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23rd Nov '16 10:50:26 AM StFan
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* ShoutOut: Although Jessica isn't a fan of manga, she says she watched ''Film/{{Akira}}'' and found it very intriguing. Her comatose mindscape has a Japanese style as a result.

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* ShoutOut: Although Jessica isn't a fan of manga, she says she watched ''Film/{{Akira}}'' ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' and found it very intriguing. Her comatose mindscape has a Japanese style as a result.
21st Sep '16 3:09:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* GroundShatteringLanding: Jessica does this in the second chapter to frighten someone.

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* GroundShatteringLanding: Jessica does this in the second chapter to frighten someone. She also tends to do this unintentionally due to being bad at landing.
21st Sep '16 9:01:51 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ShoutOut: Although Jessica isn't a fan of manga, she says she watched ''Film/{{Akira}}'' and found it very intriguing. Her comatose mindscape has a Japanese style as a result.
21st Sep '16 9:00:15 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* UnstoppableRage: Decking Scarlet Witch right after a very tough mission puts all of the Avengers and the Defenders in a state of uncharacteristic murderous fury. If Thor hadn't missed with his hammer swing, if Jessica weren't superhumanly tough to survive the Vision's punch, and of Carol hadn't rescued her, she almost certainly would have been killed by their retaliation. After finding out the truth, they all show up to apologize.

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* UnstoppableRage: Decking Scarlet Witch right after a very tough mission puts all of the Avengers and the Defenders in a state of uncharacteristic murderous fury. If Thor hadn't missed with his hammer swing, if Jessica weren't superhumanly tough to survive the Vision's punch, and of if Carol hadn't rescued her, she almost certainly would have been killed by their retaliation. After finding out the truth, they all show up to apologize.
21st Sep '16 8:59:47 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* UnstoppableRage: Decking Scarlet Witch right after a very tough mission puts all of the Avengers and the Defenders in a state of uncharacteristic murderous fury. If Thor hadn't missed with his hammer swing, if Jessica weren't superhumanly tough to survive the Vision's punch, and of Carol hadn't rescued her, she almost certainly would have been killed by their retaliation. After finding out the truth, they all show up to apologize.
21st Sep '16 8:55:31 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* MadeOfIron: As part of her backstory, Jessica as [[MindControl Jewel, under The Purple Man's influence]], takes a hit in the face from The Vision. She does note that it broke her nose, knocked out a few teeth, and injured her neck.

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* MadeOfIron: As part of her backstory, Jessica as [[MindControl Jewel, under The Purple Man's influence]], takes a hit in the face from The Vision. She does note that it broke her nose, knocked out a few teeth, and injured her neck. She also doesn't rule out the thought of being bulletproof, but never wanted to find out the truth.
21st Sep '16 8:37:39 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ArtShift: One of the most masterful examples. For the most part, the series has a realistic but gritty and heavily shadowed aesthetic. Flashbacks to Jessica's teenage years, however, which begin by showing her pining over [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]], are drawn to resemble Spider-Man's introduction in ''Amazing Fantasy'', including a slight yellowing of the white space between panels to evoke the feeling that the issue is aged. Jessica's flashbacks to her single mission as Jewel are drawn in a somewhat cartoony, bright and colorful late nineties style by Mark Bagley, including the standard yellow information boxes (which were eschewed from the series in favor of atmosphere) and Creator/StanLee-inspired title graphic. And while being telepathically visited by Comicbook/JeanGrey while comatose, Jessica explains that the manga-esque atmosphere in her mind is probably because the most recent movie she saw was ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. In addition, in one arc Jessica is looking for a runaway teen. When Jessica examines the teen's scrapbooks for clues, the collages inside are created by David Mack.

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* ArtShift: One of the most masterful examples. For the most part, the series has a realistic but gritty and heavily shadowed aesthetic. aesthetic, but this changes in certain sections:
** In an early arc, Jessica is looking for a runaway teen. When Jessica examines the teen's scrapbooks for clues, the collages inside are created by David Mack.
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Flashbacks to Jessica's teenage years, however, which begin by showing her pining over [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]], are drawn to resemble Spider-Man's introduction in ''Amazing Fantasy'', including a slight yellowing of the white space between panels to evoke the feeling that the issue is aged. aged.
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Jessica's flashbacks to her single mission time as Jewel are drawn in a somewhat cartoony, bright and colorful late nineties style by Mark Bagley, including the standard yellow information boxes (which were eschewed from the series in favor of atmosphere) and Creator/StanLee-inspired title graphic. And while graphic.
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being telepathically visited by Comicbook/JeanGrey while comatose, Jessica explains that Comicbook/JeanGrey, the art style has a manga-esque atmosphere in her mind is probably because feel. Jessica says that the most recent last movie she saw was ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. In addition, in one arc Jessica is looking for a runaway teen. When Jessica examines the teen's scrapbooks for clues, the collages inside are created by David Mack.
21st Sep '16 8:30:38 AM CaptainCrawdad
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''Alias'' is a {{Comic Book}}s series created by writer Creator/BrianMichaelBendis and artist Michael Gaydos, with covers by David Mack. It was published by Marvel Comics under the Creator/MarvelMAX imprint for a total of 28 issues from 2001 to 2004.

Years ago, ComicBook/JessicaJones put on a shiny costume and became the superheroine Jewel. Then, for reasons that she's reluctant to explain, she quit. Now she works as a private detective to pay the bills. She's eager to forget the past, but somehow her cases keep leading her back to the community she left behind...

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''Alias'' is a {{Comic Book}}s series created by writer Creator/BrianMichaelBendis and artist Michael Gaydos, with covers by David Mack. It was published by Marvel Comics under launched the Creator/MarvelMAX imprint and ran for a total of 28 issues from 2001 to 2004.

Years ago, ComicBook/JessicaJones put on a shiny costume and became the superheroine Jewel. Then, for reasons that she's reluctant to explain, she quit. Now she works as a private detective to pay the bills. She's eager to forget the past, but somehow her cases keep leading her back to the community she left behind...
behind.



A television adaptation of the series written by Melissa Rosenberg called ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has been in DevelopmentHell for years, but was finally [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell given the green light]] as one of Marvel's new shows for {{Creator/Netflix}}. The series is set in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with Creator/KrystenRitter cast as Jessica, Creator/DavidTennant as Purple Man, and Creator/MikeColter as Luke Cage. The first season was released in 2015.

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A The comic series was adapted into a {{Creator/Netflix}} television adaptation of the series written by Melissa Rosenberg called ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has been in DevelopmentHell for years, but was finally [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell given the green light]] as one of Marvel's new shows for {{Creator/Netflix}}. 2015. The series is set in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with Creator/KrystenRitter cast as Jessica, Creator/DavidTennant as Purple Man, Killgrave, and Creator/MikeColter as Luke Cage. The first season was released in 2015.
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* ActionGirl: Jessica

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* ActionGirl: JessicaJessica doesn't like fighting much, but she's got SuperStrength and can deliver a good haymaker.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: Teenage Jessica in issue #22. Quite possibly the first time a character in a Marvel series was shown doing that.
* TheAlcoholic: Before meeting Luke Cage [[spoiler: not to mention getting pregnant]], Jessica would often be found spending her personal time drinking hard liquor, bottles at a time.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Teenage Jessica in issue #22. Quite #22 begins masturbating to a poster on her wall. It's quite possibly the first time a character in a Marvel series was shown doing that.
* TheAlcoholic: Before meeting Luke Cage [[spoiler: not to mention getting pregnant]], Jessica would often be found spending is frequently trying to drown her personal time drinking sorrows with hard liquor, frequently bottles at a time.time, and then doing things she regrets.



* CompellingVoice: Sort of. The Purple Man's skin secretes chemical pheromones which, when inhaled or absorbed through the skin, allow him to control their actions and feelings by verbal suggestions. [[spoiler: Including killing an entire diner full of people by asking them to stop breathing because they are too loud.]]
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: In a {{flashback}} we're shown that Jessica got her powers when her family car crashed into a military truck carrying toxic waste. Her family didn't survive; the mother she's shown speaking to in the second arc is her adoptive parent.

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* CompellingVoice: Sort of. The Purple Man's skin secretes chemical pheromones which, when inhaled or absorbed through the skin, allow him to control their actions and feelings by verbal suggestions. [[spoiler: Including killing an entire diner full of people by asking them to stop breathing because they are too loud.]]
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: In a {{flashback}} we're shown that Jessica got her powers when her family car crashed into a military truck carrying toxic waste. Her family didn't survive; the mother she's shown speaking to survive. She was adopted by another family, despite being in the second arc is high school, but her adoptive parent.family is hardly shown and she seems to have a rather distance relationship with them.



* FirstPersonSmartass

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* FirstPersonSmartassFirstPersonSmartass: Jessica narrates in first person and often has a bit of an irreverent point of view.



* HandOnWomb: Toward the end of the series, Jessica has to land suddenly while flying to puke. Afterwards, she does this when she realizes what that means.

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* HandOnWomb: Toward the end of the series, Jessica has to land suddenly while flying to puke. Afterwards, she does this when she realizes what that means.She lifts up her shirt and puts a hand on her stomach.



* MindRape: During one of Jessica's very first missions, she attempts to foil a robbery by The Purple Man, who has CompellingVoice-style powers. He orders her to thrash the police officers arriving at the scene, then traps her under his thumb for nearly a year. During that time, he never touches her (see RapeAsBackStory below), but brings home a number of younger women and forces her to watch him have sex with them while he compels her to wish that she was in their position. Further, he tells her that she loves him. Even years later, after she escapes, she is haunted by the memory of it; she states that even though she knows, rationally, that she didn't love him, the nature of his powers means that she felt the emotions ''just as strongly as if they were real''.
* MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome: {{Lampshaded}}, mostly...although Jessica has a hard time dealing with the fact that, when she was under Purple Man's control and didn't contact anyone for months, ''not one person'' cared enough to report her as missing.

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* MindRape: During one of Jessica's very first missions, she attempts to foil a robbery by The Purple Man, who has CompellingVoice-style powers. He orders her to thrash the police officers arriving at the scene, then traps her under his thumb for nearly a year. During that time, he never touches her (see RapeAsBackStory below), her, but brings home a number of younger women and forces her to watch him have sex with them while he compels her to wish that she was in their position. Further, he tells her that she loves him. Even years later, after she escapes, she is haunted by the memory of it; she states that even though she knows, rationally, that she didn't love him, the nature of his powers means that she felt the emotions ''just as strongly as if they were real''.
* MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome: {{Lampshaded}}, mostly...although Jessica has a hard time dealing with the fact that, when she was under Purple Man's control and didn't contact anyone for months, ''not one person'' cared enough to report her as missing.
real''.



* NoPartyGiven: {{Averted}}. The President of the United States at the start of the series has a Democrat running against him ([[spoiler:whose campaign is trying to cause a scandal to smear ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, who has a good relationship with the President]]), implying he himself is a Republican.

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* NoPartyGiven: {{Averted}}. The President OneSteveLimit: Jessica is confused with Jessica Drew, one of the United States at former Spider-Women, and it takes a while before she realizes that the start of the series has person was looking for a Democrat running against him ([[spoiler:whose campaign is trying to cause a scandal to smear ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, who has a good relationship with the President]]), implying he himself is a Republican.different Jessica.



* PlanetOfSteves[=/=]OneSteveLimit[=/=]ContinuityLockout: Like a lot of readers, Jessica is confused by the high number of [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Spider-Man's distaff counterparts]]. The one with whom she interacts the most is actually the Jessica Drew version of the character, which means that for the majority of a particular arc, fans were reading about two Jessicas teaming up. She also briefly dates Scott Lang, ComicBook/AntMan II, whom she has to be reminded by Carol isn't Hank Pym.



* RapeAsBackstory: Averted, though several characters leap to that conclusion. [[MindRape Mind Rape as backstory]] though, for sure. Jessica insists Purple Man never actually touched her sexually, but he did everything but and a little more: among other things he would date-rape women off the street and tell Jessica to wish she was in their position.

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* RapeAsBackstory: Averted, though several characters Discussed. Jessica has something dark in her past that she can't talk about. Scott Lang asks if she was raped, but Jessica denies it and complains that men usually leap to that conclusion. [[MindRape Mind Rape as backstory]] though, for sure. Jessica insists It turns out that [[spoiler:she was ''mind''-raped by the Purple Man Man, who tormented her by making her want to have sex with him but never actually touched her sexually, but he did everything but and a little more: among other things he would date-rape women off the street and tell Jessica to wish she was in their position.touching her]].



* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Jessica can fly, but she gets airsick.

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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Subverted in the fact that Jessica can fly, but she gets airsick.tends to get airsick and crash-land.



%%* TheReveal

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%%* TheReveal* TheReveal:
** Jessica's origin story is saved until the second-to-last arc.
** Jessica's backstory is covered in the final arc.
7th Aug '16 9:42:24 AM StarSword
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* PlanetOfSteves[=/]OneSteveLimitp[=/=]ContinuityLockout: Like a lot of readers, Jessica is confused by the high number of [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Spider-Man's distaff counterparts]]. The one with whom she interacts the most is actually the Jessica Drew version of the character, which means that for the majority of a particular arc, fans were reading about two Jessicas teaming up. She also briefly dates Scott Lang, ComicBook/AntMan II, whom she has to be reminded by Carol isn't Hank Pym.

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* PlanetOfSteves[=/]OneSteveLimitp[=/=]ContinuityLockout: PlanetOfSteves[=/=]OneSteveLimit[=/=]ContinuityLockout: Like a lot of readers, Jessica is confused by the high number of [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Spider-Man's distaff counterparts]]. The one with whom she interacts the most is actually the Jessica Drew version of the character, which means that for the majority of a particular arc, fans were reading about two Jessicas teaming up. She also briefly dates Scott Lang, ComicBook/AntMan II, whom she has to be reminded by Carol isn't Hank Pym.
7th Aug '16 9:38:15 AM StarSword
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* ArtShift: One of the most masterful examples. For the most part, the series has a realistic but gritty and heavily shadowed aesthetic. Flashbacks to Jessica's teenage years, however, which begin by showing her pining over [[{{SpiderMan}} Peter Parker]], are drawn to resemble Spider-Man's introduction in ''Amazing Fantasy'', including a slight yellowing of the white space between panels to evoke the feeling that the issue is aged. Jessica's flashbacks to her single mission as Jewel are drawn in a somewhat cartoony, bright and colorful late nineties style by Mark Bagley, including the standard yellow information boxes (which were eschewed from the series in favor of atmosphere) and Creator/StanLee-inspired title graphic. And while being telepathically visited by Comicbook/JeanGrey while comatose, Jessica explains that the manga-esque atmosphere in her mind is probably because the most recent movie she saw was ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. In addition, in one arc Jessica is looking for a runaway teen. When Jessica examines the teen's scrapbooks for clues, the collages inside are created by David Mack.

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* ArtShift: One of the most masterful examples. For the most part, the series has a realistic but gritty and heavily shadowed aesthetic. Flashbacks to Jessica's teenage years, however, which begin by showing her pining over [[{{SpiderMan}} [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]], are drawn to resemble Spider-Man's introduction in ''Amazing Fantasy'', including a slight yellowing of the white space between panels to evoke the feeling that the issue is aged. Jessica's flashbacks to her single mission as Jewel are drawn in a somewhat cartoony, bright and colorful late nineties style by Mark Bagley, including the standard yellow information boxes (which were eschewed from the series in favor of atmosphere) and Creator/StanLee-inspired title graphic. And while being telepathically visited by Comicbook/JeanGrey while comatose, Jessica explains that the manga-esque atmosphere in her mind is probably because the most recent movie she saw was ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. In addition, in one arc Jessica is looking for a runaway teen. When Jessica examines the teen's scrapbooks for clues, the collages inside are created by David Mack.


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* BettyAndVeronica: GenderFlipped, with Jessica in a LoveTriangle between NiceGuy and more mainstream Marvel hero Scott Lang (ComicBook/AntMan II) and Marvel's resident ScaryBlackMan Luke Cage who has a personality more like hers (albeit much higher self-esteem) and BelligerentSexualTension with her after she slept with him while drunk and depressed. [[spoiler:She dates Scott for a few issues, but during the Purple Man incident she discovers that Luke got her pregnant during their one-night stand. She breaks up with Scott and gets together with Luke.]]
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