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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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:iconghastlywingz:
ghastlywingz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
I used my character Tiffany. She have narcolepsy, does that count as a disease that doesn't heal?
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Theresa-Maria-Falcon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student General 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 Digital 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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JesminM1234 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  Hobbyist 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  Hobbyist 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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Theallpowerfuldoge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I scored 5 my cousin scored 40
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Theallpowerfuldoge Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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FyRose Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I scored 5 on my first OC.
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:iconmisswulv:
MissWulv Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
11. YES! :happy: 
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WarriorCatFox Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Writer
15. Original XD

(You can see my profile of my main OC of myself Bethany the Fox.)
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FyRose Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
6 points.
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Miko2495 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Student Writer
Funny thing, I got 17 points but when I take the "romance" part out, I got an original character. Cool
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Wixi-Pixie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
6
fite me 1v1 m8
Honestly, I'm somewhat shocked there wasn't this: 
"Your character has an important item +1
  There is another character who has it +1"
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Wilczyca-97 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
7 * sigh of relief* we're good ^^
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Teika-E-033Doll Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
7
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:iconask-mary-of-ib:
Ask-Mary-Of-Ib Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
3! I got 3!
Yeah! I didn't make a mary sue!
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Kurarukisoldier Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I got 14!

At first I was a LIIIIITLE uneasy when I read over the questions, but after reading and finding out my score, I'm pretty relieved! Glad I made a worthy OC to you!
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Caticoti Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student Artist
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o0LegendTheDragon0o Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey
blonde is fine, right?
i mean I'm blonde and I'm good at nothing



lol no offense tho...
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Quiteamate Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
1 for my X-Over Multiverse OC. Seems that your test is inaccurate, as my character is not fully a anit-sue, as he has divine powers that develop over the story, and he has support from the Creator herself, oh, and most heroes and some villians temporarily or permanently join his party.
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CalypsoTheL0ver Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
8. I'm good.
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I3lackHeart Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
5 points ^-^ but so close to an anti-sue o-o
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pokemonsonicgirl123 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
looks

1. She has very long hair or hair of an unusual colour? +1
Long hair, yes.
 
2. Does she have wings? +1
Only in her forms and half of them sprout out through the back of her hips.

3. She`s not overweight although she doesn`t look after what she eats/ doesn`t exercise +1
She has a slim pair-shaped body and plays some sports, and does skating. Then again, whatever junk food she eats goes to her cleavage.

4. Is her bra size B< ? +1
Yes. C's, D's, DD's, and DDD's are actually natural. She's a D, by the way.

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

6. Are her eyes of an unusual colour? +1
Nope.

7. Do you describe her looks in the first chapter? +1
  No, I didn't.

3 out of 10


character


1. She has a very dark or very cheery character +1
She's optimistic and usually looks at the bright side of life.

2. She has no enemies +1
Le wrong.

3. She has no friends +1
She has friends.

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
She's laid-back and easygoing, so of course.

5. She has a best friend that stays that way during all the story +1
Yeah, but it's discontinued.

6. Everyone who dislikes her ends up humiliated, arrested and/or dead +1
  More than enough times. She's really mischievous.

7. She always understands others and gives an answer to any problem of their life +1
She would try to and it usually works. Other times, it doesn't. And half of them turn out badly.

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

4.5 out of 10



Romance? 0/10. She has zero interest in pursuing relationships and prefers to keep friendships platonic. 


other 

1.she`s a musician +1
   She's none of these; she's an artist.

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.] Only by 10-20%.

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
Well, in the game I'm making, yes. Other than that, no.

4.she doesn`t have to pay for her actions/crimes/misitakes +1
Half the time, she gets away with it and almost never gets caught.

5.her enemies are complete opposites of her +1
A few.

6. she looks like one of the cannon characters/character from other anime +1
Does a cartoon character count?

4 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

Not necessarily.

11.5.
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Thelleli Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Humans are a minority in this universe. I still have to add a point?
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dabomb29 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
So are commoners! 
I still don't understand why being royalty is most of the times a Mary Sue trait.
So that will make Elsa a Mary Sue then.
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Eyeless-jack10 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excuse me but I have a question...what if the character is perhaps Pansexual? Does it still count?; Bisexual: Loves two genders and/or sexes. It counts as a Mary-sue trait...so what about ; Pansexual: Will Love everyone regardless of gender or sex?  In real life I am a Pansexual.....so does it count?

Also the Bra size...kinda pissed me off a little seeing as I have almost D cup breasts....but anyhow I actually Like this test and plan to use it when I make a character
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Knife-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
13 ^^ Yay !!
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PACIFI5T Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Six points! I'm safe ;w;
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hit-points Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ten, I was so happy that I got -1 for smoking 😂
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FNAFfan2002 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student Artist
I got 7 yay! i tought my Oc is full of clichés but it looks like i was wrong ^^
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