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Old February 19 2014, 07:53 PM   #203
JJohnson
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Re: Absolute worst character in DS9 History: Ezri Dax

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What do those things have to do with being a Mary Sue? The term seems to be thrown around now as lazy shorthand for complaining about any female character.
Yeah, it's become about as meaningless as "jumping the shark" or "politically correct."
I think I have made the effort to state my case in particular detail, so no, I don't think it's a "lazy short-hand" or "meaningless". I don't say that about other female heroines. Just her.
I would say both those phrases still hold meaning. The first means to me that a TV show isn't worth watching anymore and ran out of ideas, and the second that someone is avoiding (or being forced to avoid) saying something because it'll make someone else mad to hear the brutally honest truth (likely due to political persuasion).

As for Ezri, she was not worth the time to me. She just wasn't appealing as a character. Give me Brandy Ledford, Diora Baird, Laura Bertram, or a dozen other actresses over the one chosen, and that would've been a good start.
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