PREVIOUSLY: Moon Knight: Cult Of Khonshu #6 - (Script)
"Khonshu" - Rated M
Punisher staring down Khonshu.
CAPTION: ELEVEN HOURS AGO
PUNISHER: That’s it.
PUNISHER: You get more powerful with “multiple avatars”.
KHONSHU: Do go on.
PUNISHER: You’re planning on expanding. Past just three of them.
KHONSHU: Now you’re getting it.
The Moon Knights walking into the tomb, standing across the table, looking toward Anubis. Anubis is sitting up, a bit surprised.
ANUBIS: You… you’ve finally arrived.
MOON KNIGHT: You seem surprised.
Anubis standing in front of his throne.
ANUBIS: Ra… I am surprised that he was weak after all.
Anubis reaching for the handle of his sheathed sword.
ANUBIS: He had so much power, that he felt it was proper to conceal it most of the time…
ANUBIS: But maybe that was a farce.
Moon Knight is jumping onto the table. Jake and Steven Moon Knight are rushing around the table.
Anubis with his sword out, charging toward Jake Moon Knight.
Jake Moon Knight ducking under a thrust from Anubis’s sword.
Steven Moon Knight kicking Anubis’s back.
Anubis turning around, trying to slice Steven Moon Knight in half. But Steven Moon Knight steps back, avoiding the blade.
Moon Knight jumps from the table, throwing his fist down, at Anubis’s head.
5.1 Splash Page
Anubis stepping back from the three Moon Knights.
ANUBIS: You… are strong.
MOON KNIGHT: So I’ve been told.
JAKE MOON KNIGHT: A second God to be his own avatar…
STEVEN MOON KNIGHT: Better than fighting Ammit.
ANUBIS: I am not my own avatar.
The Moon Knights, looking a bit confused.
MOON KNIGHT: Then… who is?
Anubis’s disgusting smile. His large, sharp fangs.
ANUBIS: Oh, come on, Spector…
ANUBIS: Tell me you don’t recognize this animal smile…
Moon Knight’s eyes, wide.
MOON KNIGHT: … Bushman…?
MOON KNIGHT: But…
Steven Moon Knight.
STEVEN MOON KNIGHT: But … but HOW?
STEVEN MOON KNIGHT: Bushman’s in Ravencroft.
7.1 Splash Page
Anubis has transformed into Raoul Bushman, and he still has the sword. His eyes are still glowing white.
ANUBUSHMAN: I do not use an avatar as a separate pawn, like the other WEAK GODS.
ANUBUSHMAN: I merge them with my flesh, and use them to my will.
ANUBUSHMAN: I am the compromise. I am my own avatar, and yet I am not!
Anubushman rushing at Moon Knight with the sword.
ANUBUSHMAN: AND YOU WILL NOT SLAY ME!
Steven Moon Knight punching Anubushman out of the way of Moon Knight.
STEVEN MOON KNIGHT: HRRA!
Jake Moon Knight kicking Anubushman in the jaw.
JAKE MOON KNIGHT: HA!
Moon Knight looking at the other two Moon Knights.
MOON KNIGHT: Thanks.
JAKE MOON KNIGHT: Anything for a fellow brother in Khonshu.
STEVEN MOON KNIGHT: Even if it is reluctant. You will soon see the light.
Khonshu sitting in the throne.
KHONSHU: Oh, so what’s your name now?
Anubushman turning toward Khonshu, shouting.
ANUBUSHMAN: OFF OF MY THRONE!
Khonshu, kicking back and relaxing.
KHONSU: I like it.
Moon Knight grabbing the back of Anubushman’s head.
MOON KNIGHT: So, you’re Bushman in the flesh?
MOON KNIGHT: Not just an illusion?
Thoth in a crawlspace above, writing down what he sees. Khonshu is looking at Thoth.
MOON KNIGHT: Then let him speak.
Moon Knight holding Anubushman against a wall by the throat.
MOON KNIGHT: PROVE YOU’RE REALLY BUSHMAN!
MOON KNIGHT: THEN, TELL ME HOW LONG HE’S BEEN YOUR AVATAR!
Anubushman’s face. There are no longer white eyes glowing. He looks like the regular Bushman.
Bushman’s eyes wide open. In terror.
BUSHMAN: MOON KNIGHT!?
BUSHMAN: NO! NO NO NO!!!
BUSHMAN: THE PILLS!
BUSHMAN: THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO KEEP YOU OUT OF MY HEAD!
Moon Knight’s eyes, glaring.
BUSHMAN: NO MORE NIGHTMARES!!!
BUSHMAN: IT’S MY FACE! YOU CAN’T HAVE IT!
Anubushman’s eyes glowing white.
ANUBUSHMAN: And by the way, he’s been mine since the second Committee hired him to break you… then you cut off his face.
ANUBUSHMAN: But then he was resurrected.
ANUBUSHMAN: So good to feed off the misery of the avatar of Khonshu.
Anubushman headbutts Moon Knight in the forehead.
MOON KNIGHT: WGH
Moon Knight stumbling back from Anubushman.
MOON KNIGHT: Sunofa…!
Anubushman picking up his sword.
ANUBUSHMAN: I’ll cut out that blasphemous tongue.
Anubushman rushing at Moon Knight with his sword raised.
Moon Knight grabs Anubushman’s forearm that holds the sword. The other Moon Knights stand back, watching.
Anubushman, he’s struggling.
Moon Knight, struggling.
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Moon Knight pushing Anubushman’s arm so unnaturally far back that the sword starts to impale Anubushman’s shoulder.
KHONSHU: Oh, that’s right.
The sword digging into Anubushman’s shoulder.
KHONSHU: Right there.
Moon Knight, concentrating.
KHONSHU: That’s the spot, Spector.
The sword stabbing further into Anubushman’s shoulder.
Moon Knight kicking Anubushman in the stomach
Anubushman’s thrown back by the kick.
Anubushman using his free hand, pulling at the blade, while still on the ground.
Anubushman has torn the sword out of his shoulder, and his broken arm is bending forward.
ANUBUSHMAN: I… will not be put down… this way…
Anubushman sitting up.
ANUBUSHMAN: I heal, unlike the other WEAK GODS.
ANUBUSHMAN: I am DEATH itself.
Moon Knight kicking Anubushman in the face.
ANUBUSHMAN: I CANNOT D--
Moon Knight standing over Anubushman, cracking his knuckles.
MOON KNIGHT: Quit the whining.
MOON KNIGHT: You’re gonna die and there’s nothing you can say to change it.
Anubushman starting to get up, looking toward Moon Knight.
ANUBUSHMAN: Oh… really?
Khonshu rests his back on one armrest of the throne, kicking his legs over the other armrest of the throne.
KHONSHU: Yeah, pretty much.
Moon Knight looking back at Jake and Steven Moon Knight. Moon Knight is holding up Anubushman by the collar, and punching him in the face brutally.
MOON KNIGHT: Grab him, put him on the table.
MOON KNIGHT: Pin him there.
Khonshu looking at Jake and Steven Moon Knight.
KHONSHU: His rage speaks for him.
KHONSHU: Do what he says.
KHONSHU: Something tells me we’re approaching the dramatic conclusion.
Jake and Steven Moon Knight walking toward Anubushman.
Jake and Steven Moon Knight dragging a struggling Anubushman toward the stone table.
KHONSHU: So, Bushman was Anubis’s avatar all that time…
ANUBUSHMAN: GET OFF!
Moon Knight glaring toward Anubushman. Jake and Steven Moon Knight are holding him down to the table by his chest with one hand, while both their free hands are reaching toward their belts.
Khonshu is standing next to Moon Knight.
KHONSHU: I imagine Bushman had no idea.
ANUBUSHMAN: THIS ISN’T FAIR!
Jake and Steven Moon Knight both have a crescent dart in their free hands.
The crescent darts are glowing red.
KHONSHU: But just… think about it.
KHONSHU: Think of all the pain and suffering Anubis absorbed through Bushman…
ANUBUSHMAN: WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?
Jake and Steven Moon Knight are both jamming their crescent darts into Anubushman’s forearms, pinning him to the table.
KHONSHU: All from you.
KHONSHU: Think of how he watched.
Moon Knight, with an eerily emotionless expression.
KHONSHU: Of how he laughed.
Moon Knight standing in front of the pinned Anubushman. Jake and Steven Moon Knight are impaling Anubushman’s legs as well. Those crescent darts are also glowing.
Moon Knight’s hands are starting to glow red.
MOON KNIGHT: Last time I killed you, I took your face.
Moon Knight holding up a crescent dart. His hand is bright red.
MOON KNIGHT: Using this.
MOON KNIGHT: This symbol.
Moon Knight tossing the crescent dart down like it’s trash. His hands are still glowing.
MOON KNIGHT: But that’s not how I’ll do it this time.
Moon Knight with one foot on the table, in the process of climbing up on top.
MOON KNIGHT: This time, I’ll take more than just your face.
Moon Knight jamming his hand into Anubushman’s chest.
MOON KNIGHT: This time, I take YOUR HEART.
MOON KNIGHT: FOR THE ONLY THING I HAVE THAT’S WORTH LIVING FOR.
Moon Knight standing over Anubushman, holding up his still-beating heart.
MOON KNIGHT: VENGEANCE!!!
Khonshu sitting in the throne properly.
KHONSHU: Did you get all that, Thoth?
Thoth is vanishing into smoke.
KHONSHU: He’ll be giving his script to me any second now.
The Moon Knights looking toward Khonshu.
MOON KNIGHT: What?
KHONSHU: Oh, my priests… my boys.
KHONSHU: Have I got a story to tell you.
NEXT TIME: Thoth - Moon Knight: Cult Of Khonshu #8 - (Script)
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