Is your original character a Mary Sue?

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20 Questions - Developed by: Tear Grants - The quiz is developed on: - 54.118 taken - User Rating: 4.05 of 5.0 - 168 Votes

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