|Title/Rank:||Prince of Hope|
|Relationships:||former moirailallegiance with Feferi, former kismessitude with Vriska, various crushes|
|Other:||associated zodiac sign: aquarius|
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Eridan is a sea dweller and therefore has a high social position according to the Hemospectrum. He intends to kill all land-dwellers, a plan his moirail Feferi doesn't agree with. He spends most of his time hunting to feed Feferi's lusus, using his famous weapon Ahab's Crosshairs, and roleplaying. Eridan has flushed feelings for Feferi, but she breaks up with him. Later in the game he learns magic from Rose and Kanaya. He loses hope that they have a chance to win and plans to join Jack Noir. To prevent this, Sollux challenges him to a duel in which he is killed. Eridan also kills Feferi and Kanaya, who attack him in retaliation, and destroys the matriorb, the only hope of saving the troll species. He is later killed by Kanaya with her chainsaw.
Reception in Fandom
Fannish reception of Eridan varies wildly. Some see him simply as a villain and find his constant attempts to date people who are not interested in him very creepy, and some think that he only killed Sollux and Feferi out of jealousy. Other fans see him as a woobie, misunderstood and lonely. The famous forum adventure Be the Sea Dweller Lowblood, in which the Hemospectrum is reversed, contributed to making Eridan more popular.
- Be the Sea Dweller Lowblood (masterpost) by ckret2
- Time Belongs to Those Who Own the Hours by Chichirinoda
- Eridan's United States of Wwhatevver by snowdrakx and octopimp
- Homestuck: Don't Mess with Eridan by realizingtheobvious