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Defender is a "King of the Hill" type mode in Metroid Prime Hunters. In this mode there is a ring somewhere in the arena. One hunter must stand inside the ring for a set amount of time. If two occupy the ring, it will act as if there is no one inside. The hunter who builds up the set amount of time first wins. Defender cannot be played in all arenas.
"Attempt to secure a designated area. You will earn time while you are the only Hunter to occupy it."
Nintendo Power March 2006Edit
"Seek out the special circle and protect it with your life; as long as you are the only one within the circle, you will earn points. The hunter who manages to protect the circle for the longest wins." 
|Metroid Game Modes|
|Difficulty Levels||Easy Mode • Normal Mode • Veteran Mode • Hard Mode • Hyper Mode • Expert Mode • Time Attack Mode|
|Multiplayer Modes|| MP2 • MPH|
Deathmatch Mode • Bounty Mode • Bounty • Capture • Defender • Nodes • Prime Hunter • Survival
|Story Modes|| Multi Mission • Single Mission|
Super Smash Bros.: • Adventure Mode (Brinstar) • The Subspace Emissary
|Miscellaneous||Theater Mode • Movies|
| Sentinel of the Luminoth | Chairman | Captain | Chief | Bounty Hunter | Defender |