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Quote1.png I'm not a "good man" like you, Marc. My nature requires a lack of caring. While you probably just continue being domesticated, I will forever be living with Ra's ghost and the souls I've sacrificed. But, unlike you, I was born with a tangible super-power. With it, I will prevent the creation of "monsters" like me. For the rest of my life, or I will die, trying to eradicate that dead Nazi's legacy. Quote2.png
Sun King[src]


Not much is known about the man that would become known as Sun King. His past was even spotty for himself, but he remembered being from the Southern United States and a Christian.[3] He grew up physically abused, and at an early age displayed the ability to set things on fire when he immolated his abuser, presumably his own father. His traumatic childhood continued as he lived on the streets, state homes, and eventually the juvie. As an adult, he joined the Army under a forged alias. After an episode in which he burned alive two fellow soldiers that were beating him up while he was naked and tied up, he was discharged and admitted to a military hospital. He had become amnesiac and started attributing the murders to a leap of faith, while also sporting an unusually tranquil demeanor that contrasted his actions.

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This man was transferred to the Ravencroft Institute, where he became known as "Patient 86," and started treatment with Doctor Emmet, who diagnosed him with bipolar disorder. Emmet noticed similarities between Patient 86's case and that of her former patient Marc Spector, so she decided to introduce him to Egyptian mythology, specifically the god Amon Ra, in hopes to find resolve. Patient 86 became obsessed with Spector's identity of Moon Knight, which stemmed from the rivalry between Amon Ra and the god Moon Knight represented, Ra's son Khonshu. Patient 86 abruptly strayed from his path of healing when he attacked a nurse. When Doctor Emmet confronted him, Patient 86 wrapped himself in flames and revealed himself as a manifestation of Amon Ra. He then burned the entire hospital, with a horribly burned Emmet being the only survivor.[4]

Now going by the alias of Sun King, Patient 86 set out to destroy Marc Spector. To this end, he enlisted the help of Moon Knight's nemesis, Bushman.[2] Together, they tracked down Spector's ex-girlfriend Marlene Alraune and forced her to lure Marc Spector to her house. When Marc arrived, Sun King pretended to be Marlene's new boyfriend to taunt Marc. Sun King eventually forced Marlene to reveal to Marc that they had continued seeing each other after breaking up, and even had a daughter together named Diatrice, though Marc had no idea since at all times they were together his personality of Jake Lockey was in control.[1] A fought broke out, and the Sun King and his allies escaped with Marlene at a moment when Marc was distracted securing Diatrice.[5]

Sun King amassed a gathering of followers, and relocated to Saint Palaemon Island, which he rechristened as Isla Ra. He lured Moon Knight to the island, and engaged him in a battle of wills wherein the Sun King broke Marc's spirit and made him doubt everything he knew.[6] Sun King then prepared a ritual to destroy Khonshu, and started overpowering Marc in combat. However, Spector caught a second wind when his personalities found strength in Diatrice. The Sun King was defeated, losing his conviction and therefore his powers. The Sun King bowed to Marc, admitting defeat.[7] He was subsequently handed over to a heavily-secured psychiatric hospital[8] along with one of his allies, The Truth.

Both the Sun King and The Truth were broken out of the asylum and taken into captivity by Ernst and his Société des Sadiques.[3] Following Ernst's failure to convert Moon Knight to his cause, which resulted in his death, Sun King was sent to take down Spector as a back-up plan.[9] However, Sun King revealed he had had a change of heart, and wanted instead to use his powers to prevent the creation of monsters like Ernst. The Sun King's former followers who had started worshipping Marc joined the Sun King in helping Spector attack the Société des Sadiques, both to take them down and to prevent them from killing Diatrice. During the attack on the Société's Anti-Carrier, Sun King took Marc to confront The Truth, who had been indoctrinated by Ernst. After The Truth's defeat, Sun King consolidated his stance as an ally of Moon Knight. Marc later accompanied Sun King to a mental health facility where he turned himself over.[3]



Pyrokinesis: Sun King is capable of creating flame out of nowhere, and even wrap himself in fire.[4] His powers are derived from his belief in Amon Ra.[7]

Additional Attributes

Bipolar Disorder: In his early adulthood, Sun King developed a mental disorder which caused his mood to fluctuate from mania to depression to delusion. He usually sports a composed demeanor, but can become abruptly violent.[4]

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