He must be one of the earliest known examples.
-He has no personality flaws.
-He's a genius detective
-He has a pretty girlfriend
-All the girls in the show want his cock
-He's investigating a deadly criminal organization
-In the movies, he's a trigger-style action hero.
I would say Beowolf beat him by a good 10,000 years but fuck me what do I know? Im pretty sure hes not even close the first anime mary/gary, but Im not going to put in the effort.
That guy gets his ass kicked by a high school student.
>No, the earliest self-insert Gary Stu is Dante from a very old bible fanfiction called Divine Comedy. None can top that bullshit character.
Did you even read the divine comedy?
>This will never happen
If God made man in his own image, doesn't that mean that man is the first self insert? What if God created the universe as his shitty OC and we're the self insert protagonist that will conquer the universe and be better than all of the aliens at everything we do? What if our entire system of societal morals is God moralfagging hard and using his self insert to deliver a ham-fisted message about how the righteous always win? His work might even be called out for being shitty by other infinitely powerful incomprehensible beings as we speak.
>God is the amateur writer of a shitty OC, and we're the poorly developed protagonist in the "Earth" training arc.
>Earth is the perfect distance from the sun.
>Large moon to stabilize its rotation.
>Gas giants form near away from the star and stay there, instead of slowly falling in like nearly every other solar system that we've thus observed.
>No cosmic shitstorms nearby to destroy the planet early on.
>Star is extremely stable and will last far longer than your typical star.
>Humans are highly adaptable and are capable of living in almost any climate, and can eat a huge range of food outside of what would be available to our original ancestors.
>Bigger brains compared to body weight, more stamina, higher dexterity than any other animal.
>Also among the longest lived animals, and among the only animals to have complex enough digits with which to easily manipulate their surroundings.
>Electricity is the bullshit powerup that makes us dramatically stronger in a short amount of time.
>Not knowing the meteor was a tennis ball sent by a high school student's serve that hit so hard the ball went back in time and killed off all dinosaurs
What have you been doing all these years?
Was he a good choice /a/? Sucks that he was replaced by a fag.
>Harley Hartwell, Serena Sebastian, Rachel Moore, Richard Moore, Eva Kadan, and Hershel Agasa, George Kojima, Mitch Tsuburaya, Anita Hailey, Amy Yoshida.
I'm convinced self-inserting is just a meme that developed from actual author self-inserting like in the Divine Comedy and Mahouka. Nobody actually self-inserts into a character. It's just buzzword bullshit for when characters are either larger than life or lacking characterizarion.
NO YOU FUCKING DUMB FOOL
Dante's whole character is that he has deviated from God's path and fell into vice. He realizes that and goes through a journey to hell,earth and heaven to redeem his sins and attain the redemption of his soul
Hes not a gary stu fuck goddamn, if anything Virgilio and Beatrice are much more of a gary stu than based Dante.
>Ran and Haibara
The names they chose for Detective Conan in the United States is the chief reason I suspect it did like shit in sales, especially when the manga has to use those shitty names.
>That fucking Gin
I'd start getting scared of having him around me. Dude seems to invite murders. Has there even been a case where he solves something minor, like a robbery?
I stopped reading around the 10th dead victim.
No there were tons before anime even existed
and for anime itself it was probably Black Jack
>He's investigating a deadly criminal organization
but he never actually took down that organization did he?
Kudo is made smart just to solve the cases because it's a fucking mystery series
And not all the girls want his cock
Suzuki regularly points out that he's too obsessed with his work and neglecting Ran is bullshit
Granted this is the anime but still.
The movies are always fantastic even when the plots are shit.
>that ending in Strategy Above the Depths when Sleeping Kogoro goes full ham and actually solved the crime himself
>mfw any episode where Kogoro is actually not retarded
I like when the series drops hints Kogoro is not retarded and actually a brilliant detective but like Mycroft, he is just lazy as fuck and jumps at the first conclusion he draws just to close the case.
>Kogoro doesn't act like a potato
Best parts of the series
The Kaito anime has the Ran proto type which is miles better and Kaito is much more interresting as a MC than conan. Although the real Magic scenes are pretty retarded.
Shame they hate Physics
Most of the chapters from the original manga are adapted faithfully but some shit had to be changed to reflect modern times, like Kaitou's date with Aoko is no longer an E.T. movie but some sentai parody of The Avengers
It's enjoyable enough. My only real issues is that some of the magic he does is outright unbelievable whereas in Detective Conan they stick to more realistic stuff since Shinichi has to figure the tricks out.
Also its a 50+ episode anime apparently so the plot moves as fast as DC's does.
the weird thing about detective conan is: it's really cool, but you can only read this much in a row before it gets repetitive, but you need to read at least that much in order to get invested
>figuring out a case bfore conan makes one feel like a genius
Figuring out how they did it would be impossible since you don't get the key clues. At best you'd be able to make a guess (from the mangaka's habits).
But it's pretty simple to deduce the killer, sometimes even before they kill anybody.
He should stop being a faggot and pick Kid.
Ran a shit. Shiho, Sera, Vermouth, Heiji and Kaito a best.
Not true. And I wouldn't mind either way.
isn't gosho currently sick and hospitalized?
'cause Aoko can spend time with the one she loves and develop their relationship whereas Ran has to angst all the time over where Shinichi is and what he's doing etc.
>not even a year
You're forgetting how old they are. At that age, the average boyfriend rate is one per season.
Shinichi isn't there at all. Staying loyal to him for more than a few months is amazing.
>implying self-insert Gary stus are exclusive to chinese cartoons.