].
* [[http://narutofanon.wikia.com/wiki/Seireitou_Hyuga Seireitou Hyuga]], from a ''Naruto'' RP, not only rips off every mainstream character (even managing to rip off ''Anime/CodeGeass'' despite the other rip offs being a whole other genre), but makes a God-Mod Sue who would make every other one wet their pants if they ever saw him. However he's apparently a spoof of GodModeSue to show how not to make a fanfiction character for the website. The author simply uses his user name, blatantly steals from other series, and the pictures he uses are simply screen shots (sometimes badly photoshopped usually not) from the series he ripped off from.
** [[spoiler:The author later revamps him, but he still serves as good example.]]
* [[http://raygirl.deviantart.com/art/Summer-the-MaRAY-Sue-192837505 Meet]] [[VideoGame/{{Rayman}} MaRAY-Sue]].
* [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?37118 Trollslum Team Sparklegrub]] attempts a ThirtySuePileup with fancharacters of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' 's trolls. Mostly type 2, with some 3 thrown in for good measure.
* [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-10101-j SCP-10101-J]] and [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-777-j SCP-777-J]], of the Wiki/SCPFoundation.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-732 SCP-732]] turns Foundation documents into bad fanfic, which makes for a handy [[CosmicRetcon excuse]] for the periodic Sue-purges.
* [[http://marysueproblems.tumblr.com/ Mary Sue Problems]], a blog collecting the equivalent of FirstWorldProblems, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin but for Mary Sues]]. And sometimes [[http://marysueproblems.tumblr.com/tagged/mary-sue-author-problem the authors writing them]].
* Felina-Mei parodies Disney/TheLionKing Mary Sues [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&global=1&q=tlk+sue+mary#/art/Mary-Sue-253578629?_sid=3c84d17 here]], yet she does a pretty good job of parodying Furry Sues in general.
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!!Canon

[[folder:Advertising]]
* [[LoverNotAFighter He's a lover, not a fighter]], [[InvertedTrope but he's also a fighter so don't get any ideas]]. [[BadassBeard His beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man's body]]. [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking He once punched a magician in the face. That's right. You heard me]]. [[CulturedBadass He can speak French... in Russian]]. [[AnalProbing Alien abductors have asked him to probe them]]. [[SerialEscalation His blood smells like cologne]]. [[OverlyLongGag If he were to punch you in the face, you would have to fight off the strong urge to thank him]]. [[AllBlueEntry He is]]... Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld.
--> [[BadassBaritone I don't always drink beer. But when I do, I prefer Dos Equis]].
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Nabeshin, the AuthorAvatar of director Creator/ShinichiWatanabe from ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', ''PuniPuniPoemi'', and ''Anime/NerimaDaikonBrothers'' who even has his own ongoing B-Plot in the former. [[WidgetSeries Not that these shows take themselves seriously anyway]]....
* The eponymous character from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' skirts this. He's fast, near-perfect in all regards, [[CluelessChickMagnet liked by almost every major female character]] who meets him ([[ChasteHero though he doesn't really understand how to return their love]]), but is counterbalanced by the fact that the universe [[TheChewToy loves to screw around with him]]. He also seems a little BookDumb, especially compared to a TeenGenius like Maria and Nagi.
** Ditto Hinagiku Katsura, the 15-years-old StudentCouncilPresident and fencing expert, who's also fallen in love with the hero [[spoiler:and in later manga chapters, is revealed to have a home life and past that's almost as screwed up as Hayate]]'s. Some tropers have once remarked that Hina "has Mary Sue written all over her, in several languages, with glowy marker". Even her character description in the manga is extra-flowery compared to the other characters. She ''is'' [[EnsembleDarkhorse rather popular in the real world]], though, so...
*** She gets an ending theme all to herself, too. Hinagiku is ''definitely'' a Parody Sue... And is loved because of it!
* Punie from ''DaiMahouTouge'' would most certainly be a normal MarySue under most circumstances: she's cute, strong, has magical powers, and everyone loves her. It's just that little bit about [[spoiler: being truly and disturbingly evil, complete with [[StepfordSmiler a Stepford smile]], to the point where even her adorable mascot Paya-tan is out to kill her.]]
** [[spoiler: Then again, Paya-tan is a dick too, not to mention a Vietnam veteran and a Yakuza boss.]]
* From ''Manga/DragonHalf'' comes Princess Vena, daughter to the king, with the obligatory tragic backstory, she's only half human, and gains NighInvulnerability because of that, she's a master black mage, with the ability to create golems and use powerful spells, She's the main heroine's romantic rival for Saucer, and she's pretty on top of that. She even has a ''freaking pair of servants who follow her around and sing her praises whenever she tells them''. She is even ''called'' "The Perfect Princess". However, her non-human half is ''slime'', and the only reason she doesn't look exactly like a slime is because she uses a [[VoluntaryShapeshifter polymorph spell]] to keep a human shape, and although she won't ''die'' from say, a sword in the chest, she'll turn back into a slime. She and her father hate each other, and this has been to their detriment in fighting Mink. Her [[JerkSue bitchy behavior]] is not excused, and she's pretty weak by the standards of the story, mostly being thought of as a nuisance. Saucer doesn't really care for her, and when she expositioned her tragic backstory, giving her some chance of being sympathetic, she immediately followed it up with "Surely for a super beautiful girl like me, burdened by a tragic past, Saucer is the right man!" Yeah.
* Miko Shirogane/Shirogane Z from ''PowerpuffGirlsZ'' is a ''VillainSue'' parody, being multi-talented in many areas and forms a plan that successfully humiliates the Powerpuff Girls. And she does this all in an over-the-top fashion.
* Mr. Satan/Hercule kind of falls into the second type in ''Manga/DragonBall Z'', especially as far as Earth's normal populace is concerned.
* Medaka from ''MedakaBox''. As a freshman in high school, she becomes the StudentCouncilPresident with 98% of the vote... and single-handedly executes the duties of the entire student council, with some help from her childhood friend. She's absurdly rich, trained to near-''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' levels of martial arts (everyone else is pretty much normal), is a master of deductive reasoning, and that's just for starters. She's also ''completely'' out of touch with normal people: she once ran a tutoring session for an entire class that consisted of tips on how to make sure your handwriting was clear enough, because she couldn't conceive of actually getting a wrong answer that wasn't because of a handwriting mistake. (Things like this cause her childhood friend to remark, at one point, "She's so smart that she's come back around to stupid.")
** [[UpToEleven The series actually takes this to 11]] -- being a Sue is ''a genuine superpower'' (called being an abnormal), and the school is part of a government program to artificially create Mary Sues. The way they test if someone's an Abnormal? They have them roll a cup of dice -- Abnormals get all 6s. When they have Medaka do it ''her dice make a tower on the table''. Medaka is so Sueish that ''she's more sueish than the sues''.
** This continues to be played with as the series goes forward -- dealing with the "Minuses" takes up the biggest arc so far, which are God Mode '''AntiSue''' characters with psychotic (negative, or ''minus'') personality traits. (The standard MarySue characters are called "Pluses.") The most recent arc has two "Not Equal" characters show up, which are heavily insinuated to be so far beyond human mentalities that they're actually of EldritchAbomination level of psychosis and power -- the main one shown so far has been clocked at having over 13 '''quadrillion''' various superpowers (normal Abnormals get ''one''). Worse, they're MediumAware -- they're waiting out the main character and her TrueCompanions, as they'll graduate in a few years and thus not be there to stop their plans; they know to do this because they know they're in a ShonenJump manga and the hero always wins in ShonenJump, even against impossible odds.
** [[spoiler:Most of them lose their Sue-ish traits and powers after growing up, becoming (mostly) normal adults.]]
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya has probably become the definitive deconstruction/parody of the GodModeSue in Anime. She's brilliant (though prone to doing stupid things regularly), she's in great shape (having been in, but gotten bored with, every school athletic club), and an entire organization exists with the sole intention of keeping her happy and making sure that she never loses at anything (because they are afraid of her). In fact, the only reason she doesn't count is that she's [[spoiler:totally disillusioned with reality due to her childhood and]] faced with a completely unflappable DeadpanSnarker. She is [[spoiler:a ''literal'' God Mode Sue.]] There's also the fact that her [[spoiler:"literal" God Mode]] is a direct ''obstacle'' to one of her main goals -- to experience the supernatural. Much of the series involves the others running around trying to keep her in the dark. Her presence also makes their lives harder instead of better, with no actual upside. It also really complicates her relationship with Kyon. She'd probably be mortified if she knew that Kyon can effectively read her mind at times based on [[spoiler:what her reality warping powers do]].
** Not to mention JerkSue. She only gets away with as much stuff as she does because no one wants to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** Though Kyon isn't afraid to call her out on it, even coming dangerously close to hitting her when she goes particularly over-the-line at one point.
* The most powerful weapon in ''Manga/SoulEater'' is Excalibur, a sword that can turn any Meister into one of the greatest meisters of all time (a loser meister uses it to defeat three of the top students). He's also really [[JerkAss obnoxious]], has 1,000 provisions that a person must follow, [[YouFool calls everyone a fool]], and constantly talks about how awesome he is. The result is that no one can actually stand him enough to use him.
* One interpretation of [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Mari Illustrious Makimani]] is that she is your typical ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' FanFic protagonist. Unlike [[ThisLoserIsYou Shinji Ikari]], she's brave, competent and most importantly of all, ''[[OnlySaneMan sane]]'', and she also has the classic Mary Sue traits of being good-looking, well-liked, and having a cool name. [[{{Deconstruction}} Only later on does it become apparent that]] her [[ThePollyanna pluck]] and [[GenkiGirl energy]] are not enough to make the world a better place, and that being possessing these traits in a world as horrifically {{crapsack|World}} as the setting of ''Evangelion'' comes across as deeply unsettling rather than endearing.
** Also, while far more happier and stable than the rest of the cast, she's still far from the common definition of 'sane' : she become an AxCrazy BloodKnight when piloting an Eva, singing jaunty little tunes while going into battle, ignoring intense pain because piloting the Eva is so much fun and attacking relentlessly her foes. Even when not piloting she's a CloudCuckoolander with no sense of personal space, an odd fixation on smell, and who loves the smell of LCL(which according to Shinji, ''[[NightmareFetishist smells like blood!]]'')
* ''Manga/DFrag'' presents us Funabori, an adorable little tenth-grader who is also a good cook and housewife... who is [[ButtMonkey forced to bear with the general insanity of her schoolmates]] (save Kenji, the only person who often repays her kindness.
* A story arc of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' focuses on Gintoki being replaced by a fellow named Kintoki Sakata, who's essentially him, but without any of his negative qualities (His natural perm being considered one of them), gold hair, and the black and white of his outfit being inverted. He turns out to be a robot who was created to be a substitute for him whenever he wasn't around, but he decided he'd rather take over his life completely by brainwashing everyone into thinking he was him with hypnotic radio waves (Save for [[RobotGirl Tama]] and [[CanisMajor Sadaharu]], who were immune due to not being human). Ultimately, it's recalling the flaws that Gintoki had that enables the rest of his friends to snap out of their hypnosis and help him put an end to the problem.
* Mako Mankanshoku of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' covers a lot of the traits. Quirky, cheerful, energetic, buxom, an every girl that manages to defuse the drama of a dangerous situation, the first and only friend of the protagonist, incredibly powerful and brilliant when she actually tries to be, and she has the odd friendship (later crush) and leniency of the ultra strict disciplinary committee's chair.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* SquirrelGirl is canonically the most powerful character in the Marvel Universe. The fact that her powers relate to ''talking to squirrels'' makes the parody aspects of this all the more obvious.
* ''{{Ultimate X-Men}}'' had the character of Elliot Boggs, a.k.a. the Magician, who was brought to Professor X after [[ItsAllMyFault accidentally killing his parents]] when his powers manifested, at which point he is promptly invited to join the X-Men, defeats the Blob in front of reporters causing the media to embrace the X-Men for the first time ever, starts dating Shadowcat, and even singlehandedly takes down a group of attackers that had already beaten the rest of the X-Men. Eventually it is revealed that he actually has [[RealityWarper vaguely-defined reality-altering powers]] that he'd been subconsciously using since they manifested to make all of this happen. Once he realizes that his powers are shaping the world and the [[MindRape people in it]] into what he wants, he fakes his own death while acting like a villain so that nobody would come after him or feel bad about his death. He vanishes after saying goodbye to Kitty, then wiping her memory of it, remarking that he'll be staying somewhere extremely remote until he can control his powers, like Antarctica. [[BlessedWithSuck Apparently omnipotence isn't so great]] [[PowerIncontinence when you can't control it]]. The plotline was not largely well-received, as many readers gave up in disgust during the opening issues of the arc where Elliot appeared to be a traditional MarySue; others were put off by the fact that the reveal basically boiled down to "He's not really as great as he seemed... he's just omnipotent," and that he just walked off at the end.
* [[TheSociopath Max]] [[ThePiedPiperOfHamelin Piper]] of ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' is a parody of VillainSue GodModeSue characters in general. Jack can also easily be perceived as this.
* The DCComics universe has the legendary Rex the [[HeroicDog Wonder Dog]]. He's a decorated veteran [[CaptainAmerica World War II experimental supersoldier]]. He's an investigative journalist. He can drive vehicles. He can speak every language that exists, has eternal youth, and has ill-defined magical powers. He once nuked a T. rex. He almost certainly knows more than Batman and Mr. Terrific combined. He's also a dog, who gained the ability to talk ''after'' he had already accomplished most of his impressive stuff.
* DC also has SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}, who is sometimes a ParodySue by way of being an overpowered parody of hyper-masculine NinetiesAntiHero characters during their peak time period. His accomplishments includes getting kicked out of heaven and hell (becoming immortal), fighting toe-to-toe with Superman, genociding his entire race and Santa Claus too, and wadding up and eating an entire city that ticked him off. His sense of smell lets him track ''across space'', and he's genius with any science involved in making weapons. On the other hand, his powers run on RuleOfFunny mixed with UnstoppableRage, so sometimes he's chumped ''hard'' instead.
* Henrietta Hunter in ''[[Comicbook/XForce X-Statix]]'', a world-renowned mutant popstar and philanthropist with a tragic past and a constantly-chipper demeanor, who due to her fame is instantly made leader of the team once she joins despite having absolutely no qualifications. She's so annoyingly-perfect that the other team members actively start ''trying'' to get her killed on missions.
* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'': Thunderclash, who is nice, sociable, well-read, polite and considerate, dashingly heroic, incredibly smart, AFatherToHisMen, and almost terminally selfless. In other words, everything Rodimus isn't. Comparisons to [[Series/RedDwarf Ace Rimmer]] by the fans came pretty quickly.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* The infamous "His Code Name Was The Fox" arc in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', where Roger Fox wrote an abominable novel that cast himself as a generic TuxedoAndMartini superspy. You can read it starting at page 20 [[http://tinyurl.com/6jdqbz here]] (although the arc it's a part of starts earlier). Created [[HerCodeNameWasMarySue its own trope.]]
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Metroman from ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' is seen as a cocky, handsome, and powerful {{Expy}} of Franchise/{{Superman}}. Everyone in the world loves him and there are shrines for him pretty much everywhere. However, the subversion is that he believes that being a BoringInvincibleHero is what's ''expected'' of him, and his true passion is to be a musician.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan'' has a main character who can do impossible wire-fu martial arts, feels absolutely zero pain, has a [[GagPenis massive budgie stuffed down his trousers]][[note]]that bulge is revealed about a third into the movie as not his penis, but just a veritable jungle of pubic hair. "The bush! It's like a cushion for them."[[/note]]. All this is played for laughs. Also, he is shown to be attracted mainly to (besides the main romantic interest) old and/or fat women, whom he very loudly bangs after giving them a haircut.
* Didier, the French exchange student from ''SonOfRambow'' is a sexy, young Johnny Depp-lookalike who is so cool that he has two [[UnwantedHarem unwanted harems,]] one of girls, and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim one of boys.]] Yet underneath his cool and bored exterior he is just another sweet and innocent pre-teen boy who wants to have fun and make believe with other children his age. It also becomes evident at the end of the film that he's not even remotely popular back home.
* The title character of ''TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension''. Neurosurgeon, particle physicist, race car driver, multi-instrumental rock star and comic book hero -- and that's the "''real''" one. In [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis the film]], he also saves the human race from an alien invasion effortlessly. And then there are all the ShroudedInMyth moments such as references to his former wife. All of this is very intentionally over-the-top and meant as comedy.
** The character was originally not intended as so much of a parody, described as more of a renaissance man by the actor who played him.
*** According to the movie materials, everything in the movie is a dramatization of real events.
* The film ''HerAlibi'' is an overlooked gem for parodying this concept. The main character writes almost nothing but books featuring his AuthorAvatar, and rewrites events in his life to fit this character, making him look like an over-the-top Film/JamesBond.
* The film ''AmericanDreamer'' was about a woman who has a concussion, and wakes up believing she's a character in her favorite pulp novels, and an over-the-top female Film/JamesBond.
* ''Film/{{Rushmore}}'' begins with Max Fischer dreaming he's popular and can solve an unsolvable math problem.
* ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'' took a subtle jab at this. When the main characters, a brother and sister are [[TrappedInTVLand transported into]] a [[ShowWithinAShow fictional 1950s-era sitcom]] in which [[SugarBowl everything is (apparently) perfect]], the sister is forced to assume the role of the daughter in the fictional sitcom family, who is, of course, loved by everyone. The name of the character she is forced to become? ''Mary Sue''.
** Furthermore, it was her who took the initiative in messing up the {{Sugarbowl}} {{Utopia}}, by introducing them to sex.
* Secret agent Derek Flint of ''Film/OurManFlint'' and ''Film/InLikeFlint''.
* AustinPowers is, like Derek Flint, a Parody Sue of secret agents.
* Similarly, Dr. Neil Connery (played by Sean Connery's brother) of ''Film/OperationDouble007''.
* ''Film/RustlersRhapsody'', itself a parody of western films, features the protagonist Rex O'Houlihan, a heroic cowboy with impressive gunslinging skills and an absurd amount of GenreSavvy.
* The eponymous ''Film/BlackDynamite'' is this for Blaxploitation heroes.
* ''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]].
* [[MeaningfulName Gary]] from Film/TheMuppets. He's basically your most cliched feel-good movie hero, but PlayedForLaughs. The fact that he's played by Jason Segel, the director, helps.
** He also has a Parody Sue girlfriend named Mary.
* The Disney Channel made for TV movie ''Read it and Weep'' had Iz, the wish-fulfillment MarySue from the main character's diary who seems to just be a Sue doing Sue things: winning the guy the author wants, humiliating expys of people the girl dislikes and so on. Then the diary gets published...and becomes a best seller with Iz coming to life in the author's mind to supposedly help her through he new-found fame. Only for the deconstruction to seriously set in, ''especially'' once people find out the diary's characters are based off actual other students when the author slips and calls the villain by her rival's name. Iz is then revealed to be self-centered, vain, and a total sociopath who doesn't care who gets hurt to get what she wants, and the author realizes that acting like a Sue in RealLife turns you into a total jerk and loses you all your friends.
** Oh, and Iz also has superpowers for no reason other than to abuse people she dislikes. Also causing problems when people realize the book's characters are based off real people since, well, you're writing about "zapping" people just for being mean in a normal, high school way.
* ''Born to Be Bad'' (1950) is, in essence, a Joan Fontaine movie for people who can't stand Joan Fontaine. The lead character's entire persona is based on making everyone around her ''think'' she is a sweet, perfect, butter-wouldn't-melt-in her mouth Mary Sue ... when in fact she is a cold-blooded, scheming, manipulative vixen.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* 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"]].
* ''Dearly Devoted Series/{{Dexter}}'' pulls this on a GodModeSue in typically vicious fashion. When a MadDoctor inflicts terrible revenge on one of his former Special Forces coworkers, the feds send in Agent Kyle Chutsky. He's an Adonis, physically fit, expert at most everything, swiftly gets into a SlapSlapKiss relationship with Dexter's sister Deborah, and has a personal history with the villain. So is our VillainProtagonist about to be pushed out of the book? Not quite. [[spoiler:Remember that personal history? The mad doctor grabs Chutsky, and by the time Dexter finds him he's lost two of his limbs and ''all'' of his composure.]]
* Donald Ogden Stewart's short story "How Love Came to General Grant", a parody of novelist Harold Bell Wright, establishes in this paragraph the purely pure pureness of Miss Ella Flowers:
-->A hush fell on the crowd as they caught sight of her face -- a hush of silent tribute to the clear sweet womanhood of that pure countenance. A young man on the edge of the crowd who was on the verge of becoming a drunkard burst into tears and walked rapidly away to join the nearest church. A [=pr-st---te=], who had been plying her nefarious trade on the avenue, sank to her knees to pray for strength to go back to her aged parents on the farm. Another young man, catching sight of Ella's pure face, vowed to write home to his old mother and send her the money he had been expending in the city on drinks and dissipation.
* The character Donna Inez in Creator/LordByron's NarrativePoem ''Don Juan'' may well be an early example. The LemonyNarrator spends many verses praising her beauty and accomplishments in an overblown manner, describing her as so morally perfect that "her guardian angel had given up his garrison". She is also an InsufferableGenius and has absurdly high moral standards.
* Jerzy Kosinski's ''BeingThere'' has most everyone becoming fascinated by and even in awe of Chauncey Gardiner, a brilliant-yet-humble socio-political thinker who brings hope and clarity to a complex world with his simple sayings, looks described as a cross between Cary Grant and Ted Kennedy's, and elegant manners. No one can dig up a single bad thing about his past; he's a man with nothing to hide...of course, the audience knows that his real name is [[SeeminglyProfoundFool Chance the Gardener]], who is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, mentally challenged, was isolated from the world until middle-age, picked up what little he knew of it from TV, and happens to look like someone intelligent because of his nice clothes and manners. The poor guy is passive by nature and while he's a good person at heart, the things the other characters love about him are all based on their preconceptions and misinterpretations of what he says and does, which he is virtually incapable of correcting due to his mental shortcomings.
* Major —— de Coverley from ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' does almost nothing at the Air Force squadron but play horseshoes and rent apartments, and his few lines of dialogue paint him as very simply minded, but everyone in the book holds him in godlike reverence. In a novel full of {{Deadpan Snarker}}s, no one dares turn a bit of snark his way; in fact, they're all so terrified of him that no one's ever even asked his first name; that's why he's Major —— de Coverley.
* Aliera in the ''{{Dragaera}}'' series has been seen by fans as one of these. While she has a number of Sue-ish traits, being a strikingly beautiful ActionGirl, but she is very far from being a Sue, instead presented as a hot head with morally questionable beliefs (admittedly this is her House's [[PlanetOfHats hat]]).
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'''s Captain Carrot. (Presumably) Royal blood? Relentless charisma? Godlike physique? Check, Check and {{Squee}}eeeeeeeee!!!!!! It can be said that Carrot would have been a blatant Mary Sue character, were he not a gentle parody of the "Action hero" archetype.
** Carrot's Sue-ness is more apparent in his reality-bending powers than in any superficial trait. He has the inexplicable ability to turn bad people -- or at least, ordinary people in bad moments -- into ''good'' people, because he believes so earnestly that all people ''are'' good at heart that nobody can bear to disappoint him. People are aware of this reality-warping ability, and it's commented on several times in the text, but somehow it still keeps on working. It's temporary, though; enough to quell a riot but not to so enthral that underlying conflicts won't reappear unless Vimes and others remove the cause.
** Indeed in one book it's implied had Vimes not left to address the problem at its source the entire watch, Carrot included, would have died in the rising turmoil.
** Laddie from ''Moving Pictures'' is a Parody '''Dog''' Sue. Gorgeous, athletic, iconogenic, instantly admired and trusted by any humanoid he meets... and a brain the size of a flea.
* Creator/StanislawLem's Ijon Tichy character, hero of ''Literature/TheStarDiaries'', strays into Parody Sue territory at times; typically with sharply satirical results.
* Captain Benjamin Avery, square-jawed hero of ''ThePyrates'', MasterSwordsman, CunningLinguist, ChickMagnet and CelibateHero, is one of the most blatant -- and enjoyable -- in history.
-->In short, Captain Avery was the young ErrolFlynn, only more so, with a dash of Power and Redford thrown in; the answer to a maiden's prayer, and between ourselves, rather a pain in the neck.
* James Meyer in the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' novel ''Border Princes'' by Creator/DanAbnett. He's Torchwood's best agent, the team's banter and social life all revolves around him, and Gwen dumps Rhys for him. It turns out that he's a ''victim'' of his own RealityWarper powers; he can't ''help'' changing the world into the one he wants, and the realisation this ''isn't'' the way things should be terrifies him.
* In JaneAusten's ''Literature/LoveAndFreindship'', Laura. Also Sophia, Edward, and Augustus. Perhaps the UrExample.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Brilliantly done in ''{{Frasier}}'' episode "The Show Where Diane Comes Back", in which Diane's play ''Rhapsody and Requiem'' is a thinly veiled reproduction of ''{{Cheers}}'', with "Mary Ann" as the AuthorAvatar. ''Everyone'' loves her in the bar (even delivering an ode to her), which drives Frasier nuts, particularly since everyone also downplays the time that "Mary Ann" abandoned her fiance at the altar -- which, since Frasier was the fiancé who got stiffed in real life, he has some alternative perspectives and objections towards. When the actor "Franklin" openly asks why his character would forgive Mary Ann so easily for leaving him at the altar, it causes Frasier to explode in a famous speech:
-->'''Frasier:''' What you are feeling is that this woman has reached into your chest, plucked out your heart, and thrown it to her hellhounds for a chew toy! And it's not the last time either! Because that's what this woman is! She is the Devil! There's no use running away from her, because no matter how far you go, no matter how many years you let pass, you will never be completely out of reach of those bony fingers! So drink hearty, Franklin, and laugh! Because you have made a pact with Beelzebub! '''''And her name is Mary Anne!'''''
* Appears in the 4th season ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Superstar", similar to the ''Futurama'' example. Loser Jonathan uses a reality-altering spell to make himself everyone's [[TheMinnesotaFats Minnesota Fats]] -- he fights better than Buffy, beats Giles at chess, advises the Initiative, plays basketball, fronts a band, and starred in ''Film/TheMatrix''. Unfortunately, [[EquivalentExchange the spell also conjures an ugly monster terrorizing the populace]]; destroying it would end the spell.
* In ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' Garth casts himself as Rick Dagless, MD, described by his priest as "the most sensitive man I know, and I know God."
* One episode of ''MyWifeAndKids'' has Creator/BettyWhite guest-star as a Film/MaryPoppins-like housekeeper who can do anything perfectly, and in doing so elicits an awed "... Wow..." from everyone around her...except for wife Jay, who feels put out by the attention she's getting. At the end of the episode, the Kyles' neighbor runs into the house, saying that he just saw her flying through the sky with an umbrella, garnering one final "...Wow..."
* Tek Jansen, hero of Creator/StephenColbert's (fictional) novel ''Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne: A Tek Jansen Adventure'', and the related comics and animated adventures that have been seen. He is super awesome spectacular ultra-spy who has obviously had hundreds of girlfriends, and the fact that he physically resembles and is voiced by Colbert is [[BlatantLies surely a matter of coincidence]].
* Series/{{Monk}} seems to have envisioned himself as one of these as a child as an insert to his favorite show. It's actually incredibly disturbing.
* On an episode of ''YesDear'', Jimmy (Mike O'Malley) was a contestant on BigBrother, and within days became the most popular member of the household, prompting everyone (except poor Ashley) to use him as a decoy to get Ashley eliminated in the first ceremony (using something of a BatmanGambit, no less). Jimmy ended up disqualified when Greg snuck onto the set to try and warn him of treachery from the others (though it turned out that it was just part of the gambit, the revelation footage not having been televised on the episode they were watching).
* After watching "The Antwon Walker Story", Creator/DaveChappelle wrote "The Dave Chappelle Story". He is portrayed as being born with a huge penis, is on first name basis with Creator/RichardPryor & Creator/EddieMurphy and had had sex with Music/JanetJackson, Music/JenniferLopez, some of the girls from the [[Music/{{Jay Z}} "Big Pimpin'"]] video, and Creator/HalleBerry. But he always kept it real.
-->Did I tell you sell drugs? No! Hov' did that. so hopefully you won't have to go through that.
* ''TheRedGreenShow'' had, in the later seasons, a segment featuring Ranger Gord's 'Educational Films', featuring him as almost everything the real Gord isn't. (Well, Gord and the cartoon-Gord are both male Canadian forest rangers.)
* Jool in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' possibly. Hot young student who accidentally finds herself dumped on the existing cast? Check. KaleidoscopeHair? Check. [[MakeMeWannaShout Remarkable voice]]? Check. Hot Topic Goth [[OfCorsetsSexy dress]] [[HellBentForLeather sense]]? Check. The crew, however, spectacularly fail to fall in love with her, or even give the faintest crap about her for quite a while. Unfortunately the writers overdid it and made her a full-blown Scrappy to many of the audience.
* Dr. Angela Hunter on ''GreenWing''. She's stunning, brilliant, great at her job, (almost) everyone loves her, she's one of the few competent people at the hospital and seemingly kind and generous. In actuality she's very bitchy and just fakes a lot of her kindness in order to get ahead.To top it off she becomes the star of a documentary that comes to film at the office and manages to leave with a great acting job. And then she gets murdered by a moose.
* Jason on ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' is probably meant to be a parody. He plays baseball, is on the debate team, spends his free time wheeling around his disabled brother, and has daddy issues.
* The title protagonist in ''ParkerLewisCantLose''.
* The ''{{Series/Torchwood}}'' episode ''Adam'' opens with what very well might be a bad SelfInsertFic. The Torchwood team suddenly has a new member, the titular Adam, whom everybody remembers having always been there, and whom everyone adores. Additionally, everyone is acting very OutOfCharacter. It quickly becomes clear that all is not as it seems when Gwen arrives and doesn't remember Adam... until he touches her arm and psychically inserts a FalseMemory of himself. Three guesses as to who the MonsterOfTheWeek turns out to be.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The Music/AliceCooper song "You're a Movie" is about an overconfident soldier who embodies this trope.
-->''Bullets repel off my medals\\
And my men are in awe when I speak\\
All chaos my strategy settles\\
My mere presence gives strength to the weak\\
For me it seems really alarming\\
I'm really just only a man\\
With five million sheep in this army\\
I seem to be the only one fit to command''
* The [[Franchise/HarryPotter wizard rock]] band House of Black made a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3RWk34GYZQ "Mary Sue"]] poking fun at, well, Mary Sues.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' parodies the VillainSue of its previous series, Caine, with Vampire-As-Jesus Longinus and Vampire-As-Creator/LRonHubbard Dracula. Both are mythic founders of magically inclined covenants, both are dead convinced they are the Best Vampires Ever and both are hilariously deluded as to the universality of their creations. Caine would swat both of them with a pinkie toe, but their advantage is that Caine doesn't exist in this scenario.
** That doesn't stop the Lancea Sanctum from INVENTING the Cainite Heresy in the Camarilla Fan Club supplements, just to add a level of meta on top that nobody seems to really be "getting".
** Dracula's "Rites of the Dragon" is a supplement prop book specifically designed to parody "The Book of Nod".
*** And let's not forget the [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick parody Bible tract]] in the Daeva clanbook...
*** White Wolf released a "new translation" of ''The Testament of Longinus'' on PDF, which reads like other holy scriptures if the narrator (of the first part) were a raving egomaniac. Including repetitions, contradictions, and historical inaccuracies... and translator notes which argue with each other about the significance and authorship of various verses. It's a hoot.
* ''DungeonsAndDragons'', as usual, has a handful of everything.
** ''{{Spelljammer}}'' has Reigar -- a whole race of near-immortal beautiful {{Mad Artist}}s with {{Bishie Sparkle}}s. ShroudedInMyth except a few certain facts, such as they do anything at all only [[DoingItForTheArt for the art]] and that it included [[EarthShatteringKaboom blowing up their homeworld]].
* ''WitchGirlsAdventures'' includes a "Mary Sue" trait specifically intended for playing a Parody Sue.
* ''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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[[folder:Theater]]
* Princess Winnifred the Woebegone in ''OnceUponAMattress'' has one defining character trait: she's ''spunky!'' Luckily, the play is a madcap comedy, so we're not asked to take her (or anybody else) too seriously. And a good actress can make the character fairly endearing.
* Arguably, Johanna in ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''. She's set up as TheIngenue to a ridiculous degree, the shrinking maiden figure who the plot revolves around, and who is fancied by every man who sets eyes on her. Hilariously subverted when she grabs a pistol and proceeds to blow the head off someone at point-blank range.
* Since ''{{Urinetown}}'' is a parody of musical theater, it makes TheIngenue, Hope Cladwell, one of the most over the top parody Sues ever, bordering on a {{Deconstruction}}. One could also say that TheHero, Bobby Strong, is also a Parody Sue.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the PS3 version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', [[ThePaladin Flynn Scifo]] is a Type 3 that is PlayedForDrama. His best friend and eternal rival, AntiHero[=/=]VigilanteMan Yuri Lowell constantly snarks about how he gets the treatment of a GodModeSue in-universe when it comes to combat and politics. However, Yuri is also aware that his friend is the single most LawfulStupid human being in existence. When his devotion to the rules [[NiceJobBreakingItHero cause him to screw up]], Yuri ''really'' lets him have it... [[CharacterDevelopment and Flynn reluctantly realizes that he's in the wrong for once when he does]].
** Being a JRPG DeconstructorFleet, the TalesSeries was bound to have a few of these. Another example is Colette in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', who is this (Type 3, [[spoiler:almost becoming a vegetable as a result]]) simply by being a deconstruction of TheChosenOne.
* Zed from ''WildArms'', moreso in the remake ''Wild Arms Alter Code F''. He is a demon who sees himself as the incredibly awesome protagonist of the story and claims that the main characters are villainous, until he finally ditched Ziekfried and, in the remake, can eventually join the party. In the original game he also dropped the "Doom Bringer" sword which was very powerful but reduces Jack's luck the the worst possible value when he uses it - which sort of explains Zed's comic ineptitude throughout the game.
* The ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' games give us Kurtis. He's handsome, he's badass, he is a genius, a cyborg, has a quite tragic backstory ''and'' is TheRival... And then he [[spoiler: does a HeroicSacrifice and ends up transformed into a [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Prinny]]]]. HilarityEnsues.
* VideoGame/DukeNukem, though the "parody" part was subverted in ''[[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever Forever]]''. WordOfGod has said that in that game he's meant to be taken completely seriously, and that he is supposed to be the coolest thing and center of his world. Most people who played the game seem to have thought it was a parody regardless of the intent.
* The ''My Little Pony'' RPG ''VideoGame/CurseOfTheLostKingdom'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWZlIm9OUSc Princess Cosmos]], a WingedUnicorn (Almost of them are {{Mary Sue}}s in fanfics) who wields a ridiculous {{BFS}}, is a werewolf, can sing "flawlessly" to heal teammates, and can tell her [[BrownNote backstory]] for a OneHitKill on weaker enemies (Apparently, she's the child of Rainbow Dash and Sakura from ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'', was kicked out of her house, and fell in love with Jacob from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''). In-universe, her mere existence is a RealityBreakingParadox that required her to be imprisoned in the Dream World, where anybody she encountered would forget her upon waking up, until Hawkeem remembers her and must keep her happy during the Dream World areas of the game in order to avoid hearing her backstory.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Franziska Von Karma from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' is considered one of the [[JerkSue Jerk]] and [[VillainSue Villain]] varieties, complete with several CommonMarySueTraits. Daughter of the previous game's BigBad -- Check. LikeBrotherAndSister relationship with TheRival from the last game -- Check. Gets away with physically assaulting any and all law enforcement officers and even using illegal evidence in court -- Check. 18 years old lawyer who started her illustrious career at 13 -- Check. Beating her is a big TakeThat at the typical MarySue that Edgeworth fangirls tend to use in their self-insert fics. Also in case 4 of ''Investigations'', which takes place when she is 13, a couple of the people she tries to intimidate [[NotNowKiddo either shrug her off or laugh at her]]. [[ButtMonkey So she just takes it out on Edgeworth and Gumshoe.]]
* Erika Furudo in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is a [[BlackHoleSue Black Hole]] FixerSue of an AmateurSleuth who ''[[ContrivedCoincidence just so happens]]'' to wash up on Rokkenjima so [[spoiler:Bernkastel has her own piece when she takes over the anti-fantasy side of the game]]. She proceeds to wander around being an insufferable BitchInSheepsClothing, attempts to supplant the protagonist, [[spoiler:helps Battler find the gold just to make the chaos worse, and frames Natsuhi for the murders.]] She's basically [[spoiler:Bern]]'s [[SelfInsertFic self-insert]] [[HerCodenameWasMarySue Sue]], and she's virulently loathed by both the fanbase and ''the other characters''. In short, Parody Sue PlayedForDrama = messy {{Deconstruction}}.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Strong Sad's fanfiction character, Twelve Times A Day Man, from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.
* Shadowleggy is very aware of playing this trope when she appears in her [[ResidentEvilMusicals videos]].
* ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamHouse'' plays Franchise/{{Barbie}}'s ridiculous over-the-top perfection[[note]]in some people's eyes[[/note]] completely for laughs.
* [[http://rathergood.com/ Rathergood.com]] has the Crab of Ineffable Wisdom, a giant [[TheOmniscient omniscient]] crustacean [[SelfInsertFic with the face of the owner of the site]] who appears as a frequent DeusExMachina in its cartoons.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' gives us Pyrrha Nikos, whose main problem is the unfailing, [[TheAce completely]] [[IdealHero justified]] admiration of everyone around her...well, okay, it's played [[AttractivenessIsolation more realistically]] than ''that'', but it still qualifies for this trope. The writers avoided the obvious problems with this trope by making her a second-string character.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' webcomic has an AffectionateParody called "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20051212 Fan Fiction]]" that mines all the CommonMarySueTraits including [[KaleidoscopeEyes eyes that change color]], and Mary coming back from the dead.
** See the quote on the quote page. Shaenon Garrity, the creator of ''{{Narbonic}}'', ''SkinHorse'', and ''Webcomic/{{Smithson}}'', wrote this for the Foglios.
** The story ends up playing the Sue author pretty sympathetically -- her brothers whine that she's telling the story wrong, but her mother comforts her by telling her she made her own Mary Sue stories when she was a girl.
* In [[http://nonadventures.com/2008/07/12/poultry-position/ this strip]] of ''TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', the author claims in the AltText that his MarySue character is an annoyed elderly rooster.
* Lewis Powell of ''TerrorIsland'' took ''that'' idea even further, claiming in [[http://www.terrorisland.net/strips/163.html this strip]] that his MarySue character was ''a fake magic cube''. [[spoiler: Ben wrote Lewis's commentary that day, for what it's worth.]]
* ''MarySueAcademy'' is about a school for Mary Sues, and is appropriately full of these. It's right [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Mary_Sue_Academy here]].
* Shadow and Chug of ''Powerup Comics'' are ([[StealthParody stealth]]) parodies of the JerkassStu model. Since they represent all of the authors' viewpoints, it's deemed acceptable for them to dismiss the recurring strawman character with a [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/index.php?p=299048 bullet to the forehead]] simply because he has the "wrong" opinions.
* Dave Anez has admitted ([[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=060224 and lampshaded]]) the fact that Bob is ''BobAndGeorge'''s MartyStu. He dresses like Proto Man (easily the coolest ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' character), he's able to beat the main cast in combat and able to out-program Dr. Wily. He's the mastermind behind the events of ''5'' and ''6'' parodies, and a demi-god to boot. Since ''Bob And George'' was a GagSeries, he ends up as the butt of jokes a bit more often than your average Marty Stu. Given the often ridiculously exaggerated things he's done (like ''killing a ghost/hologram''), he may even qualify as TheAce.
* There's still some debate among fans as to whether Jade from the ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' series ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' was intended to be one of these or not. She ''does'' have a ludicrous number of quirky hobbies, skills, and "cute" flaws (narcolepsy and [[CloudCuckoolander general ditziness]]). Jade also has a magical pet, crazy supernatural powers, future technology, a grasp on the unfolding plot, and she lives under the wing of her equally talented and rich Grandfather [[spoiler: who is deceased, making her ConvenientlyAnOrphan in addition to everything else.]] What makes her seem like a Parody Sue instead of a straight example is the fact that her Sue-ness (like every other trope used in the series) is [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated]] to the point that it becomes funny. [[spoiler:Then she loses her powers, her gear and her pet, and spends so much time dozing that all the other main characters zoom past her. Time to start earning your keep, miss.]]
** The troll Kanaya Maryam, being essentially Jade's gothy friend Rose raised in Jade's circumstances, is the wannabe vampire to Jade's magic princess. Just count how many times the phrase "one of the few of your kind" recurs in her [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004223 introductory bio.]]
** Vriska Serket has a [[TheMostDangerousVideoGame FLARP]] character named "Marquise Spinneret Mindfang". [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004096 She gained all the levels. All of them.]]
*** [[WordOfGod Andrew has confirmed]] that Vriska herself is a metafictional commentary on the MarySue, although she might be better said to be a {{Deconstruction}} Sue. She ''thinks'' she is prettier, smarter, and stronger than everyone else, inserts herself in major plot events simply to make herself important, and never suffers any negative consequences for her actions [[spoiler:untill she dies]]. The result of this is everyone who speaks to her (except [[MoralityPet John]]) thinking she is either a psychotic bitch or simply a JerkAss, with [[BaseBreaker a similar effect on the fandom]].
*** And eventually, even John realizes how horrible she is even by the standards of her species.
** Feferi's status is ambiguous due to her Mary Sue traits, such as having the highest possible blood color in a hematocracy and being heir apparent to the Empire while being very nonchalant about it. She's incredibly nice (remember that the trolls are [[ProudWarriorRace a bunch of murderous bastards]]), has a guardian that can kill every single person in her species excluding herself, the Troll Empress, and possibly other sea trolls at the drop of a hat (compared to the other guardians of the trolls who can't really do much at all by comparison), and wears bright clothes and gold accessories where almost everyone else is decked out in blacks and greys. [[spoiler:She's dead too, by the way]]...and has only minor importance to the plot.
** And he went above and beyond with [[spoiler:Calliope, AKA uranianUmbra]]. She's critical to almost everything about the [[spoiler:Alpha universe]] session, having given the kids their special chat client, introduced them, and told them about and encouraged them to play the game. She's a SailorEarth character as well, since an [[WesternZodiac Ophiuchus-themed]] troll has long been speculated (especially one with the initials UU), and she fills in the gap in [[FantasticCasteSystem the hemospectrum]] [[spoiler:where Karkat would be if he wasn't a mutant]]. Oh, and she's apparently the LastOfHerKind, since the Empress exterminated the limebloods because they had much stronger PsychicPowers than the other castes and posed a threat to her reign. [[spoiler:As it turns out, UU is not, in fact, a troll. She's an entirely different species and is [[AscendedFangirl cosplaying as her fantroll]]]].
*** She's also [[spoiler:the smarter, more talented sister of the BigBad]], and several sources believe that she's going to be instrumental in stopping Lord English. Which would all be very Sueish except for the fact that [[spoiler:she's currently ''dead'' because he OutGambitted her and killed her dreamself, leaving him permanently in control of their [[SharingABody shared body]] and Calliope's ghost hiding from him in a secluded corner of the Furthest Ring, with no idea what she's actually supposed to do]].
* ''LivingWithInsanity'' features a parody on bad writing as a whole, starring a character actually named Marty Stu who can convince nazis to stop being evil just because he is sexy.
* Tsukiko from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is this to an extent. She has several CommonMarySueTraits -- name meaning "Moon Child" in Japanese, heterochromatic eyes, great beauty, skimpy clothing, unusualy skilled for her young age, oppressed by a stuck-up society not understanding her greatness.... Parody comes in two aspects. First, she is terribly WrongGenreSavvy, acting like she is in her own self-insert [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel romantic]] fanfic and can do whatever she wants to get Xykon to fall in love with her and others are just obstacles for her to dispose without consequences [[spoiler:-- which gets her killed once she tries to get rid of Redcloak]]. Second, that "oppressed by a stuck-up society not understanding her greatness" part? She was jailed for [[ILoveTheDead necrophilia]] and her entire reasoning for that behavior is based on InsaneTrollLogic.
* ''{{Chainsawsuit}}'' got a few entries, including "[[http://chainsawsuit.com/2012/03/13/brightshadow-academy-for-mary-sues/ Brightshadow Academy for Mary Sues]]". Its newest student is [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2012/03/29/brightshadows-newest-student/ Jane Peters]], who "had no [[GodModeSue unique powers]] and a [[DarkAndTroubledPast very normal past]]":
--> poor jane peters... but little did she know that she was going to become [[AntiSue the greatest student that brightshadow academy had ever seen]]
* ''Webcomic/PokemonX'' has [[http://pokemonx.comicgenesis.com/d/20100401.html an April Fools Day comic]] where the author shows why he doesn't allow fanmade characters, introducing a MartyStu (allegedly based on actual suggested characters) who saves the world with his oddly-colored and decorated Mewtwo, effortlessly saves the day, and becomes May's immediate boyfriend for instant sex (which May's in-comic semi-love-interest Brendan has no problem with, in this scenario).
* ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'' has a super-heroine literally called Mary Sue, who is clearly the most perfect example of a human being (or superhuman being for that matter), [[http://superredundant.com/?p=621 but still points out her "defining flaw"]] that goes hand-in-hand with her perfection to define the trope.
* [[http://kevinbolk.deviantart.com/art/Mary-Sue-Wish-Fulfillment-Guy-201992341 Mary Sue Wish Fulfillment Guy]], by Kevin Bolk (author of Ensign Sue Must Die), who is a thinly-veiled parody of Rayne Summers of ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo''.
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[[folder: WebOriginal]]
* [[http://gawker.com/marine-todd-is-an-awesomely-stupid-right-wing-meme-th-1555109402 Marine Todd]], a {{Twitter}} meme based on the DesignatedHero of a right-wing StrawmanPolitical {{Urban Legend}} doing the rounds on the Conservative Twittersphere. The parody versions riff off it by amplifying the wish fulfilment and the writer's ignorance to staggering levels:
-->...he had already engaged in real battle with real Atheists: [[CriticalResearchFailure Muslims]].
-->[[NoPunctuationIsFunnier a marine came home from ending terrorism in iraq and went to his favorite bar]]. he saw a cute girl and tried to buy her a drink. "no thanks i'm a feminist" she said. the marine ripped off his shirt "are you still a feminist?" "[[EasyEvangelism not anymore]] but i have a boyfriend" she replied. he pulled out his gun. "u think the friend zone scares me? i just got back from a war zone." she sent her boyfriend a text message to break up with him and started [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence kissing the marine and his gun]]. all the other patriots in the bar got up and started clapping and [[HappilyEverAfter din't stop until the marine and the girl were married]]. repost if you believe [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid love can blossom anywhere, even on a battlefield]]!!!

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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The MarySue concept in general, as well as AlwaysSomeoneBetter, is parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' episode "Here Comes Mr. Perfect", in which a MartyStu from out of town shows up whose sympathetic character flaw ''is'' that he's MartyStu -- his perfection always makes everyone immediately hate him because he's so much better at the stuff everyone else is known for, and he actively tries to ''avoid'' showing it off for this reason.
** He also gives a speech in his own defense that, in a meta sense, can be taken as a sort of defense of the MarySue -- not that they're good characters, per se, or not annoying, but that it isn't ''the character's'' fault -- ''they'' didn't decide to be perfect.
* An episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'' cartoon has an old acquaintance of Sebastian who has the same problem. In a last-ditch effort to beat him at ''something'', Sebastian challenges him to pretty much tell Sebastian's life story. The old acquaintance not only does so, in perfect detail, (which, in itself is pretty damn creepy) but also manages to mix a heaping helping of [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech The Reason Sebastian Sucks]] while doing so. Cue the FlatWhat from everyone. Including the viewers.
* Appears in ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. When Skeeter helps with one of Doug's Quailman comic, his character is a blatant [[GodModeSue God Mode Stu]], [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands gaining whatever power most quickly solves the situation at hand]] (said character is also an {{Expy}} of the ComicBook/SilverSurfer, who is in comics at StoryBreakerPower). This is heavily [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in Doug's dislike of the character.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Brock Sampson is a parody of over-the-top SociopathicHero characters. While he does get plenty of asskicking scenes, he is also shown doing less adventurous things with the Ventures (such as helping effeminate Dean put on his plays and/or dressing up for costume competitions), whom he sees as a family unit. In fact, when FemmeFatale Molotov Cocktease invites him to abandon them and join her as a mercenary, he happily tells her that he prefers the Ventures to the moral ambiguity and weirdness of spy work.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' episode "Kadic Bombshell", Brynja Heringsdötir is an obvious parody of the {{Relationship Sue}}s so prevalent in the show's FanWork. This one-shot character has every trapping of a Mary Sue and Odd (and [[UnresolvedSexualTension Ulrich]], and [[OfficialCouple Jérémie]], and every other boy in the school) falls for her, but she's quickly revealed too shallow to be a serious love interest. She leaves at the end of the episode without having any lasting effect on the status quo (the heroes not even bothering with a [[ResetButton Return to the Past]]).
* In ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', Tak has Sue tendencies: arrives at the Skool out of nowhere on an incredibly cool and expensive-looking jet, [[RelationshipSue gets Dib's attention (while shooting down Zim's futile courtship attempts)]], turns out to be [[CopyCatSue another rogue "Invader" like Zim]] -- only [[VillainSue incredibly more competent]], and so on. And yet, she's still so GenreBlind as to put a BigRedButton to disable her master plan and gets defeated by the very people she denounced as worthless.
** One episode cast Dib as a GodModeSue. After throwing a muffin at Zim in school, he's visited by EnergyBeings that sought him out to be their champion against the Irken Invaders. They give him superpowers that allow him to do pretty much anything he wants, which he proceeds to use to talk Zim into turning himself in to the authorities, expose every single paranormal mystery, singlehandedly fought and defeated the Irken Armada, and "even got to ride a moose". As it turned out, [[spoiler:it was all a virtual reality simulation orchestrated by Zim to get him to admit he threw the bran muffin.]]
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' parodying ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fandom, they produce an episode of ''Star Trek'' based on an [[EnergyBeing alien energy cloud's]] fanscript, wherein members of the regular cast fall in love with and are overwhelmed with admiration for the alien energy cloud.
** There's also Barbados Slim, who won Olympic gold medals in both ''Limboing'' and ''Sex''. His [[PecFlex pecs also wiggle by themselves]]. He has been described as both an adonis, and a 'mahogany god'.
*** He gets some minor comeuppance in Bender's Big Score, when after Hermes steals back his wife from him, Slim tries to storm out of the room, being forced to limbo underneath a malfunctioning automatic door...which then shuts on him partway through.
* Lila from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is effectively a [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet]] parody of a MarySue, as is Helga's older sister Olga. Interestingly, both of them started out as {{Deconstruction}}s of the idea (Lila was smart, funny and charming but had a horrible home life and poor self esteem, while Olga was a BrokenAce who was both neurotic and naive), before the writers evidently realized that ramping their TastesLikeDiabetes perfection Up To Eleven was funnier. Given "Big Sis" - the episode that puts them both together - it's hard to disagree.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': The Griffins bring in a new dog after Lois points out that Brian's getting old. "New Brian" is polite, perfect, multi-talented and instantly befriends everyone (''sans'' Stewie), who rightly realizes that he's Brian's "replacement". New Brian goes on to improve everyone's lives and supplant Brian completely. However, he makes his fatal mistake when he... gets a little intimate with [[CompanionCube Rupert the teddy bear]]. [[WomanScorned Stewie is not pleased...]]
** Don't forget Derek, Jillian's [[spoiler: late]] husband. He's depicted as a parody of a RelationshipSue .
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' has Timmy wishing up a big brother named Tommy. He was so perfect that he actually got [[ClingyJealousGirl Tootie]] to lose her crush on Timmy. This, of course, backfires when Tommy wants to take Timmy on a long charity trip to a third world country.
* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'': You let Fenton play in your movies at your peril.
-->"You're the dirty villain, and I'm the hero, and you suck. A-and you're really stupid and I'm really smart. OK? And you're fat and have bad skin, and I'm thin and I have small pores."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''. One episode features a guest character with many CommonMarySueTraits, including taking main character burden. Then she turns out to be very incompetent in the terms of fighting monsters.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' brings us ''Mary'' and ''Su''san Test. It's only played with though.
* Poochie on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a good example of a Stu character played as a parody of new characters who are just stuck into stories and then they annoy the fans. But the reason Poochie annoys the fans isn't just because he's new, it's because of his Gary Stu traits. He comes in with a whole rap song about why he's so cool, Itchy and Scratchy's usually violently comedic characters are changed into [[CreatorsPet oohing and ahhing over him]], and he throws the story off course to show off how cool he is (cue Milhouse moaning "[[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot When are they going to get to the fireworks factory?!]]"). Also, like with many Gary Stu type characters, [[TheScrappy the fans are annoyed by him]], [[CreatorsPet except for his voice actor]], Homer, who acts like a fan who is overly protective of their MarySue character. Homer's idea of how to improve the show is to make Poochie louder, angrier, have access to a time machine, and to make the other characters say "Where's Poochie?" when he's not on-screen, which could also go under the CreatorsPet trope.
** This is, of course, why he was the former TropeNamer of ShooOutTheNewGuy.
** Luckily, the Marketing Executives who [[ExecutiveMeddling created him]] in the first place wised up quickly and [[BusCrash killed him off when he had to go back to his home planet]].
* Sierra from ''[[TotalDramaIsland Total Drama World Tour]]'' has quite a lot of CommonMarySueTraits. However, other characters find her creepy and annoying, especially Cody.
* [[spoiler:[[DeusExMachina Mintberry Crunch]]]] from the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' "Coon & Friends" trilogy.
--> [[spoiler:'''Stan:''' Wow! Who would have thought that Mintberry Crunch had powers?]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Cartman:''' *sighs* Fucking Mintberry fucking Crunch.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' plays with this in the episode "Comic Book Capers." When Megavolt discovers Darkwing's manuscript for a licensed comic book based on his exploits, he completely rewrites the plot to make [[VillainProtagonist himself]] the star and now has the ability to turn into a 50 ft. giant, which sends Darkwing fleeing for his life.
* Ice King of AdventureTime turns into one of these in the episodes [[spoiler: "Fionna and Cake" and "Bad Little Boy"]], which makes sense since these episodes are parodies of badly written FanFiction, with every narrative focus on Fionna and Cake being less about adventure and more about shipping.
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