Listen, Raleigh. Wipe out my family and steal what's mine, you better expect company.
— Sly to Raleigh[src]

"The Eye of the Storm" is the boss level in Tide of Terror of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus. It is the very first boss battle introduced in the Sly Cooper series, with Sir Raleigh as the boss.


After collecting all of the keys and unlocking the cannon, Sly shoots himself up to the storm machine to deal with Raleigh and reclaim one of the missing sections of the Thievius Raccoonus.

In this encounter, Raleigh mentions that he hates unexpected guests, to which Sly replies that anybody who takes his family away from him better expect guests. Raleigh then says that he will finish the job by smashing Sly. He eats one of the bugs flying around the area and bloats up to extreme size.

Raleigh bounces around the arena, trying to smash Sly, but Sly dodges all of his attacks, landing a few blows on Raleigh. When he gets down to his last bit of health, in an act of desperation, Raleigh spins around in a circle with his tongue outstretched, trying to smack Sly into the water, but Sly jumps over the tongue and deals a final blow. Floating in the water, Raleigh mentions that Sly would be no match for Muggshot, a cohort of his in Mesa City, Utah.

Sly takes back the page from the Thievius Raccoonus, which describes Rioichi Cooper's move, the Ninja Spire Jump. Sly escapes the blimp and he and the gang spends time in the UK, while Inspector Carmelita Fox takes Raleigh to jail after missing Sly and the gang. After a short vacation, the gang heads back home to plan their next heist.

Trivia Edit

  • If you look behind Raleigh while he's talking, you can see the page of the Thievius Raccoonus behind him in his chair. However, in the cinematic cutscene, Sly steals it from a safe at the bottom of his chair.