Real Name: Jean-Paul Du Champ
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In his prime, Jean-Paul was an accomplished pilot, extensively experienced with unarmed combat, swords and firearms. As Bloodline, he could transform into his ancestors, utilizing their mobility and skills.
Jean-Paul Du Champ was once involved with Isabelle Kristel, who was secretly an agent for DGSE intelligence. When Kristel broke off their relationship, Du Champ joined the French Foreign Legion, and ultimately became a soldier of fortune in order to forget about her. While operating in Africa, he befriended fellow mercenary Marc Spector, who nicknamed him "Frenchie". Jean-Paul served mainly as a pilot on his assignments, and he and Spector eventually found work alongside Raoul Bushman. When Bushman led a raid on Selima, Egypt, intending to loot Dr. Peter Alraune, Sr's archaeological dig of the Tomb of King Sety II, Spector turned against Bushman for murdering Dr. Alraune. Bushman left Spector in the desert to die, but Spector was seemingly brought back to life by the Egyptian god Khonshu, and he became Khonshu's instrument of vengeance. Jean-Paul helped Spector attack Bushman's forces that evening. Jean-Paul and Peter's daughter Marlene Alraune became Spector's trusted confidants while Spector adopted a costumed identity as Moon Knight and became a New York-based crime fighter. Jean-Paul designed and piloted Moon Knight's personal aircraft, the Mooncopter.
Seeking to spy on the crime cartel the Committee, Spector had Jean-Paul infiltrate their ranks as "Monsieur LeBlanc". Exploiting Moon Knight's obscurity, "LeBlanc" arranged for the Committee to "create" Moon Knight as their own agent, and hired Spector to capture the Werewolf (Jack Russell) for them. Moon Knight played along with the Committee, but ultimately released Russell from their captivity. Jean-Paul continued to spy upon the Committee until Moon Knight finally dismantled the organization. Jean-Paul was eventually reunited with Isabelle Kristel, but she was killed on assignment by Cajun Creed, and Jean-Paul helped Moon Knight capture Creed.
Jean-Paul aided Moon Knight in many adventures, even after the criminal Killer Shrike nearly killed him by crashing the Mooncopter; however, when Moon Knight's brother Randall Spector set off an explosion at Spector Manor, Jean-Paul's legs were crushed by debris, and he was crippled. Jean-Paul continued to assist Moon Knight, but his injuries made piloting an infrequent task. Jean-Paul's then girlfriend Chloe Tran revealed herself to be a member of the Knights Templar, an ancient order engaged in a centuries-long conflict with the Hellbent, a race of supernatural creatures. Chloe informed Jean-Paul that he was the Bloodline, and possessed a post-hypnotic ability to transform into any of his ancestors through concentration. As Bloodline, Jean-Paul helped Moon Knight combat the Hellbent, but Moon Knight seemingly died in battle with Hellbent leader Seth Phalkon.
Khonshu resurrected Moon Knight again, and Jean-Paul served as his pilot; however, after breaking his own legs in a vicious fight with Bushman, Spector became indignant toward his friends and drove Jean-Paul away. Embracing his long-concealed homosexuality, Jean-Paul became involved with Rob Silverman, opening the restaurant "En Table" with him. When a new Committee sought revenge on Spector for the earlier organization's defeat, they had an agent give DuChamp a terrible beating; however, they miscalculated the effect this would have on Spector who resumed his Moon Knight guise to destroy the new Committee. Jean-Paul remains Moon Knight's ally, but offered up Spector's young long-time associate Ray Landers to serve as his new pilot. Rob currently serves as Spector's physical therapist.
First Appearance: Werewolf by Night (1972) #32
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
Iron Man (1968)
- 'If the Moonman Should Fall'
#123/124 Marc Spector: Moon Knight (1989)
- 'Un cercueil pour Spider-Man'
#1 Marvel Fanfare (1982)
- 'New Moon'#2
- 'Hunter's Moon'#3
- 'Butcher's Moon'#4
- 'Wild Midnight'#5
- 'Rockin' at Midnight'#7
- 'Zombie Saturday Night'#9
- 'Called to Heaven'#10
- 'Trouble Times 3'#11
- 'Distant Thunder'#12
- 'A Time For Jackals'#14
- 'Long Day Dying'#15
- 'The Trial of Marc Spector, Part 1 - "Comes the Night"'#16
- 'The Trial of Marc Spector, Part 2 - "Spoils"'#17
- 'The Trial of Marc Spector Part III: Secrets'#18
- 'The Trial of Marc Spector Part IV: Promises'#19
- 'Broadway Knights'#20
- 'By the Numbers'#21
- 'Number One With a Bullet'#22
- 'The Hate Factory'#23
- 'The Maze'#25
- 'Ghosts of the Past'#26
- 'Scarlet Redemption Part One: Sinners'#27
- 'Scarlet Redemption Part Two: Snares'#28
- 'Scarlet Redemption Part Three: Coming Forth'#32
- 'Half Life'#33
- 'The Grudge'#35
- 'Blood Brothers, Part One: The Family That Slays Together...'#38
- 'Blood Brothers, Part Four of Four: The Avatar of Khonshu'#39
- 'Impending Doom!'#40
- 'Multipe Maniacs'#45
- 'Goblin Knight'#46
- 'Death Watch'#47
- 'The Legacy Quest Scenario'#48
- 'When the Whip Comes Down'#49
- 'Whip Hand'#50
- 'Blood Rites'#51
- 'Knight's Gambit'#53
- 'Werewolf by Knight'#54
- 'Phalkon Corpse'#56
- 'Skeletons in the Closet'#57
- 'Black Sheep'#58
- 'Death In The Family'#59
- 'Bad Blood'#60
- 'The Final Phase'
Marvel Preview (1975)
Marvel Spotlight (1971)
#28 Marvel Team-Up (1972)
- 'The Crushing Conquer-Lord!'#29
- 'The Deadly Gambit of Conquer-Lord!'
#144 Marvel Team-Up (2004)
- 'My Sword I Lay Down!'
#7 Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
- 'Master of the Ring, Part One'#10
- 'Master of the Ring, Part Five'
#52 Moon Knight (1980)
- 'A Little Knight Music'
#1 Moon Knight (1985)
- 'The Macabre Moon Knight'#2
- 'The Slasher'#3
- 'Midnight Means Murder'#4
- 'A Committee of 5'#5
- 'Ghost Story'#6
- 'White Angels'#7
- 'The Moon Kings'#8
- 'Night of the Wolves'#9
- 'Vengeance in Reprise'#10
- 'Too Many Midnights'#11
- 'To Catch a Killer'#13
- 'The Cream of the Jest'#14
- 'Stained Glass Scarlet'#15
- 'Ruling the World From His Basement'#16
- 'Shadows of the Moon'#17
- 'Master Sniper's Legacy'#18
- 'The Slayers Elite'#19
- 'Assault on Island Strange'#20
- 'Cut Adrift Off the Coast of America'#21
- 'The Master of Night Earth'#22
- 'The Dream Demon'#23
- 'Perchance to Scream'#24
- 'Scarlet Moonlight'#25
- 'Black Spectre'#26
- 'Hit It!'#27
- 'Cop Killer!'#29
- 'Morning Star'#30
- 'The Moonwraith, Three Sixes and a Beast'#32
- 'When the Music Stops'#33
- 'Exploding Myths'#34
- 'Primal Scream'#35
- 'Second Wind'#36
- 'Red Sins'
#1 Moon Knight (1998)
- 'Night of the Jackal'#5
- 'Debts and Balances'
#1 Moon Knight (1999)
- 'Full Moon'
#1 Moon Knight (2006)
- 'Top Secret'#2
- 'Weird Wide Web'#3
- 'Mind Maze'#4
- 'Dragon's Madness'
HC vol. 03 Moon Knight Special Edition (1983)
- 'God & Country'#1
- 'The Bottom, Chapter 1: The Fun Stuff'#1 (David Finch Sketch Cover)
- 'The Bottom, Chapter 1: The Fun Stuff'#1 (Directors Cut)
- 'The Bottom, Chapter 1: The Fun Stuff'#1 (not for resale variant)
- 'The Bottom, Chapter 1: The Fun Stuff'#3
- 'The Bottom, Chapter 3: To The Bone'#6
- 'The Bottom, Chapter 6: Glories Such as These'#7
- 'Midnight Sun, Chapter 1: The Woodwork'#9
- 'Midnight Sun, Chapter 3: For the Occasion'#13
- 'The Uses Of Restraint'#14
- 'God and Country: Chapter 1'#15
- 'God and Country: Chapter 2'#16
- 'God and Country: Chapter 3'#20
- 'In The Company Of Wolves'#20 (Variant Sketch Cover)
- 'In The Company Of Wolves'#21
- 'The Death Of Marc Spector: Chapter 1'#22
- 'The Death of Marc Spector: Chapter 2'#23
- 'The Death of Marc Spector: Chapter 3'#24
- 'The Death of Marc Spector: Chapter 4'#25
- 'The Death of Marc Spector: Chapter 5'
Moon Knight: Countdown to Dark (2010)
HC Moon Knight: Divided We Fall (1992)
- 'Moon Knight: Countdown to Dark'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
HC vol. 03 Power Man and Iron Fist (1978)
- 'Captain (Nextwave) to Elements of Doom'
Shadowland: Moon Knight (2010)
#1 The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
#220 The Defenders (1972)
- 'A Coffin For Spider-Man'#355
- 'Total Eclipse of the Moon... Knight'#356
- 'After Midnight!'#357
- 'A Bagel With Nova!'
#49 The Exploits of Spider-Man (1992)
- 'Part Two: Rampage'
The Punisher (1987)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
#22 Vengeance of the Moon Knight (2009)
- 'By the Light of the Silvery Moon Knight!'#23
- 'Guess Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb!'
#4 Werewolf by Night (1972)
- 'Shock and Awe, Chapter 4: Full Moon'#5
- 'Shock and Awe: Chapter 5: Past is Prologue'#6
- 'Shock and Awe, Chapter 6: Knight Falls'#9
West Coast Avengers (1985)
- 'A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven!'#22
- 'The Time of Sands!'#25
- 'The Greatest Show on Earth!'
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