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3-10-2008 @ 8:12AM
The Mary Sue described in this article is a very, very specialised case. Mary Sue is designed to be the centre of attention at all times, and claiming to be the second son of the King of Stormwind (an example I have met in game) meets that criterion nicely, but trashing the lore to make yourself important is not required to be a Mary Sue.Cliche usually is. The classic is that you became a world class Paladin because your family was killed by orcs and then you were raised by a monastic order before being unleashed on the world. It's actually harder to spot this kind of Mary Sue in Warcraft because it is actually totally reasonable to have had your family killed by orcs, or the Scourge, or any of the other streams of disaster that have happened quite recently.Online roleplaying has the problem that it is enormously free-form and people tend to abuse that. Either they power-emote, or they come up with elaborate backstories which bend the lore so far out of shape it's unrecognisable, and generally they act like children at playtime in kindergarten.As for the older son of the Stormwind King (out of town when the King went missing, hence not available to be crowned), I told him that, yes, he could roleplay any way he liked, but so could I and I would rather he didn't roleplay like that with me. Haven't seen him since.
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