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I am called... ,*gibberish*...
Right. How about I just call you... Bob?
— Bob and Sly during their first meeting.[src]

Bob Cooper was the first known Cooper in history, living in Gungathal Valley in the year 10,000 BC. He used a large wooden stick with a bone hook on the end that has a rough similarity to Sly Cooper's modern Cooper cane, and used his thieving abilities to provide food as the leader of his tribe.

He was voiced by Patrick Seitz.


Before the timeline was altered, Bob Cooper was the greatest thief of the Ice Age. He stole pterodactyl eggs to feed his tribe, and created a tool that became the first Cane to help him steal the eggs with speed and ease. When Le Paradox and Grizz arrived, they stole all of the pterodactyl eggs in the valley, assisted by modern technology, such as conveyor belts. Bob went into a depression, gaining weight and becoming out-of-shape, which allowed Grizz to easily imprison him and steal his cane for Le Paradox.

After Sly and the gang were accidentally transported from the Old West to the Ice Age, they rescued Bob from death in Grizz's arena. They later got him into climbing and fighting shape to assist in fixing the Cooper Van and stopping Grizz.

Later on, Bentley and Murray returned to the Ice Age and brought Bob forward to the present to help take down Le Paradox and get the Cooper canes back.

Bob Cooper kept up his physical training and returned to his role as the greatest egg thief. He even pioneered his cane as a tool for thieving.


Physical appearance

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Bob is very friendly, and was very enthusiastic about meeting Sly and his friends. He took a huge liking to Bentley's gadgets, and was amazed at what he saw through the Binocucom. He has a connection with Murray, who helped him regain his strength. He seems to be quite intelligent, having made the first Cooper Cane to assist in egg stealing. Similar to Murray, Bob is seen to have a ravenous appetite. Or in some ways, he can be seen as a glutton. When in depression after losing his place as egg thief, he got out of shape due to the fact that he ate too much. Also, as seen in another cutscene, Murray was about to enjoy a pie, but instead, Bob snatches it and eats it all for himself. He's also known for constantly belching at times. As expected from prehistoric being, Bob isn't the brightest when it comes to modern technology/objects (Bentley's tools, for example).


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  • Bob speaks a strange language, similar to The Guru's. The gang can understand it, but unlike the Guru's language, there are subtitles that allow the player to understand Bob as well.
  • Sly nickname's him "Bob" because his tribal name was too difficult for the time travelers to pronounce.
  • According to Kevin Miller, Bob's name was changed numerous times during production and voice recording.[citation needed]
  • The only time he is referred to as "Caveman Cooper" is by Bentley during the credits, as well as in the credits themselves.
  • Bob was neither mentioned in the Thievius Raccoonus nor had a section in the Cooper Vault because the Thievius Raccoonus was initially written by Slytunkhamen Cooper and the Cooper Vault was created by his son, Slytunkhamen Cooper II, both of whom were born approximately 9,000 years later.
  • Bob's signature color is chestnut, although his subtitles are beige.
    • However, his attack auras are yellow.
  • Bob is the only Cooper who does not use his cane during his gameplay (with the exception of "Deja Vu All Over Again!"), as it was stolen by Grizz before he was rescued. Thus, he used a giant bone club instead.
  • He is a new ancestor developed by Sanzaru Games and is their favorite character and addition in Thieves in Time.[citation needed]
  • He is the only Cooper in Thieves in Time that does not have the ability to spire jump or rail walk due to his large size.
  • Bob can't climb ice walls until the job "Getting Stronger" is completed.
  • Prehistoric raccoons were real animals long ago. These animals were blood thirsty predators, but when tragedy struck only the smart, scrawny, and cowardly members survived.


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    • I would have liked to see Slaigh, but Bob was pretty cool. It've been interesting to see how Slaigh would have played like.
    • In the Thieves in Time page, it says that an Egypt level was planned but was too big for the Vita version.

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