I’m sure you know that there are Mary Sue & Gary Stu characters. But, there are more than just these genres of Sue/Stu. This is where I go and talk about the various other subdivisions under both of these. If you’re interested to see if your character(s) falls under one or more of these, check this out.
This is common in roleplays that are based off of TV shows, movies, etc. It’s a character that is the roleplayer’s creation, but is identical to a canon character that the roleplay is based off of.
Just like the Mary/Gary is perfect at [insert thing here], like knowledge of the entire universe~. Einstein here is the most intelligent character ever. They will be the ones that come up with all the solutions, despite other characters of equal measure that could easily come up with the same thing.
The short-tempered who lashes out with their fists. This character is usually supposed to seem kickass and independent, but actually comes across as a headcase who bullies all the other characters.
Most Mary Sue’s are part Relationship Sue, but the only purpose a RS has is to be a girlfriend or a wife to another character. Same can be said for any other gender who’s only purpose is this. They are typically the ideal partner for a more dynamic character.
SYMPATHETIC SUE (Angsty Sue)
This type of character wants your sympathy, and is sometimes paired with being utterly angsty. This character probably had some traumatic experience happen with them that makes them “troubled”. This kind of character has potential to be developed, but is all too commonly exaggerated and unrealistic with the amount of issues they have.
LEMON STU (Casanova)
Lemon Stu is a sexual predator. He’s the type of character that can sleep with whomever they want, whenever they want. Because he’s just so dapper ~. This character is perfect at whatever they do, especially when it comes to flirting and sex itself. They most likely won’t even fall asleep after sex.
This character is intentionally overly positive. They almost never have flaws that actually affect them in any way that truly matters, usually going for endearing traits (clumsiness, etc.) without using too largely of endearing traits like the Mary Sue similarity (beauty, innocence, etc.). The character is typically soft-spoken and mild-mannered. They are also cast as the positive motivator for the other characters, inspiring people to always do their best so the author can get to their goal. If something does happen to this character, it’s usually not something that tends to have an affect on the character unless convenient somewhere down the road (flashbacks, etc.).
This character tends to overlap with Relationship Sue, and Fixer Sue (a character that helps get the plots back and track and shit, and then is downgraded from being a prominent character).
GOD MODE SUE
This character exists purely to show how pathetic and weak everyone else is, and how badly they need their help. They usually are able to win all the battles and save everyone else in the process, unrealistically. They also tend to magically get advantages with not much logic or reason behind it.
Purposely evil, over the top so. This usually happens in the attempt to make an amazing bastard kind of character, but falls short because of going too far. “Evil is cool”, taken to a crazed extreme.
The author will overhaul the role, importance and personality of a particular canon character they like in order to make the character “ideal”. This happens when a character’s most basic, undeniable traits are flat out ignored in favor of the writer’s own views and/or desires. They might be made super competent, turn out to be extremely beautiful after all, outshine every other character, gain new and previously unknown powers, have a revelation of being someone’s long-lost child, etc.
The writer takes over the character and makes them ignore realism.
A lot of roleplayers talk a big game that they avoid making Mary Sue & Gary Stu characters, but they certainly never realize they aren’t entirely avoiding the above tropes. There is a lot more to consider than just if your character is “perfect” or not.
Food for thought.
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