Top 10 Mary Sues in Anime and Manga

For the characters that could do no wrong, had no flaws, were the best at everything, and so forth.
The Top Ten
1 Mikasa Ackerman (Attack of the Titan) Mikasa Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. She accompanies the main protagonist Eren Jaeger. Her most notable feature is the red scarf that she wears. She is one of the most strongest ...read more.

Mikasa isn't a Mary Sue? But her character has borderline no personality or purpose aside from protecting Eren and a few friends, she struggles to live independently and move on which I think is a major flaw with her character. She's pretty, loyal and an excellent fighter but she's happy to live her life in Eren's shadow and that flaw disables her ability to become a Mary Sue

I literally don't understand how Mikasa is a Mary Sue. Because she's always there for Eren (and Armin)? Her mom told her to protect Eren, anyway. Mikasa's Awesome.

She's beautiful, brave, ripped, and is one of the strongest characters with little training. Yep a mary sue.

Worst Mary sue in anime.

2 Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail) Erza Scarlet is an S-Class Mage from the infamous magic guild Fairy Tail. Erza starts off as a lone wolf and stays loyal to following the rules. As the story develops Erza changes into loving mage strong and independent. As her terrible past haunts her she ignores her Nakama's calls that they want help. ...read more.

Erza's not a mary-sue. Just because this series is Fairy Tail is why everyone would believe that. Fairy Tail is just the strongest guild in the anime, and in it has to have strong people, and Erza is one of them. She's not just a bland character. Yes, on the outside, she's strong and literally perfect, but inside, she's quite fragile and broken. She does care what others think of her, and cares about others. Sure, you may say that Erza's a marysue because she's good and cares about her guild, wins every battle, but honestly, no. Hiro Mashima stated that if Erza and Mira went against each other, Erza would lose. Also, she wins because of her love of Fairy Tail. It's also why Natsu and Gray have won every single battle against their enemy.

I honestly loved Fairy tail when I first watched it. I was amazed by the characters, and loved the story. But then, Erza came. At first, I had no problems with Erza. I thought she would be be a decently good character, but as the series progressed, I started to hate Erza more and more.
Erza's personality is just as dead as rotten fruit and has no development through out the entire series. She's also just way to overpowered and way to perfect. She wins every single fight and always gives a friend ship speech before killing the enemy.

How the hell is she not higher up on the list?!

She has Ass Pulled her way throughout the latter stages of the series and always seems to defeat enemies far stronger than herself despite being in overwhelmingly debilitating conditions...

Add to the fact that she's the golden girl of Fairy Tail, pretty much everyone is inspired by her, she was given the title of Master of the guild, is the transcendental god of nakama-pawa and nakama-speeches and you can see Erza fits the Mary Sue archetype perfectly...

I hate her so much. I have a list of things that make her a Mary Sue.
- S class
- Most powerful female wizard in the guild
- Has a unique, rare magic
- Is pretty
- Intimidates everyone
- Has respect from everyone
- Has a tragic past
- She defeats anyone she comes by
- No character development
- Bland personality
- also did I mention men look at her wherever she goes?
But, I do like that she's supportive of Natsu, Gray, and Lucy. But besides that, 0/10

3 Kirito (Sword Art Online) Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

Even though the show is kind of special to me because it was one of the fist animes I've ever watched, I have to agree. Too many girls fall for him, which is annoying, but the reason he seems overpowered is because he just the kind of person who's good at video games. But still, I agreed he is a Gary Stu

He is automatically the best player any any game, gain one of a kind powers in any game he visited with almost no work in it, and every girl falls in love with kirito. not to mention he has little charter to speak of, to the point it is decided by whoever is righting it. How is Kirito not a bad Mary sue?

Hacking a game within a video game in seconds to turn an AI program into a in game item within seconds. He's only 14 in Aincrad and hacking games takes time. I highly doubt a teenager could pull it off.

Ho ho! I love this guy right here! He actually has more emotion than the dude above him! But his overpowered ability was toned down a little in Fairy Dance... But I love the guy.

4 Aiga Akaba (Beyblade Burst Super Z)
5 Berna Sterne (Macross Frontier)
6 Chiaki Nanami (Danganronpa 3 - Despair Arc) Chiaki Nanami (七海 千秋 Nanami Chiaki), is a student of Hope's Peak Academy's Class 77-B, and a participant of the Killing School Trip featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. Her title is Ultimate Gamer.

Literally one of the worst characters of all times. She didn't matter much in the games except that she looked important because she had access to the cameras, but she has no personality is literally just there to be a waifu character, and in the anime they make her into this super important person even though she shouldn't even exist outside the Neo World Program.

She is literally the worst character. As in, she has no character, literally at all. And for some reason the DR anime has HER as a titular character when in the entire game it's uhhh like a plot point that she was never a real person. Pointless.

She's not a Mary Sue, she had her own insecurities and issues. If she was truly a Mary Sue, then she would have somehow survived the execution and beaten the mastermind. Instead, she got killed after thinking that she could survive. On top of this, it's somewhat her fault that the events of the series took place for encouraging everybody to fight back in a clearly unwinnable situation. I'm not a fan of Chiaki since she has the personality of a strip of cardboard, but she isn't a Mary Sue

This is coming from someone who actually loves Chiaki: she is a total Mary Sue. She doesn't have any flaws, and her death causes the whole cast of DR2 to fall into despair. The story, characters, and fanbase act like she is some sort of untouchable angel that can do no wrong.

7 Madoka Ayukawa (Kimagure Orange Road)

She should be on top!

8 Sakura (Naruto) Sakura Haruno is the main heroine of the series "Naruto Shonen Jump!" and Naruto Shippuden. She is the only female ninja of Team Seven. Her family consists of her mother, Mebuki Haruno and her father Kizashi Haruno. Her clan is likely not very well known around Konoha and up until "Boruto: Naruto Next ...read more.
9 Revy (Black Lagoon) Rebecca Lee, mainly referred to as Revy, and sometimes Two Hands, is the main female protagonist of the Black Lagoon series.

I'm only voting to say that whoever put Revy here has no idea what a Mary Sue is. Revy's is morally corrupt, killing people for money or just because they made her made. She has a personality; angry, sadistic, and found of swearing. She's strong but not the most powerful character in Black Lagoon. The most powerful woman in Roanapur is Balalaika.

Exactly, she's a jerk sue. A jerk sue is a type of mary sue who does bad things but never gets in trouble for it. And that's not good, it's also the reason why she's a mary sue

10 Serena (Pokemon) Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship ...read more.
The Contenders
11 Nagisa Furukawa (CLANNAD)

I don't see how she's a Mary sue.

12 Chizuru Aizawa (Squid Girl)
13 Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan) Eren Yeager, spelled Eren Jaeger in the Funimation dub, is a fictional character appearing as the protagonist from the manga series Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama.

Well, some people say he's a little whiny, I don't see it, but I guess that's a flaw? And that he maybe shouldn't be on this list?

I hope he was dead!

14 Miyuki Takara (Lucky Star) Miyuki Takara is one of the characters in the Japanese animated series Lucky Star. She is known for her clumsiness.

I didn't watch this anime but how she's mary sue?

I'm so smart and pretty!

15 Goku ( Dragon Ball Z) Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read more.

One of the worst MCs I have ever seen. He literally has no flaws and no personality

Be faster than the speed of light!

"Eat carrots and be overpowered! "

16 Shiba Tatsuya (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

This guy is the best mary I'm sure you'll agree with me if you watched the anime. Also the lightnovel.

Even kirito will cringe..

We should bring Sakamoto from Sakamoto desu ga into these catogories.

17 Moka Akashiya (Rosario + Vampire) Moka Akashiya is a fictional title character from the Japanese manga and anime series Rosario + Vampire.

Okay, just think about it. She is the most beautiful in the school, and gets all the guys. She is a morally right and kind person. She has a poor past in which others at school bullied her when she went to school with humans. In Vampire Mode, she's still as, if not more, beautiful, and defeats literally EVERYONE in less than 1 minute! Mary Sue, much? I don't know about character development, because I stopped midway because I don't exactly like ecchi, and only watched it because my brother practically forced me to. Not that it's not good if you are into "ecchi" (kind of like anime porn, with no sexual actions.)

We all know it

18 Hinata Hyuuga (Naruto)

Another character that shouldn't be on this list. Her biggest flaw, aka being shy, is literally why some people dislike her, as they say she doesn't change from it. Even characters in the show have called out Hinata's submissive demeanor.

If she was a Mary Sue, she also would've gotten back the title of the Hyuga Clan without trying and have Hiashi, Hanabi, and Neji as her servants. Add that with the fact that she lost a lot of her canon fights and, well, Hinata isn't a Mary Sue, she is just not written as well as she should've been.

19 Tatsuya Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

Literally Magic Jesus, in every sense of the word. He's the walking equivalent of a tactical nuke, got girls falling for him at first glance, and is also a world-renowned magic engineer. There has not been a single enemy that has posed a credible threat to him. Did I mention he also one-shotted the entire Chinese navy?

20 Kira Yamato (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED)

Kira is definitely a mary sue. He is always trying to play the role of "god." And I do not know why their are fans in the community that praises his gundam. His gundam is pretty generic to me. Hell, he stole the spotlight from Shinn in Seed Destiny.

Kira's not a Gary Stu. If you actually watched SEED and SEED Destiny, you could see that he actually has some flaws.

21 Ichika Orimura (Infinite Stratos)
22 Miyuki Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

She's as bad as her brother, In fact worse.
Most powerful magician? Check.
So powerful, the only person who can rival her is only Lina? Check. (I think Lina is better than her. At least Lina still has a personality)
Most likely Yotsuba leader? Check.
A really high psion count? Check.
Zone Interference? Check.
Very popular? Check.
Being described using "purple prose" in the novels? Check.
Having the novels to overly exagerrate her greatness? (Looks, grades, skills, talents, everything)
A beauty that breaks the natural laws? Check.
Gets anyone who saw her to immediately be flustered, REGARDLESS OF WHO SAW HER? Check.
Top grades at school? Check.
No actual weaknesses that could actually give her problems? Check.
She's a bigger mary sue than her brother, at least in my opinion. Oh and her only defining trait is only "I love you, Onii sama". That's It. Nothing else in her character. Why Isn't she higher In this list and more importantly, how come ...more

I swear this girl can't speak a sentence without implying how bad she wants to bang her onii-sama.

23 Shirayuki (Snow White with the Red Hair)

She's considered to be special in her universe because she is apparently the only with bright red hair (hell, even the anime is named after this fact). What's more, she has guys trying to court her left and right without her even having to lift a (probably perfectly manicured, even though she's an herbalist) finger. She's kind to everyone she meets, is a hard worker, and seems to have no inherent faults.

I'd say she's in the running for being a Mary Sue (albeit a less severe example of one, but still).

While many MANY MANY people love her, I find myself hating her, reasons :
1. boys falling for her without her even raising a finger
2. she is very smart and hardworking
3. she can change a person's heart almost instantly with only a few words.
to be honest if she is not considered a mary sue than I don't agree with the concept of mary sue

Loved the anime. Hated this character.

24 Umaru Doma (Himouto! Umaru-chan)

The creator tried to make her the most cutest anime girl ever but HA! they failed because about everyone seems to hate her that's what they get for making an annoying Mary sue that acts like a brat. I can't believe they thought a brat would be cute they are so stupid and since Mary sues are what people wish to be I guess the creator wishes to be hated by everybody. Her angry puffed up face is very ugly and a 16 year old acting like a 5 year old isn't cute.

Her chibi form is the ugliest thing I have ever seen in my life! Her face is a face of a demon. If she was meant to be cute then no people need to know the difference between what is annoying and what is cute I don't think anyone could think someone so selfish can be cute. I find anime expressions to be annoying and stupid and it looks even worse on this selfish demon.

I also hate Kirie from that anime because she is so addicted to the Umaru in disguise who she thinks is Komaru. I don't understand how you can just look at her and fall in love with her at first sight, she is very lazy and selfish which is honestly just a huge turnoff for me her brother doesn't even do anything about it at all everyone must have a limit for their patience with a very obnoxious person.

Her straight A student personality makes me want to punch my head to a brick wall. It's so annoying and I can't stand how the anime shoves it in our face on how much everyone loves her

25 Yuno Gasai (Future Diary) Yuno Gasai is the main female protagonist from the anime series "Mirai Nikki" or "Future Diary" published in October 10, 2011. Yuno Gasai is the second dairy owner and is a yandere who kills for Yukki, she owns the Diary of Future Love. She has pink hair tied into two low hanging pigtails with red ribbons. ...read more.

Yuno Gasai had so much potential. I really wanted to like her, but in the end, the only personality she ended up showing is her blind and naive "love" for Yuki.

She's never lost to anyone else and has too much angst and just easily defeats other people in a few seconds I don't know what else is Sue if she isn't.

She's just.. way too annoying for anybody to like. I watched one episode of this anime and got annoyed. 'Yuno's the most popular girl in school and everybody likes her' she beats everybody with ease.

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