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Jim Ellison

(The Sentinel)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


The Sentinel was a 1996-99 TV series. These rough notes were taken while it was still airing. So they include little explanations (since the show was still current) and are waaay less detailed than our current work.

Though it held for four seasons, for years there was little on the Internet about it. But as of writing this section (2019), there’s now multiple articles and wiki entries and whatnot about it. Making these here stats less cryptic.

Though this profile is barebones we’re keeping it. Every TV series, even obscure ones like The Sentinel, are somebody’s favourite.


  • Real Name: Jim Ellison.
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Jim Ellison used to be a Special Forces Airborne ranger and is now a police officer in Cascade City. Recently a previously latent “genetic advantage” surfaced. All Jim’s senses are now hyper-keen.

Jim’s companion, Blair Sanderberg is a university anthropology student. He had been studying the phenomenon in low-tech tribes who traditionally hadve their own “sentinel”. He now helps Jim adjust to his new hyper-aware state.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Sentinel (Jim Elison)

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Police officer
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 014 HP: 025

Hypersensitive Touch: 06, Analytical Smell: 10, Extended Hearing: 04, Telescopic Vision: 04, Ultravision: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Analytical smell includes analytical taste (+1).
  • Ultravision only to reduce AP penalties for darkness (-1).

Other possible powers include Tracking Scent: 06, Directional Hearing: 06, Microscopic Vision: 04, Super Hearing: 05

Detective: 04, Martial Artist: 04, Military Science: 04, Weaponry (Firearms): 07

Attractive, Buddy (Blair Sandberg), Free Access, Sharp Eye.

Cascade City Police (High).

None demonstrated.

By Revenant.

Source of Character: Television.