The Purple Man (Zebediah Killgrave) is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Joe Orlando, he first appeared in Daredevil #4 (October 1964). His body produces pheromones which allow him to verbally control the actions of others. Initially a recurring enemy of Daredevil, in the 2000s he emerged as the archenemy of Jessica Jones and her husband Luke Cage. In Jessica Jones Netflix Series, he was portrayed by David Tennant.