- Lost Girls manga
Carly Stratmann (カーリー・ストラットマン Kārī Sutorattoman?) is a graduate student of chemistry in Stohess District and a major character in the story "Wall Sina, Goodbye" in the Attack on Titan: Lost Girls novel as well as the manga of the same name.
Carly is a fit young woman with pale green eyes and red curly hair which she keeps at shoulder length. In the novel and the manga, her light hair is a bit wavy and much longer, reaching down near her ribs.
Carly is a laid-back girl who appears calm in serious situations. She is notably conscious of her surroundings, and is rather studious as shown when she applies her chemistry knowledge to the coderoin trade and explains it in great detail to Annie.
Two years after the fall of Wall Maria, Carly graduates from Einrich College as a chemistry student. In order to help her father, Elliot Stratmann after his company lost many business partners and shrunk in scale, Carly used her chemistry knowledge in order to produce an illegal drug known as coderoin. Carly made a deal with her father to produce as much coderoin as he needed, as long as he only sold the drug in the royal capital. Carly and her father agreed to meet once at dinner, every day in order to discuss the drug trade.
Sometime later, Carly started befriending drunks at a bar known as Pit Lidors. Carly would frequently dance with the patrons and buy them drinks. On one of the nights that she visited Pit Lidors, some Military Police members spotted Carly sitting outside of the bar, drunk and escorted her home. Twelve days before the Survey Corps' 57th expedition beyond the Walls, Carly once again was at Pit Lidors. She spotted one of the patrons of the bar taking coderoin and started to get mad at him, which surprised many of the patrons because normally she would only lightly scold them for taking other drugs.
Later that day at dinner, Carly confronted her father about him breaking his end of their deal. Elliot tried to convince her that it was not his fault but Carly knew that she had to run away. Carly lived with her lover, Wayne Eisner for several days and planned to leave town with him. Carly also stopped visiting Pit Lidors. However, Wayne has other plans. When two thugs hired by Elliot, named Wald Richter and Lou Meade approached Wayne about Carly, he made a deal with them to use Carly as ransom. Together they locked Carly up in Wald's apartment.
The night before the Survey Corps' 57th expedition beyond the Walls, Carly is found by Annie Leonhart, a Military Police officer, tasked with finding Carly after Elliot reported her missing. Annie brings her back to the second floor of Pit Lidors where Annie informs Carly about Wayne's death. As Carly takes in the information, Annie tells her that she will not be charged with anything as long as she returns home to her father.
Annie, however, is curious about Carly's involvement in the drug trade. Carly then tells Annie that she produced coderoin and goes into great depth explaining its production. Carly asks Annie to report that she never found Carly. Annie says that she would get in a lot of trouble if she did that but considers Carly's request. Before Annie leaves Carly tells Annie that she produced coderoin because she felt sorry that her father lost his wealth.
Carly goes down to the first floor and starts to dance with the patrons like she usually does. As she decides who she wants to dance with next, the bartender points out to her that Annie has returned and is waiting outside for her. She says goodbye to the patrons and goes outside to talk with Annie. The bartender follows Carly outside and hands her a bag of money, explaining that there is not much left. Carly gives him a kiss on the cheek and tells him goodbye as the two ladies start walking away. Carly explains that the bartender is an old friend of her and she gave him the money she earned for safekeeping. Annie asks her why she would use her money to buy the patrons drinks and Carly responds that she is unsure but maybe did it because they did not know that once someone loses something they can never get it back.
Carly asks if Annie ever rebelled against her father and she replies that she only did so once. As Annie starts to explain the time she rebelled against her father, she is interrupted by the sound of her stomach growling. Carly asks Annie to wait for her while she buys donuts and limeade for the two of them. When she returned Annie notices that Carly's eye look red but does not mention it. Carly is surprised to find out that Annie has never had a donut before. After Annie tries one, Carly is pleased to see that Annie enjoys them. Carly explains that she is the only one that knows how to produce coderoin and that once she leaves, her father will lose his wealth again.
Annie hands Carly a forged travel permit for Wall Rose and asks Carly why she does not stay with her father and stop producing coderoin. Carly explains that if she stays she would most likely feel sorry for her father and start producing coderoin again. She explains that she does not want the patrons from Pit Lidors to suffer from the effect of her drug. Carly bids Annie farewell and starts heading for Wall Rose.
- Elliot Gurnberg Stratmann - Carly has a strange relationship with her father. When Elliot lost all his wealth, Carly felt sorry for him and produced a new illegal drug known as coderoin in order to help him get his wealth back. The two only interacted once a day at dinner where they discussed the drug trade. Carly would produce coderoin on the condition that Elliot only sold it to the royal capital. Carly became mad when she found out that her father broke his end of the deal and she decided to run away.
- Wayne Eisner - Carly was Wayne's lover. When Carly decided she wanted to run away, he let her live with him for several days and agreed to leave town with her. However, Wayne was not interested in living with Carly in poverty and later made a deal with two thugs to hold Carly for ransom. When Carly later learned of Wayne's death she felt sorry for him but showed little other emotion.