History YMMV / TheSentry

25th Jun '17 5:58:09 PM MBG159
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** The ''Age of the Sentry'' miniseries won a number of people over, mostly because it decided to drop any pretense of him being a dark deconstruction, in favor of just writing him as an AffectionateParody [[ParodySue Sue]] of the Silver Age ComicBook/{{Superman}} existing in the 60s Marvel universe. As it turned out, this had the side effect of making him actually heroic, likeable, and charming, and won over Superman fans who appreciated the homage. Even the CharacterShilling worked, because it both was clearly a joke (one issue features every hero in the universe showing up to his birthday party) and somehow made more sense (since this Sentry was actually the sort of person who'd warrant such friendships). Sadly for the character, ''Age of the Sentry'' isn't canon to the main Marvel universe, so this didn't help the character much (though the good Sentry eventually came back in ''ComicBook/ContestOfChampions'').
10th Jun '17 2:47:24 PM nombretomado
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** See also: [[InfiniteCrisis Superboy]]-[[StrawFan Prime]]. There's a pattern in there.

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** See also: [[InfiniteCrisis [[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis Superboy]]-[[StrawFan Prime]]. There's a pattern in there.



** He was actually well-received initially due to his interesting origins and that he had a cool fight with the Green Scar in ''WorldWarHulk'', but when different writers got a hold of him, they started going crazy with his powers, skyrocketing them (take note that he couldn't beat the Green Scar), and making him immortal unless he wants to die, and despite the above, a massive amount of CharacterShilling.

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** He was actually well-received initially due to his interesting origins and that he had a cool fight with the Green Scar in ''WorldWarHulk'', ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'', but when different writers got a hold of him, they started going crazy with his powers, skyrocketing them (take note that he couldn't beat the Green Scar), and making him immortal unless he wants to die, and despite the above, a massive amount of CharacterShilling.
1st Apr '17 3:28:48 AM rafi
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* TakeThatScrappy: His appearance in ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'', in which Hercules happily exploits the fact that [[UnskilledButStrong Sentry doesn't have any real fighting skills.]]
* ValuesDissonance: Downplayed but in the ''Age of Sentry'' series, in which he is a silver age hero, he meets his golden age counterpart from another universe willing to pull a gun on villains and is hostile towards beatniks for wearing dark clothes and goatees.



** His origin itself was a pretty bare bones. He broke into a lab and stone a random vial, which upon drinking gain the power to shatter the axe of Terrax. Terrax, who was created from the alien science of Galactus, whose technology was advanced enough to survive the end of the prior universe before the restart of the next big bang, after which he "incubated" for eons in an "egg" after discovering and learning to manipulate "the power cosmic" and create things like an axe that could carry heralds across space to search out planets for him to eat. A random vial from a civilization still dependent on fossil fuels. At least Hulk had the 'gamma ray bursts are the strongest explosions so Hulk is strongest one there is' mantra.

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** His origin itself was a pretty bare bones. He broke into a lab and stone a random vial, which upon drinking gain the power to shatter the axe of Terrax. Terrax, who was created from the alien science of Galactus, whose technology was advanced enough to survive the end of the prior universe before the restart of the next big bang, after which he "incubated" for eons in an "egg" after discovering and learning to manipulate "the power cosmic" and create things like an axe that could carry heralds across space to search out planets for him to eat. A random vial from a civilization still dependent on fossil fuels. At least Hulk had the 'gamma ray bursts are the strongest explosions so Hulk is strongest one there is' mantra.mantra.
* TakeThatScrappy: His appearance in ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'', in which Hercules happily exploits the fact that [[UnskilledButStrong Sentry doesn't have any real fighting skills.]]
* ValuesDissonance: Downplayed but in the ''Age of Sentry'' series, in which he is a silver age hero, he meets his golden age counterpart from another universe willing to pull a gun on villains and is hostile towards beatniks for wearing dark clothes and goatees.
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23rd Mar '17 2:03:35 PM Dvandemon
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* ValuesDissonance: Downplayed but in the ''Age of Sentry'' series, in which he is a silver age hero, he meets his golden age counterpart from another universe willing to pull a gun on villains and is hostile towards beatniks for wearing dark clothes and goatees.
4th Jan '17 8:32:06 PM AdamC
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* HilariousInHindsight: The entire point of the character is that he's so ridiculously overpowered nothing can stand against him; he can't be killed, has no weaknesses, manipulates matter, and effortlessly stomps everything that comes across him. [[Anime/OnePunchMan Saitama]] would probably like to meet this guy.
1st Dec '16 10:37:30 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: His reappearance in the Apocalypse Twins arc of ''Uncanny Avengers'' as the Twins' Horseman of Death was well-received on the grounds that a) it made him look pretty cool, b) the Void was nowhere to be seen, having supposedly got bored with the constant resurrection-destruction he underwent in the sun, c) his insanity was now less 'destroy all the things!' more 'I am the heir to Apocalypse and I will protect Earth' and it stayed intact at the end of the arc.
21st Jun '16 12:11:08 AM Eagal
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** He's also an example of a GodModeSue. He's ''better at molecular manipulation than Molecule Man'', for instance (it is debatable as to whether this was the Sentry or the Void, an issue even further complicated by the fact that no one really knows what the hell either of them are). All this may come with the territory, given that he's heavily implied to be [[spoiler:''[[TheGrimReaper Death]]'']] and all that...

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** He's also an example of a GodModeSue. He's better at everything than everyone else, ''better at molecular manipulation than Molecule Man'', for instance (it is debatable as to whether this was the Sentry or the Void, an issue even further complicated by the fact that no one really knows what the hell either of them are). All this may come with the territory, given that he's heavily implied to be [[spoiler:''[[TheGrimReaper Death]]'']] and all that...
11th Jun '16 10:12:16 AM Aquillion
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* NeverLiveItDown: He threw ''one'' bad guy into the sun. But that doesn't stop fans (and even some characters) from sarcastically suggesting it as a solution for every fight. He even lampshades this himself when Ms. Marvel asks him not to throw a villain into the sun until they've had a chance to interrogate him:

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* NeverLiveItDown: He threw ''one'' bad guy into the sun. But that doesn't stop fans (and even some characters) from sarcastically suggesting it as a solution for every fight. He even lampshades this himself when Ms. Marvel asks him not to throw a villain into the sun until they've had (because they're actually a chance to interrogate him:transformed [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]]):
11th Jun '16 10:11:18 AM Aquillion
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* NeverLiveItDown: He threw ''one'' bad guy into the sun. But that doesn't stop fans (and even some characters) from sarcastically suggesting it as a solution for every fight.

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* NeverLiveItDown: He threw ''one'' bad guy into the sun. But that doesn't stop fans (and even some characters) from sarcastically suggesting it as a solution for every fight. He even lampshades this himself when Ms. Marvel asks him not to throw a villain into the sun until they've had a chance to interrogate him:
-->"I don't throw ''everything'' into the sun."
31st Dec '15 6:22:45 AM MagBas
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* [[CanonSue Canon]] GodModeSue: One of the reasons the fans hated him. He could defeat almost everybody in the Marvel Universe, from IronMan to ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, going by Carnage. And he couldn't die, to the point even complete disintegration barely slowed him down.



* MarySue: A violent {{Deconstruction}}; the Sentry actually is Bob's self-imagined idealized version of himself. The result is... well... not as great as you might expect.
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