As far as video game lady baddies go, Carmen is pretty tame. She was more a glorified middle school teacher than anything else but thanks to her we learned the capitals of all the countries in South America and the real reasons behind the War of 1812. Players spent over twenty years chasing the red trench coat and fedora wearing beauty around the world. Driving us forward was the hope of finally putting the head of VILE, the ring of international thieves behind bars. Carmen kept us busy at ACME detective agency with a combination of gratifying puzzle busting and that sly come hither glance over her shoulder. I guess I should also thank her for my current obsession with brunettes as well.