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 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.

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

Mikasa was in the training corp I thought this was explained in the anime, and even if a character is perfect in strength, strength isn't the only thing that can make a Marry Sue. A Marry Sue is a character with no flaws that is liked by everyone and has almost no struggle or development in the plot. Now if you've been paying attention and actually watched Attack on Titan Mikasa has struggled multiple times, not everyone likes her, and she has made her own mistakes. Not to mention she is obsessive. Plus the plot has developed her logically to have potential that isn't exclusive to her. A Marry Sue would have little development and typically a "special power" that's exclusive only to the Marry Sue - thedoctorcrow

I watched the anime only one season and I can tell that DIS girl'S A MARY SUE because #1.she is SOMEHOW WITHOUT TRAINING AS MUCH AS THE OTHERS the strongest (...!?!? ) #2.she is after the MIAN CHARACTER (Eren who in my opinion should be with Levi hehehe...) #3whenever someone describes her in the show,they usually say stuff like pretty or strong #4.have a great day filled with happiness ya'll!

2 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 Nakama's calls that they want help. more.

Erza's not a mary-sue. Just because this series is Fairy Tail is why everyone would believe that. Fairy Tail is just the strongest guild in the anime, and in it has to have strong people, and Erza is one of them. She's not just a bland character. Yes, on the outside, she's strong and literally perfect, but inside, she's quite fragile and broken. She does care what others think of her, and cares about others. Sure, you may say that Erza's a marysue because she's good and cares about her guild, wins every battle, but honestly, no. Hiro Mashima stated that if Erza and Mira went against each other, Erza would lose. Also, she wins because of her love of Fairy Tail. It's also why Natsu and Gray have won every single battle against their enemy. - plezdonthateerza

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.

Most overpowered person in fairy tail. She would be dead if Hiro doesn't always give her a power up.

3 Madoka Ayukawa (Kimagure Orange Road)

She should be on top! - Interrogator

4 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.

Jesus-kun best mary sue

Oh holy jesus-kun and his holy harem

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

King of Mary sues.Literally hacked a game while in the game at age 14

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?

5 Revy (Black Lagoon) Revy (Black Lagoon) Rebecca Lee, mainly referred to as Revy, and sometimes Two Hands, is the main female protagonist of the Black Lagoon series.

I'm only voting to say that whoever put Revy here has no idea what a Mary Sue is. Revy's is morally corrupt, killing people for money or just because they made her made. She has a personality; angry, sadistic, and found of swearing. She's strong but not the most powerful character in Black Lagoon. The most powerful woman in Roanapur is Balalaika.

6 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.

She's not a mary sue lol

I wouldn't call her a Mary Sue because she has her flaws. But she isn't a good character either.

I really dislikes Sakura for hurting Naruto but in my opinion, she has many flaws in every episode she's appear. - LisaDanny

7 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.


Any Female Pokémon character that is isn’t a Pokémon is annoying

8 Nagisa Furukawa (CLANNAD) Nagisa Furukawa (CLANNAD)

ExCuSe Me-

What why Nagisa

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

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

9 Miyuki Takara (Lucky Star) Miyuki Takara (Lucky Star) Miyuki Takara is one of the characters in the Japanese animated series Lucky Star. She is known for her clumsiness.

How? - Kuro

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

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

Even kirito will cringe.. - MilkTae

We should bring Sakamoto from Sakamoto desu ga into these catogories.

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

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

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The Contenders

11 Berna Sterne (Macross Frontier)
12 Aiga Akaba (Beyblade Burst Super Z)
13 Moka Akashiya (Rosario + Vampire) Moka Akashiya (Rosario + Vampire) Moka Akashiya is a fictional title character from the Japanese manga and anime series Rosario + Vampire.

hell yea

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


14 Tatsuya Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

Wow he's so good he shows up 2 times on the list (check no.5 for proof) - FriendlyBaka

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?

15 Kira Yamato (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED)

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.

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

More specifically in Gundam SEED Destiny. - OnyxDash

16 Miyuki Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

I swear this girl can't speak a sentence without implying how bad she wants to bang her onii-sama.

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

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

Well, in the original game she was a literal computer program

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

Have y'all ever noticed that in the game we never rebuted a single one of her claims o n c e?
Also she's mega OP and possessed too much power.
She has no personality whatsoever. Just your run off the mill marysue best girl.
She's literally just waifubait-
Anyway sorry for the rant I just hate her so much. People hate Akane for being "bland" but Chiaki lacked so much more personality.

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

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

She should be number one. She stole someone's crush and everyone loves her. She's such a Mary sue

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

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

Loved the anime. Hated this character.

While many MANY MANY people love her, I find myself hating her, reasons :
1. boys falling for her without her even raising a finger
2. she is very smart and hardworking
3. she can change a person's heart almost instantly with only a few words.
to be honest if she is not considered a mary sue than I don't agree with the concept of mary sue

She is a waifu

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).

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

If Honey Boo Boo Was an anime character

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 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.

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

21 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

22 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

23 Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)

Ugliest mary sue ever - FreddyFazStark123

A Mary sue is someone who has no flaws and the universe bends to their will. I don't see how Lucy is a Mary Sue shes not too strong, too emotional, and tends to whine. In order to get where she is now she had to work hard and train and she still isn't the strongest.

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

24 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

25 Suzuno Kamazuki (Hataraku Maou-sama)
26 Yuno Gasai (Future Diary) Yuno Gasai (Future Diary)

Yuno Gasai had so much potential. I really wanted to like her, but in the end, the only personality she ended up showing is her blind and naive "love" for Yuki.

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.

27 Saitama (One Punch Man) Saitama (One Punch Man) Saitama is the main protagonist of the webcomic and anime series One Punch Man, who could easily destroy a continent with one punch. He is bored with his extreme power. He is registered with the Heroes Association as a C-Class Superhero and is tasked to defend Z-City against Mysterious Beings.

He's a joke character though - Kuro


28 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.

Be faster than the speed of light!

"Eat carrots and be overpowered! "

29 Kei Takishima (Special A) Kei Takishima (Special A)

He's this perfect boy that can do anything with perfect friends, family and a perfect girlfriend in his perfect world.

He's so annoying like every single character in the anime~

30 Medaka Bokkusu (Medaka Box) Medaka Bokkusu (Medaka Box)

She's inhuman. Almost no flaws.

31 Sebastian Michaelis (Black Butler) Sebastian Michaelis (Black Butler)

Needs to be #1.

32 Shouko Kirishima (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
33 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

34 Ichika Orimura (Infinite Stratos) Ichika Orimura (Infinite Stratos)
35 Hitomi Shizuki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) Hitomi Shizuki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

What a bitch -.-

36 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.
37 Seychelles (Hetalia)
38 Chizuru Aizawa (Squid Girl) Chizuru Aizawa (Squid Girl)
39 Tsumiki Miniwa (Acchi Kocchi)

She's best girl though - Kuro

Tsumiki Miniwa ( 御庭 つみき Miniwa Tsumiki) is the main protagonist of Acchi Kocchi. She is a student at the Nekoge Prefectural High School.

Tsumiki is a short girl with long purple-blue hair that reaches her ankles. Her hair is tied into a very low ponytail with a fat white scrunchie. She has sleepy, purple eyes.
She forms cat ears and a cat tail from time to time.

40 Sieg (Fate Apocrypha)
41 Tsukune Aono (Rosario + Vampire) Tsukune Aono (Rosario + Vampire)

Tsukune Aono is the main male protagonist of the anime/manga series Rosario + Vampire. He is a human teenager who is mistakenly enrolled in an academy for monsters, where he meets Moka Akashiya, a vampire who takes an interest in him and the sweet flavor of his blood. Despite liking Moka (average), Tsukune soon encounters Kurumu Kurono, Yukari Sendo, Ruby Tōjō, and Mizore Shirayuki, all of whom develop feelings for him and become his closest friends.

Not to mention he ends up becoming one of the most powerful monsters in the end, with the power of the harem.

42 Kagome Higurashi (Inuyasha) Kagome Higurashi (Inuyasha) Kagome Higurashi is the main female protagonist of the anime/manga series Inuyasha, equaled only in importance by Inuyasha himself.

Through undisputed queen of Mary Sues

43 Hinata Hyuuga (Naruto) Hinata Hyuuga (Naruto)

The most annoying™ Mary Sue you'll see.

Another character that shouldn’t be on this list. Her biggest flaw, aka being shy, is literally why some people dislike her, as they say she doesn’t change from it. Even characters in the show have called out Hinata’s submissive demeanor.

If she was a Mary Sue, she also would’ve gotten back the title of the Hyuga Clan without trying and have Hiashi, Hanabi, and Neji as her servants. Add that with the fact that she lost a lot of her canon fights and, well, Hinata isn’t a Mary Sue, she is just not written as well as she should’ve been. - Nymphette

44 Katara (Avatar the Last Airbender) 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.

How is Katara a Mary-Sue? The biggest flaw she has is that she acts like everyone’s mother who’s always right to the point where she can sometimes be a tad petty/naggy and she usually ends up having small arguments with said people she’s treating like fragile class and/or kinda mess up a plan. Those characters also call her out on it, by the way.

Katara would only be a Mary-Sue if she was allowed to try to control everyone else’s decisions without them ever trying to argue back at her. If she’s on her list due to her love interests, well, other characters also had multiple characters that were attracted to them. So many characters on this list aren’t Mary Sues lol. - Nymphette

45 Medaka Kurokami (Medaka Box) Medaka Kurokami (Medaka Box)
46 Sayla Mass (Mobile Suit Gundam)
47 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.

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

48 Stella (Winx Club)

This isn't anime,dumbass.

Um this is not anime


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!

49 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.

50 Kirahoshi Ciel (Pretty Cure)

There are so many wrong things about her.
1. She's a world-class patisserié at the age of 13.
2. Turns out she's actually a fairy too.
3. She becomes the sixth and supposedly green Precure. (Hint: She's not. She's rainbow all over her attire. Her transformation background is the only green thing about her.)
4. Everyone has an animal motif, bunny, squirrel, lion, cat and dog. Cure Parfaits is a pegasus. (If it helps, she also gets flipping wings when she transforms.)

5. Her first attack, Kirakuru Rainbow, is just as strong as the 5 other cures team attack, 3, 2 Wonderful A Lá Mode.
6. She is the "I sympathise with the villain and reform them later" girl.
7. Om the top of all of that, she's lived in France for a long time, and constantly uses french words.
8. Pink hair.

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