->'''Sly:''' Boy, when we try to tick someone off we really do the job.

The second game in the ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' series. Released in 2004, it is the first installment with Bentley and Murray fully playable.

Set two years after the defeat of [[BigBad Clockwerk]], Sly and the gang find out that a series of mechanical parts of the shattered Clockwerk have been stolen by the Klaww Gang. Together, they could be used to revive the defeated Clockwerk; separately, they each have super functions. While Sly and his gang follow these leads, they are pursued by Carmelita and her new partner, Constable Neyla, who are after both the Cooper Gang and the Klaww Gang.
!!This game has the examples of:
* AllUpToYou: The Prague mission has Bentley take the lead, as he's the only team member [[spoiler:not currently in prison]].
* AntiVillain: The writers could not make an easier to like villain than Jean Bison if they tried. Repeatedly lampshading the ValuesDissonance in that he'd be considered a hero back in his own time for what he was doing, every announcement he makes to his guards are congratulations on their hard work and gratitude.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Neyla [[TheStarscream steals the spot]] from Arpeggio at the very end.]]
* BreakingOutTheBoss: In the Prague level, Bentley's first major objective is to help Sly escape.
* BearsAreBadNews: Several wild bears appear in Canada as enemies, who can kill the player in just two hits. One mission requires Sly to steal from their mouths, while another requires Murray to kidnap two cubs to lure their mother to destroy a cage.
-->'''Bentley:''' Don't worry, the cubs won't be hurt, although [[MamaBear I can't say the same for the guards]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The commercial for the game has Bentley stating that they need one more member in their group to pull off their heists successfully, which is someone to work the PlayStation controller. Sly then taps the screen with his cane, asking if you're in.
* BrickJoke: The intro had Bentley referring to both Sly and himself with the codenames "Sitting Duck" and "Wizard", which Sly [[DeadpanSnarker 'misinterprets' as "Peking Duck" and "Blizzard"/"Lizard" respectively]]. This gets referenced again after Bentley [[BreakingOutTheBoss rescues Sly]] in Chapter 4:
--> '''Bentley:''' You know the old saying -- 'If you can't count on a friend to bust you out of jail, what kind of a friend are they?'\\
'''Sly:''' Truer words were never said... Wizard.
* CanadaEh: When you hear the moose security guard talk to you, he says "eh" a lot. Not to mention, Jean Bison's levels are full of Canadian stereotypes, where the guards are all represented by Canada Geese and Moose. Jean Bison himself, however, averts it.
* TheCaper: Every mission is a caper.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Indeed, as the game can get quite grim at points, such as Chapters 4 and 5 and [[spoiler:the last chapter, where we learn the truth about Neyla.]]
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Really puts the "Anti" in Jean Bison's AntiVillain status, as all he's doing is just the job of a 19th-century lumberjack.
* DisappointedByTheMotive: Sly has this reaction to Arpeggio for orchestrating the plot: "All this 'cause you can't fly. You're pathetic." Though it is later subverted when Sly learns that Arpeggio wanted to reassemble and merge with Clockwerk in order to achieve immortality.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Despite Clock-La's defeat, Bentley is left crippled, and Murray leaves the group in shame, believing that he's failed Bentley for not protecting him. Sly also allows himself to be arrested by Carmelita to allow his friends to leave, but manages to escape when he realizes his friends left him an escape opportunity.]]
* EtTuBrute: Allowing Sly to be knocked out by Rajan, who then gets himself beaten to an inch of his life by [[{{BerserkButton}} an outraged Murray]], before [[FaceHeelTurn betraying all of them]] [[spoiler:(and Carmelita)]] to the Contessa, is what causes the Cooper Gang to realize that Neyla's not the sweet, friendly cop she appeared to be.
-->'''Bentley:''' [[{{HeroicBSOD}} I can't believe it]]! That [[{{ManipulativeBastard}} double crossing]], [[{{EvilBrit}} cockney]] liar!
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:Neyla has one. She helped Interpol chase down criminals with the Clockwerk parts and helped Sly steal them back specifically so that they'd be given to Arpeggio, who'd assemble them for her, and then she could backstab him and take the Clockwerk parts for herself.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: Neyla. [[spoiler:We later learn she was never a face to begin with...]]
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Arpeggio's body gets crushed by Neyla, leaving nothing behind but his monocle.]]
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Jean Bison's forest-clearing actions, as noted by Sly, [[ValuesDissonance would have been heroic 150 years ago when he was frozen]], making him a sympathetic villain.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: During the first battle against the Contessa, [[spoiler:Bentley comes on over the binocucom to try and tell Sly and Murray that he's been [[ItMakesSenseInContext shot down in a blimp]], but he ends up being caught by Carmelita. She takes the Clockwerk Eye he was holding and makes her getaway, while Bentley mutters that Sly and Murray are going to kill him.]]
* GameBreakingBug: If the player enters the Canada Games then quits at any time before beating Jean Bison, you will be returned to the game ''outside the games with no way of reentering them'', making the game UnWinnable.
** Thankfully comes with a fix in-game -- just head to the place with the laser and wander around the area near the safe until Bison makes an announcement.
* GRatedDrug: The Illegal Spice is this, although it does make consumers hypnotic and anger-prone.
* {{Halloweentown}}: Prague. It's even got its own guillotine like the [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Trope Namer]] does!
* HighClassGlass: Arpeggio.
* HijackedByGanon: Nicely averted, even though the plot was just asking for it. While the game revolves around Clockwerk's mechanical body, the owl himself never actually appears. [[spoiler:True, you fight the body at one point, but Neyla's the one possessing it, not Clockwerk.]]
* HumanPopsicle: Jean Bison.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Played relatively straight before the Rajan boss battle:
-->'''Rajan:''' Who is "The Murray"? All I see is a fat, pathetic, weakling!\\
'''Murray:''' I may be... big, and not as smart as the other guys, but one thing I'm not is ''weak''!
** Don't forget:
--->'''Sly':''' I have ''no'' idea what you're saying... and your suit sucks!\\
'''Dimitri:''' *gasp* Let's dance!
* IncomingHam: [[LargeHam THE MURRAY's]] [[SuperWindowJump intro]][[ThereWasADoor duction]].
* LiteralSurveillanceBug: Happens with the water bug in the third level.
* MeleeATrois: The main conflict in Chapter 5 is the Cooper Gang vs. Neyla vs. [[spoiler:the Contessa]], with [[{{StrappedToAnOperatingTable}} Carmelita held captive]] by the latter. The result is a PyrrhicVictory for the Cooper Gang, with Carmelita being rescued and [[spoiler:the Contessa]] dismissed and imprisoned, but with Neyla promoted to captain.
* MissionImpossibleCableDrop: During the Clockwerk Wings heist.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Nice job pulling Clockwerk apart in Arpeggio's blimp, Sly.]]
* NoOSHACompliance: Considering he was frozen for one hundred and fifty years, Jean Bison likely has never ''heard'' of OSHA.
** Arpeggio's blimp. Giant rotating propeller blades, electrical hazards, and the ever-present danger of falling off the edge, but no safety railings anywhere.
* NobodyPoops: Averted. There are outhouses in the second stage that takes place in Canada, some of which are occupied. If you stand close to one that's full, you can even hear the guard inside grunting.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Clock-La can be considered this for Neyla]].
* PetTheDog: Carmelita has a black-and-white view of the world and sees all criminals as the same. But when she briefly captures Murray, she is shown to be respectful to him and considerate of his needs.
* PyrrhicVictory: Chapter 5 does result in Carmelia's rescue and [[spoiler:the Contessa being arrested and fired]], but it results in Neyla being promoted to captain and becoming a full threat to the gang.
** Not to mention [[spoiler:the end, where Clock-La's death cost Bentley his legs and sends Murray into a DespairEventHorizon, triggering a DownerEnding]].
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Neyla to Arpeggio. [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder She doesn't waste time betraying him.]]]]
* TotallyRadical: Averted by Dimitri, by way of completely making up his own slang which seems to have been modified from hip-hop slang.
* {{Uberwald}}: How Prague is depicted.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Arpeggio.]]
* UnstoppableRage: Murray enters this after [[spoiler:being fed rage-inducing spices, which causes him to not recognize his friends. Even after he is freed, he still holds a grudge against the Contessa and leads the trio after her on the walls of her prison. She escapes, leading to the events of Chapter 5.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: After being shot down, Neyla goes insane with hatred and swears to kill the Cooper gang ''in their sleep''.
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: Episode 7 is a real kick to the gut for the team: up to now their attempts to reclaim the Clockwerk pieces have gone mostly without a hitch, and in the last episode, managed to get the two lung and stomach pieces from John Bison, leaving only the talons as the final piece he holds. Attempting to win them from him in a lumberjack contest, their plans to sabotage him fall flat when he just intimidates the judges into giving him a perfect score. Trying to get him to lose by posing as the judges fails as well when he quickly sees through the disguise and knocks the team out. While they're unconscious, John Bison raids their hideout and steals all of the Clockwerk pieces they've gained up to now and delivers them to Arpeggio, undoing all of their hard work in one fell swoop, and nearly bringing about the revival of Clockwerk.]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:After infiltrating [[BigBad Arpeggio]]'s blimp, Bentley hears Arpeggio talking to someone.]] And then...
-->'''Bentley:''' [[spoiler:''Neyla?!'' Neyla's]] here too!
** [[spoiler:At the end, when Bentley picks up the Hate Chip powering Clockwork, which results in Clockwork's beak slamming down on his legs.]]
-->'''Bentley:''' [[spoiler:Pick me up! I can't walk!]]
* WhatTheHellPlayer: In an early mission, you need to keep up with Neyla as she runs around the hub. If you whack her with your cane, you get a Game Over message saying "Neyla doesn't like getting hit any more than you do."