"Black Clouds and Thunderbolts! My spice temple, ruined! I will not hide while you villains destroy my hard won empire! This place is mine... here I am King! Come face me Cooper. With Clockwerk's black heart, I will show you true power. You are nothing. Come, face the mighty Rajan, Lord of these hills!"
Artwork of Rajan from Sly 2: Band of Thieves
Rajan was a member of the Klaww Gang. He was the producer of the illegal spice that played a major part in the Klaww Gang's master plan. He was the main antagonist of Episode 2: A Starry-Eyed Encounter and Episode 3: The Predator Awakes of Sly 2: Band of Thieves.
Rajan grew up poor on the streets of Calcutta. He started his life of crime by selling illegal spices on the black market. As he got older, his business expanded and he eventually earned a seat in the prestigious Klaww Gang.
Sly 2: Band of Thieves
The Cooper Gang targeted Rajan after Bentley learned that he was in possession of the Clockwerk Wings. They broke into his party at his newly bought Ancestral Palace in India. Soon after arriving, they learned that Carmelita Fox, Neyla and the Contessa were under cover in a plan to bust Rajan since he was foolishly displaying the wings in the middle of his ballroom.
After gaining more intelligence on Rajan, defeating some of the security and setting things up for the heist, the Cooper Gang initiated their operation. As Sly distracted Carmelita and the party guests, Murray lowered himself down on an electronic winch above the ballroom to quickly detach the Clockwerk Wings and escape. As soon as Murray escaped, Sly ditched Carmelita. As Murray left the party, Bentley defended him with his RC Chopper, after which, they fled back to their hideout.
When Carmelita realized she was tricked by Sly, she revealed herself to the public and began making arrests left and right. With the wings stolen and his reputation ruined, Rajan went into hiding, deep in the Indian jungle. Although the gang was victorious, Sly knew that Rajan was still out there and that it wasn't over just yet.
After a small break, the gang headed back to the now closed temple and found out that Rajan had gone into hiding deep in an old abandoned temple, reconstructing it into a spice production facility. One half of the Clockwerk Heart was being used to increase Spice Production and the other was used by Rajan as a weapon on his staff.
As Rajan kept his operation blueprints on his person, the gang needed a safe way of getting close to steal them, but Rajan was impervious to Bentley's sleep darts so Bentley had to find another way of putting him to sleep. He discovered that Rajan had an insatiable appetite for Indian watermelons which, if eaten whole, would put even Rajan into a deep sleep. By leading Rajan to three different watermelons, Bentley was able to steal all three blueprints but the violation of his personal space spooked Rajan and forced him into hiding in his temple.
To get Rajan out of hiding, the gang decided to flood him out by destroying the dam behind the temple. When this was successful, an angry Rajan finally showed his face and yelled at the Cooper Gang to face him.
Neyla appeared right after, seemingly wanting to help the gang in their battle against Rajan. However, she betrayed them, knocked Sly out and watched as Murray and Rajan were pitted against each other. Even with the help of his guards and his upgraded staff, Rajan was defeated and passed out, leaving Murray to claim the Clockwerk heart, but leaving him very tired and no match for the incoming police. Neyla quickly turned the Contessa against Carmelita and got Rajan, Sly, Murray and Carmelita arrested, as Bentley watched helplessly from a distance.
As was revealed in the games ending credits, after his incarceration, Rajan reformed and became an owner of a rug dealership franchise in North America.
"Who's 'The Murray'? All I see is a fat, pathetic weakling!"
Rajan was very self-conscious of himself due his past. He went to great lengths to convince others (and himself) of his royalty. He also became enraged when something of his is destroyed. The Cooper Gang used this to their advantage to drive Rajan out of hiding. He was also very rude to those he thought little of, calling Murray "a fat, pathetic weakling."
Rajan was shown to have some fighting prowess, using his staff to good effect and being able to hold off Murray for a short while. He was also able to use the Clockwerk Heart to cast lightning. He was also apparently very enduring, able to take blows from Murray and being immune to Bentley's sleep darts.
- Sly 2: Band of Thieves
- The Adventures of Sly Cooper Issue 2 (cameo)
- Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
- Goodbye, My Sweet (Turban appears)
- Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
- Turning Japanese (mentioned)
- Rajan is the only member of the Klaww Gang to be defeated by Murray.
- Rajan selling illegal spice is an obvious play on selling illegal drugs, one of the biggest felonies one can commit in America and many other countries. Judging by the setting and use of plants, its likely the developers were referencing cannabis, an illegal herb used to smoke. However, in order to keep the game's E rating, spice was used as a replacement.
- He could be the fourth oldest villain the Cooper Gang has ever faced. The first is Clockwerk, the second is Jean Bison and the third is Octavio.
- Rajan refers to himself as "King." This could be a play on his name as Raja is a Sanskrit word meaning "king" that was used in early Southeast Asian kingdoms.
- He was also in one of Black Baron's panting.