True Definition of a Mary Sue and How to fix it
[At the bottom I will leave a link for a Mary Sue Litmus Test, and the link for where I got my information.]
Not every Mary Sue character has to be seen as completely perfect.
The trademark Mary Sue story is very tragic
-Characters who are normally grouchy or hostile will immediately be able to sense the innate goodness/specialness of the Sue and will warm right up. [this is never acceptable to do within a story, an never acceptable to do to a canon character as you are changing their canon personality to meet your Sue's needs]
-Characters who have enemies that want them dead and/or are in possession of highly-coveted knowledge/items will trust Mary Sue almost immediately, sometimes after a token life-saving courtesy of Mary Sue. They will not take reasonable precautions in the event that the character is an infiltrator sent to kill or steal from them. [Around a character that is very threatened by enemies, you need to make sure that your character and the character you are making rela