sep 18

Mary Sue

Mary Sue, sometimes shortened simply to Sue, is a pejorative term used to describe a fictional character who plays a major role in the plot and is particularly characterized by overly idealized and clich├ęd mannerisms, lacking noteworthy flaws, and primarily functioning as wish-fulfillment fantasies for their authors.


We should just call male Mary Sue characters "Michael Cera"s to save time.

posted by BradOFarrell at 5:21 PM on September 18, 2008

Haha - ouch.

posted by boredwithit at 11:31 PM on September 18, 2008

It is my firm belief that "Agent Michael Scarn" should replace "Mary Sue" as the name for this phenomenon.

posted by Robert at 1:34 AM on September 19, 2008

I've heard it used mostly in fan fiction circles. What prompted this post?

posted by Kurtis at 10:48 PM on September 22, 2008

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