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Headless Horseman is a Harbinger that can appear in all environments of Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4; replacing any other Horsemen.
The head has 100 HP. The body's HP scales depending on what Chapter it is encountered, ranging from 60-300 HP.

Behavior[ | ]

Headless Horseman consists of two entities: The head and the body. Each performs attacks independently of the other.

The head has the following attacks:

  • Shoots 3 projectiles in a spread at Isaac.
  • Charges either left or right off-screen and reappears on the opposite end of the screen. He can charge either one, two or three times.
    • He performs this attack more often if Isaac is to his left or right.
    • This attack deals a full heart of damage.

The body has the following attack:

  • Periodically shoots red Collectible Ipecac iconIpecac-like shots at Isaac, leaving a large puddle of damaging Red Creep on impact.
    • This behavior is similar to Boss Pestilence ingamePestilence's second phase.

Both the head and the body deal a whole heart of contact damage.

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Notes[ | ]

  • In several normal rooms, Headless Horseman's head appears on his own without his body.
    • Two or three of Headless Horseman's heads can be found in the same normal rooms.

Trivia[ | ]

  • Headless Horseman appeared in the original The Binding of Isaac.
  • The Headless Horseman has been a common motif in Europe since the Middle Ages.
  • The boss art shows the head with both eyes, even though its in-game sprite only has one.
  • The boss art shows the horse's head as brown, even though its in-game sprite is black.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) The Delirium version of Headless Horseman's horse resembles Boss Famine ingameFamine's horse rather than Headless Horseman's.