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  • Notice a difference in boss battles compared to previous installments?
    • Before, the bosses (sans Mz. Ruby) chase you, engage you, give you no breathing room. In Sly 4 they run from you, put up barriers and refuse to actively combat you (sans Penelope and Le Paradox after catching him). They've possibly heard of the Cooper clan reputation for kicking butt, thus surrounded you with hazards to keep you away.
    • You instead have to overcome obstacles and sequences to temporarily knock them before you can start landing blows. The bad guys are running from the gang now! They're clearly powerful fighters, but keep their distance.
    • Despite the danger that keeps players on their feet, this also grants players a feel of control, being the chaser, something longtime players have earned after being chased for years by practically everyone who moves.
    • Sly using his cane like a swordsman against Le Paradox! Remember Panda King: "Your skill with that cane is unparalleled...". Well, there's no doubt here. Sly battles with Le Paradox with skill we've never seen before.
  • Murray gets one in the finale of "Clan of the Cave Raccoon". After spending half the episode in a funk because he's not feeling useful, Murray gets separated from the others after saving Bob Cooper's life and ends up taking down The Grizz by himself, which wasn't even part of the plan to begin with.
    • One special mention for Grizz, who provides a very challenging boss fight the other gang members likely wouldn't have weathered - and his sensational ice skating talents.
  • Sir Galleth of the Cooper Order. Sure, he's a bombastic, showboating goof of a Leeroy, but you have to admit, the guy is awesome. He just has a hard time dialing it down. Even after seeing the enormous firepower that the Black Knight has at his disposal, Galleth still doesn't give up, and takes on an entire army of the Knight's robotic guards single-handedly! His plan to take out the Black Knight's surveillance blimps is another good example of how awesome he is (also doubles as a CMOF). Simple, yet effective:
    Sir Galleth: FIND ME A CATAPULT! And a very large rock.
  • In "Of Mice and Mechs", since Bentley is M.I.A. after getting badly shock during a mission, Inspector Fox takes over the mission briefing for the Operation and even shuts up Sly Cooper twice.
    • Also worthy of a mention is Murray, who learns how to swim just long enough to blow up a gate and to begin the job in style, all motivated by friendship (for Sly and Bentley) and hatred (for Penelope).
    • Bentley as well, once he overcomes his Heroic BSoD and comes with his own mech to save Sly and confront Penelope. The cutscene after this that shows him fighting his "personal demons" also counts since it has him face both Clock-La (his inability to walk) and Penelope/Black Knight (his heart ache) at once and, with The Power of Hate, he easily destroys them with his wheelchair for the sake of his friends.
    • The genius managed to whip up a comparatively-ramshackle mech to take on Penelope's humongous robot. He did this after getting through his issues, and still won the fight with a machine he probably spent ten minutes building. Penelope should have just stuck to R.C.'s.
  • Bentley replacing Ms. Decibel's classical music with hard rock. The air guitar serves as an added bonus.
  • Sly gives a great "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Le Paradox over his attempts to have revenge over the Cooper Clan stating that Paradox wasn't the one who stole the canes—it was his minions. Plus the only reason the Coopers are so successful is that they don't actually post their thievery where as Paradox is just pretty much inflating his already big ego.
    • Even more than that. Sly points out that Le Paradox was so good at his original thievery (art forgery) that Sly, one of if not the greatest thief of all time, had no idea Le Paradox existed. If only Le Paradox hadn't felt so insecure.
    Le Paradox: Ask yourself this: if the Coopers were truly the greatest thieves in history, and I have stolen their most valued possessions, then what does that make me?
    Sly: Umm... an idiot? You had it made. You could have been the biggest thief of all time, but you had to target my ancestors and blow your own cover! You exposed your operation because of your ego — no Cooper would have done that! And for the record, can you really say you stole the canes? Seems like your "friends" did all the real work.