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.

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.

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)

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

Argh...so what's next?!

3 Rey - Star Wars

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.

First she humiliated Han and Chewie, then she humiliated Kylo Ren before humiliating Luke. But she didn't stop there! She humiliated Palpatine too and the Star Wars Franchise as a whole! Really hope the sequels get rebooted with a better version of Rey and Finn.

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.

4 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

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

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.

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

Thor, someone who literally said, "Humans are so weak. and PETTY," almost at first sight said that he liked her. Also, she's way to OP

6 Barney the Dinosaur - Barney & Friends

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

Yes! I wasn't expecting her to be on this list, but I'm so glad! In my opinion, she's actually far worse of a Mary Sue than Bella Swan somehow. She has these rare amazing powers and her dad doesn't pay attention to her and she's so beautiful and hates it. Ugh.

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.

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.

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...

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

The Newcomers

? Michael Afton - Five Nights at Freddy's Michael Afton (also nicknamed as "Eggs Benedict" by the HandUnit) is the main protagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location. He is the son of William Afton, and brother of the deceased Elizabeth Afton.
? William Afton - Five Nights at Freddy's William Afton, commonly known as Purple Guy prior to the official name being revealed, is the former co-founder of Fazbear Entertainment, Inc. as well as the main antagonist and catalyst of the Five Nights at Freddy's series. He was directly and indirectly responsible for numerous incidents and tragedies ...read more.
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.

So boring, no depth or personality beyond being "special" because she's "divergent" no OfFenCE but I never saw this girl give off any sort of variety

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.

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. ...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.

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.

UGGGHHHHHHH I.HATE.EDWARD! He has little flaws, and the flaws he does have are romanticized, WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Robert... you were so much better as Cedric...

13 Caillou - Caillou Caillou is the main character of the PBS kids 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.

Caillou needs some karma and he's the least deserving to be a Mary Sue/Gary Stu

He's so powerful he lost his hair

14 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.

I Agree she is amazing not Mary Sue. I hate Mary Sue. I love GINNY WEASLEY! She is amazing she is the best girl in "Harry Potter".
GINERVA WEASLEY is AMAZING so no one touch her. She is too pure to be touched by anyone in harry potter so HANDS OFF!

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.

15 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.

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.

16 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.

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

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.

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!

How can you say that Ginny or Harry are Mary Sues? They both have flaws, like anger, stubbornness, complaining! They both were really good and well developed characters and do not deserve this kind of discrimination!

18 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...

probably supports trump

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 ...read 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

ARMOUR SHIPPING IS TRASH. she annoys me, sweet, ash loves her, crybaby, girly, cuts hair OVER LOSING (oof if I did that every time I lost id be bald) her fanbase is kinda weird too.

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.

20 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.

Flat character

21 Peppa Pig - Peppa Pig

All she does is fat-shame her loving dad

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...

fat shames dad, hangs up when friend knows how to whistle, mean, annoying, what

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 Hermione Granger - Harry Potter

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.

She's basically me. I am just as smart as her and I have similar hair

She should be NUMBER ONE!

A) Has NO FLAWS
B) "Super Smart" what!? She makes all boys look bad.
C) Idiot. They LIES that she was black

She becames mostly a Mary Sue in the latter books.
Scars Marrieta Edgecombe with a cursed parchment,
trapsSkeeter as a bug in a jar for a long time,
physically assaults Ron with hitchcock birds because of romantic jealousy,
attacks Ron again later when he returns to the horcrux hunt,
stops losing pressure in battle in the last book.
A TOTAL MARY SUE WHO DOES'NT GET CALLED OUT FOR HER FLAWS.

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!

Mary Sue? She's not a Mary Sue!

25 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...

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

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