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The Defenders

 
The Defenders
 

Name: The Defenders

Classification: heroes heroes   group group  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Marvel Feature (vol. 1) #1 (Dec. 1971): "The Day of the Defenders!"

Creators: Roy Thomas, Ross Andru, Bill Everett

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 514

Nation: USA

Number of group members listed below: 39

Character
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Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Andromeda Andromeda (Andromeda Attumasen) hero
CBR Scale: M Atlantean Greco-Roman classical religion
The Defenders; Dragon Circle Marvel 46
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,741
Atlas Atlas (Erik Josten) villain hero
  The Defenders; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 197
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 5,233
Blazing Skull Blazing Skull (Mark Anthony Todd) hero
  The Invaders; The Defenders Marvel Timely 34
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination unknown)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Captain Ultra Captain Ultra (Griffin Gogol) hero
  The Defenders; Initiative: Nebraska team Marvel 30
Clea hero
CBR Scale: S occult
The Defenders
[disciple/former girlfriend of Doctor Strange]
Marvel 222
Cloud Cloud ("Carol Faber") hero
CBR Scale: D sentient nebula
Secret Empire; The Defenders Marvel 31
The Defenders The Defenders hero group
  [1st app: Marvel Feature (vol. 1) #1 (Dec. 1971)] Marvel 514
Devil-Slayer Devil-Slayer (Eric Simon Payne) hero
CBR Scale: M Cult of the Harvester of Eyes (former)
The Defenders Marvel 44
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
Dolly Donahue Dolly Donahue supporting character
  [1st app: The Defenders (vol. 1) #89 (Nov. 1980)] Marvel 31
Gargoyle Gargoyle (Isaac Christians) hero
CBR Scale: S Buddhist (disciple of Vishnu Dass); occult
The Defenders Marvel 125
Giant-Man Giant-Man (Hank Pym) hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; The Liberators...  Marvel 1,543
Hellcat Hellcat (Patsy Walker) hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel Timely 639
Howard the Duck Howard the Duck (Howard T. Duck) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic (raised)
Duckworlder; The Defenders...  Marvel 105
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,752
Interloper Interloper hero
CBR Scale: R Eternals religion
The Defenders; Eternals Marvel 14
Jack of Hearts Jack of Hearts (Jonathan Hart) hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders Marvel 144
Junta (Manuel Diego Armand Vicente) hero
  The Defenders; CIA...  Marvel 18
Manslaughter Manslaughter villain hero
  The Defenders; Dragon Circle Marvel 17
Moondragon Moondragon (Heather Douglas) hero clergy/religious leader scientist
CBR Scale: S Titanian priestess
The Avengers; The Defenders... 
[raised by Shao-Lom monks on Titan]
Marvel 335
Namorita Namorita (Nita Prentiss) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman classical religion
Atlantean; The Defenders...  Marvel 305
Nighthawk Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond) hero
  The Defenders; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 361
Jack Norriss Jack Norriss supporting character
CBR Scale: S Cult of the Nameless One (lapsed)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Defenders (ally)
[husband of Barbara Norriss (Valkyrie)]
Marvel 41
Nova Nova (Richard Rider) hero
  The Defenders; The New Warriors... 
[attended Harry S. Truman High]
Marvel 427
Overmind (Grom) villain hero
  The Defenders; Thunderbolts Army Marvel 41
Red Guardian Red Guardian (Tania Belinskya) hero
CBR Scale: S Communist Party member
The Defenders
[former adventurer, dissident champion; neurosurgeon]
Marvel 39
Seraph Seraph (Nancy Turpin) villain hero
CBR Scale: U religious
Secret Empire; KGB... 
[double agent]
Marvel 11
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd) hero
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
The Defenders; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826
Son of Satan Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (former priest)
The Defenders; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 207
Candy Southern Candy Southern hero
  The Defenders (leader); Archer College Marvel 66
Stingray Stingray (Walter Newell) hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 124
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman classical religion
Atlantean; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,864
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) hero
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism (Asgardian)
The Defenders
[former Chooser of the Slain]
Marvel 325
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Barbara Norriss) hero
CBR Scale: S Cult of the Nameless One; Norse/Teutonic paganism
The Defenders Marvel 24
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Samantha Parrington) hero
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism; former radical Feminist
The Defenders; Lady Liberators Marvel 26

This character is in the following 6 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Giant-Size Defenders #1 (July 1974): "The Dynamic Defenders!"
Hulk (vol. 3) #10 (Apr. 2009): "Love & Death"
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013) (mentioned)
Marvel Fanfare (vol. 1) #20 (May 1985): "Pottspourri"
Marvel Feature (vol. 1) #1 (Dec. 1971): "The Day of the Defenders!"
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (24 Oct. 2006)


Suggested links for further research about this character:
  - http://www.comicvine.com/defenders/65-26333/
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defenders_(comics)
  - http://comicbookdb.com/team.php?ID=9