YMMV / Ensign Sue Must Die

  • Cargo Ship: The Doctor x the TARDIS. They even get Ship Tease. The Doctor calls her "Sexy" after all. He also tells Spock to stay away from "his girl".
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The Doctor's initial death in Ensign Two? Tragic. The Doctor repeatedly killed and reincarnating in Crisis? Hilarious.
  • Cry for the Devil: Ensign Sue starting from Episode 2 Strip 27. Stripped of her powers and rejected by the crew of the Enterprise, she finally gets a genuinely sympathetic moment. Then Anna Mae Sue releases her from the brig as the bridge crew are paraded by them in chains, Spock with a phaser behind them being snuggled by Wolverine Sue...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • One of the many alternate Sues in the finale of the first arc is a pony from Generation 3.5 of My Little Pony. That strip was released almost seven weeks before the show for the franchise's next generation debuted. Guess which fandom is now flooded with Mary Sues? The comments section is especially hilarious. It was even made a small part of the second story arc.
    • Sulu is portrayed as gay in the strip, as a nod to George Takei coming out in real life, despite the fact that this is based on the rebooted timeline and Sulu's now played by John Cho. Then it was revealed that Sulu would have a same-sex relationship in Star Trek Beyond.
    • One of the Sues is a female version of Wolverine. Flash forward to 2016, and the All New Wolverine is fact a female.
  • Memetic Mutation: "And then the worms died...", part of Ensign Sue's tragic backstory, has its own life in the fandom.
  • Moe: The chibi artstyle is quite endearing.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Most of the Doctor's deaths are played for comedy, but two are very disturbing. The first, where he's stabbed in the back by Wolverine and when he dies by Khan's hand when Khan twists his head all the way around to break his neck.
    • The reveal of the sue-ified Spock was mildly creepy. Sue-ified Chekov, Sulu, and Uhura were scary. Sue-ified Korra and Sonic the Hedgehog? Outright terrifying!
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Crisis Of Infinite Sues delivers an unusual version of Be Yourself. Don't be ashamed to be exceptional, since it doesn't matter how you got that way or what you can do, but what choices you make. Don't be ashamed to be ordinary, since no one is perfect or expects you to be, and you can still do good things without being the best. People will respond to who you are and who you prove yourself to be; undercutting yourself or overreaching yourself only does harm.
    • It also slams home the idea of altering people to make them love you means that it's not really them who love you anymore, and you'll have to live with the fact that people only like you because you forced them to.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: God Sue seems to share her opinion about Zachary Quinto being Spock as some of the fandom does, as she refers to him as "younger, less sexy Spock".
  • Uncanny Valley: Some of the characters seen as Sue-ified due to their changes. Korra, who's been made much skinnier, is particularly creepy looking (not to mention that her stance is eerily similar to how she looked when Tarrlok used Bloodbending on her).
  • Unpopular Popular Character: Ensign Sue. The ship's crew can't stand her, but for the audience she's difficult to hate because she's comedic and just so... flippin'... cute! It's like trying to hate a 5-year-old playing make-believe. Her later Character Development makes it hard for even Kirk to hate her later.


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