I recently made an article about what I thought would be really cool in the MCU for the future. If you haven't read it yet, check it out here. In it, I mentioned a Moon Knight movie, but I also said that I would be alright with it being a Netflix show instead, due to that world's and the character's more vigilante-centric, gritty feel. Moon Knight is a pretty violent superhero, so he might not fit in with the more merchandise-friendly heroes of the MCU's movies.
Anyways, I have compiled a list of thirteen episodes for a season of Moon Knight on Netflix. With it, I have put some pictures and plot summaries for each episode. So now, go ahead and dig in to Season 1 of Marvel's Moon Knight (DISCLAIMER: Not a real show. Don't get your hopes too high just yet).
- 1) Temple of the Moon God
Plot: Marc Spector, a mercenary, is working with his friend Frenchie in Egypt for a man named Bushman. While travelling, the group stumbles upon an archaeological dig at the Temple of Khonshu. Bushman, wanting the riches of the dig for himself, kills the dig's leader begins to attack the others. Spector's conscience kicks in, and he fights Bushman in hand-to-hand combat. Bushman barely defeats Spector and leaves him for dead in the cold of the desert.
- 2) The Fist of Khonshu
Plot: After being left for dead in the desert, Spector is found by a civilization that worships the ancient Egyptian god, Khonshu. They take him to the Temple of Khonshu, where a statue of the god comes to life and brings Spector back to life under one condition: Spector must act as the god's Fist of Vengeance on Earth. Spector accepts and wraps his burial shroud around his neck like a cloak, becoming Moon Knight. Under his new mantle, he tracks down Bushman and finishes their fight, killing the evil mercenary. He finds Frenchie again, and they help rescue the daughter of the dig site's leader from some of Bushman's leftover soldiers.
- 3) Rebirth
Plot: Spector returns with Frenchie to New York City. He tries to use his money from being a mercenary to start a new life, or lives, putting his past behind him. He creates the persona of a millionaire playboy and a taxi driver to help him get information on criminal activity as well as seem normal to the public. He goes out to fight crime on the streets of New York as Moon Knight for the first time. A shady organization known as "the Committee" takes notice of Spector's vigilante antics.
- 4) Full Moon
Plot: Moon Knight encounters what seems to be a Werewolf while patrolling Central Park. He briefly fights the mysterious creature and investigates possible identities of the werewolf. He finds out that the werewolf is a man named Jack Russell and decides that he will do whatever it takes to stop the supernatural creature from terrorizing the city. The Committee comes to an agreement on Moon Knight.
- 5) Shady Dealings
Plot: The Committee contacts Spector, asking for a favor. He meets with them, and they explain how they want to take down Jack Russell and are willing to provide whatever resources and tools necessary to defeat the werewolf. Spector warily accepts the Committee's offer, leaving the meeting place unsure of his decision. He then continues his search for answers.
- 6) Schizo
Plot: Spector begins to lose control of his multiple personalities and starts to feel like he's going insane. Frenchie tries to help Marc, but he just pushes his friend away. He catches wind of a villain called the Taskmaster, who can master any fighting style and replicate it just by watching someone else use it.
- 7) Werewolf by Night
Plot: Spector encounters the Werewolf again. He is injured by the creature, and he fears that soon it will become too powerful for him to stop. He meets with the Committee again, informing them of the Werewolf's growing power. They assure him that everything is going perfectly fine. Spector then uses his multiple personalities to gain more information on the Werewolf and the rest of the criminal underworld.
- 8) Divine Intervention
Plot: Khonshu reveals himself to Spector once again, providing a new insight on his crime fighting ways and his abilities. After meeting with Khonshu, Spector encounters the Taskmaster for the first time in person. He tries to take down the villain, but to no avail, as his ability to mimic Spector's fighting style and moves is too much for him to handle. He's left in an alley in Manhattan, bloody and bruised, kind of like Daredevil in Cut Man.
- 9) The Devil of Hell's Kitchen
Plot: Spector meets Matt Murdock, who's alter ego is Daredevil, the well known vigilante of Hell's Kitchen. Daredevil and Moon Knight briefly fight over their different crime fighting ways, but eventually come to terms with each other and become allies. Murdock helps Spector get more information on the Taskmaster, and the Punisher could also briefly appear to help out as well. The Committee begins to worry about the state of Moon Knight's investigation into the whereabouts of Jack Russell.
- 10) Midnight
Plot: An old friend of Spector's, Midnight, returns to New York, but as an enemy. Spector must decide whether to redeem him or stop him for good. Frenchie gets put in the middle of the conflict and must help Spector make the right decision. Spector fights Midnight and is about to kill him when Frenchie steps in and stops him from ending Midnight's life. Midnight gets away and Spector is enraged with Frenchie. The episode ends with Spector walking away, his mental state trumping his moral code.
- 11) All Who Approve...
Plot: Spector finally tracks down the Werewolf and subdues him after a vicious brawl. He takes the creature to the Committee, but has second thoughts about his affiliation with the group after he hears them talking about Jack Russell's fate. On the night of Russell's planned execution, Spector breaks him out of his cell. Russell turns into the Werewolf and attacks Spector, running off into the night. The Committee finds out that Spector broke out Russell, and they send the Taskmaster after the two fugitives.
- 12) Man on the Run
Plot: Spector attempts to find the Werewolf after he escaped the Committee's compound. He eventually finds Russell in a forest on the outskirts of the city. He tries to reconcile with the broken man, and he tells Russell his story of redemption and becoming a hero. Russell then tells Spector how he became the Werewolf. They two reconcile and decide to join forces and take down the Committee. The Taskmaster finds the new friends and reports back to the Committee.
- 13) Checkmate
Plot: Spector and Russell team up to take down the Committee and the Taskmaster. They arrive at the compound and are attacked by the Taskmaster. The battle is difficult and grueling, since the Taskmaster can defend against practically every attack. However, the duo finally wins and the Committee decides to fight the two themselves. They are quickly defeated, and Moon Knight kills the leader of the Committee. The Werewolf and Moon Knight part ways as friends, and Moon Knight vows to protect the city and innocent people like Russell from criminals like the Committee. He is about to turn in Taskmaster, when he sees that the villain is gone. The next day, Spector apologizes to Frenchie, and the two reconcile. Season 1 ends with a long shot of Moon Knight running across rooftops and the line: "My name is Marc Spector. I am the Fist of Khonshu, a beacon of hope for those in the darkness. Criminals beware, for I show no mercy." He jumps off a roof and lands in an alley. Two criminals turn to face him. He smiles. "I wear white so they see me coming".
So there you have it: my Season 1 plan for a Moon Knight Netflix series. Let me know what you think, and if I should make one of these for another hero. Thanks, and EXCELSIOR!