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Future Avengers Villain Introduced By Moon Knight’s Black Panther Promo

By Mabel Judith Andrady
April 19,2022

Who could be the Avengers villain in the future? The MCU’s Moon Knight has delved into Egyptian mythology, laying the groundwork for an upcoming villain from the Avengers. Egyptian deities were worshiped in Egypt for thousands of years. However, the relationship between the gods and humanity deteriorated during this time period. From that point forward, the gods only used their avatars to execute their orders on Earth because they believed that humanity had abandoned them.

Sekhmet A Threat In The MCU?

Bast in Black Panther form


It was revealed that Arthur Harrow was being investigated for a possible plot to bring back Ammit in Moon Knight episode 3 when Marc Spector and the moon god Khonshu brought together the Ennead members. Hathor’s goddess of love and music, Yatzil, appeared before the trial to meet with Marc. Prior to being banished by the Egyptian gods, Khonshu was a fan of Hathor’s music and friendship. However, it’s possible that viewers were unaware that the MCU had already mentioned Hathor in Captain America: Civil War. T’Challa mentions the Egyptian goddess, but by a different name, after the death of King T’Chaka. Sekhmet was the name given to Hathor in the comics.

“In my culture, death is not the end. It’s more of a stepping-off point. You reach out with both hands, and Bast and Sekhmet, they lead you into a green veld where… you can run forever.”

Although Hathor was depicted as a goddess of romance and the arts in Moon Knight, the Egyptian deity has an even darker side. The Egyptian god’s shady side could make him an Avengers villain in the future. After her father, Amun-Ra sent her to punish humanity, Hathor turned vengeful in the comics. It was her desire for death that led to her becoming Sekhmet, the lion goddess, which shares some similarities with the Thor: Ragnarok antagonist, Hela. It wasn’t long before Sekhmet turned against Wakanda and the Black Panther. Black Panther was once kidnapped by her so that she could wage war on the Avengers. Consequently, Hathor/Sekhmet may become a greater threat to the Avengers in the future.

The Hathor Avatar Appeared in Moon Knight’s Episode 3



Ammit’s tomb has been found by Yatzil, a sign that Hathor cares about Khonshu’s situation. Hathor’s loyalty to Khonshu is the perfect setup for some trigger that could transform Hathor into Sekhmet. Khonshu, as demonstrated in Moon Knight, does not give a second thought to the feelings of others. She hoped Khonshu would at least mention her to Marc, but she was wrong. As a result, Hathor’s commitment to Khonshu may not be reciprocated by the moon god. Taking Hathor for granted by Khonshu in Moon Knight could be what reveals the answer to her question. Even if Hathor doesn’t morph into Sekhmet in the future, this could be the catalyst.

This, as T’Challa mentioned, was one of the panther goddesses Bast and Hathor shared a linkage with by leading souls into the astral plane. The interplay between Hathor and Bast’s connection could be further investigated if Bast appears in Thor: Love and Thunder. In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Moon Knight, we’ll have to wait and see if anything else happens.

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