25 greatest Marvel-Netflix characters of all-time

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6. Kilgrave

David Tennant is simply superb as the villain with the power to control people. We learn that he was experimented on by his parents as a child, which is how he developed his powers, so he does gain an element of sympathy. But his actions soon take away any sympathetic feelings.

Kilgrave is a man who is used to getting what he wants. Because his abilities allow him to control anyone, he gets anything he desires. This even extends to his psychological torture of Jessica Jones. When they first meet, Kilgrave takes a shine to her and they begin a relationship. However, as it progresses, it soon becomes very one-sided. Kilgrave controls Jessica to be his personal sex slave over a period of a few months.

In this time, he becomes infatuated with her and develops an obsession. The fact that she was able to escape his control only adds to this infatuation. Jessica used this to try and teach him to use his powers for good, but after she tried to have him arrested, he couldn’t forgive her betrayal.

He became obsessed with killing Jessica and tried to increase his abilities and stretch his influence further. With the help of Luke Cage and Trish, Jessica manages to capture Kilgrave and decides to bring his parents to see him. This isn’t a good idea as it ends up enraging him and he uses his powers to make his father kill himself.

Kilgrave is a villain who’s very different to the others. Instead of relying on brute strength, he relies on a more psychological style of villainy. As a result, we’re given a truly terrifying, yet softly spoken villain who definitely ranks among the greatest in the MCU.