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The Horseman of Conquest (also known as The Horseman of Pestilence, by the residents of Roanoke), is the third of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in TV show Sleepy Hollow. He appears as a Japanese Samurai wielding a bow riding a black horse. His human avatar is yet to be revealed.


Season One

Conquest was first seen in a prophetic dream had by Ichabod Crane riding along side the other three horsemen.

Conquest's first physical appearance was when he was chasing Thomas Grey into Sleepy Hollow in order to spread a plague through modern-day Sleepy Hollow that he had placed on the people of the Colony of Roanoke centuries ago. After Abbie Mills and Ichabod Crane discovered the survivors of Roanoke and the plague, they learned of the Horseman (known as Pestilence and identified as Conquest by Ichabod) and his goal to enter their realm through his plague in order to join up with Death. Later, the Horseman tried to stop the two from healing Thomas of his plague as it would make him unable to manifest a physical form in the real world. Despite his efforts, Ichabod and Thomas were healed of the plague, causing Conquest to dematerialize into dust as he was making a charge towards Abbie.


Conquest did not appeared in season 2 as rumored, yet many fans suspected that Frank Irving, Luke Morales, Sheriff Leena Reyes, Nick Hawley, Katrina Crane or Benjamin Franklin could be the next Horseman.



  • In the actual Book of Revelations, Conquest is the First Horseman of the Apocalypse, who wields a bow and rides a white horse. In the series the Headless Horseman known as Death, is the first horseman who rides a white horse while Conquest rides a black horse (the horse more commonly associated with Famine).
  • In the early 1900s depictions of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse in pop culture began referring to the Horseman of Conquest as Pestilence in order to distinguish a difference from the second horseman, War.
  • Since both Death and War were once mortal men who sold their souls to Moloch, it is possible that Conquest was also a mortal man who sold his soul.
  • So far, it seems like Conquest/Pestilence's only ability displayed is his ability to spread sickness. But if the sickness is contained, the Horseman can't do anything.


Sleepy Hollow Villains

Abyzou | Ancitif | Andy Brooks | Armin & Hagen | Atticus Nevins | Brom Bones | Brom Van Brunt | Banastre Tarleton | Benedict Arnold | Carlton | Carmilla Pines | Conquest | Demons | Dr. Japeth Leeds | Erza Mills | Evil Frank Irving | Famine | Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | Gina Lambert | Golem | Gorgon | Gunther | Headless Horseman | Headless Horseman (Disney) | Headless Horseman (folklore) | Headless Horseman's Head | Headless Horseman (Sleepy Hollow) | Headless Horseman (Sleepy Hollow 1999) | Hellfire Club | Henry Parrish | Hessians | Hidden One | James Colby | Katrina Crane | Kindred | Lady Van Tassel | Lilith the Succubus | Marcus Collins | Mary Wells | Moloch | Order of the Blood Moon | Orion | Pandora | Pied Piper | Randall Martin | Reaver | Ro'kenhronteys | Serilda of Abaddon | Sheriff Leena Reyes | Solomon Kent | The Four Who Speak As One | Tree Monster | William Howe | Yao-Quai

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