I'm not trying to be rude to you or anything, but what IS a Mary Sue to you? It seems like you don't like ANY females to be in the TMNT series.
WHAT? I am a total fan of April when she is not acting like a damsel in distress! HOWEVER …. A female (fan fiction like) character that is as perfect as to be annoying. A beginning author usually writes a Mary Sue character. Often, the Mary Sue is a self-insert with a few “improvements” (ex. better body, more popular, etc). The Mary Sue character is usually beautiful, smart, etc… In short, she is the “perfect” girl. The Mary Sue usually falls in love with the author’s favorite character(s). This is referred to a type of Satellite Character (as you know a satellite revolves around a planet… get the picture).There is several main types of Mary Sue:
Victim! Sues: The Victim! Sue is your whiny, wimpy, pathetic female character who cannot seem to do much of anything except cry and get herself into trouble that the romantic interest has to rescue her from.
Warrior! Sues: The Warrior! Sue is usually loud, obnoxious and (of course) an amazing warrior. She will usually have some tragic past that led her to become a warrior, and she will upstage all of the Canonical characters with her mad Sue-ish powers. (Sort of like a horrible version of a Red Sonya)
Mage! Sue: Similar to the Warrior! Sue, the Mage! Sue has amazing strength in magic, or has a magical power that nobody else has.
The Angst Sue is a well-documented species, found in all fandoms. She subsists on the misunderstanding of all around her, and thrives on abuse. Her constant guilty dwelling on her trivial misdeeds, which in humans is considered unhealthy, is merely a survival mechanism in the Angst Sue, for the one thing that can kill, her is an attack of emotional balance.
The Questing Sue is vital to the success of any given mission to save the world from evil, being remarkably over endowed with magic, cunning, and the favor of the Gods. Because she is, so incredibly important, P. centraquestis thrives in original stories, without existing canon to overshadow her and restrict her growth.
This Sue is apparently the offspring of two (or more) diverse species, e.g. human and unicorn. Such heritage, naturally, grants her certain magical talents, the nature of which varies with the individual Sue. Curiously, the Sue seldom manifests any outward traits of her outlandish parent(s), beyond a pair of tastefully pointed ears or odd-colored eyes.
P. modern originates from modern Earth, but invariably makes her home in fantastic, futuristic, or historical settings. Paella moderna spunkiana is a variant notable for her perkily determined demeanor, and resembles a Grrl Sue in some respects. Puella moderna centraquestis is similar, but has usually been deliberately transported by mystic means in order to save the world; cf. the Questing Sue, a native strain.
The Somebody’s Sister Sue is a parasitic species, who latches onto a canon character and declares it to be her brother or sister. At the same time, she infects the “sibling” with her venom so that he or she suffers partial memory loss and often becomes OOC.
Grrl Sues are curious in that, as far as science can determine, they reproduce parthenogenetically. This is the only explanation we can give, for, to women, they scorn the idea of bearing children to a Man. Or indeed having anything to do with one, including letting him hold a door open for them or accepting his considered advice on what pizza to order. Despite this, on the presumably rare occasion that a male character proves himself equal to her, a Grrl Sue will swiftly relent towards him and become positively doting.
M. bitchia resembles the Grrl Sue closely in behavior, but she does not discriminate by sex; she is nasty to everyone. Often she lacks the genuine overbalanced gifts of the Badasstica, her bitchery presumably stemming from insecurity rather than arrogance.
The Yenta Sue is drawn to other people’s love affairs as a magpie to shiny things. Given two other characters and a whiff of unresolved sexual tension, she will launch into a lecture on their obvious longing for one another. Often she will brew hot beverages in an effort to woo one party or the other into listening to her romantic advice. She is commonly found in slash stories, but may also attach herself to other Sues, assisting them in their seduction of canon characters.
S. repulsivum, much like the Somebody’s Sister Sue, attaches herself to a canon character in the form of a precocious and beloved daughter. She has the potential to metamorphose into other species of Sue entirely, most often the Angst Sue or the Goth Sue.
Fated Sues are closely related to the Offspring Sue, but are far more beautiful. A Fated Sue will generally, upon reaching maturity, proceed to re-enact the adventures of her “parent,” often gathering other Sues to her side in the process. She resembles a Questing Sue, but is specific to fan fiction. Alternatively, sequels.
Nobody understands Goth Sue. She will tell you so at every opportunity. While she resembles the common Angst Sue in some respects, the Goth Sue is much more aggressive, and more likely to dress all in black.
The Silicone Sue is disturbing to many humans, for though she has the mannerisms, the characterization, and often the face of a young teenager, she appears in the body of a well-endowed grown woman, and has no qualms about seducing canon characters of virtually any age.
A Saintly Sue can do no wrong; not only is she talented, brilliant, and beautiful, but her compassion and friendly, open nature win all hearts. Extended observation of this species has an effect similar to eating an entire can of cake frosting.
Goddess Sues pose a perplexing problem to Sue-ologists. While they are apparently ageless powers from the dawn of time, they appear in no known pantheon and exist in no mythology outside their own stories. No satisfactory explanation has been found for this phenomenon.
Magic runs in the Fairy Sue’s veins, at least metaphorically. She has great, often “elemental” powers, which she wields unpredictably. She may be disguised as a human girl, but more typically appears in her true form, without explanation. Other subspecies of Sidhia include the Mermaid Sue (S. aquatica), the Dryad Sue (S. arborensis), and the Elven Sue.
S. tolkienii is, by her own evidence, a member of the Elvish races of Middle-Earth, as detailed by J. R. R. Tolkien. There is apparently a brisk inter-dimensional business in illegal adoptions, for a large number of these Sues have been raised on modern Earth by human parents. The average Elvin Sue is eerily beautiful, adept at archery, telepathic, and given to scolding canon characters, particularly human ones.
Perhaps most dreaded of all Sue species, the Pseudocanonica inhabits the body of a canon character, perverting her personality, turning her into a caricature of herself, and infesting her with its fondness for pepper jack cheese or Christina Aguilera. Such Sues are notoriously pernicious, and are known vectors of the Fanon virus.
Then we have the SMURFETTE (in TMNT they are the SHELL-TITS Sue’s) the Ms. Male Character trope and briefly discuss a related pattern called the Smurfette Principle. We have defined the Ms. Male Character Trope as the female version of an already established male character. Ms. Male Characters are defined primarily by their relationship to their male counterparts. These are like the most classic of all Sue species; they are basically in the body of the love interest, except adding a pink bow! Like for example, any girls who make their love interest like the male counter part (female NINJA turtles… i.e.…VENUS DeMILO or….wanna be!)She had either been separated or somehow changed to a mutant (most likely a turtle) with SHELL TITS! Most useless thing on a turtle character & the most sexist. NOT ONLY THAT! Somehow, a school for Ninja Turtles out there teaches these way-ward mutants ninja skills! Somehow this is the most annoying & most lazy of all character writing! Her purpose in life is to make eggs with said characters…
SO as you can see… A type of Character who exists primarily to serve as the love interest for a main character. It does not matter what their life was like beforehand; their focus in the story revolves around the sole fact that they dig said main characters, and the main character digs them.
Now you may think why this is so harmful. Who is this hurting? Well US! All of US! Girls! Females & males….YES! GUYS TOO!
We embraced the term as an effective description of one-dimensional female characters who only seek the happiness of the male protagonist, and who do not deal with any complex issues of their own. The pejorative use of the term, then, is mainly directed at writers who do not give these female characters more to do than bolster the spirits of their male partners. However, this is even worse coming from FEMALE writers! They think their soul purpose for a girl is to be the love interest of a MALE character! This is a show on how female do not think of themselves as the hero to their own story but just a supporting character to a male…while MALES are thought to think of themselves, as the hero to their own life… sounds fair?
So yeah… as you can see… I do have guidelines but there are exceptions. after all, maybe someone may surprise me… if you want to know more about the good & bad is check out Feminist Frequency’s Youtube channel & Blog.
I make the exemption with April because she was one of the oldest original character who has really transformed & reflex the times we live in. She has also GROWN as a character. So she has potential (from being the typical nosey reporter who always gets kidnapped) & is reaching it with the 2012 series (a feisty teenager who never gives up & has potential to grow)…
(okay… I am actually thrilled that her & Donnie may become an item but that is because it has been YEARS of their characters growing independently & becoming more compatible to each other! Also…they are super awesome together!) They can each help each other grow as characters!
… unlike the Mary Sue’s we see that live to JUST…I cannot even look at them…. i.e. Venus & Mona…
They are so perfect…yet look like the guys… except they have girl stuff… BUT hey! that is original, right? It’s not like there a lot of characters who are like them… they are in a category of their own!
OH WAIT!….No they are NOT! But as you can see… thanks to them, female mutants gained a bad reputation of Mary Sue’s. Your going to have to be very original & creative to break the curse. Unfortunately that will not be easy.