Real Name: Raoul Bushman
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Bushman has no superhuman powers, but he is an expert in guerilla warfare and highly proficient in the use of most conventional firearms. He has peak human physical strength and is highly athletic and agile. He sometimes uses metal teeth so that in hand-to-hand combat he can draw his enemy in close to him to tear the enemy apart with his teeth.
Bushman was a former mercenary in the Sudan with Spector as his former right hand man. Bushman and his men came upon Dr. Peter Alruane and his daughter Marlene and attempted to kill both in order to steal the Egyptian gold Alruane had discovered. When Spector, disgusted by Bushman's senseless murder, tried to save Alruane and his daughter, Bushman beat Spector and left him for dead. It was while lying near death that Spector encountered the spirit of Khonshu and adopted the identity of Moon Knight. In this new guise, Spector defeated Bushman and rescued the Alruanes and their discovered Egyptian gold.
Much later, Bushman would attempt revenge against Spector while he was in the states. Failing that, he set himself up as General and President for life in the African Republic of Burunda. He funded his campaign on coca plant cultivation (for cocaine production). Defeated by Moon Knight once again, Bushman was deposed from his position in Burunda. Still, later, Bushman would engage in a quiet assassination attempt on Russian ambassadors in an attempt to end Glasnost. He was defeated by Moon Knight and taken into police custody where he presumably remains.
Bushman is easily recognized by the white tattooed Death's Head mask on his face and the steel fangs that he sometimes employs. When Bushman appeared in his undercover attempt to assassinate Russian ambassadors, the Death's head tattoo seemed to be gone and it's only remainder a dark, less conspicuous, manta ray-like design on the forehead.
In the 2006 Moon Knight series by Charlie Huston, Bushman is seemingly killed by Moon Knight after a brutal rooftop battle. In an insane attempt to bring their feud to an end, Moon Knight uses the sharp end of his crescent dart to carve off Bushman's face.
After this, Spector believes he is continually visited by Khonshu in the form of a faceless Bushman so that he is reminded of "his greatest work".
First Appearance: Moon Knight (1980) #1
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Heroic Age: Villains (2011)
#1 Marc Spector: Moon Knight (1989)
- 'Heroic Age Villains'
#1 Moon Knight (1980)
- 'New Moon'#2
- 'Hunter's Moon'#3
- 'Butcher's Moon'#11
- 'Distant Thunder'#12
- 'A Time For Jackals'#13
- 'Brush Fire'#14
- 'Long Day Dying'#15
- 'The Trial of Marc Spector, Part 1 - "Comes the Night"'#16
- 'The Trial of Marc Spector, Part 2 - "Spoils"'#37
- 'Blood Brothers, Part Three of Four: The Fall and Rise of Moon Knight!'
#1 Moon Knight (1998)
- 'The Macabre Moon Knight'#1#9
- 'Vengeance in Reprise'#10
- 'Too Many Midnights'
#1 Moon Knight (2006)
- 'Phase 1: Eclipse'#3
- 'Phase III: Halfshadow'#4
- 'Phase IV: Full Moon'
#2 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
- 'The Bottom, Chapter 2: Fear, More than God'#3
- 'The Bottom, Chapter 3: To The Bone'#4
- 'The Bottom, Chapter 4: Interest in a Mirror'#6
- 'The Bottom, Chapter 6: Glories Such as These'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Update '89 (1989)
#1 Vengeance of the Moon Knight (2009)
- 'Adversary to Chameleon'
- 'Shock and Awe, Chapter 2: The Sentry's Curse'#3
- 'Shock and Awe, Chapter 3: The Bushman Cometh'#4
- 'Shock and Awe, Chapter 4: Full Moon'#5
- 'Shock and Awe: Chapter 5: Past is Prologue'#6
- 'Shock and Awe, Chapter 6: Knight Falls'
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