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Moon Knight Theory: Season Finale Reveals True Villain isn’t Ammit But Someone Worse

Moon Knight: Episode 5 has enough emotional resonance to justify a week’s leave from work for any Marvel lover, but Episode 6 promises an even bigger return. The series, created by Doug Moench, Jeremy Slater, and Don Perlin, stars Oscar Isaac as the protagonist, as well as Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel, and May Calamawy. It chronicles former US Marine Spector as he strives with dissociative identity disorder and his newly found abilities from the Egyptian moon god, Khonshu.

Moon Knight is now anticipated to replicate the MCU series practice of incorporating a significant twist in the finale. In every other way, it’s an outlier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with less fight scenes and more philosophical moments centered on character development. Let’s take a look at one brilliant Moon Knight antagonist theory that might lead to a huge finale shock and clear up some plot holes around Arthur Harrow.

All about Moon Knight TV show’s Arthur Harrow:

Arthur Harrow from Moon Knight.
Arthur Harrow from Moon Knight.

Arthur Harrow, the plot’s main villain, resembles cult members by enticing believers to join Egyptian goddess Ammit’s cause. There are several ways in which Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight contrasts from his comic book version. In the books, he was an Auschwitz-connected scientist in the Mexican forest, but the disparities may widen much further than this. Arthur Harrow is Marc Spector’s predecessor as Khonshu’s avatar in the series. According to Harrow, he fled Khonshu because he disagreed with his concept of justice and preferred Ammit’s idea of punishing potential miscreants before they commit any sin. However, a closer examination reveals several inconsistencies in Harrow’s Ammit link.

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What the theory about the season finale states:

Is Arthur Harrow Anubis in Moon Knight.
Egyptian God Anubis.

Arthur is essentially Anubis, the god of the dead who monitors the Scales of Justice, according to this Reddit theory. He is basically the underworld’s chief judge, and he paired with Ammit, who was in responsible of consuming impure hearts. Later, Anubis and Ammit were expelled out of the Ennead following an insurrection to seize total control over soul judging. As a result, Anubis has become mortal and is on his way to reclaim his partner Ammit.

According to the idea, Khonshu’s exile as a Moon Knight was linked to Anubis and Ammit’s revolt. Khonshu left Anubis and opted to stand against his cause, but in a final attempt to save his now-mortal comrade, Khonshu transformed Harrow/Anubis into his avatar. Tension arose between them as Anubis objected to Khonshu’s interpretation of justice. Given that the gods didn’t identify Anubis during the Ennead assembly, he mostly became mortal by circumstances unseen by them. It’s strange, though, that the gods haven’t noticed Harrow’s soul-judging abilities. However, this may be yet another one of Anubis’ ruses.

Arthur clearly establishes that his abilities and judgments are solely attributable to his status as an Ammit disciple. His justifications for the cane and scales tattoo can be rejected as lies prompted by his desire to remain anonymous. Arthur Harrow, according to the Ned Flanders reference, may not be as bad as he appears. As the Reddit theory says, Anubis may be surrendering unclean souls to be consumed by Ammit later, yet souls cannot be kept for Ammit, unknowing to Anubis.

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Why this theory is so compelling:

A scene from Moon Knight episode 5.
Taweret from Moon Knight episode 5.

To begin with, the Arthur Harrow’s Ammit connection is illogical. Ancient Egyptians were terrified Ammit rather than worshipping him. It’s strange that she has supporters. Furthermore, because Anubis had a jackal’s head, it makes sense for jackals to be linked with him than Ammit, who had a crocodile’s head. Anubi also utilized Arthur’s scales tattoo when Ammit was placed before the Scales of Justice. Anubis, not Ammit, owns the scales. The premise that Ammit is intended to be confined is a last and pretty significant signal. Because it is established in Moon Knight episode 3 that Khonshu is unable to have an avatar while imprisoned, it is puzzling that Arthur Harrow maintains his Moon Knight abilities amidst Ammit’s desire for freedom.

In the afterlife, Taweret’s job was to protect souls passing through the Duat. While she does this, she also fulfills Anubis’ duty by evaluating their hearts on the Scales of Justice. Her notecards and delighted reaction to properly detaching Marc and Steven’s hearts show that she isn’t well-versed in the position. Even if her lack of expertise is owing to the fact that the Duat is merely one among many afterlife worlds, she is nonetheless filling a function that has previously been assigned to Anubis. The possibility that Anubis is no longer permitted in the Duat to fulfill his part makes the Taweret error forgivable.

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