Rosenberg said Hardwicke "was a great sounding board and had all sorts of brilliant ideas I'd finish off scenes and send them to her, and get back her notes. The filmmakers behind Twilight worked to create a film that was as faithful to the novel as they thought possible when converting the story to another medium. Producer Greg Mooradian said, "It's very important to distinguish that we're making a separate piece of art that obviously is going to remain very, very faithful to the book But at the same time, we have a separate responsibility to make the best movie you can make.
They were really interested in my ideas",  and, " They let me have input on it and I think they took 90 percent of what I said and just incorporated it right in to the script. They could have filmed [the script developed when the project was at Paramount] and not called it Twilight because it had nothing to do with the book When Summit [Entertainment] came into the picture, they were so open to letting us make rules for them, like "Okay, Bella cannot be a track star.
Bella cannot have a gun or night vision goggles. And, no jet skis However, as is most often the case with film adaptations , differences do exist between the film and source material. Certain scenes from the book were cut from the film, such as a biology room scene where Bella's class does blood typing.
Hardwicke explains, "Well [the book is] almost pages—you do have to do the sweetened condensed milk version of that We already have two scenes in biology: the first time they're in there and then the second time when they connect.
For a film, when you condense, you don't want to keep going back to the same setting over and over. So that's not in there. Rosenberg said that "you don't really see James and the other villains until to the last quarter of the book, which really won't work for a movie.
You need that ominous tension right off the bat. We needed to see them and that impending danger from the start. And so I had to create back story for them, what they were up to, to flesh them out a bit as characters.
Our greatest critic, Stephenie Meyer, loves the screenplay, and that tells me that we made all the right choices in terms of what to keep and what to lose. Invariably, you're going to lose bits and pieces that certain members of the audience are going to desperately want to see, but there's just a reality that we're not making 'Twilight: The Book' the movie.
When they told me Rob was probably the one, I looked him up and thought, "Yeah, he can do a version of Edward. Kristen Stewart was on the set of Adventureland when Hardwicke visited her for an informal screen test that "captivated" the director. Then she got a call about a guy in London. Hardwicke did not initially choose Robert Pattinson for the role of Edward Cullen, but after an audition at her home with Stewart, he was selected. That electricity, or love at first sight, or whatever it is.
I made him swear on a stack of Bibles. Henry Cavill, Meyer's original choice for Edward, turned down the role of Carlisle. Peter Facinelli was not originally cast as Carlisle Cullen. Meyer had also stated that Rachael Leigh Cook resembled her vision of Alice. Reed commented, "I don't want to say it's a coincidence, because we do work well together, and we have a great history. I think we make good work, but it's more that the people that hire [Hardwicke] to direct a film of theirs [have] most likely seen her other work.
The role had already been cast by the time that production ended in December , but the actor who had been selected "fell through"; Lutz subsequently auditioned and was flown to Oregon, where Hardwicke personally chose him. On a bed in Catherine Hardwicke's house is where Pattinson kissed Stewart for the first time for the Twilight screen test. When asked about her lair, Hardwicke says, " MTV came and did an episode in my house filming the bed. And then, when we're hungry, we have to pop the black ones in," Facinelli explained.
Scenes were filmed primarily in Portland, Oregon. Helens ,  and Hardwicke conducted some reshooting in Pasadena, California , in August. The score for Twilight was composed by Carter Burwell ,   with the rest of the soundtrack chosen by music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas. The website's critical consensus reads: "Having lost much of its bite transitioning to the big screen, Twilight will please its devoted fans, but do little for the uninitiated.
Last time I saw a movie in that same theater, the audience welcomed it as an opportunity to catch up on gossip, texting, and laughing at private jokes. This time the audience was rapt with attention". All the story's inherent silliness aside, it is intent on conveying the magic of meeting that one special person you've been waiting for. Maybe it is possible to be 13 and female for a few hours after all". The film was released on DVD in North America on March 21, , through midnight release parties, and sold over 3 million units in its first day.
The film and the next two installments of the Twilight Saga was rereleased as a triple feature with extended cuts on January 13, Twilight was released on 4K Blu-Ray on October 23, Since its release, Twilight has received numerous nominations and awards. In , Lionsgate released an Extended edition a bit over 4 minutes longer. MTV reported in February that Summit Entertainment intended to create a series of at least three films based on Meyer's books.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Release date. Running time. See also: List of Twilight cast members. Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen , a compassionate plus-year-old vampire who looks to be in his early 30s. He serves as the town's physician and is the Cullen family patriarch. She is hostile toward Bella throughout the film, worried that Edward's relationship with a human puts their clan at risk.
He is the newest member of the Cullen family, and thus has the most difficulty maintaining their "vegetarian" diet of feeding only on animal rather than human blood. He is Victoria's mate and a gifted tracker, due to his unparalleled senses. He nearly hits Bella with his van. Solomon Trimble was credited as "Jacob's friend" in the film, but was widely recognized as playing the part of Sam. He was recognized as playing the part of Embry in the Twilight film, though his role was uncredited.
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The film and the next two installments of the Twilight Saga was rereleased as a triple feature with extended cuts on January 13, Twilight was released on 4K Blu-Ray on October 23, Since its release, Twilight has received numerous nominations and awards. In , Lionsgate released an Extended edition a bit over 4 minutes longer.
MTV reported in February that Summit Entertainment intended to create a series of at least three films based on Meyer's books. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Release date. Running time. See also: List of Twilight cast members. Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen , a compassionate plus-year-old vampire who looks to be in his early 30s. He serves as the town's physician and is the Cullen family patriarch. She is hostile toward Bella throughout the film, worried that Edward's relationship with a human puts their clan at risk.
He is the newest member of the Cullen family, and thus has the most difficulty maintaining their "vegetarian" diet of feeding only on animal rather than human blood. He is Victoria's mate and a gifted tracker, due to his unparalleled senses. He nearly hits Bella with his van. Solomon Trimble was credited as "Jacob's friend" in the film, but was widely recognized as playing the part of Sam.
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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read View source View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Theatrical release poster. She's kind of a misfit and doesn't have a lot of friends. But when she meets the extremely mysterious and handsome looking boy, Edward Cullen everything changes. As the two slowly grow closer, Bella stumbles upon Edward's most deadly secret and they begin to realize they have a very strong love for one another.
Edward has been waiting for a long time for a soul mate and Bella is the one. But the closer he gets to her the more difficult it becomes for him to resist her blood. The two know they are entering a forbidden relationship and that they have to face many dangers just because they are together. Will Bella trust her heart or the warning signs going through her head? Without expectations, the mature high school student, Bella Swan, relocates to the rain-soaked town of Forks to live with her father, after her divorced mother decides to remarry.
However--as life is as exciting as it is unpredictable--the taciturn newcomer has a life-altering encounter with her withdrawn and morosely beautiful classmate, Edward Cullen, who, right from the start, senses the intoxicating effects of a dangerously suppressed feeling gnawing at him. Now--harbouring the deep and dark secret of vampiric immortality--Edward's insatiable thirst for warm blood stands in the way of experiencing a much nobler, and yet unfulfilled feeling.
Little by little, as shocking revelations pave the way for an all-consuming whirlwind romance, innocent Bella's mortal flesh yearns for the palpable wonders of immortal love; even if her unquenched desire may lead her to her demise. Is this unconventional union nothing but a dream, or is this the prelude to an unending young passion? Isabella Swan moves to gloomy Forks to live with her father. As she starts her junior year in high school she becomes fascinated by Edward Cullen who holds a dark secret which is only known by his family.
Edward falls in love with Bella as well but knows the further they progress in their relationship the more he is putting Bella and those close to her at risk. Edward warns Bella that she should leave him but she refuses to listen and to understand why he is saying this. Bella learns his secret. He is a vampire, however she is not afraid of his blood-thirsty needs and the fact he could kill her at any moment.
Bella is afraid of losing him, the love of her life. The thrill begins when a new vampire finds it a challenge to hunt Bella down for her irresistible blood. The game is on and James will not stop until she is killed. Bella Swan was not expecting anything out of the ordinary to happen when she moved to live with her Dad in Forks, Washington.
But this where her life truly begins. There she meets Edward Cullen, a mysterious and captivating student at her new high school. Bella soon discovers that Edward is hiding a secret, after he impossibly saves her life with his super-human strength and speed. She is determined to unravel his secret, but the truth is more terrifying than she realized. Edward is a vampire. Any normal person would just keep away from him, but Edward and Bella have fallen passionately and unconditionally in love with each other.
And so begins their forbidden relationship between a human and a vampire. But the young lovers soon discover that their troubles are only just about to begin. Sign In. Edit Twilight I
The child was born in , only to die from lung fever 2 days later. Esme was devastated, and felt that she no longer had any reason to live, as she attempted suicide by jumping off a cliff. She is said to be the most attractive vampire in the world. Described as devastatingly beautiful, Edward has a sense of chivalry and virtue so strong he has remained a virgin his whole year life. The venom, Stephenie writes, is what helps Edward impregnate Bella in the fictional book.
According to Stephenie, the normal reactions of arousal are still present in vampires, made possible by venom-related fluids that cause tissues to react similarly as they do to an influx of blood. The novel, which Meyer announced on May 4, will be released on Aug. Billy is heavyset, with a deeply wrinkled face and dark russet skin with black eyes. He is currently wheelchair-bound as a result of nerve damage due to complications from diabetes. Hard to say. However, from what I remember, Jacob will age a lot slower than a normal human because he is a wolf.
So eventually he will die, but she will have a lot longer with him than she would with anyone else. In the Twilight universe, the Quileute tribe resides in and around Forks, and many of them are werewolves. Bella nearly died giving birth to the baby, whom she named Renesmee. But when he made eye contact with Renesmee, he involuntarily imprinted on her.
So she kisses him to get him to stay as she thinks it is the only way she can save his life. She kisses him to try to stop him running off and getting himself killed. Yes, as long as Jacob phases, he stays immortal with Renesmee. Bella was dying from giving birth to Renesmee because her body could not take the trauma of the baby being ripped from her body.
Despite the shock caused by the change, he learns to cope with it and ultimately remains a part of her new life. Her ability is limited; she is only able to see the outcome of a decision once it is made. Due to this, decisions made in the spur of the moment can not be foreseen. Alice can see futures involving humans and vampires, but is unable to see those involving half-breeds, such as Renesmee and the werewolves. Alice is bubbly and optimistic, and she loves and cares for Bella like a sister.
She is also close to her brother Edward, and enjoys shopping, make-overs, and throwing parties. Alice's early history is vague, as she remembers nothing about her human life and woke up alone as a vampire.
It is eventually revealed that she was born around in Biloxi, Mississippi , and was committed to an asylum because she had premonitions. Alice was transformed by an old vampire who worked at the asylum to protect her from James, a tracker vampire who was hunting her. After some research, Alice found her grave and discovered that the date on her tombstone matches the date of her admission to the asylum.
Through her research she additionally discovered that she had a younger sister named Cynthia, and that Cynthia's daughter, Alice's niece, is still alive in Biloxi. Alice enjoys playing " Newcomb's paradox -chess" against her telepathic brother Edward. Throughout Twilight , Alice uses her ability to see the future and help Bella when she is in danger. The two soon become friends, loving each other like sisters.
In New Moon , Alice foresees Bella jumping off a cliff and assumes she is trying to commit suicide, though Bella actually was cliff diving. After discovering the truth, Alice accompanies Bella to Italy to prevent Edward from killing himself. They are successful, but are taken to see the Volturi, who police the vampire world. Through Alice's premonitions, Aro is able to see that Bella will eventually become a vampire and invites her, Alice, and Edward to stay with them; it is later mentioned that Aro especially covets Alice's gift.
In Eclipse , Alice, who proves to be an adept fighter, joins the fight to destroy a group of rampaging newborn vampires, created by Victoria in an effort to take revenge on Edward. Alice acts as Bella's maid of honor at her wedding in Breaking Dawn and helps care for Renesmee until leaving to search out a crossbreed after the Volturi plan to destroy Renesmee, believing her to be an immortal child. Alice is successful and the Volturi, convinced there is no threat, leave. Ashley Greene plays Alice in the Twilight film series.
He is tall and muscular. He has dark curly hair and dimpled cheeks. Despite his intimidating appearance, he is light-hearted and carefree. He enjoys fights and pranks. He is Edward's favorite brother, and he is in a loving, committed relationship with Rosalie. In , Emmett was a year-old in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. A bear attacked him, and he nearly died from his injuries. Rosalie was hunting in the area, and she was attracted to Emmett's dark curls, dimples, and innocent aura.
She carried him over a hundred miles through Appalachia , and she asked Carlisle to transform Emmett into a vampire. Emmett joined Carlisle's coven, but he struggled to resist his desire for human blood and subsist only on animal blood. Emmett treats Bella as a younger sister. He teases her for her clumsiness and constant blushing, and votes in favor of her becoming a vampire and joining their family in New Moon.
Kellan Lutz plays Emmett in the Twilight film series. She and Jasper are the only ones who don't take the surname of Cullen as they pass off as being biological siblings. Her physical age is 18, and she was born in in Rochester, New York.
Rosalie is described as exceptionally beautiful, even for a vampire; she is tall, statuesque, and has long, wavy blonde hair. While she was human, she was said to be a woman with elegance, class, and eyes the color of violets. In Eclipse , she describes her human self as vain, self-centered, and shallow, pleased with her physical beauty and forever desiring attention.
A wealthy young man named Royce King II took an interest in her and soon the two became engaged, with Rosalie eager to have a fancy wedding, live in a big, expensive house, and have children of her own. While visiting her friend Vera, she one day noticed that she did not share the same loving relationship with Royce as her friend Vera did with her husband. Dismissing it, Rosalie later walked home and met an intoxicated Royce and his friends, leading to her being beaten, gang-raped, and left to die in the streets.
She is found by Carlisle, who had smelled the blood, and he pitied her and changed her into a vampire with the secret hope that she would become Edward's mate, though the two of them are never more than brother and sister. After her transformation, she tortured and killed those who had attacked her, including Royce, but did not drink their blood, a fact that she is proud of. She found Emmett two years after becoming a vampire, and begged Carlisle to change him since she was afraid of doing it herself.
They have been together ever since. Apart from Carlisle and Edward, she has the most self-control and appreciation for human life, and has never tasted human blood. When Rosalie first appears in Twilight she is hostile toward Bella and jealous of her humanity; she is also irritated that Edward could be attracted to Bella, a mere human, when he had never shown the slightest interest in Rosalie, who has always been desired by men.
In New Moon , she mistakenly reports to Edward that Bella is dead after supposedly committing suicide. She is guilty and apologetic upon Bella and Edward's return from Italy, and is the only one next to Edward who opposes Bella becoming a vampire. In Eclipse , Rosalie reveals her past to Bella with the hope that Bella will choose to stay human and she later joins in the fight against Victoria's army of newborn vampires.
In Breaking Dawn , Bella contacts Rosalie after finding out she is pregnant, knowing that Rosalie has always wanted children. She stays by Bella's side throughout the pregnancy, defending Bella's choice to keep the baby; this ultimately brings the two of them closer together, and by the end of the novel they have become friends.
Rosalie later helps care for the child, Renesmee, while Bella is undergoing transformation into a vampire. Nikki Reed plays Rosalie in the Twilight film series. He and Rosalie are not related, but they can pass for biological siblings and share the surname "Hale. His face and body are covered with crescent -shaped scars, after his years of fighting and training newborn vampires. He was born in Texas. He was extremely charismatic and ascended through the ranks.
In , Maria transformed the year-old Jasper to help her claim territory in Monterrey. As a vampire, he gained the ability to sense and manipulate the emotions of those around him. In Maria's army, he trained young vampires and killed them when they were no longer useful.
After a century, he wearied of the lifestyle and joined his friend Peter and his mate Charlotte. Despite feeling his prey's fear and horror as they died, Jasper couldn't stop himself from feeding from humans. In the Cullen family, he is least able to control his bloodlust and struggles to maintain his "vegetarian" lifestyle.
He isn't as emotionally attached to the other members of the Cullen family,  but he stays because he is devoted to Alice. Alice foresaw that she and Jasper would fall in love, and she found him out in a diner in Philadelphia. Together, they joined the Cullen family. In Twilight , Jasper struggles to prevent himself from attacking Bella. He accompanies Alice and Bella when they are hiding from James, using his ability to calm Bella when she is stressed or afraid.
In New Moon , he loses control and tries to attack Bella after smelling her blood when she gets a papercut, prompting Edward to leave Forks in order to protect her. When the Cullens return, Jasper votes for Bella to become a vampire, stating that it would be a nice change from him wanting to attack her. In Eclipse , Jasper teaches the werewolves and vampires fighting techniques to defend themselves against newborn vampires. In Breaking Dawn , he leaves with Alice to find a vampire-human hybrid, and returns with her to defend Renesmee and the rest of the family against the Volturi.
Jackson Rathbone plays Jasper in the Twilight film series. Her middle name, Carlie, is a portmanteau of the names Carlisle, Edward's adoptive father, and Charlie, Bella's father. She has the same facial features and hair color as Edward, but has curly hair inherited from her grandfather, Charlie Swan, and brown eyes like Bella. Her heart pumps blood, giving her a blush, and her pale skin slightly glows in sunlight. Her skin is warm and soft to the touch, but it is as strong as a vampire's.
Only minutes after she is born, she is imprinted upon by Jacob Black, who becomes her soul mate and acts as an older brother figure to her. Renesmee can survive on either blood or human food, though she prefers blood, and she does not produce venom.
Her special abilities are transmitting thoughts to others by touching their skin and penetrating mental shields, the opposite abilities of each of her parents. She rapidly grows both mentally and physically, is able to speak only seven days after her birth, and by the end of the novel can read, run, hunt, and perform other tasks at advanced levels for her young age.
Her intelligence stuns everyone, and she is able to understand what is happening around her when the Volturi arrive. Jacob nicknames her "Nessie" because he considers her full name to be a mouthful, though Bella strongly dislikes her child being nicknamed "after the Loch Ness Monster ". By the book's end, however, all of the characters have adopted this shortened version. Nessie will reach physical maturity after about seven years, when her appearance will be around 17, and then stop aging.
Weeks after Renesmee is born, Irina, a vampire from the Denali coven, sees Renesmee and believes she is an "immortal child", a young human child who has been changed into a vampire. She informs the Volturi, as immortal children are not permitted to exist due to their unpredictable nature.
Intent on killing Renesmee and the other Cullens, the Volturi travel to Forks. The Cullens gather witnesses from around the world to testify that they have seen her mature and grow, and so she is therefore not an immortal child. Alice brings another half-breed, year-old Nahuel, who explains that half-breeds pose no danger to the vampires.
Convinced that Renesmee is not a threat, the Volturi leave, and Renesmee and her family are left in peace. Mackenzie Foy plays Renesmee in the film adaptation of Breaking Dawn. Stephenie Meyer, when asked about whether or not Jacob could father children with Renesmee, responded: "That is a question I'm reserving the right not to answer, because there is a chance I'll go back to their story.
In Twilight , vampires deviate from traditional myth in many ways, a fact often alluded to in the series, usually for humor. Meyer has said she did not research vampire mythology before writing the series. Vampires are also capable of eating human food, though their bodies are unable to digest it and they must cough it up later.
All vampires possess refined and perfected physical features including their voice and scent , allowing them to lure in prey. Their skin is flawless, has the texture and feel of marble due to being stronger than granite , and sparkles in direct sunlight because of the crystalline properties of their cells. Newborn vampires have bright red eyes; for vampires who choose to drink human blood, the most revitalizing kind of blood for a vampire, eye color fades to a deep crimson over the course of a year.
If they feed on animal blood, like the Cullens, their eyes fade to a deep gold color. Regardless of meal preference, all vampires' eyes grow darker with thirst, eventually fading to black; vampires tire only from lack of blood. All vampires possess superhuman physical and mental attributes. Their superhuman strength gives them the ability to subdue their prey, uproot trees, throw cars, and crush metal. Newborn vampires are known to be exceptionally strong during their first year because of the excessive amount of human blood still in their systems.
Vampires have very keen senses and are able to see and hear clearly for miles in total darkness and move with such speed that they become a blur to human eyes. They are immortal and difficult to destroy, only permanently killed when dismembered and then burned, as their body parts continue to move even after being detached. Vampires also do not have to sleep; they do not feel physical fatigue, and mental fatigue passes very quickly.
After transformation, a vampire's certain ability becomes enhanced, sometimes resulting in a specialized, supernatural skill. While not definite, the theory behind these special abilities is that the power is reminiscent of the individual's original personality. Some vampires have no special abilities, and instead have a prominent personality or physical trait from their human life magnified. The vampire coven known as the Volturi live in Volterra , Tuscany Italy , which they have secretly controlled since the time of the Etruscans.
They are regarded as "royalty" by other vampires because they have lived for well over years and ensure that vampires remain a secret from humans. They often send emissaries or enforcers from Volterra to prevent overzealous covens and renegade vampires from exposing their kind.
They are guarded by several powerful vampires who have been recruited for their powers and skills. Carlisle once stayed with the coven as a guest, but left due to his desire to avoid harming humans and established his own coven in the United States. At the end of New Moon , the Volturi discover that Bella , a human, has learned that vampires exist and demand that she become a vampire or else be killed. In Eclipse , they arrive in Forks under the pretense of eliminating Victoria and her newborn army for violating Volturi law; their true intentions, however, were to allow Victoria's army to destroy the Cullen clan, whom Aro envies for its large size and for its members' supernatural talents.
In Breaking Dawn , the vampire Irina goes to the Volturi and informs them that the Cullens have created an immortal child. The Volturi travel to Forks to destroy Renesmee and the Cullens, but leave when they are outnumbered by the group gathered there. It is noted at the end of the novel that the Volturi may one day attempt to destroy the Cullen family again.
The Volturi leaders include Aro, who can read every thought a person has ever had once he has made physical contact, Marcus, who senses the strength and nature of relationships, and Caius, who has no known power. Aro's wife Sulpicia, Caius' wife Athenodora, and formerly Marcus' wife Didyme, who had the power to make others happy, also act as leaders.
The majority of the Volturi guard remain nameless throughout the series. There is also a human secretary named Gianna, who appears in New Moon and is killed by the Volturi by the events of Breaking Dawn , despite her hope that they would turn her into a vampire. James is the main antagonist of the first novel. He is a merciless, sadistic "tracker" vampire who hunts human beings and animals for sport. Fellow coven member Laurent says that James is unusually gifted at what he does and always gets what he wants, though it is later revealed that then-human Alice Cullen escaped him years ago by being turned into a vampire before James could attack her.
Unlike the Cullen family, he drinks human blood. Towards the end of Twilight , James is destroyed by the Cullen siblings Emmett, Jasper and Alice after he lures Bella to an empty ballet studio and nearly kills her. The shimmery scar left by his venomous bite still remains on Bella's hand as a symbol of his unsuccessful attempt on her life.
James is described as having light brown hair and being quite average-looking. James is portrayed by Cam Gigandet in the Twilight film. A red-haired, cat-like vampire, Victoria is originally a member of James' coven.
She plays a small role in the first book assisting James, her lover and coven leader, in hunting Bella Swan. After James is killed, she decides to exact revenge on Edward Cullen by plotting to kill the woman he loves, Bella. Bella is sufficiently protected from her wrath by the Quileute shape-shifting wolves. Months later in Eclipse , Victoria creates an army of bloodthirsty newborn vampires in Seattle to rise up against the combined forces of the werewolves and Cullen family. During this battle, both she and her new fighting partner, Riley, are destroyed by Edward and the young wolf Seth Clearwater.
Her supernatural talent is self-preservation; she can sense if others are planning to harm or kill her, and her voice is said to sound high and girlish. A dark-haired, olive-toned vampire, Laurent is a member of James' coven in Twilight. When James and Victoria choose to track and murder Bella, Laurent leaves them and travels to Denali, Alaska, hoping to find solace among a coven of "vegetarian" vampires.
He never adopts their strict diet of drinking animal blood, and "cheats" by occasionally feeding on humans. During this stay he takes a special liking to a vampire named Irina , though the infatuation is not strong enough to keep him there, as he later returns to Forks in New Moon as a favor to Victoria. During this visit, he stumbles across Bella and tries to kill her, before being ambushed by the Quileute wolves and subsequently destroyed.
In the films, he is given the surname "Da Revin". As a vampire, Riley Biers is tall and muscular with bright red eyes and blond hair. Victoria bites and changes Riley when he is approximately Bella's age in Eclipse. Once Riley ages and gains some control, he helps to lead Victoria's army of newborn vampires. He performs his work faithfully because of his love for Victoria, which she pretends to return. In a battle between the army of newborns and the Cullens at the end of Eclipse , Edward voices Riley's concern that Victoria has been lying to him.
Edward tries to convince Riley to stop fighting by explaining Victoria's true motives, but in the end Victoria bolsters Riley's faith in her and he is destroyed by Edward and Seth Clearwater. Bree Tanner was a young vampire created by Victoria as a part of the newborn army that attacks the Cullens in Eclipse. While she was human, Riley found her and brought her to Victoria, who bit and changed her.
Her age is said to be 15 or 16, and she is described as petite with chin-length black hair. Because of her youth and her willingness to surrender, the Cullens spare her life during the newborn attack, and Carlisle even offers to make her part of the family. When the Volturi arrive, however, Jane orders her destroyed by Felix despite her innocence. Stephenie Meyer's novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner , which is written from Bree's perspective, tells of Bree's life as a newborn vampire and her interactions with Riley, the Cullens, and other members of the newborn army.
Maria is the only permanent member of the Mexican coven centered in Monterrey , Mexico. She was formerly a member of the Monterrey coven, which was eventually wiped out and left Maria as the only survivor. Together with Lucy and Nettie , the only surviving members of the Northern Texas and Arkansas covens, respectively, the coven became known, as with other covens in Mexico, for their tact in using newborns as soldiers, whom they dispose of after they cease to be newborns.
Maria also bit and recruited Jasper Hale as her second-in-command for his ability to influence other people's emotions, and also Peter on Jasper's request. After discovering that Lucy and Nettie were plotting to overthrow her, Maria killed them with Jasper's help.
However, Maria has to lead the coven alone when Peter fell in love with a newborn, Charlotte, and ran away with her to become nomads, while Jasper eventually followed them due to his increasing disapproval over the coven's way of life. They are described as tall and intimidating, with dark skin, long hair, and clothes made of animal fur.
Most vampires have never heard of them, not even the Volturi, as they prefer to have a reclusive life in the Pantanal against humans and vampires alike, only occasionally going out to feed on humans. The Cullens only discovered them when they happened to cross paths with them while they were hunting during their trip to South America.
Zafrina's special ability is to create illusions; her illusions do not affect Bella or anyone who is under her protective shield, and she assists Bella in improving her shield. Zafrina develops a friendship with Renesmee, who is said to like Zafrina and her "pretty pictures", and at the end of the novel she has Bella promise to bring Renesmee to visit her in the future. Peter , his mate Charlotte , Mary , and Randall are American nomads. Peter is Jasper's good friend, and helped Jasper escape his previous life as a general of newborn vampires.
Though he feeds on human blood, he does not agree with the execution of newborns after they have outlived their usefulness. In the past, Jasper lived with Peter and Charlotte, but chose to leave because of his ability to sense his human prey's emotions. All four of these nomads join the Cullens as witnesses in Breaking Dawn. They originally resided in Slovakia , but after Sasha and Vasilii's executions, they moved to Denali , Alaska.
Like the Cullens, the Denali coven practices a diet of drinking animal instead of human blood. They are considered to be cousins of the Cullen family, though the relationship is put under strain in Eclipse when they refuse to fight Victoria and her army because of Irina's vendetta against the werewolves.
Tanya, their leader, has strawberry blonde hair and once expressed an interest in Edward Cullen , though he turned her down. Carmen speaks fluent Spanish and was the first to listen to and not fear Renesmee for being a half-breed. Eleazar, a former member of the Volturi guard, speaks fluent Spanish as well and has the ability to vaguely identify the gifts of other vampires.
Garrett, a tall, rangy vampire with ruby eyes and long sandy hair, is an adventurer, and alludes to being an American Patriot. He joins the Denali coven in Breaking Dawn and becomes Kate's mate. Kate's special ability is the production of an electric current over her skin that can shock and incapacitate attackers. She assists Bella in learning to use her new ability to mentally shield those around her.
Sasha , Vasilii , and Irina were former members of the Denali coven. Sasha, who created Tanya, Kate, Irina, and Vasilii, was executed by the Volturi for creating an immortal child, Vasilii. Volturi law prohibits creating an immortal child, as they are unpredictable and have no self-control. For this reason, both Sasha and Vasilii were destroyed, and since then the Denalis have maintained respect for Volturi law. Laurent was Irina's mate, and she holds a grudge against the Quileute wolves for destroying him.
She arrives to make peace with the Cullens in Breaking Dawn , but before speaking with them, she sees Renesmee, mistakenly assumes she is an immortal child, and notifies the Volturi. After determining that Renesmee is not an immortal child, the Volturi destroy Irina in order to provoke her sisters into attacking them, thus giving them an excuse to destroy them along with the Cullens and their allies. Sasha is portrayed by Andrea Powell. Tia , Amun , Benjamin , and Kebi are members of the Egyptian coven.
The coven is said to be the oldest vampire coven in existence, predating even the Romanian coven. They were once rivals with the Romanian coven until the Volturi's rise in power, after which the Volturi decimated both groups while taking away any gifted vampires the Egyptians had, including Demetri, who was created by the coven's leader, Amun. Amun, the mate of Kebi, is shown to be very unhappy to stand witness for the Cullens in Breaking Dawn , and he and Kebi later flee in fear of the Volturi.
Benjamin, the mate of Tia, has a high awareness of what is right and wrong, and his special ability is to control the elements of nature, air, earth, fire, and water. Benjamin's ability is unique in that it involves physical manipulation, as opposed to illusions of the mind. This fact is what made Amun very protective of him, in fear of losing him to the Volturi. Alistair , Charles , and Makenna are European nomads.
Alistair considers Carlisle to be his oldest friend, though he does not visit him often and is highly standoffish. His special ability is tracking. When he is called to be a witness for the Cullens in Breaking Dawn , he leaves out of fear of the Volturi. Charles is the mate of Makenna, and his special ability is to sense if a statement is true.
Alistair is portrayed by British actor Joe Anderson. Siobhan , Liam , and Maggie are members of the Irish coven. Liam is Siobhan's mate. Siobhan's suspected special ability is to alter the course of a situation through willpower. Maggie, a redhead, has the ability to sense if someone is lying. They were called upon to witness for the Cullen clan in face of the Volturi in Breaking Dawn.
Vladimir and Stefan used to rule the vampire world along with other Romanian vampires about years ago. The Volturi overthrew them and destroyed their castle. After the rebellion, it became apparent that Vladimir and Stefan were the only survivors of their coven. They hold a grudge against the Volturi and are willing to do anything for revenge, and so they eagerly serve as witnesses in Breaking Dawn , hoping to watch the Volturi fall.
His mother died giving birth to him, and when he was born, he bit his aunt, Huilen, who hated him for causing her sister's death, causing her transformation into a vampire. He is thus the only known hybrid who produces venom, in contrast to his half-sisters and Renesmee. He refused to join his father's family, and stayed with Huilen. Knowing that he was the one who killed his mother, Nahuel blamed himself for this. By finding the other hybrid, Renesmee Cullen, and meeting her family, he begins to realize that he himself may not be as evil as he had always thought and learned to forgive himself for his mother's death.
Nahuel is portrayed by J. Huilen is a Mapuche vampire and the older sister of Pire. She was turned by her nephew, Nahuel, who is a half-human, half-vampire. Huilen and Nahuel came to Forks with Alice Cullen and Jasper Hale to witness against the Volturi that Renesmee, another half-human, half-vampire hybrid, wasn't a threat to the vampires' secret world. After the Volturi left, she stayed behind with her nephew during celebration and was one of the last to leave.
Bella assumed that she and Nahuel would have gone with the Amazon Coven, but they departed earlier. According to the Twilight series, the Quileute tribe legends hold that chiefs could leave their bodies and wander as spirits, communicate with nature, command nature weather, trees, insects, animals and hear each other's thoughts, however, besides the latter many of these techniques appear to have been forgotten.
In Twilight , members of this tribe can still phase in and out of their shape-shifting forms, transforming independently of the lunar cycles. Members are able to regenerate , talk to one another telepathically , and possess superhuman strength , speed and endurance with the ability to cover 1. Werewolves' skins are durable and their regenerative abilities allow them to heal within seconds.
They are also immune to vampirism, though the venom does act as a mild irritant and retards their healing abilities to some degree. As long as they phase, they do not age. Jacob is Alpha male thus possesses the unique ability to command the clan telepathically and forcibly, regardless of individual resistance. They possess immunity to vampire bites and some vampire special abilities - such as Alice's premonitions. In human form shape-shifters can use the style of free running to get to hard to reach places.
In the Twilight universe, werewolves' claws and teeth can tear through the "marble hard skin" of a vampire at ease. Each werewolf has a different look and different specific quality, whether size, speed, agility, stamina, durability or strength, Jacob being the strongest of the pack. All shapeshifters' senses are very sharp ophthalmoception , audioception , olfacoception , equilibrioception etc. Within the series, they can also imprint, which channels all their affections towards a single person and most likely-to-be spouse.
A shapeshifter in human form retains many enhanced abilities and in human form is described as lifting Bella like an "empty box". The shapeshifting werewolves of the Quileute tribe are typically dark haired, dark skinned, and dark eyed, and they also prefer to eat animal meat. Genetically, Carlisle discovers that they have 24 pairs of chromosomes , the same as vampire hybrids like Renesmee , sparking speculation on Jacob and Renesmee having children, both of whom had human maternal parents.
Aro claims shape-shifters can take other mega animal forms and Edward says that Caius is terrified of true werewolves because of an encounter with one centuries ago, leaving him almost obliterated. These true werewolves are called the " Children of the Moon " and these involuntarily phase in the full moon.
Not much is revealed in the series, however in Breaking Dawn the distinction is briefly explained. Sam Uley is the Alpha, or leader, and oldest member of the La Push pack. He is first introduced in Twilight , where his aversion toward the Cullens eventually leads Bella to discover that they are vampires, but is given a larger role in New Moon. His father, Joshua Uley, abandoned him and his mother when he was young, and Sam was thus forced to assume much adult responsibility at an early age.
He is 19 when he first appears in the series, was the first wolf to phase, and is described as the calmest and most mature of his pack brothers. Before transforming, he dated Leah Clearwater, whom he is said to have loved.
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