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Dear Dr. Mary Somers,

You don’t know what it meant to me to hear his voice again. Well, that was daft… Of course you know what it meant. I dinnae know what I can say to you that you don’t already know, but maybe some things have faded with time. For that, I can offer a wee refresher… I had so much doubt. I’ve been goin’ full tilt for so long—solving an energy crisis, escaping a black hole, fighting my way to the Apex Games—that doubt rarely had time to seed. Being a bloody genius doesn’t hurt much either. But I felt it not but a week ago. What if I don’t make it back? Then I heard your message — and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. But you knew that too, didn’t you? I hope to do you and him proud, you brilliant lassie. Til we meet again.
Sincerely,
Dr. Mary Somers.[1]

Horizon
Horizon.jpg
Gravitational Manipulator
Details
Real Name Dr. Mary Somers
Gender Female
Age 37
Home World Psamathe
Gameplay
Legend Type Offensive.svg Offensive
Tactical Ability Gravity Lift.svg Gravity Lift
Passive Ability Spacewalk.svg Spacewalk
Ultimate Ability Black Hole.svg Black Hole
Real-world Info
Voice Actor Elle Newlands

Horizon is a Legend released in Season 7.svg Season 7 that is locked from the base game. She can be unlocked by using digital currency; either Legend Tokens 12,000 or Apex Coins 750, or by buying the Champion Edition.

Horizon is an Offensive.svg Offensive Legend with gravity-based abilities. Her tactical ability Gravity Lift.svg Gravity Lift, when deployed on the ground, lifts any player that steps into it into the air. Her passive ability Spacewalk.svg Spacewalk increases her in-air movement speed and decreases her movement delay after falling from a height. Her ultimate ability Black Hole.svg Black Hole throws a device that causes nearby enemies and grenades to be pulled toward its center.

Abilities[]

Gravity Lift[]

Gravity Lift.svg Tactical Q/LB/L1/LB
Gravity Lift
Description Reverses the flow of gravity, lifting players upward and boosting them outward when they exit.
Cooldown 20 seconds

  • Lifts players to a maximum of 30 meters off the ground.
  • Stays active for 10 seconds.
  • Cooldown starts after 10 seconds. (If the Gravity Lift is immediately activated, the cooldown starts when the ability ends.)
  • Players will automatically be kicked out after 2 seconds.

  • Can be destroyed by Wattson’s Interception Pylon.svg Interception Pylon.
  • Can also lift Tridents.
  • Can bend the trajectory of ordnances, causing them to be lifted as well.

  • Aside from helping your squad reach high ground, you can also use it to disorient enemies by throwing it under their feet.
  • Gravity Lift can block off doorways and corridors. Make sure not to block off yourself or your teammates.
  • You can use Gravity Lift to Launch your knocked teammates to safer locations. Make sure to toss your Gravity Lift away from your knocked teammate so they don't go in an unintended direction.

  • It can stick to the top of Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection.svg Dome of Protection.


  • Spacewalk[]

    Spacewalk.svg Passive
    Spacewalk
    Description Increase air control and reduce fall impacts with Horizon’s custom spacesuit.
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    • When landing after a fall from a high place, Horizon can start moving sooner than every other legend.
    • Horizon makes quicker turns in mid-air.

  • Spacewalk combines with Octane's Launch Pad.svg Launch Pad.

  • Unlike other legends, if you are falling down a shaft with a zipline, Horizon does not have to grab the zipline to avoid a fall stun.


  • Black Hole[]

    Black Hole.svg Ultimate Z/LB+RB/L1+R1/LB+RB
    Black Hole
    Description Deploy N.E.W.T. to create a micro black hole that pulls players in towards it.
    Charge time 3 minutes

    • Lasts 12 seconds.
    • N.E.W.T. has 175 HP and can be destroyed.
    • Takes 2 seconds to activate once landed.
    • Enemies are highlighted if their position is behind the N.E.W.T.
    • Pulls enemies even from behind obstacles such as walls and doors.

  • Can be destroyed by Wattson's Interception Pylon.svg Interception Pylon and Crypto’s Drone EMP.svg Drone EMP.
  • Can change the speed and trajectory of Caustic's Nox Gas Grenade.svg Nox Gas Grenade.

  • Try to combine the black hole with area-of-effect attacks like Grenades, Caustic's Nox Gas Grenade.svg Nox Gas Grenade, Revenant's Silence.svg Silence, and Fuse's The Motherlode.svg The Motherlode.
  • If you yourself are caught in the black hole, you can either use mobility abilities, such as Wraith's Into the Void.svg Into the Void, or destroy it to escape the black hole.

  • Can destroy Wraith’s Dimensional Rift.svg Dimensional Rift if at least one side of the portal is within range of N.E.W.T. This is maybe due to some geometry on Olympus.
  • In very rare cases, the ability can get deflected by Bloodhound's Eye of the Allfather.svg Eye of the Allfather, even though the scan should be a visual effect.


  • Lore[]

    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.

    Background[]

    Dr. Mary Somers was born on Psamathe in 2608. At some point, she obtained a doctorate degree in astrophysics, as well as gave birth to her beloved son, Newton.

    Promise[]

    Philanthropist Lillian Peck proposed that, due to the limited resources within the Outlands, a critical energy crisis would occur within twenty years. [2] Scrambling to find a solution, Somers and her assistant, Dr. Ashleigh Reid, discovered the element branthium, of which even the smallest shards could serve as an extremely potent energy source. [3] However, branthium could only be naturally found on the accretion disk of a black hole. In 2646, in an attempt to save the Outlands, Somers and Reid made an expedition to a black hole to obtain the element. Before departing, Somers promised her son Newton that she would return to him. [4] He was left in the care of Peck during her journey. [5]

    Somers set out in a capsule to obtain a small piece of branthium, which she successfully transferred back to Reid in the main ship. However, Reid betrayed Somers, detaching the capsule’s tether and leaving the latter stranded in the orbit of the black hole. Somers struggled, but eventually extracted her own branthium with the help of N.E.W.T., her vacuum drone, and was able to use it to return to Psamathe.

    However, nothing was the same when Somers returned. Despite only 246 days passing for her, 87 years had passed on Psamathe due to time dilation. As a result, Olympus was abandoned and in ruins, and Newton had passed away long ago. Still wishing to fulfill her promise, she decided to join the Apex Games in order to fund research into time travel so she could return to her son. [4] She received an offer for financial support towards this endeavor from Hammond Robotics, but she declined it, still not ready to place her trust in others. [6]

    While his mother was stranded in space, Newton served as a member of Project: Iris and was one of Pathfinder’s creators. He held high respect for Dr. Reid based on her work with Somers, not knowing how she betrayed her. [3]

    Pathfinder's Quest[]

    Somers met with Pathfinder during his search for his creators, discussing branthium and the origins of Project: Iris. [3]

    Season 7[]

    One day, during a match on Olympus, Somers found an audio log from Newton. Determined, she found several more before rerouting a phase runner to her old home, where she was met with a recording from herself in the past, revealing that her time travel research proves fruitful. [7]

    The Legacy Antigen[]

    While some of the other Legends departed for Gaea, Somers stayed on Olympus to help mitigate the Medusa outbreak. As the epidemic continued and the Medusa vines spread, Olympus continued to suffer heavy structural damage, damaging equipment and troubling Somers, who didn’t wish to see her home destroyed even further. While conducting research with Wattson, she was approached by Ash, who forcefully requested structural engineers to secure a local Arenas site. Immediately after, an earthquake struck, causing the ceiling to cave in. Somers was saved by Ash, who pushed her away from the falling debris. Before leaving, Ash stated that Somers was doing great work in protecting Lilian Peck’s legacy, and that her son would be proud of her. Somers, confused and distressed at the mention of her son, wondered aloud how Ash knew about her son, with Wattson suggesting the inscription on Pathfinder’s newly constructed statue. [8]

    When the Legends returned from Gaea with several Carthage spiders, Somers used their enzymes to create a serum that would help to vaccinate the populace and stop the vines. However, it is found that this will only delay further growth of the vines. [9]

    Somers decided to send the Icarus fleet - minus the flagship, whose vines were too embedded to break free - to the black hole on which she was stranded. She was once again approached by Ash, who told her that Lilian Peck would thank her for saving Olympus, and would tell her that she is never alone. [10]

    Season 10[]

    Somers awakes from a dream, where she is spoken to by Lilian Peck. She talks to Pathfinder about this, as he was present for The Event. She learns that Newton had checked into the lab on Olympus on the day of the incident, and while he was officially regarded as deceased, a body was never recovered. Remembering Ash’s words to her at their last meeting, she inquires about Pathfinder’s “relationship” with the simulacrum, where he lets slip that she holds the Olympus access codes, which were supposedly only known to Peck.

    Believing Ash to be a reconstruction of Peck, Somers travels to the wreckage of Skull Town on Kings Canyon, where she is confronted and attacked by Revenant. [11] Breaking free of his grasp, she reveals her reason for intruding on his “home”: as he is the only simulacrum to have ever recovered their original identity and personality, she wishes to know how. Revenant angrily states that there are special codes in the systems of simulacrums constructed after him, and that a simulacrum cannot wake up without them.

    Somers departs and meets with Crypto, who gives her jailbreak codes to free a simulacrum’s personality. She then travels to Olympus in an attempt to awaken Peck from within Ash. Unbeknownst to her, Revenant is following her. [5]

    Somers confronts Ash at her base of operations and begins reciting the codes given by Crypto, stunning the simulacrum. Revenant takes this opportunity to attempt to destroy Ash, fracturing her faceplate. After Somers finishes delivering the codes, an awakened Ash stares bewildered at her, astonished that she “survived.” At this moment, Somers discovers the true identity of Ash: Dr. Ashleigh Reid, her betrayer. [12] For a brief moment, Reid’s consciousness (henceforth referred to as Leigh) was present, and told Somers that she knows what happened to her son. However, Ash quickly represses her original persona. [13] She presses Ash for answers, but receives only admonishment, weeping as the simulacrum walks away. [14]

    Trouble in Paradise[]

    During an Apex Games match on Storm Point, Somers is placed on a team with Crypto and Wattson, who have been scouring arenas for old IMC-produced machine parts. The latter two go on ahead, where they are confronted by Ash. [15]

    Somers later confronts Ash in a small IMC facility on Gaea. During this engagement, Leigh takes over and tells her old colleague that Newton did not die during the Phase Runner Incident. Ash quickly resumes control, shattering the sword used by Amelie Paquette to kill her human body. Somers threatens to kill the simulacrum, but Ash taunts her, saying that she would take any potential information about Newton with her in death. [16][17]

    Cosmetic Items[]

    Skins[]

    There are a total of 52 Legend skins for Horizon; 10 Legendary, 7 Epic, 19 Rare and 16 Common.

    1. Included in the Horizon Launch Bundle.

    Badges[]

    Finishers[]

    Main article: Finisher

    Emotes[]

    Main article: Emote
    • Mom Dance - Crafting Metals 1,200
    • Inspiration - Crafting Metals 400
    • Hover Pen - Default

    Skydive Emotes[]

    Main article: Skydive Emote

    Holosprays[]

    Main article: Holospray

    Music Packs[]

    Main article: Music Pack

    Loading Screens[]

    Main article: Loading Screen

    Voice lines[]


    History[]


    Development[]

    • Originally, Horizon was a character named Firebug with fire-based abilities and was a germaphobe.[18]
      • She was also said to be an evil genius CEO-type similar to Lex Luthor.[19] Interestingly, there was another datamined Legend named Downfall who had the title "Populist Pyromaniac".
    • Horizon's character was created by the Respawn writer Sam Gill who wrote all her dialogue.[20][21] Her short "Promise" was written by Amanda Doiron, and it was one of the first things she wrote when she started at Respawn.[22]
    • Horizon is named after Mary Somerville.[23]

    Teasers[]

    • In "The Broken Ghost" quest, Ash recites some lines from Horizon. Lifeline comments Ash "tried to be a 'wee bit' Scottish."
    • At the end of the Season 6 gameplay trailer, Kuben Blisk says "Something big is on the horizon."
    • In "The First Ship" quest, Kuben Blisk tells Ash that "an old friend of hers is back", with Horizon resurfacing at almost the same time. Season 11's quest Chapter 1 confirms that Blisk was indeed referring to Horizon.
    • On October 13, 2020, the first set of gravity lifts, that were placed around Kings Canyon and World's Edge at the start of Season 6.svg Season 6, began to activate. Horizon asks the player to meet her in the Firing Range to do some tests for her. After completing the "A Wee Experiment" challenges, Horizon introduces herself as Dr. Mary Somers, a.k.a. Horizon. The player is given the Horizon's Test Subject badge.
      • On the same day, the Apex Legends Champion Edition Trailer was released which teases a new Legend for Season 7 and Horizon's silhouette. When the trailer promotes that the Edition unlocks "9 Legends," Horizon can be seen to the right of the banners in the background, between Rampart and Revenant's heads.
    • On October 19th, 2020, the Apex Legends Twitter account tweeted a transmission from Horizon of her saying "branthium" (which was also mentioned by Ash at the end of "The Broken Ghost").
    • On October 21st, 2020, the Apex Legends Twitter account tweeted another transmission from Horizon. This time she says "...a wee bit of betrayal...eh, dearie? I was so daft." (These lines were said by Ash at the end of "The Broken Ghost")
    • On October 23rd, 2020, the Apex Legends Twitter account tweeted a third transmission from Horizon. She reveals that she is on a ship and has been off-world for 5 months but is scared to do the math for how long that would mean back home (due to time dilation). She is working on how to fuse the branthium without critical mass. She also wonders what "he" is doing.
    • On October 26th, 2020, "Promise" was released.
    • On October 28th, 2020, the Season 7 Launch Trailer was released.
    • On October 30th, 2020, the Season 7 Gameplay Trailer was released.

    Trivia[]

    • 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.[24]
    • Horizon's black hole ability is similar to the Gravity Star from Titanfall 2.
    • Horizon's drone NEWT is seemingly named after her son Newton. She sometimes talks to her drone as if it is her son.
    • Horizon has ADHD, confirmed by her voice actress Elle Newlands.
    • Horizon's name could be attributed to the event horizon of a black hole, where nothing can escape the tug of the black hole.
    • At the end of Season 7.svg Season 7, players who played Horizon were able to re-route the Phase Runner by activating the panel at Hammond Labs. It would take them to a secret inaccessible area at Bonsai Plaza, to hear a message from Newton, as well as earn some free rewards. Upon completion of the message, the Phase Runner would take the player to Rift Aftermath as normal. (This can only be done once per match by anyone.)
    • Her All Charged Up finisher is the only finisher to have ever been changed, as, in the 8.1 Update, the time to complete the finisher was increased from 4.21 seconds to 6 seconds and added a little more animation in the beginning. This is because the finisher was faster than other legends’ finishers before the change, even Pathfinder's Hi-5 finisher, the current fastest finisher in the game, making it one of the most powerful finishers in the game.
    • Ash is the only person that Horizon hates. [25]
    • Despite Horizon having a child, she has never mentioned the father.

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