A character in a series of books by Michael Moorcock. The Eternal Champion is a soul caught in an eternal struggle throughout the Multiverse, constantly reincarnated to fight the same battle over and over again, sometimes fighting to save humanity, sometimes to destroy it. He (or sometimes she) is ultimately forced to serve the Cosmic Balance in one way or another, although the Champion is eventually allowed to rest (for a short time) by choosing his own path. Some people feel that this character is a metaphor for our lives, such that regardless of what choices we are pushed toward, the only way we can be truly happy is by striking out and making our own destiny.
Examples of Moorcock's Eternal Champion include: