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A SLY COOPER 5 IDEA
SLY 5: LINE OF THIEVES

1. STORY

Sly finds himself in Ancient Egypt after the events of ‘Thieves in Time’, where he meets his ancestor, Slytunkhamen Cooper, the latter still working on the Cooper Vault and Thievius Raccoonus. After explaining and convincing him who he is, Sly has Slytunkhamen put a message in the Thievius Raccoonus, which Bentley picks up and uses it to travel back in time with Murray and Carmelita.

However, Paradox’s time machine is still active and in the hands of a local warlord named Kaluk Warek, who surprisingly manages to get it to work for him, which threatens Sly’s family history once more. So Sly and his friends travel back through time once more to save history.

2. COOPER GANG

SLY COOPER (Kevin Miller)

You know him: he’s charming, he’s cunning and he’s world’s greatest thief. Though honorable in nature, refusing to steal from ordinary people, only from master criminals. With his lifelong friends and true love at his side, he is ready to take on anyone.

In this game, Sly invents his own signature move, Reverse, briefly reverse time to undo small mistakes. He developed this due to the temporal displacement he was exposed to, while also drawing inspiration from the Speed Up and Slow Down Techniques.

BENTLEY (Matt Olsen)

As always Bentley is the brains of the operations, putting his tactical planning, gadgets, hacking and overall genius to the test.

His hacking segments consist of twin-stick hacking segments from Sly 4 (both the sidescrolling and the overhead, but no longer the tilting segments), which still has the basic code, Panzer Code but also features two new codes: First is the yellow Spinner Code, that can grind on data rails, spin to attack or deflect attacks (though can’t fire projectiles like other codes). The other is the white Doppler Code, which can be used to copy enemy programs and use their abilities.

Bentley has updated his RC Car and his RC Chopper but also has gained an RC Boat, which is armed with a harpoon, used to pull down objects.

MURRAY (Chris Murphy)
Not the biggest on brains, but the biggest on heart and on brawn and a valued member of the Cooper Gang, ‘the Murray’ is ready to crack some skulls!

When he’s not brawling, Murray’s van is put to good use in not only time-travel but van races as well. He also resumes some of his Dreamtime abilities taught to him by his master, the Guru.

CARMELITA FOX (Grey Delisle)

Sly’s love interest, though on opposite sides of the law. Conflicted between her police duties and her feelings, she does however help out against the threat that is Kaluk Warek.

Her game play has been improved so that her shots are more powerful, she even has gained a Crack-shot ability similar to Tennessee’s. Her super jump is back one of her signature moves and she starts out with them.

ROBYN (Kelly MacDonald)

Robyn is a anthropomorphic cat and hails from Slaigh MacCooper’s time period, being an adoptive sister to Slaigh as well as part of his Gang. Though when Sly and his friends travel to her time period, she falls in love with Murray, who initially rejected her because they were from different time periods. However Sly recalled an entry in the Thievius Raccoonus about her that she mysteriously vanished, later revealed to be because she chose to travel to the future with Murray to be with him, after a tearful goodbye with her brother figure Slaigh.

Robyn’s skill lie in archery and she’s extremely accurate with it. Her gameplay is similar to Archer costume Sly, only she can use arrows for offensive measures. She also has several trick arrows which are a crucial part of her gameplay: rope arrows which create ropes to walk on, ice arrows to freeze water, fire arrows to ignite, ricocheting arrows to shoot at angles and razor arrows to cut ropes and wires. She has learned some of the Coopers’ family moves, but they are merely restricted to rope walking and sneaking across ledges.

PENELOPE (Annette Toutonghi)

Though to have betrayed the Cooper Gang when siding with Paradox. She was accidentally brought to Ancient Egypt when Kaluk Warek tampered with the time machine, and since then helped out the crazed owl in his plans. However, it’s later revealed to suffer from multiple personality disorder, and her long time repression of her Black Baron persona after joining with the Coopers create an ‘evil Penelope’.

The Cooper Gang finds this out, and Bentley personally confronts her once again, bringing out the good Penelope once again. After that, she returns to present day to follow therapy for her disorder, waiting for Bentley to return from his mission and rejoining the gang later on.

DIMITRI (David Scully)
Not playable in-game, he once again safeguards the Safe House and keeps tabs on the Thievius Raccoonus. Though he has actual in-game dialogue.

3. DISGUISES

WALL CLIMBING SUIT
• Unlocked in: Walk like an Egyptian

This suit belonged to a grave robber who climbed the steep walls of the pyramids. This suit allows Sly to climb certain walls, similar to his ancestor Bob. Two Kopesh act as hooks to cling onto the walls but also serve as weapons in the hubworld, with shorter ranger but faster blows then Sly’s cane.

DEFENDER COSTUME
• Unlocked in: Highland Heists

This suit consists of a nice kilt, a sword and a shield. The sword allows some very strong but slow attacks, while the shield can deflect lasers and certain projectile attacks.

THIEF COSTUME
• Unlocked in: A Pirate’s Life

Similar to Salim’s thief costume, used by Sly in Sly 4, this improved version of the costume can’t only slow down time, but also speed it up as well. This allows for slow-moving objects used in platforming or the deterring of stage hazards to happen much faster.

ABORIGINAL COSTUME (this one is used by Murray, all the rest by Sly)

• Unlocked in: Ghost of London

Murray has been out of practice with his Dreamtime abilities, but eventually retrains himself to assist the gang better. His abilities include Time Stopper (which of course briefly stops time) and the Aboriginal Ball Form, which allows him to roll over objects and bounce real high as well.

TIGER PELT COSTUME
• Unlocked in: War in the Sky

Originally the skin of a tiger Totenkopf shot while he was out hunting in the Far East, once Sly steals the pelt he uses it to create a new suit. With it Sly can jump over real long distances to One-Hit Kill foes (much like the Saber Toothed Tiger pelt) and also leap between spires that are further off (much like Riochi’s Dragon Leap).

LIGHTFOOT COSTUME
• Unlocked in: Father and Son

A lightweight suit with special skates, which allows Sly to move more easily on ice and other slippery surfaces, as well as skate past guards at high speeds without alerting them.

4. ANCESTORS

SLYTUNKHAMEN COOPER (Dale Wilson)

Sly’s ancestor for Egypt, though not the first Cooper (that would be Bob) he is the first to use his thieving skills against corrupt nobility and other thieves. He is wise and calm, and really serious opposed to Sly’s wise-cracks, though expresses joy over the fact that he might have a family in the future which will continue his traditions. His Cooper Cane is a spear with a hook shaped handle.

His ability is Shadow Power which makes him invisible for short periods of time, and he’s even able to do all thief moves like climbing and pickpocketing while invisible. Though his Shadow Power differs that he can also use it to become intangible, phasing through certain walls.

• Charged Triangle attack: He slams his cane into the ground, and three spirit-like falcons encircle him.
• Square-Triangle attack: Creates a line of sand on the ground and that knocks everything down that it comes across.
• Smash attack: Smashes the foe upward, then creates a sand pit to drop him into.

SLAIGH MACCOOPER (John Dimaggio)

The physically strongest Cooper ever, though he is big he is able to use the thief moves passed down for generations. He’s a loudmouth and sometimes rude, he is big on heart and he loves both fighting and feasting. He at first was skeptical about Sly due to his scrawnier physique, but quickly warms up when Sly shows that he greatly mastered the Cooper’s thieving skills. He also gets along with Murray, due to both being big-hearted and strong. His Cooper Cane is big hammer like stone-headed cane.

Slaigh’s special move is a powerful slam attack, in which he used his great physical strength to smash open doors and floor panels that are too strong for the other characters.

• Charged Triangle attack: Slams the cane down and creates a huge shockwave with his cane.
• Square-Triangle attack: Tosses a huge boulder forwards, crushing whatever is near its landing point.
• Smash attack: Smashes foe up with cane, then grabs the foe with his hand and smacks him down on the ground.

HENRIETTE ONE-EYE COOPER (Cree Summer)

Most well-known female Cooper and feared pirate, she is determined to show everyone she is not going to be overshadowed by her male ancestors or other pirates. She’s bold, brave and adventurous though somewhat rash. She doesn’t like taking orders, but when dealing with futuristic tech she realizes it’s wise to listen to her descendant and his friends. She also shows great deal of respect towards Carmelita. Her cane is a cutlass with hook-shaped handle.

Henriette’s signature move is the Quick-Step, which allows her to move across ropes and rails at high speeds, similar to Salim’s Cobra Climb.

• Charged Triangle attack: Pulls out a second cutlass, and both canes spin around her like buzzsaws.
• Square-Triangle attack: Tosses several daggers forward.
• Smash attack: Tosses foe upwards, then traps them in a treasure chest, which then explodes in a puff of smoke.

THADDEUS WINSLOW COOPER (Jeff Bennett)

Well known master of disguise, and a gentleman, he is charming and polite, and always has an air of sophistication. Though he finds his descendant a bit crude, he shows some admiration for Sly. And he also tends to flirt around Carmelita, to Sly’s dismay. His Cooper Cane is similar to Sly’s, only it has a ruby encrusted in it.

His ability is Master of Disguise, allowing him to emulate any guard, even taking on their abilities in the progress.

• Charged Triangle attack: Attacks the foes with a razor-sharp cape.
• Square-Triangle attack: Tosses an exploding rose
• Smash attack: Knocks the foe up, then pulls out the blade part of his cane, impaling the foe on it.

OTTO VON COOPER (Dee Bradley Baker)

Otto didn’t have the physical fitness to perform his ancestors’ thief moves, but he more than makes up with technical genius, using gadgets and vehicles in his heists. Living during a period when the world was at war, he wants nothing to do with the war itself and resolves himself to steal from military officers. He is poetic in nature and sees the world in a negative light due to the war, but nevertheless he doesn’t hesitate to help out his descendant and his gang.

He has not a real Cooper Cane,  since he isn’t one for combat, but has a wrench with the same hook shape as other Cooper canes, and the propeller blades on his plane have the same hook shape as well.

Since he isn’t much good physically, his entire gameplay resolves around his bi-plane, being an excellent dogfighter and all.

CONNOR COOPER (Paul Eiding)

Sly’s father, playable during the last chapter. He learns what his son has become in the future and can’t help but feel pride. Though Sly told his father what might become of him, he refuses to let Sly save his life, because he doesn’t want his future sacrifice to be in vain, and also because he doesn’t want his son to waste the chance to meet his future gang and Carmelita. He wields the same cane as Sly, since in the future, Sly will inherit his cane from him.

Connor’s special move is a variation of the Rail Walk and/or slide which he invented to move on lasers, he also invented a variation that allows him to Ninja Spire jump on laser nodes. Though Connor can only slide or jump on yellow lasers and nodes.

• Charged Triangle attack: Creates a powerful uppercut attack
• Square-Triangle attack: Creates and after image that shoots forward and strikes the foe or object.
• Smash Attack: Knocks the foe upwards, then spins his cane above him like a propeller, on which the foe lands and is obliterated.

5. VILLAINS

KALUK WAREK (Ross Douglas)
• Species: Owl

Once in the service of the Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt, one of Slytankhamen’s heists accidentally exposed his treacherous plans. He evaded capture and execution, but since then held a grudge against Sly’s Ancestor. He continued his life of crime as the head of a gang of graverobbers, trying to outdo Slytankhamen, but failing each and every time.

He accidentally came across the remains of Paradox’s blimp and after messing around with it, accidentally brought Penelope into his time period. Manipulating her into repairing the device, he plans to use it to be the greatest thief in history, but his planned coup against the Pharoah using future tech was foiled when Slytunkhamen, aided by his descendant Sly Cooper and the Cooper Gang rob him of his victory.

Though he faces Sly in combat and is defeated during the first episode, he and Penelope escape through time, where he resorts to make the descendants of his rival miserable by providing Penelope’s futuristic tech for them, only to have all his plans backfire. Eventually he grows madder and more hateful at the Cooper’s interference and eventually loses Penelope as an ally.

However, as Penelope slowly recovers from her schizophrenia, she tries banishing him using the Time machine, but accidentally sends him to a distant future, where his entire body was rebuilt by a mysterious scientist as a machine running on his hatred, renaming himself ‘Clockwerk’. With a new built-in Time Machine he continued operations on his own.

He faces off with Sly in a final fight in Paris in the past while Sly’s father was alive, and thought Clockwerk is defeated and his Time Machine is damaged, in his maddened state he tries to time-travel, which causes him to be stranded in the ice age, and with his time machine broken has no other choice but to wait thousands of years before enacting his revenge.

Sly wants to chase after Clockwerk to eradicate him from history, but he’s halted by Bentley, who says Clockwerk’s creation was meant to happen and his father convinces him it’s for the best, as without Clockwerk, Sly would have never met Bentley, Murray or Carmelita. Besides, the Thievius Raccoonus clearly states that Clockwerk would always be upstaged by Sly’s ancestors. So Sly lets him be, armed with the knowledge that his past self would put an end to Clockwerk permanently.

MCGUFFIN (Gary Schwartz)
• Species: Ram

Leader of a thief clan that rivals the MacCooper Clan in Celtic Scotland. Unlike the Coopers, the MacGuffin’s methods are downright brutal and barbaric and in Sly’s words, make the Huns and Spartans look tame. He is provided with futuristic tech by Kaluk Warek and Penelope, including a robotic Loch Ness Monster which Carmelita later destroys, which he plans to use to completely destroy the MacCoopers.

CAPTAIN BLACKFEATHER (Tim Curry)
• Species: Raven

Often described as the Scourge of the Seven Seas, he was the most well-known pirate until Henriette Cooper came along and robbed him of ship, crew and riches. Humiliated and bent on revenge, he was approached by Kaluk Warek, who provides him with a submarine, using the futuristic aquatic vehicle to sink Henriette’s ship and once again become the dominant pirate captain.

THE PHANTOM (Nolan North as the Phantom)/Tara Strong  as Maria)
• Species: Raccoon

The Phantom is a mysterious thief who rivals Thaddeus Cooper in Victorian London. Using clever parlor tricks he could make people believe he was actual phantom. Though Phantom and Thaddeus were friendly rivals, when Kaluk Warek arrived he brainwashed Phantom to serve him and abandon all form of honor.

Though the Cooper Gang caught up and after they defeated the Phantom and undid the brainwashing, Phantom is actually revealed to be a woman named Maria, who is in secret an adoring fan of Thaddeus and became a thief to impress him. Thaddeus feels flattered and then offers to take her out to dinner, which she gladly accepts. Sly later checks out the Thievius Raccoonus and sees that a year after that, Thaddeus and Mario have married, making her one of Sly’s ancestors.

TOTENKOPF (Bumper Robinson)
• Species: Boar

A dog-fighting champ during the World war who had a fierce rivalry with Otto Von Cooper, always bested in aerial combat by the latter. Kaluk Warek provided him with better aerial artillery to finally one-up his rival, only to fail once again once the future Cooper Gang arrives to help Otto overcome him.

CYRIL LE PARADOX SR.(Nolan North)
• Species : Skunk

The father of Le Paradox who appears when Sly travels back in time and meets up with his father. Like Sly’s father Connor, he is after the World’s Biggest Diamond. Though history says Sly’s father is supposed to steal it, sealing his reputation as a master thief, Clockwerk approaches him and offers his help to have Le Paradox and himself rise to infamy instead. But interference by the Coopers caused Connor to steal the Diamond as history predicted.

6. EPISODES

PROLOGUE: SANDS OF TIME
• Location: Egypt (Past and Present)
• Guards
o Rats

WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
• Location: Egypt
• Guards
o Jackal
o Ibis
o Croc (flashlight)

HIGHLAND HEIST
• Location: Scotland
• Guards
o Frog
o Goat
o Bear (flashlight)

A PIRATE’S LIFE
• Location: The Caribbean Islands
• Guards
o Parrot
o Seagull
o Albatross (flashlight)

GHOST OF LONDON
• Location: London
• Guards
o Pelican
o Lizard
o Horse (flashlight)

WAR IN THE SKY
• Location: Germany
• Guards
o Pigeon
o Bat
o Shepherd (flashlight)

FATHER AND SON
• Location: Paris
• Guards
o Pig
o Rabbit
o Wolf

7. TREASURE WALL

EGYPT
• Emerald Scarab
• Sand Sculpture
• Sphinx Statue
• Mummified Teddy
• Pharaoh’s Crown
• Canopy Jar
• Isis’ Headdress
• Sapphire Ankh
• Golden Pyramid
• Cleopatra’s Comb
• Pair of Khopesh
• Stone Slab
SCOTLAND
• McGuffin Emblem
• Stone Hammer
• Will-O-Wisp Crystal
• Hunting Trophy
• Bandicoot Statue
• Bagpipes
• Castle Door Key
• Jeweled Arrow Quiver
• Family Tapestry
• Mahogany Bow
• Nessie Wood Carving
• Rune Cauldron
CARRIBEAN
• Ship in a bottle
• Swiss Army Hook
• Ruby Eyed Skull
• Amethyst Dragon
• Pink Pearl
• Diamond Shark Teeth
• Jewel Dice
• Treasure Map
• Golden Pegleg
• Priced Cutlass
• Flintlock Pistol
• Dead Man’s Chest
GERMANY
• Toolbox
• Pilot goggles
• Toy Airplane
• Golden Eagle
• RC Tank
• Cuckoo Clock
• Propeller Blades
• Drinking Mug
• Priceless Chess Set
• Spiked Helmet
• Whale-Fly Model
• Crystal Gear
LONDON
• Music Sheet
• Crown Jewels
• Fancy glasses
• Silver Bell
• Victorian Ottsel
• Ruby Encrusted Cane
• Crystal Necklace
• Opera Mask
• Fancy Painting
• Porcelain Teapot
• Umbrella
• Stradivarius
PARIS
• Eiffel Tower model
• Tin Toy Robot (Clank)
• Old-School Computer
• Fire Stone of India
• Family Picture
• Swiss Chocolate Bar
• Muggshot’s Watch
• Prized Pipe
• Fiendish Five Police File
• Vault Decoder
• Kain Island Idol
• Samurai Helmet

8. SAFE TREASURES

TOOTHPICK’S SHERRIF BADGE
• Location: Ancient Egypt
• Use: Increases money gained from pick pocketing or smashing objects
ARPEGGIO’S MONOCLE
• Location: Scotland
• Use: Helps find Clue Bottles
LEFWEE’S HAT
• Location: Caribbean
• Use: Protect from water damage
MASK OF DARK EARTH
• Location: Victorian London
• Use: Increases the Gadget Meter
BLACK BARON’S MASK
• Location: Germany
• Use: Protect from bottomless pits
MS. RUBY’S TALISMAN
• Location: Paris
• Use: Reduces damage by half

9. GUARD LOOT

PROLOGUE
• Swiss Cheese
EGYPT
• Small Ruby
• Eye of Osiris
• Mask of Ra
SCOTLAND
• Arrowhead
• Celtic Rune  
• Dagger
CARRIBEAN
• Earring
• Hook
• Golden Doubloon
GERMANY
• Chess Piece
• Hand Grenade
• Platinum Wrench
LONDON
• Fan
• Tie-Pin
• Antique Pocket Watch
PARIS
• Leather Wallet
• Lucky Horseshoe
• Diamond Ring
Just my possible idea for the next Sly cooper game, after the newly released Thieves in Time kicked so much ass. As you can see I put quite some thought into it, in both the treasures (which contain some refs fans will catch on) as well as covering up some plotholes along the way.

I'm not going to write it out as a fanfic, because believe me, I'm already busy with my current fanfics as it is and I have a job with difficult shifts...maybe, very maybe in a very distant future, but who knows? By then a new Sly game might have come out!

Edit: I did a lot of edits on this! I changed the title, a few bio's special abilities of ancestors and suits, and some of the collectible treasures.

Edit2: Forgot to add Thaddeus' new special move
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skavenger30 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
"Some thought"? You've certainly shown strong commitment to this idea! It is just awesome! This must have taken at least a year or two to come up with on your own! I wouldn't be surprised if the next Sly Cooper game used this story!(with your permission, of course!) 

Off topic, I'd love to see how the guards would look in your story; do you have any pictures of them, or would you like me to draw them out for you?
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Ladies-man1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an interesting idea. Although I think Penelope having a mental disorder is a little too big for a kid's game. And if they showed five ancestors last time they might as well show five more next time. Saving Connor if they decide to make a 6th game. You did good on giving Murray a love interest though. But personally I think Carmelita and Sly would have a better ending if she decided to toss her Interpol badge and officially join the Cooper Gang. My own fanfiction Legacy of Thieves is giving hints of what I want in the next games.
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Ladies-man1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not to mention it was implied the blimp was destroyed. And Clockwerk uses words like Alpha and Omega which I don't think were invented until later times.
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FoxMan0224 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Can you update this since the story is finished please?
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KivaEnergyArms Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I'll do that later.
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Art-of-Laziness Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
I like this idea. How about this, though: Sly in the future! He was lost in time, right? What if he is by himself for the first time ever? Imagine, in a hundred or two hundred years what kind of theivious technology could exist? Maybe Sly finds his great-great-great grandson and works along side him for a while. Maybe he turns out to be evil and Sly has to stop him. Hell of a twister, huh? Also, the game can consist of going back and forth between Bently, Murray, and Carmalita searching for Sly though time, and Sly doing his thing until they all meet up in 2113 or whatever. It could be named after the already confirmed Sly 5 fake name "Master of Thieves." I like the name, but hate the deception. Just an idea...
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Chapinfan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I love how this explains the origins of Clockwerk.  That was very clever.  I'm actually impressed.
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LGee14 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I bet if Clockwerk was stranded waiting for a thousand years waiting to exact his revenge with Sly, I bet there would be some appearances of him during Sly and the Gang other heists through time just like in "Thieves In Time."
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phantomblade88 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
So, Penelope isn't possessed by Neyla? It's just multiple persona disorder?
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KivaEnergyArms Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
How the heck would Penelope end up with Neyla's mind in her head?
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