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Bentley: OK here's the plan. First, take some recon photos around the area- then make your way up the the re-education tower.
Sly: Looks... pleasant enough.
― Discussing the job[src]

"Know Your Enemy" was a job for Sly Cooper in "A Tangled Web" of Sly 2: Band of Thieves.


Once the gang arrives at The Contessa's castle, Sly's first task as usual is to go out and gather some recon photos around the castle, which include the following:

  • Boat: One of the Contessa's boats, patrolling the river between her castle and Neyla's headquarters. Bentley mentions it could be useful to hitch a ride.
  • Blimp: The blimp The Contessa used to escape the prison.
  • Contessa's tank: Patrolling the grounds of the castle.
  • Neyla's HQ: In the midst of her war with the Contessa, Neyla has turned an old bank into her headquarters.

Sly wants to help Carmelita.

After taking these photos, Sly heads to the Contessa's "re-education" tower. The front door is locked, so Sly climbs up to the top and enters through the window. Inside, he finds Carmelita Fox being restrained by the Contessa, who is using the Clockwerk Eyes to slowly brainwash her. Carmelita tries to convince the Contessa that she is an honest cop who had been set up by Neyla, and the Contessa says that's exactly why she is doing hypnotizing her. By chasing after the Cooper Gang, Carmelita would have learned too much about the Klaww Gang and its spice operation. Carmelita would have sooner or later found out that The Contessa was a secret member of the Klaww Gang. The Contessa then explains her plan to hypnotize Carmelita into becoming the "best of friends" with her in order to make Carmelita take the fall for her at Interpol.

The Contessa hypnotizing Carmelita.

After overhearing this exchange of words, Bentley orders Sly to take the photos, and then get out of there before he's spotted. However, Sly refuses to leave Carmelita to be hypnotized by the Contessa, but Bentley convinces him that they will find a way to free her, as there is nothing they can do now. Sly takes a few more photos inside the re-education tower, which include:

  • Old Terminal: An old computer that Bentley says is hardwired to the systems in the tower. Bentley states that the gang need to find a way to get it online.
  • Carmelita: Restrained at the wrists and ankles in an "Irontech-250"
  • Clockwerk's Eyes: Being used to brainwash Carmelita. They have been integrated into a mind shuffler.
  • Mind Shuffler: An obscure device that Bentley describes as being "made of equal parts science and black magic." Bentley states it's indestructible to conventional weapons.
  • Shadow Guard: The Contessa's elite guards. Bentley describes them as being extremely dangerous.

After taking these photos, Sly returns to the safe house to formulate a plan with his team.



  • The title of this job is a quote from Sun Tzu's, "The Art of War."