Sentry vs. Scarlet Witch: Who Wins & How?

Marvel Universe has its fair share of powerhouses capable of destroying the planet and its immediate surrounding in the blink of an eye. And we’re not even talking about cosmic beings. Two such characters that started as humans discovered within themselves a potential to achieve near-omnipotency. We’re talking about none other than Robert Reynolds, aka Sentry, and Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch. Both characters have insane levels of power, and both can be pretty unstable if mentally affected. The fight between the two would be exciting. Having said that, if it ever came to a fight between Sentry and Scarlet Witch, who wins and how? 

Sentry would win in a fight against Scarlet Witch. Even though Scarlet Witch managed to affect him during the House of M storyline and turn him into an ordinary depressed man, the writers have stated that would Sentry could cause pales to nothing in comparison to House of M. Besides, Sentry, in addition to his insane powers is also immortal, faster than light, extremely durable and near-impossible to kill. However, if Scarlet Witch caught Sentry on a bad day when his mental stability was questionable, the tide might turn in her favor.

Now that we’ve given you a brief answer, it’s time to analyze both characters’ powers, abilities, strength, speed, and other aspects. If you’re interested in detailed analysis and why we came to our conclusion, keep reading and stay with us!

Powers and abilities

Wanda Maximoff, or Scarlet Witch, is among the most powerful magic users in the Marvel Universe, and even that is an understatement. She can manipulate numerous forms of magic, but most notably, she controls chaos magic. Scarlet Witch is a Nexus being which means she is a focal point for all magical energies, which gives her the powers and abilities to alter the very fabric of reality and time. It also gives her the power to affect the probability, which is what she is best known for and her reality-altering ability. Everybody remembers the crazy House of M storyline when she drastically decreased the Earth’s mutant population by uttering the mere sentence “no more mutants.” 

But this is only some of what Wanda can offer. 

Wanda can also manipulate energy to create various constructs. She is quite a skilled energy manipulator capable of creating force fields and manipulating gravity. She can cast illusions and turn herself and others invisible. She also has elemental, mechanical, and soul manipulation powers. If it comes to that, Wanda can tap into her necromantic powers and raise the dead. 

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She would have won in this category against any other Marvel superhero, but she’s not up against just about anybody. She’s up against Sentry. And we all know that every time this guy appears on the pages, he gains another superpower that borders on omnipotence. He can manipulate energy, light, darkness, biology, and technology. He has incredible psionic powers. He can mimic and train himself to use any other superpower if he is exposed enough to it. But the most dangerous power in his arsenal is undoubtedly the ability to manipulate the molecular basis of all things. This is the power he used against Molecule Man, and he can disintegrate almost anything. 

The full extent of Sentry’s power is not precisely clear, and it’s entirely possible that he is omnipotent. He has the power of a million exploding suns in his base form. And in his Void form, he is quite possibly absolute and unstoppable.  

With everything said, it isn’t such a clear-cut victory for Scarlet Witch, as Sentry might have something up his sleeve to counter her easily. Due to that, both get the point. 

Points: Sentry (1:1) Scarlet Witch 

Strength and Stamina 

Sentry requires no sustenance and rest, and it is near impossible for him to feel tired except if he is in the wrong state of mind. In that case, both his stamina and his powers are lessened. His muscles don’t produce fatigue toxins, so he has unlimited stamina at his disposal. Sentry as well doesn’t have the upper limits to his strength. He broke every bone in Hulk’s body and ripped Ares in half. His strength is further enhanced by solar radiation and is immeasurable in every practical sense. It’s difficult to find another Marvel superhero that can measure to Sentry when it comes to raw strength, and Scarlet Witch doesn’t even come close. 

She can enhance her strength and stamina with her magical powers, but only to a limited extent. Her ultimately, human biology doesn’t even come close to that of Sentry, so he takes a clear point in this category. 

Points: Sentry (2:1) Scarlet Witch 

Speed

Sentry can achieve massively faster-than-light speed. He can teleport and is capable of flying. When he’s flying, he can bend the space-time around him to reach distances that are mind-boggling and hard to perceive for a regular human being. Sentry can measure up with the best of them when it comes to speed. His combat speed is likewise terrifying, and it was shown on numerous occasions that he could match the combat speed of Thor and other powerful characters from the Marvel Universe

Scarlet Witch does not have such speeds at her disposal. She is, once again, at the end of the day, a human with human biology, and achieving faster-than-light speed without being enhanced by some means is impossible to her. However, she is capable of flying, levitating, opening portals, and teleporting which means she can cross large distances in a relatively short amount of time. It would be impossible to match Sentry’s raw speed, however. 

Points: Sentry (3:1) Scarlet Witch 

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Durability

Sentry is highly immune to all types of damage. It’s tough to kill him, and the only instances when he did manage to die were because he was in a weakened state of mind and decided to die. His healing factor is extremely fast. His molecular-manipulating abilities allow him to get himself completely “rebuilt” even after being completely liquified. Sentry is immortal in the sense that he doesn’t age as well. With everything said, it’s evident that Sentry is incredibly difficult to dispose of, and it would be interesting to see how Wanda would go around it.

Scarlet Witch can heal herself and others and has abilities to enhance her basic biology. She can likewise create force fields and magical shields to shield herself from damage. Those abilities are when compared to Sentry’s raw biological advantage, child’s play. Scarlet Witch cannot win the contest of immortality since Sentry’s basic physiology gives him an edge. 

Points: Sentry (4:1) Scarlet Witch 

Intelligence

Sentry is extremely intelligent. He highly understands mechanics, architecture, machinery, tracing energy sources, cybernetics, robotics, and computer science. Using his intelligence and resourcefulness, he managed to construct both Watchtower and CLOC with the help of Reed Richards. He deeply understands mechanical subjects and can hold his ground in discussions with some of the smartest Marvel minds.

Scarlet Witch is a highly gifted individual as well. She is quite capable of understanding and is vel-versed in all matters related to magic and the occult. However, even with all that, she lacks some intelligence feats that Sentry has, so this point goes to him. 

Points: Sentry (5:1) Scarlet Witch 

Combat Skills 

Sentry never had to rely on his combat skills to defeat an enemy since his powers quickly overpowered the strongest of beings. His combat skills, proficiency with weapons, and tactical skills remained underdeveloped when compared to the rest of his arsenal.

On the other hand, Scarlet Witch received combat training from the best fighters in the Marvel universe, such as Captain America and Hawkeye. She is far from a “master combatant” when it comes to martial arts and proficiency with weapons, but her knowledge and skills are certainly on a higher level than that of Sentry. If we were to turn off their powers in a sense, there’s no doubt that Wanda would be able to take down Sentry in hand-to-hand combat. 

Points: Sentry (5:2) Scarlet Witch 

Equipment 

Sentry invented CLOC with the help of Reed Richards, and it’s the most famous piece of equipment he possesses. CLOC is an AI supercomputer that monitors crime activities worldwide and, with the help of highly advanced calculations, informs Sentry on which crimes he should focus on next. CLOC can be used to monitor specific individuals offering Sentry a great insight into their momentary state. No matter have useful CLOC is for Sentry, it can’t measure up to what Wanda has up her sleeve. 

Scarlet Witch is currently fused with Darkhold, a powerful artifact of immense power whose pages contain the most powerful black magic spells in existence. The price of wielding Darkhold is high, however, as the individual that reads from it becomes corrupted by its power and eventually loses their mind.

CLOC cannot measure up to Darkhold, so this point goes to Wanda. 

Points: Sentry (5:3) Scarlet Witch 

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Weaknesses 

Both Sentry and Wanda are not in complete control of their power. They are both mentally unstable and easily triggered to cause chaos. They are susceptible to various mental manipulations, which can be used against them easily. However, Sentry has several notable weaknesses: anti-matter and Negative Zone, which can de-power him to some extent, although ultimately, he has found a way to manage both. Due to that and taking everything into account, Sentry has more weaknesses to exploit, and although unstoppable, he can be slowed down to some extent. This point goes to Wanda. 

Points: Sentry (5:4) Scarlet Witch 

Sentry vs. Scarlet Witch: Who would win? 

Sentry outpowers Wanda on all essential parameters, such as strength, speed, and durability. But when we’re analyzing the resources that they have at their disposal, combat skills, and weaknesses, Sentry is far inferior. With everything taken into account, it would be an extremely close fight, but Sentry would ultimately be victorious. Their powers are overwhelming, but Merged Sentry would have no trouble taking even the House of M Wanda down due to his potential for extreme and insane levels of power outputs and his god-like physiology that can withstand almost anything. 

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