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Khonshu

The Embracer, the Pathfinder, the Defender, and the Watcher of overnight travelers. Khonshu is the Heliopolis god of the moon and vengeance, working through his avatar Marc Spector, the vigilante known as Moon Knight.

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First Appearance

in Moon Knight (1980) #1

While on assignment in Sudan, mercenary Marc Spector witnesses the murder of archeologist Doctor Peter Alraune at the hands of Raoul Bushman. While he is able to get Alraune’s daughter Marlene to safety, Spector isn’t so lucky, and a second encounter with Bushman leaves the soon-to-be Moon Knight dead in the tomb of Pharaoh Seti III. Until, a statue of Khonshu reanimates Spector with the vengeance of his light...

The Many Faces of Khonshu

in Moon Knight (2014) #3

In this critically-acclaimed run, Khonshu wears yet another face and seeks to manipulate Spector (and his personalities) to do his total bidding. And, in issue #3, Spector inhabits the cloak of the god itself to take out a gang of punk rock ghosts!

Hello Khonshu, My Old Friend

in Moon Knight (2016) #10

In the “Death and Birth” arc that redefines Spector’s origin and Orthodox Jewish roots, Khonshu pays a visit to a young Marc to tell him that he is the boy’s “true father.” While his earliest visitations remain a mystery, Khonshu has had an important influence on Spector’s life for decades.

Khonshu Vs. Kang

in Moon Knight Annual (2019) #1

Kang the Conqueror finds a way to settle his ancient grudge against Khonshu! But when his plot is interrupted and time and reality go haywire, Khonshu’s avatar steps in to fix the time stream before Kang is able to complete his goal. But with time acting erratically, there’s no telling where Moon Knight will end up—or when.

Age of Khonshu Event

in Avengers (2018) #33

New York City is transformed into New Thebes City in this pulse-pounding arc through issue #38! Moon Knight is now the Avengers’ worst enemy. Khonshu’s true motives have disturbed an enchanted bed of power in the mind of Marc Spector, and now mummies and moon priests reshape the world in the god’s Heliopolitan image. So comes the dawn. So fall the Avengers.

Moon Knight’s Midnight Mission

in Moon Knight (2021) #1

After denouncing Khonshu and placing him in prison, Spector, through the Mr. Knight persona, opens the Midnight Mission to protect any “parishioners” who travel at night. Marc Spector may be the renegade priest of an unworthy god, but he still has a duty to uphold!