Carmen Sandiego (2019)

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Carmen Sandiego (2019)
Hey kids, stealing is totally okay if you're doing it to get back at someone! - This Show
Gender: Female
Status: Alive
Media of Origin: Carmen Sandiego

Carmen Isabella Sandiego is the main character of the eponymous edutainment franchise originally created by software developer Brøderbund. Throughout most of the franchise, she is a master thief and is the founder and leader of the Villainous International League of Evil (code-named V.I.L.E.). However, the 2019 reboot features a new V.I.L.E. that took in a young Carmen Sandiego and trained her to be a thief. In all incarnations, she is relentlessly chased by the ACME Detective Agency.

However, in the 2019 Netflix revival, she seems to turn into this annoying, but not entirely Mary-Sue character at all.

Bad Qualities

  1. The character seemed to have gone through quite a bit of flanderization
  2. The only time we see her true flaws is when she shares her backstory, other than that she seems like a Mary-Sue for the most part.
  3. She seems to have very few character flaws.
  4. She seems to be able to easily steal anything she wants.
  5. At first, we did see character flaws and the meaning behind her motivations, but after a while, we only see what she's like on the outside.
  6. Not to mention that her actions also seem to be a bit too repetitive, with her literally doing the same thing in every episode.
  7. She's also an awful role model for children because she never gets punished for her actions, but instead, they portray her as so cunning and cool, and she literally gets away with everything she does
  8. Her plans and intentions also seem pointless and stupid for the most part.
  9. She doesn't really treat her friends the way she should be treating them, often making them risk their lives just to help her.
  10. She thinks it's okay to "steal from a thief" (Hey kids, stealing is totally okay if you're doing it to get back at someone! - This show)
  11. She seemed to prevent us from enjoying the good characters in the show because she was always in the spotlight.

Good Qualities

  1. Technically her intentions are not so bad.
  2. Unlike female lead characters that are Mary-Sues, she has a backstory.
  3. At least she is not sexist towards boys like Scott and Shadow-san.
  4. Gina Rodriguez did a wonderful voice for her.
  5. The revival will never be the same without her.
  6. Her designs in this revival look very pretty and stylish.


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