Sentinel - Mark I
Sentinel - Mark I
Personal Info:
Leader(s): Bolivar Trask
Also Known As: Sentinel MK I
Purpose: Protect humanity from Mutants
First Appearance: X-Men Vol.1 #14 (1965) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Bolivar Trask
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: X-Men and Mutants
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Enhanced Abilities: Sentinels are 20 feet tall and have enhanced strength and endurance.
Robotic Construction: Sentinels are robots, and as such have special abilities: Invulnerability to poisons, disease, gas and mental attacks. They donít need to breathe and are unharmed by water or the vacuum of space.
Body Armour: Sentinels are created from a metal that gives them some protection from physical and energy attacks.
Weapon Systems: Mark I Sentinels have a number of weapon systems fired from their chest plates. These include: Plasma, Electron, Stun and Heat rays. Sentinels also have a disintegrator beam that can disintegrate up to a cubic yard of inorganic matter within seconds.
Flight: All Sentinels are able to fly.
Mutant Detection: Sentinels are able to detect the presence of mutants.
The Sentinels are large semi-humanoid robots designed to locate and either capture or kill superhuman mutants. The creator of the Sentinels was the noted anthropologist Dr. Bolivar Trask. Although Bolivar Trask's principal field was anthropology he also had considerable talents in biophysics, cybernetics and robotics. Trask first became aware of mutants when he learned that his son Lawrence ("Larry") was a mutant with precognitive abilities. He then embarked on a private anthropological study of the rapidly increasing emergence of superhumanly powerful mutants in the world. He became convinced that these mutants were the first of a newly evolving race of humanity and that they would use their powers to dominate the world and enslave humanity. Thus, three years before his death, Trask founded a small group of researchers, led by himself and his now adult son, Larry, to compile evidence that superhumanly powerful mutants posed a threat to humanity. Then, using his considerable fortune, Bolivar Trask hired a large team of cyberneticists, roboticists, and engineers to construct the first Sentinels for him, following his basic ideas and designs.
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