How to Avoid Making Your Creepypasta OC a Mary Sue
For this part of my continuing series on making a quality OC, we’re going to talk about the most dreaded two words for any serious author: “Mary Sue”, or “Gary Stu” as it’s called for male characters.
What is a Mary Sue? Different people seem to have different definitions but there is one in particular I am familiar with, and the one most often found in creepypasta Mary Sues. This is the type that is basically the author, only cooler, sexier, and always quick with a bad punchline when they kill someone, with more friends than the author does but still oh so tragic and misunderstood. They probably have cat ears and maybe a mask. And they are always way, way overpowered. Oh, and all the male creepypastas are in love with them. You know the type of character I’m talking about.
Now, not every character that has just a few of these traits is a Mary Sue. So don’t jump the gun and throw away a c