The Mary Sue and YouAs some of you are probably aware, a "Sue War" is stirring in the DP fandom. Since I've got some free timeThe Mary Sue and You5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
and have a horrible case of writer's block, I figured I would write a little something up concerning Mary Sues.
The Mary Sue
Many people in fandom have heard the term Mary Sue, but few know the actual definition of a Sue. In short, a Mary Sue is a character that is unbelievably perfect. They have skills or traits that are either unexplained or impossible. The Mary Sue often dominates the entire story, and overshadows other main characters, the only exception being the love interest. Essentially, a Mary Sue is the author's idea of a perfect character, and is often a self insert. Note:This does not mean that all self inserts are Mary Sues, although instances of this are extremely rare.
Most Mary Sues have extraordinary powers that are either uncommon or unheard of in the story universe. In the DP fandom, a telltale sign of a Mary Sue is when he/she is
OC Meme Part 2: AdventureThe Character Meme: Part 2, Save the Princess Adventure!OC Meme Part 2: Adventure4 years ago in Settings More Like This
A. Choose up to 5 OCs, RPCs, or FCs that are yours. If you do not have 5 characters, you may either make up one on the spot, use a character from an anime, manga, movie, book, etc. of some sort, or leave them blank. Remember to give a quick summary about the character, be it physical description, personality, past, or a combination of the 3!
NOTE: READ THIS READ THIS! Designate character ONE as your princess, TWO as your villain, and the other three as the KNIGHTS! They will be working together to SAVE the princess! Your princess does not have to be a girl (in fact, I PROMOTE male princesses), your villain does not have to be a guy, and your knights do not have to be guys. However, no matter the gender, the princess will always be wearing a ridiculious, annoying, pink, poofy dress.