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[[caption-width-right:300:He is just like Series/{{Batman}}, except [[ManInWhite he wears white]],is AxCrazy, SplitPersonality issues and... OhWait, he's not. ]]
->'''Bushman''': What the-?! Moon Knight again- but it ''can't'' be! You're dead!
->'''Moon Knight''': I died in the tomb, Bushman? remember? You can't kill me - nothing can!

Marc Spector, AKA the Moon Knight, is a lesser-known MarvelComics superhero who debuted in ''ComicBook/WerewolfByNight'' #32 (August, 1975). He was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin. Spector was once a U.S. Marine, but quit and became a mercenary when he went to Egypt. There, he befriended French pilot [=Jean-Paul DuChamp=], often referred to simply as "Frenchie", while working for Raoul Bushman. The trio soon find an archaeological dig that unearthed a temple that contained a statue of the moon god Khonshu. Bushman decided to loot the site, and in so doing, killed the lead researcher, Dr. Alraune. In response, Spector picked a fight with Bushman that [[CurbStompBattle does not go as well as planned]].

As Spector lays dying, Khonshu appears to him in a vision and offers to bring him back to life if he becomes the god's avatar on Earth. [[CaptainObvious He does]]. After repaying his new ArchEnemy Bushman, he goes back to America with Frenchie and the late Dr. Alraune's daughter Marlene. Deciding to become a crime-fighter, Spector creates a silver cloaked costume and becomes the Moon Knight. Ashamed of his mercenary past, he invests the money he developed from those jobs, develops a small fortune, and creates the identity of [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Steven Grant]], as well as the ''other'' identity of common taxicab driver Jake Lockley.

Later incarnations have had him lose his grip on reality and treat each of these personae [[SplitPersonality as different people]], among other identities crafted to suit his needs. Also commonly seen as a CaptainErsatz of Franchise/{{Batman}}, due to the "millionaire playboy" Steven Grant personality and cape-wearing overly-thematic nighttime vigilantism.

Recently entered the spotlight (kind of) as an official member of [[strike:Captain America's]] Steve Rogers' SecretAvengers after ''Siege''.

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!!Provides Examples Of:
* AllMythsAreTrue: Part of his ''origin story''.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Of another "knight".]]
** Eventually became DivergentCharacterEvolution. While Batman has the entire Bat Family, as well as being a major member of the Justice League, Moon Knight is an insane, third-string Avenger.
* AmbiguouslyJewish
* AntiHero
* ArchEnemy: ComicBook/WerewolfByNight, originally. Hence all the silver weapons. Bushman in later years.
* TheAtoner : In the recent series "the Vengeance of the Moon Knight", he genuinely tries to become a true hero, which doesn't kill, cripple or mutilate his opponents.
* AxCrazy: On his worst days, or when Khonshu is especially pushy.
* BadassNormal: Moon Knight has no powers and relies on himself, his allies, or technology to win fights. However, he has been brought back from the dead at least three times by Khonshu.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Some writers also give him enhanced strength with the waxing of the moon, [[ISeeDeadPeople astral vision]], night vision, limited {{invisibility}}, and a HealingFactor. [[spoiler:These have been lost since leaving Khonshu's service.]]
* BallisticDiscount: Carson Knowles, better known as the villain Black Spectre, is buying a crapton of medieval weaponry and armour, and the dealer refuses to hand over anything until he sees payment. Knowles tosses a bag at his feet and begins picking up his weapons, while the dealer opens the bag and complains there's nothing in there. He promply says [[OhCrap "Oh @#$%"]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck when the penny drops.]]
* BatmanColdOpen
* BloodKnight: Khonshu spends most of his time trying to push Moon Knight into this role, with varying success.
* BodyHorror: At one point his body was wasting away
* BoldInflation
* CainAndAbel: Abel to Shadow Knight's Cain.
* ChestInsignia: In most incarnations, a crescent moon.
* CListFodder: Given that it took this long to give him a page of his own...
** Often referenced in his own series. He even recalls his time as an Avenger: "Sent me to the West coast B team.". He finally made it to the A-List as a member of the Secret Avengers. The only problem is that nobody else knows he's A-list now.
** In his 2011 series, he finds himself unwittingly up against [[spoiler: Count Nefaria, a man who has taken on the Avengers in the past (as in: all of them, at once, by himself)]], who is more than a little irate his plans are being tripped up by someone he didn't even ''recognise'' at first.
** Echo, frequent guest star of the same series. PlayedForLaughs when she calls the Avengers mansion under her real name.
-->'''Ms. Marvel''':"Who is this?"\\
'''Echo''':"This is Maya Lopez."\\
'''Ms. Marvel''':"Um, who are you and how did you get this number?"\\
'''Echo''':"Carol, it's me, Maya Lopez."\\
'''Ms. Marvel''':"Um."\\
'''Echo''':"Echo."\\
'''Ms. Marvel.''':"Oh. Oh, hey."\\
'''Echo''':"You didn't remember my name, did you?"\\
And shortly after\\
'''Luke Cage''':"Who was '''that'''?"\\
'''Ms. Marvel''':"'''That''' was Echo."\\
'''Spider-Man''':"Hey, '''yeah''', she used to be on the [Avengers]."\\
'''Wolverine''':"You '''just''' noticed she was gone?"
* ConfusionFu: In the Bendis series, his additional personalities (namely, Captain America, Spider-Man, and Wolverine) cause Moon Knight to start using their respective weapons in a fight. To say that this is unexpected by his opponents is an understatement.
* TheCowl
* CrimeFightingWithCash: Spector is a rich man, but he has found that he is "cash poor," as in a lot of his wealth is in assets that are hard to liquidate quickly into cash.
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DeathByOriginStory: One of few instances where the death is the protagonist's.
* DeathIsCheap: Marc Spector has died something like three times in continuity, and been resurrected by Khonshu each time, often within the same story arc.
* DontYouDarePityMe: No matter how beaten up he gets, he rarely lets anyone else help him out, at least initially. Even Khonshu.
* DoubleConsciousness: SplitPersonality problems do not help.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Oddly enough, hasn't happened to Moon Knight, but rather [[spoiler:his sidekick, Midnight.]].
** It may not have happened in the 616 'verse, but in the Ultimate universe, at one point he creates a fake villain persona known as Ronin in order to work his way into the Kingpin's organization and ends up BecomingTheMask.
* FightingFromTheInside: See SplitPersonalityTakeover below.
* FirstEpisodeResurrection
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Subverted. He has a scar over his left eye, but he's a good guy.
* HeroicBystander: Upon being attacked by three supervillains at once, Moon Knight manages to defeat two of them but is tied up by Coachwhip's electrical coils. Coachwhip is about to fry Moon Knight when a bystander sprays her with a hose, shorting out her equipment and knocking her out from the feedback.
* IWorkAlone: Subverted. Despite his loner identity and typically taking on most of the hard work on missions, Moon Knight openly relies on his partner Frenchie. He even adopts a sidekick at one point.
** in Marvel Knights he practically begs Deardevil to let him on the team.
* JerkassGods: In the arc ''The Bottom'', Khonshu is revealed to be something of a Jerkass God, as well as a BloodKnight.
* LonersAreFreaks
* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles: Where the current book takes place.
* {{Lunacy}}: When serving Khonshu, his strength waxed and waned with the phases of the moon. Then again, there's also a [[SplitPersonality more up front]] description of lunacy as well.
* MultilayerFacade: As part of his multiple personality psychopathy, sometimes even he didn't know who the "real" person was under all the double- and triple-personalities.
* NoSenseOfHumor: Spector, DependingOnTheWriter.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Spector's backstory.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: One arc involving voodoo zombies has one of these moments as Moon Knight finds even his higher-than-average strength unable to faze an assailant.
-->'''Moon Knight''': You're going ''down'', ugly. You're going down and you're '''staying'''... you're not going down.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Moon Knight's "Steven Grant" identity.
* RoguesGallery: Not a terribly interesting one, though.
** It's getting better though - how about The Profile?
* SecretIdentity: Several. Partially subverted in that several major villains seem to know one or all of them, despite his best efforts-- a fact which he frequently laments.
* SecretIdentityIdentity: Even he can't tell any more.
* SherlockScan: A minor enemy of Moon Knight called The Profile specializes in this, literally to the point of it being a superpower. He is eventually defeated due to Moon Knight being an agent of a god. While the Knight himself could be analyzed, the god could not due to not being present.
* ShowWithinAShow: In the New Moon Knight ongoing. There is a Xena like show based on his adventures called "Legend of Konshu".
* {{Sidekick}}: He reluctantly takes on a sidekick in the form of Midnight at one point. [[spoiler:Midnight is later [[WeCanRebuildHim turned into a cyborg]] and Moon Knight is forced to kill him.]]
* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: Marc has been known to get a little emotional and yell at his Khonshu statue.
* SplitPersonality: Moon Knight is afflicted with this in the Ultimate universe. It [[DependingOnTheWriter comes and goes]] in the 616 Universe.
** One of them is a little girl. With no eyes.
** In the current ongoing, the personalities are Marc Spector, Captain America, Wolverine, and Spider-Man. Interestingly, the personalities aren't dissociative, they are always active and aware of each other. Marc is the head personality, while the others usually just give advice and comment on the current situation (Marc describes them as more "voices, " rather than whole personalities). At times, Marc calls in one of the other personalities to fight for him. Also, unlike most characters with the condition, Marc is completely fine with all the different personalities, and so are they. [[spoiler: When Echo is killed, the Wolverine personality destroys the other two and drives Marc into UnstoppableRage. By the end of the series, his companion personae appear to be Wolverine, Echo, and Iron Man.]]
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: In the Ultimate universe ''Warriors'' story arc, [[spoiler:Moon Knight creates the persona of Ronin to infiltrate and take down the Kingpin; he ends up losing control, and Ronin takes over. However, Ronin eventually comes back to "wake up" Moon Knight again.]]
** [[spoiler: Maybe not a complete takeover, but in the Bendis series, when Echo is killed, the Spector's Wolverine personality actually destroys the Captain America and Spider-Man personalities and drives Marc into an UnstoppableRage.]]
* {{Thememobile}}: While Moon Knight's Jake Lockley persona ''is'' a cab driver, Moon Knight typically travels by way of ''moon-shaped helicopter''. For some reason, this does not attract attention.
** To be fair, in the Marvel Universe, that's probably isn't that out of the ordinary.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Subverted. In the prologue to the ''The Bottom'' arc, [[spoiler:Moon Knight is almost defeated by his nemesis Bushman, but saves himself at the last minute by ''carving Bushman's face off'' with a crescent knife.]]
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: When Echo is killed by Count Nefaria, Moon Knight's Wolverine personality drives him into a rage, causing him to seriously injure the Count. Nefaria (a villain on the power level of [[TheMightyThor Thor]]) is actually forced into a stunned retreat to recover, and Moon Knight wakes up later chained to a hospital bed.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: His arsenal is pretty unstable, having used a spiked gauntlet, a bow, guns that fire bolas, and a whole bunch of other weapons. His main weapons, however, are are a truncheon that can become a grapling hook or nunchuks, and "crescent darts", shuriken shaped like a crescent moon. In the Secret Avengers, he uses a gun that shoots crescent shocktoxin darts.
** At one point inthe Secret Avengers he was using an [[CaptainAmerica energy shield]], [[SpiderMan web-shooters]], and [[{{Wolverine}} metal claws]].
* WhatTheHellHero: See Thou Shalt Not Kill above.
** This is outdone by the fact that he keeps the carved off face as a memento. Khonshu appears to him as a faceless Bushman from this point on. Two arcs later, while struggling with personality issues, Spector retrieves the face-mask and puts it on before being caught by Marlene, who flees screaming.

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[[caption-width-right:300:He is just like Series/{{Batman}}, except [[ManInWhite he wears white]],is AxCrazy, SplitPersonality issues and... OhWait, he's not. ]]
->'''Bushman''': What the-?! Moon Knight again- but it ''can't'' be! You're dead!
->'''Moon Knight''': I died in the tomb, Bushman? remember? You can't kill me - nothing can!

Marc Spector, AKA the Moon Knight, is a lesser-known MarvelComics superhero who debuted in ''ComicBook/WerewolfByNight'' #32 (August, 1975). He was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin. Spector was once a U.S. Marine, but quit and became a mercenary when he went to Egypt. There, he befriended French pilot [=Jean-Paul DuChamp=], often referred to simply as "Frenchie", while working for Raoul Bushman. The trio soon find an archaeological dig that unearthed a temple that contained a statue of the moon god Khonshu. Bushman decided to loot the site, and in so doing, killed the lead researcher, Dr. Alraune. In response, Spector picked a fight with Bushman that [[CurbStompBattle does not go as well as planned]].

As Spector lays dying, Khonshu appears to him in a vision and offers to bring him back to life if he becomes the god's avatar on Earth. [[CaptainObvious He does]]. After repaying his new ArchEnemy Bushman, he goes back to America with Frenchie and the late Dr. Alraune's daughter Marlene. Deciding to become a crime-fighter, Spector creates a silver cloaked costume and becomes the Moon Knight. Ashamed of his mercenary past, he invests the money he developed from those jobs, develops a small fortune, and creates the identity of [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Steven Grant]], as well as the ''other'' identity of common taxicab driver Jake Lockley.

Later incarnations have had him lose his grip on reality and treat each of these personae [[SplitPersonality as different people]], among other identities crafted to suit his needs. Also commonly seen as a CaptainErsatz of Franchise/{{Batman}}, due to the "millionaire playboy" Steven Grant personality and cape-wearing overly-thematic nighttime vigilantism.

Recently entered the spotlight (kind of) as an official member of [[strike:Captain America's]] Steve Rogers' SecretAvengers after ''Siege''.

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!!Provides Examples Of:
* AllMythsAreTrue: Part of his ''origin story''.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Of another "knight".]]
** Eventually became DivergentCharacterEvolution. While Batman has the entire Bat Family, as well as being a major member of the Justice League, Moon Knight is an insane, third-string Avenger.
* AmbiguouslyJewish
* AntiHero
* ArchEnemy: ComicBook/WerewolfByNight, originally. Hence all the silver weapons. Bushman in later years.
* TheAtoner : In the recent series "the Vengeance of the Moon Knight", he genuinely tries to become a true hero, which doesn't kill, cripple or mutilate his opponents.
* AxCrazy: On his worst days, or when Khonshu is especially pushy.
* BadassNormal: Moon Knight has no powers and relies on himself, his allies, or technology to win fights. However, he has been brought back from the dead at least three times by Khonshu.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Some writers also give him enhanced strength with the waxing of the moon, [[ISeeDeadPeople astral vision]], night vision, limited {{invisibility}}, and a HealingFactor. [[spoiler:These have been lost since leaving Khonshu's service.]]
* BallisticDiscount: Carson Knowles, better known as the villain Black Spectre, is buying a crapton of medieval weaponry and armour, and the dealer refuses to hand over anything until he sees payment. Knowles tosses a bag at his feet and begins picking up his weapons, while the dealer opens the bag and complains there's nothing in there. He promply says [[OhCrap "Oh @#$%"]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck when the penny drops.]]
* BatmanColdOpen
* BloodKnight: Khonshu spends most of his time trying to push Moon Knight into this role, with varying success.
* BodyHorror: At one point his body was wasting away
* BoldInflation
* CainAndAbel: Abel to Shadow Knight's Cain.
* ChestInsignia: In most incarnations, a crescent moon.
* CListFodder: Given that it took this long to give him a page of his own...
** Often referenced in his own series. He even recalls his time as an Avenger: "Sent me to the West coast B team.". He finally made it to the A-List as a member of the Secret Avengers. The only problem is that nobody else knows he's A-list now.
** In his 2011 series, he finds himself unwittingly up against [[spoiler: Count Nefaria, a man who has taken on the Avengers in the past (as in: all of them, at once, by himself)]], who is more than a little irate his plans are being tripped up by someone he didn't even ''recognise'' at first.
** Echo, frequent guest star of the same series. PlayedForLaughs when she calls the Avengers mansion under her real name.
-->'''Ms. Marvel''':"Who is this?"\\
'''Echo''':"This is Maya Lopez."\\
'''Ms. Marvel''':"Um, who are you and how did you get this number?"\\
'''Echo''':"Carol, it's me, Maya Lopez."\\
'''Ms. Marvel''':"Um."\\
'''Echo''':"Echo."\\
'''Ms. Marvel.''':"Oh. Oh, hey."\\
'''Echo''':"You didn't remember my name, did you?"\\
And shortly after\\
'''Luke Cage''':"Who was '''that'''?"\\
'''Ms. Marvel''':"'''That''' was Echo."\\
'''Spider-Man''':"Hey, '''yeah''', she used to be on the [Avengers]."\\
'''Wolverine''':"You '''just''' noticed she was gone?"
* ConfusionFu: In the Bendis series, his additional personalities (namely, Captain America, Spider-Man, and Wolverine) cause Moon Knight to start using their respective weapons in a fight. To say that this is unexpected by his opponents is an understatement.
* TheCowl
* CrimeFightingWithCash: Spector is a rich man, but he has found that he is "cash poor," as in a lot of his wealth is in assets that are hard to liquidate quickly into cash.
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DeathByOriginStory: One of few instances where the death is the protagonist's.
* DeathIsCheap: Marc Spector has died something like three times in continuity, and been resurrected by Khonshu each time, often within the same story arc.
* DontYouDarePityMe: No matter how beaten up he gets, he rarely lets anyone else help him out, at least initially. Even Khonshu.
* DoubleConsciousness: SplitPersonality problems do not help.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Oddly enough, hasn't happened to Moon Knight, but rather [[spoiler:his sidekick, Midnight.]].
** It may not have happened in the 616 'verse, but in the Ultimate universe, at one point he creates a fake villain persona known as Ronin in order to work his way into the Kingpin's organization and ends up BecomingTheMask.
* FightingFromTheInside: See SplitPersonalityTakeover below.
* FirstEpisodeResurrection
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Subverted. He has a scar over his left eye, but he's a good guy.
* HeroicBystander: Upon being attacked by three supervillains at once, Moon Knight manages to defeat two of them but is tied up by Coachwhip's electrical coils. Coachwhip is about to fry Moon Knight when a bystander sprays her with a hose, shorting out her equipment and knocking her out from the feedback.
* IWorkAlone: Subverted. Despite his loner identity and typically taking on most of the hard work on missions, Moon Knight openly relies on his partner Frenchie. He even adopts a sidekick at one point.
** in Marvel Knights he practically begs Deardevil to let him on the team.
* JerkassGods: In the arc ''The Bottom'', Khonshu is revealed to be something of a Jerkass God, as well as a BloodKnight.
* LonersAreFreaks
* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles: Where the current book takes place.
* {{Lunacy}}: When serving Khonshu, his strength waxed and waned with the phases of the moon. Then again, there's also a [[SplitPersonality more up front]] description of lunacy as well.
* MultilayerFacade: As part of his multiple personality psychopathy, sometimes even he didn't know who the "real" person was under all the double- and triple-personalities.
* NoSenseOfHumor: Spector, DependingOnTheWriter.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Spector's backstory.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: One arc involving voodoo zombies has one of these moments as Moon Knight finds even his higher-than-average strength unable to faze an assailant.
-->'''Moon Knight''': You're going ''down'', ugly. You're going down and you're '''staying'''... you're not going down.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Moon Knight's "Steven Grant" identity.
* RoguesGallery: Not a terribly interesting one, though.
** It's getting better though - how about The Profile?
* SecretIdentity: Several. Partially subverted in that several major villains seem to know one or all of them, despite his best efforts-- a fact which he frequently laments.
* SecretIdentityIdentity: Even he can't tell any more.
* SherlockScan: A minor enemy of Moon Knight called The Profile specializes in this, literally to the point of it being a superpower. He is eventually defeated due to Moon Knight being an agent of a god. While the Knight himself could be analyzed, the god could not due to not being present.
* ShowWithinAShow: In the New Moon Knight ongoing. There is a Xena like show based on his adventures called "Legend of Konshu".
* {{Sidekick}}: He reluctantly takes on a sidekick in the form of Midnight at one point. [[spoiler:Midnight is later [[WeCanRebuildHim turned into a cyborg]] and Moon Knight is forced to kill him.]]
* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: Marc has been known to get a little emotional and yell at his Khonshu statue.
* SplitPersonality: Moon Knight is afflicted with this in the Ultimate universe. It [[DependingOnTheWriter comes and goes]] in the 616 Universe.
** One of them is a little girl. With no eyes.
** In the current ongoing, the personalities are Marc Spector, Captain America, Wolverine, and Spider-Man. Interestingly, the personalities aren't dissociative, they are always active and aware of each other. Marc is the head personality, while the others usually just give advice and comment on the current situation (Marc describes them as more "voices, " rather than whole personalities). At times, Marc calls in one of the other personalities to fight for him. Also, unlike most characters with the condition, Marc is completely fine with all the different personalities, and so are they. [[spoiler: When Echo is killed, the Wolverine personality destroys the other two and drives Marc into UnstoppableRage. By the end of the series, his companion personae appear to be Wolverine, Echo, and Iron Man.]]
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: In the Ultimate universe ''Warriors'' story arc, [[spoiler:Moon Knight creates the persona of Ronin to infiltrate and take down the Kingpin; he ends up losing control, and Ronin takes over. However, Ronin eventually comes back to "wake up" Moon Knight again.]]
** [[spoiler: Maybe not a complete takeover, but in the Bendis series, when Echo is killed, the Spector's Wolverine personality actually destroys the Captain America and Spider-Man personalities and drives Marc into an UnstoppableRage.]]
* {{Thememobile}}: While Moon Knight's Jake Lockley persona ''is'' a cab driver, Moon Knight typically travels by way of ''moon-shaped helicopter''. For some reason, this does not attract attention.
** To be fair, in the Marvel Universe, that's probably isn't that out of the ordinary.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Subverted. In the prologue to the ''The Bottom'' arc, [[spoiler:Moon Knight is almost defeated by his nemesis Bushman, but saves himself at the last minute by ''carving Bushman's face off'' with a crescent knife.]]
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: When Echo is killed by Count Nefaria, Moon Knight's Wolverine personality drives him into a rage, causing him to seriously injure the Count. Nefaria (a villain on the power level of [[TheMightyThor Thor]]) is actually forced into a stunned retreat to recover, and Moon Knight wakes up later chained to a hospital bed.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: His arsenal is pretty unstable, having used a spiked gauntlet, a bow, guns that fire bolas, and a whole bunch of other weapons. His main weapons, however, are are a truncheon that can become a grapling hook or nunchuks, and "crescent darts", shuriken shaped like a crescent moon. In the Secret Avengers, he uses a gun that shoots crescent shocktoxin darts.
** At one point inthe Secret Avengers he was using an [[CaptainAmerica energy shield]], [[SpiderMan web-shooters]], and [[{{Wolverine}} metal claws]].
* WhatTheHellHero: See Thou Shalt Not Kill above.
** This is outdone by the fact that he keeps the carved off face as a memento. Khonshu appears to him as a faceless Bushman from this point on. Two arcs later, while struggling with personality issues, Spector retrieves the face-mask and puts it on before being caught by Marlene, who flees screaming.
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22nd Jul '13 10:04:40 PM TVRulezAgain
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Later incarnations have had him lose his grip on reality and treat each of these personae [[SplitPersonality as different people]], among other identities crafted to suit his needs. Also commonly seen as a CaptainErsatz of {{Batman}}, due to the "millionaire playboy" Steven Grant personality and cape-wearing overly-thematic nighttime vigilantism.

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Later incarnations have had him lose his grip on reality and treat each of these personae [[SplitPersonality as different people]], among other identities crafted to suit his needs. Also commonly seen as a CaptainErsatz of {{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, due to the "millionaire playboy" Steven Grant personality and cape-wearing overly-thematic nighttime vigilantism.



* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: [[{{Batman}} Of another "knight".]]

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: [[{{Batman}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Of another "knight".]]
18th Jul '13 11:05:35 AM NoirSon
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[[caption-width-right:300:[-[[Series/{{Batman}} Nananananananananananananananana]] - [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent Oops, wrong hero.]]-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[-[[Series/{{Batman}} Nananananananananananananananana]] - [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent Oops, wrong hero.]]-] [[caption-width-right:300:He is just like Series/{{Batman}}, except [[ManInWhite he wears white]],is AxCrazy, SplitPersonality issues and... OhWait, he's not. ]]
29th May '13 10:28:36 PM VPhantom
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** BadassAbnormal: Some writers also give him enhanced strength with the waxing of the moon, [[ISeeDeadPeople astral vision]], night vision, limited {{invisibility}}, and a HealingFactor. [[spoiler:These have been lost since leaving Khonshu's service.]]

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** BadassAbnormal: EmpoweredBadassNormal: Some writers also give him enhanced strength with the waxing of the moon, [[ISeeDeadPeople astral vision]], night vision, limited {{invisibility}}, and a HealingFactor. [[spoiler:These have been lost since leaving Khonshu's service.]]
29th Mar '13 1:38:10 PM SilverKutter
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** in Marvel Knights he practically begs Deardevil to let him on the team.
28th Mar '13 7:32:14 AM 7grayjay7
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* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: When Echo is killed by Count Nefaria, his Wolverine personality drives Moon Knight into a rage, causing him to seriously injure the Count. Nefaria (a villain on the power level of [[TheMightyThor Thor]]) is actually forced into a stunned retreat to recover, and Moon Knight wakes up later chained to a hospital bed.]]

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* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: When Echo is killed by Count Nefaria, his Moon Knight's Wolverine personality drives Moon Knight him into a rage, causing him to seriously injure the Count. Nefaria (a villain on the power level of [[TheMightyThor Thor]]) is actually forced into a stunned retreat to recover, and Moon Knight wakes up later chained to a hospital bed.]]
28th Mar '13 7:27:35 AM 7grayjay7
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* ConfusionFu: In the Bendis series, his additional personalities (namely, Captain America, Spider-Man, and Wolverine) cause Moon Knight to start using their respective weapons in a fight. To say that this is unexpected by his opponents is an understatement.



** In the current ongoing, the personalities are Marc Spector, Captain America, Wolverine, and Spider-Man. Interestingly, the personalities aren't dissociative, they are always active and aware of each other. Marc is the head personality, while the others usually just give advice and comment on the current situation. At times, Marc calls in one of the other personalities to fight for him. Also, unlike most characters with the condition, Marc is completely fine with all the different personalities, and so are they.

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** In the current ongoing, the personalities are Marc Spector, Captain America, Wolverine, and Spider-Man. Interestingly, the personalities aren't dissociative, they are always active and aware of each other. Marc is the head personality, while the others usually just give advice and comment on the current situation.situation (Marc describes them as more "voices, " rather than whole personalities). At times, Marc calls in one of the other personalities to fight for him. Also, unlike most characters with the condition, Marc is completely fine with all the different personalities, and so are they. [[spoiler: When Echo is killed, the Wolverine personality destroys the other two and drives Marc into UnstoppableRage. By the end of the series, his companion personae appear to be Wolverine, Echo, and Iron Man.]]


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** [[spoiler: Maybe not a complete takeover, but in the Bendis series, when Echo is killed, the Spector's Wolverine personality actually destroys the Captain America and Spider-Man personalities and drives Marc into an UnstoppableRage.]]


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*UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: When Echo is killed by Count Nefaria, his Wolverine personality drives Moon Knight into a rage, causing him to seriously injure the Count. Nefaria (a villain on the power level of [[TheMightyThor Thor]]) is actually forced into a stunned retreat to recover, and Moon Knight wakes up later chained to a hospital bed.]]
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** At one point inthe Secret Avengers he was using an [[CaptainAmerica energy shield]], [[SpiderMan web-shooters]], and [[{{Wolverine}} metal claws]].
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Marc Spector, AKA the Moon Knight, is a lesser-known MarvelComics superhero who debuted in ''Werewolf by Night'' #32 (August, 1975). He was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin. Spector was once a U.S. Marine, but quit and became a mercenary when he went to Egypt. There, he befriended French pilot [=Jean-Paul DuChamp=], often referred to simply as "Frenchie", while working for Raoul Bushman. The trio soon find an archaeological dig that unearthed a temple that contained a statue of the moon god Khonshu. Bushman decided to loot the site, and in so doing, killed the lead researcher, Dr. Alraune. In response, Spector picked a fight with Bushman that [[CurbStompBattle does not go as well as planned]].

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Marc Spector, AKA the Moon Knight, is a lesser-known MarvelComics superhero who debuted in ''Werewolf by Night'' ''ComicBook/WerewolfByNight'' #32 (August, 1975). He was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin. Spector was once a U.S. Marine, but quit and became a mercenary when he went to Egypt. There, he befriended French pilot [=Jean-Paul DuChamp=], often referred to simply as "Frenchie", while working for Raoul Bushman. The trio soon find an archaeological dig that unearthed a temple that contained a statue of the moon god Khonshu. Bushman decided to loot the site, and in so doing, killed the lead researcher, Dr. Alraune. In response, Spector picked a fight with Bushman that [[CurbStompBattle does not go as well as planned]].



* ArchEnemy: Werewolf By Night, originally. Hence all the silver weapons. Bushman in later years.

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* ArchEnemy: Werewolf By Night, ComicBook/WerewolfByNight, originally. Hence all the silver weapons. Bushman in later years.
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