Present throughout history, horned helmets have always been popular among knights. They were particularly popular in tournaments.
You’d think these impractical adornments would stay out of a battlefield but that wasn’t the case.
Be it respect to gods or to pay tribute to one’s Coat of Arms, they sure were stylish.
Some maladies don’t profile, they simply exist. There is no running away once this one has manifested itself, but you can’t blame anyone from at least trying to outrun it.
Or from the people that are looking to eradicate it.