Feel free to expand the thread to TekWar and things, but I just read The Return so I'll start here. For those of you who don't know, this is the second book in a trilogy that resurrected Kirk after the events of Star Trek: Generations. My main question is this, does it count as a Mary Sue if you're writing the established character you played in the TV show/movies? Kirk is written as even more skilled and heroic than usual, which is saying a lot. I mean, the whole expert in Klingon martial arts thing really got me. The way stuff from throughout Trek history was tied together was neat, but I kept chuckling at how Kirk was written. Does Shatner 'writing' Kirk count as a Mary Sue?