|Tough is too sissy a word to describe those guys.|
— Bentley, on the Shadow Guard.
The Shadow Guard were an elite force of vultures assigned by The Contessa to protect her re-education tower. Despite the fact that Sly never actually faces them, they are said to be extremely resilient to damage and are very powerful.
They look very similar to the regular vulture guards, except that they wear a spiked helmet.
|Sly 2: Band of Thieves guards|