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* As well as that, give him an [[BiggerIsBetterInBed large penis]]. No, not a GagPenis. The author will expect people to actually accept that his member can double as a baseball bat. The more [[AnatomicallyImpossibleSex blatantly inaccurate ones]] tend to be written by men (or sometimes by inexperienced women), believing that 11 inches is going to feel really good in bed.

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* As well as that, give him an a [[BiggerIsBetterInBed large penis]]. No, not a GagPenis. The author will expect people to actually accept that his member can double as a baseball bat. The more [[AnatomicallyImpossibleSex blatantly inaccurate ones]] tend to be written by men (or sometimes by inexperienced women), believing that 11 inches is going to feel really good in bed.



* Marty Stu authors tend to emphasis their Stus powers and strength than Mary Sue authors. Where a Sue author will still write as though there is suspense (Can Mary defeat the dreaded Count Weakling Von Moron with her lightning powers, teleportation, super strength, and invincibility?),Stu authors will have fights where there isn't even the illusion of tension. Or if they do need some, Marty will either have an extreme handy cap, a time limit, or need to protect someone else (Can Marty defeat the Cyber Uber Dragon? Of course he could! But can he do it in five minutes with one hand ''and'' save Duchess Damsel?)

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* Marty Stu authors tend to emphasis their Stus Stu's powers and strength than Mary Sue authors. Where a Sue author will still write as though there is suspense (Can Mary defeat the dreaded Count Weakling Von Moron with her lightning powers, teleportation, super strength, and invincibility?),Stu authors will have fights where there isn't even the illusion of tension. Or if they do need some, Marty will either have an extreme handy cap, handicap, a time limit, or need to protect someone else (Can Marty defeat the Cyber Uber Dragon? Of course he could! But can he do it in five minutes with one hand ''and'' save Duchess Damsel?)



* If he doesn't use firearms he will be a master of some kind of fantastically-obscure and specialized (if not [[FantasticFightingStyle imaginary]]) martial art which will likewise be discussed in excessive detail. Bonus points if it's a martial art that the character would in the real world have no opportunity to learn, such as an eighteenth-century nobleman who single-handedly invented modern UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts or an eleventh-century knight who went crusading and [[IKnowKungFu learned kung-fu]] from a wandering Chinese master who somehow made it to Palestine.

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* If he doesn't use firearms firearms, he will be a master of some kind of fantastically-obscure and specialized (if not [[FantasticFightingStyle imaginary]]) martial art which will likewise be discussed in excessive detail. Bonus points if it's a martial art that the character would in the real world have no opportunity to learn, such as an eighteenth-century nobleman who single-handedly invented modern UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts or an eleventh-century knight who went crusading and [[IKnowKungFu learned kung-fu]] from a wandering Chinese master who somehow made it to Palestine.



* Even in the rare instances where he uses his words to solve problems more than violence, he will still be said be extraordinarily capable in fight. Often the entire reason he uses his negotiation first is because hes ''so'' manly and strong that he can't actually fight without the risk of killing someone.
* He has an {{eyepatch|OfPower}} because nothing says bad-ass like missing an eye and still being the most capable guy around. Also, because {{pirate}}s are cool. Similarly, he has a bionic limb because of some terrible accident where he was rescuing somebody or doing something else heroic.

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* Even in the rare instances where he uses his words to solve problems more than violence, he will still be said be extraordinarily capable in fight. Often Often, the entire reason he uses his negotiation first is because hes he's ''so'' manly and strong that he can't actually fight without the risk of killing someone.
* He has an {{eyepatch|OfPower}} {{eyepatch|OfPower}}, because nothing says bad-ass like missing an eye and still being the most capable guy around. Also, because {{pirate}}s are cool. Similarly, he has a bionic limb because of some terrible accident where he was rescuing somebody or doing something else heroic.


* As well as that, give him an [[BiggerIsBetterInBed large penis]]. No, not a GagPenis. The author will expect people to actually accept that his member can double as a baseball bat. The more [[AnatomicallyImpossibleSex blatantly inaccurate ones]] tend to be written by men, believing that 11 inches is going to feel really good in bed.

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* As well as that, give him an [[BiggerIsBetterInBed large penis]]. No, not a GagPenis. The author will expect people to actually accept that his member can double as a baseball bat. The more [[AnatomicallyImpossibleSex blatantly inaccurate ones]] tend to be written by men, men (or sometimes by inexperienced women), believing that 11 inches is going to feel really good in bed.


* Conversely, Stus show an aversion to "unfair" powers relative to the setting. After all, if your guy is the only one running around with magical bullet proof skin, he's not really the most badass guy is he? Instead his ability to tank a shotgun to the face often won't be explained at all. He's just that manly!



* If he doesn't use firearms he will be a master of some kind of fantastically-obscure and specialised (if not [[FantasticFightingStyle imaginary]]) martial art which will likewise be discussed in excessive detail. Bonus points if it's a martial art that the character would in the real world have no opportunity to learn, such as an eighteenth-century nobleman who single-handedly invented modern UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts or an eleventh-century knight who went crusading and [[IKnowKungFu learned kung-fu]] from a wandering Chinese master who somehow made it to Palestine.

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* If he doesn't use firearms he will be a master of some kind of fantastically-obscure and specialised specialized (if not [[FantasticFightingStyle imaginary]]) martial art which will likewise be discussed in excessive detail. Bonus points if it's a martial art that the character would in the real world have no opportunity to learn, such as an eighteenth-century nobleman who single-handedly invented modern UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts or an eleventh-century knight who went crusading and [[IKnowKungFu learned kung-fu]] from a wandering Chinese master who somehow made it to Palestine.



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* Rather than overly long meaningful name preferred by Mary Sue writers, Gary Sue will simply do AwesomeMcCoolName often with their own RedBaron.


As far as their traits go, Marty Stu incorporates most of the CommonMarySueTraits while having quite a few general trends to differentiate him. While the textbook Mary Sue is generally made as a [[PuritySue pseudo-realistic ideal of feminine perfection]], Marty Stu tends towards taking the RuleOfCool '''[-[[UpToEleven TO THE EXTREME!!!]]-]''' Due in part to the DoubleStandard, Marty tends to be less of an emotional cornerstone and more just an embodiment of pure physical and mental awesome (a la GodModeSue). He's the type that tends to be stronger than ''[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk]]'', faster than ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', and have more [[{{Mana}} MP]] than {{God}} himself.

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As far as their traits go, Marty Stu incorporates most of the CommonMarySueTraits while having quite a few general trends to differentiate him. While the textbook Mary Sue is generally made as a [[PuritySue pseudo-realistic ideal of feminine perfection]], Marty Stu tends towards taking the RuleOfCool '''[-[[UpToEleven TO THE EXTREME!!!]]-]''' Due in part to the DoubleStandard, Marty tends to be less of an emotional cornerstone and more just an embodiment of pure physical and mental awesome (a la GodModeSue). He's the type that tends to be stronger than ''[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk]]'', faster than ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'', and have more [[{{Mana}} MP]] than {{God}} himself.


** Alt. names: Cassanova Stu

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** Alt. names: Cassanova StuCasanova Stu, The Genji


* Marty Stu authors tend to emphasis their Stus powers and strength than Mary Sue authors. Where a Sue author will still write as though there is suspense (Can Mary defeat the dreaded Count Weakling Von Moron with her lightning powers, teleportation, super strength, and invincibility?),Stu authors will have fights where there isn't even the illusion of tension. Or if they do need some, Marty will either have an extreme handy cap, a time limit, or need to protect someone else (Can Marty defeat the Cyber Uber Dragon? Of course he could! But can he do it in five minutes with one hand ''and'' save Duchess Damsel?)



* Even in the rare instances where he uses his words to solve problems more than violence. He will still be said be extraordinarily capable in fight. Often the entire reason he uses his negotiation first is because hes ''so'' manly and strong that he can't actually fight without the risk of killing someone.

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* Even in the rare instances where he uses his words to solve problems more than violence. He violence, he will still be said be extraordinarily capable in fight. Often the entire reason he uses his negotiation first is because hes ''so'' manly and strong that he can't actually fight without the risk of killing someone.


* Even in the rare instances where he uses his words to solve problems for than violence. He will still be said be extraordinarily capable in fight. Often the entire reason he uses his negotiation first is because hes ''so'' manly and strong that he can't actually fight without the risk of killing someone.

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* Even in the rare instances where he uses his words to solve problems for more than violence. He will still be said be extraordinarily capable in fight. Often the entire reason he uses his negotiation first is because hes ''so'' manly and strong that he can't actually fight without the risk of killing someone.

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* Even in the rare instances where he uses his words to solve problems for than violence. He will still be said be extraordinarily capable in fight. Often the entire reason he uses his negotiation first is because hes ''so'' manly and strong that he can't actually fight without the risk of killing someone.


Marty Stu will be the personification of action, action and more action. Or, if he is of an intellectual bent, he [[AwesomenessByAnalysis thinks his way through problems]], inventing whole new branches of science and technology in the process, and in some cases, the character is often portrayed as personification of both, completing missions as both the brains and the brawn taking up the roles usually shared among the main character and a team or a partner. He's an unstoppable fighter, a rogue agent, a fearless freedom fighter, a master of disguise. But whether he is a BloodKnight or a OmnidisciplinaryScientist, Marty Stu will be devastatingly handsome (or if not, possessed of a strange, saturnine magnetism) and desired by all significant women, yes, but romance is not likely to be the main dish.

He has usually been (and still mostly is) restricted to being a creature of action since men who do not take an active role in dramatic events are unmanly and, by definition, not perfect (NonActionGuy tends to be looked upon with disdain). So Marty Stu, in contrast to Mary Sue who has recently been able to take [[ActionGirl more active roles]], is almost never seen taking on his sister's old school PuritySue role: passive motivator of others through his purity, beauty and helplessness unless it's in addition to the action and intellectual roles they already have. However, as times have changed, Marty's had the occasional opportunity to show his softer side, and beautiful, passive male {{Possession Sue}}s are not uncommon in {{Slash|Fic}} fiction.

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Marty Stu will be the personification of action, action and more action. Or, if he is of an intellectual bent, he [[AwesomenessByAnalysis thinks his way through problems]], inventing whole new branches of science and technology in the process, and in some cases, the character is often portrayed as the [[GeniusBruiser personification of both, both]], completing missions as both the brains and the brawn brawn, taking up the roles usually shared among between the main character and a team or a partner. He's an unstoppable fighter, a rogue agent, a fearless freedom fighter, a master of disguise. But whether he is a BloodKnight or a OmnidisciplinaryScientist, Marty Stu will be devastatingly handsome (or if not, possessed of a strange, saturnine magnetism) and desired by all significant women, yes, but although as the works involved are usually aimed at a male audience, romance is not likely to be the main dish.

He has usually been (and still mostly is) restricted to being a creature of action since men who do not take an active role in dramatic events are unmanly and, by definition, not perfect (NonActionGuy tends to be looked upon with disdain). So Marty Stu, in contrast to Mary Sue who has recently been able to take [[ActionGirl more active roles]], is almost never seen taking on his sister's old school PuritySue role: role as a passive motivator of others through his purity, beauty and helplessness helplessness, unless it's in addition to the action and intellectual roles they already have. However, as times have changed, Marty's had the occasional opportunity to show his softer side, and beautiful, passive male {{Possession Sue}}s are not uncommon in {{Slash|Fic}} fiction.


He has usually been (and still mostly is) restricted to being a creature of action since men who do not take an active role in dramatic events are unmanly and, by definition, not perfect (NonActionGuy tends to be looked upon with disdain). So Marty Stu, in contrast to Mary Sue who is has recently been able to take [[ActionGirl more active roles]], is almost never seen taking on his sister's old school PuritySue role: passive motivator of others through his purity, beauty and helplessness unless it's in addition to the action and intellectual roles they already have. However, as times have changed, Marty's had the occasional opportunity to show his softer side, and beautiful, passive male {{Possession Sue}}s are not uncommon in {{Slash|Fic}} fiction.

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He has usually been (and still mostly is) restricted to being a creature of action since men who do not take an active role in dramatic events are unmanly and, by definition, not perfect (NonActionGuy tends to be looked upon with disdain). So Marty Stu, in contrast to Mary Sue who is has recently been able to take [[ActionGirl more active roles]], is almost never seen taking on his sister's old school PuritySue role: passive motivator of others through his purity, beauty and helplessness unless it's in addition to the action and intellectual roles they already have. However, as times have changed, Marty's had the occasional opportunity to show his softer side, and beautiful, passive male {{Possession Sue}}s are not uncommon in {{Slash|Fic}} fiction.


He has usually been (and still mostly is) restricted to being a creature of action since men who do not take an active role in dramatic events are unmanly and, by definition, not perfect (NonActionGuy tends to be looked upon with disdain). So Marty Stu, in contrast to Mary Sue who is has recently been able to take [[ActionGirl more active roles]], Marty Stu is almost never seen taking on his sister's old school PuritySue role: passive motivator of others through his purity, beauty and helplessness unless it's in addition to the action and intellectual roles they already have. However, as times have changed, Marty's had the occasional opportunity to show his softer side, and beautiful, passive male {{Possession Sue}}s are not uncommon in {{Slash|Fic}} fiction.

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He has usually been (and still mostly is) restricted to being a creature of action since men who do not take an active role in dramatic events are unmanly and, by definition, not perfect (NonActionGuy tends to be looked upon with disdain). So Marty Stu, in contrast to Mary Sue who is has recently been able to take [[ActionGirl more active roles]], Marty Stu is almost never seen taking on his sister's old school PuritySue role: passive motivator of others through his purity, beauty and helplessness unless it's in addition to the action and intellectual roles they already have. However, as times have changed, Marty's had the occasional opportunity to show his softer side, and beautiful, passive male {{Possession Sue}}s are not uncommon in {{Slash|Fic}} fiction.


In the past, Mary Sue didn't really ''do'' very much, because [[StayInTheKitchen a woman who took an active role in dramatic events was unwomanly]] and, by definition, not perfect. So Mary Sue mostly radiated a soft glow of [[PuritySue purity and beauty]] into the narrative around her, was inexplicably popular, and had people fall in love with her a lot. And this side of her lineage still shows, even as [[SocietyMarchesOn changes in society]] have allowed women to [[ActionGirl get their]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]] [[ActionGirl out and fly and so forth.]]

Marty Stu, however, is usually restricted to being a creature of action since men who do not take an active role in dramatic events are unmanly and, by definition, not perfect (NonActionGuy tends to be looked upon with disdain). So Marty Stu is the personification of action, action and more action. Or, if he is of an intellectual bent, he [[AwesomenessByAnalysis thinks his way through problems]], inventing whole new branches of science and technology in the process, and in some cases, the character is often portrayed as personification of both, completing missions as both the brains and the brawn taking up the roles usually shared among the main character and a team or a partner. In contrast to Mary Sue who has been freed to play an active and/or passive role, Marty Stu is almost never seen taking on his sister's old school PuritySue role: passive motivator of others through his purity, beauty and helplessness unless it's in addition to the action and intellectual roles they already have. When he does, it is almost exclusively the territory of [[{{Wimpification}} wimpified]] {{Possession Sue}}s in {{Slash|Fic}}.

Marty Stu is devastatingly handsome (or if not, possessed of a strange, saturnine magnetism) and desired by all significant women, yes, but romance is not likely to be the main dish. He's an unstoppable fighter, a rogue agent, a fearless freedom fighter, a master of disguise. However, as times have changed, just as Mary's acquired a [[JerkSue bratty temper]], Marty's had the occasional opportunity to show his [[{{Wangst}} softer side]].

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In the past, Mary Sue didn't really ''do'' very much, because [[StayInTheKitchen a woman who took an active role in dramatic events was unwomanly]] and, by definition, not perfect. So Mary Sue mostly radiated a soft glow of [[PuritySue purity and beauty]] into the narrative around her, was inexplicably popular, and had people fall in love with her a lot. And this side of her lineage still shows, even as [[SocietyMarchesOn changes in society]] have allowed women to [[ActionGirl get their]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]] [[ActionGirl out and fly and so forth.]]

Marty Stu, however, is usually restricted to being a creature of action since men who do not take an active role in dramatic events are unmanly and, by definition, not perfect (NonActionGuy tends to be looked upon with disdain). So
Marty Stu is will be the personification of action, action and more action. Or, if he is of an intellectual bent, he [[AwesomenessByAnalysis thinks his way through problems]], inventing whole new branches of science and technology in the process, and in some cases, the character is often portrayed as personification of both, completing missions as both the brains and the brawn taking up the roles usually shared among the main character and a team or a partner. In contrast to Mary Sue who has been freed to play an active and/or passive role, Marty Stu is almost never seen taking on his sister's old school PuritySue role: passive motivator of others through his purity, beauty and helplessness unless it's in addition to the action and intellectual roles they already have. When he does, it is almost exclusively the territory of [[{{Wimpification}} wimpified]] {{Possession Sue}}s in {{Slash|Fic}}.\n\nMarty Stu is devastatingly handsome (or if not, possessed of a strange, saturnine magnetism) and desired by all significant women, yes, but romance is not likely to be the main dish. He's an unstoppable fighter, a rogue agent, a fearless freedom fighter, a master of disguise. But whether he is a BloodKnight or a OmnidisciplinaryScientist, Marty Stu will be devastatingly handsome (or if not, possessed of a strange, saturnine magnetism) and desired by all significant women, yes, but romance is not likely to be the main dish.

He has usually been (and still mostly is) restricted to being a creature of action since men who do not take an active role in dramatic events are unmanly and, by definition, not perfect (NonActionGuy tends to be looked upon with disdain). So Marty Stu, in contrast to Mary Sue who is has recently been able to take [[ActionGirl more active roles]], Marty Stu is almost never seen taking on his sister's old school PuritySue role: passive motivator of others through his purity, beauty and helplessness unless it's in addition to the action and intellectual roles they already have.
However, as times have changed, just as Mary's acquired a [[JerkSue bratty temper]], Marty's had the occasional opportunity to show his [[{{Wangst}} softer side]].side, and beautiful, passive male {{Possession Sue}}s are not uncommon in {{Slash|Fic}} fiction.


* In Young Adult fiction, a tell-tale sign of the Marty Stu is that he'll have really, really long eyelashes and a perfect smile.
* He has an {{eyepatch|OfPower}} because nothing says bad-ass like missing an eye and still being the most capable guy around. Also, because {{pirate}}s are cool.
* He has a bionic limb because of some terrible accident where he was rescuing somebody or doing something else heroic.

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* In Young Adult fiction, a tell-tale sign of the Marty Stu is that he'll have really, really long eyelashes and a perfect smile.
* He has an {{eyepatch|OfPower}} because nothing says bad-ass like missing an eye and still being the most capable guy around. Also, because {{pirate}}s are cool.
* He
cool. Similarly, he has a bionic limb because of some terrible accident where he was rescuing somebody or doing something else heroic.


Just like the AlwaysMale category on this Wiki, there's painfully little that Marty does that Mary doesn't, generally being limited to sexuality-related things. Nonetheless, here's the little bitty list of exclusive Marty Stu traits:

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Just like Despite the AlwaysMale category on this Wiki, there's painfully little that huge overlap between Marty does Stu and Mary Sue, there are a few character traits that Mary doesn't, generally being limited to are much, much more common in Marty than his sister (generally sexuality-related things. Nonetheless, here's things). Here's the little bitty list of exclusive Marty Stu traits:

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