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Carla, better known as the Sword Master of Mêlée Island, was a master swordsman and one of the pirates Guybrush Threepwood has to defeat to attain his status as a bonafide pirate. She was a fierce warrior and lived deep in the forest of the island in an attempt to avoid people from constantly challenging her title. Only the storekeeper in town knew where she hid, which allowed Guybrush to seek her out.

She was initially trained by Captain Smirk, before her skills surpassed his. Her talent lay with her wit and an uncanny ability to think up original insults that few could ever challenge.

Secret of Monkey Island[]

As part of his Three Trials, she was challenged by Guybrush for her rank as Sword Master. After extensive training, Guybrush soundly defeats her.

When the Governor was kidnapped, she agreed to join Guybrush's crew, along with Otis and Meathook to find the legendary Monkey Island. The trio later mutinied and decided to slack off for the duration of the trip. Guybrush could get back at them if he messes with the rock arrangement of the cliff on it's original arrangement, resulting in the sinking of the ship.

Escape from Monkey Island[]

Guybrush would later recruit Carla again on his search for the Ultimate Insult. She was quite unhappy with how she was treated in their last meeting, having been left stranded on Monkey Island after their ship was scuttled. He offered her a contract for a cushy government job - an offer she couldn't refuse. She sailed The Tri-Island Area with him but like before, she contributed very little to their adventure.

Return to Monkey Island[]

By the time of Threepwood's hunt for the secret of Monkey Island, Carla had advanced in her government career and become the governor of Mêlée Island apparently succeeding Horatio Marley. She was a lot more friendly towards Threepwood at this time, but still held a grudge against him for never returning a book he had borrowed.

SoMI Alternate Endings[]


The crew gather together

The Secret of Monkey Island had two endings concerning Carla hinging on one event in the game. In one ending the mutinous crew of Meathook, Carla and Otis would find Threepwood inside the Giant Monkey Head and take him back to Mêlée Island.

In the second ending, gained if the Sea Monkey was sunk, Otis, Carla and Meathook become stranded on the island while Threepwood journeys back with Herman Toothrot. This ending was later accepted as canon.


  • She wears a size 3. Threepwood discovers this if he says that he is selling 'fine leather jackets'.
  • If Threepwood informs the Pirate Leaders that he had defeated her, they tell him that he can keep the chic t-shirt and they have enough. This suggests that Carla has been beaten several times and is a common part of the pirate Three Trials.
  • Carla's face and name were borrowed from a product support member of staff at LucasFilm Games.
  • The Storekeeper has a major thing for Carla and uses every inquiry about her as an excuse to go see her. Dialogue between them implies that he has pestered her many times before and that she considers him to be an unwelcome pest.
  • Guybrush can annoy Carla by asking her if it's true what they say about her and the Storekeeper.