The Defenders are a set of superhero groups with rotating membership appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. They are usually presented as a "non-team" of individualistic "outsiders" who, in their prior adventures, are known for following their own agendas. The team often battle mystic and supernatural threats.
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The Defenders In Comics Members, Enemies, Powers | Marvel Street-level heroes The Defenders Although it has evolved in membership over the years, The Defenders always pursue the same goal: protecting the innocent from any threats. Overview In Comics Full Report Members Current Members Former Members History
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The Defenders was a team of heroes first brought together by circumstance. The initial membership included Dr. Strange, the Hulk, Namor the Submariner, and the Silver Surfer. It all started when Dr. Strange gathered the Hulk, Namor, and the Silver Surfer to stop Yandroth's evil machine.
A proto-Defenders non-group called the Titans Three first appeared in Sub-Mariner #35, written by Roy Thomas and drawn by Sal Buscema. It consisted of Namor, The Hulk, and The Silver Surfer who banded together to destroy an experimental weather changing device. Roy Thomas also wrote the first official appearance of the Defenders, with Ross Andru do...
Avengers Defenders War
Loki and Dormammu trick the Defenders into recovering the Evil Eye so Dormammu can finally unleash his influence in the whole world. Loki, however, changes his plans by fearing that Dormammu may conquer Asgardas well, and without Dormammu's consent he tricks the Avengers in fighting against the Defenders in an attempt to stop the Defenders from recovering the Evil Eye.
One of the Defenders' major challenge was to stop two world threats that were happening at the time: A group of outcast mad scientists known as the Headmen schemed to dominate the world by influencing the political and economic system. While space deity Nebulon, a villain whom the Defenders has fought previously, came back to Earth to bring peace to mankind by introducing them a pop psychological movement that in reality brainwashed their victims, removing their free will and individuality.
Day of the Defenders
Aspiring filmmaker, Dollar Billcaused the majority of the confusion about the non-team called the Defenders. Unbeknownst to Nighthawk and the other Defenders, Bill made a documentary of the Defenders adventures and released it to public television. In it he declared that the Defenders were a non-team with no charter and no rules, in fact, anyone with powers who declared themselves a Defenders was automatically a member. He also revealed the location of the Defender's headquarters are the Rich...
A more tongue and cheek take on the Defenders by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire, that featured the original members taking on Dormammu, yet again.
In the Justice League Unlimited episode "The Terror Beyond," Doctor Fate assembled a group much like the Defenders. Bruce Timm said that was an inside joker for the fans, the team consisted of: 1. Doctor Fateas Doctor Strange 2. Amazoas Silver Surfer 3. Solomon Grundyas Hulk 4. Aquamanas Namor 5. Hawkgirlas Valkyrie/Nighthawk Solomon Grundy even called Doctor Fate: "Stupid Magician," Aquaman: "Fishman," and Hawkgirl: "Birdnose" like Hulk referred to Doctor Strange, Namor, and Nighthawk.
In a parallel universe that Havok found himself stuck in, The Defenders were started by Doctor Strange and consisted of: Doc Samson, Stingray, and Yellowjacket (Rita DeMara).
The Super Hero Squad Show
In the episode "Invader from the Dark Dimension," a number of characters are possessed by Baron Mordo, causing a new team to assemble. Thor and Hulk team up with Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange, and Valkyrie to free the other heroes.
1. The Defenders were featured in a special Super Hero Squad box set from Hasbro. The team included Silver Surfer, Nighthawk, Hulk and Gargoyle. Despite some prototypes leaking out on eBay, the set was never officially released. 2. Hasbro released a Marvel Legends box set featuring the modern version of the team as an Amazon exclusive, with the group consisting of Daredevil, Jessica Jones as Jewel, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. 3. The Defenders were the subject of a special booster pack for the He...
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Super Hero Squad cartoon and games
1990s X-Men and Spider-Man cartoons
Marvel: Avengers Alliance
Marvel Puzzle Quest
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Defenders Aliases The Order, the Dynamic Defenders, the Daring Defenders, Dragon Circle Members Affiliation and Identity Origin and Status Creators and Appearances Creators Roy Thomas, Ross Andru First Marvel Feature #1 ( July, 1971) Contents 1 History 1.1 Origins 1.2 New Defenders 1.3 Curse of Yandroth 1.4 Last Defenders 1.5 Fear Itself