Jessica Jones is a Creator/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]] [[Creator/MarvelMAX MAX]] imprint, which notably had the word "FUCK!" on the first page.

Jessica Jones, also known as Jessica Cambell as a teenager, lived in Forest Hills, New York, where she attended Midtown High, where a [[Comicbook/SpiderMan 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 ComicBook/ScarletWitch. Jessica endures a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by ComicBook/IronMan and ComicBook/TheVision until Ms. Marvel saves her. Jessica slips back into a coma and is brought out only by psychic therapy by [[ComicBook/XMen 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 ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}. By the end of the book, she realizes she's pregnant with Luke'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 him in ''ComicBook/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 ComicBook/YoungAvengers.

A television show based on this character, originally intended for Creator/{{ABC}}, was said to languish in {{development hell}} for years ... until Creator/{{Netflix}} ''finally'' dusted it off for their line of shows set within the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with Jessica being portrayed by Creator/KrystenRitter. The entire first season of ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' was released on November 20th, 2015, to wide critical acclaim, and the show was renewed for a second season as of January 2016. Jessica teamed up with [[Series/{{Daredevil 2015}} Matt Murdock]], [[Series/LukeCage2016 Luke Cage]], and [[Series/IronFist2017 Danny Rand]] in a mini-series called ''Series/TheDefenders2017'', based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name.

In October of 2016, Jessica once again got her own solo series.

[[AC:Notable Comics]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'' (2001 -- 2004)
* ''ComicBook/ThePulse'' (2004 -- 2006)
* ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' vol. 1 (2005 -- 2006)
* ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' vol. 2 (2010 -- 2012)
* ''Jessica Jones'' (2016 --)
* ''ComicBook/TheDefenders2017'' vol. 5 (2017)

* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2015 -- present):
** ''Series/JessicaJones'' (2015)
** ''Series/TheDefenders2017'' (2017)

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MarvelFutureFight'' (2015)
* ''VideoGame/MarvelContestOfChampions'' (2015)

!! Jessica Jones provides examples of the following tropes:
%%* ActionGirl: When she wants to be.
* ActionMom: She's a superheroine/detective and fiercely protective of a daughter.
%%* AlliterativeName
* TheAlcoholic: Where is her [[SymbolSwearing $%&/()(/&%]] drink!?
* 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.
* CassandraTruth: Jessica took the case of a woman whose husband (a regular joe) claimed to come from AnotherDimension. This being Jessica Jones, she took it with ArbitrarySkepticism. This guy killed his wife in a gruesome manner before the case could be completed. He was detained, and Jessica was called to hear his testimony. Yes, he claims to come from another dimension... which was destroyed, as part of a huge conspiracy between heroes of this dimension, who plotted to bargain the death of countless dimensions so that this one could live. In the face of such cosmic horror, his petty murder is nothing. Nobody can ever believe [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 such a story]], right?
* CharacterDevelopment: Thanks to the need to lighten her so she could appear in stuff outside of the MAX imprint (see bellow in LighterAndSofter), the Jessica of ''Alias'' is very different than the Jessica of ''New Avengers''. As a result, it ends up looking like her relationship with Luke and the ending of ''Alias'' helped her get out of her depressed state and grow as a person.
* ClosestThingWeGot: Killgrave orders Jessica to go to the Avengers mansion and kill Daredevil... ignoring the fact that Daredevil was not an Avenger, had never been before that point, and there was zero reason to expect to find him there. But, as Killgrave has a CompellingVoice, she has to obey his orders anyway, somehow. So she attacked the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, simply because she also has a red suit.
* DrowningMySorrows: She drank quite a lot in ''Alias'' to mask the emotional pain.
* EarthAllAlong: Jessica is kidnapped by someone, and held at a warehouse in some unknown location. The kidnapper actually just wanted to talk, making sure that she wouldn't run away. Once they are done, the kidnapper gives a proof of good will by simply releasing Jessica and letting her go, with no problem whatsoever. The warehouse? It was ''at the next street'' to Jessica's home.
* ExactWords:
* {{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 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: Flight? Check. Super Strength? Check. Invulnerability? Check.
* HappilyMarried: Her marriage to Luke Cage has a lot of love. In fact, their love for each other and their daughter has helped them defeat a lot of problems together.
* {{Infodump}}: When someone takes a chair at Alias and starts to explain what the case is all about, get ready fr this.
* LighterAndSofter: An EnforcedTrope via Marvel Comics' policies on their MAX publications, in which Jessica started. Marvel only permitted a limited few of their characters (such as Luke Cage, Punisher and Jessica herself) from making extended appearances in a MAX book outside of being TheCameo. Due to the mature language, sexual content, and other things, the vast majority of their exhaustive cast of characters were not allowed to participate. When Bendis felt he had done all he could with the character under these limited conditions, he ended ''Alias'' and integrated Jessica into the main MarvelUniverse. As a result, she had to become a much lighter and softer character.
* 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: 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 ComicBook/NormanOsborn for a while after she thinks he caused a miscarriage.
* ProperlyParanoid: When [[spoiler:Maria Hill]] turns up in the 2016 series, Jessica speculates that she has faked her injuries to trick her into some ploy that will end with her dying in a Latverian prison. [[spoiler:As it happens, Hill is (relatively) honest this time, but Jessica's suspicions were reasonable, considering.]]
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Subverted. Several people ask her if Kilgrave ever raped or sexually abused her while under his control, and she insists that he never did. ''However'', she also insists that she feels no less humiliated, traumatized and violated than if he did.
* 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 ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe counterpart, who also attends school with Peter Parker.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: One issue has a background TV announcing that "Creator/BrianMichaelBendis saves the world"
* ShoutOut
-->'''Agent Carter:''' Yeah, to quote the great General Solo: [[Film/TheForceAwakens That is not how any of this works]]
* SirSwearsALot: One of Marvel's biggest examples, and certainly the biggest female one. 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.
* 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.
* TimeTravel: Dreams of an encounter with an [[SheIsAllGrownUp adult version]] of her daughter Dani in issue 3 of her 2016 series. She's from around 30 years in the future, and has the combined powers of Jessica, Luke, and Captain America.
%%* {{Tsundere}}:
* 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, ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, got called out by this by the new Power Man.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: As part of her Jewel costume, she dyed her hair a purplish pink.