Avoiding Maren-Sue Creation
- Here's a thing that tends to happen to a lot of people, hell even myself.: Creating a maren that looks like NiGHTS. Again, it is your maren. It's your choice, but be aware that making a maren look similar to NiGHTS tends to be a bit.... well.... cliched. (I'll have a list of cliches below.) However, I suggest if you're taking NiGHTS and Reala's design, change it up. Bend their horns. Maybe make the maren taller. Or shorter. Maybe their horns are closer to their body. Maybe one of their horns is broken. Maybe they're missing an eye.
- I admit, I chose the NiGHTS design. I changed colors, made a completely new design for SUSPi, changed horn lengths (they're much shorter, especially because SUSPi is a lot younger than NiGHTS), and made other minor changes.
- If you choose not to use the NiGHTS design, be my guest. It's encouraged by some (not entirely me, however). I can't help you here, though. Choose something nightmare-ish. Something that'd scare a human out of their wits. Sharp fangs. Blood dripping down them. A mad thirst for flesh and blood. Make them a lot stronger than dreamers, BUT NOT TOO STRONG (see above)!
-It's suggested if you use the NiGHTS design, to include this.:
- Hair. Long or short. It doesn't matter.
- Horns. All NiGHTS-looking marens have some form of horns.
- Sharp fangs.
- They can shape-shift (see below).
- They have elaborate clothing.
- (more to come here later)
- Keep in mind, marens can shape shift
. If you choose a humanoid maren, your maren will not always look like a humanoid maren. Look at NiGHTS and his morphs. Bobsled. Mermaid. Dragon. Rocket. NiGHTS can morph into anything his heart desires. So can other marens. It's a dream; A maren has nearly all control over it.
- (This section to be edited more soon.)
- Below is a list of cliches that most marens do/easily fall victim for. Remember, though, it's not the cliche that's bad, it's how much it's used
. Think about it. The 'i' thing is used a lot, opposed to all marens having yellow and red. The 'i' thing is not accepted by as many, while marens having yellow and red is. This still confuses me a bit, but understand I am not bashing any of the cliches below, including the one's I just mentioned. I'm just pointing them out for your reference. Also, I will explain for example whether SUSPi falls for the cliche or not, to give a better example.
- Cliche #1.: Lowercase 'i'.: Done the most. NiGHTS has all his letters capatilized, ACCEPT the 'i'. Why so? No one knows. Cliched? Oh, yes. Most fan-marens do this. I personally find little-to-nothing wrong with it. It's unique. Only one canon maren does it, yes, so it's not over cliched throughout the game. Just the fandom.
Does SUSPi fall for this cliche? If you have eyes, and can spell, you should notice that right away :/. XD
- Cliche #2.: Humanoid Marens.: Again, I find little wrong with this cliche. But, some of the fandom does not agree with Humanoid Marens. Please note, when I say Humanoid Marens, I mean something that looks like NiGHTS with a new suit on. And maybe skin/eye change. I like this cliche, personally, even though it is overdone
. Use this at your own risk.
Does SUSPi fall for this? Yes, and no. He doesn't look exactly
like NiGHTS (nor acts like him), but he does look dangerously similar to NiGHTS in some ways, and by some people's opinions. It all depends on opinion, which all of this guide is about. Maren-Sues are all based ON OPINION. One person may find one person a Maren-Sue, while another rates them 0% maren-Sue.
-Cliche #3.: Rebelling Marens.: Everyone wants their maren to be like NiGHTS
. No no no. The only maren that even had one thought of rebellion is NiGHTS. No others wanted a part in his idea (well, at least in the canon universe). Since nearly all marens have no free-will what-so-ever, your maren should be considered like a villian, no matter how cute he/she looks. A maren is bent on stealing an Ideya, not making friends with dreamers.
Does SUSPi? No. He loves Wizeman (until towards the very end. But he still likes him a bit, even so.). He hates nearly all dreamers. HE HATES YOU ALL XD.
-Cliche #4.: Marens love dreamers.: Think about it. Why would a maren want to befriend YOU
XD. No offense, but the only dreamer a maren would like is probably their own dreamer, MAYBE. Most marens hate dreamers to death. They're sadists. Look at Jackle. He has a guiatine (sp?). I bet he loves cutting human heads off >>! Reala hates dreamers. Wizeman hates dreamers. The only maren who might like all dreamers EVEN A LITTLE is probably NiGHTS. I must admit, I haven't seen this one a lot. But, imo, it's one of the worst >>!
Does SUSPi fall for it? No. He hates you all XD. He only stands up for/loves a very slim few.
-Cliche #5.: Your maren can take on Reala and/or Wizeman with one poke.: No he/she can't. Reala and NiGHTS are the strongest of all marens. Reala should be able to beat anyone, save for NiGHTS, to a pulp, unless your maren has a real lot of endurance and can withstand a lot of pain. Of course, that kinda fight would take several dozen hours, and the winner would just barely make it in one piece.
Wizeman, however, would probably barbecue your maren in a matter of minutes. It's near impossible.
Does SUSPi? Nope. He's pretty weak XD. Reala always manages to beat SUSPi to a pulp ;-;! Wizeman always breaks SUSPi's limbs and bones. But, SUSPi doesn't get tortured every five minutes. But it does happen monthly or so >>!
That's all for now. More later....
EDIT: 200th Post
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