11 Facts About Purple Man


Purple Man is a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Purple Man's body produces pheromones which allow him to verbally control the actions of others, and occasionally break the fourth wall for sinister effect.

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Purple Man appeared in the graphic novel Emperor Doom in which Doctor Doom uses Kilgrave to power a machine called the "psycho-prism" that allowed Doom to control the minds of everyone on Earth.

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Purple Man later reappeared in the pages of X-Men, as the mastermind behind Nate Grey's rise to super-celebrity status as a miracle worker in New York City.

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Purple Man had been subtly manipulating both the population of Manhattan and Nate himself into accepting and embracing the young exile from the "Age of Apocalypse" storyline as a modern messianic figure, who would then become so psychologically empowered by hero worship that he could and would literally change the reality of the world, using the full potential of his mutant power.

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Daredevil later has the Purple Man imprisoned in the Raft, a jail designed for super-powered criminals.

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Unknown to the Purple Man, drugs had been put into his food to negate his powers during his imprisonment, so he is unable to control Cage, who subsequently beats him to a pulp in response to his demands.

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Later, the Purple Man returned shortly before the "House of M" storyline and manipulated the Thunderbolts, while being manipulated himself by Baron Zemo, who used the moonstones he had recently acquired to free Kilgrave from prison, leaving an illusion in his place so that the authorities would not be aware of his escape.

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Purple Man later began to form a new criminal empire with the help of Avalanche, Headhunter, Shocker, a new Death-Stalker, and a new Scourge.

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Purple Man's body produces chemical pheromones which, when inhaled or absorbed through the skin, allow Kilgrave to control others' actions as long as he is physically present.

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Moon Knight defeated the Purple Man by wearing earplugs that prevented him from hearing the villain's commands; he, Daredevil, and other heroes gagged the Purple Man before giving him to the police to prevent him from commanding others.

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