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The paraglider is a parachute that, after being purchased from ThiefNet, Sly can use to glide through the air with. It appears in Sly 2: Band of Thieves, Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. It can be opened by holding R1Button while in mid-air.

History

Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

Holland

Sly paragliding in Holland

In Sly 2 and Sly 3, the paraglider was purchasable through ThiefNet during the game (A Tangled Web in Sly 2 and day two of Rumble Down Under in Sly 3). The paraglider was required for certain jobs throughout the game, so buying it was crucial, similar to the need to buy the Alarm Clock, Hover Pack and Grapple-Cam. Sly could control the paraglider by using LStick to change direction and speed. After releasing R1Button, the paraglider breaks up into paper-like scraps.

Neyla also had a paraglider, and used it during "Operation: High Road" as Sly chased her.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

The paraglider can be purchased in the first episode, Turning Japanese, for 100 coins, much earlier and for far cheaper than in the previous games.

The paraglider looks very similar to the original version, but rather than being flat and having a pointed elliptical shape, it has both and upper and lower surface, spanned by "ribs," and has flat sides, giving it a look more closely related to its real world counterpart.

One visual difference in the way the paraglider behaves is, rather than breaking up into small paper-like scraps after the player releases R1Button, it floats up into the air and fades away.

At the end of the game, Cyrille Le Paradox steals Sly's backpack, and therefore all of his paragliders, and uses them to escape his burning blimp, but is immediately hit by the vertical stabilizer of what appears to be a Learjet, causing him to release the paraglider and drop to the water below.

Pre-order bonuses for the game included access to two new paraglider skins. One dons the Sanzaru logo, and the other has blue camouflage with the Cooper logo. Both of these are also unlockable in-game; the Sanzaru logo paraglider can be unlocked after collecting 5 Sly Masks, and the camouflage paraglider can be unlocked after collecting 10 Sly Masks.

Salim al-Kupar has a variant of the paraglider in the form of magic flying carpet. It is activated by holding R1Button in mid-air.

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Non-canon: The information following this header is not considered to be part of the timeline.

In PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Sly could use the paraglider by holding down XButton while in the air, rather than R1Button. This is helpful to evade enemy attacks that are horizontal on the ground.

Non-canon information ends here.

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