Meaning of Mary Sue in English:

Mary Sue

nounplural noun Mary Sues

  • (originally in fan fiction) a type of female character who is depicted as unrealistically lacking in flaws or weaknesses.

    ‘she was not a ‘strong woman’ so much as an insufferable Mary Sue’
    • ‘she has no flaws, and if someone called her a Mary Sue, I'd have a difficult time arguing’
    • ‘these novels are high on Mary Sue characters’


1970s from the name of a character in A Trekkie's Tale (1973), a parody fan fiction story based on the US television series Star Trek.