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"Do you know what it's like to feel powerless?"
"Everyone does."
"Not everyone has an abusive mother and a superpowered sister. I just want to help people who can't help themselves."
―Trish Walker and Karl Malus[src]

Patricia "Trish" Walker is a former model and child TV star, turned successful radio talk show host, and the adoptive sister/best friend of Jessica Jones. Overcoming her past as an abused child star that led to a drug addiction, Walker became instrumental in Jones' quest to stop Kilgrave, while also engaging in a failed relationship with Will Simpson.

Biography

Early Life

Rise to Fame

"Highest paid child star in television history? That's a pretty charmed life."
Will Simpson[src]

Dorothy Walker and her daughter Patricia lived in a one bedroom apartment before Trish became a star.[2] As a child, Walker was an actress who played a red-headed character named "Patsy" on a television show called It's Patsy. Though she had fans that practically worshiped her with gifts,[3] was the highest paid child star in television history,[4] and even had a popular toy line [3] and comic book, [5] Walker hated that time of her life, wishing even into adulthood that she could be a superhero.[4] It did not help that Dorothy was controlling and abusive toward her daughter.[2]

Getting a Sister

"If you tell anybody, I'm gonna tell everybody that you're a pathetic victim of child abuse. They'll make a Lifetime movie about it. "Stolen Childhood: The Patsy Walker Story". I'd be saving you."
Jessica Jones[src]
Patsy at Hospital

The Walkers meet Jessica Jones

Dorothy's meddling and Walker's difficulties with fame led to erratic behavior.[6] Becoming a drug addict,[2] and allegedly causing a fire in a nightclub. For damage control, Dorothy decided to adopt one of Patsy's classmates, Jessica Jones, after Jones had lost her entire family in a car crash.

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Trish discovers her adopted sister has powers

During an argument, Dorothy hit Patsy in the arm with a People's Choice Award. Walker entered the bathroom where Jones was unpacking and discovered that Jessica had super-strength. They made a deal she wouldn't reveal Jones' powers, and Jones would not make Walker's troubled life public. One day, Dorothy tried to force Trish into vomiting, feeling her daughter had gained weight. Jessica came to Trish's rescue by punching Dorothy into a wall.[6]

Losing Control

Want your Cray-Cray

Trish Walker - I Want Your Cray Cray

Patsy sing Cray Cray

"I'm sorry I wasn't there for you. Because I was high. Because I'm an addict."
"Step one. Eleven more to go."
―Trish Walker and Jessica Jones [src]

As an adulthood, Walker became estranged from Dorothy. Given the opportunity to join Jessica in college, she instead accepted a record deal and tried to reinvent herself as the pop singer Trish, signing on with Hollywood Records.[1] Still getting frequently drunk and using drugs, she started to drift apart from her adoptive sister, only realizing how bad things had become when Jessica assaulted a drug dealer and club owner with whom Trish was about to have a sexual encounter.[7] Trish decided to enter rehab soon after, canceling the planned concert tour and leading to lawsuits from over 100 venues.[1]

Patsy becomes Trish

Jewel Suit

Walker tells Jessica Jones to be a hero

"I don't get you. You have money, looks, a radio show, creepy if not adoring fans, and you're a freaking household name. What more do you want?"
"To save the world, of course."
Jessica Jones and Trish Walker[src]

Walker managed to leave the drugs behind,[8] and later became the host of an acclaimed radio talk show Trish Talk on WNEX Station.[4] She still encouraged Jessica to use her powers to be a hero.[9] Walker had a suit and mask created and suggested that Jones use the moniker "Jewel;" looking at the tight-fitting outfit, Jones scoffed at the idea, saying her name would be "camel-toe" if she wore that. Walker told Jones that, though she was rich and had a talk show, she envied Jones and wished she had powers.[4]

Kilgrave Returns

Helping Jessica Jones

Trish Meeting

Walker has a meeting with Zack and Nicole

"You could've used the door."
―Trish Walker to Jessica Jones[src]

For six months after the supposed death of Kilgrave, Walker had not heard a word from Jessica Jones, making her feel shut out. To make sure Jessica hadn't died, Walker kept tabs on her. Discovering that Jones had become a private investigator. [9] While in her apartment, Walker discussed with Zack and Nicole about future editions of Trish Talk and booking Madeleine Albright or Channing Tatum. As Walker noticed Jones climbing on the balcony, she sent both Zack and Nicole away, saying she'd continue the meeting at the station.[9]

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Walker is approached by Jessica Jones

Walker then opened the balcony door to see what her long-absent friend wanted. Walker told Jones that she could have used the front door, but since Jones was not sure if Walker would open the door, and since it was something important to a case, Jones had decided that this was the better option. After discussing how Walker knew that Jones became a private investigator, Jones asked for money. This surprised Walker since she had not seen Jones in six months. Just in time Walker stopped Jones from climbing down again and asked what was so important.

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Jones tells Walker about Kilgrave's return

Jones told her that Kilgrave was back in action and that she wanted enough money to get away him. Walker dismissed Jones' request, telling her that Kilgrave was dead and that this was a symptom of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder she suffered from. This frustrated Jones, who told her about Hope Shlottman's case, and how it all was the same as what happened to her. Walker wanted to call the police at first, but Jones stopped her from doing so. She then tried to convince Jones to save Shlottman. When that failed, Walker finally conceded and gave Jones an envelope of cash.[9]

For Your Protection

Trish Jones help

Walker tries to get Jones to quit ignoring her

"I'm life-threatening, Trish. Steer clear of me."
"I don't do that."
Jessica Jones and Trish Walker[src]

The next day, Walker had a driver take her to Jessica Jones' Apartment Building where she saw Jessica Jones walking toward the building; Walker approached Jones, but Jones continued as if she had not seen her. Walker asked if she deserved to be ignored, especially after she gave so much money the night earlier. Jones acquiesced.

Trish misses Jones

Walker is told about Kilgrave's survival

Entering the Alias Investigations Office for the first time, Walker spoke hesitantly, deciding to say that the place looked nice, despite seeing a broken window covered with cardboard and a door without a lock that was falling off its hinges. Jones was not fooled, telling Walker that she knew her true opinion by the tone of voice. Jones handed Walker her money and asked her to forget about her because she did not want Walker hurt by Kilgrave. Walker suggested that Jones move to her place since it would be safer than there; Jones scoffed at the idea that any place was safe from Kilgrave. Hearing that, Walker asked Jones what she would do should she and Kilgrave meet again; she did not get a response.

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Walker gets a call about Jones breaking the repairman's leg

Walker called a repairman to fix Jones' door and had a glass company make another office window for Alias Investigations. However, she failed to inform Jones and, while in a meeting with Zack at WNEX Station, Walker received a phone call telling her that Jones had broken the repairman's leg. She told Jones that she would pay for the medical expenses. Executives entered the office and Zack told Walker to cover her bruised arms, which she quickly did with a suit jacket.

Trish Trains

Walker learns self-defense with trainer

Later, Walker was with her personal trainer, learning how to avoid being shot in a brawl, when she decided to take a break and get a glass of water. During her break, she received a call from Jones. Jones said that the official logo on the new window was different from the original; Walker quipped that her new design was better, even though she'd never seen the old one. Jones teased her about how she resembled her mother; Walker took offense. She then cut the conversation short when Jones agreed for them to do lunch as blood dripped from her nose into her glass of water. Walker returned to her personal trainer and demanded more training and an increased regimen.[10]

The Interview

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Walker interviews Hope Shlottman over the phone

Jessica Jones went to Walker hoping that she could take some blame off Hope Shlottman by featuring her on Trish Talk, and asking about any doctors Walker knew so she could get the anesthetics that could hinder Kilgrave's powers. Walker eventually accepted and talked with Shlottman over the phone.

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Walker unknowingly interviews Kilgrave

During the interview, Shlottman described how she tried hard to resist Kilgrave's command to kill her parents, but ultimately his directive prevailed. She revealed that she loved her parents and, though she was remorseful for what she did, she did not believe it was her fault. Jeri Hogarth then spoke as if Shlottman was insane, so Walker defended her, insulting Kilgrave in the process. When Walker began taking phone calls, Kilgrave himself called and asked Walker the wisdom in insulting him if he truly had mind-control powers. Shlottman screamed and rattled her chains upon hearing her tormentor's voice. Jones was quick to figure out who the voice belonged to and cut off the power to the show; she then grabbed Walker and exited the building. As they proceeded down the lobby, someone approached Walker from behind. She instinctively slammed the man to the ground in fear that he had been sent by Kilgrave. The man turned out a fan who wanted Walker's autograph; they left, Walker apologizing as she went. [5]

Kilgrave Attacks Trish

At her apartment, a police officer named Will Simpson knocked on her door, asking to speak with her about attacking her fan. Afraid that he was under Kilgrave's control, she initially refused to speak to him. However, when Simpson politely threatened her with making her questioning public, Walker asked to see identification; when he provided it, she opened the door.

Walker's suspicion turned out to be correct, as Simpson attacked her as soon as she opened the door. He chased her into her apartment. She was able to defend herself for a time, using her Krav Maga skills, but the enthralled Simpson proved to be too much for her; he got her in a chokehold, which she was unable to free herself from. She was only saved when Jones came to her rescue, shoving Simpson off of her. Jones fought off Simpson and secretly injected Walker with sufentanil. The drug, meant for anesthesia, created the illusion that Walker was dead. Believing that his mission was done, Simpson departed shortly after. Walker maintained only minor injuries from the incident.[5]

Will Simpson's Guilt

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Walker calls Jessica Jones for help

Walker awoke to a noise outside her door; Will Simpson had returned with another officer, and Simpson was attempting to knock down her apartment door. Walker, scared, called Jessica Jones and relayed to her the situation. Jones told Walker to hide in the safe room and await her arrival.

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Walker confronts Will Simpson for his attack

Upon Jones' arrival, they watched as Simpson rammed the door, hoping to get to the body of Walker; Jones then realized that Simpson was still under the impression that he killed her. The two revealed to Simpson that she had survived Simpson's attack, but, after seeing Walker's scars, he began to feel ashamed. When Jones called Walker "dramatic", Walker became offended.

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Walker publicly apologizes to Kilgrave

Jones had Walker leave the apartment and go to the WNEX and have a show; on "Trish Talk," Walker publicly apologized to Kilgrave for her insults during the Hope Shlottman interview. Jones knew that Kilgrave would be listening and hoped that this display would stop him from having Walker attacked.

Trish

Walker and Jessica Jones discuss Kilgrave

Walker hated doing it and told Jones such after she did it. In the middle of their conversation, Jones suddenly ran toward a man taking photographs but stopped when she saw that she was not the intended subject. Jones then revealed to Walker that Kilgrave had someone following her.

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Will Simpson returns to apologize to Walker

Later, Simpson, with a box, returned to Walker's apartment and asked for entry; he was adamantly denied. Walker listened as Simpson told her that he had something personal that he wanted to present to her. She told him to place it by her door but for him to distance himself as she opened the door to retrieve it. She discovered that Simpson has given her an illegal gun for her protection. She aimed it at her intercom system as he spoke.

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Walker decides to forgive Will Simpson

Eventually, the two talked about their past with the locked door between them. Walker, feeling comfortable somewhat, allowed Simpson to enter, but she held her gun at the ready.[3] Walker and Simpson then spent the night together.[4]

Putting on Her Cape

Hunting down Kilgrave

The next morning, Walker was awakened by the cunnilingus of Will Simpson. Suddenly, Jessica Jones pounded on the door since Walker refused to answer her phone. When Jones entered Trish Walker's Apartment, she told Walker how she had been following Malcolm Ducasse and that Kilgrave would be hard to tranquilize. Walker frowned when Simpson appeared in his underwear and joined the conversation. Trish would be the driver in a plan to capture Kilgrave. While she, Jessica and Simpson managed to abduct him in a restaurant and take him away in a van, paid bodyguards to follow the trio and manage to release their boss following a fight where Trish was knocked down with a taser shot.[4]

Cleaning Up A Mess

Jessica Jones and Trish Walker

Walker tries to change Jessica Jones' mind.

Walker refused to answer Jessica Jones' phone calls, wanting to have information on Kilgrave when they talked and not wanting to hear Jones say that the botched kidnapping was her fault. To that end, Walker went to a top-notch security agency and asked for a detail, pretending that an ex-lover was stalking her.[8] Walker went to Jessica's apartment while Simpson checked on Kilgrave's whereabouts. At her apartment, Walker found only Jones' neighbor Malcolm Ducasse, who had called WNEX Station constantly asking to speak to Walker, to the point that he was thought to be a stalker. Ducasse said that Jones was out and was soon to make a life-changing mistake and that he called Walker to help prevent it.

Walker became impatient as Ducasse kept hinting, but not saying what was occurring. Walker and Ducasse walked towards Jones' bedroom door which was ajar. Ducasse warned her not to scream upon entry; Walker rolled her eyes and told him she would not. Ducasse revealed to her the bloody body of Ruben, who was forced to commit suicide by Kilgrave; Walker screamed in fright. Walker then reached into her purse, pulled out her gun, and aimed it at Ducasse, asking him what he had done.

Ducasse explained the situation. She then cleaned the bedroom of blood while Ducasse disposed of the body.[8] Walker had just finished cleaning Ruben's blood when Jessica Jones entered the Alias Investigations Office; she told Walker that she had been trying to contact her and was surprised that she was there. Walker tried talking Jones out of her plan to evade Kilgrave by getting imprisoned in a Supermax, but Jones still felt afraid of what Kilgrave could do and asked where Malcolm was.[8]

Kilgrave's Captivity

Seeing both Will Simpson taking a leave of absence and Jessica Jones not being imprisoned in the precinct where she would perform her plan, Walker called Jones. She answered while under Kilgrave's captivity in her old family home, telling Walker that things were under control and that she would keep in touch.

Walker eventually found Simpson on the street as he recruited a new team, including Robinson and Ken, for another attack on Kilgrave. Simpson claimed that Kilgrave had gotten away, allowing them to live normal lives, but Walker insisted that they could not until Jones felt safe. Simpson expressed his fear of Walker getting hurt and insisted that they get out of Jones' way so she could deal with Kilgrave alone.

Days later, Jones came to Trish Walker's apartment. Kilgrave let her spend some time alone to contemplate the new partnership, and Jones wanted to know what Walker would do in the situation.[11]

Simpson wound up suffering a bomb attack and was rescued by Walker. She took him to Metro-General Hospital as he was to see Doctor Miklos Kozlov, despite Walker finding out he was not listed on the staff. After Simpson had a hospital bed and waited for Kozlov to arrive, he told Walker that she had to kill Kilgrave using a gun he gave her, especially as Simpson felt Jones would not do the deed. Once Kozlov and his nurses came, Walker was forced to leave.[12]

Kilgrave's Escape

Walker went to the hermetically-sealed room that was prepared to hold Kilgrave captive and prevented Jessica Jones from killing him in anger. Once Jones showed Walker about Kilgrave's origins, they decided that finding his parents would be the best way to glean a confession. Jones figured out that they were Albert and Louise Thompson, former scientists at the University of Manchester.

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Walker attempts to shoot Kilgrave

Walker was present when the Thompsons entered Kilgrave's cell to try to speak to him, in order to glean a video confession or demonstration of his power usage. The plan went awry; Kilgrave commanded his mother to stab herself to death. Walker refused to watch the slaughter and fired her gun, shattering the protective glass and allowing Kilgrave to escape. After she shot him in the arm, he ordered Walker to put a bullet in her skull; luckily, her gun was empty when she attempted to shoot herself. Kilgrave then escaped with the help of Oscar Clemons.[12]

While Jones chased Kilgrave, Walker, still under Kilgrave's control, picked up bullets from the ground and bashed them against her head in an attempt to comply with the command. Jones managed to fulfill it by putting one shell inside Walker's mouth, technically putting a bullet in her skull, and then ordering her to spit it out. [13]

Kilgrave's Weakness

Making an Antidote

Jones told the others that she is immune to Kilgrave's power. Thompson revealed that the power is an airborne virus and that he thought that can be permanently cured. Walker accompanied Thompson to his hotel room to help create the antidote, while Jones left to find Kilgrave. That night, Simpson arrived at the hotel. Walker noted that Simpson's pupils were dilated, which he blamed on his medication. He introduced himself to Albert Thompson, who explained that he was working on the vaccine while fighting off Kilgrave's powers and that he was Kilgrave's father. Upon learning this, Simpson fell into a rage and attempted to attack Thompson, violently shoving Walker into a window in the process. He tried to apologize to her, but she ordered him to leave the room, locking the door as he left. She stole a vial of pills from her now ex-boyfriend's pocket. By morning, the vaccine was finished and Jessica arrived, warning that Kilgrave had captured Hope and would exchange her for his father.[13]

Rescuing Jessica

"Just had to be a hero, didn't you?"
"I learned it from you."
Jessica Jones and Trish Walker[src]

After the hostage exchange at Niku, which ended with Hope Shlottman dead and both Kilgrave and Albert Thompson disappeared, Walker picked up Jessica Jones near the restaurant. Walker stated she sympathized with Jones' plan to trade Thompson for Shlottman's safety, but Jones believes that Thompson is dead, so she and Walker check Riverbank Medical Center to see if his corpse is in the morgue, to get clues to the whereabouts of Kilgrave. There Walker uses her connections, booking a table at the restaurant Saterre, to get permission from clerk Maury Tuttlebaum. When that failed, Walker warned Jones of the effects of the human body without sleep.

The next day, Walker was forced to interrupt a broadcast of Trish Talk to talk to a visiting Will Simpson, who told her he was losing control due to the Combat Enhancers and quit the program trying to make amends. She made it clear she did not wish to speak to him, calling his actions violent and scary. Simpson explained that Miklos Kozlov's drugs made him angry and so he quit. Walker accepted his apology and Simpson asked where Jessica Jones was so he could apologize to her for asking Walker out for dinner. As he left, Jones then texted Walker asking to be picked up on the street. Jones was brought to Walker's apartment to treat injuries, as she had just been hit by a truck mistaking a bystander in a purple suit for Kilgrave.[6]

Later that day, Walker called Jones angry that she had left despite being in a bad condition. Jones, who had returned to Riverbank, told Walker that Oscar Clemons was dead, with his body all burned up. Both arranged to meet at Jones' apartment. While leaving her apartment, Walker found Simpson. Walker told him to go home, so Simpson told her how much he liked her and wanted to make things right, blaming the events on bad medication again. When Simpson questioned if she was going out to help Jones, Walker became suspicious and Simpson explained he needed to stop Jones so he could kill Kilgrave for murdering his men.

As they were speaking, two of Miklos Kozlov's soldiers, led by McManus, came to collect Simpson, claiming that the doctor was worried about him and they recommended that Walker leave before things got messy. Simpson made it clear that he was not coming back to the program but McManus insisted that they would not leave without him. Instead, Simpson told Walker to return home before swallowing two Combat Enhancers and claiming he could handle things; he then drew his gun and shot both men down while Walker watched in horror. Walker was then locked in her safe room, hearing as Simpson dragged the bodies inside and answered her phone when Jones called Walker; after Simpson left to meet Jones, Walker picked up a dumbbell and started breaking the door hinges to let herself free.[6]

Jones Ambulance

Walker barely survives in the ambulance.

Simpson had kept Jones in a chokehold until Walker arrived, hitting his head with a fire extinguisher. The women lock themselves in the bathroom to temporarily avoid Simpson's advancements. Knowing Jones was not strong enough yet to beat him, Walker decided to take one of Simpson's Combat Enhancers, much to both Simpson's and Jones' dismay. Her strength increased, Walker began to pummel Simpson, for a while, though was ultimate, not a match for him. Her attack, however, gave Jones the window she needed to rush Simpson, throw him across the kitchen, slamming his head into the cabinets, and slam the refrigerator on top of him, finally subduing him. Walker felt empowered after the fight and wondered if that was the way that Jones felt all the time. Suddenly, she lost the ability to breathe and collapsed. Jones started performing CPR as she awaited an ambulance. In the ride to the hospital, an EMT was able to save Walker's life by giving her an injection that countered the drugs.[6]

Defeating Kilgrave

While Walker was in the hospital, recovering from her near-death experience, her mother visited her. Walker acted cold toward her, resentful of her after her abusive childhood. Dorothy claimed that she was an avid listener of Trish Talk and admitted to being a terrible mother. The conversation went nowhere and Dorothy left to shout at a few nurses to lift her spirits.[2]

Later that day, Trish was visited in her apartment by her mother, who brought a file from IGH, after overhearing her say the name. Trish thought she wanted something from her, but Dorothy claimed she wanted a relationship as mother and daughter. She revealed that the file was, in fact, Jessica's medical bill, which might explain her powers. At first, her act of kindness felt sincere, until she suggested that Trish help endorse a client's bottled water product. Trish saw through the manipulation and asked her to get out.[2]

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Walker and Jones plan to stop Kilgrave.

After Jessica got a lead on Kilgrave's location, Trish drove her to Justin Boden's apartment building, and the two set up on a safe word that would note Jessica was not brainwashed by Kilgrave: "I love you." Once Trish received a text reading "Penthouse. I love you.", she went to see Jessica in Boden's apartment, where they figure out Kilgrave is planning on getting Jessica at the ferry terminal where Boden's yacht is located.[14]

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Kilgrave seduces Walker to taunt Jones.

That night, Trish goes into the terminal dressed as Jessica and wearing headphones to avoid Kilgrave's enthrallment, to distract Kilgrave and the policemen he controlled as Jessica entered through the upper floors. Trish ran outside as the cops attempted to shoot Jessica, and eventually reunited with her adopted sister. On the way to the yacht, Kilgrave used a group of innocent people to block Jessica's path, ordering the people to kill each other, forcing Jones and Walker to try to protect them. Kilgrave roars with all this might, ordering everyone to stop, which they did, including Trish. As Kilgrave, and as he figured out Trish was the only person Jessica only cared for, he ordered Trish to come over to him and claims that he has chosen the wrong sister to love, promising he would rape her continually for the rest of her life and make her his slave while she died inside. Kilgrave promises that if either of them ever saw Jones again, he would make Walker cut her own throat. He then forced Walker to kiss him passionately. Seeing that Jessica has still not move from her spot, Kilgrave becomes convinced that his powers can control her again. He approachers her, orders her to smile and tell her she loves him. Jessica says "I love you" to Trish, showing she was still in control. Jones then grabs Kilgrave's face and snaps his neck, killing him instantly and dropping his body to the ground.[14]

Trish later picked up Jessica from prison after Hogarth cleared her from the murder charges, and as she cleaned up her apartment, received from a courier the IGH file that Dorothy had separated. [14]

Back to Work

Discussing Luke Cage

"If you're just joining us, this is Trish Talk and we are discussing the recent events that have the residents of Harlem confused, and some even frightened. [...] We are witnessing a massive shift in the boundaries of possibility. But what is scary to some inspires hope in others. I, for one, would like to thank Luke Cage for all the work he's doing in Harlem. Those of us below 110th see the good work he's doing and we hope he's doing well."
―Trish Walker[src]

Walker hosted a Trish Talk show where she discussed the newly emerged figure of Luke Cage, who was garnering media attention for his crusade against crime in Harlem. Having personally met Cage and knowing he was a good man, Walker campaigned in his favor during the talk show.[15]

Threatened by the Hand

"What about the ones you still love? What will become of them once you are gone? Who else must die because of you?"
"What are you talking about?"
"The nurse. The woman on the radio. They'll come for them next. How many mice must drown with you?"
Sowande and Luke Cage[src]
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As Trish's car was about to be towed away, Jessica released it from the hook. As both walked, Trish again was unsuccessful in convincing Jessica to engage in superheroics again.[16] The following day, Trish had problems in arriving at her job due to the damage caused by an earthquake. On the radio, Trish's superiors cut off a call from a geologist who claimed that was not a regular seismic event - foreshadowing how it was later revealed to be the work of the Hand.[17] Trish was among the acquaintances of Jessica and three other heroes who were garnered by Misty Knight in a police station for their own safety.[18]

Investigating IGH

It's Patsy!

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Trish singing at a kid's birthday party

"Where did you get that file?"
"A hospital security guard who's a fan. I just sang at his kid's birthday party. Yeah, it was a low moment. But this was worth it."
Jessica Jones and Trish Walker[src]

After dressing and performing at a young girl's birthday party as Patsy, Walker spoke with Kyle and Ash, whom both expressed elation for the performance. She reminded Kyle of their prior agreement, to which he gave her copied hospital files. When she questioned him on the rest of the files, she was informed that it was all he could find before she walked out of the house, calling Jessica Jones to meet at their spot.[19]

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Trish talking to Jessica about her past

Walker meets Jones in a private auditorium while being stalked by an unknown figure. Jones talks about the annoying clientele she's been getting lately after what happened with Kilgrave, as people now view her as some sort of vigilante, and that Walker is escalating the situation by discussing it on Trish Talk. Walker says she should face what happened and pulls out the file. She says Jones was not assigned a hospital bed until 20 days after her family's car accident, and speculates it is due to IGH experimenting on her. Walker encourages her to investigate IGH more, as knowing what IGH did to her might help her.

A Familiar Face

Trish and Griffin

Trish and Griffin talking about there jobs.

"You okay, babe?"
"Yeah, I, um, I thought I saw someone I knew."
Griffin Sinclair and Trish Walker[src]

Walker and Griffin Sinclair were leaving an event, the two conversing about their respective jobs as journalists. Reaching the base of the stairs, Walker was briefly left alone by Sinclair; glancing outside to the paparazzi, she noticed a familiar face staring at her from outside, prompting her to approach the spinning doors until she was stopped. Upon looking back, the face had disappeared, and the two continued the remainder of their evening.[19]

Simpson's Unpleasant Return

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Trish having brunch with her mother.

"What is this?"
"I've got this under control."
"Clearly. You shot him?"
"He was following me."
Jessica Jones and Trish Walker[src]
Walker having brunch with her mother and Sinclair. Sinclair leaves early, while a mysterious figure watches Walker from across the street. They discuss her show and its fading popularity. Walker asks her mother for the address of Max Tatum, a film director from her past, and her mother reluctantly gives her the address. After the brunch, Walker is walked to her car by her mother, and ignores a call from Jones. Walker's mother notices and makes a comment about how Walker doesn't want Jones to find out they're back in touch. Walker ignores the topic and says goodbye, getting back in her car. The person stalking her is revealed to be Simpson.
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Trish approaches Tatum

Trish would ask Malcolm to help her with the investigation. Walker and Ducasse arrive at a filming location in Brooklyn, and Walker gives Ducasse a fake ID, saying to pretend that he is a production assistant. Walker tells Ducasse that he will hear some things about her that she doesn't want to talk about afterwards, and Ducasse asks if what they are doing is dangerous, to which she replies, not physically. Walker approaches Tatum, the director of the movie being filmed, who says to wait in his trailer so they can talk in private.

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Trish confronting Tatum about the past

Walker is back at Tatum's trailer and asks for his clout at Metro-General Hospital, not telling him that she is doing research into its involvement in Jessica's experimentation. She threatens to go public about his sexual advances toward her when she filmed a movie he directed when she was fifteen, all the while Ducasse is recording their conversation on his phone in the other room. Tatum defends himself, saying she wanted it, and accuses her of blackmailing. Walker gives him forty-eight hours to give her what she wants, and they both leave the trailer.

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Jones and Walker finding Simpson

Trish is then confronted by Simpson, when Jones arrives Walker has tied up Simpson. Walker shows Jones some drugs she found on him, commenting on how they are like the pills he took before, as they keep him from feeling pain. Jones accuses him of killing Whizzer and Dr. Kozlov, but he denies, saying the new drugs he is taking permits him from losing control like before, and that he only wants to protect Walker from IGH.

Simpson tells the two IGH sent someone to stop Walker's investigation into them. He says that he is the only one who knows about what Kozlov was involved in because he was trapped in an IGH clinic, where Jones herself was experimented on, by someone other than Kozlov. He says he overheard a conversation between Kozlov and the other person about wanting Walker out of the way. Walker asks why she is still alive if they want her dead, and Jones suggests it is because perhaps Simpson has been protecting her.

The lights suddenly go out, and Simpson warns them that the assailant is here. He tells Jones to take Walker and run. Jones unties his bonds, and Walker gives Simpson her gun, and he struggles to run with his limp in the opposite direction of Walker and Jones. The two women hurry towards an exit and hear Simpson shouting far away. They run into a shadowy figure, who leaps into the air above them, and exits through a stage door behind them. Jones remarks that they weren't after Walker. They run and find Simpson dead on the floor with his neck snapped.

Inez Green

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Jones and Walker meeting Sally

"I'll flush her out. When she reaches the bottom of the stairs, zap her."
Jessica Jones to Trish Walker[src]

Walker would meet up with Jessica up at the wig place. Trish has to pay the owner, Sally, three hundred dollars to give them info on the woman when the owner confirms the woman as a customer of her store. Sally tells them the woman comes in alone, pays in cash, and lost all her hair, probably to chemotherapy. Jessica speculates that she probably had cancer and IGH saved her. She also says that if they found her though MetroGeneral, IGH is probably paying her medical bills, so they need her hospital records.

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Jones and Walker confronting Max Tatum

Trish shows Jessica the video Malcolm took of her and Tatum, saying they could use it as leverage against him, and use his clearance at the hospital to get the records. Jessica points out that her threats won't hold much water as Trish gave Max two days and it's been three. Planning on blackmailing him more, Trish and Jessica head off to his movie set. Trish and Jessica would show a young actress currently starring in Max's film the video about being sexually assaulted by Max, which she quits, much to Max's dismay. The two confront him at his car, and after Jessica threatens him a little with her powers, he agrees to give them his clearance at MetroGeneral.

Trish and Jessica would ask around the neighborhood for Inez Green where a man tells them which building Inez lives in. Jones would head upstairs while Trish waits downstairs with the taser to ambush her. Jones would get attacked by Inez from behind, but is able to defend herself. Trish, hearing her shouts, takes the drugs Simpson was on and runs upstairs with the taser and knocks Green out. They discover she isn't the woman they are looking for.

Trish would head back to Jessica's apartment with Inez Green in the backseat. Jessica gets out of the car to find the police outside her building. Malcolm tells her to run, as they think she killed him, but the police see her and arrest her for the murder of Cheng's friend.[20]

Arrest of Jessica Jones

"Hey! Let her go!"
"Step back!"
"Like hell I will."
―Trish Walker and Ruth Sunday[src]

Returning to Jessica Jones' Apartment Building, the women took notice of the police that surrounded the entrance, Walker told by Jones to stay behind with Green. Walker followed instructions, but upon seeing her adoptive sister arrested by Eddy Costa and under the influence of the Combat Enhancer Inhaler, she left the vehicle and expressed aggression, shoving Ruth Sunday and getting herself arrested.[20]

Proposal Party

"So, I brought our friends and family together because, well, I want you to feel pressured. And because your answer means too much to me to leave any wiggle room. Fortunately, we only have to do this part once. I ask, you answer. [...] What do you say, Trish Walker? I'm asking you to marry me."
Griffin Sinclair to Trish Walker[src]

Bailed from jail by her mother, Walker woke with the side-effects of the Combat Enhancer Inhaler. Though the two conversed, she was informed that she slept for 26 hours and that Dorothy already reported to the WNEX Station that she would not make her next Trish Talk.[21]

Quitting Trish Talk

"Diets. Hair volume. Space-saving packing tips. None of it matters, when there's war, sex trafficking, elusive companies conducting illegal human research on kids, no less. I could go on. No, no, no, I will go on. Racism, global warming, child pornography, murder, poverty, true human suffering that too many people refuse to look at. Denial is a warm bed that no one wants to get out of, and Trish Talk is the comforter on that bed. I keep you complacent. I keep your eyes down. But you know what? This show is bullshit. I've been spouting bullshit. Wake up, people! Face the truth. Bad shit happens every day, and every single goddamn person has the power to do something about it. So do something! I'm going to. Starting with throwing off the covers and getting the hell off this shitty show. I quit."
―Trish Walker[src]

To be added

Undergoing Experimental Procedures

"Trish wants Karl to operate on her."
"His experiments have killed people. She'd never trust him."
"She has to, if she wants to be like me."
Jessica Jones and Malcolm Ducasse[src]

To be added

Hunted by Alisa Jones

"I think she might go after Trish."
"Why?"
"It makes sense. In her mind, Trish's investigation ruined her life. Forced her to kill all of those people to protect him. She probably thinks that Trish is also responsible for Karl's death."
Jessica Jones and Eddy Costa[src]

To be added

Awakening from a Coma

"My one chance. Why couldn't you just let me have it?"
"Because if that insane surgery hadn't killed you, you could've ended up like my mom."
"Or I could've ended up like you."
"Why would you want that? There is a reason that my biggest expense is booze."
"You're right. You don't deserve powers. All you do is piss them away when you could be out there helping people."
"You know what? I am tired of being the focus of your ridiculous insecurity. I didn't ask for any of this. Not these powers and not your goddamn judgment."
―Trish Walker and Jessica Jones[src]

To be added

Assassination of Alisa Jones

"You killed her!"
"Before she could kill you! The police would've shot you both. I had to. I had to save you."
Jessica Jones and Trish Walker[src]

After her mother had encouraged Jessica to be a hero, she was shot in the head by an unknowing Trish. After peeking down and realizing her mother's killer, Jessica jumped down to confront Trish, pushing her several feet back. When Jessica picked up the gun, Trish told her that killing her mother was the only way to resolve the problem Alisa had made. Upon hearing sounds of a police siren, Jessica told Trish to leave, and so she fled.

Estrangement

"I lost the only family I had. Again."
"It was always gonna end that way."
"It didn't have to be you. I look at you now and all I see is the person who killed my mother."
Jessica Jones and Trish Walker[src]

After admitting to various attempts of contacting Jessica through calling, texting and email, Trish tried to convince Jessica that her doing was correct, only to be called out as a hero who murdered. Trish responded that she no longer knew who she was except she was Jessica's sister. Jessica then disowned Trish before slamming her door on Trish's face, after telling Trish that she didn't have to be the one doing justice and killing Alisa.

Sudden Powers

Trish's Powers

Trish catching her phone with her foot

Following Jessica's declaration of estrangement, Walker continued her way to the elevator. During her wait for the elevator, she received a message from her mother, asking if she wanted to have dinner together that night. As the elevator door opened, a careless woman handling a moving cart bumped into Walker and knocked her phone from her hand. With quick reflexes, the phone landed on her elevated foot. Bewildered, Walker kicked the phone back to her hand and proceeded into the elevator.[22]

Personality

"What if you're not the only one? What if IGH is still doing experiments? We have to stop them."
"Heroes die."
"And this is how we honor them. By continuing the fight."
"You don't want to honor them. You want ratings. And powers and stardom."
"Yes! Yes, yes and yes. Because any one of those things will help me help people."
―Trish Walker and Jessica Jones[src]

Trish is a very determined, tough, headstrong, and near-fearless woman, capable of taking any challenge that is required of her for those she cares for, namely her adoptive sister Jessica Jones. Throughout her childhood, Trish was forced to live up to others expectations of her, from the fans that adored her, to own her abusive mother.

The pressures of fame and being abused made her more erratic and self destructive as she grew up, leading to drug addiction. Despite this, she bonded with Jones after she saved her from Trish's mother and she began to turn her life around, becoming a highly successful talk show host. However, she was also hardened by her troubled life, making her greatly obsessed with overcoming weaknesses, taking up self defence classes that left her with bruises and a bloody nose, continuing on even when she was injured.

Despite this, she is also very much capable of social interactions, having befriended her coworkers and had a romantic relationship with Will Simpson. She was shown willing to not only defend herself but also willing to kill, especially after Simpson nearly killed her due to Kilgrave's influence. She not only held up Oscar Clemons with her revolver, but also tried to shoot Kilgrave when he was using his powers to get his parents to kill themselves. As stated by Alisa Jones, Trish, while continously denying it, was jealous of Jessica's superhuman abilities and greatly desired to become a hero, which would eventually lead her to use Will Simpson's Combat Enhancer Inhaler, turning her into a crazed addict obsessed with gaining superhuman powers like Jessica's for herself, causing her to use and turn against others to achieve her goal, friend or foe.

However, she can also make very hasty decisions, as she was quick to shoot and capture Will Simpson without allowing him to explain he was protecting her, and assume that Alisa Jones was going to hurt Jessica like with her, causing her to kill Alisa in cold blood and Jessica to furiously end their friendship.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Envious of Jones's powers, Walker convinced Karl Malus to treat her to get powers like those of her sister.

  • Enhanced Reflexes: Upon recovery from the procedure done to her by Malus, Walker developed faster than normal reflexes. When bumped by a resident at Jessica Jones' Apartment Building, she was able to catch her phone with the back of her foot, before it could shatter on the floor and then she returned it to her hands.

Temporary Powers

The use of Combat Enhancers, both in pill and inhaler form, granted Walker the following powers:

  • Enhanced Strength: Walker was granted strength that equally matched against Will Simpson and Jessica Jones. In an altercation outside the Chocolate Bar, she was able to rescue Malcolm Ducasse from a group of men who assaulted him.
  • Enhanced Stamina: Every dosage she ingested from the inhaler, transferred high amounts of adrenaline into her bloodstream, causing her less fatigues and to overexert herself without any signs of exhaustion different than the average one. She demonstrated this ability when exercising on her punching bag and had no need to catch her breath from each hit she strike.
  • Pain Suppression: Using the pills and inhaler, caused her mind and body to develop an overconfident behavior due to each adrenaline surge both increasing and destabilizing her emotional outcomes of aggression.
  • Enhanced Vision: Intaking the inhaler, Walker's vision was greatly improved, allowing her to see objects even in the darkness of night. She could also see the world much slower than normal, allowing her to act faster.

Abilities

"I let you fight my battles for too long. When you left..."
"You became a ninja?"
"Krav Maga. More brutal."
―Trish Walker and Jessica Jones[src]
  • Expert Martial Artist: Due to the abuse she suffered as a child, Walker began training in self-defense techniques of Krav Maga, though she was injured during these lessons. She resorted to use what she learned when Will Simpson attacked her at her apartment. Notably, she was able to catch Jessica Jones off guard and body slam her into the floor. She was able to incorporate these self-defense tactics when defending Malcolm Ducasse from a group of bigoted thugs who assaulted him, albeit with the aid of Combat Enhancers.
  • Bilingualism: Walker spoke both native English and French; she used her ability to speak French to get Maury Tuttlebaum a seat in the restaurant Sattere.
  • Marksman: Walker appeared to be proficiently skilled in using firearms, as she used the revolver given to her by Will Simpson to shoot Kilgrave in his arm. In from some distance, she was also capable of assassinating Alisa Jones while she was onboard the ferris wheel in Playland, shooting her directly in the head from a considerable distance.

Equipment

Weapons

"What's with the gun? Why do you even own a gun?"
"I like guns."
Griffin Sinclair and Trish Walker[src]
  • Smith & Wesson Model 637: Walker received this revolver as a gift from Will Simpson, in order to make her feel safe following the assassination attempt she suffered from Simpson himself under Kilgrave's enthrallment. She began to carry it around, pointing at Simpson all times until she began to trust him, at Malcolm Ducasse when he startled her inside Alias Investigations Office, and at Oscar Clemons to disarm him. Walker also tried to use it to prevent Kilgrave from killing his own parents, but Kilgrave ordered her to put a bullet in her skull. Fortunately for her, Walker had run out of ammo, and after shooting the empty gun, she tried to manually place a bullet in her forehead. Jessica Jones helped her by making her place a bullet in her mouth, technically following Kilgrave's command.
  • Walther P99 Two Tone: Walker acquired this pistol sometime after dealing with Kilgrave. She used this to shoot Alisa Jones in the head from afar in Playland.

Items

  • Combat Enhancer Inhaler: After Will Simpson's death, Walker took possession of his arsenal, including an inhaler manufactured by IGH. Upon consuming the drug, she experienced the same effects of it like its pill variations. Progressively, however, she became addicted to its effects.

Facilities

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

Appearances for Trish Walker

In chronological order:

Trivia

  • In the comics, Patricia "Patsy" Walker is one of Marvel's oldest female characters, originating from "Miss America". Originally, her first adventures are only teenage romantic comedy, usually in exploits where she and Hedy Wolfe try and attract the attention of boys. Patsy eventually becomes a costume vigilante herself, under the alias Hellcat and a member of both the Avengers and the Defenders. It was revelated that her teenage life's adventures were only comics fiction in Marvel comics in-universe itself invented by her mother, Dorothy Walker. This "teenage past" is hinted to her live-action counterpart who had a child starlet past, aggressively controlled by her mother.
    • Ironically, in the 100 issue of those romantic comedies, Patsy and her friends visited a fan club of her comic and were surprise at all the demands the fans laid at them, one of which was to see Patsy Walker as a blonde.
  • Walker is coulrophobic.
  • While Rachael Taylor's other tattoos are covered by make-up, the "Matthew" on her right wrist is visible when Walker holds a gun at Malcolm.

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