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This "Jessica Jones" Scene Is A Reminder Of What Hero Stories Are Really About

For Jessica Jones, being a hero means showing up even when you're freaked the fuck out.

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For Marvel's Jessica Jones, that moment comes in pieces throughout the first episode — and then all at once in a scene that beautifully showcases what heroism can look like when you're not an Avenger.

(SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE NETFLIX SERIES FOLLOW.)

It's eventually revealed that the girl has been under the influence of mind control by Kilgrave (David Tennant). And at the end of the episode, the control is used to force the girl to kill her own parents. Jessica realizes this too late.

It just goes to show what heroism means for Jessica Jones: You can't always fix things outright. And you might be completely freaked out. But an integral part of being the hero is the decision to show the fuck up even in spite of that.

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