Atlántidan Defense Militia
|Atlántidan Defense Militia|
|Milicia de Defensa do Atlántida|
|Also known as||MDA, Os Heroes en Negro|
|Dates of operation||1944–1952, 1979–present|
Atlántidan Nationalism (1949–1952)
|Notable attacks||1944 Atlántidan Murders|
|Size||Unknown, possibly 300+|
|Allies|| Atlántida (until 1949)|
Romerists (until 1949)
|Opponents|| Creeperopolis (from 1949)|
Miguelists (until 1949)
|Battles and wars||Creeperian Civil War|
|Designated as a terrorist organisation by|
The Atlántidan Defense Militia (Atlántidan Spanish: Milicia de Defensa do Atlántida, Creeperian Spanish: Milicia de Defense Atlántidañero, abbreviated as MDA, also known as Os Heroes en Negro or Los'Héroes en Negro, translated as The Heroes in Black) is a series of Atlántidan militias, likely composed of mostly police and military personnel, which mainly target Atheists, gang members, and other criminals. The group existed from 1944 to 1952 as a belligerent in the Creeperian Civil War and was resurrected in 1979. The group appears, then disappears, every year, usually committing around 5–7 murders per year.
The group's primary targets are gang members, most of whom associate with Mara Salvatrucha, Creeperopolis' largest criminal organization. Atheists are also another significant target of the group. As a consequence, the group has a generally favorable view among the public as gang members and Atheists are seen as a "pest" in Creeperian society. The group has been described as a death squad by domestic and foreign sources.