Playing With / God-Mode Sue

Basic Trope: A Mary Sue/Marty Stu that is ridiculously powerful.
  • Straight: Lily knows every martial art known to man, can survive getting stabbed in the head, and kills the Big Bad with a single punch.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Lily is a Boring Invincible Hero who almost manages to keep the audience's Willing Suspension of Disbelief. They only have a hard time suspending their disbelief for one or two fight scenes.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied:
    • God Man is an omnipotent, omniscient superhero whose plans are either comically simple or complex to the point of absurditynote .
    • Lily is literally god moding herself through life.
    • Lily goes to the point she declares herself as a god.
  • Zig Zagged: Lily opens the console and toggles god mode on and off on occasion.
  • Averted:
    • Lily is powerful, but believably so.
    • Bob is a three dimensional character with realistic flaws.
  • Enforced:
    • The author wants to live out their fantasies of being a total badass through the main character.
    • Author's reasoning:

      1) I like Lily.

      2) Lily's a total badass.

      3) Therefore the more badass my character is, the more awesome (s)he will be.
  • Lampshaded: "Really Lily? You're just making the rest of us look bad!"
  • Invoked: Lily does some experiments on Bob in order to make him a God Mode Sue Super Soldier.
  • Exploited: Alice and Bob just let Lily do all the work, her being all godly and stuff.
  • Defied:
  • Discussed:
    Bob: "Hey Lily, if you can take down 90 people on your own, why the hell do you need me!?"
    Lily: "What if there's 91 people?"
  • Conversed: "And so, the adventures of the untouchable, transcendent Lily continues to not be worth watching since you know she will never get hurt."
  • Deconstructed: Lily's life becomes boring as a result of being nigh-invincible. She yearns for a worthy foe but she just can't find one.
  • Played For Laughs: Memetic Badass

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