Well, I didn't know Eric had turned into a true mad scientist. He is the id unleashed, pursuing science for the pure visceral rush of it.
Eric wants to make the lab rat scream. He wants to see sparks shooting out of giant churning gears. To Eric, any experiment that’s not designed to climax in black smoke and flying rubble is a waste of time, a true twisted mastermind.
In the real world, he would be considered a dangerously unbalanced though undeniably attractive sociopath but never the less a inexhaustible ray of positive energy. A smiling, energetic, impossibly upbeat person who never tires and exudes good vibrations no matter what the situation. Eric also happens to have invented a long series of what he calls "medicines" that come in a rainbow of colours and which he constantly tests on himself. These two things are entirely unrelated , and everything except sex is beside the point.
But in the world of BWOT Ron's "the sane one." The calm genius in the eye of the storm who always has a solution. In his spare time he is deciphering a radio transmission from outer space that he’s quite sure is an approaching alien army’s declaration of war. He is often stopped on the street and asked, "why are you sleeping in front of my house?" , his motto? "If you can’t beat ‘em, scrotum."
BTW Eric when you reach the edge of the known 'All glowsticks and ecstasy tablets will be confiscated'.