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Is Your Protagonist A Mary Sue?

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This quiz will help you identify whether a character is an over-perfect Mary Sue and how to fix him. The quiz typically takes 10 minutes or so.

  
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1.  Does this character ever get defeated by an opponent or obstacle?
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2.  Does this character feel overwhelming guilty about something that wasn't his fault?
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B.
3.  Is this character very modest?
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B.
4.  Does this character have a particularly traumatic backstory?  (For example, his parents were murdered or she was captured by slavers, etc.) 
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B.
5.  Is there any aspect of this character's personality that you expect readers will find unlikable? 
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6.  Is this character name's Hunter or anything you find to be particularly badass?
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B.
7.  Does this character wear leather, sunglasses or anything you find to be particularly badass?
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B.
8.  Is the character a rebellious member of a high-class family?
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B.
9.  Does this character have the job you have (or a job you wish you had)? 
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B.
10.  At the start of the book, does this character know who his birth parents are?
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B.
11.  Does this character look much younger than he actually is?  (For example, he might be a 300-year-old that looks 20). 
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B.
12.  Is this character the subject of a great prophecy?
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B.
13.  Is this character mortal?
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B.
14.  Is this character originally from the 20th or 21st century real-world but somehow transported to a fantasy realm?
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B.
15.  Is this character the last survivor of anything?  (Common examples include a species, family, town or civilization).  
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B.
16.  Is this character notably good-looking?
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B.
17.  Can this character polymorph or otherwise change species?
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B.
18.  Was this character born with an impressive supernatural talent, like magic or The Force? 
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19.  Does this character have problems with authority figures?  (For example: his parents, his bosses, the police, etc.) 
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20.  If your character is nonhuman, is there any way in which his species is weaker than humans?
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B.
21.  Does this character's weapon have a name?
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B.
22.  Is the character royal or otherwise a member of a ruling family?
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B.
23.  Does this character use a sword or other bladed weapon in a high-tech setting? 
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B.
24.  Does this character ever get out of a tight spot by discovering new powers or abilities? 
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B.
25.  Is this character a furry?  A furry is an animal that walks and talks and is (except for his body) otherwise indistinguishable from a human. 
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B.
26.  Was this character born into a powerful rank, position or caste?
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B.
27.  Is this character ever raped or tortured?
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B.
28.  Are this character's parents/guardians abusive or otherwise nasty?
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B.
29.  If the character has political or religious beliefs similar to yours, does he convert any other characters to these beliefs or defeat an opponent of these beliefs?
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B.
30.  Does this character consider his talents and/or abilities a curse?
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B.
31.  Does the character ever make a decision readers will probably find unintelligent?  For example, Harry Potter recklessly flew a car to Hogwarts instead of telling an adult when he missed the train. 
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B.
32.  Is the character a hybrid of two species, like a half-elf or half-dragon?
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B.
33.  Are your other characters generally impressed by this character? 
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B.
34.  Is this character human?
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B.
35.  Does the character make any moral decisions that readers will probably disagree with?  For example, Peter breaks up with Mary Jane for her safety at the end of the first Spiderman movie. 
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36.  Does the character have political or religious beliefs similar to yours?
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B.
37.  Is your character a non-human that looks mostly human anyway?
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B.
38.  Does this character date any of the following: an elf, a royal or someone high-class?
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B.
39.  Is this character secretly related to another character?
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40.  How many languages does this character speak?
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