“You think we're still in school? Well, let me give you an education! First, you will fall, and then Hector. Pherae and Ostia will be crushed beneath my boot!”
—Erik when battling Eliwood in Chapter 14 of Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
Erik (エリック, Erikku) is a boss character in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken and Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. He is the son of Darin, and later the marquess of Laus. He was jealous of Eliwood and Hector due to not being able to match them during their school days. After he is defeated, Eliwood and Hector interrogate him. It is from him that Eliwood learns of Darin's dealings with Ephidel and Lord Elbert's connection to the rebellion. Erik is last seen laughing madly and fleeing after finding out about Darin's abandonment of him and telling Eliwood his information. Though it is later implied Erik turned over a new leaf as he inherits the title of Marquess of Laus.
Twenty years later, during the Bern invasion of Lycia, Erik once again turns traitor out of fear of Bern, and is killed by Roy's passing army.
Erik is the boss of Chapter 4 in Binding Blade and Chapter 14 in Rekka no Ken. In Rekka no Ken, Erik carries a Silver Lance that he will drop when he is defeated.
Fire Emblem: Binding BladeEdit
In Fire Emblem: Binding Blade, Erik appears in the beginning of Chapter 4, speaking with one of Bern's Wyvern Lords, Narcian. They discuss an arrangement that involved Clarine, who Narcian was fond of.
Upon hearing that Roy and his forces were approaching Castle Laus, Erik mobilized his forces and launched a defensive attack on the group to prove his worth to Bern as an ally. Erik's forces were defeated however, and he was killed defending Castle Laus's gate, repeating there that Lycia had no future against Bern. His actions would shock Roy who had always thought the Marquesses of Lycia all shared an unbreakable bond.
Erik is shown to be a weak willed and jealous individual with a duplicitous side. In the past while studying in Ostia he was classmates with Eliwood and Hector. Despite feigning friendship to Eliwood and Hector, Erik secretly hated the two as they were always more successful and liked than him. Erik held his father in high regard and was devastated by his betrayal of him.
20 years later, Erik appeared to have gone somewhat mad around the time of Bern's invasion and believed nothing could stop the sheer power of Bern. Despite Erik's previous actions, Roy and the Lycian nobility were shocked by his betrayal. Due to this, it can be assumed Erik had stayed out of trouble in the past 20 years.
Normal Modes and Eliwood Hard ModeEdit
* Dropped upon defeat
** Replaces Silver Lance in Eliwood Hard Mode; dropped upon defeat
Hector Hard ModeEdit
* Dropped upon defeat
“Laus is the true throne of Lycia! Taste my lance!”
—Erik's battle quote in Rekka no Ken
“Unhand me! I am no one's prisoner! Gwaaa!”
—Erik's defeat quote in Rekka no Ken
“You fools who are bound down by old, moldy tradition! I shall teach you the ways of the world!”
—Erik's battle quote in Binding Blade
“Ha... haha... Fools... There is no future to those... who try to oppose absolute power...”
—Erik's death quote in Binding Blade
Special conversations (Rekka No Ken)Edit
Eliwood: Erik! Stop this nonsense. I've no wish to strike down a fellow classmate.
Erik: You sentimental fool! You think we're still in school? Well, let me give you an education! First, you will fall, and then Hector. Pherae and Ostia will be crushed beneath my boot! Soon, all of Lycia will be under our control!!!
Erik: You've always been... an eyesore to me. No matter how hard I tried... You two garnered all the attention...all the praise. In the classroom... on the training grounds... Everywhere and everything!
Hector: Erik. You always did care more about appearances than ability. If you'd had even a hint of skill, perhaps you'd--
Erik: Hold your tongue! I will hear no more! No more!
- In Binding Blade, Erik becomes involved in a situation involving a young Troubadour, similar to his father Darin in Rekka no Ken (Darin with Priscilla, and Erik with Clarine). The latter, however, was on behalf of Narcian, while the former was on his own personal agenda.
- According to a Japanese gaming news website, Erik landed 72nd place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Binding Blade.