Sentinel's powers and abilities
Artificially Enhanced Unique Physiology
Nathaniel Jason Parker has a unique DNA sequence which combines both Plutonian and Human physiology due to an accident with a solar reactor that was designed to enhanced a Plutonian's natural abilities. The solar reactor is what his superhuman powers and abilities derive from. Though most of his powers' limits are still unknown, Sentinel has been said to have the power of billions exploding suns, and he has displayed several abilities similarly possessed by Omega Man. By definition, Sentinel is a living embodiment of a Star.
Solar Energy Absorption
Technically, this is the main source of Sentinel's powers. Because Sentinel's powers are greatly due to exposure to Earth's sun, his powers have been affected by extreme absorptions of solar power, whether voluntary or involuntary. However, Sentinel has used this to his advantage in battle in many instances, and to his detriment at certain times. He absorbs solar energy and can utilize it for physical strength. The cells of a normal human body convert energy from foodstuffs into a form of energy usable by the body. This energy is stored through converting molecules of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) in the cells into adenosine triphosphate (ATP); the energy is released when necessary by breaking a chemical bond in the ATP molecules, converting them back to ADP. Apparently he can store solar-derived energy in his cells through the same, or a similar method, and release it when necessary to enhance his physical strength. Every time he uses his superhuman abilities, his body expends absorbed sunlight and he is capable utilizing any of them to various degrees through controlled circumstances. Also he is able to absorb sunlight even at night if there is a moon, as moonlight is nothing but refracted sunlight. He is able to absorb the different types of radiation from countless stars. Nate's cells have absorbed during his space travel, including Black Stars and raging Quasars. The existence and constant exposure to proven "healthy" radiation sources is not required for him to live and utilize his powers, but prolonged periods without exposure to them and/or utilizing
his powers will require Sentinel to recharge in order to live and continue using his powers.
Ability to re-channel the solar energy which his body absorbs, by which he takes the solar energy and uses it for a variety of related purposes.
Nathan has shown the ability to release the solar energy within himself like a bomb, an attack which has proved powerful enough to hurt Omega Girl. He can use the same ability to a lesser extent in order to raise his body temperature to incredible levels to turn himself into a living torch.
Solar Energy Manipulation
Sentinel is capable of generating and relaxing great quantities of solar radiation, enough to vaporize a group of planets with little effort.
He has ability to manipulate the light patterns he generated to stimulate the optic nerve and make the brain believe the body is starving.
Sentinel also has the superhuman ability to generate, control, and emit light. He has ability to project light in intense waves when he absorbs and re-channels solar energy, and absorb ambient wavelengths. This ability to produce hard-light constructs.
By conscious control over the light, he produces, he can control its direction, frequency (color), amplitude (intensity), and duration. Sentinel can produce numerous effects with the light he manipulates. He can simply cause a bright glow all about his body. He can create a pulse of light on the order of several tens of thousands lumens of power per second (the sun produces at most 10,000 lumens of brightness at noontime), which temporarily blinds people with its brilliance.
He can create 'cosmic' flames under any conditions even the impossible ones such as vacuum space or underwater. These flames do not require oxygen to burn, and burn so intensely that matter is consumed without by-products such as ash. He has perfect control over these flames, and they only consume what he wills.
Nathan can produce and spray super-heated plasma or lava-like fluid from his mouth through exhalation. He can destroy buildings, most living organisms, even aliens with this ability. He can also use this ability to ignite combustible materials within a specified radius.
Fire and Heat Immunity
As is the norm with most pyrokinetics, Sentinel is immune to all forms of Heat and Fire as they simply add to his abilities and his mutated metabolism is able to simply convert these two forms and augment his abilities. This includes heat powers that are directed at him as well as heat that is present because of weather conditions. Sentinel has also been seen with the ability to absorb the energy that fire gives off and has remained unharmed while walking through it.
Sentinel can generate light, heat, force, and other forms of energy as powerful blasts and explosions of a yellow color. These blasts are usually generated from the hands, fingertips and eyes. It is suggested to be as hot as the sun itself and so only uses this in dire situation. Nathan has also shown the ability to emit omnidirectional blasts that were able to eliminate a large group of Pride's soldiers. Sentinel can manipulate the electromagnetic spectrum so as to release tremendous amounts of heat to incinerate specific targets.
Energy Manipulation Control
Nathan has displayed great versatility in the use of his energy projection abilities. He has demonstrated the ability to project pure energy as a concussive force, gamma radiation bursts,"magnetic" energy, infrared heat-blasts from his hands, and disruptor beams, as well as form vastly powerful energy shields, barriers, and force-fields. This enables him to absorb and manipulate infinite amounts of energy, the amount of which he can use is, of course, limited by his will power. He has become an expert at his energy manipulation and he can fire from any point on his body, although he usually uses his hands for ease of aiming. Sentinel can fire in multiple directions at once or from every point of his body at once. Several times he has "detonated", releasing a massive amount of energy at once, destroying objects within an certain radius. On more than one occasion he has used his ability to manipulate all forms of energy to prevent a foe using their own powers.
Sentinel has demonstrated the ability to manipulate matter and energy at a molecular level with a great degree of precision and control. His molecular manipulation ability contributes to his regenerative healing abilities as well despite his extraordinary invulnerability and durability. It has been said that the vast majority of his powers are derived from his ability to alter matter and energy. Sentinel has the ability to rearrange the atomic and subatomic structure of inorganic and organic matter, rearranging subatomic particles to create objects of different atomic characteristics of equal mass. He can change and transmute the atomic composition of an object. Nate has demonstrated the ability to separate water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen via electrolysis, allowing him to breathe underwater. Nate has rekindled dead stars(such as turning a dying red sun into a vibrant blue star). He has been able to utilize his power to manipulate molecules to create Sand Golems capable of downing a full size Vanguard. Nathan can also use it in ways such as stopping a full-speed Stormstar throw directed at him by Star Master. He turned Val Oran, a Plutonian, into dust, soap into dirt, and Remus into a statue.
While the exact magnitude of Sentinel's strength is unknown, it is generally accepted that his strength easily surpasses the capacity to lift 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons, but how much more is not known exactly. Sentinel has shown feats of strength such as; being seen lifting an enormous pyramid and flying it to Pluto without any strain (which can weigh millions and millions of tons depending on their size), he is so strong that he
is capable of ripping off the arm of the likes of Thallos and physically defeating him in combat, he has been able to move the planet Earth away from the Sun while a powerful Cosmic Entity was pushing it toward the Sun, he is so strong he possesses the strength necessary shatter entire worlds. He can also create powerful shockwaves by clapping his hands or stomping his feet. Nathan also can channel vast amounts of magnetic energy through his body for the purpose of potentially granting himself even more superhuman strength. Even in a weakened state, He once punched the Earth's tectonic plates to create a earthquake with a 9.8 magnitude. Sentinel is the strongest being on the planet and one of the strongest beings in the Universe. It has been shown that Sentinel's strength is tied into his emotions, especially anger. This in turn would mean that the power of his strength would depend on his emotional state in at least some way. He can become "supercharged" and exceed his "normal" power levels as evident when his power absorption ability ran amok.
Sentinel's body is invulnerable. Sentinel is one of the few superhumans to be considered invincible. Other than his fragile mind, T.A.S.K. Force and even Omega have not been
able to find any other areas of physical vulnerability. He has taken a blast equivalent to
a million nuclear war heads point blank and remained conscious. He has entered the Sun
and emerged completely unharmed. He has been seen to skirt the photosphere of the sun (100,000,000 degrees F). He was able to withstand the destructive power of a Star exploding and going Nova at point blank range and survived without any visible physical damage although the explosion didn't knock him out. And Sentinel is, for all intents and purposes, is completely impervious to harm, unless he wills himself to be killed he has shown no direct weakness. He has been seen surviving extremely harsh atmospheric conditions, including the vacuums of space. In addition, his immune system protects him from all toxins and diseases. The most common explanations for his invulnerability is Sentinel having a super-dense molecular structure and a supercharged bio electric "aura" which acts as an invisible "force field" around his body within a few millimeters from his skin, and presumably within his body as well. The proximity of this field to his skin means that loose clothes, for example, may be burned off of him, while cloth that is close to his body is protected by the "aura;" Sentinel can willfully utilize his aura strengthening it's power to a greater degree to provide an additional defense against certain levels of physical and energy attacks for a considerably long period of time, but doing so can endanger him should the attempted feat prove inefficient for any reason. He utilizes his aura by expanding it around a person(s) or object(s) to enable their structural stability when lifting or traveling with them. If angered, Sentinel can go into a berserker state, granting his even greater strength, invulnerability, and immunity to all forms of damage. He has been shown surviving the blast of nuclear warheads, entering the Earth's sun and emerging unharmed, withstanding the impact of
an exploding star, and enduring an explosion equal to 500 supernovas while already significantly weakened.
Sentinel is capable of enhanced reflex action and the ability to move, think, react, at incredible speeds by sheer force of will. He can move at speeds much faster than light and is one of the fastest beings in the Universe. Nate can use this power to disarm opponents with or without heightened reflexes, deliver hundreds of blows a second, walk on water, catch bullets, or shrapnel or cross vast distances in seconds. Sentinel can also run at incredible speeds and even keep up with most speedsters; he was seen running steadily at a speed of 2000 miles per second (mach 9350) He has been seen flying from the Sun to the Earth and back in less than 2 minutes. It should also be noted that the Sentinel has numerously been depicted as able to fly to the sun in a matter of moments (where it takes light over 8 minutes). This shows that Nathan's speed during inter-stellar travels is several times in excess of the speed of light, or (alternately) demonstrative of an ability to enter hyperspace. His flight was described to be bending space and time through pure speed, and that the speed he was flying at was so fast that it was disorienting Omega. Sentinel is so fast that he is even able to vibrate through blows akin to what the Detective can do as seen in his fight with Sloth. In a full drained state, Nathan's reflexes are only sufficient enough to dodge semi-automatic projectile weapons and read the encyclopedia set in under three minutes.
By harnessing and manipulating the anti-gravitons, Sentinel possesses the ability to float by defying gravity, utilizing his superhuman speed to fly far above hypersonic speeds and is capable of flying at faster than light speeds. He tends to fly at speeds of Mach 10 in the atmosphere. His control of his flight is perfect and he can perform aerobatic feats such as hovering, flying backwards and even lifting great weights while flying. Sentinel can fly at speeds many times faster than light. Sentinel has the ability to fly in outer space. He has been seen to fly to the moon in minutes so we can assume that he can fly faster than that outside of atmospheric interference. He flew to Saturn (about 746 million miles distance) almost immediately, which required him either to move at many times the speed of light (still thought to be impossible in this space-time) or to have bypassed space altogether thus giving the impression that he had moved faster than light-speed. At such speeds that not even a Omni-God of New Eden could withstand. He apparently has several means by which he achieves flight, one of which is by riding along a planet's natural magnetic lines of force, another by simply creating a repulsive force between himself and and the planet, propelling himself thus. He once traveled from the Rigel star to Earth - a distance of about 772.9 light years - in under ten minutes, meaning he is capable of flying over thirty million times the speed of light.
Sentinel has the ability to maintain continuous strenuous physical action for an undefined period. His enhanced musculature is far more efficient than that of a human. As a result his muscles produce no fatigue toxins. He has unlimited stamina as his enhanced nourishment is produced from the solar energy his cells process. When under the light of a star, Nate is constantly replenishing his solar reserves. In an environment without the light of a star, his solar reserves are gradually expended as he exerts himself.
Supercharged Brain Activity
Sentinel's mental abilities are also increased in speed, simple computations can be done at lightning speeds, and his ability to perform normal feats at increased speeds has allowed him to build hundreds of force field generators in a matter of minutes, move sandbags to cover a beach or search an entire area for something as small as a paper clip. He is even capable of several billion calculations simultaneously.
Enhanced Mental Perception
Sentinel possesses the ability to sense & comprehend things on levels that far exceed human capabilities. He is constantly aware of his own state of being, physical health, and mental status.
Nathan has the ability to instantly recall events that of everything he sees, hears, he pays attention to or that holds great emotional importance to him.
Sentinel could live indefinitely. Nathan does not age because of his healing factor that regenerates his cells and that he is powered by the sun. The sun has allowed Nathan to constantly renew his cells, thus he’s unable to age. As such, he doesn't show signs of age as long as the sun is there to empower him. As Sentinel is unaffected by earthly diseases and draws energy from the sun to live, he is effectively an ageless immortal. Sentinel is funcionally immortal and gets stronger with age basically makes him no-power limited super hero.
Doesn't need to eat and sleep (but is capable of doing so), and do not require oxygen to breathe enabling to travel in space and underwater unprotected so long as he's under the effects of solar radiation. His body stores the energy necessary to negate eating and sleeping for an indefinite period.
Regenerative Accelerated Healing Factor
In the extreme event that he is harmed, he can heal himself from virtually all injuries. He has been shown to have the ability to heal instantaneously from any wound. Nathan once even came back from being molecularly dispersed, during his fight with Sloth. His body is capable of regenerating and replacing lost limbs, organs, and muscles instantaneously. His healing factor is supplemented by his stores of solar energy and also seems to be an unconscious ability. Sentinel's healing factor also keeps him in optimal health and decreases the rate of his aging by a high degree granting him a life span that is almost indefinitely. He could also heal others' wounds and injuries.
Nathan is capable of experiencing events that happen in his future, such as having flashes of a fight against Sloth one year before it happened. His mind is also capable of grasping the full scope of all of reality, being able to observe the Omniverse in a scale the mind of a regular human wouldn't bear.
The ability to hear any sound at any volume or pitch.The only Earth creature who can detect sounds at the frequency he can is a blue whale (0.01-200,000 Hz). Sentinel
has shown enough control to block out ambient sounds to focus on a specific source and
or frequency. He can hear every single heartbeat, as well as the blood pumping through everyone's veins, hear every foot step, every cell phone signal as it lances through the
air and more. He can identify a person by their heartbeat, or pick out a single voice in an entire world.
Sentinel can tell whether people are lying or not, based on the rate of their heartbeats, which he is quick to warn Alexandra Osborne about.
Nate's sense of smell is so acute that he can distinguish between identical twins at twenty feet by minute differences in smell. He can detect odors of an atmospheric concentration of thirty parts per million. Further, his ability to remember smells enables him to identify any person he has spent at least five minutes with by smell alone, no matter how he or she might try to camouflage his or her natural odor. His powers of concentration are such that he can focus upon a single person's smell and follow it through a crowd of people at a distance of fifty feet.
Due to most illusions are based on the sight, hearing,metc of the victims and usually ignore other senses. So somebody with superhuman's levels of smell such as Nathan should always be able to aware at all times of the true reality around him, potentially seeing through any optical and/or mental illusions that others attempt to deceive him with.
Superhuman Sense of Touch
Sentinel's sense of touch is so acute that his finger can feel the faint impressions of ink
on a printed page, allowing him to read by touch. The rest of his skin is equally sensitive, enabling him by concentration to feel minute temperature and pressure changes in the atmosphere around him. Even with his senses of smell and hearing blocked, he can feel the presence of a person standing five feet away from him simply by his or her body heat and disturbance of air.
Superhuman Sense of Taste
Sentinel's sense of taste enables him to detect the number of grains of salt on a pretzel. His ability to remember tastes enables him to determine every ingredient of a food or drink he tastes, as long as there are at least twenty milligrams of that substance present. His sense of taste allowing him to not only smell, but taste pheromones in the air such as when he made mention of training with Starlight in the Citadel.
Sentinel's powers has created a psychic bond between himself and the primal life force
of Earth's biosphere. This bond with the Earth and apparently the entire universe, gives Sentinel spiritual and material sustenance with an almost empathic sense towards living thing. Sentinel also possesses the ability to sense and detect life force and he has once sensed a dying tree in the Lance Mansion. He has once sensed a snowball being tossed and sensed the Nexus cutting the atmosphere even though the distance between them was thousands of miles. He can sense any natural phenomena including earthquakes, storms, etc.. Sentinel can sense movements in the air or water mediums.
Sentinel is tied very closely to Earth's EM Field. As it is effected, so is he. He knows instinctively all that happens to it. Earth lends him strength by it's simple existence. He draws on this strength all unconsciously. Nathan has been shown to be sensitive to the dynamics of the natural world, and his powers over the Earth's EM Field are affected by his emotions. One consequence of this connection to nature is that he often suppresses extreme feelings to prevent his emotional state from resulting in cataclysmic events.
He has once sensed a diseased and dying tree in a park, detected objects within various atmospheric mediums—including water, and sensed the incorrect motion of a hurricane in the Northern Hemisphere and the gravitational stress on the tides by the Moon and Sun as well as the distortion of a planet's magnetosphere.
Heat Signature Sense
He has the ability to sense beings by the heat signature that they give off.
The ability to fire beams of intense heat at a target by looking at it with the conscious act of activating this power. Visually, the power is typically depicted as two beams of red light firing from his eyes. Thou he can also control the size and direction of the beams. He can vary the heat and area affected. His heat vision is not limited to traveling in straight lines, able to bend or twist as needed. Nathan is so powerful that he is able to destroy a solar system with his heat vision alone, and has even been stated to rival the heat of a Star.
With a blink, Nathan can see the physical world around him as energy, including the human body's nervous system, which in turn allows his to counter all forms of attacks. Added to his already formidable hand-to-hand abilities, this makes him a very tough opponent. While in outer space, Sentinel is able to affect and manipulate the interstellar and intergalactic mediums. He can alter his visual perceptions so as to see the universe in terms of energy patterns, detecting the flow of kinetic, thermal and electromagnetic energy. Nathan has also shown the ability to see in almost complete darkness.
He also possess a superior sensory arrangement of microscopic, telescopic, infrared and ultraviolet visual capabilities. He is able to see the entire spectrum. Sentinel has been able to utilize his powerful senses, part of the mechanism is physical, part of it is believed to be psionic in nature. All of his senses are immune to sensory overload. Abilities include:
- Electro-magnetic Spectrum Vision
Sentinel can see into all of the EM Spectrum. He can see and identify radio/television and any and all broadcast/transmitted frequencies, allowing him to avoid detection through radar or satellite monitoring methods. Sentinel can see the aura that every living thing generates.
- Telescopic Vision
The ability to focus his vision to see something at a great distance, without violating the laws of physics.
- Microscopic Vision
The ability to see extremely small objects and images down to the sub atomic level.
- X-Ray Vision
The ability to see through anything except lead. Opponents sometimes used lead-lined constructs in an attempt to hide things from Sentinel. He can see things behind a wall as
if the wall were not there, or can "peel back" layer after layer of matter in his mind. Nathan is able to focus his vision past layers of matter, literally seeing "through" them -- possibly perceiving x-rays, cosmic rays or other forms of energy invisible to normal human vision which pass through Earth's atmosphere (and solid objects) after emission from stars. Since it is passive, this ability would not generate harmful radiation in the same manner as a focused projection of hard X-rays.
In combination with his other extraordinary vision-based powers, Sentinel can also see into the infrared spectrum.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Manipulation
Sentinel has the ability to project or manipulate any form of energy that is related to the electromagnetic spectrum. He can fire and absorb bolts of electricity and magnetic force, reverse lasers and other forms of radiation or energy, create enough intense heat as infrared radiation to level a city, and become invisible by deflecting visible light around
his body. Heat or infrared radiation, is part of the electromagnetic spectrum, which also includes visible light, radio waves, ultraviolet light, gamma rays, and x-rays. Sentinel can project any of these. He can maintain total control of an entire planet's electromagnetic field and can manipulate it accordingly. Sentinel once used his powers to create a stable wormhole between two points in space.
He also has creative uses of his powers such as using his magnetokinesis to channel the Earth's magnetic field through the electro-current of his brain and generate devastating electromagnetic pulses.
Energy Enhanced Strike
Sentinel can charge his strikes with energy, increasing their effectiveness to a devastating degree, being able to smash planets and take down entire teams of incredibly powerful beings.
Sentinel has the power to shape and manipulate magnetic fields that exist naturally or artificially. He can draw magnetic force from outside himself, or can also generate magnetic force within himself. His power is psionic and physiological in nature. He can lift, move, and alter objects. Nathan can manipulate an entire planet's electromagnetic field though this is a task that requires great effort on his part. He has harnessed magnetism to stop armies, raise islands from ocean floors, move mountains, change the course of rivers, and threaten to devastate the world with floods and earthquake. He has once blanketed the entire globe with a self-generated electromagnetic pulse that caused widespread devastation. Moreover, Nathaniel can use his magnetic powers in more than one way simultaneously. He can completely assemble a complicated machine within seconds through his powers. Nathan can project metal at an unparalleled velocity and place tremendous pressure on metallic substances to liquefy and reshape them, manipulate the iron-enriched blood-flow to one's brain to induce aneurysms or unconsciousness, redirect the flow of blood through one's brain to alter thoughts and perceptions or blank a person's mind completely, levitate a person or control a person's actions by manipulating the iron in
their bloodstream, remove the iron from the bloodstream entirely through a person's skin, control ferrous particles in the atmosphere, alter the Earth's magnetic field which extends into space as the magnetosphere, prodigiously increase his own strength to unknown levels, and achieve a wide range of other effects.
Sentinel can manipulate metal at the atomic level and make it take different forms. He also demonstrated the ability to indirectly manipulate non-metallic objects via metal ores they may contain, for example the huge island that Sentinel levitated due to iron ore that were therein. Sentinel is also capable of creating powerful electromagnetic fields capable of levitating nonmetallic objects, he can also do this via force fields.
Nate's control over the magnetic and electromagnetic force is so refined that he can shut off gravity within a limited radius of himself by reversing the polarity of the earth's own magnetic field.
Nate has the ability to negate the pull of gravity. According to Kid Atomic, he is one of the most powerful sentient beings in the universe because of his ability to manipulate gravity, the dominant force in universe for shaping large-scale structure of stars and galaxies. He able to manipulate gravitational field of the planet. Sentinel is able to negate gravity even on very huge objects, and said himself that it doesn't pose any challenge for him. He also is able to isolate gravity field around certain object or person, and since the objects are held on the surface of the planet by the gravitational field, while the planet is constantly moving in space, once the gravitational field is removed, the objects will be immediately left outside the planet.
Sentinel controls a thin layer of gravitons (The theoretical particles for gravity) that act as a second skin. He can push and pull matter, but with better concentration he can do more complext things, such as Controlling the Weight of an object, Flying, or shooting concussive blasts. He could create a omnidirectional gravity field extending ten feet from his center of balance, rendering himself virtually immovable as long as he was in contact with the ground.
Sentinel could feel the movement of energy and emotion on many scales. He possessed gravitational senses that allowed him to manipulate energy for a variety of purposes, including warping of gravity fields, sensing when a death had occurred in his vicinity, shaking gravitational particles in the air around him which allowed him to speak other languages, and to heal others.
Ability to create protective force shields that could deflect even the most powerful of attacks (even filter bacteria from the air). The upper limits of this ability remain unknown, but it is believed that he could probably protect himself from harm at the ground zero detonation of a 1 kiloton nuclear warhead (4.18 terajoules of energy from the heat, concussion, and radiation effects) with ease.
Sentinel can unwillingly protrude sharp starstone crystals from various parts of his body unwillingly as a defensive mechanism. They appear only under extreme amount of damage. They allow him to maintain super-powers at peak when under extreme amount of damage. The crystals can easily rip through a Plutonian.
Sentinel can fully control and manipulate life and death itself, as such, it can take the "life energy" from something, rendering it "dead" or vice versa.
Sentinel can sense and manipulate the pride, arrogance, and hubris, of himself, and other living beings, whether by increasing, deceasing, causing or otherwise channeling emotions, even manifesting the emotion energy to physical level.
Sentinel's abilities are enhanced dramatically when others around him or he himself, have faith in him and his abilities. Overall, his powers become dramatically more powerful, the more confidence he gets. With this increase in power, Sentinel is able to wield energy of 17 centillion megatons.
Sentinel becomes stronger, faster, more durable, etc. the angrier he gets. Overall, his powers become dramatically more powerful, the madder he gets. In a battle with Sloth,
his powers became more and more intense as he got angrier. With this increase in power, Sentinel was able to wield energy equivalent to that of six binary star systems, which is about 1.08 trillion megatons of force per second.
Sentinel can project anger, fear, and despair to weaken his enemies and channels rage from his victims to increase his strength
Sentinel is able to read minds and project his own thoughts into the minds of others in vast distances from him with little to no resistance from even the most powerful telepaths. Nate is one of the most powerful telepaths on the planet, and is one of the strongest telepathic beings in the Universe. He is able to read the mind of any human with no difficulties, and the only minds that can cause him little trouble are insane minds. Sentinel can even read their subconscious mind as well. He can scan the mind of every person on Earth within a matter of moments. This telepathy extends to distances as far away as the Sun. Sentinel can use his powerful psychic and mental powers to augment his physical form.
Sentinel can use the mental signature of a being to track it and can detect lifeforms by their empathic as well as telepathic signatures. He can detect whether a being is intelligent and can communicate with it empathically if it does not have a communication driven frame of reference for normal telepathy to function with. He can also detect various states of mind from anywhere in the world.
Other wise known as a telepathic link. As a Omega Class Telepath, Sentinel is able to use his telepathic prowess as a relay station for a group of minds, who can then "speak" to each other through him. This relaying ability seems to be limited to the same range as his normal telepathic range.
Sentinel can also use his telepathic abilities in an offensive manner. He has the ability to cause mental shutdown in a target using his mental powers. Sentinel does use this power often due to the invasive nature and harshness of such a telepathic attack.
Ability to control the minds of others upon mere concentration. This power can allow him to completely shut down several peoples' minds, making it appear as if time has stopped.
Ability to alter the minds of others by force of will.
Ability to develop a mental link with any person which remains as a connection to that individual.
Ability to erect a psychic shield for protection of himself and of others minds and is sufficient to protect himself from other psychics on the Omega-level.
Increased Psionic Resistance
Sentinel is capable of causing a counter-force against telepathic assaults and probes. This is due to his mind being very complex and due in part to his own rage. He is virtually immune to casual scans, and possesses an awareness that makes him difficult to read even for high-level telepaths. He has done so to the point that his defenses even while he sleeps aren't easy to get through, as admitted by a telepath like Karen Snow. Both Alex Croft and Jason Heart have had major problems with navigating Sentinel's mind, and
both Alex and Jason have even managed to get lost in it.
A natural genius, Nathan has shown incredible intelligence and computational abilities; his mind works sharply and with extreme speed relative to humans. He is capable of using his powers to detect all substances in a single object and thence determine how much of what substances make up an object. His analytical powers are impressive, he is able to use his senses to read information directly from machines. Nate Parker has shown to be able to reprogram machines(with careful usage of his heat vision)and apply science to his fighting. His analytical powers are impressive. His brain's intelligence operates with much greater speed, procession, and analytical prowess, to the point he can recall things in such detail.
Nathaniel is a super-genius in Astronomy, possessing a mind so brilliant that it cannot be measured by any known intelligence test. Hence Nate Parker is capable of extraordinary feats of intellect, such as to process and operate vast quantities of data to reconfigure an advanced and pretty sophisticated computer system in a matter of seconds. In addition, he had managed to gain seven doctorates by the age of twenty-two. Nathan holds expertise in History, Engineering, Medicine, Psychology, and Genetics. Using his knowledge, Nathan creates advanced technology dubbed "Nathan-Tech", which is on par with technological development from Roy Lance and Victoria Van Drago. Some of these technologies include a force field that can protect him from the attacks of cosmic entities, and a teleportation device. He has designed weapons, magnetically-powered aircraft and spacecraft, space stations, an underground complex said to be a master-piece of automated technology that would make Alex Croft envious, complex robots and computers, magnetically-powered generators, and machines capable of nullifying superhuman powers within a limited radius of several miles. Nathan's genius is as such that Nathan has a 10th level intellect, is often stated to be one of greatest minds in the universe, and he's widely regarded as one of the keenest analytical minds on the planet. Although his IQ is never stated, Nate is known to possess very high one. Nathan is one of the most intelligent, creative, clever, and cunning beings in existence, and he has on multiple occasions created plans on a cosmic level and outsmarted his opponents. Sentinel is considered one of the most intelligent beings in the universe, capable of processing the knowledge of over 9 octodecillion beings with his mind station and 94 times that with his brain. Nathaniel has a "10th-level intellect", allowing him calculation abilities, super enhanced memory, and advanced understanding of mechanical engineering, bio-engineering, physics, and other theoretical and applied sciences, as well as extensive knowledge of various alien technologies. Nate has extraordinary knowledge of the history of both the sentient beings on "mainstream" Earth and the numerous alternate Earths.
Because Nathan's genetic structure was merged with Omega Man's by the Solar Reactor, Nathaniel has vast intimate knowledge of all aspects of the Plutonian race, including their language, culture, customs, politics, and technology. Though he is virtually half-Plutonian, he has never been fully emotionally tied to them, and sometimes has gone against Plutonian authority on certain matters. Nate is knowledgable in Plutonian Law, History, and Politics.
He also had extensive knowledge in highly advanced Plutonian technology. Due to Nate's adoption in an advanced alien culture, his knowledge base is superior to that of humans and most other races. Nate has vast intimate knowledge of all aspects of the Heliosian, Omni-Gods, Ravinian, and Solarian races with some knowledge of Cosmic Entities. Nathan also has extensive knowledge on various alien customs, societies and cultures, as well as vast knowledge about cosmic abstracts.
Nathan Parker is a master detective and, in fact, ranks first to third top detectives in the world. Sentinel has shown to be an expert detective using his intellect to figure out complex problems and super senses to find clues and evidence to crime scenes. Nathan Parker has exceptional knowledge and understanding of the criminal underworld and thinking. He has studied under experts in forensic science, law, behavioral science and criminology, learning methods both high-tech and old-school for tracking down criminals. Nathan always makes analysis of the environment and people, being the minimum prepared for any kind of hostile reaction.
Parker is the Billionaire C.E.O and of Solar Industries aka Solar Labs, a high tech firm he founded with both Adam and Alex Croft. He's also a Engineer, Inventor, Industrialist, and Scientist. Nathan's patents are so valuable that he is able to bankroll Solar Labs., without any undue financial stress.
Nathan speaks a multitude of languages fluently. Also he learned all of Earth's languages in less than a month. He also speaks Atlantean and is also fluent in Plutonian, as well as 26 other alien languages. While learning these languages, Nathan has also been seen to understand the culture these languages belong to and has much respect for their beliefs and customs. Plus, through precise muscle control, he can mimic other peoples voices.
Due to Nathan's life being bullied and pranked as a young teenager to acquiring amazing superhuman capabilities and combining them with his scientifically adept and creative mind, Nathan has through time become an excellent hand-to-hand combatant utilizing a fighting style that directly complements his superhuman abilities. Nathaniel is a skillful and capable warrior, demonstrating immense versatility and intuition in the battle, like anticipating and exploiting the weakness of Omega. He utilizes a fighting style that directly complements his superpowers. Nate has been trained in Aikido, Boxing, Gladiator Combative Methods, Wrestling, and even learned Advanced Martial Arts Techniques. He also has had training
in combat arms, including broadswords, spears, and battle shields. Sentinel has advanced knowledge of Boxing, and has trained under Star Master, and Omega Man. Nathaniel is a expert in Plutonian and Atlantean martial arts, and is skilled in Judo, Jujitsu, and Fencing. Nathan's combat versatility allows him to adapt to any foe and beat them. Nathan received advance combat training from Star Master through the recommendations of Omega Girl. Together, they created a new martial art style, the 'The Light of the Sun' and Nathan's skill with it has substantially increased following the amplification of his powers. He is skilled in his fighting style. Nathan's fighting style focuses on brutality, strength, and speed. Nate's methods are volatile, enabling him to rival practically all types of combatants. His fighting style also consists of his unpredictable nature and anger. He received martial arts training from his grandfather in both Karate and Ninjutsu. Due to Nathaniel being well educated in the functioning of the human body as well as martial arts techniques that target pressure points enabling him to paralyze limbs of an individual's body or the entire body altogether. He's disabled eye sight, speech, induced pain, and even has knowledge of pressure points inducing death. Nathan Parker was also trained as a Samurai.
Alien Martial Arts
Nathan Parker is trained in Pax-Theta and Dominus-Than, 2 styles of Plutonian Martial Arts. Though Dominus-Than is more aggressive and offensive, while Pax-Theta is more meditative, fluid, and spiritual, which both focuses his mental and physical discipline in tough situations. It has sometimes been used to manipulated the minds of others. This allows him to separate himself from his physical body, giving him the ability to fight on the astral plane and resist mental attacks. Nathan also created a Plutonian martial art called Vak-Avkren, which he taught to Saliyah Samara. He also has knowledge of Solarian fighting techniques.
Nathan is a master in Japanese sword fighting having studied under his grandfather, and is adept in both Fencing and European sword fighting. Nathan's swordsmanship technique include Kenjutsu, Jigen-ryu, and Two Sworded combat. He been shown to have excellent swordsmanship. Nathan is able to dual wield and is able to hit with precession. He is one of the best swordsmen in the world.
Master Tactician and Strategist
Nathan is a master strategist and problem solver and skilled in battle techniques. He is an accomplished strategist, both in actual battles and games of chess. Nate's shown to be a very perceptive and analytical young man. He has an has an undeniable talent for thinking things well in advance as well, make decisive and accurate decisions quickly in battle, and able to perceive any situation at hand. He has been widely considered one of the greatest tacticians on the planet, both on and off the battlefield. He's able to formulate strategies and his brilliant tactical sense allows him to alter any strategy to fit the changing need of the situation. Nate is able to form all kinds of plans to overcome anything and has created counter-measures for them to succeed, which is heightened by his mental instability, and thus unpredictability as an opponent. Despite knowing his power as worlds beyond others, Sentinel is highly cautious in battle, placing special protections on himself and teammates so as to leave no blind spots.
Master Manipulator and Deceiver
Contributing to his mind altering ability; he excels at scheming planning and coaxing other into doing things for him. Often even tricking people to accomplish goals for him therefore achieving his own ends. Sentinel is adept at psychological warfare. Nathan is an excellent negotiator. Nathan faces most of his challenges relying primarily on his cunning. Even with pressure, lack of time and preparation, He can think of a strategy to defeat his enemies in a fight, letting him outwit his opponents while striking fear into them. Nathan is a master tactician and strategist and he can plan a strategy on the go.
Sentinel has proven many times over his ability to command respect and inspire others with his charisma, ardor, and idealism. He often serves as the primus inter pares of the Omega Legion, even at a young age. Sentinel also has shown to be remarkably empathetic and understanding of emotions and human nature. He has often given extremely wise advice to his friends and teammates during times of crisis and in personal adversity. Nathan is also a highly skilled leader and capable ruler.
As the prince of a sovereign planet, Nathan Parker often visits Earth or the United Planets for political reasons. He enjoys diplomatic immunity during these trips.
Nathan is shown to be very stubborn, and is nearly fearless. Under no situation would he ever give up. Nathan is a very strong-willed person. He is able to overcome most forms of temptation. He was taught to protect life and help others. He is very optimistic and never gives up, even when things look bad. Nathaniel is also capable of resisting most forms of mind control; only the strongest willed individuals have a chance of enslaving him. He has learned to possesses an extraordinary control over his emotions, despite his reputation
of anger and hatred towards his abusive father and injustice. Sentinel's ability to resist
the Wrath Ring was broken, however, following the death of his first wife,Talia, Starlight leaving him, and his increasing instability. Sentinel has learned to place mental inhibitors on his own power so that he doesn't shatter the planet. To him, they are the barriers that allow Nathan to feel human enough to live a healthy life, and he only ever releases one or two of them when fighting a particularly powerful opponent or performing a difficult task.
Solar Energy Dependency
Sentinel will eventually weaken without replenishing his energy reserves with any form of solar radiation. When his solar energy is depleted, his resistance to physical punishment drops to approximately one-quarter the normal amount. Withstanding large amounts of damage continuously over time will rapidly deplete his solar reserves. Sentinel is highly dependent on solar energy.
Solar Energy Exertion
Before his absorption of the rays of Omni-Star, there have been instances when Nathan has had to physically exert himself for extended periods of time. Due to this, his body has little time to rest and recover and thus fails to absorb a sufficient amount of solar energy to continuously power his body. The best example of this was when he fought Sloth which lead to him going into a coma. It is unknown if this still affects him since his absorption of the rays of Omni-Star, but as of yet, he has never been forced to physically exert himself and considering Nathan's powers still stem from all forms of solar energy absorption, it's safe to assume that it's still possible, but very unlikely.
Sentinel has a fragile psyche and readily susceptible to mental manipulation. And he has suffered from mental breakdowns. Although if Nate is relatively stable he can resist such manipulation as he has in the past when Omega and Star Master tried to convince him that Sentinel wasn't real and that it was an illusion, both stating that "Nathan was always too powerful for this type of telepathy". Even when he is not stable, his mind is too complex for a full on psychic assault. After Karen Snow performed psychic surgery on his mind, Nate became completely stable and didn't suffer from mental breakdowns, athough when under exterme emotional distress he can return to that fragile state.
And although a genius, Parker's mental condition is unstable. Due to psychological trauma at a young age, Sentinel is unable to control his emotions to an extent, which could cause his powers levels to flux if he lose control of his emotions. Karen Snow has claimed that the psychological trauma of extreme abuse afflicted on by his father and his depression are primarily responsible for his inability to control his powers fully. Gaining his powers greatly increased his intelligence but costing him his sanity, resulting in excessive arrogance and delusions of grandeur. Thus, it can lead him to make irrational decisions. After overcoming the trauma, he was able to control his powers and regained his lost sanity. Although when under extreme emotional stress, his powers are significantly more destructive and making him highly unstable and prone to violent outbursts. This make Nathan a very unpredictable, extremely dangerous individual. He can be violent, has explosive bouts of rage, and often borderline insane. Nathan can gets out of control and sometimes needs to be restrained or held back, for his own good or that of others. According to Dark Owl, Nathan Parker could be considered a textbook sociopath which sometimes causes Nate to ruin his relationships through manipulation and force.
Dissociative Identity Disorder
After being exposed to the Solar Reactor, he developed an entirely separate personality "Nathsin Dark". As " Nathsin Dark" his main vulnerability is that if he became emotionally unstable, Nathan would lose control of his powers. However many have acknowledged that the rage-fuelled destruction that follows make him more of a danger to others in this state. It is theorized that Dark Sentinel is and always has been an embodiment of pent-up anger and aggression that Nathan had felt all his life prior to gaining his powers, mostly stemming from the abuse he and his mother suffered at the hands of his father. He becomes cold and savage with a lack of humanity. In addition, it appears that Nathsin Dark believes himself to be controlled by his deceased ex-girlfriend, Bradley Thane. Nathsin feels no remorse for other people. He becomes excessively manipulative, especially to his family and friends.
Nate suffers from depression and emotional instability at times. Although preferring to deal with events rather than bottle them up, things going repeatedly wrong in his life can drive him to either lash out -- usually by putting criminals in traction -- or engage in self-destructive behavior. Because he sometimes lack the basic responses of survival instinct, such as scanning his surroundings or flinching in anticipation of danger, never twitching nor fidgeting because he never tires. And Nate can emotionally detached, with a constant aloofness, as if he was bored with human existence.
After losing so much in his life, from his family to his friends, Nate developed a fear of abandonment, and when confronted with such fear Nathan sometime retreats to a rather hardened persona, not caring about anyone or anything that could abandon him, depending on a shrink to help himself out of that state. The time it takes to return to normal depending how attached he was to whoever he just lost.
When provoked or under extreme stress, Nathan Parker can lose control of his inner rage, making him act reckless and stop thinking clearly. This anger stems from his past, which brings out his emotions and temper in addition to clouding his judgement. Because of this, when angered, Sentinel is far more susceptible to falling into traps. However, this makes Nathan extremely dangerous, notably resulting in the deaths of Val Oran, Thallos, Psycon,
and Xander Osborne. Sentinel's righteous anger and lust for justice can adversely affect his judgment. His ultimate weakness is his anger. Other emotions aren't as Earth trembling as Nathan's temper. Even though his rage is very powerful, it could potentially corrupt him, leaving his very vulnerable to becoming Dark Sentinel. Dark Owl and numerous others have told him that his rage blinds him in battle to the point of leaving physical and mental weak points open for attacks. He's always angry and it makes it almost impossible for him to be reasoned with. Any perceived threat (real or not) is attacked without hesitation, and it's almost laughably easy to use his anger against him, confusing him or worse, making him attack his friends. Nathan has made steps to putting the past behind him and has become
a more disciplined and controlled person.
Nathan is very confident in his abilities, and sometimes acted too hastily and emotionally, often underestimating his enemies, which could led to his defeat against weaker opponents. His overconfidence also led to the fact that he loosening his defense against Star Master, allowing him to take the upper hand in a fight. There are many examples of his superiority complex, to the point that Nathan will rarely, if ever, admit that Nathan has made mistakes, transferring blame for his shortcomings to others or claiming that he was better than Nate was; even before the accident. However it's not very significant, as Sentinel's tremendous intellect allows him to very effectively compensate for this at almost all times.
Nathan's biggest weakness is excessive personal loyalty: he would risk the world and even his own life to save a loved one or even a stranger according to Raidia. She was obviously displeased that her own daughter is an object of that loyalty. Ramses previously exploited this trait with Taila, Alex, Leo, and Alexandra Osborne. Queen Raidia also says "The most dangerous flaws are good in moderation" when Nathan protests that personal loyalty isn't all that bad. However, before, Nate's weakness doomed of a war and the end of the world as Raidia had predicted.