100 Word Plot Bunnies: In Which the Advantages of Being a Main Character are Discovered

“Nickname or pseudonym?”

“Check.”

“One or more characters attracted to him?”

“Check.”

“Exceptional eyes?”

“Check.”

“Rich or well-to-do, despite not having a job?”

“Check.”

“Sole heir to a large fortune?”

“Check.”

“Sole survivor to a calamity?”

“Check.”

“Angsty childhood, and complains about it?”

“Check.”

“Suffered from abuse?”

“Check.”

“Consistently irreverent or radical without repercussions?”

“Check.”

“Special birthmark?”

“Check.”

“Best at something and widely known for it?”

“Check.”

“Knows magic?”

“Check.”

“Star player of a sports team?”

“Check.”

“Wait, what’s the score so far?”

“Forty-something.”

“Dang, and we’re only halfway through!”

“That clinches it. Harry is definitely a Gary-Stu.”

“Well, duh.”


Unnecessarily Long and Tiresome Authoress’ Notes:
I used a generic “Mary Sue Litmus Test” to write this; the sad thing is, Harry probably would have scored even higher if I cross-checked with an actual book from the franchise.

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