- Alas, Poor Scrappy: Subverted. Writers attempted this with his death in Siege, but they accompanied it with an enormous of amount of Character Shilling (on top what he was already given) with everyone saying how much better off they are because him despite he's most noticeable accomplishment being nearly destroying the Earth and being useless as a hero.
- Canon God-Mode Sue: One of the reasons the fans hate him. This guy can defeat almost everybody in the Marvel Universe, from Iron Man to Galactus, going by Carnage. And he can't die.
- Creator's Pet: No matter how much hate he gets, writers still try to make us feel sorry for him.
- Mary Sue: A violent Deconstruction; the Sentry actually is the Bob's self-imagined idealized version of himself. The result is... well... not as great as you might expect.
- Moral Event Horizon: Joining freakin' Norman Osborn in the first place, later killing Ares.
- Nightmare Fuel: Some of the things The Void gets up to can be cringe inducing, but its unbelievably violent murder of Ares really, really takes the cake.
- Take That, Scrappy!: His appearance in Incredible Hercules, in which Hercules happily exploits the fact that Sentry doesn't have any real fighting skills.
- The Scrappy: He is one of Marvel comics most hated characters, simply because he is so omnipotent.
- See also: Superboy-Prime. There's a pattern in there.
- The fact we are told he is more noble, has more will power and courage than anyone alive, then accepts being basically a foot soldier for Norman Osborn cause he happens to be in charge, didn't help any...
- He was actually well-received initially due to his interesting origins and that he had a cool fight with the Green Scar in World War Hulk, 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 Character Shilling.