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"The Purple Man’s psychology is one of my favorite things to write about because here’s a man who can get someone to do or say whatever he wants, but I think everybody knows you don’t want people to do and say whatever you want. You want them to do or say what you want them to say because you want them to want it. So after years of manipulations the psychology of someone who’s just missing whole parts of the human experience–which is someone liking you back, someone wanting you back, and knowing if you genuinely can muster someone’s love–these things get you after awhile. He’s alone on a desert island, he has no friends, he has no love, and the people who he makes his friends or love, he manipulates them. We’re even going to show that if someone genuinely finds him interesting he will abuse them. He doesn’t allow himself to have a real relationship. The perspective of his world is wholly unique, I think that’s what puts him up there with the Joker and Magneto. We can show you his perspective and it’s unique and it might make you–not sympathize, but maybe empathize with and that makes the story more interesting. For all the horror the fact that you can see where it’s coming from doesn’t make it better, in fact it makes it worse.” -- Brian Michael Bendis

He sends Carol on a plane to San Francisco with no memory of what happened.

Date: 2018-01-31 06:30 pm (UTC)
speedingtortoise: Happy Platypus (Default)
From: [personal profile] speedingtortoise
That last bit there reminds me of when . . .


Killgrave tries to be a good guy under jessica's direction on the netflix show. Which is an interesting concept. But i feel like there are some big differences between the two. Netflix killgrave had his powers from since he was a kid while 616 killgrave (to the extent of my knowledge) got his as an adult. So i find it a little easier to accept a possible redemption arc from someone who got these powers while they were still growing up and developing and being stunted by them than from someone who was already an emotionally developed adult who decided to use their powers to do some truly horrific shit.

Date: 2018-01-31 09:05 pm (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Iron Man mark 43 (Default)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
Yeah, I always felt a lot more sorry for the Netflix version of Killgrave. The comics version was, as you said, a full blown adult (and Soviet spy) before he got his powers and willingly dove headfirst into being a monster. He knows what he's doing is wrong, but chooses to do it anyways. But the MCU version? The guy never had a chance at being a normal person. Being born with a degenerative brain disorder, given experimental treatment that was tantamount to torture, and gaining always-on mind control powers while still a kid? There's no way you come out of that a functional human being with a working moral compass. He was certainly a monster that needed to be put down, but the fact that he never had any chance not to be a monster is still a kind of tragedy.

Date: 2018-02-04 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mrwalker
Speaking of Netflix...was Killgrave British in the comics (as his use of "bloody" makes me think of him as being here)?

Date: 2018-01-31 06:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
You want them to do or say what you want them to say because you want them to want it.

Jessica talking to Stryker in AVENGERS ACADEMY covered this. "If Killgrave tells you to do something and enjoy it, you will enjoy it. Even while the rest of your mind is screaming." This doesn't quite mesh with that. The reason Killgrave's victims went insane is probably because they did awful things and remember enjoying doing them.

Also, whenever Killgrave goes on about how he made Jessica "interesting," I'm reminded of the end of "In the Line of Fire."

Frank: What are you waiting for?
Leary: Waiting for? I'm waiting for some gratitude. Without me, you're a sad-eyed,
piano-playing drunk. I brought you into this game. I let you keep up with me. I made you a hero today.
Frank: You didn't make me anything.
Leary: I redeemed your pathetic life.
Frank: I just did my job. You're the one with a pathetic life. Go ahead and shoot!

Date: 2018-01-31 07:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nyadnar17
So Killgrave's powers are still pheromone based right? Doesn't the increase amount of communication via phone, text, email, etc kinda lessen his "unique perspective?"

I mean, even if I had his powers the vast majority of people I interact with on a given day are safe on the other side of a wifi connection.

Date: 2018-01-31 07:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
That's how it used to be, but from these scans it appears that he's got truly psychic powers allowing him to control minds and possess people. Though apparently not read their minds like a telepath.

Date: 2018-01-31 07:32 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Terra is Scared (TerraTerror)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
i never thought he could get creepier... but he has and i don't know what to do about it.....

Date: 2018-02-06 02:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kore
I am SO fed up with the Gaydos sameface. Bad enough it's all over Alias.


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