Ulric is the uncanny heir to Excalibur. The exact history of his ancestors is unknown. What we know is that Ulric was born in a time when Existence itself was in need of a Champion. This champion appeared in the form of Ulric's father, but something happened that Existence hadn't planned: Ulric's father refused to take his place and accept his duties to the different worlds and planes of existence. Fate, by the joint effort of the 3 Goddesses of Destiny, took things in 'hand' and allowed Ulric to be born. Many evil characters tried to use and corrup Ulric, the first one being his own mother. She seduced his father in order to sire a child who could wield Excalibur and thus, gain control over it. Fate had it otherwise and she died giving birth to him. Over the years, many tried to corrup him, but through it all, Ulric managed to carry to adulthood a rare and fierce goodness of character as well as a strong sense of justice. Maybe it is because Merlin watched over him until he was old enough to come into possession of his birthright, or maybe because he shines so brightly on his own, that Ulric is a real Champion, in every sense of the word.