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What some fans might not realize about Moon Knight is that when it comes to lore, it would have been the perfect place to lay down some foundation for the next big bad for the Avengers: Kang the Conqueror. The character was first set up in Loki, and will make his official onscreen debut for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. But what does he have to do with Marc Spector’s story? Well, both a lot and very little—but that leaves plenty of room for some creative choices.
The biggest connection lies with the Egyptian ties that the titular hero has. Kang also has those links, because, at one point in the comics, he becomes the Pharaoh Rama-Tut.
Rama-Tut was actually the first version of Kang to appear in the comics, before being retroactively connected to his later introduced self. Why would Kang decide to go from the future to the past in order to become a Pharaoh? Well, it all comes down to a lust for power.
Given how prominent someone like Rama-Tut would theoretically have been in the history books for those in the MCU, could audiences have ever seen him mentioned within Moon Knightx?
In an exclusive interview with The Direct’s Russ Milheim, Moon Knight head writer and executive producer Jeremy Slater revealed that at one point in time, Rama-Tut, a persona of Kang the Conqueror himself, was once referenced in one of the series’ episodes.
In the comics, Kang’s Rama-Tut persona was originally a villain of the Fantastic Four, before coming to blows with the Avengers in other stories.
Rama-Tut most notably faced Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers (Vol. 7) #4, which a previous Moon Knight Easter egg was inspired by. The ancient villain wears an elaborate pharaoh headdress, which can be seen on the back of a character’s jacket in the Disney+ series’ third episode.