Another day, another theory braces the internet. There’s too much going on Moon Knight as of now. Arthur Harrow is inches away from resurrecting Ammit. And he will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Marc and Steven are in a literal mental deadlock. Khonshu is breathing down on Marc’s neck and he wants results. The mid-season episode will definitely be a blast. And to add fuel to that fire, we have a new Moon Knight theory. This brilliant Moon Knight theory solves a major Steven Grant plot-hole in the show.
The question is – where did Steven Grant come from? From what we know so far, this persona of Marc Spector came out of nowhere. Not even Layla knew about it. Steven Grant of the gift shop looks like your run of the mill geek with a thing for ancient Egypt. But this Moon Knight theory states it is more than that. Marc Spector designed this persona in his head to be what he couldn’t – a better husband to Layla.
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Moon Knight Theory: Steven is The Perfect Husband
When Layla meets her husband for the first time in the show, we see Steven has trouble recognizing her. Layla never knew about Marc’s Steven Grant identity. Steven never knew he had a wife. Marc Spector had a life before Khonshu made him his avatar.
Layla knew about Marc’s Moon Knight powers. She asked him to summon the suit so she knew about Khonshu. But the one thing she couldn’t figure out until later was that Steven was not an alias. For Marc, it was his new identity. Marc on the other hand, created Steven for a specific purpose. According to this Moon Knight theory – Steven may be a wuss but he is better than Marc in one aspect Marc was never good at. He was the man Layla wanted Marc to be.
Layla Was The Inspiration For Most Of Steven’s Hobbies
The implication of Marc Spector basing off a whole new personality on his estranged wife is bittersweet. When Layla meets Steven, she hands him the divorce papers. Steven realizes that Marc has been nothing but a jerk to Layla. And when Steven refuses to sign those papers and vilifies Marc for being such an A-Hole, Marc is seen hanging his head in shame in the mirror.
But there’s more to that encounter than what meets the eye. Steven is weirdly obsessed over 19th Century French poetry, something that is also an area of interest for Layla. Both Layla and Steven can recite the poems of the 19th century writer Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, a poetess both revere. Steven is also more sensitive and caring. He is willing to tackle a problem and put his foot down to reach a solution in case of an argument. When Layla asks him to sign the divorce papers, Steven says no. Marc would have just cut her loose because his method of dealing with a problem in his marriage is running away from it.
Moon Knight Theory: Steven Grant Will Save Marc’s Marriage
Marc Spector is not flawless. Despite being badass, the one area he is really bad at is relationships. Marc probably created the Steven Grant persona based on personality traits he thinks make for a good husband material. Layla also responds to Steven better than she must have ever done to Marc.
Steven signifies everything Marc intended to become in his life. He is caring, talks to his mom regularly, is a vegan and loves French Poetry. The Moon Knight theory claims Marc created Steven to save his marriage with Layla.