Cartman is sometimes the main antagonist of an episode, for example " Trapper Keeper ". None of the other three main children really consider Cartman their friend and do not know why they started hanging out with him in the first place, but a certain form of unstable friendship ends up being born between them. However he is usually Kyle's first choice when he breaks his friendship with Stan. In earlier episodes, Kenny was his best friend, however, in later seasons, Butters Stotch is usually depicted as such.
Eric Theodore Cartman
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If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page. Eric Theodore Cartman , more commonly known by his surname Cartman , is the main antagonist as well as the tritagonist of the adult animated sitcom South Park ; he is usually a morally ambiguous anti-hero, antagonist or protagonist villain. He is an 8-toyear-old boy who lives in the fictional town of South Park, Colorado near Denver. He has been the longtime arch-nemesis and companion of Stanley "Stan" Marsh , Kyle Broflovski and Kenny McCormick despite hanging out with them none have considered him a true friend. He was also the social rival of Stan's sometimes-girlfriend and love interest Wendy Testaburger and later the abusive ex- boyfriend of Heidi Turner as well as the only son of Liane Cartman. Being disliked by nearly everyone in town Cartman is nothing but a fat, bigoted, racist, sexist, cowardly, foulmouthed, manipulative, tyrannical psychopath constantly spreading hate speeches and bullying as well as deceiving and using others especially Kyle and Butters to achieve his goals. Like most of the characters in the series who are otherwise voiced by co-creator Matt Stone he is voiced by co-creator Trey Parker who also played Kim Jong-il and Balthazar Bratt. Cartman has an intensely heated rivalry of-sorts with Kyle due to his constant immoral scheming and disrespect for other cultures, especially his tendency towards anti-Semitic words and actions - their particular enmity has intensified over the course of the series and the struggle between them can be seen as one between good and evil later on.
His decisions are almost always driven by his own material or personal desires, and often feelings like sympathy or guilt are completely foreign to him, with the upmost rare, genuine exception. Cartman has often detailed his greatest desire since he was two years old, as being nothing less than ten million dollars, cash - and he is always willing to do whatever it takes, or to pursue any scheme, that will advance or achieve this end. No discussion of Eric Cartman can go by without covering his long and storied history of racial discriminatory behaviors, prejudice against various other groups, and other forms of bigotry. Taking responsibility for his actions is unnecessary when he can simply blame other groups for problems personal, local, national and even international in nature. Over the years, Cartman has exhibited anti-semitism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, internalized fatphobia, ableism, Islamophobia , unapologetic misogynism, racism towards African and Asian Americans, and also a particularly curious discrimination against Gingers , motivating the creation of a dangerous Ginger Separatist Movement. Cartman will never hesitate for a chance to humiliate Kyle or his religious beliefs, which is the backbone of many of their frequent disagreements.