* ''YMMV/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus''
* ''YMMV/Sly2BandOfThieves''
* ''YMMV/Sly3HonorAmongThieves''
* ''YMMV/SlyCooperThievesInTime''

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!!Games:

* AngstWhatAngst: For a guy who saw his parents killed in front of his eyes--[[HarmfulToMinors as a child]], no less--Sly's a pretty level guy.
** It must've helped that he and his two best friends and wingmen grew up with him in the same orphanage.
* ContestedSequel: ''Honor Among Thieves'' removes the Clue Bottles altogether and Carmelita's new voice is rather off putting... but the game is still beloved for its exploring new gaming territory, deeper story, and character development. ''Thieves in Time'' fixed those issues, but the otherwise well received gameplay and narrative [[OvershadowedByControversy were overshadowed by]] [[spoiler:[[RonTheDeathEater Penelope]]'s poorly done FaceHeelTurn, and the DownerEnding {{Cliffhanger}} that Sanzaru refuses to resolve with a sequel]], resulting in fans declaring it FanonDiscontinuity. It still has a fan following, but it's nowhere near as universally praised as the original trilogy.
* CreepyAwesome: Clockwerk. In a game series full of goofy, cartoony villains, he stands out for being a methodic serial killer with time on his side.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Dimitri went from the first boss of ''Sly 2'' to be the first person to appear in the second teaser trailer for ''Thieves in Time''.
** Muggshot, the only villain (not pulling a HeelFaceTurn) to be brought back more than once thus far, appearing in two games and an animated short.
* FanonDiscontinuity: For a lot of fans, ''Thieves in Time'' simply does not exist, ''especially'' after Sanzaru expressed a refusal to resolve the cliffhanger at the end. Pretending the series ended on the third game allows the series to end on a [[EarnYourHappyEnding fairly conclusive note]].
* FoeYay: Sly towards Carmelita, and HOW. Sly outright welcomes her chasing him and states his thefts wouldn't be as fun without her, and that's without getting into the AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther. By the third game, it's pretty much canon.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In a 2002 issue of Playstation Magazine (or "PSM") there was a comic strip in which Sly attempts to crack open a safe, only to discover a card with the words AWinnerIsYou written on it. In response to this, Bentley exclaims, "Oh no. Now my bookie's going to break my other leg!" [[spoiler:Two years later in the ending of ''Sly 2'', Bentley gets his legs shattered while destroying Clock-La.]]
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Apparently the games are very popular in UsefulNotes/{{Finland}}.
* GrowingTheBeard: The first game was a good if somewhat by-the-numbers platformer. The second game added the ability to play as [[TheSmartGuy Bentley]] and [[TheBigGuy THE]] [[LargeHam MURRAY]], and removed Sly's OneHitPointWonder status. The third game, while not as drastic a changeup from the first, greatly improved Bentley's playstyle, simply by [[HandicappedBadass putting him in a wheelchair.]] A wheelchair that was filled with gadgetry.
* HesJustHiding:
** Some fans insist this about [[spoiler:Arpeggio]].
** Ditto for [[spoiler:[[BigBad Clockwerk]]]].
* HilariousInHindsight: Po from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is kind of similar to Panda King, isn't he? Knows kung-fu, uses his fat to his advantage, and both works use a lot of fireworks.
* MagnificentBastard: ''Bentley''. This turtle is nothing but unstoppable if he gets all the necessary facts and information to pull off a heist.
* MemeticMutation: Jump and press the circle button! It's repeatedly Lampshaded in-universe.
* MostWonderfulSound:
** The sounds [[BigBad Clockwerk]] [[spoiler:and Clock-La]] makes, such as the sound of it's wings flapping, and the flanging effect it's voice has, are ''so'' cool.
** The sound of a breaking Clue Bottle.
* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: Zig-zagged with ''Thieves in Time''. Creator/SanzaruGames was praised for making a game so faithful to Sucker Punch's original trilogy, but then their refusal to make a sequel triggered so much anger and FanonDiscontinuity, that it was written off as inferior for [[spoiler:Penelope's RonTheDeathEater treatment and a DownerEnding]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: You play as a raccoon thief who [[HarmfulToMinors witnessed his parents' murder at age eight]] and seeks to [[YouKilledMyFather avenge their death]] in the first game. In addition, the series contains [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar suggestive humor]], depictions of tobacco use, and references to alcohol. There is even an ''international drug cartel'' in ''Band of Thieves'', which was rated ''E''. To this day, no game in the series has ever received a rating higher than E10+.
* TheWoobie: [[WheelchairWoobie Poor]], ''[[RomanticFalseLead poor]]'' [[LoveInterestTraitor Bentley]].