Moon Knight viewers have seen Oscar Isaac take on the roles of Marc Spector and Steven Grant in the series so far, but Episode 3 might have hinted a third alter – Jake Lockley – also shares their body.
A big part of Moon Knight’s story in both the Marvel comics and the Disney Plus series is his Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). This means his body is shared by multiple distinct identities, or alters. So far, two of these have been introduced in the MCU – Marc Spector and Steven Grant, played by Oscar Isaac. Now though, Marc’s third alter might also be set to make an appearance, with Episode 3 hinting that Jake Lockley has killed a man while in control of the body he shares with Marc and Steven.
In the first two episodes of Moon Knight, Oscar Isaac’s Steven and Marc were shown blacking out as they each allowed the other to take control of their shared body. In several scenes in Episode 1, this was explored exclusively from Steven’s point of view, with lapses in time occurring as Steven lost and regained consciousness. Each time he woke back up, Steven found himself in a new location or scenario, disoriented and confused, as he appeared to be unaware of his DID. In Episode 3, Marc is seen similarly blacking out, only to regain consciousness halfway through stabbing someone.
While Marc assumes Steven was responsible for the stabbing, Steven denies he was in control of the body when it happened. In the comics, Marc has a third alter – Jake Lockley, a cab driver with connections throughout the criminal underworld. Interestingly, neither Marc nor Steven seem to be aware of Jake’s existence in Moon Knight, but Episode 3 appears to hint that Jake exists in the MCU and is sharing Marc’s and Steven’s body. The stabbing also hints at Jake’s rougher nature, perhaps suggesting he is a more brutal figure than his alters. It looks likely Moon Knight viewers will soon see Oscar Isaac adopting yet another identity to share the power of Khonshu.
Here is the synopsis for Moon Knight:
The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
Starring Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, Karim El Hakim, F. Murray Abraham, and Ethan Hawke. The first two episodes of the new MCU series is now available to stream on Disney Plus, with new episodes dropping every Wednesday.
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