Diagnosing Sentinel: The Sentinel appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by ILoveDinobot, May 2, 2009.

  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    How could you not love the Narcissist?

    Diagnostic criteria for 301.81 Narcissistic Personality Disorder


    A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

    (1) has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

    (2) is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

    (3) believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

    (4) requires excessive admiration

    (5) has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

    (6) is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

    (7) lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

    (8) is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

    (9) shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes



    I love this show. :D 

    I don't think any of us need a license to correctly diagnose this one.

    Anyway Sentinel is probably my favorite character in this series. Anyone else actually like him?
     
  2. AniProwl

    AniProwl Banned

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    Sentinel Prime's an Autobot that you love to hate.
     
  3. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    But I don't hate him at all. :/
     
  4. Omega_Soundwave

    Omega_Soundwave Well-Known Member

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    I like Sentinel's character. It annoys me how people think he is a joke at everything and that he can't fight or lead.

    Why is he the Autobot Supreme Commander then?
     
  5. Nemesis Liger

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    I love'im.

    When he first was on the show I wasn't too fond of him. I didn't really hate him I was just pretty much indifferent to him. 'Course later on in the show he started to grow on me. Now... Well, he's definitely one of my favorites. Can't get enough of him. He's just so much fun to watch.

    Also... This:
    I couldn't agree more. Just because someone's difficult to work with doesn't mean they're incapable of leading. Plus he obviously has merits if he was put in the postion he's in.
     
  6. Particle_Beam

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    Probably because Rodimus won't wake up from his rust-induced coma, I guess. :p 

    Also, Sentinel probably always kissed the skid-plates of Ultra Magnus whenever possible to advance.

    Perceptor and Alpha Trion don't like him, and they did tell him that.

    However, at least he is willing to sacrifice his own life when push comes to shove.
     
  7. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    He's an ass...and I like him!

    If he were a real life person I'd probably want to bash him up though :lol 
     
  8. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Hecho en Argentina

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    I'm gonna repeat what i said in another topic: Sentinel can be an a-hole but he is a good bot and i think this last episode prove it. At least in the last minutes. Now a big change but sure change a bit and thats good.
     
  9. Bumblejazz

    Bumblejazz Autobot

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    He's one of my favorite characters and he's got a cool toy.
     
  10. Vexza

    Vexza Nerdicon

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    Love his character. :thumbs2: 
    Hate his chin. :thumbdown 
     
  11. PyroniusRex

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    I love you, I don't care if you love Dinobot. I think Sentinel is funny, smarter than he acts, and he actually does know how to fight despite current belief. Who cares if he's a jackwad so is Megatron and everyone loves him.
     
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    While Sentinel must have had merits to get where he got, it's quite evident that he's made some pretty bad decisions. Personally, I feel that Sentinel's a good peacetime leader, but isn't quite cut out for taking charge in actual combat situations.
     
  13. Solitary Poet

    Solitary Poet The 12th Monkey

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    Death to Sentinel...

    Sentinel is a power hungry, self centered, bigoted racist! His hatred of Black had nothing to do with anything she had done; he hated her simply because of what she was. Sentinel is evil…
     
  14. PyroniusRex

    PyroniusRex Banned

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    So what, it's just his character you all like Megatron and Starscream don't you? And in my opinion UM is much worst he just doesn't have the inferiority complex.
     
  15. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Cause he is Cybertron's answer to Jay Leno?


    but seriously i don't care for him he is a pompus self serving glory hog and will never be as good of a leader as Optimus Prime for those reasons Optimus doesn't care fopr glory just stopping the decepticons is enough
     
  16. alfred p. sloan

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    I just want to see Sentinal battle with the effectivness that his position demands. I want him to kick some a** to prove he's worth following.
     
  17. Vexza

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    This.
     
  18. diablo

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    Sentinel makes up for his lack of experience, tactical knowledge, combat skill and intelligence with his enormous ego. That's why I love him!

    He's an essential character though - he gives as a better perspective to appreciate the qualities of young Optimus that will make him the revered leader that he is destined to become (of course he may end up repairing space bridges after the war is over for all I know).
     
  19. thenatureboywoo

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    I love him. He's like Frank Burns from M*A*S*H. Not that i expect any of you to know who that is. Guys like this bring such a great element to the shows they are in.
     
  20. Reflector Unit

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    I've been digging Sentinel since he and Optimus have buried the hatchet. Offering OP command of the Elite Guard? Awesome, SP. You may be a blow hard, but you've got a good spark.
     

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