Marc Spector is a violent man with a violent past who is trying to be a better person. (I liked the whole "I seek redemption" idea behind secret avengers). This may be linked to his religious father or his first encounter with Marlene or maybe it's just because he'd reached a stage in his life where expressing his violence was taking him to a bad place. I think of Khonshu as being an illusion, real only to Marc, but a manifestation of his more violent tendencies seeking outlet through acts of vengeance, i.e. situations where Marc can reconcile his wish to be better to his violent nature by virtue of being able to fabricate a situation devoid of moral ambiguity. It's wrong to [kill / maim / hurt], but it's right to take vengeance. And when he does let rip, his catharsis comes not from anything divine, but because he's indulged his inner rage again and bought himself a time of piece till his rage (or whatever it is) has built up again.
I don't see him as a looney, and I don't see him as suffering from multiple personality disorder. He's a bright, highly effective, vicious mercenary well suited to dark street level crime. I've always liked the idea that he'd do most of his work as one of his alter egos and that final confrontation with his Moon Knight persona would be a bloody and appalling affair for his quarry, perhaps even best told from the perspective of his prey.
I think of him as being capable of transcending the limits of what you could expect of an ordinary man not only because of his extraordinary physical fitness, military experience, martial training and intelligence, but also because of the spectre inside his head driving him on (endure incredible pain, sometimes tap into a well of inner strength). His ability to surprise people with what he can do and his disturbing temperament make him a problem to the super hero community. He belongs on the edge, with people like the Punisher. And I don't think he'd be scared to bite off more than he could chew, and I think he'd surprise more than a few with how much he does manage to cope with.
I think Marlene loves him, but is scared of him in equal measure and I think he's pretty tortured about her because he is scared of his own darker nature and what might happen. [i think i'm in a minority who'd quite like to see where another encounter with tigra might go]
/Rant over (but ask a fan, you're risking this kind of wall of text!)
: Since he has had so many different
: interpetations, what do YOU think makes Moon
: Knight a strong and interesting character?
: For me it's the fact that he seems to like
: hurting bad guys more than helping people. I
: also like it when he struggles with his
: identities and his identity as a former
: killer (such as with Khonsu)
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