The New Exodus Vanguard (Part 1)
The New Exodus Vanguard (Part 2 and 3)
Carmen is described as olive-skinned and burly, and is aged in her thirties. She is part of The New Exodus Vanguard, and a member of the squad lead by Kendrick Merrill. She takes pride in her physical fitness and strength, regularly working out, and successfully challenging Kendrick Merrill in hand to hand combat in training. Although her background is unknown, she is likely of Mediterranean or Spanish ancestry, evidenced by her missing Barcelona, where she viewed the Olympics as a teenager.
Carmen joined The New Exodus Vanguard after the loss of her daughters during the events of The Crushing Fist. She subsequently paired up with Cheng Yao, showing concern for his well-being after his encounter with the Closet Door Rift.
She considers Kendrick Merrill to be a friend as well as squad leader, supporting him both during and after his modification in the Machine Reality, and commenting that many athletes would kill for the physical upgrade he had received.
Carmen indicated in her logbook a suspicion of the human populated reality encountered far from the core realities within the original Outer Shield. Notably, she is one of only three people to query the nature and truth of the overall situation in the entire Vanguard forces.
Traits: Physically fit and strong. Displays compassion and care for her friends. Tends to apply intuition to scenarios. Remains emotionally brittle from the loss of her daughters, but remains focused on her mission.