Trivia / Sly Cooper

  • Author Appeal: Character designer Dave Madan based Carmelita's design on Salma Hayek, whom he had a big crush on at the time. In other words, her status as Ms. Fanservice was completely intentional.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Carmelita's voice actress has changed in every single game. It's almost a Running Gag by now that while everyone else keeps their original VA, hers will always change.
    • In the Japanese versions of the games, this applies to the main cast (Sly, Bentley, Murray and Carmelita) from Sly 3 onwards, with a handful of them also doing some secondary parts in the first two games as well.
    • Bentley's Finnish VA didn't return for Sly 4. However, he returned to record the new controls for the VITA version of The Sly Trilogy, albeit the Vocal Evolution is rather noticeable. He sounds a bit deeper, albeit so did Sly in the 4th game.
    • Dimitri's Finnish VA died in 2011. Had Dimitri actually had any lines, he would have been voiced by somebody else.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In the first game most of the main voice cast was vary different from the final.
      • Sly originally had a Chicago-ish new yorker style voice.
      • Carmelita Fox voice was more Hispanic then the final.
    • Sly's original name was going to be JT, but his name was changed early in development.
    • Sly originally had a cane with multiple unique functions, including a sort of water cone that could reveal a hidden maze with the spray of some water; freeze crabs, making them crust over and die; and freeze fish to create walkways.
    • The original currency was both coins and dancing cash bundles, but the cash bundles were removed because they would have to be different colors for each area, due to paper money being different colors around the world.
    • Murry was going to be a Homosexual but it was scrap because he reminded the testers of Barney the Dinosaur, also it was Inappropriate for a kids game at that time.
    • Carmelita Fox early Design, was more cartoony and less revealing then the final, as well as her weapon.
    • The first game was going to have the Panda King as the first member of the Fiendish Five instead of Sir Raleigh. Sly would also learn the climb move from the Panda King's section of the Thievius Raccoonus.
    • The Second Game Originally had a level in Monaco but it was cut for time and space constraints.
    • Concept Art Of Dimitri had a more realistic design in style.
    • Early productions into Thieves in Time had a mole as the Big Bad, and Penelope remaining a Face.
    • "Thieves in Time" was originally going to have an Ancient Egypt-themed level, where Sly would meet his ancestor, Slytunkamen. The Idea was shelved due to time constraints and the space limitations of the Playstation Vita.
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