Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin and his first appearence was in Werewolf by Night issue 32 in 1975. Marc liked to play war and this bullying mentally affected his little brother Randall who became better than him. At school he beats up everyone who tried to offend him thus getting himself in trouble. Rebelling against his rabbi father (who had always respected him), Marc Spector started out as a heavyweight boxer before eventually joining the U.S. Marines. His brother called to tell him of his enlistment right before a boxing match and after it their dad called him a disgrace for ruining their family with all the violence in his heart, the poor rabbi then suffered a heart attack. After this period in his life, Marc took the skills he acquired from the Marine Corps and went on to become a fierce mercenary. In Africa, he met a French mercenary, Jean-Paul " Frenchie" DuChamp, who would become one of Marc's closest friends, and later became Marc's pilot. While working for the terrorist Raoul Bushman, Marc began to question his choices. In Selima, Sudan, they stumbled across archaeologist Dr. Peter Alraune's excavation of an Egyptian Pharaoh's tomb. There, Bushman killed the archaeologist. Marc, feeling guilty, attempted to help Alraune's daughter, Marlene Alraune, escape. Annoyed with Marc's betrayal, Bushman beat Spector and left him in the desert to die. Barely conscious, Spector managed to return to the ancient tomb. Marlene was there with her father's men and brought Marc to rest near a statue of the moon god, Khonshu. Weak from his fight with Bushman and the elements of the desert, Spector died. As Marlene cried over his body, Spector suddenly came back to life. It was his belief that Khonshu had brought him back from the dead in order to be the moon's Knight of Vengeance. Spector removed a cloak from the statue of Khonshu and confronted Bushman again, and this time, he came out of the encounter victorious, and thus Moon Knight was born. Returning to the United States with Marlene and Frenchie, the trio decided to fight a war against evil. Spector used his vast fortune that he had collected during his mercenary days to create some aliases to infiltrate different aspects of society. One persona was that of Steven Grant, a New York millionaire. In the guise of Grant, Spector was able to make high profile contacts. Spector also created the persona of Jake Lockley, a New York cab driver. Through Lockley, he was able to make several contacts "on the streets." It appeared that the act of juggling the different persona's put a strain on Spector's mental health.
Major Story Arcs
The Hero of the Night rises
When Moon Knight was just beginning his acts of heroism in New York City, a group of aristocrats known as "The Committee", hired Marc to capture and retrieve Jack Russell, the Werewolf By Night. They intended to use Jack as a weapon to fulfil their desire to rule the city. Moon Knight, realizing what the far more righteous route would be, proceeded to release Jack and defeat "The Committee".
After defeating a man calling himself Conquer-Lord, Moon Knight briefly joined the superhero team, The Defenders, to fight the Life Model Decoys of a villain group called Zodiac. He then went on to battle Cyclone alongside Spider-Man, and Crossfire with The Thing, as well as some solo missions against a terrorist group lead by a man named Lupinar, and even his own brother, Randall.
Afterwards, Moon Knight encountered villains that would become part of his own rogues gallery--such as Morpheus, Stained Glass Scarlet, and Black Spectre, just to name a few--and teamed-up with Spider-Man a few more times, as well as other heroes such as Daredevil, Iron Man, Power Man and Iron Fist.
The Fist of Khonshu
When the the West Coast Avengers were trapped in ancient Egypt, Khonshu warned Moon Knight about the danger the team faced and he was able to return the Avengers to the present. Moon Knight then joined the team as the 24th Avenger. He even had a relationship with Tigra that lasted until he resigned. Moon Knight, Tigra and Mockingbird formed a splinter group of Avengers when it was discovered that Mockingbird allowed the Phantom Rider to be killed. When the team sought help from Hellstorm for the Phantom Rider's haunting of Mockingbird, it was discovered that Khonshu was possessing Moon Knight. Hellstorm was able to convince the god to leave him. Things didn't go so well after his encounter with Hellstorm, when Marc launched a premeditated attack against Doctor Doom. The Avengers were sorely disappointed and rightly scolded him for his actions. Eventually Marc found out that it was Khonshu, not him, who wanted to join the Avengers West Coast. With that in mind, Moon Knight resigned from the active roster and burned his Avenger Identicard.
Infinity War and Crusade
When the Magus, the evil incarnation of Adam Warlock plan to gain absolute power, he created evil doppelgangers of both heroes and villains on earth. Moon Knight had to face his own evil self, manifested as Moonshade which he defeated. After the War, the Goddess, the good incarnation of Adam Warlock recruited many heroes who are very spiritual, religious have had near-death experiences. Because of Moon Knight's close affiliation with the moon god and his first resurrection to serve as the avatar of vengeance, the Goddess recruited Moon Knight to defend her as she purges the evil in the universe. Moon Knight was returned to normal when the Goddess was defeated by the combined efforts of Adam Warlock, Thanos and Professor X.
After Moon Knight unfortunately died again, Khonshu seemingly willed him back to life in order to thwart the plans of his three greatest villains: Black Spectre, Raoul Bushman and Morpheus, who were all under the worship of Set, God of Darkness and Chaos. Marc, questioning if his death was real or not, started experiencing dreams of the future in which Marc concludes that it is either Morpheus or Khonshu speaking to him once again. With the knowledge that he is the "white-light" of Khonshu, he sets out to thwart their plans, receiving help from Stained Glass Scarlet as well. The two are able to defeat the trio and stop their plans of attacking a U.N. building that was holding a meeting at the time. Afterwords, Moon Knight went back to his crime-fighting once again.
Lunar Legionnaire's Return
In a final battle with Bushman, Marc did something that was indescribably disturbing. He used one of his crescent darts to carve off Bushman's face, giving him a true death's head. Both of his legs were also broken in this confrontation. Unable to continue his career as Moon Knight, Marc began taking more and more painkillers and anti-psychotics. His manner had gotten to the point that he completely and irrevocably alienated those around him, especially Frenchie, who came to the conclusion that there was simply no course of action that he could take that could attempt to assist Marc in even the slightest way. After a heated argument with Marlene, Marc struck her with a great deal of strength. Appalled by this, Marlene left.
Knowing that he was both physically and psychologically weak, the Committee hired the Taskmaster to take out Moon Knight. Taskmaster tortured Marc but he was defended by his butler and one of his friends. This gave Marc the strength to defeat Taskmaster. Marc then began to rebuild himself and his life. He finally got himself out of his wheelchair and began physical therapy with the help of Frenchie's boyfriend. Frenchie stated that he will no longer will fly for Marc, but one of Gina's sons takes on the role of pilot. (Gina was one of Marc's contacts at the diner Jake would go to). Being a true agent for vengeance, Moon Knight takes back to the streets and attempts to be make up for lost time. His sanity is even more in question as he constantly "sees" and "hears" Khonshu talk to him and give him foul suggestions. During this dark chapter in Marc's life, Khonshu decided to use the guise of the deceased Bushman to torment Moon Knight.
Civil War and the Initiative
The Committee hired the The Profile to fully utilize his unusual talents to take down Moon Knight. However, it was soon discovered that he was no match for Marc, and, ironically, became an informant for him instead. Moon Knight later investigated a string of murders which were perpetrated by his former sidekick, Midnight. Realizing that he had no choice, he was forced to kill Midnight. During the Civil War, Moon Knight chose neither side because, as he had said to Captain America, "The war is just like a game of capture the flag". Captain America reiterated that he wanted Moon Knight not to join the fight because of his "methods" of bringing justice and Iron Man, seeing his history of psychotic tendencies, decided that arresting him will just make his condition even worse. When the Super-Human Registration Act became a law, Moon Knight felt that he didn't want the law to disrupt his work, so Marc made an attempt to legally register. But Tony outright refused Marc's attempt at registration because of his increasing psychological instability. So he assigned Marc psychiatrist to purposely flunk his psychological exam. The psychiatrist talked to Marc's other personalities but he begins to turn them all down, even threatening Marc for future imprisonment. Marc then demoralized the psychiatrist and was seemingly possessed by his God, Khonshu. Marc scolds the psychiatrist for his antisocial tendencies, as told by The Profile to him earlier. After this the psychiatrist approved Marc registration, but also did something quite peculiar- he bowed down before him and started worshiping him. After he left, Marc went to see The Profile and they discussed the psychiatrist's encounters with Marc's different personalities. At the end of this discussion, Marc stated it was just a rouse to get his registration approved.
Now that he is a legally registered hero, Moon Knight could continue to stalk the nights and bring justice to the thugs and gangs running around the city. Though not known to Marc, the Black Spectre was recently released from jail and sought revenge against Marc. Knowing that Iron Man is on his heels, Carson Knowles decided to turn to his life of crime again and frame Moon Knight for murder by killing his victims and carving a crescent moon on the victims head, which was Moon Knight's calling card at the time. Once Moon Knight was caught by SHIELD, Iron Man revoked his ID and told him he is no longer apart of the Initiative. Looking to still bring justice on Knowles, Marc finds out that he is going to release a stream of nanobots into a big parade in a plan to control the city. Moon Knight thwarts his plan and ends up throwing him off the roof of a building, seemingly killing Knowles. Outed by the government and with SHIELD searching for him, Spector moves underground.
With a warrant out for his arrest the, C.S.A. call in for the Thunderbolts to come and hunt down Moon Knight as a fugitive of the law. Iron Man strongly opposes the idea but is overruled on the matter. Moon Knight continues to lay low only to resurface in a black uniform and a with a few new bones to pick. SHIELD interrogates several of Marc's friends and contacts, although nothing comes out of them. Now is the time for the Thunderbolts to strike. Several weeks later after having a run-in with the Thunderbolts, Moon Knight pleads with Khonshu for forgiveness for losing his faith at him, but the Lunar god will not have it and says that he has worshipers that actually follow him. Marc returned into his costume to help Frenchie, who was attacked by a gang and left his boyfriend injured. But little did he knew that the attack was used to set-up Moon Knight to be captured by the Thunderbolts. Moon Knight was then ambushed by Venom. He was captured by the reformed villain team, but he got away when SHIELD came. Frenchie agreed to help Moon Knight while the Thunderbolts release Bullseye to kill him. Moon Knight and Bullseye fight all throughout New York and the battle leads them to a warehouse, which was secretly planted with many explosives. Moon Knight sets it off and the warehouse explodes with Bullseye almost getting killed and Moon Knight escaping in a secret passage. Later, in a press conference Norman Osborn tells reporters about the Thunderbolts' success in eliminating Moon Knight, while Iron Man condemns his team on the death of the vigilante. Moon Knight is later seen alive having faked his own death, and effectively killing the "Marc Spector" persona ,the Jake Lockley persona is in control. Moon Knight is hired by a millionaire to search for his daughter who has been kidnapped by corrupt cops. Little does Moon Knight know that the Punisher is also in the trail of the corrupt cops and is now out to bring them justice through a method he knows best, punishment.
Moon Knight then goes to fight off the Zapata Brothers (who were brought in by Alcantara after Jake killed his henchmen and took his condemned daughter) only to make a deal with them to take down Alcantara. Moon Knight then proceeds to launch a full-scale assault on Alcantara when he finds everyone is murdered except Alcantara himself until Toltec finds them and Moon Knight walks away as Toltec kills Alcantara. Moon Knight (having taken Alcantara's money and bought himself a condo) has seen on TV what Norman Osborn has become and vows to go back to the U.S. and bring him down.
Return with a Vengeance
Moon Knight has returned to New York to exact his revenge on Norman Osborn and did so by stopping a bank heist in progress without killing a single bank robber, much to the surprise of the police. Khonshu is still convincing him to become the ruthless vigilante he was before, but Moon Knight continues to ignore the temptations of the deity and plans to redeem himself as well as reform into a new hero. News of Moon Knight's return circulated throughout the bustling city, with Norman Osborn denouncing him as a renegade and a menace while promising the public that Moon Knight will be dealt with for his acts of vigilance accordingly. Sentry appeared before Moon Knight and reminded him that he can never run from his past and that he will be tested for to prove himself as a hero, to which he replied that he will also be tested as well. Moon Knight paid a visit to his criminal contact, the Profile and told him about the Slug and some stolen diamonds that he has. Moon Knight confronted the Slug and his henchmen for the diamonds, while Khonshu urges him to kill the villain but he was squashed in the floor. Meanwhile, Norman Osborn has delegated the Hood on stopping Moon Knight. The Hood then had the Profile to track down and profile Moon Knight. The Profile thought of a plan to take down Moon Knight and it involves the grave of his late nemesis, Raoul Bushman. Jake goes home and sees the news coverage about the jailbreak in Ravencroft. Jake suits up as Moon Knight and tells his butler to call his pilot for the Mooncopter, but he cannot reach him and Moon Knight decides to use his other vehicle, Angelwing. When the hanger doors were opening, Moon Knight was surprised to see his old partner, Frenchie, dressed in a aviator suit and walking on a cane. Reunited with his friend, Frenchie flies the Mooncopter and drops Moon Knight inside the melee of the escaped convicts. In the middle of the chaos, Khonshu is still persuading Moon Knight to kill for him, but to no avail. When Moon Knight called Frenchie to come back, he told him he can't because of an enormous flock of birds blanketing the sky, which was summoned by the Scarecrow. Frenchie then shoots a large net from the Mooncopter to catch the flock, neutralizing it. Moon Knight then catches Scarecrow, but he then argues to him that Moon Knight should confront his old nemesis, Bushman. Moon Knight goes to his contact, Crawley, for any word from the street,but they were suddenly attacked by Bushman. After taunting him, Bushman fires a RPG to Moon Knight but it hits a corner of building, threatening it to collapse. Moon Knight rushed in to hold the building and Bushman left him to be beaten by his army of convicts from Ravencroft. After beating the convicts with only his underwear and mask on, Moon Knight carves his symbol on all that he defeated on their strait jacket. Spider-Man then swings by and he tried to convince Moon Knight to stop his heroics before he return back to his murderous ways, to which Moon Knight argued that his heroism doesn't fare better because Norman Osborn is still in power. Moon Knight got a tip from Crawley goes in search for Bushman in one of OsCorp's warehouses. Moon Knight then infiltrates the warehouse and begins searching for Bushman to no avail, until he surprises Marc. After a much drawn out, grueling fight between Marc has Raoul pinned down and mounts him with his crescent dart in his hand as if to cut off Bushman's face again. Though Bushman begs Marc not to take his face again, causing much hesitation for the hero before stopping his act. Marc left and let the authorities take care of him. Meanwhile, now that Marc has prevailed, The Profile left to the cavern of Khonshu, for reasons unknown.
Moon Knight finds that someone has forcibly enter a hospital. When he got there, he saw Deadpool about to kill a bed-ridden patient. Moon Knight stops him and they go into a brief scuffle until Deadpool gets thrown through a window and escapes. Moon Knight then finds out that the person he just rescued was a Ukrainian crime boss dying from cancer, that made him question himself about being a hero. Deadpool then met up with his employer, a mother whose son was kidnapped by the crime boss' henchmen. Moon Knight goes to see Deadpool and after they talked, Moon Knight goes to a warehouse to rescue the employer's son. Moon Knight saves the boy and left the henchmen for the police, but soon Deadpool picked up where they left off in their previous encounter. They fought in a carnival's hall of mirrors where the duel turned into a sword fight, which left Moon Knight left as the winner. When Jake was having nightmares in his sleep, he suddenly woke up rushed to get into the hospital but he was too late to save the crime boss from Deadpool's employer who killed him with an injection of potassium chloride, stopping the patient's heart.
After the events of Dark Reign and Siege, Norman Osborn was deposed as America's "top cop" and his organization H.A.M.M.E.R. was disbanded. Captain Steve Rogers then forms the Secret Avengers as a group of superheroes to operate under a veil of secrecy, in addition to the main Avengers team.Moon Knight was approached by Steve Rogers and he asked him to join the Secret Avengers to find his redemption. Moon Knight agrees to this and his first mission was to go after Captain Barracuda who was capturing Oil Tankers. Moon Knight proved himself to the team by saving them and the Tanker crew when Captain Barracuda used the Horn of Proteus to summon sea monsters and destroying the Oil Tanker. Next, Moon Knight infiltrated Roxxon headquarters with fellow Avenger, Ant-Man. They then had to travel to Mars to rescue another teammate, Nova who was looking for the Serpent Crown. The team split up and Moon Knight was accompanied by Black Widow and Valkyrie to look for Nova. When they found him he is wearing the Serpent Crown and he also detected their presence. He and Black Widow were knocked unconscious when they confronted Nova. After the threat on Mars, the team went back to Earth and continues their objective of finding out who is trying to steal the Serpent Crown and why they want it.
Moon Knight goes to his mansion and sleeps with Marlene, he wakes up and is taunted by Khonshu on going back to his murderous ways and to kill in his name. The other night, Marlene asks Jake out and reveals that she is pregnant, which he is happy about. After days of being taunted by someone calling himself Shadow Knight, Jake gets a mission from Steve Rogers to infiltrate Shadowland as a prisoner. As the heroes and the Hand ninjas fight each other, Jake takes a white cowl and joins to the brawl. Daredevil then attacks Marc from behind, but when Moon Knight begins to fight him, his mind is subsequently infiltrated by an unknown entity that has been inside Daredevil. Khonshu then appears and tells Moon Knight that in order to kill the creature, he will need the Sapphire Crescent, an artifact that was a part of the original sculpture of Khonshu. Moon Knight asks for it, but Khonshu demands him to kill in his name, which Moon Knight declines to do. When he returns home to his mansion, he finds Marlene in a bloody pulp and is informed that Shadow Knight did this and that the baby she was carrying is now dead. Moon Knight then agrees to kill for Khonshu and he will start with Shadow Knight. When he begins to fight him by crashing his glider, the crazed man reveals himself to be Randall Spector. The brothers fight it out but Randall escapes. Driven by revenge over what Randall had done to Marlene, Jake agrees to kill Randall in Khonshu's name. The deity then tells him the Sapphire Crescent's history and that is found in New Orleans. Jake finds it in the possession of a fortune teller which he buys for a large sum. As Jake walks through a carnival, Randall steals it and the brothers again begin a scuffle in the middle of a Mardi Gras festival. Shadow Knight begins to tell Moon Knight that he is doing this because he was sent by the acolyte of Khonshu, the Profile. Jake persuades him that he is being played for a fool by the Profile ( worked for DD) but he will not have it all. When collateral damage begins to mount, Moon Knight takes control of the fight and corners Shadow Knight on a dock, but he is prepared to commit suicide and kill them all with dynamite. Moon Knight then throws the Sapphire Crescent into Shadow Knight, slicing his throat and causing him to fall in the water below. Moon Knight then flies off back to Shadowland to face Daredevil and the Hand. Jake declares he is dead and that he is now Marc Spector once again.
Move to the West Coast
Marc Spector is now a major movie actor and producer in L.A., and has a new batch of personalities in the form of other heroes, such as Spider-Man, Captain America, and Wolverine. He also has an assistant named Buck Lime who provides technological support. Marc honestly believes that he has been asked specifically by these three heroes to once again take up the mantle of Moon Knight, despite the undeniable fact that they are hallucinations. Marc then investigates a buy-off in the docks and discovers that the gangs are using high-end technology in the possession of Mr. Hyde. Moon Knight decides to engage Hyde in hand-to-hand combat, but Hyde escapes, leaving behind a shipment of Ultron technology. Marc later continues on to uncover more details about this new gang by subconsciously dressing as Spider-Man while attacking the new gang lead by Snapdragon. Moon Knight was overwhelmed by the Snapdragon's henchmen and was knocked out. He woke up and discovered that he was rescued by Echo, who was undercover at the time and had to blow her cover in order to save Moon Knight. Moon Knight sets up a meeting with Echo to discuss her knowledge on the gang she infiltrated, but they were disrupted by the Night Shift. After defeating them, the two heroes were captured and put under arrest by the police, but later make a daring escape. After their clever, daring escape, Marc and Maya decide it would be best to separate while the cops were actively looking for them. But just before they part ways, Marc softly kisses Maya, and she responds by nearly beating him to a pulp.
Age of Ultron
Marc is involved with the 'Age of Ultron' cross over series, and is shown to be one of the few heroes left in the city of New York, after the Avengers' villain Ultron took power. He is working with Black Widow from an old hidden base left by Nick Fury, and their plans focus on destroying Ultron, before they are destroyed.
Return to New York
Marc has come back to New York. Wearing a new white three piece suit, he returns as a detective to solve mysterious crimes, all while he tries to understand the aspects of Khonshu that have forced him to create his multiple personalities.
Powers and Abilities
Moon Knight has been highly trained in hand-to-hand combat throughout his careers as a boxer, marine, and CIA agent. He is not the conventional hero, as he will use drastic means and violence to stop criminals.
Due to his multiple personalities, Moon Knight has developed some protection against psychic assaults. When he became the Fist of Khonshu, he adopted powers derived from the moon itself. Moon Knight had enhanced strength, stamina, and reflexes based on the phase of the moon. He is at his strongest during a full moon, as he could lift the weight of 2 tons and at normal strength when there is a no moon, where he could lift around 700 lbs. He can also see magical beings that normal humans cannot see and possesses night vision as well. Moon Knight can also become invisible in a shadowed area.
Weapons and Equipment
His mode of transportation is the Mooncopter that is mainly piloted by Frenchie but has had different pilot's operate for him and Angelwing that is a smaller version of the Mooncopter but he can pilot it or by remote control. He is also an expert at throwing weapons especially his trademark crescent darts that he also uses to carve his crescent moon signature on his defeated foes and at one point to carve his nemesis' face off. While he was the Fist of Khonshu, he was given ancient Egyptian weapons by the followers of Khonshu, but later retires these items to be replaced to more updated weapons.
And he has also some kind of "healing factor", his wounds are quickly healed when shined in moonlight. This no longer seems to be the case as he had rejected Khonshu from his body and Hellstorm's exorcism of the moon god. After suffering a crippling incident, he has had to rebuild his body back to form.
Recently, Moon Knight rides a moon-themed motorcycle and has been wearing body armor made out of carbonadium that protects him from large caliber bullets and gives him superhuman strength that can hold a section of a building from collapsing. The armor can also be remotely reassemble back to Moon Knight's body. Moon Knight also has a black variant of his armor used in stealth missions and another costume without the cape that he had used on a mission to Mars. He also carries TripWire guns that fire crescent darts that are connected with a cable to pin down criminals or use as a grappling hook and he can now fire multiple crescent darts from under his wrist and it can also fire a parachute to slow down his decent. Moon Knight now has a katana with a moon-theme hilt guard and bow. His costume can also deploy a miniature Angelwing aircraft that has a camera mounted on it to serve as a surveillance to scout a dangerous area. He also has mechanical bracelets that replicate Spider-Man's webshooters and Steve Roger's energy shields with built-in claws used to mimic those of Wolverine's.
Marvel 2099 (Earth-928)
A female Moon Knight is featured fighting crime in the lunar city of Attilan. Her identity, abilities and motivations are never revealed.
Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610)
In the Ultimate Universe, he was first introduced as an ex-Navy Seal who participated in the Persian-Gulf War. He later worked in Roxxon Industries under the name of Paladin until Roxxon fell apart, and later adopted the guise of Moon Knight. Moon Knight first fought Spider-Man as he thought that he caused a building to explode, and he later got involved in a gang war between Kingpin and Hammerhead. In the middle of the fight with Spider-Man, Iron Fist and Shang-Chi, he was impaled by Elektra, but not before impaling a moon blade in her head when she was about to kill Black Cat. Once he had awoken from the coma, courtesy of Elektra, he fought Spider-Man, the Punisher and Daredevil. He was later invited to join Daredevil's new group, known as the Ultimate Knights, whose primary goal was to bring down the Kingpin of crime. He created a new personality, Ronin, in order to infiltrate Kingpin's organization and get closer to him. Among all the Ultimate Knights, Moon Knight was the first to volunteer to pose as Kingpin's bodyguard/assassin.
When the Kingpin decides to test Moon Knight's allegiance, he orders him to capture Spider-Man. He discovers that a majority of the criminals in Kingpin's organization believe that Spider-Man goes to Midtown High School. So, in order to lure Spider-Man out of his daily routine, he drives a bus through the school's wall. Kitty Pryde arrives before Spider-Man, and ends up being knocked-out by Ronin's vicious attack with a fire extinguisher. Spider-Man arrives just in time to see it happen, then jumps into the fight himself. He ends up being shot with a tranquilizer dart in the neck, and then Ronin uses his web shooters to swing away from the school, bringing him to the Kingpin. When he arrives, he only says, "What's next?”
While Spider-Man was being tortured by Kingpin, Ronin stood in the back; however, it turns out Fisk knew he was Moon Knight all along. He attacked him and had his men take him to the river and executed in costume to send a message to the other "costumes". In Moon Knight's mind we see Moon Knight drowning and the other three personalities standing around him. Suddenly, Ronin comes in and pulls him out of the water. From there he went to the police and told them who he was and that Wilson Fisk sent him to be executed being the first hero ever to publicly unmask himself to enforce justice. Wilson Fisk was arrested and prosecuted thanks to Moon Knight, at the cost of his secret identity being revealed.
It is stated that he suffers from an incredibly complex case of dissociative identity disorder (commonly known as multiple personality disorder). It is so complex that the identities: Marc Spector, Steven Grant, Moon Knight, and a little red-haired girl actually speak to each other on what appears to be a playground. This condition may have been worsened by the creation of his Ronin personality, a ruthless and driven alter-ego willing to open fire on students at midtown high with a sub-machinegun in order to draw out Spiderman (the official marvel universe guide also states that the Ronin personality enjoyed increased strength and agility due to Dr. Strange's mystical enhancements). Moonknight is currently living with his girlfriend, Marlene, who complains frequently about Moon Knight's disorder.
House of M (Earth-58163)
In the House of M reality, he was a CIA operative before Magneto's reign of mutant supremacy. He became a wanted human on the run for "war crimes" against mutants and later a vigilante in New York. Marc Spector is a member of Luke Cage's Avengers along with Iron Fist when Luke and Hawkeye were recruiting to join the fight against the House of M. He first appeared without his costume when he was with the Human Resistance Movement, but wears his classic costume when he joined the Avengers.
Marvel Zombiverse (Earth-2149)
Moon Knight was one of the few superheroes that remained uninfected by the zombie plague. He was still in living form in Marvel Zombies: Dead Days and was part of Nick Fury's resistance against the zombie superheroes, but was apparently killed and turned into a zombie when he seen as one of the superhero zombies that was attacking Doctor Doom's castle. He was killed by Silver Surfer in self defense, when Moon Knight and the other zombie superheroes tried to devour the Silver Surfer.
Earth X (Earth-9997)
On Earth X, Moon Knight is fighting a never ending battle against the Sons of Seth, for the statue of Khonshu, which is made out of ancient vibranium, that gave immortality to those who ingest it's dust. When Captain Marvel claimed the Re-Animator stone, it caused Moon Knight to die. He later help Mar-Vell in the realm of the dead. After the defeat of Death, Moon Knight was allowed to enter the Paradise that Mar-Vell created.
Amalgam Universe (Earth-9602)
In this reality Marc Spector is only a split personality of Dick Grayson. He became the hero named " Moonwing". He was later recruited by Bruce Wayne to SHIELD.
In this reality, Moon Knight is a gun-slinging velociraptor, named Dino Knight, whose life force is sucked by Moon Knight's doppelganger during the Infinity War, Moonshade.
What If? (Earth-244121992)
In this reality where the Punisher is in possession of the Venom Symbiote, Moon Knight is one of the heroes that tried to stop his brutal way of serving justice along with Spider-Man and Daredevil.
Multiple Realities (Earth-???)
Moon Knight travel to other realities and met other versions of himself, such as; Dark Moon, Moon-Fang, Crescent Moon, Grey Wing, Moon Man, Moon Boy, Moon Maid, Mister Spector, Ivory and the Moon Ghost.
Mutant X (Earth-1298)
In this reality, Moon Knight belong to a team called the Lethal Legion that fought the Beyonder where he lost his life.
In this reality, Earth was consumed by a mutated form of the Legacy Virus and Warlock's techno-organic virus. Moon Knight was one of the infected heroes that formed the Vi-Locks Prime.
Bullet Points (Earth-70105)
In this reality, Moon Knight is one of many heroes that defended Earth from Galactus.
In this pocket universe where Night Thrasher has become an evil version of Iron Man, Moon Knight was imprisoned along with other heroes until he was freed by the New Warriors.
Moon Knight is one of the heroes infected by the zombie virus when the Zombie Spider-Man and Wolverine of Earth-2149 where transported from the said universe.
- In the Blade TV series, Marc Spector is mentioned. He is said to be an expert on werewolves.
- Moon Knight is considered the 89th best comic book character by IGN
- In the Ultimate Spider-Man video game, during a race against the Human Torch, Spider-Man can be heard saying, "Moon Knight is faster than you!"
- Moon Knight is a playable character in Marvel Ultimate Alliance (a mod is available to download him for the PC version). In the game, he has 3 costumes and a modded 4th costume for PC: Classic (His normal cape and hood), Ultimate (His Ultimate Universe counterpart), Khonshu (showing gold highlights on parts of his Classic costume), and modded Retro (displaying more black in his Classic costume).
- In Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Moon Knight appears several times giving Spider-Man missions around New York City. He also occasionally flies Spider-Man to place in the Mooncopter. In addition, the player can also call Moon Knight for help while you are playing.
- Moon Knight appears in Hawkeye's ending in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 as a member of his West Coast Avengers.
- Moon Knight has a table in the Virtue and Vengeance pack for Pinball FX 2.