What sort of character would you call "Mary-Sue" ?
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April 26th, 2007 (08:55 AM).
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Cold, fascinating villain? Do remember that Mary-Sues are sweet and lovable by nature (It's part of their definition to have everyone love them, even though - in practice - most people hate Mary-Sues at least a little. ;3), hence why they're hard to turn into serious villains. A 'perfect' character acting in a 'perfect' way amongst imperfect characters (and being judged by their standards) on the other hand has some pretty simple comic potential. But yeah, I guess a Mary-Sue
be a villain if it happened for a very corny, clichéd and sappy goody two-shoesy reason. xD
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Have you read "His Dark Materials" by Philip Pullman ? Mrs Coulter seems perfect to the children (including Lyra, at the beginning), and they all love her, though she's one of the most evil villains.
Sorry for my poor English and lack of vocabulary.
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