Real Name: Benjamin Killgrave

Identity/Class: Human mutate (possibly mutant; see comments)

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Luke Cage, Emma Frost, Jessica Jones

Known Relatives: Zebediah Killgrave (Purple Man, father), Kara Killgrave (Purple Woman, half-sister), Connor (half-brother), Jaime (half-brother), Joe (half-brother), Shallah (half-sister), another half-sibling

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: (In shadows, unidentified) Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#2 (March, 2019); (as Benjamin Killgrave, seen) Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#5 (May, 2019); (as Purple Son) Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#6 (May, 2019)

Powers/Abilities: Benjamin Killgrave inherited the mind-control powers of his father, the Purple Man, but his powers are not potent enough to take over minds on their own. Benjamin must mix his own blood with the blood of his father and inject it via needle, or dissipate it in the air, in order to take over the minds of others. Benjamin realized that using too much of his father's blood turns the skin of his victims purple, but a more mild amount only turns their eyes purple. Benjamin has used chemicals to keep others in medically-induced comas.

Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 140 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown and white

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#4 (fb) - BTS) - After discovering he was the son of Zebediah Killgrave, the Purple Man, Benjamin Killgrave sought to obtain the affections of his father. He learned about several half-siblings he had, all of whom had some form of his father's powers, including Kara, Connor, Jaime, Joe, and Shallah, but Benjamin realized he didn't have his father's powers, and he felt like a disappointment.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#6 (fb) - BTS) - After placing Killgrave in a medically induced coma, Benjamin realized that he could withdraw some of his father's blood and mix it with his own, then he could inject it into the bloodstreams of others, turning their eyes purple and putting them under Benjamin's control. He began experimenting, realizing if he mixed too much of the blood from his father, his victims would turn completely purple. Benjamin contacted his half-siblings and they all agreed to help keep the Purple Man contained in Benjamin's control, believing it would help do the world good. Without Benjamin realizing it, Killgrave took control of a delivery man, and he had him take some of the over-mixed serum and then inject it into Danielle Cage, the daughter of Jessica Jones, turning her purple, which then put Jessica on the trail of Killgrave.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#2 (fb) - BTS) - Suspicious about Jessica Jones' activities, Benjamin sent Kara and the Purple Kids to find out what she was up to.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#2) - The Purple Kids reported back to Benjamin that Jessica Jones was looking for Killgrave. Benjamin stated that Jessica was going to end up killed.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#4) - Jessica Jones and Emma Frost entered Benjamin's home and he immediately injected Frost with his serum, then controlled her into fighting Jessica. When Jones knocked Frost out, Benjamin sent civilians against Jessica, who soon defeated them, but then Benjamin sent Luke Cage against her and she defeated him as well. Inside, she found the comatose body of the Purple Man, and Benjamin injected her with the serum.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#5) - Benjamin kept Jessica and Luke trapped in an elaborate fantasy, where they were a content married couple with a son named Benjamin. Keeping Emma Frost in a medically induced coma, Benjamin spent days carefully keeping Luke and Jessica controlled by pumping the serum into the house. When his siblings showed up at the door with questions about Danielle and Jessica, Benjamin turned them away. Killgrave resisted Benjamin's control and gave Jessica a neural disruptor. Escaping Benjamin's influence, she attacked him while under the influence of Killgrave.

(Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#6) - Killgrave forced Jessica to badly beat Benjamin, but he controlled Luke Cage to fight against her. Jessica finally threatened her own life to break Killgrave's control, then Benjamin fled, with a briefcase of the mixed blood.

Comments: Created by Kelly Thompson and Mattia de Iulis.

It is possible that Purple Son is a mutant, but it is not confirmed. His sister, the Purple Woman, is a mutant, who has the powers of her father bolstered by some telepathy.

Profile by Chadman.

Purple Son has no known connections to:

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Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#4, p22, pan2 (main)
Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#4, p21, pan4 (face)
Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#5, p14, pan4 (in vision)

Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#2 (March, 2019) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Mattia De Iulis (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#4-5 (April, 2019) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Mattia De Iulis (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter#6 (May, 2019) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Filipe Andrade, Mattia De Iulis (artists), Alanna Smith (editor)

First Posted: 09/11/2020
Last updated: 09/11/2020

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