"I have absolutely no intention of controlling you. I want you to act on your own accord."
"Act how? Suicide?" Is that why you've been torturing me?"
"Oh, my God. Jessica, I knew you were insecure. That's just sad. I'm not torturing you. Why would I? I love you."


Kilgrave is the Main Villain of the Netflix Series Jessica Jones. Real name being Kevin Thompson, he was a man who was experimented on by his parents since his childhood in order to treat a neurodegenerative disease, but the treatment ended up giving him the ability to control people's minds. Assuming the name Kilgrave, he began to use his powers for personal gain, eventually coming across Jessica Jones. He became obsessed and fascinated with Jones, even falling in love and hunting her down since she managed to overcome his thrall.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 10-B

Name: Kilgrave, Kevin Thompson, The Purple Man

Origin: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Gender: Male

Age: 40

Classification: Human

Powers and Abilities: Mind Control / Action Inducement, Emotional / Sensation Manipulation, Telepathy

Attack Potency: Human level

Speed: Normal Human

Lifting Strength: Regular Human

Striking Strength: Human Class

Durability: Athlete level (Survived a slightly held back beating from Jessica Jones)

Stamina: Average

Range: Next to none by himself. 100 feet with mental abilities, far higher once enhanced

Intelligence: Extremely High.

Weaknesses: Any that of a regular human; any drug that can sufficiently knock him out long enough and deep enough; can't mind control anyone that can't communicate with him; as his power is virus-based, he probably can't affect those that aren't human like Asgardians.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Mind Control: Kilgrave had the ability to control another person's mind through thoughts and verbal commands, thanks to a virus that he emits through micro particles in the air. However, Kilgrave himself must have been present for his commands to have an immediate effect; speaking over a phone did not enthrall his victim. Kilgrave's power also had a time limit of ten to twelve hours before his victim began to regain his will. Until the time limit was up, the victims would continue to follow Kilgrave's command unless he gave them a different order to follow. After Albert Thompson performed more experiments, he was able to extend Kilgrave's power to the distance of over a hundred feet and a time limit of 16 hours first, and then up to 24; later, Kilgrave demonstrated that he could control people by voice alone, without being present, when he took control of Metro-General Hospital and had everyone pursuing Jones to kill her.


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