Gorton is somewhat of a glass cannon. His high damage output, due to his sickle, combined with his 3 starting health, makes him a high-risk high-reward character.
Gorton is also one of three special bosses (see here).
Try and get the sickle to hover on the enemies, since it does contact damage based on how long it's been touching. Take advantage of his high speed and circle the room. If you miss with your sickle, don't stop; just wait for it to come back and make another pass. Due to the nature of the sickle, all damage ups are very helpful. It's advised to try and purchase them if possible. Another helpful item is blubber. He is so fast he can afford to lose some speed, and the health is very useful.
- If you charge up the sickle and pause, then unpause, the sickle can continue spinning, and if done continuously it will continue to spin in a circle.