Set a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy: The Hand.
When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
"Marvel's The Defenders" follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
There's a 'sly' easter egg from the anime series called Bleach shown in the 3rd episode where Alexandra takes Elektra to a room filled with weaponry. As Elektra sorts through her master's swords, there's one shot which shows Renji Aburai's iconic Zanpakuto shelved behind Elektra. His Zanpakuto is a spiked sword known as Zabimaru and is one of the franchise's most famous blades. The Zanpakuto has an odd Shikai state that gives it jagged edges. The segmented blade can be used as both a rigid sword or whip. Although this easter egg doesn't mean Bleach has tied to the MCU, it just so happens that the show brought it as a set prop. See more »
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The opening credits are a sequence of cityscapes of New York, with colored silhouettes of the Defenders (Daredevil in red, Jessica Jones in blue/purple, Luke Cage in yellow/orange and Iron Fist in green), following themes from previous shows. See more »
After waiting patiently for months this series was a disappointment. I enjoyed Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Iron Fist wasn't what I thought it should have been but I made allowances for a first effort. And while I appreciate the difficulty in bringing all of these together, I think the effort was lacking. The story line was boring. The bickering among the main characters got to be totally annoying. The relative strengths of the characters powers seemed out of proportion to each other most of the time. And my biggest problem with the whole thing was the fact that most of it was so dark you couldn't see what was happening. I don't know if they were trying to hide cheap sets or sloppy stunt work but please turn on a light once in a while!
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