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Mary Sues
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Suzumiya Haruhi, Nagato Yuki, Hatsune Miku, Honda, Katsura from Hayate no Gotuku, C.C, Kallen, Haruhi Fujioka, Faye Valentine kind of, Maka kind of, the main girl from Kanokon or whatever, Soubi Agatsuma, Sakaki-san, The Major, Alucard but he does it well, and there are more but I'm tired and can't think of any.
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KleinerSkollexxx wrote:
I see what you mean, but you're using 'mary sue' too freely. Mary sues are always in the spotlight, too good to be true, everyone loves and talks about how 'awesome' they are, ect. The difference between Spike Spiegal and Haruhi Suzumiya is Cowboy Bebop is about Spike's adventures, not "Spike is a very interesting man. He is a bounty hunter and I always thought he was cool. He provides a lot of fan service, he is really awesome and he's a God who's better than anyone else and I think I love him..."

Frankly, the term "Mary Sue", like so many terms in the English language, has been expanded far beyond the original meaning, and thus diluted.

It originally applied only to fan fiction. Not only was it not meant to apply to canon characters, but certainly was not intended to apply to the main canon characters of a story. I am old enough to not only have been around before the term was created, but also was part of the Star Trek fan community at the time the story from which the very term originated was published.

I would not be surprised if in another 10-20 years the term becomes so diluted that it comes to simply mean, "a (female) character I don't like".
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TheAncientOne wrote:


KleinerSkollexxx wrote:
I see what you mean, but you're using 'mary sue' too freely. Mary sues are always in the spotlight, too good to be true, everyone loves and talks about how 'awesome' they are, ect. The difference between Spike Spiegal and Haruhi Suzumiya is Cowboy Bebop is about Spike's adventures, not "Spike is a very interesting man. He is a bounty hunter and I always thought he was cool. He provides a lot of fan service, he is really awesome and he's a God who's better than anyone else and I think I love him..."

Frankly, the term "Mary Sue", like so many terms in the English language, has been expanded far beyond the original meaning, and thus diluted.

It originally applied only to fan fiction. Not only was it not meant to apply to canon characters, but certainly was not intended to apply to the main canon characters of a story. I am old enough to not only have been around before the term was created, but also was part of the Star Trek fan community at the time the story from which the very term originated was published.

I would not be surprised if in another 10-20 years the term becomes so diluted that it comes to simply mean, "a (female) character I don't like".


oh okay. It does go well when describing main canons though, but I do hope it won' get to the point it just means "female character i don't like".
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