The Most Tragic Moments of ‘Moon Knight’ are Still to Come…
After four episodes, Marvel’s latest series has firmly established itself as one of their most interesting and mature; the sad reality, however, is that the most tragic moments of Moon Knight are still to come.
There is something incredibly different about Moon Knight in relation to other MCU projects; whether in its commitment to handling its more mature aspects, or its violent and globe-trotting adventure.
There is no denying, however, that the story of Marc Spector is one that is defined by his suffering; the character’s battle against his own mental illness is the foundation of the entire series narrative.
Marc Spector is a former mercenary who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, with the mild-mannered Steve Grant, his cockney alternate identity, serving as the main vehicle for the audience’s understanding of who these characters are.
The story of Steven Grant is one that is, for lack of a better word, sad; he exists in a space only filled with his loneliness and burdened by gaps in memory that protrude him from ever having a life free from the painful side effects of his undiagnosed and undealt with mental illness.
Yet, as sad as the series has been to this point, the awful reality is that the most tragic moments of Moon Knight are still to come.
Rey Lucas is a confirmed member of the Moon Knight cast, and he has been verified as portraying a character named Elias Spector; the father of the series’ main character.
Marc, for as awful as his present situation is, is living a reality that was birthed from trauma that he experienced as a child; trauma that was orchestrated by his love for his father.
Elias Spector, in the source material, is a rabbi who is brutally murdered by a racist anti-semite who was making a sport of killing those of the Jewish faith, a faith that the Spector family ascribed.
This is likely a story point that will arrive in the series’ final two episodes, with the story taking audiences to the past horrors of Marc’s childhood, and what traumatic experience could’ve forged his dissociative identity disorder as a coping mechanism.
We are excited to see what the final two episodes have in store for viewers, but knowing that what’s to come in Moon Knight is likely more tragic than anything we’ve seen to this point.