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The Fiendish Five was a group of villains that appeared in Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus.[note 1] They were responsible for the murder of Sly Cooper's father and the theft of the Thievius Raccoonus. They had no unified master plan, rather they each sought their own personal gains. Ten years later, Sly embarked on a mission to defeat them, avenge his father and reclaim the book.

History[]

My father fought to protect us, but the gang of villains known as the Fiendish Five overpowered him and ransacked our house until they found... the Thievius Raccoonus.
― Sly Cooper, from the opening cinematic[src]

The Fiendish Five was formed by Clockwerk for the sole purpose of wiping out the Cooper Clan, whom he had envied and hated for thousands of years. When Sly was eight years old, the Fiendish Five attacked the Cooper home, killing Conner Cooper and stealing the Thievius Raccoonus. They split the book into five pieces and retreated back to their own lairs, leaving Sly an orphan. Clockwerk, although aware that Conner had a son, left Sly alive because he believed that he would not be a threat without the book.[1]

Raleigh holding the Thievius Raccoonus

After the attack on Sly's home, the Fiendish Five went their separate ways, each one with their own schemes in mind. Raleigh began the legend of the "Welsh Triangle" by creating a storm machine to sink ships around the Isle of Wrath.[2] Muggshot took over Mesa City, slowly driving out the locals and turning the city into his gambling empire.[3] Mz. Ruby withdrew from civilization entirely, preparing an army of voodoo creatures to unleash terror on the world.[4] The Panda King returned to the Kunlun Mountains in China to take out his aggression on his oppressors with an avalanche-based extortion scheme.[5] Clockwerk headed to the Krakarov Volcano in Russia to begin his own plans.

Ten years later, Sly, now partners with Bentley and Murray, began tracking down the Fiendish Five members one by one. In the process, he retrieved the stolen pages of the Thievius Raccoonus. After the rest of his cohorts had been defeated, Clockwerk himself was confronted by Sly. He made several failed attempts to kill Cooper, but in the end, he was defeated as well. With Clockwerk dead and the rest of the members incarcerated, the Fiendish Five ceased to exist.

Members[]

Member Location Guards Position Status
Raleigh Isle of Wrath, Wales Mallet walrus, Welding walrus, Shuriken walrus, Belly walrus, Squid Chief machinist Incarcerated
Muggshot Mesa City, Utah Doberman pinscher, Bulldog, Pit bull, Jailbird, Dalmatian Chief enforcer Incarcerated
Mz. Ruby Haitian jungle Water rat, Mosquito, Spider, Swamp monster, Ghost rat, Fire turtle, Bomb toting rooster, Beast Chief mystic Incarcerated
Panda King Kunlun Mountains, China Gorilla, Ape, Mandrill, Chimpanzee, Monkey Demolitions expert Now a member of the Cooper Gang, currently retired in the Kunlun Mountains of China
Clockwerk Krakarov Volcano, Russia Fire slugs, Robo-falcons Founder and leader Deceased

Behind the scenes[]

Mz. Ruby is the only Fiendish Five member to be credited in the Voice Actors section of the first game's credits. It is unknown why the males all went uncredited, but according to Kevin Miller, they were all voiced by Kevin Blackton.

Notes[]

  1. References to the Fiendish Five appear in the introduction of Sly 2: Band of Thieves, as there are portraits of the Panda King, Muggshot, Mz. Ruby and Raleigh inside the Cairo Museum of Natural History.

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