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 Mary-Sue Test
Posted: Jul 26 2006, 08:36 PM

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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 this Mary-Sue test 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. :P
Posted: Jul 26 2006, 08:55 PM


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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: Jul 26 2006, 08:56 PM

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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: Jul 26 2006, 10:33 PM

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I got a delicious 1 for my character John :3
Posted: Jul 26 2006, 11:42 PM

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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: Jul 27 2006, 12:04 AM


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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: Jul 27 2006, 12:07 AM

Such a shame that I didn't know by now

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Adam Dodd: 44

Posted: Jul 27 2006, 02:08 AM

Amanda loves you!

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Mariavel was a 13, A non-Sue! Yea dudes!!!
Posted: Jul 27 2006, 04:03 AM


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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: 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

Posted: Jul 27 2006, 07:48 AM

Face to face, my lovely foe

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Kristey: 1
(I didn't know whether FUCKING PSYCHO counted as a dangerous nickname... but, I went with it)
Posted: Jul 27 2006, 09:49 AM

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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: Jul 28 2006, 11:33 AM

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20... wow Taylor is borderline borderline >_<... and that's not taking into consideration ideal death plans... haha.
Posted: Aug 2 2006, 07:22 AM


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My Lavender Heart 30. Oy vey. :P I'll have to run my other two sketch characters through later on.


Ahh... Erick got 21. I'm not even going to bother for Meri. <_<

This post has been edited by Kaishi on Aug 3 2006, 04:14 AM
Posted: Aug 6 2006, 07:23 PM

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Only took it for Annabelle. My darling is not a Mary-Sue. Woot. 9 points.
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