Did “Moon Knight” Episode 4 Just Deem All The Events Of The First Three Episodes Invalid? It seems like all that happened from the start was that Harrow was playing mind games on Marc Spector. Or is he using another one of his tricks to further manipulate Marc now that he’s no longer protected by Khonshu? Anyway, we got plenty of Easter egg and comic book references in Episode 4. Let’s find out more about them.
The Imprisoned Gods
Episode 4 of “Moon Knight” begins with Osiris placing the imprisoned shabti of Khonshu on a shelf. This shelf also contains the “Ushabtis” of other imprisoned gods, i.e. the Marvel deities. This only makes us wonder about the other ancient gods who also committed acts that were not sanctioned by the Ennead or an even higher power, perhaps Ammon Ra, also known as Amun Ra , Ra and Atum (father of Khonshu).
Right after Steven and Layla enter Ammit’s grave, they come face to face with a giant statue of what appears to be a tiger. It’s not a tiger, but Bast, the panther god. He is a member of the Ennead, and his statue was probably erected to guard the shabti of Ammit and ensure that no one could ever get their hands on it.
Eye of Horus
The Eye of Horus that Steven discovers inside Ammit’s tomb is an ancient Egyptian symbol that represents healing and protection. This symbol, together with the statue of Bast, only shows that the tomb was made to be protected at all costs from external forces. The reason Layla mentions that Ammit’s last avatar was a pharaoh is because pharaohs were considered to be the incarnations of Horus on Earth.
Layla also mentions that the pharaoh would be Ammit’s voice, which makes sense since the avatar was meant to spread Ammit’s ideologies around the world. Later, and to Stephen’s surprise as well as ours, the pharaoh was none other than Alexander the Great. Well done, Marvel! What a way to introduce Ammit! If we think about it, Alexander the Great was a perfect fit for Ammit’s avatar. Ammit is a lion, a hippo and a crocodile combined, the three greatest man-eaters known to the Egyptians. Alexander was one of the greatest military generals in the world, which in a way makes him a “man-eater” too, as he never lost a single war in his 15 years. of conquests.
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Arthur Harrow reveals the name of Layla’s father, i.e. Abdullah-el-Faouly. While Layla’s character has no history in the comics, her father’s name is very similar to a character in the comics. This character’s name is Abdul Faoul, who would go on to become Scarlet Scarab, Egypt’s own Captain America, who protected many Egyptians during World War II. He was in possession of a Ruby Scarab which gave him, among other things, super strength and flight. However, the beetle disappears one day and he never finds it. Before he dies, he tells his son Mehemet to look for him, who finds him and becomes the next Scarlet Scarab. This story, along with the fact that Layla’s father called her his “little beetle”, appears to be a nod to Abdul Faoul’s comic arc.
Raul Bushman receives a mention
After Arthur tells Layla that Marc was present at the location where her father lost his life, Layla confronts Marc about it. And Marc also admits it. However, he also mentions that it was his partner who “got greedy” and killed everyone on the site. This partner is none other than Raul Bushman. Now it seems like it’s too late for us to expect Raul Bushman to show up for the show. However, with Marvel, it’s never too late, right?
Who is inside the third sarcophagus?
After Harrow shoots Marc, he wakes up in a mental asylum. What is this place? Is this place real? Or is it another of Harrow’s mental games that he plays with Marc, who is now bereft of Khonshu? As Marc attempts to flee Harrow, portraying an intimidating psychiatrist in this strange realm, he comes across a second sarcophagus (the first being Alexander the Great’s sarcophagus in the real world), inside of which was a locked Steven . After Marc frees Steven, the two stumble upon a third sarcophagus, but not knowing what might be inside, they leave it unguarded. And clearly, anything or anyone inside is also trying to get out.
It appears that this entity is Marc’s third identity, i.e. Jake Lockley, locked inside the third sarcophagus. We felt his presence at the start of “Moon Knight” Episode 3, when Marc and Steven denied killing Harrow’s henchmen. However, if it’s Jake inside the sarcophagus, that means the asylum is a construct in Marc’s mind. It would also show Marc and Steven coming face to face, which isn’t possible in real life. Conversely, since this is all happening inside Marc’s head, the only way Marc and Steven won’t realize it’s Jake on the inside is if he’s been deliberately locked away in Marc’s subconscious. Marc to stop him from going out, so much so that both Marc and Steven completely forgot about him. The reason seems to be the fact that it is very dangerous, which we already know from episode 3. However, we have to wait to see if this sarcophagus is open or not.
A hippopotamus god
Either way, Marc and Steven are both greeted very kindly by another Egyptian goddess, Tawaret. She is the goddess of fertility and the protector of children and mothers. She is not a member of Ennead. She is therefore another of Harrow’s manipulation elements, or she has indeed come to protect Steven and Marc from Harrow and Ammit. There’s no mention of her in the comics, and all we can do is wait for the 5th episode to see how things go.
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