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List of All Defenders Members 

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Updated September 13, 2017 5.9k views 50 items

Here is the full roster of the Marvel Comics superhero team, the Defenders, one of the most published superhero groups in comic book history. Created by Roy Thomas, the comic book superhero group made their first appearance in Marvel Feature #1 (1971). When Earth was invaded by the Undying Ones, Stephen Strange formed an unofficial team of outsiders. Who are all the members in the Defenders?

The original Defenders lineup includes leader Doctor Strange, Hulk, Namor, and Silver Surfer. Throughout the years, Beast, Nighthawk, and Valkyrie have all become Defenders leaders. Many popular Marvel characters, like Ant-Man, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil, have also joined the group. 

Did you forget who is in the Defenders? Check out the complete list of all Defenders below.

Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Flight, Magic in Harry Potter, Martial arts
Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange, best known under his alias Doctor Strange, is a fictional superhero that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. A former neurosurgeon, ...more

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Candy Southern is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Experienced business leader, Possessed the normal human strength of a woman of her age, height
Beast is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Healing factor, Superhuman speed
Beast is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men. Originally called "The Beast," the character was ...more

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Nighthawk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Stamina, Superhuman Durability
Nighthawk is the name of several fictional characters that appear in publications published by Marvel Comics. There have been five versions of the character: a supervillain-turned-superhero from ...more
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Speed, Superhuman Stamina
Brunhilde is a fictional character from the 2011 American direct-to-video animated film Thor: Tales of Asgard.

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Andromeda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Can breathe underwater, has a tougher skin to allow her to survive in great depths, and can move freely underwater
Andromeda Attumasen is a fictional character that appears in various comic book series published by Marvel Comics. The character is a member of Homo mermanus, the race that occupies the Atlantis ...more
Archangel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Flight, Healing factor
Warren Kenneth Worthington III, originally Angel and better known as Archangel, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of ...more

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Ant-Man (Scott Lang) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Pym Particles, Electrical Engineer, Master Thief
Ant-Man (Scott Lang) is a fictional character, a superhero featured in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the second superhero character to use the name Ant-Man in the ...more

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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Aragorn Flight, Enhanced intelligence, Experienced battle steed
Aragorn was a fictional winged horse that has served as a mount for various characters in Marvel Comics.
Ardina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Ardina Power Cosmic
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Superhuman strength, Night vision
The Black Cat is a fictional supervillainess and sometimes superheroine that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Keith Pollard, ...more

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Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Gifted Scientist, Expert Swordsman, Magic Immunity
Dane Whitman is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, the company's third person to bear the name Black Knight. Created by writer Roy Thomas and artist ...more

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Captain America is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Martial arts, Hand-to-hand combat
Captain America is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in Captain ...more

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Clea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Magical Energy Bolts, Energy Shields, Astral Projection
Clea is a fictional character, a sorceress in the Marvel Comics Universe. She is the disciple and lover of Doctor Strange. Created by co-plotters Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Clea first appeared in ...more
Cloud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Possesses great power, including manipulation of matter and energy on a planetary scales, instantaneous travel across space
Colossus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Superhuman strength, Organic Steel Transformation
Colossus is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. Created by writer Len Wein and illustrator Dave Cockrum, ...more

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Martial arts, Superhuman Touch, Peak Human Strength
Daredevil is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Daredevil was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, with an unspecified ...more

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Devil-Slayer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Devil-Slayer Telepathic camouflage, Psi-link, Hallucinations
Devil-Slayer is a fictional character that has appeared in various comic book series published by Marvel Comics. The character exists in Marvel's main shared universe, known as the Marvel ...more
Gargoyle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Gargoyle His leathery skin is more durable than human flesh and is able to withstand ballistic impact up to and including .30 caliber armor-piercing shells.
Gargoyle is a name shared by two fictional characters appearing in the Marvel Comics universe.
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Healing factor, Superhuman Agility, Identity Detection
Ghost Rider is the name of several fictional supernatural antiheroes appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Marvel had previously used the name for a Western character whose name ...more

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Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Master Archer, Peak Human Condition, Master Marksman
Hawkeye (Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Don Heck, the ...more

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Patsy Walker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Hellcat Enhanced Human, Titanian Enhancements, Costume Summoning
Hellcat is a fictional character, a superheroine appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. She premiered as the star of a teen romantic-comedy series and was later integrated into Marvel ...more
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Healing factor, Vast Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Speed
Hercules is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Journey into Mystery Annual #1 and was created by writer-editor Stan Lee ...more

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Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Duckworldian Physiology, Martial Arts, Mystical Training
Howard the Duck is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik. The character first appeared in Adventure into Fear #19 and several ...more

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Hulk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of All Defenders Members
Shapeshifting, Healing factor, Superhuman speed
The Hulk is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1. ...more

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