Why is Khonshu Banished in ‘Moon Knight’?
With the phenomenal episode 3 exploring more of the mythical origin of the series’ main characters, we explore one of its more interesting developments, the true reason why Khonshu is banished in Moon Knight.
There are few Marvel projects that have elicited the kind of fantastic reception from critics and fans alike that have been reached by Moon Knight.
The series follows Oscar Isaac as the eponymous character struggling to make sense of a life that is detrimentally impacted by his dissociative identity disorder; with multiple personalities manifesting randomly.
The series not only brilliantly explores the treachery of the main characters’ mental illness, but also presents a world that is inhabited by mythological beings and wars of mystic and eternal proportions.
Marc Spector- or Steven Grant- is in the midst of a deal made with the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, in which Spector- to Grant- will fight on behalf of the deity as his pronounced Fist of vengeance.
The series first two episodes presented an interesting reality in how this dynamic plays out in the very convoluted manner of Spector’s present circumstance, and with the third episode taking the character to Chairo, we now have a better idea of what exactly led to the present circumstances for both characters
In the third episode, fans discover why Khonshu is banished in Moon Knight, and just how that was set in motion by his connection to Marc Spector, Steven Grant, and his desire to have a chosen Avatar in the manner in which he uses one.
As the avatars of various Egyptian deities gather together, we see- for the first time in the series- what makes Khonshu so different, and what has led to his banishment.
Khonshu states it himself in his plea to the other gods, that he stands to enact justice and vengeance to humanity, on their own behalf, whereas the other gods have simply retreated to a state of observation; abandoning whatever obligation to aid they may have felt.
It is a part of the narrative that certainly adds to the overall character development of Khonshu and builds a world inhabited by deities and creatures the MCU has not yet encountered.