Marvel’s Jessica Jones or Jessica Jones is Marvel’s newest superhero TV show on Netflix. Like Luke Cage, Jessica Jones is a previous comic superhero and PI. The show is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Jessica has appeared in the show The Defenders as well along with Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Daredevil.
In A Nutshell
A former superhero who opens her own detective agency. She is running away from her past known as Kilgrave who can control minds. He controlled hers. In the past, he controlled Jessica’s mind and made her do terrible things to other people. She escaped, but never truly escaped.
Since then she has retired in NYC where she helps people with weird stuff going on; which happens frequently. She is a gal you do not want to mess with; so, watch your back once or twice if you rub her the wrong way.
Meet The Characters
Jessica Jones the star of the series. She has superhuman strength and limited flight. She suffers from PTSD and decides to open her own detective agency, Alias Investigations. Jessica is rough around the edges and extremely sarcastic, so you may need to turn on your sarcasm meter for this show. She can be quite an alcoholic, but wouldn’t you be after everything you’ve been through?
Luke Cage has superhuman strength and unbreakable skin. Jessica Jones encounters him while she is doing an investigation. He works in a bar she goes into. Luke is darker and grittier than Iron Man or Thor and brings a lot of realism to the table. He is socially and politically aware of everything going on and expresses that. You can learn more about Luke in his own SHO-FILE, where you can find a bigger back story on who he is and where he comes from.
Kilgrave is a man from Jessica’s past who can control minds and has controlled hers. Born Kevin Thompson, he was experimented on when he was a child (aren’t they all?) That is when he gained his powers. He is a terrible man who does not see himself as terrible and yet, that is what makes him such a terrifying villain in the series. Kilgrave torments Jessica throughout the first season of Jessica Jones. He is not very nice.
Patrica “Trish” Walker formally known as Patsy is a used-to-be child model. She is also Jessica’s adoptive sister and best friend who now works as a radio host. Trish appears in The Defenders as the same character. She is a great character that clashes with the sass and sarcasm that Jessica brings to the show. Trish is refreshing, to say the least — especially, to Jessica as well.
Malcolm Ducasse is Jessica’s neighbor who struggles with drug addiction. His journey intertwines with hers, and that leads them to know one another. You could say their relationship is: “like a flip-flop between a victim and a savior…much more [sibling-like] than anything else.” He is not a character from the comics, he was written in the series.
Jeri Hogarth is an attorney and powerful ally of Jessica Jones. She usually hires Jessica for cases; she is a lesbian character who is connected to Trish. The character is originally male in the comics but was changed to female for the TV series. She is fierce, strong, and likes having the power that she does.
Brief History Of Jessica Jones; The When, Where, And How?
Making her first appearance in November 2001 in Alias #1, Jessica has been a force to be reckoned with ever since. Created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos, Jessica has since married Luke Cage (in the comics, not the TV series) and had a child. Her name is Jessica Campbell Jones Cage in the comics.
However, in the TV series, she is retiring her superhero stint in New York City and saves the world one investigation at a time. Usually, dealing with people who have remarkable abilities. She is now a full-time private investigator or detective if you will, and is not letting anyone get in her way… not even you Kilgrave!
Why It’s Awesome
I mean, a badass superhero that has enough sass for everyone on the show? I am here for it, and I know you are too. Jessica is a female-superhero, but she is more than that. She means well, and even when she doesn’t — she still kind of does.
Jessica has had a tough go with life, and even that does not stop her from helping people at the end of the day. She is meant to do good, and even if it is not as a superhero, it is as a detective for NYC.