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What's Layla El-Faouly's Superhero Identity In Moon Knight Episode 6?

Contains spoilers for "Moon Knight" Episode 6

In the final episode of Marvel's "Moon Knight" series, we receive a slew of shocking twists and revelations. From Marc's (Oscar Isaac) return from the dead to the reveal that there may be more to his and Steven's dissociative identity disorder than we might expect, the episode goes out of its way to spring the unexpected on viewers. However, few reveals were as exciting as that of Layla El-Faouly's (May Calamawy) new superhero identity.

While the episode neglects to give Layla a superhero name, it doesn't neglect to show off how powerful she is as the avatar of Taweret (Antonia Salib). Her new armor almost works like a magical Egyptian Iron Man suit, providing her with flight and the ability to summon a variety of weapons. She also gains increased strength, speed, and durability that help her and Moon Knight successfully defeat Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) and Ammit. All of that awesome superhero action, however, is almost a waste without knowing what to call her. This begs the question: What is Layla El-Faouly's superhero identity?

Layla appears to be the MCU's Scarlet Scarab

While we would normally wait to confirm a superhero identity until we hear someone use the name on the actual show the character appears in, there's very little doubt that Layla is the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version of Scarlet Scarab. The original comic book version of Scarlet Scarab was an Egyptian man named Abdul Faoul (via Marvel Database), whose similar last name should be the first tipoff that the two share some sort of connection. However, there are also a few other details that make Layla's position as the Scarlet Scarab seem like a certainty.

For starters, Layla's costume has scarlet as its secondary color, and while her metallic wings do appear more like a bird's than an insect's, they do fold out of her armor similar to how a scarab's wings unfurl from its carapace. Perhaps more convincing, however, is that Layla's childhood nickname was "Little Scarab." And to top it all off, articles about the character on Marvel's official website have identified Layla as the Scarlet Scarab, which makes it seem likely that the lack of a name drop in the show itself isn't all that important. All that evidence combined has us pretty sure that the writers always intended for Layla to be the Scarlet Scarab.