Moon Knight: Cult Of Khonshu #8 - (Script)

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"Thoth" - Rated M

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Page 1

1.1

An Egyptian palace in its prime.

CAPTION: THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO

1.2

A large, dark room. An alter for a statue of Khonshu has a burning animal sacrifice in front of it. A pharaoh is on his knees, giving praise to the statue of Khonshu.

1.3

The real Khonshu is standing in the room, watching. Leaning against the wall. Looking satisfied.

Khonshu’s eyes are blue, not red.

1.4

Khonshu looks over his shoulder.

KHONSHU: Thoth, my friend…

1.5

Thoth stands in the room next to Khonshu.

KHONSHU: You’ve returned!

THOTH: Marc Spector.

Page 2

2.1

Khonshu looking at Thoth.

KHONSHU: A man named Marc Spector?

2.2

Khonshu, looking happy.

KHONSHU: THAT’S who’ll kill Anubis?

2.3

Thoth nodding.

THOTH: Marc Spector. Anubis.

THOTH: Marc Spector. Bastet.

THOTH: Jake Lockley. Ra.

THOTH: Steven Grant. Set.

THOTH: Frank Castle. Geb.

THOTH: Frank Castle. Nut.

2.4

Khonshu looks a bit shocked.

KHONSHU: Wh…what?

KHONSHU: Set? Bastet?

2.5

Thoth’s cold, black eyes.

THOTH: Marc Spector. Bastet.

THOTH: Steven Grant. Set.

Page 3

3.1

Khonshu leaning against the wall, visibly upset.

KHONSHU: My darling…

3.2

Khonshu looking down.

KHONSHU: Would she betray me to that cutthroat?

3.3

Khonshu looking at Thoth.

KHONSHU: You said that Marc Spector will end her?

KHONSHU: Speak again, with what little words you can muster…

KHONSHU: Please.

3.4

Thoth’s cold, black eyes.

THOTH: Marc Spector. Bastet.

THOTH: Marc Spector. Anubis.

Page 4

4.1

Khonshu looking down, holding out his hand.

KHONSHU: Let me see the script.

4.2

Thoth hands Khonshu the parchment.

4.3

Thoth looks down at his hand, which is now free of the scripture.

THOTH: Destiny… is set in stone, my friend.

THOTH: I’m… I’m so sorry.

4.4

Khonshu staring at the script of Thoth.

KHONSHU: Marc Spector. Bastet.

KHONSHU: Marc Spector. Bastet.

KHONSHU: Marc Spector. Bastet.

4.5

Close up on one of Khonshu’s eyes.

KHONSHU: Marc Spector.

KHONSHU: …

KHONSHU: Bastet.

Page 5

5.1

Khonshu shoving the script into Thoth’s arms, walking out of the room.

5.2

Thoth looking down at the script.

THOTH: Marc Spector.

5.3

Khonshu wandering out into a beautiful garden area.

THOTH: Anubis.

5.4

Khonshu looking up toward a full moon.

KHONSHU: Bastet…

KHONSHU: Your followers… they’re too many.

5.5

Khonshu looking down, angry.

KHONSHU: Grown fat with all of your feeding.

KHONSHU: Grown treacherous.

KHONSHU: Well… I’ll show you.

5.6

Khonshu’s eyes are glowing red.

KHONSHU: Oh, yes.

KHONSHU: We’ll see about treachery alright.

Page 6

6.1

Khonshu looking at the three Moon Knights, while sitting in his throne.

CAPTION: NOW

KHONSHU: A long time ago, I asked Thoth, the God of writing, to go into the future.

MOON KNIGHT: Thoth can do that?

KHONSHU: Thoth would get bored of the present and venture into the past and future at times, yes.

6.2

Khonshu sitting in the throne like a king.

KHONSHU: I asked him to see who would kill Anubis and his allies.

6.3

The Moon Knights.

JAKE MOON KNIGHT: What did Anubis do to make you want that?

6.4

Khonshu’s eyes.

KHONSHU: He killed Osiris.

KHONSHU: The true God of death.

6.5

The Moon Knights.

KHONSHU: He was sick of only being the God of embalming.

Page 7

7.1

Back in ancient Egypt, Khonshu is walking toward Thoth in the alter room.

CAPTION: THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO

CAPTION: KHONSHU: Anubis is the one that truly caused the schism of the Gods.

7.2

Khonshu walks closer to Thoth. Thoth looks sad for his friend, holding the scripture.

CAPTION: KHONSHU: They blame me for taking Bastet’s followers after, but the sane ones before that knew it was all Anubis’s fault.

7.3

Khonshu revealing a dagger.

CAPTION: KHONSHU: Thoth was one of them, on the side against Anubis.

7.4

Khonshu stabbing Thoth’s parchment right through the middle. Thoth looks like he’s in pain.

CAPTION: KHONSHU: Which is why he helped me.

7.5

Thoth holding his chest like he’s been stabbed.

Page 8

8.1

Thoth collapsing in front of Khonshu. Thoth is evaporating.

8.2

Khonshu looks down at the parchment of Thoth. The hole in it aside, it’s fine.

8.3

Khonshu kneeling down to grab the parchment.

8.4

Khonshu sitting in the throne, reaching into his cloak.

CAPTION: NOW

KHONSHU: Sadly, the information he gave me was too vital to leave the two of us.

Page 9

9.1

Khonshu holding the script of Thoth, which has a hole in it.

KHONSHU: The script of Thoth used to have an odd magic about it. The one holding it could only read what it said to the strictest detail.

KHONSHU: But I guess that ended when I stabbed a hole in it with a sacred dagger, forged with the blood, sweat, and tears of my followers…

9.2

Khonshu balling up the script of Thoth like it’s trash.

KHONSHU: Funny story.

KHONSHU: This used to be Thoth’s avatar.

9.3

The Moon Knights look relatively disturbed.

MOON KNIGHT: You killed him…?

MOON KNIGHT: Yourself? With no avatar?

9.4

Khonshu holding the balled up script of Thoth over his open mouth.

KHONSHU: Yup.

KHONSHU: The dagger counted as a temporary avatar.

Page 10

10.1

Moon Knight.

MOON KNIGHT: So… that piece of paper… it’s the reason you picked us?

10.2

Khonshu chewing on the script of Thoth.

KHONSHU: Mm.

KHONSHU: Yush.

10.3

Jake and Steven Moon Knight look at each other oddly.

10.4

Jake and Steven Moon Knight look toward Khonshu.

JAKE MOON KNIGHT: So… when did Ra steal the script from you to read it?

STEVEN MOON KNIGHT: And how did Set get a look at it as well?

KHONSHU: Oh, those were lies.

10.5

Jake and Steven Moon Knight, shocked.

JAKE MOON KNIGHT: Wh--

STEVEN MOON KNIGHT: What?

Page 11

11.1

Khonshu.

KHONSHU: Let me make this easier for you.

11.2

Khonshu’s eyes.

11.3

Jake and Steven Moon Knight’s eyes glow red.

Page 12

12.1

Steven’s old house, with the other house next to it.

CAPTION: YEARS AGO

12.2

A 10 year old Steven is sitting out in his front yard alone.

STEVEN: Ugghh…

12.3

Steven looking down at an anthill.

STEVEN: Wish I had a…

12.4

Steven looking up.

JAKE: Magnifying glass?

12.5

An 11 year old Jake standing in front of him, holding a magnifying glass.

JAKE: Hi.

JAKE: I’m next door.

JAKE: You like burning the ants too, right?

Page 13

13.1

Khonshu watching the two kids burn ants with a magnifying glass.

KHONSHU: Oh, Jake. Oh, Steven.

KHONSHU: My boys… that’s what you are.

13.2

Jake and Steven laughing at a small spark that used to be an ant.

KHONSHU: What I did to you was utterly necessary.

KHONSHU: Following the script’s instructions, I found you.

13.3

Khonshu standing over them.

KHONSHU: The script only lets you say a little, because it floods your mind with the information.

KHONSHU: You see more than what Thoth wrote.

KHONSHU: It was truly odd. Seeing you two here, the ones destined to kill Ra and Set.

13.4

Khonshu standing in the street, watching the houses.

KHONSHU: Maybe destiny picked you just because Marc unknowingly picked aliases that shared your names.

KHONSHU: Maybe it’s a paradox I caused when I asked to see the future.

KHONSHU: Who knows…

Page 14

14.1

Jake Moon Knight is screaming, holding his head.

Moon Knight is watching the entire ordeal, shocked.

CAPTION: NOW

JAKE MOON KNIGHT: MY MOTHER!

JAKE MOON KNIGHT: SHE RAISED ME IN A DARK CRYPT NEAR THE SUBWAY LINES!

14.2

Jake Moon Knight’s eyes.

JAKE MOON KNIGHT: YOU CAN’T TELL ME THAT WASN’T REAL!!!

14.3

Khonshu in the past, standing in Jake’s bedroom in his house. Jake’s sitting on the edge of his bed, watching TV. He looks older, about 15.

CAPTION: YEARS AGO

KHONSHU: Oh, but it wasn’t.

KHONSHU: It was a lie I put inside your head.

14.4

Khonshu standing in Steven’s bedroom. Steven’s sitting on the floor, reading a comic. He looks about 15.

KHONSHU: I put so many lies in so many heads these days…

KHONSHU: It’s hard to know what’s real and what’s fiction.

14.5

Khonshu’s eyes.

KHONSHU: Let me show you the truth of how you became mine.

Page 15

15.1

Khonshu standing behind younger Steven.

KHONSHU: Kill your family.

15.2

Khonshu standing behind younger Jake.

KHONSHU: Kill your family.

15.3

Younger Jake stands up, his eyes wide.

15.4

Younger Steven stands up, his eyes wide.

Page 16

16.1

Steven standing in front of his father with gun.

16.2

Steven’s father, crying out.

16.3

Steven’s father, thrown back by the shot to his head.

16.4

Steven turning around to face his mother in the living room.

STEVEN: M-MOM--

STEVEN: DAD—DAD IS--

Page 17

17.1

Jake’s father is holding Jake’s mother, trying to get her off the floor, since she’s cowering. Jake’s father looks exactly like the serial killer from the night Jake remembers in the dark subway line.

Jake’s father’s face is covered in cuts. Jake’s mother is sobbing uncontrollably.

JAKE’S DAD: It’s okay.

JAKE’S DAD: It’s going to be okay.

JAKE’S DAD: But we have to get out.

JAKE’S DAD: We can’t afford to panic, we have to--

17.2

Jake tackling his father from behind.

JAKE: GET AWAY!

17.3

Jake biting into his father’s neck with vicious force. Blood spurts.

JAKE’S DAD: AGGGHHHHH

17.4

Jake looking at his mother.

JAKE’S FATHER: GHH

JAKE: Mom…?

JAKE: Are you okay?

17.5

Jake’s mother is having a fit of terror.

JAKE: It was life or death… Mom…

Page 18

18.1

Jake’s mother cowering further, sobbing. Jake is looking at her like something’s wrong.

JAKE’S MOM: P-please…

JAKE’S MOM: S-stop…

JAKE: Mom… why are you so scared?

18.2

Jake shouting at her, angrily.

JAKE: I JUST SAVED YOU!!!

JAKE: I JUST SAVED YOUR PATHETIC, WORTHLESS ASS!

JAKE: AND THIS IS HOW YOU THANK ME?!

18.3

Jake’s mom. Crying her eyes out. Begging.

JAKE’S MOM: Y-your father… is dead…

JAKE’S MOM: Jake… please stop…

18.4

Jake looking down at his dead father. Furious.

JAKE: My FATHER?

JAKE: You STUPID B*TCH!

18.5

Jake shouting at his terrified mother. Khonshu watches from behind.

JAKE: HE DIED YEARS AGO!

JAKE: REMEMBER?!?!

Page 19

19.1

Steven pointing the gun at his cornered mom’s head.

STEVEN: BACK THE F**K AWAY FROM MY MOM!!!

STEVEN’S MOM: I-I-I DON’T UNDERSTAND!!!

19.2

Steven’s mom shouting in terror.

STEVEN’S MOM: WHAT DO YOU WANT?!?!

19.3

Steven’s mom sobbing.

STEVEN’S MOM: I-I LOVE YOU—STEVEN I—I LOVE YOU--

STEVEN’S MOM: PLEASE!!!

19.4

Steven shoots his mother in the head.

Page 20

20.1 Splash Page

Steven at his mother’s side. Her brains are leaking into his lap as he holds her.

Khonshu is standing behind him.

STEVEN: M-mom…mom…

KHONSHU: Do you see it now?

KHONSHU: You were made to live for vengeance.

KHONSHU: And I made it so.

KHONSHU: And what I have planned for you next… will change the world.

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NEXT TIME: Jake Lockley, Steven Grant - Moon Knight: Cult Of Khonshu #9, The Finale! - (Script)

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2 Comments
2 Comments
Posted by primepower53

NOOO! THOTH!

That flashback about Bastet was freaking epic.

Implanted memories=even more epic.

CANNOT WAIT FOR MORE!

Posted by The Impersonator

Sweetness!