Powers: Designed to hunt down mutants with a wide array of abilities: they can fly, shoot various weapons (primarily energy blasts and restraining devices) from different parts of their bodies, and detect mutants at long range
This Incarnation: Classic
First Appearance: The X-Men #14
The Sentinels were first created by Dr. Bolivar Trask, who intended to use them to save humanity from what he saw as a threat to the species' existence in the form of mutants. In a television debate between Trask and Professor Charles Xavier, Trask revealed and then activated the Sentinels, who promptly decided that the best way to protect humanity was to rule over it themselves. The Sentinels kidnapped Xavier and brought him and Trask to the primary Sentinel, Master Mold, only for Xavier's students, the X-Men, to find them. When Trask realized the error in his ways and that not all mutants were a threat to the world at large, he aided the X-Men by sabotaging the machinery in the Sentinel base, destroying Master Mold and the Sentinels in the explosion, but he died in the process. However, numerous Sentinels and several Master Molds were built after the destruction of the original models and each new model came to adapt to the ever changing abilities of the mutants.
Superhero Squad Edit
The Sentinels currently have appeared in the Superhero Squad line two times:
- In their classic purple design in the Wolverine and Sentinel Mega Pack
- In a pink design with a blue chest plate in the Cyclops and Sentinel Mega Pack