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Portrait erik fe07.png
Erik's portrait in The Blazing Blade.

The son of Marquess Laus. Despises Eliwood and Hector.






Lycian (from Laus)


Marquess of Laus

Starting class



My business? What do you mean? I heard my old friend was here in Laus. I merely thought I'd ride out to greet you!
— Erik to Eliwood, when the latter and Hector are passing by Laus.

Erik (Japanese: エリック Erik) is the boss of the fourth chapter of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and the fourteenth chapter of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is Darin's son and an old acquaintance of Eliwood and Hector.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


Erik is the marquess of Laus. He betrays the Lycian League, choosing to side with Bern, out of fear. When Roy's army is passing through Laus on their way to Ostia, he is ordered by Narcian, a general from Bern, to stop them. Despite deploying Laus' full military power and even mercenaries, he is not able to stop Roy and is killed. Erik's betrayal casts a shadow of doubt on the Lycian League's stability.


See also: Crumbling League
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.[1]

Normal Hard

Portrait erik fe06.png
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif Cavalier
Level 10
Max HP 26 Luck 2
Strength 8 Defense 8
Skill 8 Resistance 2
Speed 9 Constitution 9
Movement 7 Aid 16
Steel Sword
Weapon Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows
Anima magic Light magic Dark magic Staves

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade


When Eliwood and Hector were pursuing Darin to question him on the disappearance of Elbert, Erik volunteers to stop them from crossing Laus.[2] Erik rides from the castle alone and and asks Eliwood if he is headed to Ostia and if he has spoken with Hector recently. This quickly draws Eliwood's suspicion and Erik has his nearby troops ambush Eliwood's group. Erik admits he is disappointed he was unable to get Eliwood to tell him if they had already met with Marquess Ostia and rides back to Laus to defend the castle gate.

When Erik begins struggling with Eliwood's forces, Darin flees Laus; abandoning Erik to defend the castle alone. Erik is eventually defeated and captured, Eliwood and Hector then interrogate him for info on his father's motives. They find out that Darin, since a year ago, has been manipulated by a mysterious figure named Ephidel and leave Laus to pursue Darin into Caelin.


See also: False Friends
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Normal/Eliwood Hard Hector Hard

Portrait erik fe07.png
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif Cavalier
Level 14
Affinity --
Max HP 28 Luck 6
Strength 8 Defense 8
Skill 9 Resistance 9
Speed 8 Constitution 10
Movement 7 Aid 15
Normal Mode:
Silver LanceThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Eliwood Hard Mode:
HorseslayerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords C Lances A Axes -- Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


Even at a young age Erik tried to get on the good sides of people that he though were or would be powerful. When Erik first met Eliwood and Hector as children he was very talkative in an attempt to sway their favors.[3] Later, he overzealously attempted to make the kids present commit to a warrior's oath; he begun by cutting his palm so that they could all clasp hands and become blood-brothers. This only served to confuse the other children.[4]

When Erik and Eliwood's group clash in The Blazing Blade Erik says he has always been annoyed by Eliwood's "pathetic morality" and is happy to have the opportunity to fight him;[5] though any long term effect this has on him isn't elaborated.

He expresses distress that his father abandoned him when Eliwood and Hector interrogate him.[6]


Battle quotes

You fools are bound down by moldy, old tradition! Allow me to teach you the way of the world!
— Erik, in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
Laus is the true throne of Lycia! Taste my lance!
— Erik, in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
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!!!
— Against Eliwood in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
You've always 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! [...] Hold your tongue! I will hear no more! No more!
— Against Hector in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Defeat quotes

Ha...ha ha... Fools... There is no future for...those...who oppose...absolute power...
— Erik, in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
I am no one's prisoner! Unhand me! Gwaaa!
— Erik, in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade
The traitorous marquess
of Laus.*
The Blazing Blade
The son of Marquess Laus.
Despises Eliwood and Hector.


  • Erik has a custom unit palette in The Binding Blade, but it is mistakenly assigned to be used when he is a Paladin, and so does not display.[7]
  • Erik's in game palette in The Blazing Blade depicts him with green hair and light red armor, presumably due to the enemy palette overwriting his in-game color scheme. If hacked to be a playable unit, Erik's palette depicts him with dark red-purple armor and brown hair, matching his portrait.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes


A variant of Eric, which comes from the Old Norse words ei, "ever", and ríkr, "ruler".[8] There have been several kings with this name.
















Simplified Chinese


Erik; used in the unreleased Chinese localization of The Binding Blade.


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The Binding Blade
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The Blazing Blade
Portrait erik fe07.png Cavalier Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
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  1. Crumbling League,, Retrieved: December 24, 2020
  2. "Father! Please, let me take the command." — Erik to Darin, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  3. "Hector: Yeah, I remember. We had to act in a manner befitting the children of nobility, or some such nonsense. I just remember being stuck in there, having to sit in that chair talking to whoever was next to me. Course, wouldn't you know that Erik of Laus was on my right? Man, I heard more than enough sweet talk from that one!
    Eliwood: Right, right. That was the first time any of us met, after all. He had no idea who you were–he just wanted to get in favor with a lordling of Lycia.
    " — Eliwood and Hector, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  4. "Eliwood: Aw, don't be too hard on him. When he jumped up, yelling about us swearing our own oaths, then cut his hand like that... No one else knew what to do, either.
    Hector: Well, everyone's heard the stories. They all know it's the warriors' custom. Each cuts his own hands, then shakes hands with his brothers... What man wouldn't want to do that? Only one had the guts to meet him, tough.
    " — Eliwood to Hector, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  5. "Hm heh heh... Eliwood, I have always despised you. How I've longed to smash you and your pathetic morality into pieces! I've dreamed of this day, and here it is at last!" — Erik to Eliwood, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  6. "My father... He is but Ephidel's puppet. He'll listen to anything that villain says. Even watch his own son...die......" — Erik, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  7. Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi – Battle Palettes,, Retrieved: August 18, 2022
  8. Meaning, origin and history of the name Eric, Behind the Name, Retrieved: March 24, 2012
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