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* OutOfCharacter: [[ParodySue Parodied]], like everything else in the fic. Spock "weeping unashamedly."
* OverrankedSoldier: The "youngest lieutenant in the fleet" at "fifteen and a half years old".

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* OutOfCharacter: [[ParodySue Parodied]], like everything else in the fic. Spock "weeping unashamedly."
unashamedly".
* OverrankedSoldier: The "youngest lieutenant in the fleet" at "fifteen and a half "fifteen-and-a-half years old".


In the early '70s, fan fiction was emerging, much of it based on ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' (the original series) and ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE''. In those days, fan fiction was published in fan-made magazines called "fanzines" and distributed at fan conventions. Paula Smith was a fan who happened to notice that many of the bad ''Star Trek'' stories had [[FandomSpecificPlot the same plot]]. They always centered on a female OriginalCharacter, who is the youngest whatever in Starfleet. Everyone falls in love with her and they go on adventures with her, typically ending with her meeting [[PuritySue a tragic death to be mourned by all.]] After seeing a particularly {{egregious}} example of this storyline, Paula Smith wrote a parody, which was published in the second issue of the fanzine ''Menagerie'', which she edited with her friend Sharon Ferraro.

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In the early '70s, fan fiction was emerging, much of it based on ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' (the original series) and ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE''. In those days, fan fiction was published in fan-made magazines called "fanzines" and distributed at fan conventions. Paula Smith was a fan who happened to notice that many of the bad ''Star Trek'' stories had [[FandomSpecificPlot the same plot]]. They always centered on a female OriginalCharacter, who is the youngest whatever in Starfleet. Everyone falls in love with her and they go on adventures with her, typically ending with her meeting [[PuritySue a tragic death to be mourned by all.]] After seeing a particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example of this storyline, Paula Smith wrote a parody, which was published in the second issue of the fanzine ''Menagerie'', which she edited with her friend Sharon Ferraro.


* UnbuiltTrope: Of a sort. Mary Sue herself is ironically somewhat lacking in CommonMarySueTraits, especially the ones which would be played up in most modern-day Mary Sue parodies. Her name is ordinary, her appearance is not described aside from mentions of her beauty, and it's simply never mentioned what clothing or accessories she wears. In other words, her Sueness is based entirely on her being the center of attention and stealing the spotlight from the canon heroes. If this were written now, it would be a DoubleSubversion of the ParodySue trope.

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* UnbuiltTrope: Of a sort. Mary Sue herself is ironically somewhat lacking in CommonMarySueTraits, Mary Sue Traits, especially the ones which would be played up in most modern-day Mary Sue parodies. Her name is ordinary, her appearance is not described aside from mentions of her beauty, and it's simply never mentioned what clothing or accessories she wears. In other words, her Sueness is based entirely on her being the center of attention and stealing the spotlight from the canon heroes. If this were written now, it would be a DoubleSubversion of the ParodySue trope.


* ExternalRetcon: [[http://memory-gamma.wikia.com/wiki/Mary_Sue_Smith This]] Memory Gamma article actually gives the original Mary Sue a sensical history and {{Hand Wave}}s most of her more egregious Sueness. It also {{Ret Con}}s her into being OnlyMostlyDead so that she could live to the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' era.

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* ExternalRetcon: [[http://memory-gamma.wikia.com/wiki/Mary_Sue_Smith This]] Memory Gamma article actually gives the original Mary Sue a sensical history and {{Hand Wave}}s most of her more egregious Sueness. It also {{Ret Con}}s her into being OnlyMostlyDead so that she could live to the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' era.



* SoapOperaDisease: The jumping cold robbies.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth

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* SoapOperaDisease: The jumping cold robbies.
robbies are a mysterious alien disease that disables much of the Senior Staff so Mary Sue can run the ship herself.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarthTooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: All of the Enterprise weeps at the loss of her because of her general niceness.


* UnbuiltTrope: Of a sort. Mary Sue herself is ironically somewhat lacking in CommonMarySueTraits, especially the ones which would be played up in almost any modern-day Mary Sue parody. Her name is ordinary, her appearance is not described aside from mentions of her beauty, and it's simply never mentioned what clothing or accessories she wears. In other words, her Sueness is based almost entirely on her being the center of attention and stealing the spotlight from the canon heroes. If this were written now, it would almost be a DoubleSubversion of the ParodySue trope.

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* UnbuiltTrope: Of a sort. Mary Sue herself is ironically somewhat lacking in CommonMarySueTraits, especially the ones which would be played up in almost any most modern-day Mary Sue parody.parodies. Her name is ordinary, her appearance is not described aside from mentions of her beauty, and it's simply never mentioned what clothing or accessories she wears. In other words, her Sueness is based almost entirely on her being the center of attention and stealing the spotlight from the canon heroes. If this were written now, it would almost be a DoubleSubversion of the ParodySue trope.


* HalfHumanHybrid: Mary Sue.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Mary Sue.Sue is half-Human, half-Vulcan.


In the early '70s, fan fiction was emerging, much of it based on ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' (the original series) and ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE''. In those days, fan fiction was published in fan-made magazines called "fanzines" and distributed at fan conventions. Paula Smith was a fan who happened to notice that many of the bad ''Star Trek'' stories had [[FandomSpecificPlot the same plot]]. They always centered on a female OriginalCharacter, who is the youngest whatever in Starfleet. Everyone falls in love with her and they go on adventures with her, typically ending with her meeting a tragic death to be mourned by all. After seeing a particularly {{egregious}} example of this storyline, Paula Smith wrote a parody, which was published in the second issue of the fanzine ''Menagerie'', which she edited with her friend Sharon Ferraro.

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In the early '70s, fan fiction was emerging, much of it based on ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' (the original series) and ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE''. In those days, fan fiction was published in fan-made magazines called "fanzines" and distributed at fan conventions. Paula Smith was a fan who happened to notice that many of the bad ''Star Trek'' stories had [[FandomSpecificPlot the same plot]]. They always centered on a female OriginalCharacter, who is the youngest whatever in Starfleet. Everyone falls in love with her and they go on adventures with her, typically ending with her meeting [[PuritySue a tragic death to be mourned by all. all.]] After seeing a particularly {{egregious}} example of this storyline, Paula Smith wrote a parody, which was published in the second issue of the fanzine ''Menagerie'', which she edited with her friend Sharon Ferraro.



* {{Ephebophile}}: Kirk immediately wants to have sex with fifteen-year-old Mary Sue, but changes his mind when she says "I'm [[PuritySue not that kind of girl]]!"

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* {{Ephebophile}}: Kirk immediately wants to have sex with fifteen-year-old Mary Sue, but changes his mind when she says "I'm [[PuritySue not that kind of girl]]!"girl!"


In the early '70s, fan fiction was emerging, much of it based on ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' (the original series) and ''Series/TheManFromUncle''. In those days, fan fiction was published in fan-made magazines called "fanzines" and distributed at fan conventions. Paula Smith was a fan who happened to notice that many of the bad ''Star Trek'' stories had [[FandomSpecificPlot the same plot]]. They always centered on a female OriginalCharacter, who is the youngest whatever in Starfleet. Everyone falls in love with her and they go on adventures with her, typically ending with her meeting a tragic death to be mourned by all. After seeing a particularly {{egregious}} example of this storyline, Paula Smith wrote a parody, which was published in the second issue of the fanzine ''Menagerie'', which she edited with her friend Sharon Ferraro.

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In the early '70s, fan fiction was emerging, much of it based on ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' (the original series) and ''Series/TheManFromUncle''.''Series/TheManFromUNCLE''. In those days, fan fiction was published in fan-made magazines called "fanzines" and distributed at fan conventions. Paula Smith was a fan who happened to notice that many of the bad ''Star Trek'' stories had [[FandomSpecificPlot the same plot]]. They always centered on a female OriginalCharacter, who is the youngest whatever in Starfleet. Everyone falls in love with her and they go on adventures with her, typically ending with her meeting a tragic death to be mourned by all. After seeing a particularly {{egregious}} example of this storyline, Paula Smith wrote a parody, which was published in the second issue of the fanzine ''Menagerie'', which she edited with her friend Sharon Ferraro.


In the early '70s, fan fiction was emerging, much of it based on ''Star Trek'' and ''TheManFromUncle''. In those days, fan fiction was published in fan-made magazines called "fanzines" and distributed at fan conventions. Paula Smith was a fan who happened to notice that many of the bad ''Star Trek'' stories had [[FandomSpecificPlot the same plot]]. They always centered on a female OriginalCharacter, who is the youngest whatever in Starfleet. Everyone falls in love with her and they go on adventures with her, typically ending with her meeting a tragic death to be mourned by all. After seeing a particularly {{egregious}} example of this storyline, Paula Smith wrote a parody, which was published in the second issue of the fanzine ''Menagerie'', which she edited with her friend Sharon Ferraro.

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In the early '70s, fan fiction was emerging, much of it based on ''Star Trek'' ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' (the original series) and ''TheManFromUncle''.''Series/TheManFromUncle''. In those days, fan fiction was published in fan-made magazines called "fanzines" and distributed at fan conventions. Paula Smith was a fan who happened to notice that many of the bad ''Star Trek'' stories had [[FandomSpecificPlot the same plot]]. They always centered on a female OriginalCharacter, who is the youngest whatever in Starfleet. Everyone falls in love with her and they go on adventures with her, typically ending with her meeting a tragic death to be mourned by all. After seeing a particularly {{egregious}} example of this storyline, Paula Smith wrote a parody, which was published in the second issue of the fanzine ''Menagerie'', which she edited with her friend Sharon Ferraro.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "her beautiful youth and youthful beauty"

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "her "...her beautiful youth and youthful beauty"beauty..." is used to describe Mary Sue.



* ImprobableAge / OverrankedSoldier: The "youngest lieutenant in the fleet" at "fifteen and a half years old".
* NumberedHomeworld: parodied: "Rigel XXXVII"

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* ImprobableAge / OverrankedSoldier: The "youngest lieutenant in the fleet" at "fifteen and a half years old".
* NumberedHomeworld: parodied: Parodied: "Rigel XXXVII"


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* OverrankedSoldier: The "youngest lieutenant in the fleet" at "fifteen and a half years old".


In the early '70s, fan fiction was emerging, much of it based on ''Star Trek'' and ''TheManFromUncle''. In those days, fan fiction was published in fan-made magazines called "fanzines" and distributed at fan conventions. Paula Smith was a fan who happened to notice that many of the bad ''Star Trek'' stories had [[FandomSpecificPlot the same plot]]. They always centered on a female OriginalCharacter, who is the youngest whatever in Starfleet. Everyone falls in love with her and they go on adventures with her, typically ending with her meeting a tragic death to be mourned by all. After seeing a particularly egregious example of this storyline, Paula Smith wrote a parody, which was published in the second issue of the fanzine ''Menagerie'', which she edited with her friend Sharon Ferraro.

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In the early '70s, fan fiction was emerging, much of it based on ''Star Trek'' and ''TheManFromUncle''. In those days, fan fiction was published in fan-made magazines called "fanzines" and distributed at fan conventions. Paula Smith was a fan who happened to notice that many of the bad ''Star Trek'' stories had [[FandomSpecificPlot the same plot]]. They always centered on a female OriginalCharacter, who is the youngest whatever in Starfleet. Everyone falls in love with her and they go on adventures with her, typically ending with her meeting a tragic death to be mourned by all. After seeing a particularly egregious {{egregious}} example of this storyline, Paula Smith wrote a parody, which was published in the second issue of the fanzine ''Menagerie'', which she edited with her friend Sharon Ferraro.

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* ImprobableAge: The "youngest lieutenant in the fleet" at "fifteen and a half years old".

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* ImprobableAge: ImprobableAge / OverrankedSoldier: The "youngest lieutenant in the fleet" at "fifteen and a half years old".


A ''StarTrek'' fanfic from TheSeventies by Paula Smith and the TropeNamer for MarySue. The fic is a [[TheParody Parody]] of a SelfInsertFic in which Lt. MarySue, a [[ImprobableAge fifteen-year-old]] [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[ThereIsAnother Vulcan]], single-handedly saves the ''Enterprise'' before dying a tragic death. The full text can be found [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100830041159/http://www.fortunecity.com/rivendell/dark/1000/marysue.htm here]].

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A ''StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fanfic from TheSeventies by Paula Smith and the TropeNamer for MarySue. The fic is a [[TheParody Parody]] of a SelfInsertFic in which Lt. MarySue, a [[ImprobableAge fifteen-year-old]] [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[ThereIsAnother Vulcan]], single-handedly saves the ''Enterprise'' before dying a tragic death. The full text can be found [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100830041159/http://www.fortunecity.com/rivendell/dark/1000/marysue.htm here]].



* ExternalRetcon: [[http://memory-gamma.wikia.com/wiki/Mary_Sue_Smith This]] Memory Gamma article actually gives the original Mary Sue a sensical history and {{Hand Wave}}s most of her more egregious Sueness. It also {{Ret Con}}s her into being OnlyMostlyDead so that she could live to the ''[[StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' era.

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* ExternalRetcon: [[http://memory-gamma.wikia.com/wiki/Mary_Sue_Smith This]] Memory Gamma article actually gives the original Mary Sue a sensical history and {{Hand Wave}}s most of her more egregious Sueness. It also {{Ret Con}}s her into being OnlyMostlyDead so that she could live to the ''[[StarTrekTheNextGeneration ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' era.


A ''StarTrek'' fanfic from TheSeventies by Paula Smith and the TropeNamer for MarySue. The fic is a [[TheParody Parody]] of a SelfInsertFic in which Lt. MarySue, a [[ImprobableAge fifteen-year-old]] [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[ThereIsAnother Vulcan]], single-handedly saves the ''Enterprise'' before dying a tragic death. The full text can be found [[http://www.fortunecity.com/rivendell/dark/1000/marysue.htm here]].

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A ''StarTrek'' fanfic from TheSeventies by Paula Smith and the TropeNamer for MarySue. The fic is a [[TheParody Parody]] of a SelfInsertFic in which Lt. MarySue, a [[ImprobableAge fifteen-year-old]] [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[ThereIsAnother Vulcan]], single-handedly saves the ''Enterprise'' before dying a tragic death. The full text can be found [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20100830041159/http://www.fortunecity.com/rivendell/dark/1000/marysue.htm here]].


* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "her beautiful youth and youthful beauty"



* ParodySue: Parody of MarySueClassic, to be specific, though the "tragic death" part is (sadly) much less common these days.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "her beautiful youth and youthful beauty"
* SoapOperaDisease: The jumping cold robbies.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth



* ParodySue: Parody of MarySueClassic, to be specific, though the "tragic death" part is (sadly) much less common these days.
* SoapOperaDisease: The jumping cold robbies.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth



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