These are the actual scores I got for various characters on the Universal Mary-Sue Litmus Test. There’s only file one so far, but I’ll probably upload new ones as I score more characters, or make corrections.
All the columns like “1.1.a” are the scores on specific questions.
Other than that, they should be fairly self-explanatory, but here are the explanations if you want them:
- Format and Medium
- How the story is told and distributed. “Format” is more about distribution, and “Medium” more about how you read the work once it’s been distributed.
- Author Commitment
- Whether it was written by a professional or not.
- Random other information. Not really very useful at the moment.
- Character, Character Gender
- What character the scores are for.
- Source Work
- The particular story. Should match the name in the Works Scored page.
- Author, Author Gender
- Who wrote the story. Often missing for movies and the like.
- 1.1.a to 5.18
- Question number in the test. First number is the section, second the question number, and the third is the part of the question, if it has parts. 1 is “yes”, 0 is “no”, 0.5 is “complicated”. If you want to look these up, you’ll need an older version of the test (Web Archive)
- Score (Original Works and Fan Characters and Newcomers)
- What the character scored when using that section of the test. You won’t get these by adding up the score columns, because the questions aren’t all 1 point.
- Score Code (Original Works and Fan Characters and Newcomers)
- What score range you would have given (corresponds to one of the score descriptions on the test). A! is 0 or less (no description), A+ 0–16, A 17–21, B 21–29, C 30–35, D 36–49 and F 50+