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Does Trish actually have super-powers?

I'm half-way through season 3. They've just found Trish is talking and acting as though she has super-powers, but I'm not clear on whether she does actually have them. We got shown her doing a long ...
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Why did Jessica wrestle with Sallinger in the middle school?

Warning: Spoilers for Jessica Jones Season 3 up to Episode 7. I've been working my way through Jessica Jones Season 3, and just finished the episode where she returns from her trip to Sallinger's ...
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In "Jessica Jones" Season 1, are Kilgrave's powers just inconsistently represented?

Mild spoilers for Season 1. I haven't (yet) watched Season 2, so please no spoilers for that. We are told that surgical sedation disables Kilgrave's power, and somewhat demonstrated that with Ducasse'...
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At the crux of the finale of "Jessica Jones" season 1, what was the point of this action?

Massive Spoilers for Season 1, much of it not behind spoiler blocks! I haven't watched Season 2 (yet), so please no answers that are spoilers for that. In the final showdown with Kilgrave ... She ...
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What does Erik sense?

Erik has a sense for "evil", which takes the form of headaches that grow worse when he nears unpleasant or bad people. While he gets a strong reading off of people who've made other people suffer, he ...
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How did Trish find Jessica?

So at the end (the last episode) of season 2 of Jessica Jones... How did Trish know to go to that place? I don't remember a scene explaining how she figured out where to track Jessica down in all of ...
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How did the police get into the secure basement that Jessica Jones was locked inside?

In Season 2 Episode 8 of Jessica Jones, how did the cops break through the door into the room where Jessica and her Mom were held when Jessica or her Mom couldn't break that door?
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Does Jessica Jones have any issues from her treatment?

We know that the experiments done on Jessica can potentially lead to psychological issues, notably in the case of who exhibited severe anger management issues or even dissociative episodes. The "...
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Who are the characters in the opening montage?

In Jessica Jones, there’s a montage featuring shadowy images of people who are (presumably) characters from the show. For instance, these two people (having an argument?): There are others, of course....
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How did Kilgrave know it was Malcolm Ducasse?

In Jessica Jones, Malcolm Ducasse Within the universe of the show (i.e., I get that this is a plot device, but I'm less interested in what went on in the writer's room), Or was this just an ...
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Is there an inconsistency regarding Kilgrave's powers' duration?

In Jessica Jones (Netflix), Jessica states that Kilgrave's influence on someone doesn't last more than 10-12 hours, after which he needs to "renew" it (Season 1, Ep. 4, when talking about Easterns). ...
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Why doesn't Jessica Jones keep Kilgrave's mouth shut with a brace?

In "Jessica Jones", Jessica wants to stop Kilgrave without killing him. Because Kilgrave needs to talk to use his powers, why doesn't she stop him from talking with a brace. This has been done in ...
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What about the children?

In Jessica Jones, season 1, episode 2 (AKA Crush Syndrome), Kilgrave has the two children shut themselves in a closet. Is there any information (word of god, expanded universe, etc.) on what happened ...
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Why Birch St. and Higgins Dr.?

In Jessica Jones, we see Jessica chant a mantra consisting of the streets she grew up on: Birch Street, Higgins Drive, Cobalt Lane. Later, we learn that Birch and Higgins intersect at an important ...
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What was the tragic event that caused Jessica Jones to give up being a superhero?

This could apply to the comics and/or the TV show, but I believed in the show Jessica gave up being a super hero after killing Reva - is this the same in the comics?
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How Freely Can Kilgrave's Commands Be Interpreted?

When Kilgrave gives an instruction that can be interpreted in multiple ways, how free is the recipient to select an interpretation? Does the recipient always have to choose the most lethal meaning? ...
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Why can't Jessica Jones fly?

Has there ever been an explanation by writers or producers of the Jessica Jones-related comics as to why they designed her without the ability (usually) to fly? I've wondered if it was to distance ...
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Do Kilgrave's commands have to be given verbally?

Kilgrave's power of influence is a result of This means that anyone within range, and breathing the same air as he is automatically infected - regardless of whether or not Kilgrave is speaking or ...
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Could Kilgrave be defeated by wearing earplugs/ear defenders?

In the TV version of Jessica Jones, it seems that Kilgrave could simply be defeated by wearing strong ear protection so that you couldn't hear his commands. Would this work, or does his power affect ...
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Why is Stark/Avengers tower not visible in the skyline in Jessica Jones?

There are several very clear skyline shots over the course of Season 1 of Jessica Jones. However, not in a single one of them is Stark/Avengers tower visible. From my understanding of the timeline, ...
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Why does Jessica Jones have this power in the TV show?

In later episodes of the TV series Jessica Jones, the titular character develops the power to I get there is a clear explanation for this in the comics. It's also very clear that this explanation ...
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Why does Kilgrave's power end when he dies?

I've seen people discussing distance, etc., but if there's a time effect, why does it suddenly end when he's dead? That's not explained as far as I saw.
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How could Kilgrave's powers expand in this way?

In the show Jessica Jones, in the last two episodes Kilgrave takes steps to enhance his powers, which leads to him Given that we are told his powers work because he emits an air-borne virus that ...
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What exactly are Jessica Jones' powers?

As far as I can recall, on the Netflix Jessica Jones TV series, she had only exhibited super strength and super toughness. Does she have any other powers? What exactly are Jessica Jones' powers in ...
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Why don't Kilgrave's commands affect Kilgrave himself?

In Marvel's Jessica Jones, if Kilgrave says stop, everybody stops because of the viruses in the air. But shouldn't those viruses affect Kilgrave too? How can he move after giving the stop command?
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Who created the version of Kilgrave in the Jessica Jones TV series?

I am curious, who is behind this version of the main villain (played by David Tennant) in Marvel's Jessica Jones TV series? I don't mean the character itself (which I believe is from the comics), I ...
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How did Jessica Jones know that the hermetically sealed room would be safe?

Warning: possible spoilers. Read at your own risk. In the television show version of Jessica Jones, at one point she captures Killgrave and puts him in a hermetically sealed room. She tells another ...
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When was Jessica Jones announced as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

This last week I have been hearing about mature contents of Jessica Jones and that it's now part of MCU. Is this true? If yes, when did Marvel announce that?
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How did Audrey Eastman know Jessica Jones was "gifted"?

In S1E4, Audrey Eastman hires Jessica partially because she's gifted. But since Jessica works pretty hard to minimize showing off her abilities, how did Audrey find out? Is there a plausible ...
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When is Jessica Jones season 1 set?

In S1E3 of Jessica Jones, Luke tallies up the superpowered characters he knows of. But in season 3 of Agents of SHIELD This suggests that Jessica Jones is set earlier than that. When is S1 of ...
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