Moon Knight Theory Explains Khonshu’s Future in the MCU

Moon Knight theory explaining Khonshu's future

Fans of the comic books knew that he should not be trusted, which is why he was portrayed in the Disney+ show Moon Knight. The final post-credit scene holds dark implications for the lives of Oscar Isaac’s Steven Grant, as well as the future ambitions of Khonshu, and is proof of this distrust.

While Ammit and Arthur were killed, it was also revealed that Khonshu was tied to the lives of Grant and Spector through another alter. Jake Lockley. Someone who seemed to follow Khonshu’s orders better than either Grant or Spector, almost devotedly.

Now that he has Lockley under his thumb, what could he do next?

Ammit dies and Khonshu lives!

In the season finale of Moon Knight, there is a public brawl under the full moon next to the pyramids of Giza. The moon god’s reputation in the mortal realm may grow as a result of the fight ending with Khonshu as the victor.

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One fan noticed that there was graffiti on a wall in Arabic, خونسوعاش (Khonshu lives!). It was odd that such an obscure god would have graffiti dedicated to them, but he has continued to be active on Earth, so it would make sense that he’d still have worshippers.

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Even though Ammit was trapped inside a ushabti, it’s more than likely that she could have had a cult of followers. Since Ammit and his goals were so closely aligned after the death of the crocodile goddess, no doubt her disciples are ripe for the picking, whether to be culled by Lockley or absorbed into Khonshu’s flock.

The Cult of Khonshu.

In the comic series Marc Spector: Moon Knight, a group of people calling themselves the Knights of Khonshu tried to kill a man in the name of a deity. Even if it meant executing innocent people, the group wanted the world to know that Khonshu was the true ruler of heaven and Earth.

“Marc Spector: Moon Knight” (1989) — Issue #25

The leader of the group was killed after they were defeated. They reformed as the cult of Khonshu. The cult’s new leader wanted to replace him with another person, and they still believed that he was not the right person.

Randall was thought to have been dead for years, but was quickly revealed to be a replacement. After he transformed himself into Shadowknight, Randall fought his opponent in combat for the right of Khonshu’s blessing, which ended with him being the winner.

“Marc Spector: Moon Knight” (1989) — Issue #35

Thanks to the Punisher, the cult’s new leader was slain and the group was once again inactive. The cult would re-emerging in the comics, but this time gaining the attention of their god of worship.

“Moon Knight” (2014) — Issue #17

However, it wasn’t the best kind of attention, as Khonshu would direct his Avatar to another failed attempt at appeasing him, which involved human sacrifice. The cult went quiet for one final time as Mr. Knight was able to stop it.

After stealing the powers of several other superheroes, the cult was able to get their act together and help establish the rule over the Earth. The world needed to be taken over for the good of humanity.

Does it sound familiar to you?

The Difference Between a Crocodile and a Vulture.

The season finale of Moon Knight drew comparisons between Ammit and Khonshu. The moon god is accused of being similar to Ammit after he insists that she will kill again.

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In “The FriendlyType,” when he spoke about the lack of action by the other gods on Earth, he declared that they were not enough. We need the might of gods, because we need vengeance. Ammit was driven to rebel against the other gods because of a similar mindset.

After helping stop Ammit from killing millions, Khonshu is likely to be in good standing with his fellow gods again. Ammit is no longer in the picture and the only active Egyptian god is Khonshu.

Will he be satisfied with using Jake Lockley as hisavatar and only using one evildoer at a time, or will he have bigger ambitions?

Bringing Vengeance Globally.

The post-credit scene of Moon Knight is reminiscent of a classic gangster movie with one mob boss disposing of another and taking their territory. Jake Lockley was the secret second alter of the man.

Lockley seems to be much more focused on killing Khonshu than Spector. Lockley took pleasure in shooting the man, telling him “today is your day to lose“, before pulling the gun and shooting him several times.

Since he can’t depend on Lockley, maybe he has plans to branch out. As seen in the finale, when both are still tying themselves to the bedpost despite being at peace with one another, they are already suspicious.

“Avengers” (2018) — Issue #34

So, why couldn’t he follow in the footsteps of Harrow and bring on his own disciples? Wouldn’t it be great if he started his own congregation with Jake Lockley at its head? The graffiti on the wall shows that Khonshu has followers on Earth, which he could exploit for his own ends.

Is it possible that the other gods are concerned and want to seal Khonshu in stone again? If the Egyptian gods allowed Harrow to operate as he did under their noses, they would do a terrible job of observing humanity.

It’s not likely that the moon god would want to wreak vengeance on the deserving across the globe, and it’s also not likely that Khonshu will be satisfied with only protecting a few city blocks in London. It could lead to Moon Knight becoming an enemy, like in the comics when Spector opposed the Avengers for the sake of Khonshu’s crusade.

Jack Lockley’s Moon Knight could be confronted by the Midnight Sons instead of the Avengers.

Written by Star-Lord

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