By Yohannes Lowe | 24 August 2019
TELEGRAPH — Disney has announced a hero for its upcoming Marvel series described as “Batman with multiple personality disorder” in an effort to reduce the stigma around mental health conditions.
Marc Spector, the protagonist in Moon Knight, plays a former CIA agent who becomes an international mercenary after becoming disillusioned with the organisation.
He dies during a disastrous mission to an archaeological dig site in Egypt, but is visited by the Egyptian god Khonshu and granted super strength in a second life.
However, he soon isolates himself from his friends when he starts to hear the voices of Khonshu in his head.
He goes on to develop several other alter egos, ranging from millionaire playboy Steven Grant, to cab driver Jake Lockley, as he takes on an array of street-level villains while grappling with his affliction.
Although other well known Marvel characters, such as Daredevil, have battled with their inner demons in the past, Moon Knight is among the first to have been defined by them so explicitly. […]