Top 10 Most Annoying Mary Sues and Gary Stus

The definition of a Mary Sue/Gary Stu is a character who is seemingly perfect and exhibits little to no flaws whatsoever throughout their appearance in a series. These are examples of characters who are just so unbearably annoying.
The Top Ten
1 Bella Swan - Twilight

The first couple of movies portrayed feminism very badly. Bella stumbled through life as all these male characters just threw themselves at her for no reason. Then, when she became a vampire, suddenly she had all these different powers even though she was just turned and had no experience.

Now, Emmett is useless because she took his only power and also has more. Bella is one of the worst.

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.

2 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, and instantly learns how to do everything having to do with the Force. She has no training, yet beats a Sith Lord who's trained his whole life in a lightsaber duel, instantly learns a Jedi mind trick that took Luke three movies to learn, and gets a hug when Solo dies instead of Chewbacca.

This is because, for plot reasons, Rey's feelings for a man she knew for less than a day are considered more important and developed than those of a being who had been with him for years. She raises tons of boulders with the Force. All of her Force tricks are done with no training whatsoever, even Anakin, the freaking Chosen One, had to be taught how to use the Force and use a lightsaber. The only reason for all of her skills is 'she's the best ever!'.

3 Jean Grey - Marvel

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

Blandish personality and is the greatest telepath... even though there are Omega-level telepaths who have been finessing their abilities for decades before she was born (i.e., Xavier). Plus, everybody just loves her so much.

She has the most annoying personality, and she and Scarlet Witch suck!

4 Dora - Dora The Explorer

All she needs to say is for him to not touch it, and bam, he can't. Very Mary Sue-like.

5 Carol Danvers - Captain Marvel

Comics might be better, but the Captain Marvel movie literally did not grab the 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.

6 Barbie - Barbie

I hate to say it, but she is a bigger Mary Sue than Bella Swan.

Perfect body that's so "perfect" it is anatomically incorrect and could not exist in real life, even if you underwent cosmetic surgery.
Long, perfect blonde hair.
Sparkly, overly-detailed, and expensive fancy outfits.
Has the "perfect" boyfriend.
Looks good in any clothes.
Super rich!
Everyone likes her! Has loads of friends! Anyone who hates her is evil!

The first annoying thing about this character is her luck. Barbie so far can open a popular boutique with the push of a button, has modeling talents, and 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 likable, they make her frenemy Raquel (the only relatable character in this show) have the worst life possible. Ugh.

7 Barney the Dinosaur - Barney & Friends

How come he can do anything a human can do? And for some reason, all the kids love him!

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

8 Tris - Divergent

Personally, when Divergent started out, I liked it. But after a while, Tris and Four's characters seemed Mary Sue/Gary Stu-ish to me. Tris is an all goody-goody character who always swayed everyone else around her, with the exception of Peter, but that's only because Peter is a bad guy. Meanwhile, Four was a stereotypical hot, edgy character. 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.

9 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 would ruin the fact that she had a big reputation in the Hunger Games as the hero, I guess.

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.

She is one of the worst characters from action movies because she is annoying!

10 Caillou - Caillou Caillou, which means "pebble" or "stone" in French, is the self-proclaimed "Prince of Imagination." He is a four-year-old boy who serves as the main protagonist of the TV series and books, both of which share his name... read more

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

Caillou is more annoying than Dora!

Caillou becomes a Gary Stu beginning in Season 4, where he has no flaws.

The Newcomers

? Will Kane - High Noon
The Contenders
11 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

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

He and Jacob are both so unappealing. They look like characters that wouldn't be considered traditionally attractive.

Cullen stalks girls and watches them sleep. His name sounds stupid. He mistreats Bella, the least interesting character to grace the world of literature.

Awful. Go read Harry Potter instead.

12 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.

13 Piper McLean - Percy Jackson & the Olympians 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.

I dislike Piper McLean. I just do. She whines, yet she is considered "mature." She's average but pretty, insecure but confident, kind but strict, and literally overpowered. She uses her power of manipulation so much even though she says that she does not like to use it. And even when she uses her magic, it's just for stealing and trickery.

She's jealous of Reyna because of her past relationship with Jason. Girl, get over yourself.

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 the 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.

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 love her, which is more than I can say for the rest of the seven. Everyone forgot about Silena. Also, how she lulled Mother Earth to sleep is kinda stupid. And her being a good singer just adds to her Mary Sue traits.

The only reason I like Jason more than Piper is he stood up for Nico when he came out, while before that, Leo and Piper were making fun of him. Also, she called Percy unimpressive. Rich coming from her. Overall, she is not the creator's pet, but maybe a Mary Sue. Though she was necessary to the plot. You can't deny that. Even though she was shallow and not a very interesting character.

14 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 that belonged to the other ninjas.

I hate him so much. This character needs to be more likable.

15 Ginny Weasley - Harry Potter Ginny Weasley is a prominent character in the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling. She is the youngest child and only daughter of the Weasley family. Initially introduced as a shy girl with a crush on Harry Potter, Ginny develops into a strong, independent young woman. Skilled in magic and Quidditch,... read more

She's probably one of the most annoying characters in the series. I seriously can't stand her. She gets away with everything, like hexing a student, and she even gets praised for it. Oh, and she's not some kind of "badass." She's just rude (and insecure, especially to Fleur).

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!

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

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

Tragic backstory? Check.
Perfect at everything? Check.
Zero flaws/only flaw being how much she cares about the main character? Check.
Is loved by basically everyone except her enemies? Check.

All in all, a perfect example of a Mary Sue.

17 Hermione Granger - Harry Potter

She is the admitted author's self-insert, and it really shows. As the author's mouthpiece, 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 book-smart is incredibly impressive, but actual geniuses get less hype than she does in the books, which really shows the author's 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.

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...

I hate Peppa. She's so whiny and selfish.

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 possesses that she does not share with Bella are worse.

20 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, voiced by Mae Whitman.

They tried with Katara and they failed. They attempted to write an empathetic young teen who is headstrong and idealistic, but it fell flat. She gets praised by the story as if she is the only character who does good things, and it 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 them.

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.

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

Pretty does not mean she is not an absolute crap character. She has no personality except for being openly annoying. 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.

Yes, she is half Mary Sue and half great character with character development, which makes her a mediocre character. 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 like 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.
-Super Sonic Fan Person

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 doesn't succeed.

The new show chose 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 be the 'best heroine'.

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

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

24 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.

He's good at everything, even though the main reason is Hermione! None of the Death Eaters could even hurt him, and he's always in the center of attention.

Although he is an amazing character, he was extremely powerful, had a tragic backstory, defeated the largest villain ever, was smart, attracted girls, and everyone looked up to him as a hero. He is pretty Gary-Stuish, sorry fangirls.

Everyone loves him. He always gets his way. He always wins. If that's not being a Gary Stu, I don't know what is.

25 Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way - My Immortal

She's the only one who truly belongs on this list. A Mary Sue through and through. Her "negative" traits are never addressed, and therefore not actual character flaws. She had everything going for her.

Cannot stand her. Stupid and conceited. Just awful.

8Load More
PSearch List