Speaking of the Black Panther, I noticed on TvTropes they listed Marty Stu for Black Panther, albeit under Alternative Character Interpretation, not to mention applying Mary Suetopia to Wakanda.
I have to wonder if Dwayne’s comments can be applied to this situation in that the idea that an all-powerful country where the majority of people and leadership are black people is too daunting to think about.
You know what characters who are almost exactly like T’Challa that aren’t list as Marty Stus?
I wonder why
I guess they’re saying Black Panther isn’t as “complex” or “multi-faceted” or whatever word they throw out.
Oh, and they say Storm is a Mary-Sue and I’m like “What about Jean Grey?”
This is why the Mary Sue/Marty Stu trope means practically nothing nowadays.
Someone actually lists Storm as a Mary Sue…but not Jean Grey?
white comics fandom is fucking wylin
For anyone who doesn’t believe me here’s Storm’s trope page: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/Storm (I’m side-eyeing people using the words “exotic” to describe her)
And here’s the one for X-Men: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/XMen
You’ll note that we have Kitty Pryde, Cyclops, Emma Frost, and Wolverine being under some sort of label of Mary Sue but no Jean Grey.