Top Ten Most Annoying Mary Sues and Gary Stus

The Top Ten
1 Bella Swan - Twilight

Useless, obsessed teen who is treated as mature and deep by the story. She is a self-insert of the author who gets chased by tons of guys and the whole world revolves around her uninteresting self. A very boring read.

I have to admit, I've only read half of the first book (cause I couldn't stand it) and I have never seen the movies, but she seems to have everything fall into place for her... It's annoying.

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.

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.

2 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

She is a Plot device

3 Rey - Star Wars

Ray can fly better than Han Solo with his own the first time piloting, can over power Ren who is an experienced lightsaber wielder, can immediately speak Wookiee, gets all the boys, is incorruptible, redeems Luke skywalker (more or less), create force lightning with no training, use mental manipulation without even trying, overpower Ren again with her mental force powers, frees herself from starkiller base... the list goes on and on.

Ok, I don't completely hate Rey, but there were many issues I had with her. First off, she adapted to the ways of the Jedi waaay too quickly, she had multiple people fall for her, and everything goes in her favor. She had a good personality and backstory, but she could have been written better!

Always right, always sassy, so much righteous anger, and is stronger with the force than Kylo Ren, even after years of training? No way.

She was just made for the sequel trilogy. Being Palps granddaughter came out of nowhere. And she is suddenly stronger than all Jedi that ever existed.

4 Dora - Dora The Explorer

Dora is just a kid bruh and plus she's a cartoon childhood. It's a cartoon for kid, what do you expect? It's for kid to watch it feel interesting. And plus adult won't watch this. They ain't got no time to care about it but growing their ass more

All she needs to say is for him to not touch it and bam he can't. Very mary sue like.

She looks like a prostitute.

I want to murder Dora so badly!

5 Carol Danvers - Captain Marvel

I found her flat-out annoying. In my opinion she's not a complete Mary Sue but she is partly one. I think she can beat thanos by herself.

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.

As much as I love Carrol, she is considered the most powerful hero even though she was only one movie (Endgame Doesn't count since she was only in it for ten minutes). She isn't flawless though. If she was the most powerful MCU hero, she would've just put on the Infinity Gauntlet and snapped out Thanos' armies when she had the Gauntlet.

6 Barbie - Barbie

HECK YES! Barbie is the true definition of a Mary sue. Barbie always steals the spot light from others, She is perfect and has no flaws or issues, She is the so called prettiest girl, She wins and gets everything she wants. This spoiled little brat pisses me off and should be at the top

Seriously, Barbie is the definition of a Mary Sue.
1. She's way too pretty to be real
2. She's rich and she's popular
3. Treats her sisters like trash.
4. She's either a mermaid, a fairy, or a princess with POWERS.
5. She MUST win at EVERYTHING.

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's literally the queen of Mary Sues. She has loads of friends, everyone likes her in her own TV show and is impossibly skinny.

7 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.

my friends and I use to sing the opposite of the song I love you by saying I hate you you hate me, we are not a family, we will punch and kick... so on and so fourth

I mean, it's a kids show and it teaches them how to handle problems so I don't see anything wrong with it..

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.

8 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

9 Tris - Divergent

Oh. My. Gosh. This girl was like an off-brand Katniss Everdeen. Not that I think Katniss is a bad character, but Tris just seems like the author copied and pasted her into the story. She magically gets the super hot, brooding man who is older than her, because she's the main character, and if I remember correctly she didn't have any flaws as a character. Terrible writing. She just seems like something that you would see in a self insert Wattpad story.

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 is SUCH a Mary Sue. She's so overrated. I didn't continue the series. She said she was selfish and brave. Who is she to decide that?!

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.

I mean it makes sense, she's the hero and the main character. Making her have flaws gonna ruin the fact that she had a big reputation in the hunger games as the hero I guess..

Um... who put her on this list? I mean she thinks about Peeta way too much for my liking, but no one can blame her for that. OK, I don't really like how she didn't want to be the Mockingjay and give hope to so many people... but other than that, she's OK.

Emo, whiny, and horrible. So emotionless. The complete definition of a Mary Sue. She can do no wrong and is more powerful than anyone else.

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.

The Contenders
11 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.

What is the definition of a Mary Sue? No flaws, lots of friends, super pretty, tragic or perfect past, way overpowered. Piper checks off like...two of those. I wouldn't say her backstory is perfect or tragic, or that she has no flaws. She actually has to work and use her skills to succeed instead of everything just falling into place perfectly for her. She feels useless a lot, and sometimes she can't do it all herself. I think Piper is a good character. Even if she is a Mary Sue, I still love her.

Yeah, she's totally a Mary Sue. She complains about her dad not paying attention to her when many demigods don't even HAVE dads. And she's so OP. She learned sword fighting in a week, she can talk her way out of anything, and she's way too pretty. And don't even get me STARTED on her relationship with Jason. She didn't even know him, but she stole him from Reyna who is one of the best characters in the series so she wouldn't feel lonely. I hate her and I wish she died instead of Jason, Jason I hate less.

Before I knew what a Mary sue was, I had a bad feeling about Piper. She just seemed super whiny and a total diva. Yeah, I get she might feel neglected by her dad, but literally ALMOST EVERYONE ELSE LOVES HER. Everyone things she's pretty (Even though she doesn't like it), she got super good at swordsmanship for some reason, she has rainbow eyes, and she gets the sweet heroic boyfriend that she doesn't deserve. People defend her by saying "Rick is too good of an author to write a Mary sue" but that's not true. He is a good author, but that doesn't mean he is the best one. Writers better than him have written Mary Sue's...

Whines about her dad not paying attention to her when she should be grateful she has a dad, can talk her way into getting anything, really "multicolored eyes"? mastered sword fighting in a week broke up with Jason, cried over his death, then was caught kissing someone literally a few weeks later. I hate her.

12 Caillou - Caillou Caillou is the main character of the show "Caillou". He is bald, and usually wears a yellow short-sleeved shirt with a blue cap.

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!

Caillou is more annoying than Dora!

13 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. ...read more.

Sneaks into a teenage girls bedroom and proceeds to watch her sleep, then never gets called out on being a pedophile. Sounds like a Gary Stu to me.

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.

He and Jacob are both so ugly and hideous. They look like bald Rhesus monkeys with Peter Griffin butt chins.

Cullen stalks girls and watches them sleep. His name sounds stupid. He abuses Bella, the ugliest little Mary-Sue to grace the world of literature.

AWFUL. Go read HP instead.

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.

14 Ginny Weasley - Harry Potter

Ginny is 1000000000 miles far from a Mary Sue. So by thst logic, Harry can be a Mary Sue. He has deus-ex-machina to save his arse every time.
Hermione can be a Mary Sue. She traps a journalist ina jar for a few days, scars a student's face with the word "SNEAK", physically assaults/abuses Ron twice in anger yet is never called out for it or faces consequences.
Ron is rude to Hermione a lot yet he doesn't even give a proper apology.

She isn't a Mary Sue. She has flaws. She's rude to people(like Fleur), for no apparent reason, she's hot-headed, and she has been manipulated by Voldemort. If Ginny was a Mary Sue, she would have been able to convince the Trio to take her with them to find the Horcruxes.

J.K: Rowling herself did admit that she wished she was like Ginny and that she wrote her to be the perfect soulmate for Harry. Well, she wrote a Jackass who is not funny or remotely likeable. A Jerk Sue.

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.

15 Lloyd Garmadon - Ninjago

Dude the fact that he is 18 of all gary/mary sues of all time just kills me with laughter. Actually I don't think he is perfect. Not at all actually he is a strong leader but he makes plenty of mistakes. His voice was annoying, though, for like 7 seasons straight before they fixed it so yeah but his character is fantastic. Even before season 8 his character was pretty ok. definitely not an unbearable sue despite what everyone else is saying.

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.

No offense to him but...

16 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 ...read 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.

17 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.

They tried with Katara and they failed. They tried to write an empathetic young teen who is headstrong and idealistic. It fell flat. She gets praised by the story, like she is the only character who does good things and it is feels very forced. In fact her niceness and empathy only stand out because the writers made her stand out not because nobody else does the same things only she gets praised for. She also randomly got power ups and more talented characters got dumbed down and weakened so she could be cool and kickass. Very bad writing.

Ok, I am so torn right now. I really like Katara, but she annoys me so much. She did work hard to get where she got, to some extent. It did seem odd how quickly she got good at waterbending. I believe that's one of the only reasons someone might consider her 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.

Great character ark but has an over the top female empowerment vibe that is coupled with being "perfect" to everyone. She HAD NO FLAWS.

18 Peppa Pig - Peppa Pig

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

Taste better in 3D.

19 Anastasia Steele - Fifty Shades of Grey

The biggest sue ! Will sleep with Christian because she loves him after just meeting him and finding out he's abusive... FML seriously ! No depth at all and suddenly everyone wants her... really bad character writing... I can't believe it's actually a film

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

20 Hermione Granger - Harry Potter

She is the admitted author's self-insert and it really shows. As the authors mouth-piece she is always right and even if she is wrong she does not get scolded. She even gets prettified. Everyone goes on about her intelligence. Now, maybe the author thinks that being booksmart is incredibly impressive, but actual geniuses get less hype that she does in the books which really shows the authors bias. She is also often a complete jerk and while the author was good at calling her out in the first book, this gets completely reversed later. She acts like a complete jerk and the author always writes her as being in the right.

In the movies she takes all the spotlight and is basically a insert of the author. She was so mean to fleur just because she was feminine and pretty like that the heck?!

Oh yeah. Always right, always the voice of reason, always the smartest, and she's loved by everyone despite being a rude snob all the time.

How can Hermione not be on this list?
I hate what they did in the movies, gave many of Ron and Harry's best moments and lines to her because she was the (admitted) writer's favorite. She is very flawed in the books but I loved her. In the movie they made her an annoying Mary Sue.

21 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.

Serena is the worst. She wins so many performances, but practices very little. She gets Eevee to evolve into Sylveon when she barley ever trains it. Also, the chances of meeting someone from a different region that you met when you were younger is very small. However, she still reunited with Ash.

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.

22 Batwoman - Batwoman

OMG this character is so bad! She wants to prove to everyone that she is better than Batman in everything despite being Batwoman by stealing everything from Bruce. And whenever she makes a bad action (which happens a lot!), she is magically forgiven or proved right! Really hope this show burns in hell.

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'.

Worst adaptation of a hero just to smite, The Batman.

Gender swapped batman, except more perfect.

23 Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way - My Immortal

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

...Ok, but she is a classic, so I feel obliged to like her a bit...

Cannot stand her. Stupid and conceited. Just awful.

Don't remind me of her again...

24 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!

25 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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