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Sly Cooper is an upcoming animated television series being produced by Paris-based Technicolor Animation Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Global distribution will be handled by PGS Entertainment. It is set to release in 2019.
Sly Cooper follows the adventures of an irresistibly charismatic raccoon, a modern-day Robin Hood, who restores justice to his city one theft at a time. Sly is aided by his two best friends, a muscular hippo named Murray and a brainy turtle named Bentley. Hot on Sly's trail is Inspector Carmelita Fox, a morally upright cop with an unfortunate crush on the charming bandit, as well as a band of villains, each one more strange and colorful than the last. Mixing humor, action and a remarkable cast of characters, Sly Cooper promises to be an unforgettable series.
While once a dashing thief in his younger years, age and the loss of his gang has turned Salim into a lazy, unmotivated individual. However, when Sly Cooper's gang arrives in his time, he begrudgingly returns to thievery to save his friends and even by the end of their time together feels sad to see the gang go. After this one final heist, Salim settled down to run a camel-based snack selling business; one which allowed him to nap for large portions of the day.
He was voiced by Brian George.
Manipulative and deceitful, Neyla double-crossed most individuals she affiliated herself with – namely the Cooper Gang, INTERPOL, and Carmelita Fox – in order to achieve her ultimate goal of immortality. After betraying her former mentor, Arpeggio, she merged with Clockwerk's robotic frame and became Clock-La.
She was voiced by Alésia Glidewell.
Henriette "One Eye" Cooper was a female member of the Cooper Clan and a pirate from 17th century colonial Caribbean. She sailed the seas and stole from other pirates. Originally wielding a dagger with the Cooper crook serving as the handle, she presumably lost a hand and replaced it with a prosthetic hook shaped like the trademark Cooper crook. She was immortalized in the Cooper Vault, along with her loot and her hook on display. She protected her loot with an obstacle containing overturned boats with flaming skulls on a pulley system.
Dr. M was the main antagonist of Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. He was a former member of the Original Cooper Gang who later turned his back on his teammates, Conner Cooper and Jim McSweeney, and sought to steal the Cooper fortune from the Cooper Vault.
He was voiced by Rick May.
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves is a stealth-action platforming game that was developed by Sucker Punch Productions for the PlayStation 2 in 2005. It is the third game in the Sly Cooper franchise, following after the events of Sly 2: Band of Thieves.
Sly must reunite the gang and recruit an army of world-class thieves to break into his family's ancient vault on Kaine Island. The game introduced additional playable characters, optional 3D stages (playable with the included 3D glasses) and multiplayer, among a host of other features such as disguises and a dialogue feature. Despite receiving lower ratings than its predecessor, the game received generally positive reviews from the gaming press and, according to review aggregates, was as well-reviewed as the original game.
On November 9, 2010, Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves was released along with the first two games on PlayStation 3 as part of The Sly Collection. Japan did not receive a release of this game until the Sly Cooper Collection was released on January 27, 2011 for the region.
The Adventures of Sly Cooper was a series of two promotional comics created by Sucker Punch Productions and published by GamePro Magazine and DC Comics. Issue 1, released in 2004, takes place between the end of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus and the beginning of Sly 2: Band of Thieves. Issue 2, released in 2005, takes place between the end of Sly 2: Band of Thieves and the beginning Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves.
Arpeggio was the chief machinist of the Klaww Gang and the mastermind behind the events of Sly 2: Band of Thieves. He was a small British parrot who desired to wield the power and immortality of Clockwerk, Sly Cooper's nemesis. To this end, he manipulated the Cooper Gang into stealing the Clockwerk parts from his fellow Klaww Gang members for him, with the help of his protégé and assistant, Neyla.
He was voiced by Sam A. Mowry.
The Contessa is a black widow, and a secondary antagonist in Sly 2: Band of Thieves. She was a famous, wealthy warden working for INTERPOL that was secretly a member of the Klaww Gang. After being beaten by the Cooper Gang, she became an extremely successful realtor using her powers of hypnosis. She was the antagonist of Jailbreak and A Tangled Web of Sly 2.
She was voiced by Gloria Manon.
"Goodbye My Sweet" is a bonus video that can be unlocked in two parts while playing Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. The first part is unlocked after completing Beginning of the End, the second part is unlocked after attaining a 70% completion rating.
"Timing is Everything" is a series of animated shorts that were published to prepare for the release of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. The shorts focus on a heist that the gang pulls, stealing a gold watch from Muggshot's flying fortress. The gang runs into trouble, however, when Inspector Carmelita Fox makes an appearance.
Sony sent one part of the series to three different gaming journalism sites–the first to IGN, the second to GameInformer, the third to GameSpot–to release on consecutive days starting on January 22, 2013, two weeks before Thieves in Time was due to release in North America. The entire uncut short was posted to the PlayStation Blog on January 25, 2013.
The shorts were created by Ghostbot, the animation company behind the 2D cinematics that appear in Thieves in Time, in order to "reintroduce Sly Cooper and the gang in a big way."
The Samurai Costume is a costume in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time that is acquired in Feudal Japan. The costume is impervious to flames, an ability which is necessary in order to defeat El Jefe during that particular encounter. A large shield that is equipped while wearing the costume allows Sly Cooper to deflect fireballs back at the attacker, an ability that it used to open special doors, destroy some security systems and daze El Jefe. A drawback of using this costume is that it is heavy and its weight slows Sly down while wearing it and also makes it impossible to jump.
Cyrille Le Paradox was a collector of rare items who worked in the trafficking of priceless stolen treasures, while also owning a museum to cover up his crimes. He planned on creating a false royal ancestry by time traveling to the past in order to become of worth in the present. He also tried to ruin the Cooper Clan by stealing their canes, thus rewriting Cooper history, but ultimately failed.
General Tsao is a rooster and self-appointed leader of a village in the Kunlun Mountains in China. He was the main antagonist of Episode 4: A Cold Alliance of Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. He is obsessed with his family line, believing that it is superior to any others. He wishes to force the Panda King's daughter, Jing King, to marry him in order to create an even stronger lineage. In combat, Tsao uses both his skill with his bladed shield and his mastery over dark magic to defeat his foes.
He was voiced by Leo Chin.
Conner Cooper was a member of the Cooper Clan and the leader of the Original Cooper Gang who ultimately met his demise at the hands of the Fiendish Five in 1992. He was father to Sly Cooper and was married.
Sly Cooper: To Catch a Thief is a book by Michael Anthony Steele. It takes place between the events of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus and Sly 2: Band of Thieves, and is about Sly Cooper attempting to steal a valuable statue while Inspector Carmelita Fox attempts to prevent the crime.
It was published in 2006 by the Scholastic Corporation and has 74 pages.
The Thievius Raccoonus is an ancient tome handed down from parent to child throughout the centuries that acts as both a handbook describing many of the skills of the Cooper Clan, and a record of accomplishments and events, such as heists, that involved or affected the members of the Clan. The current holder of the Thievius Raccoonus is Bentley, as Sly Cooper is trapped in Egypt sometime in the past.
February 2014–October 2015
The Sly Cooper film is an upcoming movie directed by Kevin Munroe, with a release year set to 2016. The movie will be based on the events of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, with the characters not quite the master thieves they are yet. Sly and the gang are animated in new 3D CGI animation, and the movie will be available in 3D upon release for those who want to truly experience the world of Sly Cooper.
July 2013–January 2014
Bob Cooper (commonly referred to as Bob) is the first known Cooper in history, coming from Gungathal Valley in 10,000 BC as the greatest thief of the Ice Age. His first appearance is in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. He speaks a language that is understood by Sly and the gang, but not to the player.
Bentley Tech is a collection of all of Bentley's gadgets, formally named in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. It includes Bentley's RC Car, his laptop, his hacking prowess, and mainly, his slide shows. Its main purpose is to inform Sly Cooper of what needs to be carried out during the penultimate Job of an Episode. This also replaces the Slide Shows that were played in the Safe House in Sly 2 and Sly 3.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a crossover brawler for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, under the production of SuperBot Entertainment. The game is rumored to have at least 20 first-party and third-party characters, Sly being one of them. It is set to release on November 20, 2012.
Sir Galleth Cooper is Sly Cooper's ancestor from 13th century England. He is an honorable knight and cunning thief who fought with a lance in the shape of the Cooper crook. Sir Galleth has been confirmed to be a playable character in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, in which he is first seen imprisoned in a type of "Mad Circus" by a villain known only as the "Black Tyrant."
The Cooper Clan is the family of the protagonist of the series, Sly Cooper. They have been master thieves for thousands of years, stealing only from criminals and those undeserving of what they possess, due to underhanded dealings or more sinister arrangements. The Cooper Clan established a vault on Kaine Island, where all of their treasures are now stored.
"Sly 2: Band of Thieves" is the second game in the Sly Cooper series. Following the story of its predecessor, Sly 2 has Sly and the Gang retrieve the Clockwerk parts to permanently destroy them, only to realize they've been stolen by the mysterious Klaww Gang. Sly, Bentley, and Murray adventure through suspicions and emotional events and get to the bottom of this. Featuring character control of Sly, Bentley, and Murray, Sly 2 introduced gameplay mechanics never seen in its predecessor. It later went on to achieve Greatest Hits.
"Tennessee Kid" Cooper is a possible character in the upcoming Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. He was a western ancestor for Sly Cooper, and was the inventor of the Rail Slide and Rail Walk moves. His weapons was a C-shaped revolver, whose handle was a hook that resembled the C-shape. Not much information is known about his appearance in Thieves in Time. Stay tuned with the Sly Cooper Wiki for the latest updates on "Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time".
El Jefe is a confirmed villain in the upcoming "Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time". Not much information is known about him, besides the fact that he is a very strong mercenary, claiming that he could take over a country only commanding three blind mice, armed with plastic spoons. Stay tuned with the Sly Cooper Wiki for the latest updates on "Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time".
Rioichi Cooper is Sly's ninja ancestor from feudal Japan. He perfected the ninja spire landing, and his weapons were twin hooked Sais. He was one of the most skillful of the Cooper Clan. Back in feudal Japan, he scaled rooftops and entered many palaces without anyone being aware of it.
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus is the first game of the Sly Cooper series. It was released in 2002 by Sucker Punch. Sly Cooper grew up in a family of master thieves, and when the Thievius Raccoonus is stolen from him, it's up to Sly and his gang to stop the mysterious villains who took away his family and inheritance.
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is the upcoming fourth game in the Sly Cooper series. It was first under the name "Sly 4" in a teaser trailer released in "The Sly Collection", but its current title was released in an official trailer shown at the E3 2011. Sly and the gang go back in time to find the pages of the "Thievius Raccoonus".
Panda King made his first appearance in Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus as the explosives expert for the Fiendish Five. He was one who seemed like a calm and humble person, especially from his way of talking. However, he was very powerful, mastering the technique of Flame-Fu. However, Sly Cooper was able to beat him using some agility, ending Panda King's explosive reign on the Kunlun Mountains. However, he reappeared in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, seen as a man deep in meditation. When he was awoken by the Cooper Gang, he explained that his daughter, Jing King, had been kidnapped by General Tsao for marriage. The Cooper Gang helped the Panda King get back his daughter, and Panda King joined the Gang shortly after.
Dimitri is a character who makes his first appearance in "Sly 2: Band of Thieves", and becomes a major character in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. Dimitri was first known for his affiliation with the Klaww Gang. He had possession over the Clockwerk Talons, and abused them to make counterfeit currency. Sly Cooper took out Dimitri and sent him to jail. One year later, in search of Murray, Sly and Bentley stumble upon Dimitri in Venice's prison, and let him out in exchange for Murray's whereabouts. He appears again in Holland, where he gives Sly the ACES flight roster. He once again appears in Blood Bath Bay, where the Cooper Gang helps him find his grandfather's diving gear. Once it was found, Dimitri became a permanent member of the Cooper Gang.
Murray is one of Sly Cooper's childhood friends. Murray is the "Brawn" of the Cooper Gang, and will do anything for his friends. This can be seen in two instances, where Murray takes the blame for Bentley's disability. He appears in the three games thus far.
March 2008–January 2011
December 2010–January 2011
Clockwerk is the main villain in Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus and Sly 2: Band of Thieves. He has a very strong hatred for the Cooper family line, and would do anything to stop it, such as replacing his body with mechanical parts so he could live forever.
Sly Cooper is the main character of the Sly Cooper series. Born into a long line of thieves, he was abandoned at the age of eight, where the Fiendish Five attacked and killed his father, while also stealing the Thievius Raccoonus. After this incident, he met his friends Bentley and Murray.
December 2009–September 2010
Penelope is a character introduced in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves as the 5th member of the 'Cooper Gang', voiced by Annette Toutonghi. She first appeared disguised as the Black Baron (voiced by Loren Hoskins) and the first boss Sly faced in combat. She later proved to be an invaluable member of the gang providing RC skills which surpassed even Bentley's, and defeating Captain LeFwee in a deadly sword duel.
The Guru is a character who makes his first appearance in "Episode 2: Rumble Down Under", in "Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves". He is known to be Murray's mentor for his "Quest for Peace and Balance". The Guru has many abilities, such as being able to take control of a Guard's mind and use him, as well as transform into a static object found within the given environment.
Her outlook on crime is very black and white and she believes that any law breaker must be brought to justice, regardless of how minor or major the infraction may be. Pursuing this vision with her shock pistol, Carmelita is rigid in this view and pursues all criminals with equal determination, from murderers to jaywalkers to thieves like Sly and company. However, she acts justly to her captives, at one point making sure Sly's captured teammate Murray is doing alright in his makeshift cell and even providing a bag of jelly beans for the hungry hippo. Carmelita is devoted to her job, but she is also a very emotional woman who must work constantly to keep her temper in check.
December 2008–September 2009
Bentley is a character featured in the Sly Cooper series of video games developed by Sucker Punch Productions for the PlayStation 2. Like Murray, Bentley has no surname given to him, supposedly in the Japanese version Bentley actually has a surname, "Wiseturtle". His voice is provided by Matt Olsen. It is often said that Bentley and Olsen share a striking resemblance to each other, aside from the obvious species difference.