Original Avatar Mary Sue Quiz
by Kodocha13

Are you writing an Avatar fanfic? Take this quiz to see how Mary Sue-ish it is! This is a long quiz, but very helpful! ^-^

Note: Every question answered "Yes" is equal to 1 point


Section 1 -- The Name Game

1. Did you name the character after yourself?
A. No
B. Yes

2. Is the character's naming similar sounding to another reoccurring character's?
A. No
B. Yes

3. Do you envy your character because they have a cooler name than you do?
A. No
B. Yes

4. Does the character have more than one name (alias, pen name, et cetera)?
A. No
B. Yes

5. Did you spend at least a day looking for the right name for your character?
A. No
B. Yes

6. Would you ever name your pet/child after your character?
A. No
B. Yes

7. Did the character pick their name for themselves because they didn't want to forget (I don't know, maybe they have amnesia)?
A. No
B. Yes

8. Did the character once have another name, but decided to change it?
A. No
B. Yes

9. Is your character's name unusual in some way (Note: Most names in Avatar are unusual, use your discretion [examples: A noun or adjective not normally used for a name, a female with a male-sounding name])?
A. No
B.Yes


Section 2 -- Physical Attributes

1. Is the character the same gender as you?
A. No
B. Yes

2. Is the character from the same racial group as you (If the character is a bender, answer yes)?
A. No
B. Yes

3. Does the character have an EXTREMELY OBVIOUS physical blemish?
A. No
B. Yes

4. And is this blemish considered some kind of "sign" throughout the story?
A. No
B. Yes

5. Is the character a teenager/early twenties?
A. No
B. Yes

6. Is the character EXTREMELY beautiful or handsome (i.e.--all people of the opposite gender would fall in love/develop a crush on them upon sight)?
A. No
B. Yes

7. Does one of the reoccurring characters find the character highly attractive/develop a crush on them?
A. No
B. Yes

8. Does the character have some kind of unusual markings/tattoos (i.e.--arrows on their head)?
A. No
B. Yes

9. Does the character have some kind of accent that you do no share?
A. No
B. Yes


Section 3 -- Personal Traits

1. Is the character the long-lost child, descendent, ancestor, or sibling of a regular or recurring character?
A. No
B. Yes

2. Was the character adopted or did he/she otherwise live with people who were not his/her parents as a child?
A. No
B. Yes

3. Is the character a member or a friend of an unknown country or tribe?
A. No
B. Yes

4. And is the last surviving member of that country/tribe?
A. No
B. Yes

5. Was the character saved from certain death or brought in by a regular or recurring character early in the story?
A. No
B. Yes

6. Is this how they originally meet?
A. No
B. Yes

7. Is the member a past or current member of royalty?
A. No
B. Yes

8. Did the character have a tragic youth (i.e.--abuse, neglect, second or third-class social status, slavery, or being the sole survivor to some kind of horrible tragedy)?
A. No
B. Yes

9. Is the character ridiculously good at weapons/bending?
A. No
B. Yes


Section 4 -- Super Powers

1. Is the character at all shaman/god/deity or at least part of these things?
A. No
B. Yes

2. Is the character a bender?
A. No
B. Yes

3. But they don't find out until the middle or end of the story?
A. No
B. Yes

4. Does the character have telepathy or telekinesis?
A. No
B. Yes

5. Does the character just "know things" for no apparent reason?
A. No
B. Yes

6. Can the character fly?
A. No
B. Yes

7. Without the aid of wings or a cool staff thing?
A. No
B. Yes

8. Can the character heal with a touch/thought?
A. No
B. Yes

9. Can the character pick up bending moves amazingly fast?
A. No
B. Yes


Section 5--The Love Connection

1. Does the character fall in love with a reoccurring character?
A. No
B. Yes

2. With whom you'd like to fall in love with?
A. No
B. Yes

3. Do any of the reoccurring characters fall in love with the original character?
A. No
B. Yes

4. Do you wish that the reoccurring character could fall in love with YOU and not your CHARACTER?
A. No
B. Yes

5. Does a reoccurring character fall in love with your character, but your character has no feelings for that character?
A. No
B. Yes

6. Is your character afraid of relationships because of a previous heartbreak that left them permanently scarred?
A. No
B. Yes

7. Does the character fall in love with another original character?
A. No
B. Yes

8. Is a reoccurring character jealous of this other original character?
A. No
B. Yes

9. Does the story end with the character's wedding?
A. No
B. Yes


Section 6 -- The Real World and Your Character

1. Do you think you'd be friends with your character if you met them in real life?
A. No
B. Yes

2. Do think that everyone who reads your story will identify and immediately like your character?
A. No
B. Yes

3. Did you purposely make your character appeal to everyone?
A. No
B. Yes

4. If someone told/tells you that they don't like your character and/or their personality, do you take it as a personal attack?
A. No
B. Yes

5. Do you ever pretend that you are your character, with the same strengths and weaknesses?
A. No
B. Yes

6. Did you base your character, for the most part, off of yourself?
A. No
B. Yes

7. If your character is of the opposite gender, do you think you'd have a crush on him/her (If your character is of the same gender, just answer no)?
A. No
B. Yes

8. Do you think your friends would like your character if they were a real person?
A. No
B. Yes

9. If you seriously sat down and thought about it, do you think you'd really, truly like your character if you met in real life?
A. No
B. Yes


Section 7 -- The Fiendish Plot

1. Do you introduce your character on the first page of the story?
A. No
B. Yes

2. In the first sentence?
A. No
B. Yes

3. Does the character meet a person or people from another tribe and after a few pages of intense plot, become friends with them?
A. No
B. Yes

4. Or does it take a few chapters for the characters to become friends?
A. No
B. Yes

5. Does the character manage to develop a friendship with an otherwise villainous character, and through this friendship, reform the other character?
A. No
B. Yes

6. Is the villain in question Zuko (if you answered no to the previous question, answer this one no, as well)?
A. No
B. Yes

7. Is the character's goal to avenge their family (father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, uncle, cousin, et cetera)?
A. No
B. Yes

8. Is the character enrolled as a soldier in any of the featured Nation's armies?
A. No
B. Yes

9. Does the character instantly/eventually end up with a particularly high rank?
A. No
B. Yes

10. Do they enjoy being soldier and the fighting/violence that accompanies that way of life?
A. No
B. Yes

11. Does the character save the day or another reoccurring character's life?
A. No
B. Yes

12. Do they die trying (SLIPPING INTO A COMA FOREVER COUNTS!!!)?
A. No
B. Yes

13. Does everyone mourn the death of the original character for a long time (a few months or even a year)?
A. No
B. Yes

14. Does the character end up leaving whatever group or reoccurring characters they were with?
A. No
B. Yes

15. Do you plan on writing more stories revolving around this character (it doesn't matter if the plot has changed. As long as it is the same character)?
A. No
B. Yes


SCORING

There is a total of 69 points

0-17 points = Developed character (Good for You!!)

18-34 points = Borderline character (Could become a Mary Sue, it depends on the author's skill)

35-51 points = Mary Sue/Gary Stu (Please proceed with caution!!)

52+ = Reconsider your plot and character. Please.


Thank you Kodocha13 for this quiz! ^_^


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