This article refers to the boss. For the item sharing the same name, see Little Horn (item).

Little Horn (リトルホーン Ritoruhōn) is a boss added in the Afterbirth DLC. He is encountered in Chapter 1.


Little Horn is smaller and similar to Loki both in design and somewhat in combat. He is grey-colored and sport with stubby limbs, short horns, red eyes, and a single sharp tooth from his bottom jaw.

He is always seen floating around the room.


Little Horn constantly moves away from Isaac. He creates pits to throw regular or mega troll bombs into and causes them to randomly appear on screen. He also uses pits to randomly appear on screen. Little Horn may use a hole to relocate and leave a troll bomb in his place, he will do that many times. He spits smoking black balls to chase Isaac, the balls can be killed. He can create 3-5 moving pits that will hurt Isaac if he falls in one. Little Horn can also spawn one stationary hole that disappears after several seconds.

When Little Horn dies, he disappears into a hole in the floor with his red eyes flashing. The hole closes shortly after.


  • Little Horn cannot summon holes if he is above the pits.


  • Little Horn art

    Little Horn's concept art.

    Little Horn is one of the few bosses to have a concept art. Two others being Dingle and Rag Man.
  • Little Horn is named after the boss of the same name from one of Edmund's previous games, Super Meat Boy.
  • Little Horn is created due to Edmund McMillen's love for Loki's design.[1]
    • Despite being a Cave boss as Edmund said, Little Horn is currently a Chapter 1 boss.
    • Edmund also refers Little Horn as male.
  • Little Horn is also named after the "eleventh horn" of the terrible ten-horned beast from Daniel's vision of the Bible. Eventually, it refers to the Antichrist.


Regular Bosses
BlastocystChubDaddy Long LegsDark OneDingleDuke of FliesThe FallenFistulaGeminiGurdyGurdy Jr.GurglingsThe HauntLarry Jr.LokiMama GurdyMask of InfamyMega FattyMega MawMonstroMr. FredPeepPinPolycephalusScolexTurdlingsWidow

Afterbirth: BrownieDangleLittle HornRag ManTurdlings
Afterbirth †: Big HornRag Mega
Antibirth-only: Baby PlumBeelzeblubChimeraGreat GideonHornfelThe RainmakerReap CreepRotgutThe ScourgeThe SirenTuff TwinsWormwood

Posthumous Bosses
The AdversaryThe Blighted OvumThe BloatThe CageCarrion QueenThe GateThe HollowThe HuskLokiiMonstro IITeratomaThe Wretched

Afterbirth: The ForsakenThe FrailThe Stain
Antibirth-only: The HereticThe PileThe Visage

Alternative Bosses

Afterbirth †: Sisters Vis

ConquestWarFamineDeathPestilenceHeadless Horseman
Final Bosses
???IsaacIt LivesThe LambMega SatanMomMom's HeartSatan

Afterbirth: HushUltra Greed
Afterbirth †: Delirium
Antibirth-only: The Witness

Seven Deadly Sins
Seven Super Deadly Sins
Super EnvySuper GluttonySuper GreedSuper LustSuper PrideSuper SlothSuper WrathUltra Pride
Angels / Demons
KrampusGabrielUrielFallen Angels
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