After reading some of the replies on my other thread, I figured I'd ask: who are the worst Mary Sues you've ever seen, be they in books, movies, or video games?
I have three. First is Celaena Sardothian from Sarah J. Maas' Throne of Glass. I hate that book, and it's mostly because of her. Maas wants you to think she's a super cool, highly trained assassin (the most feared in the whole kingdom) but Celaena acts more like a millennial teenager than anyone remotely dangerous. She whines about having to get up too early, she whines about her clothes being ugly, and when someone beats her in a training duel she whines about them cheating (because an assassin would NEVER do that, would they?). And yet, everyone just goes along with it, trembling in their boots whenever she walks past because the author told them they had to. Except for the two super hot guys who fall in love with her right off the bat. One of them being the son of the man she was trying to assassinate before she was caught. Ugh, I really freaking hate this book.
There's Kvothe from Patrick Rothfuss' The Kingkiller Chronicles. While The Name of the Wind was and is one of my all time favorite books, all its sequel The Wise Man's Fear managed to do was turn Kvothe into the biggest Gary Stu ever. He's not just good at everything, he's THE BEST at everything. Except math, because CHARACTER FLAW, LAWLZ!1! The second book feels like nothing but a string of events specifically designed to show off how much better Kvothe is than you, and he doesn't even have the nerve to act humble about it. When he repeatedly drops lines like, "My mind is so sharp that sometimes I cut myself on it. You'll never understand unless you're as smart as I am," my opinion if him goes flying out the window so fast that it makes a sonic boom. The worst part is where 15 year old virgin Kvothe hooks up with a literal sex goddess, who's been seducing men since before the dawn of time, and HER MIND IS BLOWN BY HOW GOOD HE IS. At that point I wondered how many times Rothfuss had to edit his own name out of the rough draft before he sent it in for publishing.
And lastly is Agatha from the Girl Genius comics. I'm a little more lenient on this since it's a free to read webcomic, but I also couldn't bring myself to finish it because of how insufferable a Mary Sue the main character is. She's so beautiful that every man who lays eyes on her immediately falls in love (who also all have to be super hot models), she's the smartest person in the world, she can act, sing, etc without taking a single lesson, she's the last surviving heir of a royal family, everyone is literally begging to be her servant, the only people who don't like her are the villains, and she constalty pulls new talents out of her ear whenever she needs them. The Other's in my head? No problem! I'm suddenly smart enough that the gadget that made me stupid before doesn't work anymore! It's a shame too, because I liked literally everything else about this comic. The Jagerman are freaking hilarious. But when the author/artist constantly shoves everything else aside just to focus on Agatha and her stupid love triangle, I can't help but lose interest.