Disambiguation Links – Eric Kirby (S/F)
Twelve-year old son of Paul and Amanda Kirby. Eric stayed with his mother when his parents split up since she wasn’t a safety nut like Paul, and let him do dangerous stunts with his mother’s boyfriend, Ben Hildebrand. He opted to go to Isla Sorna to see some of the native animals. He and Ben hired Enrique Cardoso, a shifty man who ran a parasailing operation called “Dino-Soar.” While they were parasailing over the island, something happened and the drivers disappeared. Releasing the cable, Ben and Eric soared into the interior of Sorna. After crashing into the trees, Eric was told to go to the coast in case rescue came. A moment later, Ben died due to the injuries sustained in the crash landing.
Finding his way to the coast, Eric came face to face with a Tyrannosaurus rex. Looking for a way to escape, the Rex was distracted by a Pterosaur hunting fish in the surf, as well as a larger Sauropod which had awakened and the predator gave chase leaving Eric alone. Making his way into the jungle, he came across food in the form of bananas which a pair of sloth were also eating. Panicking at the realization he was alone, Eric screamed that he was there until his voice left and he fell asleep.
Waking up, Eric had more dinosaur encounters. First with a herd of Diplodocus, then with Ankylosaurus. Working his way further into the island, he came across an abandoned complex. After a few days of staying indoors, with food and a safe haven, Eric went outside and attracted the attention of a Velociraptor due to a candy wrapper left carelessly behind by him. Being held by what he believed to be another Raptor, it was actually a young Iguanodon which was hiding. Both dinosaurs eventually left and Eric returned to the Compound unharmed.
After a while, Eric had to leave the interior of the Compound as well when two Raptors entered the interior. He survived the encounter, though be it barely. Finding refuge in a bunker, Eric came to the conclusion that rescue might not come and he had to adapt in order to survive. While leaving his temporary shelter to gather supplies, he turned to find that a Triceratops had leaned against the entry and started sleeping. In search for other shelter, Eric encountered another Tyrannosaurus followed quickly by a small group of Velociraptor. He barely escaped the predators by making his way into a tree.
Several more times, Eric encountered the Raptors. After witnessing an attack by the predators on a herd of Iguanodon, Eric ran to a cave for shelter and eventually made it to shelter in a Safe House. Finding it mostly unfinished, he gathered what he could and went back to the Iguanodon, discovering that they were being kept in a valley by the Raptors. Tying a generator to a juvenile he had nicknamed Iggy, he attacked the Raptor pack head on using a combination of stun guns and gas grenades.
Succeeding in killing the Raptor leader, he noticed the sickle-claw had broken off. He took it and left the valley, his plan to save the herbivores having failed. Heading back toward the Compound, he made a nearby water truck his home. After some time, he heard a human voice and found a man surrounded by Raptors. Using the gas grenades, he saved the man and discovered it to be Dr. Alan Grant.
Eric survived the ordeal with both of his parents. He later wrote a book about his ordeals, naming it “Survivor.” Four month later, he blackmailled Alan into letting him return to Isla Sorna but arrived to find that what he was unable to enter the interior of the island.
Against Dr. Grants wishes, when a group of parachutists landed on the island one night Eric ran out on his own. The dangers soon presented themselves as a Pteranodon attacked while he was on a plateau. He fell down the side of the plateau and the Pteranodon ended up knocking itself unconscious.
Finally finding the parachuters, consisting of Simon Tunney and his team, Eric was disappointed to discover they came willingly and refused his help, despite saving them from being gored by a Triceratops. Being left alone, he used his taser to perform an SOS in the hopes Dr. Grant would see.
When he was rescued by Dr. Grant and Deborah Holland, he assisted during a Carnotaurus attack and led Simon’s group and the others into a fissure. He rescued Chris Tunney, who’s brother was more interested in saving the camera footage. When asked by Grant why he ran into the woods after the parachuters, he said he thought that a part of him was still on Isla Sorna but was mistaken.