Do you think Bella Swan from Twilight is a Mary-Sue?
I think she is. Definitely.
Ivy P - Do you know what a Mary-Sue is? o.O I'm not even talking about the movie.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
But the Twilight fans probably don't even know what a Mary-Sue is.
- BarbaraLv 44 years ago
Actually, the Male version of a Mary Sue would be a Gary Stu. However, at the same time, everything you say... That's what a Mary Sue is! It's hilarious. It all has to do with the way the Characters are perceived within the book and not just by the reader. However many a character within any fandom would be considered a Mary Sue or Gary Stu by that... Also, who in the heck doesn't judge a person based on appearances? Only a Blind Person can honestly say they don't judge on appearances, because we all make little decisions in our heads based on appearances. Mary Sue Characters do tend to have some sort of flaw... For example, Bella's lack of coordination and tendency to be in danger so the other Characters have to save her... Of course, hey, until the rest of us get published... Well, we can't really complain... Most books follow the same recipe anyway... It's only the packaging that changes.
- truefirsteditionLv 71 decade ago
Yes, she's the very definition of a Mary Sue: "any author surrogate or highly-idealized character who plays a major role in a plot." Have you ever noticed that the description of Bella describes EXACTLY what the author looks like? I mean, exactly! And how is she the ONLY person on the planet with these "private mind" powers? And why does her clumsiness have to be SO extravagantly debilitating?
Edward is the author's wish-fulfillment hero; Bella is the author 's Mary Sue alter-ego.
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- 1 decade ago
She's pretty much the definition of a Mary Sue
- LKLv 71 decade ago
Absolutely a Mary Sue.
Meyer sank a character who was supposed to be 'smart' at the beginning of the 'saga.' Sank her deep.
- Ris, T.Lv 61 decade ago
Definitely yes. Bella is Stephenie Meyer's ink and paper twin; the person Stephenie Meyer secretly wants to be.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
She got a 90 on the Mary Sue Litmus test. Edward got a 124.
She has not likable qualities no talent no nothing yet every guy loves her for no reason.
She is very popular for no reason at all which in no way reflects what Meyer wishes her high school years were like at all. *voice oozes sarcasm*
She is what I like to call a self insert. Though generally found in the worst fanfiction self inserts are characters that are basically the person making them selves a character in their own story so that they may live out their fantasies. Self inserts are usually found in but not limited to Harry Potter fanfiction, Eragon fanfiction, Naruto fanfiction, and other popular series or books. In this rare case Meyer has made her own world for the fantasy self insert.
Her clumsiness is another form of Mary Sueing known as a Moe weakness. It is so far to the extremes that it is no longer a weakness but something used to make the character look cute and innocent. Though generally found in anime or cartoon shows it can also be found in books. Bella is a prime example of this.
So yes she is Mary Sue.
- 1 decade ago
- 1 decade ago
Ha ha, I didn't know what a Mary Sue was, but I looked it up and I think you're right. I learned something new today! LOL