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Posted by: Megami Jul 26 2006, 08:36 PM
Most of us here have heard of the dreaded M.S. before, but for those of you who don't know, a Mary-Sue is a character who is basically the embodiment of yourself (moreso, what you'd like to be) placed into a story. Common traits of Mary-Sues include unfathomable beauty, unrealistic talents, and oftentimes, Mary-Sue characters cause other characters to do non-canonical things when they're around.

I got to thinking about it, so I ran my V2 character Whitney Acosta through http://www.onlyfiction.net/marysue.html for curiosity's sake. Whitney wound up scoring a 21 overall (with all the additions and subtractions made), which isn't too bad considering I had to tack on 20 points because she shares my first name. So if I've piqued your curiosity as well, how did your characters fare?

And don't lie. If you have to lie on a Sue test, I already know the answer. tongue.gif

Posted by: Lien Jul 26 2006, 08:55 PM
I scored a 2 for one character, which is an anti-mary sue. Doesn't mean it's good, in fact, usually a balanced character is preferred, but eh. At least it's not a Mary Sue.

Posted by: Slayer Jul 26 2006, 08:56 PM
Alexander got six points (three for having a nickname, I added a point to be safe since I didn't know if "Blade" was considered a "dangerous nickname", and two points for being "an outlaw or member of organized crime", again to be safe since he's a gang leader.). I'll run Walter, Richard and some of my upcoming characters through it later.

Posted by: ZigZaggerty Jul 26 2006, 10:33 PM
I got a delicious 1 for my character John :3

Posted by: Megami Jul 26 2006, 11:42 PM
Here are my scores for the remainder of my characters:

Maggie Heartgreeder: 4
Ricky Callahan: 5
Eric Silvstedt: 0 (of course, this could be due to lack of development)
Ali Grayston: 9
Tanesha Lexx: 0 (once again...)

Also, I'd like to inform all of you that Lien and I are currently working on a Mary-Sue test that is specifically for SOTF. Expect scores on that to be significantly higher for everyone, because we're going through and picking out all the "no-no's" that people tend to do in their profiles to make their characters stand out more. It'll be up in a bit.

Posted by: Shula Jul 27 2006, 12:04 AM
Heh, Laura got a 19 (+20 for sharing my own name)
Adrian...I didn't even try him, he's pretty much the epitome of an emo-sue.

Posted by: d0ddi0slave Jul 27 2006, 12:07 AM
Adam Dodd: 44

Fuckers.

Posted by: mitsuko2 Jul 27 2006, 02:08 AM
Mariavel was a 13, A non-Sue! Yea dudes!!!

Posted by: Cycokiller Jul 27 2006, 04:03 AM
Is the character educated despite living in a time or place where education is not widespread?

Does Jersey count?

And also, Bryan: 30. I'm not surprised; he's my damn flagship. Also the fact that I didn't bother to test Nich or Andrew makes it pretty obvious. *sigh* It's the little things like, 'can your character rap?'

Posted by: laZardo Jul 27 2006, 04:07 AM
Forecasts assume death of character. Villain/Evil Regime refers to Danya.

Damien Pregame: 23
Damien Forecast: 26

Marvin Pregame: 17
Marvin Forecast: 16

Weird.

Posted by: Xaldien Jul 27 2006, 07:48 AM
Kristey: 1
(I didn't know whether FUCKING PSYCHO counted as a dangerous nickname... but, I went with it)

Posted by: Sephy Jul 27 2006, 09:49 AM
General Sue litmus tests are notoriously unreliable so I wouldn't put much faith in it, your best bets are fandom-specific tests, since with general tests what would be a Mary Sue in one fandom, wouldn't in another

example: Ever the weakest Dragonball Z character would, in any other fandom be a Sue, but in thier own fandom they're only barely above average.


Daniel got 27 because he has the same name and some of my interests.

Yuu got 1, poor baby he's boring *hugs Yuu*

Sasoru got 47 because he's a genius who's been in a rock band and has unusual eyes.


More then anything it's the writing that indicates a Sue, a character that was abused as a child sin't neceserially a Sue, a character that constantly angsts about how twagic!1 her past was but how she's overcome it to become a top model or something would be a Sue.

XD I just put Gackt through, he scored 148.

Posted by: MooCow Jul 28 2006, 11:33 AM
20... wow Taylor is borderline borderline >_<... and that's not taking into consideration ideal death plans... haha.

Posted by: Kaishi Aug 2 2006, 07:22 AM
My Lavender Heart concept...got 30. Oy vey. tongue.gif I'll have to run my other two sketch characters through later on.

EDIT:

Ahh... Erick got 21. I'm not even going to bother for Meri. dry.gif

Posted by: Aphrodite. Aug 6 2006, 07:23 PM
Only took it for Annabelle. My darling is not a Mary-Sue. Woot. 9 points.

Posted by: Kris Aug 6 2006, 09:56 PM
Whats a Mary Sue anyway xD *feels stupid*

Posted by: Slayer Aug 6 2006, 10:29 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Sue

Posted by: Xaldien Aug 7 2006, 05:14 AM
Okay... just for fun, I put MYSELF into that test...

I'm a fricking 67!!!

Posted by: Kid Aug 11 2006, 04:21 PM
Oi, Julia got 27. Well, at least with the considerate amount of chaos that goes on in her prestory I got a surprisingly low score. They didn't have any scores for "Is your fraternal twin sister a psycho who used to be sweet but was transformed into an evil villain by a spirit of a mad-man and she killed your character's family and threw your character off a cliff?".

Posted by: Megami Aug 11 2006, 08:01 PM
Pretty sure that qualifies as a "tragic" and/or "angsty" past. tongue.gif

Posted by: LadyMakaze Aug 11 2006, 09:14 PM
Might as well post up some of my results. This is taking into account all the events that have happened in either the official v1 or v2 RP's or the other RP's.

Madelaine Shirohara - 16 This is taking to account that she was raped in-game and both Hawley and Chance were crushing on her at the time.

Matthias Kovalenko - 11 Taking to account to an event in the past he was guilty over, and his talent in music.

Nanami Nishida - 5 For having an 'angsty' past and 'angsting' about it ingame.

Mitch Gunther - 1 A low score due to the fact that he's missing some cards in the deck, so to speak.

Posted by: d0ddi0slave Aug 12 2006, 12:01 AM
Andrew Lipson - 0! Fucking eh, Lipson's a 0. Bitchin'.

Adam Dodd - 44. Gah.

Cole Hudson - 17. I can see it. *shrug*

Amanda Jones - 24. I figured her score'd be higher.

Eddie Serjeantson - 11. Well, he's no Andrew Lipson, but...XD

I won't bother doing Arturo Villamor because he hardly appeared in SOTF.

Sidney Crosby - 33. I SO figured he'd be the bigger one. Though, I suppose that the 44 I got with Dodd was because he shares my damn name.


Posted by: Endless_Helix Oct 6 2006, 03:33 PM
Heh, Ernest got an 11. Wow. I thought it would be waayyyy higher. Like 50. His back story is in my sig.

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