The Defenders (vol. 2) #1 (Mar. 2001):
“Once More, the End of the World...”
by Kurt Busiek, Erik Larsen, Klaus Janson

The Defenders (vol. 2) #1

Title: “Once More, the End of the World...”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Mar. 2001

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Kurt Busiek, Erik Larsen
Art by: Erik Larsen, Klaus Janson

36 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Hulkbusters; Pantheon...  Marvel 4,551
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; Dark X-Men...  Marvel 1,864
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
Illuminati; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Fantastic Five; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Fantastic Five; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
Fantastic Five; Illuminati...  Marvel 4,661
Invisible Woman Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards) hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd) hero
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
Heralds of Galactus; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826
Atlanteans Atlanteans supporting character group
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
[hidden race] Marvel DC 165
Namorita Namorita (Nita Prentiss) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 305
Alicia Masters Alicia Masters supporting character
  [blind sculptress; long-time Thing girlfriend] Marvel 416
Nighthawk Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond) hero
  Redeemers (Earth-712); Redeemers...  Marvel 361
Hellcat Hellcat (Patsy Walker) hero
  Lady Liberators; Legion of Unliving...  Marvel Timely 656
Gaia Gaia (Gaea) deity
CBR Scale: D Gaian
Kami Marvel DC, etc. 33
Wong Wong supporting character
CBR Scale: S Tibetan Buddhism; occult
[house servant of Doctor Strange] Marvel 333
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Samantha Parrington) hero
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism; former radical Feminist
Lady Liberators; The Defenders Marvel 26
Lord Vashti Lord Vashti supporting character
CBR Scale: R Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
[Grand Vizier of Atlantis; very loyal to Namor]
Marvel 94
The Mindless Ones The Mindless Ones villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[mindless servants summoned by Dormammu, others] Marvel 34
Night-Crawler villain
CBR Scale: U demon
Hulk-Hunters Marvel 11
Gorgilla Gorgilla villain
CBR Scale: U Deviant religion
[gentle monster]
Marvel 3
Quasimodo Quasimodo (Quasi-Motivational Destruct Organism) villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[former computer] Marvel 9
Yandroth Yandroth villain scientist
CBR Scale: M Nihilist
[1st app: Strange Tales (vol. 1) #164] Marvel 5
Papa Hagg Papa Hagg supporting character
CBR Scale: D Vodoun mystic
[Nighthawk enlisted him to remove his demonic powers] Marvel 11
The Ravagers of Creation villain group
CBR Scale: D elementals
[4 elementals summoned by Yandroth to destroy Earth] Marvel 1
Toad Men Toad Men (The Tribbitites) villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[alien race] Marvel 11
The Borers villain group
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[1st app: Fantastic Four Annual #6 (Nov. 1968)] Marvel 2
Lorelei Valkyrie (Lorelei)
villain deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
[sister of Enchantress; tried to seduce Thor many times]
Marvel 54
Yellow-Crested Titans
villain group
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
Olympian Marvel 8
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)
(someone disguised or dressed as)
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism
The Defenders
[former Chooser of the Slain]
Marvel 325
The Living Shadow (Kaa)
CBR Scale: I alien
Shadow People Marvel 6
Shadow Warriors
villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[invaded Earth] Marvel 2
Lizard Men of Tok
villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[alien race; warrior] Marvel 3
Living Erasers
villain group
CBR Scale: I alien
[Yandroth caused legion to attack Earth] Marvel 1
The Living Eraser
CBR Scale: I alien
[similar to predecessor (1st Living Eraser)] Marvel 2