The Netflix series Jessica Jones captures the spirit of the titular Marvel Comics character and breaks new thematic ground in live-action superhero entertainment. As with any adaptation, though, Jessica Jones is quite different from its source material in ways both large and small. In adapting the comic book, the show left out certain elements or tweaked parts of Jessica's origin.From her illustrious career as an actual superhero who fought alongside the Avengers to her list of code names, Jessica Jones the TV show left out a lot about Jessica Jones the character. If you've ever been curious about her real day jobs, the origins of Kilgrave, or who her best friend really is, then this list will provide the answers for which you've been jonesing.
Kilgrave Is a Former Spy from Croatia
In the television version of Jessica Jones, Kilgrave speaks with a crisp British accent. His Netflix origin positions him as the victim of childhood experiments carried out by his scientist parents. In the comic book, however, he's actually a Croatian-born physician turned spy who gains his powers during a secret mission to a chemical factory.
Matt Murdock Represents Alias Investigations
Being a lawyer is kind of a superpower. Jeryn Hogarth is Jessica's go-to legal buddy on the series. This is a bit of a twist on the fact that it is Daredevil himself Matt Murdock representing Jones in the comics.
Don't Call Him Kilgrave
Everyone's favorite villain to hate is David Tennant's Kilgrave. He's equal parts vicious and stylish but did you know that his personal penchant for dressing in purple reveals his true origins? See, in the comic book Kilgrave is better known as the villain "Purple Man," thanks to his deeply purple skin. The powers and stylish purple suits are the same but he prefers a more ridiculous and less mall goth pseudonym.
Her Best Friend Is Captain Marvel, Not Trish Walker
Everybody is excited to see Hellcat come to life onscreen, but in the comics Patsy (Trish) Walker isn't Jessica's best friend. Instead she chums around with the cosmic powered Captain Marvel. The change was made because Marvel (the studio) has plans to use Captain Marvel (the character) in her own feature film down the line.