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Mary Sue/ Gary Stu Test

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 19, 2016, 12:03 PM


Test by :iconjochannon:

Mary Sue/Gary Stu test: For my O.C. Jessie


Appearance

[] They have a rare hair/fur colour
[] Their eyes are an unusual colour
[] This happens to be red
[] Their eyes change color
[x] (if a female) they have large boobs (And want to cut them off with a knife )
[] (if a male) they are very muscular
[x] They are very attractive to the opposite gender (Boys think that she's cute)
[x] They are very attractive to the same gender (Other than her large boobs she has a very androgynous look)
[x] They have lots of friends/no friends ( Sometimes she thinks that she doesn't have any friends)
[] They have an unusual/unrealistic pet
[] They have a guardian spirit 
[] Some part of their body glows(that isn't supposed to glow in their species/race)
[] They are emo/cutesy
[] They have wings 
[x] They always dress like a certain 'label' (tomboy punk)
[] They look quite a bit like a character from a popular anime/manga
[x] They have a piece of jewelry/clothing that they always wear (Doc Martins)
Subtotal: 6

Relations

[] They have a twin/sibling that they were separated from at birth
[] They have an evil nemesis
[] Who is their sibling
[] They are from a very poor/lowly family
[] They are from a very rich/royal family
[] They don't know that they are from a very rich/royal background
[] They have lost one/both of their parents
[] They witnessed one/both of their parent's death/s
[] Who were killed by the OC's arch nemesis
[] Their parents are cruel, uncaring, abusive etc.
[] So they ran away from home, and somehow fell in with a famous hero, or bumped into an infamous villain who promptly became their arch nemesis
[] Their parents were fine, but they ran away from home anyway, seeking adventure
[] They look much younger/older than they really are.
[] They never knew their parents
[x] They were abused/spoiled as a child  (mother has a mental disorder which leads her to blame child for all of her problems)
[x] They are currently in a relationship
Subtotal: 2

Race/Species

[] They are possessed by an angel
[] They are possessed by a demon
[] But they struggle to be good anyway
[] They are a mythical creature
[] They are an alien
[] They are part mythical creature
[] They are part alien
[] They are a race/species that is discriminated against/misunderstood
[] They are a mythical creature/alien who was raised by human parents
[] And they grew up thinking they were human
[] They are the last of their kind
Double your points if they are descended from two or more kinds of mythical creatures/aliens
Subtotal: 0

Powers

[] They are telekinetic/pyrokinetic/etc
[x] They have sixth sense/can mind-read/etc (everybody can do this, it just takes practice)
[] They have an object of some sort that gives them powers
[] They have a special ability/power
[] But they don't know about it yet
[] They were bestowed/cursed with these powers
[] They can grow extra body parts/shapeshift 
[] They are immortal(cannot be killed by conventional means)
[] They can summon spirits/demons/angels etc. 
[] They have a 'special type' of soul
[] Their soul is not the same as them
[] They can talk to spirits/ghosts (Anyone can talk TO spirits; it's getting them to talk back that is the hard part)
[] They have a certain power that is misunderstood/feared
[] Certain noises/smells/situations/etc make their powers activate/give them a nervous breakdown
Subtotal: 1

Mentality

[x] They have a mental disorder (might have Aspergers)
[] They have an emotional disorder
[] They struggle to stay sane
[] They talk about their struggle to stay sane a lot
[] They are a psycho
[] They have multiple personalities(x2 if this is shown to be funny)
[X] They are very intelligent (A symptom of Aspergers is a very high I.Q. )
[] They are not smart, but in a funny way, and somehow always manage to find the hidden switch/secret door
[] They have hallucinations
[] They are very mysterious/dark
[] They are very lively/happy
[] Their mood changes a lot/very quickly
[] They are very patient
Subtotal: 2

Miscellaneous

[X] They are physically strong
[] They have lots of morals and state them a fair bit. For example: 'I would rather be with my friends than with my boyfriend/girlfriend' 'Nothing matters more to me than my friends/family' 'I wouldn't hesitate to die in place of a friend' etc. It's fine if your OC has these beliefs/values, but if they constantly say them out loud/preach them to others, then we have a problem.
[] They have a rare/unusual name
[] They were born on an important date, such as New Year's Eve, Midsummers Night, The Winter Solstace etc.
[] They are connected with a certain element
[] They are connected with a certain animal
[] They live/lived on the streets at some point in their lives
[] They are hiding from someone/something
[] They have a rare blood type 
[] They cry blood
[] They are from a different country to where they live
[] They are from a long line of ninjas/magical princesses/paladins/ad nauseum
[] They come from two such lines
[] Which have been at war for all of history
[] But are now at peace because of the OCs parents who loved each other in defiance of their families' hatred, showing them there was a better way (my god, I can't count how many time I've seen this)
[] They have amnesia
[] They have some sort of permanent medical condition
[] The have a curse upon them
[] They are involved in some sort of prophecy
[] They are 'the chosen one'
Subtotal: 1

Total: 12


Point Reductions

Take points off your OCs overall score if they fit any of the following statements:

[] They smoke
[] They are an alcoholic
[] They are overweight
[] They are addicted to drugs
[] They have a short temper
[] They enjoy bullying others
[] They do not care much about others
[] They are emotionless
[] They are stupid, in an unfunny way
[] They are unattractive
Total Reduction: 0


Final Total: 12

<5 -Anti-Sue
Your character may be a bit on the boring side. No reason a character scoring this low can't be a a fascinating and exciting character, but generally if they are scoring this low, it wouldn't hurt to 'spice them up' a bit.

6-15 -Balanced Character
If your OC scored around here, then they are probably quite a well-balanced and interesting character. Those scoring in the higher end of this category may be a bit too much though.

16-25 -Borderline Mary-Sue
You probably need to tone your character down; characters that score this high tend to annoy people.

26> -Mary-Sue 

This is not a definitive test: with all the variety of people there are, a character could very well score a 26  on this and not a Mary-Sue; but these are all things that Mary-Sues and Gary-Stus tend to have in common, so if your character scores high on this test, it is likely(not definite, but likely) that said character is a Mary Sue/Gary Stu

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