Horizon is a Legend released in  Season 7. She can be unlocked by using in-game currencies.

Name

Horizon means Limitless: Sky.

Background

Almost a century ago, the Outlands were dangling on the edge of a cataclysmic energy crisis. Dr. Mary Somers, a charmingly eccentric astrophysicist, was hired to find a solution. Mary moved her family to the scientific research station on Olympus and set to work.

With the help of her apprentice, Dr. Reid, Mary discovered Branthium - an element she was convinced could be the key to limitless energy. But Branthium can be found only on the accretion disk of a black hole, so Mary and Dr. Reid departed on a dangerous mission to prove her theory right.

Mary promised her son Newton she’d return safe and sound. But Dr. Reid betrayed her, stealing the Branthium and sending her shuttle into the black hole’s orbit. Using her wits, Mary modified her robotic vacuum companion N.E.W.T. to escape. But time moves differently on the outskirts of a black hole, and she was 87 years too late.

Now Mary is determined to fund her research to find a way to go back in time and be with her son. She joins the Apex Games as Horizon, master of gravity, just in time for the next season to debut on Olympus - where her old life once was and where she had promised to return.

Abilities

Tactical Ability: Gravity Lift

Reverses the flow of gravity, lifting players upward and boosting them outward when they exit.

Passive Ability: Spacewalk

Increase air control and reduce fall impacts with Horizon’s custom spacesuit.

Ultimate Ability: Black Hole

Deploy NEWT to create a micro black hole that pulls players in towards it. The black hole instantly destroys doors.

Trivia

  • Horizon is 37 years old
  • Originally, Horizon was a character named Downfall (subtitle: "Populist Pyromaniac"), who was an evil genius CEO-type similar to Lex Luthor, and had abilities based around fire.[1] Her design and story drastically changed over the course of development.
  • Horizon's character was created by the Respawn writer Sam Gill who wrote all her dialogue. Her short "Promise" was written by Amanda Doiron, and it was one of the first things she wrote when she started at Respawn.
  • Horizon is named after Mary Somerville.
  • Horizon is Scottish.
  • Horizon was cast off in the ergosphere of a black hole for at least 87 Olympus years, but for her it was only 246 days.
  • Horizon authored an academic writing named "Utilization of Hyperdense Matter Extracted from Black Hole Ergosphere". A page of it can be partially seen on Wattson's desk.
  • Horizon's black hole ability is similar to the Gravity Star from Titanfall 2.
  • In "The First Ship" quest, Blisk tells Ash that an old friend of hers is back, which is speculated to be Horizon given that Ash knows Horizon.
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