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Teeth of cobra, frog's breath too! You Time Pilots haven't got a clue!
~ Medeva

Medeva is a witch from the Dark Ages that serves as an antagonist in Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego. She mostly speaking through rhymes and granted as a "diva" by her fellow villains, and even by her victims (acconding to the computer game manual). She was portrayed by Paula Leggett Chase.


Medeva is a pale-skinned witch wearing large, flowing gaments. In the first season, her design involved a pharaoh-type headdress and long flowing robes. In the second season, her design involved robes and a hat, long nails in each finger and a necklace. She speaks most of her sentences through rhyme.


Medeva is described as a complete "diva" by some, and by Squadron Leader Kevin as "a cross between Dr. Seuss and the Exorcist". She is overconfident in her own skills and spells, which leads to a great level of arrogance and pride, which ultimately is what causes her downfalls.

Powers and Behavior

Medeva, like all of Carmen's henchmen, would steal something from the past and then proceed to escape from the Chronoskimmer. In the first season, Medeva would cast lightning spells to zap the fact fuel and halt it, while the second season shows her using more advanced spells, such as shrinking the engine crew and turning the engine room into a parade (effects that also happened with the other villains' attacks). Like all other henchmen, Medeva was eventually captured in the Trail of Time after three gates were opened.


Anybody feel like shooting the breeze?
~ Attacking the Chronoskimmer in Season 1.
You haven't heard the last of me, Time Pilots!
~ Escaping into the Trail of Time in Season 1.
Let's see David Copperfield try that!
~ Attacking the Chronoskimmer hatch in Season 2
I've still got a few spells LEFT, Time Pilots!
~ Escaping into the Trail of Time in Season 2.


  • Her name is a pun on two terms:
    • A portmanteau of "medieval", referencing her era of origin, and "diva", referencing her personality.
    • A possible reference to Medea, a witch of Ancient Greek myths.

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