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Eric Lyndon (voiced by Justin Shenkarow)[1] is a recurring character in both the W.I.T.C.H. TV series and comics.

Appearance

Eric has shiny black hair and dark eyes.

Personality

He is crazy about science and technology and his brain is bursting with imagination. He owns an electric scooter and loves to play basketball with Nigel and the other boys.[citation needed]

Plot

Background

Eric spent his life traveling with his parents,[citation needed] Louisa and Charles Lyndon, as they studied the stars. When he was a teenager, they went to study at a remote observatory on an island and chose to leave Eric in the care of his grandfather, Zachary Lyndon, who lived in Heatherfield.[2]

Comics

Some time after Eric arrived to Heatherfield, he went out to ride his motorbike and had a fateful encounter with Hay Lin that ended in her spilling ice cream on him. He later met her again at her family restaurant, The Silver Dragon, and asked her to stargaze with him at the observatory. This was the start to their romance. Once the summer ended, he was glad to meet Hay Lin on the first day of school and was introduced to the rest of W.I.T.C.H. He also made the acquaintance of Martin Tubbs who volunteered to show him around town and Matt Olsen, who was oddly cold to him. When school had ended, he took up Martin's offer of a tour and happened across a basketball game where he met Nigel Ashcroft who invited him to play. Matt was also part of the game and while Eric spoke to the other boys, he realized that Matt was mad at him based on a misunderstanding that he was interested in Will Vandom, Matt's crush. Eric easily settles this and invited the boys to eat at The Silver Dragon, revealing his own crush on Hay Lin.[3]

Eric became a big part of the Nerissa arc as the girls gave him the Diary of Halinor so that his grandfather could decipher what it said.[4] When Hay Lin later came to check on their progress, Eric was nervous about trying to ask her to Galgheita Rudolph's retirement party, not knowing she was also worried about this. They were found in awkward silence by Professor Lyndon who informed Hay Lin the diary spoke of an unknown star which he would need more time to find. She understood and left sadly.[5] W.I.T.C.H. all made a return to the observatory and Eric told them that his grandfather found the star location though he was called impatient for jumping in so fast. However, Professor Lyndon could not see The Star of Cassidy when he looked there (as only Will can) and assumed it was all a hoax. Eric apologized to Hay Lin, having wanted to help her but she sincerely thanked him for trying before leaving with the others. The Lyndons were still in the building when W.I.T.C.H. snuck in to use the telescope and knew nothing of their battle with Khor (which destroyed part of their building) until after they’d defeated him. W.I.T.C.H. snuck out as Eric called the police.[6] When he met Hay Lin at school the next day, he told her that delinquents had broken into the observatory and wrecked their planetarium. She offered her help in cleaning up (mostly out of guilt) and he accepted, leaving the school together.[7]

Eric joined Hay Lin, Nigel, and Taranee in writing an article for their school paper about the Rock and Roll Café. When they went for their visit, they found the restaurant closed for that day and ended up in a fight with Uriah's Gang. The police were called and the whole group was taken downtown. When Judge Cook arrived, she didn't give Taranee a chance to explain, certain that she lied and was getting into trouble. She slapped her daughter in front of everyone, to Taranee's humiliation and rage.[8]

Eric wasn’t chosen to leave for the Redstone Exchange program. The day before departure, Hay Lin approached him to say goodbye and he requested that she write him while she was away, mentioning the stars she would see from there. She mumbled her wish that he would be coming, which surprised him. She tried to deflect that she wanted him to come and teach her about stars, but he kissed her on the cheek as a goodbye, proving he understood her feeling.[9]

Sometime after Hay Lin returned from Redstone, she and Eric set up a time to meet which she had to cancel (to attend the Oracle’s trial).[10]

Hay Lin made a surprise visit to the Observatory and when Eric answered the door, she gave him a CD she knew he wanted. He was delighted by the gift as it was a collectors item he’d wanted for a long time. He was so happy, he impulsively kissed Hay Lin on the cheek only to become embarrassed and flee back into his house. He immediately regret running away, calling himself an idiot, and not knowing Hay Lin was too happy about the kiss to care.[11]

After a long time, Eric’s parents finally contacted him about coming to live with him in Heatherfield. He told this to Hay Lin and expressed a desire that they meet each other.[12] Hay Lin came by the house unannounced, as she wanted to show him her braces-free smile. His mother came out to meet her and the two had an odd interaction (as they had already met in an awkward way that day). Eric notes this but his mother brushes this off, saying she felt like she knew the girl due to how much he talked of her. This made him embarrassed and they invited Hay Lin inside for dinner.[13] At the table, the family told Hay Lin about their ancient astrolabe, part of their collection, and volunteered to show it to her later. This made her happy and Professor Lyndon complimented her on her curiosity, calling it a precious gift when properly directed. The conversation carried on as the Lyndons explained about their job in studying stars and how they’d been living on an isolated island recently which was why they sent Eric to Heathfield. He insisted he would have been fine to wo with them but as explained by his grandfather, they all wanted him to continue his schooling. Hay Lin declared she was glad he came to Heatherfield to his shy happiness and his father also teased him about making his own “interesting discoveries”. Mrs. Lyndon saved them further embarrassment by offering Hay Lin a tour around the observatory, explaining a lot of interesting things as they went. In the middle of it, Eric took Hay Lin’s hand to her joy. At last, Mrs. Lyndon showed their guest the astrolabe and allowed her to hold it. But at that same moment, the air Guardian received a telepathic message which startled her and she nearly dropped it, though it was caught by Mr. Lyndon. She apologize to the family for the accident and also declared she had to leave. Eric implored her to stay as it was just an accident but she insisted and left. When she was gone, one of the adults asked Eric if his friend was always so emotional. Later on, Hay Lin returned to the household on Irma’s recommendation and brought a gift of cake in apology for her strange behavior. Mrs. Lyndon answered the door and assured the girl she didn’t need to apologize. She called for Eric to come see his friend but by the time he arrived to the door, Hay Lin had been forced to leave once again for Guardian business. Mrs. Lyndon remarked that she wanted to properly talk with to the “wonderful girl” if she could get a chance.[2]

Some time after this, Eric's parents put in an application to work at Open Hill University in another city, with the hope to get a grant to help in their research. This would also mean they would be moving to Open Hill and this time, to Eric's surprise, they invited him to come with them and be a family again for the first time in years. This left Eric very conflicted on whether he would leave with his parents or stay in Heatherfield with Hay Lin. He secretly hoped they did not get the job so he wouldn't have to make a choice. He also did not tell any of this to Hay Lin.[14]

Eric and Hay Lin shared breakfast at his house while he told her lots of things about stars and outer space. Hay Lin declared he could become a great astronomer like his grandfather but he didn’t want to talk about it. Later, while in the car, his parents mentioned they heard back from the university and Eric pretended to be happy for them (which Hay Lin knew he wasn't by sensing his emotions). Eric noticed Hay Lin looking suddenly sad and placed his hand on hers, which she appreciated.[14]

His parents did eventually get the job meaning they would be leaving soon with or without him.[14]

No longer able to handle the pressure, Eric invited Hay Lin to his house to finally tell her the news about his parents leaving. She believed he was upset because he would be separated from them again but he told her about them inviting him along and his own confliction of what he should do. This idea of him leaving devastated her.[14]

After a few days Eric did finally make his choice to leave with his parents.[15]

Eric called Hay Lin to meet him at the beach around the lighthouse and the girl already suspected his news would be difficult. He told her he had always liked lighthouses, maybe because they resemble the pole-star, showing the way to a safe harbor. He went on to declare there are special people in life who feel like that too and that Hay Lin was like that to him, a safe harbor. She appreciated his beautiful words but it was clear she knew what would come next so he admitted he would be going with his parents. He showed her the picture of his family when he was a child, saying it was a difficult choice to make but he believed it was the right one. Hay Lin agreed, understanding the great love for them but was still sad they would be separated. He tried to be optimistic, declaring they could visit one another now and then. But most importantly, they could look up at the stars and know they were seeing the same thing. In the end, they could only embrace one another as he declared he'd greatly miss her.[15]

Eric and his parents began packing for their move, taking their collection out of Professor Lyndon's observatory. While Eric was storing the astrolabe from before, his mother brought Hay Lin in to see him though Eric disapproved of her hovering. They teens discussed his mother's actions and Eric believed she was just embarrassed after being apart so long and now, there was one person who could prevent Eric from rejoining her, meaning Hay Lin. He lamented how much the decision has cost and was ready to confess his love to Hay Lin but his mother popped in with snacks, ruining the moment and embarrassing the teens. Hay Lin ran away in tears and when Eric turned to go after her, he knocked over the astrolabe, finally breaking it.[16]

When it was finally time for the Lyndon's to leave, saying goodbye to the professor, Eric waited for Hay Lin to see him off but she never did, being too depressed. He and his parents left Heatherfield and moved to Open Hill.[16]

Eric continued to feel bad about not telling Hay Lin his feelings about her. When his mother began work at the university and could use their computers, she gave him her old laptop and he decided to send it to Hay Lin. He also wrote her a letter, finally telling her how important she was to him and hoping to someday come back to her in Heatherfield. He sent the package to her, addressing it "To sparkling Hay Lin".[17]

Despite how beautiful his new home was, Eric remained depressed about the place as it did not have Hay Lin who he had began to see images of everywhere. While he looked out the window and moped, he saw what looked like Hay Lin and her friends outside of his house, certain they were not mirages (they had actually teletransported). He sprinted out to meet them but when he opened his door, they were gone.[17]

Hay Lin received his package and after hooking up the camera, the two were able to video-chat over the internet. This made the distance between them a lot less great.[17]

Eric and Hay Lin settled into their long distance relationship. Hay Lin continued to send him gifts, such as a bracelet she'd made.[18]

Eric had invited Hay Lin to visit him during the school's long weekend. However, she sent him an email with a very dramatic story about work at the Silver Dragon being too busy for her to go (in truth, she had to look for the Water Stone). Eric could tell this was probably just an excuse and wrote back that she didn't need to justify herself if she couldn't come this time. Even so, he was disappointed and felt like being in Open Hill separated him from everything else, leaving him isolated and lonely.[19]

Hay Lin experienced a mirage of Eric while on the Mermaid Isle, created by the water stone Guardian. He met Hay Lin by nearly running her over with his horse, similar to how Eric and Hay Lin met, and even said the same things Eric had. When Hay Lin asked if he was Eric, he was confused and introduced himself as Rudolph Lowitt, descendent of the famous poet. He claimed to live on the isle with his family as fishermen. Hay Lin asked if living on the isle made him lonely but he disagreed, saying there were people coming in al the time and that the island gave a special kind of freedom. Rudolph invited Hay Lin to ride on his horse but just as she agreed, she snapped out of her hallucination to discover he was never real, only a sharp cliff that she almost hurt herself on.[19]

When Hay Lin attracted unwanted attention from a barboy at the Thermal Spa, Irma relentlessly teased her about it, saying that she'd forgotten Eric, which made the air Guardian mad.[20]

Over time, Eric did become more used to living in Open Hill. He attended Open Hill High School, made friends, and got to know staff members like Karl Ibsen and Principal Kirkner. Karl and his wife Tecla became good friends of Eric's family. At some point, children in the high school began to fall sick, turning catatonic without any explanation. This included Eric's friend, Ray.[21]

After a long time apart, Hay Lin finally came to Open Hill to visit Eric. His mother, who had been acting a lot more cheerful lately, set up the guest room for her. The day of her arrival, Eric and his mother met her at the bus stop and greeted her happily but noticed she didn't seem so happy which she blamed on a headache. His mother greeted her with a lot of enthusiasm and Eric explained to his confused girlfriend that she had changed during their stay. The Lyndons took her back to their house and showed her the guestroom. She mentioned to Eric how beautiful his home was and he shyly agreed it was perfect now that she was here. At dinner, the Isbens were invited and introduced to Hay Lin. The discussion turned to the spreading illness about Karl's students and the former anthropologist theorized it was due to the legend of the Ragorlang. Eric disliked them talking about the incident, so he left the dinner table with Hay Lin, offering to show her some pictures. It was clear to the adults that he was upset by the conversation surrounding his friend.[21]

The next morning, Hay Lin enjoyed breakfast with they Lyndons while Karl secretly came by the house to give Eric a flyer about an upcoming conference in Open Hill. Dean Collins was one of the guest speakers which gave him an idea of how to see Hay Lin again soon.[21]

Eric took Hay Lin out to tour Open Hill. They enjoyed the time together, equating their time apart as a bad dream and were just about to kiss on the street when they were found by Eric's new friends who teased him. He introduced them to her while heading to a burger place for lunch. Eric found Hay Lin lingering outside and worried she didn't like his friends, though she admitted to being jealous of them. She questioned him of why he was upset last night and he explained about Ray, having wanted to introduce him to her until he became sick. He also showed her the flyer and she too was excited, planning to hop a ride with Collins and Will so she could return. They hugged in their happiness but were interrupted again, this time by Principal Kirkner. He scolded them for their public display and after recognizing Eric as one of his students, gave them another warning before walking off into the fog. Eric's friends called this the usual behavior as all found him creepy.[21]

The day of the conference, something occurred between Eric and the Ragorlang. He ran to the conference to find Hay Lin and was met by Will, but had no voice to tell her anything, including where Karl might have taken Hay Lin. After W.I.T.C.H. defeated the Ragorlang and the Isbens, Hay Lin was freed and could properly meet Eric who was alright again.[21]

Eric continued to date Hay Lin for a long time, mentioned several times,[22] but didn’t appear again.

Following Arc 7: New Power, there were many changes taking place in Hay Lin's life. Irma implied Hay Lin had at some point become single[23] and later, Hay Lin began to pursue other boys,[24] seeming to have broken up with Eric.

Arc 9: 100% W.I.T.C.H. changed Hay Lin's history, declaring she had never fallen in love before,[25][26] thus erasing Eric from her past.

TV series

While on on excursion around town, Eric first spotted Hay Lin from a bus stop as she was making a delivery for The Silver Dragon. Their eyes met and for her, it was love at first sight. However, her powers caused her bike to levitate and this greatly shocked him, though the arrival of his bus forced him to leave, to her regret.[27]

When school started back, Eric had become a but more aware of Hay Lin, smiling her way as he passed her in the cafeteria.[28]

Eric's popularity in school quickly skyrocketed. Not just Hay Lin was after him but two cheerleaders ran up to embrace him in the middle of the courtyard. When Hay Lin finally worked up the nerve to talk to him, he didn't know her name and greeted her "Hey, you". The conversation was interrupted by the Grumpers' K-Ship radio announcement about him as the "new freshman yummy boy" in a relationship with the two cheerleaders. These cheerleaders quickly appeared and began to fight one another for him while he tried to denounce being owned by anyone.[29]

At some point, Eric's interested began to turn to Hay Lin, having finally learned her name. After she broke up a conversation between him and Matt (secretly Shagon), he waited until she was alone to ask her if she was alright and offer her a chocolate-covered fortune cookie. She declared being stressed about her grandmother, something he could relate to as he often worried for his grandfather. The sweet moment was ruined when Hay Lin found her fortune cookie empty which is a bad omen. Later that evening, Eric and Zachariah visited The Silver Dragon for food and he met Hay Lin again, greeting her as "Hey, You" which would become his nickname for her. Taking her hands, he asked her about her grandmother and she reported all was fine. On that note, Eric nervously began to ask if they plus their grandparents might meet up some time, an idea seconded by Yan Lin who declared they could all double date. [30]

Eric and Hay Lin had become very close, seen going on dinner dates with their grandparents (though this was just in Altemere Yan Lin's dream). Eric showed off his saxophone skills for her, which was noticed by Uriah Dunn. He was invited to join the boy's band for the upcoming Battle of the Bands and though Hay Lin advised against it, Eric agreed as he just wanted to play. However, every time he tried to talk to Uriah about rehearsing their music, he was deflected with assurance that they would be great. On the night of the contest, he finally cornered the other boys and demanded they rehearse at least once. In this, he discovered that all of Uriah's boasts were for nothing and they now faced possibility of being laughed at. Uriah offered another suggestion: they set up a stink bomb to clear out the concert and Eric seemed to go along with it. Hay Lin was not pleased to hear this and tried to stop him, but Eric insisted he knew what he was doing. Just as the bullies readied to unleash their stink, Eric threw it back on them in revenge for having tricked him. When it was finally the Dunnsters time to play, they played the only song they knew which was itsy-bitsy spider. Luckily, Eric provided a very remarkable saxophone solo to the song which impressed the crowd. Hay Lin agreed that she shouldn't have worried about him. Later, he and Hay Lin were holding hands as they watched Wreck55 play.[31]

Eric became caught up in the mind control of Nerissa while she was disguised as teenager, forcing him and the other boys to love her. He became her tool for slowly breaking Hay Lin's will, having him falling over himself to please her right in front of Hay Lin. Later at the mall, she commanded him to outright mock the air Guardian along with the mind-controlled Yan Lin (really an altemere), dissing her new braces which sent her running off crying. After W.I.T.C.H. challenged Nerissa to a battle, the sorceress had him restrained to a giant lightbulb and hung from the ceiling, slowly frying him as a way to upset Hay Lin. But this plan backfired as Hay Lin finally snapped out of her depression so she could save him, passing the unconscious boy off to Matt while she and the other Guardians sent Nerissa running. When Eric finally woke up, he was shocked to see the state of the mall, having no memory from his time under Nerissa's spell. As Hay Lin assured him everything would be okay, he noticed she had gotten new braces and though she feared his reaction, he declared nothing could ever look ugly on her. Furthermore, the braces were temporary and very shiny. This last statement delighted Hay Lin (as she thought the same) and she kissed him, to his surprise and mutual joy.[32]

He sat with Hay Lin at lunch as she tried to come up with an idea for her painting for the art show. When she began to panic after hearing her favorite artist would be a judge, he unhelpfully reminded her that she had no painting yet. He later attended the art show along with W.I.T.C.H. and her parents, certain her painting would win and even giving her a kiss on the cheek for luck. They were all disappointed when she didn't get first prize, though she was happy enough that Lili Quinones complimented her work. He was soon ditched with the Lins as W.I.T.C.H. left for Meridian, which Hay Lin called "bad karma".[33]

Eric was last seen attending the group date with Hay Lin and the other W.I.T.C.H. couples.[34]

Relationships

Romantic

Hay Lin

Hay Lin thought that he has a musical name, and she became very nervous when he was around her. As a result of this, she once accidentally turned invisible and made her bike float in mid-air. Eric saw both these things, but seemed to think they were illusions.[27]

Familial

His mother and father are named Louise and Charles. They spent several years living on a remote island in the middle of the ocean. Eric lived with his grandfather while they were travelling.[2]

Appearances

Season Two

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