List of Carmen Sandiego characters

This is a list of fictional characters in the Carmen Sandiego series.

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ACME

The ACME Detective Agency or ACME Crimenet (changed to ACME Timenet in Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?) is the organization that the user or protagonists always work for. The exact nature of the organization is never explained, but it appears to be concerned mainly with tracking down and capturing international criminals. Principally, ACME trains and employs agents who act as detectives, spies, and double agents against V.I.L.E.

Although the structure of ACME Headquarters varies, it is always located in San Francisco, often being depicted as well within view of San Franciscan landmarks such as the Transamerica Pyramid and the Golden Gate Bridge. Additionally, ACME usually has numerous field offices around the globe. An ACME training academy of some kind is often stated or alluded to exist, presumably located at its San Francisco headquarters.

The Chief

The leader of ACME is called "The Chief", though the nature of the character varies considerably in different media. The character is never given a name beyond that title. In the original first few computer games "the Chief" was a mysterious male figure hidden in the shadows who had very little personality or role. No Chief character appears in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge, Carmen Sandiego Word Detective and Carmen Sandiego Math Detective. The most notable "Chiefs" were the live-action Chief played by Lynne Thigpen and the Holographic Chief of Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? voiced by Rodger Bumpass.

The Chief featured in Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego: Treasures of Knowledge and Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums was voiced in both games by Marcie Henderson. Perhaps as a tribute, this Chief looks somewhat similar to Lynne Thigpen, although her voice and personality are unmistakably different. In fact, she has little personality beyond getting angry whenever Carmen breaks into ACME communication lines.

Zack and Ivy

Zack and Ivy were the teenage protagonists of Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?.

They were voiced by Scott Menville and Jennifer Hale respectively.

Chase Devineaux

Chase Devineaux is featured in Carmen Sandiego Word Detective, Carmen Sandiego Math Detective and Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge. He is voiced by Pat Fraley and his last name is pronounced "dev-in-no."

In all three of these games, Chase fulfills the role typically held by the Chief in Carmen Sandiego products in sending the user off on missions and such. It is made clear that he is not actually the Chief since in Carmen Sandiego Word Detective and Carmen Sandiego Math Detective the user occasionally receives messages from an unseen Chief. However, whereas he appears "in person" in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge, he communicates with the user electronically in the other two games. Chase also informs the user of clues he's found throughout the course of the game. He is often shown to be speaking to the user from an exotic location in which he is presumably hunting for clues.

Chase was one of Carmen Sandiego's partners when she was at ACME. After Carmen left ACME, Chase Devineaux went undercover and started working separately from ACME. He started working with ACME again on the Babble-On-Machine case (depicted in Carmen Sandiego Word Detective) and has since become an ACME Special Agent. In Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge, he is stated to be "ACME's top agent." Chase has red hair and he seems to be around the same age as Carmen. He has a pet falcon named "Phoenix" whom can usually be seen on his shoulder in Carmen Sandiego Word Detective and Carmen Sandiego Math Detective. Phoenix does not appear in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge.

Jules Argent

Julia "Jules" Argent was once Carmen Sandiego's partner and she still considers Carmen to be the best agent ACME ever had. Jules is experienced with Carmen Sandiego's methods and is full of facts. She keeps a journal to keep track of clues and apparently has a good sense of intuition.

Jules believes that "everyone" at ACME blamed her for Carmen leaving the organization. In fact, Carmen herself considers Jules to be "very opinionated" and claims this made her "a little difficult to work with," although she never specifically states whether this had anything to do with her leaving ACME. Jules is twenty seven years old, was born in Hong Kong and has a vaguely Asian-esque appearance. According to Hawkins, she is a linguistics expert. She mentions owning a cat.

Jules was featured in Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego: Treasures of Knowledge and Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums. Jules was voiced in both by Irene Trapp.

Shadow Hawkins

Shadow Hawkins was so arrogant when he started his first assignment, that he thought he could, "catch that ACME traitor and be home in time for dinner." As the case went on though, it became clear, even to him, that Carmen Sandiego wasn't easy to catch. Shadow Hawkins seems to believe gadgets are the answer to everything. He was apparently raised on a horse farm.

Shadow Hawkins was featured in Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego: Treasures of Knowledge and Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums. He was voiced in both by Mark Atherlay, although his surname was misspelled "Atherly" in the latter.

Cole Gannon

Cole Gannon (age 17) trained in ACME to be a secret agent after school and on weekends, for about a year when he had the chance to go after Carmen Sandiego in his first "official" mission. He's a computer genius and a martial arts expert, but he's a little overconfident and doesn't seem to fear very much; ACME is still working with him on this. In combat, Cole Gannon uses a staff. Cole Gannon was featured in Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums, where he was probably voiced by Kevin Miller (given that Miller's name was listed first in the credits).

ACME Good Guides

  • Polly Tix - Polly Tix is the youngest ACME Good Guide and is a wiz when it comes to politics. Her high school recently voted her "Most Likely to Run a Country ... Any Country!" Polly Tix is still too young to vote. "Polly Tix" is a play on "politics". She is featured in Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time and Carmen Sandiego Word Detective.

Photographers

  • Calvin the Caped Camera Kid - Calvin the Caped Camera Kid is a photographer for the ACME Detective Agency. Apparently, he thinks of himself as some kind of superhero, as he flies down on a cape with a rope tied around his waist and take the culprit's picture. What the other end of the rope is attached to is anyone’s guess. Calvin the Caped Camera Kid was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Candid Cammie - Candid Cammie is a photographer for the ACME Detective Agency. She would be a great photographer...if she ever opened her eyes. Her name is a pun on that of the television series Candid Camera. Candid Cammie was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • F-Stop Freddy - ACME loves F-Stop Freddy, as a robot photographer doesn’t need a vacation, paycheck or anything else normal employees need. However, their compared expenses are matched due to all the bills from the robot mechanic shop. F-Stop Freddy was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Flash Dweebly - Flash Dweeby is ACME's nerdiest photographer. Flash Dweebly was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Olympia Vu-Finder - Olympia Vu-Finder is a photographer for the ACME detective agency, who’s mother was an athlete and father was a great photographer. Unfortunately, Olympia Vu-Finder does both at the same time. Her first name is probably a reference to the Olympus company which manufactures photographic equipment, as well as the athletic competition of the Olympics. Her last name is a play on the word "viewfinder," a component of a camera. Olympia Vu-Finder was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Penelope Paparazzi - Penelope Paparazzi’s motto is "Ladies first," and her career as a photographer for the ACME Detective Agency, proves it. This elegant camera expert has risen to the top, despite the spills and frills that follow her on every assignment. Her last name is a pun on the term Paparazzi used for certain journalists and photographers. Her namesake Penelope is a figure of the Odyssey, attributed to Homer. Her first name was more likely chosen, simply because it started with the same letter as her last name. Penelope Paparazzi was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.

V.I.L.E.

The Villains' International League of Evil (or V.I.L.E. for short) is Carmen Sandiego's criminal organization whose agents either assist her in committing outrageous thefts or else commit thefts on her behalf. The organization is always referred to by its acronym, which is pronounced phonetically and is therefore often a source of puns.

Carmen Sandiego

Carmen Sandiego. Art from The Learning Company.

Carmen Sandiego is the leader of V.I.L.E. She has nearly always been created through animation techniques, either with various forms of computer graphics or with traditional animation. The television version of Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? is, to date, the only time the character has "officially" been portrayed in live action. Carmen was a former ACME agent who went rogue. Because of her previous days as an ACME agent, Carmen knows how to outrun the ACME agents and keep them at bay, making her the most notorious criminal that ACME wishes to capture.

Carmen Sandiego's voice was heard for the first time on the Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe Edition computer game during her trial after she is captured. Her voice was featured regularly in the World game show, though only during the phone tap skit. Carmen had little personality on the World show, aside from being constantly exasperated by her crooks' incompetence, and no voice artist was credited. However, later performers maintained the distinctive slightly husky voice she was given on World.

In the Earth series, Carmen had a much larger role and was voiced by Academy Award-winning actress Rita Moreno. Moreno would again voice the character for the planetarium films Where in the Universe is Carmen Sandiego? and Where in the Universe is Carmen Sandiego? II. In the computer games Carmen Sandiego: Word Detective and Carmen Sandiego: Math Detective, Mari Devon took on the title role, opposite Pat Fraley as Chase Devineaux. Most recently, her voice was provided by Christiane Crawford for Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Treasures of Knowledge and Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums.

On Time, her only live-action appearance, Carmen also had little personality and was generally portrayed as a straight villain. Furthermore, her face was never fully visible and all images of her were posterized, giving her a stylized, "unreal" look. Although the actress playing her was not directly credited, it has been confirmed that she was played by Janine LaManna in the first season, and then Brenda Burke in the second season. While Janine LaManna did not have any other roles, Brenda Burke was seen portraying minor characters, such as Eleanor Roosevelt.

Efforts were made at least once, in 2006, to produce a film featuring the character, possibly starring Sandra Bullock as the titular thief. [1]

V.I.L.E. Operatives

  • Carmine - Carmine is Carmen Sandiego's pet cat who has been trained to chase and torment ACME Agents. After an incident involving a very large sack of kitty litter, she was left with the warped mind of a master criminal. Carmen Sandiego recruited her because she is so dedicated to her career. Carmine was featured in Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego?, and Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Rick and Nick ICK - Rick and Nick ICK (their last name is spelled with all caps in the game manual) originally entered their chosen profession as janitors, because they heard if they could "clean up" they'd be rich. The brothers have been fired from every cleaning job they ever had (and for a good reason) so they decided to join V.I.L.E. and attempt to clean up the tracks left by Carmen Sandiego's hench-people. The ICK Brothers were featured in Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, and Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego?
  • Contessa - Like her nobility name implies, Contessa is considered herself to be high-class royalty. She's presumably Italian, as most of her fashion consists of styles from Milan. Contessa is featured in the Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? game show. She was one of the original crooks from Season 1, went missing in Seasons 2 and 3 and returned in Season 4 with a new character design. Contessa also pilots a helicopter during some capers. Her motto is "I may be a thief, but my taste is impeccable."
  • Double Trouble - Double Trouble don't have any first names and are simply called "Double Trouble" to avoid confusion. They are mirror twins who are international playboys. Double Trouble's design has reference to the Yin and Yang principle: Black and White in perfect harmony. They move alike, talk alike and steal alike. They even stole the World Trade Center from New York City many years before the September 11th tragedy. They're featured in the Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? game show.
  • Eartha Brute - Carmen Sandiego's super strong woman with a green Marge Simpson-style beehive. Eartha Brute wears a pink singlet uniform complete with weight belt that has the V.I.L.E. initials on the gold plate. Underneath her brutish exterior, it was mentioned in an episode that she loves romantic stories. She is featured in the Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? game show. Her hobbies include chewing granite and house tossing.
  • Top Grunge - Top Grunge is Carmen Sandiego's big biker with a bad attitude and even worse hygiene habits. He rides on a badly-tuned motorcycle that spits out smoke wherever he goes. His eyes are always covered by large sunglasses. He is featured in the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? game show. His hobbies include dumpster diving and trash collecting.
  • Vic the Slick - Vic the Slick is a shrewd salesman-type person with a seedy moustache, shifty eyes and slicked black hair. He wears loud polyester suits and an even louder tie. In one episode of Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, Vic the Slick tried to impress Carmen Sandiego by giving her the Isla del Carmen which was located off Mexico. His motto is "Bad taste is better than no taste at all".
  • Wonder Rat - Wonder Rat is a completely opposite of a superhero as he is a supervillain. Wonder Rat is Carmen Sandiego's personal caped criminal who considers himself "The Rat of Steel". Wonder Rat can't fly on his own, so he had to resort to using the Rat-Copter (a different version of Contessa's helicopter) with himself strapped to a bungee cord while the helicopter is on automatic pilot. Wonder Rat was added to Carmen Sandiego's V.I.L.E. Gang in Season 2 of the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? game show.
  • Dazzle Annie - Dazzle Annie is a female criminal who is featured in the Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? video game. Like many of the early characters in the game, the likeness and name were based on a producer at Broderbund with a similar name.
  • Fast Eddie B. - Fast Eddie B. is a criminal who is featured in the Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? video game. Based on the likeness and name of Ed Bernstein, who was Broderbund's director of product development at the time.
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  • Al Loy - Al Loy is a V.I.L.E. agent who's hot-headed as Daryl Riska. He was featured in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? He wanted to be a loner when it comes to crime, but he couldn't get along with Daryl Riska. Al Loy is a play on "Alloy".
  • Clair E. Net & Cora Net - Clair E. Net & Cora Net are the sisters of evil for stealing talent and music whom are featured in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? Cora Net plays the guitar while Clair E. Net sings opera. Clair E. Net & Cora Net are the plays of "clarinet" and "coronet".
  • Clay Tandoori - Clay Tandori is an Indian-American V.I.L.E. agent who was featured in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? He's steals anything that's in India like Taj Mahal and other things. Clay Tandoori is a play on "Tandoori Clay".
  • Daryl Riska - Daryl Riska is a V.I.L.E. agent who always takes any risks and sometimes get hot-headed when he gets to a fight with Al Loy. She was featured in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?
  • Frank M. Poster - Frank M. Poster is a big time master of disguise and Carmen's V.I.L.E. henchman who is featured in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? He can disguise himself as any person he wants to impersonate. Frank M. Poster is a play on "The Great Imposter".
  • Hannah Lulu - Hannah Lulu is a V.I.L.E. agent and an expert when it comes to Hawaiian treasures and locations who is featured in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? Hannah Lulu is very superstious and is afraid of almost everything. In one episode, Carmen Sandiego tried to make Hannah Lulu face her fears by stealing an object from the place where a Hawaiian queen died. Hannah Lulu is a play on "Honolulu."
  • Lars Vegas - Lars Vegas is a big shot and V.I.L.E.'s greediest member who is featured in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? He always complains when he is trapped in a net because it messes up his hair. His greediness can always foil his plans. Lars Vegas is a play on "Las Vegas".
  • Touriest Classe - Touriest Classe is a V.I.L.E. agent, an international con-man, and a master art thief who is featured in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? He always wanted to scam people with other art. Touriest Classe is a play on "Tourist Class."
  • Baron Grinnit - Baron Grinnit is an aviator who has devoted himself to a life of high flying crime. For years, he has "used his million dollar smile to steal millions." The Baron is Carmen Sandiego's ace in the hole. Baron Grinnit is featured in Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time. "Baron Grinnit" is a play on "grin and bear it."
  • Baron Wasteland - Baron Wasteland is an archetypical moustached villain wearing a V-marked eyepatch. Baron Wasteland is as his name suggests a wealthy aristocrat who loves pollution and enjoys destroying the environment. His name is a play on "barren wasteland" and he is supposedly from the Industrial Era. He was on the "Time" game show for the first season (he was later replaced in the second season by Buggs Zapper) and hasn't appeared in any other Carmen Sandiego-based media.
  • Buggs Zapper - Buggs Zapper is a gangster with a fear of insects who wears a pinstriped suit and constantly carries around an old-fashioned bug sprayer. His goal in life is to "rub out" the single fly that supposedly torments him endlessly. His time era is presumably the 1930s or so. He was introduced in the second season replacing Baron Wasteland. He was also featured in Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time. His name is a play on "bug zapper."
  • Dee Cryption - Dee Cryption is a hacker with a microchip on her shoulder. Ever since she caught a nasty computer virus, she has been pursuing a program to take over the world's computer networks. However, Dee Cryption's fuzzy logic hasn't helped her reach her goal. Dee Cryption is featured in Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time. "Dee Cryption" is a play on "decryption."
  • Dr. Belljar - A cyborg mad scientist, Dr. Belljar works as Carmen Sandiego's computerized scientist-in-residence and plans to rewrite history so as to record himself as the world's greatest scientist. His name apparently refers to "bell jars." He was featured on the game show and on Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time.
  • General Mayham - After Mayham was thrown out the Boy Scouts for stealing merit badges, Mayhem formed his own militia and promoted himself to General. General Mayhem brags that he's the greatest military mind in history and wants to alter history to make that true. General Mayham is featured in Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time. General Mayham is a play on "general mayhem."
  • Jane Reaction - Jane Reaction was a "well-behaved kid from a supportive nuclear family" until she had a "personal meltdown". She was once a chemistry wiz and respected scientist, but now she's an accident waiting to happen. Jane Reaction is one of Carmen's six Master Thieves featured in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge. She is also featured in Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time. "Jane Reaction" is a play on "chain reaction."
  • Jacqueline Hyde - Jacqueline Hyde is a teenage girl who has a split personality: one ("Jacqueline") being sweet and innocent with the other ("Hyde") being evil and insane. She repeatedly alternates between her personalities with each surfacing over the other for only a few seconds or so. As Jacqueline, she has a normal voice and seems soft-spoken, but as Hyde she yells loudly and has a "modulated" voice. She is either red-haired, strawberry blonde or blonde (the show's graphics make it difficult to tell) and she wears a red blazer, a pink blouse, a red miniskirt and knee-length stockings, perhaps to suggest a traditional schoolgirl uniform. Her clothing may indicate she is from the early-to-mid 20th century. Her name is a play on "Jekyll and Hyde". She is featured on the "Time" game show and on Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time.
  • Medeva - Medeva is a witch from the Middle Ages who graduated from a witch's charm school centuries ago. Her powers seem to be extensive, since many of her victims say she's enchanting. Her name seems to be a combination of "Medieval" and "diva." She was featured in the "Time" game show and in Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time.
  • Sir Vile - Sir Vile is an obsequious Medieval knight who bends to every whim of "Lady Carmen." He is described as an evil knight in "not-so-shining" armor who has been in a bad mood since the Middle Ages when he failed to corner the market on round tables. His name "Sir Vile" implies more than just the fact that he is a knight recruited to work for V.I.L.E. for it is also a play on the term "servile." He has been featured on the "Time" game show (where he is shown to have fire-breathing abilities) and on Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time.
  • A. Leon Being - A. Leon Being is a very odd character with a pale, crescent shaped face, who often wears a tight bodysuit. He lives in a space station (presumably orbiting Earth), although in Carmen Sandiego: Math Detective, the station orbits Jupiter. His name is a play on "alien being."
  • Ann Fibian - Ann Fibian is a pale, thin woman who resides in a sunken ship located in the Bermuda triangle. Her name is a play on "amphibian." She appears in Carmen Sandiego: Math Detective.
  • Cal I. Fornya - Cal I. Fornya is a "cool dude" who is the star of "discount video" surf movies. His charm occasionally got him invited to the homes of the rich and famous, where he discovered another hobby, stealing. When he visited a King’s house, he tried to make off with the entire royal beach. Carmen Sandiego was very impressed, and invited him to join V.I.L.E. "Cal I. Fornya" is a play on "California." Cal I. Fornya was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Carri Daway - Carri Daway has such a huge voice that when she made her Broadway debut, she shook the whole theater. Her large voice is used by V.I.L.E. to crack foundations. "Carri Daway" is a play on "carried away." Carri Daway was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Cy Berpunk - When Cy Berpunk was 3 years old, he crawled into the monitor at his dad's computer repair shop. Ever since, he’s "been wired." When it comes to data, Cy Berpunk is a genius. He can even wire up a toaster to open the gold vault at Fort Knox. "Cy Berpunk" is a play on "cyberpunk." Cy Berpunk was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Dr. Ima LeZaarde - Space alien or a haughty French scientist? You decide. Either way, she appears as both during the gameplay. She once won a prize for her research on extraterrestrial life, not surprising as she is actually an alien. "Ima LeZaarde" is a play on "I'm a lizard." She also goes by Madame LeZaarde. Dr. LeZaarde is one of Carmen's six Master Thieves featured in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge. She is also featured in Carmen Sandiego: Word Detective.
  • Ella Vator - Ella Vator is so tall that in college she set a record for pole-vaulting, without using a pole. Ella Vator was apparently made a member of V.I.L.E. because nothing is out of her reach. She even tried to steal the North Star (morning arrived before she could swipe it). The Chief joked that she might be the daughter of Ella Fitzgerald and Darth Vader. "Ella Vator" is a play on "elevator." Ella Vator was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Hardley Worthit - Hardley Worthit is a master at avoiding any kind of attention. In school, he used to sneak in and out of off-limits rooms without anyone knowing. He's the kind of guy who "the guard locks in the museum because he thinks everyone has left." He’s wanted on all seven continents, but so far nobody has been able to identify him. "Hardley Worthit" is a play on "hardly worth it." Hardley Worthit was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Hugh Stink - Nobody knows when Hugh Stink took his first bath, but it must have been a bad experience, because he hasn't taken one since. His smell can have advantageous, even police dogs won’t go near him. "Hugh Stink" is a play on "you stink." Hugh Stink was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Jess U. Wait - Slow and steady is too fast for Jess U. Wait. She is always the last villain to be packed up for international stealing sprees and sometimes even misses her get-away car. Carmen Sandiego recruited her because she is a master at out-waiting the authorities. "Jess U. Wait" is a play on "just you wait." Jess U. Wait was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Manny Mistakes - Manny Mistakes stops at green lights and crosses the street when the lights turn red, puts salt in his coffee and sugar on his French fries. Nobody can confuse ACME pursuers like the unpredictable Manny. "Manny Mistakes" is a play on "many mistakes." Manny Mistakes was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Stu Pidname - There's no end to Stu Pidname’s energy, he’ll do anything to keep from getting bored. "Stu Pidname" is a play on "stupid name." It isn't clear how the name relates to the character. Stu Pidname was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Telly Phone - Telly Phone has never been spotted without a dialing device at hand. Telly Phone can break into the private calls of just about anybody Carmen Sandiego needs or wants to hear. "Telly Phone" is a play on "telephone". Telly Phone was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition.
  • Count Hypno - Count Hypno is "a master of hypnotic rhythms and mind-bending fashion apparel." ACME Agents are advised not to look him in the eye. Count Hypno was featured in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge as one of Carmen's six Master Thieves.
  • Dr. Depth - Dr. Depth is an egomaniacal master of the underworld whose plans for world domination are about as fuzzy as his eyesight. Dr. Depth was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Math Detective as a miner and in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge as one of Carmen's six Master Thieves.
  • Doug Grave - Doug Grave is a vampiric gravedigger. His hideout is his creepy graveyard in Hungary. His appearance is very similar to that of Count Dracula and he is even seen transforming into a bat at one point. His name is a play on "dug grave". Doug Grave was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Word Detective.
  • Esther Odious - Esther Odious is a very large, rich woman and is never seen without her little white dog Fluffy. Her hideout is her massive estate in Monaco. Esther Odious was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Word Detective.
  • I.I. Captain - I.I. Captain is a very clumsy, peg-legged pirate. His hideout is his pirate ship located in the middle of the Indian Ocean. His name is a play on the saying "Aye, aye, Captain!". I.I. Captain was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Word Detective.
  • Ill Will - Ill Will is a playwright and an actor. Apparently, he has memorized every one of Shakespeare's plays. His hideout is his playhouse theatre in London. Ill Will was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Word Detective.
  • Mel Ancholy - Mel Ancholy is a composer. His hideout is his music hall located in Vienna, Austria. His name is a play on "melancholy". Mel Ancholy was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Word Detective.
  • Damir Golac - Damir Golac is a Soviet test tube baby. His name is a play on a famous shaving cream brand. Damir Golac was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Word Detective.
  • Nick Furtive - Nick Furtive is a private detective. He constantly has a frown plastered on his face. His hideout is his office in Chicago, Illinois. He was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Word Detective.
  • Otto Readmore/Gnash - Otto Readmore is "the bruiser with a bookworm soul." He has a terrible fear of the dentist. He once won first prize in a pie-eating contest. His hideout is a library located in New York City. "Otto Readmore" is a play on "Ought to read more." In Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge, he is known as Gnash. Otto Readmore was featured in Carmen Sandiego Word Detective, and Gnash was featured in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge as one of Carmen's six Master Thieves.
  • Queen Notalotenkammen - Notalotenkammen is an Egyptian queen who resides in a treasure filled crypt in Cairo. Notalotenkammen is a play on "not a lot in common". Notalotenkammen was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Word Detective.
  • Snarla Swing - Snarla Swing is a tomb-raider and technology hater who has a penchant for ss...nakess.... Step on her and you will ss...uffer the conss...equencess.... Her hideout is a massive treehouse located in Tanzania, although in ThinkQuick Challenge she is shown to live in an Egyptian-style tomb. Snarla Swing was featured in Carmen Sandiego: Word Detective, and in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge, where she is one of Carmen's six Master Thieves.

V.I.L.E. Robots

  • Touchy-Feely Bot - Touchy-Feely Bot is one of Carmen Sandiego's Knowledge Robots with a very dramatic soul. Apparently battling her Music and Art knowledge is a real emotional experience. Touchy-Feely Bot was featured in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge.
  • Dim Bot - Knowledge Robots, such as Dim Bot for example, eat information, not food, but Dim Bot has the munchies. Dim Bot was featured in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge.
  • HALie Bot - HALie Bot is a Knowledge Robot with a calm scientific attitude. HALie Bot was featured in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge. HALie Bot's name is probably a play on HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and on the word "halibut", although that has little to do with her character.
  • Pure-E Bot - Pure-E Bot is a haughty, bombastic Knowledge Robot with ice-cold geography coursing through her circuits. The "E" is believed by fans to signify "evil". Pure-E Bot was featured in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge.
  • Synic Bot - If you've ever wondered if artificial intelligence can be cynical, Synic Bot, one of Carmen's KnowBots, might just be the answer. Synic Bot was featured in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge.
  • Bruiser Bot - Bruiser Bot, another KnowBot, has "the heart of a pussycat, but the body of a hydraulic car-crusher." Bruiser Bot was featured in Carmen Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge.
  • V.I.L.E. Bots - V.I.L.E. Bots are generic robotic guards with seemingly limited intelligence used by Carmen in Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums.

Enemies of ACME and V.I.L.E.

The following have been enemies of ACME and V.I.L.E.:

  • Dr. Gunnar Maelstrom - Exclusive to Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?, Dr. Gunnar Maelstrom (pronounced "goonar") is a conniving and extremely violent master criminal whose hatred of Carmen Sandiego stems from her time working for ACME. He was to her what she became to Acme agents, only much more violent. Carmen and the robotic Chief are responsible for the captures, convictions, and disbandment of his criminal empire in Sept. of 1985. Maelstrom was sent to Folsom State Prison in northern California for life. In the "Retribution" trilogy, he escapes from prison by using a bomb attached to his watch to blow up the prison as a diversion so he could escape. Carmen Sandiego was forced to team up with Zack and Ivy to help return him to prison. Dr. Maelstrom has vowed to break out again and get revenge on Carmen Sandiego and to have her sent to prison for the crimes she has committed.
  • Dr. Sarah Bellum - Carmen Sandiego's mad scientist from the cartoon Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? who makes all sorts of gadgets for Carmen Sandiego and her V.I.L.E. agents to use. Her status changed from friend to foe in the episode When it Rains. In that episode, she wenty on a massive and ultra-destructive crime spree while disguised as Carmen in an effort to take over V.I.L.E., including trying to flood the Atacama Desert in Chile. She was captured and it is assumed that she has been fired. Sarah Bellum is a name pun on cerebellum, a part of the brain. Thre are other characters who use this name-pun including a duck character on Darkwing Duck while a human,a faceless Sarah Bellum is on Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls.
  • Lee Jordan - Exclusive to Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? Lee Jordan is the only ACME agent to have "officially" captured Carmen Sandiego. He went on hiatus from ACME for an indeterminate amount of time, during which his outlook on his career took a drastic turn. Embittered by his fame and the lack of challenge the concept of fighting crime had become, he quit working for ACME & sought out Carmen Sandiego in order to train to be a V.I.L.E. agent. However, his impulsive and unscrupulous nature clashed greatly with Carmen Sandiego's more refined pessimistic approach and he was fired. Infuriated by this, he joined the ranks of former V.I.L.E. agents who sought to usurp Carmen Sandiego from her title as 'the world's greatest thief'. He was foiled twice in this endeavor, both by the combined efforts of ACME and Carmen Sandiego, but still remains hostile, violent and dangerous. Unlike Carmen Sandiego, he sees nothing against putting another person's life in danger to further his own gain, and has even kidnapped and used a hostage as blackmail to force Carmen Sandiego into working for him.
  • Mason Dixon - Mason Dixon is Carmen Sandiego's now-former henchman who is featured in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? After he was captured in 1989 and paroled 7 years later for the attempted theft of The Rembrandt, he was very bitter that Carmen left him to be captured while she fled from the police. He sought his revenge by stealing Carmen's time machine and using to change the outcome of that chase, therefore placing him in charge of V.I.L.E. His cruel side was shown when ACME discovered that he planned to use his new-found power to change the outcome of the American Civil War. ACME, with the reluctant help of a underconfident Carmen, restored history and sent Mason back to prison. His name is a play on the Mason-Dixon line.

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