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->''"Every first novel is the author either as [[Literature/TheBible Christ]] or as {{Faust}}."''
-->-- '''Unknown''', possibly '''Creator/OscarWilde'''

MarySue is hardly limited to always being a goody two-shoes. This brand of Mary Sue decided to take the dark and evil path, [[KickTheDog kicking a few dogs]] and probably [[EvilLaugh cackling about it]] in the process. Whether it be stealing the {{Cosmic Keystone}}s out of the grasp of the heroes, effortlessly bringing about the ironic utopia of the other villain, or just generally acting like a cad, they absolutely love to be evil.

This character generally shows up as an author's wish fulfillment to be ''evil''. Alternatively, in {{fanfiction}}, it might show up because the author [[RootingForTheEmpire favors the villain]] and wants a vicarious relationship with them. It might be a consequence of EvilIsCool, [[GoneHorriblyRight taken to the logical extreme]]. Or, perhaps, the author just has a distaste for some (or all) of the protagonists and created the character to facilitate a HateFic, FixFic, or RevengeFic. Either way, the same author favoritism and plot bias are now working for the forces of evil. It may also come about as an attempt to create a MagnificentBastard or similar style of villain, only to go too far and become one of these.

As far as overlaps go, there are two major ones. SympatheticSue is an easy one where the intent is to show that the character [[FreudianExcuse just had a crappy enough life to be forced into villainy]]. With this overlap, they are more of a VillainProtagonist than an antagonist in most cases. Tends to show up most often in fanfiction. The other common overlap is the GodModeSue, with a [[SuperpowerLottery ridiculous power level]], forcing the heroes to hold the IdiotBall, and/or requiring DeusExMachina in order for the protagonists to stand a chance of defeating them. This is the type that generally shows up in {{canon}}. It can overlap with other types, such as JerkSue, as well, but it ''never'' overlaps with PuritySue (although they might become one after the HeelFaceTurn, once the plot [[KarmaHoudini forgets everything evil about them]]).

Probably the rarest type of Sue, as Villains are generally given great powers and abilities to be a more credible threat to the protagonists and make their inevitable downfall more sweet. A true VillainSue will probably [[KarmaHoudini never have one]], however, and even if he does it may be via OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow rather than any non-AssPull method. In some cases, Villain Sue can be justified, given that the villain was an EldritchAbomination and the plot revolved around a CosmicHorrorStory.

Obviously, as an element of WishFulfillment, there are no RealLife examples to speak of.

Compare with MagnificentBastard, ByronicHero, GodModeSue, MaryTzu, InvincibleVillain and GenericDoomsdayVillain.

Not to be confused with the ''Series/{{Glee}}'' BigBad of the same name.

'''No examples, please. This only defines the term.'''