Watch: Jessica Jones in 2 minutes

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If you know one thing about Jessica Jones, it's probably that she drinks and swears a lot. And you're not wrong! She's been doing both since the character debuted in Alias #1 from Marvel Comics. But Jones, who has had her history interwoven with characters like Spider-Man and Jean Grey, is notable for more than just her language and love of whiskey.

Jessica Jones is a rare 21st-century hero who has gained recognition -- and headlined her own series. That's thanks, in no small part, to the guidance of creator Brian Michael Bendis, who has written the vast majority of her stories so far, and the way her friendships with other Marvel superheroines and relationship with Luke Cage have endeared her to Marvel fans.

Ahead of Marvel's The Defenders hitting Netflix on August 18, catch up on the history of Jessica Jones (both her fictional history and the one in the real world) in this video from SYFY WIRE.

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