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Eric Golem Jr. is the primary antagonist of Rocket Power Beach Bandits. He moves to Ocean Shores in an attempt to steal all of the sand to use for the factories that he's built in the main areas of the game. He challenges the crew to multiple skate challenges throughout the game, failing due to the bodacious skills of Otto Rocket, Twister Rodriguez, Reggie Rocket, and their leader, Sammy Dullard. Golem Jr. built his father, Eric Golem Sr., to act as a the face of the company. Once the Rocket Kids defeat Golem Sr. in the climactic final battle inside of Mondo Mountain's volcano, Eric reveals himself to be the true mastermind behind the events of the game and threatens to kill everyone in Ocean Shores with a tsunami created by his technology. Unfazed, the Rocket Kids challenge Eric to several races on his mechanical island offshore, which he accepts. After each of the kids defeats Eric in the four races, he finally concedes. Eric then tells Officer Shirley that his father didn't want him, so he sent him to Military School, where he ran away in order to cause havoc in Ocean Shores. He tells the kids that he's never had any friends, so he built the robots to help sate his crippling loneliness. Otto tells him that if he fixes his attitude, that they could all become friends, and an emotional Eric then tells the Rocket Kids that he'd like to hang out next Summer as long as his actions don't cause him to be sent to prison for ten years. The Rocket Kids and Eric Golem Jr. then Woogie as the game fades to black for the credits. It is unknown if Eric was sent to prison or not, but it can be theorized that he faced some sort of legal repercussions for putting the lives of the Rocket Kids at risk with his robots and for threatening to kill everyone in Ocean Shores with a tsunami. If the player plugs a GameCube microphone into their console while playing the GameCube version of the game and says "I love Golem. Eat Your Vegetables" into it, then they can unlock Eric Golem Jr. as a playable character for repeat playthroughs. This is a reference to the underground facility level of the game, where Sam says the line if he's under the effect of the hypno gas for too long. Note that it is unknown why Eric Golem Jr. wants kids to eat their vegetables, but it can be surmised that he was simply trying to cover up his position as head of the company by making it a line that an adult would write, more specifically his robot father, Golem Sr.

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