Mary Sue Quizzes & Trivia

Mary Sue is, and is a term for, that archetypal character, the gal of fan fiction who is too perfect and too annoying. How knowledgeable are you about the cliché? Did you know there isn't a consensus on what makes a Mary Sue? Or how about that she is often a female avatar for the author? (Did someone hear wish fulfillment?) "Mary Sue" is generally slapped on a character who is important in the story, possesses unusual physical traits, and is incredibly idealized. She's amazingly intelligent, outrageously beautiful, adored by all around her – but can you tell us more? Time to test your inner comic book nerd and see how you measure up! These quizzes will tell you how you rank among the fan girls and boys when it comes to knowing Mary Sue.

If you are a writer and would like to know if the character you created in a story is a Mary Sue or just an average person, then this quiz here is the next thing you should go after. Not just your story, but you can identify any...

Questions: 19  |  Attempts: 31023   |  Last updated: Apr 20, 2020
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    Is this character notably good-looking? 

This is a quiz to see if your original character is a Mary Sue or a Gary Stu. This isn't an extensive test, it only covers some characteristics Mary Sues and Gary Stus have in common. 

Questions: 18  |  Attempts: 2868   |  Last updated: Jan 25, 2013
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    Does your character have morals/ethics that differ from your own?

This judges whether or not your character is a mary sue (an overpowered character that gets everything they want, which the fandom usually hates).

Questions: 9  |  Attempts: 2072   |  Last updated: Jan 17, 2013
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    What are the abilities of your character?

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...

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 1785   |  Last updated: Jan 9, 2013
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    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 test to see if your fanfiction, original fiction or roleplaying antagonist is a Mary Sue or Gary Stu. Don't know what a Mary Sue is? Read here before continuing:

Questions: 67  |  Attempts: 746   |  Last updated: Feb 19, 2013
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    Does your character have an abnormal hair colour (blue-black, red, white, "pitch-black")   that is not regular to their race?