Mary Sue Types
- Anti-Sue: A Mary Sue who has many "anti-Sue traits"—ugly, clumsy, untalented, etc—but is still a Mary Sue by other means, such as being worshipped by everyone or always succeeding without fail.
- Black Hole Sue: Much like a black hole, this is a Mary Sue who "sucks in" the plot and characters to her. Characters will behave outside their personalities, logic will be defied, and rules will be broken for her sake.
- Canon Sue: A Mary Sue who is a canonical character.
- Copy Cat Sue: A Mary Sue who is a carbon copy of the creator's favorite character (same abilities, same backstory, etc.)
- Einstein Sue: A Mary Sue who is amazingly smarter than others, even if said others are professionals and said Mary Sue is an everyday person.
- Fixer Sue: Within a Fix Fic, this is a Mary Sue who is more of a plot device than a person. Her main purpose is to railroad the plot and fix what the author originally didn't like.
- God-Mode Sue: A Mary Sue who is so amazingly powerful that they can never be defeated.
- Jerk Sue: A Mary Sue who is mean or maybe even cruel, but are still treated as an ideal person.
- Lemon Stu: Appearing in lemon fics, this is a Mary Sue who can and will sleep with anyone and everyone they want to, on top of being a Sex God.
- Marty Stu: A male Mary Sue.
- Mary Sue herself.
- Mary Sue Classic: The classic embodiment of a Mary Sue—beautiful, can do no wrong, the object of everyone's affection, and probably able to fix every problem.
- Mary Tzu: A tactician Mary Sue, able to overcome every battle and war no matter if her side is outgunned and overpowered.
- Neutrality Sue: Neutrality means that a Mary Sue can do whatever they want and get away with it.
- Parody Sue: An intentional, Played for Laughs Mary Sue.
- Purity Sue: Adorable, endearing to all, always positive, kind, and gentle, this Mary Sue's only flaws only make her more likable, like naivete or clumsiness.
- Possession Sue: A canonical character-turned-Author Avatar.
- Relationship Sue: A Mary Sue whose personality, arc, and traits all go towards being the perfect match for another character.
- Sympathetic Sue: When The Woobie is cranked Up to Eleven, this Mary Sue's personality and backstory all carry the intention of making one feel bad for her.
- Villain Sue: An evil Mary Sue, typically either A) given a Freudian Excuse to dismiss their wrongdoings, or B) made so invincible that the heroes suffer personality and intelligence changes so that the villain can win.
- 30-Sue Pileup: A work features several kinds of Mary Sues.
- The Ace: A character who is great at everything and highly respected for it.
- Alternate History Wank (for countries in Alternate History stories; also known as Republic of Mary Sue): A group, faction, or even county that is wildly successful in an alternate version of history.
- Canon Defilement: Fanfics tend to include whatever the author wants it to, but this is an Audience Reaction for when the artistic license goes a little too far.
- Can't Argue with Elves (for ideologies instead of people): An entire race is presented as perfect, incapable of fault, and always right in an argument.
- Creator's Pet: A character who is loved by their creator but hated by the fans.
- Dream Sue: When a character dreams of being perfect in every way.
- Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": A character creates a Mary Sue character for their own wish fulfillment.
- Humans Are Special (For usnote — humans): A work features several other species, but humans are shown as the more "special" race.
- Mary-Sue Hunter: A character who hunts down Mary Sues in other fanfics to get rid of them.
- Men Act, Women Are: a common consequence of this.
- Mary Suetopia (for places instead of people): A place that is so perfect that it defies logic.
- Sailor Earth (when it overlaps with Copy Cat Sue): The setting of a work establishes a certain order or theme for characters. This can be teams, schools, special powers, etc.—whatever it is, it makes it easy to create a character that fits into that order or theme.
- Stock Light-Novel Hero: A character archetype that is frequently a Mary Sue, but not all the time.
- Suetiful All Along: When it at first seems that a character has avoided being a Mary Sue, only to become or revealed to be one later.
- Superior Species (for species instead of people): A species better than all other species in every thinkable way.
- We Are "Team Cannon Fodder" (If Mary is on a team): Sure, the characters are in a team, but it's really only the one character (usually the captain) that does everything.
- Fix Fic: A fanfiction with the main purpose of changing aspects of the original canon the author didn't like, like the outcomes for their ships or a Downer Ending.
- Self-Insert Fic: When the author (or a character who is practically a copy of said author) features in a fanfiction as a protagonist.