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Slytunkhamen Cooper I[note 1] was an ancestor of Sly Cooper who lived in Egypt approximately 3300 years before him.

Slytunkhamen was originally believed to have been one of the, if not the, first of the Coopers. However, with the introduction of Bob Cooper in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, this information is now proven to be incorrect.


A young Slytunkhamen spent most of his thieving career hiding inside a vase, waiting for theft victims to arrive so he could steal their loot.[1]

Slytunkhamen was the creator of the Thievius Raccoonus and the one who started the Cooper thief legacy,[2] as apparently none of his own ancestors before him had written down any of their exploits. In 1320, when he was 30, he had a child named Slytunkhamen II, who went on to build the Cooper Vault.[3] Slytunkhamen I was also the developer of Invisibility, which made one completely invisible. However, it did not allow one's movement until an extension of the technique was developed by Huckleberry Cooper, allowing for movement. Slytunkhamen used these techniques to steal from corrupt pharaohs and greedy noblemen.[2] Slytunkhamen used his invisibly trick to sneak through even the most heavily guarded and booby-trapped temples in Egypt. An evil pharaoh sent a entire army to track him down, but he was able to escape.

Centuries later, Slytunkhamen's section of the Thievius Raccoonus was stolen by the Fiendish Five's chief mystic, Mz. Ruby, who was attracted to Slytunkhamen's paranormal abilities.[2]

It is possible that he passed away before Slytunkhamen II created the Cooper Vault, which would explain why he has no known section there.


Behind the scenes[]

Slytunkhamen was originally supposed to appear in Thieves in Time but was scrapped to allow the game to fit onto the PS Vita version.


  1. His name is a reference to the boy pharaoh, Tutankhamun, (sometimes spelled "Tutankhamen"). If Slytunkhamen were a direct change, it would be spelled either "Slytankhamun" or "Slytankhamen."