Okay, based on the Mary Sue criteria one of my favorite book series from childhood is all about a Mary Sue. Can you say Nancy Drew? She was wealthy, pretty, good at everything and the only people who didn't like her were the villains. The POLICE didn't even mind that she was always meddling in their cases. It should be Mary Sue Drew! And her dad was a Gary Stu! I mean come on . . . a wealthy lawyer that was always helpful and was well-liked by everyone except the villains?
I'm going to go and nurse my wounded illusions now.
"There's no point in being a grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes."
"Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way."