Well, now we know what kind of a role the Sentry played in Doctor Stranges plans...
- In Doctor Strange #384 an empowered Doctor Strange takes on Sorceror Supreme Loki. Loki pulls them into a different dimension, where Doctor Strange uses his magic to transmute the entire dimension. Sentry is the one, who has to pay the price for it (I assume with his life force), but he deals with it just fine:
- Later on Doctor Strange and Loki lose their magical powers for a couple of minutes, but with the physical stats of a God, Loki holds an upperhand against Doctor Strange. Loki forces Strange to unlock the door, which is keeping away something insanely powerful and dangerous... The Void:
Speaking of the Void... He has been released as a playable character in Marvels mobile game 'Contest of Champions'. And it's quite interesting how it lined up so well with the story plots in Marvel comics.
When Robert Reynolds drank an enhanced version of the Super-Soldier serum, The Sentry was born; yet it also gave birth to his evil counterpart, the Void. As malignant as the Sentry is noble, the Void’s purpose is to kill and destroy anything The Sentry tries to protect. Robert constantly fights an inner battle to prevent The Void from coming out, but when that fails… The darkness of The Void’s god-like powers threaten to consume the world and anyone who stands in his way…
SENTRY has two passives called REALITY WARP and STATE OF MIND.
Passive: Reality Warp
At the start of a fight and after every 40 Hits in a Combo, Sentry gains a Reality Warp. Reality Warps stack up to 5 max. Reality Warps are used as a multiplier for his abilities.
Passive: State of Mind
Sentry starts the fight in Unyielding Fortitude and changes to the next State for every 10 Hits in a Combo. When Sentry loses his Combo, he reverts to Unyielding Fortitude.
Unyielding Fortitude: 100% chance on entering this State, Sentry cannot lose his Combo. Remains until Sentry changes States.
Overpowering Light: 30% chance on entering this State, Sentry’s Special 1 Attack Damage is increased by 842.8 per Reality Warp and is Unblockable. Remains until Sentry changes States.
Steadfast Approach: 30% chance on entering this State, Sentry’s Heavy Attack Damage is increased by 842.8 per Reality Warp. In addition, he gains 100% chance to Perfect Block. Remains until Sentry changes States.
Absolute Strength: 30% chance on entering this State, Sentry’s Special 2 Attack Damage is increased by 842.8 per Reality Warp and is Unblockable. Remains until Sentry changes States.
After Absolute Strength, Sentry restarts State of Mind, entering Unyielding Fortitude.
It looks like Loki has absorbed all of the magic on Earth (he stole the magic from Scarlet Witch, Magik, Doctor Voodoo and others...) and will use that to fight the Void. He has also pulled Strange out of the Void and seems to be trying to give Strange a part of the magic as well.
I'm curious to see where this will go, especially level of the battle-wise, considering that the writer of the story had future Black Bolt kill celestials with his scream, Doctor Strange transmuted an entire dimension and Sentry is referred to as all-powerful in the summary of the story. If we're lucky, we're in for a visual spectacle with the upcoming issue. Buy it!
Last edited by Enzeru on Feb 10th, 2018 at 02:31 PM
Let me stop you right there and spare you even more ridicule: Sentry did die during the one storyline, you're talking about. Tom Brevoort, one of Marvels head editors had confirmed that.
What you need to understand is that it wasn't as much about literal death, but more about a metaphysical death where everything had just ended. It had stopped existing. Including the Sentry. Including the space you think Sentry was in. Nothing was there anymore.
Did he though? Like... do you know what actually happened to the Death Seed?
The Avengers couldn't get the Death Seed out of Banshee, because it was imbibed into him on a molecular level. One could assume that the Sentry could have gotten ridden of it on his own, given his power set, but how? Did he spit it out. I don't know.
I would have done a better job tackling that topic and explaining it. I feel like 2-3 panels would have been more than enough to handle the matter in a respectable manner.
But it was an overall nice return, if you ask me. Donny Cates did a decent job on the Sentry for the amount of panel-time he was able to dedicate to him.
And another nice little touch is Sentrys appearance in the upcoming "Thanos #16", where Sentry fights alongside Doctor Strange against Thanos and his armies. I don't think that there will be all too much behind all of that. I think it's more of an extra little end of the Sentry after his appearances in the Doctor Strange book. There, in the end, Sentry told Doctor Strange to not contact him again, because he was mad at him - but in the future he gets over his hard feelings and joins Doctor Strange in the fight against bad guys.
And here some additional personal bias:
In "Thanos #15" we got to see the enemy Thanos was "afraid" of: The Fallen One and it was a darkish Silver Surfer (followed by the Annihilation Wave?).
I personally would have prefered that to be the Sentry instead of the Silver Surfer. Like Thanos somehow destroying the Earth and killing everyone on it, except for the Sentry, who seems to be truly immortal. And then that would have pushed the Sentry over the edge, turn into the Void and hunt Thanos 'til the end of the universe.
But given Thanos' and Silver Surfers backstory, Silver Surfer was the much better choice on an emotional level.