sentinel-hc-1906-rampage.jpg SENTINEL
of 1906

Real Name: Sentinel

Identity/Class: Terrestrial robot;
    early 20th century

Occupation: Weapon of Destruction

Group Membership: Agent of Hellfire Club 1906

Affiliations: Hellfire Club circa 1906 (Lord Molyneux, Salome, Cornelius Shaw), Lord Molyneux's "League of Sensitives," Nicola Bradley;

EnemiesCatherine and Nicola Bradleymutants/"overmen," X-Club (James Bradley/Dr. Nemesis, Madison Jeffries, Dr. Kavita Rao, Dr. Yuriko Takiguchi), X-Men (Hank McCoy/Beast, Warren Worthington/Angel, Betsy Braddock/Psylocke)

Known Relatives: None;
    Nicola Bradley and the Hellfire Club of 1906 (creators)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: San Francisco, California circa 1906

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men#512 (August, 2009)sentinel-hc-1906-deck.jpg

Powers/Abilities: The Sentinel was massive and powerful robot composed of large amounts of steel and powered by a broadcast-type battery/generator.

    It had some sort of rapid fire ballistic weapon on its left shoulder.

    It had some sort of sound projection system.

    It presumably had Class 100 strength and could move at perhaps 20 - 30 mph. It likely was controlled by gears and other technology available to the early 20th century. It appeared to be controlled to some degree by a steering wheel-y-thing.

Height: Approximately 60'
Weight: Approximately 40 tons
Eyes: Red
Hair: None

sentinel-hc-1906-constructed.jpg(Uncanny X-Men#512 (fb) - BTS) - Lord Molyneux led a branch of the Hellfire Club based in San Francisco. Molyneux's group sought to protect humanity by eliminating the "overmen" (mutants) that they perceived to be poised to overrun and replace mankind. 

    Molyneux somehow accumulated a number of seers (presumably possessing some degree of ESP (Extrasensory Perception)); as they were useful to predict what would come next, Molyneux preserved them.

    Molyneux's "league of sensitives" (the seers) detected possible "evolutionary outbreaks," and the Hellfire Club eliminated them on their own.

    However, as more and more "overmen" developed, the Hellfire Club constructed an immense robot known as a Sentinel, with which they intended to eliminate overmen.

    The Sentinel required a power source, and the Hellfire Club targeted Dr. Nicola Bradley, who was in the process of developing a generator-battery that would provide "nearly infinite and wholly inexpensive wireless electricity," to produce that source.

(Uncanny X-Men#512) - After Molyneux discussed the threat of the Overman, Nicola was confused with why they wanted him.

    Molyneux then revealed the Sentinel, and Salome told Nicola his wife was being snuffed. However, as a Hellfire Club employee noted how the Seers were bleeding from their eyes, Molyneux realized the Overmen were there.

    Beast, Jeffries, and Psylocke then arrived to rescue Nicola.

(Uncanny X-Men#512 - BTS) - The generator-battery was inserted into the Sentinel, activating it, and Cornelius and Salome, as well as at least a pair of Hellfire Club agents, rode in a railed off booth area in its upper chest.

(Uncanny X-Men#512) - As the Sentinel pursued Beast, Jeffries, Psylocke and Nicola Bradley, one of the agents assured him that the Sentinel was moving at top speed. Shaw noted with pride that all they needed was the battery to bring "his little murder machine" to life. sentinel-hc-1906-fuller-small.jpg

    Via the Sentinel's voice projector, (presumably) Shaw announced, "Attention, insidious overmen! The human race will never stop fighting you."

    Angel and Psylocke flew up to their booth and took out the other two agents, but the Sentinel continued to fire on the mutants.

At Nicola Bradley's instruction, Madison Jeffries designed a device that overloaded the generator with a powerful burst of electricity.

    The Sentinel exploded, but Nicola was mortally wounded by debris. sentinel-hc-1906-rubble.jpg

Comments: Created by Matt Fraction, Yanick Paquette, and Karl Story.

Profile by Snood.

The Sentinel of 1906
should be distinguished from

images: (without ads)
Uncanny X-Men#512, pg. 23, panel 1 (in the Hellfire club facility);
       pg. 28, panel 1 (on the streets);
       pg. 29, panel 1 (control deck; in Cornelius Shaw profile);
            panel 3 (face);
       pg. 31, panel 2 (more full body; showing foot);
       pg. 32, panel 2 (mostly full body; profile);
       pg. 35, panel 5 (rubble)

Uncanny X-Men#512 (August, 2009) - Matt Fraction (writer), Yanick Paquette (penciler), Karl Story (inker), Daniel Ketchum (assistant editor), Nick Lowe (editor)

First posted: 09/09/2018
Last updated: 09/09/2018

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