Moon Knight (Character)

Real Name: Marc Spector

First Appearance: Werewolf By Night #32 (August, 1975)

Powers: Proficient Detective, Martial Artist, Increased Strength, Speed, Endurance, and Agility

Affiliation: Avengers, Secret Avengers, Defenders, Marvel Knights, US Marine Corps

Did You Know? Moon Knight’s powers are based around the Lunar cycle

A Little History

Born as the son of a rabbi after the Holocaust, Marc’s family fled Europe to escape death and torture. As Marc aged, so to did his desire for more. Eventually, he found his way to the C.I.A., where he became operative.

Randall, Marc’s brother, joined him at the C.I.A., where, unfortunately, he used his power to sell weapons to those who shouldn’t have weapons. This series of events led Marc’s girlfriend, Lisa, to overhear some not-so-good plans. Lisa’s intrusion left her dead at the hands of Randall. This left Marc no choice but to hunt down his brother and inflict irreparable injuries. Marc grew tired of the C.I.A. and found work as a mercenary. On one mission, he befriended Jean-Paul DuChamp, a French mercenary. The two quickly became friends and often found work together.


While working for Raoul Bushman, Marc, for the first time in a long time, became aware of just who he was now associating with. In fact, this awakening led Marc to question what it was he was doing.

While in Sudan, he witnessed the mess he found himself in firsthand. He and Bushman stumbled across the dig site of archaeologist Dr. Peter Alraune. Believing this site to be that of an Egyptian Pharaoh that also housed riches, Bushman killed the archaeologist.

Stunned by the events, Marc did all in his power to save the archaeologist’s daughter, Marlene. Now frustrated by Marc’s betrayal, Bushman beat him to within an inch of his life. Clinging on hope, Marc made his way back to the tomb and died in front of both Marlene and the statue of the moon god, Khonshu. Just as Marlene lay over him weeping, he came back to life, claiming that he was brought back by Khonshu to be his Moon Knight of Vengeance. He then removed the cape from the statue, met up with Bushman, and got his revenge. Thus Moon Knight was born.