Vampires and their makers: Eric and Godric
When Godric turned Eric, he was completely honest with him. He asked him if he could be the companion of death an walk with him through the dark. He offered Eric to teach him everything he knows. ” I will be your father, your brother and your child.” His ultimate promise was life. Godric chose Eric, because he was totally infatuated by Eric‘s way of fighting. I didn’t sense any sexual tension when Eric was made, but I do have the feeling I am mighty alone there.
Most importantly, Eric had the choice. He could have flatly refused his maker and I am sure Godric would have accepted his decision.
We hardly know anything about Godric. He said to be over 2000 ears old. His tattoos suggest that he might have been a powerful Pict as a human.
Eric has deep respect for his maker. It is obvious that Godric is the most important person in Eric‘s life. From what we have seen so far must Godric have been a great maker. Eric totally believes in being a good maker himself.
When he goes missing Eric starts to investigate by taking captives and question them. From here we are filling out the blanks. It is hardly believable that someone who is said to be ten times stronger than Eric can be held captive against his will by the FOTS.
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Godric in the books decides to end his existence. He is repenting and want to participate in a ritual of the FOTS and meet the sun. Being sexually attracted to children, he himself thinks he needs to be put down. Sookie muses that as a human he would be seen as a child molester and a serial killer.
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Eric is fiercely loyal to Godric. Being convinced that his maker is dead we see him cry.
Godric has a very critical few on his own kind: ” We are frightening. After thousands of years we haven’t evolved. We’ve only got more brutal, more predatory. I don’t see the danger intreating humans as equals. The Fellowship Of The Sun only rose, because we didn’t.” Being a very strong vampire doesn’t believe in abusing his power. On the contrary, he believes in personal improvement.
Eric seems to be puzzled by Godric‘s philosophy. He is worried about is Godric‘s health and repeatately asks him when he last has feed. As a very old vampire Godric‘s need for blood is low. He seems to be rather detached from his enviroment but not as much as not to interfer.
He himself says that he has more belief in the human race than Reverend Steve Newlin. It remains to be seem if Godric‘s view will find friend among other influetial vampires.