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Why The Gods Of The Ennead Have Moon Knight Fans Scratching Their Heads

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown in almost unbelievable ways since it first launched with "Iron Man." What started as a relatively small superhero universe with infinite possibility eventually blossomed into something monumental thanks to "The Avengers" movies. These movies expanded the threat level to something on a cosmic level, especially when Thanos (Josh Brolin) temporarily wiped half of all life from the universe in "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame."

Now the MCU has introduced not only the multiverse via "Loki" and "Spider-Man: No Way Home," but "Moon Knight" has brought in actual ancient Egyptian gods of the Ennead and more of a magic-focused story. The show's third episode, "The Friendly Type," has something of a council that Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac) and the god Khonshu (F. Murray Abraham) seek out to stop Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) from releasing the trapped Ammit upon the world. However, certain things about the Ennead gods have some fans confused.

Some Moon Knight fans don't understand why the gods didn't help against Arthur Harrow

During "Moon Knight"'s third episode, "The Friendly Type," Marc Spector and Khonshu seek out the help of the other gods in stopping Arthur Harrow. However, they are quickly rebuffed by the gods after Harrow denies all of the accusations against him. There is no investigation nor evidence presented. Some fans over on the r/marvelstudios subreddit took issue with this plot point, feeling like it didn't really make a lot of sense.

u/erossmith did not understand why the gods didn't put Harrow under some kind of surveillance or why Marc and Khonshu did not tell them about the Scarab device or even Harrow's magical cane. In reply, u/Maclimes pointed out that perhaps the MCU versions of the Egyptian gods are not meant to be as powerful as what actual gods are described as. They speculated that their understanding of events could be limited to their avatars. This still does not exactly explain why the gods performed absolutely no due diligence, however.

Other users had similar complaints about the logic here, but u/kingmanic offered up a reasonable explanation. Khonshu isn't exactly respected among the other gods, and it's hinted that this is because of his violence and almost insatiable need for vengeance. It's possible that the other gods had already made up their minds before the meeting had ever taken place. Regardless, "Moon Knight" still has three episodes left, which leaves plenty of time for showing viewers exactly how the Egyptian gods' logic works.