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You know, that Thingus Raccamagoocus had a lot of nice pictures, but WAY too many big words.
— Muggshot to Sly Cooper shortly before their fight[src]

Muggshot is a massive anthropomorphic bulldog that was formerly the enforcer for the Fiendish Five. After helping kill Sly Cooper's father, he took a section of the Thievius Raccoonus and holed up in Mesa City, a previously thriving American boomtown located in Utah. He was the main antagonist of Episode 2: Sunset Snake Eyes in Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus. A few years later, he was a prominent competitor in the ACES Competition.



Muggshot's idea

Muggshot decides to become a gangster.

As a child, Muggshot was born the runt of the litter, the neighborhood weakling, and was always picked on by larger dogs. In his loneliness, his only friends were found on the big screen (specifically mobster movies), and soon came to admire the tough, brutal criminals and how they took no guff from anyone. It was in one of these movies, entitled "The Dogfather" (a parody of The Godfather), that Muggshot saw his first gangster, and he knew instantly that this was what he wanted to be.[1]

Inspired by his dreams of great power and respect, he spent the rest of his childhood working out, striving to be like his movie idols, until he ended up a massive, muscle bound, hard-hitting, street brawling, tough as nails gangster with a taste for guns, ensuring that he'd never be picked on or pushed around ever again. From there, he took his revenge on his former bullies and became a well-known enforcer and gunman, eventually being recruited by the evil Clockwerk.[1]

Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

After joining the Fiendish Five as chief enforcer, Muggshot took part in the raid of the Cooper household that killed Sly Cooper's father. As the Fiendish Five each took some pages from the Thievius Raccoonus, Muggshot took the documentations of Tennessee "Kid" Cooper and notes on the Rail Walk and Rail Slide, though he just liked the pretty pictures; not really understanding all the big words. Muggshot eventually parted ways with Clockwerk, much later setting out to establish a gambling empire in the western United States. After driving out the vast majority of the residents of Mesa City, Muggshot proceeded to make his own additions, which included installing a great casino and a penthouse shaped like a fire hydrant.[1]

Sly and the gang broke into the facility, raiding Muggshot's various resources; Sly eventually breaking into Muggshot's penthouse lounge. Because of his massive size, Sly was unable to hurt him physically, so Muggshot took advantage of this and made heavy use of his guns. Sly was only able to hurt Muggshot by redirecting sunlight from various mirrors onto Muggshot's crystal garden, which in turn was magnified and fired at Muggshot, frying his guns. He retreated to another level of the crystal garden to get another pair of guns, but Sly followed him and defeated him once more.

As Muggshot took refuge atop a mirror lined chandelier with a massive crystal in it, Sly redirected the mirrors onto the crystal a final time, frying the bulldog and forcing Muggshot to submit and give up the location of the next section of the Thievius Raccoonus; Haiti, where Mz Ruby resided. He was then arrested by Carmelita soon after.[1]

Muggshot arrested

Carmelita arrests Muggshot

Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

Three years later, Muggshot was a pilot in the ACES Airplane Tournament in Holland, organized by the Black Baron, a runner-up from the year before the Cooper Gang arrived, who was renowned for his brutal, vicious tactics. He ran into the Cooper Gang when they too entered the competition. Despite not actually confronting the Cooper Gang on the opening evening of the tournament, he was fully aware who they were. Shortly after the opening evening, Muggshot bribed a great number of the Black Baron's guards to launch a massive assault on the Cooper Gang's aircraft hangar as revenge for the events in Mesa City, but thanks to the team effort of Bentley's various traps, Murray's determination and brute strength, along with assistance from Penelope and her RC Chopper's grappling cable, his attack had no effect.[2]

A day or two after the event of the hangar, Bentley confronts Muggshot, who was staying quiet and kept under watch as punishment by the Baron. Bentley managed to goad him into a fight, using an insult about Muggshot's mother. No longer caring about being disqualified, Muggshot agreed to Bentley's "fight" in the town-square. The fight was actually part of an elaborate trap on Bentley's part, as at the same time Sly was luring Carmelita to the agreed meeting place. When they ran into each other, Carmelita was unable to resist going after Muggshot; the thug still angry with her and wanting revenge. The two had a firefight all around town, the countryside, and the hangars, Muggshot eventually falling to Carmelita's shock pistol. He quickly faints and is sent back to jail. This in turn removed Carmelita as a threat to the Cooper Gang's plan, as the paperwork she would have to fill out after bringing Muggshot in was apparently substantial.[2]

Timing is Everything

Main article: Timing is Everything
Muggshot in thieves in time

Muggshot in Timing is Everything

Muggshot, traveling aboard a large cargo-plane, is transporting a gold watch in a safe to an undisclosed location. The significance of this pocket watch is undisclosed, but the Cooper Gang is intent on stealing it.

Muggshot has employed a large militia comprised solely of dogs to help protect the plane from any possible intruders, as well as to fly the plane. At some point during the trip, Muggshot discovered that Carmelita was on the plane and threw her, bound to a chair, into the "Dog House"; a janitorial closet.

Muggshot, currently reading a newspaper while using a bathroom stall, is alerted to the presence of Sly as Carmelita sets off a smoke alarm by burning the rope with a flare. Muggshot exits the restroom and heads to the captain's cabin, where the safe holding the gold pocket watch is located. Having the watch already on his wrist, he walks in on Sly as he opens the empty safe. The two fight, Muggshot quickly gaining the upper hand, slamming Sly against a console. This sends sparks flying, and causes the computer in the cockpit to explode. The plane's speed increases drastically.

Muggshot, fist wound up, notices that the watch is no longer on his wrist, and is now in Sly's possession, who wraps it around his own fist and socks Muggshot in the jaw, knocking him out cold.

The Cooper Van, whose wings have detached, comes crashing through the roof of the plane. This begins to wake Muggshot, but he is again knocked out as Sly and Carmelita jump on his back. Bentley lashes out with his wheelchair's mechanical arm and grabs onto Muggshot's belt. The Cooper Van launches out of the plane using its still attached engine, and the plane crashes and explodes into the side of a mountain. Bentley throws three parachutes from the Van, slowing their descent. Bentley drops Muggshot and Carmelita off on a cliffside. Sometime later, Muggshot is thrown into jail.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

While Muggshot does not appear in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, there are references to him. In Episode 1: Turning Japanese, when Sly has gained the Samurai Costume and must enter the prison to save Rioichi Cooper, he states that his name is Major Muggshot when the guard on duty questions whether or not Sly is a real guard.

In Episode 2: Go West, Young Raccoon, after finding all of the Clue Bottles and opening the vault, the treasure is revealed to be a lucky coin from his old casino. It doubles the amount of Coins the player gains.


Physical appearance

Muggshot is a massive bulldog with lilac fur, large muscular arms, and small and seemingly degenerated legs. As he grew up lifting weights, he became a huge, muscular beast of a dog. His arms are so huge and long, he walks on his knuckles like a gorilla, while his puny legs dangle, having no other use except standing and kicking at a close distance. He has a thick mustache and mono-brow. In Timing is Everything he stands on normal sized legs.

In the first game and Timing is Everything, he wears a tank top, while in the third game, he wears an aviator outfit.


As the stereotypical thug, he is brutal, ruthless, vicious, and arrogant. But in place of his great strength, he is dimwitted, possessing a rather abnormal intellectual addition to his vocabulary. Despite his cruelty, he is shown to have a scrap of honor as he refused to fight Bentley as "it wouldn't feel right pounding a four-eyed runt in a wheelchair." [2]


Muggshot is incredibly strong, given his size, and is easily capable of holding hangar doors open and thrashing Sly around. He is also very durable, able to take a direct beating from Murray and withstand the magnified light from his crystal gardens during his fight with Sly. He wields numerous machine guns and is highly capable in their use. He also appears to be a skilled pilot, as he is the head pilot of Team Muggshot and almost beat the Black Baron in the ACES Competition.




  • Pictures of Muggshot can be seen in the Museum of Natural History in Sly 2: Band of Thieves. As Sly is walking through the hallway towards the courtyard, pictures of him are along the wall, along with ones of Panda King and Sir Raleigh.
  • Muggshot's name is wordplay of the word "mugshot," which is a picture that's taken when someone goes to jail.
  • Muggshot's mustache is identical to his mono-brow.
  • Muggshot is the only boss in the series whose henchmen consists entirely of his species (except for in Flight of Fancy but they were Black Baron guards he had paid off) whereas the species of other bosses guards are numerous.
  • It is unknown exactly how Muggshot got out of jail between the gap in Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus and Sly 3, whether he was released or broke out.
  • In Thieves in Time, when Sly tries to enter the Imperial Prison with his Samurai Costume to rescue Rioichi, he uses the alias "Major Muggshot" to get past the boar guard on duty.
  • He and Clockwerk are the only members of the Fiendish Five to make an appearance or be mentioned in every game in the series. A boss in Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, a painting in Sly 2, a boss again in Sly 3 as well as his Slot Machine in an animated short, and appearing in an animated short in Thieves in Time as well as being used as a disguise.
  • Despite his huge arms, which he brags about, he never uses them as weapons during boss battles.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Episode 2: Sunset Snake Eyes" – Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Episode 3: Flight of Fancy" – Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

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