Carlos is generally stern towards outsiders and skeptical towards theirs plights, but calm and caring towards people he trusts. As a doctor, he has been noted for his intelligence and resourcefulness, even by Carver, such as when he expertly treats Kenny with limited medical supplies. Carlos takes his medical responsibilities very seriously, admitting at one point to Clementine that he feels terrible delaying treatment of her bitten arm, despite proposing to lock her in the shed. During conflicts such as Clementine's arrival at the cabin or the walker attack on the ski lodge, he remains calm, collected, and in control.
He is fiercely protective of his daughter, saying that if she knew what state the world was really in, "she would cease to function." He is mistrustful of Clementine when she arrived at the cabin, thinking she may have posed a danger due to her bite, but in time he grew to trust and like Clementine, so far as to ask her to calm Sarah down moments before his untimely death.
Nothing is known about Carlos' life before or as the outbreak began, though he was medically trained in some area and became a doctor of some kind.
At some point after the apocalypse, Carlos and Sarah became members of the Howe's Hardware community, ruled by William Carver. Due to his medical background and skills, he became the community's doctor. When Luke began to disagree with Carver on how to run the community, Carlos sided with Luke, having come to see himself as a prisoner. Carlos and Sarah joined Luke, Pete, Nick, Nick's Mother, Rebecca, Alvin, and Reggie in running away from the community, though Reggie was left behind after he fell.
After escaping the community they eventually found a cabin in the woods, where they took shelter for a short amount of time until they figured out where to go. When Nick's mother got bit by a bite victim that they brought in and tried to help, Sarah became his only priority.
Carlos serves as a prominent member of the cabin group, primarily being responsible for supply management and medical needs. Carlos first makes his appearance in the episode as the group argues over what to do with Clementine, who had been bitten by a dog prior to meeting them. The group makes way for him as he tries to diagnose the cause of the bite wound, but ultimately cannot determine whether or not Clementine is telling the truth. Although he shows some sympathy to Clementine and can admit he feels terrible delaying treatment, he plays an active role in the decision to lock Clementine in the group's shed without proper precautions to prevent infection or death from blood loss. Even should Clementine appeal to him, it is still his suggestion to lock her up. He shows little remorse in doing so, due to the fact that Clementine would have a chance to turn and attack members of the household, his daughter in particular, if she were brought inside.
Later, he lets Clementine into the house, and is seen giving her medical assistance after discovering that the typical fever that sets in soon after infection was not present. After bandaging Clementine's wound, Carlos scolds her for "manipulating" his daughter, Sarah, into helping her procure a bottle of hydrogen peroxide from the group's own supplies. He also warns Clementine to stay away from Sarah at the risk of her exposing his daughter to the harsh reality that she had been shielded from. Clementine can respond to this with understanding and an apology, a harsh remark about letting Sarah grow up or advising him not to threaten her. These choices will either build a base for friendship between the two of them or cause Carlos to become angered and tell Clementine that he thinks that she is not to be trusted.
Carlos is first seen talking with Rebecca when Clementine returns to the cabin after leaving Nick or Pete. He asks Clementine about Nick and Pete and informs her that Luke and Alvin went out looking for her. After Clementine tells him about Pete's death or Nick's status, Rebecca tells Carlos to get the guns. He hesitates at first, but grabs the guns and tells Clementine to look after Sarah anyway. After Clementine agrees to watch her, he leaves with Rebecca.
He returns with the group after Carver leaves the cabin and becomes nervous when Sarah tells him what happened. He, along with the rest of the group, interrogate Clementine and decide to leave the cabin in fear of Carver's return.
Carlos and his daughter walk in front of the group while they try to find Nick or Pete. After they find Pete's body or Nick, drunk and depressed, he moves on towards the mountains nearby.
A week later, Carlos is camped with the group on a hill near a broken bridge. After Clementine scouts the area, Luke decides to take Clementine to the bridge to make sure the path is clear. Carlos argues that she is just a little girl and he should take Nick instead. Luke disagrees and travels across the bridge with her anyway. After the path is cleared, Carlos and the group hike to the nearby ski lodge, where they meet a new group lead by Kenny, an old friend of Clementine's. While staying inside the lodge, he tries to keep Sarah by his side but allows her to decorate the tree while he talks to Alvin and Rebecca about Carver. He believes Carver is close and wants to leave in the morning. He warns Clementine not to tell Kenny anything about the group.
Later in the night he eats dinner at Luke's table with his daughter. If Clementine sits with Luke, Carlos will question her about her relationship with Kenny. Once the walkers begin to invade the lodge; Carlos, Sarita, Nick, Walter, and Clementine try to clear the area. He saves Clementine after she empties her pistol, but is attacked and drops his rifle without realizing. The noise attracts Carver and his men, who finish off the remaining walkers. Carlos tells Clementine to go inside as he is surrounded. Carver asks him where Rebecca is and Carlos spits in his face. Carver, becoming visibly frustrated, yet still having the patience to joke that he is happy to see him too, immediately punches him in the face and orders his men to take everyone inside as Sarah sprints outside and embraces her father in distress.
After lining everyone up in the lodge, he notices Alvin, Luke, Clementine, and Rebecca are missing. In an effort to force them out of hiding, he drags Carlos out into the open. Carlos tells Sarah that everything will be fine as Carver breaks his fingers. If Clementine surrenders, Carlos is put back in line and asks Clementine to try to reach his hands to reset his fingers. If Clementine tries to find Luke and Kenny, Carver will continue to torture him until Kenny snipes out one of his men. Carver puts Carlos back in the line and kills Walter. He then threatens to kill Alvin. After Kenny and Clementine are both captured, Carlos and the group are brought to Carver's camp.
Carlos is first seen in the back of the moving van with the rest of the captured group, who are all seeing for the first time or heading back to Carver's community settlement at Howe's Hardware. As Kenny starts trying to rally the group up to escape and get his bindings off, Carlos, along with Rebecca, reprimand him for making rash decisions and for planning out reckless and illogical ways of going about situations, mainly the fact that Kenny's split-second decision caused Walter's death, then determinately Alvin's. Sarita defends Kenny, saying that they were blaming Kenny "for the actions of a madman". Carlos points out how Kenny was prone to rash actions and that it would be best if Kenny would wait for them to come up with a plan. He protests to Kenny's attempts to free himself of his restraints, mocking Kenny's question about whether or not they had ever been prisoners. When Kenny gets knocked out by the truck suddenly crashing and throwing him into the doors of the trailer, Carlos remarks that it was "probably for the best".
After entering the camp for the second time, Carlos is escorted by Troy and Vera away from the rest of group, much to Sarah's dismay and anxiety. He is not seen until he is released back into the yard to go to sleep, and is greeted by Sarah, who is overjoyed to see him in the same shape as he left them.
As the next morning arrives, Carver tells them what to expect from the rest of the community and that if they're going to be accepted again, they need to work hard. During Carver's talk with them, Sarah asks Clementine questions about how she slept and talks about how uncomfortable it was. Carver, seeing as he wants to maintain intimidation and authority over the cabin group along with his want to rear the next generation stronger and more disciplined than the last, orders Carlos to hit her across the mouth to teach her a lesson about talking over adults. At first refusing, Carver then warns him that Troy will do it and may get "overzealous," which leads to Carlos hitting her to save her from a worse punishment. He hits her with enough force to make her fall over in concordance to Carver's request to not hit her lightly. He then apologizes and tries to help her up, though Carver does not allow it.
Carlos is absent the night the group hatches the plan to escape using the herd and is not there to see Clementine retrieve the radios.
Carlos is amongst those Carver captured in the garage. He tries unsuccessfully to convince Rebecca to leave as Kenny beats Carver to death. As the group escapes the camp while walkers approach the hardware store, attracted to the music sound system after Clementine turned it on for their chaotic escape, he is shown smearing walker intestines onto Sarah for their escape, and also helps Clementine apply the blood on her back. When Troy corners them all, Carlos is clearly indecisive about whether he should shield Sarah from Troy or from the herd. As they walk around the walkers amidst gunfire from guards protecting the community by the rooftops with their AK-47s, Sarah begins to panic. Carlos asks Clementine to help calm her down as she is "her friend." With these last words from Carlos and the previous helpful act in aiding Clementine with the walker guts, showing where he and she stand after the three episodes and the fact that he believes Clementine can look out for and help Sarah, he is fatally shot in the neck by a guard in Carver's group on the roof, hit by a stray bullet as the guards spray wildly into the horde. Carlos then falls to the ground and is devoured by the surrounding walkers. Sarah, terrified after seeing the traumatizing sight and already panicking, breaks her undead motif by screaming and running away.
Carlos is mentioned by Luke after he reunites with Clementine and Jane at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park, by which that after Carlos' death, Sarah ran into the woods like a crazy person before "beelining" into the mobile park, where he and Nick (Determinant) eventually caught up to her. If Sarah is left behind at the trailer park, her last words were crying out for Carlos.
Carlos is later on mentioned several times throughout the episode, once by Bonnie after Clementine, Luke, Jane, and Sarah (Determinant) reunite with the rest of the remaining of the group. Bonnie asks Clementine whether she knows if Luke knew how to deliver a baby, figuring that Carlos might have taught him some lessons on how to bring a baby into the world.
If Sarah is saved from the Mobile Park, Sarah would say to Clementine that she just want her dad to be there with her, and says that after her dad returns, they would leave for the cabin, return there, and be safe. Later, when the deck collapses, her last word is crying out for "Daddy!"
While trying to escape Howe's Hardware through the herd, Sarah starts to stutter in fear. Carlos asks Clementine to tell her something to calm her down, but before Clementine can reply, Carlos is shot in his neck by one of the members of Carver's group. The smell of blood brings two walkers to bite him, bring him to the ground and devour him. Given that his brain wasn't destroyed, it is unknown if he reanimated or was completely devoured by the herd.
This list shows the victims Carlos has killed:
Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people
"I just want my dad. When he... when he gets here, we should all go back to the cabin. We're safe there."
—Sarah to Clementine, denying Carlos's death. (Determinant)[src]
Carlos is extremely protective of his daughter. Presumably since the outbreak, he has done everything in his power to shelter her and keep her oblivious of what the world has become. He warns Clementine that, if she were to discover the state of the earth, she would "cease to function." He also keeps Sarah from their group meetings, apparently for the previously stated reasons of shielding her from the truth of the matter. If asked by Clementine, Sarah will tell her that when her father is angry with her, he tells her that "he is disappointed, and just wants to keep her safe," a rather anti-climactic punishment in Clementine's eyes. This adds to the impression that Carlos coddles his daughter terribly, although Sarah's behavior and her father's wording hints to her having a mental disorder, being literally unfit to comprehend, or survive, unsheltered in the apocalypse. After being captured by Carver, Sarah becomes worried after Carlos is taken away from the main group as they arrive at Howe's Hardware. She states how she needs him and that he is the one who looks after her. When Carlos later returns to the group, Sarah is glad to see him again and hugs him. When Sarah interrupts Carver's speech, Carlos is forced to smack Sarah to discipline her, an event which saddens both father and daughter. Sarah later tells Clementine that Carlos never hit her, even if she was bad. Carlos later helps Sarah escape by rubbing her walker guts to pass the herd undetected, and promises that nothing will happen if she remains calm and that he will protect her. Upon Carlos' death, Sarah is devastated by her father's gruesome death, helpless to do anything.
During "Amid The Ruins", she stays in shock after his death, sitting in silence in a trailer at Sunshine Village Mobile Home Park and dismissing all outside contact. If she is rescued from the trailer, she will return to Parker's Run, and if Clementine talks to her, Sarah will state that she is waiting for Carlos to return, showing that she doesn't want to believe Carlos was killed. Later, when she topples off of the observation deck (Determinant), she will call out for Carlos before being devoured by walkers.
Carlos is the one to suggest locking Clementine in the shed and waiting for any signs of infection. Initially, he seems rather indifferent to Clementine, explaining that he will not waste supplies on a lurker bite. However, once it is proven that the bite was indeed from a dog, he treats her wound as promised. Carlos only develops any sort of opinion of Clementine after she takes the medical supplies from the cabin survivors; he resents the way Clementine manipulated his daughter into giving her hydrogen peroxide. If Clementine apologizes for this, Carlos will accept the apology and warn her not to make any more mistakes. If Clementine does not reply, he'll tell her that this may not matter to her but it matters to him. If Clementine tells Carlos that Sarah has to grow up some time or telling him he has no right to threaten her, he will respond by warning her that the one thing he knows for sure is that Clementine is not to be trusted.
By A House Divided, Carlos has accepted Clementine as a member of the group, tasking her with responsibilities such as looking after Sarah and gathering information on Kenny's group at the ski lodge. Carlos also shows concern for Clementine, suggesting she not be the one to scout the bridge with Luke because of her being a little girl and encouraging her to stay with the group after Carver meets Clementine at the cabin. He protected her when she ran out of bullets during the walker attack on the ski lodge and urged her to run to safety, showing that he has become protective of her. Like the other group members, Carlos starts to informally address her as 'Clem'.
By "In Harm's Way", Carlos trusts Clementine by putting her in charge of Sarah. When the group are trying to escape from Carver's camp Carlos believes that Clementine is capable of getting the radios and backs her up when she talks about the escape plan. When the group tries to escape Howe's Hardware, Carlos will cover Clementine's back with some walker blood in order to make sure walkers do not recognize her, when they are crossing over the herd of walkers Carlos asks Clementine to calm Sarah down, before Clementine could speak up or stay quiet according to her decisions Carlos is shot in the neck by one of the member's from Carver's community, and devoured by walkers. Clementine is shocked over seeing a friend of hers getting devoured.
After escaping Howe's, Clementine shows her respect towards Carlos by stating to Sarah that he died to keep Sarah safe and that he would still want that.
"At this point, maybe Luke is the only hope we have."
—Carlos about Luke rescuing the group. (Determinant)[src]
Carlos and Luke are good friends and have survived with each other for some time during the apocalypse. Carlos, who seems to act as the group's leader, clearly does not mind Luke staying and takes importance from what he says during their house meeting regarding Clementine. Luke is seen to persuade Carlos to calm down after he becomes angry after discovering that Carver had entered the cabin and seen Sarah in a photograph. Luke later makes an irritated comment in asking when the last time Carlos ever liked something was, in response to Carlos verbalizing his doubts on taking Clementine across the bridge, suggesting that he perhaps disapproves of Carlos' skepticism. After being captured by Carver, Carlos, concerned for Luke's whereabouts, states that Luke is the group's only hope. Carlos is glad that Luke is safe and that he has arrived to help the group escape. When Luke is found by Carver's group, Carlos is shown to be worried for him and tends to his wounds sustained from being beaten by Carver's group. The two later work together while escaping Howe's and the walker herd. Luke later reflects on Carlos' death, saying that he should have done more to save him and the rest of his deceased friends. It is clear Luke is saddened over the death of his colleague.
Carlos and Pete are good friends and have survived with each other for some time during the apocalypse. Pete seems to lead the cabin group along with Carlos, and both have the most authority in the group's decisions. Whereas Carlos seems to manage supplies, healthcare, and group organization, Pete seems to handle supply gathering, hunting, and self-defense. Carlos clearly does not mind Pete staying and takes importance from what he says during their house meeting regarding Clementine. After finding Pete's corpse or hearing of his death, Carlos, along with the rest of the group, was saddened.
Carlos and Nick are good friends and have survived with each other for some time during the apocalypse. Carlos, who seems to act as the group's leader, clearly does not mind Nick staying and takes importance from what he says during their house meeting regarding Clementine. Carlos worries for Nick's mental health after losing Pete, to the point of having a discussion with Luke about it. Later on, Nick, who seems to act as Carlos' right-hand man, helps him defend the ski lodge from walkers.
If Nick died, Carlos asks where he is, and is shocked to find out about his demise. Alternatively, if Nick survived, Carlos and Nick respect each other's opinions when they discuss their plans to escape and are shown to be supportive towards one another. The both of them work together while escaping Howe's and the walker herd. It can be assumed that Nick was shocked and saddened when he heard of or saw Carlos' death.
Carlos and Rebecca are good friends and have survived with each other for some time during the apocalypse. Carlos, who seems to act as the group's leader, clearly does not mind Rebecca staying and takes importance from what he says during their house meeting regarding Clementine. Carlos explains that Rebecca was worried that Clementine was working for someone and it was no accident that she came to their house. Carlos disagrees on Rebecca's plan to search for Alvin, but goes with her out of concern for her. Carlos and Rebecca constantly look after each other on their journey to the mountains, and Carlos willingly helps Rebecca in her pregnancy. After being taken hostage, Alvin is dragged out by Carver to force Kenny to surrender, and is executed. Carlos, saddened, tells a devastated Rebecca to look away. After being captured, Carlos and Rebecca respect each other's opinions when they discuss their plans to escape and are shown to be supportive towards one another. Alternatively, if Alvin survived, he dies at the hands of Carver's henchmen. Carlos is shown to be saddened and sorry towards Rebecca upon receiving the sad news. The both of them later work together while escaping Howe's and the walker herd.
Carlos and Alvin are good friends and have survived with each other for some time during the apocalypse. Carlos, who seems to act as the group's leader, clearly does not mind him staying and takes importance from what he says during their house meeting regarding Clementine. Carlos and Alvin constantly look after each other on their journey to the mountains and later work with each other to find a way to enter the ski lodge. In the ski lodge, Alvin and Carlos discuss the possibilities of Carver's group being around. Alvin states that they are safe, while Carlos decides to take no chances and leave the place the next day. Alvin, having no arguments, agrees with Carlos' plans. After being taken hostage, Carlos is shown to be worried for Alvin when he is dragged out by Carver to force Kenny to surrender, and is saddened and enraged when he is executed. Alternatively, if Alvin survived, he dies at the hands of Carver's henchmen. Carlos is shown to be saddened and sorry towards Rebecca upon receiving the sad news.
Carlos and Kenny initially distrusted each other, but buried the hatchet once Kenny allows them to stay at the ski lodge. Since then, Carlos and Kenny have formed a good friendship and looked after each other during their stay at the ski lodge. Kenny was warm and friendly towards Carlos, and offered him food and hospitality. Grateful, Carlos offers to help him and his group in whatever way he can. After hearing that Kenny lost his family, Carlos was sorry and sympathetic towards him. While being transported back to Carver's camp, Carlos expresses displeasure towards Kenny's reckless attitude, explaining that his ill-considered actions could have dangerous consequences in the future. He seems relieved after Kenny is knocked down and dazed. Later, Carlos works on Kenny after he is beat up by Carver, showing that not all his feeling toward Kenny are negative. He does what he can with the few supplies he has, but worries that Kenny may have brain damage. When Luke suggests that they may have to leave some, including Kenny, behind in order to escape, Carlos seems supportive of the idea. However, after Kenny reveals that he is fine and good to move, Carlos gains a degree of respect for him. He later follows Kenny's instructions to wait outside while he kills Carver.
Carlos and Walter initially distrusted each other, but buried the hatchet once Kenny allowed Carlos's group to stay at the ski lodge. Since then, Carlos and Walter have formed a good friendship and looked after each other during their stay at the ski lodge. Walter was warm and friendly towards Carlos, and offered him food and hospitality. Grateful, Carlos offers to help him and his group in whatever way he can. After Walter was executed by Carver, Carlos was saddened and enraged over the death of his new friend.
Carlos and Sarita initially distrusted each other, but buried the hatchet once Kenny allows them to stay at the ski lodge. Since then, Carlos and Sarita have formed a good friendship and looked after each other during their stay at the ski lodge. Sarita was warm and friendly towards Carlos, and offered him food and hospitality. Grateful, Carlos offers to help her and her group in whatever way he can. Carlos is shown to trust Sarita, as he allowed his daughter to help her decorate the ski lodge. Later on, Carlos and Sarita assist each other during the walker attack. After being captured by Carver, Carlos and Rebecca respect each other's opinions when they discuss their plans to escape and are shown to be supportive towards one another. Carlos restrains Sarita when Carver beats Kenny to prevent her from being hurt as well. The both of them later work together while escaping Howe's and the walker herd.
Bonnie and Carlos were members of Carver's community and knew each other fairly well. Carlos and the group offered Bonnie a chance to join them when they escaped, though she chickened out. Bonnie thought that the group's plan was crazy, though she later regretted not escaping alongside her and the others. Bonnie joins Carver to capture Carlos' group, which causes hostility between the two, though Bonnie later states to Clementine that she didn't mean them any harm. After witnessing Carver's brutal actions, Bonnie joins and helps Carlos and the others escape, to which Sarah appreciates her for. The both of them later work together while escaping Howe's and the walker herd.
Reggie and Carlos have known each other during their time in Howe's and were on good and friendly terms. Their relationship had been improved when Reggie helped Alvin and the cabin survivors escape Carver's camp. When the group is recaptured and sent back to Howe's, they are greeted by Reggie. The others show concern and guilt for leaving him behind, though Reggie assures them that it was his choice to help them. Reggie notices that Carlos is absent and asks where he is, but is relieved when he is told that he was called away to fix his fingers. The next day, Reggie is shown to be sorry towards Carlos, who is forced by Carver to smack Sarah for talking during his speech.
—Carlos yelling out for somebody to shoot Carver.[src]
Carlos and the cabin survivors were initially members of Carver's community, but escaped him possibly due to Carver's tyranny. Since then, the two became enemies and were hostile towards each other, with Carlos going as far to spit in Carver's face when they encounter each other again. The same hostility works the other way around, as Carver beats Carlos up and breaks his fingers after capturing him and the group. After being captured by Carver and sent back to Howe's, their hostility continues. When Sarah interrupts Carver's speech, Carver orders Carlos to discipline his daughter by smacking her across the mouth. Saddened, Carlos does so, knowing that Carver is likely to give a greater punishment should Carlos fail to smack Sarah.
Troy and Carlos have known each other during their time in Howe's, but didn't have a good relationship, due to Troy being one of Carver's right-hand men. After Carlos escapes with his fellow survivors, the two became enemies and were hostile towards each other. Troy assists Carver in capturing the group, which angers Carlos and ruins any friendship they had. Troy is shown to be merciless and demanding towards Carlos and the others during their chores. After Carlos is forced to smack Sarah, Troy doesn't show any sympathy towards Carlos, and compliments on how hard he smacked her. During the escape, Troy threatens to shoot Carlos and the others. Carlos later leaves Troy writhing in pain instead of helping him when Jane shoots Troy, showing that he never cared for him.
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in gray and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple. With italics, determinant characters either die or turn undead. Without italics, determinant characters either die, stay alive, or are left with unknown status.