mary-sue testthis test was made for people who write fanfictions featuring their OC`s [original characters] wishing to avoid creating mary-sues. You can test as many characters as you want :] remember: no offense
UPDATE `11 30 07
If your character belongs to a race that has wings, unusual eye colour, etc. And most other characters in the story have those traits, don`t add extra points.
P.S - This test is intended for human female characters. If your character is male, go look for a gary-stu test.
1. Does your character have a long, rare or unusual name? [if she lives in japan, japanese name is not unusual] +1
2. Does your character have more than one first/second name for no reason? +1
3. [count all that apply]
She`s not a human? +1
Half a human? +1
[half]An Angel? +1
[half]A Vampire? +1
[half]A Werewolf? +1
4. She belongs to a royal family? +1
5. Does she have amnesia? +1
It heals as the story goes on? +1
___ out of 10
The Mary Sue Litmus TestHolepunch's Mary Sue Litmus Test:The Mary Sue Litmus Test4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Ah, the Mary Sue. We can't cobble together a truly comprehensive description of what they are, exactly, but we can agree on one thing: an annoying, 'perfect' character who, through a general lack of flaws and character development, is excruciating to sit through and often makes us gnash our teeth, tear our hair, and reach for the back button. This nefarious creature can be measured and detected, so let's all grab our magnifying glasses and get classifying.
This is a subjective subject; a trait that drives one person right up the wall might fail to get any reaction from another. As you go through the list, count up the points. Each trait will register from 1-5 points, with 1 being a mild thing and 5 being a serious infraction. If a trait is not addressed at all in the story the character comes from, or is totally unknown, just ignore it. And don't worry about racking up pointsthe de-Suifier part of the test ought to restore some balance to
Murdering Mary SueMurdering Mary SueMurdering Mary Sue6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Every aspiring writer has met her at least once, whether in his own works or in those of others. The alluring temptation of a perfect character taunts the author from one side while his muse urges him to keep writing from the other. Who wouldn't love her? She's the most beautiful, talented, fantastic woman in the universe, with not a flaw in sight. Every woman wants to be her; every man wants to marry her, so why would anyone want to kill her? Who would want to murder Mary Sue?
I would. I and many greater authors have been working hard to keep this succubus in her proper place: the trash can. Mary Sue is one of the worst enemies of good fiction, second only to poor spelling and grammar. And the seductress tempts even the most cautious writer. Her many disguises can make her difficult to spot, allowing her to weave her way into every plot twist and turn, slowly destroying the author's work. By the time shes found, she may have done so much damage that the
Mary SueThere was once a girl named Mary Sue. She lived in the wonderful world of Fanfiction. Everywhere she went, no matter what the series, she was different, yet always the same. Sometimes she revisited these series, making every boy fall for her once again. The thing each of Mary Sue's forms had in common; they were all extremely cliche, they all were irresistible, they all were perfect in every way possible. But in the world of Fanfiction, Mary Sue often only visited people if she was told by the Mighty Authors, who would create another form for her.Mary Sue9 years ago in Humor More Like This
One day, Mary Sue was in her pretty pink mansion, sipping the finest tea in the most expensive possible cup. She was in her usual form. A girl in a blinding pink dress, with extremely sparkling, perfect, blonde hair, and beautiful blue eyes. She looked extremely beautiful, as all of her forms were meant to be. And from the Mighty Authors themselves came a letter from Above. She ripped it open excitedly, not getting a new job for quite awhile.
OC Mary-Sue Test 2.1OC Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu TestOC Mary-Sue Test 2.14 years ago in Writing More Like This
This test is designed for Original Characters. Questions for Role Play Characters and Fan Characters will be added soon.
Now, this tests for both the traditional Mary Sue/Gary Stu, and for 'gloomdog' style characters, which I suppose is a sub-category of the Mary Sue, but is often over-looked in this kind of test.
Further down this test, there is a list of traits and characteristics, each one stating how many points that particular trait is worth. Simply read through the list, and give your character the appropriate number of points for each of the listed traits/characteristics displayed by your character.
When you reach the end of the list, add up all of your character's points and refer to the results at the very bottom of the test to see (approximately) where your character is on the Sue Scale.
Now, while you're taking this test please also take into account
A Guide to Mary-Sues and OCs A Guide to Recognizing Mary-Sue/ Gary-Stu ClichésA Guide to Mary-Sues and OCs7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Disclamier: This text was based on Mary-Sue Litmus Test . All questions are gleaned from it and what I consider makes a Mary-sue. Im not attacking anybody with this test. Its simply an experiment that Im doing. Even my own characters are going to be put to this test.
This is simply a listing of clichés that are more often used to describe MSs and GSs. By no means should you use this guide to determine if your character is a MS or GS. This guide is meant to help authors to recognize stale, clichéd characters and stories, so that they can turn them into well-rounded characters and stories.
Of course having some of these traits does not make your character an MS/GS. Many fanfics that Ive read have had characters with many of the characteristics listed, but were well written and enjoyable to read a
How to Avoid Creating a Mary Sue TutorialHiya!How to Avoid Creating a Mary Sue Tutorial4 years ago in Writing More Like This
While reading manymanymany fan fictions and original stories with varying levels, it popped into my mind a few tricks to decrease the Mary Sue aspects from characters. I've sorted the tricks to different categories, hope they are useful! The categories are,
- What is a Mary Sue anyway? And why people create them?
- Before creating him/her, aka General attitude
- When creating him/her
- When writing about him/her
- Notes about fan characters
- Notes about original characters
- Links to other Anti Mary Sue tutorials
Most the tricks I've mentioned in this guide are good to remember all the time. However, the tricks I've marked with a star symbol (*) are optional, kind of extra tricks. I use quite harsh examples in the guide to make stuff clear, but remember that the flaws that are smaller than the ones that I mentioned can be bad, too!
On the other hand: Generally, NONE of mentioned flaws are ABSOLUTELY bad, so you don't necessarily have to throw your character into recycling bin or
Bleach Mary Sue Litmus TestNOTE! The following contains a large amount of sarcasm. Proceed at your own risk.Bleach Mary Sue Litmus Test6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
*Chapter I: What's in a Name?*
1. Is your character named after you? (This includes nicknames and online handles) (+5)
2. Is their name unusual compared to the other characters in the series? (Keep in mind that the setting is in Japan, so they should have a Japanese name) (Unless, of course, they are an Arrancar, in which case they're name should probably be Spanish) (+1)
a. Is it American? (+1)
b. Is it something you made up? (+1)
c. Is it a noun that is not normally used as a name? (+1)
d. Is it a variation or unusual spelling of a normal name? (+1)
3. Does your character have multiple names? (Example: Mary Sparklepuff Krystal Pastrami Sue) (+1 for each name)
4. Is your character's name otherwise specific to a particular fandom? (Such as Naruto or Ryuk.) (+1) (+1 more if it's from Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy, or the name of a canon Bleach character.)
5. Does their name describe the chara
Is she Mary Sue? Clarifying Mary SueIs she Mary Sue?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So, I realize that everyone has heard of Mary Sue characters, but the thing that bothers me is that Mary has never really been as clarified as she could be. Girls go around crying Mary Sue at every character with long pink hair, then go and create even worse Mary Sue characters in the false illusion that they're making nonMary Sue characters (or even anti-Sues) when in fact they're doing the opposite. Allow me to explain how this seems to happen.
First of all the term "Mary Sue" desperately needs to be clarified to these people, so this brings us to the very important question: What IS a Mary Sue?
At least everyone can agree on one thing. Mary Sues are characters that are so perfect it's annoying.
But. What do they mean by perfect? Everyone has different ideas of that, naturally. Unfortunately, this is how many fanfiction (and other) writers make their biggest mistakes.
When you hear the name Mary Sue what pops up in your mind? A be
FMA Mary Sue LitmusAdd +1 for every "yes," for each question and subquestion, unless instructed otherwise.FMA Mary Sue Litmus4 years ago in Drama More Like This
THE NAME GAME
Does your character have a Japanese name?
Even though she is not Japanese?
Is it a name you came up with?
Is the character named after you?
Is it your pen name?
Is it a name you wish you had?
Is it your nickname?
Is the name unusual in any way? (i.e. apostrophes, dashes, etc.)
Is it a word that would not usually be used as a name? (Ignore, if homunculus.) I.e, Sorrow, Chastity, etc.
Does this word have anything to do with a special weapon, item, or form of alchemy?
Is it an exceptionally long name? (I.e, Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way)
Is it unusual for your character's nationality?
Is your character considered beautiful?
By a certain someone in the series?
By everyone in the series?
Do characters in the series tell her how beautiful they are?
If the character is female, does she have long hair? (As in, past the upper back.)
Does it not disable her in ba
The Crowfeather TheorySPOILERSThe Crowfeather TheorySPOILERS6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The Crowfeather Theory
Because Im tired of explaining it to everyone who asks and its been forever since I posted an essay and quite frankly, I miss them. L Im also I huge Crowfeather fan and find his character really deep and complex, so an essay explaining his inner workings and why he does some of the (dumb) stuff he does should be fun. 8D
To start off, Crowfeather isnt the fluffy romantic that he always seems to be portrayed as in fan art and fan videos. Remember the Crowfeather that we first met? When he was still an apprentice and wasnt in love with Feathertail, but was about to leave his clan? He is still that cat, only hes grown up and matured quickly because of his need to and because of his many losses.
Crowfeather is however, a poor individual seeking acceptance. He is also very passionate. Crowfeather is stubborn, (one of the reasons why hes passionate,) troubl
Mary-Sue huntingMary-Sue HuntingMary-Sue hunting7 years ago in Humor More Like This
Mary-Sue's are indeed the scum of the artistic and literary universe. Their perfect looks; abilities and personalities are enough to make mortals like you and me throw-up. How can we read/look/watch our hentai if there are 'perfects' everywhere? But I, Ozu-Kenji, am a master at Mary-Sue hunting. Mary-Sue hunting is an artwork in itself, because it expresses your inner-self perfectly: You hate those damn Mary-Sues!
But this guide will explain everything in how to kill or at least maim Mary-Sues. So lets begin shall we?
Lesson 1.): Know thy enemy!
Mary-Sues come in all forms, but all are incredibly good-lookin. So you must steel your soul and remind yourself that those 'things' are evil and must be destroyed! But how do I know what kind of Mary-Sue is it, and what would be the best way to murder the thing? Well, here is a list of the buggers for you!
Mary-Sue: Standard Mary-Sue. Usually female, teenager, odd hair and eye-colour (they can even change over time), very attr
Always by Your Side Chapter 1"That's right the Yellow Scarves! We got the leader's girlfriend right now! She's just a kid but she's totally hot! I'm telling you man it'll be totally sweet!" A member of the Blue Squares laughs as he explains what happened to Kyohei.Always by Your Side Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Kidnapped? I see well if that's the case I'm in. And when you wake up, tell that bastard Izumi that I'm done with him!" Kyohei punches the man in the face, effectively knocking him out. You stand next to your best friend and rip off the blue scarf you wear around your arm, throwing the fabric on the unconscious Blue Square member.
"And you can tell him I quit too! Sleep tight you pervert." You flip your hair behind your shoulder and place a hand on your hip, grinning at Kyohei.
"Ready to save a damsel in distress?" He nods and the two of you hop into Saburo's van.
"Hey [name], you sure about quitting? I mean it was my choice but you don't have leave the Blue Squares," Kyohei says from the passenger seat. You grin widely and shake your head.
Always by Your Side Chapter 4"You arranged for me to get run over?! You set up this whole ordeal just so I could get hurt?!" Izaya nods excitedly and you bite your bottom lip harshly, drawing blood. "What the fucking hell Izaya?! Did you want me to die or something?! Was that your goal!?" Izaya shakes his head rapidly at your questions.Always by Your Side Chapter 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Of course not! Why would I want you to die? I love you and I don't want you dead at all. I did this all for your own good. Can't a friend help another friend out?"
"Some lousy friend you are you little shit! How is this helping me out?!" He pats your head and jumps back when you swipe at his face.
"Trust me this is all for your own good. You'll thank me later. I really should head off now. Get better soon [name]! I'll drop by again tomorrow." He smirks when you try to claw his face before grabbing his jacket and dashing out of the room.
"Come back here fucking bastard! Let me claw your damn eyes out!! Better not show your face here or I'll neuter you!" Kyohei catches your arms and
Mary-Sue PoemMary-SueMary-Sue Poem10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A Mary-Sue, she is in fact
A sickeningly perfect brat.
A lovely figure, perfect face
Some are clumsy, devoid of grace
But they still always get the guy
No matter what, he's captured by
Her mannerisms, pretty voice
He doesn't ever have a choice.
Mary-Sue fics are badly written
By rabid fangirls who are smitten
With handsome boys in TV shows
Who act cool no matter how it goes
Mary-Sues are filled with power
Or helpless, captured in an hour
Rescued by thier shining knight
Or rescuing their men from nonexistant plight
Even though the boys are heroes
She prances in and zeroes
In on the chance to 'help them out'
And with a shout, she bails them out (the little lout)
Worse, though is the sappy love
She dishes out to the men of
Her choice, making people gag
And wish to shove her in a bag
So if you come across a 'Sue,
Please ask her "How do you do?"
And push her off a cliff for me,
For I don't like Mary-Sues, you see.