Mary-Sue (was Re: Nesbit)

Michelle Thomas michellet at thecreativepartnership.co.uk
Mon Jun 24 09:14:46 EDT 2002


On 24/6/02 1:36 pm, "Kathryn Andersen" <kat_lists at katspace.com> wrote:

> 
> It's a term from SF Media fandom, relating to fan fiction, specifically,
> a character in a story who is too perfect to be true, who takes over the
> story at the expense of the other characters, who is a wish-fullfilment
> fantasy of the author.  Mary-Sue is female, and so are most fan fiction
> authors.  To call a character a Mary-Sue is an insult.  Apparently the
> first (or most famous early) appearance of this kind of character was in
> a Star Trek story which featured Lt. Mary-Sue as the, er, heroine.
> 
> Check out <http://www.home.mastersites.com/story/lookout.html> for more
> information; it gives details about the main variants of the critter.

thank you!

Michelle

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