Horatio is the prized boar of Elsinore Farm, who loves a good fight and a good scratch behind the ears. His family loves him and tries to keep him hidden from the Highwaymen, who are always looking for a new beast to eat. Alas, the Highwaymen eventually found out about Horatio, killed his family and locked him in a shed. Six Highwaymen were gored by Horatio before they could subdue the boar. The Highwaymen planned to keep Horatio locked up until their truck arrived to transport him. After which, the Highwaymen planned to cook and serve Horatio at the next Highwaymen derby. The Security Captain took out Horatio's guards and liberated him before the Highwaymen's plans could come to fruition however. After mourning his murdered family, Horatio becomes the Captain's Fang for Hire.
Horatio serves as a tank-style companion. Leveling him up allows him to destroy the shields of shield-bearing Highwaymen, revive on his own when knocked out, and perform a devastating charge attack against anything in his path.
Horatio's extremely high health and lethal melee attacks, coupled with his propensity to draw the attention of nearly every enemy in the area, make him one of the most powerful Guns for Hire in the game. Fully leveled he can and will kill all but the most elite enemies outright, making him capable of clearing even top-tier outpost all on his own. Because the Highwaymen will be focusing almost exclusively on him, the Captain can often snipe them from hiding without fear of discovery. Horatio's only weakness are gunmen in places he cannot reach, like snipers stationed on rooftops, but his aforementioned synergies with sniping tactics usually make this a non-issue.
Being at least half again as large as regular boars, Horatio is quite effective at protecting the Captain from wild boar attacks. Running into a pack will usually result in Horatio challenging and subjugating the alpha, which prompts the other boars to flee.