Moon Knight Episode 4: How Does Alexander the Great Fit in the Narrative with Historical Accuracy?

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Not all shows would like to delve deep in history with such great accuracy to fit it into the narrative but for the MCU, it played a good deal to include Alexander the Great into the story of Moon Knight Episode 4. The ancient king is deeply connected with Egypt and with the mysteries surrounding his final resting place, having him in this run added an interesting part in the tale.

Moon Knight Episode 4: How Does Alexander the Great Fit in the Narrative with Historical Accuracy?

Moon Knight Episode 4: How Does Alexander the Great Fit in the Narrative with Historical Accuracy?
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Moon Knight Episode 4: How Does Alexander the Great Fit in the Narrative with Historical Accuracy?

History classes will teach you that Alexander the Great is one of the best military commanders to ever set foot on Earth. He ruled the kingdom of Macedon and created the largest empire ever written in history spanning from Greece to India. The final resting place of the undefeated king, however, was never found and various mysteries surround to where he could probably be this day.

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It’s a nice touch for Moon Knight to put Alexander the Great into the narrative for various reasons. While he wasn’t Egyptian by blood, he was named as a pharaoh and he found the capital city of Egypt himself, even naming it after his. Alexander the Great associated himself to the Egyptian gods, claiming he is the son of Zeus-Ammon and that he is a living god.

With Moon Knight taking all these into account, it was revealed in Episode 4 that he was the last avatar of Ammit before the goddess was sent into exile and her ushabti was even shoved down to Alexander’s throat with the thought that he was used as her voice. Putting it into perspective, Alexander the Great, in the MCU, may have succeeded in expanding his empire through Ammit.

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There is also the possibility that it was Alexander the Great who sold Ammit to the Ennead council. Harrow mentioned in Episode 1 that an avatar of Ammit betrayed her along with the other gods. Ammit must’ve done something so dire in the past that ushabti was hidden deep and erased from history along the tomb of Alexander the Great.

Moon Knight Episode 4 is now streaming on Disney Plus where it would be available on the service in the highest streaming quality, 4K. Episode 5 arrives at 3 AM EST on April 27, 2022.