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4-09-2010 @ 10:28AM
I think the problem is that the term Mary Sue has become a blanket term for badly written or excessively perfect characters, rather than for characters forced into an existing story. I personally dislike Superman as a character, as his writers have to continually invent ridiculous scenarios or rationalizations for why he can possibly be at danger. See five billion uses of some type of kryptonite. However, I still don't think he's a Mary Sue, just a character made for a simpler age.If Knaak wrote about Rhonin as a character in some world that wasn't Warcraft related, he'd just be a terrible character. But since he overwrites established lore of Warcraft and outdoes the existing main characters, Rhonin becomes a Mary Sue. Unfortunately, one that is Blizzard approved.
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