The Prime Sentinels were created when Bastion initiated the Operation: Zero Tolerance program. These Sentinels were actually humans who had been fitted with cybernetic nanotech implants which, upon activation, transformed the humans into armored beings with powerful weapons systems. These altered humans set up as sleeper agents, unaware of their natures until a signal from the Operation: Zero Tolerance base activated their programming. These Sentinels were used by Bastion to capture Professor X for his own purposes, as well as attack various mutants associated with the X-Men across the country. Bastion and his Prime Sentinels were eventually defeated by the X-Men with help from the government agency S.H.I.E.L.D., who shut down Operation: Zero Tolerance.
Weapons: Prime Sentinels are apparently equipped with several technological superpowers: flight, super strength, and force-blasts as well as being able to dampen or disrupt the powers of mutants around them. they have combat computers, which allow them to compensate for surprising events (say, the arrival of police cars) faster than normal humans. Finally, their programming may use the natural personality of the host to lull unsuspecting targets into conversation, at which point they dampen their powers and kill them. Omega Prime Sentinels, like Karima Shapandar, are equipped with some level of electromagnetic powers, but these were apparently prototypes, as their designs are clunkier than other Prime Sentinels.
In X-Men 2000 Annual, one of the deadliest abilities of the Prime Sentinels is displayed: they can inject anyone with nanomachines that will turn the target into a Prime Sentinel. It can be noticed that in the selfsame episode Rogue tries to use her personality-absorbing on one of the Prime Sentinels only to find nothing at all: she then stated that nothing of the original host remains once the Prime Sentinel personality has taken over, though this is questionable as Magneto and Xavier were able to restore Karima's personality. It's also worth noting that Rogue can't absorb Lady Deathstrike either, thus her powers don't always work on cyborgs.
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