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The Potential Moon Knight Connection Even True Fans Missed In Doctor Strange 2

Contains spoilers for "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness"

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a busy, busy place as of late, on both streaming and theater fronts. After all, the MCU's ambitious Disney+ show "Moon Knight" closes on the very same week that the trippy "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" opens, and as you can expect, fans can feast their eyes with a whole bunch of awesome events in both. 

"Moon Knight" and "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" both lean heavily on the magical side of the MCU, but they're also comparatively standalone works — in fact, you can watch "Moon Knight" pretty much as its own thing, and "Multiverse of Madness" mostly just alludes to the previous MCU appearances of main characters Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen). As such, the two works don't immediately seem to be connected in any way. Yet, there is at least one potential "Moon Knight" connection even true fans missed in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."

Doctor Strange's third eye might be connected to Moon Knight's Horus

A big part of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is the concept of the third eye. The Strange variant "our" Doctor Strange encounters near the tail end of the movie reveals that his abuse of the Darkhold has left him with a third eye in the middle of his forehead — a look that goes well with his homicidal tendencies. In the end of the movie, the main Strange also rather painfully discovers that his own Darkhold antics have upgraded his potential for visual acuity to 150 percent. 

When it comes to third eyes and Doctor Strange, Marvel comics would like to introduce you to the Third Eye of Horus. This mask-like artifact is part of Strange's collection before he gives it to Beast, and while it can cause great duress to its user, it allows them to see creatures that would be invisible to the naked eye. As for the "Moon Knight" connection, Horus is a deity in the Egyptian mythology, and absolutely a fixture in the MCU. In fact, his avatar (Declan Hannigan) appers in two episodes of "Moon Knight."

Granted, the connection between the mask and Strange's rather more literal third eye is hardly confirmed at the time, and until the MCU officially refers to the good Doctor's brand new forehead peeper as the Eye of Horus, you'll have to take all this with a pinch of salt. Still, the MCU is known to include plenty of cool Easter eggs for fans to discover, and the fact that "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" opens nigh-immediately after the "Moon Knight" finale means that this particular reference might be far more on point than fans could have guessed.