At the conclusion, Bushman winds up in a mental institute and Jake Lockley begins to start a new life with Marlene. Broke a steel staff in half over his knee with little effort. With their help he developed the costume, equipment, and persona of Moon Knight. 1 year ago. Moon Knight pushes Knowles off a building apparently to his death. As an adult, Spector had been a heavyweight boxer before becoming a U.S. Marine serving in Force Recon, afterward, he left the Marines to become a mercenary occasionally doing work for the CIA. 1. Previously he had been part of the resistance organized by Nick Fury, but presumably turned into one of the zombies in a later battle. The character debuted in Werewolf by Night #32 (August 1975), written by Doug Moench with art by Don Perlin, as a villain hired by the Committee to capture the title character for them in a two-part story continuing in #33.  By the end of the series, Moon Knight is killed violently, sacrificing himself to save his loved ones from a computerized villain called Seth and his "Zero Hour" program.. During the events of "Dark Reign," Moon Knight vows never to murder again, and hires Tinkerer to upgrade his gear. Moon Knight prevents the murder but learns that the man was a Ukrainian mobster who kidnapped kids of families who didn't sell their properties to his real estate firm. Moon Knight appears as an unlockable playable character in the, Moon Knight appears as an unlockable playable character in, Moon Knight appears as a playable character in, This page was last edited on 29 November 2020, at 08:40. Daredevil is apparently able to see the apparition and leaves him. His spirit had an encounter with Khonshu, who promised to save his life in exchange for his service. In 2019, Cullen Bunn wrote and Ibrahim Mustafa and Matt Horak drew Moon Knight Annual #1. , Norman Osborn summons the Hood and Profile to take down Moon Knight. As a result, Spector was resurrected and given superhuman abilities. and with him replacing S.H.I.E.L.D.. Lockley knows that Osborn had been behind the group of Thunderbolts sent to kill him and that a deranged psychotic was not fit to run the U.S.A.'s national security agencies, so using some spoils from the Cartel, Moon Knight decided it was time for a comeback. During the Civil War, managed to escape SHIELD's custody, evaded capture from Norman Osborn's Thunderbolts, and faked his own death. Instead he became a prize fighter, but when his father got into the ring one night to stop him, Marc punched him.  As of #14 of this series, Mike Benson took over writing duties with Huston acting as story-outline adviser according to Benson in an interview with Marvel published as a one-page excerpt in various Marvel comic books throughout late 2007 and early 2008. ", Several weeks later, after barely surviving an altercation with the Thunderbolts, Spector pleads for Khonshu's forgiveness for turning his back on him and for the god's renewed assistance. He can be seen holding a staff that has a crescent moon at the top. shows up.  To accomplish the plans to kill Moon Knight, Bushman and Sun King went to Marlene's house and discovered that she and Jack Lockley's aspect of Moon Knight had a child together, much to the shock of Marc Spector and Steve Grant. Finally, to gather information at street level, he created a fourth persona: Jake Lockley, cab driver. Of course, we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for any and all news concerning all of the upcoming MCU-set Disney+ series , … As a mercenary he befriends the French pilot Jean-Paul DuChamp, whom he affectionately calls "Frenchie". Moon Knight begrudgingly applies for registration after much prodding from Khonshu, not wanting the law to keep him from his work. Khonshu suggest to Moon Knight that maybe Sun King only believes he is the avatar of Ra and if Marc Spector is truly the avatar of Khonshu, he should be able to manifest powers. While working for the African mercenary Raoul Bushman in Egypt, the group stumbles upon an archaeological dig whose crew includes Dr. Peter Alraune and his daughter Marlene Alraune. Subsequent appearances came in Marvel Two-in-One #52, written by Steven Grant with art by Jim Craig and The Defenders #47–51, which had him briefly join the Defenders during their war against the Zodiac Cartel. Spector was born in the US. He escapes after the plan collapses because they authorized a mugging of Frenchie too soon. Defeated Shadow Knight, who is another host of Khonshu. Spector and Frenchie took on a job in Sudan for Raoul Bushman. Moon Knight himself is angered by this decision, but is seemingly destroyed by the Ronin personality. He defeats Bushman and returns to America with Marlene, Frenchie, and the statue of Khonshu. Basic: Cestus Uppercut - Attack dealing 250% Damage, +25% to targets with BLEED. Prior to being Moon Knight, he worked for the Roxxon Corporation as Paladin. He then murders the majority of the Multiverse's alternate versions of Moon Knight.  He is last seen at Stark Tower as one of the many former Avengers celebrating the return of Janet van Dyne. Shadow Knight then attacks Spector's house and almost kills Marlene, who earlier revealed she was pregnant. With his newfound powers he fights the crime with the name ArachKnight and is president of his company with his girlfriend Marlene Jane. Deciding to become a crimefighter, Spector creates a silver cloaked costume, based on the silver shroud, and becomes Moon Knight aka "The Fist of Khonshu". Spector later went to trial for assassinating the president of Bosqueverde, a South American country; such assignments paid well, though, and Spector invested wisely. 'Moon's Might:' At night, Spector's speed, strength, agility, reaction time, leaping ability, reflexes, senses and duribility increased as the moon waxed, and decreased as the moon waned. He is an Olympic-level athlete and a skilled acrobat and gymnast and excels as a combat strategist. The character received a complete origin story, and most of his notable recurring villains were introduced, particularly his arch enemy Bushman.  He has also been depicted using spiked knuckles. Marc Spector's background is updated, so he fought in the Gulf War and that his time as a mercenary was during the 1990s. But Moon Knight’s alter egos aid him in both dealing with the criminal element and in dealing with his own personal demons. External link consists of a forum site summing up the top 200 characters of Wizard Magazine since the real site that contains the list is broken", Dark Side of the Moon Knight: Huston talks "Moon Knight: The Bottom", Waxing Moon Knight: Huston talks "Moon Knight", Mike Benson: Of Moon Knight and Redemption, Bring on the Knight: An Interview with Moon Knight's Mike Benson, O Holy Knight: Milligan on Moon Knight Xmas Special, "HeroesCon: Vengeance of the Moon Knight! For the most part, Moon Knight does not have superpowers. , Later, the Sentry takes Moon Knight across the city while he saves people and stops crimes telling Lockley that eventually he will be tested and that he will fail, to which Moon Knight replies "So will you". Currently, Spector has no superhuman powers, but, as the Fist of Khonshu, he had these powers. , In Marvel Zombies, Moon Knight is one of the superheroes infected by the zombie plague. Moon Knight's strength, endurance, and reflexes are enhanced depending upon the phases of the moon. Once brutally defeated his arch-enemy Bushman by carving his face off. Moon Knight is expected to debut sometime in late 2021 or early 2022.  Raoul and Sun King kidnap Marlene and force Moon Knight to visit an island dedicated to Ra. Moon Knight fights back, and defeats Madame Masque. This version is similar in appearance to the Khonshu statue that Marc Spector worshiped in the past. Can take several beatings from armed opponents and keep fighting.  He then encountered Silver Sable and her allies Sandman and Paladin. Forced himself through intensely cold arctic winds.  He also appears in House of M: Avengers wearing his costume. This video explores the abilities, powers, and origin of the Marvel Comics character "Moon Knight." [volume & issue needed] Moreover, it is also suggested that the original inspiration for the moon god Khonshu was the Watcher Uatu who watches the Earth from his base on the moon. Frenchie agrees to help Spector, and Ray joins the reformed team as well. ), with his loss of powers officially confirmed in 2007 during the Midnight Sun arc of Moon Knight, with Khonshu claiming that this loss of power is punishment for his disobedience. Skilled Detective Spector is a good detective with broad knowledge and understanding of the criminal underworld. Survived being near explosions and energy blasts. Moon Knight beats the club leader Snapdragon, but gets shot by a guard before getting answers. Reacted to the sound of a gun clicking and dodged before the bullets hit him. , Born in Chicago, Illinois, Marc Spector is a Jewish-American rabbi's wayward son.  It is around this time that he first encounters Stained Glass Scarlet.  As Moon Knight, Spector deals with unfamiliar territory, often delving into the supernatural. Snapped chains holding him onto a wall, pulling out several of the bricks they were attached to in the process. During the Infinity War, defeated Moonshade, a dark clone of himself. Moon Knight Interior Art by Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire. Carson Knowles, recently released from prison, attempts to frame his murders on Moon Knight. Throughout the character's existence Moon Knight has been depicted as everything from a victim of Multiple-Personality Disorder to delusions and hallucinations.  He finds out that the Committee wanted to use the Werewolf as a weapon and helps the Werewolf escape, briefly fighting alongside him. Dodged magical energy blasts and eye beams. The psychiatrist not only approves his application but bows to worship him as well. As he lay dying, Spector was approached by the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, who offered him a second chance at life in exchange for becoming his avatar on Earth. After speaking with Spector's repressed alter egos Jake Lockley and Steven Grant, the psychiatrist begins the process of officially turning him down, suggesting possible future imprisonment. Spector returns to his Moon Knight costume to aid Frenchie DuChamp in gaining revenge on the Whyos gang for attacking his restaurant and injuring Frenchie's lover Rob, only to find the Whyos' attack was designed to draw Spector into another conflict with the Thunderbolts when he is ambushed by Venom. Spector gained his superhuman powers as a result of a visitation by the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. In the ensuing battle, Moon Knight is beaten, and Nefaria orders him to return the Ultron head, and work for him. The new team features Steve Rogers, War Machine, Valkyrie, Beast, Nova, the new Ant-Man, as well as the redemption thirsty Moon Knight.  In this series, Marc Specter wakes up in a mental institute with no recollection of his past or how he got there. In Los Angeles, Moon Knight captures the Werewolf for the Committee, but then frees him and halts the Committee's plans, fighting Russell again. HIS PARTNERSMoon Knight is a loner, but that doesn't mean he fights alone, given that he's had a … Has endured brutal torture through sheer force of will. While trying to walk the path of a hero he makes a bold return taking on many criminals but killing none of them; now the people of New York begin to see him as a hero and not a murderous vigilante much to Norman Osborn's disdain. he appeared to be operating in Egypt. Moon Knight is often likened to Batman in that his alter ego, Marc Spector, is a billionaire who uses his wealth to fund/trick out his heroic exploits. Secondary: Crescent Dart - Throw cestus at Target dealing 125% damage and causing BLEED for 1-2 turns. Once time traveled to 2940 BC to rescue the West Coast Avengers, who he later became a member of. [volume & issue needed], This volume introduces Moon Knight's teenage sidekick Jeff Wilde, also known as "Midnight", the son of Midnight Man, a member of Moon Knight's rogues gallery. Nefaria angrily attacks the police station and is about to kill Snapdragon, but Moon Knight intervenes again.  Moon Knight and Buck retaliate and attack her. This version of the character also appears in issue #14 of Spider-Man 2099 (2015).  After making a brief appearance in the "Avengers Disassembled" story-arc, he makes a minor return in the 2005 Marvel Team-Up miniseries, fighting alongside Spider-Man, Daredevil, and the Punisher. Khonshu appears and informs Spector he doesn't need him anymore, as he now has other worshipers. Spector consults his accountant on the matter, who tells him that acquiring that much cash on such short notice is simply impossible. During his final battle with Bushman as depicted in 2006’s Moon Knight #2, Moon Knight not only killed his enemy but used one of his crescent darts to carve off Bushman’s face.  Commander Steve Rogers acknowledges his mental stability and teamwork, so he asks him to join the Secret Avengers to rescue an oil freighter from terrorists. Spector is then haunted by a spiritual apparition of Khonshu, who chose a faceless Bushman as his ethereal representation. , Eventually, the super-hero Civil War ended with Norman Osborn as director of H.A.M.M.E.R. Moon Knight (real nameMarc Spector), is one of the potential Avengers recruits.  As part of this group, Spector adopts the Ronin identity to infiltrate the Kingpin's ranks. It is also noted that he has a form of dissociative identity disorder. Upon waking up, Moon Knight escapes from custody and engages in a fight with the Punisher, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.  Midnight is turned into a cyborg by the Secret Empire, then is seemingly killed in a battle with Moon Knight, Spider-Man, Darkhawk, the Punisher, Nova and Night Thrasher. In 1985, Marvel followed up the series with Moon Knight: Fist of Khonshu by Alan Zelenetz and Chris Warner, a six issue mini-series that established Moon Knight as suffering from schizophrenia due to the stress of his various aliases.  He remained with the Secret Avengers until the line-up was reshuffled by Hawkeye. Rhymes with loony".. Moon Knight appears in House of M as part of Luke Cage's Sapien Resistance against Earth's rulers, the House of Magnus (Magneto and his children, Quicksilver, Polaris, and the Scarlet Witch), although he is not wearing his costume in this timeline. Moon Knight (Real name: Marc Spector) is a superhero from the Marvel Universe. ", "Blade, Moon Knight, Morbius and The Punisher confirmed for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC", Comic Foundry – The Conversation: Doug Moench + Charlie Huston, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Moon_Knight&oldid=991291346, Fictional characters with multiple personalities, Fictional United States Marine Corps personnel, Marvel Comics characters with superhuman strength, Pages using citations with accessdate and no URL, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2009, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2013, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2013, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2009, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Moon Knight by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev, Proficient in martial arts and armed combat, Increased strength, speed, and endurance depending on the lunar cycle. During the events of Marc Spector: Moon Knight, his silver-white costume includes adamantium for greater protection, and he acquires an array of high-tech weaponry including an adamantium staff, a truncheon capable of firing a cable line, and gauntlets that fire crescent darts. Moon Knight is one of those strange characters like Wolverine, who claims he likes to be a loner but somehow ends up on… Helpless before the statue of Khonshu, Spector's heart stops. Khonshu reveals that he spared Moon Knight's life in order to kill the second avatar of Khonshu and deliver the ancient Sapphire Crescent. Braced the door frame of a collapsing building to allow Spider-Man and those inside to escape. He later retires these items to his personal museum after abandoning the "Egyptian" motif in favor of updated versions of his original styled-gear, including a truncheon/staff/nunchuck combo, and a compound bow.. [volume & issue needed]. Other Marvel heroes take notice of his violent return to vigilantism. As the so-called 'Fist of Khonshu,' Moon Knight possesses super strength that waxes and wanes with the phases of the moon, with the full moon granting him the greatest strength. While on a mission in Sudan, mercenary Marc Spector was left for dead in the desert by Raul Bushman, a ruthless African general who killed archaeologist Dr. Peter Alraune, afterwards Marc was later resurrected by the ancient Egyptian moon god known as Khonshu in exchange for being his avatar on Earth. In the Battleworld domain of K'un-L'un, Spector is a master of the Faces of the Moon faction. Moon Knight received his first ongoing series in 1980, with Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz as its main creative team. Sienkiewicz's Neal Adams-influenced art style helped cement the early perception of Moon Knight as a mere Batman clone. He also created multiple identities, most notably that of millionaire Steven Grant, to distance himself from his mercenary past, and of taxicab driver Jake Lockley, to remain in contact with the street and criminal element. Thus, while Batman is motivated by vengeance for the wrong done to his parents, Marc Spector is motivated by vengeance as a concept.  Soon, however, Nefaria strikes back, and Echo is killed. The Egyptians who worship the ancient gods find Spector and carry him to their temple. After the battle, Daredevil invites Moon Knight to join an organization of superheroes with the goal of bringing down the Kingpin. Moon Knight Abilities Marvel Strikeforce. , Moon Knight returns to New York after faking his death with Jake Lockley as his dominant personality, but still struggles against his violent nature and is hounded by Khonshu in the form of a small imaginary tormentor resembling a man in the Moon Knight costume with a bird skull who goads him to kill. Character Profile Wikia is a FANDOM Anime Community. To distance himself from his mercenary past, he creates the identity of millionaire entrepreneur Steven Grant, using this identity to purchase a spacious estate. Early sales were good for the book, leading to Marvel, as of issue #15, moving the title from newsstand distribution and making it one of its flagship titles for a group of books only available in comic shops. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. , Moon Knight eventually upgrades his armor to adamantium armor rather than his original Kevlar costume. 3. The Profile told Taskmaster that Moon Knight would be friendless, alone, with no fight left in him and ready to die.  Meanwhile, it is also revealed that Spector hired ex-S.H.I.E.L.D.