The Defenders is the name of a number of Marvel Comics superhero groups which are usually presented as a "non-team" of individualistic "outsiders," each known for following their own agendas. The team generally battled mystic and supernatural threats.
Its original incarnation, often considered the most powerful formation of superheroes in the Marvel Universe, was led by Doctor Strange and also included The Hulk, Namor, and occasionally the Silver Surfer.
The group had a rotating line-up , with Dr. Strange and the Hulk being more or less constant members along with a number of other mainstays such as Valkyrie, Nighthawk, Hellcat, Gargoyle, and a large number of guest stars and short-term "associate" members and "Defenders for a Day."
Note: Members listed below had long runs in the comics as members of the Defenders. Many other heroes have made appearances in story arcs with the Defenders but were not formally members or not members for long.
Angrir (Daimon Hellstrom)
Nul (Luke Cage)
|Defenders||Members of The Defenders|