|This article is about the Joyce's boyfriend. For other uses, see Eric.|
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While created as part of licensed material, it is not part of the original Buffyverse, but its own developed story.
Eric was a doctor and Joyce Summers' boyfriend.
Eric began dating Joyce in 2018 and they moved to Sunnydale in the following year, where they lived together along her daughter Buffy Summers. As Joyce observed, he sometimes tried too hard with Buffy and he needed to give her time. He declared he wanted it to work with all of them, so he was frustrated for living with them for a month and still hadn't figured out how to deal with the teenager.
Noticing Buffy's efforts to hide bruises in her arms, Eric one day offered her support without judgement for whenever she needed help. He also mentioned he preferred she'd come for him to treat a broken hand rather than trying to hide it, which apparently moved Buffy in his favor.
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