Is your original character a Mary Sue?

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A shortened Mary Sue Litmus Test

  • 1
    Is your character named after you?
     Yes
     No
  • 2
    Does your character have uncanny abilities that are abnormal to your fandom?
     Yes
     No
  • 3
    Does one or more of the canon characters fall madly in love with your OC, despite having a regular canon pairing?
     Yes
     No
  • 4
    Does your character have no flaws at all? (A flaw being something bad about their personality, be it too selfish, naive, etc. Not something utterly unimportant like "She can't play the harmonica," or "She's so beautiful, it's a fault. Those who do say that will be temporarily keelhauled.
     Yes
     No
  • 5
    Is she/he extremely attractive without having to work at it?
     Yes
     No
  • 6
    Do they have a pet that is not a cat, dog, or other common household pet? (Household pets with magical powers count, too.)
     Yes
     No
  • 7
    Does your character often 'save the day' or beats the bad guys, way more than the canon characters do?
     Yes
     No
  • 8
    Does your character have special eyes or hair whose colors cannot be found in the natural universe?
     Yes
     No
  • 9
    Does your character more good qualities than the canon characters combined? (i.e. smarter than the smartest AND braver than the bravest AND better fighter than the best fighter...)
     Yes
     No
  • 10
    Does your OC never do anything that would make them look bad, or does things in that category that are endearing? (i.e. tripping and letting her true love catch her, stuff like that)
     Yes
     No
  • 11
    Is your OC umber powerful or the best at anything he or she does, be it fighting, magic, etc.
     Yes
     No
  • 12
    Does your OC pick up skills unusually fast or succeeds at almost everything she does?
     Yes
     No
  • 13
    Tragic Past? Bad family? Unknown connection to royalty? Ran away? Parents died an unconventional death? Anything unusual about their past?
     Yes
     No
  • 14
    Is well versed in the Japanese culture, uses Japanese words in conversation, has a Japanese weapon, dresses in Japanese clothing, etc. without being Japanese?
     Yes
     No
  • 15
    Are any of the canon characters jealous of your OC's abilities, see her as a threat to their own romantic relationships because of their beauty/skills?
     Yes
     No
  • 16
    Do they fly? Without wings or apparent means?
     Yes
     No
  • 17
    In your story, is she the kick-butt master until her romantic interest comes along, in which case she becomes helpless and kidnapped, captured, etc?
     Yes
     No
  • 18
    Does she have a great singing voice, and/or plays an instrument especially well? (Piano, Harp, Violin, Guitar, Flute are popular ones for Mary Sues)
     Yes
     No
  • 19
    Does your character share any of your interests/hobbies/has a job you would like/music taste/interest in a canon character that you like also?
     Yes
     No
  • 20
    Did you ever, ever answer dishonestly on this quiz or convince yourself that your OC is not one of these, even though she most likely is?
     Yes
     No

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Lukuui ( 36941 )
Posted 22 hours ago
okay, first things first, if your oc is really edgy (depressing 24/7) then they may be a mary sue. all these comments of their oc having the most "depressing" life (their parents died, everyone hates them, blah blah blah) and them saying that they are a great character? they are most likely mary sue oc's that need to be fixed. yeah, i get it. you want your oc to be really dark and creepy, but tone it down, kid.
Night star she is my OC ok?! ( 21127 )
Posted Yesterday
Borderline Mary Sue. Be careful she might turn into one depending on your writing skills tone down a little bit and you'll be fine HAHA like I'm gonna be Mary Sue ok I'll be back and describe my oc I mean! Me
Boop ( 15893 )
Posted 15 days ago
I'm 100% pure hahahahahaha
Chester Mayweather ( 14913 )
Posted 109 days ago
80%!

My post name is that of my character.

My char is good at the Piano and guitar and has a good singing voice, but he tried multiple instruments and failed miserably before finding two he could play and practised a lot, his singing voice is because he was taught by an actual singer. He did both of these things so he could boost the morale of his men.

He is KNOWN as the best soldier in the world, alongside his friend but there are better soldiers, they are just the most renowned as the poster boys of their countries.

He uses a Ninjato sword, but only because he was given it by someone and it proves useful when out of ammo.

He had a tragic childhood and was forced into war at a young age and fought all his life, but grew to love war and hate his enemies. He began to develop another personality because of it: A nice guy who likes to be everyone's friend(doesn't always succeed) And a violent man who wants only to protect those he cares about by whatever means necessary. This is his flaw, he tries to be good but has two ways of going about it. Actually being good and using extreme violence to protect or exact vengeance for his friends

He is considered attractive by some, not so by others. As with most people irl.

He married long ago and it ended because he couldn't give her children and he thought because of this he wasn't worthy of her. She died later. He falls in love in the new world he finds himself in with someone who is not confirmed to have a pairing.

He 'died' years ago but was brought back because the selfish batchards at the government wanted their 'poster boy' back, so they yanked him back from death to serve their own agenda. His living again is a curse, not a gift. He was glad of death when it came. He was given cybernetics due to his organs rotting in his dead body.

Because they tested new genetics on him and tested an anti-ageing gene because he was 80 when he died, it worked with horrible side effects, so again, not a perk. He re-matures faster but still looks his age in his face at least.

He has to rebuild his entire life in the future. He is alone, with no one to talk to or connect with properly, until he meets the main chars. Two of whom distrust him, one of them is even scared of him because of his reputation of hunting their species. He TRIES to get along with everyone, and eventually, after earning their trust, he does. But not without working at it.

Most of his Mary Sue perks come with a serious drawback that takes the perk away and he earns what he has and is given nothing for free. Everything has a price and some, for him are pretty steep.

Some consider a character dying and coming back a 'Mary-Sue' trait, but with the right scenario and reasoning, everything can be justified as not being a 'Mary-Sue' symptom. Rather than people being pushed away from the character, the circumstances with which they came across the trait can bring the character closer to reality and the audience.

Anyway, end of rant. Glad I got 80%!
Méli-sama ( 99623 )
Posted 134 days ago
80% ! Nice ! My OC is better than I thought !
Midnethyst ( 47513 )
Posted 211 days ago
Sweet, my character got 90%. I was really worried for a second.
Wither the furry ( 32842 )
Posted 215 days ago
Wither is the opposite of Mary Sue! He can't sing or play any instrument, his mom died and his dad is a jerk!! He ran away and doesn't even can if he dies!! He paint on random walls, in ally's!! AND he ran away with his girlfriend! He killed a COP! (He's my senpai tho!) And it says hes BORDERLINE MARY SUE!!!!!!!!!!!!
MlXJ3STlC ( 13235 )
Posted 356 days ago
70%
...

well 'frisk' you, you don't know my OCs' backstory
especially my main character
it's like very sad but hides negative mood with happiness.
and it's like very innocent, he can't sing, but is strong.
and he wishes to NOT be a 'better'.

do you call this 'MARY-SUE' to you?
no?
good.

'frisk' this site
'frisk' you
I leave.
Sianna ( 73111 )
Posted 435 days ago
My characters is not a fandom oc.She is a character in a world I created myself.Mary sues have really lowered my options,she plays the violin really well,this because she has had practice her whole life and has been playing since she was a child -3-
Scale of Justice Libra ( 58554 )
Posted 439 days ago
90% pure, nice! My OC (her Hero name is used for this post) lost over 75% of her organic body (making her a cyborg), her to-be wife and her father in short succession through entirely unrelated events. All that screwed her up a fair bit but didn't lead to 'insanity'.

She shares one special interest in particular with me: A love for extant and extinct reptiles.
PlatinumCrusader ( 13372 )
Posted 517 days ago
I'm 75% pure with mine lol