Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the four main characters(the others being Stan Marsh, Kenny McCormick and Kyle Broflovski). He is normaly called by his last name, Cartman, by his peers. He is overweight and often likes to make fun of his friend Kyle for being Jewish, and Kenny for being poor. He is manipulative, he often makes people do crazy things or go crazy. His mother is a transvestite and he has no father. He tends to be the wierdest of the four as he seems to be the gayest.