All the new characters in “Moon Knight” so far

Marc Spector and Steven Grant are the weird couple I did not know I needed.

Disney + has hit another homerun with Knights of the Moon. Oscar Isaac delivers a hero that not many people know about, but people are certainly paying attention now. This gripping show has delivered on so many fronts, but for anyone who has seen the first three episodes and is wondering who these characters are, this list is for you. We’re going to dive into some show and cartoon * SPOILERS *, so turn away if you want to continue the show without knowing what might be ahead. YOU ARE BEING WARNED !!

Marc Spector & Steven Grant played by Oscar Isaac

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Of course, we have to start with the stars of the series, Marc and Steven, who are both fighting for control of what they think is their body with their dissociative personality disorder. It’s an incredibly strange parbalance, as it’s clear in the first episode that Marc is similar and Steven seems to be the brains, especially when it comes to everything Egyptian. The story of these two characters runs deep into the comics, and there seem to be sound reasoning behind the development of these split personalities. I will not go too deep into it, but we may be introduced to another character that was quite important in the source material after this last section. Now there are still a lot of mysteries surrounding Marc and his past besides the fact that we know he is a mercenary and has a lot of corpses to his homicide count. In the cartoon, he becomes the avatar of Khonshu after God saved him from near death after a betrayal by an extremist called Bushman.

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This new life allowed him to be the hero he might not have been as a mercenary, even though it seems to have a price given Khonshus’ overbearing personality. Steven Grant’s portrayal in the show seems to be the farthest departure from his comic book origins. In the comics, this persona is a wealthy businessman who, like Bruce Wayne, uses his status to get information when time demands. The change to make him a mild-mannered gift shop employee and focus on discovering his dissociative identity disorder instead of concentrating on Marc’s point of view may surprise some fans of the comic. Still, I think it has won over many new fans who wonder what discoveries we will have with this duo. There seems to be more on the horizon when it comes to revealing the truth behind Marc’s past, and I can not wait to see it.

Moon Knight and Mr. Knight played by Oscar Isaac

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Although these two characters have not been formally introduced under these names, these two heroic characters are the avatars who bestow justice on the criminals they hunt. In the show, we see that Marc Spector is the avatar who is going to call on the hooded hero we know as Moon Knight, who serves an ass that pulls like no other. At the same time, Steven Grant is summoning Mr. Knight, the smarter look completely with suit and tie that brings a taste of fashion to the already badass hero. This new version of Mr. The Knight character seems to be yet another new spin they have added to the show. In the comics, Mr. Knight another alter ego that Marc developed as his detective persona that was better at solving mysteries than fighting evil.


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In the show, Mr. Knight up after Steven jumps out of a window to escape a jackal. After Khonshu yells at him to “call the suit”, he happily screams “suit” before his death and lands a superhero pose with new excavations, given that he ate a pipe in his face before landing, but hey, that’s the supernatural healing is for, right? It seems that they have given both Marc and Steven their own Khonshu avatar that best represents who they are, which for the TV show makes sense; I’m curious to see how many times we’ll see the switch between the two, as episodes 2 and 3 gave us a glimpse of both, and it’s clear that Mr. Knight is not about that smoke.

Khonshu voiced by F. Murray Abraham

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As the God of the Moon giving his servant, Marc, his power, Khonshu has proven to be an overbearing presence in the life of his avatar. While I’m sure we will find out more about the specific details of Marc and Khonshu’s story, we have learned through the show that Khonshu has been at odds with the other gods as they left humanity after feeling abandoned. and are blind to see Arthur’s malicious plot. because of their distrust of the moon god. Khonshu in the show seems to be reaping what he sowed when we know that Arthur Harrow was a former servant whom Khonshu tormented to the point where he followed a new God, Ammit, whose judgment seems to come before the crime , meaning a lot of innocent lives will be taken if Harrow succeeds in freeing her. Although Khonshu has so far not been presented in the best light, we saw a bit of his vulnerability as Steven and Layla work together to find Senfu’s tomb, but do not know what the stars looked like 2,000 years earlier. This causes Khonshu to say, “I remember that night; I remember every night,” this line adds a little more depth to this seemingly demanding God as he helps the couple, knowing that his manipulation of heaven would inevitably mean his imprisonment. This sacrifice shows Khonshus’ willingness to stop Arthur’s plan and shows his confidence in Marc to free him. All of this seems to be in line with Khonshu from the cartoon, as he has been known to do something good and, in some story lines, even become a villain; time will tell which side we get to see in the show.

Arthur Harrow played by Ethan Hawke

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As the series’ antagonist, Arthur is a cult leader loyal to the Egyptian deity Ammit, who seeks to ruthlessly judge people based on sins they have not yet committed. Arthur’s view of the world is similar to what Thanos and He Who Remains had in mind as they both felt that their judgment and insight were for the better. Although Arthur at first glance seems like a man among the people, we quickly learn that it has a price when his intentions to free Ammit are revealed and what it would mean for more innocent lives. We also understand why Arthur is the perfect opponent for Marc and Steven, as he was a former servant of Khonshu and is well versed in his behavior and way of thinking, even able to deceive the gods’ advice to distrust the God of the Moon further. This chess-like mentality has him one step ahead so far and makes his entrance as an MCU villain even more exciting. It seems that the show took some freedom to stray away from the cartoonist’s ingenious scientist and surgeon, even though we have not yet learned about his previous obsession, so there is still time to find out.

Layla El-Faouly played by May Calamawy

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Layla El-Faouly appears to be the TV version of Marlene Alaurune from the cartoon, who is Marc Spector’s love interest and confidant. Even though we saw that Layla has a story with a forger, there is still a chance that we could see her being revealed as Marlene all the time. Layla in the show seems like an Indiana Jones-type character who can handle her own while taking back treasured antiques and returning them to their rightful owners, though she keeps some things to “pay the bills,” as she puts it. There seems to be a story between Layla’s father and Marc, which Arthur intercepted and tried to prey on when he was talking to Layla. This is another connection to Marlene’s history when Marlene’s father, famous archaeologist Peter Alaurune, was betrayed in the comics by Bushman, who not only killed Peter but also left Marc to die, leading to Marc finding Khonshu. Although there seems to be a spin on the details of what happened between Marc and Layla’s father, Marc was quick to downplay Arthur’s words as mere manipulation, though I’m sure the truth will be revealed soon enough.

Anton Mogart played by Gaspard Ulliel

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In episode 3, we are introduced to Anton Mogart, who in the cartoon is Midnight Man, an art thief who likes to do his theft at midnight. In the show, he seems like a man of skill and wit as he is able to put together an impressive collection that includes Senfu’s sarcophagus, which is crucial to Marc and Layla’s journey to stop Arthur. Of course, it never goes as it should, and after Arthur’s visit, violence ensues, which ends with Anton getting a flying blade into his back as he drives away. We did not see Anton die on screen, so I would not be surprised to see him come back in future episodes. However, I’m curious about how they handle the character since the actor, Gaspard Ulliel, died in an unfortunate ski accident. I hope they can honor him somehow in the show as his character seems to be a welcome addition as yet another thorn in Marc Spector’s eye.

The Ennead and their avatars (Osiris, Horus, Isis, Hathor and Defnut)

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After Khonshu manipulates the sky to trigger a lunar eclipse, the gods and their avatars meet at the Pyramid of Giza to reprimand Khonshu for such an overt exercise of his power that allows him to pronounce his case against Arthur and his plan to release Ammit. This sudden encounter between the gods, called the Ennead, gave us some background as to why they had left humanity and left their avatars to be observers only. We quickly see the contempt that many of them carry on Khonshu, especially when Arthur can focus on Khonshu’s manipulation of Marc’s mental health and away from the accusations against him. We also get to see the gods, in the same way that the Eternal combine their power to imprison Khonshu after he helps Steven and Layla figure out the coordinates of Senfu’s tomb. Although most of the gods are out of touch with humanity, Hathor’s avatar Yatzil Marc provides some advice to help with his mission, as Hathor and Khonshu have had a story together. Now in the comics, Osiris has a long history as the ancient ruler of Egypt and Heliopolis along with his goddess wife, Isis. However, he is eventually imprisoned by his son, Seth, who also imprisons Isis and Horus after a long battle and some tricks. This leads to Odin becoming their ultimate savior after the three gods convinced the king of Asgard to help deliver them. This causes Thor to go to Heliopolis with his father and the other Egyptian gods to defeat the god of death Seth. After a well-fought battle, Seth is swallowed up by the earth beneath him, and Osiris regains the leadership of Heliopolis again. I do not think we’re going to see that side of Osiris in this series, but I’m interested in what other background we can get in the show when it comes to Khonshu and his relationship with his fellow gods.

What do you think of the characters they have introduced so far? What characters do you hope they introduce next? Tell us in the comments below.

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