Horatio Hornblower is loyal, brave, and kind. He's always one to stick up for those who need sticking up for. He is admired throughout the ship and shows great potential in the Navy. He follows orders without question and has great respect for Captain Pellew. However, Horatio also has a tendency to believe anything he says will happen and that his sailors will simply obey him without reason. He's also a bit naive about life in the Navy in the beginning.