Two New Jessica Jones Clips Show Kilgrave's Terrifying Mind Control Powers

Monday, 16 November 2015 - 1:55PM
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Jessica Jones
Monday, 16 November 2015 - 1:55PM
Two New Jessica Jones Clips Show Kilgrave's Terrifying Mind Control Powers
The first season of Jessica Jones is just days away, and while the trailers have shown us plenty of the titular superhero, we haven't seen much of David Tennant's sinister Kilgrave. The mystery is part of his creepiness, so we probably don't want to see too much yet, but two new clips from the series give us a glimpse of his extremely scary mind control powers:





Zebediah Kilgrave, aka The Purple Man, features as the main villain in the comic series on which the show is based, Alias. In the comics, Jessica has a long and tortured backstory with the supervillain, which drove her to give up her superhero identity. But as we'll see in the pilot, Kilgrave and his mind control powers catch up with her, forcing her to become a reluctant hero again and come face-to-face with her tormenter.

Kilgrave is played by David Tennant, best known for his run as the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who. As we see above, he has the ability to not only control others' actions, but their minds, as he forces a family to welcome him into their home and convinces a child to get into a closet of his own volition. Of course, for those of you who saw the pilot at New York Comic Con, he uses his powers for considerably more sadistic ends.

Jessica Jones season one starts streaming on Netflix on Friday, November 20.
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