- Her "Ciem" title is short for the Spanish word ciempiés, meaning "centipede."
- Her powers are modeled after the Michigan Stone Centipede.
- She first debuted in a webcomic from 2005, which in-turn was created with The Sims 2.
- Her Earth-G4, G5, G6, and G7/G7.2/G7.2.1 classic default uniforms and all variants are based on her revised Earth-G3.1 outfit from the original 2005 version of Ciem 2. Her true original Ciem outfit from the version of Ciem created in June of 2005...has seldom seen the light of day since then.
- Candi's ethnicity is described as "Indo-Persian Mulatto." Her great grandfather Sadasheeva Cherupara was mostly Indian with some trace Persian. Her great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother were primarily black. Her father was white. In appearance, it is evident that her mother's side of the family had the more dominant genes - although her centipede powers came from her father.
- Candi has been through, in Earth-G7 continuity, about four or five different iterations of her Ciem suit - not counting the Vanadium Centipede, Dana McArthur's future Ciem suit, nor Michelle's reworking of one of her suits into Feruga.
- Her chronological first suit was a crude T-shirt with a painted-on orange centipede, and a white hockey mask.
- Her second suit was a prototype of her actual Ciem costume, lacking only the white stripes and centipede emblems.
- Her third major design was the one she went with through most of her adventures as Ciem in G7 canon.
- The fourth major design was her Battle for Metheel costume, a slight variant in pattern with enhanced mask accessories that utilizes a more pragmatic and less streamlined utility belt - similar to her prototype suit and the Feruga suit.
- The fifth design was her Centipede + 49 costume, which was based heavily off her third major design.
- She was given the Vanadium Centipede as a gift from Dolly, who was on probation at the time and could not be the Earwig without special permission from SCALLOP for a few more years. While Candi herself was also on probation at the time, she was only forbidden to leave the greater Waco area. She wasn't forbidden to be Ciem particularly, nor was she forbidden to upgrade her armor. Dolly, however, was expressly forbidden to wear the Earwig armor - which the Vanadium Centipede was based on.
- The same improvements in the Earwig armor tech that allowed Dolly to turn Ciem into the Vanadium Centipede also allowed her to upgrade the Purge-Flare from his glorified fireman outfit to a proper crimefighting futuristic soldier suit.
- Candi's insatiable urge to find real love but also to settle down when she was young often got her in trouble as well as her vigilante side job. Wishing to erase the trauma of being raped by Don the Psycho, she ignored her upbringing and slept with both her boyfriends, neither of which had the willpower to say no themselves. This led to a miscarriage of her first child with the first boyfriend, and a desire to elope with the second. However, no sooner did she and Donte elope than they found out that Affadidah wanted to invalidate all non-Muslim marriages in Ameristan. Thus, Candi and Donte had to move to Toklisana and re-marry just to make their union legally recognized by any body of state. She had been accused a few times of nymphomania, though she was never truly promiscuous like her sisters.
- She eventually has three children with Donte, though Frank was born much earlier than her twins John and Dana.
- While initially charged as a juvenile with arson, Candi beat that charge. Even the victims who lost their home were determined to prove she didn't do it; and the city had to drop the case and admit it was the Pyro Panthers and not Candi. However, she did get sent to 8 months at a juvenile correctional anyway because she admitted that she was carrying Zeran wardrobes in her backpack - and Darius Philippine determined her admission to be on par with leaking classified information. She was also cited for a curfew violation.
- As an adult, she has been abducted by the Hebbleskins and Affadidah's men multiple times but escaped. She's also been accused of failure to appear for an Affadidah-required medical exam, assault, manslaughter, aiding and abetting fugitives, squatting, trespassing, breaking and entering, petty larceny of farms, poaching, possession of controlled substances, parole/probation violations, and reckless driving.
- Prosecutors were forced to drop most of these, though they did get her in the end on assault and reckless driving (both charges related to her protecting her son from harm.)
- The Vanadium Centipede is inspired by the Iron Spider in meta. Vanadium is also a recurring metal theme in Dozerfleet works.
Character-Restricted Empowered ISO-8
- Hundred-Legged ISO-8: Centipede Bite can now cause . Can only be used with Centhuen Prototypes like Ciem, Feruga, or Mukade.
- Sodality: Bonus for teaming up with any other member of the Sodalities of Gerosha or Florence.
- Creepy Crawlies: Teaming up with any other bug-themed hero. (Examples: Earwig, Taterbug, Pilltar, Strawberry, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Agent Venom, Hybrid, Mukade, Feruga, etc.)
- Friends with Sniperbadger: Any two heroes closely linked to Miriam Flippo. (Examples: Black Rat, Stung Hornet, Tin Dragon, Teal Hog, Sniperbadger, Guan.)
- Chilopodophobia: Teaming up with Mukade, Feruga, or any other centipede-themed hero.
- Part of the Fleet: Dozerfleet Heroes.
- Determinate Lovers: Emeraldon and Ciem.
- Misunderstood: Any heroes who have ever been wrongly imprisoned. (Examples: Earwig, Luke Cage, Taterbug, Keet Kabo, Time Capsule, Arrowfrog, Liquidon Ethereteel, etc..)
- Bloodlust: Any heroes that can cause bleeding.
- Experiments' Offspring: Heroes that are children of Phaelite or Meethlite-mutated parents. (Examples: Emeraldon, Meerkat, Mukade, Jackrabbit, Sapphire King, Feruga, Centipede Charlie, Becky Ryba, Anarteq, Arrowfrog, Keet Kabo, Jackal Semicolon, Socratic, Bolte Chipotle, etc.)
- Children of Different Atoms: Phexo/Meethexo Mutants and X-Gene Mutants. Basically, team-up with any Marvel Mutant.
- Head on Straight: Heroes that have been canonically decapitated, and lived to tell the tale. (Examples: Deadpool, Earwig, etc.)
- Not of This Earth: Team-up with any other heroes with meta origins not native to Earth-12131.
- Toxic Personality: Any other poisonous hero.
- Caged Dove: Team-up with any other heroes who were part of Team Caged Dove during the Vindication timeline in Sodality.