Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Characters / SlyCooperTheMainTrio

Go To



An American [[CaptainObvious turtle]], and the brains of the Cooper Gang. He appeared solely in radio comms and in a hacking level in the first game, then TookALevelInBadass and played an active role in the second game and beyond.

to:

An American [[CaptainObvious turtle]], turtle, and the brains of the Cooper Gang. He appeared solely in radio comms and in a hacking level in the first game, then TookALevelInBadass and played an active role in the second game and beyond.



An American [[CaptainObvious hippo]], and TheBigGuy of the team. He plays a supporting role as a truck racer and key retriever in the first game, and [[TookALevelInBadass takes about 10 levels in badass]] starting from the second.

to:

An American [[CaptainObvious hippo]], hippo, and TheBigGuy of the team. He plays a supporting role as a truck racer and key retriever in the first game, and [[TookALevelInBadass takes about 10 levels in badass]] starting from the second.


->'''Voiced by:''' Kevin Miller (games); Creator/IanJamesCorlett (film)

to:

->'''Voiced by:''' Kevin Miller (games); Creator/IanJamesCorlett (film)
Miller

Added DiffLines:

* ThisCannotBe: He does ''not'' handle [[spoiler:Penelope's betrayal]] well. ''At all.''
-->'''Bentley:''' It's not possible! [[spoiler:Penelope]]... But why would she...?! [...] Aah! I think I'm going to be sick.


--> ''Murray''': THAT DOES IT! I’LL FLOSS MY TEETH WITH YOUR SPINE!

to:

--> ''Murray''': '''Murray''': THAT DOES IT! I’LL FLOSS MY TEETH WITH YOUR SPINE!

Added DiffLines:

* AntiHeroTeam: They may be a group of thieves who break the law, but they only steal from worse people.


* JackOfAllStats: He is strong and durable but not as much as [[MightyGlacier Murray]] and he doesn't has as many combat gadgets as [[SquishyWizard Bentley]] but he's the fastest and most agile of the three

to:

* JackOfAllStats: He is He's strong and durable but not as much as [[MightyGlacier Murray]] Murray]], and he doesn't has have as many combat gadgets as [[SquishyWizard Bentley]] Bentley]], but he's the fastest and most agile of the threethree.


* SuperDrowningSkills: Sly, Bentley, and Murray can't swim, it was lampshaded in the manuals that they probably shouldn't have skipped swimming lessons during their orphanage days.


Added DiffLines:

* SuperDrowningSkills: Sly, Bentley, and Murray can't swim. It was lampshaded in the manuals that they probably shouldn't have skipped swimming lessons during their orphanage days.


[[folder: Sly Cooper]]

to:

[[folder: Sly [[folder:Sly Cooper]]



[[folder: Bentley Turtle]]

to:

[[folder: Bentley [[folder:Bentley Turtle]]



[[folder: Murray Hippo]]

to:

[[folder: Murray [[folder:Murray Hippo]]


* BerserkButton: He is aware that he is quite large and not as bright as Sly and Bentley, but whatever you do, don't call him weak. Rajan learned that the hard way.



* SuperStrength: While strong enough already, a powerup he gains in ''Sly 2'' is called Atlas Strength, making him able to run while carrying larger enemies at a time.

to:

* SuperStrength: While strong enough already, a powerup he gains in ''Sly 2'' is called Atlas Strength, making him able to run while carrying larger enemies at a time. He is also the only one of the trio who can beat [[EliteMooks Flashlight Guards]] in a straight fight (from the second game onwards, at least).


** Bentley and Murray are both orphans and there's no information about how they became so.

to:

** Bentley and Murray are both orphans and there's no information about how they became so. Bentley's late mother can be seen in a photo at several points in the second game.



* NotSoDifferent: Sly makes this exchange with Carmelita in the comic, as he only targets criminals and crime lords they are technically on the same side. Carmelita, however, is quick to point out that since said criminals nonetheless steal the loot that Sly steals for himself, he's still breaking the law regardless.
** By ''Thieves in Time'', Carmelita begins to acknowledge that despite being on opposite sides, Cooper still has a strong sense of justice like hers.

to:

* NotSoDifferent: Sly makes this exchange with Carmelita in the comic, as he only targets criminals and crime lords they are technically on the same side. Carmelita, [[KnightTemplar Carmelita]], however, is quick to point out that since said criminals nonetheless steal the loot that Sly steals for himself, he's still breaking the law regardless.
** By ''Thieves in Time'', Carmelita begins to acknowledge that despite being on opposite sides, Cooper Sly still has a strong sense of justice like hers.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: If he drops his fun loving DeadpanSnarker demeanor, it means he's getting serious.

to:

* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: If he drops his fun loving DeadpanSnarker demeanor, it means he's getting serious. Tsao, [[spoiler:Penelope]], and [=LeParadox=] would all learn the hard way.



* PhantomThief: This guy is very sneaky, he has not been to prison for all the laws he broke. [[spoiler:Except when he got sent to the Contessa's prison, but she was evil so it doesn't count]].

to:

* PhantomThief: This guy is very sneaky, he has not been to prison for all the laws he broke. [[spoiler:Except [[spoiler:The sole exception is when he got sent Neyla betrays him and Murray to the Contessa's The Contessa, who throws him into her private prison, but she was evil so it doesn't count]].with Bentley breaking them out after exposing her treachery to Interpol]].



* WouldHitAGirl: Sly has no qualms about smacking the female antagonists with his cane.

to:

* WouldHitAGirl: Sly has no qualms about smacking the female antagonists with his cane. Especially [[spoiler:Neyla and Penelope, since both betrayed him]].



** Also, judging by his reactions to Don Octavio and the Australian miners, harming the environment does not sit well with him.

to:

** Also, judging by his reactions to Jean-Bison, Don Octavio Octavio, and the Australian miners, harming the environment does not sit well with him.



* CrazyJealousGuy: Played straight in the third game, when Penelope falls for Sly and compliments him all the time. [[spoiler: Eventually Bentley would earn Penelope's love when rescuing her from Captain LeFwee]].

to:

* CrazyJealousGuy: Played straight in the third game, when Penelope falls for Sly and compliments him all the time. [[spoiler: Eventually [[spoiler:Eventually Bentley would earn Penelope's love when rescuing her from Captain LeFwee]].LeFwee. Too bad LoveMakesYouEvil on her part]].



* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: [[spoiler:Subverted. Despite his initial HeroicBSOD, Bentley quickly gets over his break-up with Penelope, mainly because he caught her trying to murder Sly, and saw her true nature as a [[GoldDigger gold-digging]] {{Yandere}}. Sly himself points out that Bentley became much happier and confident without her]].



* MissingMom: Like Sly and Murray, Bentley's mother is deceased, and he keeps a photo of her with him that is sometimes scene in the second game.



%%* NiceGuy



** And in the fourth game, [[spoiler:Penelope repeats this as the reason she betrayed the team. Bentley, once again, rejects the offer.]]

to:

** And in the fourth game, [[spoiler:Penelope repeats this as the reason she betrayed the team. Bentley, once again, rejects the offer.]]offer, citing Sly and Murray are the closest he had to a family]].



* PreciousPhoto: Bentley is known to have two of them with him at all times, one of his deceased mother, and the other of Penelope. [[spoiler:The latter succumbs to MustacheVandalism when Penelope betrays him]].



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the original game he had little personality besides being a coward and the getaway driver. The second turned him into the LargeHam that would play a more active role in the series, and the cowardice was dropped.

to:

* CharacterDevelopment: Murray starts off as a LovableCoward, but develops more confidence in the two-year TimeSkip, and becomes "The Murray", but his deeper voice tone implies this is all an act for the sake of his friends. [[spoiler:It comes crashing down when Clock-La cripples Bentley, and it takes Octavio kicking Bentley out of his wheelchair and insulting him for Murray to toss his cowardice (and pacifism) for good, and his voice returns to the way it was in the first game]].
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the original game he had little personality besides being a coward LovableCoward and the getaway driver. The second turned him into the LargeHam that would play a more active role in the series, but it's shown several times that he's a StepfordSmiler and the cowardice was dropped.is still somewhat of a coward, but he eventually gets over it.



* LovableCoward: First game only.

to:

* LovableCoward: First game only.Mainly in the first game, but this is also shown several times in the second whenever Murray's confidence is shaken.


Added DiffLines:

* StepfordSmiler: It is made clear several times in the second game that Murray's confidence is all an act, and is still a LovableCoward, but he cares for his friends so much, that he's willing to fight in the front lines for them. [[spoiler:The act drops when Bentley is crushed at the end]].


* TheCharmer

to:

* %%* TheCharmer



* PhantomThief

to:

* PhantomThiefPhantomThief: This guy is very sneaky, he has not been to prison for all the laws he broke. [[spoiler:Except when he got sent to the Contessa's prison, but she was evil so it doesn't count]].



* VitriolicBestBuds: With Bentley.

to:

* %%* VitriolicBestBuds: With Bentley.



** HandicappedBadass: In the third game and beyond. [[spoiler:A wheelchair doesn't stop him from risking his life in the field and he has a much more useful melee attack.]]



* BerserkButton: Jean-Bison, never ever tell the genius turtle in front of you about your opinion of their intelligence; it just ends badly.

to:

* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
**
Jean-Bison, never ever tell the genius turtle in front of you about your opinion of their intelligence; it just ends badly.



* GuileHero

to:

%%* GuileHero
* GuileHeroHandicappedBadass: In the third game and beyond. [[spoiler:A wheelchair doesn't stop him from risking his life in the field and he has a much more useful melee attack.]]



* NerdGlasses
* NonActionGuy: In the first game.

to:

* %%* NerdGlasses
* NonActionGuy: In the first game.game, all he did was talk to Sly through a communicator while sitting in the team van.



* PlayfulHacker

to:

* PlayfulHackerPlayfulHacker: Bentley is the team's tech expert and can hack practically any computer they need him to. He's also technically TheCracker as he's part of a gang of thieves, albeit a largely heroic gang.



* ShoutOut: To the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles in Sly 4:
--> '''Bentley:''' Interesting. The last time I was in these sewers I was just a teenager.
* SpeciesSurname
* TheSmartGuy

to:

* ShoutOut: To the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles in Sly 4:
--> '''Bentley:''' Interesting. The
SpeciesSurname: He's a turtle who's last time I was in these sewers I was just a teenager.
name is "Turtle".
* SpeciesSurname
* TheSmartGuy
TheSmartGuy: In every game he's in, he's always introduced as "The Brains".



* TurtlePower

to:

* %%* TurtlePower



* VitriolicBestBuds: With Sly.

to:

* %%* VitriolicBestBuds: With Sly.



--> ‘‘‘Murray’’’: “THAT DOES IT! I’LL FLOSS MY TEETH WITH YOUR SPINE!

to:

--> ‘‘‘Murray’’’: “THAT ''Murray''': THAT DOES IT! I’LL FLOSS MY TEETH WITH YOUR SPINE!



* BigFun

to:

* BigFunBigFun: He's a fat friendly hippo.



* BerserkButton: Do not call him weak, or harm the team van. And as Don Octavio found out the hard way, you don’t ever lay a hand on Bentley.



* BoisterousBruiser

to:

* %%* BoisterousBruiser



* PluckyComicRelief

to:

* %%* PluckyComicRelief



* ShakeSomeoneObjectsFall: His method of pickpocketing. He robs the guard that he is holding by shaking out their loot, which is done by the same button for picking up things.

to:

* ShakeSomeoneObjectsFall: His method of pickpocketing.pick-pocketing. He robs the guard that he is holding by shaking out their loot, which is done by the same button for picking up things.



* SpeciesSurname

to:

* SpeciesSurnameSpeciesSurname: He's a hippo whose last name is "Hippo".



* StrappedToABomb: In the third game.

to:

* StrappedToABomb: In the third game.game, he's strapped to dynamite in China.


%%* GuileHero

to:

%%* * GuileHero



* AmbiguouslyGay: Murray is [[PinkIsForSissies pink]], prone to [[MenDontCry tears]], comfortable with crossdressing, and is the only guy in the trio without a LoveInterest. In ''Second Funniest Podcast'' episodes 305-306, [[WordOfGay Murray's voice actor reveals that he was originally meant to be bisexual]] but the concept was dropped because several test players were confused by the dialogue Murray said that concerned his bisexuality. The traits remain, but are extremely downplayed in the actual games.

to:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Murray is [[PinkIsForSissies pink]], prone to [[MenDontCry tears]], comfortable with crossdressing, and is the only guy in the trio without a LoveInterest. In ''Second Funniest Podcast'' episodes 305-306, [[WordOfGay Murray's voice actor reveals that he was originally meant to be bisexual]] bisexual, but the concept was dropped because several test players were confused by the dialogue Murray said that concerned his bisexuality. The traits remain, but are extremely downplayed in the actual games.



* BeTheBall: Thanks to his Dreamtime training, Murray can use the Aboriginal Ball Form, where he tucks himself into a ball. The gadget grid even name-drops the trope as the move's name. Alongside the typical rolling and bouncing, he can also [[SphereOfPower generate a damaging field of energy around himself]] when he is moving fast enough. Said energy field can even [[ShockwaveStomp generate a shockwave]] upon bouncing at sufficient heights.



%%* BigFun

to:

%%* * BigFun



%%* BoisterousBruiser

to:

%%* * BoisterousBruiser



%%* PluckyComicRelief

to:

%%* * PluckyComicRelief



%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Bentley's blue, with Sly in-between.

to:

%%* * RedOniBlueOni: The red to Bentley's blue, with Sly in-between.



%%* SpeciesSurname

to:

%%* * SpeciesSurname

Added DiffLines:

* NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction: Sly and his entire family have spent all of their lives robbing master criminals rather than ordinary people, as the latter poses absolutely no challenge at all. Sly sums up their attitude in the first game:
-->'''Sly''': There's no [[HonorAmongThieves honor]], no challenge, no fun in stealing from ordinary people. You rip off a master criminal, then you know you're a master thief.


* EveryoneHasStandards: Being a thief, Sly has no problems with stealing, but limits his targets to other crooks. He's utterly disgusted with General Tsao, stating that out of all the bad men he's dealt with, Tsao is undoubtedly the worst of them all.

to:

* EveryoneHasStandards: Being a thief, Sly has no problems with stealing, but limits his targets to other crooks. He's utterly disgusted with General Tsao, stating that out of all the bad men he's dealt with, Tsao is undoubtedly the worst of them all. Sly also doesn't condone stealing credit for others' work, which he calls Le Paradox out on, since to Sly, that's the worst kind of theft.


* VocalEvolution: All three of them have gone through this over the course of the games as their voice actors have become more experienced and comfortable in the roles.
** Sly's voice was raspier and higher pitched in the first game. He has a deeper, more suave voice in future installments.
** Bentley's voice was deeper and more nasally in the first game, compared to the more high-pitched voice he has from the second game onwards.
** Murray actually went through it twice; his voice was higher pitched and flamboyant in the first game, ''significantly'' deeper and raspier in the second game, and he settled into a voice somewhere in the middle in the third game.



* VocalEvolution: Sly's voice is notably higher pitched and raspier in the first game compared to the deeper, suave voice he has in future entries.



* VocalEvolution: Originally had a deep booming voice before settling into more wheezy NoIndoorVoice vocals.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 77

Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback