on May 3, 1892 in Segovia, Spain into a wealthy family. The Lecarde family was
related to the Belmonts by blood, and were entrusted in the 19th century by Alucard
with a magical spear that he had created to compliment and assist the Vampire
Killer Whip. Eric volunteered
to take his friend's place in the hunt, wielding the Alucard Spear. However, he had not told John the
real reason behind his appetite for vengeance: the Countess turned the
love of his life, Gwendolyn, into a vampire.
Eric's Castlevania: Judgment storyline is as follows: While still a
youth, Eric was entrusted with the Alucard Spear. Alucard had taken notice of
Eric's potential and may have had a role in determining that he should be the
spear's successor, but Eric may have been unaware of any of his involvement.
Eric would diligently train with the spear and would also master many spells.
Eric would grow to resent that the whip was held in higher regard than the
spear. He believed that the awesome power of the spear could be used on its
own without the need of the whip, at least in his hands. He grew arrogant and
started to consider himself as an adult and would come and go from his home as
On one such trip, when Eric was fifteen years old, he entered a time rift and
met Aeon, who told him that this was
where he would find what he desired, provided he could pass certain tests.
Eric was glad to have a chance to prove the worthiness of himself and his
spear and agreed. On his journey, he met with the spear's creator, Alucard,
who reiterated that the spear was not meant to be used beyond supporting the
whip. Eric defeated him to prove him wrong. He also faced Trevor
Belmont, and after defeating him believed he proved his lance superior to
the whip. He faced Maria Renard,
who was famous in her time for having a power that rivaled or surpassed that
of a Belmont, and upon defeating her believed that he was more than ready to
defeat Dracula on his own, this
story is not considered canon. He then returned to his normal place in time.