If there is a villain in Moon Knight that stands to be the most dangerous, it is the one yet unseen as Arthur Harrow is just on his way to resurrect her. Ammit poses such a huge threat to Khonshu as he deems that the goddess would spell a disaster if she comes back to life. What exactly will happen if she does?
Warning! This article contains spoilers for Moon Knight! Read at your own risk!
Moon Knight Episode 3: What Happens if Ammit Gets Resurrected?
Throughout the first half of Moon Knight, it has been a fight for the scarab, the ancient Egyptian relic that is said to be the guide to where the tomb of Ammit is. It was in the possession of Marc Spector and when Steven Grant lost it in the middle of a fight, it landed on the hands of the person they are keeping it from: on Arthur Harrow.
In Episode 3, The Friendly Type, Harrow started his quest in looking for the tomb of Ammit in hopes of resurrecting the goddess together with his cult that believes that it is better to cut evil while is has yet to happen, something that did not sit well with the titular character and Khonshu as it would spell a genocide for those who are yet to commit a mistake.
See, the Ennead council locked up Ammit and sent her to a life-long exile for a reason, right? It was seen in the first episodes of the show how through Arthur Harrow, Ammit brings out justice in a devastating manner by judging their souls based on what evil act they could potentially do in the future and no matter how good they have been throughout their lives, it won’t even matter.
Even Steven who has no idea what purpose Khonshu carries questioned this belief. Steven knew that this way of Ammit would be a genocide and his argument on a child, still innocent, but with a potential to do something evil in the future, being killed for that very reason is logical and valid. Harrow still justifies Ammit’s methods but that ultimately removes a person’s freedom to choose what actions they would do.
After all, it is just a potential which means it could change. The future of a person is yet to be written, not one already given. With Ammit being brought back to life, it could mean that anyone, or everyone could have their lives taken away just because of a “potential” evil they could do when it could still be changed.
Khonshu takes out evil, too, but his ways focus on those who already committed it and what he does is some kind of retribution. He looks at it as someone has to be proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt in committing evil before giving a judgment on them. For Ammit, it is just a possibility, something that could still change.
In the same episode, Khonshu had to risk everything he has, even accepting being locked away just so Steven and Layla could track where the tomb of Ammit is just so they could stop her resurrection from happening.
Will Harrow succeed in resurrecting Ammit or will Moon Knight be able to stop it from happening?
Moon Knight Episode 3 is now streaming on Disney Plus.