I long suspected twas the case - but just for fun ran her through the online test here :http://www.ponylandpress.com/ms-test.html
You have to take into account that for the appearance ( sorrowful eyes, beauty) etc. I had to use my personal take on the way Faith is drawn in the comics. Also, I had to use her personal history from the tv show to answer some of the questions.
Her Mary Sue Score turned out : *81* - and anything after 70 is considered a Über-Sue.
I know the test is not perfect - as they say on the page :
"Morpheus from the Sandman Comics scored nearly 70 points, and yet we don't believe he's a Mary-Sue. He's well developed, suffer the consequences of several major personality flaws, and has very few powers or talents besides those necessary to perform the duties of his station. "
My problem with Faith this season is that she 'no longer' suffers from these major personality flaws ( smoking , bad temper, bad fashion sense, aggressiveness, etc), but she retained all her perks as a Slayer, and earned quite a few new ones - while her 'problems' are virtually none-existent in the comic, and her official standing in the verse is basically that of a top-dog. She replaced Buffy as a leader of the Slayers, she gained all of the Giles' wealth and legacy, she single-handedly replaced the entire Fang Gang as Angel's 'support system' in his book. Heck, she actually bested all of them - by virtue of becoming his sole 'support pillar' and confidant (bye bye Cordy), best fighter ( bye bye Gunn), best friend ( bye bye Wesley), and family ( bye bye Connor).
My Plus checks in the Sue test are under the cut.( Collapse )