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Mary Sue TEST - 15 questions by Aqua999 Mary Sue TEST - 15 questions by Aqua999

EDIT: Popularity of this ran out of my control. I expected maybe 10 people to use the test, but boom, I posted it today and it's over 10000 downloads already. So before you start complaining just listen:
I was pissed off by a Mary Sue tossed into my fav canon, so I created this 2-minutes-to-fix-up silly Mary Sue Test and posted it here because I thought maybe SOMEONE will appreciate. But now that you all came her and told me either that it lacks something or that it's perfect, let me admit:
This test isn't perfect. It have a lot of flaws, grammar mistakes and lacks of questions, for example about personality, natural talents, and some questions may be even neccesary, because if you don't put a said feature along with several others they don't make a Mary Sue at all. I KNOW, 'KAY?
If you enjoy - and as far as I see most of you does enjoy - I'm glad, have fun, learn something if there's anything the test can teach you, just don't take it too seriously. It doesn't work for ALL kind of canons, stories and characters. And you know what? You can score 40 and more points here and still have an awesome character, if you're only cepable of keeping them realistic. And you can have a huge null of points and have as awesome character too. It's not about points, it's not about you OC's score, it about what you can do with it. I don't give a shit about math!

I have issues with fixing the main file of this deviation, but once we're on the subject, and you want to know if your OC is a Mary Sue/Gary Stu, ask yoursefl few more questions. Since the test is for just a little-Mary-Suists not for extra huge Mary Sue makers, answer the following:
:bulletred: Does other characters act different in your OC's presence? I don't mean just looking away, but totally twisting their personalities?
:bulletred: Does your character have 3 or more well-developed talents that she didn't spend loooong time training?
:bulletred: Is your character having only either friends or enemies, and no people who just don't care?
:bulletred: Did your character change lifes of many on her/his own?

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EverGreenTheDragon Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Huh, Blue is a 7-8 :/
Stargadsky Featured By Owner Edited May 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
the part of the extra body parts (animal ears , tail etc) does it count if things like these are pretty common in canon?

if so : 8
not sure if boring or unsuspicious (relatively)
Divine-Decree Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I got 10 for one and 11 for another but this "test" doesn't seem to let people have interesting oc's. Just because an oc has powers doesn't make them a Mary sue, unless they have no weaknesses and a perfect personality to match. Another thing, what's so bad about a character coming back to life or being healed if it can actually be explained. Like for example my oc "died", gave up her body to insert her conciseness into an AI, but she came back to life as the AI once essentially wiping the other one from existence. I chose not to even count that because there is no way that counts as being a Mary sue. Also, why do abnormalities add to that? I understand if they're over the top but like one thing that makes them stand out should not count. Like I have an oc with a synthetic arm, without it she wouldn't be the character she is. She would also be dead. Another one has silver hair, it isn't natural nor was he born that way: he is part of a group of super soldiers that have implants that give them the ability to manipulate raw energy, the side effect of such implant is not only does the raw energy turn their eyes a pale blue but also changes their hair colour to silver. I could go on but what I'm saying is you make it like an oc has to be an ordinary person like you or me to avoid being a mary sue but those characters are boring. No one wants to read about an ordinary character only doing ordinary things.
ceepcalmandeat Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student Writer
Having a CreepyPasta OC Test:"Has your character killed anyone" Me: Well fuck....... +1+1+1+1+1+1+1
shadhardblogger Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Writer
This survey is recommended for those who need it.
ares12 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Writer
My OC Azdahag Commission Azdahag vs Deathstroke : 29. Not bad, but she still needs some work, even if she is badass.

My new OC Lykaina Commission: Lykaina : 17...
Black-Rose45 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  New Deviant Student Writer
It won't work
Stettafire Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
My newest charcter from my novel came out as 15, not bad I think:)
InSaNe-SuNsHine Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
HomieSucka Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2015
Sorry for pony OCs, but here I go
Dj Nitebrite got 14 points
Midnite Dash got 22 points (shocking)
Jasper Strings got 14 points
Sei Ling got 15 points
Jessie Burgenstone got 1 point (I'm not surprised)
AkiraKatsuranew Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
wow my oc got 11, interesting owo
KuraudoKoneko Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student General Artist
2, well i'm happy now >w<
Rottyhouse Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My persona only got 2.

If my 12-year-old self were to take this test... IT's main oc would get a 34... I shit you not...
Zombie-Jaemin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, scored 14. I can live with that.

Question though, about 1 and 2. I know none of this should be taken seriously
but I just wanna make sure I added/didn't add the right points lol

With 1 and 2, would it still count if his eyes and hair just changed whenever he
was in full power? They don't change over time nor does he have an unnatural
eye/hair color, of course until he's at his full power state (which takes a little long to reach).

Anyways this little test of yours is pretty interesting! It can be sort of like a base-line, basic outline, starting point for
people who aren't used to/first time making their own character. It gives them an idea of how an interesting and balanced
character is made or thought of. So thank you for making this, and don't be so hard on yourself ^^
Chrysalist Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A few questions
1. My oc is a kitsune (A fox spirit from Japanese folklore) and has fox ears and a fox tail. Does that count as mary-sue?
2. The same oc has amber eyes, is that mary-sue?
3. Another oc of mine is a ghost and only appears every so often (Like, once every few months), is that technically coming back to life?
If anyone can answer these I'd be on cloud nine 
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
3. No.
1 and 2 depends on canon and surroundings. If you explained it well and made people react properly these facts don't make her a Mary Sue
Chrysalist Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Alrighty, thanks.
MisukiTheGreat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Artist
For my Original Fic OC(not on DeviantARt), Summer has 8 points, Damien  has 16 points
MisukiTheGreat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Artist

But for Question 2, does the Sharingan count? Because she is an Uchiha(Don't worry Naruto fans, She is Madara's cousin. Not related to Duckass Sasuke).

If it doesn't, then it's 22.
TheOtakuOfWisdom Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Rain Fall only got three points because of a traumatic past, but now he has mental issues so i think it's balanced.
Dylan-the-dude Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got about 4.
Go Mads!
HitlerKiller66 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
3 for my human character and 14 for my demon character :p
GothicKittyCatDesu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I got 6! Yay!
brownierulz Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. yep they go insane .3.
2.not really
3.not many people care onion sad 
4.i try to help others. But some i have to kill cause they want me as their test subject again

(for bullet points)
lupotta Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, only 8! Cool idea!
Zathen12 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If your eyes change from blue to teal does that make you a Mary-Sue?
Cause I've known a lot of people who have had blue eyes when they were younger and then grow up with teal eyes.
You should probably specify that it means to ridiculous colours like gold or purple.

Sorry if it sounds mean, but it's a good point. Hide this if you want.
AbsentMindDeviant Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, it depends on the series, my OCs changes eye color from amber to yellowish blue to fiery brown (rinse and repeat), but he possess the Conduit gene, and in the inFAMOUS series, the conduit gene influences the melanin to change color according to the host's karmic choices. Its a long story, for example, there's a girl with pink hair and neon blue eyes, all natural, because she is a conduit.
Zathen12 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have watched a playthrough of inFAMOUS-
But I don't see how someone having pink hair and blue eyes is a factor here. Yes, I am stupid, but to me that's like you saying "This chick has red hair and blue eyes woah"
AbsentMindDeviant Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student General Artist
No, I meant that color changing eyes doesn't always mean the character is a Mary-sue, it depends on the series.
Zathen12 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. I see.
AbsentMindDeviant Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Its really a proven fact, judge the OC from the series, remember that.
Zathen12 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeh, I will from now on.
Kriimiinal Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My fursona got a zero out of them all
hes so boring om g
matrix2507 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
i loled more than anything when reading this, i recognizde pretty quickly many questions that were directly pointing at many of the features often found in uninspired OCs made by many peoples lol

I wouldve been curious to see where my main OC ends up had your test be more refined :P (he cant fit in your test in its current state :P)

p.s.: unrelated but i hate how : and P dosent make the funny faced smiley almost any other site use, it just look pervy here >_>
Myrethy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
13. Tested one of my fully original characters for a sci-fi novel I'm writing. Not bad...
BeatlesandWebkinz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got a 9. Yuki has a really bad life.
Cuddles122 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fiery Eclipse 9
Cuddles122 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Roseleaf got 2, Summer got 10
J-TORA Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2 or 4, depending on something - if the cat ears and tail are part of her superpowers and she can grow them only when she uses her powers, should I add them separately or not? (I obviously counted the 2 points for superpower already)
JjewelOfTheWild Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omai. I got 6 >w<
CaleoIsAwesome Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Actually, my hair changes color on it's own, and so do my eyes. My eyes are hazel-ish, but still.
Reavulus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This made me realize so much of my character is still unknown to even myself.
griffinthewolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
fastgyrl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Only 11...
AQUAMARlNE Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Three. And it's the truth, I hate Mary Sues.
ZtheSOI Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Huskeygirl3 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
... 3
DragonCartoons Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Yay only 13
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