Sentry (Kree)

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Sentry-459 battles the hero Mar-Vell on the cover of Marvel Super-Heroes vol. 1, #13. (Mar 1968) Art by Gene Colan.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Fantastic Four vol. 1, #64 (Jul 1967)
Created by Stan Lee (writer)
Jack Kirby (artist)
In-story information
Species Robot
Team affiliations Kree
Abilities Super Strength and durability
Energy Projection

Sentry-459 is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. It is one of series of giant humanoid robots called Kree Sentries built by the Kree.

Publication history[edit]

The Kree Sentries first appeared in Fantastic Four vol. 1, #64 (Jul 1967) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Fictional character biography[edit]


The Sentries' main purpose is to stand guard over military outposts and depots throughout the Kree Empire. Sentry-459 accompanied a Kree scientific party that journeyed to Earth to experiment on sub-humans (which in turn created the race the Inhumans). When the Kree left Earth, Sentry 459 remained to monitor Inhuman progress, so that the Kree could later use them as a militia force. Sentry-459 remained inert but observing until activated by the superheroes the Fantastic Four, who fought it to a standstill. Considering itself defeated when the Fantastic Four escaped, the Sentry sent a signal to the Kree alerting them to the presence of meta-humans on Earth and then deactivated itself (the Kree Ronan the Accuser investigates the signal and battles the Fantastic Four soon after).[1]

The Sentry is then transported by the U.S. Army to Cape Canaveral, where it is reactivated by the Kree Colonel Yon-Rogg, the leader of the Kree expedition now investigating Earth. Yon-Rogg hopes the Sentry will kill the hero Captain Marvel, another member of expedition. Mar-Vell. However, manages to defeat it.[2]

Ronan the Accuser later reactivates the Sentry and uses it in an attempt to reverse the course of evolution on Earth, but it is once again defeated by Mar-Vell.[3] The Kree agents attempt to retrieve the Sentry but are driven off by spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D.. The Sentry is seen again when activated by the Super-Adaptoid, who uses the robot as part of his team Heavy Metal in a bid to destroy the superhero team the Avengers.[4] It returned in the Blackwulf series, having been found by Ultron,[5] and joins the Underground Legion[6] but is eventually destroyed in the series finale.[7][8]

Other Kree Sentries[edit]

Sentry-459 is not the only Kree Sentry of the Kree Empire. The following are also Kree Sentries:


Another Sentry - designated 9168 - was encountered by the Fantastic Four on the Moon. Only six feet tall, this Sentry was programmed to prevent any space travelers from Earth from finding the remains of a hidden Kree city in the Blue Area of the Moon. The Fantastic Four battle and destroy the Sentry via a remote destruct mechanism.[9]

Sentry 213[edit]

This 30-foot (9.1 m) tall Sentry was stationed in an unmanned supply depot/surveillance post on the planet Uranus. It was destroyed by a group of Eternals led by Uranos, sparking a war with the Kree.[10]

Sentry 372[edit]

This Sentry only appears once, and battles several members of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard before being damaged by the West Coast Avengers. The Sentry then self-destructs and destroys the outpost it was guarding.[11]

Sentry 571[edit]

This version aided the Kree when their "Lunatic Legion" attacked Earth. It was defeated by Iron Man.[12]

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  1. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1 #64 - 65
  2. ^ Marvel Super-Heroes vol. 1 #13 (Mar 1968)
  3. ^ Captain Marvel vol. 1 #47 - 49
  4. ^ Avengers vol. 1 #286 - 290
  5. ^ in the back-up story in Blackwulf #3
  6. ^ Blackwulf #6
  7. ^ Blackwulf #10
  8. ^ Sentry #459 at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  9. ^ Fantastic Four vol. 1 #98
  10. ^ What If vol. 1 #26 (Apr 1981)
  11. ^ Avengers West Coast #80 (1994)
  12. ^ Iron Man vol. 3 #7
  13. ^

External links[edit]

  • Sentry 372 at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Sentry 459 at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe