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Son to a former, washed up mayor of Manhattan, Carson Knowles was a Vietnam war veteran that had just returned to his home. Upon return he found out no one wanted him back, the job he used to work at replaced him because of his tenure with the military and any job he applied for said no to him. His wife left him and his son died in a gang war. Without a job and no support for his actions on becoming mayor, Carson being pushed over the edge became inspired by the vigilante actions of Moon Knight. Calling himself the Black Spectre, though Carson did not have the same heroic ambitions that Marc had. Rather than fight crime, he decided to become a criminal himself, black-maling political officials to strengthen his power to run for mayor of New York City. Needless to say Black Spectre's plans were evntually foiled by Moon Knight and Carson ended up in jail.
Black Spectre would return again under the service of the Dark Lord of Chaos, Set. Along with Set he partnered with Bushman and Morpheus to take down a reborn Moon Knight, the avatar of Set's nemesis, Khonshu and attack a assembly of U.N. officials in hopes to start an all out war and bring chaos upon the world. Like before Carson's reward would make him mayor of New York City, a achievement he never accomplished before. With the help of Scarlet Fasinera, Moon Knight was able to defeat Carson yet again and bring him to justice along with Morpheus and Bushman. He was sent to jail yet again.
Upon his release, Carson was able to get a job working as a subway maintenance worker. His life was anything but pleasant. His co-workers egged him on for being a costumed criminal. His parole officer was shady himself and extorted money from him with the threat of having him sent back to prison.
Carson Knowles was a powder keg waiting to explode. Feeling that Marc Spector had stolen his life away from him, Spectre framed Moon Knight for various murders by carving crescent moons into his murder victims. This brings Moon Knight into conflict with Tony Stark and the Super Human Registration Act. While under suspicion Tony forbade Moon Knight from engaging in his vigilantism.
However, when Black Spectre comes into possession of weaponised StarkTech nanites capable of controlling people and turning them into mindless drones, Moon Knight pushed the insane Spectre off of a roof on national television killing him.