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Can you make a character with Sue traits...:

 1 Palindromee, Tue, 26th Mar '13 7:45:16 AM from New Hope Academy Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
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...without being a Sue?

I'm trying to write a short story with a main character with most Sue traits-odd eye/hair colors, So Beautiful, It's a Curse, et cetera. Could this concievably work? To give you a taste of the story, here's the first couple lines:

'hi my naem is belladonna costello sde rubyhart ans io am six teen yeasr oeld and i jahve purlpe eyes like settimng suns and glkistening white, blonde hare as shere as fabric and evertybodu luvs me!!!'

"Anna."

"Yeah?"

"That is the worst story I have ever seen. EVER."

"It can't be that bad!"

"It is. Throw it away now or I'll do it for you."

"No, I WANT that!" Belladonna lunged for the piece of paper as Anna giggled wildly. "It's based on you! LOVE IT MY GOD!"

So, yeah. The idea of a bad fanfic subverted.

edited 26th Mar '13 7:45:40 AM by Palindromee

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 2 montmorencey, Tue, 26th Mar '13 7:49:55 AM from the quaint town of Grimm, Bismarck and Gauss
So...yeah.
If it's a spoof, sure, it can work. You'll just have to be careful not to turn the parody back into the real thing.
Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.
 3 Palindromee, Tue, 26th Mar '13 7:53:56 AM from New Hope Academy Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
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Good to know.
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It's been done. Google "troll fic". After my immortal came-out, everyone started doing purposely bad fanfictions staring blatant Mary Sues.
 
 5 Palindromee, Tue, 26th Mar '13 9:20:04 AM from New Hope Academy Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
cerasis mare ♪ the friendly siren
Right-o.
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 6 Tiamatty, Tue, 26th Mar '13 2:46:32 PM Relationship Status: Brony
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Just to clarify: Are you trying to write an intentionally bad story? Or a genuinely good story that simply subverts certain common Mary Sue traits?

If the former, then sure, it's done all the time.

If the latter, then sure, it can be done just by making sure you write well.
 7 Palindromee, Wed, 27th Mar '13 6:06:31 AM from New Hope Academy Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
cerasis mare ♪ the friendly siren
The latter.
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I'm personally of the opinion that there are exceedingly few bad tropes — most of the problem is authors who use tropes badly (or who just can't write). If you think you can pull it off, go for it.

 9 Psycho Frea X, Wed, 27th Mar '13 3:18:31 PM from Transcended Humanity
I get the joke! I do!
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