Lord Elrod is a cruel egomaniac who values victory at all cost as shown when he tells his son that "A winner does whatever it takes to win." His drive to win is such that, unlike his son, he has no regard for rules or for honor and happily resorts to cheating and playing dirty to achieve victory and feel absolutely no guilt or shame about it as shown when he tells Sir Cassius it's only considered cheating if the referee thinks it was on purpose. Also unlike his son, he's shown to not take losing well.
Role in the Series
Lord Elrod makes his debut in "The Princess Knight". Years earlier, Lord Elrod was once a knight in the Kingdom of Brazendell. He fought in the Swordsman's Cup when he was younger and went up against Queen Lucia. To keep himself from losing, he cheated by delibrately breaking Lucia's wrist, causing her to forfeit as a result.
Roughly fifty years later, he became Lord Elrod of Brazendell and has a son named Sir Cassius. His son has become the defending champion fencer of Brazendell. He pushed his son into cheating and aiming for Sir Elezar's wrist, unaware that Sir Elezar was Lucia's daughter Princess Elena in disguise, when it came down to fighting her. Lord Elrod and Sir Cassius were also unaware that Elena was spying on them when Lord Elrod was telling his son what he did to her mother and to do the same to her. In the end, Elena beats Sir Cassius at the final duel of the tournament. His son humbly gives her the winning trophy and Lucia's mother Luisa angrily threatens to challenge Lord Elrod to a duel for injuring her daughter on purpose, causing him to storm off in anger.