Sentry is one of the most powerful people in the entire Marvel universe. He is massively overpowered and has managed to defeat our beloved superheroes with ease in the past and fans cannot wait to see him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He might make an appearance in the next phase of the MCU.
Sentry has the power of a million exploding suns, but he still features among the lesser-known Marvel characters. So here are 10 amazing Facts about Sentry that would make him your favourite Marvel hero for sure.
Sentry was created by Paul Jenkins, Rick Veitch and Jae Lee(No relation to Stan Lee). They began conceptualizing Sentry (Robert Reynolds) in the late 1990s and the main idea for the character was about “An over-the-hill guy, struggling with addiction, who had a tight relationship with his dog”. Sentry made his first appearance in the Marvel Comics in the miniseries “Marvel Knights” in September 2000.
#2: He erased the memory of himself from everyone’s mind
Sentry is a relatively new character in the Marvel universe, so to give him a cool backstory, his creators suggested that Sentry has been a part of the Marvel Universe for decades, but no one remembers anything about him. In the comics, Sentry erases the memory of everyone on the planet using his own mental powers in order to save the world (from himself).
#3: His alter Ego, ‘Void’ is his worst enemy
In the comics, Void is the arch-enemy of Sentry and as it turns out Void is actually a part of Sentry. The Void is one of the most entities in the Marvel universe and it can be unleashed at any time and destroy everything in its wake. What makes him even more dangerous is that even Robert doesn’t really know that he is his own worst enemy.
#4: His powers literally have no limit
Sentry is possibly one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe and his powers include: Superhuman Strength-speed-stamina, Regenerative Healing Factor, Light Manipulation, Complete Invulnerability, Psionic Powers, Fight, molecular, matter and Gravity manipulation, Teleportation, Telepathy, Astral projection, weather manipulation, Invisibility, Mind projection, Time Bending and Shapeshifting. We know that is a lot to take in.
#5: Don’t worry, he does have a weakness
The one thing that works as Sentry’s weakness, is his family. Sentry loves his wife more than anything in the world, and she has been used to trump Sentry in the past. In the comic books, Norman Osborn and Ultron have killed Sentry’s wife, unleashing his wrath in her wake.
#6: He is a God-Level Captain America
Sentry and Captain America share a lot of similarities in their origins. Sentry derived his God-like powers from a supersaturated, highly concentrated and exponentially more potent version of the super-soldier formula that created Captain America.
#7: He is often regarded as a Superman-Rip off
The character of Sentry takes a lot of inspiration from DC’s most iconic Superhero, the beacon of Hope, Superman. Both the characters have a “S” logo on their suits. Also, when we compare both of them in terms of strength, it becomes very difficult to differentiate them as they both possess God-like powers.
#8: He was a part of the Dark Avengers
Sentry is a man of heart with lots of emotions and Because of it, Norman Osborn manipulated him to join his personal team of Dark Avengers, a team which comprises of the biggest Supervillains in the Marvel Universe.
#9: Sentry has defeated many Marvel Giants
Sentry fought with the entity that devours planets for sport, Galactus to a stalemate. He defeated Molecule Man by manipulating matter, which is Molecule Man’s forte. He has been able to destroy planets with his energy flares. He went head to head and nearly destroyed all the Avengers.
#10: The Void has even bigger feats
Sentry’s dark counterpart, Void broke every bone of Hulk in seconds and took on the full force of The New Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Inhumans, Illuminati and SHIELD agents at the same time. He destroyed Asgard by defeating Odin and even a Norn Stone powered Loki with ease. The Void is one of the biggest villains in the Marvel universe and it would be very interesting to see him in the MCU.