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this test was made for people who write fanfictions featuring their OC`s [original characters] wishing to avoid creating mary-sues. You can test as many characters as you want :] remember: no offense
UPDATE `11 30 07
If your character belongs to a race that has wings, unusual eye colour, etc. And most other characters in the story have those traits, don`t add extra points.

P.S - This test is intended for human female characters. If your character is male, go look for a gary-stu test.


basics

1. Does your character have a long, rare or unusual name? [if she lives in japan, japanese name is not unusual] +1

2. Does your character have more than one first/second name for no reason? +1

3. [count all that apply]
She`s not a human? +1
    Half a human? +1
    [half]An Angel? +1
    [half]A Vampire? +1
    [half]A Werewolf? +1

4. She belongs to a royal family? +1

5. Does she have amnesia? +1
    It heals as the story goes on? +1

___ out of 10

looks

1. She has very long hair or hair of an unusual colour? +1
    Is she blonde? +1

2. Does she have wings? +1

3. She`s not overweight although she doesn`t look after what she eats/ doesn`t exercise +1

4. Is her bra size B< ? +1

5. Does she belong to some kind of label? [ex. Punk, Goth, Lolita, Emo, Prep, etc.] +1

6. Are her eyes of an unusual colour? +1
    is it red? +1

7. Do you describe her looks in the first chapter? +1
    Do you use words "gorgeous" "mysterious" "stunning" "beutiful" "perfect" when describing her? +1

__ out of 10

past

1. She had a terrible past +1
    and she angsts about it +1

2. Is she an orphan? +1

3. was she physicaly abused? +1
    mentaly abused? +1
    raped? +1
    all the other characters know that? +1

5. she saw the death of a family member +1
    it was har fault +1
    she only thinks it was her fault +1

__ out of 10

character

1. She has a very dark or very cheery character +1

2. She has no enemies +1

3. She has no friends +1

4. She has a "big point of view" [ex. "It`s ok that my BF left me, there are so many other boys in the world"] +1

5. She has a best friend that stays that way during all the story +1

6. Everyone who dislikes her ends up humiliated, arrested and/or dead +1
    Killed by her +1
    Killed by her boyfriend/girlfriend +1

7. She always understands others and gives an answer to any problem of their life +1

8. She shares same characteristics/hobbies with a cannon character +1

__ out of 10

romance

1. Your character seems to have more romance than any other character in the story +1

2. her boyfriend/girlfriend is a cannon character +1
    more than one cannon character +1
    a character from a cannon couple +1
    a character you would like to have as a boyfriend/girlfriend +1
    it was love from first sight +1

3. she`s bisexual +1

4. she had sex with a cannon character +1
    more than one cannon character +1
    a character you would like to have sex with +1

__ out of 10

other

1.she`s a musician +1
   a rockstar +1
   a dancer +1
   a hacker +1

2.she`s better than a cannon character in some specific area he/she`s good at [ex. better in taijutsu than rock lee, smarter than L, etc.] +1

3.she`s not from a country the story is taking place +1
   she somehow popped in the fictional world from the real world +1

4.she doesn`t have to pay for her actions/crimes/misitakes +1

5.her enemies are complete opposites of her +1

6. she looks like one of the cannon characters/character from other anime +1

__ out of 10

to the anti-sue traits!

2. remove one point if your character is a smoker

3. she has a disease that doesn`t heal during the story -1

4. she is overweight [a little doesn`t count] -1

5. she`s in love with a character who doesn`t love her back -1

6. she`s weak mentaly or physicaly -1

results~</b>

less than 5 points- the anti-sue

your character is definetly an opposite of mary sue! It`s obvious that you`ve been trying to protect your character from suedom, but a few more good traits wouldn`t hurt.

5-15 points original character

congratulations! You`ve created an interesting, well-balanced original character! ^-^ you sure need a lot of skills to create such a great character, good job!

15-25 points boarding-sue

hmm... i can`t say your character is a mary-sue, but it`s really close to it! You should edit her a little to make her more realistic and interesting!

25-35 points the mary-sue

my oh my, we have a trouble! D: I understand that you tried to create a nice and interesting character that others would like, but you`ve overdone it. Remember, a character has to have flaws! If you don`t want to ruin your fanfiction, try to rework your character.

35< points the ultra-sue

OH MY GOD, NOT THAT! BURN IT! You`ve created a monster, my friend. Take a blank sheet and create another, more realistic character.
edit : okay. I`ve got some comments asking why did I put questions about charachter`s body build and friendship, etc. etc. Before you go "OMG DOES MY CHARACTER HAVING A FRIEND MAKE HER MAREY-SUEH?!? YOUR TEST SUCKZ! D<" or something close to it, please read this.

Okay. So, your character got one point at that section. Now go check the results. What do you get for one point? That`s right. The anti-sue. :) Each of these questions/points have weight only if you get many of them positive. One good trait doesn`t make your character a mary sue - only too many of them do. :) / end of edit
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Damncing Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Why is being bisexual and blonde a problem wtf
Maybe if she ONLY is into men and should be considered straight then yeah go ahead and call that a sue traight, but being bi shouldn't be a problem .-.
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Venoct Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to do this with Neneko, and she got a freakin' 2. :/
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Falling-Failing Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
-1 points.

any rank for that?
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5tella-5trider Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016   General Artist
6 for my oc !
Thanks so much for making this, it was fun to do, as well as being very helpful !
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:iconxqueenjenix:
xqueenjenix Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Student Artist
6
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xqueenjenix Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Student Artist
on a old oc
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Detective-May Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? I create a Mary Sue character on purpose and I got 14 points. :(
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MODSISAWESOME123 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I did the test for own character (I got 5), and then I did it for a friend's character (which for 27). I'm dying omg XDDDD
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678Ameyuri123 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
I got my OC West Berlin with 4 points. Yay!
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:iconknife-girl:
Knife-Girl Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
I got 8 ! ^^ Yay~
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:iconnyancatpoptartz:
NYANCATPOPTARTZ Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016
Jenni:wait, really? -1? That's pretty great, actually!
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:iconastrall99:
Astrall99 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Circe: So I'm an 11?Well isn't that a change from my morbid Sue origins~
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:iconasklegionofawesome:
AskLegionOfAwesome Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Audre: I'm a 6 apparently. Go me I guess...
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Orugalovepotatos Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got 1 xD
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:iconcandy1234461:
Candy1234461 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
I got a 15 she's an original character
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:iconechonaninull:
EchoNaniNull Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got 2 o3o!
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:iconbaryminer:
BaryMiner Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Student General Artist
got a 5
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:iconchrissiexamyfan:
chrissiexamyfan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
My Oc's Point: 1

At least my character isn't a mary sue... ^^; Well, I'm afraid she might become one; one day... 
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Astrall99 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't be so afraid.Give her some good traits,she deserves it.
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ghastlywingz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
I used my character Tiffany. She have narcolepsy, does that count as a disease that doesn't heal?
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Astrall99 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Does it heal at the end of her story?
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:iconghastlywingz:
ghastlywingz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
No.
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Astrall99 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Those it work as an actual weakness?
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:iconghastlywingz:
ghastlywingz Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
Sorry, I read it wrong. Yes, I think so.
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:iconastrall99:
Astrall99 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Then your character isn't a Mary Sue.
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ghastlywingz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
Thank you.
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Astrall99 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Re-read it ^^;
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Theresa-Maria-Falcon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got 15 from my OC idea ._. .....okay...cool...i'm at the limit.....
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GypsyBling17 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2016  Professional Artist
my good OCs 7 points + my bad OCs 66 points LOL :D :D :D
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TopDogPomeranian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
When you only have 3 points and you cry
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Timewap1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
.....

I think you need to reconsider your point of view for a bit.

What your character scored has no real meaning because these test are nothing more than a reaction to personal taste.
It's how you use your character that matters. Why your character is in your story.

And you might want to consider that your writing is suffering if you believe this is a good judgement call on character development.
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Timewap1 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2015
This is not a very good test...

In fact I would call most of these points "Personal Opinion". Not all but most.
A lot listed here are not inherently a sign of a bad character, for the most part.
It's just that, you associate these points with bad writers who bad write writing badly.

Other than writing that hijacks other stories, most of these are just traits. Nothing more.

It's a shame this has many views because it's just making novice writers even worse by internalizing that certain characters who lean towards these traits are bad writing, which they're not.
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My-Eternal-Fantasy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
YESSSS!!!!! OMFGGGGG ;-; only 10 points ;-; YESSS ;-;
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DivideByZiro Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student General Artist
I  literally got -2 points.
Well.
I feel like an accomplished human being.
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Timewap1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
You should reconsider that...

How does scoring on a test of personal taste make your writing any better or worse?
You're just playing to someone else's beat. Which is not going to help you at all. You could probably take another test and completely bomb it. But it wouldn't say much about your actual skills.

What you should think about is Why your character is in your story.

Only then will you be able to truly begin to understand if your writing is being stifled or improving.
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DivideByZiro Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Aha, I think you may have taken my comment in the wrong light.
I'm so grateful for such a thoughtful response, but I hardly need the confidence boost.
My character was criticized rather poorly as a sue, and in a bout of childish rage I went around and did everything possible to make sure everyone knew they weren't.

That being said, I'm more than aware that my characters are vivid and realistic, without being too much of a drag or 'special snowflake', for lack of a better term.
Of course, thank you anyway for the reply, it's much appreciated even if it's not entirely applicable.
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Timewap1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
No problem.
It's good to have conversations with subjects like this.
It clears up confusion and demonstrates deeper understanding.

Good luck on your work.
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TouchOfSeaSalt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My OC points: 7

Ryuuko Ryuushi Mifune (Moe and feeling love) [V1] Amazing! My OC is original and normal.Heart Love 

www.quotev.com/fiftyshadesofea…
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NekoGamerGirl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Student Writer
Uh, Why is being blonde a problem?
That's average
If it's platinum blonde, I understand
But normal blonde is not a problem
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NekoGamerGirl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Student Writer
It's not an Anti-Sue unless you name good traits and she has none of those, meaning that everyne who got Anti-Sue actually has a balances character
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LonelyLittleShadow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Student General Artist
My oc: 6 points
My brother's oc: 2 points (I still think 2 points is really good for an oc)
My friend: 42 points...
all her ocs are mary sues and I don't know how to tell her D:
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:iconask-wyeth:
ask-wyeth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
But even if I do count her wings and not being human, she got a 7 so that's good :3
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ask-wyeth Featured By Owner Edited Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My OCs are MLP OCs so they can't be humans. Do I still have to count it? And my OC is a pegasus so she has wings.
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Jun-Himekawa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got a 6. Even though I used a guy for this. XDD
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peachyfiesta Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist
What if you get 4 on this test, but your character is way too powerful? Does that make them mary sue too?
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13thefreerunner Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
I'm gonna make this as a journal entry, credit you and send the link ;-)
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ChibiPuppetGamer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
14. Yus.
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MahouShoujoIceStar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can have extra second names very easily, so I don't understand why that's added.



Also, the average girl has C cups. Not B.



And if done right, abuse and tragic pasts add to the character- not detracts.
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