Victorian London was the stomping ground for the most gentlemanly thief, Thaddeus Winslow Cooper.
― Sly in the Cooper Vault, remarking on Thaddeus' exploits[src]

Thaddeus Winslow Cooper III was a Cooper thief that lived in England during the Victorian era (1837-1901),[1] and is considered the most chivalrous of the Coopers.[2] According to his entry in the Thievius Raccoonus, he was at the peak of his career in the 1890s.[note 1]


Like most other Coopers, he left his cane and some other precious belongings in the Cooper Vault. His section of the vault was comprised of jumping on floating barrels, hook swinging and spire jumping.[2] His most recent appearance was during a train heist in which Sly Cooper used his section of the Thievius Raccoonus containing details on disguise, deception and charm to bypass security, including Inspector Carmelita Fox.[1]



  • Due to his name, it can be assumed that he had a father and grandfather both named Thaddeus Winslow Cooper.
  • If you look closely at Thaddeus's page in the cartoon short "Goodbye My Sweet", it has two separate years as to when it was written; 1839 underneath the title and 1893 underneath his picture. It is unknown which of these two dates are a mistake.[1]
  • Thaddeus at one point was employed by the Scotland Yard, as his entry in the Thievius Raccoonus states.
  • Assuming Thaddeus' career reached its zenith in 1893, it is possible that he and "Tennessee Kid" Cooper are directly related as Tennessee was active in the 1880s, only a decade before.[3]
  • Right before the final battle of Sly 3, Sly marvels at Thaddeus' ability to "make a flying machine in the 1800s," some sort of helicopter-like vehicle, indicating Thaddeus also had very impressive mechanical ability.[2]
  • He and Jim McSweeney are the only characters to have alternative name spellings displayed in Sly 3. "Thaddeus" is spelled "Thadius" in the Sly 3 subtitles.


Notes and referencesEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Thaddeus' section of the Thievius Raccoonus has two conflicting dates, so it is unknown whether he was active during 1839 or 1893.


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