History Franchise / CarmenSandiego

30th Jun '16 11:01:11 AM Mikeyfan93
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** Carmen herself didn't have her trademark red trench coat and hat in the original games, but a standard beige one as seen on the cover. You didn't even work for ACME in the original game either, but instead for Interpol.
30th Jun '16 10:57:42 AM Mikeyfan93
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[[caption-width-right:325:Careful, else she'll steal this wiki.]]

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[[caption-width-right:325:Careful, else she'll she could steal this wiki.]]
25th Jun '16 6:16:10 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* HurricaneOfPuns: Oh, is it ever.


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* WorldOfPun: Oh, is it ever.
2nd Jun '16 9:06:16 PM nombretomado
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* CollectionSidequest: Finding all 450 amulets in ''Secret of the Stolen Drums''. Not necessary for HundredPercentCompletion, but on the SlidingScaleOfCollectibleTracking, it varies from "Could Be Anywhere" to LostForever, especially since once you moved to the next location there was no way to travel back to a previous location. Just to make things worse, the PS2 version has one amulet DummiedOut for no apparent reason.

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* CollectionSidequest: Finding all 450 amulets in ''Secret of the Stolen Drums''. Not necessary for HundredPercentCompletion, but on the SlidingScaleOfCollectibleTracking, it varies from "Could Be Anywhere" to LostForever, especially since once you moved to the next location there was no way to travel back to a previous location. Just to make things worse, the PS2 [=PS2=] version has one amulet DummiedOut for no apparent reason.
26th May '16 6:40:31 PM RomanVulcan83
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-->'''Jane Reaction''': "Those red dots drive me crazy! [[LaughingMad ''(maniacal laughter)'']]" [[note]] As if you wasn't already, Jane... [[/note]]

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-->'''Jane Reaction''': "Those red dots drive me crazy! [[LaughingMad ''(maniacal laughter)'']]" ''[[LaughingMad (maniacal laughter)]]''" [[note]] As if you wasn't already, Jane... [[/note]]
26th May '16 6:37:06 PM RomanVulcan83
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-->'''Jane Reaction''': "Those red dots drive me crazy! [[LaughingMad ''(maniacal laughter)]]''" [[note]] As if you wasn't already, Jane... [[/note]]

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-->'''Jane Reaction''': "Those red dots drive me crazy! [[LaughingMad ''(maniacal laughter)]]''" laughter)'']]" [[note]] As if you wasn't already, Jane... [[/note]]
26th May '16 3:42:06 PM RomanVulcan83
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* EvilIsPetty: Some of the knowledge thefts from ''[=ThinkQuick=] Challenge'' have this as a motive. For example, [[MadScientist Jane Reaction]] stole the knowledge of lasers because she wanted to get rid of laser pointers.
-->'''Jane Reaction''': "Those red dots drive me crazy! [[LaughingMad ''(maniacal laughter)]]''" [[note]] As if you wasn't already, Jane... [[/note]]



** ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' worked hard to make Carmen Sandiego's seemingly outrageous crimes semi-plausible in their execution. A later plot to steal an uncracked Liberty Bell is accomplished by hijacking a Russian military time-travel project and then using it to travel back to the 18th century.

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** The entire Trans-Siberian Railway [[note]] The world's longest railway [[/note]]
** ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' worked hard to make Carmen Sandiego's seemingly outrageous crimes semi-plausible in their execution. A later plot to steal an uncracked Liberty Bell is accomplished by hijacking a Russian military time-travel project and then using it to travel back to the 18th century.


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** Knowledge of all types in ''[=ThinkQuick=] Challenge'', even down to basics like ''alphabetical order''.
14th Jan '16 12:14:32 PM crazysamaritan
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* ImpossibleTheft:
** The Mona Lisa's smile.
** ALL the goulash.
** ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' worked hard to make Carmen Sandiego's seemingly outrageous crimes semi-plausible in their execution. A later plot to steal an uncracked Liberty Bell is accomplished by hijacking a Russian military time-travel project and then using it to travel back to the 18th century.



* IntangibleTheft:
** Linguistic thefts:
*** The Portuguese language.
*** The English alphabet.
*** The letter ñ in Spanish.
** The alien henchwoman Kneemoi is responsible for most of the bizarre thefts, particularly of concepts that don't exist in any physical sense, like the following:
*** The Mason-Dixon Line, an imaginary line dividing the north and south of the UsefulNotes/UnitedStatesOfAmerica.
*** The Portuguese language.
*** Tai chi, a martial art.
** The Hope Diamond's shine.[[note]]Which would mean she completely chemically reconfigured it and left it there.[[/note]]
** The ABC: A television channel.[[note]]No, not just the deed to or controlling stock of the corporation either; that would be physically possible and thus not this trope.[[/note]]
** The UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine, an imaginary concept that is part of the basis for time.
** The Internet.
** Periods of history.
** ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' worked hard to make Carmen Sandiego's seemingly outrageous crimes semi-plausible in their execution. The pilot has her stealing the talent of famous athletes and musicians by using a prototype neural scanner to scramble their nervous systems while overlaying her own with an imprint of their abilities.



* MonumentalTheft: She used to be the TropeNamer, because when she isn't committing them, she's sending out her henchmen to do so.

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* MonumentalTheft: MonumentalTheft:
** The Moon, [[NoEndorHolocaust damage to the Earth be damned]]. Maybe she stole the damage too?
** Countries.
** TheBermudaTriangle.
She used probably made it get lost in itself.
** The Ozone Layer. According to the Chief it has caused a worldwide disaster (of course the detectives are on the advice of the Chief wearing SPF 9 Zillion Sunblock so that they can track down and arrest Robocrook before the environment gets any worse).
** The frickin' Milky Way Galaxy. [[FridgeLogic Theoretically, that means she stole Earth as well.]]
** The World Trade Center towers. Needless to say, that one's [[FunnyAneurysmMoment a whole lot less whimsical seeming now]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3O66Uuayn8&list=PLEEC10AB6D9832C64 The Roman Forum.]]
** In "The Case of the Unsolved Crime", Carmen and henchman Sam O'Nella steal the Pantheon from Rome, Italy. However Carmen, punishing Sam for a past betrayal, ditches him immediately after the heist, leaving him with a thousand-ton stone monument of a white elephant. Sam unsuccessfully tries to sell the stone
to be used in paper-weights before being caught.
** ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' worked hard to make Carmen Sandiego's seemingly outrageous crimes semi-plausible in their execution. True to herself, she always commits her crimes just to prove she can, and allows
the TropeNamer, because when she isn't committing them, she's sending out stolen goods to be recovered once the theft's been accomplished.
*** The opening credits have
her henchmen stealing a Chinese stone lion, The Sphynx, and the Statue of Liberty in rapid succession.
*** A plan
to do so.make her the most famous crook in time by stealing the Roman Colosseum from Ancient Rome, deals with stolen miniature landmarks, ACME's first Chronoskimmer, a bust of a Roman leader, a electric magnet from the future, and Hannibal's elephants.
14th Jan '16 12:10:36 PM crazysamaritan
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* ImpossibleThief: ''She stole the galaxy!'' And probably nobody has any clue as how she did it because she stole that too...
24th Oct '15 3:28:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* GuideDangIt: There are a few examples where they give a rather obscure hint that's not explained in-game because you're supposed to look in the guide book. The Facebook game justifies this because they [[GenreSavvy know you're going to use Google]].

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* GuideDangIt: There are a few examples where they give a rather obscure hint that's not explained in-game because you're supposed to look in the guide book. The Facebook game justifies this because they [[GenreSavvy know you're going to use Google]].Google.
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