Who is the writer for whom Lana Lang is supposedly a Mary Sue? --Ted C 17:58, 23 June 2008 (EDT)
She isn't a Mary Sue for any particular author. I tend to classify those as self inserts.
I'm labelling Lana a Sue because of her constant wangst regarding her dead parents, her stringing Clark along whenever Whitney dares do something not pertaining to her.--User:Setzer
- Isn't a Mary Sue -- by definition -- a particularly odious type of self-insert? A wanktastic character that isn't a self-insert is just wanky. --Ted C 21:57, 23 June 2008 (EDT)
I tihnk a character can be a Mary Sue without being an outright author insert. It's just that they so often fall into that category that the lines blur.