Who is Moon Knight, What are His Powers And What is His Relation to Dracula?
Oscar Isaac is going to play the questionably great and but extremely powerful Moon Knight for his upcoming MCU series for Disney+, and here are his powers.
Another week, another A-tier actor joins the MCU. This time it’s Oscar Isaac of Star Wars fame playing Moon Knight.
This hero is among the more unconventional superheroes out there in the MCU.
Moon Knight suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder and the fact that he derives his powers from an Egyptian Moon god further aggravates the problem.
Read more to learn about Moon Knight and what his powers are.
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How Did Moon Knight Get His Powers?
Moon Knight, born as Marc Spector, was a former US Marine-turned-C.I.A. agent. He later left both the organisations with disgrace and became a soldier-for-hire.
During one of his missions in Egypt at a Pharoah’s tomb, a scuffle in the crew ensured. Spector was mortally wounded and the crew on his side placed him beneath the idol of the Egyptian god Khonshu. There, his spirit ascended and met Khonshu himself who promised to save his life in exchange of his service.
He returned with his friend Frenchie and now his lover Marlene to New York. They helped him develop the costume and persona of Moon Knight to fight crime.
What Are Moon Knight’s Powers?
Spector attributing his powers and abilities to Khonshu are often in question. He himself isn’t a reliable source for himself due to his state of mind. Nevertheless, the Moon Knight has superhuman powers such as:
- Enhancement of strength, endurance, and reflexes depending upon the phases of the moon. The fuller the moon, the more strength he gains. It isn’t known whether his strength is mystical or simply self-hypnosis due to psychological instability.
- Resistance to some psychic attacks due to multiple personalities. Also receives prophetic visions sometimes.
- High tolerance for pain either as a result of a spiritual gift or simply being numb from years of damage.
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Moon Knight also has general human powers that greatly aid him in his conquest such as:
- Expert hand-to-hand combat with expertise in various Martial Arts from Krav Maga to Muay Thai. Also an Olympic-level athlete and a skilled acrobat and gymnast.
- Expert detective and private investigator with top knowledge about the criminal underworld.
- Expert interrogator who doesn’t shy from using military secrets of torture.
- Pinpoint accuracy as a sharpshooter and can slice a bullet in half with a crescent disc.
- Mastery over various weapons such as combat knives, chains, brass, knuckles, shurikens, and boomerangs and all types of firearms from pistols to Gatling guns.
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What Is Moon Knight’s Relation With Dracula?
It is currently rumoured that Moon Knight faces off against Dracula in the upcoming Disney+ series. The two know and mention each other in the comics but their relation skyrocketed in popularity after popular memes around them.
Dracula isn’t exactly among the main antagonists faced by Moon Knight in the past, bringing speculations about a tie-in with the upcoming Blade reboot featuring Mahershala Ali given Blade’s history with Dracula.
Moon Knight features Oscar Isaac as the titular protagonist and releases in 2022 on Disney+.