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So this begs the question:

DwellerInDale
Rohan


Oct 10 2013, 9:39am


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So this begs the question: [In reply to] Can't Post

If you got the definition of "Mary Sue" from the internet, then you must have seen the quote I posted from the web site about how the elves of Tolkien are an exception to the rule, because they are by definition superior beings out of fantasy. And given what we now know about Tauriel's story arc, she doesn't fit with the general definition anyway. She has a small but important role to play, as the catalyst for changing the Mirkwood elves' isolationist policy and getting them involved in the fight against evil. That's all she does- she doesn't kill Smaug, single-handedly defeat the goblin army, save Gandalf, kill Azog, or drive Sauron out of Dol Guldur.

Other people have used the term "Mary Sue" to describe Tauriel, but if you look back at the posts from June 12-14 (just after the first trailer appeared), you'll see that several made it a point to say that she did not appear at all Mary Sue-ish. So why hang on to this idea?

Don't mess with my favorite female elf.



Subject User Time
Maybe It's Controversial...But I Will Say It Anyway... Girdle of Melian Send a private message to Girdle of Melian Oct 8 2013, 1:54pm
    Er....no. No way.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Oct 8 2013, 1:59pm
        Yeah, Richard Kilidoescartwheels Send a private message to Kilidoescartwheels Oct 8 2013, 5:17pm
    Nope frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Oct 8 2013, 2:05pm
    Studio bosses Shagrat Send a private message to Shagrat Oct 8 2013, 2:05pm
        the one thing I am sure on Long Hammer Send a private message to Long Hammer Oct 8 2013, 3:24pm
    Nah Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 9 2013, 12:27am
        You keep using that word, but I don't think you know what it means. Thorin's Oakenshield Send a private message to Thorin's Oakenshield Oct 9 2013, 12:50am
            just to add... Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Oct 9 2013, 2:02am
            Previous discussion of the "Mary Sue" criticism DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Oct 9 2013, 4:24am
            I got my defintion of Mary Sue Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 10 2013, 1:19am
                So this begs the question: DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Oct 10 2013, 9:39am
                    There are different types of Mary Sue Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 11 2013, 1:31am
                        And if none of this is true? DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Oct 11 2013, 4:48am
                            Thranduil Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 14 2013, 12:00am
    Nope Kim Send a private message to Kim Oct 9 2013, 3:57am
        Ditto what she said!! Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Oct 9 2013, 2:57pm
    No, I don't think so. Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Oct 9 2013, 10:35am
        Perhaps PJ Suffering From Snowhite Complex? Girdle of Melian Send a private message to Girdle of Melian Oct 9 2013, 12:36pm
            Humour Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Oct 9 2013, 12:52pm
    "Oh f***, not another elf!" Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Oct 9 2013, 5:31pm
        That, my friend, is brilliant. Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Oct 9 2013, 6:36pm

 
 
 

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