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* YourCheatingHeart: Lindy has this issue in The Sentry V2; besides preferring the Sentry persona instead of ol' Bob, she also had to cope with her husband's unstable presence by seeking an affair with her Yoga instructor Ramón.


* InformedAttribute: The Sentry was often pushed as being the ultimate hero that aside from being the most powerful was an inspiration to everyone, their best friend, as smart as Reed Richards, and involved in nearly every major Marvel event from convincing [[IronMan Tony Stark]] to stop drinking to being the best man at [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed and Sue's wedding.]] Outside of stories written by his creator and maybe one or two others, these attributes were never demonstrated. He never demonstrated intelligence on par with Reed or being a major inspiration or friend to anyone. The attempt to force the idea down readers' throats that he was all that yet it was never demonstrated is another reason he is despised.
** FridgeBrilliance kicks in - the Sentry is heavily implied to be a major league RealityWarper, and definitely has massive PsychicPowers. It's entirely possible he subconsciously fit himself in like that as part of the IdealHero shtick he had going.

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* IChooseToStay: At the end of ''Annihilation: Scourge", he chooses to remain in the Negative Zone to contemplate the universe he almost destroyed. Understandably, no one who lives there is all too enthused, but he's too powerful to kick out.


* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Sentry's essentially a thorough deconstruction of the idea of Superman, the Lois Lane-Superman relationship dynamic, and his IdealHero image. Basically his presentation demonstrates the lesson that a single person with such unbelievable godlike power would be universally seen as TheDreaded especially when that person has mental issues or the same mental weaknesses as every other person. The Lois Lane-Superman relationship is inherently toxic as the Lois expy in question is more attracted to the Sentry superhero side than his flawed human side and eventually becomes more horrified by the Sentry's inhuman power as he grows stronger, especially after he brings her back from death. As the final nail in the coffin, the only reason the Sentry is hailed as some ideal hero is because of a SuperpoweredEvilSide that exists to make him seem more heroic than he actually is. In short, instead of an admirable Superman figure that inspires hope, you have a mentally ill godlike timebomb that puts the world on the edge of a panic attack and whose own LoveInterest lives in terror of him.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The Sentry has supposedly defeated Galactus either on his own or with the help of [[ComicBook/XMan Nate 'I use the Multiverse as my personal stepladder and create entire planes of existence with a thought' Grey]]. Debatable given never really shown even in a flashback, the Sentry's unreliable history and [[ManipulativeBastard the fact that Nate is very much his father's son]], but Nate's comment afterwards, when Norman Osborn implies that he was manipulating the Sentry ("Cleverness be damned, I just told him the truth."), and Nate's own colossal raw power, suggests that it might actually have happened.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The Sentry has supposedly defeated Galactus either on his own or with the help of [[ComicBook/XMan Nate 'I use the Multiverse as my personal stepladder and create entire planes of existence with a thought' Grey]]. Debatable given never really shown even in a flashback, the Sentry's unreliable history and [[ManipulativeBastard the fact that Nate is very much his father's son]], but Nate's comment afterwards, when Norman Osborn implies that he was manipulating the Sentry ("Cleverness be be* damned, I just told him the truth."), and Nate's own colossal raw power, suggests that it might actually have happened.


* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: Basically his entire character in a nutshell. Could have been Earth's greatest defender, but turned out to be a deadly disappointment.

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* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: *YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: Basically his entire character in a nutshell. Could have been Earth's greatest defender, but turned out to be a deadly disappointment.disappointment.
* YourCheatingHeart: Lindy has this issue in The Sentry V2; besides preferring the Sentry persona instead of ol' Bob, she also had to cope with her husband's unstable presence by seeking an affair with her Yoga instructor Ramón.


* YourCheatingHeart: Lindy has this issue in The Sentry V2; besides preferring the Sentry persona instead of ol' Bob, she also had to cope with her husband's unstable presence by seeking an affair with her Yoga instructor Ramón.


In terms of VideoGames, The Sentry was a playable character in ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' for UsefulNotes/NintendoDS and ''Marvel VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline''.

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In terms of VideoGames, The Sentry was a playable character in ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' for UsefulNotes/NintendoDS and UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, ''Marvel VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline''.
VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'', and ''Videogame/MarvelPuzzleQuest''.


Despite his death at the end of Dark Reign, the Sentry was resurrected by the Apocalypse Twins' new Horsemen in ''ComicBook/UncannyAvengers'', though Thor convinces him to help stop Exitar the Executioner. Sentry, having fully succumbed to his insanity and believing himself to be the successor of Apocalypse, agreed to do so... after he rid the world of the "cancerous" mutants. Having survived the incident, the Sentry was put into exile until he was called back by Dr. Strange in a terrible attempt to stop Loki, who had become Sorcerer Supreme and was looking for a spell that could potentially doom all, only for it to restore magic to the world. Upset, the Sentry told Dr. Strange never to call on him again and disappeared. He is set to return in his own ongoing series by Jeff Lemire as part of the ''ComicBook/MarvelAFreshStart'' initiative, taking place some time after this appearance.

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Despite his death at the end of Dark Reign, the Sentry was resurrected by the Apocalypse Twins' new Horsemen in ''ComicBook/UncannyAvengers'', though Thor convinces him to help stop Exitar the Executioner. Sentry, having fully succumbed to his insanity and believing himself to be the successor of Apocalypse, agreed to do so... after he rid the world of the "cancerous" mutants. Having survived the incident, the Sentry was put into exile until he was called back by Dr. Strange in a terrible attempt to stop Loki, who had become Sorcerer Supreme and was looking for a spell that could potentially doom all, only for it to restore magic to the world. Upset, the Sentry told Dr. Strange never to call on him again and disappeared. He is set to return returned in his own ongoing series miniseries by Jeff Lemire as part of the ''ComicBook/MarvelAFreshStart'' initiative, taking place some time after this appearance.
appearance, where he was living essentially on parole as Bob Reynolds, fry cook extraordinaire, and spending time as the Sentry in a pocket dimension via a machine constructed by Tony Stark and Reed Richards called the Confluctor, to keep both the Sentry and the Void in check. [[spoiler: This was derailed by his former sidekick and friend, Scout, who had had his arm torn off by the Void and was secretly resentful that Bob could be the Sentry in his spare time. He discovered the Sentry's power-granting formula, and conspired with one of the Sentry's old enemies to recreate it and steal the Confluctor, trapping Bob inside and the Sentry outside. The Sentry and Scout fought, while Bob survived by merging the Void and the Sentry and himself to create a new, somewhat morally ambiguous black-haired Sentry dressed in red and black, who killed Scout and went to space, resuming his mission to protect humanity by any means necessary]].



* AxCrazy: As the Void.
* BackFromTheDead: While he's been resurrected several times, his most recent revival was when the Apocalypse Twins revived him as one of their Four Horsemen of Death. It's not known if the Void has been revived as well. It appears, going by Bob's word, the Void ''[[CompleteImmortality never died]]''. It simply got tired of being imprisoned in the sun and shuttled itself off to the White Hot Room. As of his later reappearance in ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange'', it might be back... though the context leaves it somewhat ambiguous.

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* AxCrazy: As the Void.
Void. Also, possibly, as [[spoiler: his 2019 Merged Sentry persona]].
* BackFromTheDead: While he's been resurrected several times, his most recent revival was when the Apocalypse Twins revived him as one of their Four Horsemen of Death. It's not known if the Void has been revived as well. It appears, going by Bob's word, the Void ''[[CompleteImmortality never died]]''. It simply got tired of being imprisoned in the sun and shuttled itself off to the White Hot Room. As of his later reappearance in ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange'', it might be back... though the context leaves it somewhat ambiguous. [[spoiler: Jeff Lemire's miniseries confirms that the Void is indeed back]].



** After he survives being disintegrated, Bullseye wonders if, when he finally goes over the edge, they'll actually be able to kill him. [[spoiler: The answer is no, not unless he lets you. And even ''that'' seems to have stopped working.]]

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** After he survives being disintegrated, Bullseye wonders if, when he finally goes over the edge, they'll actually be able to kill him. [[spoiler: The answer is no, not unless he lets you. And even ''that'' seems to have stopped working.]]working, to the point where the Sentry exiled himself into space, in a coma, just to try and keep the universe safe from himself. In the end, even ''that'' didn't work. Now, as [[spoiler: the Merged Sentry, he's arguably even more dangerous]].



* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: Shows both sides. He's a supergenius, but usually defaults to trying to smash things or throw them into the sun.

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* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: Shows both sides. He's a supergenius, super-genius, but usually defaults to trying to smash things or throw them into the sun.



* CharacterShilling: Some of it's a consequence of him being a walking CosmicRetcon, the rest is just there for the usual reason.

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* CharacterShilling: Prior to ''Siege''. Some of it's a consequence of him being a walking CosmicRetcon, the rest is just there for the usual reason.reason. After that, he's generally been depicted as a potentially evil/insane Superman, which most people seem to agree is much more interesting.



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The Sentry's eyes glow yellow when he uses most of his powers, blue when he's using his psychic powers, and red when the Void is about to emerge.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The Sentry's eyes glow yellow when he uses most of his powers, blue when he's using his psychic powers, and red when the Void is about to emerge. Most recently, they glow black-edged white when he's [[spoiler: the Merged Sentry]].



** His fight with [[spoiler: Scout]] in Lemire's miniseries is absolutely brutal, and, once he stops trying to talk the other man down, very short.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The Sentry has supposedly defeated Galactus either on his own or with the help of [[ComicBook/XMan Nate 'I use the Multiverse as my personal stepladder' Grey]]. Debatable given never really shown even in a flashback, the Sentry's unreliable history and [[ManipulativeBastard the fact that Nate is very much his father's son]], but Nate's comment afterwards, when Norman Osborn implies that he was manipulating the Sentry ("Cleverness be damned, I just told him the truth."), and Nate's own colossal raw power, suggests that it might actually have happened.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The Sentry has supposedly defeated Galactus either on his own or with the help of [[ComicBook/XMan Nate 'I use the Multiverse as my personal stepladder' stepladder and create entire planes of existence with a thought' Grey]]. Debatable given never really shown even in a flashback, the Sentry's unreliable history and [[ManipulativeBastard the fact that Nate is very much his father's son]], but Nate's comment afterwards, when Norman Osborn implies that he was manipulating the Sentry ("Cleverness be damned, I just told him the truth."), and Nate's own colossal raw power, suggests that it might actually have happened.



* TheDreaded: Bob is a feared figure due to the combination of mental illness and overwhelming power, but in the pages of Doctor Strange, The Void has proven to be one of the few things that truly horrifies ComicBook/{{Loki}}, likely thanks to the events of ''Siege''. Even as the new Sorcerer Supreme, Loki is visibly shaken and out of sorts throughout the confrontation.
* DrivenToSuicide: He's tried more than once. When he returned in ''Doctor Strange'', his attitude was to live in a hallucination constructed by Strange while his body floated in deep space, on the grounds that it was safer for everyone.

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* TheDreaded: Bob is a feared figure due to the combination of mental illness and overwhelming power, but in the pages of Doctor Strange, The Void has proven to be one of the few things that truly horrifies ComicBook/{{Loki}}, likely thanks to the events of ''Siege''. Even as the new Sorcerer Supreme, Loki is visibly shaken and out of sorts throughout the confrontation.
confrontation. The heroes aren't immune to this, with the high end of the superhero community keeping a hawk-like watch on Bob in Lemire's miniseries, even when they're sure the Sentry can't return (let alone the Void) and have contingencies in case he even accidentally violates his parole.
* DrivenToSuicide: He's tried more than once. When he returned in ''Doctor Strange'', his attitude was to live in a hallucination constructed by Strange while his body floated in deep space, on the grounds that it was safer for everyone. He was deeply unhappy when Strange not only brought him back (which he was willing to do, in order to help), but ended up unleashing the Void again.



* FusionDance: The end result of ''Fresh Start'' - specifically, [[spoiler: Bob, the Sentry, and the Void merged to create the Merged Sentry]]. The result is arguably even more powerful than either the Void or the Sentry, and exponentially more dangerous.



* MercyKill: [[spoiler: A reluctant Thor puts Bob out of his misery at the end of ''Siege''.]]

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* MercyKill: [[spoiler: A reluctant Thor puts Bob out of his misery at the end of ''Siege''.]]''Siege''. Thanks to the Apocalypse Twins, it didn't stick.



** Post his stint as Death in ''Uncanny Avengers'', he's cured, but voluntarily inside one constructed by Doctor Strange, inside his own mind, while his body is floating in deep space. [[spoiler: A desperate Strange lets him out.]]
** The new 2018 Sentry comic has Bob use a device to periodically visit an alternate universe where he can be both Sentry and the Void. [[spoiler: Things start to go wrong when the device, a one-of-a-kind gadget Tony Stark and Dr Strange made for Bob, gets stolen.]]

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** Post his stint as Death in ''Uncanny Avengers'', he's cured, but voluntarily inside one constructed by Doctor Strange, inside his own mind, while his body is floating in deep space. [[spoiler: A desperate Strange lets him out.]]
** The new 2018 Sentry comic has
out. He willingly went along with this, but was deeply unhappy when [[spoiler: Strange unleashed the Void]]. This resulted in the Lemire miniseries, which had Bob willing limit himself on a kind of parole use a device to periodically visit an alternate universe where he can be both Sentry and the Void. [[spoiler: Things start to go wrong when the device, a one-of-a-kind gadget Tony Stark and Dr Strange made for Bob, gets stolen.]]stolen by Scout, his bitter ex-sidekick who ended up being driven AxeCrazy by the Sentry's powers. The result was a merger of Bob, the Sentry, and the Void, with the new Merged Sentry]] decidedly ''not'' being in the mood to be imprisoned.



* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Gives a brief one during the events of World War Hulk. The Hulk contends that the Sentry doesn't want to fight him. The response (paraphrased): "God help me, I do...because you're the only one I can hit like ''[[MegatonPunch this]]''."

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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Gives a brief one during the events of World War Hulk. The Hulk contends that the Sentry doesn't want to fight him. The response (paraphrased): "God help me, I do... because you're the only one I can hit like ''[[MegatonPunch this]]''."


* SuperSpeed: Sentry can fly to the Sun and back in seconds, and after his resurrection as a Horseman of Apocalypse, cross light years in moments.
* SuperStrength: The Sentry is one of the strongest heroes in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, capable of matching strength with the Hulk, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], and [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]]. The Void's strength is enough to break almost every bone in the Hulk's body.

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* SuperSpeed: Sentry can fly to the Sun and back in seconds, and after his resurrection as a Horseman of Apocalypse, cross light years in moments.
moments. The narrative acknowledges the impossibility of this, as his moving so fast as Death actually disoriented [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], who himself is able to move at lightspeed.
* SuperStrength: The Sentry is one of the strongest heroes in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, capable of matching strength with the Hulk, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], and [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]]. The Void's strength is enough to break almost every bone in the Hulk's body. Much like Superman, his upper limits are subject to change. See StrongAsTheyNeedToBe


First seen in ''The Sentry #1'' (September, 2000), Robert Reynolds was an overweight, middle aged, alcoholic until one day he awakens and realizes that he is the Sentry, a superhero with the power of '''one million exploding suns''', who must once again take the mantle of the hero to fight his archnemesis the Void, whom he fears is returning soon.

This rather strange origin story begun via a hoax that was perpetuated by Creator/StanLee himself in stating that there was a golden age superhero whom he just forgot about and wanted to weave into the continuity. Through a series of recursive flashbacks Robert Reynolds is seen fighting alongside Marvel's most popular superheroes including the ComicBook/FantasticFour, the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], and ComicBook/SpiderMan, and the entirety of the Sentry's first miniseries revolves around figuring out why everyone has LaserGuidedAmnesia surrounding his existence.

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First seen in ''The Sentry #1'' (September, 2000), Robert Reynolds was an overweight, middle aged, aged alcoholic until one day he awakens and realizes that he is the Sentry, a superhero with the power of '''one million exploding suns''', who must once again take the mantle of the hero to fight his archnemesis the Void, whom he fears is returning soon.

This rather strange origin story begun began via a hoax that was perpetuated by Creator/StanLee himself in himself, stating that there was a golden age superhero whom he just forgot about and wanted to weave into the continuity. Through a series of recursive flashbacks Robert Reynolds is seen fighting alongside Marvel's most popular superheroes superheroes, including the ComicBook/FantasticFour, the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], and ComicBook/SpiderMan, and the entirety all of the Sentry's first miniseries revolves around figuring out why everyone has LaserGuidedAmnesia surrounding his existence.


** This deserves some elaboration: After his resurrection as the Horseman of Death Sentry battled Thor. During this fight, The Sentry grabbed Thor and took off into space at a speed so fast that even Thor was disoriented by the sudden velocity. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Let me say that again]]; Horseman Sentry is so fast that the God of Thunder Thor, one of the strongest, fastest and powerful Avengers, was wondering "What the hell is happening?"


** This deserves some elaboration: After his resurrection as the Horseman of Death Sentry battled Thor. During this fight, The Sentry grabbed Thor and took off into space at a speed so fast that even Thor was disoriented by the sudden velocity. Let me say that again; Horseman Sentry is so fast that the God of Thunder Thor, one of the strongest, fastest and powerful Avengers, was wondering "What the hell is happening?"

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** This deserves some elaboration: After his resurrection as the Horseman of Death Sentry battled Thor. During this fight, The Sentry grabbed Thor and took off into space at a speed so fast that even Thor was disoriented by the sudden velocity. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Let me say that again; again]]; Horseman Sentry is so fast that the God of Thunder Thor, one of the strongest, fastest and powerful Avengers, was wondering "What the hell is happening?"

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** This deserves some elaboration: After his resurrection as the Horseman of Death Sentry battled Thor. During this fight, The Sentry grabbed Thor and took off into space at a speed so fast that even Thor was disoriented by the sudden velocity. Let me say that again; Horseman Sentry is so fast that the God of Thunder Thor, one of the strongest, fastest and powerful Avengers, was wondering "What the hell is happening?"

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* InexplicablyAwesome: It's never really explained how Bob became one of the most powerful beings in the universe after taking a drug that was basically a slightly jacked-up version of the Super Soldier Serum.

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