The adorable hippopotamus god in ‘Moon Knight’ is ruling the internet

Taweret Moon Knight

This article contains spoilers for Moon Knight episode 5

This week’s Moon Knight took us on a whistlestop tour of the Egyptian afterlife. While sailing through an endless desert, we learned that the hearts of the dead must be weighed against a feather. If the scales balance it’s a blissful eternity in the Field of Reeds, if they don’t you’re sucked into sandy oblivion.

Our teacher was the goddess Taweret (voiced and performed by Antonia Talib in her first screen role). She is a stark contrast to the homicidal Khonshu, as she is funny, self-deprecating, and willing to bend the rules of the afterlife to help Marc and Steven. And the internet, quite predictably, has fallen in love with her.

Here’s how’s she’s going down:

Some fans can’t get over how adorable the character looks in addition to her kind heart.

Some are also hoping this isn’t the last we see of her:

Given the fact that Marvel fans are rooting for the characters, everyone seems to be taking a very dim view of Marc’s harebrained scheme to murder her and steal her boat:

Fingers-crossed, we haven’t seen the last of Taweret, and hopefully, she’ll appear in the season finale next week.

However, now’s not a great time to be a god in the MCU. In July, Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher will arrive in Thor: Love and Thunder, whose deicidal crusade has already claimed the lives of countless gods. He’ll need to show off his skills to establish himself as a threat, but let’s just hope Taweret is too adorable to be considered a candidate.

Moon Knight‘s finale will air on Disney Plus on May 4.

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David James

David James

London-based writer about everything and anything. Willing to crawl over rusty nails to write about Metal Gear Solid or Resident Evil.