Carlisle theorizes that when a human is turned into a vampire, they will have an enhanced ability from their previous life.He believes he brought compassion from his human life.As his father grew older, Carlisle assumed his role.

Isabella Marie "Bella" Swan (later Bella Cullen) is the fictional protagonist of the Twilight series, written by Stephenie Meyer.

The Twilight series is primarily narrated from Bella's point of view.

The Cullens as portrayed in New Moon: (from left) Nikki Reed (Rosalie), Elizabeth Reaser (Esme), Peter Facinelli (Carlisle), Robert Pattinson (Edward), Kellan Lutz (Emmett), Ashley Greene (Alice), and Jackson Rathbone (Jasper).

The following is a list of characters in the Twilight novel series by Stephenie Meyer, comprising the books; Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, as well as The Twilight Saga film series adaptations.

He returned because he realized he cannot live without her.

Edward marries Bella in Breaking Dawn and they have a daughter, Renesmee. In Twilight, Jacob plays the minor role of a forgotten childhood friend of Bella's, and he develops a crush on her.

As stated in the first and second novels, he was born on June 20, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, and was frozen in his 17-year-old body while dying of the Spanish influenza, when he was changed into a vampire by Dr. As shown in Twilight, Carlisle only did so because Edward's dying mother, Elizabeth, begged him to save Edward.

A member of the Olympic Coven, Edward only drinks animal blood and has the special ability to read minds.

Robert Pattinson plays Edward in the Twilight film series. In an attempt to learn more about Cullens, Bella flirts with Jacob, and he tells her tribe legends about "the cold ones", or vampires.

After Edward leaves Bella in New Moon, she spends much of her time with Jacob.

Bella expresses a desire to become a vampire herself, against Edward's wishes.