[LMB] OT: Mary Sues
mathews55 at msn.com
Thu Sep 19 23:59:01 BST 2013
> Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:57:27 -0700
> From: stacey at xtra.co.nz
> To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
> Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Mary Sues
> From: "beatrice_otter at haugensgalleri.com" <beatrice_otter at haugensgalleri.com>
> That's a very telling issue. Because there *is* the term Marty Stu ...
> but it's almost never used. I can think of several instances where a
> female character is given less ability/competence than a male character,
> and the male character gets a pass and the female one gets ripped to
> shreds for being an unrealistic Mary Sue. *snip*
> There is an option for a "realistic" Mary Sue?
The male Mary Sue is called The Great Hero. Steve Stirling's Rudi MacKenzie would have been dismissed as a Mary Sue if he'd been a female written by a female.
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