|Relationships:||Kara Killgrave (daughter)|
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Zebediah Killgrave is a Marvel Comics supervillain also known as the Purple Man. He has powers of mind control.
Killgrave was first introduced as an enemy of Daredevil in Daredevil #4 (October 1964). An accident with a chemical caused his skin to turn purple and caused him to produce pheromones that compel others to obey his verbal commands. He was a recurring character in Daredevil through the 1970s and later appeared in the X-Man comics in the 1990s. He appeared again in the 2001 to 2004 series Alias, which introduces the character Jessica Jones and establishes a history between Jessica and Killgrave.
A version of the character appears in the first season of the Netflix MCU series Jessica Jones. This incarnation of the character is known only as Kilgrave (note the single 'L'; the name "Zebediah" is never used) and was born Kevin Thompson. Kilgrave does not have purple skin but retains an allusion to the Purple Man through his purple suits.
Jessica Jones Fandom
Jessica/Kilgrave is a common pairing for fanworks, often exploring the non-consensual relationship between Kilgrave and Jessica in canon.
- Purple man alias Kilgrave by Thubakabra (Jun 2016)
- Kilgrave - AKA Kevin Murdercorpse Thompson by ifheavenllhaveme (Jan 2017)
- You deranged prick. You’ve never loved anyone in your repulsive life. by gehayi, Nov 23 2015 - "Kilgrave is a complete monster. Everyone knows it, including the narrative of the show."
- "smile" by atomicheavybike, Nov 21 2015
- Zebediah Killgrave tag at AO3
- zebediah-killgrave and kilgrave tags at Tumblr
- Purple Man at Marvel Database
- Purple Man at Wikipedia