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Defenders

(The) Order I

Secret Defenders

Titans Three


Nick Name

The Non-Team


Titans Three

Hulk II

Silver Surfer

Sub-Mariner


Founding Defenders

Dr. Strange II

Hulk II

Silver Surfer

Sub-Mariner


Common Defenders

Andromeda

Angel II

Beast

Clea

Cloud

Devil-Slayer

Dollar Bill

Dr. Strange II

Gargoyle

Hawkeye

Hellcat

Hulk II

Iceman

Interloper

Manslaughter

Moondragon

Namorita

Nighthawk II

Nightwawk III

Overmind

Power Man II

Red Guardian II

She-Hulk

Silver Surfer

Son of Satan

Sub-Mariner

Valkyrie

Warlord Krang


Brief Defenders

Black Goliath

Captain Ultra

Daredevil

Falcon II

Havok

Hercules

Howard the Duck

Iron Fist

Jack of Hearts

Marvel Man

Moon Knight

Nova I

Polaris

Prowler

Stingray

Tagak the Leopard Lord

Thing II

Torpedo

Wasp

White Tiger I

Yellowjacket I


Secret Defenders

Archangel

Cadaver

Captain America I

Cloak

Dagger

Darkhawk

Deadpool

Deathlok III

Dr. Druid

Dr. Strange II

Drax the Destroyer

Ghost Rider VIII

Giant-Man I

Hulk II

Iceman

Iron Fist

Namorita

Nomad III

Northstar

Nova I

Power Man II

Punisher II

Scarlet Witch

Shadowoman

She-Hulk

Silver Surfer

Sleepwalker I

Spider-Man I

Spider-Woman II

Thunderstrike

U.S.Agent

War Machine

Warbird

Wolverine


(The) Order

Dr. Strange II

Hulk II

Silver Surfer

Sub-Mariner


Occupation
Affiliation of super-powered beings.
Legal Status

Not sanctioned by U.S. Government.


Some members have a criminal record in the U.S. and abroad.


Nation or Planet of Origin
Primarily Earth
Group Alliances

Avengers


Base of Operations

Mobile


Accessories
Resources of members.
Common Enemies

Casiolena

Cyrus Black

Attuma

Dread Dormammu

Enchantress

Executioner

Headmen

Korvac

Loki

Manslaughter

Moondragon

Nameless One

Necrodamus

(The) Offenders

Orrgo the Unconquerable

Pluto

Satannish

Soviet Super Soldiers

The Presence

Wrecking Crew

Xemnu

Yandroth


Regularly Appearing

Defenders Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Hulk

Marvel Feature

The Order


First Appearance

Titans Three

Sub-Mariner Vol. 2 #34 (Feb. 1970)


Defenders

Marvel Feature #1 (Dec. 1971)


Creator
Roy Thomas & Ross Andru
Origin

Before becoming a more cohesive team known as the Defenders; the Sub-Mariner recruited the Silver Surfer and the Hulk to strengthen his bargaining posture to negotiate the abandonment of a nuclear weather controller by the United Nations. Although they were never officially banded as a team; because of their combined physical might they were otherwise known at the Titans Three.


At a later date Dr. Strange is forced to recruit the Sub-Mariner and Hulk to stop the sorcerer's his old enemy Yandroth from detonating the world’s nuclear arsenal; using the Omegatron - a super-computer created by science and sorcery.


The two powerhouses manage to breach the Omegatron's defenses allowing Dr. Strange's astral form to gain access to the computer. Attempting to deactivate the super-computer, Strange discovers Yandroth's true plot was to use his comrades’ physical assault to generate enough kinetic energy to activate the doomsday machine. Forced to divert his teammates against one another to stop their assault, Strange cast a spell, freezing the Omegatron in time stasis moments before it could activate the world's nuclear arsenal.

Coming closer to causing disaster than averting it, the group decides it would be best to part company. Though, eventually destiny would take a hand, and there would come a day... a day like no other... the day they would once again unite as the Defenders!


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