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     Ensign Sue
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Captain... Everyone... thank you. I love you all so very much.

Ensign (later Lieutenant) Mary Amethyst Star Enoby Aiko Archer Picard Janeway Sue begins the story as the new medical officer on the Enterprise. She is beautiful, talented, kind, and perfect in every way. But unfortunately for her, no one else acts as if they're in a Suefic, and her Sue-ish ways annoy them. Unfortunately for everyone else, as a Mary Sue she's very hard to kill...

  • The Ace: As a Sue, she's great at everything.
  • Action Girl: As a Sue, she's a good enough fighter to easily defeat Klingons.
  • All-Loving Hero: Double Subverted. She's friendly to everyone at first, but her love is incredibly shallow and condescending. Then Character Development kicks in, and she learns how to be the real deal.
  • Anime Hair: It's incredibly long and bright yellow, with a streak of another color (which constantly changes). As Mary Smith, it's a far more natural blonde color and done up in a fairly simple bun, to show how she's now a normal OC who actually fits into the world of Star Trek.
  • Antagonist Title: She's the Ensign Sue who must die.
  • A-Team Firing: Once her Sue powers are gone, she doesn't have Improbable Aiming Skills anymore.
  • The Atoner: In Ensign Cubed, she feels awful about her role in Prime Sue's plan and wants to make up for it because she's responsible for it.
  • Back from the Dead: Courtesy of God Sue, she comes back from her death at the end of Ensign Sue Must Die and lands in the Harry Potter universe. And then she's erased from reality at the end of Ensign Cubed, but returns as a normal Ensign named Mary Smith.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Mentions that she legally beat the Kobayashi Maru test.
  • Break the Cutie: She takes reality ensuing in Ensign Two badly. She hugs herself and cries her heart out because she realizes that the Enterprise Crew hates her, tried several times to kill her, and she can't do anything for them anymore.
  • Broken Ace: When she's Brought Down to Normal, she's just a girl who only believes she's the best at everything. Once she realizes that her Sue powers are gone, she shows that she actually has rather low self-esteem and just wants to have friends.
  • Brought Down to Normal: When she returns to the Star Trek universe in Ensign Two, all her Sue powers are stripped from her, leaving her just an annoying girl. When she's reborn after the universe is reset, she becomes a normal ensign called Mary Smith.
  • Character Development: In the first story, she's your basic Parody Sue. Once she's Brought Down to Normal in the sequels, she gets lessons on reality (specifically, empathy and responsibility) and becomes much more bearable.
  • Cool Pet: She has a rainbow-maned Spumicorn (like a unicorn, but in space) that flies at warp speed and farts stardust.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Parodied. She was on the Kelvin (like Kirk), and used Psychic Powers to pilot herself into a wormhole, where she was raised by worms. And then the worms died.
  • Dark Secret: Parodied. She has one, and it's that she has pedal transient parensthesia. Or in other words, her foot's asleep.
  • The Ditz: She is quite oblivious to the fact that all the crew members want to kill her.
  • Dying Alone: When all is restored and the Sues fade away, she hangs back from the crew, who are all celebrating their victory. She tries to say goodbye to them at first, but then gracefully and quietly accepts her fate, reflecting on how much she loves them. Kirk doesn't realize she's gone until she's already faded into nothing.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: She wears big, dangly, sparkly earrings that seem quite impractical for a Starfleet officer. They even change color between panels. She's still wearing earrings as Mary Smith, but they're small stud earrings that are less ostentatious and more practical.
  • Face Death with Dignity: A sign of her character development. When she fades into nothing, there's no melodrama, no tears, no fighting it. Just a smile, and internally saying goodbye to the crew, telling them she loves them.
  • Facial Markings: She has a mark on her face that changes shape and color from strip to strip. locking into a blue star after she loses her powers [[spoilers: and naturally is entirely absent from Ensign Smith.]]
  • Flat Character: In the first story, her character was simply 'bubbly, melodramatic, none too bright, no sense of personal space, and annoyingly invincible'. This changes in the second story, when she loses her Sue powers, turns out to be the most genuinely heroic of the Sues, and is told off by Kirk and then imprisoned. In the third story, she realizes where she's gone wrong and becomes the All-Loving Hero she thought she was in the first story.
  • Flawed Prototype: She is the first Sue, and the only one not mentally connected to Sue Prime.
  • Forgetful Jones: She forgets what her first meeting as a member of senior staff was about directly after the meeting (it was about getting rid of her by any means necessary).
  • Genki Girl: She's very bubbly and enthusiastic.
  • Heel Realization: Has one at the beginning of Ensign Cubed, when she realizes that she was so wrapped up in her feelings for the crew that she didn't give a thought to their feelings.
  • Heroic BSoD: At the end of Ensign Two, she has an existential crisis after being stripped of her Sue privileges and powers. She later has the mentioned Heel Realization, which led her to feel both as useless baggage and the root of all the problems. She's snapped out of it by T. J. Hooker.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: When you get right down to it, her ultimate goal is to befriend the crew of the Enterprise. It's a shame she has no idea how to go about it and instead comes off as annoying. She gets her wish in Ensign Cubed, when she develops as a character and realizes how selfish she was previously being.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Sometimes, though she's more oblivious than innocent. They're brown when she's dead, and settle on pink when she's Brought Down to Normal. Her eyes are blue as Ensign Mary Smith, who is ignorant of her previous life and thus innocent.
  • I Reject Your Reality: Ensign Sue lives in her own little world. She's forcibly brought back to reality in Ensign Two when she losses her Sue powers and can no longer ignore everything around her.
  • Kaleidoscope Eyes: Her eyes never spend two strips the same color. Until she's Brought Down to Normal, where they remain an natural but static pink through Ensign Cubed. This trope being a trait all Sues have in common. By contrast Ensign Smith's eyes are an ordinary & extremely common shade of blue.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Her hair is blonde, but there's a streak in it that changes color. We actually get to see it in the process of changing in one strip. This is also a Sue trait, and it stops changing when she's Brought Down to Normal and the streak totally disappears when she is dead (it returns when God Sue brings her back to life). She doesn't have the streak as Ensign Mary Smith.
  • Lack of Empathy: As a Sue, she only considered her own feelings and neglected the feelings of the crew. Part of her character development in Crisis of Infinite Sues is developing empathy.
  • Large Ham: She can get quite melodramatic, especially when pedal transient parensthesia gets involved.
  • Melodrama: The story she believes she's in is quite melodramatic, and she acts accordingly.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She's devastated when she realizes just how awful she's made life for the crew.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: One of her Sue traits is developing new powers as needed, such as "immunity to phaser blasts" when someone shots her with them. It fails her when she is imprisoned at the end of Ensign Two.
  • Nice Girl: She thinks she's this, but she's too selfish and condescending to really qualify. However, thanks to her Character Development, she truly becomes this.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: She is able to No-Sell even blasts from a phaser set to 'pocket Death Star'.
  • No Social Skills: On account of being so badly Wrong Genre Savvy, Sue has absolutely no idea how to act around people who don't worship her and act like the characters in a suefic.
  • Obliviously Evil: She's totally and utterly convinced that she's in a Suefic and thus her behavior is acceptable, so she's blissfully oblivious to how annoying everyone else things she is. She's figured it out by Ensign Cubed, and does not take it well.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: When Uhura tried to set her up to be killed by Klingons, she defeated them all offscreen and returned carrying one of their swords and covered in Klingon blood.
    Ensign Sue: They had no honor!
  • Original Character: She's a send-up of the worst versions of these, who don't fit in with canon, have too many piled on good traits, go out of their way to be unique, and have the story twist to be about them. Ensign Sue has pretty much all these traits- except no one else in the story is playing along. as Mary Smith, she is a representative of good original characters- no special effort is taken by the narrative to single her out, she looks and dresses in a way that fits in with what would be expected of a Starfleet ensign, has a normal name, and she doesn't act in a way that implies she's the center of the universe.
  • Overly Long Name: She has seven middle names, four of them Shout Outs.
  • Parody Sue: She starts out with exaggerated superficial "specialness" that irritates the crew to no end. She later grows out of this, and when the universe is reset, she is reborn as a normal human called Mary Smith.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: As Ensign Mary Smith, her hair is in a bun. This is an example of how she's now a normal OC instead of a Mary Sue, as her hair is now done up in a practical way instead of hanging down to her knees.
  • Psychic Powers: Claims she had them even as an infant, which is why she was able to survive the destruction of the Kelvin.
  • Purple Prose: When she narrates what she does early on, accompanied by an Art Shift to a more realistic style.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Hers reaches down to her knees. It's one of her Parody Sue traits, since it's quite impractical for a Starfleet officer but she gets away with it anyway. When she's reborn as Mary Smith, she has her hair up in a far more practical bun.
  • Redemption Equals Life: Her ultimate fate is this. After gaining Character Development and helping the crew stop Sue Prime, she along with the others disappear. With reality remade, apparently, she is reborn as Ensign Mary Smith. No one but Spock and Kirk recognize the Ensign, but both seem pretty happy that she earned an opportunity to join them as her own person and not as a Sue.
  • Shout-Out: She, like the original Mary Sue, is a Lieutenant named Mary Sue. Most of her middle names are also shout outs: 'Enoby' is a misspelling of 'Ebony' common to My Immortal, and Archer, Picard, and Janeway are other captains in Star Trek.
  • Token Good Teammate: She's this for the Sues as a whole, especially once she gets herself some Character Development, because she's the only one not on board with Sue Prime's Assimilation Plot.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Ensign Cubed sees her develop empathy and mature as a character so that she wants to help others out of compassion instead of entitlement.
  • Too Many Halves: Her saying that she's half-[whatever is appropriate to the conversation, like Russian when speaking to Chekov, Klingon when Uhura's taking her to negotiate with Klingons, and Deity when talking to God Sue] is almost a catchphrase.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her default outfit is her blue medical officer's uniform, though she's more 'girlishly silly' than feminine at first.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: She spends the first story utterly convinced that she is the protagonist of a Suefic.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Towards Kirk and Spock, whom she wants to teach about "hawt yaoi".

     Empress Sue
She has a bigger rack than Ensign Sue. How evil.
"Kneel before Empress Sue of the Terran Empire!"

Ensign Sue's mirror-universe counterpart, and a parody Villain Sue. She has been driving the Mirror Enterprise crew insane just as her counterpart does to the main Enterprise, and one of their desperate attempts to get rid of her ends up shunting her to the regular universe. She gets along just fine with her counterpart.


     Anna Mae Sue
Isn't she just kawaii?

A Pokémon Sue who debuted in Ensign Two. She is known for her misuse of Japanese, and for being the first outright malevolent Sue.

  • Cat Girl: She has (pink) cat ears and a tail, as part of her 'Japanese Fangirl Sue' shtick.
  • Cute Is Evil: Her design is actually cuter than most Mary Sues, and she's one of their most evil members.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She has fangs as a parody of how prevalent this trope is in anime, but hers are supposed to show cuteness rather than evilness like Empress.
  • The Dragon: She is the Sue most active in advancing Sue Prime's Evil Plan. She introduced the Pokéball into the Pokémon universe, she stole the T.A.R.D.I.S. to turn it into the dimensional door needed to bring Sue Prime, and she froze Spock Prime in carbonite as a gift to her "mother".
  • Fangs Are Evil: She has Cute Little Fangs and is The Sociopath.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She has these instead of the normal Sue Rapunzel Hair, presumably because it's supposed to be cuter.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Oh so much random and pointless Japanese, and it's not even good Japanese. It's so bad Sulu says that it hurts his soul.
  • Hive Mind: She's telepathically connected to God Sue.
  • Idiot Hair: As part of her anime cliches parody, she has a hair sticking up and she certainly acts like a ditz.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Subverted. She is the only Sue without the Sues' signature color-changing hair streak (some don't have it change color, but she's the only Sue to lack it entirely).
  • Karma Houdini: Gets virtually no repercussion for her actions saved getting erased with the other Sues in the end, and even then she took that pretty cheerfully.
  • Lack of Empathy: Shows no understanding or respect of others' feelings.
  • Light Is Not Good: She has a very bright, pastel color palette; brighter than other Sues but is always evil, and not even comical evil like Empress.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her hair has three colors- blonde, blue, and pinkish-purple.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Her design has a number of differences from most Sues- her hair is done up in Girlish Pigtails and isn't blonde with a color-changing streak (it's instead blonde shading to blue and then pinkish-purple), and what's a facial marking on other Sues is on her arm.
  • Parody Sue: She's a parody Anime Sue, specifically of overly cutesy Shōjo Demographic characters.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: She's a Womanchild just like all the rest of the Sues, but she also enjoys taking over the universe and freezing Spock Prime in carbonite.
  • Punny Name: Anna Mae= Anime.

     British Sue
You can tell she's British. She's got a Keep Calm and Carry On scarf.
"Oh, do pardon me. I believe I feel an Anglophiliac outburst coming on...ROIGHT! CAMELOT! BIG BEN! MARY POPPINS! THE BEATLES! CUPPA TEA! SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! GOD SAVE THE QUEEN! PIP! PIP! CHEERIO! Quite sorry. That happens sometimes when I get excited. Now where were we?"

A Sherlock Holmes Sue and a very stereotypical Brit.

  • Copy Cat Sue: She's good at deduction like Sherlock and wears a deerstalker hat, like he's usually depicted as wearing.
  • Einstein Sue: She appears to be parodying this sort of Mary Sue, but since she is parodying the British, she is specifically a Sherlock-style genius.
  • Face Death with Dignity: While fading away, she simply says 'it was fun while it lasted' and vanishes without any fuss.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: She wears glasses and is a loyal minion of Sue Prime.
  • Hive Mind: She is connected to God Sue, just like every other Sue who's not Ensign Sue.
  • Ms. Exposition: She tells Ensign Sue about Sues and their plan. She's also the one who reveals that the Sues are a Hive Mind.
  • Multicolored Hair: She has a light blue 'Sue streak'.
  • Parody Sue: She's a parody Einstein Sue, which means that while she gives the exposition, she's not as smart as she thinks, and she has weird stereotypical British mannerisms.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: Parodied. She dresses in stereotypical British manner and usually acts like this, and when excited has 'Anglophiliac outbursts' where she yells out stereotypically British things.
  • The Stoic: Except when she's in one of her Anglophiliac oubursts, she is less emotionally expressive than the other sues.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her eyes and hair streak are blue but she is not portrayed as feminine as the other holder of this trope.
  • Verbal Tic: Outbursts of stereotypically British things.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: She has a British flag pin.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Well, a blue streak, at least. It's the mark of the Sue.

     The Mary Sues
Yes, Kirk. Yes, you have.

Small parts of Sue Prime that have become mini versions of her. There are several traits that most have in common: Blonde hair (all Sues but Sue!Spock and Empress Sue) with a usually color-changing streak (all Sues except Anne Mae), a marking on their cheek (All Sues, but Anne Mae Sue has it on her forearm), earrings, fishnet somewhere in their outfit, and the same basic build as Ensign Sue (all Sues but Sueified Enterprise Crew). This section is for minor Sue characters.

  • Rapunzel Hair: This is also a common Sue traits to match their idea of perfect beauty regardless of how impractical (or impossible) it would.
  • Sailor Earth: One of the Sues in their character image is a Sailor Scout, so she's presumably a princess for some obscure planet, star, or other cosmic body .

     Sue Prime
Even God herself is one of them.

Also known as God Sue. She is the progenitor of all Mary Sues, with Ensign Sue having been the first. She did this to allow herself into the world so that she could get together with Spock Prime.

  • Author Avatar: Not in the normal sense of representing the comic's authors, but Sue Prime represents the authors who write Sues. The world is her Suefic, so to speak. Returning Ensign Sue to the Star Trek universe as Ensign Mary Smith represents her Growing the Beard and learning how to write good stories and realistic characters.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: From an In-Universe perspective, as God Sue was the one to invent the Pokéballs.
  • Big Bad: She is responsible for the Sues and all the problems they cause.
  • Can't Take Criticism: When everyone around her starts to rightfully point out that her plan to change the very fabric of the universe just so she can date Spock Prime is needlessly complicated, she flies into a tantrum and demands everyone to stop "trolling" her.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: She claims that she cannot lie to herself. This becomes a plot point and incites a Villainous Breakdown when she can't say that she loves Spock Prime.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: She wears an earring that looks like Earth.
  • Evil Is Petty: Her ultimate plan is... to hook herself up with Spock Prime. When called on this, she has a mini-Villainous Breakdown.
  • Facial Markings: Her cheek marking is in the shape of an infinity symbol.
  • God in Human Form: Back at the Prime Star Trek universe, she got enamored with the Enterprise crew and especially Spock, so she decided to get rid of her godly form and join them in their adventures as a normal human under the name... Lt. Mary Sue.
  • God of Evil: She is the goddess and Monster Progenitor of Mary Sues, with all that entails.
  • Hive Queen: She's this to the Sues, as all of them (except Ensign Sue, a Flawed Prototype) are telepathically connected to her.
  • Humanoid Abomination: She's a Sentient Cosmic Force who appears in the form of a young woman with long blonde hair and Graeco-Roman robes.
  • In Mysterious Ways: She uses this as a defense of her plan; she's a god and she's mysterious so stop "trolling" her. More specifically, to excuse the fact that it's all to get Spock Prime's attention.
  • Kaleidoscope Eyes: Her eyes are multicolored because she is a Sue and a goddess.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: When her Sue Streak isn't rainbow, it changes color like the rest of the Sues' hair does. It's orange as Lt. Mary Sue.
  • Light Is Not Good: She's associated with light and bright colors, and also being really selfish, shallow, and dangerous.
  • Logic Bomb: Gets caught in one. If she has to use her Reality Warper powers to make Spock love her, then she's admitting that he doesn't love her.
  • Love Hungry: Sue Prime's main trait is her desperation to make the object of her affections love her back. This trait was also inherited by all her "children" as well.
  • Mary Suetopia: Her ultimate goal for the world is to make it into a Mary Suetopia called 'Sueranus', which is beautiful according to her design and where everyone loves her.
  • Monster Progenitor: She created all Mary Sues to further her plan, and all of them (except Ensign Sue) are mentally linked to her. All of them call her "Mother" as a result.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her 'Sue Streak' is rainbow.
  • Parody Sue: She wears the fact that she is a God-Mode Sue on her sleeve.
  • Power Glows: She is usually glowing. She loses it for a bit when the logic of her plan is questioned.
  • Reality Warper: She's this to an even greater extent than the Sues she creates. One clap of her hands can radically reconstruct an entire universe.
  • Relationship Sue: She has created more than a few, and came into the universe for the specific purpose of seducing Spock Prime. It is deconstructed when it is pointed out that if she has to use her reality warping power to make Spock love her, she's admitting he doesn't love her.
  • Sentient Cosmic Force: Her origin was an extradimensional entity whose purpose was to observe and who had no desires of her own until she encountered Prime!Enterprise. She fell in love with Spock and pretended to be a normal person to join the crew, until a brush with death sealed her off from that world. The paradox of the Kelvin gave her an opportunity to send a piece of herself - Ensign Sue- into that world. Ensign Sue then became the prototype of many more, the purpose of whom was to allow Sue Prime proper to enter the new reality.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Ensign Sue defeats her by convincing her to grow up and abandon her plot to create a perfect Sue world.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Kirk theorizes that she is either unable or unwilling to kill anyone (well, anyone who can't regenerate), seeing as how they've been serious trouble for her and yet they're still there.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Her perfect confidence cracks when her plan is questioned, and then breaks when she can't say she loves Spock.
  • Walking Spoiler: When she first appeared near the end of Ensign Sue Must Die, even the fact that she existed was a spoiler, and even now most of her plan and motivations have to be whited out.
  • Yandere: for Spock Prime. All the harm she's doing is so that she can get back together with him.

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