Anti Sues are most often overlooked as normal. He/She has all the bad points, but the writer has forgotten to give them any good points that would add depth to their character. There's no long journey to redeem oneself, no difficulty in changing their personality - the plot and other characters do all the work for them, giving us an character without the benefit of the hero's journey.
Most of that was from a website I saw that had a list of Mary Sue traits. I was bored one day and decided to look up Mary Sue traits. Don't you DARE accuse me of basing my Twilight belief on a website. I'm smarter than that, they helped me point out the flaws in the book. But we're getting off the subject.
Bella treats her Dad like crap (poor guy). Her "clumsiness flaw" is a common non-flaw that is supposed to stop characters from being a Sue. Actually, it is a trademark of one. I noticed how she describes herself with very pretty adjectives like "ivory skinned" and "soft, yet slender". Yet the thing that bugs me is that she supposedly has no idea she's a bit attractive.
She also tends to judge people on their looks. Granted, everyone, even I , do that sometimes but hear me out first. Remember when that Amazonian Vampire said she'd protect the Cullens? Yeah? Well, Swan/Cullen/Sue says she doesn't fully trust her due to her 'wild looks', which frightens her. Really Bells, must you be so difficult?! She promised she'd protect the Cullens! Carlisle trusts her enough to hang around, so that must have at least some merit! Plus, that Amazon Vampire was the most helpful and the kindest one to bella of all the foreigners. Apparently, beauty is equals a good soul. Example, Bella said James was an average-looking guy and was evil. But the Cullens! Oh, they're so gorgeous that they could make the Goddess of Love go green with Envy. But then again, Bella called the Volturi beautiful too. But then again, Edward points out that the Volturi aren't exactly evil.
What I hate the most is the fact that she gave up her entire humanity just for Edward. During New Moon, she was in a practically comatose state! Just because one guy dumped her! Okay, sure, he was her first boyfriends but still! That's overacting! And don't even get me started on how obsessed she is with Edward. My friend had said this, "Cut out any sentence paying tribute to Edward's godly, Adonis-like figure, and you'll lose maybe more than a third of each book. Even New Moon, which he was only in half of." I salute him for that.
Mike Newton, Eric Yorkie, and Tyler Crowley fawn over Bella. But she rejects them like a cat rejecting water. (Terrible comparison, I know. But most cats hate water, right?) Either human males aren't good enough for Bella, or she's just THAT socially inept just to go after only Edward, or she's just plain obsessive. Ben was the only smart one there. Good boy Ben, stay loyal to Angela!
Dear God, don't even get me started on talking about Bella and Edward's wedding/honeymoon! XP
Bella also gets out of school for the rest of the day because she's hurt. Really? Because she's hurt? What if I scrapped my knee at school, will I go home? Okay, granted, I don't remember what injury she got, but still. Okay okay, Edward probably had a part in the sending home thing but really? Going home over an injury? If that's the case, I wanna go to Forks High school.
I also hate the fact that it took Bella three books to stop thinking along the lines of "I can't believe a guy like you would notice me!" Dear God, woman! If he didn't notice you, then he wouldn't have hooked up with you!
Ah and don't forget Bella's "OMG! I don't wanna grow old!" BS Bella, Esme is older then Carlisle and they're freaking fine with it. Honestly, what's a few years of physical age going to do to you? Edward's 104 years give or take older than you. So suck it up and wait a few weeks. It ain't gonna kill ya!
In the movie, Bella had to research on vampires and legends. Then when people get 'mauled by animals in the forest', she goes off into the forest with Edward. She doesn't even tell anyone where they're going! And this is the part where she tells him that she knows the big secret. But, then again, sparklpire did save her life... twice...
I'm curious, everyone. What hobbies do Bella and Edward share? What else do they have in common? What sort of conversations do they have that doesn't involve vampires, Bella, Jacob Black, werewolves, and etc. etc.? No really, I'm asking you.
Okay, my rant has ended. Please feel free to comment or whatever. I have freedom of speech so you guys can't say that I can't post this...I think.
Twi-Hards and Twi-haters, please listen up. After reading the series for the fifth time, I had my eyes opened. The only thing I liked about the books were a handful of characters and the fact that every plot was because someone(s) did something stupid! XD But anyway, this rant is about Bella being an Anti Sue. What is an Anti Sue you ask?