Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Team Name
Base of Operations
Currently Xavier Institute For Higher Learning, Westchester, New York

Former Members
3.14159, 1701AgL9914 (Wild Sentinel), Bastion, Big Bot, Conscience, Daria (Prime Sentinel), Delilah Fremont (Prime Sentinel), Ekatarina Gryaznova (Prime Sentinel), Machine Man (X-51), Ginny Mahoney (Prime Sentinel), Samuel Mbende (Prime Sentinel), Lao Mei-Ling (Prime Sentinel), Metallak, Mustang (Prime Sentinel), Nimrod, Number Five (Prime Sentinel), Number Two (Mark II), Number Two-B (Mark II), Angie Quail (Prime Sentinel), Sanjit Shaara (Prime Sentinel), Karima Shapander (Prime Sentinel), Source, Jürgen Tiebold (Prime Sentinel), Tri-Sentinel, X-Sentinels

Other Members (Honorary, Reserve, etc.)

Steven Lang (Mark III creator), Master Mold (Mark I), Master Mold (Mark III), Master Mold (Wild Sentinels), Sebastian Shaw (Mark IV-V creator), Bolivar Trask (Mark I creator), Lawrence Trask (Mark II creator)

Other Info

The Sentinel robots were originally created by Doctor Bolivar Trask. Trask intended to use the robots to save humanity from mutants. During a televised debate between Trask and Professor Charles Xavier, Trask revealed the Sentinels' existence and activated the robots. However, Xavier and Trask were soon kidnapped by the rogue Sentinels and brought to their Master Mold. Fortunately for Professor X and Trask, the X-Men arrived to fight off the Sentinels. Trask (now seeing the error in his assumption that all mutants were a threat) sacrificed himself to destroy the Master Mold. (To learn about the above highlighted characters and/or team, just click on their names.)

After finding his father's body, Larry Trask blamed mutants for his father's death. Therefore, he built the Mark II Sentinels in an attempt to carry out his father's original purpose. Larry had previously been given a medallion by his father to block the Sentinel's from sensing his mutant genes. However, Larry too was slain by his creations when they discovered that Larry was a mutant. The second generation Sentinels were eventually tricked into flying into the sun by Cyclops. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the characters. Note: Beware of the revealing/form-fitting outfit worn by Emma Frost on Cyclops' bio page.)

Even though two generations of Sentinels had failed in their objective, the technology still lived on. The U.S. government took possession of Trask's plans.

Later on, Loki magically merged three Sentinels into the massive Tri-Sentinel, and sent the robot to annihilate New York City by destroying a nearby nuclear power plant. However, Spider-Man (aided by the Uni-Power) became Captain Universe, and succeeded in destroying the Tri-Sentinel before it could carry out Loki's endeavor. (Click on the highlighted characters' names above to learn more about them. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit worn by Loki in his woman-form, and a revealing outfit on Captain Universe's bio page.)

Sometime later, Project: Wideawake (a government agency headed by Henry Gyrich) purchased Sentinels built by Sebastian Shaw. The project also attempted to recreate Nimrod--an advanced Sentinel that had traveled back in time from Rachel Summers' alternate timeline. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the project and/or characters.)

After some time, the Dark Beast--in the service of the psychic entity called Onslaught--reprogrammed a number of government-owned Sentinels. Onslaught and his Sentinels were opposed by the combined forces of the X-Men, the Avengers, and numerous other heroes. (To learn about Dark Beast, Onslaught, and/or the Avengers, click on their highlighted names above.)

During the events of Operation: Zero Tolerance, a number of humans were transformed into cyborg hybrids known as "Prime Sentinels." These Prime Sentinels were led by the robotic humanoid Bastion. The Prime Sentinels succeeded in capturing many of the X-Men. However, the President was convinced by Senator Robert Kelly and Henry Gyrich to suspend Bastion's operations and he was eventually captured by S.H.I.E.L.D.. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the operation, characters, and/or team.)

Later, Cassandra Nova (Professor Xavier's twin sister) convinced the last living relative of Bolivar Trask, Donald Trask III, to activate an abandoned Master Mold in Ecuador. Cassandra duplicated Trask's DNA so she could issue orders to the Sentinels. She then used the Master Mold to send two massive, highly adaptive "Wild Sentinels" to destroy the mutant homeland of Genosha, killing most of the 16 million mutants. One of these "Wild Sentinels" was later actually given a conscience by Danger. (Click on the highlighted characters and/or place to learn more about them.)

Following the events of "M-Day", the Office of National Emergency (O.N.E.)--a branch of the Department of Homeland Security--had Sentinels instituted at the Xavier Institute to watch over the X-Men. Many X-Men were uncomfortable with this, particularly, Rachel Summers, who considered it a real-life reminder of the anti-mutant future she originates from. This group of Sentinels are unlike others in that they are armor that require a human pilot. The current Sentinel Squad O*N*E was built with the aid of Tony Stark (Iron Man) and trained by Jim Rhodes (War Machine). (To learn more about the event, group, place, and/or characters above, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits worn by some on the M-Day bio page.)

To learn more about the Sentinels, click on the following link,

In X-Men: The Last Stand, a simulation of a Sentinel was used in the Danger Room for Professor Xavier's mutant students to train and fight against. The only part of the Sentinel that was clearly shown was the robot's decapitated head after Wolverine was thrown by Colossus. However, in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sentinels are one of the main enemies (these sentinels are shown in the second picture posted above).

1 comment:

  1. It never ends well when robots develop their own ideas and start thinking... these guys are vicious!