Name Horus
Gender Male
Home Unknown
Role Antagonist
Relations Imhotep (Former Master)
Set (Master)
Age 20 (Estimated)
Death Unknown
Cause of Death Unknown
Status Unknown
Gallery Horus Gallery

Horus is a former protagonist who turned into a secondary antagonist in Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy.

Biography Edit

Early Life Edit

Not much (if any) is known about Horus' early life. He served as an apprentice for Imhotep, alongside Sphinx. During his time working with him, Horus seemed to develop a rivalry with Sphinx.

Retrieving the Blade of Osiris Edit

Horus and Sphinx

Horus gets angry at Sphinx while on the mission.

The first known mission for Sphinx and Horus was to retrieve the Blade of Osiris from the Outskirts of Castle of Uruk, which was ordered by Imhotep. Once the mission began though, Horus grew increasingly more impatient with Sphinx, often running ahead of him.

Eventually, they saw the Blade, leading Horus to run down a bridge to retrieve it without Sphinx. However, he was quickly gunned down by the Castle of Uruk's Eye of Ra. He fell onto a rock passing through a lava canal, only to fall down, and was assumed to be dead.

Reunion and Betrayal Edit

Upon returning to the Great Wall Entrance I, Sphinx encountered Horus, whom he assumed to be dead. Horus tells a tale of how he "heroically" survived, and that Sphinx wouldn't have found the blade without his help. He also mocks him that he couldn't even enter the tower. As part of a ploy to get Sphinx to trust him, he apologizes, claiming he was wrong and that he admired his bravery. In order to prove himself, he gifts his former partner the Dark Stone of Invisibility, and asks for forgiveness for his arrogant past. Once more, he runs off.

Imhotep arrives to warn Sphinx that the Dark Stone of Invisibility causes instant death, and that Horus has betrayed him.

Allegiance to Set Edit

Through spying, Tutankhamen later revealed that there was a meeting between Horus, Set, and Menes within the Castle of Uruk. He discovered that giving Sphinx the Dark Stone of Invisibility was a deliberate attempt to kill him. Horus was last seen being congratulated by Set as the trio walk off. His fate beyond this scene is unknown.

Traits and Appearance Edit

Horus was a demigod bird that resembled a gray-feathered falcon, though he had arms in place of wings. However, he could jump to extreme heights, most likely aided by hollow bones and feathers like regular birds.

His attire consisted of a blue top and pants, a red headpiece with a gem on the forehead, gold gauntlets on his forearms, and gold shin guards. Like Sphinx, he preferred to go barefoot. His eyes were oddly colored, as his sclera were pink and his irises were gold.

Personality Edit

Horus is easily described as competitive, confrontational, brash, arrogant, deceitful and insecure. He was very vocal about his dislike for Sphinx and never missed an opportunity to point out any flaws in his character or abilities that he could find. Imhotep saw great potential in them both, but he did not want to be seen as Sphinx's equal and he sought to outdo him in every way. His failure to retrieve the Blade of Osiris pushed him to the edge, turning his petty grudge into malice. Realizing that he could not match Sphinx's skills in battle, he found more underhanded ways to emerge the victor in his one-sided rivalry.

While Sphinx possessed superhuman strength, strong morals and was quick-witted, Horus relied on his incredible agility and, above all, his cunning. He had no qualms about betraying his longtime allies and endangering the lives of others for his own benefit. He was a master of deception, playing with Sphinx's emotions in order to trick him into forgiving him and accepting a death sentence disguised as a gift.

Trivia Edit

  • In Ancient Egypt, Horus was an Egyptian God that had the appearance of both a human and a falcon. The name "Horus" was owned by two gods: Horus the Elder, and Horus the Younger, the latter of whom is this Horus.
  • Why Horus is allied with Set is unknown, as in the original myth, Horus battled Set due to Set's murdering of his father Osiris.
  • Horus is one of the major antagonistic characters in the game whose fate was left undetermined by the end of the game, possibly to be used in a potential sequel.
  • In the instruction booklet for the game, Horus is stated as being friends with Nefertiti. This is odd, as they never interact in-game. This information being published was most likely the result of scrapped plans that gave both characters bigger roles in the story, as a good chunk of content was cut from the final release.
    • There is also the fact that beyond gameplay information, the booklet is very misinformational.