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The Eternal Champion is a creation of the author Michael Moorcock and is a recurrent feature in many of his novels. Perhaps the most famous incarnation of the Eternal Champion is Elric.
The Multiverse, which consists of several universes, many layered dimensions, spheres and alternate worlds, is the place where the eternal struggle between Law and Chaos, the two main forces of Moorcock's worlds, takes place. In all these dimensions and worlds, these forces constantly war for supremacy. But the victory of either Law or Chaos would be disastrous for mankind, and therefore the Balance needs to work for, unsurprisingly, balance.
The Eternal Champion, a Hero who exists in all dimensions, times and worlds, is the one who's chosen by fate to fight for the Balance - but he often doesn't know of his rôle, or, even worse, he struggles against it, never to succeed.
All the incarnations of the Eternal Champion are facets of each other.
Some of the incarnations of the Eternal Champion include:
* Ereköse, aka John Daker, the one aspect of the Champion who remembers his previous lives.
* Ulric von Bek and some of his descendants.
* Elric of Melniboné
* Corum Jhaelen Irsei
* Dorian Hawkmoon
* Jherek Carnelian
* Jerry Cornelius
and many others...