Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a smash hit for comic book fans and non-comic book fans alike. But for those that haven’t seen the show, you might be wondering what she can actually do. She is in the same universe as all the other Marvel superheroes, so she’s bound to be able to do some pretty amazing stuff.
Everyone knows who Iron Man, Captain America and Spider-Man are. After all, they each have their own feature films and are going to be seen in the massive crossover movie Avengers: Infinity War which will be released on April 27th. However, the shows that Marvel created for Netflix, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders, feature lesser-known superheroes. Well, at least to the general audience, not so much comic book fans.
The first season of Jessica Jones received high praise from critics and fans alike, with everyone especially praising the performance of Krysten Ritter, who plays the eponymous hero Jessica Jones. So, the question remains: what are Jessica’s superpowers?
Well, her powers on the show and in the comics are a little different, but for now, we’ll just focus on her abilities in the show. First, let’s see how she actually she got these superpowers.
It was alluded to heavily in the first season how she received her powers but was never actually fully revealed. She said numerous times that she was experimented on, but it was never shown. Also, she got into a car accident when she was a kid that was also implied to have had something to do with it. According to the trailers for Season 2, it looks like further light will be shed on this incident, how and why she was experimented on, and how all this resulted in her getting her powers.
The first of her powers is the most notable–she’s strong, very, very strong. In the first season, she was shown stopping and lifting cars with her bare hands as well as picking grown men off the ground with ease. Her superhuman strength is her greatest asset and has shown to be highly effective in her battles against the forces of evil.
Flight (sort of)
She also possesses some limited flight ability as it is shown that she is able to jump from the ground to the top floor of a building. As far as flight goes, it doesn’t go much past that, but the potential for that to be further explored is undoubtedly there.
Ability to block mind control
Finally, she can prevent mind control which she honed over her many battles with the villainous Kilgrave, who at one point in her life controlled her every move and even forced her to commit murder. She would (spoiler for Season 1) defeat Kilgrave, but these abilities would prove very useful for her going forward.
The second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones premiered on Netflix on March 8, 2018. All of the episodes are officially streaming online, but you can check out the trailer for Season 2 below.