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In X-Men DoFP we see that Trask Industries had developed a program to wipe out all mutants (the Sentinels). In the original timeline, though, where Mystique kills Trask and the American Government approves the "Sentinel" Program, why do we never get a single mention of it in X-Men 1, 2 or 3? Is it secret and it is uncovered only a few years after X3?

Note: This question is obviously different than that one where the person who posted it is trying to figure out in which timeline every single event of the entire X-Men film series is happening, while my question is trying to explain if the absence of a mention to the "Sentinel" Program in the original X-Men trilogy is either a continuity error or is it explained somehow.

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    @keen that dupe does not answer this question. – user16696 Jun 22 '14 at 0:13
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    How on Earth is this a duplicate of that other question? – evilsoup Jun 22 '14 at 7:17
  • @evilsoup They both ask about the issue of there not being Sentinels all over the place during the original 3 X-Men films. – user1027 Jun 22 '14 at 17:35
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    @Keen Are you kidding? How am I supposed to find out that a question with a title referring to a completely different movie that has nothing to do with the "Sentinel" Program, answers my question? Do I have to read every single X-Men related question in this forum, even if the title doesn't help me find any relevance to my issue, just to exclude any duplicate possibility? – Lefteris008 Jun 22 '14 at 22:13
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    @PiXel1225 Marking something as a duplicate isn't a punishment. It is exactly what the text says, "This question already has an answer." – user1027 Jun 22 '14 at 22:44
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They did. X3 Danger room simulation scene: enter image description here

  • That's not necessarily a Sentinel, just a big robot(head) in a Danger Room simulation, it could be they just conjured up a similar looking opponent since it's never explicitly referred to as one. Unless you've got a source (script, or "word of god" from one of the producers/director) to back that up. – Monty129 Jun 22 '14 at 0:24
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    @Monty129 x3 storyboard for expanded Sentinel Danger Room sequence. blastr.com/2013-3-4/… Then again, Wolverine told Colossus to throw him, but never called it a fast ball special, so it might not have been a fast ball special either right? – user16696 Jun 22 '14 at 1:00
  • I did some digging and found out that the Sentinels (and the Danger Room) was set to appear in X2 but due to budget issues, they were left out. So, the Sentinels did existed in the original timeline but due to budget cutting we never got to see them. – Lefteris008 Jun 22 '14 at 17:19
  • @PiXel1225 but they actually included them in X3 (see screenshot), so the point is moot. – user16696 Jun 22 '14 at 18:59

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