Moon Knight has done terrible things, and these are the worst
With the modern popularity of the mercenary Deadpool, alongside lesser hits like Taskmasker, Domino, Deathstroke, Deadshot, and others, the concept of a comic book hero making a living as a mercenary has become commonplace. It certainly makes sense – what better way for a superhuman weapons expert with special forces training, photographic reflexes and impeccable aim to make a living? But no matter how mainstream the job has become and no matter how meaningful it is, paying the bills with contract killings is — to put it mildly — a morally questionable choice.
When readers were first introduced to Spector in “Werewolf by Night #32” in 1975, he was far from a fist of revenge, let alone an Avenger. Spector was just a skilled ex-soldier, an experienced fighter with the weapons training to take on targets outsiders couldn’t. In fact, that’s how he first became Moon Knight. The shadowy cabal known as the Committee has hired Spector to defeat the anti-hero known as Werewolf by Night (who, yes, works at night). To help defeat the creature, the Committee equipped Spector with an all-silver outfit, silver weapons, and holy relics. In other words, Moon Knight was basically born by donning a hitman in the proper armor for his target.