Marvel has extremely powerful characters whose powers are on a cosmic level. Some superheroes are strong enough to decimate galaxies if their mind is set on it, and we’re going to pit two such characters today in a battle of cosmic proportions. Sentry is a mortal man who was empowered by Golden Sentry Serum and gained powers equivalent to a million exploding suns. Thor is an Asgardian god and easily one of the most powerful superheroes in Marvel’s roster. The two have fought before in the comics, and Thor managed to take down Sentry, but only because he asked him to do it. Considering everything, let’s analyze a hypothetical new fight between Sentry and Thor and see who wins and why.
Thor wins in a fight against Sentry. This is largely because Sentry’s powers over the years are inconsistent and are too reliant on his mental state. Thor has pretty much been consistent and has better focus, fighting skills, and raw physical power. However, suppose Sentry was able to use the full extent of his powers with perfect focus assisted by Void. In that case, there’s no doubt that he would be able to wipe the floor with Thor, as the nature of his abilities and his full potential haven’t exactly been explored before.
Now that we’ve given you the short answer, it’s time to analyze and explain our conclusion. We’re going to compare Sentry’s and Thor’s powers and abilities, strenght, skills, weaknesses, and equipment, and by the end of it all, you’re going to see why we came to our shocking conclusion. If you’re interested, give it a read!
Powers and abilities
Sentry’s powers and abilities are, in large part, unexplored. He was shown to have powers of molecular manipulation, photokinesis, darkness manipulation, energy manipulation, biokinesis, and psionic abilities. What makes Sentry such a complex character and difficult to analyze the full extent of his powers is the fact that he can simulate and mimic any type of superpower out there. Some of his powers, likewise, like the ability to resurrect and psionic abilities, have been shown only on a couple of occasions.
Sentry has no idea what he can do. He was shown to possess elemental manipulation, space-time manipulation, reality-warping abilities, clairvoyance, and many other powers. It seems that every time a character makes an appearance, he gains another set of powers. Matters are further complicated with the Void, which brings most of those powers to another level. There’s hardly a superhero in Marvel that can match with its own base powers the full extent of Sentry’s powers. When looking at Sentry’s potential, he is easily the most powerful superhero in Marvel. But, he is rarely his best version of himself, and we’ll analyze this later in this article.
Thor, on the other hand, has immeasurable control over energy. He has Odinforce, powers of elemental manipulation, soul manipulation, light manipulation, summoning, antimatter manipulation, reality warping, and space-time manipulation, time traveling, astral projections. I mean, he is a literal god, there’s hardly a limit on what Thor can do, and during the course of his long history, he has plenty of incredible power feats under his belt. Thor’s probably most impressive power is God-Blast, an attack powerful enough to scare Galactus. God-Blast is pure concentrated energy of cosmic proportions, and there’s no limit to what it can destroy.
All things considered, Sentry has more powers at his disposal, and the full of extent of his abilities is largely unknown. Thor can pretty much match most of the things that Sentry has to offer with the same kind of ability, or at least an equivalent or similar ability. But due to Sentry’s powers being an uncharted territory and the fact that he can possibly mimic any type of power out there. This point goes to him, but not by much.
Points: Sentry (1:0) Thor
Strength and Stamina
Both Thor and Sentry are incapable of producing fatigue toxins due to their superhuman anatomy. And have vast reserves of stamina at their disposal. Both can fight to end with little or no sustenance required. Thor managed to fight for two years straight without exhausting himself, and his immeasurable stamina can further be enhanced. While Sentry is in a similar position and can, at the right time, access untapped and limitless amounts of stamina, it depends too much on his mental state, and this is certainly a disadvantage, even when he is empowered by the Void.
When it comes to physical strenght, Thor’s physical strenght is immeasurable. He managed to move the World Engine, which held the World Tree, which contains nine universal space-time continuums. Sentry, again, doesn’t have feats under his belt comparable to Thor’s, but his strenght is approximated to be immeasurable as well, both in his base Sentry form and in his Void form. However, due to the lack of representation of this, this point goes to Thor.
Points: Sentry (1:1) Thor
Both Thor and Sentry are able to achieve massively faster-than-light speeds. Both can fly, and both can teleport. Their combat speeds are pretty much the same, as Sentry proved several times that he could match Thor’s speed in combat. What gives Sentry an advantage is the fact that he uses his space-time bending powers to easily move the space around him and achieve incredible speeds even without teleporting. Sentry is faster, but not by much.
Points: Sentry (2:1) Thor
This is going to be a hard category to analyze since both Sentry and Thor, over the years, proved themselves to be extremely immune to most types of damage. Sentry is immortal as far as we know. He doesn’t age. And while Thor ages, he ages much more slowly than the average human being, which for all intents and purposes, means he is immortal, at least when compared to humans.
Sentry requires no sustenance. He is nearly invulnerable in most instances when he is damaged; it is because he literally asked to be damaged. He survived blows from some of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe, and he survived being thrown into the sun. Even when felled, Sentry can use his molecular manipulation to rebuild himself from scratch. He also has a regenerative factor, but it’s hardly worth mentioning considering that he barely needs it.
Thor is likewise, for all intents and purposes, indestructible as well since he managed to survive far greater punches from cosmic entities than Sentry had the opportunity to tank. His enhanced Asgardian physiology makes him immune to all human ailments and forces of nature. So everything considered, Thor can match all healing abilities that Sentry has under his belt. The point goes to both of them.
Points: Sentry (3:2) Thor
Even though Ryan Reynolds is extremely mentally unstable, he is quite intelligent when he manages to compose himself. He has a high understanding of 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.
Thor might be more intelligent than the average human, but he still doesn’t possess the knowledge quite on par with Sentry. Thor is a skilled tactician and wise due to his long existence, but his insight into the matters of mechanics and a general understanding of cosmic laws is nowhere near that of Sentry. Sentry takes the point in this category by far.
Points: Sentry (4:2) Thor
Due to his wide array of superhuman powers, Sentry never had to rely on hand-to-hand combat, martial arts or proficiency with weapons. He is capable of steamrolling just about anybody using his energy-manipulating powers. Due to that, he never really aimed to improve his combat-oriented skills, and his knowledge of battle tactics was limited at best. In fact, he isn’t quite sure how to access most of his powers or put them under control. In terms of combat, Sentry is green. He is a new superhero who accidentally stumbled onto powers of cosmic proportions. His combat skills, when compared to Thor, are severely underdeveloped.
Thor, on the other hand, had millennia of practice in the art of warfare, combat skills, and proficiency with weapons. There’s barely somebody who understands warfare better than Thor in the Marvel Universe. Centuries of practice allowed him to become as deadly with other Asgardian weapons as he is by using his vast array of energy-manipulating powers. This point goes to Thor.
Points: Sentry (4:3) Thor
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 around the world and, with the help of extremely advanced calculations, informs Sentry on which crimes he should focus next. CLOC can be used to monitor specific individuals offering Sentry a great insight into their momentary state.
Thor possesses one of the most powerful weapons in the Marvel Universe, Mjolnir. Mjolnir is an enchanted hammer that provides Thor with access to many of his powers, capable of great destruction and harnessing powers on a cosmic level. Mjolnir was forged by Eitri and the Dwarves of Nidavellir in the heart of a dying star and is near-indestructible. With everything said, no AI can match the powers of cosmic weapons. This point goes to Thor easily.
Points: Sentry (4:4) Thor
This is the deciding factor in this fight and the one that ultimately losses the fight in favor of Thor. Sentry has one pretty serious weakness, his own mind. Even before he became Sentry, he was a mentally unstable meth addict. As his physical powers got enhanced, so did his state of mind, and he is quite possibly perhaps the worst person to have any kind of superpower at his disposal. He cannot control his own powers, and most of the time, he is not even aware of what kind of powers he does have at his disposal. He is notoriously unstable and quick to anger, and he has a tendency to lose the will to live occasionally, which leads to him getting extremely weak.
Since his powers are directly related to his state of mind, at his worst, he is capable of losing too much weaker enemies than Thor, and at his best, he would be able to destroy the universe. Things are further complicated by the Void, which plagues him and occasionally assumes control. Under Void’s control, he is practically invincible, but it leaves a great mental toll on him. Sentry is also weak to Chi and Antimatter and can possibly lose access to his powers if he finds himself in the Negative Zone.
Thor is susceptible to Warrior’s Madness, but the instability doesn’t affect him much in the same way that it affects Sentry. There is also the matter of Odinsleep. But no weakness of Thor is as concrete and dangerous as Sentry’s, so clearly, the point goes to Thor.
Points: Sentry (4:5) Thor
Sentry vs. Thor: Who would win?
With everything analyzed, there’s no doubt that Sentry has it in him to defeat Thor. Taking all base and enhanced forms of Sentry into account, and if the conditions are perfect, he can completely annihilate Thor. However, Sentry’s weakness is extremely crippling, and no battle between the two would be as sterile as to assume that Sentry will be at the peak of his powers, completely stable and that Thor will be at his worst. The most realistic scenario already happened when Thor and Sentry fought.
Sentry first defeated Thor, proceeded to destroy Asgard, and then lost control, reverted back into his human form, and asked to be killed by Thor. This kind of instability is why Thor will always have the edge over Sentry, not to mention the fact that Sentry has been depicted as pretty inconsistent in his short history of existence. He managed to get defeated by a character much less powerful than Thor.