Definitions

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  • n. A male Mary Sue.

Etymologies

Male names that resemble Mary Sue. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And even at his worst, Spider Jerusalem is still a huge improvement over Pete Wisdom, who not just passed the Gary Stu test but went screaming over the "Gary Stu" line in rocket-powered roller skates.

    Top 100 Comic Book Runs #25-21 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • How does he turn age-old tropes, a Gary Stu, not terribly innovative magic and a fairly ordinary world, into something that you want to know about?

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • It had the worst Gary Stu I've ever come across - no, wait.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Maybe that should read the best Gary Stu I've ever come across.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • None of the other stuff - tropes and Gary Stu and such - none of it matters in the hands of a consummate storyteller, one who just entertains.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • I hope that as Rothfuss gains experience he will veer away from the Gary Stu and subvert the tropes too; then he won't just be a brilliant storyteller, he'll also be a brilliant writer.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Rene, actually, the main thing that bothers me about Transmet is that Spider Jerusalem comes dangerously close to being able to pass the Gary Stu test.

    Top 100 Comic Book Runs #25-21 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • But since Justin sounds like a Gary Stu, I guess they go together.

    HH Com 394

  • The whole thing is an embarrassing Mary Sue (Gary Stu, really) adopted kid's fantasy about how the protag's REAL family is RICH and AWESOME and will take him away to a palace in the desert where he'll get a perfect education from genius tutors and speak Greek and Latin and be awesome at drawing and get all the toys he wants and ALSO be awesome at sports and anyone who doesn't like him is inherently evil and despite all this he has tons of free time to wander in the desert where a spider will give him superpowers (that won't matter and will be forgotten) and his tutor will give him a BABY WOLF and also they're all TRUE DESCENDANTS OF ATLANTIS WTF.

    A Brief History of the Bones

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