"Close your eyes and listen to your heart...and write what you feel on the paper."

Carmen to her classmates in Caught in the Net: Technology
Carmen is one of the main protagonists in Caught in the Net: Technology. She is one of the two top students (next to Emillia) that excels in exams in their class.


Over a year ago, Carmen was addicted to the internet, and became friends with Dennis online. She was so badly addicted to the internet that she even skipped school and avoided people, which greatly worried her parents and her friends.[6] But one day, a week before she and Dennis arranged to meet for the first time in real life, her mother was busy with an emergency at work, and she could not walk her brother from kindergarten back home, so she asked Carmen to help to walk him home.

However, she was so engrossed in an online game that she lost track of time and she was a few hours late to pick her brother up, and it was raining at that time, so her brother stood for hours outside in the rain waiting for her.[7]

By the time she remembered, it was too late, and her brother was down with a fever that would not go down for days, and he was admitted to the hospital with severe pneumonia.[8]

He eventually recovered, but her brother is now very weak as his lungs were clogged with fluid while he was ill.[9]

Carmen was regretful over her brother that she completely stopped using the internet without saying goodbye to Dennis online, and without meeting Dennis as had they promised.

Physical Appearances

Carmen is a slim young woman around average height. She has shoulder length, sky blue hair; her hairstyle's most distinctive trait is her bangs being pinned to the back with various ribbons. She has large, sky blue (sometimes emerald green) eyes and wears circular-lensed glasses.


"One of Candy JEM's classmates who ties with Emilia in scoring the highest grades in class. She is intelligent, but cold and arrogant."
-Carmen's personality and introduction as shown in the Characters' page.[10]

Carmen is characterized as a hardworking and talented individual. And also one of the smartest students in the class next to Emilia. Despite being intelligent and wise, she sometimes tend to display lack of modesty and arrogance, as shown when she coldly respond to Miss Miyuki's encouragement for her and Emilia for acing in the exams.[11] Her faults for her attitude include her cynical and cold outlook on people (such as Emilia and Dennis) and ditching her online friend Shadowmoon without providing a reason.

Despite the negative traits of her, Carmen also has a heart of gold. As shown when her little brother got sick and received permanent symptoms[12] because of her, she forbade herself from using the internet to prevent any further consequences; Carmen regrets not replying Dennis for her sudden disappearance and later made up for him as an apology for her actions.

As the series developed, Carmen started to develop mutual feelings for Dennis, and frequently blushes whenever the two got involved in several events.[13]


Mental Intellect

Carmen had displayed a high level of intelligence, as shown when she get the first place in her class.[14][15] She is also one of the smartest students in her class.







Due to the fact that Carmen and Emilia are competitors when it comes to academic studies, the two showed hostility towards one another and when Emilia said that the internet has a lot of benefits, Carmen challenged Emilia to change Dennis' addiction to the computer to prove that her sayings were true. They then continued to compete on which learning method was more effective.

Carmen and Emilia's rivalry

Carmen and Emilia's rivalry

Emilia and Carmen shake hands

Carmen and Emilia put aside their rivalry and became friends

But after the events of Caught in the Net: Technology, the two had put down their rivalry and displayed a friendlier demeanor towards one another, as shown when Emilia shook hands with Carmen and openly congratulated her when Carmen got the first place in class.




Love Interests


See Carnis

Other Media

Candy Careers Card Game 1.0 and 2.0

Carmen, along with many other characters, are depicted and designed in several cards as performing different types of occupations. She is depicted as:

  • Hotel Concierge
  • Potter
  • Astronomer
  • Music Producer
  • Print Journalist


Caught in the Net: Technology

Girls On Guard: Self-Defence

Season of Blossoms: Growing Up

Carmen was one of the female guests that were invited to Mia's birthday party.

A Class Effort: Leadership

A few of the classmates in Candy JEM's class were discussing about either of the excelling students (Emilia and Carmen) could have be the class' monitor. Eavesdropping on the few, Emilia immediately glanced at Carmen, who was busy reading a book.

When the whole class was held back for a discussion on planning their booth for the upcoming bazaar, Emilia pointed out certain ideas that might work as a theme for their class own booth if they we're combined together, leading to the agreement and approval of most classmates, including Carmen.

Carmen was seen exiting the classroom with boxes loaded with items crucial for their class' preparation. And was approached by Dennis, whom volunteered to offer help. Later during Candy JEM's singing performance for their class' booth, Carmen, dressed in a blue, angel-like dress could be seen together with Alex watching the performance.

On Our Own: Self-Reliance

Carmen was seen panicking along with the rest of the students when Miss Miyuki said that there was a change in the trip the class had one in the Bazaar. Later on, she could be seen in the bus to Cameron Highlands and later on that day, she was shown being partnered with Dennis while blushing. The next day, she was shown with Dennis while they were visiting the Honey Bee farm in a few panels and that night, she was also shown saying goodnight to Emilia.

Rules of Popularity: Reputation


  • Carmen's official eye color is sky blue, but at times, it is emerald green in color. It may be either: the reflection from where the light is shining that makes them green,[16] or it could simply be a coloring error.
  • In the official Candy Series character stats, some information of Carmen are revealed:
    • Carmen's astrological sign is Capricorn, therefore her birthday falls between December 23 to January 20.
    • Carmen's favourite things are books.
    • Carmen's hobbies are reading and surfing the Internet.
Carmen 2

Carmen's character stats


  1. Carmen's blood type in Character Information, see trivia
  2. Carmen's astrological sign in Character Information, see trivia
  3. Carmen's hobbies in Character Information, see trivia
  4. Carmen's hobbies in Character Information, see trivia
  5. Carmen's likes in Character Information, see trivia
  6. Caught in the Net: Technology, page 109
  7. Caught in the Net: Technology, page 110
  8. Caught in the Net: Technology, page 110
  9. Caught in the Net: Technology, page 111
  10. Caught in the Net: Technology, page 7
  11. Caught in the Net: Technology, page 15
  12. Caught in the Net: Technology, page 108-109
  13. On Our Own: Self-Reliance
  14. Caught in the Net: Technology, page 15
  15. Top of the Class: Academics, page 17
  16. Caught in the Net: Technology, page 108-112


Protagonists MiaEmiliaJoni
Antagonists SofiaLilyJaneSeraNoraJoshuaMr. ChanDerekDerek's Wingmen
Male Supporting Characters MikaelSteveIrwinCharlesCoreyAntoneAimoneJulianJamesDennisSeanNorman's Triplet BrothersNormanNoelBobbyAnthonyAndrewEdwardRichardHarryJacobPeterAsukaGarryMr. OuyangMr LiuMarcusDaveC-DaigonAlanMr. Christopher RobinsonMr. MakoMr. ZhangMr. ChengHeadmasterMr. ForestElite Minds Academy HeadmasterGuys GenerationMr. SilasHanselMr. Shun
Female Supporting Characters ZaraQistinaCarmenMiyukiMrs. LawsonMrs. OuyangJaneSusiePaulineAlexandraCarlyNinaNancyVaniRobinMrs ZhangIrisMrs LiuRoseMrs. WangMrs. ZhangMrs KwekMrs. ShunMrs. ChenMiss LeeAyako
Character Groups Mia's SiblingsNorman's GrandparentsRich TwinsTriplet Bullies
Non-humans Candy MeowHamletBunbunBonnie

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