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Neutrality Sue
What happens when you have a Purity Sue, and remove the Purity part? You get a Neutrality Sue. This one, much like the Anti-Sue, is not afraid to be flawed. In this case, however the distinction made is not that the character is trying to be flawed, but that any flaws are Hand Waved by them being neutral characters. But, here's the interesting part... this means they have license to do anything. Want them to save a kitten from a tree? They can. Want them to kick the kitten in the very next moment? They can, with no contradiction of character.

In terms of personality, this trope usually is either devoid of emotion, or varies from deadpan to emotional to outright unstable. The Neutrality Sue basically thrives on being somewhere between extremes, and thus able to do everything in between.

Related to the Fixer Sue, a combination of Purity Sue/Villain Sue, and in some cases the Sympathetic Sue (if backstory and personality flaws are played out heavily). Compare Cloud Cuckoolander.

No examples, please. This only defines the term.
Neutrality BacklashNeutrality IndexNeutral No Longer
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Neutral GoodYMMV/Home PageNo Yay
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alternative title(s): Yin Yang Sue
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