Young Carmen Render V3.0

Prototype Carmen V2

Character Information
Gender: Female ♀
Also known as: Prickles (by Banana Joe in "The Party")
Species: Cactus
Age: 12
Friends: Alan (boyfriend)
Miss Simian (in "The Best")
Rob (formerly)
Enemies: Tobias
Miss Simian (sometimes)
Relatives: an Unnamed father
Unnamed Mother
Occupation: Franklin Junior High Student (formerly)
School cheerleader
First Appearance: Early reel (prototype)
"The Third" (final concept)
Voice: Teresa Gallagher (Season 1)
Alix Wilton Regan (Season 2 onwards)
Color Scheme
coat cloth eye other
Carmen is a supporting character in The Amazing World of Gumball. She is a student at Elmore Junior High, and the girlfriend of Alan. She is also a member of the cheerleading squad.


Carmen is an anthropomorphic green cactus, with thin black lines for arms and legs. Her eyes and mouth are both black. In Season 2, her design barely changed at all. However, her cactus arms seem to have become slightly closer to the edge of her head, as well as the outline of every part of her body (including her prickles) got thicker. Her face also moved further up her body to sit in the middle. She also now has round eyes instead of ovular. In her early concept, she had one eye and more spikes.


Carmen is said to be a leader among the girls, meaning that she is one of the smartest and most capable people in the school. She also puts a lot of pressure on herself, and she gets extremely upset when she fails at something. Out of all the girls, Carmen is the most serious and focused, dedicating nearly all her time to her studies. She is often seen reading books. She can also be criticizing, which annoys Gumball a lot.

Carmen is also madly in love with Alan the balloon, although this love obviously suffers many issues, because of how readily cactus spines pop balloons, which Alan is.

In "The Best," it is revealed that she used to be a troublemaker at Franklin Junior High for bad grades, vandalizing, and disrespecting the principal, which resulted in her being expelled. Since arriving at Elmore Junior High, she became a better person.

Episode Appearances


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Voice Actors


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  • In the original promos for the show, Carmen is already dating Alan, but in "The Party," she is dating Banana Joe.
  • It is revealed in "The Best" that Carmen was originally a Franklin Junior High student. She was expelled from this school due to her aggressive and violent behavior before changing her ways at Elmore Junior High.
  • In Season 2 onwards, Carmen can often be seen having a background conversation with Alan, often in the hallways.

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