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Carol the Wildcat, at your service! AndthisisLilac.
- Carol, introducing herself (and Lilac) to Torque.

Carol Tea, also known as Carol the Wildcat, is one of the main characters of the Freedom Planet series. She is an energetic tomboy wildcat, the best friend of Sash Lilac[1], and the younger sister of Corazon Tea.

When she was just a kitten, Carol ran away from home to join the Red Scarves, where she met Lilac and, after a brief rivalry, became best friends with her. Together, Carol and Lilac won prize money by competing in martial arts tournaments on behalf of the Scarves. However, Spade, another member of the Red Scarves, began crossing lines she wouldn't cross (possibly murder), so Carol and Lilac both abandoned the Red Scarves to live independently. Since then, they've been living in a Treehouse hidden deep in Dragon Valley, stealing from the rich to survive.

Appearance

Carol is a green Wildcat with dark green stripes and green eyes. The tips of her tail and ears are black, while the inner parts of her ears and midriff are white with yellow edges.

In Freedom Planet, Carol's outfit is a black tank top that shows off her midriff, dark green cargo shorts and black biker gloves with yellow cuffs. her boots are black and green with yellow laces.

In Freedom Planet 2, Carol now has small red markings over her eyelashes and wears an updated version of her first outfit. Her tank top now has a red strap at the bottom and shows off more of her midriff. Her cargo shorts also have red straps, as well as a long yellow lace as a belt.

For both outfits, Carol wears a Red Scarf, which serves as the symbol of the Red Scarves. Even though she's no longer a member, she continue to wear it as part of her outfit.

Personality

As a tomboy, Carol is rather impetuous and very impulsive, always getting in trouble. However, she's intensely loyal to anyone she considers a friend, although even in some moments, she tends to argue when she's not fully agreeing, or when her beliefs are not the same.[2]

She also tends to sleep for half a day, as stated by Lilac, when they were preparing to go adventuring and she was still asleep, until Milla woke her up with a playful puppy bark. Carol also has a sense of curiosity, as shown in the cutscene on Zao's Airship, where she asked Milla about what kind of wish she was making (Which was to see her long-lost parents again).

Relationships

Sash Lilac

Can't you be Little Miss Heropants some other time?
- Carol to Lilac.

Carol first met Lilac when she joined the Red Scarves years ago. Although they had a brief rivalry, the two became best friends who usually get along famously[1], with Lilac describing her as her tail, always being right behind her.[3] Carol can be reluctant when going along with Lilac's heroics, as she often calls her "Little Miss Heropants".[4] However, during their adventure, her reluctance causes tension between her and Lilac, causing her to run off on her own.[2] When Carol goes to rescue Lilac and finds her in so much pain, she breaks down in tears and blames herself for abandoning her best friend.[5]

Milla Basset

Carol was saved by Milla after being trapped in a collapsing cave.[6] She first notices her in a bush, following her and Lilac, and pounces at her, then apologize to her after realizing she was the one who saved her.[7] Carol can be grossed out by Milla's mannerisms, especially after watching her touch Lilac's ponytails, and annoyed the following morning, when she woke her up with a playful puppy bark.[8] On Zao's Airship, Carol saw Milla making a wish and asked what kind of wish was it. Milla told her that she wanted to see her parents again, Carol said that it sounded like a good thing to wish for. Eventually, Carol became more comfortable with Milla around, stating that she'll tell her about her past someday, if she was a good pup.[9] Later, when Brevon mutated Milla, Carol went berserk, and goes after the warlord to make him pay.[10] When everything was said and done, Carol began to cry while Milla was distraught for attacking them, with Lilac trying to comfort her.[11]

Torque

Carol met Torque shortly after Lilac rescued him from Serpentine, with Torque mistaking her for male, due to her tomboyish appearance.[3] Later that night, Carol was shocked to see him as an alien and runs to get Lilac. On Zao's Airship after the Sky Battle, Carol told Torque about how she and Lilac met, as well as their past with Spade and the Red Scarves.[12] After Torque was captured, Carol admits she likes Torque, also stating that their mission was too much for them, that they were just kids.[2] At the end of the game, Carol wrote "Carol Wuz Here" on the side of Torque's Rocket, with a pawprint and couple hearts.[11]

Spade

Carol fought alongside Spade when she and Lilac were part of the Red Scarves years ago. She admits he was cool at first until things got weird. Carol left the Red Scarves with Lilac after Spade began crossing certain lines.[12] Since then, Spade sees Carol as a traitor and formed a rivalry with her and Lilac. Any other history between Carol and Spade is currently unknown.

Corazon Tea

Corazon is Carol's older sister, though the history of their relationship is currently unknown. During the events of Freedom Planet 2, Carol will encounter Cory when she and her crew attempts to steal Pangu. When Aaa tried to attack Carol, Cory told him not to, as Carol was off the bandit list, giving her a "Family Discount".

Attributes

Carol has the instincts, reflexes and curiosity of an average feline, as she often pounces, climb walls, wags her tail in aggravation and attacks with her claws. She is an agile fighter that attacks with rapid-fire punches and kicks. Carol's special attack, the Wild Kick, grants her brief invulnerability, making it a great option for countering enemy attacks. She can also pounce forward for a quick burst of speed, and attacking right after a pounce will combo it into a strong claw attack. Mobility-wise, she can scale walls by repeatedly wall jumping, and she can also use specialized Jump Pads that warp her to predetermined locations in each stage. By Collecting a Fuel Tank, Carol is able to summon and use her Motorcycle, increasing her speed and attack power, replacing her pounce with a damage-dealing spin attack that also works as a double jump.

Carol's main weaknesses are her lack of ranged attacks and her dependency on the environment for most of her abilities. Speedrunning is difficult for Carol unless she obtains a Motorcycle as quickly as possible and avoids taking damage, as it will break after three hits (except during the Boss Fights with the Robopanther and Morpher Syntax). While she can fight effectively in enclosed spaces where wall jumping can be used to avoid hazards, she has far fewer options when fighting in open areas.

Powers and Abilities

Like Lilac, Carol was also trained in martial arts at a young age by the Red Scarves. Carol has some Ninja-like influences, such as the running style. during the events of Freedom Planet, she mentions that the Red Scarves still had her all her ninja stuff, which leads Milla to think if Carol was a ninja. She may have tried out to be a ninja back when she first joined the Scarves, but probably either didn't make the cut or never completed her training.

Move List

Move/Details Images
Claw Combo

Carol's Standard Attack; she uses her Cat Claws to throw a combination of quick Claw Attacks.

-Button/Key-

Attack
FP1
Carol ClawCombo.gif
FP2
FP2CarolAttack.gif
Wild Claw

Carol's Signature Move; after Pouncing or Rolling, she can unleash a more powerful Claw Attack.

-Button/Key-

Jump + Attack
FP1
Carol WildClaw.gif
FP2
FP2CarolClaw.gif
Wild Kick

Carol's 2nd Signature Move; she throw a barrage of Kick at her opponents, making her briefly invulnerable.

-Button/Key-

Special (Hold)
Carol Tea Wild Kick (Ground).gif
Jump Disc

A 3-Bladed Disc that replaces Carol's Wild Kick in FP2; she can throw it at distant enemies and it returns to her like a boomerang.

-Button/Key-

Special
JumpDisc.gif
Pounce

Like real-life cats, Carol can Pounce from the ground or in mid-air.

-Button/Key-

Ground + Jump
Mid-Air Jump (x2)
FP1
Carol Pounce.gif
FP2
FP2CarolPounce.gif
Rolling

Carol can Roll while running on the ground or after Pouncing, able to damage enemies.

-Button/Key-

/ +
FP1
Carol Roll.gif
FP2
FP2CarolRoll.gif
Claw Swipe

While Crouching, Carol can perform a quick Claw Attack with a faster rate than the Claw Combo.

-Button/Key-

+ Attack
FP2Carol CrouchAttack.gif
Jump Kick

While airborne, Carol can throw a quick kick at close range enemies.

-Button/Key-

Mid-Air + Attack
Carol attackdown 0.gif
Boot Swipe

While airborne or on the ground, Carol can throw a high kick above her head at close range enemies.

+ Attack
Carol attackup 0.gif
Kick Climb

Carol is able to climb up walls, giving her an advantage in vertical mobility.

-Button/Key-

On a Wall / (Hold) + Jump
FP1
Carol KickClimb.gif
FP2
Carolfp2wallcling.png
Warp Jump

If standing on a Jump Pad, Carol can instantly Warp Jump to another Jump Pad, and so on. In FP2, Carol's Jump Disc has the functions of a Jump Pad, enabling her to Warp Jump to wherever she throws it, dealing extra damage to enemies.

-Button/Key_

On a Jump Pad Jump
Jump Disc Special (x2)
FP1
WarpJump.png
FP2
Guarding

A Dodge that provides Carol with brief invulnerability against enemy attacks. Although it doesn't protect from larger or more powerful attacks, it will still soften the blow to take less damage if timed right.

-Button/Key-

Guard

Motorcycle Move List

Move/Details Images
Fuel Tank

A red canister that can provide Carol with her Motorcycle. In FP1, it can repair any damage to the Motorcycle, keeping from breaking after 3 hits. In FP2, it is reclassified as Carol's Power-Up, and can provide her with brief invulnerability if she already has her Motorcycle equipped.

FP1
Fuel Can.png
FP2
FuelTank.png
Bike Summon

In FP1, Carol can dismount her Motorcycle, while in FP2, can summon it after throwing her Jump Disc.

-Button/Key-

FP1 Dismount + Jump
FP2 Summon Special + Guard
FP1
Carol Tea Bike Intro.gif
FP2
FP2CarolBike.gif
Claw Combo

Even while riding her Motorcycle, Carol can still throw a combination of Claw Attacks.

-Button/Key-

Attack
FP1
FP2
FP2Bike Attack.gif
Wild Claw

After using the Nitro Boost on her Motorcycle, Carol can unleash a more powerful claw Attack.

-Button/Key-

Special + Attack
Bike Spin

Carol can use her Motorcycle to perform a Spin Attack that also functions as a Double Jump.

-Button/Key-

Jump (x2)
Bike Fu

Carol can use Kung-Fu movements to fight while riding on her Motorcycle. In FP1, she uses her Wild Kick, while in FP2, she does a backflip attack with her Motorcycle.

-Button/Key-

FP1 Jump + Special (Hold)
FP2 Jump (x2)
FP1
Carol BikeFu.gif
FP2
FP2CarolBikeFu.gif
Rev Swipe

Carol can rev her Motorcycle and swipe it at enemies at close range.

-Button/Key-

On Motorcycle + Attack
Bike Rev.gif
Nitro Boost

Carol's Motorcycle is equipped with a Nitro Booster, enabling her to increase her speed while riding her Motorcycle.

-Button/Key-

FP1 Special
FP2 Guard
FP1
FP2
Bike Throw

Carol can throw her Motorcycle in place of her Jump Disc, even storing it afterwards.

-Button/Key-

On Motorcycle Special
Carolfp2bikethrow.png

Other Appearances

Super Indie Karts

Carol is one of the playable characters in a game called Super Indie Karts, where a variety of characters races each others in a way similar to the classic Mario Kart games. Fortune Night also appears in the game as one of the courses. The game is currently available on Steam as an Early Access game and is expected to be fully released in 2020.

Trivia

  • Carol is french for "melody" or "song".
  • It is possible that Carol's Body Color and last name are a reference to Green Tea, a product originating from China.[13]
  • In the cut Dialogues of Freedom Planet, Carol mentions an older sister of her, but those lines were removed during development. It was stated that the older sister isn't Cory, but was instead Coral, another character created by Ziyo Ling. [citation needed]
  • Ziyo Ling's version of Carol ironically fears rats, despite being a cat. [14]
  • It is unknown what type of Wildcat Carol is exactly, however, she bears some resemblance to a European Wildcat.
  • Carol's moves have influences from X of the Mega Man X series, for example, her Wall Jump ability.
  • Carol Tea is one of two characters to use a swear word, the other being Spade.
    • However unlike Spade's dialogue, Carol's use of the word was never included in the final release of Freedom Planet. Regardless, both character's dialogue is considered non-canon, and were both Blooper Outtakes. [15]
  • During the SAGE 2020 expo when asked "who is the fluffiest character?", Strife responded that "Carol is the fluffiest character" and that to "not touch her tail, she does not like that".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Freedom Planet 2 - Characters
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Jade Creek Cave (What Do We Do Now)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Crash Site (Meet Serpentine and Torque)
  4. Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Dragon Valley (Meet Lilac and Carol)
  5. Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Thermal Base (Brevon Encounter)
  6. Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Relic Maze (Cave Collapse)
  7. Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Relic Maze (Meet Milla)
  8. Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Lilac's Treehouse (The Next Morning)
  9. Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Zao's Airship
  10. Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Final Dreadnought 3 (Brevon Appears)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Ending
  12. 12.0 12.1 Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Jiang River (Route to Shang Tu)
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea
  14. https://www.deviantart.com/ziyoling/art/Carol-Sash-s-little-tail-38505032
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uox66f2Zbu4