You obviously don't know what you're talking about! MarySue characters have been around since your parents were born.
Oh, how wrong they were to ask for alternatives to non-MarySue*
The checklists you keep referring to are obviously a simplified format of addressing the topic.
You're the one trying to change it into some brainwashing guidelines because it has appeared in a "checklist" format.
Difference is that you are making the assumption that knowing what a MarySue is will corrupt a person's independent thinking.
Don't try and backpeddle now!
There are many checklists and definitions out there for writers
That's why the overwhelming majority have followed, understood and enjoyed the film without complaining that it's unbelievable.
Toddlers are better known for tantrums, tears, confusion continually needing things explained to them and constant complaints.
That's ironic coming from someone who invented directions in which people who use the term MarySue are stereotypically supposed to be going in!
Yep for writers who can't think for themselves.
I think it's arrogant for you to assume that it's what everybody wanted to see.
you blanket label them and accuse them of trying to dictate what everyone else wants to see!
Maybe anyone who has a criticism of TFA should just put tape over their mouths and go sit in a corner.
Well I regret to inform that I won't be cooperating...
a list of defining criteria of a character archetype, a writing trop...
Specific characters who themselves shallow and discredit others.........
The very nature of the character archetype almost demands that the other characters "suffer" in that way.
The other characters suffer by usually being reduced to shallow stereotypes and plot devices
But a laughable attempt at defending your weak argument. Who said I can't follow the main hero's story
God, superhero, overpowered protagonist... label Superman how you like. What does that have to do with the character being a MarySue
And yet he's an adult male photographer for the leading newspaper of Metropolis
without stealing the limelight from the main protagonist.
Superman isn't a MarySue?!?
So now you're resorting to childish denial of clear cut facts.