PURPLE CHILDREN

Membership: Connor, Jaime, Joe, Shallah & an unidentified girl

Purpose: To live a happy family life

Affiliations: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Jessica Jones, Detective Larson, Kirsten McDuffie, Lahni, Persuasion (Kara Killgrave)

Enemies: Purple Man (Zebediah Killgrave), Purple Son (Benjamin Killgrave)

Aliases: Purple Kids

Base of Operations: Undetermined; formerly San Francisco, California

First Appearance: Daredevil IV#8 (November, 2014)

History:
(Daredevil IV#8 (fb) - BTS) - Zebediah Killgrave, the Purple Man, fathered several children with different women, using his mind control powers to have sex with them, then leaving them pregnant and to raise the children solo.

(Daredevil IV#8 (fb) - BTS) - The Purple Man fathered a child, Jaime, with Lahni. Lahni raised Jaime on her own.

(Daredevil IV#8 (fB) - BTS) - Wanting a sense of family, Killgrave returned to reclaim four of his children, including Connor, Joe, and Shallah. Connor's mother had died in childbirth, and Shallah's mother was in jail.

(Daredevil IV#8) - Killgrave and the four Purple Children broke in through Jaime's window and pinned him down, telling him it was time to join them. Killgrave stopped Lahni from calling the police, then he ordered her to commit suicide as he took Jaime away with him. Purple Man left suggestions with the neighbors to help deter police, like Detective Larson. The Purple Children gave Killgrave a birthday party as he lectured them about their powers, which he considered their birthright. Killgrave demanded that the kids love him unconditionally, but they found they were able to combine their powers to control him, making him walk out in front of a street car. With Killgrave seemingly dead, the Children went to explore the city.

(Daredevil IV#9) - The Purple Kids walked down the street, making people cry and scream as they passed, then they stole a cop car for fun. Daredevil forced the car to crash, then the kids inspired a crowd to rise up against him, as the police arrived, firing tear gas to settle down the crowd. The Kids made the cops turn on each other, then they projected their pain and loneliness on to Daredevil, making him fall off a bridge.

(Daredevil IV#10) - The Kids took over an arcade, ordering everyone else there to leave, but soon Killgrave himself showed up, his body badly broken from being hit by a street car. As Killgrave threatened the kids, Daredevil showed up, overwhelming Killgrave's senses by cranking up the music and then knocking him out as the police arrived. Matt made sure the children were separated by the police, and the kids' skin turned back to normal with their powers seemingly going away.

(Daredevil V#18 (fb) - BTS) - The Purple Kids stayed in touch through chatting, social media, and phone calls. Killgrave escaped prison by convincing a woman named Melissa to murder the guard John. He then sent a mob to gather the Purple Kids. After a time, Jaime, Connor, and the other girl went quiet, and Shallah and Joe went to San Francisco to find them.

(Daredevil V#17 (fb) ) - Shallah and Joe showed up at the home of Kirsten McDuffie, seeking Matt Murdock.

(Daredevil V#18 (fb) ) - Joe and Shallah ran inside to escape the mob, and Matt placed them in a panic room with Kirsten while he knocked out the mob that had been sent after him. Joe and Shallah asked for help, and Daredevil took them through the city and they realized they could sense the other Kids the closer they got. They discovered he'd placed the other three children in giant purple crystals which were being used to power a machine. Killgrave swiftly knocked the kids out then took over Daredevil's mind.

(Daredevil V#19 (fb) ) - The Purple Children powered the machine, making Killgrave more powerful. Daredevil soon defeated Killgrave and freed the Purple Children, then he left to go find Kirsten. The Children wondered if they could do something to help him.

(Daredevil V#20 (fb) ) - The Purple Children used Killgrave's machine to send out a telepathic message to the world. "You don't know Daredevil's real name. Anything you see or hear or learn that tells you who Daredevil is, you won't see or hear or learn, unless Daredevil wants you to. Daredevil does good things." And the world promptly forgot Matt's identity.

(Daredevil V#20 (fb) - BTS) - The Purple Children destroyed the machine and then left, leaving Killgrave to be arrested.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3 (fb) - BTS) - Benjamin Killgrave, another son of the Purple Man, acquired the body of his father and strapped him to a machine, realizing that he could siphon parts of Killgrave's blood and mix it with his own to increase his control of others. He contacted the Purple Kids and their other sibling, Kara Killgrave, and they all agreed to help him keep Killgrave contained, thinking it would do the world good.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#1) - The Purple Kids watched from the bushes as Jessica Jones reached out to Kara Killgrave for help regarding her daughter, Danielle Cage. Later, the Purple Children followed Jessica as she searched for answers, and they reported back to Benjamin.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#2) - After Benjamin sent Kara to hold Jessica off, the Purple Children stood guard at his door as Jessica and Emma Frost arrived, and Frost forced them to leave the scene and walk away. After hearing that Jessica's daughter Danielle Cage had been turned purple, the Kids told Jessica what she would find inside was not what she would think.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3) - Benjamin trapped Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in a mental spell. The Purple Kids came over to visit, concerned that Benjamin was taking things too far, and they decided to intervene. They returned with Kara to find Benjamin unconscious, and they kept him that way. They apologized to Jessica, not having realized how evil Benjamin was, and they learned that Killgrave had manipulated events to turn Danielle purple, thus bringing Jessica and Cage to the situation.

Comments: Created by Mark Waid (writer) & Chris Samnee (artist).

In the main image of this profile, there are multiple Purple Children pictured, but there are only five children who make up the group called the "Purple Children" or "Purple Kids", one of whose names has not been revealed. There are two other known children of Zebediah Killgrave, including Kara (Purple Girl/Persuasion) and Benjamin (the Purple Son).

Shallah and Connor are specifically named, but they have never been specifically identified out of the group images. They do not have specific images here in the profile.
   What makes it even worse. Shallah appeared alongside Joe and turned out to be one of the boys, which can work because Shallah is usually a male first name. Problem is, so is Connor! So, we have four male names for three boys and two girls. I am assuming genders BTW!
--Markus Raymond

The Purple Children have no powers, seemingly, when they are far apart. When they join together, their skin turns purple and their manipulation and emotional projection skills seem to expand. Their powers were briefly magnified by the Psycho-Prism.

In Daredevil V#18 Ron Garney drew Joe and Shallah the same size even though Joe is usually the tallest of the group. The next issue Marc Laming corrected this and made Joe the tallest again and the one if the yellow hoody is now the smallest (originally bald child). So Shallah is definitely not a girl and Connor needs to be one of the girls.
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Purple Children should not be confused with:


Connor

(Daredevil IV#8 (fb) - BTS) - Purple Man used his powers to convince a woman to love him, and he got her pregnant, resulting in Connor's birth, though his mother died in childbirth. Later, Purple Man convinced Connor to join him. Connor's skin turned purple and it realized it had similar powers..

(Daredevil IV#8) - After the Purple Children added Jaime to their ranks, Killgrave ordered them to love him unconditionally, but they chose to combine their forces and make Killgrave walk out in front of a street car. The Children then went to see the city.

(Daredevil IV#9) - The Purple Kids projected emotions to the populace, harming some with their commands, and they made Daredevil jump off a bridge.

(Daredevil IV#10) - The broken Killgrave found the children, who'd taken over an arcade, but Daredevil arrived to defeat Killgrave. Daredevil saw the kids separated, which made their powers go away.

(Daredevil V#18 (fb) - BTS) - The Purple Kids stayed in touch. After Killgrave escaped prison, he sent a mob after the Purple Kids, soon apprehending all but Shallah and Joe. The other three were used to power Killgrave's Psycho-Prism.

(Daredevil V#19 (fb) ) - Though Killgrave briefly used all five kids to power the machine, Daredevil managed to defeat him. The Children remained with the Psycho-Prism, wondering if they could do something to help Daredevil.

(Daredevil V#20 (fb) ) - The Purple Children used the prism to make the world forget Daredevil's real identity.

(Daredevil V#20 (fb) - BTS) - After destroying the machine, the Children left, leaving Killgrave's body there.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3 (fb) - BTS) - The Children met their new brother, Benjamin, who was keeping Killgrave captive. With their other sibling, Kara Killgrave, they all agreed to help Benjamin, thinking he was trying to do good in the world.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#1) - The Kids watched Jessica Jones reach out to Kara Killgrave, on the hunt for Benjamin. They followed Jessica, and reported back to Benjamin.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#2) - The Purple Children saw Jessica Jones and Emma Frost arrive at Benjamin's home, looking for him. They tried to warn him away, but Emma telepathically forced the Kids to leave. They learned that something had turned Jessica's daughter purple.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3) - The Kids returned to find Benjamin holding Jessica and Emma in his control. Realizing he was evil, they found Kara and planned to turn against him, but they soon found him unconscious. They learned Killgrave had been manipulating Jessica.

--Daredevil IV#8 ([Daredevil IV#8 (fb)], 8-10, [Daredevil V#18 (fb)], 19 (fb), 20 (fb), [20 (fb)], [Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3 (fb)], 1-3


Jaime

(Daredevil IV#8) - Raised by a single mother, Lahni, Jaime was scared when the Purple Children and Killgrave broke into his home. After he ordered Lahni to kill herself, Purple Man took Jaime with him, revealing he was his father, and Jaime's skin turned purple as he realized he also had mind control powers. Later, Killgrave ordered them to love him unconditionally, but they chose to combine their forces and make Killgrave walk out in front of a street car. The Children then went to see the city.

(Daredevil IV#9) - The Purple Kids projected emotions to the populace, harming some with their commands, and they made Daredevil jump off a bridge.

(Daredevil IV#10) ) - The broken Killgrave found the children, who'd taken over an arcade, but Daredevil arrived to defeat Killgrave. Daredevil saw the kids separated, which made their powers go away.

(Daredevil V#18 (fb) - BTS) - The Purple Kids stayed in touch. After Killgrave escaped prison, he sent a mob after the Purple Kids, soon apprehending all but Shallah and Joe. The other three were used to power Killgrave's Psycho-Prism.

(Daredevil V#19 (fb) ) - Though Killgrave briefly used all five kids to power the machine, Daredevil managed to defeat him. The Children remained with the Psycho-Prism, wondering if they could do something to help Daredevil.

(Daredevil V#20 (fb) ) - The Purple Children used the prism to make the world forget Daredevil's real identity.

(Daredevil V#20 (fb) - BTS) - After destroying the machine, the Children left, leaving Killgrave's body there.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3 (fb) - BTS) - The Children met their new brother, Benjamin, who was keeping Killgrave captive. With their other sibling, Kara Killgrave, they all agreed to help Benjamin, thinking he was trying to do good in the world.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#1) - The Kids watched Jessica Jones reach out to Kara Killgrave, on the hunt for Benjamin. They followed Jessica, and reported back to Benjamin.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#2) - The Purple Children saw Jessica Jones and Emma Frost arrive at Benjamin's home, looking for him. They tried to warn him away, but Emma telepathically forced the Kids to leave. They learned that something had turned Jessica's daughter purple.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3) - The Kids returned to find Benjamin holding Jessica and Emma in his control. Realizing he was evil, they found Kara and planned to turn against him, but they soon found him unconscious. They learned Killgrave had been manipulating Jessica.

--Daredevil IV#8 ([Daredevil IV#8 (fb)], 8-10, [Daredevil V#18 (fb)], 19 (fb), 20 (fb), [20 (fb)], Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3 (fb) - BTS, 1-3


Joe

(Daredevil IV#8 (fb) - BTS) - Purple Man used his powers to convince a woman to love him, and he got her pregnant, resulting in Joe's birth. Later, Purple Man convinced Joe to join him. His skin turned purple and he realized he had similar powers.

(Daredevil IV#8) - After the Purple Children added Jaime to their ranks, Killgrave ordered them to love him unconditionally, but they chose to combine their forces and make Killgrave walk out in front of a street car. The Children then went to see the city.

(Daredevil IV#9) - The Purple Kids projected emotions to the populace, harming some with their commands, and they made Daredevil jump off a bridge.

(Daredevil IV#10) ) - The broken Killgrave found the children, who'd taken over an arcade, but Daredevil arrived to defeat Killgrave. Daredevil saw the kids separated, which made their powers go away.

(Daredevil V#18 (fb) - BTS) - The Purple Kids stayed in touch. After Killgrave escaped prison, he sent a mob after the Purple Kids, soon apprehending all but Shallah and Joe.

(Daredevil V#17 (fb) ) - Shallah and Joe showed up at the home of Matt Murdock and Kirsten McDuffie for help.

(Daredevil V#18 (fb) ) - Matt left Joe and Shallah in the protection of Kirsten as Daredevil went to handle the mob. Later, he took them to Killgrave's headquarters, where the other three had been loaded into the purple crystals of the Psycho-Prism, increasing Killgrave's powers.

(Daredevil V#19 (fb) ) - Though Killgrave briefly used all five kids to power the machine, Daredevil managed to defeat him. The Children remained with the Psycho-Prism, wondering if they could do something to help Daredevil.

(Daredevil V#20 (fb) ) - The Purple Children used the prism to make the world forget Daredevil's real identity.

(Daredevil V#20 (fb) - BTS) - After destroying the machine, the Children left, leaving Killgrave's body there.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3 (fb) - BTS) - The Children met their new brother, Benjamin, who was keeping Killgrave captive. With their other sibling, Kara Killgrave, they all agreed to help Benjamin, thinking he was trying to do good in the world.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#1) - The Kids watched Jessica Jones reach out to Kara Killgrave, on the hunt for Benjamin. They followed Jessica, and reported back to Benjamin.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#2) - The Purple Children saw Jessica Jones and Emma Frost arrive at Benjamin's home, looking for him. They tried to warn him away, but Emma telepathically forced the Kids to leave. They learned that something had turned Jessica's daughter purple.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3) - The Kids returned to find Benjamin holding Jessica and Emma in his control. Realizing he was evil, they found Kara and planned to turn against him, but they soon found him unconscious. They learned Killgrave had been manipulating Jessica.

--Daredevil IV#8 ([Daredevil IV#8 (fb)], 8-10, [Daredevil V#18 (fb)], 19 (fb), 20 (fb), [20 (fb)], [Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3 (fb)], 1-3


John and Melissa

(Daredevil V#18 (fb) - BTS) - A guard at the prison watching over the Purple Man, John wore a containment suit and began talking to Killgrave. They made a deal that Killgrave would convince John's crush Melissa to love him, if John would open the containment unit a bit.

(Daredevil V#18) - John brought Melissa into the prison after opening the containment, but then Killgrave ordered Melissa to kill John, and Melissa promptly did. Killgrave then ordered Melissa to free him.

--Daredevil V#18 ([Daredevil V#18 (fb)], 18


Lahni

(Daredevil IV#8 (fb) - BTS) - The Purple Man fathered a child, Jaime, with Lahni. Lahni raised Jaime on her own.

(Daredevil IV#8) - Killgrave and the four Purple Children broke in through Jaime's window and pinned him down, telling him it was time to join them. Killgrave stopped Lahni from calling the police, then he ordered her to commit suicide as he took Jaime away with him.

--Daredevil IV#8 ([Daredevil IV8 (fb)], 8


Detective Larson

(Daredevil IV#8) - While working the suspicious suicide case of Lahni, whose son Jaime was missing, Detective Larson was frustrated when Daredevil showed up to help. A neighbor, under the influence of the Purple Man, grabbed one of the cop's guns and tried to kill himself, but Daredevil disarmed the man and realized Purple Man was behind things.

--Daredevil IV#8


Shallah

(Daredevil IV#8 (fb) - BTS) - Purple Man used his powers to convince a woman to love him, and he got her pregnant, resulting in Shallah's birth. Shallah's mother later went to jail, and Purple Man convinced Shallah to join him. Shallah's skin turned purple and it realized it had similar powers.

(Daredevil IV#8) - After the Purple Children added Jaime to their ranks, Killgrave ordered them to love him unconditionally, but they chose to combine their forces and make Killgrave walk out in front of a street car. The Children then went to see the city.

(Daredevil IV#9) - The Purple Kids projected emotions to the populace, harming some with their commands, and they made Daredevil jump off a bridge.

(Daredevil IV#10) - The broken Killgrave found the children, who'd taken over an arcade, but Daredevil arrived to defeat Killgrave. Daredevil saw the kids separated, which made their powers go away.

(Daredevil V#18 (fb) - BTS) - The Purple Kids stayed in touch. After Killgrave escaped prison, he sent a mob after the Purple Kids, soon apprehending all but Shallah and Joe.

(Daredevil V#17 (fb) ) - Shallah and Joe showed up at the home of Matt Murdock and Kirsten McDuffie for help.

(Daredevil V#18 (fb) ) - Matt left Joe and Shallah in the protection of Kirsten as Daredevil went to handle the mob. Later, he took them to Killgrave's headquarters, where the other three had been loaded into the purple crystals of the Psycho-Prism, increasing Killgrave's powers.

(Daredevil V#19 (fb) ) - Though Killgrave briefly used all five kids to power the machine, Daredevil managed to defeat him. The Children remained with the Psycho-Prism, wondering if they could do something to help Daredevil.

(Daredevil V#20 (fb) ) - The Purple Children used the prism to make the world forget Daredevil's real identity.

(Daredevil V#20 (fb) - BTS) - After destroying the machine, the Children left, leaving Killgrave's body there.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3 (fb) - BTS) - The Children met their new brother, Benjamin, who was keeping Killgrave captive. With their other sibling, Kara Killgrave, they all agreed to help Benjamin, thinking he was trying to do good in the world.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#1) - The Kids watched Jessica Jones reach out to Kara Killgrave, on the hunt for Benjamin. They followed Jessica, and reported back to Benjamin.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#2) - The Purple Children saw Jessica Jones and Emma Frost arrive at Benjamin's home, looking for him. They tried to warn him away, but Emma telepathically forced the Kids to leave. They learned that something had turned Jessica's daughter purple.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3) - The Kids returned to find Benjamin holding Jessica and Emma in his control. Realizing he was evil, they found Kara and planned to turn against him, but they soon found him unconscious. They learned Killgrave had been manipulating Jessica.

--Daredevil IV#8 ([Daredevil IV#8 (fb)], 8-10, [Daredevil V#18 (fb)], 19 (fb), 20 (fb), [20 (fb)], [Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3 (fb)], 1-3


images: (without ads)
Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter TPB, p20, pan2 (main)
Daredevil IV#8, p16, pan8 (2nd)
Daredevil IV#9, p4, pan1 (walking)
Daredevil IV#8, p1, pan2 (Jaime)
Daredevil IV#9, p10, pan2 (Joe)
Daredevil V#18, p6, pan3 (John and Melissa)
Daredevil IV#8, p3, pan3 (Lahni)
Daredevil IV#8, p13, pan1 (Det. Larson)


Appearances:
Daredevil IV#8-10 (November, 2014-January, 2015) - Mark Waid (writer), Chris Samnee (artist), Ellie Pyle (editor)
Daredevil V#17-18 (April-May, 2017) - Charles Soule (writer), Ron Garney (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Daredevil V#19 (June, 2017) - Charles Soule (writer), Marc Laming (artist), Mark Paniiccia (editor)
Daredevil V#20 (July, 2017) - Charles Soule (writer), Ron Garney (artist), Mark Oaniccia (editor)
Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#1-2 (March-April, 2019) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Mattia De Iulis (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#3 (May, 2019) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Filipe Andrade, Mattie De Iulis (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First Posted: 02/18/2020
Last updated: 02/18/2020

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