Horace Radiche is an optional, minor boss in Cuphead. He is part of The Root Pack, located in the Botanic Panic! level of Inkwell Isle One. The Radish is summoned if the player chooses not to attack Ollie Bulb, who summons him after smiling and returning underground.
After he is spawned, the player's progress on the death screen will be replaced with a question mark, indicating this is an optional, or "secret" path.
He is an anthropomorphic radish character with green eyes, triangular sharp teeth, a purple nose and eyebrows, and brown arms. Horace is much smaller than the other members of the Root Pack, being roughly the size of Cuphead and Mugman.
Horace Radiche is a little fella with a lot to prove. He seems to be easily agitated and quite aggressive, given his expression throughout most of the fight.
Horace Radiche has one attack. Immediately after popping out of the ground, he spins across the ground like a top while Chauncey Chantenay attacks as usual. In Expert Mode, Horace has a higher top speed and acceleration, he also jumps out quicker. Since Ollie Bulb does not appear for you to spare him in Simple Mode, Horace does not appear in Simple Mode either.
When defeated, he sits on the ground with a dazed expression before slicing apart.
- The spritesheet for Horace could be found in the game's files from release, but the character was not officially implemented until version 1.2 (likely due to time constraints).
- Horace’s name is an obvious pun on the word ”Horseradish“.
- Horace is to only member of The Root Pack that comes out of the ground completely.
- The Art of Cuphead, Horace Radiche, page 46