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Quote1.png Greed is the purest motivation-- the others tend to get sticky with complications. Quote2.png
Anton Mogart[src]

History

Early Life

Nothing is known about Anton Mogart's past before he started stealing great works of art, jewels and such, the thefts taking place promptly at midnight. He lived in an opulent New Jersey mansion and stole these things simply to own them, not for the money.[2]

Moon Knight

Raul Bushman, Jean-Paul Duchamp, Anton Mogart (Earth-616) from Moon Knight Vol 1 9.jpg

He stole rare Monet oil painting from the Ramadan Art Gallery. He was later stopped by Moon Knight and fell into the river presumed drowned. In actuality he is carried by the current to New York and the mouth of a drainage viaduct. There the wastes in the sewer melt his face leaving him deformed.[2] Hiding in the sewers for three days he returns to his home to find the police have taken all his stolen goods. Blaming Moon Knight for this and his deformity he vows vengeance. Driven insane he lives in the sewers and starts collecting trash instead of treasure. He works with Bushman who lures Moon Knight into a flooding sewage chamber with Midnight Man in it. Moon Knight is able to chisel an escape route in the brick and Midnight Man is once again washed down a river.[5]

Death

Later learning that he was dying from cancer he tracked down his illegitimate son Jeff Wilde. Anton then taught Jeff his trade secrets, but begged him not to become a criminal.[6] He then tried to challenge Moon Knight one last time and apparently died as a result.[7] After he died Jeff took the alias Midnight and tried to become the sidekick of Moon Knight, but instead ended up as a villain.[6]

Powers and Abilities

Abilities

  • Master Thief: Anton was a accomplished art thief, escaping from authorities across the globe. [2]
  • Martial Artist: He was able to hold his own against Moon Knight in a fight. [2]

Paraphernalia

Weapons

A hand gun and an oriental dagger, the latter which being a part of his stolen art collection.

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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