Eric northman and sookie relationship

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eric northman and sookie relationship

Relationship between Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse. The author introduces Sookie to Eric in her first novel, Dead Until Dark. Eric then appears in all the. Over seven seasons, True Blood featured many relationships and characters getting together – and not just Sookie. As tends to be the case. Despite Bill and Sookie's recently rekindled romance, I'm convinced now more than ever that Eric and Sookie's relationship will also get the.

His personality in the series is mostly the same, Eric Northman is ruthless and does not care much for human life. His relationship with his progeny, Pam, is where you see this softer side of him come through.

When they face difficult challenges and situations, Eric would put her needs above his own. By the middle of season 2 Eric begins to pursue Sookie Stackhouse because of his interest in her abilities, and by the end of season 2 Eric Northman has cunningly tricked her into drinking his blood.

Near the beginning of the third season, it is implied that he is beginning to develop feelings for her, even helping her when it is disadvantageous for him to do so. Eric is portrayed in the books as being somewhat arrogant, but having a true joie de vivre.

He is not above using deceit though it seems to be a last resort when it comes to Sookie. However, he is typically upfront regarding any action he takes and if he is manipulative he is very frank and open regarding his wishes.

Due to his frank nature, Sookie comments to herself how she can always know where she stands with Eric. Sookie believes that, although Eric has created a modest, but thriving business empire and carved out a position of authority in the delicate vampire hierarchy, at heart he remains a born-Viking warrior, ready to leap into battle at any instant. Work and position within the vampire hierarchy[ edit ] The vampires in Charlaine Harris' world are organized according to a feudal system with each state divided into "Areas", each of which are governed by a sheriff who then owes allegiance to the queen or king of that particular state.

Some states, like California, are so large and so heavily populated with humans and therefore vampires who prey on humans they are divided into multiple kingdoms.

eric northman and sookie relationship

However, it is possible for a monarch to control multiple states. At one point in the series Louisiana is controlled by the same vampire who also controlled Arkansas.

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Later in the series a different ruler controls Louisiana, Arkansas, and Nevada. Eric is the most powerful vampire in Area Five of northern Louisiana: Eric serves as Sheriff of area 5, or local boss, of that area and owns a vampire bar in Shreveport called "Fangtasia," that also serves as his headquarters. He runs the bar with the help of his vampire progeny Pam and a few of his underlings, or vampires who owe allegiance to Eric as their sheriff.

Eric takes his responsibilities and role within the vampire hierarchy very seriously. In the sixth novel, Definitely DeadEric mentions that he has paid a significant fine to the arbitrator for killing a former Fangtasia bartender, Long Shadow.

This demonstrates that he did not hide his crime, as killing another vampire is a "serious thing.

eric northman and sookie relationship

Sookie makes a conscious effort not to pry too hard into vampire affairs and Eric does nothing to encourage her learning much more than she already knows. Eric surprised Sookie in the tenth book, Dead in the Familywhen he explained the vampire hierarchy in more detail, simply so she, as his wife according to vampire law, was better informed for her safety.

The state of Louisiana was in disarray after the results of Hurricane Katrinaand after queen of LouisianaEric's hierarch, was crippled in an explosion and eventually killed by the vampires of Nevada under Felipe de Castro 's order. Eric was spared since he was the most practical of the Sheriffs and had one of the largest money makers, Bill Comptonliving in his area and owing fealty to him.

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As the last surviving sheriff of Louisiana, Eric pledges his allegiance to the new regime in order to protect those under him, a tactical move that highlights his capabilities both as a leader and a political survivor. Had Eric resisted, he and all of the vampires serving under him possibly with the exception of Bill would have been killed, including Sookie.

After accepting the new King, Felipe de Castro, he is then allowed to maintain control of his area and his followers when the other sheriffs of Louisiana and a number of their minions were all killed.

Under the new regime, Eric has spent a significant amount of time acclimating himself to his new overlords. Despite his oath, however, Eric remains ever vigilant for opportunities to either further secure his position or free himself entirely from scrutiny of Felipe's Louisiana representative, Victor. Eric then appears in all the subsequent novels and has either saved or attempted to save Sookie's life in every book.

eric northman and sookie relationship

From the second book onward, Eric and Sookie share at least one intimate moment together per book. In the second one there are several: In the later books, she has also saved his life several times before.

After appearing to develop an affection for Sookie in the third book in the series, Club DeadEric has a brief romance with her in Dead to the Worldthe fourth book, though, due to a curse, he lost his memories of that time until From Dead to Worsethe eighth book.

In the eighth book, after sitting in Sookie's room, he reveals that he remembers the days he spent with her when the curse was put on him. He asks her to discuss it, and she refuses. He seemingly likes Bill Compton but feels arrogantly competitive in an emotional battle for Sookie's affections.

In the seventh book, All Together Deadwhen Sookie is accosted into forming a blood bond with Andre, another powerful vampire, Eric steps in opportunistically as the lesser of two evils and bonds with her himself. A blood bond is formed when a human and vampire exchange blood by drinking it from them.

Vampire blood can heal any human wounds within seconds as can human blood do the same for vampires.

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After Eric drinks the cure from Sarah Newlin's blood, he comes to see Sookie to let her know that he's alright. Sookie is rejoiced, but informs him that Bill is sick.

Eric promises to help Bill. Sookie tells Bill to drink her blood, but he refuses.


Eric holds Sookie as she cries into his chest. Sookie tells Eric to try to convince Bill to take the cure. Eric tells Sookie to let Bill go.

eric northman and sookie relationship

He tells her that Bill's made up his mind and that she should let him go. Eric then flies Sookie to her house.

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She remarks that she's never seen Bon Temps from high above. Sookie invites Eric in, but he says goodnight and turns around to fly home. The next day, members of the Yakuza speed their way to Sookie's house to kill her since she's aware of the cure. Eric kills them before they get to her house. It's implied by cast and crew members that Eric will continue to look after Sookie. Trivia In the books, Eric and Sookie are married for a brief time.

Eric and Sookie are one of the most popular couples of the show Both Sookie and Eric come from royal bloodlines. Sookie is shown to be the only human to have ever sat on Eric's throne in Fangtasia. They shared their first kiss in the Season 3 episode " I Smell a Rat ".

eric northman and sookie relationship

Eric never gave up on finding Sookie when she went missing for a year. It's mentioned several times throughout the show that Eric's still in love with her. Eric bought Sookie's house after she went missing for a year and built himself a cubby.

He later returned the house for Sookie's safety. In the seventh book, All Together Deadwhen Sookie is accosted into forming a blood bond with Andre, another powerful vampire, Eric steps in opportunistically as the lesser of two evils and bonds with her himself. A blood bond is formed when a human and vampire exchange blood thrice within a short period of time and it allows both to feel what the other is feeling. Without looking inside the parcel first, Sookie presents Eric the bag which contains a ceremonial knife that is used in marriage ceremonies.

Eric claims that he deceived Sookie because the King of Nevada had the power and desire to take her away from her home. Because they are wed, Eric is the only vampire that can have access to Sookie on pain of final death.

Some details of the character are portrayed somewhat differently on True Blood than in the books. In the series, Eric is created by Godricwith whom he shares a deep bond of loyalty and devotion. In season 2 Godric commits suicide by exposing himself to sunlight, causing Eric to shed bloody vampire tears, however, in the novels he cries for the first time in book 9.

In the books Eric kills him Eric has not demonstrated the outward concern for Sookie that he exhibited in the early novels, but he appears to be developing an uneasy, guarded affection for her and the series seems to portray a reticience on his part to show people, particularly Sookie, his geniune emotions. Often Eric has presented himself to Sookie as violent, arrogant, mischevious and consciously manipulative.