Is Your Fan Character A Mary Sue?

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Is Your Fan Character A Mary Sue?

If you love writing fanfic as much as I do, you might want to take this quiz to make sure that your fan character isn't a Mary Sue!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Does your OC tie in at all to the plot of the fandom they belong to?
    • A. 

      No, they just exist to exist because they're so awesome :)

    • B. 

      Absolutely! Why else would they be there if they were just a background character?

    • C. 

      I wouldn't necessarily say that my OC plays a major part or anything, but yeah, they do play a pretty significant role by helping the main character(s) get things done

    • D. 

      No, they just sit in the background all the time, sobbing

    • E. 

      Idk I guess

  • 2. 
    Does this character ever perform an act of heroism?
    • A. 

      Duh!

    • B. 

      Not by themselves cuz they always get help from their wise mentor

    • C. 

      Yeah, a few, I guess

    • D. 

      No, they always chicken out at the last moment

    • E. 

      NEVER!!! What are they, some goody-goody-two-shoes?!

  • 3. 
    Is your OC in a romantic relationship with the the fandom's main character? (Ex: An OC that has a crush on Luke Skywalker)
    • A. 

      Absolutely! They even end up marrying him/her, too, and the couple has a beautiful child together :)

    • B. 

      No, my character is with another one of my OCs

    • C. 

      Only flirtatiously, but they never actually develop feelings for each others. They're fine as friends

    • D. 

      They used to, but they had to break up because my character is of a different sexuality *sniff*

    • E. 

      They don't even interact with each other that much!

  • 4. 
    Does your OC die?
    • A. 

      What? No! They're immune to all injuries!

    • B. 

      Yup, but they're revived with the power of love!

    • C. 

      No

    • D. 

      Yes and they stay that way... how tragic!

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 5. 
    Does anyone hate your character?
    • A. 

      Yes, but they all end up dead :D

    • B. 

      Only villains, so I guess kinda

    • C. 

      Yup. My OC's only human!

    • D. 

      My OC doesn't know the difference because they have been abused their entire lives

    • E. 

      Yeah, everyone!

  • 6. 
    Pick the sentence that best describes your character. 
    • A. 

      She had flawless skin, eyes that looked like amethyst orbs, and flowing bubblegum-colored hair/ He was tan and muscular, with piercing blue eyes

    • B. 

      She was quite lovely, with silky dark hair and hazel eyes, and it was clear from the way everyone was looking at her that she was very well-liked/ He walked towards her, the autumn breeze blowing through his hair

    • C. 

      She was rather plain-looking, but nevertheless, her looks were satisfactory, and there was something in her eyes that made him feel that he could confide in her/ He grinned goofily, running his fingers through his messy red hair

    • D. 

      The pitiful girl was so scrawny that it was a miracle she wasn't all bones/ The boy was scrawny and rather homely-looking

    • E. 

      The hideous woman emerged from the shadows/ He grinned evilly, revealing an array of yellowed teeth

  • 7. 
    Who is your OC's love interest?
    • A. 

      The main character of the fandom

    • B. 

      Another OC I made up for the fanfic

    • C. 

      A minor or supporting character

    • D. 

      Nobody loves my OC

    • E. 

      A villain