Purple Man
Purple Man
Personal Info:
Real Name: Zebediah Killgrave
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Rijeka, Yugoslavia
First Appearance: Daredevil Vol.1 4
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Hood's Crime Syndicate, Former ally of Electro
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Daredevil
Creators: Stan Lee and Joe Orlando
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Mind Control: The Purple Manís body has been altered to produce chemical pheromones which, when breathed by others, allow Killgrave to control their actions by verbal suggestions. Killgrave can influence hundreds of people at one time, and his victims can be controlled to perform actions they may not necessarily do.
According to Zebediah Killgrave's own account, he was a spy working for the Soviet bloc who was assigned to invade n American army ordnance depot and steal a sample of an experimental nerve gas. A military guard came upon Killgrave and fired a shot at him, which accidentally hit a canister of the nerve gas. The contents of the canister poured out, thoroughly drenching Killgrave, impregnating his skin and indelibly dying him purple. Caught outright and questioned, Killgrave offered a weak, inadequate alibi to his captors. Much to his surprise, he was believed and released. Several more incidents of this nature demonstrated that the nerve gas had given Killgrave the superhuman ability to command the wills of other people. Calling himself the Purple Man, Killgrave embarked on a criminal career.