Jessica Jones is a MarvelComics superheroine, originally created by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis. She was the main character of ''Comicbook/{{Alias}}'' (November 2001, also written by Bendis) which was the first comic released under the [[DarkerAndEdgier R-Rated]] MAX imprint, which notably had the word "FUCK!" on the first page.

Jessica Jones was known as Jessica Campbell as a teenager, and lived in Forest Hills, New York, where she attended Midtown High, where a [[Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} certain wall-crawling hero]] also attended at the same time. On a family drive one day, her father lost control of the vehicle and collided with a military convoy carrying radioactive material. Her entire family (father, mother, and little brother) were killed and she ended up in a coma. When she awoke, she was adopted by the Jones family and she soon discovered she had superpowers.

She soon put on a costume and created a heroic identity: Jewel. She had a pretty low-key career and was somewhat known to the New York superheroes, especially ComicBook/MsMarvel, until she encountered the [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Purple Man]], who seized control of her mind for eight months and subjected her to psychological abuse. He sent her to ComicBook/TheAvengers' Mansion in order to kill Daredevil and she attacks the only person wearing red at the mansion: the ScarletWitch. Jessica endures a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by IronMan and TheVision until Ms. Marvel saves her. Jessica slips back into a coma and is brought out only by psychic therapy by [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Jean Grey]]. Soon after therapy, and after a short stint as a hero named Knightress, Jessica decides to hang up the cape for good.

She goes on to start Alias Investigations, a private detective agency where she soon finds out she cannot outrun her past as a superhero (as it's brought up by almost everyone she meets). In between solving cases and [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]], she vacillates between romantic feelings for [[ComicBook/AntMan Scott Lang]] and for LukeCage. By the end of the book, she realizes she's pregnant with Luke Cage's child and the both of them start a romantic relationship.

After Alias, she was a character in ''Comicbook/ThePulse'' (a series focusing on the Daily Bugle), in which she and Luke are a couple and she gives birth to their daughter, Danielle. She later marries Luke Cage in ''NewAvengers'' and is a sometimes member of the team, when she's not being a mother. She also played a significant role in the first few arcs of YoungAvengers.

A Jessica Jones TV series has been in DevelopmentHell for years, but has finally been [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell dusted off]] and slated for a {{Creator/Netflix}} debut as part of the MarvelCinematicUniverse. It will be titled ''Series/AKAJessicaJones'' and will star [[Creator/KrystenRitter Krysten Ritter]] as Jones. It's due to be released in late 2015.

!!Tropes pertaining to Jessica Jones include:
* ActionGirl: When she wants to be.
* ActionMom: She has a daughter.
* AlliterativeName
* BerserkButton: Bringing up the Purple Man incident was a big one in ''Alias''.
* BreakTheCutie: One of the more extreme examples in the MarvelUniverse.
* BrokenBird: After the incident with the Purple Man, leading her to quit being a superhero.
* DrowningMySorrows: She drank quite a lot in ''Alias'' to mask the emotional pain.
* {{Expy}}: She shares a lot of similarities with Bendis's version of ComicBook/SpiderWoman, both with the private detective background, the friendship with Ms. Marvel and the snarky KnightInSourArmor demeanor. In fact, ''Alias'' was originally going to star Jessica Drew, but Bendis could not use her, so Jessica Jones was created instead. The two later team up at one point during ''Alias''.
* FirstPersonSmartass: Her narration in ''Alias''. Spider-Man has a rival to the throne of Marvel's premier DeadpanSnarker.
* {{Flight}}: She says she can't fly very well, though it seems that she's just out of practice. In her early days as Jewel, she flew just fine.
* FlyingBrick
* HappilyMarried: To Luke Cage.
* [[SirSwearsalot Lady Swears-a-lot]]: She curses ''very'' frequently in ''Alias''. She was cursing even as a teenager, and even ''after'' she moved beyond MAX's mature imprint and onto the G-Teen rated comics, she kept it up, sometimes being covered up by SymbolSwearing.
* LoveTriangle: In ''Alias'', she was caught in between Ant-Man and Luke Cage. She also had a interest in [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]].
* MamaBear: Do '''not''' mess with her daughter. Norman Osborn and Kang the Conqueror both found this out the hard way.
* MindRape: Woo boy. The extent of the Purple Man's mental torture was so severe, she couldn't tell whether or not she was doing things with her own will or ''his.''
* MuggingTheMonster: In the first book of ''Alias'', a CorruptCorporateExecutive sends a goon after her, who taunts her about being a necrophiliac rapist. Unfortunately for him, Jessica is ''much'' stronger and ''much'' tougher than he is and it doesn't go well.
* PregnantBadass: During ''The Pulse''. She beats the daylights out of NormanOsborn for a while after she thinks he caused a miscarriage.
* RememberTheNewGuy: She was {{retcon}}ned into Marvel continuity as a Midtown High student who had a crush on Peter Parker (she was even there when he was bitten by the spider). From there, she was supposedly a minor superhero known by Carol Danvers since UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. Jessica's AntiHero stint as Knightress before she started Alias investigations was also retconned into ''The Pulse''.
* SchoolNewspaperNewshound: Her UltimateMarvel universe counterpart, who also attends school with Peter Parker.
* TheSnarkKnight: Not just a DeadpanSnarker, but she had some serious self-esteem issues before finally working on them at the end of ''Alias''.
* SuperStrength: An undefined amount, thought it's at least enough for her to lift and toss cars.
* SuperToughness: Jessica is much tougher than an ordinary person, and though she survived being beaten by Iron Man and the Vision, she sustained serious injuries. She also admits that she is unsure of whether or not she is bulletproof.
* {{Tsundere}}: Through and through.
* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Jessica says to her daughter that being the product of an interracial relationship ''and'' two superheroes is enough to make her life hard. Her husband, LukeCage, got called out by this by the new Power Man.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: As part of her Jewel costume, she dyed her hair a purplish pink.