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- "You can call me ... Player."
- ―Player, "Becoming Carmen Sandiego: Part I"
Player is a teenage hacker who currently assists Carmen Sandiego in her capers against V.I.L.E. He first made contact with Carmen through a phone she stole from the Captain during her time on the Isle of V.I.L.E.
Player is a young teenager with side-fringed dark brown hair, brown eyes and tan skin. He wears a grey and red jacket over a red shirt, with navy blue shorts and grey sneakers.
He is a talented hacker, being able to contact Black Sheep's stolen phone after hacking through V.I.L.E. Academy's 27 layers of security. As a White Hat hacker, he uses his talents only for good reasons and seems to have a strong moral compass.
He seems mild-mannered and makes jokes often, being able to hold light friendly banter with Carmen. He mentions being perfectly happy in his "dark little cave", and doesn't seem all that interested in going outside for himself. It's possible he's more interested in experiencing the world vicariously through Carmen's adventures.
He's surprisingly quick to trust Black Sheep initially, even when her answers don't seem to make much sense at first, and chooses to go with the flow and believe her when she does admit she's in a school for thieves.
He's confident in his skills and his friends', though he still shows concern for Carmen when things turn dicey.
''I just hacked through 27 years of encryption.''
''So, who do I inform about weak link over there?''
- Player, Becoming Carmen Sandiego Part 1
As described as Carmen's secret weapon, Player has demonstrated he has a high proficiency in encryption breaking, hacking and data collection.
He has provided invaluable technical support to the team.
- Proficient in Encryption Breaking - Player was able to break V.I.L.E's 27 layers of encryption before making contact with Black Sheep, he is the key team member who is able to decrypt V.I.L.E.'s hard drive. When provided a password by Carmen, he was able to access into A.C.M.E.'s database in less than a minute.
- Proficient in Data Collection - Player has regularly provided Carmen and her team cultural and geographical knowledge of a location.
He was born on May 6, and lives in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Player first met Carmen when hacking into V.I.L.E.'s security. Player was Carmen's only connection to the outside world, and they quickly became friends.
After months of planning, Player and Carmen would investigate a V.I.L.E. business front called Darryl's Donut Hole. This led to Carmen meeting Zack and Ivy, who would become members of the team.
Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?
Player was featured in the 1994 animated series Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? as an unseen live-action character. He would bookend the episodes and communicate with Carmen, implying the events of the series were just a video game on his computer.
In Other Languages
|Danish||Player||-||Theo B. Koefoed|
|Turkish||Player||-||Ömer Şerif Erzurumlu|
|Italian||Giocatore||Player||Luca de Ambrosis|
|Player||斎賀 みつき (Mitsuki Saiga)|
- His real name, if he has one, is currently unknown.
- In Season 2 Episode 5, "The Boston Tea Party Caper", Player states he doesn't have a Learner's Permit.
- In "The Opera in the Outback Caper" a top-down shot of Player's room shows a piece of paper on the floor with the "Bureau of Balance" symbol on it. This implies that he is a fan of the real play Dungeons and Dragons podcast the symbol appears in, The Adventure Zone. The reference remains when the same camera angle is used in season 2.
- Player has Shadow-san's respect, a rare honor.
- Player's alias is a reference to how the Carmen Sandiego series started as video games.
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