Bentley: OK here's the plan. First, take some recon photos around the area- then make your way up the the re-education tower.
Sly: Looks... pleasant enough.
— Discussing the job[src]

"Know Your Enemy" was a job for Sly Cooper in A Tangled Web of Sly 2: Band of Thieves.

Background Edit

Sly must take some recon photos in order for the gang to formulate a plan for getting the Clockwerk Eyes.


Upon arriving at The Contessa's castle, Bentley has Sly go out and take some reconnaissance photos around the mansion.

  • Boat: One of the Contessa's boats, patrolling the river between her castle and Neyla's headquarters. Bentley mentions it could be useful to hitch a ride.
  • Blimp: The blimp The Contessa used to escape the prison.
  • Contessa's tank: Patrolling the grounds of the castle.
  • Neyla's HQ: In the midst of her war with the Contessa, Neyla has turned an old bank into her headquarters.

After taking these photos, Sly heads to the Contessa's "re-education" tower. The front door is locked, so Sly climbs up to the top and enters through the window. Inside, he finds Carmelita Fox being restrained by the Contessa, and slowly being brainwashed with the use of the Clockwerk Eyes. Carmelita tries to convince the Contessa that she is an honest cop who had been set up by Neyla, and the Contessa says that's exactly why she is doing hypnotizing her. By chasing after the Cooper Gang, Carmelita would have sooner or later found out that she was a secret member of the Klaww Gang. The Contessa then explains her plan to hypnotize Carmelita into becoming the "best of friends" with her in order to make Carmelita take the fall for her at INTERPOL.

After this exchange of words, Sly takes several photos inside the re-education tower.

  • Old Terminal: An old computer that Bentley says is hardwired to the systems in the tower.
  • Carmelita: Restrained at the wrists and ankles in an "Irontech-250"
  • Clockwerk's Eyes: Being used to brainwash Carmelita. They have been integrated into a mind shuffler.
  • Mind Shuffler: An obscure device that Bentley describes as being "made of equal parts science and black magic."
  • Shadow Guard: The Contessa's elite guards. Bentley describes them as being extremely dangerous.

After taking the photos, Sly, although reluctant to leave Carmelita, returns to the safe house to formulate a plan with Bentley and Murray.



  • The title of this job is a quote from Sun Tzu's, "The Art of War"