Who is Moon Knight? Does He Have Powers?

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding more into the television scene as a new slate of shows are added into their list of Disney Plus series, one of which is Moon Knight, and his arrival is definitely much awaited as he will surely add more twists and turns into the already complicated story of the multiverse. Who is he and does he have powers?

Who is Moon Knight? Does He Have Powers?

Who is Moon Knight? Does He Have Powers?
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Who is Moon Knight? Does He Have Powers?

Marc Spector, born from a respectable family, is a former CIA operative and a Marine that even when he has a strong disposition about morality and violence, he became a mercenary. When he and a fellow mercenary, Raoul Bushman got a job in Sudan, Bushman killed an archaeologist, Spector saved the archaeologist’s daughter. Because of that, Spector was attacked by Bushman and almost died.


Spector was taken to a tomb so he would be sheltered. Such was near the statue of Khonshu, the Egyptian moon god, and while Spector momentarily died, he was suddenly revived and was without any injuries nor wounds. He said that Khonshu wanted him to become his “moon’s knight,” through being the protector of the innocent.

Different versions of Moon Knight have no supernatural abilities; however, he has some occasional visions of having a mystical insight. More than that, since his history has been being a CIA operative and a Marine, his athleticism, strength, tactical intelligence, and combat skills is highly useful to his missions.

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Moon Knight will finally be arriving in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he would be having his very own series on Disney Plus. Oscar Isaac will be donning the title. In 2019, Kevin Feige announced that the character is about to get into the MCU.

In the most recent teaser of the show, it seems that the show will look deeper into the psyche of Oscar Isaac. In the comics, Specter has dissociative identity disorder. How Marvel would handle an extremely sensitive topic on the mental health of Moon Knight would be something to look out for.

Moon Knight is scheduled to debut in 2022.