Secret Defenders appears in 40 issues.
Cody Fleisher was killed and resurrected as Cadaver. After the reaction of friends and family to his new appearance, Cadaver decided to remain with Dr. Druid and the Defenders.
A group of heroes (and sometimes villains) assembled in different forms based on the situation. Initially led by Dr. Strange, this iteration consisted of Spider-Man, Scarlet Witch and Captain America. But before things could get started, Strange postulated that Rogers wasn't needed, so Cap left. Eventually, Cap found a way to correct this error.
Tandy Bowen is the "light" half of the vigilante duo known as Cloak & Dagger. After a drug-related experiment awakened her powers, she became a living personification of light, with the ability to generate super-luminosity at will and use it both offensively and defensively.
As a teenager, Chris Powell discovered an amulet allowing him to don the alien armor of Darkhawk. Belonging to an ancient sect of Shi'ar assassins known as the Fraternity of Raptors, it provides immense protective and fighting power to its wearer along with access to its Datasong which grants the ability to access memories and possible future outcomes of events.
Was a member of the Secret Defenders shortly after he first became a hero alongside Luke Cage, Shadowoman, Dr. Druid, and Cadaver... He did not get along with Cage too well, and stated that Cage "Gives all mercs a bad name"
Created by the military, Deathlok is a Cyborg from the future in the mainstream Marvel Universe, and several alternate universes as well, whom wishes to regain his lost humanity.
Formerly known as Deathlok when his brain was placed inside the cyborg body. Recently Michael has been cured. Now there is something else happening to his body.
Doctor Druid was a psychiatrist who was attracted to the mystic arts. After being trained by a Tibetan Lama, Druid gained mastery over some mystic arts.
Dr. Stephen Strange was once a gifted but egotistical surgeon who sought out the Ancient One to heal his hands after they were wounded in a car accident. Instead, the Ancient One trained him to become Master of the Mystic Arts and the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth.
After he and his family were killed by Thanos, Arthur Douglas was recreated as an Eternal known as Drax the Destroyer by Mentor and Kronos with the sole purpose of destroying Thanos.
When innocent blood is spilled, a Spirit of Vengeance is born. Dan Ketch transforms into Ghost Rider and nothing will stop him from inflicting pain on all those who have inflicted it on innocent beings. Eventually, Ketch learned to control these transformations. However, it was later revealed that his ancestor was Noble Kale. After some time away, he returned working for Zadkiel.
Hank Pym is a scientific genius, a founding member of the Avengers, the creator of Pym Particles and of Ultron, and a modern-day superhero who suffers from a Bipolar disorder. He has acted under many memorable identities such as Ant-Man, Giant Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. He is also the Earth's Scientist Supreme, as decreed by Eternity.
The latest in a long line of warriors who wielded the power, Danny Rand is the immortal Iron Fist: protector of the mystical city of K'un Lun. He channels the soul of the dragon Shou-Lao making his fists into powerful weapons. He is among the best, if not the best fighter in the Marvel Universe. He has also been a member of The Defenders and the New Avengers.
A former sidekick to Captain America, Jack Monroe abandoned his mentor when he became disillusioned with the hero's lack of finite action against the super-villains they fought. He later became the notorious serial killer known as Scourge.
Julia Carpenter is the second heroine to take up the mantle of Spider-Woman, later changing her name to Arachne. After the events of the Grim Hunt she became the new Madame Web and is currently a watcher and guardian of the Spyders.
Luke Cage, wrongly convicted and unjustly imprisoned, was altered in a failed prison experiment that granted him unbreakable skin and superhuman strength. With his street smarts, and unending determination to do right, he fights for the common man! He eventually married Jessica Jones and had a daughter with her. Luke was also a member of The Avengers and the Leader of Thunderbolts for a time.
Namorita is the cousin of Namor the Sub-Mariner. She was a prominent member of the New Warriors since their inception. However, some may say she was the cause for her and her teammates to die in the catalyst explosion of the Civil War. She recently returned displaced from time.
Twin brother of Aurora, Northstar is the haughty mutant speedster affiliated with the X-Men, though he was originally a member of Alpha Flight. He is most famous for being the first openly gay superhero.
A group of heroes (and sometimes villains) assembled in different forms based on the situation. Because of unforeseen circumstances, the astral form of Dr. Strange guided Richard Rider to Northstar for help during the "Starblast" event. Hulk later joined up with them to end the fight.
A group of heroes (and sometimes villains) assembled in different forms based on the situation. Initially led by Dr. Strange, this iteration consisted of the Punisher, Sleepwalker and Namorita.
The world knows Wanda Maximoff as the Scarlet Witch, a mutant with probability manipulation and reality-warping abilities. Twin sister of Quicksilver, mother to Wiccan and Speed, and ex-wife of the Vision; Wanda has taken on many roles throughout her life but will forever be known for causing the Decimation.
Currently going by Sepulchre, Jillian Woods was first known as Shadowoman.
A group of heroes (and sometimes villains) assembled in different forms based on the situation. Initially led by Dr. Strange with the first formation consisting of Hulk, Silver Surfer and Ghost Rider (Ketch); they were successful in rescuing Clea from Dormammu's captivity. In another iteration, Silver Surfer teamed up with Thunderstrike and War Machine against Nebula.
Sleepwalker is a guardian of the Mindscape, a dimension that borders on the minds of all intelligent life. Now trapped in the mind of Rick Sheridan. When Rick sleeps, Sleepwalker escapes.
Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider as a teenager, granting him spider-like powers. After the death of his Uncle Ben, which he could have prevented, Peter learned that "with great power, comes great responsibility." Swearing to always protect the innocent from harm, Peter Parker became the Amazing Spider-Man!
An Eternal with the Deviant gene which makes him unique and extremely powerful, even amongst his own kind. Above all else, Thanos loves and worships Mistress Death. Few can equal his intelligence, strength and ambition for power. Thanos has wielded the Cosmic Cube, the Infinity Gauntlet and even the Heart of the Universe.
Eric Masterson was an architect who became the successor to the Mighty Thor before adopting his own identity as Thunderstrike. As both a replacement Thor and his own hero, Thunderstrike was one of Earth's greatest defenders and a powerful member of the Avengers.
James "Rhodey" Rhodes is Tony Stark's personal pilot and one of the playboy's oldest friends. Rhodey has often donned the Iron Man mantle when the burden has been too much for his friend, but has also established his own identity as the War Machine and Iron Patriot.
A long-lived mutant with the rage of a beast and the soul of a Samurai, James "Logan" Howlett's once mysterious past is filled with blood, war and betrayal. Possessing an accelerated healing factor, keenly enhanced senses and bone claws in each hand (along with his skeleton) that are coated in adamantium; Wolverine is, without question, the ultimate weapon.
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