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The Classic Moon Knight Easter Egg In Episode 5 Only Comics Readers Noticed

We are now five episodes into Marvel and Disney+'s "Moon Knight," and fans have been treated to a stellar performance by Oscar Issac as the complex superhero. While there are plenty of obvious visual gems to feast your eyes upon (the set designers have captured the eclectic locations of the series beautifully), there are also dozens of little Easter eggs for eagle-eyed fans to scan for and discuss online. From fun nods like the name Duchamp in the missed calls list on Marc's burner phone (a fellow soldier-of-fortune to Marc Spector in the comics) to Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) wearing glass filled shoes as a nod to his comic counterpart being a Nobel Prize nominee for pain theory, the series has the distinct feeling that the showrunners are finding a balance between staying faithful to the source material and keeping things fresh.

With each episode, more nods to the comics appear for "Moon Knight" fans to pour over, and Episode 5 was no different. Here is the classic "Moon Knight" Easter egg from Episode 5 that only comics readers likely noticed.

Episode 5 captured the essence of Marc's bargain

Oscar Issac's character is revolutionary because he deals with a severe mental illness, but one that doesn't stop him from being a hero. As a matter of fact, it only aids him in that regard, as Steven Grant is the intellectual opposite of Marc Spector's soldier. However, they both must deal with the supernatural side of themselves. And comics fans got a classic line of dialogue that harkens back to how deeply ingrained Khonshu (F. Murray Abraham) is in that regard.

When both Steven and Marc are in a flashback to the deal that was struck with Khonshu, viewers get a more in-depth look at the agreement between Marc and the Egyptian deity. Marc is given a second chance at life, and in return, he must "protect travelers of the night, and bring [Khonsu's] vengeance on those that would do them harm." If you look back at any Moon Knight origin story, this same message (nearly verbatim) is what the character is all about.

When you watch "Moon Knight" as an MCU fan, you get a new and distinct character that you can be excited to see meld within the larger world of the franchise. When you watch it as a "Moon Knight" comics fan, you get to see the living embodiment of a character you've loved for years. Oscar Issac and the rest of the team deliver well to both audiences.