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The Defenders (vol. 1) #129 (Mar. 1984):
“Countdown”
by J. M. DeMatteis, Don Perlin, Kim DeMulder

The Defenders (vol. 1) #129

Title: “Countdown”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Mar. 1984

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: J. M. DeMatteis
Art by: Don Perlin, Kim DeMulder


38 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Nick Fury Nick Fury hero
CBR Scale: U secular
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 1,898
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 5,233
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,741
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D. supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Cloud Cloud ("Carol Faber") hero
CBR Scale: D sentient nebula
Secret Empire; The Defenders Marvel 31
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) hero
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism
(Asgardian)
The Defenders
[former Chooser of the Slain]
Marvel 325
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
Gargoyle Gargoyle (Isaac Christians) hero
CBR Scale: S Buddhist (disciple of Vishnu Dass); occult
The Defenders Marvel 125
Candy Southern Candy Southern hero
  The Defenders (leader); Archer College Marvel 66
Secret Empire Secret Empire villain group
  [1st app: Tales to Astonish (vol. 1) #81 (July 1966)] Marvel 120
Professor Power Professor Power (Anthony Power) villain
CBR Scale: M right-wing extremist; resurrected
Secret Empire
[led an army of right-wing extremists]
Marvel 21
Colonel Rodian Razumihin supporting character
CBR Scale: S Communist
[high-level Russian agent, comparable to Nick Fury] Marvel 2
Mad Dog Mad Dog (Buzz Baxter) villain
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
Secret Empire; U.S. Air Force
[ex-husband of Patsy Walker/Hellcat]
Marvel Timely 40
Sassafras Sassafras supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
dog
[Beast's pet dog while he was with Defenders]
Marvel 20
Matthew Aaron Power Matthew Aaron Power supporting character
  [Professor Power's beloved son] Marvel 12
Dolly Donahue Dolly Donahue supporting character
  [housekeeper] Marvel 31
Seraph Seraph (Nancy Turpin) villain hero
CBR Scale: U religious
Secret Empire; KGB... 
[double agent]
Marvel 11
Number 6 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 12
Number 4 villain
  Secret Empire
[Professor Power snapped his neck, killing him]
Marvel 1
Number 16 villain
CBR Scale: M sadist; White Supremacist
HYDRA; Secret Empire...  Marvel 5
Number 41 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 1
Number 82 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 1
Stein supporting character
  S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel 1
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
Vision Vision
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: M synthezoid; Catholic (temporary)
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,393
Burner Burner (Byron Calley)
(cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: M mutant supremacist
The Resistants; Brotherhood of Mutants... 
[terrorist, mutant rights activist]
Marvel 21
Lifter Lifter (Ned Lathrop)
(cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
The Resistants; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 17
Shocker Shocker (Randall Darby)
(cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
The Resistants; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 20
Slither Slither (Aaron Solomon)
(cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
The Resistants; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 22
Gargantua Leviathan (Edward Cobert)
(cameo)
villain scientist
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; Secret Empire...  Marvel 10
Dragon of the Moon Dragon of the Moon
(behind the scenes)
villain deity
CBR Scale: D demon god dragon
[spawn of Set, the Elder God] Marvel 13
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier)
(illusion)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
X-Men (founder); Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
Cannonball Cannonball (Sam Guthrie)
(illusion)
hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 831
Mirage Psyche (Danielle Moonstar)
(illusion)
hero
CBR Scale: M Native American religion (Cheyenne) / Teutonic paganism
X-Men; The New Mutants...  Marvel 470
Wolfsbane Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair)
(illusion)
hero
CBR Scale: M Presbyterian
X-Factor; The New Mutants...  Marvel 576
Sunspot Sunspot (Roberto Dacosta)
(illusion)
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
The Hellfire Club; The Avengers...  Marvel 574
Karma Karma (Xi'an Coy Manh)
(illusion)
hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic; LGBT
X-Men; The New Mutants...  Marvel 260

This publication is also known as: The New Defenders #129.