Problems with Mary Sues

Yep. You heard. The dreaded mary- or Gary- sues. However, its not as simple as it seems. Now, this isnt about why everyone hates them. Im going to take trats from the steryotypes and break them down.

published on December 21, 201659 reads 20 readers 7 not completed
Chapter 1.

Traits

Now, for those who dont know what a mary sue is, here is how they are defined:

-Flawless (Well, i object. Its in the story)
-Immortal (objection)
-If an OC for a fanfic, more powerful than cannon characters
-OP in general, tbh (How powerful is too ppwerful)
-Rainbows (Question, WHY?)
-For some, tragic past
-Everyone loves them

If theres more, itll be in the chapters. Other than those, its opinionated.
Other than "more op than cannon characters", Im going to object to each trait. Every. Single. One. Thrown at me.

Other traits you'd like to see me object to? Please tell me in the comments!
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Queen_Miku
Here's another thing to add in this story:
Their appearances.
Most Mary-Sues tend to be described with flawless looks. Even when they pop out of bed they look perfect.
And wtf is up with the rainbow designs?
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RaspberryJello
No clue, but its part of the steryotypical apperance of a mary sue.
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Queen_Miku
And hence why there needs to be a chapter for it.
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on January 10, 2017
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Queen_Miku
Also.. just reading that immortality bit...
Holy shit, does that mean the Hunters from Percy Jackson are Mary Sue's once they take the oath?!
No wait, they can die... But they're still immortal, CAN THEY EVEN GET SICK?!
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RaspberryJello
They dont qualify as Mary Sues because they were:
-From Greek mythology technically
-It was given
-Dont posess all the traits.
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on December 24, 2016
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Queen_Miku
For the tragic past, good job saying some.
I know for a fact that Creepypasta is KNOWN for tragic backstories - even though I'm not into that - but I also know for a fact that tragic backstories are actually okay for OC's in Creepypasta.
In other places, they're looked down upon, even if one canon character had a tragic backstory.
I'd like to know at what point See More▼
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RaspberryJello
Usually its depending on, once again, the opinion of the people.
Generally, too tragic is the death of a family member, children, and/or friends. Like having an oc have thier parents die when they were a child, and children die as when theyre an adult. Still, it is pure opinion.
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