This page is about the rooftop guard from Sly 2: Band of Thieves. For the minor guard from the same game, see Janitor rat guard. For the guard from Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, see Rat trooper guard.

Rats were enemy guards that Sly Cooper and the gang encountered in The Black Chateau of Sly 2: Band of Thieves. They served as Dimitri´s rooftop guards.


They were black rats with yellow eyes. They wore stereotypical French attire, their clothes being a shirt with black and white stripes, a red beret, and a red scarf. As their weapon of choice, the French rats used a bludgeon to attack their foes. When attacking, the French rats would swing their bludgeons, creating a powerful spiral attack, and some carry dynamite sticks. When attacking with those, they run up to their foes and drop multiple dynamite sicks and then run away and wait for them to detonate, repeating the process over again, and some would jump and try to stomp their foes. Sly needed to hit them four times to defeat them.


  • They make a small appearance in a cutscene from An Opera of Fear in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves.
  • As seen in the demo, they originally had pink caps.
    • Also in the demo, it took Murray three punches to defeat them, instead of the usual two.