What Makes a Mary Sue a Mary SueA while ago, I made a Mary Sue/Gary Stu test for people to put their OCs through. Well, it got really popular. And a while ago, I got to thinking about what makes a Mary Sue a Mary Sue.What Makes a Mary Sue a Mary Sue2 hours ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The test measures how many 'features' your OC has: relations, powers, their appearance, where they come from, enemies, etc. At the end of the test there is a disclaimer that a character may have many such features and still not be a mary Cue.
You see, when a single character has many features, they bend the story around themselves, until the story for the sake of the OC, and not the other way around. And that is a Mary Sue.
Now, the test is based on an estimation of how many features a character can have before they start bending the story, but it is possible for a single character to have so many features that they would normally qualify as a Mary Sue, but the writer may also give the other characters in the story more features than characters normally have, so the would-be Mary Sue is unable to