His official blonde-haired mugshot has brown eyes if you zoom in enough, so it's probably safe to list it as such.
As for him being changed to fit the motif of Solaris, it was probably also to keep Elly's story intact. It wouldn't make sense for her to question her mother's identity if Erich wasn't himself pure-blooded Solarian, so in order for Elly being an outcast to make sense they had to make Erich as Solarian as any other Solarian if you catch my drift. I feel that the fact the concept art of Perfect Works makes him brown-haired is proof enough his design WAS changed, though, and is citation in and of itself for the fact a change did occur. For the reason, it could really be either to match other Solarians or to keep Elly's story intact.Abearhead (talk) 01:54, August 18, 2017 (UTC)
The brown-haired picture is from the Perfect Works guide on pg. 164, so no, the profile one is official. The second one I can't locate in the book- it could be from an old website. Us geezer-type fans threw up a lot of Xeno stuff on the internets back in the late 90's. Tanyuu (talk) 02:33, August 18, 2017 (UTC)
- I'm talking about the blonde one, not the brown one, yes. I'm looking at the brown one in Perfect Works right now. The one used on this wiki page at the top, with blonde hair, it appears as though the hair was vector-traced or otherwise photoshopped, because the hair doesn't have the same... I don't know how you'd say it, the same quality, as the rest of the picture. It's very obvious that the picture is the one from Perfect Works with the hair photoshopped or pasted on top of it. I'm not comfortable having that as his picture if it can't be sourced because it clearly looks editted. It's also NOT a game file asset because you can see the scan lines. It is 100%, definitely the brown-haired picture from Perfect Works photoshopped. Abearhead (talk) 03:11, August 18, 2017 (UTC)
- My recommendation is to just replace it with his in-game-screenshot mugshot for the time being. Abearhead (talk) 03:14, August 18, 2017 (UTC)
- OH. Derp. I can't believe I've missed that! Yeah, we should swap that out. Tanyuu (talk) 03:29, August 18, 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I photoshopped his PW portrait because why not? It's literally the exact same as his in-game portrait, except with blonde hair. The only other alternative is a low-res pixelated portrait with his hair cut-off, which looks terrible and the quality is consistent with the rest of the portraits on the wiki (I had to upscale it 4x or else the picture of Erich slapping Elly appears in the Category Exhibition instead). I don't think his mustache color matters either since it's so thin and you can barely even tell what color it is in-game, but I could always photoshop it dark blonde too. —AlexShepherd ツ 12:01, August 18, 2017 (UTC)