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16th Jun '16 8:26:16 PM nombretomado
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** Then there is the poorly-recieved book ''Secret Defenders'', which was essentially Dr. Strange getting various heroes together to fight a particular threat each issue, effectively placing every hero in the Marvel Universe at the time as a member. At one point, a group of villains including {{Thanos}} and Comicbook/{{Venom}} were even chosen.

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** Then there is the poorly-recieved poorly-received book ''Secret Defenders'', which was essentially Dr. Strange getting various heroes together to fight a particular threat each issue, effectively placing every hero in the Marvel Universe at the time as a member. At one point, a group of villains including {{Thanos}} ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and Comicbook/{{Venom}} were even chosen.
14th Jun '16 12:48:15 PM comicwriter
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* HeroesUnlimited: The Secret Defenders.
22nd May '16 10:06:35 PM kkhohoho
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* DemotedToExtra: This happened to '''all''' of the original members (plus Silver Surfer,) at one point or another in the original volume. Surfer was the one that got hit hardest, barely appearing in the book after joining the team for a few issues early on, but the others suffered from it too. [[PutOnABus Namor left in #14, while Doctor Strange left after the first Annual,]] and [[TheBusCameBack while both of them showed up again,]] [[CommutingOnABus it took a while for them to become as prominent as they used to be.]] Hulk didn't have as much as this as the others, being a consistent member well until #94, but after that, he didn't appear as much as he used to. While the book may originally been about Hulk, Strange, and other A-Listers, it ended up being more about C and D-listers like Valkyrie, Nighthawk, Hellcat, and others, all of which got more focus than the founding members by the end of the group's original incarnation.

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* DemotedToExtra: This happened to '''all''' of the original members (plus Silver Surfer,) at one point or another in the original volume. Surfer was the one that got hit hardest, barely appearing in the book after joining the team for a few issues early on, but the others suffered from it too. [[PutOnABus Namor left in #14, while Doctor Strange left after the first Annual,]] and [[TheBusCameBack while both of them showed up again,]] [[CommutingOnABus it took a while for them to become as prominent as they used to be.]] Hulk didn't have as much as of this as the others, being a consistent member well until #94, but after that, he didn't appear as much as he used to. While the book may originally been about Hulk, Strange, and other A-Listers, it ended up being more about C and D-listers like Valkyrie, Nighthawk, Hellcat, and others, all of which got more focus than the founding members by the end of the group's original incarnation.
19th May '16 9:16:59 PM kkhohoho
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In the early 1980s, Marvel decided to revamp the book. Nighthawk was killed off (later upgraded to a ConvenientComa), Hellcat and Daimon Hellstrom married and retired, and a (bogus?) prophecy that Doctor Strange, Hulk, Namor, and Silver Surfer would bring about the end of the world led them to leave the team. Valkyrie and Gargoyle reformed the group with three of the founding member of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} (The Beast, The Angel and Iceman), along with the morally ambiguous Moondragon, the young Atlantis warrior Andromeda, and Cloud, a gas based alien who shape-shifted into both a man and woman during its time with the Defenders. Based in Colorado, in Angel's mansion, this incarnation lasted two years before the title was canceled so that the X-Men characters could be be freed up for the upcoming ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'' series. The entire team, save for Angel, Beast, and Iceman, [[HeroicSacrifice died saving a possessed Moondragon]].)

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In the early 1980s, Marvel decided to revamp the book. Nighthawk was killed off (later upgraded to a ConvenientComa), Hellcat and Daimon Hellstrom married and retired, and a (bogus?) prophecy that Doctor Strange, Hulk, Namor, and Silver Surfer would bring about the end of the world led them to leave the team. Beast (having already joined up a while back,) Valkyrie and Gargoyle reformed the group with three two of the other founding member of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} (The Beast, The Angel and Iceman), along with the morally ambiguous Moondragon, the young Atlantis warrior Andromeda, and Cloud, a gas based alien who shape-shifted into both a man and woman during its time with the Defenders. Based in Colorado, in Angel's mansion, this incarnation lasted two years before the title was canceled so that the X-Men characters could be be freed up for the upcoming ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'' series. The entire team, save for Angel, Beast, and Iceman, [[HeroicSacrifice died saving a possessed Moondragon]].)
6th Mar '16 9:41:53 AM nombretomado
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* RedScare: Averted with the team's temporary member Red Guardian, who was a Soviet counterpart to CaptainAmerica.

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* RedScare: Averted with the team's temporary member Red Guardian, who was a Soviet counterpart to CaptainAmerica.ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.
27th Feb '16 4:45:45 PM nombretomado
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** During the "Defender for a Day" story, around ''twenty'' heroes joined, from BlackWidow to Tagak the Leopard Lord. The list of people who have been on both ComicBook/TheAvengers and ComicBook/TheDefenders is very long.

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** During the "Defender for a Day" story, around ''twenty'' heroes joined, from BlackWidow ComicBook/BlackWidow to Tagak the Leopard Lord. The list of people who have been on both ComicBook/TheAvengers and ComicBook/TheDefenders is very long.
21st Feb '16 9:44:25 PM Blazer
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In the early 1990s, Marvel attempted to revive the Defenders as "Secret Defenders". This new series would have Doctor Strange organize squads of random heroes (including {{Wolverine}}, SpiderMan, ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}, the second Spider-Woman, Comicbook/GhostRider, Hulk, Luke Cage, {{Deadpool}}, and many others) for one-off missions. Despite being considerably hyped by Marvel, the series did not do well and with the title launching coinciding with the launching of the more successful "Midnight Sons" horror sub-line (in which Doctor Strange could not take part due to Secret Defenders), it was decided to remove him from the book so that his title could be folded into the Midnight Son line. The title was then revamped with Doctor Druid as the new leader and a group of new heroes, but this new direction did little to revive interest in the book and it was quietly canceled by the end of its second year.

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In the early 1990s, Marvel attempted to revive the Defenders as "Secret Defenders". This new series would have Doctor Strange organize squads of random heroes (including {{Wolverine}}, SpiderMan, ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}, the second Spider-Woman, Comicbook/GhostRider, Hulk, Luke Cage, {{Deadpool}}, and many others) for one-off missions. The team made their first appearance in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #374 when Spider-Man, desperate to bring in the Human Torch for arson and everyone is having poor luck doing so, turns to Dr. Strange for help, who reassembles the rest of the "New Fantastic Four" (Hulk, Wolverine and Ghost Rider) to fight the Fantastic Four. Despite being considerably hyped by Marvel, the series did not do well and with the title launching coinciding with the launching of the more successful "Midnight Sons" horror sub-line (in which Doctor Strange could not take part due to Secret Defenders), it was decided to remove him from the book so that his title could be folded into the Midnight Son line. The title was then revamped with Doctor Druid as the new leader and a group of new heroes, but this new direction did little to revive interest in the book and it was quietly canceled by the end of its second year.
12th Feb '16 10:45:44 AM kkhohoho
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*DemotedToExtra: This happened to '''all''' of the original members (plus Silver Surfer,) at one point or another in the original volume. Surfer was the one that got hit hardest, barely appearing in the book after joining the team for a few issues early on, but the others suffered from it too. [[PutOnABus Namor left in #14, while Doctor Strange left after the first Annual,]] and [[TheBusCameBack while both of them showed up again,]] [[CommutingOnABus it took a while for them to become as prominent as they used to be.]] Hulk didn't have as much as this as the others, being a consistent member well until #94, but after that, he didn't appear as much as he used to. While the book may originally been about Hulk, Strange, and other A-Listers, it ended up being more about C and D-listers like Valkyrie, Nighthawk, Hellcat, and others, all of which got more focus than the founding members by the end of the group's original incarnation.
2nd Feb '16 5:08:55 PM kkhohoho
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** Flash Thompson comes across as the most petty when it comes right down to it, especially when it's revealed [[spoiler: he's mad that Annabelle Riggs, who is now sharing Valkyrie's body, essentially cockblocked him.]]
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: At times. The inner four (Strange, Namor, Hulk, and Surfer) are all strong personalities who are used to working alone and none of them likes to admit that they need help.

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** Flash Thompson comes across as the most petty etty when it comes right down to it, especially when it's revealed [[spoiler: he's mad that Annabelle Riggs, who is now sharing Valkyrie's body, essentially cockblocked him.]]
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: At times. The inner four original three (Strange, Namor, Hulk, and Surfer) the Hulk,) plus the Surfer are all strong personalities who are used to working alone and none of them likes to admit that they need help.
29th Dec '15 2:14:02 PM Temmere
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The Defenders have a long and varied history. The team grew out of a couple of team-ups between Comicbook/DoctorStrange, the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, Namor the Comicbook/SubMariner, and the ComicBook/SilverSurfer in the early 1970s. The first three became the team's founding members; it should be noted that all of them were among the most powerful of Marvel's heroes who did not belong to a team yet. However, this was an unlikely alliance, as all three (and the Surfer, who briefly joined later,) were more used to acting alone, especially Hulk and Namor, both of whom are more correctly [[AntiHero antiheroes]].

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The Defenders have a long and varied history. The team grew out of a couple of team-ups between Comicbook/DoctorStrange, the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, Namor the Comicbook/SubMariner, and the ComicBook/SilverSurfer in the early 1970s. The first three became the team's founding members; it should be noted that all of them were among the most powerful of Marvel's heroes who did not belong to a team yet. However, this was an unlikely alliance, as all three (and the Surfer, who briefly joined later,) later) were more used to acting alone, especially Hulk and Namor, both of whom are more correctly [[AntiHero antiheroes]].
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