For Your Less Than Human Characters, Mary Sue/gary Stu, Or Not?

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Mary Sue Quizzes & Trivia

Don't think that your character is safe from being a Mary Sue just because it's an animal. Try this test on your less human creations. When you take it, keep a single character on your mind. If you get a result that makes you or your character feel threatened, I swear that it wasn't my intention. Mostly I just want to rid the world of Mary Sues and Gary Stus, of course it's an impossible goal, but I still try. XD Please give feedback at the end. If you run into any errors I'd like to know. Or if you have any suggestions, I'd love to improve this quiz so go on and mention them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A character typically begins with a name, right? So tell me, is or does your character's name...  (If more than one option suits your character, just go ahead and pick the most relevant.)
    • A. 

      Your name, variation of your name, nickname, screenname, or any name that has been applied to you? (Spelling it differently or changing it a little counts.)

    • B. 

      A name you planned on giving one of your children?

    • C. 

      An ordinary name spelled or changed so that it's more unusual?

    • D. 

      A boyish sounding name for a girl character?

    • E. 

      Exotic, (From a foreign language, has apostrophes, or many syllables. Perhaps it has fancy characters such as in the name Kaí.)

    • F. 

      Taken from a character that you like?

    • G. 

      An interesting sounding name that you made up yourself?

    • H. 

      Japanese or Japanese-sounding, even though your character is not Japanese?

    • I. 

      Chosen for a symbolic meaning to your character/ or describes the character.

    • J. 

      A typical name for your character's species/breed/time period?

    • K. 

      Given to him/her by other characters due to an accomplishment, personality, appearance, ect?

    • L. 

      ...Doesn't have a name? Character is nameless. Though, sometimes the other creatures he/she meets make up nicknames for him/her, since she/he doesn't have her/his own?

    • M. 

      None of the above/Miscellaneous.

  • 2. 
    Which best describes your character's build?
    • A. 

      (If Male) Muscular, but not to a ridiculous extent./ It has a kind of ripple to it.

    • B. 

      (If Male) Very muscular, the sinew bulges out of his skin.

    • C. 

      (If Male) Lean and tall, not very muscular though.

    • D. 

      (If Male) A little under the average height and weight.

    • E. 

      (If Male.) Strong form, muscular build. That of a fighter's.

    • F. 

      (If Male) Short and maybe a bit fragile.

    • G. 

      (Either Gender.) Average build for the breed/species.

    • H. 

      (Either Gender.) Short and a bit stocky.

    • I. 

      (Either Gender) Large, yet lean and lithe.

    • J. 

      (Either Gender.) Not very strong, rather undernourished and weak.

    • K. 

      (Either Gender.) Looks disgusting! Just so skinny! The ribs are showing through. Completely weak and sickly. Not a Mary Sue at all, see!

    • L. 

      (Either Gender.) The build is deceiving, my character is different from the way he/she looks.

    • M. 

      (If Female.) A very desirable frame, it's feminine and beautiful.

    • N. 

      (If Female.) Tall and muscular, she's actually quite masculine.

    • O. 

      (If Female) Tiny and fragile/ Small and slender.

    • P. 

      Miscellaneous...?

  • 3. 
    Choose the most accurate description of your animalistic character's...
    • A. 

      (Fur) Oh! It's simply luxurious! So long and flowy... Gorgeous. The color is beautiful.

    • B. 

      (Fur) The pelt is course and wiry.

    • C. 

      (Fur) Long with a typical texture.

    • D. 

      (Fur) It's nasty, flea infested... My character is plagued with the mange. Probably the ugliest possible fur.

    • E. 

      (Fur) Sometimes it can be thin and unhealthy. At my character's best, the fur doesn't look so bad though.

    • F. 

      (Fur) Sleek, shiny, usually healthy. Hey, my character lives in a prosperous world, it's not my fault the fur looks nice. (Me: Don't worry! Just because your character looks nice doesn't mean its a mary sue... Well, not in this case at least.)

    • G. 

      (Fur) The condition of my character's fur is always far from perfect.

    • H. 

      (Fur.) A thick pelt, lots of fur.

    • I. 

      (Fur.) Long shaggy fur.

    • J. 

      (Fur.) I have a tenancy to focus more on the color of the fur than the texture. ^^;

    • K. 

      (Feathers) The plumage is glossy, it doesn't stick out from the crowd though. It's common among the species.

    • L. 

      (Feathers.) The feathers are downy and soft, and Oh!So beautiful. Everyone should be jealous of my character.

    • M. 

      (Feathers.) Hideous, dull feathers.

    • N. 

      (Scales.) Under the proper lighting, the scales do have a shine to them. But they're pretty dull still.

    • O. 

      (Scales) Each scale gleams, no matter what. Always looks amazing.

    • P. 

      (Scales) My character is missing quite a few from battles and accidents.

    • Q. 

      Miscellaneous...?

    • R. 

      Character's (Fur, scales, skin, feathers... ect.) is just average. =)

  • 4. 
    Eyes, another important part of appearance I suppose. Find the best description that applies to your character.
    • A. 

      The eye color is unnatural, but I think it really really suits my character, adds to the beauty. So I had to give it to him/her. (Select this one only if your writing is supposed to be realistic.)

    • B. 

      Within my character's eyes is darkness. They look utterly haunting and tortured. Somehow they look ugly too.

    • C. 

      My character's eyes are just normal, nothing out of the ordinary.

    • D. 

      The eyes have a mysterious allure.

    • E. 

      Deep, full of thought.

    • F. 

      The eyes hold a kind of darkness to them, even some regret and sorrow.

    • G. 

      It can be hard to look my character in the eye... It unnerves others.

    • H. 

      The eyes twinkle! =3 They're dazzling.

    • I. 

      The eyes have some unusual qualities...

    • J. 

      They scream sexy!

    • K. 

      Eyes full of innocence.

    • L. 

      Cold and full of hatred.

    • M. 

      Warm eyes that usually hold an amused look in them.

    • N. 

      Impossible to read, they give away nothing.

    • O. 

      Very seductive.

    • P. 

      Cute eyes~ =3

    • Q. 

      My character's eyes are cold, though not full of hatred.

    • R. 

      Blind/Has no eyes/Is missing one eye/Blind in one eye/Color Blind.

    • S. 

      Miscellaneous.

    • T. 

      I focus more on the color of my character's eyes than what kind of look they have. (-.- Right now I don't really care about color.)

  • 5. 
    Finally done with that annoying appearance section. Now for romance! Everyone loves love... *Cough* Anywho, tell me some about your character's love life.
    • A. 

      He/she had a mate that he/she loved. But in a moment of weakness, the mate became a traitor.

    • B. 

      My character and his/her mate loved each other hopelessly and utterly. His/her life was ended tragically, my character has never had another mate since.

    • C. 

      My character has no love interests, it's under him/her.

    • D. 

      My character is constantly with a new lover.

    • E. 

      Currently my character is very dedicated and faithful to his/her love.

    • F. 

      Love? Who said anything about love? My character is in it for lust.

    • G. 

      Everyone of the opposite sex (And some same sex.) loves my character! He/she has the pick of anyone she/he wants.

    • H. 

      My character is torn between lovers. She/He doesn't know which to choose.

    • I. 

      Character is in an ongoing relationship with children.

    • J. 

      My character has a crush right now.

    • K. 

      My character is deprived of romance. He/she is very hateable, not lovable. (Definitely not a Mary Sue or Gary Stu!)

    • L. 

      My character's relationships have many ups and downs.

    • M. 

      Forbidden love = My character's current situation.

    • N. 

      My character has a very peculiar mate, they make a strange but cute couple. (They're more like soul mates.)

    • O. 

      My character has had many lovers. And possibly a lot of children... *Cough* *Cough*

    • P. 

      My character knows heartbreak all too well...

    • Q. 

      Character too young to be in love/ has never been in a romantic relationship/ miscellaneous

    • R. 

      Mm! Love! Y'know, one of the reasons -if not main reason- I made my character is for him/her to have romantic interaction with others.

  • 6. 
    I changed my mind. One more appearance question. Sorry. ^^;Does your character have any noticeable markings? Click the one that you think best suits your character.
    • A. 

      Many scars decorate his/her body.They detract from the overall appearance.

    • B. 

      Has many scars. Though, they do not take away from the appearance.

    • C. 

      A few scars here and there.

    • D. 

      Has (a) peculiar shaped scar(s).

    • E. 

      Every scar has a story behind it.

    • F. 

      The scar(s) are located in interesting places on my character's body.

    • G. 

      Strange birthmark(s).

    • H. 

      Normal birthmark(s).

    • I. 

      No birthmarks/scars.

    • J. 

      My character is in a lot of fights, but always manages to avoid getting scars!

    • K. 

      A decent combination of birthmarks and scars.

    • L. 

      Other.

  • 7. 
    Negative personality/attitude traits... What kind does your character have..? Mark the closest to your character's. Character is...
    • A. 

      Shy, has a hard time in front of large groups especially?

    • B. 

      Distant and cold, has lost connection to others?

    • C. 

      Inconsiderate of others feelings?

    • D. 

      Rude, impolite?

    • E. 

      Uncommitted, uncaring, hostile?

    • F. 

      Selfish? Always does what is convenient for self, rather than for others?

    • G. 

      Lacking faith in self?

    • H. 

      Authoritarian, controlling?

    • I. 

      Ungrateful, unappreciative?

    • J. 

      Dishonest, deceiving, lying?

    • K. 

      Arrogant, conceited, ego-centric?

    • L. 

      Narrow, close, small-minded, intolerant

    • M. 

      Naïve, impractical?

    • N. 

      Unreliable, undependable?

    • O. 

      Suspicious, mistrusting?

    • P. 

      Closed to others, guarded, secretive?

    • Q. 

      Very stubborn?

    • R. 

      Too full of pride?

    • S. 

      Just evil.

    • T. 

      A bad temper?

    • U. 

      Too quick to judge someone else?

    • V. 

      Lustful?

    • W. 

      My character isn't a single one of these! =D Don't be silly, my character is too perfect to have flaws like these. Even if he/she does have on of these, it isn't in a negative way.

    • X. 

      Um... ^^; My character is quite a few of these actually. I wish I could choose more than one option. (Me: I'd appreciate if you'd select the most appropriate. Selecting this one won't make your character any more or less of a Mary Sue/Gary Stu.)

    • Y. 

      My character is many/all of the above and more! Truly a despicable creature, my character is.

    • Z. 

      I'm overwhelmed! @[email protected] There's too many for me to choose from. (Me: Sorry! I did go a bit overboard on this one.)

    • None of the above.

  • 8. 
    Should I ask another personality question, say, about the positive qualities of your animal?
    • A. 

      Hell no!

    • B. 

      Not if the list is going to be long like last time on the negative qualities...

    • C. 

      No, because my character has no good attributes.

    • D. 

      Huh?

    • E. 

      Yes please, this is fun. ^.^

    • F. 

      YES!!! I love pointing out all my character's good qualities!

    • G. 

      I don't mind either way.

  • 9. 
    This question is similar to positive attributes but not quite the same. So, what are some of your character's skills?
    • A. 

      My character is a fighter, physically.

    • B. 

      My character is talented with words. Good debater/and or writer.

    • C. 

      Stealth is my character's mastered skill.

    • D. 

      Is making other characters laugh a skill? If so, that would be my character's.

    • E. 

      My character is a seductress! / The male version of one.

    • F. 

      My character is skilled with persuasion.

    • G. 

      My character is all about speed. He/she is fast.

    • H. 

      My character is so gorgeous/amazing/talented/unique! I think being himself/herself is a skill in itself.

    • I. 

      Good with leadership. Natural leader.

    • J. 

      My character's skill lies with music. (I'm not sure how nonhumanoids can play music, but okay. xD Singing perhaps?)

    • K. 

      Good with children.

    • L. 

      Good with people in general, quite charismatic.

    • M. 

      I wish I could select a couple of these, T_T My character isn't just one alone.

    • N. 

      My character is all/most of these options!

    • O. 

      I feel overwhelmed with all of these choices. @[email protected]

    • P. 

      My character is terrible! He/she definitely doesn't have any of these skills.

    • Q. 

      Miscellaneous.

  • 10. 
    How do you think your character is doing so far? Mary Sue/Gary Stu, or not?  =P
    • A. 

      I answered all the questions as honestly as I could... I don't really know what I'll get.

    • B. 

      I've worked hard to develop my character, so I certainly hope it's not a dreadful Mary Sue/Gary Stu.

    • C. 

      My character is too perfect to be a Mary Sue/Gary Stu! (Me: ...xD)

    • D. 

      I'm worried that my character might be a Mary Sue or Gary Stu... D=

    • E. 

      I have no idea.

    • F. 

      My character is the polar opposite of a Mary Sue or Gary Stu! I specifically created my created for that purpose, to make sure he/she wouldn't be a Mary Sue or Gary Stu.

  • 11. 
    Is your character's past tragic?
    • A. 

      A complete tragedy.

    • B. 

      Very tragic.

    • C. 

      Somewhat tragic.

    • D. 

      Depends on how you look at it I suppose.

    • E. 

      Yes! Full of tragedy, pity him/her. *Sniff* *Sniff* *Tears*

    • F. 

      Not very tragic.

    • G. 

      Nope, no tragedies here.

    • H. 

      My character's life is perfect, just like him/her!

    • I. 

      The past and present of my character are so tragic and horrible that they would blow your mind! My character is simply wretched.