Anonymous said: Hi I was just wondering if my OC would be considered a Mary Sue if she was STRONG. Not strong as in "Shizuo strong" but weaker even though she can still lift stop signs. I'm sure you will see this as a stupid question but I'm kinda worried if my OC would automatically become a Mary Sue because of that. And thanks :)
When you say lift stop signs, does that mean just be able to pick them up or can she actually pull them from the concrete?
If she can uproot stopsigns, that’s definitely pushing it. I would tone it down.
Depending on your OC, you’ll have to be careful about strength. Is she an athlete of some sort that trains often? If not, then there’s not much of a way that she can be noticeably strong. Remember: nobody is just born with unnatural strength. That goes for Shizuo, too. His uncontrollable anger and his inability to recognize his human limits resulted in him having many broken bones as a kid because he was always lifting too heavy of things. But he got stronger over time, because he kept at it.
I think I rambled more than I should have, but my point is just keep it at a reasonable level.
tl;dr If you want your character to be realistic, then make sure their strength is human and realistic. If you’re just trying to avoid a Sue trait, then just don’t make them anywhere as strong as Shizuo.