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Purple Swirl
by on December 5, 2017
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<p>Likely, the majority of you have no idea who Purple Swirl is, and the ones who do, know little about her, as is reasonable, and that's probably why she's percieved as a Mary Sue. It's honestly reasonable to assume that she is one based on first impressions. Though, I'm getting ahead of myself, as likely, you haven't even seen Purple Swirl yet.</p>
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<p>This is Purple Swirl. She's a pacifist, but she isn't one soley from choice. See those swirls on her? Those are not natural markings, but rather the visual representation of a curse that was put on her at birth, which hinders her ability to use violence on any living thing. When she does, the swirls glow red and she feels a burning pain throughout her body. It's not that she <em>can't </em>use violence, it's just that she <strong>won't </strong>use it out of fear of hurting herself. By the way, that burning does in fact cause at least semi-permanent damage to Swirl's body. So it's not like she can just tough it through the pain and smack the crap out of her enemies anyway. There are real consequences to her hurting any living things purposely. Early on in her life, Purple Swirl was angry at life due to the fact that she couldn't violently solve problems, which transitioned to her view of not believing in using violence to solve problems. This moved onto simply accepting that violence is a part of life, but she didn't believe in personally using it. She's fine with others using violence, but it's just not her thing, for obvious reasons. She actually becomes a doctor in later parts of her story, and she accepts that her job wouldn't really be as valuable if it weren't for those who use violence, like she can't.</p>
<p>So yeah, accusing this character of being a Mary Sue is honestly really dismissive of the character she is, and ignores the fact that she is developed.</p>
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Daddy Cambia
Nice mary sue.
Purple Swirl
Nice meme.
Thrro
Bud, if you need to write an essay to preemptively dispell accusations of mary-suedom, your character is defibitely a mary-sue.
Purple Swirl
Ecxept for the fact that you obviously don't know what a Mary Sue is
Daddy Cambia
You just wrote an essay explaining one to us.
Purple Swirl
Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize you don't comprehend how writing a character actually works.
Daddy Cambia
I skipped that class because I was busy writing characters.
Purple Swirl
You mean you were busy designing something you think is visually appealing. That's what people call a "persona"
Captain Sky N Nova
I don't see what the issue is. What I consider mary sue are the ones that heavily use supernatural/religious elements, or have discord like abilities. You know, overpowered godspawn with no character development or thought put in them other than "Hey I'm gonna make an instantly win every fight butto...View More
Purple Swirl
Well, my characters definitely don't have that. Not my characters that I actually tried in making, anyway. There are a few I just made a sjokes
Reddy (Alice)
Thats usually called a "God like" characther. A Mary Sue is a characther always does good things, most characthers will love them. They are all good and lacking any humanly flaws except plot related flaws like a "dark side".
Captain Sky N Nova
Joke characters are fine, everyone loves some satire. Its people who legitimately think their godspawn with no character is good that bother me.
Glimmer
nice meme
Fleet Wing
So instead of explaining flaws she has you point at a curse that was given to her at birth which makes her being violent hurt her.
Purple Swirl
I also explained flaws
Fleet Wing
You do realize that nothing in what you explained about her story has anything to do with bein or not being a mary sue right?
Purple Swirl
" Early on in her life, Purple Swirl was angry at life due to the fact that she couldn't violently solve problems, which transitioned to her view of not believing in using violence to solve problems. This moved onto simply accepting that violence is a part of life, but she didn't believe in personal...View More
Sion the Rapadant
this reminds me of my OC, who's horn technically functions as nothing more then a head ornament
Sion the Rapadant
it can glow and pick stuff up but thats about it XD
Twilight Schwifty
It makes sense .Thats why she is a natural species
Filtiarn
A curse at birth? Or was it a gift? Maybe both? I guess only time will tell and also the situation.