- Main article: Twilight
Eric is the first person to meet Bella at Forks High School. Bella describes him as "the overly-helpful, geeky, chess club type". He is immediately interested in Bella when she moved to Forks, as are many of the boys in the school. He is resentful of fellow classmate's, Mike Newton, similar interest in Bella. He is one of the people who goes down to La Push on the weekend when Jacob tells Bella about the stories of his tribe and the Cold Ones. He later asks Bella to the spring dance, to which she declines.
- Main article: New Moon
In New Moon, Eric is seen sitting at lunch with a senior named Katie Marshall, and Bella assumes they are in a relationship. He is invited by Bella to watch a movie with their friends, but he and Katie already have plans.
At the beginning of the film adaptation, Eric becomes teary whilst watching the movie of Romeo and Juliet. When Angela gets a stomach flu and Eric rearranges his movie plans with Bella and the others to take care of her.
- Main article: Eclipse
- "We are the bread and butter of all valedictorians."
"M-hm, and that is why you are not valedictorian."
- ―Eric and Angela[src]
In the movie, Jessica is the valedictorian, and Eric is only seen helping her work on her speech, and later witness Jacob drive Bella away from school. In the deleted scene of the movie, Angela tells Bella that she will attending State University while Eric has been accepted to the closest one.
- Main article: Breaking Dawn
- "They've got to be related."
- ―Eric, on the Denali coven.[src]
In the book, Eric does not attend Bella and Edward's wedding. However, he does attend in Breaking Dawn - Part 1; he gazes ashonished at the Denalis, and then films the wedding cake after the ceremony, which Jessica comments is too small.
Eric is described as being of Asian descent, standing at 6'1" with greasy hair "as black as an oil slick," brown eyes, and poor complexion. In the movies, Eric's hair is so long it covers his forehead, and, starting in Eclipse, has brown highlights.
He also wears very business-like clothing ties and shirts. In addition, he wears thick glasses in the graphic novel.
Eric is constantly trying for Bella's attention, competing with many of his fellow classmates, notably Mike and Tyler. He is also said to be very geeky by Bella, even if she shows no interest in him. In the movie of New Moon, he gets tearful watching Romeo and Juliet.
- Main article: Katie Marshall
Katie Marshall is Eric's girlfriend and fellow student in the novels while attending Forks High School. They start a relationship sometime in New Moon, which lasts throughout Eclipse.
Angela Weber is Eric's girlfriend in the movie adaptations.
After some encouragement from Bella, Angela finds the courage to ask Eric to prom, to which he accepts, and from then on they are a couple and attend nearby colleges after graduating high school.
In the novels, Eric and Angela are merely schoolmates.
- Main article: Mike Newton
- "Hey, Mikey, you've met my home-girl Bella."
"Oh, y-y-your home-girl?"
- ―Eric and Mike.[src]
Mike Newton is Eric's friend at Forks High School.
Eric hangs out with him and his popular crowd in hopes of becoming part of it. Eventually, his attempts succeeded and becomes Mike's friend in their junior and senior years. Despite their genuine attractions toward Bella Swan, this does not jeopardize their friendship, though they did consider one another competition for the girl's affection before Eric began a relationship with Katie/Angela.
- New Moon
- Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Eric was combined with Ben Cheney to create one character for the Twilight film. Therefore, Angela Weber dates Eric during the film series, while she dates Ben and Eric dates Katie Marshall in the books.