Dreamtime is an Australian Aboriginal magic that is used for primarily peaceful and environmental means. In the Sly Cooper series, there are two main "dreamers," or people who adhere to the magic; The Guru of the Stone and Murray, though The Oscars are also seen participating in dreamtime training at one point.
Little is known about the history of dreamtime, as all information is obtained second-hand from conversations with the Guru, who speaks in an Australian Aboriginal language.
The Guru is responsible for watching over the Mask of Dark Earth, which is the physical incarnation of the Spirit of Dark Earth, though it is not known if the spirit is directly related to dreamtime, or if dreamers are simply protecting the land from its evil magic. The Guru also feels responsible for cleansing Ayers Rock from the miners that have moved in and are digging up the land in search of opals.
As part of his dreamtime training, Murray was sent by the Guru to make the "black waters run pure" in Venice, so dreamers may also have a sense of responsibility for the environment of the entire Earth.
There are only several known dreamers in the Sly Cooper series.
- The Guru of the Stone - The only known teacher of dreamtime.
- Murray - A one time student of dreamtime.
- The Oscars - The four most recent known students of dreamtime.
The abilities associated with dreamtime are inconsistent from dreamer to dreamer. The Guru is able to transform into objects similar to those lying around, physically control the minds and bodies of individuals, connect the minds of two meditating individuals as well as using his moonstone to directly communicate with electronics, such as the gang's Binocucoms. Murray is able to freeze time and enter the Aboriginal Ball Form.
The Guru, a powerful dreamer, cannot use his abilities without his staff; while Murray, only a student, is not seen using any form of artifact to channel his abilities, though he does have an Aboriginal necklace that he openly wears in Italy, and that he apparently keeps on himself at all times.
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