Top Ten Most Annoying Mary Sues and Gary Stus

The Top Ten

1 Bella Swan - Twilight

Bella Swan is one of the biggest Mary Sue characters of all time. She is boring, uninteresting and useless. She is also a bad role model for young girls, because of how stereotypically useless, annoying and bland she really is.

I agree because she depends way too much on Edward to come and save her butt every time she's in trouble. (I read the graphic novel, but have not seen the movie)

There is no other reason than her being a Mary Sue why everyone was trying so hard to get to know the new girl. She was such a moping bore! Hell, but they weren't enough for a friendless nobody, she wanted the shiny sparkly vampires. Which in no way makes her superficial we are repeatedly informed. Of course it later turns out that all those girls are secretly horrid and their helpfulness was just a facade-like how Bella is just a facade for self-insertion.

It says a lot that the most interesting thing to happen to vampires (the selling point) is bland teenage girl with no aspirations in life. Either vampires are just that boring or your character is unnecessarily the center of the universe with no explanation as to why and I think we all know what the answer is.

2 Felicity Smoak - Arrow Felicity Smoak is a DC Comics character. Her first appearance was in The Fury of Firestorm #23, created by writer Gerry Conway and artist Rafael Kayanan.

Good at everything including things she's never done before, never gets called out when she does something wrong, gets praised for things that other characters get hate for, is loved by everyone on the show to an unrealistic degree and has no flaws whatsoever.

This character is a perfect example of why you should never pander to a vocal minority on tumblr.

Scrolled this list too fast and thought this was Emily Arrow, from the Polk Street Kids (or something like that) series that was semi popular when I was in elementary school.

Season 4, enough said what's next?!

3 Jean Grey - Marvel

Jean is not only telepathic and telekinetic, she also has everyone immediately fall for her. She has more than three men after her ass and is extremely smart and desirable.

They made a movie about her it sucked its called the dark Phoenix

Why is she not higher on this list she literally has like almost all of the x-men characters eyeing her booty

4 Rey - Star Wars

Rey is totally the most Mary Sue of all the Mary Sues. She instantly gets to know how to repair anything, fly anything, be liked by everyone (even the bad guy has the hots for her), and instantly learns how to do everything having to do with the Force in an instant. She has no training, yet beats a a Sith Lord who's trained his whole life in a lightsaber duel, instantly learns a Jedi Mind Trick that took Luke 3 movies to learn, gets a hug when Solo dies instead of Chewbacca because, for plot reasons, Rey's feelings for a man she knew for less than a day are more important and developed than a being who had been with him for years, raises tons of boulders with the force (all of her Force tricks are done with no training whatsoever, even Anakin the frickening Choosen One had to be taught how to use the force and use a lightsaber). The only reasons for all of her skills is 'she's the best ever! '.

No training to fly a ship that doesn't handle like your average everyday ship, Lightsabre combat is impeccable despite ZERO training, learns how to mind trick after trying twice on a stormtrooper (It took a movie gap for Luke to learn how to do it), not only resists Kylo's mind trick but instead, makes it backfire on him, beats Kylo despite ZERO training (mentioned above), redirects and absorbs Palp's Force Lightning like Yoda and Dooku (Yoda has reached that degree of power through years of experience), It's not Mary sue, it's MaR(e)y Sue.

Ruined a beautiful franchise? Check
Made the prequels look like masterpieces?
Defeated emperor palpatine with virtually no training? Check
Replaced the chosen one and stole his name? Check
Need I say more?

Wow. Yes. In rise of sky walker she was better, but in her first two movies she was a complete Mary Sue. She could master things that the fricken chosen one took forever to learn! The bad guy loves her and died for her (spoiler alert sorry guys!). Big Mary Sue!

5 Carol Danvers - Captain Marvel Ms. Marvel is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Comics might be better but, Cap Marvel movie literally did not grab any attention of any viewer. Told to suppress emotion by her teacher (Jude Law) and right at the end, Law is the emotional one when Danvers is meant to embrace emotion and instead, nonchalantly blasts him in the chest making the whole excuse of an "arc" completely moot. Goes from powerful despite her hands being handcuffed to, so powerful it becomes completely and utterly boring. Her emotional state, and her "arc" is a literal plank.

There are endless videos and texts analysing why captain marvel fails to achieve what it set out to do, so I'll get straight to the point. Captain Marvel exists purely as a symbol of feminist empowerment, but she's portrayed so badly that she comes off as just being a self absorbed, god like being that is impossible for anyone to relate to. I hope they improve on her nonexistent personality movies to come so that she is at least tolerable.

-grant power from an engine -check
-blonde and beautiful -check
-lost her memory and sent to another planet -check
-have mental reasons for being cruel and emotion-less -check

All her movie is she is powerful she can't remember stuff and all her memories are her being told that she's dumb by men. Also she's able to beat anyone in the movie because plot

6 Barney the Dinosaur - Barney & Friends

She's a mary-sue. She's always portrayed as "perfect" and everyone thinks she's "smart" when she's dumb. Also her appearance is described as "Her ebony orbs, her silky tresses of amethyst and emerald, her flawlessly-white smile." And she has lots of guys padding after her, and is dating two "popular" guys everyone wants. She is the total definition of Mary-Sue and she is annoying, but not as bad as Bella Swan. Barney The Dinosaur also has OP anime powers-

Guys this was satire. :D

Also Bella Swan is the biggest Mary Sue ever.

Ahh, yes. The greatest mary sue of all time. Can sing dance, do art, anything that a human can a human do, but on a more advanced way. He can also lure almost anyone who sees him. Definitely needs to be no. 1.

Barney is secretly trans=childhood reimagined.

...Why? I'm laughing so hard

7 Dora - Dora The Explorer

Dora has her own map, a magical backpack, and can prevent Swiper from swiping
Lel m8

She calls herself an explorer but uses a map. Answers please

She looks like a prostitute.

I want to murder Dora so badly!

8 Barbie - Barbie

Even her own appearence screams Mary Sue. She is completely perfect; she has lots of friends, everybody loves her, she has no flaws whatsoever and always wins in her movies. She is a really boring and uninteresting character.

The first annoying thing about this character is their luck. Barbie so far can open a popular boutique with the push of a button, has modeling talents, manages to have a perfect body while her meals scream unhealthy, every existing guy in “Malibu” has a crush on her, and just to make this idiot more likeable, they make her frenemy Raquel (the only relatable character in this show) have the worst life possible. UGHHH.

She is the main character, the one who wins at everything, of course she is the oldest, she just has to be friends with a mermaid and with, like, other magical people, she’s rich and owns a horse, she is beautiful, she has the perfect hair and a body with the perfect shape, she is popular, she treats her sisters like garbage, she is a teenager but drives a car and she has the perfect skin, not a single pimple!

UGHHHHHH SHE SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE. She's a blondie, she has a hot boyfriend, she has a dream mansion, she's always so perfect and in nearly every series about her she's a princess, fairy, or mermaid. I HATE HER MORE THAN I HATE DEATH

9 Piper McLean - Percy Jackson Piper McLean is a fictional character created by Rick Riordan in The Heroes of Olympus series. She is one of the Seven of the prophecy and is the daughter of Aphrodite.

Alright, I partially agree with this statement. I don't think she's ENTIRELY a Mary Sue, but there are some elements of her that certainly are. Now, she is definitely NOT creator's pet. Uncle Rick has shown no favoritism towards her whatsoever. Now don't forget, I strongly dislike Piper. Now, I won't say I hate her, because she has ONE redeeming quality. Her insecurity. Now many people say that's a cover-up for her being a Mary Sue, and yeah, I can see why they think that. But it's really the only thing slightly human about her. So the only reason she's not a Mary Sue is because of her insecurity, and one other thing. Do you guys REALLY think Uncle Rick could create a full Mary Sue? You guys are all here because you liked the books enough to hate a character. But yeah, I find her extremely shallow and a bit brattish. We're supposed to feel sympathy because her "father never pays attention to her. And because of that, she decided to steal a car. A bit over the top. But her father DID ...more

I don't think that she's a mary sue. If she's a mary sue because she has charmspeak and its rare, what about Leo? No one literally had fire powers for centuries (Not that I think he's a Gary Stu)

She hasn't suffered because of chance of being born into a family where her father "just" neglected her and literally never talked to her for more then 5 minutes a day

Piper isn't that bad to be honest, but she really is a huge mary sue AND a creator's pet. While yes, she does have flaws and problems, her only purpose in the story was to prove that "aphrodite kids are not useless" because everyone forgot about silena AND to be the wish fulfillment character for the younger fans: gets a hot boyfriend and gets to live happily ever after with him, super beautiful without make up and doesn't even like it, always liked by everyone and those who dislikes her are only the villains, her flaws and mistakes never get acknowledged, is super powerful she AWAKENED A METAL DRAGON and LULLED GAIA, THE PRIMORDIAL EARTH GODDESS, TO SLEEP. wow, wow, rick riordan. I do agree that she did improve in the course of the story, but until the end she was still a mary sue and a creator's pet, and nobody can deny that.

Biggest mary sue and creator's pet I have ever read about. additionally, I find it a little funny how she is characterized as a white girl yet she is native lol

10 Katniss Everdeen - Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. She is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the film adaptation franchise.

May or may not be a Mary Sue, but I still like her because she's pragmatic, of course until Peeta's involved and her whole "put survival first" mentality get's compromised and she's about as annoying as they come. I don't know if that's inconsistent writing or "character development", but whatever it was it didn't work.

People say she did not do anything heroic but she caused the damn rebellion (and shes flawed) like she kills A LOT of people so...

Absolutely not! She has flaws! She has close to no social skills, she is rash and rebellious (although that might be a good thing). She made wrong decisions before, e.g. In Mockingjay, lying to the rest of the squad about the 'mission' to kill Snow.

I didn't see her being on this list, but then again, she does look like Lara Croft's daughter.

The Newcomers

? Min Min - ARMS
? Mulan - Mulan (2020)

The Contenders

11 Tris - Divergent

I couldn't even FINISH the first book becuase I felt like she's a more watered-down version of Katniss Everdeen. It's only because she's "Divergent" that she's different and dangerous, or whatever. Katniss, at least, protected her sister and helped to spark a revolution... I feel like Tris is just overrated. her faction even reminds me of the Hunger Games!
I feel like I would've liked her better if she'd kept her name Beatrice. B/c it shows that she can both be "sweet" (even though she kind of isn't) and dangerous.
Plus, like... Her faction in the first book took bravery and twisted it so freaking much. Al (from the first book) was sweet and literally the bravest of them all because he stood up for what was right...
I couldn't even sleep because I was so frustrated with "Tris-y The Prissy."
I'll shut up now. Goodbye.

Personally when Divergent started out, I liked it. But after a while, Tris and Four's character seemed Mary Sue/Gary Stu-ish to me. Tris is an all goody-goody character who always swayed everyone else around her, exception to Peter, but that's only because Peter is a bad guy. Meanwhile Four was a stereotypical hot edgy. Neither of them have realistic flaws. And no, being afraid of heights isn't considered a flaw. Heck, when both of them went to the future in Insurgent, everybody there practically worshipped them.

Because of this, I found the rest of the books/movies to be very bland.

Tris was absolutely aggravating and I wanted to punch her for being such a pathetic whiny loser who was clearly a self-insert in every way. She was so "perfect" despite being "unattractive" and fit the stereotypical straight white girl who gets the handsome, edgy, mysterious straight white man who in reality would probably never look at her twice. Or once even. Definitely an Author Avatar of the highest degree.

I just watched the whole trilogy with a lady friend. Between miss "I'm special because I am" and her beautiful boyfriend mr. "I want to be strong and brave and intelligent and kind but the government won't let me so I have to fight for it", my eyes rolled so hard I now need corrective surgery.

12 Edward Cullen - Twilight Edward Cullen is a fictional character in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. He is featured in the books Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, and their corresponding film adaptations, and the as yet unfinished novel Midnight Sun—a re-telling of the events of Twilight from Edward's perspective. more.

Kind of whiny and emo but everything goes his way. Kind of a Gary Sue, not completely, but yeah. He gets to kick the butt of others just because. He does have some challenges and hardships, but dude is effectively a stalker and would have had the cops called on him multiple times if plot didn't demand that the power of teen boners prevent such outcomes.

Proves that just because you're hot you can get away with abuse literally. Because every girl was dreaming about having a guy as perfect as him most missed the signs of his abusive behavior and Bella spent so much time grateful that he would go out with her that she just took every bit of the abuse without question or complaint (which is ironic when you consider that she spent most of the series complaining about everything).

But worst of all he has no personality outside of PLOT DEMANDS IT. He is literally a blank slate so that every girl who creamed their pants reading it could imagine whatever dream guy they wanted and it wouldn't clash with the story. Problem with this is that he's too vague and in the areas he isn't he's just creepy meaning you'd have to be an idiot to fall for him which Bella just happens to be, so at least things make sense in that regard, doesn't make up for the fact that the book it utter trash.

He's an abusive creep. He stalks Bella all the time and she doesn't bother to report him to the police because she's an idiot as well.

And here we have Mr. Marty Stu himself. The mysterious, controling, creepy, abusive, 'dreamboat' who was able to woo Bella when no other guy was able to without doing anything besides be pretty.

13 Caillou - Caillou

PBS should feel bad for still making this show, and showing kids how to act like complete retards.

Annoying brat. Nothing good about him, nothing bad happens to him, whiny. Get out of here.

No. This monster is definitely no Gary Stu!

He's so powerful he lost his hair

14 Mikasa Ackerman - Attack On 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 more.

Oooh, if she's not the biggest example of a massively pandering creator's pet, with a lot the specific mary sue traits(yes, dark past included) that ruined Attack on Titan for me, I don't know what is.

Okay this THOT is a Mary sue. she is an Ackerman so she gets super strength, she has a perfect build so she is Super strong! She is baised by the creator, and he has made every one fall for her even tiugh she is so stupid 'lEt mE gO aHeAd aNd TrY tO kIlL lEvI bEcause hE HUrT eRen' she has tryed to attack Levi TWICE now no one HaTe's her because of that [sason 1 & 3]. She has made mistakes we have all forgot about tough's. Mikasas: eReN ErEn EEEEErEn eren EREN eReN. she is possive we don't even care.

15 Katara - Avatar - The Last Airbender Katara is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

Katara started off being a waterbender with barely any knowledge. But besides that she was a stubborn know it all who somehow had water bending down by the time she found a teacher. How can anyone be that good? Honestly, she is very annoying.

Why is she here? She didn’t matter Waterbending ina split second! She practiced the entire journey to the North Pole, and most of that practice came from REAL BATTLES, so of course it came easy it her.

I am infuriated that she became Aang's water bender teacher. HE WAS BETTER THEN HER! Then she threw a tantrum and almost got them all killed making him feel bad for being more talented than her that he lost all interest in water bending and goofed off when they were at the North Pole. Suddenly she masters water bending in like one month- a feat that is literally unprecedented. Aang, Azula and Toph are all geniuses, but they didn't master their element in one MONTH.

Therefore, since Katara is not good, does that mean she is not a Mary Sue.

She literally mastered Waterbending in no time at all and was so good that she became Aang’s teacher. She has healing abilities which not all Waterbenders have and she’s amazing at that as well. She learns Bloodbending in an instant even though Hama who created it took years to perfect it. Defeated Azula, who, even though she was losing her mind at the time was a very powerful bender, Katara should have been no match for her. Plus she’s beautiful and boys instantly fall in love with her when they see her.

16 Ginny Weasley - Harry Potter

I don't think she's a Mary Sue. The Harry Potter series are mostly written from Harry's mind. In first parts she and Harry ain't talking together, so she isn't mentioned that much in series. But later, Harry falls for her and he sees her as beautiful, smart, charming and strong. Same, I don't understand why people think, that Lily Potter is Mary Sue. Harry values her and respects her a lot, so she's showed in a best way.

Yes she is a Mary- Sue! Good at quidditch and spells, pretty, popular, and Harry likes her. She is also said to be funny. How can no one notice this of you three (ku, swell ow. Clusium) on the web there is a rant on her because she is a MARY SUE! You three is she is not a Mary Sue give me some flaws. EXACTLY YOU ARE ALL SPEECHLESS

She's a Jerkass Sue. She never gets called out for being a bully and everyone is just so charmed that teachers invite her to parties for hexing a student in front of them. Her being funny, strong and sportive are all informed attributes.

I totally agree! Please don't get mad at me for my opinion, but she is totally mary-sue material! Not talking about her falling in love with Harry, but there's plenty of other reasons that back up my statement!

17 Harry Potter - Harry Potter Harry James Potter is the title character of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority of the books' plot covers seven years in the life of the orphan Potter, who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard.

Just because he's the chosen one?

I mean he has flaws, he's hated by other characters at times, he's clumsy sometimes, that doesn't make him a Gary Stu.

Um, Harry isn't a Mary Sue... He's reckless, stubborn, complains etc. The closest thing to a Mary Sue in the HP universe, in my opinion, is movie Hermione. She gets all of Ron's good lines, is pretty (I guess we can blame Emma Watson for that, lol), extremely talented, and they pretty much just do away with all her flaws. Don't get me wrong, book Hermione is one of my favorite characters and I still like movie Hermione, she just seems sort of Sue-ish to me.

Harry is by no mean a Mary Sue. He has admirable qualities, he is brave and he is strong, but also quite flawed and realistic. He is not liked by everyone, sometimes he is quite hated by other characters and he has made many bad decisions. Good protagonists do not equal Mary Sue!

Harry is not a Mary-Sue. He is famous and he survived the killing curse and stuff but his personality is NOT Mary-Sue. Ginny is more Mary-Sue then he is. Harry complains, yells, and makes mistakes. He gets mad when he doesn’t get his way. We all know Harry was the main character and did beat the odds which does make him seem like a Mary-Sue, but he’s not.

18 Lloyd Garmadon - Ninjago

Biggest Gary Stu ever.
1. He was the "super cool" villain's son.
2. He became the green ninja despite having NO training whatsoever!
3. Suddenly every mission depended on him alone.
4. He got the multi-headed dragon for himself even though it was once four other dragons who belonged to the other ninjas.
I hate him so much. This butt needs to die, he's so unlikable.

Okay. How should I say it? So first, he is a boy, therefore if he was what you say he is, he would be a Gary Stu, and not a Mary Sue. Secondly, he became the green ninja because of the prophecy. If he was named the green ninja because he is the strongest, then he would be a Gary Stu, but that's not how it happened. Plus, he ended up training himself after that, so what's the point. Thirdly, for me a true Gary Stu would show no moment of weaknesses, but there are times where we see Lloyd fail because of his flaws.

No offense to him but...


19 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 more.

Yes, she is half Mary Sue and half great character with character development, which makes her a mediocre characters. Also, people who say characters such as Amy Rose, Rouge the bat, Shadow the hedgehog and Iris are Mary Sues are wrong! Amy can be bossy and stubborn. Rouge can be greedy and cocky. Shadow can be aggressive and has a big ego, like sonic. And Iris is a jerk but also a misty clone and she is trying to be likes my third favorite ash companion even though this leads her to sucking! Serena is mediocre though. I don’t like her as much. Rant over :3
-Super Sonic Fan Person

Rude to her mom, clemont, her Pokemon evolve & get moves with little to no effort, has a ridiculous crush on ash, & if amourshipping happens it'll make her even more like a Mary Sue because up to this
point, ash has shown no interest in her past friendship & kalos is coming to an end. And there is no such things as flaws to her, and ash & Serena's fight is viewed as 'all ash's fault' in the anime. And don't get me started on that 'ash is sick' episode.

Pretty does not mean she is not an absolute crap character. She has no personality except for being an openly annoying character. I only feel like the pokemon seasons are only getting worse. I loved the first season, but if you love the other seasons, this is just my silly personal opinion, so take this with a grain of salt.

Her plot arc is often too perfect... She gets through performances far too smoothly. However, slightly border-line. She is too simplistic a character, though, so I'll say yes because when she has a plot-line she gets through it way too easily.

20 Anastasia Steele - Fifty Shades of Grey

Almost an exact duplicate of Bella, and the few qualities Anastasia possess that she does not share with Bella are worse.

21 Anna - Frozen Princess Anna of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen.

I wouldn't say Anna is a Mary Sue. She's gullible, naive, and stubborn - But that's what made her to be one of the only characters in Frozen to be lovable.

I disagree with everyone else. She is such a Sue!

Mary Sue? She's not a Mary Sue!

22 Batwoman - Batwoman

The new show choose the worst Batwoman from all of the comics. She had to take everything from Batman to be Batwoman. She has an awful attitude and personality yet is supposed to the 'best heroine'.

Gender swapped batman, except more perfect.

23 Kimberly Hart - Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
24 Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way - My Immortal

She's not a sue, she's just super goth and had a headache, okay?

Cannot stand her. Stupid and conceited. Just awful.

Don't remind me of her again...

She's not a Mary Sue, she's all deprzzed.

25 Peppa Pig - Peppa Pig

Taste better in 3D.

I don’t even need to watch Peppa Pig to know she’s a Mary Sue. Just one look at her and I know...

99% of this show is peppa fat-shaming her father, and the other 1% is her jumping in the mud.

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