Erik Saunders (Hammer) : Character profile
Tall, stocky, and brutish-looking, Erik is the embodiment of the Nightmare symbiont. He has a mean streak a mile wide, learned from an alcoholic father and indifferent mother. He reserves his sadism for his enemies, which he considers to be anyone associated with Chrysalis. He takes specific glee in torturing executive types, especially those involved in finance; he’s still got a chip on his shoulder from growing up in near poverty.
Coming from a long line of conspiracy theorists, Erik always knew that there was some over-arching secretive cabal that was pulling the strings behind the scenes. True, he figured it was the Trilateral Commission, but as far as he’s concerned Chrysalis is close enough. His natural distrust of authority and incredible personal willpower, along with years of suvivalist training made him an ideal candidate for the Eldritch Society’s war against the Chrysalis Corporation. He gave up his job driving trucks for one he finds a lot more fulfilling, in a lot of ways.
Erik works well in a Tager Pack, as long as nobody tells him not to hurt someone. While he makes everyone at least a little nervous, he particularly unnerves Shimazy - Erik thinks this is hilarious. Maloura tries his best to keep Erik on a short leash, with moderate success. Kivra and he share a mutual indifference, as far as Erik is concerned.