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Sentry
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Sentry-459 battles the hero Mar-Vell on the cover of Marvel Super-Heroes vol. 1, #13. (Mar 1968) Art by Gene Colan.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceFantastic Four vol. 1, #64 (Jul 1967)
Created byStan Lee (writer)
Jack Kirby (artist)
In story information
TypeRobot
Element of stories featuringKree

Sentry is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in July 1967. It is one of series of giant humanoid robots called Kree Sentries built by the Kree. The Sentry has also appeared in animated adaptations.

Publication history

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The Kree Sentries first appeared in Fantastic Four vol. 1, #64 (Jul 1967) and were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Fictional character biography

Sentry-459

The Sentries' main purpose is to stand guard over military outposts and depots throughout the Kree Empire. Sentry-459 accompanied a Kree scientific party that journeyed to Earth to experiment on sub-humans (which in turn created the race the Inhumans). When the Kree left Earth, Sentry-459 remained to monitor Inhuman progress, so that the Kree could later use them as a militia force. Sentry-459 remained inert but observing until activated by the superheroes the Fantastic Four, who fought it to a standstill. Considering itself defeated when the Fantastic Four escaped, the Sentry sent a signal to the Kree alerting them to the presence of meta-humans on Earth and then deactivated itself (the Kree Ronan the Accuser investigates the signal and battles the Fantastic Four soon after).[1]

The Sentry was then transported by the U.S. Army to Cape Canaveral, where it was reactivated by the Kree Colonel Yon-Rogg, the leader of the Kree expedition then investigating Earth. Yon-Rogg hoped the Sentry would kill the hero Captain Marvel, another member of expedition. Mar-Vell, however, managed to defeat it.[2]

Ronan the Accuser later reactivated the Sentry and used it in an attempt to reverse the course of evolution on Earth, but it was once again defeated by Mar-Vell.[3] The Kree agents attempt to retrieve the Sentry but are driven off by spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. The Sentry was seen again when activated by the Super-Adaptoid, who used the robot as part of his team Heavy Metal in a bid to destroy the superhero team the Avengers.[4] It returned in the Blackwulf series, having been found by Ultron,[5] and joins the Underground Legion[6] but was eventually destroyed in the series finale.[7][8]

Other Kree Sentries

Sentry-459 is not the only Kree Sentry of the Kree Empire. The following are also Kree Sentries:

Sentry-9168

Another Sentry - designated 9168 - was encountered by the Fantastic Four on the Moon. Only six feet tall, this Sentry was programmed to prevent any space travelers from Earth from finding the remains of a hidden Kree city in the Blue Area of the Moon. The Fantastic Four battle and destroy the Sentry via a remote destruct mechanism.[9]

Sentry-213

This 30-foot (9.1 m) tall Sentry was stationed in an unmanned supply depot/surveillance post on the planet Uranus. It was destroyed by a group of Eternals led by Uranos, sparking a war with the Kree.[10]

Sentry-372

This Sentry only appears once, and battles several members of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard before being damaged by the West Coast Avengers. The Sentry then self-destructs and destroys the outpost it was guarding.[11]

Sentry-571

This version aided the Kree when their "Lunatic Legion" attacked Earth. It was defeated by Iron Man.[12]

Powers and abilities

Being a robot created by the Kree, the Sentry has Super Strength and durability, Magnetism and Energy Projection

In other media

Television

Video games

References

  1. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1 #64 - 65. Marvel Comics.
  2. ^ Marvel Super-Heroes vol. 1 #13 (Mar 1968). Marvel Comics.
  3. ^ Captain Marvel vol. 1 #47 - 49. Marvel Comics.
  4. ^ Avengers vol. 1 #286 - 290. Marvel Comics.
  5. ^ as seen in the back-up story in Blackwulf #3. Marvel Comics.
  6. ^ Blackwulf #6
  7. ^ Blackwulf #10. Marvel Comics.
  8. ^ Sentry #459 at The Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  9. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1 #98. Marvel Comics.
  10. ^ What If vol. 1 #26 (Apr 1981). Marvel Comics.
  11. ^ Avengers West Coast #80 (1994). Marvel Comics.
  12. ^ Iron Man vol. 3 #7. Marvel Comics.
  13. ^ "Sentry 213".
  14. ^ https://marvelavengersalliance2.com/aa2_characters/kree-sentry/
  15. ^ "Inhuman Nature". IGN Database. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Dude, Where's My Dragon?". IGN Database. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  17. ^ "The Kree Sentry in Marvel's Avengers explained". Gamepur. 3 September 2020. Retrieved 4 September 2020.