A rival for one's love
...a man who acts as a rival of Germio in a battle to make Bianca, his love interest, love him. Both of them are suitors for Bianca at the beginning of the play. However, both are rejected so much that they eventually scheme together to pull something off. He eventually disguises himself as Bianca's music instructor, named Litio, so that he may court her. Eventually, both Germio and Hortensio are stopped and their plan fails thanks to Lucentio. Hortensio ends up with a widow at the end of it all.
TAMING OF THE SHREW - Shakespeare (2005 Live Performance)