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Comic Book Question of the Week RESULTS: Favorite Moon Knight Villain

One enemy of Moon Knight has obliterated the competition!

Moon Knight is our latest Character of the Month, but what good is a character if they don't have an awesome rogues gallery to truly test them? That's why our latest Question of the Week asked you to reflect on the many terrible people Marc Spector has encountered over the years. Quite a few characters on the poll only have a limited number of appearances, but they definitely managed to leave an impact despite not having too much time to stick around. In the end, the majority decided to side with Moon Knight's most well-known enemy: Raoul Bushman!

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Bushman is the most popular Moon Knight foe, so it's easy to understand why he took the lead over several lesser-known characters. He's had several encounters with the anti-hero, but it's worth noting that Moon Knight likely wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Bushman. If the evil guy never attacked Peter and Marlene Alraune, Spector never would have been viciously beaten and left to die in the desert. And, as we all know, that's how he eventually became the character we now know and love. Plus, Bushman's fights with Moon Knight in the first story of the 2006 run and VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT are shockingly brutal.

Here's the poll results. Sad to see the very fun Zapata Brothers didn't get more love! And no, we didn't include Werewolf by Night since he technically isn't a villain.

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Let's see what the community had to say about these villains.

Deadpoolwins23

"I had to vote for Bushman because lets face it he's Moon Knight, and Marc Spector's number one villain. He has been a constant and reoccurring thorn in his side. When it really comes down to it, he helped created Moon Knight in the first place, caused he greatest fall, and even helped rise him back up again. Not even death could cause Bushman to leave permanently.

Honorary mention for the Zapata brothers because I loved the down south story."

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TommytheHitman

"Conquer Lord was the first villain that really pushed Moon Knight to the limit. He kidnapped his girlfriend and tried to feed her to the rats. After shooting the Mayor in Moon Knight's own House. He even challenged Moonie to a game of Life Sized Chess right before!"

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Gutwire

"As for my choice I went with Morpheus. Moon Knight is a physical fighter so watching him dodge Morpheus and his "Ebon energy" is pretty cool. That and he's just an incredibly weird villain. I Think we might be seeing him next issue (#4) after reading the solicitation."

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Check back next Tuesday for another Moon Knight question! If you have suggestions for the segment, please leave them in the comments below or reach out via Twitter! Want to continue celebrating Moon Knight? He's currently fighting Green Arrow (vote here!!!) and his 'Best Covers' will be posted on Friday.

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Posted by DoomDoomDoom

I figured Bushman would win. Gotta say I'm surprised by all the love for the Zapata Bros.

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Posted by tparks

I figured Bushman would win. Gotta say I'm surprised by all the love for the Zapata Bros.

I'm surprised by all the love for Count Nefaria.

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Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

@tparks said:

@doomdoomdoom said:

I figured Bushman would win. Gotta say I'm surprised by all the love for the Zapata Bros.

I'm surprised by all the love for Count Nefaria.

I'm so glad he didn't win.

Saddened that Scarlet didn't get more votes.

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Posted by k4tzm4n

@tparks said:

@doomdoomdoom said:

I figured Bushman would win. Gotta say I'm surprised by all the love for the Zapata Bros.

I'm surprised by all the love for Count Nefaria.

I'm so glad he didn't win.

Saddened that Scarlet didn't get more votes.

Does Black Spectre appearing in Ellis' run help counter your sadness?

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Posted by tparks

@k4tzm4n said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@tparks said:

@doomdoomdoom said:

I figured Bushman would win. Gotta say I'm surprised by all the love for the Zapata Bros.

I'm surprised by all the love for Count Nefaria.

I'm so glad he didn't win.

Saddened that Scarlet didn't get more votes.

Does Black Spectre appearing in Ellis' run help counter your sadness?

Eillis' run in general counters any sadness at all from me.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@tparks said:

@k4tzm4n said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@tparks said:

@doomdoomdoom said:

I figured Bushman would win. Gotta say I'm surprised by all the love for the Zapata Bros.

I'm surprised by all the love for Count Nefaria.

I'm so glad he didn't win.

Saddened that Scarlet didn't get more votes.

Does Black Spectre appearing in Ellis' run help counter your sadness?

Eillis' run in general counters any sadness at all from me.

It counters then re-saddens me after I remember that's in the last issue.

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Edited by DoomDoomDoom

@tparks: true, I thought Nefaria would get some votes if only for being the big bad of the previous title. Never imagined he would get that many. In all honesty I did have to look Lupinar up, I had no recollection of him.

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Posted by TommytheHitman
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Posted by TheBlackHood

Pfft, I was robbed. Cancellation totally should have won. I hope the new series does well, but it sucks that they are switching creative teams after only 6 issues. Marvel needs to get over this crap of writing everything with an eye toward the TPB market, it makes all the stories very ADD.

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Edited by Gutwire

I mentioned seeing Morpheus in #4 but my hopes were dashed. However they harken back to him in a valid way so I suppose it wasn't a complete loss. Everyone should pick this series up.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Pfft, I was robbed. Cancellation totally should have won. I hope the new series does well, but it sucks that they are switching creative teams after only 6 issues. Marvel needs to get over this crap of writing everything with an eye toward the TPB market, it makes all the stories very ADD.

Nothing to do with Marvel, Ellis only wanted to do the first arc.

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Posted by tparks

@jonny_anonymous:

It counters then re-saddens me after I remember that's in the last issue.

Oh no you reminded me! Now I'm sad again...

@tparks: true, I thought Nefaria would get some votes if only for being the big bad of the previous title. Never imagined he would get that many. In all honesty I did have to look Lupinar up, I had no recollection of him.

Ya, Lupinar was an obscure one, but it's cool to see that @k4tzm4n knew to put him on the list. I'm a pretty big Moon Knight collector, so I remembered Lupinar, but Nefaria did strike me as strange to get that many votes. I guess he's the most recent main villain though, so it does kind of make sense, because he might be the only one a lot of people are familiar with.

Either way, this is awesome that Moon Knight is getting a month. I would have never guesses he'd win that vote, but It's pretty great that he did.

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Posted by TheBlackHood

@theblackhood said:

Pfft, I was robbed. Cancellation totally should have won. I hope the new series does well, but it sucks that they are switching creative teams after only 6 issues. Marvel needs to get over this crap of writing everything with an eye toward the TPB market, it makes all the stories very ADD.

Nothing to do with Marvel, Ellis only wanted to do the first arc.

I understand that was far as this particular book is concerned, but still part of that is mandating that an arc lasts only six issues so they can slam it into a trade 4 months after it comes it. Forcing every story other than an event into these little six issue servings is bad for storytelling in my opinion. Thankfully, Marvel gives some leeway to Peter David with X-factor so he can have longer arcs, which shows in the quality of the book.

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Posted by slade_wilson

Fourth place! I'll take it.

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Posted by amazing_webhead

He does look pretty badass

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Posted by Teerack

If i voted I would have said Count Nefaria only because he killed Echo who Spector was in love with.

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Posted by DanialCarroll

No real surprise. It's the equivalent of Joker winning in a best Batman villains poll, or Doom in a Fantastic Four one. Every good hero/team has their penultimate opponent, and Bushman is clearly Moon Knight's... even though I voted for Scarlet :P

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Posted by Deadpoolwins23

My post got featured! that's awesome and even more awesome because Moon Knight is my favorite character. too be honest one of my favorite moon knight villains is actually stained glass scarlet, but i never really thought of her as a villain more of a brutal anti- hero, in a way she was more like catwoman(just more vicious). Gotta give props to Moon Knight villains in general though because while they may be B- list.... ok maybe C or D-list they're all strange and in the end thats what Moon Knight is all about weird and unnatural things.

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Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

Imma be honest...I didn't even know Moon Knight had villains

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Edited by SnowyMountain

I'm surprised that Dominus nor the Examiner got an honorable mention as I remember that these were the guys that ol' Loonie Moonie trounched during his membership in the West Coast Avengers.

In retrospect, I think that is one of the main reasons why Moon Knight gets so little respect. He lacks a major league rogue's gallery like Batman.

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Edited by Bystander

RB isn't my favourite of MK's villains. However I can't make up my mind who is. Black Spectre? Werewolf by Night (yes I know that he is not a villan!)? Morpheus? A properly handed Shadow Knight? Duh.

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Posted by greenlucario

@tparks said:

@doomdoomdoom said:

I figured Bushman would win. Gotta say I'm surprised by all the love for the Zapata Bros.

I'm surprised by all the love for Count Nefaria.

Yeah, somehow he beat Black Spectre and a host of other great villains which is just baffling to me. Clearly people need to read more Moon Knight than just the Bendis volume (ugh!).

Not at all surprised by Bushman winning. But when I think about the original Black Spectre arc and the God and Country arc where he returned and systematically tore apart Marc's life he should have gotten more than 10%.

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Posted by tparks