|“||Now husband and wife, feel the strain and the strife!||”|
— Erik commenting on Mavis and Johnny's argument
Erik is the former Phantom of the Opera and a minor character in Hotel Transylvania 2. He is the hotel's musician. He is voiced by Jon Lovitz, whom by coincidence voiced Quasimodo Wilson in the first film.
Role in Hotel Transylvania 2Edit
He also plays his music during the dinner with Mavis and Johnny's family. Listening in on their conversation and making comments as he continues to play his music.
He finally appears playing his music at Dennis' fifth birthday during Kakie's performance much to the dismay of Mavis, Dracula, and Jonathan. Still playing his music during the heated fight between Dracula, Mavis and Johnny they all become fed up and finally tell him to shut up.
- "The night brings Johnny's family here, to take away all that Drac holds dear. Hide your feelings, keep them all inside."
- (After Mavis tells Linda that her mother was killed by humans) "AWKWARD!"
- "Now Husband and Wife, feel the strain and the strife!"
- Some fans thought he would be the villain. However, that was not true.
- Owing to the rights of the character from Universal, he was thought to "literally" be a disfigured phantom (or ghost) instead of a disfigured human as he was in the original novel, play, and films. However, this isn't the case.
- He is the only Universal Monster that did not appear in "Hotel Transylvania", but appears in the sequel.
- In the credits, he is referred to as simply "Phantom of the Opera" and he is never addressed with a name in the film.
- His appearance is inspired by the Claude Rains' portrayal as well as the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
- Some of his deformity isn't covered by his mask as seen on the right side of his face.
- Jon Lovitz voicing both Erik and Quasimodo is a reference to Lon Chaney, The Man of a 1,000 Faces, who also potrayed both Quasimodo and Erik in the silent film era.