Litmus Test Results

It seems kind of silly to take these tests, as my characters just don't fit into the Mary Sue stereotype - they just come from a different angle. But it is always fun to see how different test produce the most peculiar results. So occasionally, when I have some time - I'll introduce a couple of more character test results.


Lt. Kara Wetter (Stargate Fanfic)


From The Writer's Test:

Lt. Kara Wetterer is only a little like you. She is not at all cool; in fact, she thinks cool is a temperature reading, and when she says "Oh, I just put on whatever old thing's lying around," she means "on the floor, where I threw it last night - but I turned the underwear inside out first." There's never been anything special about her that she could see; boy, is she in for a surprise. She's got no emotional scars to speak of. And she's gotten no slack from you.

In general, you've kept yourself a goodly distance from Lt. Kara Wetterer and given her plenty of room - maybe a little too much. Don't distance yourself so far from Lt. Kara Wetterer that you stop caring what happens to her.

The Automated Stargate (SG-1) Test:

Developed character, unlikely a Mary Sue/Gary Stu. (16 Points)

  • The Universal Mary Sue Test: 46 Points

    36+
    Fanfiction authors, you might just want to start over. Role-players and original fiction authors, at this point your characters are likely to provoke eye-rolling and exclaimations of "yeah, right!" from your readers. (Well, at least from me.) Immediate workover is probably in order.


    Astarte (Stargate Fanfic)


    From The Writer's Test:

    Astarte is nothing like you. She isn't really very cool: she blends into crowds, she hangs out on the fringes at parties, and wearing shades after dark makes her run into things. She may have sometimes thought that she was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. She's got no emotional scars to speak of. And she's gotten no slack from you.

    In general, you care deeply about Astarte, but you're smart enough to let her stand on her own, without burdening her with your personal fantasies or propping her up with idealization and over-dramatization. Astarte is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of her

    The Automated Stargate (SG-1) Test:

    Developed character, unlikely a Mary Sue/Gary Stu. (12 Points)

    The Universal Mary Sue Test: 66 Points

    50+
    Kill it dead. Or make sure you read the instructions properly (some people don't do this, which causes freakishly high scores) and take the test again.


    Lucy Westenra (Choices)


    From The Writer's Test:

    Lucy Westenra is nothing like you. She may be popular, or she may not, but no matter what she's impossible to ignore; she stands out... just the way you always wanted to. She may have sometimes thought that she was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. She's got no emotional scars to speak of. And she's gotten no slack from you.
    In general, you care deeply about Lucy Westenra, but you're smart enough to let her stand on her own, without burdening her with your personal fantasies or propping her up with idealization and over-dramatization. Lucy Westenra is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of her.

    The LXG Litmus Test: 13 Points

    0-14: Your character actually seems to well-developed with a good balance between talents and faults. Good job, and keep up the great work.

  • The Universal Mary Sue Test: 61 Points

    50+
    Kill it dead. Or make sure you read the instructions properly (some people don't do this, which causes freakishly high scores) and take the test again.

    Chandra O'Connell (Return of the Scorpion King)


    From The Writer's Test:

    Chandra is only a little like you. She isn't really very cool: she blends into crowds, she hangs out on the fringes at parties, and wearing shades after dark makes her run into things. She always knew she was special, destined for great things - and probablyf made sure everyone else knew it too. She's come in for her share of hurt, but gotten off with minor damage. And you've been sparing with the free handouts: whatever she gains, she's worked for.

    In general, you care deeply about Chandra, but you're smart enough to let her stand on her own, without burdening her with your personal fantasies or propping her up with idealization and over-dramatization. Chandra is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of her.

    The Universal Mary Sue Test: 87

    50+
    Kill it dead. Or make sure you read the instructions properly (some people don't do this, which causes freakishly high scores) and take the test again.

    Elizabeth / Amiona (Ocean's Way)


    From The Writer's Test:

    Elizabeth is nothing like you. She may be popular, or she may not, but no matter what she's impossible to ignore; she stands out... just the way you always wanted to. She may have sometimes thought that she was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. She's got no emotional scars to speak of. And she's gotten no slack from you.

    In general, you care deeply about Elizabeth, but you're smart enough to let her stand on her own, without burdening her with your personal fantasies or propping her up with idealization and over-dramatization. Elizabeth is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of her.

    The Universal Mary Sue Test: 60

    50+
    Kill it dead. Or make sure you read the instructions properly (some people don't do this, which causes freakishly high scores) and take the test again.

    Cassandra DeBois (Untitled Moonlight Fanfic)


    From The Writer's Test:

    Cassandra is only a little like you. She isn't really very cool: she blends into crowds, she hangs out on the fringes at parties, and wearing shades after dark makes her run into things. She may have sometimes thought that she was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. She's come in for her share of hurt, but gotten off with minor damage. And she's gotten no slack from you.

    In general, you care deeply about Cassandra, but you're smart enough to let her stand on her own, without burdening her with your personal fantasies or propping her up with idealization and over-dramatization. Cassandra is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of her.

    The Universal Mary Sue Test: 60

    50+
    Kill it dead. Or make sure you read the instructions properly (some people don't do this, which causes freakishly high scores) and take the test again.

    Ice (Fire and Ice)


    From The Writer's Test:

    Ice is nothing like you. She isn't really very cool: she blends into crowds, she hangs out on the fringes at parties, and wearing shades after dark makes her run into things. She may have sometimes thought that she was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. She's had more than her fair share of hard knocks, and probably spends more time than she ought moaning about it. And she's gotten no slack from you.

    In general, you care deeply about Ice, but you're smart enough to let her stand on her own, without burdening her with your personal fantasies or propping her up with idealization and over-dramatization. Ice is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of her.

    The Universal Mary Sue Test: 63

    50+
    Kill it dead. Or make sure you read the instructions properly (some people don't do this, which causes freakishly high scores) and take the test again.

    Daramanti (Planet of Eternal Night)


    From The Writer's Test:

    Daramanti is nothing like you. She isn't really very cool: she blends into crowds, she hangs out on the fringes at parties, and wearing shades after dark makes her run into things. She may have sometimes thought that she was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. She's got no emotional scars to speak of. And you've been sparing with the free handouts: whatever she gains, she's worked for.

    In general, you care deeply about Daramanti, but you're smart enough to let her stand on her own, without burdening her with your personal fantasies or propping her up with idealization and over-dramatization. Daramanti is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of her.

    The Universal Mary Sue Test: 40

    36+
    Fanfiction authors, you might just want to start over. Role-players and original fiction authors, at this point your characters are likely to provoke eye-rolling and exclaimations of "yeah, right!" from your readers. (Well, at least from me.) Immediate workover is probably in order.