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This timeline covers the events that happen during the Sly Cooper series' Wiki-official canon.[note 1] Non-canon games and information will not be included.

Note that many of the dates are calculated based on the assumption that the first three games in the series take place in the years that they were released.[note 2] If two dates are referred to with a hyphen between them, it implies that the events took place within that range.

Event chronology

Events that occur due to timeline tampering will be underlined. Writing that has been struck through shows an event that was erased by tampering with the timeline. Where no special writing is used, it is assumed that the event happens in both timelines.

Before Christ (BC)

10,000s

  • c. 10,050 - 10,020 BC
  • 10,000 BC[1]
    • Bob Cooper invents the cane and begins stealing pterodactyl eggs to feed his tribe.
    • Grizz arrives from the future and starts using pterodactyl eggs to create cave paintings that he will uncover in the future to become rich. This causes Bob Cooper to go into a depression and be captured by Grizz, who steals his cane.
    • Clan of the Cave Raccoon.
    • Bentley and Murray bring Bob and four of his descendants to the future so that they can retrieve their canes from Cyrille Le Paradox's blimp. Bob returns home after helping Salim al-Kupar retrieve his cane.
    • Bob keeps up with his training and regains his role as egg thief extraordinaire.
    • Bob pioneers the use of a cane in use of thievery.
    • Clockwerk is first sighted, already in his metal form (possible Easter egg).

1300s

Anno Domini (AD)

900s

  • c. 920 - 940
    • Salim al-Kupar is born in Arabia.
  • c. 940 - 960

1000s

  • 1001[3]
    • Salim al-Kupar enjoys his retirement.
    • Miss Decibel arrives in Salim al-Kupar's home city from the future and begins forging royalty documents for her boss.
    • 40 Thieves.
    • Bentley and Murray bring Salim and four other Cooper Clan members to the future so that they can retrieve their canes from Le Paradox's blimp. Salim returns home after helping Sir Galleth Cooper retrieve his cane.
    • Salim al-Kupar finally gets to retire properly, running a business where he sells snacks to hungry customers from a camel.

1200s

  • c. 1260 - 1270
    • Sir Galleth Cooper is born in England.
  • c.1280-1300
    • Sir Galleth has many adventures.

1300s

  • 1301[4]
    • The Black Knight arrives in Sir Galleth's home town from the future and captures Sir Galleth, putting him in a circus in an attempt to steal his cane.
    • Of Mice and Mechs.
    • Bentley and Murray bring Sir Galleth and four other Cooper Clan members to the future so that they can retrieve their canes from Le Paradox's blimp. Sir Galleth returns home after helping "Tennessee Kid" Cooper retrieve his cane.
    • Sir Galleth resumes his adventures.
    • Sir Galleth starts his gang, the Knights of the Cooper Order, a group that stole from corrupt nobility.
    • Sir Galleth becomes a successful, if overly dramatic, actor.

1400s

1500s

  • c. 1560 - 1570
  • c. 1580 - 1600
    • After training as ninjas together, Rioichi's shark friend sacrifices his life in order to allow Rioichi to invent sushi and start a restaurant.
  • c. 1590

1600s

  • 1603[5]
    • El Jefe arrives in Rioichi's home village from the future and poisons a shogun, blaming the crime on Rioichi. This gets Rioichi placed in jail, where he is meant to be held while El Jefe steals his cane and gives it to his boss.
    • Turning Japanese.
    • Bentley and Murray bring Rioichi and four other Cooper Clan members to the future so that they can retrieve their canes from Le Paradox's blimp. Rioichi retrieves his cane first, and then returns home after helping Bob Cooper retrieve his cane.
  • 1616
    • Henriette steals Sinbad's goblet filled with coins from Arabia.[6]

1800s

  • c. 1800
  • c. 1820 - 1830
  • 1839
    • It is possible that this is when Thaddeus was at his most active.[note 3]
  • c. 1850
    • Thaddeus is possibly born in London around this time.[note 3]
  • c. 1850 - 1860
  • c. 1852
    • Jean Bison is frozen in an avalanche caused by an explosion during a gold rush in Canada.
  • 1884[7]
    • Tennessee pulls off his masterpiece bank robbery.
    • Toothpick arrives in Tennessee's home town and takes over as sheriff, taking gold and other treasures, including Tennessee's cane. He also prevents Tennessee from pulling off what should have been his masterpiece bank robbery.
    • Go West Young Raccoon.
    • Tennessee recovers his gold, regaining his reputation.
    • Bentley and Murray bring Tennessee and four other Cooper Clan members to the future so that they can retrieve their canes from Le Paradox's blimp. Tennessee returns home after breaking into the main room of the blimp and preventing Sly Cooper and Carmelita Fox from being sent through a time tunnel.
    • Tennessee begins stealing from crooked lawmen exclusively.
  • 1884 - c. 1900
    • Toothpick gets arrested, and begins working on the railroads as part of a chain gang, eventually becoming deaf. He is ran over by a train due to his deafness.
  • 1893
    • It is possible that this is when Thaddeus was at his most active.[note 3]

1900s

  • c. 1900 - 1910
  • c. 1930 - 1940
  • c. 1950 - 1960
  • c. 1960 - 1980
    • Conner starts a gang with Jim McSweeney and Dr. M.
  • c. 1970 - 1980
    • Cyrille Le Paradox is born.
  • c. 1972
    • Jean Bison thaws out of his frozen state due to global warming.
  • c. 1981
  • c. 1984
    • Sly Cooper, Bentley and Murray are born.[note 5]
  • c. 1986 - 1992
    • Dr. M betrays Conner Cooper and McSweeney, claiming that he and McSweeney are just sidekicks.
    • Conner steals a diamond and Cyrille Le Paradox's father, another thief, is jailed for the crime.
  • c. 1987
    • Conner and Sly meet McSweeney at a museum on the Ligurian coast of Italy, where Conner gives him the map to the Cooper Vault. McSweeney hides the map in the museum for safekeeping.
  • c. 1992
    • Conner Cooper and his wife are killed by the Fiendish Five. The gang steals the Thievius Raccoonus and tears it into five equal parts.
    • Sly is sent to the Happy Camper Orphanage.
  • c. 1992 - 1996
    • Sly Cooper, Bentley and Murray become friends and create the Cooper's 3. They steal Mrs. Puffin's cookies as their first heist.
  • c. 1992 - 2002

2000s

  • b. 2002
    • Sly Cooper meets and (unknowingly to her) helps Carmelita catch the criminal stage manager Pierre, preventing him from stealing the Diva Diamond.
    • Sly Cooper steals the Fire Stone of India.
  • c. 2002
    • Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
      • Police Headquarters - Sly Cooper steals a file from Inspector Carmelita Fox's office in Paris that cases himself as well as the gang that killed his parents.
      • Tide of Terror - The Cooper Gang heads to the Welsh Triangle's Isle of Wrath and successfully steals back Raleigh's section of the Thievius Raccoonus.
      • Inspector Fox arrives. Failing to find Sly, she busts Raleigh and his crew.
      • The Cooper Gang spends a while in England. They visit London, where Sly steals the crown jewels, before returning to Paris.
      • Sunset Snake Eyes - The Cooper Gang heads to Mesa City in Utah and successfully steals back Muggshot's section of the Thievius Raccoonus.
      • Inspector Fox arrives. Once again failing to capture Sly, she busts Muggshot and sends him off to jail.
      • The Cooper Gang enjoys the rest of their stay in America before heading back to Paris.
      • Vicious Voodoo - The Cooper Gang heads to the jungles of Haiti to find Mz. Ruby and retrieve her section of the Thievius Raccoonus.
      • Inspector Fox arrives and arrests Mz. Ruby, who gets a life sentence due to the production of zombies, an act made illegal in the World Peace Accord (1971).
      • The Cooper Gang spends a few weeks in the tropical sunshine near a theme park somewhere in the Caribbean, working on their tans.
      • Fire in the Sky - The Cooper Gang heads to the Kunlun Mountains in China and steals back the Panda King's section of the Thievius Raccoonus.
      • Carmelita arrives, once again failing to capture Sly; she puts the Panda King in prison.
      • The Cooper Gang takes some time off shopping in Hong Kong before heading back to Paris.
      • The Cold Heart of Hate - The Cooper Gang heads to the Krakarov Volcano in Russia to retrieve the final piece of the Thievius Raccoonus from Clockwerk.
      • Clockwerk is taken down after thousands of years of terrorizing the Cooper Clan. Sly finally reassembles the Thievius Raccoonus.
      • Sly leaves Carmelita stranded in the volcano.
      • Sly begins chronicling his own adventures in the Thievius Raccoonus.
  • c. 2003
  • c. 2004
    • Sly 2: Band of Thieves
    • Carmelita destroys the Hate Chip, which causes the seemingly invincible Clockwerk parts to disintegrate; Clockwerk is defeated for the final time. However, Bentley was crushed by the dead frame beforehand, which paralyzes him from the waist down.
  • c. 2004 - 2005
    • The Adventures of Sly Cooper, issue 2
    • Murray, feeling that Bentley's condition is his fault, leaves the gang.
  • c. 2005
  • Some time after Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves[note 7]
    • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
    • After fixing all of the errors caused by Cyrille Le Paradox throughout time, Sly is stranded in ancient Egypt.

Unknown dates

There are several dates that are not assigned or can't be assumed within a reasonable time frame.

Media chronology

All of the following is from the conscious timeline of Sly Cooper.

Notes and references

Notes

  1. Neither the creators (Sucker Punch Productions and Sanzaru Games) nor the publisher have made any statements regarding the canonicity of any specific entry in the series. Read canon for more information on how the canon is used on the Wiki.
  2. In the Getaway cutscene for Dead Men Tell No Tales of Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, a postcard is shown with the date "Aug 25 05," less than one month before the game was released. The in-game time between the first three games is the same as the real-world time between releases, putting Sly 2: Band of Thieves in 2004 and Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus in 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 In the animated short "Goodbye My Sweet," two dates are given for Thaddeus; 1839 and 1893. Which one of these is correct is unknown.
  4. Carmelita is known to be 21 during the events of the first game due to her police badge on the Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus site.
  5. Sly Cooper, Bentley and Murray are known to be 18 during the events of the first game due to their police records on the Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus site.
  6. Sly Cooper: To Catch a Thief is a novel that expands upon the story told in The Adventures of Sly Cooper, issue 1.
  7. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time has not been officially dated. It is only know that it takes place some time after Sly 3.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Like previously stated, many of the shorts take place at an unknown time, so this placement is an educated guess.

References