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Why Moon Knight’s Eyes Glow White

Marvel Studios is entering stage four. Many of the phase four superheroes are now being introduced from the comics to live-action. One of the series that is a part of the phase is Moon Knight. It came out on March 30, 2022, and is available for streaming on Disney+. It is based on the Marvel comic character of the same name.

Oscar Isaac is playing Moon Knight, who is a vigilante hero with Dissociative Identity Disorder. It is being said to be the darkest work ever to be released by Marvel. Also, it is a psychological horror and has some brutal action. The series highlights the mental health of the character and his superpowers. But really little is known about his origin or why his eyes glow white.

Moon Knight’s eyes glow white

Reason behind Moon Knight's eyes glowing white
The reason behind Moon Knight’s eyes glowing white

One of the biggest mysteries about the new mysterious hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is his glowing white eyes. The reason behind his eyes glowing white is because of his connection with the Egyptian God, Khonshu. Khonshu is the source of his powers and without his blessing, Moon Knight would just be a skilled fighter. His white suit and his eyes glowing white symbolize his connection with the God.  Also, it is because he is drawing his powers from Knoshu and the moon.

Apart from this, Moon Knight is also the earthly avatar of the moon god. And he has some special abilities that are connected to the lunar cycle. His glowing white eyes are also the manifestation of that. So it just is not some costume feature added by Marvel to make him look more mysterious. But a symbol of him having Khonshu’s moon powers.

Moon Knight’s origin and powers

origin and powers of Moon Knight
Origin and powers of Moon Knight

Apart from his glowing eyes, a lot has not been revealed about his origin too. But Moon Knight, in the Marvel comics, has the most unique and unfortunate story. And that is why he has managed to be among the favorites of comic readers. In the comics, Marc Spector is raised by a rabbi and grows up to become a US Marine. Due to his mental condition, he is discharged dishonorably from his post. With all that he has learned Marc Spector starts carrying out rescue missions and assassinating wrongdoers across the African continent. On his last mission, he is fatally injured by a bushman in the middle of the African Desert. Somehow, he manages to drag himself to the tomb of Khonshu, the Egyptian Moon God and dies there.

Moon Knight is a mysterious character
Moon Knight gets his powers from the Moon God, Khonshu

In exchange to save his life, Khonshu makes Marc Spencer promise him eternal service. His spirit agrees with the deal and the Moon God revives him. And also imbues some of his powers into him. He also has super strength, speed, and durability. He has a set of divine Aankhs that allow him to absorb the power of other heroes. Also, his connection with the lunar cycle offers him a special set of abilities. It can also be assumed from his vow of eternal service that he is immortal. Other than that, one of his abilities that the show might not include is him being able t control all the moons of the universe and everything made out of them. That includes Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor.

New episodes of Moon Knight are available on Disney+, every Wednesday.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.