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4th Oct '17 11:19:01 PM bweb
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** And in one episode, when Carmen and the detectives are engaged in an EnemyMine situation, Carmen expresses her distaste for the C5.
4th Oct '17 11:15:17 PM bweb
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* DressingAsTheEnemy: Zack and Ivy end up dressed as V.I.L.E. henchmen a few times, and Ivy takes on the mantle of The Tigress to make Carmen jealous of a new thief in town.

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* DressingAsTheEnemy: Zack and Ivy end up dressed as V.I.L.E. henchmen a few times, and Ivy takes on the mantle of The Tigress to make Carmen jealous of a new thief in town. And on one notable occasion, Ivy and Carmen were dressed [[spoiler: as each other.]]
17th Aug '17 10:39:08 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* EasilyForgiven: In "When It Rains", [[spoiler:Dr. Sara Bellum]] committed a series of violent and destructive crimes, disguised as Carmen, so that if her plans failed, Carmen would take the blame. In later episodes, we see her working ''with'' Carmen again, and no mention of her previous treachery is made.

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* EasilyForgiven: In "When It Rains", [[spoiler:Dr. Sara Sarah Bellum]] committed a series of violent and destructive crimes, disguised as Carmen, so that if her plans failed, Carmen would take the blame. In later episodes, we see her working ''with'' Carmen again, and no mention of her previous treachery is made.



** Carmen's non-violent brand of thievery as contrasted with Maelstrom's and [[spoiler:Sara Bellum's]].

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** Carmen's non-violent brand of thievery as contrasted with Maelstrom's and [[spoiler:Sara [[spoiler:Sarah Bellum's]].



* MadScientist: Sara Bellum. [[spoiler:She eventually has a VillainousBreakdown stemming from a NoodleIncident that was never fully explained.[[note]]The closest explanation Sara herself provides is that she got tired of being Carmen's "main brain."[[/note]]]]

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* MadScientist: Sara Sarah Bellum. [[spoiler:She eventually has a VillainousBreakdown stemming from a NoodleIncident that was never fully explained.[[note]]The closest explanation Sara Sarah herself provides is that she got tired of being Carmen's "main brain."[[/note]]]]



* MagicCountdown: In "Follow My Footprints", Zack and Ivy have 60 seconds to catch Sara Bellum on the Moon, and if the Chief missed with the C5 they'd all be stuck there. As the mainframe is going into its final countdown, the Chief pops up to have a BigDamnHeroes moment which takes longer than the 5 seconds remaining.

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* MagicCountdown: In "Follow My Footprints", Zack and Ivy have 60 seconds to catch Sara Sarah Bellum on the Moon, and if the Chief missed with the C5 they'd all be stuck there. As the mainframe is going into its final countdown, the Chief pops up to have a BigDamnHeroes moment which takes longer than the 5 seconds remaining.



* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Maelstrom and Prof. Sara Bellum.

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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Maelstrom and Prof. Sara Sarah Bellum.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In "Follow My Footprints," as Zack and Ivy prepare to take the C5 to the Moon to stop Sara Bellum from stealing Neil Armstrong's footprint from the Apollo 11 landing site in the Sea of Tranquility, the Chief tries to talk them out of it, even up to when the C5 plots the departure location and the arrival location, to no avail, leaving him to lament what he has allowed them to do, bringing him out of his HeroicBSOD from mourning Carmen's supposed death.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In "Follow My Footprints," as Zack and Ivy prepare to take the C5 to the Moon to stop Sara Sarah Bellum from stealing Neil Armstrong's footprint from the Apollo 11 landing site in the Sea of Tranquility, the Chief tries to talk them out of it, even up to when the C5 plots the departure location and the arrival location, to no avail, leaving him to lament what he has allowed them to do, bringing him out of his HeroicBSOD from mourning Carmen's supposed death.



* {{Not H|imself}}erself: Zack and Ivy wonder if Carmen has [[SanitySlippage lost her mind]] when some of her crimes border on pure destruction, especially with the theft of the Spruce Goose and torching the Amazon rainforest. They become even more suspicious with some of the clues they receive, saying it wasn't like Carmen to leave extremely easy clues. [[spoiler:It was actually Sara Bellum [[WigDressAccent impersonating]] Carmen, during the midst of a VillainousBreakdown.]]

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* {{Not H|imself}}erself: Zack and Ivy wonder if Carmen has [[SanitySlippage lost her mind]] when some of her crimes border on pure destruction, especially with the theft of the Spruce Goose and torching the Amazon rainforest. They become even more suspicious with some of the clues they receive, saying it wasn't like Carmen to leave extremely easy clues. [[spoiler:It was actually Sara Sarah Bellum [[WigDressAccent impersonating]] Carmen, during the midst of a VillainousBreakdown.]]



* PunnyName: But of course; it wouldn't be V.I.L.E. otherwise. Sara Bellum, Ace Bandage, Claire E. and Cora Net, Paige Turner, Phill M. Critic, Al Loy, every one of Carmen's henchmen who wasn't a {{Faceless Goon|s}} had a job-specific name.

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* PunnyName: But of course; it wouldn't be V.I.L.E. otherwise. Sara Sarah Bellum, Ace Bandage, Claire E. and Cora Net, Paige Turner, Phill M. Critic, Al Loy, every one of Carmen's henchmen who wasn't a {{Faceless Goon|s}} had a job-specific name.



* SnapBack: Besides the fact that almost every episode or StoryArc is completely standalone, the CardboardPrison nature of the show goes [[UpToEleven even beyond Carmen herself]]. The writers never seem to keep track of who's been sent to jail and who evades capture, as various V.I.L.E. henchman are often seen alongside or mentioned to have done work for Carmen even if they were arrested in a previous episode. The most prominent example of this is [[spoiler:Sara Bellum]], who went full [[TheStarscream Starscream]] on Carmen in "When It Rains" and got captured at the end, and then is seen back in V.I.L.E. in "Follow My Footprints" as if nothing ever happened. [[spoiler:Lee Jordan]]'s breakout may be the only time they even attempted a HandWave at this.

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* SnapBack: Besides the fact that almost every episode or StoryArc is completely standalone, the CardboardPrison nature of the show goes [[UpToEleven even beyond Carmen herself]]. The writers never seem to keep track of who's been sent to jail and who evades capture, as various V.I.L.E. henchman are often seen alongside or mentioned to have done work for Carmen even if they were arrested in a previous episode. The most prominent example of this is [[spoiler:Sara [[spoiler:Sarah Bellum]], who went full [[TheStarscream Starscream]] on Carmen in "When It Rains" and got captured at the end, and then is seen back in V.I.L.E. in "Follow My Footprints" as if nothing ever happened. [[spoiler:Lee Jordan]]'s breakout may be the only time they even attempted a HandWave at this.



* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Sara Bellum]] in "When It Rains" and Mason Dixon in "Timing Is Everything".

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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Sara [[spoiler:Sarah Bellum]] in "When It Rains" and Mason Dixon in "Timing Is Everything".
17th Aug '17 10:14:17 AM shadowwolf75
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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: The Chief is effectively an OmniscientDatabase with an AI interface, but he's still capable of all the emotions a human is. Too much, some may say, as he's a hyperactive wisecracking scene-stealer.

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: The Chief is effectively an OmniscientDatabase with an AI interface, but he's still capable of all the emotions a human is. Too much, some may say, as he's a hyperactive wisecracking scene-stealer.
18th Jun '17 5:39:07 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* AnAesop: Carmen delivers one during her closing conversation with the Player in "Boyhood's End, Part 2":
-->'''Carmen:''' A famous writer, Creator/FScottFitzgerald, once said: "Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy."\\
'''Player:''' Meaning what, Carmen?\\
'''Carmen:''' The tragedy here is [[spoiler:Lee [Jordan[=]=]]]'s lack of maturity kept him from being a great detective [[spoiler:''or'' a great thief]].
30th May '17 4:40:56 AM longWriter
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* VileVillainLaughableLackey: A one-off villain from the past named Maelstrom had a lackey with a typically UnfortunateName: Bilge. Downplayed, in that Bilge's only comical aspects were his name and the fact that he is afraid of a giant squid kept in the ship's hold who [[ProperlyParanoid attacks the heroes at one point]].
15th Apr '17 7:57:24 AM DustSnitch
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* YouMeanXmas: At least some prints of the ChristmasEpisode avert this: After Zack and Ivy dare Carmen to steal the sheet music for Music/GeorgeFredericHandel's ''Messiah'', Carmen explains to her crooks that UsefulNotes/{{Christian|ity}}s call {{Jesus}} the Messiah, and spend Christmas celebrating his birth. Later, during a segment about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Befana La Befana]], she refers to Baby Jesus as "the Christ child."

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* YouMeanXmas: At least some prints of the ChristmasEpisode avert this: After Zack and Ivy dare Carmen to steal the sheet music for Music/GeorgeFredericHandel's ''Messiah'', Carmen explains to her crooks that UsefulNotes/{{Christian|ity}}s call {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} the Messiah, and spend Christmas celebrating his birth. Later, during a segment about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Befana La Befana]], she refers to Baby Jesus as "the Christ child."
7th Mar '17 11:09:49 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* SnapBack: Besides the fact that almost every episode or StoryArc is completely standalone, the CardboardPrison nature of the show goes [[UpToEleven even beyond Carmen herself]]. The writers never seem to keep track of who's been sent to jail and who evades capture, as various V.I.L.E. henchman are often seen alongside or mentioned to have done work for Carmen even if they were arrested in a previous episode. The most prominent example of this is [[spoiler:Sara Bellum]], who went full [[TheStarscream Starscream]] on Carmen in "When It Rains" and got captured at the end, and then is seen back in V.I.L.E. in "Follow My Footprints" as if nothing ever happened. [[spoiler:Lee Jordan]]'s breakout may be the only time they even attempted a HandWave at this.
7th Mar '17 10:08:55 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* SmoochOfVictory: Subverted in "Rules of the Game" when Zack offers Tatiana a kiss as a reward for solving Carmen's clue, only to be turned down.

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* SmoochOfVictory: Subverted in "Rules of the Game" when Zack offers Tatiana a kiss as a reward for solving Carmen's clue, only to be turned down. This gets a CallBack in "Boyhood's End, Part 1" when a similar scene occurs between Lee Jordan and Ivy.


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* StandardSnippet: Carmen's Himalayan chase at the start of "Follow My Footprints" is underscored by ''Music/RideOfTheValkyries.''
7th Mar '17 12:21:59 AM SamuraiGal
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Despite being an educational show, the time travel arcs tended to be a little loose on the implications of Carmen's thefts of historical objects before they impacted history. For example, stealing the horseshoe from Paul Revere's horse would probably not have changed the course of the Battle of Lexington - there were multiple riders sounding the alarm, and Revere was one of the riders who ''failed'' to make it to their ultimate destination, anyway.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Despite being an educational show, the time travel arcs tended to be a little loose on the implications of Carmen's thefts of historical objects before they impacted history. For example, stealing the horseshoe from Paul Revere's horse would probably not have changed the course of the Battle of Lexington - there were multiple riders sounding the alarm, and Revere was one of the riders who ''failed'' to make it to their ultimate destination, anyway. Not to mention the fact that he seemed to have no broken bones or mentioned being knocked unconscious when he fell, so there was no reason why he couldn't have just gotten another horse!
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