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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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===Origin===
 
[[File:AliasV1-28Textless.jpg|thumb|left|200px|P.I. Jones in Alias v1 #28.]]
 
[[File:AliasV1-28Textless.jpg|thumb|left|200px|P.I. Jones in Alias v1 #28.]]
 
'''Jessica Campbell''' was a female human born in the modern age where she was the daughter of '''Dave Campbell''' and had a younger brother named '''Phillip Campbell'''. Around fifteen years ago, she was a student at [[Midtown High School]] though she was unpopular and hardly noticed by her classmates. Among her fellow students was [[Peter Parker]] with Jessica having a crush on him but she never approached him. She was present on the day they went to a science exhibit and he got bitten by a radioactive spider. Afterwards, her family went on a road trip to Disney World after her father got discount tickets from his employer [[Tony Stark]]. During the trip, Jessica got into an argument with her brother in the backseat of the vehicle leading to her father telling her off and in that moment he lost control of the car causing it to crash into a military convoy carrying experimental material. Their vehicle fell off the side of the road which killed her family and exposing Jessica to the chemicals whilst she fell into a coma. She was transported to a hospital and tended to by nurses when she was unconscious over the next six months where during this time the nearby [[Baxter Building]] was approached by [[Galactus]] leading to a clash with the [[Fantastic Four]]. This led to Jessica awakening from her coma and she was placed into care at the '''Moore House for Wayward Children''' until she was adopted by the Jones family with this being deemed as a second chance to start her life again. (Alias v1 #22) As a result, she came to live with her foster family and took on their last name as she became '''Jessica Jones''' where she returned to Midtown High School. Whilst there, she was picked on and treated as a freak by her classmates with this including [[Flash Thompson]]. Whilst by herself, she was approached by Peter Parker who attempted to help her but she was distraught as she saw him only speaking to her out of pity. Whilst running away, she found out that she could fly and she fell into the Hudson River where she was rescued by [[Thor (Marvel)|Thor]]. After learning she had powers, she began to experiment with the use of her abilities as she decided to become a superhero causing her to eventually foil a robbery by [[Mac Gargan]] who was the supervillain called the [[Scorpion (Marvel)|Scorpion]]. (Alias v1 #23)
 
'''Jessica Campbell''' was a female human born in the modern age where she was the daughter of '''Dave Campbell''' and had a younger brother named '''Phillip Campbell'''. Around fifteen years ago, she was a student at [[Midtown High School]] though she was unpopular and hardly noticed by her classmates. Among her fellow students was [[Peter Parker]] with Jessica having a crush on him but she never approached him. She was present on the day they went to a science exhibit and he got bitten by a radioactive spider. Afterwards, her family went on a road trip to Disney World after her father got discount tickets from his employer [[Tony Stark]]. During the trip, Jessica got into an argument with her brother in the backseat of the vehicle leading to her father telling her off and in that moment he lost control of the car causing it to crash into a military convoy carrying experimental material. Their vehicle fell off the side of the road which killed her family and exposing Jessica to the chemicals whilst she fell into a coma. She was transported to a hospital and tended to by nurses when she was unconscious over the next six months where during this time the nearby [[Baxter Building]] was approached by [[Galactus]] leading to a clash with the [[Fantastic Four]]. This led to Jessica awakening from her coma and she was placed into care at the '''Moore House for Wayward Children''' until she was adopted by the Jones family with this being deemed as a second chance to start her life again. (Alias v1 #22) As a result, she came to live with her foster family and took on their last name as she became '''Jessica Jones''' where she returned to Midtown High School. Whilst there, she was picked on and treated as a freak by her classmates with this including [[Flash Thompson]]. Whilst by herself, she was approached by Peter Parker who attempted to help her but she was distraught as she saw him only speaking to her out of pity. Whilst running away, she found out that she could fly and she fell into the Hudson River where she was rescued by [[Thor (Marvel)|Thor]]. After learning she had powers, she began to experiment with the use of her abilities as she decided to become a superhero causing her to eventually foil a robbery by [[Mac Gargan]] who was the supervillain called the [[Scorpion (Marvel)|Scorpion]]. (Alias v1 #23)
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It was around this time that Jessica discovered she was pregnant with Luke Cage's child.  The two moved in together, and later on Jessica took a job at the ''[[Daily Bugle]]'' as a consultant to [[Ben Urich|Urich, Ben]] for a new section of the paper titled ''[[The Pulse]]''.  While working there, she helped expose [[Green Goblin|Norman Osborn]] as the maniacal [[Green Goblin]], and helped SHIELD foil a plot by [[Hydra (Marvel)|Hydra]], and is continuing to make the most out of her new life.
 
It was around this time that Jessica discovered she was pregnant with Luke Cage's child.  The two moved in together, and later on Jessica took a job at the ''[[Daily Bugle]]'' as a consultant to [[Ben Urich|Urich, Ben]] for a new section of the paper titled ''[[The Pulse]]''.  While working there, she helped expose [[Green Goblin|Norman Osborn]] as the maniacal [[Green Goblin]], and helped SHIELD foil a plot by [[Hydra (Marvel)|Hydra]], and is continuing to make the most out of her new life.
  
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===Avengers===
 
She ultimately decided to move into [[Avengers Tower]] to join Luke Cage and the other heroes on the team though she decided to only look after their child rather than engage in superheroics. It was then that she decided to accept Cage's earlier offer of marriage with the pair going through the formal ceremony at the top of the building with the Avengers in attendance. (New Avengers Annual v1 #1)
 
She ultimately decided to move into [[Avengers Tower]] to join Luke Cage and the other heroes on the team though she decided to only look after their child rather than engage in superheroics. It was then that she decided to accept Cage's earlier offer of marriage with the pair going through the formal ceremony at the top of the building with the Avengers in attendance. (New Avengers Annual v1 #1)
  
 
Whilst seeing the heroes fight the Skrulls, she decided that she needed to join her comrades in battling them and left her daughter in the care of Edwin Jarvis. (Secret Invasion v1 #7) She participated in the final fight where the Skrull Queen [[Veranke]] was killed at the hands of [[Norman Osborn]] thus ending the invasion. It was then that a number of captives held by the Skrulls who they had replaced were freed from capture with one among them being Jarvis making her realise the one she handed her baby to was an infiltrator. This led to Jessica being despondent as she rushed back to find the Skrull Jarvis missing along with her daughter leaving Jones in anguish. (Secret Invasion v1 #8) Luke Cage then made a deal with Director Osborn who headed S.H.I.E.L.D.'s successor peacekeeping agency where he helped in the recovery of Danielle Cage. Luke then provided a distraction to allow Jessica to escape with Danielle to prevent their possible arrest by Osborn for leverage where they rendezvoused with the New Avengers to stay in hiding. (New Avengers v1 #49)
 
Whilst seeing the heroes fight the Skrulls, she decided that she needed to join her comrades in battling them and left her daughter in the care of Edwin Jarvis. (Secret Invasion v1 #7) She participated in the final fight where the Skrull Queen [[Veranke]] was killed at the hands of [[Norman Osborn]] thus ending the invasion. It was then that a number of captives held by the Skrulls who they had replaced were freed from capture with one among them being Jarvis making her realise the one she handed her baby to was an infiltrator. This led to Jessica being despondent as she rushed back to find the Skrull Jarvis missing along with her daughter leaving Jones in anguish. (Secret Invasion v1 #8) Luke Cage then made a deal with Director Osborn who headed S.H.I.E.L.D.'s successor peacekeeping agency where he helped in the recovery of Danielle Cage. Luke then provided a distraction to allow Jessica to escape with Danielle to prevent their possible arrest by Osborn for leverage where they rendezvoused with the New Avengers to stay in hiding. (New Avengers v1 #49)
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In the aftermath, Steve Rogers sought to create a new incarnation of the Avengers to help the world and invited Jessica Jones alongside others. Her husband Luke Cage was, however, hesitant as he felt that events would result in a new Civil War despite Steve assuring him otherwise. Rogers and Stark then decided to let Cage form his own incarnation of the Avengers that could operate from [[Avengers Mansion]] with him free to recruit whoever he wanted for his team. Jessica then joined Luke as she and their daughter moved into the mansion that was to be their new home. (New Avengers v2 #1) It was then that Luke became possessed by entities looking to claim the [[Eye of Agamotto]] and had also taken control of Doctor Strange along with Daimon Hellstrom. (New Avengers v2 #2) Jessica participated in the battle whilst her daughter was kept in safety but decided to take Danielle to her mothers place where she would be safe until the current crisis was over with her being helped by [[Victoria Hand]] who was sent to help oversee the team. (New Avengers v2 #3)
  
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
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==In other media==
 
==In other media==
 
===Television===
 
===Television===
*In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jessica Jones made multiple appearances in the shared continuity setting.
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*In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jessica Jones made multiple appearances in the shared continuity setting:
 
**In Jessica Jones, the character made her first live-action appearance in the Netflix television series where she was portrayed by actor Krysten Ritter.
 
**In Jessica Jones, the character made her first live-action appearance in the Netflix television series where she was portrayed by actor Krysten Ritter.
 
**In Defenders, Jessica Jones appeared in the live-action Netflix television series where she was once again portrayed by actor Krysten Ritter.
 
**In Defenders, Jessica Jones appeared in the live-action Netflix television series where she was once again portrayed by actor Krysten Ritter.
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*''New Avengers Annual v1'':
 
*''New Avengers Annual v1'':
 
*''Secret Invasion v1'':
 
*''Secret Invasion v1'':
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*''New Avengers v2'':
 
*''Mighty Avengers v1'':
 
*''Mighty Avengers v1'':
 
*''Jessica Jones v1'':
 
*''Jessica Jones v1'':
 
*''Defenders'':
 
*''Defenders'':
 
*''Jessica Jones v2'':
 
*''Jessica Jones v2'':
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*''Spider-Man: Life Story v1'':
  
 
==External Links==
 
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Revision as of 17:11, 14 June 2019

Jessica Jones in Jessica Jones v1 #1.

Jessica Jones is a female comic superhero that features in Marvel Comics.

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Biography

Origin

P.I. Jones in Alias v1 #28.

Jessica Campbell was a female human born in the modern age where she was the daughter of Dave Campbell and had a younger brother named Phillip Campbell. Around fifteen years ago, she was a student at Midtown High School though she was unpopular and hardly noticed by her classmates. Among her fellow students was Peter Parker with Jessica having a crush on him but she never approached him. She was present on the day they went to a science exhibit and he got bitten by a radioactive spider. Afterwards, her family went on a road trip to Disney World after her father got discount tickets from his employer Tony Stark. During the trip, Jessica got into an argument with her brother in the backseat of the vehicle leading to her father telling her off and in that moment he lost control of the car causing it to crash into a military convoy carrying experimental material. Their vehicle fell off the side of the road which killed her family and exposing Jessica to the chemicals whilst she fell into a coma. She was transported to a hospital and tended to by nurses when she was unconscious over the next six months where during this time the nearby Baxter Building was approached by Galactus leading to a clash with the Fantastic Four. This led to Jessica awakening from her coma and she was placed into care at the Moore House for Wayward Children until she was adopted by the Jones family with this being deemed as a second chance to start her life again. (Alias v1 #22) As a result, she came to live with her foster family and took on their last name as she became Jessica Jones where she returned to Midtown High School. Whilst there, she was picked on and treated as a freak by her classmates with this including Flash Thompson. Whilst by herself, she was approached by Peter Parker who attempted to help her but she was distraught as she saw him only speaking to her out of pity. Whilst running away, she found out that she could fly and she fell into the Hudson River where she was rescued by Thor. After learning she had powers, she began to experiment with the use of her abilities as she decided to become a superhero causing her to eventually foil a robbery by Mac Gargan who was the supervillain called the Scorpion. (Alias v1 #23)

Jessica later became a superhero, calling herself Jewel.

As Jewel, Jessica's activities weren't exactly high profile, but she did what she could. Until one fateful day she encountered the Purple Man, who used his pheromone powers to take control of herm where he used her to kill the police, and held her as his prisoner for eight months for his own amusement, physically and mentally humiliating her. Finally he grew tired of her and sent her to kill Daredevil, but instead she attacked the Scarlet Witch as she and the rest of the Avengers were returning from a mission. As this happened, the Purple Man's mind control wore off, but it was too late too explain her actions, and was attacked by the Avengers, and once again rendered comatose.

She awoke later, being cared for by SHIELD, with Phoenix from the X-Men helping her to recover. She was offered the posision of SHIELD liason to the Avengers, but declined. The trauma she suffered forced her to forsake her Jewel identity, spending her days as a chain-smoking alcoholic. She had become the worst case scenario story for all costumed heroes.

Little is known of what happened to her following this, but later on she became a licensed private investigator, opening her own firm, Alias Investigations.

Jessica took part in several investigations from the mundane to the high profile. She also enjoyed a brief tryst with Luke Cage which she called off when her friend, Carol Danvers informed her that Cage was a "cape chaser." She also began dating Scott Lang. When Daredevil's secret identity as Matt Murdock was exposed, Murdock hired Jessica as a bodyguard.

Luke Cage later came to meet her to hire her services as a private detective in finding his father. His father James Lucas had gone into hiding as he did not want to meet his son as he blamed the life of a superhero for destroying his family. Initially, Jessica suggested perhaps not approaching the man but Luke wanted to clear the air with his father. She managed to find him but James Lucas's wife told her that he had suffered so much heartache that he refused to meet with his surviving son. Luke came to accept this decision and appreciated the efforts of Jessica in helping him on the matter. (New Avengers v1 #47)

Eventually, Jessica was hired by relatives of the Purple Man's victims to get the villain to confess to many of the killings he was not convicted of. She approached the villain in his cell, feeling very apprehensive but got nothing. The Purple Man later escaped from prison after Carnage broke out and tracked Jessica down at her home in order to take control of her again. When the Avengers showed up, he again ordered Jessica to attack them, but she was able to activiate a psychic defense trigger left by Phoenix and turn on her tormentor.

It was around this time that Jessica discovered she was pregnant with Luke Cage's child. The two moved in together, and later on Jessica took a job at the Daily Bugle as a consultant to Urich, Ben for a new section of the paper titled The Pulse. While working there, she helped expose Norman Osborn as the maniacal Green Goblin, and helped SHIELD foil a plot by Hydra, and is continuing to make the most out of her new life.

Avengers

She ultimately decided to move into Avengers Tower to join Luke Cage and the other heroes on the team though she decided to only look after their child rather than engage in superheroics. It was then that she decided to accept Cage's earlier offer of marriage with the pair going through the formal ceremony at the top of the building with the Avengers in attendance. (New Avengers Annual v1 #1)

Whilst seeing the heroes fight the Skrulls, she decided that she needed to join her comrades in battling them and left her daughter in the care of Edwin Jarvis. (Secret Invasion v1 #7) She participated in the final fight where the Skrull Queen Veranke was killed at the hands of Norman Osborn thus ending the invasion. It was then that a number of captives held by the Skrulls who they had replaced were freed from capture with one among them being Jarvis making her realise the one she handed her baby to was an infiltrator. This led to Jessica being despondent as she rushed back to find the Skrull Jarvis missing along with her daughter leaving Jones in anguish. (Secret Invasion v1 #8) Luke Cage then made a deal with Director Osborn who headed S.H.I.E.L.D.'s successor peacekeeping agency where he helped in the recovery of Danielle Cage. Luke then provided a distraction to allow Jessica to escape with Danielle to prevent their possible arrest by Osborn for leverage where they rendezvoused with the New Avengers to stay in hiding. (New Avengers v1 #49)

In the aftermath, Steve Rogers sought to create a new incarnation of the Avengers to help the world and invited Jessica Jones alongside others. Her husband Luke Cage was, however, hesitant as he felt that events would result in a new Civil War despite Steve assuring him otherwise. Rogers and Stark then decided to let Cage form his own incarnation of the Avengers that could operate from Avengers Mansion with him free to recruit whoever he wanted for his team. Jessica then joined Luke as she and their daughter moved into the mansion that was to be their new home. (New Avengers v2 #1) It was then that Luke became possessed by entities looking to claim the Eye of Agamotto and had also taken control of Doctor Strange along with Daimon Hellstrom. (New Avengers v2 #2) Jessica participated in the battle whilst her daughter was kept in safety but decided to take Danielle to her mothers place where she would be safe until the current crisis was over with her being helped by Victoria Hand who was sent to help oversee the team. (New Avengers v2 #3)

Overview

Personality and attributes

Various stages of Jessica's life in The Pulse v1 #14.

When she at school, she had a crush on fellow student Peter Parker but never worked the courage to speak to him. (Alias v1 #22) She had said that she had biggest crush on Peter Parker and was in love with him at the time when they were in Midtown High. (New Avengers v1 #51)

Powers and abilities

Originally, Jessica was an ordinary human until a car accident when she was younger led to her being exposed to a hazardous experimental material that gave her superhuman abilities. (Alias v1 #22)

Notes

  • Jessica Jones was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos where she made her first appearance in Alias v1 #1 (November, 2001).
  • With regards to the characters origins, Bendis had stated, "You may have heard that 'Alias was originally going to star Jessica Drew, Marvel Comics' original Spider-Woman. You would have heard wrong, though.Nope. This is an urban myth that I believe I will never live down. I was at one time toying with doing Jessica Drew because she has the best hair of any superhero in comics, but this book is entirely different than what that idea was to be. This character is totally different in every way but sexual gender. And there's that Jessica name that's not going to help me convince anyone."
  • When writing Spider-Woman, Bendis stated in a letters page on Powers #11, "Originally, "Alias" was going to star Jessica Drew, but it became something else entirely. Which is good, because had we used Jessica it would have been off continuity and bad storytelling. I was at one time toying with doing Jessica Drew [in Alias] because she has the best hair of any superhero in comics, but this book is entirely different than what that idea was to be."

Alternate Versions

In other media

Television

  • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jessica Jones made multiple appearances in the shared continuity setting:
    • In Jessica Jones, the character made her first live-action appearance in the Netflix television series where she was portrayed by actor Krysten Ritter.
    • In Defenders, Jessica Jones appeared in the live-action Netflix television series where she was once again portrayed by actor Krysten Ritter.

Video games

  • In Marvel Contest of Champions, Jessica Jones appeared in the iOS video game.
  • In Marvel: Future Fight, Jessica Jones appeared in the iOS video game.
  • In Marvel Heroes, Jessica Jones appeared as a character in the MMORPG video game where she was voiced actor Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and actor Tara Strong.

Appearances

  • Alias v1:
  • New Avengers v1:
  • New Avengers Annual v1:
  • Secret Invasion v1:
  • New Avengers v2:
  • Mighty Avengers v1:
  • Jessica Jones v1:
  • Defenders:
  • Jessica Jones v2:
  • Spider-Man: Life Story v1:

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