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Quote1 ... The Daring Defenders fight evil-doers of all sizes, shapes, colors and time periods! Quote2
-- Dollar Bill src
 

Aaron English was born into a very wealthy family and had an interest in film from a very young age.[1] He grew up to become a would-be television producer and an associate of the disastrous Defenders. He first saw Valkyrie after she registered for courses at Empire State University and hit on her, promptly asking her to go see Charles Bronson's "Death Wish."[2]

Dollar Bill found out the true identities of Valkyrie and the Hulk, when his friends transformed in his presence. The occasion was their battle against Devil-Slayer, while Dollar Bill was on a night out with his new friends. [3] Doll Bill went to find the Defenders at the Sanctum Sanctorum. When they arrived, he told them that Dr. Strange was dead.[4]

Dollar Bill helped prepare a trap for Lunatik at Empire State University, hoping to film the Defenders in action. He actually tried to help the Defenders in fighting the vigilante, but Dollar Bill, the Defenders, and Spider-Man were all defeated by Lunatik. Lunatik escaped unharmed. [5]

"Dollar Bill" (as he called himself) produced an unauthorized documentary about the Defenders, called The Dynamic Defenders and sold the rights for its television broadcast. The documentary was broadcast on television and revealed the existence of the team to the world. Nighthawk was angry at Dollar Bill for having their cover blown and acting without their knowledge or permission. He threatened to sue Dollar Bill, but Valkyrie convinced him to back down. [6] Hellcat was excited about the publicity, and was the only active Defender who actually wanted to see herself on television. [6]

The documentary informed viewers of the Defenders' latest exploits, and then informed them of a key difference between the Avengers and the Defenders. He claimed that the Defenders were a non-team, with no charters and no rules. Anyone with superpowers could declare himself a Defender and automatically become a member. Dollar Bill personally invited super-humans to join the team, and declared the address on television: "Richmond Riding Academy, Nassau County, Long Island, New York". He wanted heroes to join the team as quick as possible. Dollar Bill informed viewers that he was the Defenders' press agent and that he was going to exclusively film their exploits. He called the Defenders his own team, as if he had rights over them. [6]

Dollar Bill was kicked out of Richmond Riding Academy by Nighthawk, who was enraged with his behavior. [6] Dollar Bill came in contact with his friends Harrison Turk and Horace Ledge. He was happy to see Ledge released from the hospital. [7] Dollar Bill later asked Harrison for advice, on how to repair his relationship with the Defenders. Harrison agreed to help him get back on the team's good graces. [8]

Abilities

  • Dollar Bill is a skilled film-maker. He managed to create a decent documentary film and to sell the rights for its television broadcast, while still only a college student. [6]

Weaknesses

  • While friendly and well-intentioned, Dollar Bill seems to lack tact and can unwittingly offend even his closest friends.[3] His acting without any authorization has got him in trouble with the Defenders. [6]
  • He has on occasion withheld key information from his allies, because they failed to ask him. He was the only one who found out how Lunatik escaped, and did not bother to share the information with the others. [6]


  • Dollar Bill always wears sunglasses which cover his eyes. His eye color is unknown.
  • Dollar Bill frequently mentions various films and film directors while speaking. His love for cinema is quite evident.

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