Twilight Saga Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community. Once the Volturi leave, Edward and Bella feel free to live their lives in peace with their daughter.[7]. The leader Tanya showed affection toward Edward, but he did not share that interest. He often over analyzes situations and has a tendency to overreact, especially in situations where Bella's safety is potentially at risk - evident in his decision to disable her vehicle to prevent her from visiting the emotionally unstable Jacob Black. "[7] She also felt that any actor who portrayed him must be younger than 21. Eclipse continues the drama of Bella and Edward's relationship. He mentions in Twilight that he can use it to dismiss people who feel attraction toward him and his family. In the book The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Bree called Edward by "redhead mind reader", as she never knew his name. And from then on, their happily ever after begins. When the wolves and the Cullens agreed to join together to fight Victoria's army, Seth and Edward ended up fighting side-by-side against Victoria and Riley. Bella and Edward are both furious at Jacob for this, and Edward vows to break Jacob's jaw if he ever kisses Bella without her consent again. Edward is a telepathic vampire who, over the course of the series, falls in love with, marries, and fathers a child with Bella Swan, a human teenager who later chooses to become a vampire as well. Carlisle acted on her wishes when Edward was near death himself. Edward is usually described as brooding and stubborn, but also very kind and compassionate. The situation, however, doesn't turn violent, and by the end of book there is no longer any hostility between Edward and Jacob. Job: (Clean-Out-Driller Helper). Bella learns to remove her "shield", allowing Edward to read her thoughts for the first time, bringing the two of them closer to each other. Caption: Bella with Edward, the 107-year-old virgin. Edward loves her from the bottom of his cold heart, and hates to cause her pain, for instance, when he leaves for Alaska to avoid Bella's compulsive scent. in human years he's 108 years old. Familymembers Edward makes his appearance at the end of the novella, referred to as the "redheaded mind reader" by Bree Tanner. Carlisle Cullen is Edward's adoptive father and creator. Edward excelled at his studies and became an accomplished pianist. He then flies to Phoenix to see Bella and finds James, who has bitten her. Of all siblings, Edward is closest to her. During their confrontation with the Volturi, Edward hears Renesmee's mind and realizes that Bella has decided to hand her to Jacob's care in order to help her escape. Emmett McCarty was born in 1915 and grew up in the small town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, as part of a large Scotch-Irish family. Caption: Bella with Edward, the 107-year-old virgin. Edward mainly dislikes her self-absorbed and shallow mind, which was what repelled him from her from the beginning. Ultimately, Edward accepts that Bella cares for Jacob and successfully destroys Victoria, and Bella acknowledges that Edward is the most important person in her life. Edward explains that vampires do not need to breathe, though they often do so out of habit and to retain their ability to smell. 21. The Deseret News was unable to reach Meyer for comment. Charlie Swan is Edward's father-in-law. He would be 107 years old, now. Stephenie Meyer explains that Edward started out as a pessimistic character. He always thought of himself as an abomination of nature, not deserving happiness nor believing that his relationship with Bella would last, until he gave her a daughter and brought Bella more happiness than he could have ever imagined. He also seems content that Renesmee has inherited Bella's human eyes, which he comments as "beautiful". Edward is also a bit of a romantic at heart. After he mistakenly learns from his sister Rosalie that Bella has committed suicide, Edward attempts to convince a group of Italian vampires, the Volturi, to kill him. He easily dazzles human females with his beauty, scent and body, and persuades them to do his bidding. Thus, Carlisle bites him and makes him into a vampire. On the eve of the Twilight: Breaking Dawn premiere, people all over the country are lining up to watch Bella (finally) lose her virginity with sparkly vampire and true love Edward Cullen. I kind of learned how to act, or whatever, from American films. Edward considers Carlisle the best father anyone could ever have because of his kindness and generosity. Edward takes a special liking of Angela for her naturally good heart and kindness toward Bella, and considers her a friend worth having. For Edward, Bella is the center of his existence. Also, if you know any of the other. In the Twilight film series, Edward is played by actor Robert Pattinson. When you read about the sculptured cheeks and chiseled jawbone and everything, it’s like, ‘Wow. After hiring Alice to plan out their wedding, Edward tells Bella that they can make love before they get married, as he realizes that she spends too much of her life trying to please other people. Bella Swan (wife)Renesmee Cullen (daughter)Edward Masen, Sr. (father) ♰Elizabeth Masen (mother) ♰Charlie Swan (father-in-law)Renée Dwyer (mother-in-law)Phil Dwyer (stepfather-in-law)Carlisle Cullen (adoptive father)Esme Cullen (adoptive mother)Rosalie Hale (adoptive sister)Emmett Cullen (adoptive brother)Jasper Hale (adoptive brother)Alice Cullen (adoptive sister)Marie Higginbotham (grandmother-in-law) ♰Unnamed grandfather-in-law ♰Helen Swan (grandmother-in-law) ♰Geoffrey Swan (grandfather-in-law) ♰ The plot is driven by the machinations of the vampire Victoria, who first met Bella and the Olympic Coven during the first book, Twilight. Edward was 18 years old at the time of death. Alice was prone to having premonitions of the future since she was a child, though they weren't always correct. Edward Cullen has been dating Bella Swan whose his blood singer for a week if her third week in school. She was changed into a vampire by Carlisle Cullen after he found her near death in the street. During Bella's transformation, Edward sits patiently by her side, waiting for her to recover. His father provided Edward with many advantages as a successful lawyer, including music lessons and the opportunity to attend private school; however, he and his father were rather emotionally distant due to his busy career that often drew him away from home for business. 1 0 Deborah By 2005, he had attended several colleges and universities, earned two medical degrees and studied several subjects. It is apparent that Irina was in love with him during a brief stay with her coven. During the festival, he is about to step into the light, but Bella manages to stop him and show him that she was still alive. His date of birth is June 20th 1901, and the date he became a vampire was sometime during September 1918. Edward becomes furious at the thought of Bella losing her humanity in order to be with him, but later agrees to change her himself if she agrees to marry him first. [3] Edward builds a growing attraction to Bella, but after saving her life on several occasions, he succumbs and eventually falls in love with her. He enjoys a wide range of music, including classical, jazz, progressive metal, alternative rock, and punk rock, but dislikes country. After nearly dying from the Spanish influenza in 1918 in Chicago, Edward was turned into a vampire by Carlisle, as the only alternative to death. Her father was a jeweler and a pearl trader. Emmett joined their family in 1935 after Rosalie saved him from a bear and Carlisle changed him to save his life. The more he knows someone, the farther his telepathic range for them is, and his telepathy allows him to take advantage of the gifts of those around him. [28] Entertainment Weekly named him "one of the greatest characters of the last 20 years" and described him as a "literary influence and love of girls and women everywhere for a long time to come". He is featured in the books Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, and their corresponding film adaptations, and the novel Midnight Sun—a re-telling of the events of Twilight from Edward's perspective. A week later, he returns after some persuasion from Tanya, the leader of the coven in Denali, with his family being extremely protective of him, watching for any signs of danger. Main article: Edward Cullen Edward Cullen (born Edward Anthony Masen) is Bella's primary love interest. They share secret conversations so often that they've developed their own 'secret' sign language, making it almost unnoticeable when they're conversing. Edward Anthony Masen Cullen was born on June 20th, 1901, and was turned, by Carlisle, in 1918, making him 17 forever. He also finds her blood so tempting it becomes impossible to resist. "[14] One scene in the story sees Edward, a gifted pianist, compose a lullaby for Bella. "[23] Pattinson reprised his role as Edward in all of the Twilight sequels. In Twilight, Edward goes to Alaska to escape the urge of killing Bella. They had literature and biology classes together while attending Forks High School. Edward mentions that his ability is like being in a room where everyone is talking at once. But after all the time not speaking to her, the other boys, Mike Newton in particular, think that nothing is going on between the two and decide to make a move on her. His parents were moderately wealthy as his father was a successful lawyer. 6'2" (185cm) Edward fears that the pregnancy will kill her, and, unable to stand the thought, he tries to convince her into having an abortion. The Volturi called Bella, in their own words, his la tua cantante or his "singer". Edward later asks for Jacob's permission to change Bella into a vampire to save her, which he agrees moments before she went into life-threatening labor. This hatred was also due to the fact that they both developed romantic feelings for Bella. Stephenie Meyer said that she wanted a name that was romantic, and used Charlotte Brontë's Mr. Rochester and Jane Austen's Mr. Ferrars as Edward's namesakes. When Esme and Alice looked up from their binge watching, all they saw was a blur as Edward charged from the kitchen, upstairs and within three seconds, charged back down, a handful of papers in his hand which he had just gotten from the printer. If most guys were 17 and going to be young and hot forever, they would have numerous girls following them around on a string. 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Although Edward lived as a vampire without romantic love for nearly a century before meeting Bella, he finds it difficult to live without her, becoming severely depressed at the prospect of an infinitely long and meaningless life. His bodily tissue is stronger than granite, making him much more durable and tougher than humans as well as contributing slightly to his body weight. His eyes, once green, are now described as topaz. Edward later tells Bella that Tanya poses no threat to their relationship, teasing Bella that he has always preferred brunettes. They sometimes share secretive, one-way conversations to keep others out, although Emmett would notice now and then and get frustrated. After Jacob unintentionally imprints on his newborn daughter, Renesmee, his hatred for Edward disappears, but Edward develops hatred and irritation for this incident. He vows not to do so again while she is still human, but eventually gives in and is glad to know that he has managed to avoid bruising Bella again. From Cypress, Florida. This article is more than 11 years old. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Edward explains why he left and apologizes to Bella. Even before Bella's arrival, he had always noticed her unusual kindness. The closer and more familiar he is to a person, the farther away he can reach that person's mind when he wants to, but can only keep track of them within a few miles. It was Carlisle who first realized Edward's telepathic abilities; he noticed Edward answering questions that Carlisle had not asked aloud. As Edward watches them he realizes that he is starting to feel jealous of them, but decides to dismiss it. Edward sees himself as a monster, and after falling in love with Bella, he desperately wishes that he were human instead of a vampire. Years later, he met Alice and together found and joined the Cullen coven, becoming Edward’s adoptive siblings. "[14] She revealed that she was initially underwhelmed by a photo of Pattinson, but said of his audition, which was a love scene with co-star Kristen Stewart: "It was electric. Edward Cullen (born Edward Anthony Masen, Jr., on June 20, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois) is a telepathic vampire and a founding member of the Olympic coven, as well as a protagonist of the Twilight Saga. Alice's mother tended to their home because her father traveled often. When the Volturi finally arrive, the confrontation comes close to a fight. Though he fails to harm her, Bella is shoved into a pile of glass, receiving more serious injuries. Jasper Hale is Edward's second adoptive brother. After learning from half-vampire Nahuel that Renesmee will reach full maturity at the age of seven, his initial worry of his daughter's growth disappears. During Bella's painful transformation, Jacob imprints on their baby daughter, Renesmee. He’s a beautiful musician, a very creative soul, very similar to Edward. She forgives him entirely, and they continue on with their relationship as if Edward had never left, with him promising never to leave her ever again. [27] Edward Cullen was also ranked #5 on the Forbes list of Hollywood's 10 Most Powerful Vampires. Irrationally blaming Renesmee, he tries to kill her, but ends up imprinting on her instead. This sparks anger from Bella, protesting that it is none of his business and that it is her choice. For this reason Edward sees himself as selfish, knowing that he should stay away from Bella for her safety, but not being able to bring himself to do it. In Twilight, they only interact at the end, though they are already unpleasant towards each other. Edward . Upon realizing that their current situation – fear for Bella's humanity while they are together – is untenable, Bella successfully seeks the support of Edward's family for the idea of turning her into a vampire. A few years later, he regretted this decision and returned to Carlisle's family and their diet of animal blood in 1931. He retains some of the traditional mindset and outdated speech from his human life in the early 20th century. Jacob eventually declares his feelings for Bella, becoming Edward's rival for her love. I really wanted it after that, but I didn’t really even know what it was. At the end of Breaking Dawn, Edward and Bella are free to live their lives with their daughter, Renesmee "Nessie" Carlie Cullen. Extra Info: his full name: Edward Anthony Masen Jr. Cullen. Relevance. Edward and Bella stay with Renesmee while the others set out to locate their friends to help witness in their favor. Edward Cullen was born on May 22, 1900 and died on September 7, 1918. His telepathy's range … But it didn't really work out. [25], Larry Carroll for MTV Movies deemed Edward and Bella "an iconic love story for a whole generation",[26] while Kirkus cited Edward's portrayal in Twilight as being "overly Byronic". Pattinson was given the opportunity to submit a composition for consideration for this scene, with Hardwicke stating; "I told him he should write one, and let’s see if we can make it work, because that would be really cool if it was Rob’s song. PICTURE ABOVE IS OF NEVAEH VICASI:) Edward was infuriated to say the least. Edward was still young enough to appreciate a mother's care, and Esme gave it to him. Edward is later on also the coven mate to Franchesca Jolie and Jackson … Jasper's instinctive hunger for Bella's blood reminds Edward of the continual danger their relationship puts her in. Another reason to why they are so close is because he can understand her burdens of constantly having visions of the future. However, Edward constantly warns Bella against being with him, perceiving her life to be at risk if she continues to associate with him. Carlisle and Esme were sometimes concerned that he had no romance in his life, which was partly what prompted Carlisle to change Rosalie. A grudging truce is made between the Cullens and the Native-American werewolf pack led by Sam Uley and Jacob Black, a friend of Bella's who was there for her when Edward broke her heart. He has always thought of himself as the weakest link due to his old background and is often comforted by Edward on this fact. After Alice and Bella stopped his suicide attempt, he promises to give Alice a Yellow Porsche, which he does in Eclipse. At the end of the story, while alone with Edward, Bella removes her shield, allowing him to read her mind for the first time and realizing how much she truly loves him, which brings them even closer. June 20, 1901; Chicago, Illinois This article is more than 11 years old… He surprises Bella in an early car ride by having Debussy in his CD player. Edward enjoys wrestling and practicing martial arts with his brother as well as going on hunting trips together on a regular basis, along with Jasper, who joined their family in 1950. Meanwhile, Jacob Black declares his feelings for Bella and forcibly kisses her, trying to convince her to leave Edward for him. The development of Edward Cullen's character was influenced by Gilbert Blythe, Fitzwilliam Darcy, and Edward Rochester―particularly the latter, who, like him, sees himself as a "monster". When Edward first finds out that Bella is pregnant, he hates the baby for hurting Bella and wishes to abort it as soon as possible, but when it develops enough to have a mind for Edward to read, he hears that the baby already loves them both and does not intentionally want to hurt Bella. 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