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|Age||Late 20's to early 30's|
|Family||Aaron - Boyfriend|
|First Appearance||Issue 68|
|Series lifespan||#68 to present|
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Eric is a character first encountered in Issue 68 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and is a resident living at the Alexandria Safe-Zone, also Eric is Aaron's work partner and lover in the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
Nothing is known about Eric's life before or as the outbreak began. It is likely that he lived in Alexandria before the outbreak occurred.
Eric is a recruiter for the Alexandria Safe-Zone, along with Aaron. He would watch groups and see if they were good or bad; after that, Eric would watch Aaron enter the survivors' vicinity. If anything went down between Aaron and the group, Eric would step in and deal with the group by killing them. After Aaron finds Rick Grimes' group, Aaron explains that Eric is his "insurance policy...because he is supposed to kill you and save me if you turn out to be bad people."
While little is known about him or his past, he appears very friendly. A bit cautious, but still very vigilant as he helped Aaron watch the group from a safe distance to see if they'd be good for their community. While he's remained very quiet, he does seem to want to gain the group's trust.
It is revealed in Issue 79 that Eric was stabbed by a woman, probably the one who belongs to Derek's group. Aaron and his boyfriend were scouting for survivors outside the walls of the Safe-Zone. The woman had tried to steal one of their horses in the middle of the night while the three were sleeping. Eric had woken up and tried to talk to her, resulting in her stabbing him and leaving with the horse. Aaron takes Eric back to the Safe-Zone, where Eric is treated by Dr. Denise Cloyd He turns out to be okay, and Aaron apologizes to him, as he felt guilty as to what happened to Eric.
Alexandria Safe-Zone ChaosEdit
When a group of zombies invade the Safe-Zone, Eric and Aaron are both seen hiding in their house in Issue 84. However, after seeing Michonne and Rick fight off the zombies alone, Aaron feels he should go out and help and bravely goes, while Eric reluctantly goes with him. He gets over his fear and assists the group in killing the group of zombies.
Conflict With The SaviorsEdit
Eric is not seen interacting with the Saviors much, he is seen on the wall of the Alexandria Safe-Zone alongside Carl and Rosita. He tells Carl not to try and shoot Negan, however, Carl shoots anyway and hits Negan's bat, Lucille. This causes the Saviors to open fire on his and Carl's position. When Negan asks the people of Alexandria to throw Carl over the wall, Eric tells him to "go fuck himself."
This list shows the victims Eric has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies.
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At some point before or possibly even after the apocalypse, Eric fell in love with Aaron and the two have become ferociously protective over one another. Hired by Douglas as scouts for potential new citizens of the Alexandria Safe-Zone, the two were the ones to enlist Rick's group after some minor, albeit understandable trust issues with the group. When they attempt recruiting another lone, female survivor, they are betrayed and Eric is stabbed by her which would go onto show Aaron's true concerns and feelings for him after they made it back to the safe-zone. Eric would make a full recovery and in his passive nature, it could even be assumed that Eric is more passive about his feelings than Aaron. After this incident, Eric and Aaron decided to retire as recruiters and have a more active role within Alexandria. As time would go on, Eric would become a vital cog within Rick's leadership of the Safe-Zone alongside Aaron.
- Eric and Aaron are the second homosexual couple in the Comic Series so far. The other homosexual couple was Dexter and Andrew, The Prison inmates.
- Eric, Aaron, Tavia, and Jesus all have similar roles as recruiters for their respective communities.