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Was Marc Spector Blipped? Here's What We Know From Moon Knight

Marvel Cinematic Universe fans and television critics alike can't get enough of "Moon Knight." The series tracks the trials and tribulations of Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac), a mercenary who shares his body and time with mild-mannered gift shop employee Steven Grant due to Spector's dissociative identity disorder. "Moon Knight" splits its time between Grant's attempts to fill in the gaps in his memory, and Spector's attempts to keep Grant on board, all while dodging a pretty menacing foe in Ethan Hawke's Arthur Harrow. Things get a whole lot more complicated when the hero learns that he's been gifted the powers of Khonshu (F. Murray Abraham), an Egyptian moon god.

Life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2022 means one thing  — Marc, like everyone else, is dealing with the aftermath of Thanos' Blip. Just a few examples: While Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) lives in the wake of Natasha Romanoff's (Scarlett Johansson) heroic self-sacrifice in "Endgame," Peter Parker (Tom Holland) grapples with a messed-up timeline after his true identity is exposed by Mysterio. Said timeline issues are only complicated by Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), who creates her own bubble universe and holds a small town hostage due to her grief over losing Vision (Paul Bettany). In light of Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) choice to go back in time and relive his life beside Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) takes up the mantle of Captain America and teams up with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). Elsewhere, another version of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is taken from his home continuity after dying in "Infinity War" and Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) finds himself mentoring Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) while trying to clean up the collateral damage he created as Ronin. The Blip hangs over everything in Phase 4, though its effects haven't yet been made explicit in "Moon Knight."

With so much going on, fans might be curious about whether or not Marc was Blipped. Here's the rub.

We've got one clue, but it could be fake

We can't be certain whether or not Spector was Blipped until we get a canonical answer, but a quick frame from a recent "Moon Knight" episode does offer a tantalizing clue. The question seems to be answerable via careful examination of a single prop. Viewers are treated to a shot of Spector's passport during the show's second episode as Steven learns of Marc's existence and examines some of his possessions. When one zooms in on the passport, you can see that the document was issued on December 14, 2018. Fans of the MCU know that the Blip occurred in May of 2018 and was reverted after five years. That seems to indicate that Marc was one of the millions of humans who weren't snapped out of existence at Thanos' whim.

Or does it? During Episode 3 of the show, fans learn that Layla El-Faouly (May Calamawy), Marc's wife, has an associate who has experience creating fake passports. Is it possible that Marc's passport, therefore, is a forgery? Did he really survive the Snap, or was he returned to the planet five years later along with everyone else thanks to Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) bravery? 

Fans of the MCU and "Moon Knight" alike will have to keep watching to see if we get a better answer.