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Tryin2hard by linawifeofL Tryin2hard by linawifeofL
The reason being that both cases are cases of "trying too hard". The Mary Sue is trying too hard to be a wonderful perfect likeable character meant to get atenshuns, the Anti-Sue is trying so hard to NOT BE GENERIC U GAAAAIZ that it's just the exact flip of the Mary Sue. In which case it is still generic because all of its traits depend on being the exact opposite of the Mary Sue, like the "nonconformist" kid who bases everything they do around the opposite of what is "mainstream". The key to a good character is balance, balancing "positive" and "negative" character traits so the character isn't generic and cliche either way.
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dylanbunny24 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Photographer
yep. most anti-sues try to make their charas as bland as possible,
witch is just as bad as mary-sues.
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NorthernRoseGirl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Man, I thought nobody would ever post a stamp like this...you're so awesome!
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FineShit Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I thought you made a shit ton of anti mary sue stamps. :I
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DragonTamer13 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Isn't the point in making a character trying to make them believable, even if they are part of a fantasy/sci-fi/supernatural etc. story? People want to be able to connect to characters in some way. To give them only positive and negatives traits doesn't make them characters anymore.
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Diglette Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I'm pretty sure that "noncomformist" being taken too far is just another form of mary-sue.
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Smartacus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
This is exactly like the hipsters. :iconraegplz:
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VividGrim Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
<3
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nixequeen45 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which is why I go with my own thing.
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SpeedXaaa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
For instance, when the originality takes over so that the character completely loses its captivating and interesting qualities....
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SpeedXaaa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Well, maybe too much originality isn't what you're trying to portray, here, but it can also be a bit of a problem in some cases.
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