The Sentinel targets Wild Thing


Real Name: (first name unrevealed) Woodhill

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth MC2) human cyborg (Sentinel)

Occupation: Senior high school teacher in social studies;

briefly hunter/seeker Sentinel

Group Membership: None

Affiliations (in human form): Cameron Bryce-Jones, Rina Logan

Enemies: None;

in Sentinel form: Wild Thing (Rina Logan), Cameron Bryce-Jones, mutants generally

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Upper Saddle River, USA

First Appearance: Wild Thing II#3/1 (December, 1999)

Powers/Abilities: Initially a normal human, Woodhill was transformed into sleeper Sentinel cyborg with hunter and seeker modes. In hunter mode, he had highly destructive red eye beams plus a red laser range-finder. In seeker mode, he could track mutants and classify them into categories (including that of latent mutant.) As a Sentinel, he was extremely strong and fast, as well as highly durable and waterproof with improved shielding against psychic knives. However, as an activated Sentinel, he could not break free of his prime programming to terminate all mutants, with the priority on seeking them out. His Sentinel body was susceptible to microwave radiation. As Mr. Woodhill, he was not aware of his Sentinel status.

Mr. Woodhill in human form


(Wild Thing II#3/1 (fb) - BTS) - Ten years ago, Woodhill was involved in a car crash and spent a year in hospital. While there, he was transformed into a human cyborg with suppression implants so that he never knew what he had become. Several years later, the Beast (McCoy) and Forge developed a program to nullify Sentinel activation and keep the sleeper Sentinels dormant, but Woodhill was overlooked.

(Wild Thing II#3/1) - Rina Logan and Cameron Bryce-Jones were helping Mr. Woodhill after school for community service credits when he went to microwave his coffee. The faulty microwave unit activated his Sentinel programming, manifesting his change into a prime Sentinel in an energy sphere that burnt a hole through the wall and cut the phone lines. 

(Wild Thing II#3/1 (fb) - BTS) - The Sentinel's activation triggered the sensors at the X-Mansion and Jubilee went to find out what had happened.

(Wild Thing II#3/1) - Cameron and Rina investigated the blast, with Rina secretly changing into her Wild Thing costume. From the shadows, the Woodhill-Sentinel identified Rina and targeted her in his hunter mode, but Wild Thing was able to jump away before the eye beams could hit her. The Sentinel gave chase but left Wild Thing alone to pursue a latent mutant he had detected, going to seeker mode, and then targeted Cameron. Before he could carry out her termination, Wild Thing leapt in and stabbed the Sentinel's head with her psychic claws, which only briefly stopped him. Cameron then desperately threw the cup of hot coffee still in the microwave at the Sentinel but he was likewise unaffected. Seeing a link between the appearance of the Sentinel and Woodhill's coffee, Wild Thing activated the microwave. The faulty microwave unit blasted out another microwave discharge, this time disabling the Sentinel. Cameron ran away in fright just before Jubilee arrived to tell Wild Thing about Woodhill's conversion into a Sentinel. She slipped a new skin over the Sentinel's head plus a new shirt and used a remote device to "wake" Woodhill up while also removing any immediate memories of the incident from the Sentinel. Woodhill, now in teacher mode once more, was left confused about the damage around him.

Comments: Created by Larry Hama (writer), Ron Lim (pencils) and Al Milgrom (inks).

In the story, Cameron refers to a "moldy" 2-D movie in her art history class that featured a killer android sent back in time to kill a politician's ancestor; this likely refers to the first Terminator movie.

Although unconfirmed, this Sentinel was most likely part of Operation: Zero Tolerance masterminded by Bastion.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Mr. Woodhill has no known connections to:

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Wild Thing II#3/1, p1 (Sentinel form)

p16, pan 3 (human form)

Wild Thing II#3/1 (December, 1999) - Larry Hama (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Tom DeFalco (editor)

Last updated: 12/28/07

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