The team was first brought together by Daredevil to take down the Punisher but ended-up doing various other missions together, with the Punisher even helping them out from afar. The team fought against Ulik and later an army of interplanetary crooks in the Maximum Security crossover. The band of heroes started to become a real team when the superhero Moon Knight funded them and provided a headquarters. However, not long after they established themselves as a team, their headquarters was destroyed in a fight against Shang-Chi's mortal enemy Zaran and his ninjas. Although the team defeated their adversaries, they soon stopped seeing the potential of working together and quietly disbanded. The team did however team up once more to face another threat. That was the last time they where together. The "team" included Black Widow, Dagger, Cloak, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Moon Knight, the Punisher, Shang-Chi and even Ghost Rider for some time.
|BLACK WIDOW||CLOAK & DAGGER||SHANG-CHI MASTER OF KUNG-FU||MOON KNIGHT||POWER MAN & LUKE CAGE|
|PROPOSED TV SERIES||Proposed Movie||1987 Macy Day Float|
|1966 THE MARVEL SUPER HEROES||MARVEL ULTIMATE UNIVERSE||MOONLIGHT MASK LIVE ACTION||1989 Macy Day Float|
|The Superhero Squad||PROPOSED MOVIE||PROPOSED TV SERIES||1992 Proposed Luke Cage Movie|
|AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES||BLADE TV SERIES||The Superhero Squad|
|2009 IRON MAN ARMORED ADVENTURES||MARVEL ULTIMATE UNIVERSE|
|MARVEL ULTIMATE UNIVERSE||Fan FIlm|
|MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE||NETFLIX JESSICA JONES|
PUNISHER IN THE MEDIAEdit
After his family was killed by the mob, US Marine veteran Frank Castle became an army of one in the war against organised crime. The symbol of death's head emblazoned on his chest, he is now the violent force of nature known as The Punisher!
|CARTOON||CARTOON MOVIE||LIVE ACTION TV||LIVE ACTION MOVIE||FAN FILM|
|1990'S MARVEL ANIMATED UNIVERSE||MARVEL ANIME||PROPOSED TV SERIES||1989 PUNISHER||TBNK|
|2009 IRON MAN ARMORED ADVENTURES||COREY SOSNER|
|The Superhero Squad||2004 PUNISHER||WELCOME BACK FRANK|
|2008 PUNISHER WAR ZONE||DIRTY LAUNDRY|
DAREDEVIL IN THE MEDIAEdit
As a child, Matt Murdock was blinded by radioactive waste while saving a stranger. In turn his other senses were heightened to superhuman sharpness, and he gained a form of "radar sense". By day he is a successful trial lawyer, but by night he guards Hell's Kitchen as Daredevil.
|CARTOON||CARTOON MOVIE||LIVE ACTION TV||LIVE ACTION MOVIE||OTHER|
|1980'S MARVEL ACTION UNIVERSE||1975 UNPRODUCED SERIES||JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK|
|1980 UNPRODUCED SERIES||1983 UNPRODUCED TV SERIES||2003 DAREDEVIL|
|1990 MARVEL ANIMATED UNIVERSE||TRIAL OF THE HULK||2005 ELEKTRA|
|2009 IRON MAN ARMORED ADVENTURES||1987 MACY DAY PARADE|
|1989 MACY DAY PARADE|
MONITOR'S NOTES: Defenders or Marvel Knights?Edit
Try as I might I will not understand why Marvel decided to call this The Defenders when it should have been called Heroes for Hire or Marvel Knights. These four characters fit better with the Heroes for hire or Marvel Knights since most characters from the comic books where under this headline.