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Moon Knight and His Personas

     Moon Knight 

Moon Knight

AKA: The Fist of Khonshu, The Watcher of Night Travelers, Mr. Knight
Debut: Werewolf by Night (vol. 1) #32
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"When you see me coming? RUN."
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  • Ax-Crazy: A reputation he's built up for himself. His willingness to kill has put him in a position as a figure to be scared of.
  • Becoming the Mask: One explanation for his split personality is him spending unhealthy amounts of time acting as Moon Knight, Steven Grant or Jake Lockley.
    Scarlet: Your face.
    Mr. Knight: It's a mask.
    Scarlet: No. It's not a mask. It's your face.
    Mr. Knight: Smart kid.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: Moon Knight has driven away the majority of his original supporting cast so they wouldn't get into harm's way.
  • The Cowl: While he works in the shadows and often at night, he wears all white because he wants to be seen coming.
  • Crazy Sane: On a good day, he can actually use his insanity to his advantage.
  • Expy: Of The Shadow and, to a lesser extent, Batman.
  • Flip Personality: Due to Moon Knight constantly switching identities in his superhero work, he's developed Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  • Gollum Made Me Do It: Often times, the reason why he would become murderous is because of Khonshu's influence. Other times, it's Wolverine. Other other times, it's Jake Lockley.
  • Retroactive Legacy: It's been postulated that there have been multiple Moon Knights throughout history, all of them having fought against Ra and his Sun King avatars.
  • Split Personality: Why he's considered so crazy.
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     Marc Spector 

Marc Spector

Debut: Werewolf by Night (vol. 1) #32
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  • Expy: Of Kent Allard, The Shadow's original identity
  • Hitman with a Heart: Marc was a mercenary, and his disagreement with Bushman's brutality was what led to him becoming Moon Knight.
  • The Kirk: He's the midpoint between his personalities, the one that ties them together and keeps them under wraps.
  • Not Quite Dead: An ambiguous mystery throughout the series. Was he simply near-death before recovering conveniently under Khonshu's statue? Or was he actually brought back to life by the god?
  • You Have to Have Jews: Marc Spector is Jewish. Unlike most examples, however, his religion does have some connection to the Ancient Egyptian themes of the Moon Knight mythology.

     Steven Grant 

Steven Grant

Debut: Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) #28
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     Jake Lockley 

Jake Lockley

Debut: Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) #28
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  • Blood Knight: Any time Moon Knight becomes scary, it's usually because of him.
  • The Dreaded: Even Khonshu is hesitant to talk about him.
  • Expy: Of Moe Shrevnitz, The Shadow's cabbie.
  • Good Is Not Nice: The personification of this part of Marc's personality. It's heavily implied he's done terrible things that Marc isn't aware of and is horrifying enough to scare a mind-reading supervillain.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: It's revealed that he had an affair with Marlene and fathered a daughter with her.
  • The McCoy: The most brutal and emotional of the three identities, possibly right behind Khonshu in terms of ruthlessness.

     Khonshu 

Khonshu

AKA: Chons, God of Vengeance, God of the Moon
Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 1) #1
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"You are my son."

Khonshu is one of the Gods of Celestial Heliopolis, worshiped by the ancient Egyptians. In ancient times, Khonshu served as the God of the Moon, making him the guardian of night travelers. However, he also served a much more sinister role, as the God of Vengeance. The dueling nature of these titles, like the phases of the moon themselves, means Khonshu's motives are constantly shifting. When Marc Spector laid down before the Statue of Khonshu, he was seemingly revived by the long forgotten god, and was reborn as his avatar on Earth.

Whether or not the Khonshu Marc interacts with is the real thing is a hotly debated issue. At times Marc has been (seemingly) granted supernatural powers based on the phases of the moon thanks to the Moon God, but these abilities were very unpredictable and haven't manifested in years. Due to Marc's mental states, it is believed by many, including Marc at times, that the Khonshu he see's is only another aspect of his fractured psyche. Whatever the case, Khonshu has served as both inhibiter and enabler to Marc's double life.


  • Big Bad: Of the 2016 series.
  • Daddy Issues: He's been at odds with his father, Amon Ra, for centuries. The two have warred against each other using their respective avatars, Khonshu's Moon Knight and Ra's Sun King.
  • Jerkass Gods: On bad days.
  • Lunacy: The source of his power, being a god of the moon.
  • Trickster Mentor: Either directly aids Marc in his heroics or fools him into doing something he doesn't want to do.

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     Jean-Paul "Frenchie" Du Champ 

Jean-Paul "Frenchie" Du Champ

AKA: Frenchie
Debut: Werewolf by Night (vol. 1) #32
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Jean-Paul "Frenchie" Du Champ was a French pilot who became a soldier of fortune in Africa where he met and befriended fellow mercenary Marc Spector. After becoming Moon Knight, Spector contacted Frenchie and hired him on as the pilot of the Moon Copter. Frenchie would end up working in close tandem with Moon Knight on missions for many years, serving as his de facto partner for many adventures. In their time together, Frenchie had developed feelings for his old friend, something which Marc was completely oblivious to.

As the years went on, Frenchie became more disillusioned with the adventuring lifestyle, and with his friend Marc Spector as well. After loosing his legs on a mission, Frenchie retired from the adventuring business for good and opened a restaurant, where he met his future husband and personal trainer Rob Silverman.


  • Badass Gay: He manages to keep up with Moon Knight while simultaneously holding romantic feelings for him.
  • Expy: Of Shadow agents Cliff Marsland and Harry Vincent.
  • Retired Badass: He's quit adventuring with Marc and has settled into running a restaurant with his husband.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Frenchie no longer wants anything to do with Marc, having gotten over his feelings for him and settled down.

     Marlene Alraune 

Marlene Alraune

Debut: Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) #28
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Marlene Alraune was the daughter of Doctor Peter Alraune, Sr., a noted archaeologist. At an early age she married Eric Jules Fontaine, but their marriage lasted only a brief time. She joined her father on an archeological dig in the Sudan where they discovered the tomb of Pharaoh Seti III, which housed the statue of Khonshu. Their site was discovered and ransacked by Raoul Bushman and his mercenaries, one of whom was Marc Spector, who tried to defend the archeologists.

Her father killed in the struggle, Marlene brought Marc to the foot of the statue of Khonshu in desperation, where he was miraculously healed. After defeating Bushman in a rematch, Marc brought Marlene back to America where she became his trusted confidant. Falling somewhat in love with Spector, Marlene served as one of Moon Knight's agents, training in martial arts and other techniques to become a capable spy.

Marlene was always worried about Marc losing track of himself in his different personas, and encouraged him to seek help about them. After a string of fights, Marlene gave Marc an ultimatum: her or Moon Knight. He chose Moon Knight, and she left him. Years later, after becoming a social worker, Marlene checked in on Marc only to discover him a crippled wreck, prompting her to return in order to help him get well again.


     Crawley 

Crawley

AKA: Betrand Crawley
Debut: Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) #28
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Bertrand Crawley was a homeless man living in New York City, where he frequented Gena's Diner. Having a natural flair for the dramatic, Crawley often behaved as if he were a member of the British aristocracy as opposed to a man living on the streets. Crawley used to have a wife and son, and a nine-to-five job, but due to his alcoholism lost all of them. Since then, Crawley has served as one of Moon knights must trusted informants.


     Gena Landers 

Gena Landers

Debut: Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) #28
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Young Gena

Gena Landers ran a diner in Brooklyn, New York with her two sons, Ray and Ricky. A long time friend of Crawley, through him she met cabbie Jake Lockley. After learning that Jake was really the superhero Moon Knight, she became an informant for him, receiving a handsome payment which she used to help her sons through school. A kind and loving woman most of the time, she is not afraid to call out Jake or Moon Knight on their actions and often harmful consequences, serving as a much needed dose of reality for the hero.


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     Ray Landers 

Ray Landers

Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 1) #2
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Ray was the son of Gena Landers and the brother of Ricky Landers. As a kid he was recruited by Moon Knight to be one of his agents, where he often served as a scout. Ray and his brother made good money working for Moon Knight, and enjoyed the adventure and excitement working for him brought, despite their mother's frequent objections. After a number of close call's, however, it became clear to Moon Knight that his line of work was too dangerous for children, and he relieved Ray from duty.

After Moon Knight briefly retired, Ray joined the Armed Forces with his brother, serving a tour in Afghanistan. Returning from duty, Ray was contacted by Moon Knight again, this time to serve as the new pilot of the Moon Copter. He accepted, but the team-up proved to be contentious as Ray felt he wasn't getting the same level of respect as Moon Knights previous partner, Frenchie. The two parted ways, but have since made up.


     Ricky Landers 

Ricky Landers

Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 1) #2
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Gena Lander's other son, and brother of Ray. He also served as an agent of Moon Knight as a kid, and just like Ray, joined the army in his teens. Unlike Ray, he never returned from duty.


     Samuels 

Samuels

Debut: Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) #28
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Steven Grant's loyal butler. When Moon Knight lost the use of his legs after a battle with Bushman, Samuels remained by his side through the tough times that followed, and has continued to work for him even after his recovery.


     Nedda 

Nedda

Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 1) #3

Steven grant's loyal maid. When Moon Knight lost the use of his legs after a battle with Bushman, Nedda remained by his side through the tough times that followed, and has continued to work for him even after his recovery.


     Dr. Peter Alraune 

Dr. Peter Alraune

Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 1) #1
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The father of Marlene Alraune, Peter Alraune Sr was an archaeologist who spent years searching the Sudan desert just south of Egypt for ancient artefacts where he would discover the ancient tomb of Pharoah Seti III. Unfortunately for him, their discovery was found out by Raoul Bushman. In his attempts to protect his daughter and the artifacts, he was killed.


     Detective Flint 

Detective Flint

Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 1) #12
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A New York police detective who is often assigned to deal with the "special cases" that Moon Knight, or as he's later know, Mister Knight, deals with. A gruff and often cynical man, he isn't particularly found of Moon Knight or his job. Considering the often morbid nature of the cases he works on, he is begrudgingly accepting of Moon Knights help.


     Rob Silverman 

Rob Silverman

Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 2) #3
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Rob is a physical therapist and the lover of Jean-Paul "Frenchie" Duchamp. He helps Frenchie with the use of his prosthetic legs and served as Marc's physical trainer when he was recovering from injuries sustained in a fight with Bushman. Although initially impressed with Marc's history as the superhero Moon Knight, he later grew embittered towards Spector, particularly over Spector's dismissal of Frenchie's friendship.


     Echo 

Echo

AKA: Maya Lopez
Debut: Daredevil (vol. 2) #9

See Daredevil for more info

Rogues Gallery

     Agony 

Agony

Debut: Marc Spector: Moon Knight #44
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Agony is a member of the Hellbent. She is also a private assassin to and ex-lover of Seth the Immortal.


     Black Spectre 

Black Spectre I

AKA: Carson Knowles
Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 1) #25
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Moon Knight: Let me tell you a thing about Black Spectre. He really just wanted to be loved. He wanted his dad and his wife to love him. Wanted his crew to love him. Wanted the whole city to love him.

Carson Knowles, a Vietnam War veteran whose father was a politician, upon returning to New York discovered that his wife left him and his son was killed. He couldn't get a job and decided to get revenge on the city since they turned his back on him when he needed it most. Inspired by Moon Knight, Knowles became the Black Spectre, a master criminal.


  • Badass Normal: A rather well trained war veteran, who has been able to overpower Marc in hand to hand combat.
  • Black Knight: His armour is definitely meant to evoke this.
  • Evil Counterpart: Ryan Trent describes him as trying to be the opposite of Moon Knight.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: All he ever wanted was for his family, the city, and even his own mooks to love him.
  • Mind Rape: His last big plan, wanting to use nanotech devices to take control of a massive rally of people.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Between people on the street viewing him as a butcher, his wife and son leaving him, the death of his son, and then having his car stolen... the thing that really pushes Carson over the edge is someone trying to mug him, which sends him into a bloody rage.
  • Worthy Opponent: Heavily implied when Moon Knight describes Knowles' motivation in near-perfect detail while aloofly telling the second Black Spectre that he doesn't know who he is.

Black Spectre II

AKA: Ryan Trent
Debut: Moon Knight (vol.4) #1
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"This isn't going to be a fight. I'm just going to kill you. I'm better than you. I deserve to be you. And now I'm going to show you why I deserve to be loved more than you."

Since he was a kid, Ryan Trent was constantly undermined, having his decisions throuhout his life continously questioned. Even after he joined the NYPD, he didn't feel he was good enough. When Moon Knight returned to New York City as a consultant for Detective Flint, Flint's preference over the vigilante caused Trent to finally break, and slowly descend into madness as he became obsessed with Moon Knight. Seeing himself as "better" than Moon Knight, he began studying Moon Knight by contacting his friends and allies, all of whom had distanced themselves from him. To make himself more of a loner like Moon knight, Trent murdered his wife and, feeling like he was now properly prepared, set out to confront his foe.


  • Beard of Evil: Grows one as he trained to become the new Black Spectre.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Trent turns out to have been one of the cops that appeared in the first issue of Warren Ellis's run.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Actually managed to have Moon Knight at his mercy, only for his attack plan to literally blow up in his face.
  • Establishing Character Moment: An eight-panel page showcases Trent being criticized for his decisions and behavior all his life, culminating in him telling himself that he'll never be good enough.
  • Evil Counterpart: Specifically, to the Mr. Knight persona, whose outfit Trent directly emulates.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Averted. Starting off as a faceless cop among the many under Detective Flint's command, Trent built himself up to be a superior replacement for Moon Knight. Along with some surprisingly successful detective skills, Trent ended up being more than a match for Moon Knight when he went to attack him, managing to destroy his limo, his drone, disarm him, and hold him at gunpoint. His carelessness ended up being his undoing and he wound up injured and at Moon Knight's mercy, completely railroading any future success he might've had as the new Black Spectre.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: He wants to be a "better" Moon Knight by being more loved than him. Unfortunately, as Moon Knight himself points out, he actually works better because nobody loves him, so he's probably missing the point.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Trent had spent nearly his whole life practically on auto-pilot. Nearly everyone in his life had criticized him for his questionable decisions, such as being a cop instead of joining the military. Inspired by Moon Knight, he prepares a plan to murder him and replace him, hoping to be promoted to Detective and gain the respect of Flint.
  • I Work Alone: Knowing that Moon Knight, too, works alone, Trent decides to rid himself of any relationship. This includes killing his own wife.
  • Unknown Rival: Trent's lack of relevance would've actually benefited him as Moon Knight had no idea who he was nor who he was supposed to be dressed as.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He completely vanishes from the face of the Earth after his attempt at Moon Knight's life and is never mentioned again.

     Bushman 

Bushman

AKA: Raoul Bushman
Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 1) #1
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"I have many names, Marc Spector, but you can call me the Bushman."

If you asked to see the worst that humanity had to offer, Marc Spector would tell you to look no further than Raoul Bushman. Moon Knight's de facto arch nemesis, the two have bad blood going back a long ways.

Nothing is know of Bushman's early life, but by the time Marc had met him he was already the leader of the most feared group of mercenaries in the whole of Sudan. Bushman committed every kind of atrocity; murder, political assassination, grave robbing, rape, even slavery, all for the sake of the wealth and power it brought him. As a reflection of his black heart, he tattooed his face in the likeness of a skull, and replaced his teeth with fangs to strike fear into the hearts of enemies and allies alike. When Marc tried to leave his war party in protest over their attack on an archeological dig by the Alraune's, Bushman mortally wounded him and left him to die in the desert.

After becoming Moon Knight, Marc would end up clashing with Bushman again and again, their repeated skirmishes turning into an out-an-out blood feud which only one of them could survive. Eventually, that final battle did come, which ended with Moon Knight killing Bushman by carving off his face, but at the cost of his own legs.


  • Arch-Enemy: Of Moon Knight, as he was the one who killed Marc and left him for dead in Egypt.
  • Ax-Crazy: His actions disgusted Marc and the other mercs.
  • Fat Bastard: The years have not been kind to him.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: A badass merc, occasional warlord and Moon Knight's worst nightmare... up until his post-resurrection mental breakdown. Now he's an insecure, slum-dwelling and eating disorder-afflicted crack dealer who at one point laments that, with the Sun King around, he no longer even has the honor of being Marc's Number #1 Foe to cling to anymore.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Under the Truth's influence, Bushman angrily admits that Marc is handsome as he munches on some potato chips.
  • Tear Off Your Face: A victim of this courtesy of Moon Knight.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: It's because of him trying (or succeeding) to kill Marc Spector that Moon Knight even exists.

     The Committee 

The Committee

Debut: Werewolf by Night (vol. 1) #10
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The Committee was a secret criminal-cabal of businessmen based out of Los Angeles. Originally making enemies of Jack Russell, they hired Marc Spector to hunt down and defeat the Werewolf. The Committee provided Spector with an early prototype of his Moon Knight suit, which he would later modify for use in his superhero career. Siding with Jack, Spector betrayed the Committee, becoming their longstanding enemy as well. The organization would send many assassins after Moon Knight over the years, before the group was eventually brought down.

Years past, and a new Committee formed from the ashes of the old one, this time hellbent on putting an end to their old enemies. They manipulated events which lead to Marc Spector becoming crippled and ostracizing himself, leaving him in a pit of alcoholism and despair. Deciding that it was time to strike the finishing blow, they sent Taskmaster to kill Spector and his loved ones. This did not have the intended effect, instead revitalizing Spector to become the Moon Knight again, who made quick work of the new Committee, crashing a jet plane into their offices whilst they were inside. While several of their members did survive, the message was clear, and the Committee took the hit off Spector.


     Conquer Lord 

Conquer Lord

AKA: Mr. Quinn
Debut: Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) #28
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One of Moon Knight's first villains, Mr. Quinn ran a small criminal empire in New York City and sought to gain control of the entire city by having his pawn become mayor in the upcoming election. The only person that he believed to be a threat to his plans was Moon Knight, and he went to great lengths to procure the superhero's secret identity and various video files depicting him in action from the group known only as the Committee. He had made sure to place spies all throughout the city, infiltrating the police force, and even Steven Grant's mansion. However, in the end he proved no match for Moon Knight who put a stop to his plans.


  • Flat Character: He is a "criminal mastermind" of vague background, who wants to "destroy the Moon Knight" in order to test his abilities who, upon being defeated, never appears again.
  • Starter Villain: The first villain Moon Knight ever "officially" fought against (his actual first opponent being Werewolf by Night).

     Deadzone 

Deadzone

AKA: John De Zoan
Debut: Marc Spector: Moon Knight #45
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"Your mercy-tainted philosophy will never prove strong enough to survive the sacred pain of pleasure... or endure the secret pleasure of pain!"

A vigilante terrorist and enemy of Moon Knight consumed with eliminating sinners with his electrical whips. Reanimated from an electric chair, Deadzone is religiously obsessed and an erratic enemy to both sides of the law.


     Elisa Warsame 

Elisa Warsame

Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 7) #1
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"You're not insane. Your brain has been colonized by an ancient consciousness from beyond space-time. Smile."

Marc Spector's psychiatrist. As a young girl she witnessed the murder of her family at the hands of rogue militiamen led by General Aliman Lor. When Marc Spector came for a session, she hypnotized him to convince the Egyptian deity, Khonshu, to leave Spector and join her.


     The Hellbent 

The Hellbent

Debut: Marc Spector: Moon Knight #44
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The Hellbent were the result of centuries of uncontrollable breeding between the species that existed when the Elder Gods ruled the world. As time progressed they became more twisted, forming several lesser groups, among them the Hellbent Prime, Omega and Templar Knights. The Templar Knights started abusing their powers by killing the lesser Hellbent and locking the pure one's in a cave, preventing them from diluting their blood. Though they were unaware of it, it was the duty of the Hellbent to guard the secrets of The Egyptian God Thoth, and all the secrets of life, death and immortality.


     Lupinar 

Lupinar

Debut: Savage Action #5
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"I had no desire to become another carnival fixture, another "Famous Wolf-Faced Boy"! I didn't want them pointing and laughing at me — I wanted them to know the pain — even greater pain than I've endured — the pain of DEATH!"

The man who would become Lupinar was born with Hirsute Disease, or Hypertrichosis, which cursed him with a wolf-like appearance. A lifetime of cruel mockery left him with a burning hatred for the world, and he became a terrorist. His taste for theatrics attracted him to Moon Knight, and he taught to meet the man, seeing him as a worthy challenger in his schemes.


     Midnight 

Midnight

AKA: Jeffrey Wilde
Debut: Marc Spector: Moon Knight #4
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Jeff Wilde was the son of Anton Mogart, the Midnight Man. When he was sixteen, Jeff tracked his father down, only to find him dying of cancer. In his last days, Mogart recounted his stories and techniques to Jeff, though begged him not to use these secrets on the wrong side of the law. Honouring his father's dying wish, he took the mantle of Midnight and joined Moon Knight to atone for his father's wrongdoings. He appointed himself Moon Knights sidekick, though Spector was reluctant.

His heroic career was short lived, as he was captured by the Secret Empire and turned into a cyborg and sent against Moon Knight and other heroes, where he was defeated and left for dead. He had actually survived, and thinking himself Moon Knights partner, awaited contact from the hero. Years went by, and what remained of his body and his sanity began to deteriorate. Infuriated by Moon Knight's abandonment of him, he set out to enact his revenge on the hero, along with a fellow cyborg Lynn Church.


     Midnight Man 

Midnight Man

AKA: Anton Mogart
Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 1) #3
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A costumed thief who specializes in stealing priceless antiques, and who always hits his targets at midnight. He has also worked with Bushman on several occasions. Hie is also the father of Jeffrey Wilde, the hero-turned-villain Midnight.


     Morpheus 

Morpheus

AKA: Robert Markham
Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 1) #12
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Robert Markham had a rare viral infection that affected his DNA. He approached Dr. Peter Alraune (brother of Marlene Alraune) who gave him an untested experimental drug. This drug had severe side effects in that Robert was grotesquely transformed and that he can never sleep. Going by the name Morpheus, after the Greek god of dreams, he begins to accumulate psionic energy due to unforeseen abilities the drug grants him, which he uses to try and murder Peter Alraune. Moon Knight put's him into a medically induced coma to prevent the accumulation of psionic energy. However, while in the coma, Morpheus's powers develop even further, allowing him to induce nightmares in the minds of his victims.


     Princess Nepthys 

Princess Nepthys

AKA: Sandahl Swarn
Debut: Marc Spector: Moon Knight #35
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Sandahl Swarn was working for The Company on experiments to create perfect agents using mind and body-altering substances. One day, her lover, Randall Spector, returned from a mercenary mission in the Middle East bearing some strange papyrus documents. When she found out what the documents meant, she and her branch went rogue, taking much of their equipment with them, and joined the Cult of Khonshu. She took the name Princess Nepthys (after the Egyptian Goddess Nephthys) and set a plan in motion to make Randall the true avatar of Khonshu.


     Randall Spector 

Randall Spector

AKA: Hatchet-Man, Nightshadow, Shadow Knight
Debut: Hulk! Magazine #18
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"Useless? I think you've mistaken me for someone else. You see, I have great purpose."

Randall Spector was the often overlooked brother of Marc Spector. As a child, Randall often felt under appreciated next to his brother, who received much more attention from their rabbi father. The two boys would often play war together, something Randall didn't like very much because he always lost. This angered him greatly, and their father put a stop to it as he began noticing violent tendencies emerging in Randall. As he grew older, he felt as if his life was building up towards a greater purpose that would be revealed to him eventually. He married and had a daughter before joining the army.

He managed to excel in the military, something he took great pride in, until he was critically wounded in battle. During his hospital stay he attacked a nurse and was discharged, losing his health care and pension in the process, resulting in his wife leaving him and him unable to find work. Feeling like he had been cheated out of everything in life by the incident, he began stalking and murdering nurses in Central Park, which brought him into direct confrontation with Moon Knight, his own brother. During the ensuing struggle, Moon Knight seemingly killed him.

However, as is the casein comics, he reappeared years later, this time with a new target for his vengeance; his brother, Marc Spector. As the brother of Moon Knight he has been lead to believe that he has a similar connection with Khonshu, something which has been exploited by multiple people over the years. In this new form, he becomes the Shadow Knight, and seeks to depose Marc Spector and take his place as the Fist of Khonshu.


     Seth the Immortal 

Seth the Immortal

AKA: Seth Phalkon
Debut: Marc Spector: Moon Knight #43
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Seth was at one point a high ranking member of the Order of the Knight of Templar, who were dedicated to infiltrating groups and learning all they could, so they could documents the real history. Seth and the original Knight Templar swore a dark promise to the Egyptian god Thoth, that involved them protecting the Hellbent and in return Thoth would give them all his secrets. Seth, craving even more power, began conspiring with the Hellbent and took several of them as his wives, creating half-breed offspring who could live amongst the humans. He subsequently created the racial class system of the Hellbent to keep them divided and week and easier for him to control. Seth has lived for centuries thanks to the arcane magics he has learned from the Templars and Hellbent.


     Slasher 

Slasher I

AKA: Jimmy Crawley
Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 1) #2
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Jimmy Crawley was the son of Bertrand Crawley. All Jimmy could remember of his father was that he was a drunk and always argued with his mother. Shortly after the seperation of his parents, his mother passed away for reasons unknown, and he forever blamed his father. Having found out his father was a homeless man, he figured by killing enough bums he would eventually find and kill Bertrand Crawley. And so, dawning a mask and sickle, he called himself The Slasher.


Slasher II

Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 4) #1
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An ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent wounded in action who hunts able-bodied people for their body parts.


  • Body Horror: He's essentially turned himself into a Frankenstein's monster all so he could return to his physical prime, which was abruptly taken away by an IED bomb.
  • Chekhov's Gun: His SHIELD credentials end up in the hands of Ryan Trent, the second Black Spectre, who uses them to pose as a SHIELD agent and interview Marc Spector's former allies.
  • From Camouflage to Criminal
  • Monster of the Week: For his issue. He dies by the end of it.
  • No Name Given: He is actually never called the Slasher in-story. The issue's title is what indicates the connection between this guy and the previous holder of the name.
  • Serial Killer

     Stained Glass Scarlet 

Stained Glass Scarlet

AKA: Scarlet Fasinera
Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 1) #14
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"He was with me. Beside me. As he's been with me for so long: the sun behind that casts my shadow ahead. We're bound at the soul, he and I. I breathe, he exhales."

Abused by her father, Scarlet had an unhappy childhood. One evening when she had had enough of it, she secretly killed her own father, by lighting his bed with a cigarette. His death was considered an accident and she was sent to live with her uncle and aunt, where her living-conditions were improved. Later in life, she met and married Vince Fasinera, a small-time criminal, believing that she could save him from himself. She was wrong, and he simply mistreated her, much like her father had. Despite this, they had a child together, though Vince wanted nothing to do with it. Vince later died, gunned down on the steps of a church, and their son turned to a life of crime himself.

When he escaped prison, Scarlet took it upon herself to save her son from his life of crime, but in the end was forced to kill him. Scarlet turned vigilante and started hunting down all the criminals who had ever had a hand in turning her son to a life of crime. She and Moon Knight came into conflict but, both recognizing a kindred spirit in the other, went their separate ways. Later, Scarlet seemed to develop a psychic link to Moon Knight. As she fought with her own mental demons, she came into conflict with Moon Knight again. Throwing herself from a bridge, she was presumed dead, though no body was ever found...


  • Never Found the Body: She's presumed dead, but her body was never found to confirm.
  • Reincarnation:
    • Her psychic connection to Moon Knight is suggested to be due to her being an incarnation of an entity once close to Khonshu.
    • Based on her comments about Mr. Knight's mask and Ellis's run having themes on resurrection and afterlife, the eponymous girl of "Scarlet" is implied to be a reincarnated Stained Glass Scarlet.
    Scarlet: Your face.
    Mr. Knight: It's a mask.
    Mr. Knight: Smart kid.

     Sun King 

Sun King

AKA: Patient 86
Debut: Moon Knight #188

A mysterious mental asylum patient with the ability to manipulate fire. A victim of bipolar disorder, Patient 86 was a pyromaniac admitted to Ravencroft Institute, where he was treated by Dr. Emmett. Emmett, recognizing 86's situation to be similar to that of Marc Spector's, and attempted to treat him by introducing him to Egyptian mythology. Needless to say, it only made things worse and made 86 realize he was an incarnation of Amon Ra, the God of the Sun and Khonshu's father.

Dubbing himself the "Sun King," 86 destroyed Ravencroft in an inferno and set out to destroy Moon Knight as part of Khonshu and Ra's war with each other that has been occurring for centuries.


  • Affably Evil: Comes across as very cheery and kind when in public, with people being very eager to talk with them. He's also an obscenely violent pyrokinetic.
  • A God Am I: Went from a humble mental patient, to believing himself to be the literal avatar of Amon Ra.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He's very creepily calm about the fact that he's murdered people. Suffering from bipolar disorder, he switches from this to being maniacally angry.
  • Legacy Character: The role and identity of the Sun King has apparently been passed down from person to person, all of whom have had encounters with Khonshu's avatars.
  • Playing with Fire: A pyrokinetic, but is apparently not immune to his own flames.

     Taskmaster 

Taskmaster

AKA: Anthony Masters
Debut: The Avengers (vol. 1) #195

See Taskmaster for more info

Other Characters

     Jack Russell/Werewolf by Night 

Jack Russell/Werewolf by Night

Debut: Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) #2

See Werewolf by Night for more info

     The Profile 

The Profile

Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 2) #2
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"A lot of folks are shocked by my profiling, but it's really just seeing. And you don't need eyes for that."

The Profile is able to observe someone and reduce them to data in his mind. With that data, he can reconstruct their past in minute detail, determine character traits, as well as predict their future actions accurately (beyond the ninetieth percentile). This manifests either as pictures scrawled around the person he is "profiling", or words floating around them which describe the person's personality. The Profiles ability works on human and superhuman alike. However, the Profile appears to not be immune to his own power, nor do his powers work on extra-dimensional beings (like Khonshu), something which has been exploited by Moon Knight on a number of occasions.


     Toltec 

Toltec

Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 2) #27
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A homegrown predator of Mexico City. Toltec is Mexico's version of the Punisher.


     The Zapata Bros. 

Gus Zapata

Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 2) #27

Rigo Zapata

Debut: Moon Knight (vol. 2) #27

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