Dimitri: Gah! So... Raccoonus Doodus- you're like totally bumming my house up and bringing me down. So very uncool. Why can't you let birds and bees be free, bro?
Sly: Listen, Dimitri, you have no idea what you're playing with... it'll bring more than your house down.
— Before they fight[src]

"Printing Press Duel" was a job for Sly Cooper in The Black Chateau of Sly 2: Band of Thieves. It was the final job in this episode and a continuation of "Operation: Thunder Beak."

Background Edit

Sly confronts Dimitri in the printing press room and fights him for the tail feathers.


Having brought Dimitri's peacock sign to the ground and destroying the plaza fountain, Sly heads underground to Dimitri's base of operations. Sly runs into the printing press room, then jumps up to the platform above where Dimitri waits. Dimitri tells Sly that he is "bumming his house up" and that he should just let him continue with his operation. Sly tells Dimitri that the Clockwerk tail feathers are much more than just printing press plates, but Dimitri doesn't want to lose them, and would much rather bribe Sly with counterfeit money to make him leave him alone. Sly reject his offer, saying that he and the rest of the Klaww Gang have to be stopped before Clockwerk is inevitably put back together.

Dimitri, unsure of what Sly is talking about, challenges him to a duel. The two fight, tearing up the printing press room in the process. Dimitri, in a last ditch attempt to protect his printing press, starts messing with the console, oblivious to Sly, who runs up behind him and hits him with his charge attack, knocking him into the top of the machine, sending him through the console and into an empty ink barrel. Dimitri laments the end of his counterfeiting operation, but Sly says that he is doing him a favor, and that there is no honor in printing money. Dimitri calls him a cracker-box before passing out.

Sly detaches the Clockwerk tail feathers, and the heist is complete!


  • There are non-working elevators around the room that lead to the level with the printing press. It is possible to jump up to this second level, which gives access to more elevators. However, these elevators do work, carrying Sly to a third level. This suggests that the fight was originally meant to take place in three parts, similar to the Muggshot fight in Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus.[1]