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In the aftermath of "World War Symbiote", "World War Symbiote: THE HYBRID", "Ghost Rider: Evil's Many Faces", "Moon Knight: Shadowmoon", "Punisher: LMDeath", and "Deadpool: Operation "Oh S%$#" comes.... Marvel Knights.
"The Stained Soul" - Rated M
1/ A rooftop in New York City, HYBRID sitting near the edge, kicking his legs off the ledge, relaxing.
CAPTION: NEW YORK CITY
HYBRID: I can’t believe it. I still can’t believe it.
2/ Close up on Hybrid.
CAPTION: MIKE: Can’t believe what?
HYBRID: That… that HERE WE ARE! The HYBRID, some freaky combination of symbiotes and a lunatic like me, just—just--
CAPTION: SCOTT: Hanging out?
HYBRID: It’s FREAKY!
CAPTION: MIKE: I’m glad things are just boring. Makes things better, more peaceful.
CAPTION: SCOTT: Agreed. And Brad’s all locked away, along with Riot.
CAPTION: MIKE: Amen to that.
HYBRID: Amen to that.
4/ Hybrid sitting up.
CAPTION: MIKE: Move!
HYBRID: Don’t have to tell me!
5/ Hybrid leaning over the ledge, looking toward the ground 3 stories down, at an alley. A thug is pinned against the wall by MOON KNIGHT, at least, A Moon Knight.
This Moon Knight has an odd design; his cape is a bit torn and his costume is only Moon Knight in name only, he has kneepads and very “realistic” gear, along with the crescent symbol on his chest, and the cowl over his head.
1/ Moon Knight slamming his fist into the wall next to the thug’s face.
MOON KNIGHT: Why did you do it?
2/ Moon Knight looking over toward the shadows. Another Moon Knight is walking out; he’s the visual opposite of the first Moon Knight. He has on an armored costume, but still with the cloak and cape. He’s a high tech version.
MOON KNIGHT 2: “Cuz” you’re a disgusting pile of scum?
MOON KNIGHT 2: I couldn’t agree more.
3/ Thug’s face.
THUG: I-I GOT PROBLEMS! P-PILLS! I DIDN’T TAKE EM AND--
4/ Moon Knight 1 holding up a crescent dart to the thug’s face.
MOON KNIGHT 1: We’ve ALL got problems, you little sh*t.
5/ Hybrid’s shocked reaction as he looks on.
HYBRID: SMALL TEXT: TWO of them?
CAPTION: MIKE: What are you waiting for?
CAPTION: TYLER: W-well, he’s a guy sorta like us, um, Moon Knight is—maybe he—they-- won’t do anything. Give him a chance.
CAPTION: SCOTT: This makes me sick.
1/ The thug yelling at the two Moon Knights.
THUG: IT-IT WASN’T MY FAULT! THE RIDER TOLD ME TO DO IT!!
MOON KNIGHT 2: The rider?
THUG: Th-THE GHOST RIDER!
2/ Moon Knights looking at each other oddly.
3/ Moon Knights looking at the thug.
MOON KNIGHT: Good story. Best I’ve heard in a while.
4/ Moon Knight 1 putting his face up against the thug’s uncomfortably close.
MOON KNIGHT 1: I’m gonna gut you like a fish.
5/ Moon Knight 2 crossing his arms.
MOON KNIGHT 2: Take out his wallet. I’m going to let you get his family, too. Chances are they’re not innocent.
1/ Moon Knight 1 handing over the thug’s wallet to Moon Knight 2.
MOON KNIGHT 1: Good idea.
2/ Hybrid, still watching.
CAPTION: MIKE: I’m taking over!
CAPTION: TYLER: But- FINE!
3/ Moon Knight 1 jamming his crescent dart into the thug’s throat.
MOON KNIGHT 1: FOR KHONSHU!
4/ Moon Knight 2 looking on.
MOON KNIGHT 2: Die in fear, knowing that your loved ones die next.
HYBRID: OFF PANEL: WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?!
1/ Both Moon Knights looking over at Hybrid, who’s landed in the alley in a crouched position, in his Phage form, with yellow patches of spikes growing out of his shoulders, and scythe-like blades growing out of his hands.
HYBRID: WHY THE HELL DID YOU DO THAT?!
1/ Moon Knight 1 pocketing the blood covered blade, while Moon Knight 2 pockets the wallet.
MOON KNIGHT 2: His victim cried out for vengeance.
MOON KNIGHT 1: We’re Moon Knights. We act under Khonshu’s will, and none other.
MOON KNIGHT 2: Khonshu, the GOD of VENGEANCE and THE MOON.
MOON KNIGHT 1: Praise to him.
2/ Hybrid looking at the two of them, sitting up more, ready to pounce.
CAPTION: TYLER: These guys--
CAPTION: SCOTT: --are NUTS!!
MOON KNIGHT 1: Let’s punish him for Khonshu.
MOON KNIGHT 2: Khonshu hasn’t said so. He might be important somehow.
MOON KNIGHT 1: He reminds me of CARNAGE. Look at those blades. He’s probably a psychopathic killer.
3/ Hybrid rushing at the two Moon Knights, specifically at Moon Knight 1.
HYBRID: Look who’s talking!
4/ Moon Knight 1 ducking under Hybrid’s hand blade.
CAPTION: TYLER: He’s fast!
5/ Khonshu standing behind Moon Knight 2, a hand on his shoulder.
KHONSHU: Rest, my warrior priests. The time has come to rest. I have urgent news.
KHONSHU: Leave this battle now.
MOON KNIGHT 2: He was never worth our time, was he?
KHONSHU: Not yet.
1/ Close up on Moon Knight 1.
MOON KNIGHT 1: Sorry.
2/ Moon Knight 1 side-stepping another slash from Hybrid.
MOON KNIGHT 1: Khonshu calls.
3/ Moon Knight 2 tossing a smoke grenade down.
MOON KNIGHT 2: We might see you again, who knows!
4/ Hybrid looking around through the smoke.
CAPTION: MIKE: Filter the smoke, filter the smoke!
CAPTION: PHAGE: Working on it. But they’re getting away.
5/ Moon Knight 1 climbing up a fire escape while Moon Knight 2 follows, turned around and aiming his arm down at Hybrid.
MOON KNIGHT 2: Here, have another diversion.
6/ Close up on Moon Knight 2’s wrist firing out a crescent dart with a glowing red light on it.
1/ Hybrid caught in an explosion, tossed back, the symbiote partially freaking out like it should toward the heat.
2/ Hybrid sprawled out, looking toward the explosion area, any leftover “freakout tendrils” should be recovering by now, to have Hybrid looking normal by next panel. Hybrid is back in his standard white form.
CAPTION: SCOTT: Head…
CAPTION: MIKE: Our head…
CAPTION: TYLER: Hurts…
3/ Hybrid sitting up, holding his head.
CAPTION: SCOTT: I’ll take over…
CAPTION: MIKE: Be my guest. Ghhn.
4/ Hybrid looking down at himself.
HYBRID: We… can take an explosion?
CAPTION: AGONY: We can do a lot of things that normal people can’t, Scott.
5/ Hybrid starting to wall-crawl toward the rooftop where he was.
CAPTION: MIKE: They couldn’t have gotten far.
CAPTION: TYLER: We might need to recover for a second.
1/ The Moon Knights entering an abandoned apartment building. The walls are littered with pictures of the Moon, and a statue of Khonshu stands in the center of an empty space, surrounded by candles.
MOON KNIGHT 2: Ahh… church.
MOON KNIGHT 1: I know what you mean. Just… bliss.
2/ The Moon Knights kneeling at the statue of Khonshu, removing their cowls.
3/ Moon Knight 1 (Lockley) is black, straight hair with brown eyes. Moon Knight 2 (Grant) is blonde straight hair with blue eyes.
KHONSHU: Jake Lockley.
KHONSHU: Steven Grant.
JAKE AND STEVEN: Praise to Khonshu.
4/ The statue’s eyes glowing blue.
KHONSHU: Today you have fought well.
KHONSHU: Like all days since I found you.
KHONSHU: You remember what this latest scum did?
5/ Close up on Steven.
STEVEN: He killed a man, said he was full of sin while he did it. Then he ran down an alley.
6/ The statue’s eyes.
KHONSHU: Yes. He claimed visions.
1/ Close up on Jake.
JAKE: Yeah, he said it was the Ghost Rider, told him to do it.
2/ Statue of Khonshu.
KHONSHU: He was a sensitive. He was tuned to the world in ways that most cannot dream.
3/ Jake and Steven looking up at the statue.
KHONSHU: He did not interpret the message correctly; but he heard it all the same.
4/ The statue’s eyes.
KHONSHU: The Ghost Rider is weak.
5/ Khonshu’s eyes, glowing red, in place of the statue’s blue eyes.
KHONSHU: He used up all of his power saving the world from an event that no human could truly witness, outside the barrier surrounding a small town.
KHONSHU: He almost evaporated from reality. But he saved himself by devouring the only survivor, which gave him enough strength to move on and find more.
1/ Inside a maximum security prison, you can see all the cells lined up.
KHONSHU: But now, he needs a soul stained with pure, perfect sin.
2/ Ghost Rider walking through the prison, dragging two guards with him.
KHONSHU: And he will do ANYTHING to get it.
3/ Ghost Rider smashing a control panel.
4/ Ghost Rider looking up as red alarm colors cover the room.
KHONSHU: He used to have a human conscious. It’s gone now. Abandoned in the face of certain annihilation.
5/ Ghost Rider facing the inside of the prison, with cells that are now opening.
KHONSHU: The urgent news I must give, is a warning.
1/ Splash Page/ Ghost Rider tearing through the crowd of prisoners with his hellcycle and molten chains, burning them all.
KHONSHU: He’s on his way here. To this city.
1/ Steven asking a question.
STEVEN: Who’s the stained soul he has to feed on?
2/ Khonshu’s eyes.
KHONSHU: That, I cannot reveal.
3/ Khonshu standing in the statue’s place.
KHONSHU: This is a test for you two. A test that will precipitate the challenge that I gave you my priesthood for.
KHONSHU: All I can say is…good luck.
1/ A man running down an alley, holding a serious wound on his arm.
2/ A pair of white eyes in the darkness behind the man.
SCREAM: Come on now! That’s not fair!
3/ SCREAM webslinging above him.
Scream’s design has changed slightly since “World War Symbiote”. Her ribbing has evolved into an almost-spider symbol, merging together and forming a set of fangs at the top of the design (the same applies for her back). Everything else is still the same.
SCREAM: HOW’S A LITTLE LADY LIKE ME SUPPOSED TO CATCH UP!?
1/ Scream landing in front of the man in a crouch.
SCREAM: We’re SORRY you found the interrogation scene!
2/ Scream grabbing the man by his throat, clearly choking him.
SCREAM: But I can’t have any witnesses messing up our plans.
3/ Scream slamming the man’s head brutally into the wall, utterly ripping his skull apart.
SCREAM: We WILL find DADDY, and we WILL murder him! We’ll question EVERYONE and KILL ANYONE who finds us ASKING!
SCREAM: I SWEAR WE’LL MAKE IT A SURPRISE VISIT FROM DAUGHTER DEAREST!!!
1/ Scream firing webbing at the wall next to the body, having fully written out “SCREAM IS COMING FOR YOU DADDY”.
SCREAM: But I bet HE’S following us again…
2/ Scream jumping up from the corpse and firing a web.
SCREAM: Trying to TAKE OUR GIFT! NEVER!
3/ Scream slinging out of panel.
CAPTION: SCREAM: NEVER EVER!!!
4/ The corpse, slumped over and bleeding.
CAPTION: PUNISHER: Great.
1/ Punisher’s white skull emerging from the darkness of the alley.
CAPTION: PUNISHER: Another one.
2/ Punisher looking toward the corpse.
CAPTION: PUNISHER: Trying to find links to Underboss’s location and instead I keep finding this.
3/ Punisher looking at the writing. “SCREAM IS COMING FOR YOU DADDY”.
CAPTION: PUNISHER: “Daddy.”
1/ Punisher looking toward the other end of the alley.
CAPTION: PUNISHER: “Daddy”. It’s been a while since I thought that word in my head without planning pimp killing tactics.
2/ Punisher walking by the corpse.
CAPTION: PUNISHER: And every time, I hear it the same way.
CAPTION: PUNISHER: That same voice.
3/ Punisher disappearing down the other end of the alley.
CAPTION: PUNISHER: Little Lisa.
4/ Punisher, gone.
CAPTION: PUNISHER: “Daddy”.
Page 19 and Page 20
1/ Double Spread/ Anti-Venom looking down at the scene from a rooftop, crouching with his head in his hands.
ANTI-VENOM: Jenna… oh god, Jenna… my perfect angel… my beautiful perfect angel…
ANTI-VENOM: Why did I let you fall so far….
NEXT TIME: "My Best Friend, Deadpool"
TO BE CONTINUED: Marvel Knights #2 - (Script)
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