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December 4, 2012


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Is your OC a Mary Sue?

Lord-Mandible Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let's have a little fun at our own expense and maybe learn a thing or two along the way :D
Here's what I'd like you to do:

1. Post ONE of your OC's.
2. Tell us a little about them. Just a few lines about what they do for a living, their overall personality, that sort of thing. Keep it short.
3. Take this test [link]
4. Post your character's score and why you think they got that score and if you plan on doing anything about it.

So, we clear? Cool, I'll go first.

Name: Rhoc
Race: Izari (Alien)
Age: 31/28 (Izari/Human)
Occupation: Ex-Special Forces (Forcibly Retired). Is currently the bodyguard/lab assistant of an eccentric scientist and explorer.
Personality: In a general social setting he is typically very polite and courteous though he does tend to be a bit on the quiet side, preferring to listen rather than speak. He also greatly values actions over words. In combat however he has sometimes been described by his compatriots as 'borderline-sociopathic' as he exhibits little in the way pity or remorse when it comes to the act killing or even torture, though in his defense neither does he seem to take joy or pleasure in it either.
Sue Score: 20 (Non-Sue)
I think the fact that he's a skilled fighter and an ex-soldier is where most of those points came from. Overall, I'm pretty happy with where he's at right now development wise but we'll see as the story progresses.

Alright then, your turn.

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DayDawnDusk Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist

Name:Shepard Day
Race: Human
Sue Score:38 considering I only marked like 4 boxes thats pretty high
formally known as Dr. Day is a machinist/ main designer and the CEO of Day industries (who got his doctorate in journalism) tries to install his qualities into a full body prosthetic. Something goes horribly wrong and he installs his living consciousness into the machine while his body is sent to the hospital in a coma. Short as humanly possible
Personality: melancholy, distant, vacant, calm, resolved, overbearing, kind, entitled.

MayJackson Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I took this test for myself because it was bothering me so much that my OC scored off the charts. If I were a character, I'd have a mary sue score of *40*!!! xD That cracks me up. I think I interpret the questions more liberally than most people.

I really like the wording for my category: Mary-Sue. Your character needs some work in order to be believable. But despair not; you should still be able to salvage her with a little effort. Don't give up.
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
My OC eats Predator for breakfast.
She's 6'4"
Hates water
Loves danger
SomedaySakuhin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice idea! :3
I'll join~

Name: Eugene Charles Cervantes
Age: 17 Years
Birthday: 28th of September
Blood type: A-
Sexuality: Hetero, but not interested in a serious relationship (yet?)... He likes whores.

Eugene is the son of an English Aristocrat. But as the second to last out of six children, he probably won't be the successor anyway and so, he doesn't get as much attention by his father as he'd like to have...
That caused to him to disguise, loiter in inappropriate places and take on a rather unusual profession for a rich boy: He started doing jobs as a bounty hunter, using an exquisite gun of his familiy's repertoire.
After his father found out there was a heavy dispute but in the end he got official permission to continue.
He now does it on behalf of his family, to erase society's scum and ultimately, to make himself a name in this world.

The reason why he wears a monocle is that his left eye is quite weak while the right one works pretty well. :3

On the test he got 15 points, Non-Sue.
plangkye Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Edmund Templeton/The Hour Thief
Age: Either 93 or mid-to-late 30s, depending how you measure - 35 if you ask him
Occupation: College librarian/superhero, linguist by training
Origin: City of Heroes :tombstone: :(

Edmund is a wizard with a little bit of a Lovecraft-mythos flavor to him, who grew out of the first 'story' found here [link] not long after I first read it. The following is copy-pasted from the artist's comments on the picture linked:

Edmund Templeton picked up the highly morally suspect practice of tricking foes out of their own lifespans sometime in the late 1930s, when he was first starting out in the Midnight Squad. He regrets it, but with a karmic debt so deep does not dare give up the resulting immortality, and if this world is his eternity then he may as well do what good he can.

He can also teleport. The upshot of being able to steal time from other people (read: criminals; he won't take time from a friend or innocent person even if they beg him to) by means of verbal tricks is that he can win a fistfight before the other guy has time to react (because the other guy literally doesn't have that time anymore), he's difficult to injure (literally dodges bullets), and he's impossible to kill. He is not physically very strong, especially for a comic-book-superhero setting, so he relies entirely on magic and fighting dirty. This does not include time travel and in fact he's against the whole idea of time travel.

Personality and history: He's a gentleman, introverted, a cat person. With the combination of guilt and fear over his own powers and what they've done to his soul and the melancholy over everyone he's ever loved dying, he's heavily alcoholic, but a drinking problem is better than a descent into madness (his logic) so he's never going to quit. He can't quite keep up with the present day. He attracts women left and right (this is not my fault; other players just kept going after him, but I was okay with it because his spells require him to be charming in order to function), but prefers that relationships don't get too serious because that'd be even more loss to weigh on him, though he's not always successful in keeping things superficial. He fought the Japanese in WWII and never quite got over that, though like most of his issues, he's good at hiding it when he isn't hitting the bottle. He dodged every other draft after that. He speaks about fifteen languages (had to learn, otherwise he'd be screwed if he ever fought someone who didn't understand English). Overall he's friendly and pleasant, dependable, and kindhearted, and wants to do right by the world as much as possible.

50 points. But really, what do you expect from a charming, well-dressed, and handsome vampire-but-not-really who's wracked with guilt over the thought that that's what he is and so only uses his powers for good...

Anyway, I knew that already from a different (similar) Mary-Sue test, and suspected it even before then - however, what by right should have been a mushy heap of bland author appeal somehow managed to be pulled back out of that, and everyone I've ever played him with has loved him. I have no idea how that happened, and I doubt it will ever happen again.
Rovanna Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
This is a pretty fun idea for a thumbshare.:D Do your Izari have any powers or abilities different to humans?

21 or 22
Robbie, his girlfriend and his best friend are the remnants of a failed band trying to make it big in a scene which doesn't seem to fit their kind of music. Robbie is very idealistic and ambitious and believes that they can make it big, as long as he has his friends. But one week before an audition that could be their big break, his girlfriend breaks up with him.

Sue Score: 13
That's mainly because there's no magic and no fighting in the book. :P
Lord-Mandible Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really, except that they tend to move a bit faster than the average human, but they also have a lighter skeleton and less upper body strength than most humans.
MayJackson Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
He has awesome hair!! And his back-story sounds cool :) And very realistic. Sounds like it could be a tv drama :) Good rendering on the trees in that pic too!
Rovanna Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug: I used a lot of reference pics for the hair, because curls are hard. :stare: Yep, that's kind of the idea for the story, it's a bit of a real-people-drama-thing.
goldendragonqueen32 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist

Name: Kelley Bowers
Age: 38
Story Type: Supernatural Procedural
Personality: Bitchy, short temper, with a rebellious streak. Also loyal, protective, and sometimes nurturing. Also a total tsundere. XD

Score: 18

Interesting. I though she'd be higher, since she has a griffin for a pet and possesses a kind of reverse empathy. These minor psychic powers are a bit common in the story, so I suppose that kills the points from that. And she is a bit of a bitch, so there's that. XD

Overall, I find some of the last questions puzzling. Why does it matter if you draw your character a lot? And the character journal doesn't take into account the possibility of the character being used in a dreamwidth/insanejournal/etc roleplay. Ah well, these tests can't be perfect, but this was fun.
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