Let's talk about sentry

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#51 Posted by King_Namor (649 posts) - - Show Bio

Why dont you just read Superman?

#52 Posted by SOG7dc (7163 posts) - - Show Bio

@cooldes: That is pretty ridiculous...

#53 Edited by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio
#54 Edited by Cooldes (4097 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: @kgb725: i don't think it was ever shown on panel, so no one is really sure if he had help or not.

lol is it ridiculous in a bad way? or is it ridiculous as in he's ridiculously powerful?

i'm not saying that the scan is right or not but here's a bit of ABC logic to think about..

Beta Ray Bill is strong enough to damage Galactus, and Beta Ray Bill >or= Thor, And Sentry is >>> Thor.

#55 Posted by Cooldes (4097 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: And here's the Voidv who's undefeated so far, Dominating a mix of The Avengers, The X-Men, Blackbolt and The Inhumans, The Fantastic Four, Dr. Strange, Spiderman, And Namor All at once, and he didn't even use any of his vast powers, other than simple shapeshifting. They had to get Emma to beg him to un-void.

#56 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

@cooldes: I said sentry stalemated galactus in another thread and they told me it was to be taken with a grain of salt and that there was help so I don't know personally

#57 Posted by SOG7dc (7163 posts) - - Show Bio

@cooldes: Eeehhhhh kind of a bad way IMO. Its like superman stalemating Imperiex. It just doesn't feel right to me ya know? Now If all he did was stagger galactus that's fine...but to say he's on equal footing????? That's crazy imo

#58 Edited by Cooldes (4097 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: when people make claims like that it's always best to ask for scans lol.

Spider man didn't say he had help, but i do think i know what you're talking about. i think the person was messing around with sentry and said something like remember when we fought galactus? <- but that's just as controversial and debatable as What spiderman said.

#59 Edited by SOG7dc (7163 posts) - - Show Bio

@cooldes: Why doesn't sentry get his own title?

#60 Edited by Cooldes (4097 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: That's what we ALL want to know..

but i can think of a few reasons though i guess..

firstly, he's dead (lol)

secondly, As an earth hero, Nothing would really be a threat to him, as he's definitely the strongest being on earth.

I personally think he should join the Annihilators. It's a team of beings around his power level and they Face Galactic or Universal scale threats, plus if he voids outs out i'm sure they would be able to restrain him.

But seriously being an earth hero is seriously holding him back and setting him up for bad writing against earth-scale threats. Plus if he was an Annihilator, he would, you know, Annihilate (lol)

#61 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

The best Sentry stuff is the original miniseries and the Age of the Sentry. Anything else you can pass on pretty safely.

#62 Posted by SOG7dc (7163 posts) - - Show Bio

@cooldes: Lol yeah that sounds awesome if he joined that team. And I feel the EXACT same way about superman. They would end up having to nerf him in order to tell a good story.

#63 Edited by Cooldes (4097 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: EXACTLY!

like the helecarrier thing...

lol i think i saw you over in the sentry vs ss thread right? i personally think ss would have no chance, he's lost to thor a few times, and sentry throws thor around.

#64 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: I believe the ff was there but idk I'd have to check my old threads

#65 Edited by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

@cooldes: Thor was holding back both ss and his master but he can't beat sentry because he's too fast imo

#66 Posted by SOG7dc (7163 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: @cooldes: I think that a mentally stable sentry with all his power would kill surfer but whatevs. Alot of surfer fans over there

The FF? Fantastic four?

#67 Edited by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: Im not sure about the fantastic four but I think so. I don't know if Sentry has ever been stable

#68 Posted by SOG7dc (7163 posts) - - Show Bio

why wont marvel or dc give characters like sentry, martian manhunter, captain atom, mr majestic etc, their own titles? I mean we'd buy them so why wont they sell them? lol

(though I think dc should use majestic in either vertigo or something because usingmajestic in the mainstream dc universe is a bad idea)

#69 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12334 posts) - - Show Bio

@kasino said:

Sentry, Blue Marvel and The Hulk are pretty much the most powerful people in the Marvel universe

*Cough* Thor and Silver Surfer *cough*

#70 Posted by MaccyD (4053 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc said:

why wont marvel or dc give characters like sentry, martian manhunter, captain atom, mr majestic etc, their own titles? I mean we'd buy them so why wont they sell them? lol

(though I think dc should use majestic in either vertigo or something because usingmajestic in the mainstream dc universe is a bad idea)

captain atom had a new 52 title that was cancelled after a fe waves. As for Martian Manhunter, that is a good question although you could say that Stormwatch was his title the same way Teen Titans was Tim Drakes.

#71 Posted by Guardian_of_Gravity (2979 posts) - - Show Bio

Sentry was an annoying Mary Sue who's exit from Marvel was perhaps the best thing to happen. Stick with his miniseries and disregard everything else, it's pretty much a textbook example of an author's gratuitous wish fulfillment and power fantasies jumping out from Fanfiction.net into Professional media.

And even his miniseries is full of gratuitous shoehorning and "DA BEST EVA!"

#72 Edited by SOG7dc (7163 posts) - - Show Bio
#73 Posted by SOG7dc (7163 posts) - - Show Bio

im about to read hismini series pretty soon. is it just me or is jae lee not doing his best on batman/superman?

#74 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29500 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Sentry.

#75 Posted by MatteoPG (1927 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a good character if you don't mind a big dose of retconning, which is essential to his history. I'm not saying that's bad, I'm just saying that it's not for everybody.

#76 Posted by Herokiller12344 (999 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, let's talk a junkie that's somehow supposed to be the Superman of Marvel. Nevermind that he's actually a mentally ill murderer.

#77 Edited by Pperspectiveandreality (1931 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually like that he's so ridiculously powerful. Idk i just dig powerful characters. I'd like a solo for him drawn by Olivier Coipel and written by Bendis. That would be fun as hell. What say you @killemall?

#78 Posted by HumanRocket (8102 posts) - - Show Bio

So looks like horsemen Sentry is going to be sticking around for a while, after the events of what happened in Uncanny Avengers. Thoughts?

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#79 Edited by Killemall (18564 posts) - - Show Bio

@pperspectiveandreality: Oh i am already enjoying Rick Remender's version of Sentry, specially given he recently pulled off a feat that not even Thanos could pull it off, it was just insane. I just want Rick Remender to give us more of Sentry.

I also like Sentry as he is now, more of a villian but not outright evil doing what he think is the right thing to do, and of course insanely powerful.

#80 Posted by Pperspectiveandreality (1931 posts) - - Show Bio

@killemall:

I like golden guardian sentry myself but I do like a super powerful sentry. What feat did he do?

#81 Posted by Pperspectiveandreality (1931 posts) - - Show Bio

@pperspectiveandreality: Oh i am already enjoying Rick Remender's version of Sentry, specially given he recently pulled off a feat that not even Thanos could pull it off, it was just insane. I just want Rick Remender to give us more of Sentry.

I also like Sentry as he is now, more of a villian but not outright evil doing what he think is the right thing to do, and of course insanely powerful.

youve got me curious now and I can't find it online lol what did he do that Thanos couldnt???

#82 Edited by Killemall (18564 posts) - - Show Bio

youve got me curious now and I can't find it online lol what did he do that Thanos couldnt???

I would actually recommend you read the issue for clarification because the feat is a bit complex but here goes my explanation: Kang using the time damn save the Earth form destruction, heroes and X men are united but they have 1 problem Exitar the Celestial is here. So in order to stop that, virtually every X-men and Avengers pour their power into Rogue, she has so many powers that she now hears 100s of different voices in her head.

She goes and stop 1 foot of Exitar from landing on Earth and she is struggling.

So 1 foot is barely stopped, what about the other foot?

Wasp then convinces Sentry to help, who rather casually comes in and stops the other foot of Exitar.

Sentry , really, outperformed Rogue with the powers of 100s different heroes from Earth, without even stressing.

Hows that for a feat?

Let me know if you want scans posted..

#83 Posted by ComicStooge (12790 posts) - - Show Bio

Read his mini series from 2000 then stop. Brian Michael Bendis made him a bad character after that.

Wasn't that the series that tried shoving him down everyone's throats by making Marvel pretty much revolve around him and how great he was?

#84 Posted by ComicStooge (12790 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyway, they're still doing it now.

Sentry is just a 'misguided' Villain Sue at the moment.

#85 Posted by Wolverine08 (42183 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08 said:

Read his mini series from 2000 then stop. Brian Michael Bendis made him a bad character after that.

Wasn't that the series that tried shoving him down everyone's throats by making Marvel pretty much revolve around him and how great he was?

Naw, it was Bendis and co that started adding him into everyone's personal history in a Mary suish way.

#86 Posted by ComicStooge (12790 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicstooge said:

@wolverine08 said:

Read his mini series from 2000 then stop. Brian Michael Bendis made him a bad character after that.

Wasn't that the series that tried shoving him down everyone's throats by making Marvel pretty much revolve around him and how great he was?

Naw, it was Bendis and co that started adding him into everyone's personal history in a Mary suish way.

Really?

Wasn't it in the Marvel Knight's series that he taught Angel to fly, got Peter Parker a Pulitzer Prize just for taking a photo of him, turned Hulk into a beloved good guy thanks to his greatness, helped Tony Stark overcome alcoholism etc?

#87 Edited by Wolverine08 (42183 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08 said:

@comicstooge said:

@wolverine08 said:

Read his mini series from 2000 then stop. Brian Michael Bendis made him a bad character after that.

Wasn't that the series that tried shoving him down everyone's throats by making Marvel pretty much revolve around him and how great he was?

Naw, it was Bendis and co that started adding him into everyone's personal history in a Mary suish way.

Really?

Wasn't it in the Marvel Knight's series that he taught Angel to fly, got Peter Parker a Pulitzer Prize just for taking a photo of him, turned Hulk into a beloved good guy thanks to his greatness, helped Tony Stark overcome alcoholism etc?

Oh wait, I think you might be right. They also made him Reed Richard's best friend and motivator. Didn't Rogue also have his first sexual encounter with Bob or was retconned?

#88 Posted by ComicStooge (12790 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicstooge said:

@wolverine08 said:

@comicstooge said:

@wolverine08 said:

Read his mini series from 2000 then stop. Brian Michael Bendis made him a bad character after that.

Wasn't that the series that tried shoving him down everyone's throats by making Marvel pretty much revolve around him and how great he was?

Naw, it was Bendis and co that started adding him into everyone's personal history in a Mary suish way.

Really?

Wasn't it in the Marvel Knight's series that he taught Angel to fly, got Peter Parker a Pulitzer Prize just for taking a photo of him, turned Hulk into a beloved good guy thanks to his greatness, helped Tony Stark overcome alcoholism etc?

Oh wait, I think you might be right. They also made him Reed Richard's best friend and motivator. Didn't Rogue also have his first sexual encounter with Bob or was retconned?

I think that was revealed after his death.

#89 Posted by Wolverine08 (42183 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08 said:

@comicstooge said:

@wolverine08 said:

@comicstooge said:

@wolverine08 said:

Read his mini series from 2000 then stop. Brian Michael Bendis made him a bad character after that.

Wasn't that the series that tried shoving him down everyone's throats by making Marvel pretty much revolve around him and how great he was?

Naw, it was Bendis and co that started adding him into everyone's personal history in a Mary suish way.

Really?

Wasn't it in the Marvel Knight's series that he taught Angel to fly, got Peter Parker a Pulitzer Prize just for taking a photo of him, turned Hulk into a beloved good guy thanks to his greatness, helped Tony Stark overcome alcoholism etc?

Oh wait, I think you might be right. They also made him Reed Richard's best friend and motivator. Didn't Rogue also have his first sexual encounter with Bob or was retconned?

I think that was revealed after his death.

Kinky!

#90 Posted by ComicStooge (12790 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicstooge said:

@wolverine08 said:

@comicstooge said:

@wolverine08 said:

@comicstooge said:

@wolverine08 said:

Read his mini series from 2000 then stop. Brian Michael Bendis made him a bad character after that.

Wasn't that the series that tried shoving him down everyone's throats by making Marvel pretty much revolve around him and how great he was?

Naw, it was Bendis and co that started adding him into everyone's personal history in a Mary suish way.

Really?

Wasn't it in the Marvel Knight's series that he taught Angel to fly, got Peter Parker a Pulitzer Prize just for taking a photo of him, turned Hulk into a beloved good guy thanks to his greatness, helped Tony Stark overcome alcoholism etc?

Oh wait, I think you might be right. They also made him Reed Richard's best friend and motivator. Didn't Rogue also have his first sexual encounter with Bob or was retconned?

I think that was revealed after his death.

Kinky!

It's not bout Rouge! It's all about Bob!

#91 Posted by Tendrin (62 posts) - - Show Bio

#92 Edited by Tendrin (62 posts) - - Show Bio

In all seriousness, most of the Sentry's 'mary sueish' stuff wasn't really designed with him being a full part of the MU in mind and, really, most of it was more metaphorical than actually meant to be taken completely literally.

When you talk to people about the mentally ill, and the way their illness made them fade out of their own lives, and how their own lives are impacted by this, they all seem to talk about how much 'better' their lives were before the illness claimed their son/brother/nephew/friend, and so on. It's about the contribution made by someone, and then how when illness claims them, all that is forgotten. It's a bit ham handed, but honestly, it's not really essential to the character except to show that he was integrated and previous existing relationships. I don 't mind him having been best friends with Reed Richards back in the day, though, and it's been shown that the Sentry's memories aren't exactly reliable and is often prone to delusional narcissism anyways. xD

#93 Posted by Primebonnick (2150 posts) - - Show Bio

how can you not like the guy is epic as hell. Heck even hooked up with rogue when even the small touch from her sends people into comas. I love the guy he needs another another go as a hero let him be apart of the cosmic community.

#94 Edited by kasino (1785 posts) - - Show Bio

not a bad character but they just keep trying to top his and other characters like him feats that they make him nearly unusable

they don't have this problem with Thor, his major stories take place in Asgard and by the time he's back with Avengers he's de-powered.

you also gotta love that he is an extension to Cap.

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