OC I am using:
[ ] They are possessed by an angel.
[ ] They are possessed by a demon.
[ ] They are a werewolf//vampire//fairy.
[ ] They are physically strong.
[ ] They have a rare hair//fur colour.
[ ] Their eyes are an unusual colour.
[ ] This eye colour happens to be red.
[ ] Their eyes change colour.
[ ] They have wings.
[ ] They can grow extra body parts//shape shift.
[ ] They are immortal.
[ ] [If female.] They have large boobs.
[ ] [If male.] They are very muscular.
[ ] They are very attractive to the opposite gender.
[ ] They are telekinetic//pyrokinetic//etc.
[ ] They have sixth sense//can mind-read//etc.
[ ] They have an object of some sort that gives them powers.
[ ] They have a special ability//power, but they don't know about it yet.
[ ] They were bestowed//cursed with these powers.
[ ] They are a healer.
[ ] They are from a very rich//royal family.
[ ] They don't know that they are from a very rich//royal background.
[ ] They have lost one//both of their parents.
[ ] They ran away from home.
[ ] Their parents are cruel, uncaring, abusive etc.
[ ] They witnessed one//both of their parent's death.
[ ] They are part angel//demon//faerie//some other mythical creature.
[ ] They never knew their parents.
[ ] They were abused/spoiled as a child.
[ ] They are very attractive to the same gender.
[ ] They have lots of friends//no friends.
[ ] They are emo/cutesy.
[ ] They look much younger//older than they really are.
[ ] They are currently in a relationship.
[ ] They have lots of morals and declare them a fair bit. [ex.'Nothing matters more to me than my friends/family!'] (For those of you who ask, "Why is this mary sue-ish?" It's very common for a writer to make their character reflect them and thus, reflect their morals. This often leads to shoving morals down the reader's throat. It's very sue-ish and preachy. Don't do it.)
[ ] They have a mental disorder.
[ ] They have an emotional disorder.
[ ] They struggle to stay sane.
[ ] They are a psycho.
[ ] They have multiple personalities.
[ ] They are very intelligent.
[ ] They have hallucinations.
[ ] They can summon spirits//demons//angels etc.
[ ] They have an unusual//unrealistic pet.
[ ] They have a guardian spirit.
[ ] Their soul is not the same as them.
[ ] They can talk to spirits//ghosts.
[ ] Some part of their body glows.
[ ] They have a rare//unusual name.
[ ] They were born on an important date, such as New Year's Eve, etc.
[ ] They have a twin//sibling that they were separated from at birth//a young age.
[ ] They are connected with a certain element.
[ ] They are connected with a certain animal.
[ ] They always dress like a certain 'label'.
[ ] They look quite a bit like a character from a popular anime//manga
[ ] They are a race//species that is discriminated against//misunderstood.
[ ] They have a certain power that is misunderstood//feared.
[ ] They live//lived on the streets at some point in their lives.
[ ] They are hiding from someone//something.
[ ] They have a rare blood type.
[ ] They cry blood.
[ ] Certain noises//smells//situations//etc. make their powers activate//give them a nervous breakdown.
[ ] They are from a different country to where they live, a.k.a 'exotic'.
[ ] They are very mysterious//dark.
[ ] They are very lively//happy.
[ ] Their mood changes a lot//very quickly.
[ ] They are very patient.
[ ] They are from a long line of...
[ ] They have a piece of jewelry//clothing that they always wear.
[ ] They have amnesia.
[ ] They have some sort of permanent medical condition.
[ ] The have a some sort of un-beneficial curse upon them.
[ ] They are involved in some sort of prophecy.
[ ] They are 'the chosen one'.
[ ] They have insomnia.
Overall Points :
Point Reduction ::
Take points off your OC's overall score if they fit any of the following
statements :: 0
[ ] They smoke.
[ ] They are an alcoholic.
[ ] They are overweight.
[ ] They are addicted to drugs.
[ ] They have a short temper.
[ ] They enjoy bullying others.
[ ] They do not care much about others.
[ ] They are relatively emotionless.
Final Score :
< 05 :: Anti-Sue.
Your character may be a bit on the boring side. Of course, this does depend, but generally if they score that low, it wouldn't hurt to 'spice them up' a bit.
06-15 :: Balanced Character.
If your OC scored around here, then they are probably quite a well-balanced and interesting character.
16-25 :: Borderline Mary-Sue.
We have a problem. You need to tone your character down. They are most likely a
bit annoying to others, too.
> 26 :: Mary-Sue.
Please revise your character... right now.
Huge difference, don't you think?