Finish off juggled enemies without attracting attention.
― In-game description[src]
Silent Obliteration is a power-up that allows Sly Cooper to finish guards off with an attack that does not alert other enemies. It is purchasable through ThiefNet, available from "He Who Tames the Iron Horse" in Sly 2: Band of Thieves, day 2 of "Flight of Fancy" in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves and "Turning Japanese" in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.
This move is an upgraded version of Sly's Stealth Slam (, then behind an unsuspecting guard), but instead of slamming the enemy into the ground, Sly swirls around the enemy, making them disappear into a tornado.
- In Sly 2 and Sly 3, this ability doesn't specifically target the guard it is used on. Rather, it momentarily creates a "pit" for the guard to fall into, meaning that if it used near another guard, it may walk into the "pit" and be taken out, as well as the initial guard.
- Furthermore, due to how Sly moves around in a certain area, it's possible for the move to get interrupted either by Sly slipping off lower terrain when he moves over an edge (as both he and the guard will "fall" out of the move's animation), or turns on his binocucom mid-animation.
- The way Sly causes the tornado in Thieves in Time is different from the previous games. In 2 and 3, Sly runs around the guard at high speeds. In Thieves in Time, Sly uses his cane to swing around the guard at high speeds.