The Sentry


Real Name
Robert Reynolds
First Appearance
The Sentry #1 (September, 2000)
Paul Jenkins, Jae Lee, Rick Veitch
Team Affliations
New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Dark Avengers, Horsemen of Death
The Void, Death, The Golden Guardian of Good
Base of Operations
New York City
Superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, reflexes, senses, durability and Invulnerability, Energy projection and manipulation, Matter manipulation, Flight, Telepathy, Resurrection, Healing factor, Mental projection
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Experience
Tools and Weapons

Sentry is a superhero in the Marvel Universe and also carries within him the supervillain known as the Void.

Origin[edit | edit source]

For a long time, the Sentry was the most beloved superhero on Earth who had gained his powers through mysterious medicine. Soon, he gained powers that could make him incredibly powerful, only to learn years later that he was his own greatest enemy and had to wipe his existence from mankind's memory (including his own), until the day he was remembered once more.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Project Sentry[edit | edit source]

In 1947, Department K (a covert branch of the Canadian government) and the remaining members of Operation: Rebirth (the government project that created Captain America before losing the only man who knew the secret of the Super Soldier program) decided to work together to create Project: Sentry, a group with the goal of creating a force far greater than a super-soldier. However, over time, the project had become divided into countless sub-projects farmed out to independent contractors with minimal-to-none government oversight. One of the last men involved in the project, Professor Cornelius Worth, eventually completed Project: Sentry ten years later in a labratory in New York City.

The Sentry is Born[edit | edit source]

Very little is known about the early life of Robert Reynolds. What is known is that he was a meth addict who was desperately searching for some kind of high when he came upon Professor Cornelius laboratory. There, with his partner, he found the experimental serum that Cornelius had been working on and decided to drink it. Upon ingesting the formula, he was overwhelmed with power, so much so he destroyed his partner and a guard with his excess energy. Soon after, he demanded that Professor Cornelius provide him with more of the drug.

Soon, Robert had a seemingly limitless number of powers, including super strength, speed, flight, and photokinesis to name a few, which made Professor Cornelius nervous about the man his research had resulted in turning into a god. The minds behind Project: Sentry were able to keep Robert isolated for testing for a time, but eventually he left, crafting a superhero costume of himself and giving himself the name The Sentry.

The Age of the Sentry[edit | edit source]

After appearing in public as a superhero, the Sentry became among the most popular heroes for both his power and optimism, becoming America's foremost superheroic paragon of virtue. Over time, he became close friends with the heroes of New York, being a mentor to the young Spider-Man, an equal to Reed Richards, a defender of the outcast heroes the X-Men and even one of the few people monstrous hero the Hulk considered a friend. The Sentry also met a woman named Lindy Lee and the two fell in love and married. The Sentry also gained a sidekick, a boy named Billy Turner who became the superhero, The Scout (how exactly Billy gained powers remains unknown but it is likely that the Sentry, knowingly or unknowingly gave them to him). Lindy Lee learned about Robert's addiction to the serum that gave him his power and did nothing about it, a decision she would regret as she felt something unfathomable awakened within him and that she should have killed him on their wedding night.

Not long after and throughout his career, The Sentry found himself repeatedly encountering a mysterious villain known as the Void. The Void began seemingly like a conventional villain, though seemed to be able to use the Sentry's own fears against him. Eventually, their conflicts culminated in a horrific battle where the Void nearly killed Scout, drove the Hulk into a rampage and killed one million New York citizens.

Media[edit | edit source]

(He and Void) appears in Super Hero Squad Online (along with Void).

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