Moon Knight Episode 5 Reveals Why Khonshu Chose Marc As His Avatar

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The fifth episode of Moon Knight just dropped, and it was one of the most insightful episodes yet. It delved deeper into the mind and antecedents of Marc Spector. It revealed the reasons why the Moon God Khonshu chose him as his avatar.


With this episode, we get a more intimate picture of Marc Spector. It also indirectly tells us about the character of Khonshu. We examine these interesting themes in this article. How did you find episode number 5? What do you think of Khonshu and Marc Spector? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

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Episode 5 Reveals why Khonshu chose Marc as his Avatar

Episode 5 of moon knight reveals why was Marc Spector chosen as khonshu's avatar
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With today’s episode, the series delved deeper into the mind and life of Marc Spector. Marc is shown to have had a turbulent life, he lost his younger brother and feels guilt/ responsibility for it. What’s more, he was abused by his own mother for years. All this trauma contributed to his mental illness (dissociative identity disorder). With this illness, he had another personality coexisting in his body, that of Steven Grant.

We then see how Marc Spector became the avatar of the Moon God Khonshu. This happens when a mission in the desert goes wrong and Marc Spector is left dying in the deity’s temple. It seems that Khonshu had several reasons to choose Spector as his avatar. First, his dissociative identity disorder made him vulnerable to exploitation. The deity exploits Spector’s mental anguish over the abuse he got from his mother. In other words, Marc’s mind was one of the primary reasons he was chosen as the Moon God’s avatar.

Why Khonshu chose Marc as his avatar
Khonshu makes Marc Spector his Fist of Vengeance

His background as a mercenary made him an ideal candidate to carry out his bidding by becoming his avatar. Considering his life-long guilt and his appetite for violence, he was the perfect candidate to become the Fist of Vengeance. As Khonshu’s avatar, Marc’s subconscious wanted to get rid of his guilt of his younger brother’s accidental death by judging criminals with extreme prejudice. All this suggests that Marc Spector’s appointment as Khosnhu’s avatar was less coincidental and more deliberate. This also shows Khonshu as a manipulative deity who has no issues exploiting the mental illness and vulnerabilities of a person for his benefit. Needless to say, this does not reflect well on the Moon God.


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Moon Knight: Streaming Details

Episode 5 of moon knight reveals why was Marc Spector chosen as khonshu's avatar
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The Show airs on the streaming service Disney+.

Season 1 of the show would have 6 episodes. Each episode is 40-50 minutes long.


New episodes are released every Wednesday. The final episode of Moon Knight will release on May 4, 2022, exclusively on Disney+.

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