^ yes he is. Another example are his level 1 and level 2. Compare his level 1 to sackboy spike heihachi big daddy sir Dan need I say more? Not only that but then he gets the easiest kill confirms in the world for one of the best level 1 in the game??
Hey sly cooper says hi ratchet says hi drake says hi Kratos says hi Ecole and gcole say hi and heiachi says hi Dante enmet and kat says hi says hi ALL of those charcters can either KC into their level one or get easy kills with it and his level 2 will only kill you once if you are good at dodging he won't get you again and kc's are a part of the game so learn to adapt without them the game would be dull and unlike sly cooper he can be knocked out of his lvl 1