This resource has been edited extensively
to clear up tone, since I was a pretty bad writer writing for a much smaller audience when I first drafted this. Content is mostly the same.
"A Trekkie's Tale
" (If it gives you trouble, try accessing it via the TVTropes link
, which is the last word of the first paragraph.)The Hair ResourceLuna's LinksHumorousComic by Me
Two satirical tutorials
"Ensign Sue Must Die
" by *comicalclare
, illustrated by *kevinbolk
*kevinbolk discusses a type of Gary StuHelpful & EducationalThe Necessity of Flaws in Characterization
"Murdering Mary Sue
" (Note: There is no fav.me link, so if this doesn't work, find it in the "Writing Resources" folder of my favorites.)
A character balance resource
by the awesome =Fyuvix
A list of negative character traits
(great to look through)
A great litmus test
suggested by ~Koyukuk
There are many anti-Mary Sue stamps as well, but unfortunately I can only fit a few thumbnails in the description. More Resources
Oh my gosh!
So I woke up this morning to 302+ feedback messages instead of my usual 50 or so... Thank you so much for the DD!
I can't believe it! Thank you, =angelStained
! I'd like to thank you all for the
s right here, since I can't go around to all your pages, and I'll try to reply to comments like I always do.
Worried? Read this before asking for help!
Firstly, a character does not have to be devoid of "Sue-like" traits to be a balanced character
. Secondly, I am willing to help and offer my opinion, but please read the penultimate entry of my FAQ
first.Please remember that Mary Sue traits can be found in real life (I actually have a lot of them ), and that you should use your common sense when applying the ideas and opinions expressed above.