There haven’t been many superhuman and android alliances in the comic book universe as powerful as the Avengers from Marvel.
But when it comes to super-villains, the Sentinels are the biggest threat to our beloved superheroes.
You might be wondering, can the Avengers beat the Sentinels if they face off?
In an all-out battle between Avengers and the Sentinels, the Avengers would definitely edge out a victory because of the power and intelligence that exists in the group.
However, that doesn’t mean the Sentinels aren’t going to give them an adamant time.
In this article, I will talk about the Avenger’s powers and weaknesses, along with the Sentinel’s powers and weaknesses.
I’m also going to pit them against each other in a war till the end to see the outcomes. So, make sure you read this article till the end.
Avenger’s Powers and Abilities
Initially formed by Captain America and Tony Stark, Avengers is a band of Marvel superheroes that includes humans, superhumans, androids, and even former supervillains.
All of these superheroes have come together to save humanity against the darkest evilest creatures in the universe.
Over the years, many Avengers have come and went, so we’re going to be talking about the original Avengers, including Bruce Banner’s Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor Odinson, Hawkeye, Black Widow. Let’s take a look at their powers and abilities combined.
Cap’s Leadership – Captain America is the leader of the Avengers. He always knows how to deal with any situation and can make snap decisions and strategies to fend off against the most unexpected adversaries which are amazing for the band.
Iron Man’s Tech – Iron Man is one of the most brilliant minds in the Marvel Universe. He has suits of armor for every kind of enemy and technology to keep the Earth safe from all kinds of enemy advances and the riches to back his ideas up.
Hulk’s Strength – When it comes to brute strength and smashing power, there’s no bigger threat to the enemies of the Avengers than Hulk. This green muscle machine has incredible durability, superb strength, and fighting intensity better than anyone in the team.
Thor’s Powers – Thor is the god of thunder and the rightful heir to the throne of Asgard. He has Mjolnir on his side and has the capability of channelling thunder and lightning, flying, travelling between realms, and immense godly strength on his side as well.
Black Widow’s Skill – Even though she is a human, Black Widow has the martial arts skills and tactical ability better than any human in the Avengers team. She is a powerhouse and very smart when it comes to hand-to-hand combat.
Hawkeye’s Precision – If we’re talking about precision, who is better than Hawkeye himself in terms of hitting his infamous varying arrows right into his enemies.
Sentinel’s Powers and Abilities
Sentinels are a race of android robots created by Dr. Bolivar Trask to save humankind from the increasing population of mutants globally.
However, as soon as he activated the Sentinels, the leader of the Sentinels, Master Mold, instructed the army to kidnap Dr. Trask and realized the only way to save humanity is to rule over it.
Sentinels learn from their surroundings. They have a lot of incredible powers, but they haven’t come across the Marvel Avengers yet.
So let’s take a look at what kind of powers they have:
Superhuman Strength – The Sentinels were created to keep humanity safe, which is why they were programmed to be much more powerful than an average human being with incredible physical strength associated with their large frames.
Capable of Flight – Like Iron Man, all the Sentinels were given the ability of flight. This ability comes in especially handy since they’re meant to be hunters, and superspeed can help them move around different places quite easily.
Long-range DNA Detection – Originally, Sentinels were given the ability to detect mutant DNA over long distances. Still, with time, they’ve become able to detect any lifeforce that they want to, to seek, hunt, and take care of it.
Energy Weapons – The Sentinels are equipped with high-power energy blasting weapons that they can use against their enemies. These blasts are insanely powerful and can put any enemy through severe pain and damage.
The Avengers are powerful when working well together, but that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t had its fair share of problems.
Let’s take a look at some of the weaknesses of the Avengers as a whole unit.
Hulk can be manipulated – Hulk is mentally weak. As seen in Age of Ultron, Wanda could easily manipulate him and cause him to go on a city-destroying rampage where he was finally stopped by Iron Man.
Hawkeye has an ammo limit – Hawkeye, despite having the best aim and hand in the Avengers team, still depends upon ammo for his battles, so that’s a problem.
Iron Man can be too arrogant at times – At times, Iron Man can create bigger problems than the team is already facing due to his arrogance which can be detrimental for the team and the fate of the universe.
The Sentinels are insanely powerful, but they aren’t any better than any other entity in the Marvel universe when it comes to weaknesses.
So let’s take a look at some of the weaknesses the Sentinels have.
No Special Abilities – Despite being incredibly powerful and agile, the Sentinels are a race of similar beings with no special abilities. This can be detrimental because they will be predictable against enemies as smart as Iron Man and as strategic as Captain America and the rest of the Avengers.
Not Incredibly Durable – As seen in X-men Days of Future Past and the comic books as well, Sentinels may be super-strong, but when it comes to durability, they can’t hold up against stronger superheroes and mutants. This can be a disadvantage for them if they go against strong opponents who won’t back down.
Can the Avengers beat the Sentinels?
As a whole, both the army of Sentinels and the team of Avengers are very overpowered alliances.
But let’s see how they fair against each other.
Here are a few scenarios where the Avengers and Sentinels go against each other in an all-out war:
Scenario 1: Avengers have Prep Time
We’ve seen it in the past that whenever the Avengers were aware of a threat incoming, they were able to strategize and make defenses and plan moves to defend Earth and its people.
So, if they realized the incoming doom in the face of the Sentinels, Avengers would be able to work out a plan and defeat them in a battle for the fate of the world.
Scenario 2: Sentinels come out of nowhere
Now, this is a completely different question.
If the Sentinels make an appearance out of nowhere on the orders of Master Mold, the Avengers wouldn’t have a lot of time on their hands.
So, there will surely be many casualties, and it is possible that they don’t end up on the winning side even.
Scenario 3: Scarlet Witch is in the Avengers Lineup
A thing to note about the Sentinels is that the Mark X version of them was able to mimic mutants’ powers.
So, if one of the most powerful mutants in Scarlet Witch were in the Avengers lineup, she would definitely end up fueling the power of the Sentinels unknowingly.
In this battle, the Sentinels would win again.
Scenario 4: Cap’s Undying Will
As seen in the movies and many times in the comics, when all the Avengers failed, Captain America’s undying will remain and keep him fighting.
If the Sentinels overpower the Avengers and Cap is the last man standing, know that he will find a way out of the problem and defeat the evil.
Scenario 5: The Power of Unity
The Avengers only win against foes when they are united against them.
If they can work together in combination and figure out what they need to do against the Sentinels, they’ll surely be able to take control of the situation and remove the Sentinels off the face of the Earth.
So, ultimately, there are more instances where Avengers would win against the Sentinels.
Avengers and Sentinels are mighty at their full strength.
Still, in a battle, our superheroes would definitely be able to overpower the Sentinels and take the victory against them even though the Sentinels aren’t going to back down without a challenge.
Whatever the outcome might be, this battle between the Earth’s mightiest heroes and the most powerful evil race will definitely be worth watching on the big screen.
Let’s hope Marvel looks at this article and thinks of giving the fans what we want!