Vyke might appear on the cover but he has not in the game that much.
Some potential Elden Ring cut content discovered by a dataminer might have revealed a questline involving the games cover art character, Vyke.If you were not aware of it which would be entirely fair considering how obtuse the lore is in From Softwares games the knight you can see on Elden Ringcover art is not actually your character. He has actually a character called Vyke who is in the game as an invader and in a boss fight. And now YouTuber Sekiro Dubi seems to have uncovered some details that might point towards Vyke once having a questline in the game.
In Sekiro Dubis video some inaccessible dialogue from Gostoc references a rather repulsive looking knight with armour thats melting inwards practically falling apart very clearly in reference to Vyke.Sekiro Dubi also seems to have discovered a cut questline for Vyke but no text or audio remains from it. With dialogue options also having been removed though still selectable.Vyke was meant to have been summonable in Stormveil castle and Sekiro Dubi posits that it might have been for Godfrey rather than Godrick as the formers character model was also found to have been spawnable in another datamine. Though theres no way of knowing for sure.Vykes quest also had three reward the first some Neutralizing Boluses and then two cut items.
Lets briefly try to explain Vyke for some context as to why itdescriptions about his armour No other Tarnished was closer to the throne of the Elden Lord than Vyke. The description goes on to explain that Vyke went deep below the capital city and was scorched by the flame of frenzy.Like many armour sets in the Vykes is one you can acquire. And it is very clearly melted in a number of places with larger finger prints embedded in the armour likely as a result of the three fingers that reside beneath the city.