History Franchise / CarmenSandiego

14th Jan '16 12:14:32 PM crazysamaritan
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Cross Wicking from trope pages
* 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 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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Will crosswick onto here soon
* 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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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* 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.
26th Sep '15 3:27:53 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tacos, something established as early as the first game. (Identifying the suspect's food preference was one of several clues you would need to identify him her in most games, and if the suspect was Carmen herself, the right choice would be "Tex/Mex".)
26th Sep '15 3:22:32 PM LadyJaneGrey
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Plans to make a live action movie starring the character by both Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media (both Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lopez have been suggested to play the role) have been in DevelopmentHell since the late 1990's.
15th Sep '15 2:39:45 PM kablammin45
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* TokenGoodTeammate: The "Touch-E Feel-E" robot among Carmen's robots in ''[=ThinkQuick Challenge=]'', which seems to enjoy the young agents learning and doesn't act antagonistic towards them at all, unlike the other robots. On the other hand, she/it still self-destructs upon defeat (in an attempt to prevent the player from finding out where the bad guy of the day is hiding) and acts a bit more antagonistic (though not by much) in the "Sleuth" mini-games. Perhaps she/it's merely a downplayed example of AffablyEvil.
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* TokenGoodTeammate: The "Touch-E Feel-E" robot among Carmen's robots in ''[=ThinkQuick Challenge=]'', which seems to enjoy the young agents learning and doesn't act antagonistic towards them in the main parts of the game at all, unlike the other robots. On the other hand, she/it still self-destructs upon defeat (in an attempt to prevent the player from finding out where the bad guy of the day is hiding) and acts a bit more antagonistic (though not by much) in the "Sleuth" mini-games. Perhaps she/it's merely a downplayed example of AffablyEvil.
15th Sep '15 2:39:18 PM kablammin45
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* TokenGoodTeammate: The "Touch-E Feel-E" robot among Carmen's robots in ''[=ThinkQuick Challenge=]'', which seems to enjoy the young agents learning and doesn't act antagonistic towards them at all, unlike the other robots. On the other hand, she/it still self-destructs upon defeat (in an attempt to prevent the player from finding out where the bad guy of the day is hiding) and acts a bit more antagonistic (though not by much) in the "Sleuth" mini-games. Perhaps she/it's merely a downplayed example of AffablyEvil.
2nd Sep '15 9:56:16 AM Mikeyfan93
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* ''VideoGame/CarmenSandiegoTreasuresOfKnowledge''
15th Aug '15 11:47:36 AM RisefromYourGrave
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Updated.
Given a massive DarkerAndEdgier {{homage}} [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1747610 here]]. It was playable [[http://www.facebook.com/carmensandiego on Facebook]] (but no longer) and received a WiiWare episodic game. A reboot will arrive in 2015 called ''Carmen Sandiego Returns''.
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Given a massive DarkerAndEdgier {{homage}} [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1747610 here]]. It was playable [[http://www.facebook.com/carmensandiego on Facebook]] (but no longer) and received a WiiWare episodic game. A reboot will arrive in 2015 called ''Carmen Sandiego Returns''. Returns'' was released in 2015.
14th Aug '15 3:40:02 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* MediumBlending: In some of the games, Lynne Thigpen of the PBS game shows plays the Chief in live-action footage. But everyone else is a cartoon character. Try to figure that one out. Also, in some of the older games, the characters are cartoons running around in still photographs.

* MediumBlending: In some of the games, Lynne Thigpen of the PBS game shows plays the Chief in live-action footage. But everyone else is a cartoon character. Try to figure that one out. Also, in some of the older games, the characters are cartoons running around in still photographs.
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