- Adaptation Displacement: Wait, there was a short story with a character actually named "Mary Sue"?
- Parody Displacement: People who do know about this story usually don't know that it's a parody of a common Fandom-Specific Plot in Trekdom during the early '70s: a beautiful young woman (a.k.a. a stand-in for the author) joins the crew of the Enterprise and impresses everyone with her abilities before dying a tragic death to be mourned by all. Of course, this plotline is rarely used in the modern Trekdom, and the meaning of the term "Mary Sue" has long since been expanded to refer to any idealized Author Avatar in any fandom.
YMMV / A Trekkie's Tale