Personal Info:
Leader(s): Sebastian Shaw
Also Known As:
Purpose: Extermination Of Mutants
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men 14
Known Associates:
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Mutants
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 don’t 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 IV Sentinels have a number of weapon systems fired from their chest plates or palms. These include: Plasma, Electron, Stun and Heat rays. Grappling cables and gas jets can be issued from the palm.
Self-Repair:The Mark IV Sentinel has modest self-repair mechanisms.
Learning Program: Mark IV Sentinels have a special learning program that gives them an advantage against opponents upon analysis. This data analysis cand be stored for future use against the same opponent, and any other Sentinel can access the information. At the discretion of the government or Shaw, the data can be analyzed to provide a Sentinel with special weaponry against a particular mutant.
Flight: All Sentinels are able to fly.
With the destruction of the Mark III’s, Sentinel technology languished until the attempted assassination of Senator Kelly by the second Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants. Then Sentinel construction was revived by the US Government through it’s “Project Wideawake”. The contract for rebuilding the Sentinels was awarded to Shaw Industries, whose president, Sebastian Shaw, was himself both a mutant and the Black King of the Hellfire Club. He hoped to use the Sentinels to further his own ends.