Moon Knight-Trial By Fire (Script, #0)

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RATED M FOR MATURE! MAY CONTAIN EXTREME VIOLENCE, NUDITY, PROFANITY, ETC. READ AHEAD AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Page One:

1.1: Overhead view of Marc Spector's room. He's in a tanktop and boxers. He's leaned against the window, staring out. Marlene lays in bed, asleep.

1.2: Closeup on Marc's face. A pair of red eyes can be seen behind him.

Marc: Khonshu.

Khonshu: Moon Knight....your assistance is required.

1.3: Overhead shot of the room. Marc's turned around to face Khonshu.

Marc: I'm listening.

Khonshu: Lately, I've had problems with my followers....someone's been driving them insane. They go on a murder spree and end up killing themselves.

1.4: Marc's eyes

Marc: Who?

Khonshu (Off Panel): I don't know yet...but whoever it is....they must be stop....you must stop them....my loyal servant.

Marc: .......

Marc: Yes Khonshu.

Page Two:

2.1:Marc leaning over his bed, kissing Marlene on the cheek (wide shot).

Marc: Goodbye, Marlene.

2.2: Same shot, only Marc is gone.

Marlene (groggy): Marc....?

Page Three:

3.1: Outside a motel apartment, cop cars surround the place. A man stands on the roof with his son.

Policeman: PUT THE BOY DOWN, AND SURRENDER PEACEFULLY

3.2: The man, grabbing his boy. the kid is crying like hell. The man wears a tanktop and sweatpants, he has a build of a mix of muscular and fat man.

Man: HE HAS TO BE INNOCENT, YA HEAR! HE'S NOT INNOCENT NO MORE! HE'S BETTER OF IN GOD'S HANDS.

3.3: Detective Flint exits his police car, and officer is there to greet him.

Flint: What's the situation, boys?

Cop: Cray! The guy's name is James Perkins. He had no record of mental illness, no divorce, nothing to push him over the edge. Then all of a sudden he wants to kill his boy!

3.4: Side shot of Detective Flint and the cop. Flint is chewing on a cigar.

Flint: You try negotiating?

Cop: Yes, sir. It's not going over too well.

Flint: Damn!

3.5: Moon Knight descending from his Moon-copter. the cape flows behind him as a somewhat-glider.

Page Four:

4.1: Overhead shot of Detective Flint, looking up at Moon Knight.

Flint: Damn!

Cop: What?

Flint:He's here!

Cop: Who?

4.2: Moon Knight grabbing the kid and tossing him away from the ledge.

Perkins: NO! HE'S MINE! MY BOY HAS TO BE INNOCENT!

4.3: Moon Knight shouting at the boy. Closeup on his face.

Moon Knight: DON'T JUST STAND THERE! RUN!

4.4: Perkins slams his fist into the back of Moon Knight's head.

Moon Knight: UNNF!

CAPTION (Moon Knight): There's power behind that punch. This guy's strong!)

4.5: Moon Knight catching the man's next punch, then hitting him in the stomach with a spiked glove.

SFX: FMP.

SFX: CRAK!

Page Five:

5.1: Marlene, huddled on her couch. The glare of the TV on her face is the only light.

News Anchorman: Witnesses say MOON KNIGHT is on the scene. Police decline to comment on how they believe the situation will turn out.

5.2: Same shot.

Marlene: Please be careful, Marc.

5.3: Same shot as before of Flint and the cop looking up.

Flint: Whaddaya mean 'who'? You never heard of Moon Knight?

Cop: No, sir.

5.4: Flint looking over at the Cop. Side view.

Flint: I thought everybody in this precinct knew who Moon Knight was. Hell, I was even assigned to most Moon Knight related cases back in the day.

Cop: Apparently not, sir.

Page Six:

6.1: Perkins clutching his stomach, a pool of blood can be seen through his shirt. He's kneeling on the ground while Moon Knight stands over him.

Perkins: OH GOD...WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME.....I THINK I'M DYING!

Moon Knight: No, you're not....

6.2: Moon Knight throws a right cross, knocking Perkins to the floor

Moon Knight: ....not yet.

6.3: Moon Knight towering over Perkins, the wind blows his cape behind him.

Moon Knight: This is going to last along time.

6.4: Flint's eyes...he's anxious to see what happens next.

Flint: Let me tell you...this guy's crazy as ****

Page Seven:

7.1: Perkins throws a kick to Moon Knight's stomach. He falls backwards.

Caption (Moon Knight): Underestimated his strength....sent me flying...

7.2: Moon Knight hanging onto the edge of the roof.

CAPTION (Moon Knight): Farther back than I wanted to go.

7.3: Flint, back facing us, looking at Moon Knight holding on for dear life.

Flint: Oh God...he's done for!

7.4: Perkins towers over Moon Knight, kicking his fingers.

CAPTION (Moon Knight): At least four fingers are broken....can't hold on...

Perkins: FAREWELL, AGENT OF KHONSHU!

7.5: Moon Knight's face. Despite him wearing a mask, you can tell he's shocked.

CAPTION (Moon Knight): He knows....I serve Khonshu.

Page Eight:

8.1: Closeup of Moon Knight's spiked gloves. Perkins boot has stepped on one of them.

8.2: Same shot, only one hand is gone.

CAPTION (Moon Knight): Damn! Almost slipped!

8.3: Same shot of Marlene as before.

Marlene: Oh, baby, please be careful.

8.4: Close up on Moon Knight's hand. Fingers are blood soaked. Two of them mangled. He's reaching into his belt.

CAPTION (Moon Knight): Can barely hold anything right now...have to make this....

8.5: Shot of Moon Knight and Perkins. Moon Knight's thrown crescent darts at him, causing him to stagger backwards.

CAPTION (Moon Knight): COUNT!

Page Nine:

9.1: Moon Knight swings his legs up over the ledge.

CAPTION (Moon Knight): Lucky bastard....couldn't hold on much longer.

9.2: Flint looking up, same as the cop.

Cop: Did you just see--

Flint: I saw

Cop: But did you--

Flint: Isaw!

9.3: Marlene crying, with tears of joy.

Marlene: Oh thank you God, oh thank you God oh thank you God.....

Page Ten:

10.1: The two men about to face off.

Moon Knight: So...you were a worshiper of Khonshu?

Perkins: Until I had a vision from him!

Perkins: TO KILL YOU!

10.2: Perkins throwing a right cross to Moon Knight.

10.3: Moon Knight ducking underneath his next punch.

10.4: Perkins brings his knee to Moon Knight's head (he's still low from ducking.)

Page Eleven:

11.1: Moon Knight sprawled on the ground.

CAPTION (Moon Knight): He wasn't this good before.

11.2: Moon Knight kicks him in the jaw.

CAPTION (Moon Knight): Something's powering him!

11.3: Moon Knight standing up, while Perkins reels backward.

CAPTION (Moon Knight): Need to end this. Fast.

Page Twelve:

12.1: Closeup on Perkin's face. Bits of shattered teeth fly and blood sprays from his nose an Moon Knight hits him with a roundhouse kick.

12.2: Another closeup of Moon Knight hitting Perkins dead on with a punch to the face.

12.3: A shot from below the two of them, and Moon Knight hits him with a left hook.

12.4: Moon Knight kicks him.

Page Thirteen:

13.1: Closeup on Flint's face...he's serious...the look on his face shows he's worried.

Flint (small text): You got him, Moon Knight. He's in the bag--

13.2: Marlene, now sitting up on the couch, literally on the edge of her seat.

Marlene: --just don't do anything stupid.

Page Fourteen:

14.1: Moon Knight choking Perkins with one hand, getting ready to punch with the other.

CAPTION (Khonshu): Kill him, my disciple....he has sullied my sacred name.

14.2: Moon Knight delivering the punch. Behind Perkins, a pair of glowing red eyes (and a somewhat-outline of Khonshu's figure) is visible.

Moon Knight: Yes, Khonshu.

14.2: Same shot as before, only his fist has connected to Perkins' face.

14.4: Moon Knight slamming Perkin's head into a brick wall.

CAPTION (Khonshu): There's no letting up now. You've come this far, don't go back!

14.5: Moon Knight stabbing Perkins with a crescent dart.

Perkins: AAAAAARGH!

CAPTION (Khonshu): IF YOU HESITATE HE WILL KILL YOU!

Page Fifteen:

15.1: the cop trying not to throw up.

Cop: HOLY! HE'S KILLING HIM!

15.2: Flint, undisturbed by the sight (he should be used to it by now)

Flint: Yeah....looks like we've got another Moon Knight case on our hands.

15.3: Marlene, behind the couch. Her back is facing us. She's crying into her hands.

Marlene: Marc....what have you done?

Page Sixteen:

16.1: Khonshu standing over Moon Knight. Perkins is broken and bloodied.

Khonshu: He's alive....

Khonshu: ....so how are you going to kill him?

16.2: Closeup of Perkin's face. His nose is broken, and blood is covering almost all of his face. One eye is swollen shut, the other has stab wounds. (Which are all over his body from the spiked gloves.)

16.3: Moon Knight's face.

Moon Knight: I have an idea.

Page Seventeen:

17.1: The cop is puking, while Flint is trying to hold his dinner down.

Flint....is he.....disemboweling him?

17.2: An organ falls down to the cop car.

17.2: Another organ falls to the cop car.

17.3: Flint looks at the organs, horrified.

Flint: My...God.

17.4: Marlene burying her face in her hands.

Marlene: itsnothimitsnothimitsnothimitsnothimitsnothimitsnothim.

Page Eighteen:

18.1: Moon Knight standing over the dead body (not shown) His gray costume is covered in blood.

Moon Knight: It is done.

18.2: Khonshu leaving in a whirl of dust.

Khonshu: Then we go our separate ways...for now.

18.3: Moon Knight climbing a ladder to his Moon copter (Still hovering overhead)

Page 19:

19.1: Khonshu facing someone, who's back was to us. We can't see who he's talking to.

Khonshu: I thank you for your service....your corruption of my worshipers was....essential in my plans.

Unknown Person: And you do not care of their death?

Khonshu: They are but...pawns in this game.

Unknown Person: And you will live up to your end of the bargain?

19.2: Khonshu's red eyes.

Khonshu: Yes....I will.

Khonshu: Provided you stick to your end of the bargain.....

Page 20:

SPLASH! It is revealed that Khonshu is in an ancient Greek temple, with Zeus. pillars are collapses, there's no roof, and a statue of Zeus himself stands in the middle of the temple.

Khonshu: Zeus.....

Link to Moon Knight issue 1!

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#2  Edited By InnerVenom123

Well that was absolutely batsh*t insane. Nice work! The twist at the end was great.

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@InnerVenom123: Getting this kind of comment from you (one of my favorite CV writers, and a great Moon Knight storyteller/fan as well! :P) means a lot to me. Thanks!

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#5  Edited By batkevin74

Nice, mythology using mythology

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@The Impersonator: @batkevin74: thanks, guys!

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@primepower53: You're welcome! :)