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Old September 5 2009, 10:47 AM   #35
Asbo Zaprudder
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Re: Watching Alias...

Sydney Bristow is a bit of a Mary Sue character, 'though. She's special (in a way that seemed to be dropped as a plotline between two of the seasons), fluent in a gazillion languages, a Krav Maga expert, etc.

Olivia Dunham in Fringe has somewhat similar attributes, somewhat toned down, but only slightly.

Both the original and the new James T Kirk are male versions of Mary Sue, which may be why JJA was drawn to the franchise.

Thankfully, the Mary Sue-ness of these characters doesn't grate too much.
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