The unfair, damaging and hurtful stigmas surround mental health conditions are thankfully being constantly eroded. In a further blow to such stigmatisation, Disney recently announced that the hero of its upcoming Marvel series 'Moon Knight' is what it describes as 'Batman with multiple personality disorder'.
The protagonist of Moon Knight is Marc Spector, a former CIA agent turned international mercenary. Spector is killed during a disastrous mission to an archaeological dig in Egypt but is brought back to life, this time with super strength, by the Egyptian god Khonshu. This second chance has, however, unintentional consequences when Spector begins hearing voices, before going on to develop several alter egos (including millionaire playboy Steven Grant and taxi drive Jake Lockley).
Many other well-known Marvel characters have battled with their inner demons but Moon Knight is the first that is so explicitly defined by them. A spokesperson for Disney said: "Beyond boxing, he knows several martial arts, is a talented athlete and gymnast, and can speak several languages. Unfortunately, these abilities are balanced by an uneven mental state that manifests itself in bouts of depression and multiple identity disorder."
With the introduction of Moon Knight, Disney is attempting to modernise its image as it launches the new streaming service Disney+. As part of this modernisation, the globally-recognised animation company also recently introduced Ms Marvel, the first ever Muslim superheroine. Moon Knight is set to air on Disney+ in 2022.
As a supplier of pressure therapy garments to people with autism, Jobskin are only too aware of the stigmatisation faced by people with mental health conditions. We are therefore extremely excited and encouraged with this recent news from Disney.
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