Top Ten Mary Sues In Anime/Manga

For the characters that could do no wrong, had no flaws, were the best at everything, and so forth.
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The Top Ten

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

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

Basically the true meaning of Mary Sue. Erza wins all of her fights, gets to much credit, and has a tragic past. She also has a very bland personality and has no character development.

She wins every battle basically, is a queen, overpowered, and just flat out perfect. Nasty is kind of a Gary Stu, but Erza is such a Mary sue

Lets see...
Tragic past "
Is good at everything without even trying "
S class "
Everyone likes her "
I like Erza because of the way she looks but I have to admit she has a really boring character...

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2 Mikasa Ackerman (Attack of the Titan) Mikasa Ackerman (Attack of the Titan) Mikasa Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. She accompanies the main protagonist Eren Jaeger. Her most notable feature is the red scarf that she wears. She is one of the most strongest more.

Worst Mary sue in anime.

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

True,at least characters like Eren and Reiner had flaws and show's where they messed up. Mikasa was only shown a couple times and she's #1 - Manlypants

She was barely seen training and all of a sudden she’s #1

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

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

Hate him so much I would have vote for tatsuya shiba but I can't stand Kirito he can do no wrong and every girl seems to fall for him how?

I don't hate him, but he's the definition of a Gary Stu. - Goku02

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

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

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

We all know it


5 Shiba Tatsuya (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei) Shiba Tatsuya (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

I just finished the anime I would knew I would find him here

Even kirito will cringe.. - MilkTae

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

I guess ill like him anyways meh

6 Miyuki Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

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

7 Tatsuya Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

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

8 Serena (Pokemon) 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.


9 Miyuki Takara (Lucky Star) Miyuki Takara (Lucky Star)

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

10 Maria Imari (This Art Club Has A Problem!) Maria Imari (This Art Club Has A Problem!)

Is It just me or that she seems to have no problems in her life? - MLPFan

The Contenders

11 Kira Yamato (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED)

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

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

More specifically in Gundam SEED Destiny. - OnyxDash

12 Chiaki Nanami (Danganronpa 3 - Despair Arc) Chiaki Nanami (Danganronpa 3 - Despair Arc)

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

She wasn't that bad in the SDR2 game, but I'm starting to dislike her from rewatching Despair arc. I mean, her whole class fell into despair and DESTROYED THE WORLD just by seeing a video of her? And also' everyone in despair arc somehow acted that the only reason they exist is just to fawn and worship her. And her fanbase filled who always go like "CHIAKI IS BEST GIRL! 1111! ONE! " Or "KODAKA? WHY DID U KILL CHIAKI? I NO LIKE U, KODAKA. your EVIL FOR KILLING BEST GIRL CHIAKI" or "NU UH! BEST GIRL ISN'T A MARRY SUE. SHUT UP because SHE'S CUTE AND HOW YOU CALL HER ONE JUST SHOWS HOW CRUEL U ARE :P" seriously need to get a life. The only (in general) reason they like her is because she's a cute gamer girl whose waifu material, but they don't wanna admit that - MLPFan

13 Umaru Doma (Himouto! Umaru-chan) Umaru Doma (Himouto! Umaru-chan)

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

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

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

I liked it when in the manga how when she refers to herself as cute her brother says "Cute my ass! " which means he highly disagrees with her!

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14 Nagisa Furukawa (CLANNAD) Nagisa Furukawa (CLANNAD)

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

If anything, she's an anti sue! She can't do ANYTHING! SHE HAS TOO MANY FLAWS TO DO IT.

15 Suzuno Kamazuki (Hataraku Maou-sama)
16 Thoma Avenir (Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force)

I've heard that MRLN Force is considered to be the worst thing to ever come from the Nanoha franchise. It was apparently so bad that it got cancelled halfway through the story and the creators of the Nanoha franchise seem to have forgotten that it ever existed. - PerfectImpulseX

17 Shirayuki (Snow White with the Red Hair) Shirayuki (Snow White with the Red Hair)

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

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

18 Shouko Kirishima (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
19 Madoka Ayukawa (Kimagure Orange Road)

She should be on top! - Interrogator

20 Sakura (Naruto) Sakura (Naruto) Sakura Haruno is the main heroine of the series "Naruto Shonen Jump!" and Naruto Shippuden. She is the only female ninja of Team Seven. Her family consists of her mother, Mebuki Haruno and her father Kizashi Haruno. Her clan is likely not very well known around Konoha and up until "Boruto: Naruto Next more.
21 Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)

Lucy Heartfilia is a fictional character and the main female protagonist of the Fairy Tail manga and anime series created by Hiro Mashima.

22 Ichika Orimura (Infinite Stratos) Ichika Orimura (Infinite Stratos)
23 Kei Takishima (Special A) Kei Takishima (Special A)
24 Vivio Takamachi (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) Vivio Takamachi (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Even Rinne noticed in one episode of ViViD Strike! that Vivio was sort of a Mary Sue. - PerfectImpulseX

Has heterochromia
Hogs the spotlight in MGLN ViVid from the main characters of the franchise/her parents, Nanoha and Fate
Has a tragic backstory (she's a clone of the last Saint Kaiser/leader of Ancient Belka who was intended to be a vessel for the Saint's Cradle)
Her physical and magical capacity is superior to most modern mages (because she's the last in the line of Heiliger Kaisers of Ancient Belka)
Is very fast and has extreme reflexes
And has a device that's disguised as a little stuffed bunny companion named Chris (Scared Heart)
I haven't watched all of ViVid yet but I still think Vivio is sort of a mary sue.
- PerfectImpulseX

25 Seychelles (Hetalia)
26 Sayaka Maizono (Danganronpa) Sayaka Maizono (Danganronpa)

OK... Who added her!?

Jesus, didn't you see how she went insane in the killing game? I understand that you dislike her but she's nowhere close to a Mary Sue!

Also, Danganronpa has so many great characters and it pains me to see two characters (Actually, Chiaki was one) to be considered a Mary Sue... - Tuana123

27 Berna Sterne (Macross Frontier)
28 Stella (Winx Club)


Stella from Winx club is surely a super Mary sue.Of course she is as, she's talented, powerful, spotlight hogger, has family issues, BFF of the leader of club, Blondie, princess and rich.That's it I know she's loser in studies but Winx isn't about studies so she's definitely a Mary sue,plus she's still my favorite character! Also she's seen in every single comic and episode,most of the plot is related to her and her outfits are the best.That's why!

29 Azula (Avatar The Last Airbender) Azula (Avatar The Last Airbender) Princess Azula is a fictional character and antagonist of Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Whoa. Hold your horses buddy, Azula is far from a mary-sue, did you even bother to watch the final episodes of ATLA? Her sanity was crumbling to the ground, and if i’m not mistaken, that’s a flaw.

30 Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto) Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto) Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Sasuke has so many flaws that it's ridiculous to consider him a Gary Stu. - Goku02

Definitely one of the worst Mary Sues

Ok half of these people are guys. Mary Sue is females lol

31 Sayla Mass (Mobile Suit Gundam)
32 Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan) Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan) Eren Yeager, spelled Eren Jaeger in the Funimation dub, is a fictional character appearing as the protagonist from the manga series Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama.

Okay... I don't think Eren Jaeger is a Gary Stu... - Manlypants

Don't get me wrong, AOT is awesome but, I feel like he's just too strong

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

"Eat carrots and be overpowered! "

34 Hitomi Shizuki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) Hitomi Shizuki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
35 Chizuru Aizawa (Squid Girl) Chizuru Aizawa (Squid Girl)
36 Yuno Gasai (Future Diary) Yuno Gasai (Future Diary)

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

37 Yukio Okumura (Ao no Exorcist) Yukio Okumura (Ao no Exorcist) Yukio Okumura is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Blue Exorcist created by Kazue Kato.

Yukio Okumura has no Character development. I mean more into the series he wants to protect Rin,but he doesn't have the same story as Rin. - Manlypants

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Top Remixes

1. Miyuki Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
2. Shiba Tatsuya (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
3. Moka Akashiya (Rosario + Vampire)
1. Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
2. Kirito (Sword Art Online)
3. Tatsuya Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)



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