Created by Jim Caswell
After the defeat of the Blasters at the hands of The Hawk, information was passed on to their sister-group, the Defenders, including the location of the villainís lair. They went to the man-made cave, somewhere underneath the east side of the Tenleytown rise (culminating beneath Fort Reno Park). After clearing out the Blasterís equipment and computers, the Defenders realized that this hidden location would serve their needs far better than the high-profile mansion. After installing a few low-tech security safeguards, to supplement their own high-tech security, the Defenders moved in. The headquarters is spartan by choice, but serves as a safehaven for the heroes of Washington D.C. The Cave has three concealed enterances: in the basement of Maria (Gigawatt) Walker's Washington residence in the eastern part of the Chevy Chase neighborhood; a secret tunnel off the Washingtom Metro's Red Line, near the Van Ness-UDC stop; and a concealed cave opening in a closed-off area of Rock Creek Park. When the team members were made honorary Champions of Justice due to the Lexington Inc. annexation, a teleporter was also installed to enable quick connection to the global team. When the Defenders disbanded, Maria Walker invited Tom (Emerald Knight) Wilson and his mother to take over her D.C. house in a low-rent-to-own situation, as she was moving to California. As the Cave's sole user, Tom has renamed the Cave the Depot. When Tom was attacked by the Tesla Twins, the allies he gathered to take care of the city used it as their base as well.
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Last updated on 31 May 2019