Lieutenant Hootingham-Gore is one of the members of the Triumgorate and a major villain in Dragon Quest IX. The Triumgorate is a trio of Lieutenants who serve the House of Gitt and were resurrected by the main antagonist as animals, along with the evil King Godwyn, whom they currently work under.
Hootingham was resurrected as a humanoid owl (or rather, a humanoid with an owl for a head) and is easily the most cunning and merciless of the Triumgorate members. His specialty is magic and knows various elemental as well as recovery spells, he can even resurrect the dead. He shows no tolerance to failure, like when he finished off a Fright Knight who failed to fulfill his mission and was defeated by the Hero/Heroine.