There was a rambunctious girl, known only as "Black Sheep," who grew up in a school for criminals and yearned to find her place in it. However, even as she excels, Black Sheep eventually learns the truth about her life and the forces of V.I.LE.. Revolted at this evil, Black Sheep escapes and takes the name of Carmen Sandiego. Now, Carmen travels the world with her gang as an international thief opposing the plans of V.I.L.E.. However, there is another party in this conflict: the ACME Detective Agency is on the case to stop V.I.L.E. and they suspect the flamboyant Carmen Sandiego is the key as they investigate where in the world she is.