YMMV / Jessica Jones

(For YMMV tropes about the 2015 Netflix show, see here.)

  • Author's Saving Throw: Minor one in terms of her 2016 ongoing; a number of Carol Danvers fans were not happy with her being demonised in Civil War II over the use of a precognitive Inhuman, since a lot of effort was put into making her side look bad while making Tony's seem flawless, such as having Carol insist on detaining a woman Ulysses predicts being involved in a terror plot despite all evidence pointing to her being innocent. As it turns out, she is a terrorist after all, and is the first Big Bad of Jessica's new ongoing. Though it doesn't fix the damage, it does vindicate things by showing Carol was right about that one.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Shares this status with her husband when it comes to New Avengers. Either she's an awesome Action Mom with a really interesting background, or she's a shallow Spotlight-Stealing Squad and Creator's Pet with little to make her unique.
  • Creator's Pet: As stated before, many view her as this by her being a member of the New Avengers, which saw her creator replace a number of classic Avengers with characters he preferred. Her being the one to stop Scarlet Witch's breakdown in a What If? and her and Luke being the ones to bring down Spider-Man's archenemy Norman Osborn, rather than Spidey himself, in the opening arc of The Pulse didn't help.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Being in a MAX series meant that Jessica had a limited crossover with the Marvel universe, since Marvel did not want their mainstream characters showing up very often in such an edgy, provocative series. In order to free her from that restriction, Bendis toned her down significantly when she was brought over to The Avengers. Many fans of Alias were less-than-pleased with this change.
    • Jessica got hit with this all over again with her 2016 series, which went a surprisingly long way toward re-establishing the Alias status quo. In the early issues, her marriage with Luke is in serious trouble and Jessica's social life is bending back toward "hot garbage fire." Readers who had adjusted just fine to the lighter, softer, but healthier Jessica in the main Marvel universe weren't pleased to give it all up in exchange for more cussing.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: A terrorist organization sought to frame the Champions with a disaster similar to the one that ignited first Civil War, that broke the superhero community in half, and make it all start again. Wich sounds great. But Jessica helped to discover and halt it before it even started, so We Are Not Going Through That Again.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Bendis announced in 2017 that he will be leaving Marvel Comics, and work at DC instead. Whoever writes the comic after him will have some big shoes to fill.
    • Assuming it doesn't just get cancelled instead.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Kids may buy a comic of Marvel Comics expecting the usual superhero fanfarre. Yeah, no. The original MAX series and the 2016 relaunch use a R-Rated Opening to clarify this.