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->''Ensign [[OverlyLongName Mary Amethyst Star]] [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Enoby]] [[GratuitousJapanese Aiko]] [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Archer]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]] [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Janeway]] [[MarySue Sue]] is the [[TeenGenius youngest officer]] in Starfleet. [[CunningLinguist A skilled linguist]]... [[LadyOfWar an unmatched warrior]]... [[TheChessmaster a cunning strategist]]... [[HotScientist a scientific genius]]... [[TheMedic a gentle healer]]... a passionate lover... She is a woman of [[BeautyEqualsGoodness exceptional beauty]]; [[GenkiGirl bubbly]], [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pure of heart]] and perfect in every way...\\\
...and she's driving the crew of a certain enterprising starship INSANE!''

So begins the tale of '''''Ensign Sue Must Die'''''. A {{webcomic}} drawn by [[Webcomic/ImMyOwnMascot Kevin]] [[Webcomic/TriggerStar Bolk]] of [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/ Interrobang Studios]] and written by Clare Moseley of [[http://claremoseley.ca/ Clare Moseley.ca]]. The story takes place in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe after the events of the [[Film/StarTrek 2009 revamp film]] which follows the Starship ''Enterprise'''s new medical officer Ensign Sue. The comic completely parodies the concept of a MarySue character. Can be found [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=989 here]] or on [[http://comicalclare.deviantart.com/art/Ensign-Sue-Must-Die-01-165689110?q=gallery%3Acomicalclare%2F25413573&qo=26 deviantart.]]

The original storyline having come to a close that is not ''quite'' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, a continuation -- ''Ensign Two: [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Sue]]''-- began on December 21, 2012 and finished on August 16, 2013. A final storyline -- ''Ensign³: [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis of Infinite Sues]]''-- began on 31 January, 2014.


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!!''Ensign Sue Must Die'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* ActorAllusion[[invoked]]:
** Sherlock, before leaving the Enterprice, says to Kirk that "[he] will seeing [him] soon". This is a allusion to Benedict Cumberbach playing both Sherlock ''and'' Khan. [[spoiler: Turns out that "Sherlock" was ''actually'' Khan, [[HarsherInHindsight and he guided them into Sue Prime's plan all along]].]]
** Sulu is [[Creator/GeorgeTakei implied to be gay]].
* [[LovableSexManiac Annoying Sex Maniac]]: Because of the Sues' track of being {{Relationship Sue}}s, they'll try to hook up with every hot guy they see, which irritates everyone to no end. [[http://interrobangstudios.com/comics-display.php?strip_id=1617 Just ask]] [[spoiler:Khan]].
* ArtShift:
** During the fourth comic, when Sue narrates.
** Mostly averted in the world-hopping in Ensign 2.
* AuthorOnBoard: Played with. Although Ensign Sue has all the usual qualities of a MarySue, she has somehow popped up in a universe where all the other characters ''don't'' follow the usual rules of a MarySue fic. [[spoiler: Except for God. And it's implied that their minds ''will'' be warped if they spend enough time around her. In the Literature/HarryPotter universe, the other characters are indeed acting like the typical cast of a MarySue story.]]
* AwesomenessIsVolatile: [[spoiler:The Khan working with the Sues is disintegrated by the sheer magnificence of Khan Prime's abs.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Ensign Sue, who was killed off in the end of the first chapter. Sue Prime didn't ''just'' conjure [[AlternateSelf alternate versions]] of her throughout the multiverse. The original Ensign Sue still exists as the Sue of the Literature/HarryPotter universe and reveals her old medical uniform after reuniting with Captain Kirk.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:At the end of chapter 2, the Doctor has been killed (though regenerated), Spock is BrainwashedAndCrazy, Captain Kirk has been broken by the revelation of his Sue status, and Ensign Sue has been broken by the rejection of her fellow crewmates. Sue Prime gloats at the success of her EvilPlan, and the page announces ToBeContinued.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Mirror Sue's outfit.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Knowing that the Doctor, Kirk and Spock would try to get rid of her pieces spread all over the Multiverse, Sue Prime created the pokeballs to be able to contain the multiple Sues. She inserted them in the Pokemon Universe so they would be mass-produced, with the cover they were actually for pokémon. When enough pokéballs containing Sues were in the Star Trek universe, she sent Anna Mae, Empress Sue and Wolverine Sue to free them. With enough Sue power concentrated in the Star Trek universe, they could begin the convergence of all universes, enabling Sue Prime to enter the mundane world without being BroughtDownToNormal. Oh, and she ensured all this would happen by making Khan pass as Sherlock to trick them into enacting her plan.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Sue Prime]]. Also counts as a HiddenVillain since (of the protagonists) only the Original Sue knows about her.
* BigNo: [[spoiler:Kirk's reaction to BrainwashedAndCrazy Spock's claim that Kirk is himself a Sue. Bonus points for the scene being a Franchise/StarWars reference. He gets a second in the opening of Chapter 3 when he gets razzed by Empress Sue as he's doing his CaptainsLog for getting in touch with his inner Sue.]].
* BlackHoleSue: [[spoiler:All Sues are theoretically capable of bending everyone and everything in the universe to their perfection.]] [[invoked]]
* BlatantLies: When the Doctor asks Sherlock if he's a fan of the "[[Series/DoctorWho long-running]] [[Franchise/StarTrek TV shows]]" he mentioned, Sherlock looks wide-eyed and claims that "a female associate" is a fan. The Doctor replies, "[[LampshadeHanging Of course she is.]]"
* {{Bokukko}}: Anna Mae Sue. Whether played for the cuteness factor or for her butchered Japanese is unknown.
* BrainyBaby: Apparently, even as a newborn infant, Ensign Sue was able to escape the destruction of the ''Kelvin''.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:The leader of the Sues "re-educates" Spock and corrupts him to their cause]].
* BrickJoke:
** Remember in the film when Scotty mentions that he lost [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Admiral Archer's]] beagle in a transporter accident? He tries to do the same to Ensign Sue. [[spoiler:[[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1027 It fails, but Sue finds the beagle]]]]. Bonus brick joke for those who've read the {{novelization}} [[spoiler:The beagle shows up at the end of the book.]]
** Early on, Mirror Sue is shown to have a fondness for girls, such as Uhura. [[spoiler:Much later, Uhura takes advantage of that to clobber Mirror Sue to allow them to escape.]]
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:When Ensign Sue is brought back to the Star Trek universe, her RealityWarper status vanishes, leaving her merely an incredibly annoying girl.]]
* ButtMonkey[=/=]TheyKilledKennyAgain: Ever since the Eleventh Doctor was shot [[spoiler: by the Sue-tified Spock]], the Doctor's regenerations have become a RunningGag.
* BystanderSyndrome: One of the reasons Sue is so hard to eliminate is that ''nobody'' wants to have anything to do with her. Also [[spoiler:Starfleet's official response]]: [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1019 HA HA... HA... HA.]]
* CallBack:
** The universe where Ensign Sue is found in the sequel is the same one we saw her end up in the original: ''[[spoiler:Franchise/HarryPotter]]''.
** In the original, Ensign Sue states that she was raised by worms (inside a wormhole!), and that they died as a part of her [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic backstory]]. In The Wrath of Sue, [[spoiler:The captain [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs is enraged by her calling him James instead of by his title]], especially because of the crisis she brought upon them, and orders her locked in the brig]]. Her response is "This is worse than when the worms died!"
* CanonSue: Some of the Sues are canonical characters, including:[[invoked]]
** Wesley from Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration.
** [[spoiler:Wolverine from The Comicbook/{{X-Men}}]].
** [[spoiler:[[TomatoInTheMirror Possibly Kirk himself]]. Though Denny Crane later reassures him that being exceptional in and of itself is not the mark of a Sue.]]
** Subverted with [[Literature/TheTwilightSaga Bella Swan]].
** Played with in [[WestermAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]]. We see Twilight Sparkle included with a bunch of bad original characters, but we never see if she gets captured or not (though it is heavily implied).
* CategoryTraitor: [[spoiler:Khan calls Ensign Sue a traitor, despite the fact that she only just discovered what was going on and had never been in contact with the other Sues in the first place]]
* CatGirl: Anna Mae Sue seems to have this trait. Doesn't hurt she speaks in part-Japanese as well.
* CerebusSyndrome: A minor case. The webcomic is still quite silly, but while the first story was just about Mary Sue being put in a world that knows how ridiculous she is, the second story has her going through a HeelRealization and includes moments such as [[spoiler:Wolverine]] stabbing [[spoiler:[[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]]]] in the back, on panel. The third chapter has continued the trend toward drama, though still with plenty of gags thrown in.
* CharacterDevelopment: [[spoiler: The original Ensign Sue, after being BroughtDownToNormal, gets this in spades.]]
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: [[spoiler:Sue Prime's pose at the end of chapter 2]].
* {{Cliffhanger}}:
** [[spoiler:The end of Chapter 1, where we see that Ensign Sue has died, but she meets Sue Prime, who sends her to the Harry Potter Universe.]]
** [[spoiler:Then Chapter 2. Empress Sue has the Infinity Gauntlet, Wolverine Sue stabbed the Doctor (who then regenerated into Eleven), Ambassador Spock is frozen in carbonite, Spock has been brainwashed, Kirk is in a HeroicBSOD after being told that he is a CanonSue, Ensign Sue has broken down in her cell after discovering she no longer has Sue powers, and Sue Prime's plan appears to have succeeded.]][[invoked]]
* CloudCuckoolander: The Sues are clearly living in their own little world.
* {{Chibi}}: The whole comic is drawn in this style. Which, of course, makes everything [[Funny/EnsignSueMustDie much funnier]].
* CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel: The Doctor of course knows all about TheAestheticsOfTechnology
* CrazyEnoughToWork: [=McCoy=] lampshades Kirk's tendency to invent these type of schemes almost word for word.
* CuteBruiser: [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1029 "They had no honor!"]]
* TheCutie: Ensign Sue.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Naturally, a number of the characters have them, but especially the [[SympatheticSue Sues]].[[invoked]]
** As per {{Canon}} in the ContinuityReboot, Captain Kirk lost his father from the destruction of the USS Kelvin and spent his youth angry at the world. [[spoiler:Spock mentions his tragic past as proof of Kirk's apparent Suehood.]]
** Ensign Sue was ''also'' a victim of the Kelvin's destruction. She was then raised by worms in a wormhole! And then the worms died...
* DarkestHour: The end of Chapter 2.
* DeadpanSnarker: Spock, unsurprisingly.
-->'''Spock:''' Your ''consummate professionalism'' is nothing short of ''inspiring'', Captain.\\
'''Kirk:''' I hate you, Spock.
* DeconstructiveParody: The premise is basically "What would happen if someone as self-centered, oblivious and powerful as a MarySue showed up on the Enterprise?"
* DepravedBisexual: [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1036 Mirror Sue makes out with Uhura to prove she is evil.]]
* DevilInPlainSight: Somehow, the gang completely manage to miss the significance of [[spoiler:[[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1508 Chekov's new girlfriend]] showing up at their strategy meeting.]] Played for laughs, just like everything else. [[spoiler:[[RedHerring The Captain becomes suspicious when she repeatedly shows up in officer only meetings, but Chekov's girlfriend turns out to be innocent of being a Sue]].]]
* DownerEnding: Ensign 2 [[spoiler:ends like this, setting up part three: Crisis of Infinite Sues]].
* DramaticUnmask: [[spoiler:Wolverine-sue rips off his mask when he reveals himself as a Sue.]]
* DressedInLayers:
** When searching various universes for Sues in the sequel, upon seeing Kirk the Sue in [[spoiler: the Harry Potter universe]] rips off her uniform to show a Starfleet uniform is underneath, meaning she is the original Sue. [[LampshadeHanging Kirk wonders how long she's been wearing it like that.]]
** [[Creator/WilliamShatner Denny]] [[BostonLegal Crane]]'s appearance starts with him tearing off a Starfleet uniform, revealing a business suit underneath.
* EvilCostumeSwitch
* EurekaMoment: Possibly one of the funniest renditions [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1048 ever]]. Young!Spock ''finally'' realizes who the threat to the universe that his Prime self warned him of is.
* EvilTwin: Mirror Sue. [[spoiler:Sherlock has one too, that seems to be Khan.]]
* ExpospeakGag: Mary Sue reveals her dark secret to [=McCoy=]: she has pedal transient paresthesia! [[spoiler:Her foot's asleep.]] Also a ContinuityNod to ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|The Voyage Home}}'', where [=McCoy=] uses fancy terms for cramps to get through a hospital with a crewmember feigning illness.
* FacePalm: Repeatedly.
* FamousLastWords:
** [[spoiler: "Hurray! An away mission with my three favorite men. This is the happiest day of my--" Ensign Sue, before going on a mission as a RedShirt.]]
** [[spoiler: "Those pectoral muscles, so real, so magnificent...no! I was so close...so..." Khan, right before being vaporized by Khan Prime.]]
* FandomRivalry:[[invoked]] The rivalry between the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and ''Franchise/StarWars'' fandoms is {{lampshaded}} [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1528 when the Star Trek characters end up in the Star Wars universe]]:
-->'''Scotty:''' There's just somethin' ''not right'' with this universe.
* FascinatingEyebrow: Spock, naturally, [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=989 once]] or [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=998 twice]].
* TheFinalTemptation: Ensign Sue starts to question herself and feel bad after she [[spoiler:[[BroughtDownToNormal lost]] her [[BlackHoleSue Sue]] [[RealityWarper privilege]] [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands powers]]]]. British Sue then shows up to tell her that their Mother will fix that and that she, Ensign Sue, has always been Mother's favorite. It looks like Ensign was about to turn back from her character development, now that she has been informed that she's special again, but [[spoiler:seeing Kirk's HeroicBSOD and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Sue!Spock]]]] makes her realize that this stopped being about her a ''long'' time ago.
* FirstNameBasis: Parodied. Ensign Sue addresses all the crew members by their first names and is often told to use their last names or official titles. This becomes a RantInducingSlight 2/3rds of the way through the sequel.
* FlawedPrototype: Ensign Sue, who doesn't have the [[spoiler:PsychicLink all other Sues share with their mother, Sue Prime]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
-->[[spoiler:'''Kirk:''' We don't know if they have '''similar appearances''', but they should all exhibit '''[[RealityWarper reality-warping]] powers'''... Fantastically and unbelievably capable, playing by their own rules with little to no consequence, and doing things that just '''shouldn't''' be possible.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Dr. [=McCoy=]:''' You describing '''yourself''' there, Jim?]]
** Also, in the finale of ''Ensing Sue Must Die'', we see a collection of Sues. Among them, is [[spoiler: Wolverine. He]] is later introduced into the story as an ally. [[spoiler: And then he betrays the cast by revealing himself to be a male Sue]]
* FreakOut: [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=989 Poor]] [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1056 Spock.]]
* FromBadToWorse: Scotty's reaction to when he beams down Ensign Sue during an ion storm...only to have EMPRESS Sue beam back with Ensign Sue.
* FunetikAksent: Chekov and Scotty.
* GagBoobs
* {{Gainaxing}}: [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1046 Along with]] the above.
* GenreDeconstruction: If MarySue fics can be called a genre. It starts by showing how characters might really react to someone who acts like MarySue, then goes on to show what actually makes someone a MarySue, and what might happen if such a character suddenly lost their Sue privileges. All while maintaining [[RuleOfFunny a healthy amount of humor]], of course.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot:
** Mirror Sue demonstrates how evil she is... by making out with Uhura. When Spock relays the events to Kirk, Kirk remarks that he [[HotterAndSexier likes this Sue better]].
** When Uhura takes advantage of this to defeat Mirror Sue, Chekov calls it "...the best thing I've ever seen."
* GoodColorsEvilColors: Mirror Sue having black hair and a gray outfit, and regular Sue having blonde hair and a blue uniform.
* GodIsEvil: No, ''worse!'' [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse God is another Mary Sue]]]].
* GodModeSue: Naturally, Sues can do anything, even things that the WordOfGod for a given fictional universe says is absolutely impossible, like defying AllDeathsFinal. [[spoiler:The leader of the Sues, Sue Prime, is very literally this. When the Sues take over, Spock says that there ''are'' no more rules, and the universe is free of convention.]][[invoked]]
* GratuitousJapanese: Anna Mae Sue(-[[JapaneseHonorifics chan]]) the Sue of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' world in ''Ensign Two'' speaks almost exclusively in sentences with random and horribly broken Japanese sprinkled in. She later contacts the bridge and her mangling of the language (including using "boku" instead of "watashi") break Sulu's brain). She does it again.
-->'''Sulu:''' Argh! Her pidgin Japanese is killing me!
* HalfHumanHybrid: Sue is inconsistent about this. It seems either she can spontaneously change species, or she's simultaneously half-human, half-vulcan, half-klingon, half-[[DivineParentage deity]], half-[[Series/DoctorWho time lord]], and half-[[HeinzHybrid basically everything else]].
* HandWave: The in-universe explanation for why [[spoiler:the Doctor regenerating has become a RunningGag in "Ensign³" (especially how it's starting to go ''out-of-order''[[note]]Currently:10 -> 11 -> 12 -> 9 -> 6 ~> 7 -> 2 -> 4 -> 8 -> 1 -> 3[[/note]]). The presence of several Sues in the same dimension is causing the laws of the universe to bend or out right break, which also applies to the rules, lore, and logic the Doctor normally is bound by.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:9th]] Doctor''': We Time Lords are very adept at avoiding that whole "death" thing. [[TheNthDoctor I'm able to change forms when it comes knocking...]] [[spoiler:Though the laws of regeneration seem to have been thrown completely out the window.]] [-[[LampshadeHanging That's nothing new, I suppose...]]-]
* HeinzHybrid: Ensign Sue almost reaches a double-digit number of halves, as she seems to gain a new one every time she meets a new race.
* HellbentForLeather: Her uniform has leather boots.
* HeroicBSOD: Kirk breaks after [[spoiler: finding out he just might be another Sue.]]
* HidingTheHandicap: Played with. Ensign Sue claims to have done hidden her dreaded "pedal transient paresthesia" her whole life. (Given that that's a fancy term for her foot being asleep, it probably didn't take much effort.)
* HisNameIs: Just as Wesley is about to reveal his findings that will allow them to neutralize the Sues, he gets captured in a pokeball for being a Sue.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Ensign Sue has these, according to herself. [[spoiler:She loses this ability when she loses her Sue powers, and she finds it somewhat funny.]]
* IAmVeryBritish: British Sue is a mix of every British stereotype [[note]]The "Keep Calm" crown on her purple scarf that goes with her version of Series/{{Sherlock}}'s coat, Literature/HarryPotter's glasses, a pin with the Great Britain's flag, a [[Literaure/SherlockHolmes deer hat]] and wears pearls instead of extravagant earpins[[/note]] in a single Sue character. She also shouts random British references when excited.
-->[[http://interrobangstudios.com/comics-display.php?strip_id=1604 Roight! Big Ben! Mary Poppins! Cuppa tea! Spam! Spam! Spam! God save The Queen! Pip! Pip! Cheerio!]]
* InteractiveNarrator
* IntimateHealing: In the first arc, Ensign Sue is a true believer of this.
* KaleidoscopeEyes: And [[KaleidoscopeHair hair]], and BeautyMark... we can even see them [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1048 in the process of changing.]]
* {{Kawaii}}: Sue -- although according to Sulu, the term ''kawaii'' will be excised from the Japanese language in the mid-21st century, due to rampant overuse by American teenage girls.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Apparently Sue-exposure has [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1510 had some lingering effects on Captain Picard]].
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: An interesting variation at the end.
** Kono bangumi wa [[http://comicalclare.deviantart.com Kurera Mosurii]] to [[http://kevinbolk.deviantart.com Kebin Boruko]] goran no suponsaa no teikyou de o-okuri shimasu.
* LogicBomb: [[spoiler: When Spock gives [[http://interrobangstudios.com/comics-display.php?strip_id=1573 several facts]] about Kirk that back his allegations that KIRK, is a Sue, too. It leads to a BigNo from Kirk.]]
* LuminescentBlush: [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1006 "Luckily, even with their love for each other, they will always pine for me..."]]
* [[{{Animesque}} Manga-esque]]: A borderline case.
* MarkOfTheBeast: One character asserts that the Sues' beauty marks are in fact the mark of the beast.
* MartyStu: In The Wrath of Sue, it is revealed that Sue does indeed have male counterparts.
** The first one openly introduced is [[CreatorsPet Wesley]] from Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration. [[invoked]]
** Inevitably, {{Webcomic/Sonichu}}.
** [[spoiler: Wolverine]].
** [[spoiler: Spock is given this theme after being [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] by the Sues, though he claims that Kirk is in fact the actual Sue. It takes reassurance from Denny Crane to help Kirk realize that being exceptional in and of itself is not what makes a Sue.]]
* MarySue: The main theme of the series. The trope is {{Invoked|Trope}}, {{Parodied|Trope}}, {{Deconstructed|Trope}}, and overall PlayedWith in many, many different ways. The major Sues are:
** Ensign Sue, a medical officer serving the USS Enterprise.
** Empress Sue of the Terran Empire.
** Anna Mae Sue, the Sue of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' world.
** [[spoiler:Sue Prime, the BigBad. It is hinted by her words in the end of the second series that she is the ORIGINAL Mary Sue.]]
* MarySuetopia: [[spoiler:Sue Prime's ultimate goal.]][[invoked]]
* MeaningfulName: [[{{Anime}} Anna Mae]], anyone?
* MegaCrossover:
** ''Ensign Two: Wrath of Sue'' is shaping up to be one of these. So far, [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor]] and Series/{{Sherlock}} have appeared on the ''Enterprise'' and thus far, they have visited the {{Franchise/Pokemon}} world, the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]], [[{{TheDCU}} the DC Universe]], and the "prime" ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration in the 24th century]].
** [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1527 A montage]] shows Spock's team visiting the following worlds: Franchise/KingdomHearts, Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer, {{Franchise/Transformers}}, Literature/TheDaVinciCode, Franchise/TheSmurfs, WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender, {{Series/Supernatural}}, [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]], and inevitably, Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog. The [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1528 continuation]] has Franchise/StarWars, Literature/{{Twilight}} and Manga/{{Akira}}.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Mirror Sue is ''Empress,'' not a minion, but she isn't very good at being evil. To be fair, Sues are proven to be [[UnreliableNarrator unreliable narrators]] at best, and given the amount of dislike shown to her in the Mirror Universe, she's unlikely to actually be in charge.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Gasp! Not ''[[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=998 pedal transient paresthesia]]''!
* MixedAncestry[=/=]TooManyHalves: She's half-Vulcan... and half-Klingon... and half-Russian... and half-Japanese... [[spoiler:and half-Deity ... and half TimeLord]]. Anne May is apparently [[spoiler:half Q]].
* MoeStare: All Sues have this in promotional art, and sometime in-universe. They have mastered it to the point of being a lethal and annoying weapon.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Wolverine is also a Sue, and backstabs, ''literally'', the Doctor]].
* MulticoloredHair: [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Pink]] and blonde; see page image. Well, more specifically, [[KaleidoscopeHair pink and blue and purple and yellow and...]]
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: PlayedForLaughs in comics [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1006 8]] and [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1012 9]].
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Not all Sues are blessed with this trait, but many of them, especially Ensign Sue, are able to [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat spontaneously possess]] powers as necessary. [[spoiler: Ensign Sue breaks down when she finds out that she can't do this anymore.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:They kill Sue, but Sue Prime turns her into a Harry Potter Sue and creates Sues in many other universes. Later, Kirk's frustrated decision to throw Ensign Sue into the brig puts a strain on the relationship between him and the only Sue who was sympathetic and helpful to him.]]
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1052 The phasers here have Overkill]], as well as Pocket [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star]] setting.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Sulu reacts exactly how you'd expect a real Japanese person would to Sue's more obnoxious fangirl tendencies, but he himself daydreams about Kirk in a similar way to Ensign Sue's YaoiFangirl mode.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When we are first introduced to Empress Sue of the Terran Empire, she is just as oblivious as any other Sue, and while a self-described evil doer, her definition of "evil" is entirely composed of style. But when she reappears in the sequel, [[spoiler:she's entirely capable of beating people up on her own and teamed up with the murderous Wolverine Sue]].
* NoYou:
** Kirk's DoubleTake reaction to [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1019 Spock saying he was a jerk]] during the incident that got him thrown off the ship.
** [[http://interrobangstudios.com/comics-display.php?strip_id=1043 After Spock meets his Empress-Sue-universe counterpart]], he realizes that Jim's right. He ''is'' a jerk.
* ObliviouslyEvil: The Sues may threaten the fabric of the universe and gradually warp the minds of everyone around them, but most of them are unaware of this or oblivious to its implications, and Ensign Sue acts guilty when told about it. After [[spoiler:getting BroughtDownToNormal, Ensign Sue becomes significantly less oblivious and prompts confusion from one of her sisters when she asks why their actions are making everyone else upset]].
* OhCrap:
** [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=989 Old Spock actually has a horrified face when Sue first appears.]]
** [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1035 Scotty's priceless reaction]] upon seeing Sue and [[spoiler:Mirror!Sue]].
** The Doctor and the readers in Ensign 2 when we are reminded that [[spoiler: Wolverine is also a Sue]]. Also, [[spoiler:Mirror!Sue has the Infinity Gauntlet]].
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Sue]]: British Sue, being a stereotype of brainy and stern British, is less childlike than the other Sues and her speech pattern doesn't follow any known fandom. Of course, like a proper Sue she is, she also has her gimmicks.
* OtherMeAnnoysMe: [[spoiler:When Ensign Sue grows out of her Suehood, Khan muses "Oh, what it must be like to see reflections of yourself and have these '''childish creatures''' staring back at you..."]]
* OverlyLongGag: When [[spoiler: Khan]] breaks the Doctor's neck, he says, "Aargh! Seriously not funny anymore!"
* OverlyLongName: Mary Amethyst Star [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Enoby]] Aiko [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekEnterprise Archer]] [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]] [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekVoyager Janeway]] Sue.
* PaintingTheMedium: Sue's thought bubbles change color [[spoiler:[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the moment she realizes]] how far Sues have warped reality.]]
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* ParallelUniverse
* ParodySue: The Webcomic!
* PiecesOfGod: [[spoiler:Travelling into the mundane dimension is enough to make Sue Prime BroughtDownToNormal. To bypass this, she sent pieces of herself across the veil. These pieces manifested as the Sues. Most of the Sues are connected to her thoughts. The only exception is Ensign Sue, due to being the first piece made and thus a FlawedPrototype]].
* PlotArmor: Three guesses, and the first two don't count. Combined with her reality-warping abilities, and you get the PersonOfMassDestruction who wrecked the X-Mansion in the sequel.
* PlotHole: Sue's power is capable of creating these in order to make her "perfection" possible. For example, Ensign Sue is the youngest Starfleet officer ever. And yet, just like Kirk, she was somehow a victim of the Kelvin's destruction, even though that ''should'' make her too old.
* PreciousPuppies: Le' Cutest of Beagles.
* PsychopathicManchild: ''All'' of the Sues have a childlike disregard for the extremely dangerous consequences that ''should'' result from their whimsical actions ([[HilarityEnsues which somehow usually don't happen]] thanks to their nature), but Anna Mae in particular takes this to sociopathic levels when she steals the [[spoiler:TARDIS, attacks the X-men, and kidnaps Ambassador Spock, freezing him in carbonite]].
* PsychicLink: [[spoiler:All Sues, save Ensign Sue, share a connection, linking them to Sue Prime's thoughts]].
* PunnyName:
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Le Cutest of Beagle]], Ensign Sue's pet dog.
** In the sequel, [[{{Anime}} Anna Mae]] Sue.
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:This is what makes Sue go beyond a mere annoyance and present a true threat. Not only does the universe gradually shift itself according to her whims to make her perfection possible, but given enough time, she will warp the minds of everyone around her.]]
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Worms]]: Apparently, Ensign Sue was found and raised by worms living in a wormhole.
-->"And then the worms died..."
* RantInducingSlight: Kirk finally loses it toward the end of the second episode when Ensign Sue [[FirstNameBasis calls him "James"]] one too many times. [[spoiler: The opening to Chapter 3 has Kirk unsure where Sue's loyalty is, or if she's willing to help them in the wake of it.]]
* RedShirt:
** [[spoiler:The only possible way to kill Ensign Sue, as the increase in mortality rate is the only concept stronger than her ability to bend reality.]]
** Specifically [[DefiedTrope defied]] later on during the sequel. Only named senior officers go around catching all the Sues because of the likelyhood of this happening along the way.
* ReferenceOverdosed: [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1066 The ending strip]] has loads of references, including ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''{{Supergirl}}'', ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', [[spoiler:all about to be overcome by Sues]].
* RelationshipSue: InUniverse, Ensign Sue clearly sees herself in this light, including asking Uhura to "step aside" form her relationship with Spock and constantly insisting that she and Kirk share a deep love.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: "[[StealthPun Le Cutest of Beagle]]"
* TheScrappy: Ensign Sue is this InUniverse. Nobody likes her, unless she's been present long enough for her BlackHoleSue RealityWarping powers to take effect. [[spoiler:Once she loses her Sue powers, she gets accepted by the non-Sue characters, and one of the villains.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Old Spock leaves as soon as Sue arrives.
* SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains: Sue is sure her mirror self is evil, simply because of her clothes.
* SequelHook: At the end of chapter 1, [[spoiler:Sue Prime brings Ensign Sue BackFromTheDead and spreads Sues throughout the Multiverse]].
* ShoutOut
** The comic contains quite a few ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' references.
** Pocket Death Star.
** "[[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1043 Gee, Le' Cutest.]] I don't think we're on the ''Enterprise'' anymore."
** Sue explains that [[Film/ThePrincessBride over the last several years, she's built up an immunity]] [[spoiler: to being vaporized by a phaser.]]
** When [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy Spock claims that Kirk is a Sue, the comic is filled with references to ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', particularly the LukeIAmYourFather moment]].
** In the second arc, Anna Mae Sue has a [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Dai-Gurren Brigade tattoo on her shoulder.]]
* SkywardScream: [[spoiler: Kirk's reaction to a brainwashed Spock's allegation KIRK is a Sue, too.]]
* TheSociopath: Anna Mae Sue has become this, revealing that she [[spoiler: froze Spock Prime [[Film/StarWars in carbonite]]]] in the stolen TARDIS, describing it as "kawaii!" She also doesn't even ''try'' to listen to or empathize with others, something not even Ensign Sue was guilty of.
* SpaceX: Her Spunicorn is "like a unicorn, but it's in space"!
* SpannerInTheWorks: Ensign Sue herself, though with NewPowersAsThePlotDemands, she foils the crew's attempts to get rid of her--though with each new power, they DidntSeeThatComing.
* SparklingStreamOfTears: When [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=991 Sue admits her "horrible" medical condition]].
* StockingFiller: Her uniforms inexplicably has fishnet stockings. Spock even notes it when she shows up.
* SuckinessIsPainful: Sulu finds Anna Mae Sue's GratuitousJapanese bad enough to claim it's killing him.
* SympatheticSue:
** Naturally, many of the Sues have {{Dark And Troubled Past}}s. And some of them have a "[[CursedWithAwesome cursed]]" life. Which is basically Ensign Sue's response [[spoiler:upon being told that she is the UnwittingPawn of a power threatening the multiverse]]. [[invoked]]
** A more literal version in how Ensign Sue is the only one of the Sues people can really sympathize with at all.
* TakeThat: Canon characters aren't immune from being a Sue. [[spoiler:[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Wesley Crusher]]]], for example.
** Inevitably, {{Webcomic/Sonichu}} is amongst the many Sues in Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog's world.
** They also try and fail capturing [[{{Literature/Twilight}} Bella Swan]]. She's [[AntiSue way too dull to even be a real Sue]].[[invoked]]
** "For God's sake, that [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pony Universe]] was almost as bad as the one with all those [[{{Webcomic/Homestuck}} gray-skinned trolls]]."
** They even took one at the Pony fandom. Upon being surrounded by a bunch of original characters in that universe (and Twilight Sparkle), the Doctor remarked, "We're gonna be here a while."
** [[spoiler:{{Wolverine}}]] is also revealed to be a Sue.
* [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs They Call Me CAPTAIN Kirk]]: Sue calling the crew by their first names was enough of a Berserk Button to get called out on it by Kirk in Ensign Two. [[spoiler:She stops starting with her HeelRealization in Cubed. Kirk takes it after her apology and plea as a sign of trust.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Kirk:''' You had me at Captain.]]
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: A concise summary of the first story's plot.
* [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel Thinks Like A Bad Fanfic]]: Sue clearly sees everything as if it's being manipulated by a Sue-loving author. Thankfully it turns out she won't be made right unless people are subjected to too much Sue-presence, [[spoiler: but sadly, the Literature/HarryPotter characters were...]].
* ThirtySuePileup: Used InUniverse.
** Quite intentionally, Sue is all 30 rolled into one overenthusiastic package.
** The other variation is occurring in ''Crisis'' with dozens of Sues infesting the Enterprise and planning to take over the multiverse.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: The actual Aquaman is delighted when asked to help out with something real. It didn't take long at all to find the superheroine Sue though.
* TitleDrop: Happens during Chapter 1, when [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1052 Spock realizes that Sue could threaten the entire universe.]]
* TokenGoodTeammate: Ensign Sue is this to the Sues now that [[spoiler:losing her Sue powers has allowed her to see the reality of the situation.]]
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Spock claims that Kirk is one of the Sues. Kirk's reaction is a BigNo done as a SkywardScream.]]
* TooDumbToLive: Ensign Sue would be this, if she weren't a MarySue. Repeatedly avoids death through NewPowersAsThePlotDemands.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Empress Sue of the Terran Empire actually ''enjoys'' the Agony Booth.
* TooManyHalves: Ensign Sue keeps telling whoever she is interested in that she's half of his ethnicity.
* TrilogyCreep: Played with on the promo 'poster' for part three.
--> Everything is a Trilogy now...
* TroubledFetalPosition: [[spoiler:Kirk's reaction to learning he's a Sue.]]
* {{Unicorn}}: "It flies at warp speed and farts stardust."
* UnwantedHarem: Mirror Kirk ''really'' doesn't like [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1046 two Sues hanging on him]].
* UpToEleven: Spock sets his phaser to "Pocket [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star]]". [[spoiler:[[NoSell It still doesn't kill Mary Sue.]]]]
* UnreliableNarrator: Shown in strip 4, which Sue narrates. Given how she sees things, she's likely doing it all the time.
* UriahGambit: The others try to get Sue killed by throwing her into situations she survives, mostly because of NewPowersAsThePlotDemands coupled with RuleOfFunny.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: [[spoiler:The leader of the Sues plans to create a [[MarySuetopia utopia of great power and wisdom]]. Given how annoying and self-centered the Sues are, as well as how much trouble they have been causing, this probably isn't a good thing.]][[invoked]]
--> ''[[spoiler:The dimensions are bleeding together. As they converge, they can be remade; and Mother will remake them into [[MarySuetopia OUR image. [...] A wave of love and rainbow sparkles will cover the universe and the Sue will have total control over this dimension- ALL dimensions!]] [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul Everyone will be SO happy!]]]]''
* VillainousBSOD: [[spoiler: Ensign Sue curls up in a ball and cries after her HeelRealization.]]
* VillainSue: Invoked with Mirror!Sue, [[PokeThePoodle though her definition of evil is rather weak...]] [[spoiler:Until the sequel, that is...]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:The 11th Doctor only appears in four strips (the last one of Ensign Two and the first three of Ensign³) before he gets shot by Sue!Spock.]] [[spoiler:Later, 12 only gets one and [[ItMakesSenseInContext 9 only gets]] ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext 6/7th]]'' [[ItMakesSenseInContext of one before giving way to 6]].]]
* WhamEpisode: The 30th strip of "Ensign Two": Spock, the Doctor, and Wolverine board the TARDIS to confront Anna Mae Sue, [[spoiler:only for Mirror!Sue to appears and knock Spock out with the Infinity Gauntlet and Wolverine showing [[MartyStu his true colors]] by '''stabbing the Doctor''']]. And when Spock gets back to the ''Enterprise'', [[spoiler:He's become a Sue.]] HOO, boy...
* WhatHaveIDone: Ensign Sue when she realizes that [[spoiler: she will be responsible for the Sues conquering the ''Enterprise''.]]
-->'''Ensign Sue''': Captain...I'm so sorry...
* [[WhatIsEvil What Is A Sue?]]: Ensign 3 begins a debate on what really counts as a Sue. As a twist, though [[spoiler: it's a conversation that Denny Craig points out to Kirk that there was nothing wrong with being exceptional and that he is defined by his choices and what he does. At the same time, Sgt. T.J. Hooker talks to Ensign Sue. He tells she is not useless and that she does not have to be exceptional for her to help the people she cares about and that she should be liked for who she is.]]
* [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Her?]]:
** [[spoiler:It doesn't work, she's immune to phasers.]]
** [[spoiler: Sue!Spock]] also averts this by immediately shooting [[spoiler:the Eleventh Doctor on sight, and the Twelfth soon after.]]
* WidgetSeries: Uhura's opinion of any universe where the weird stuff is centered on Japan.
* WingdingEyes: Sue's eyes turn into stars and other shapes.
* WingedUnicorn: Almost every Sue in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Ponyville]][[spoiler:, including [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Twilight Sparkle]]]].
* WolverinePublicity: Literally, {{Wolverine}} joins Spock's team in search for the Sues. Lampshaded by ComicBook/CaptainAmerica himself.
-->"I don't know how things work in ''your'' universe, but if there's a ''team'' around here, Wolverine has to be on it."
* WouldHitAGirl:
** Khan isn't above doing this to a Sue that annoys him sufficiently. [[TooKinkyToTorture Not that she seems to mind]].
** He also doesn't have any qualms about [[spoiler:knocking out Ensign Sue with a punch to the gut]].
* YaoiFangirl: Ensign Sue [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1006 demonstrates that she finds the idea]] of [[GuyOnGuyIsHot Kirk × Spock]] quite [[ADateWithRosiePalms alluring]]. Of course, even in this scenario, she thinks that deep down they'd still pine for her.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Twice in ''Ensign 3''. [[spoiler: Denny Crane explains to Kirk that being exceptional doesn't make him a Sue, it just makes him a bit interesting. Next Sgt. T.J. Hooker then tells Ensign Sue that not being her old definition of special doesn't make her unlovable, especially when she's determined to try and save her friends, also telling her that no one is perfect.]]
* YouAreWhatYouHate:
** [[spoiler:The LogicBomb a brainwashed Spock drops on Kirk is this. The opening to Chapter 3 has Empress Sue razz Kirk during his CaptainsLog, telling him "You're really getting in touch with your inner Sue!" and making him drop a BigNo in response.]]
** [[spoiler: Ensign Sue has begun to dislike Sue behavior now that she has lost her powers and is becoming a developed character. Khan points this out to her, and actually finds it admirable, not liking to be around the Sues himself.]]
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Kirk does a CaptainsLog, lamenting all that has happened, only to be interrupted by Empress Sue, who compliments him on "getting in touch with [his] inner Sue." Cue another BigNo.
* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: When Ensign Sue realizes that [[spoiler: the ''Enterprise'' crew will be assimilated and it's all her fault]], she calls Kirk "Captain" rather than "James."
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