You’re Using the Term “Mary Sue” Wrong

The term “Mary Sue” gets thrown around a lot when talking about women characters in fiction, but is anyone actually using it right? Where does the term come from? Is it even possible for a character like Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road to be a Mary Sue in the first place?

The Off Week” is a series of videos produced by Nerd & Tie in the weeks where we aren’t producing a full length podcast. The goal is to raise questions and make you think about things that you’ve maybe taken for granted.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”