In X-Men: Days of the Future Past movie, there was no solution against Sentinels other than changing the past. Also, Sentinels were very smart in searching mutants.

Team of Professor X (in the X-jet) didn't have any mutant who had control over time by any way. How did they survive so far (before coming to the remote monastery of the movie)?

  • My impression was that they managed it by hiding in a remote monastery. Because once the Sentinels found them there, they didn’t survive very long. (Spoilers.) Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 17:17
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    @PaulD.Waite They came to monastery from somewhere else.
    – user931
    Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 17:20
  • Yup. Maybe there weren’t any Sentinels in the place where they came from. Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 17:39
  • I would just like to add, we haven't really seen a maximum limit to Wolverine's powers in the films. Maybe he didn't survive the Sentinels, but then he got better.
    – KSmarts
    Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 17:42

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The Sentinels got progressively upgraded to the point we see in Dofp. They started off as simple robots, that any number of average mutants could destroy. As we saw, even the strongest Sentinels seen can be taken down by strong mutants working together in creative ways. And using Kitty's power fairly early would help any resistance. But we know that the progression of Sentinels has lead to mutants being picked off one by one until only a handle are left. At that point, hundreds were sent to kill the strongest mutants left alive.

  • When did you see the first version of Sentinels? The androids near White House weren't Sentinels. At that point, Mystique wasn't captured for research.
    – user931
    Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 17:42
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    You think those androids weren't Sentinels?
    – user16696
    Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 17:48
  • Let's say, they were Sentinels by brand. Do you have any reference that powerful mutants were able to defeat Sentinels after Mystique's power was harnessed?
    – user931
    Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 19:16
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    Yes, every Sentinel we see destroyed on screen. They are not invincible, just really dangerous and overpowered. Also in every single medium that Sentinels have been shown, they get better as time goes on. The mystique Sentinels are the movie version of the unstoppable Sentinel, Nimrod from the future.
    – user16696
    Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 19:47
  • I mean, Trask called them "Sentinels" in 1973...
    – Möoz
    Commented Nov 11, 2019 at 1:17

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