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Carmen Verde
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: Mr. Verde (father), Mrs. Verde (mother)
Occupation: Franklin Junior High student (formerly)
School cheerleader
First Appearance: The early reel (prototype)
"The Third" (final concept)
Voice: Teresa Gallagher (season 1)
Alix Wilton Regan (season 2 onwards)
Color Scheme
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Carmen Verde 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) getting thicker. Her face has 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.

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

Episode appearances


  • Early reel: Her debut. She accidentally pops Alan.

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

  • "The Lady": She watches Principal Brown suffer the effects of eating a candle.
  • "The Vegging": She turns into a mutant.
  • "The One": She is in the cafeteria. Later, Tobias imagines that she sees Bobert malfunction.
  • "The Cringe": She is in the hallway. Later, she is in the bus.
  • "The Cage": She is in the audience.
  • "The Neighbor": She is in class.
  • "The Anybody": She is on the bus, enters Miss Simian's class, exits school, and is on the bus again.
  • "The Faith": She is in Alan's memory.
  • "The Candidate": She is locked into the art room.
  • "The Pact": She is on the bus and is sitting with Penny when she laughs.
  • "The Shippening": She watches Alan get shipped with Teri.
  • "The Spinoffs": She is with Ocho playing games. Later, she plays basketball.
  • "The Understanding": She is in the cafeteria.
  • "The Ghouls": She trick-or-treats.
  • "The Stink": She is in class.
  • "The Drama": She is in the cafeteria. Later, she is on the bus.
  • "The Buddy": She is beaten up by Jamie. Later, she is in class and in the schoolyard.
  • "The Silence": She is seen on the bus and in music class.
  • "The Heart": She is in a flashback.
  • "The Decisions": She asks Darwin to sign Teri's birthday card.
  • "The Inquisition": She is at the meeting.

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.
    • It is revealed in the same episode that she is approximately 3'3" tall.
  • In season 2 onwards, Carmen can often be seen having a background conversation with Alan, often in the hallways.
  • Carmen's surname was revealed in "Vote Gumball…and Anyone?"
    • Her surname, "Verde," is Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian and Italian for green.
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