Mary-Sue (was Re: Nesbit)

Michelle Thomas michellet at
Mon Jun 24 09:14:46 EDT 2002

On 24/6/02 1:36 pm, "Kathryn Andersen" <kat_lists at> 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 <> for more
> information; it gives details about the main variants of the critter.

thank you!


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