When a superhero gets their powers from a god, one tends to assume that said god must be a benevolent being. But the longer Moon Knight goes, the more we’re beginning to suspect that Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon, and the being who has given powers and a cool costume to Steven Grant / Marc Spector, is not necessarily doing this out of the kindness of his heart. Could Khonshu actually be the show’s true villain?

In our latest Moon Knight video, we put forward the theory that Khonshu is really the villain of Moon Knight. We look at the evidence from the show, like the fact that the bloodthirsty Arthur Harrow was his former avatar, and we also explore how Marvel Comics have begun treating Khonshu as a more malevolent being in recent years. We also look at how Steven’s dissociative identity disorder plays into Khonshu’s plans, and why he might be drawn to people with damaged psyches like Steven. Check out the video below:

If you liked that video about Khonshu’s secret agenda on Moon Knight, check out more of our videos below, including one on Moon Knight’s secret third personality, all the Marvel Easter eggs in Moon Knight Episode 2, and how Moon Knight connects to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, there’s tons more videos over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. New episodes of Moon Knight, premiere weekly on Wednesdays on Disney+.

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