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Yah, so, haven't completely forgotten about deviantART. Research Subject #9 is unfortunately on hold as I don't have a good outline of how to get from the point where Minamino Shuuichi rescues Hyuuga Hinata (age 3) from the Kumogakure Embassy to the point where White Zetsu's Clones are producing clones, which allows the White Zetsu army to grow to millions, literally millions. And each one of those clones can open all of the Eight Inner Gates (which allows the clones to use Kisei Bunshin themselves, and those clones can open the Hachimon and make Kisei Bunshin before they die). How would the good guys win, you ask? Well, I don't want to spoil things outright, but did you know that Uchiha Itachi and Yamato are the exact same height, as are Naruto and Gaara in Part II/Shippuden? Hmm, now what DBZ technique requires two people of similar body type and could change the tide of battle against millions of Kamikaze Akatsuki?
Yeah, I've pretty much given it away. See, I still love you guys, even if I left for a while (blame it on getting a job). But anyways, I set R.S.#9 aside after I started listening to Harry Potter fanfiction. And as I looked for good stories, I was... disturbed to see how may slash fics are popular on fanfiction.net. I don't even have to go into my Christian perspectives why I am appalled that people write, read, and find stories with homosexual pairings (and with some of the most common being Harry/Snape and Harry/Voldemort, homosexual pedophilic pairings) somehow as enjoyable as great stories by robst, DobbyElfLord, and Rorschach's Blot to express how disgusted I am. Seriously, has no one told those who read and write Harry/Draco, Harry/Snape, and Harry/Voldemort that HATING SOMEONE'S GUTS IS NOT INDICATIVE OF UNRESOLVED SEXUAL TENSION?!?!
Pant. Pant. Okay, I think I'm done now.
Anyway, this moved me to write my own Harry Potter fanfic, one that was Christianity compliant. Quite a task, since the original books from J. K. Rowling-sensei aren't on the approved reading list of some Christians.
Yah, so, haven't completely forgotten about deviantART. Research Subject #9 is unfortunately on hold as I don't have a good outline of how to get from the point where Minamino Shuuichi rescues Hyuuga Hinata (age 3) from the Kumogakure Embassy to the point where White Zetsu's Clones are producing clones, which allows the White Zetsu army to grow to millions, literally millions. And each one of those clones can open all of the Eight Inner Gates (which allows the clones to use Kisei Bunshin themselves, and those clones can open the Hachimon and make Kisei Bunshin before they die). How would the good guys win, you ask? Well, I don't want to spoil things outright, but did you know that Uchiha Itachi and Yamato are the exact same height, as are Naruto and Gaara in Part II/Shippuden? Hmm, now what DBZ technique requires two people of similar body type and could change the tide of battle against millions of Kamikaze Akatsuki?
Yeah, I've pretty much given it away. See, I still love you guys, even if I left for a while (blame it on getting a job). But anyways, I set R.S.#9 aside after I started listening to Harry Potter fanfiction. And as I looked for good stories, I was... disturbed to see how may slash fics are popular on fanfiction.net. I don't even have to go into my Christian perspectives why I am appalled that people write, read, and find stories with homosexual pairings (and with some of the most common being Harry/Snape and Harry/Voldemort, homosexual pedophilic pairings) somehow as enjoyable as great stories by robst, DobbyElfLord, and Rorschach's Blot to express how disgusted I am. Seriously, has no one told those who read and write Harry/Draco, Harry/Snape, and Harry/Voldemort that HATING SOMEONE'S GUTS IS NOT INDICATIVE OF UNRESOLVED SEXUAL TENSION?!?!
Pant. Pant. Okay, I think I'm done now.
Anyway, this moved me to write my own Harry Potter fanfic, one that was Christianity compliant. Quite a task, since the original books from J. K. Rowling-sensei aren't on the approved reading list of some Christians.
Time to see if Lenom is a… um, what to call him? He's masculine, but would Gary Stu be the right term? What do you call an over-powered plant? Geranium Stu? But let's take it one step farther. Is Lenom an Anti-Sue? Anyways, let's check out.

Trait 1: Overall Beauty: MS/GS are generally described as having perfect bodies and a generally gorgeous appearance. While its not the worst MS/GS quality, it is unrealistic for someone to look that beautiful. MS, in most cases, have insanely large and seriously unrealistic breasts.
        
           Verdict:  I'm going off on a limb and say that green skin, bark sideburns, and leaves for hair isn't that attractive. On the other hand, he's got the build that you'd expect from a Dragonball martial artist.

Trait 2: Relation to a Canon Character: A lot of people consider having a character related to a canon character is a MS/GS quality. But, it depends on the context/ success/ immersion of your character. Brother/Sister/Cousins are fine, but avoid identical long lost twins because that is a HUGE MS/GS trait.
          
           Verdict: Hmm, no real problem there. I guess the closest thing you could relate Lenom to would be Cell, given Lenom's ability to gain the traits of plant species he ingests and mix them together (i.e. Lenom eats a Senzu bean and some bamboo sprouts. Suddenly Senzu beans grow at a rate of 4 feet a day!)

Trait 3: Relationships with other characters: MS/GS get along with almost EVERYONE. Not everyone gets along with everyone. Its only natural that there are conflicting personalities. The characters shouldn't agree with everything your character says and does. It's realistic.
           
           Verdict: ALERT! ANTI-STU QUALITY CONFIRMED. Lenom doesn't get along with anyone at first. He dislikes those who don't conduct photosynthesis for sustenance. 

Trait 4: Spotlight: MS/GS have the spotlight on them. ALL. THE. TIME. There are other characters who deserve to have the spotlight as well! Even if the story is about your character, there has to be focus on other characters too. It's not all about the MS/GS.
          
           Verdict: If anything, he's closer to an Anti-Stu. Sure, his special techniques are second to none. But with a base power level of 97,000, he'd have the most impact on a plot if he handed out Senzu Beans or if trained Yamcha, Mr. Only Wins Battles in DBZ Filler, than if he was on the front lines. So paradoxically have more of an impact OFFSCREEN than on screen. But that doesn't mean he'd be a pushover. 
If it came to a Beam Struggle, no one is going to beat Lenom. 

Trait 5: I'm Absolutely Flawless!: MS/GS are perfect in every possible way. The argument that they are a fictional character and should therefore be perfect is no excuse. Everything they do is flawless and they suffer no negative repercussion or consequence for their actions in any way, whatsoever.

Once again, that is unrealistic. People have flaws! Everyone has flaws and makes mistakes! And no, clumsiness is not a flaw, its a quirk. Flaws are what makes us learn from things like our own mistakes - or maybe other people's mistakes - and help us grow as individuals, something even fictional characters should emulate. Mistakes are part of growing up and developing. That's why it's called character development!
       
           Verdict: Lenom makes plenty of mistakes. His mistake in using Stardust Fusillade for the first time blew up his whole solar system. He's sour and bitter and doesn't get friendly with people unless they put up with all of the crap he dishes out. He's a hermit and doesn't take an interest in things that don't have a direct impact in him.

Trait 6: 100% Chance of Success: The MS/GS is capable of executing everything to utmost perfection. Nobody is perfect. Failure happens, so play around with how it affects your character.

An example is Tex from Red vs. Blue. Tex, despite being skilled and powerful, is doomed to fail no matter how hard she tries. This makes her less of a MS. That, and that most of the other freelancers are almost as bad ass as her.
          
           Verdict: No problem here. Lenom isn't going to win much fights at all if his opponents fight at a level of Super Saiyan II or above. But on the other hand, he isn't going to LOOSE many fights either.

Trait 7: Romance: Who loves MS/GS? EVERYONE! MS seem to attract the attention of EVERY male character, while GS attract EVERY female character, even if they have vastly different personalities and don't make sense being together. This is usually a wish fulfillment fantasy on the part of the author, typically with characters made to portray the author with the character the author likes most. A love triangle is also common in this.

How does the romance usually start? Well, it usually doesn't at all. The love interest(s) just SEE the MS/GS and BOOM! They fall in love instantly. No, not a little crush or just seeing a pretty girl. FULL adoration and love. No build up at all. And most times it occurs between two characters with no substance for actual relationships. 

Like in real life, relationships take time to build. And they're not perfect. Friction/tension happens. Love is never instant.
          
           Verdict: Once again, closer to an anti-sue. He's just not interested in relationships.

Trait 8: MS/GS is actually me: In most cases, a MS/GS is an embodiment of the author for "wish fulfillment" purposes. While basing your first character on your personality is ok, if you're not careful, the story might end up becoming a huge emotional diary entry about your life.
          
           Verdict: Not the case. While I'm not very social, I don't actively try to drive people away like Lenom. I'd like to be a master martial artist, but what's the point if I had even less of a social life than I currently do?

Trait 9: The Power Level... ITS OVER 9000!: The character has all the power in the world and is far more powerful than the series main protagonist and sometimes all the main characters combined. Nothing can defeat them.
          
           Verdict: Almost an Anti-Sue here. Having a base power level under Captian Ginyu isn't a drop in the bucket when the power of a Super Saiyan has become something kids not even ten years old obtain. But on the other hand, even Beerus couldn't afford to just let Lenom get a free hit in.

Final Analysis
Geranium Stu: 0/9
Anti-Stu: 1/9

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Icedragon300 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
:iconballoonplz: Happy Birthday :iconcakeplz: :iconballoonplz: :D
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TempestVortex Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hey dude, long time no see! How have you been?
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Tepheris Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Life in my cubicle is discreet, Life in my cubicle is neat
I've got some pictures of my friends
Some sharpened pencils...where's my pen
Ten O'clock I'm in a meeting
Paper cut I think I'm bleeding
Check my hair it's still receding, Hey what a life
Break for lunch, there's nothing better
Run outside and don my sweater 
Like Fred Rogers let's be neighbors
I've lost my mind
I'm over worked, and underpaid, and non appreciated 

It's just a perk of being of being middle class and educated
One... spinning circles in my chair
Two...win a game of solitaire
Three... And I ponder where my stapler's gone
Four O'clock and I stare at the door,
And I stare at my watch, Then I stare at the door
I stand by my desk like I'm going to war
There's just one thing I'll be needing
Grab my paycheck as I'm leaving
Oh oh oh oh oh oh ohhhhhhh

CHORUS: 
I can't stand still Can I get a witness
Can you hear me Anybody, Anybody
I think I am running just to catch myself

(Not part of the CHORUS)
When I meet God, I will have a question
I just forgot the question
I think I am running just to catch myself 
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

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TempestVortex Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting way to put it. :lol: Think we could soon get some work on our old series? I think I know of a way to put in Champa.
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Tepheris Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Who's Champa? If you want to run with our old series, unfortunately I'm too busy. But, if you want to continue on your own, you have my blessing. You can even use Lenom, just send me links to anything that uses my ideas.
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Draconet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday :)
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Happy birthday!
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Icedragon300 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
:iconballoonplz: Happy Birthday :iconcakeplz: :iconballoonplz: :D
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Naruttebayo67 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the fave, I appreciate it so much ;p
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Happy birthday!
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