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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 07:36 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Bastion, I think. But there's always a perfect defense against them though. James T. Kirk Hawkeye Logic. Like the time they were convinced to eliminate the source of all mutation. The Sun.

Flew right into it without even needing Sentry to give them a boost.

Date: 2011-05-20 08:26 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
I've not actually read it myself, a bit before I got into comics and dunno if it was even published around here, but quick googling reveals that it happened in X-Men (first series) #57-#59. has a short description about the issues in their Sentinel pages.

Date: 2011-05-20 08:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tzipwich
Did it really happen like that? Hilarious.

Date: 2011-05-20 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ebailey140

That backfired, though, big time. They studied the sun, and figured out how to manipulate solar flares. So, they came back with the intent of using a solar flare to sterilize humanity, then genetically create a new human race that wouldn't have these mutations.

Date: 2011-05-21 07:14 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Which would have backfired too, since it would have actually destroyed the whole planet not just humanity. Guess even futuristic killer robots can forget to carry the one.


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