- "No one touches me anymore unless I want them to."
- ―Trish Walker
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 into a drug addiction, Walker became instrumental in Jones' quest to stop Kilgrave, while also engaging in a failed relationship with Will Simpson.
Rise to Fame
- "Highest paid child star in television history? That's a pretty charmed life."
- ―Will Simpson
Dorothy Walker and her daughter Patricia lived in a one bedroom apartment before Trish became a star. 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, was the highest paid child star in television history, and even had a popular toy line  and comic book,  Walker hated that time of her life, wishing even into adulthood that she could be a superhero. It did not help that Dorothy was controlling and abusive toward her daughter.
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
Dorothy's meddling and Walker's difficulties with fame led to erratic behavior. She became a drug addict, and seemingly caused a fire in a nightclub. For damage control, Dorothy decided to adopt one of Patsy's classmates, Jessica Jones, after Jones lost her entire family in a car crash.
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 Jones had super-strength. They made a deal where Walker wouldn't reveal Jones' powers, and Jones would not make Walker's troubled life public. One day, Dorothy tried to force Walker into vomiting, feeling her daughter had gained weight. Jessica came to Walker's rescue by punching Dorothy into a wall. In adulthood, Walker became estranged from Dorothy, and managed to leave the drugs behind.
Patsy becomes Trish
- "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
In adulthood, Walker reinvented herself as Trish Walker, host of acclaimed radio talk show Trish Talk on WNEX Station. She still encouraged Jessica to using her powers to be a hero. 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.
Helping Jessica Jones
- "You could've used the door."
- ―Trish Walker to Jessica Jones
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 Jones had not died, Walker kept tabs on her. This way she found out that Jones had become a private investigator.  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 talk at the station.
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, and since it was something important for 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.
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.
For Your Protection
- "I'm life-threatening, Trish. Steer clear of me."
"I don't do that."
- ―Jessica Jones and Trish Walker
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.
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.
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.
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 office 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.
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.
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 fan who wanted Walker's autograph; they left, Walker apologizing as she went. 
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.
Will Simpson's Guilt
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Walker and Simpson then spent the night together.
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 follow the trio and manage to release their boss following a fight where Trish was knocked down with a taser shot.
Cleaning Up A Mess
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. 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. 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.
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.
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 Kozlov, despite Walker finding out he was not listed in 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, specially as Simpson felt Jones would not do the deed. Once Kozlov and his nurses came, Walker was forced to leave.
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.
Walker was present when the Thompsons entered Kilgrave's cell to try to speak to him, in order to 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.
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 to 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. 
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.
- "Just had to be a hero, didn't you?"
"I learned it from you."
- ―Jessica Jones and Trish Walker
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 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 before 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.
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 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.
Simpson had kept Jessica 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 ultimately, not a match for him. Her attack however gave Jones the window she needed to rush Simpson, throw him across the kitchen, slam 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
Back to Work
Discussing Luke Cage
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 Jessica 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 defense 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 Will 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.
- 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.
- Multilingual: Walker used her ability to speak French to get Maury Tuttlebaum a seat in the restaurant Saterre.
- 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.
- Luke Cage
- Malcolm Ducasse
- Reva Connors † - Fan
- Nicole - Intern
- Diane Masagi - Interviewee
- Kilgrave † - Former Enthraller
- Will Simpson - Attempted Killer turned Love Interest turned Attacker
|Appearances for Trish Walker|
In chronological order:
- In the comics, Patricia "Patsy" Walker was one of Marvel's oldest female characters, originating from "Miss America". Originally, her first adventures are only teenage romantic comedy. 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, she is afraid of clowns.
- While Rachael Taylor's other tattoos are covered by make-up, the "Matthew" on the her right wrist is visible when Walker holds a gun at Malcolm.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jessica Jones: 1.12: AKA Take a Bloody Number
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jessica Jones: 1.04: AKA 99 Friends
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Jessica Jones: 1.05: AKA The Sandwich Saved Me
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jessica Jones: 1.03: AKA It's Called Whiskey
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Jessica Jones: 1.11: AKA I've Got the Blues
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Jessica Jones: 1.07: AKA Top Shelf Perverts
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Jessica Jones: 1.01: AKA Ladies Night
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 1.02: AKA Crush Syndrome
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 1.08: AKA WWJD?
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Jessica Jones: 1.09: AKA Sin Bin
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Jessica Jones: 1.10: AKA 1,000 Cuts
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Jessica Jones: 1.13: AKA Smile
- ↑ Luke Cage 1.6: Suckas Need Bodyguards