Quote1.png You still don't get it...The more you push me down, the bigger I grow. I gave you everything and now you think you can ignore me? Don't forget...I know who you really are. Quote2.png
-- Khonshu src

 

Origin

Chons, better known as Khonshu, was the son of Atum (known to the Egyptian gods as Ammon Ra) and of Amaunet, air goddess of the Ogdoad pantheon.[1] Another account stated that Khonshu was in fact the adopted son of Amon Ra.[7]

He was the brother of Montu,[1] and possibly Bes and Ptah,[1] and was brother[1] or half-brother[1] to Bast and Sekhmet.[note 1]

Early Years

For some reason, perhaps due to the Ogdoad's aging and dying under unrevealed circumstances,[8] Mut became Khonshu's stepmother.[1]

The worship of the Helipolitans by the inhabitants of the Nile River Valley began around 10,000 BC,[8] although Khonshu was worshiped even before, since the prehistoric times.[9] Since then, Khonshu and Ra have been warring against each other, having been reborn again and again through earthly avatars, with Khonshu beating Ra in every instance.[10]

Modern Day

Khonshu resurrected Marc Spector and blessed him with superhuman powers and abilities under the Moon.[11]

Khonshu helped Marc overcome many obstacles as Moon Knight, but, over the years, Marc went completely insane and disappeared.[12] He later returned to continue his fight, despite his tenuous grip on reality,[13] but, after a while, Khonshu seemingly sent Marc and his allies to an illusory mental hospital[14] designed to wear away the last of Marc's mind, thus freeing his body for Khonshu to inhabit and use to enter our world.[15] However, in reality, it was all an imaginary scenario used to cure Marc of his insanity.[16] In it, Marc had a confrontation with his alternate personas and realized that, to become whole again, he couldn't just ignore them, but had to embrace them instead.[17] After returning to the Hospital, he crushed an illusory Khonshu's head and thus reconciled his illness, gaining control over his other personalities once and for all.[18][16]

Following the fight between Set and Wyrm,[19] Khonshu suffered horrifying prophetic nightmares about powerful demons wrecking havoc across the world. Moon Knight went to Khonshu after suffering the same nightmares, but upon realizing the truth, the two decided to steal the powers of the original Avengers in order to kill the Devil.[20] After Moon Knight stole the powers of Iron Fist, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider and Thor,[21] Khonshu proceeded to kill Mephisto, but knew that wouldn't be enough so he had his worshipers and mummies conquer the entire world in order to search the Phoenix Force and the Starbrand Baby.[20]

While Moon Knight was in pursue of the scattered Avengers, Khonshu was confronted by the new incarnation of Mephisto. He then proceeded to kill each incarnation of Mephisto only for a new one to appear. He was confronted by Black Panther who had been their prisoner while everything was going on.[9] Khonshu tried to attack Black Panther by throwing Mjolnir at him, but was stunned to find out that T'Challa was worthy of wielding the mystical hammer. Khonshu then tricked Moon Knight into thinking that Black Panther was Mephisto, allowing himself to escape with Mjolnir and pursue Iron Man and Captain Marvel who were keeping the Starbrand Baby.[22]

However, as he was fighting Iron Man, the Phoenix-powered Moon Knight came and turned on his god, sending him back to Earth. There he ordered his followers to unleash all their forces before being confronted by Black Panther again and Robbie Reyes who managed to strip him of the stolen powers. After the heroes were victorious they apprehended Khonshu for his crimes,[23] and was subsequently imprisoned in the dungeons of Asgard.[24]

Power Grid [29]
Intelligence
Strength
Speed*
 2
Durability
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
 2
* Khonshu is a teleporter

Powers

Khonshu has the conventional powers of the Ennead (the Heliopolitan gods), such as:

  • Superhuman Strength: Khonshu can lift (press) 60 tons.[1]
  • Superhuman Durability: Khonshu possesses superhuman durability that allows him to withstand unspecified levels of injury.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his god-like durability, it is possible to injure Khonshu, but any damaged tissue heals much faster and better than even the healthiest human.
  • Immortality: He is extremely long-lived and is immune to disease and aging.
  • Magic Manipulation: Khonshu can manipulate mystic energies for supernatural effects such as interdimensional teleportation, telepathy, healing the injured, resurrection, earthquakes and to grant superhuman powers to mortal beings such as the Moon Knight.[25][26]
  • Lunakinesis: Khonshu was seemingly able to manipulate objects made out of moonrocks.[20]
  • Power Absorption: Khonshu was able to steal the powers of various heroes and store them inside some Ankhs.[21]

Abilities

  • Super-Genius Intelligence:[1]


Equipment

Weapons

Khonshu does not wield any weapons of his own, but he has bestowed power upon several artifacts which have become part of Moon Knight's arsenal for some time.

Discover and Discuss

Footnotes

  1. Many of these sibling relationships are questionable in regards to Ra being his adoptive father instead of his father.
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Khonshu's entry Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "; Khonshu's entry" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "; Khonshu's entry" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "; Khonshu's entry" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "; Khonshu's entry" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "; Khonshu's entry" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "; Khonshu's entry" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "; Khonshu's entry" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "; Khonshu's entry" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "; Khonshu's entry" defined multiple times with different content
  2. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update #1; Chons's entry
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Moon Knight Vol 5 #4
  4. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update #2; Bast's entry
  5. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Lion God's entry
  6. 6.0 6.1 Moon Knight #189
  7. Moon Knight #188
  8. 8.0 8.1 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Heliopolitans' entry
  9. 9.0 9.1 Avengers Vol 8 #35
  10. Moon Knight #190
  11. Moon Knight #1
  12. Moon Knight Vol 6 #12
  13. Moon Knight Vol 7 #1
  14. Moon Knight Vol 8 #1
  15. Moon Knight Vol 8 #5
  16. 16.0 16.1 Max Bemis Tweet. Twitter (30 November 2017). Retrieved on 27 December 2017.
  17. Moon Knight Vol 8 #9
  18. Moon Knight Vol 8 #14
  19. Conan: Serpent War #4
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Avengers Vol 8 #34
  21. 21.0 21.1 Avengers Vol 8 #33
  22. Avengers Vol 8 #36
  23. Avengers Vol 8 #37
  24. Avengers Vol 8 #38
  25. Moon Knight Vol 2 #1
  26. West Coast Avengers Vol 2 #21
  27. 27.0 27.1 Avengers Vol 8 #33-37
  28. 28.0 28.1 Avengers Vol 8 #33-35
  29. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update #1



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