Marvel character highlight #03: Sentinel

NAME: Sen­tinel

AFFILIATION: Sen­tinel program

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Mutant tracking

BACKGROUND:  Sci­en­tist Boliviar Trask, as a way to stop the per­ceived mutant threat to human­ity, cre­ated the orig­i­nal Sen­tinels. Trask received government-funds to research his work into elim­i­nat­ing mutants and this was the Sen­tinels prime objec­tive. Trask was invited to debate Pro­fes­sor Charles Xavier, one of the world’s strongest mutants, in a tele­vised debate on mutant-human rela­tions. Trask remained uncon­vinced of the lack of threat most mutants posed and revealed his Sen­tinels to the world. The robots then kid­napped Trask and took him to their leader, Mas­ter Mold, where Trask was directed to cre­ate more.

Even­tu­ally, after Trask was given a mind­scan of the X-Men who came to res­cue him, he real­ized that mutants were peace­ful and that the Sen­tinels had to be destroyed.

Trask then sac­ri­ficed his life to stop the Sen­tinels and Mas­ter Mold in a mas­sive explo­sion. Other Sen­tinels have been cre­ated and repro­grammed by numer­ous peo­ple includ­ing Sebas­t­ian Shaw of the Hell­fire Club, Bas­tion, Cas­san­dra Nova and Apocalypse.

RELATIONSHIPS: Boliviar Trask (cre­ator), Larry Trask (cre­ator), Bas­tion, Nim­rod, Mas­ter Mold (leader)

FIRST VERSUS GAME APPEARANCE: X-Men: Chil­dren of the Atom

APPEARANCES IN OTHER MEDIA: X-Men: The Last Stand (film), Mar­vel vs. Cap­com (arcade), Mar­vel vs. Cap­com 2 (arcade), X-Men (arcade), X-Men the Ani­mated Series (tele­vi­sion), Spider-Man the Ani­mated Series (tele­vi­sion), X-Men: Evo­lu­tion (tele­vi­sion), Wolver­ine and the X-Men ani­mated series (tele­vi­sion), X-Men: Mutant Apoc­a­lypse (SNES), X-Men Leg­ends (PlaySta­tion 2/Xbox), X-Men: The Offi­cial Game (PlaySta­tion 2/Xbox), X-Men Ori­gins: Wolver­ine (PS3/Xbox 360), X-Men Leg­ends II: Rise of Apoc­a­lypse (PlaySta­tion 2/Xbox), X-Men: Next Dimen­sion (Xbox/PlayStation 2/GameCube)

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