Moon Knight: Cult Of Khonshu #9, The Finale! - (Script)

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"Jake Lockley, Steven Grant" - Rated M

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Page 1

1.1

Jake Moon Knight tearing off his mask.

JAKE MOON KNIGHT: YOU B@STARD!!!

1.2

Jake shouting harder than he ever has in his entire life, by the looks of it.

JAKE: YOU F**KING B@STARD!!!

1.3

Jake tearing the cowl off of his neck, while running toward the throne.

JAKE: I’LL KILL YOU!!!

1.4

Khonshu’s eyes.

KHONSHU: Sit, boy.

Page 2

2.1

Jake forced to his knees by an invisible force.

JAKE: GGHHA

2.2

Steven Moon Knight is taken aback, and Moon Knight is looking at the situation, but he doesn’t look too surprised.

MOON KNIGHT: I should have seen that coming.

STEVEN MOON KNIGHT: I… I can’t believe this…

2.3

Khonshu leaning in his throne, his chin (the underside of his beak) in his hand.

KHONSHU: The vestments are your flesh, Jake.

KHONSHU: Without them…

2.4

Jake’s face. He’s crying heavy globs of blood, his nose is bleeding, his ears are bleeding, and there’s even a bit of bloody drool coming from his mouth.

KHONSHU: You will die.

JAKE: GHK

2.5

Jake grabbing his face in agony.

JAKE: AGGHHHH

JAKE: IT BURNS!!!

Page 3

3.1

Khonshu looking down at Jake, who’s bending over in agony.

KHONSHU: You may move, to grab hold of your flesh.

KHONSHU: I allow it.

3.2

Jake scrambling for his mask and cowl.

3.3

Moon Knight looking down at Jake, as he hastily puts his mask and cowl back on.

MOON KNIGHT: Guess that applies to all three of us now?

3.4

Khonshu.

KHONSHU: Unless I say otherwise.

Page 4

4.1

Moon Knight.

MOON KNIGHT: Just what the hell have you become?

MOON KNIGHT: You couldn’t do any of that before.

4.2

Khonshu.

MOON KNIGHT: You could plant lies in our heads, and I’m pretty sure those only worked to make us crave vengeance, and nothing else.

4.3

Khonshu.

MOON KNIGHT: Killing the other Gods made you stronger, didn’t it?

4.4

Khonshu.

KHONSHU: Like Anubis with Osiris?

4.5

Khonshu’s eyes.

KHONSHU: Exactly.

KHONSHU: Now, would everyone please sit?

Page 5

5.1 Splash Page

All three Moon Knights are pushed onto their knees by an invisible force, Khonshu looks on them fondly.

KHONSHU: Today, we begin a new age.

KHONSHU: Today, I am an Omega-God.

KHONSHU: That is, to say, a God that has slain multiple Gods and taken their powers.

KHONSHU: The sun, the earth, the sky, the storm, the desert, the moon, vengeance, writing, war, embalming, violence, and death.

KHONSHU: Today begins the new, and vastly improved…

KHONSHU: CULT OF KHONSHU!

Page 6

6.1

Punisher and Khonshu staring down.

CAPTION: ELEVEN HOURS AGO

PUNISHER: How many avatars will it take?

KHONSHU: Thousands more.

6.2

Khonshu.

KHONSHU: But, after the Gods are dead, I’ll still be an Omega-God.

KHONSHU: Just a weak one.

6.3

Punisher with a pistol in his hands.

PUNISHER: You know what I have to do.

Page 7

7.1

Punisher shooting Khonshu in the head repeatedly. Khonshu stands there, letting Punisher shoot him. No damage is being done. The bullets are going right through him.

SFX: BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM

7.2

Khonshu.

KHONSHU: You always have to try.

7.3

Punisher lowering the pistol.

PUNISHER: I figured it wouldn’t matter.

PUNISHER: But better trying than figuring out I could have done something later.

7.4

Khonshu.

KHONSHU: That’s the spirit.

KHONSHU: That’s exactly what attitude I need.

Page 8

8.1

Khonshu standing next to Punisher.

KHONSHU: Did you like how it felt?

KHONSHU: I know you did.

8.2

Punisher sneering at Khonshu.

8.3

Khonshu staring Punisher right in the eyes.

KHONSHU: I know you did.

KHONSHU: You loved being the God of war.

8.4

Punisher’s eyes.

KHONSHU: Everything in the universe felt absolutely… correct.

KHONSHU: Am I right?

Page 9

9.1

Punisher.

PUNISHER: So what if you are.

PUNISHER: Doesn’t mean I’d sign up with you.

9.2

Khonshu.

KHONSHU: But… why not?

KHONSHU: All humans crave purpose.

9.3

Punisher glaring at Khonshu.

KHONSHU: That’s how the Gods work.

KHONSHU: That’s how I work.

KHONSHU: You filthy, delightfully violent creatures need to strive for something, we provide it.

Page 10

10.1

Punisher turning his back to Khonshu, looking around the area.

PUNISHER: Been here too long.

10.2

Punisher walking away from Khonshu.

PUNISHER: Need to exit before security fills up again.

10.3

Khonshu following Punisher.

KHONSHU: Hey!

KHONSHU: You need me!

Page 11

11.1

Punisher, not even bothering to look back as he keeps walking.

PUNISHER: I know your game.

11.2

Khonshu behind Punisher.

KHONSHU: Oh?

11.3

Punisher.

PUNISHER: You’re the one who needs me.

PUNISHER: You convince me it’s the other way around, though.

PUNISHER: You convince all of us it’s the other way around.

11.4

Khonshu looks a bit taken aback.

KHONSHU: But--

11.5

Punisher.

PUNISHER: You make us feed you with our hopes and dreams.

PUNISHER: You make us feed you with our blood.

Page 12

12.1 Splash Page

Khonshu kneeling in front of Moon Knight. Moon Knight is looking up at Khonshu, despite the fact that it appears to be extremely difficult to raise his head.

CAPTION: NOW

KHONSHU: Before we establish the ground rules of the glorious cult of Khonshu…

KHONSHU: There’s still the matter that my head priest has yet to attend to.

KHONSHU: You have yet to tell me what you feel.

MOON KNIGHT: The desire for vengeance.

KHONSHU: Vengeance is meaningless without the spark.

KHONSHU: We both know I’m talking about Marlene.

Page 13

13.1

Moon Knight’s head hangs low now.

13.2

Khonshu.

KHONSHU: Oh, chin up.

13.3

Moon Knight looking up, slightly.

MOON KNIGHT: What do you want?

13.4

Khonshu staring Moon Knight in the eyes.

KHONSHU: I want you to say what you know you feel.

KHONSHU: You do this all to protect her, because you know that if you leave me, I will kill her in a deliciously painful way.

KHONSHU: So just say it.

Page 14

14.1

Punisher and Khonshu walking down the hall.

CAPTION: ELEVEN HOURS AGO

PUNISHER: But I’ve got news for you.

14.2

Khonshu behind Punisher.

KHONSHU: Eh?

14.3

Punisher looking back at Khonshu.

PUNISHER: I understand futility.

PUNISHER: I know what I do has no larger purpose.

14.4

Punisher walking toward Khonshu.

PUNISHER: But what I do doesn’t need to be for a larger purpose.

Page 15

15.1

Punisher staring Khonshu dead in the face.

PUNISHER: What I do isn’t for my family.

PUNISHER: It’s not for me. I don’t particularly enjoy it. I just do it.

KHONSHU: But… but what do you DO?

15.2

Khonshu.

KHONSHU: You kill criminals!

KHONSHU: And not because they killed your family, I get that.

KHONSHU: But because you love it!

15.3

Punisher.

PUNISHER: No.

PUNISHER: I do it because I need to.

PUNISHER: Like breathing. Eating. Sleeping.

PUNISHER: It’s just punishment.

15.3

Khonshu.

KHONSHU: You really are something else.

Page 16

16.1 Splash Page

Punisher walking away from Khonshu.

KHONSHU: One day… I’m going to claim you.

PUNISHER: Don’t ever talk to me again, vulture.

Page 17

17.1

Khonshu holding Moon Knight’s head up by the chin.

KHONSHU: I’ve turned your love for her into a weight on your shoulders.

KHONSHU: A burden you must bear.

17.2

Khonshu’s eyes.

KHONSHU: But I promise you, Marc Spector…

KHONSHU: Saying what you feel will lighten the load.

17.3

Moon Knight.

MOON KNIGHT: …

MOON KNIGHT: And you won’t go near her?

17.4

Khonshu.

KHONSHU: Never again.

Page 18

18.1

Punisher walking past an area near the front desk.

CAPTION: KHONSHU: So, go on.

18.2

Punisher walking out onto a parking lot.

CAPTION: KHONSHU: You must do it.

18.3

Cops start to arrive around the area. Punisher is driving away in a SWAT van.

CAPTION: KHONSHU: For her.

18.4

Khonshu’s eyes.

KHONSHU: For everything.

Page 19

19.1 Splash Page

Moon Knight looking at Khonshu.

MOON KNIGHT: I accept you.

KHONSHU: Good.

KHONSHU: Now… rise.

KHONSHU: All of you.

Page 20

20.1 Splash Page

Khonshu standing in front of the three Moon Knights, who are standing up in front of him.

The eyes of each Moon Knight are glowing red.

KHONSHU: There is much to be done.

THE END

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3 Comments
3 Comments
Posted by primepower53

FANTASTIC ENDING!

I love the argument between Khonshu and Punisher. And if I may ask, what do you have planned for your next fic?

Edited by InnerVenom123

@primepower53 said:

FANTASTIC ENDING!

Thanks!

@primepower53 said:

I love the argument between Khonshu and Punisher. And if I may ask, what do you have planned for your next fic?

I'm writing an ongoing fan-script for my version of Hybrid at the moment. I'm probably going to upload the first story arc soon.

As for where Moon Knight goes... I think Ghost Rider teaming up with the cult of Khonshu would be neat.

Posted by The Impersonator

Great finale!