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Liane Cartman is the mother of Eric Cartman.
Liane is about average height for an adult female South Park character. She wears a turquoise sweater, and brick red trousers. Her outfit slightly resembles that of Cartman's, in that her sweater is the same color as his toque, and her trousers are like his coat. Her hair color may also be compared to his pants. She has long brown hair which is usually tied back in an old-fashioned design, and wears a rosy lipstick, and usually has a sweet, motherly expression on her face.
For special occasions, she wears a black dress with gray lining on the top and large cleavage window. In "Tonsil Trouble", she wears a red version of this dress. When dressed for bed, she wears either a dark cyan nightgown or a pink robe, and often wears a green facial mask.
In "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!", she wore glasses while driving, which implies that she is nearsighted. However, in later episodes such as Medicinal Fried Chicken she drives without them.
Liane is a good-natured individual but with a definite edge to her. Her voice is usually kind and soft (and sounded more sweet in the 4th through 7th seasons when she was voiced by Eliza Schneider, and her actions are usually to aid others, particularly her son.)
There has been however, many implications that Mrs. Cartman is as racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic as Cartman, who on numerous occasions (at least during the early seasons), quoted his mother as saying offensive and politically incorrect statements regarding black people, gays, and Jews. Liane herself however, has not vocalized these opinions on camera. Apparently she's also a great cook (as implied by Stan in Damien).
Before the episode "The Passion of the Jew" Liane is usually seen driving a generic family sedan just like everyone else in South Park, but in that episode, the boys are seen playing 'ShuttleCraft' in her brand-new silver minivan, a 1st-generation Mazda MPV.
In accordance with her sweet-natured, motherly image, she is frequently shown giving people her baking (usually cookies), even in situations where it is inappropriate. For example, in "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut" she gives a plate of cookies to Officer Barbrady at the Drunken Barn Dance, and behind the Cartmans' couch is a picture of her and Cartman by Mount Rushmore, in which she is holding a plateful of cookies.