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Posting part 1 of my several part series outlining the evolution of this mystery character starting today with the first ever appearance.

Who do I consider the X's greatest villain?





That's right, our favorite mutant-hunting machine.

Here's what I plan to show with my multi-part showing of the Sentinel villain

1. First appearance.
2. Master Mold.
3. Nimrod.
4. Days of Future Past.
5. The Genosha genocide.
6. Battle at the remains of Genosha.
7. Bastian.

Please let me know if there is some large appearance by a Sentinel (in any form) that requires addition to this list. I'm sure I've missed something.

So why do I think they are the greatest villains? Most X-fans would at the very least argue with me and at the very most claw at me with their imitation Wolvie gloves. "Magneto!" they say "only a fool would choose anyone but the Master of Magnetism!" or "Dark Phoenix is, you clod!" Well I can't deny that those two are fantastic villains...but they just don't do it for me and number 1. Magneto is often extremely close to anti-hero status and can often be somewhat reasoned with. Dark Phoenix CANNOT be reasoned with but has ties to Jean and the Phoenix. I find Dark Phoenix to be more of a force of nature (that's not a bad thing).

There's no way you're reasoning with a Sentinel, if you're a mutant then it's hand-beam time.



The Sentinels are primarily a symbol of the prejudice and injustice the X-men must fight on a daily basis. The sentinels are uniform and many, constantly receiving upgrades that increase their lethality. Sentinels are a frightening, foreboding figure that has committing countless atrocities in the X-men universe.

Enjoy chit-chat, on to the scans.

Prof X attends a Television program head by one Bolivar Trask who had announced that it is time to deal with the mutant "menace" He unveils his creations...



Mark I Sentinels! What evil plan does Trask have?!



uhhh probably not "I will get blasted".

The X-men arrive at the studio (them being the original Marvel Girl, Iceman, Cyclops, Beast, and Angel) and fight a lone sentinel. Things look grim when suddenly..



hmmm Why did the Sentinel topple over? Is something else controlling them!?

Find out next installment!

Date: 2011-05-20 02:26 am (UTC)
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Sentinels always came off wrong to me, the the OP said, the X-Men are about prejudice, and every great X-villain leads back to that in some major way. The question this raises for me is, when were minorities ever chased by big scary robots?

Date: 2011-05-20 06:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I see them as more of a representative of the inhuman application of unfair laws, unfeeling, uncaring, applying the letter, not the spirit of the law.

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