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20th Sep '17 6:47:06 AM RicPot
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* IWasHavingSuchAGoodDream: Bella cries because she is so upset that Edward woke her up from an EroticDream she was having about him and her.

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* IWasHavingSuchAGoodDream: IWasHavingSuchANiceDream: Bella cries because she is so upset that Edward woke her up from an EroticDream she was having about him and her.
20th Sep '17 6:44:35 AM RicPot
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%% * IvyLeagueForEveryone

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%% * IvyLeagueForEveryoneIvyLeagueForEveryone: Bella gets in to Dartmouth with very little effort.
* IWasHavingSuchAGoodDream: Bella cries because she is so upset that Edward woke her up from an EroticDream she was having about him and her.
20th Aug '17 9:47:36 PM vtsfjqhmux
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* OneTrueLove: Bella and Edward, of course. One, as the fact that they neither have nor can have any other [LoveInterests romantic love interest] shows. And true, because, even though Mike Newton, Tyler Crowley, Eric Yorkie, Jacob Black, and Tanya all try to persuade Bella or Edward that they would be perfect together, the only perfect pairing (indeed, the only possible one) is Bella and Edward.

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* OneTrueLove: Bella and Edward, of course. One, as the fact that they neither have nor can have any other [LoveInterests [[LoveInterests romantic love interest] interest]] shows. And true, because, even though Mike Newton, Tyler Crowley, Eric Yorkie, Jacob Black, and Tanya all try to persuade Bella or Edward that they would be perfect together, the only perfect pairing (indeed, the only possible one) is Bella and Edward.
20th Aug '17 9:43:01 PM vtsfjqhmux
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[[caption-width-right:250:Even if you wanted to, escape is quite impossible.]]



-->-- '''Edward''' to Bella, page 294 of ''Twilight''

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-->-- '''Edward''' to Bella, page 294 of ''Twilight''
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So Edward wants to form a relationship with Bella while resisting the urge to suck her dry, as well as protecting her from all the antagonists that crop up in each novel. Other important characters are Edward's vampire family (called a coven in-series) and Bella's childhood friend Jacob, who becomes a werewolf.

The series currently consists of four books (''Twilight'', ''New Moon'', ''Eclipse'', ''Breaking Dawn''). Creator/StephenieMeyer had plans to make a [=POVquel=] called ''Literature/MidnightSun'', which is the plot of ''Twilight'' (nearly word-for-word) told through Edward's point of view. Then, leaked copies of the rough draft were released. Meyer has halted the publication until she gets through her [[CreatorBreakdown reaction]] over the event, saying "If I tried to write ''Literature/MidnightSun'' now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die." Depending on whether you're a fan or not, that may either horrify or excite you. She now has written a 200 page "novella" called [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/mar/30/stephenie-meyer-new-twilight-novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner]], which came out on June 5, 2010. A guide has been announced as well, planning to be released on April 12th (after being pushed back to another date multiple times). In 2015, for the 10th anniversary of the series, Stephenie Meyer decided to write a genderswapped version of the first book featuring Beau Swan and Edythe Cullen titled "Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined."

The [[TheFilmOfTheBook film version]] of ''Twilight'' was released in the US in 2008, with ''The Twilight Saga: New Moon'' following in 2009, ''The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'' in 2010, ''Breaking Dawn, Part 1'' in 2011 and ''Breaking Dawn, Part 2'' in 2012. There were also rumors of an {{anime}}, but they proved to be false. {{Manga}}-style illustrations of the Japanese edition still exist. [[http://shelf-life.ew.com/2009/07/15/twilight-comic-book-manga/ A graphic novel]] has been released and while it's not all that bad, it's not entirely… ''[[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/03/18/twilight-manga-review/ sparkly]]''.

Summit Entertainment was then purchased by Creator/{{Lionsgate}}, whose CEO has expressed interest in continuing the ''Twilight'' saga beyond ''Breaking Dawn'' as either a film series or a television series. See [[http://www.thedeadbolt.com/1003024512-the-twilight-saga-may-survive-beyond-breaking-dawn.html here]]. However, a majority of its readers and viewers believe it would kill the franchise as they believe if there are to be more ''Twilight'' movies, then the studios should base their movies on the book spinoffs.

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So Edward wants to form a relationship with Bella while resisting the urge to suck her dry, as well as protecting her from all the antagonists that crop up in each novel. Other important characters are Edward's vampire family (called a coven in-series) and Bella's childhood friend Jacob, who becomes a werewolf.

The series currently consists of four books (''Twilight'', ''New Moon'', ''Eclipse'', ''Breaking Dawn''). (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn). Creator/StephenieMeyer had plans to make a [=POVquel=] called ''Literature/MidnightSun'', which is the plot of ''Twilight'' Twilight (nearly word-for-word) told through Edward's point of view. Then, leaked copies of the rough draft were released. Meyer has halted the publication until she gets through her [[CreatorBreakdown reaction]] over the event, saying "If I tried to write ''Literature/MidnightSun'' now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die." Depending on whether you're a fan or not, that may either horrify or excite you. She now has written a 200 page "novella" called [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/mar/30/stephenie-meyer-new-twilight-novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner]], which came out on June 5, 2010. A guide has been announced as well, planning to be released on April 12th (after being pushed back to another date multiple times). In 2015, for the 10th anniversary of the series, Stephenie Meyer decided to write a genderswapped version of the first book featuring Beau Swan and Edythe Cullen titled "Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined."

The [[TheFilmOfTheBook film version]] of ''Twilight'' was released in the US in 2008, with ''The Twilight Saga: New Moon'' following in 2009, ''The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'' in 2010, ''Breaking Dawn, Part 1'' in 2011 and ''Breaking Dawn, Part 2'' in 2012. There were also rumors of an {{anime}}, but they proved to be false. {{Manga}}-style illustrations of the Japanese edition still exist. [[http://shelf-life.ew.com/2009/07/15/twilight-comic-book-manga/ A graphic novel]] has been released and while it's not all that bad, it's not entirely… ''[[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/03/18/twilight-manga-review/ sparkly]]''.

Summit Entertainment was then purchased by Creator/{{Lionsgate}}, whose CEO has expressed interest in continuing the ''Twilight'' saga beyond ''Breaking Dawn'' as either a film series or a television series. See [[http://www.thedeadbolt.com/1003024512-the-twilight-saga-may-survive-beyond-breaking-dawn.html here]]. However, a majority of its readers and viewers believe it would kill the franchise as they believe if there are to be more ''Twilight'' movies, then the studios should base their movies on the book spinoffs.
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* ''Twilight'' (2005)
* ''New Moon'' (2006)
* ''Eclipse'' (2007)
* ''Breaking Dawn'' (2008)
* ''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner'' (2010). Novella that details the last days of a character introduced in ''Eclipse''.
* ''Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined'' (2015). A RuleSixtyThree retelling of the original novel to celebrate the series 10th anniversary.


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* ''Twilight'' Twilight (2005)
* ''New Moon'' New Moon (2006)
* ''Eclipse'' Eclipse (2007)
* ''Breaking Dawn'' Breaking Dawn (2008)
* ''The The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner'' Tanner (2010). Novella that details the last days of a character introduced in ''Eclipse''.
Eclipse.
* ''Life Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined'' Reimagined (2015). A RuleSixtyThree retelling of the original novel to celebrate the series 10th anniversary.




!!These books (and movies) contain examples of:

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!!These books (and movies) contain examples of:



* TheAbridgedSeries: Creator/CleolindaJones has posted "Movies In 15 Minutes" treatments of [[http://m15m.livejournal.com/19551.html the]] [[http://m15m.livejournal.com/21825.html four]] [[http://m15m.livejournal.com/22620.html first]] [[http://m15m.livejournal.com/22931.html films]].
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the movie, Victoria is more of a strawberry blonde than actual redhead. This was fixed in New Moon.
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Why doesn't Bella go back into the bookstore in the movie?
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the film adaption of Breaking Dawn Alice shows Aro a vision of how the fight between the Volturi, Cullens and werewolves would end, however it had been established in New Moon that Alice can't see the werewolves in her visions.
** The vampires stopped sparkling in direct sunlight in the Breaking Dawn movies.
* {{Adorkable}}: In a series full of cringy and cheesy romance and stiff, deadpan personalities (by the author's design), characters like the eager Seth or the hilariously exasperated Charlie are usually enlisted to lighten up a scene in the films. All of Garrett's scenes in the final film are a breath of fresh air as well.



** Subverted with Bella's truck, portrayed in the films by a red-orange 1963 Chevy StepSide. While on the outside it looks like a huge, ugly clunker, its engine has been lovingly rebuilt and maintained and it runs perfectly. The truck holds a fond place in fandom and anti-fandom alike for being one of the few things Bella seems genuinely enthusiastic over.

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** Subverted with Bella's truck, portrayed in the films by a red-orange 1963 Chevy StepSide.truck. While on the outside it looks like a huge, ugly clunker, its engine has been lovingly rebuilt and maintained and it runs perfectly. The truck holds a fond place in fandom and anti-fandom alike for being one of the few things Bella seems genuinely enthusiastic over.



* AllJustADream: The TwistEnding to Breaking Dawn Part 2 [[spoiler: as the fight was merely a vision of what would happen if Aro's forces attacked the Cullen family.]]



* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version of ''New Moon'' uses [[Music/MiliyahKato Kato Miliyah's]] [[http://jpopsuki.tv/video/Miliyah-Kato---Destiny/5d01e0df3c146839ba5ab470f817de27 "Destiny"]] as its theme song.

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version of ''New Moon'' New Moon uses [[Music/MiliyahKato Kato Miliyah's]] [[http://jpopsuki.tv/video/Miliyah-Kato---Destiny/5d01e0df3c146839ba5ab470f817de27 "Destiny"]] as its theme song.



* AnalogyBackfire: In ''Eclipse'', Bella compares herself to Cathy of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and her love for Edward to Cathy's love for Heathcliff... seemingly forgetting there is actually an ''Isabella'' in the same novel who ''does'' marry Heathcliff... to [[DomesticAbuse disastrous effect]].
** Subverted in ''New Moon'' where the author compares Bella and Edward to Romeo and Juliet. See Lost in Imitation below for why.

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* AnalogyBackfire: In ''Eclipse'', Eclipse, Bella compares herself to Cathy of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and her love for Edward to Cathy's love for Heathcliff... seemingly forgetting there is actually an ''Isabella'' in the same novel who ''does'' marry Heathcliff... to [[DomesticAbuse disastrous effect]].
** Subverted in ''New Moon'' New Moon where the author compares Bella and Edward to Romeo and Juliet. See Lost in Imitation below for why.



** In the first novel, James is described as an unstoppable killing machine. Laurent isn't even willing to face him with seven other vampires. But we see none of the fight between him and Edward since Bella is unconscious, and so the scary BigBad is killed offscreen. The movie is somewhat better about this. We don't see his death in explicit detail, but we do see a roughly 30-second fight between Edward and James, and a few glimpses of the other Cullens tearing James apart after he's been subdued -- for example, a shot where it's pretty obvious James' head is torn off.
** Whereas in ''New Moon'', when Edward was going to off himself and Bella comes to his rescue in the Italian city where the vampire mafia lives whom it's been repeatedly explained to us does not tolerate such abominations as humans who know about the existence of vampires and it seems that they are going to die anyway, it ends up being Handwaved. "Oh, well. If she is going to be a vampire sooner or later, I suppose we can let you all go."
** Doubly Subverted in ''Eclipse''. It looks like Edward and Bella will miss out on the battle against the newborn vampires, but then Victoria shows up... but then ... Bella closes her eyes for a minute, and then Victoria's head's been ripped off. So much for the expected GoryDiscretionShot! This is also fixed in the movie, in which not only do we see Edward, Victoria, and Riley fighting on the mountain, but we get cuts back to the Cullens fighting the newborn army.
** The final novel, ''Breaking Dawn'' ends not with the epic battle which Meyer had been using a third of the book to build up to... but with diplomatic discussion instead. And the main reason why the discussion turns out favorably for the Cullens and their allies is because Alice introduces a DeusExMachina.
*** Thankfully, the movie averts this with a ridiculously long fight scene instead, looking like something out of the ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' movie. Except [[spoiler:it turns out to all be a vision Alice was showing Aro of what would happen if his forces attacked them, which would end in his death. When he comes out of it, she tells him he can prevent that future by settling things without fighting. And he does, leading to the actual "diplomatic discussion" ending from the book]].

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** In the first novel, James is described as an unstoppable killing machine. Laurent isn't even willing to face him with seven other vampires. But we see none of the fight between him and Edward since Bella is unconscious, and so the scary BigBad is killed offscreen. The movie is somewhat better about this. We don't see his death in explicit detail, but we do see a roughly 30-second fight between Edward and James, and a few glimpses of the other Cullens tearing James apart after he's been subdued -- for example, a shot where it's pretty obvious James' head is torn off.
offscreen.
** Whereas in ''New Moon'', New Moon, when Edward was going to off himself and Bella comes to his rescue in the Italian city where the vampire mafia lives whom it's been repeatedly explained to us does not tolerate such abominations as humans who know about the existence of vampires and it seems that they are going to die anyway, it ends up being Handwaved. "Oh, well. If she is going to be a vampire sooner or later, I suppose we can let you all go."
** Doubly Subverted in ''Eclipse''.Eclipse. It looks like Edward and Bella will miss out on the battle against the newborn vampires, but then Victoria shows up... but then ... Bella closes her eyes for a minute, and then Victoria's head's been ripped off. So much for the expected GoryDiscretionShot! This is also fixed in the movie, in which not only do we see Edward, Victoria, and Riley fighting on the mountain, but we get cuts back to the Cullens fighting the newborn army.
GoryDiscretionShot!
** The final novel, ''Breaking Dawn'' Breaking Dawn ends not with the epic battle which Meyer had been using a third of the book to build up to... but with diplomatic discussion instead. And the main reason why the discussion turns out favorably for the Cullens and their allies is because Alice introduces a DeusExMachina.
*** Thankfully, the movie averts this with a ridiculously long fight scene instead, looking like something out of the ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' movie. Except [[spoiler:it turns out to all be a vision Alice was showing Aro of what would happen if his forces attacked them, which would end in his death. When he comes out of it, she tells him he can prevent that future by settling things without fighting. And he does, leading to the actual "diplomatic discussion" ending from the book]].
DeusExMachina.



** ''Breaking Dawn'':

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** ''Breaking Dawn'':Breaking Dawn:



*** Werewolves also gain one extra pair of chromosomes. And Renesmee has one extra pair of chromosomes. Yeah, that she should have two unpaired chromosomes doesn't matter. In fact, all of ''Breaking Dawn'' has no clue at all when it comes to genetics.

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*** Werewolves also gain one extra pair of chromosomes. And Renesmee has one extra pair of chromosomes. Yeah, that she should have two unpaired chromosomes doesn't matter. In fact, all of ''Breaking Dawn'' Breaking Dawn has no clue at all when it comes to genetics.



* AudibleGleam: In TheMovie, Edward's sparkles come with their own sound effects.
* AuthorAppeal: Non-sexual example: [[WordOfGod Meyer]] apparently stated that some of her main characters are fans of British alternative band Music/{{Muse}}, one of her favorite bands. Also, she claims to have used them in the story a few times. Needless to say, some of the band's older fanbase dislike the new fans gained from exposure from ''Twilight'' media.
** Something similar happened with ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. Meyer's endorsement of the books led to an influx of Twi-hards into the Hunger Games fandom, resulting in ShipToShipCombat similar to the Team Edward vs. Team Jacob wars in the Twilight fandom. This greatly displeased older fans of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', who were more interested in the series' social commentary than the romance.
** In a less serious example, Cleolinda Jones suggests that Renesmee being a "perfect" baby (IE not crying, being able to instantly say what's wrong, sleeping soundly through the night) sounds like the fantasy of a woman who's had several children (in the sense of "I haven't slept in three days, oh God help me"). Given that Meyer has three boys there's probably a bit of WishFulfillment there.

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* AudibleGleam: In TheMovie, Edward's sparkles come with their own sound effects.
* AuthorAppeal: Non-sexual example: [[WordOfGod Meyer]] apparently stated that some of her main characters are fans of British alternative band Music/{{Muse}}, one of her favorite bands. Also, she claims to have used them in the story a few times. Needless to say, some of the band's older fanbase dislike the new fans gained from exposure from ''Twilight'' Twilight media.
** Something similar happened with ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. Meyer's endorsement of the books led to an influx of Twi-hards into the Hunger Games fandom, resulting in ShipToShipCombat similar to the Team Edward vs. Team Jacob wars in the Twilight fandom. This greatly displeased older fans of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', who were more interested in the series' social commentary than the romance.
** In a less serious example,
Cleolinda Jones suggests that Renesmee being a "perfect" baby (IE not crying, being able to instantly say what's wrong, sleeping soundly through the night) sounds like the fantasy of a woman who's had several children (in the sense of "I haven't slept in three days, oh God help me"). Given that Meyer has three boys there's probably a bit of WishFulfillment there.



* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: After being born, Renesmee brought peace between the Quileutes by having Jacob imprint on her, mended Rosalie and Bella's relationship(as well as creating a peaceable relationship between Edward and Jacob), and won a lot of allies for the Cullen coven against the Volturi.

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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: After being born, Renesmee brought peace between the Quileutes by having Jacob imprint on her, mended Rosalie and Bella's relationship(as well as creating a peaceable relationship between Edward and Jacob), relationship, and won a lot of allies for the Cullen coven against the Volturi.



* BastardBoyfriend: More as an inversion of this trope, since Edward actually does everything because he is trying to keep Bella away from what he's seen to be literally mortal harm ([[SubvertedTrope Except for that time he left her alone in the woods after dumping her)]]. For example, the famously cited section where Edward tries to keep Bella away from Jacob in New Moon. Considering what happened to Emily and Sam, it's pretty amazing that he did actually let her go, given that the werewolves (or really, shapeshifters) tended to shift with minimal provocation, as shown by Paul in New Moon).

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* BastardBoyfriend: More as an inversion of this trope, since Edward actually does everything because he is trying to keep Bella away from what he's seen to be literally mortal harm ([[SubvertedTrope Except for that time he left her alone in the woods after dumping her)]]. For example, the famously cited section where Edward tries to keep Bella away from Jacob in New Moon. Considering what happened to Emily and Sam, it's pretty amazing that he did actually let her go, given that the werewolves (or really, shapeshifters) tended to shift with minimal provocation, as shown by Paul in New Moon).



** Also: the Denali coven, who are described as "so beautiful that it made [Bella's] stomach hurt." Especially in the films, where [[TheClan the entire clan]] could easily double as H&M models with a ridiculously large house in the middle of Alaska.

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** Also: the Denali coven, who are described as "so beautiful that it made [Bella's] stomach hurt." Especially in the films, where [[TheClan the entire clan]] could easily double as H&M models with a ridiculously large house in the middle of Alaska."



** In ''Breaking Dawn'', Bella accidentally breaks Seth's shoulder when she learns that Jacob nicknamed Renesmee after the Loch Ness monster.

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** In ''Breaking Dawn'', Breaking Dawn, Bella accidentally breaks Seth's shoulder when she learns that Jacob nicknamed Renesmee after the Loch Ness monster.



** Jane of the Volturi did not take it too well in ''Breaking Dawn'', whenever her pain-illusion power was rendered useless by Bella's mental shield. Which went from anger to hatred.

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** Jane of the Volturi did not take it too well in ''Breaking Dawn'', Breaking Dawn, whenever her pain-illusion power was rendered useless by Bella's mental shield. Which went from anger to hatred.



* BetterAsFriends: Knowing that Jacob has feelings for her and knowing that he's going to go into battle and get himself killed Bella kisses Jacob. When Edward asks if she loves Jacob she tells him that she loves him, that is Edward, more. Later Jacob is accepted as part of the family despite the romance between Bella and Jacob.



** ManicPixieDreamGirl Alice displays signs of temper, spite, and a less innocent side in the later books. She also ''rips off James' head'' in the movie.
** Typical of her clan, she's especially hostile to members of the Quileute tribe. In the ''New Moon'' film, Bella asks if she'll be coming back inside and she responds with "As soon as you put the dog out." Which strikes as extremely rude and racist, because she has absolutely no reason whatsoever to hate Jacob - she's never even spoken to him, and he saved Bella's life several times.
* BigBadEnsemble: Between the Volturi, Victoria (especially in ''Eclipse''), and Sam (in the first half of ''Breaking Dawn'').

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** ManicPixieDreamGirl Alice displays signs of temper, spite, and a less innocent side in the later books. She also ''rips off James' head'' in the movie.
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** Typical of her clan, she's especially hostile to members of the Quileute tribe. In the ''New Moon'' film, Bella asks if she'll be coming back inside and she responds with "As soon as you put the dog out." Which strikes as extremely rude and racist, because she has absolutely no reason whatsoever to hate Jacob - she's never even spoken to him, and he saved Bella's life several times.
tribe.
* BigBadEnsemble: Between the Volturi, Victoria (especially in ''Eclipse''), Eclipse), and Sam (in the first half of ''Breaking Dawn'').Breaking Dawn).



** [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] do this in the sunlight. In the movie? They glimmer. Imagine them ridiculously sweaty, or using a lot of glitter lotion. The effect was accompanied with [[WhiningLight sparkle noises]].
** The climax of ''New Moon'' revolves around this, where Edward tries to step into the sunlight in the Volturi's city, which would get him noticed by the humans and [[ICannotSelfTerminate killed by the Volturi]].
** The ''Scene It?'' spinoff of the movie takes the sparkle motif UpToEleven. Everything, ''everything'' sparkles, and Carlisle's voiceover constantly informs you that you "sparkle like a diamond."
* BitterWeddingSpeech: Jessica gives one of these in ''[[FilmOfTheBook Breaking Dawn, Part 1]]''.
* BlatantLies: This actually happens a lot in the books, mostly due to Meyer's forgetting her own canon, though not always. One particularly atrocious example is in Eclipse, where Jacob and Bella are arguing about her relationship with Edward. Since werewolf genes are triggered by nearby vampire presence/activity, Jacob has a very good reason to hate Edward and his family for forcing him to regularly turn into a giant wolf against his will when they have multiple houses elsewhere and could easily move, and don't. When this matter comes up, Bella ''rolls her eyes at him'' and responds that he "didn't exactly choose this life". That is untrue. That is extremely untrue. By this time, she already knows that Edward was informed by Carlisle about the details of being a vampire, and chose it over dying of Spanish influenza, which his mother had also wanted.
* BloodlessCarnage: While it's not completely blood-free, the amount of blood seen on-screen for the first few movies is surprisingly small for a series where at least half of the main cast are vampires.

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** [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] do this in the sunlight. In the movie? They glimmer. Imagine them ridiculously sweaty, or using a lot of glitter lotion. The effect was accompanied with [[WhiningLight sparkle noises]].
sunlight.
** The climax of ''New Moon'' New Moon revolves around this, where Edward tries to step into the sunlight in the Volturi's city, which would get him noticed by the humans and [[ICannotSelfTerminate killed by the Volturi]].
** The ''Scene It?'' spinoff of the movie takes the sparkle motif UpToEleven. Everything, ''everything'' sparkles, and Carlisle's voiceover constantly informs you that you "sparkle like a diamond."
* BitterWeddingSpeech: Jessica gives one of these in ''[[FilmOfTheBook Breaking Dawn, Part 1]]''.
* BlatantLies: This actually happens a lot in the books, lot, mostly due to Meyer's forgetting her own canon, though not always. One particularly atrocious example is in Eclipse, where Jacob and Bella are arguing about her relationship with Edward. Since werewolf genes are triggered by nearby vampire presence/activity, Jacob has a very good reason to hate Edward and his family for forcing him to regularly turn into a giant wolf against his will when they have multiple houses elsewhere and could easily move, and don't. When this matter comes up, Bella ''rolls her eyes at him'' and responds that he "didn't exactly choose this life". That is untrue. That is extremely untrue. By this time, she already knows that Edward was informed by Carlisle about the details of being a vampire, and chose it over dying of Spanish influenza, which his mother had also wanted.
* BloodlessCarnage: While it's not completely blood-free, the amount of blood seen on-screen for the first few movies is surprisingly small for a series where at least half of the main cast are vampires.
always.



** Played straight in ''[[TheFilmOfTheBook Breaking Dawn, Part 1]]''. Bella has a nightmare in which Edward eats all the wedding guests. ''Everyone'' is wearing white, and they all get splattered with blood, including Bella's wedding dress, of course.



* BorrowedCatchphrase: Bella uses Jacob's "Sure, sure."



** According to WordOfGod, the Bella/Edward/Jacob love triangle was intended to show Bella's choice in the matter of love, namely that she had the option of Jacob but chose Edward. The "love through choice" moral is shot to hell through most of the other couples though, particularly in the case of imprinted couples (the guy can't ''help'' but feel attracted to the girl and while the girl technically is able to refuse him, there is a ton of pressure not to). Especially egregious is the case of Jacob, who made a number of speeches about how imprinting is essentially the loss of free will and he hopes to never have it [[spoiler:and then finds himself happily imprinted on Renesmee, even though he absolutely hated her not five minutes prior.]]
*** Which kind of contradicts everything the author said about Jacob being an option since it's implied if not outright stated that Jacob's interest in Bella was apparently [[spoiler: only due to him being subconsciously drawn to her because he was meant to imprint on Renesmee in the first place.]]
** One aesop seems to be that a girl as plain and unassuming as Bella can find true love, but Bella's flaws fall mostly into the category of InformedFlaw, [[spoiler:and are almost entirely removed at the end of the series.]] Not to mention, though Bella is intended to be plain and unassuming, nearly every man she runs into falls for her and Edward himself states that most of the boys in the school find her attractive. Clearly, not so plain. Bella's depiction on the film does not help, either... However, maybe the intended Aesop here was that if you hold off on sex until you get married and then [[spoiler:die in childbirth,]] you will become a saint and absolutely perfect in every way.

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** According to WordOfGod, the Bella/Edward/Jacob love triangle was intended to show Bella's choice in the matter of love, namely that she had the option of Jacob but chose Edward. The "love through choice" moral is shot to hell through most of the other couples though, particularly in the case of imprinted couples (the guy can't ''help'' but feel attracted to the girl and while the girl technically is able to refuse him, there is a ton of pressure not to). Especially egregious is the case of Jacob, who made a number of speeches about how imprinting is essentially the loss of free will and he hopes to never have it [[spoiler:and then finds himself happily imprinted on Renesmee, even though he absolutely hated her not five minutes prior.]]
*** Which kind of contradicts everything the author said about Jacob being an option since it's implied if not outright stated that Jacob's interest in Bella was apparently [[spoiler: only due to him being subconsciously drawn to her because he was meant to imprint on Renesmee in the first place.]]
** One aesop seems to be that a girl as plain and unassuming as Bella can find true love, but Bella's flaws fall mostly into the category of InformedFlaw, [[spoiler:and are almost entirely removed at the end of the series.]] Not to mention, though Bella is intended to be plain and unassuming, nearly every man she runs into falls for her and Edward himself states that most of the boys in the school find her attractive. Clearly, not so plain. Bella's depiction on the film does not help, either... However, maybe the intended Aesop here was that if you hold off on sex until you get married and then [[spoiler:die in childbirth,]] you will become a saint and absolutely perfect in every way.



* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Edward and Bella. In New Moon, however, gender-flipping this is what kicks off the Jacob/Bella relationship, with him being the gentle guy to Bella's "My boyfriend dumped me so my life is over" brooding.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Technically, all of the Cullens, though they're NotBloodSiblings. This is {{Lampshaded}} in the first movie, where Mike wonders if that's even ''legal''. Strictly speaking, it would be, since the Cullens are all supposedly foster children, with Edward, Emmett and Alice on the one hand, and Jasper and Rosalie on the other, being presented as a group of biological siblings. Most likely due to their physical similarities, but also extremely convenient for their romantical pairing-up.
* {{Brownface}}: Jacob in the film.
* BrutalHonesty
-->'''Jacob:''' I'm in love with you, Bella. Bella, I love you. And I want you to pick me instead of him. I know you don't feel that way, but I need the truth out there so that you know your options. I wouldn't want a miscommunication to stand in our way. (''Eclispe'')

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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Edward and Bella. In New Moon, however, gender-flipping this is what kicks off the Jacob/Bella relationship, with him being the gentle guy to Bella's "My boyfriend dumped me so my life is over" brooding.
Bella.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Technically, all of the Cullens, though they're NotBloodSiblings. This is {{Lampshaded}} in the first movie, where Mike wonders if that's even ''legal''. Strictly speaking, it would be, since the Cullens are all supposedly foster children, with Edward, Emmett and Alice on the one hand, and Jasper and Rosalie on the other, being presented as a group of biological siblings. Most likely due to their physical similarities, but also extremely convenient for their romantical pairing-up.\n* {{Brownface}}: Jacob in the film.\n* BrutalHonesty\n-->'''Jacob:''' I'm in love with you, Bella. Bella, I love you. And I want you to pick me instead of him. I know you don't feel that way, but I need the truth out there so that you know your options. I wouldn't want a miscommunication to stand in our way. (''Eclispe'')



* CampfireCharacterExploration: Bella is introduced to the Quileute tribe's histories by listening to the chief's story by a campfire. Unusual example because it's more of the character exploration for an entire tribe, and indirectly main characters like Jacob.

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* CampfireCharacterExploration: Bella is introduced to the Quileute tribe's histories by listening to the chief's story by a campfire. Unusual example because it's more of the character exploration for an entire tribe, and indirectly main characters like Jacob.tribe.



* TheCastShowOff: Creator/RobertPattinson plays guitar and piano, and had composer Carter Burwell teach him "Bella's Lullaby" so that he could play it while being filmed instead of having to mime playing it.



* ChildSoldiers: Implied with the final film: Bella explains that because more vampires are gathering near Forks, the gene in the Quileute men that turns them into werewolves to protect their territory from vampires is activating in more boys. We later see a shot of Jacob trying to advise three boys to control themselves, lest they accidentally kill their mother - the youngest of the boys can't be older than ten, and we see his wolf form in the battle against the Volturi.



* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: Jacob in the third book: he goes from a friendly, devoted guy to a possessive jerk to better enable the canon couple. Then, in the last book, he imprints on Bella's newborn baby and conveniently is no longer at all attracted to Bella. In fact, with the notable exception of Leah, basically every major character is wonderfully paired off by the end of the series.
* CockFight: Edward and Jacob keep fighting over Bella in the name of her safety until she has to tell then to stop and from now on she's Switzerland.
* ColorWash: TheFilmOfTheBook desaturates the colors to, according to the director, convey how dreary and rainy Forks is.

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* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: Jacob in the third book: he goes from a friendly, devoted guy to a possessive jerk to better enable the canon couple. Then, in the last book, he imprints on Bella's newborn baby and conveniently is no longer at all attracted to Bella. In fact, with With the notable exception of Leah, basically every major character is wonderfully paired off by the end of the series.
* CockFight: Edward and Jacob keep fighting over Bella in the name of her safety until she has to tell then to stop and from now on she's Switzerland.
* ColorWash: TheFilmOfTheBook desaturates the colors to, according to the director, convey how dreary and rainy Forks is.
series.



** Subverted in the ''New Moon'' movie with Edward's Volvo [=XC90=]. Why such a soccer-mom car? ProductPlacement, natch. It's also insinuated in ''Breaking Dawn'' that the Volvo is one the Cullens keep to drive when they don't particularly want to be noticed, and Bella drives it to Seattle to meet the lawyer who forges Jacob and Renesmee's passports.
** Volvo's area in the 2011 LA Auto Show had a raised "building" that resembled the Cullens' house; it just so happened to be the same time as the premier of ''Breaking Dawn Part I''.



* CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority: Happens often enough to become a theme, or at least suggest that SMeyer has problems with authority. All of her protagonists go crazy when someone tells them what to do and the audience is upposed to side with them on the issue. The Volturi are obviously the main bad guys; any time they issue orders we're supposed to boo and hiss. Riley was an authority figure in ''Bree Tanner'', and Bree hated him. Any time Charlie tried to parent Bella and tell her no, we were supposed to disagree and think him unreasonable. Sam asserted his authority and told Jacob what to do, and he was vilified for it in ''Breaking Dawn''.
* CreatorCameo: Creator/StephenieMeyer makes an appearance in the first film as one of the women in the diner Bella and Charlie visit. She is also a guest at Edward and Bella's wedding in the fourth film.

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* CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority: Happens often enough to become a theme, or at least suggest that SMeyer has problems with authority. All of her protagonists go crazy when someone tells them what to do and the audience is upposed to side with them on the issue. The Volturi are obviously the main bad guys; any time they issue orders we're supposed to boo and hiss. Riley was an authority figure in ''Bree Tanner'', and Bree hated him. Any time Charlie tried to parent Bella and tell her no, we were supposed to disagree and think him unreasonable. Sam asserted his authority and told Jacob what to do, and he was vilified for it in ''Breaking Dawn''.
* CreatorCameo: Creator/StephenieMeyer makes an appearance in the first film as one of the women in the diner Bella and Charlie visit. She is also a guest at Edward and Bella's wedding in the fourth film.
Breaking Dawn.



* DaywalkingVampire: ''Twilight'' vampires are not hurt by sunlight -- instead they ''sparkle''.
* DeadpanSnarker: In the books, Bella tells a number of dry jokes with such a straight face that the others can't tell if she's trying to be funny. In the movies, when when Jessica feels ignored she can be snarky too.

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* DaywalkingVampire: ''Twilight'' Twilight vampires are not hurt by sunlight -- instead they ''sparkle''.
* DeadpanSnarker: In the books, Bella tells a number of dry jokes with such a straight face that the others can't tell if she's trying to be funny. In the movies, when when Jessica feels ignored she can be snarky too.funny.



* DecapitationPresentation: Aro does this to [[spoiler: Carlisle Cullen]]'s head during [[spoiler: Alice's vision of]] the FinalBattle in ''Breaking Dawn, Part 2''.



* DeusExMachina: There are two main reasons in the first three books for why someone wouldn't want to be a vampire: first, the overwhelming desire for human blood, which is incredibly painful to resist, and second, a vampire's inability to reproduce. In Breaking Dawn, however [[spoiler: all these concerns are swept away when it turns out that actually, only female vampires can't have babies -- male vampires have magical sperm -- and therefore Bella is able to have Edward's child by having sex with him before being turned. And after the half-vampire baby starts eating Bella up from the inside and Edward turns Bella in order to save her life, it turns out Bella isn't horribly tempted at all, with a weak attempt at explanation in the form of "Well, she ''chose'' to be turned"]] Actually, Breaking Dawn is crammed FULL of this. [[spoiler: Bella whines for four books about being unable to survive without Jacob, her other prospective love interest, around, so in the fourth book he falls in love with her newborn baby and becomes part of her family, "where she always knew he belonged". ]] Oh, and the big one: [[spoiler: A group of powerful vampires, the Volturi are built up for three books as being the most powerful group of vampires around, but Bella's newborn vampire ability just HAPPENS to be able to completely defeat them without even a fight]].

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* DeusExMachina: There are two main reasons in the first three books for why someone wouldn't want to be a vampire: first, the overwhelming desire for human blood, which is incredibly painful to resist, and second, a vampire's inability to reproduce. In Breaking Dawn, however [[spoiler: all these concerns are swept away when it turns out that actually, only female vampires can't have babies -- male vampires have magical sperm -- and therefore Bella is able to have Edward's child by having sex with him before being turned. And after the half-vampire baby starts eating Bella up from the inside and Edward turns Bella in order to save her life, it turns out Bella isn't horribly tempted at all, with a weak attempt at explanation in the form of "Well, she ''chose'' to be turned"]] Actually, Breaking Dawn is crammed FULL of this. [[spoiler: Bella whines for four books about being unable to survive without Jacob, her other prospective love interest, around, so in the fourth book he falls in love with her newborn baby and becomes part of her family, "where she always knew he belonged". ]] Oh, and the big one: [[spoiler: A group of powerful vampires, the Volturi are built up for three books as being the most powerful group of vampires around, but Bella's newborn vampire ability just HAPPENS to be able to completely defeat them without even a fight]].



* DisproportionateRetribution:
** WordofGod says Lauren fell prey to a modeling scam that cost her over a thousand dollars and a good chunk of her hair. What made her deserving of this? She made one relatively minor sarcastic comment about Bella.
** In ''Breaking Dawn - Part 1'', Aro orders the death of the secretary because she misspelled "Carlisle" in a note.
-->"''Carlyle? With a Y?''"

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* DisproportionateRetribution:
**
DisproportionateRetribution: WordofGod says Lauren fell prey to a modeling scam that cost her over a thousand dollars and a good chunk of her hair. What made her deserving of this? She made one relatively minor sarcastic comment about Bella. \n** In ''Breaking Dawn - Part 1'', Aro orders the death of the secretary because she misspelled "Carlisle" in a note.\n-->"''Carlyle? With a Y?''"



* DoggedNiceGuy: Jacob. [[IncrediblyLamePun Um, yeah]].



* DoubleEntendre: Emmett spends a whole chapter and a half of ''Breaking Dawn'' making progressively less veiled comments about Edward and Bella's sex life. While her father is around!

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* DoubleEntendre: Emmett spends a whole chapter and a half of ''Breaking Dawn'' Breaking Dawn making progressively less veiled comments about Edward and Bella's sex life. While her father is around!



* DownerEnding: For Charlie and Renee at least, post-''Breaking Dawn''. Since Bella takes measures to hide her newfound vampirism from them, with the implication that she's never going to tell them the truth, she will likely abandon them in a decade, before they start to notice that she's stopped aging.

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* DownerEnding: For Charlie and Renee at least, post-''Breaking Dawn''.post-Breaking Dawn. Since Bella takes measures to hide her newfound vampirism from them, with the implication that she's never going to tell them the truth, she will likely abandon them in a decade, before they start to notice that she's stopped aging.



* DreamingOfThingsToCome: In the first book of ''Breaking Dawn'', Bella has a dream about the Volturi coming to kill her and the Cullens. Bella narrates the exact same thing happening in the preface of the third book--literally: Meyer just copy-pasted Bella's dream into the preface.
* DreamingTheTruth: Used in ''Twilight'', ''New Moon'', and ''Breaking Dawn''.

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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: In the first book of ''Breaking Dawn'', Breaking Dawn, Bella has a dream about the Volturi coming to kill her and the Cullens. Bella narrates the exact same thing happening in the preface of the third book--literally: Meyer just copy-pasted Bella's dream into the preface.
* DreamingTheTruth: Used in ''Twilight'', ''New Moon'', Twilight, New Moon, and ''Breaking Dawn''.Breaking Dawn.



* TheDulcineaEffect: Edward more explained in ''Literature/MidnightSun''. Bella also is a female version of this.
* DullSurprise: Kristen Stewart as Bella in the movies. Her facial expressions are ''very'' minimal.
** It's not just her. Everyone in the films gets a chance for dullness. In fact, [[WebVideo/HonestTrailers ScreenJunkies]] made a supercut video of '''all''' the times people in the films are staring at each other without talking. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpU5O_Uur_c The video is]] ''[[OverlyLongGag just under half an hour!]]''
-->'''[=RiffTrax=]''': ...[[RunningGag Line?]]

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* TheDulcineaEffect: Edward more explained in ''Literature/MidnightSun''. Edward. Bella also is a female version of this.
* DullSurprise: Kristen Stewart as Bella in the movies. Her facial expressions are ''very'' minimal.
** It's not just her. Everyone in the films gets a chance for dullness. In fact, [[WebVideo/HonestTrailers ScreenJunkies]] made a supercut video of '''all''' the times people in the films are staring at each other without talking. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpU5O_Uur_c The video is]] ''[[OverlyLongGag just under half an hour!]]''
-->'''[=RiffTrax=]''': ...[[RunningGag Line?]]
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: It's funny now to look back at the first movie and remember how Jacob kept his shirt on the whole time.



* EmoTeen: Bella becomes one for a while after Edward leaves her in ''New Moon''. Also, despite his actual age, Edward. It could be argued that Bella is this through the whole series (until she becomes a vampire) she's constantly miserable (in Edward's absence) despite the fact that she gets straight A's with little effort, her father makes little or no effort to control her and everyone loves her. Any other teenager would be thrilled to have her life.

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* EmoTeen: Bella becomes one for a while after Edward leaves her in ''New Moon''.New Moon. Also, despite his actual age, Edward. It could be argued that Bella is this through the whole series (until she becomes a vampire) she's constantly miserable (in Edward's absence) despite the fact that she gets straight A's with little effort, her father makes little or no effort to control her and everyone loves her. Any other teenager would be thrilled to have her life.



* EnemyMine: The climax of ''Eclipse'' has the Quileutes and Cullens working together to defeat a vampire army headed by Victoria.
** When the Romanian vampires show up uninvited to join the Cullens' group in ''Breaking Dawn'', they explicitly state that they don't care whether or not Renesmee is an immortal child as the Volturi believe. They're just thrilled that someone is finally willing to stand up to their old enemies, the Volturi, and they want in on it.

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* EnemyMine: The climax of ''Eclipse'' Eclipse has the Quileutes and Cullens working together to defeat a vampire army headed by Victoria.
** When the Romanian vampires show up uninvited to join the Cullens' group in ''Breaking Dawn'', Breaking Dawn, they explicitly state that they don't care whether or not Renesmee is an immortal child as the Volturi believe. They're just thrilled that someone is finally willing to stand up to their old enemies, the Volturi, and they want in on it.



* EverybodyLives: In ''Breaking Dawn Part 2'', none of the good vampires die, none of the Volturi are killed, and Bella doesn't learn how her actions affect everyone around her.



* FanService: Reaches epidemic levels in the second movie, where most of the male cast wanders around shirtless (or else remove their shirts at the drop of a hat) the entire time. The [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lupine shape-shifters]], especially. It got to a point where it became a running gag for the actors portraying them—Taylor Lautner has joked several times on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' and ''Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'' about ripping his shirt off for every little thing.
-->"''Oh, no, you're bleeding!''" (tears shirt off)
** This actually reached somewhat disturbing levels when you consider that lifesize (or larger) shirtless photos of (then seventeen year-old) Taylor Lautner were on display all around the world. It was actually something of a DoubleStandard, as such extremely flagrant sexualization of an underage female actress would probably have triggered more outrage from the MoralGuardians.
** Does no one remember Creator/JamieCampbellBower (Caius)'s insistence that there would be a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_JCco9SRoM naked Volturi scene]] in New Moon??
** Reaches absolutely disturbing levels in Breaking Dawn Part 2 in which Jacob takes off his shirt and pants in ''front of Charlie'' to show that he is a werewolf. Instead of squicking like the more level-minded viewers, [[FacePalm the fangirls just squeed.]]



* FemaleGaze: In a ''book'', no less. Cut out any sentence paying tribute to Edward's godly, wondrous, Adonis-esque physique, and you'll lose maybe more than a third of each book. Even ''New Moon'', which he was only in half of.

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* FemaleGaze: In a ''book'', no less. Cut out any sentence paying tribute to Edward's godly, wondrous, Adonis-esque physique, and you'll lose maybe more than a third of each book. Even ''New Moon'', New Moon, which he was only in half of.



* TheFilmOfTheBook
* FireKeepsItDead: The only way to get rid of a vampire permanently is, to quote Edward in the first film, to "tear him apart and burn the pieces." By WordOfGod they can even survive a nuclear detonation. (Somebody should probably explain to Stephenie Meyer [[FridgeLogic how much heat a nuke releases]]...)
* FirstGirlWins: In the books, Edward is the first supernatural male Bella meets and she falls for and keeps him in the end. In the movie Edward becomes LastGirlWins being Jacob the first one she meets.



** There is also ''FanFic/{{Luminosity}}'', which fixes ''Twilight'' utilizing a simple WhatIf scenario where Bella was changed into a more rational, thinking person.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: At least in the first film, Victoria wears a white feather cape while attending the prom.
* FollowTheLeader: Like the FIlm/HarryPotter films, the final film is going to be in two parts. The comparison has not gone unnoticed in newspapers and blogs, who think it's just trying to feed off the fandom-feud by doing so.
* ForegoneConclusion: ''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner''. Even if one hasn't read Eclipse the title pretty much gives it away.

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** There is also ''FanFic/{{Luminosity}}'', which fixes ''Twilight'' Twilight utilizing a simple WhatIf scenario where Bella was changed into a more rational, thinking person.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: At least in the first film, Victoria wears a white feather cape while attending the prom.
* FollowTheLeader: Like the FIlm/HarryPotter films, the final film is going to be in two parts. The comparison has not gone unnoticed in newspapers and blogs, who think it's just trying to feed off the fandom-feud by doing so.
* ForegoneConclusion: ''The The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner''.Tanner. Even if one hasn't read Eclipse the title pretty much gives it away.



* FranchiseDrivenRetitling: Following Twilight, the film adaptations of the New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn all carried the supertitle The Twilight Saga.



* GenderFlip: The one-off ''Life and Death:''Twilight'' Reimagined'' (even the cover is flipped, with a man holding out a green apple) starring Edythe Cullen, Beau (Beaufort) Swan, with an appearance by Julie Black (full list of flipped names [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/new-twilight-book-names-life-death-jacob-829819 here]]). Ostensibly written to show that Bella is not just a DistressedDamsel, only a powerless human surrounded by super-beings and a male character would've acted the same way.

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* GenderFlip: The one-off ''Life Life and Death:''Twilight'' Reimagined'' Death:Twilight Reimagined (even the cover is flipped, with a man holding out a green apple) starring Edythe Cullen, Cullen and Beau (Beaufort) Swan, with an appearance by Julie Black Swan (full list of flipped names [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/new-twilight-book-names-life-death-jacob-829819 here]]). Ostensibly written to show that Bella is not just a DistressedDamsel, only a powerless human surrounded by super-beings and a male character would've acted the same way.



* GetALoadOfThatSquare: The films seem to be going for this with some of Charlie and Billy's dialogue, but it would take an extremely... picky teenager to hold it against them.



* GroundedForever: In ''New Moon''.

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* GroundedForever: In ''New Moon''.New Moon.



** The entire merry Cullen bunch, sans Edward (at least, until ''Breaking Dawn'')

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** The entire merry Cullen bunch, sans Edward (at least, until ''Breaking Dawn'')Breaking Dawn)



* HeelFaceTurn: Eleazar after leaving the Volturi in favor of a more peaceful lifestyle, but he did this long before the events of the novels and doesn't realize that the Volturi—or, more specifically, Aro—[[VillainWithGoodPublicity has nasty intentions]] until ''Breaking Dawn''. After that, he blames himself for helping their cause even though he was blissfully unaware of it for most of his life.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Eleazar after leaving the Volturi in favor of a more peaceful lifestyle, but he did this long before the events of the novels and doesn't realize that the Volturi—or, more specifically, Aro—[[VillainWithGoodPublicity has nasty intentions]] until ''Breaking Dawn''.Breaking Dawn. After that, he blames himself for helping their cause even though he was blissfully unaware of it for most of his life.



* HeldGaze: In the [[FilmOftheBook film]] version of ''Twilight'', Edward and Bella basically do this for two straight hours. Not surprisingly, the novel has them doing the same in a nonvisual form.



* HeroicSacrifice: Leah makes one to save Esme during the final battle that didn't actually happen in the film version of ''Breaking Dawn''.
** Bella almost makes one in the first book to [[spoiler: trade her own life for her mother's when James issues the ultimatum]], and then she makes it clear she's prepared to make it again for the sake of her unborn child in ''Breaking Dawn''.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Leah makes one to save Esme during the final battle that didn't actually happen in the film version of ''Breaking Dawn''.
**
Bella almost makes one in the first book to [[spoiler: trade her own life for her mother's when James issues the ultimatum]], and then she makes it clear she's prepared to make it again for the sake of her unborn child in ''Breaking Dawn''.Breaking Dawn.



** Most of them, but Bella and Edward especially, since they mostly think of ''absolutely nothing'' but one another, in ''New Moon'' especially to the [[IdiotBall exclusion of common sense]]. Jacob too, since he spends a lot of time thinking about getting into Bella's pants, as do seemingly all the other boys in the book. Bella's HeroicBSOD in ''New Moon'' has particularly unfortunate connotations in this trope, since how it's handled implies that her life is literally nothing without her ''boyfriend''.

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** Most of them, but Bella and Edward especially, since they mostly think of ''absolutely nothing'' but one another, in ''New Moon'' New Moon especially to the [[IdiotBall exclusion of common sense]]. Jacob too, since he spends a lot of time thinking about getting into Bella's pants, as do seemingly all the other boys in the book. Bella's HeroicBSOD in ''New Moon'' New Moon has particularly unfortunate connotations in this trope, since how it's handled implies that her life is literally nothing without her ''boyfriend''.



* ICannotSelfTerminate: Edward has to ask the Volturi for help committing suicide in ''New Moon''. It doesn't work.

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* ICannotSelfTerminate: Edward has to ask the Volturi for help committing suicide in ''New Moon''.New Moon. It doesn't work.



** Jacob's chapters in ''Breaking Dawn'' have chapter titles like ''You Know You've Got Problems When You Feel Bad For Being Rude To Vampires'', ''Good Thing I've Got A Strong Stomach'', ''Waiting For The Damn Fight To Start Already'', ''What Do I Look Like? The Wizard Of Oz? You Need A Brain? You Need A Heart? Go Ahead. Take Mine. Take Everything I Have.'' This is opposed to the one-word titles Meyer usually uses.

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** Jacob's chapters in ''Breaking Dawn'' Breaking Dawn have chapter titles like ''You Know You've Got Problems When You Feel Bad For Being Rude To Vampires'', ''Good Thing I've Got A Strong Stomach'', ''Waiting For The Damn Fight To Start Already'', ''What Do I Look Like? The Wizard Of Oz? You Need A Brain? You Need A Heart? Go Ahead. Take Mine. Take Everything I Have.'' This is opposed to the one-word titles Meyer usually uses.



* ILoveYouVampireSon: This sums up [[spoiler:Bella and Edward's]] relationship in ''Breaking Dawn''. See IHateYouVampireDad above.

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* ILoveYouVampireSon: This sums up [[spoiler:Bella and Edward's]] relationship in ''Breaking Dawn''.Breaking Dawn. See IHateYouVampireDad above.



* InsecureLoveInterest: In ''New Moon'', Edward leaves Bella because of this, resulting in much {{Wangst}} from both of them.

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* InsecureLoveInterest: In ''New Moon'', New Moon, Edward leaves Bella because of this, resulting in much {{Wangst}} from both of them.



* InterruptedSuicide: Edward attempts this on ''New Moon'' when he thinks his beloved Bella is dead.

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* InterruptedSuicide: Edward attempts this on ''New Moon'' New Moon when he thinks his beloved Bella is dead.



* InMediasRes: Each book (and the three sections of ''Breaking Dawn'') opens with a preface that describes a scene that happens at the climax of that story.

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* InMediasRes: Each book (and the three sections of ''Breaking Dawn'') Breaking Dawn) opens with a preface that describes a scene that happens at the climax of that story.



* IntimateHealing: Clothed version between [[spoiler:Bella and Jacob]], not that he doesn't try for the naked version.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The reason Edward leaves in ''New Moon''.

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The reason Edward leaves in ''New Moon''.New Moon.



* {{Jerkass}}: Beau in ''Life After Death'' comes across like this at the end of the book. Things go pretty similar to ''Twilight'' with him picking a fight with Charlie and leaving, but then Beau ends up becoming a vampire much earlier than Bella did. Instead of trying to explain the way Bella did in ''Breaking Dawn'', he goes along with the Cullens' plan of faking his death in a car accident.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Beau in ''Life After Death'' comes across like this at the end of the book. Things go pretty similar to ''Twilight'' Twilight with him picking a fight with Charlie and leaving, but then Beau ends up becoming a vampire much earlier than Bella did. Instead of trying to explain the way Bella did in ''Breaking Dawn'', Breaking Dawn, he goes along with the Cullens' plan of faking his death in a car accident.



* KickTheDog: Jane gets one of these moments at the end of the movie of Eclipse with the captured Bree Tanner. Immediately after asking her why she's there, Jane [[ColdBloodedTorture hits her with her pain powers]]. After Esme tells Jane that Bree will tell them anthing they want to know, Jane just says [[ForTheEvulz "I know"]].
* KillItWithFire: The only known way to get rid of vampires for good. But just fire isn't enough: first you have to rip them up into pieces (which is kind of difficult, considering that their flesh is as hard as stone) and then scatter the ashes. However, since their bodily fluids are flammable, once you have them in little pieces setting them on fire is pretty easy (according to the movie, just ripping off the head is enough before setting the body on fire).

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* KickTheDog: Jane gets one of these moments at the end of the movie of Eclipse with the captured Bree Tanner. Immediately after asking her why she's there, Jane [[ColdBloodedTorture hits her with her pain powers]]. After Esme tells Jane that Bree will tell them anthing they want to know, Jane just says [[ForTheEvulz "I know"]].
* KillItWithFire: The only known way to get rid of vampires for good. But just fire isn't enough: first you have to rip them up into pieces (which is kind of difficult, considering that their flesh is as hard as stone) and then scatter the ashes. However, since their bodily fluids are flammable, once you have them in little pieces setting them on fire is pretty easy (according to the movie, just ripping off the head is enough before setting the body on fire).easy.



* LampshadeHanging:
** At least in the movie of ''Eclipse''. "Do you ''own'' a shirt?"
** In ''New Moon'' too. Alice to Bella: "I've never met anyone so prone to life-threatening idiocy!"



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Jacob to Bella.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Meyer seems to just throw names at the reader sometimes, and then expect them to remember who she's talking about when and if one does something relevant to the plot several hundred pages later. Particularly with about a quarter of ''Breaking Dawn'' to go when about twenty vampires, never seen or only briefly mentioned before, show up, and then she'll list off names of vampires watching something happen.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Meyer seems to just throw names at the reader sometimes, and then expect them to remember who she's talking about when and if one does something relevant to the plot several hundred pages later. Particularly with about a quarter of ''Breaking Dawn'' Breaking Dawn to go when about twenty vampires, never seen or only briefly mentioned before, show up, and then she'll list off names of vampires watching something happen.



-->'''Jacob:''' It's not like love at first sight, really. It's more like ... gravity moves. When you see her, suddenly it's not the earth holding you here anymore. She does. And nothing matters more than her. (''Eclipse'')

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-->'''Jacob:''' It's not like love at first sight, really. It's more like ... gravity moves. When you see her, suddenly it's not the earth holding you here anymore. She does. And nothing matters more than her. (''Eclipse'')(Eclipse)



** Bella unquestionably, because of her lack of reaction to the fact that Edward's a vampire - [[LampshadeHanging which he often comments on]]. It gets worse in the movie. [[spoiler:After researching vampires, Bella realizes what Edward is. Several people have turned up dead in the area, apparently mauled by animals - which she doesn't believe. So naturally, she ''goes off into the woods with Edward'' to tell him she knows his secret... without telling anyone where she's going or with whom.]]

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** Bella unquestionably, because of her lack of reaction to the fact that Edward's a vampire - [[LampshadeHanging which he often comments on]]. It gets worse in the movie. [[spoiler:After researching vampires, Bella realizes what Edward is. Several people have turned up dead in the area, apparently mauled by animals - which she doesn't believe. So naturally, she ''goes off into the woods with Edward'' to tell him she knows his secret... without telling anyone where she's going or with whom.]]



** ''New Moon'' lampshaded it as well, with a comment from Alice: [[spoiler:"I've never met anyone so prone to life-threatening idiocy!"]]

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** ''New Moon'' New Moon lampshaded it as well, with a comment from Alice: [[spoiler:"I've never met anyone so prone to life-threatening idiocy!"]]



* LoveTriangle: And how!



* MadeOfIncendium: Vampires seem to have varying degrees of flammability. In the first movie, the protagonists kill and burn a vampire in a large fire. In the third film, Edward throws a lighter on a recently killed vampire. Both methods of burning resulted in vampire flambé. Even the latter's clothing rapidly burned away.



** Which then gets completely negated by the end of Breaking Dawn, Part 2 as the entire battle is revealed to be Alice's vision of how things might have gone, including the werewolves and Renesmee being present for the battle (although given the previous limitations on her abilities, she shouldn't have been able to see them).



** Bella herself counts towards being a woman-child with her personality usually ranging from doormat to manipulative sociopath with her manipulation of Jacob & Edward.
*** At least she's an immature teenager (despite InformedAbility claims to be mature), albeit even more selfish and perspective-challenged than most. What's Edward's excuse?



* MeaningfulName:
** Probably unintentional, but it is still interesting to note that Bella's last name, Swan, has a meaning in the real-life vampire subculture. Swan is used to refer to people involved in the vampire community, but who are not vampires themselves.
** And let us not forget how appropriate Cullen ("culling") is for a family of predators.
** Cullen means '[[InhumanlyBeautifulRace good-looking]]' in Gaelic.
** Bella is a form of bellum, meaning war in Latin.
** "Beautiful Ugly Duckling", anyone?
** WebVideo/TheBlockbusterBuster pointed out other possible references in Bella's name in his review of Twilight:
-->"The main character's name is Bella Swan?! Bella as in Bela Lugosi? Swan as in Swan Lake, the opening song from Dracula?"
** Pretty much the entire cast. Bella: beautiful. Edward: rich guardian. Jacob: the supplanter. Carlisle: stronghold of light. Esme: loved. Leah: weary. ...it goes on.
** Also, any Cinderella-esque heroine is practically obligated in today's fiction world to have an "ella" (or at least an "elle") somewhere in her name.
** Belle and the Beast.



* MuggleAndMagicalLoveTriangle: Bella/Jacob is set up as this in ''New Moon'' before Jacob is revealed as a werewolf, shifting it into a VampireWerewolfLoveTriangle. There are three normal guys at school who are also interested in Bella, but she's never interested in them.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In ''New Moon'', when Bella gets a small paper-cut, Edward punts Bella away to prevent Jasper attacking her in a blood-frenzy. This, however, causes her to lacerate her arm.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Edward receives one at the hands of [[TheBrute Felix]] in the film version of ''New Moon''.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: ''Breaking Dawn'' reveals that [[spoiler:Leah Clearwater, the only female in the Quileute werewolf pack, is a "genetic dead end" (as she puts it) because she stopped getting her period when she first became a werewolf]]. [[CursedWithAwesome And she thinks this is a bad thing]]. Though, [[LawOfInverseFertility given how human anatomy]] [[GenreSavvy and tropes work]], [[BlessedWithSuck she's probably right]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In ''New Moon'', New Moon, when Bella gets a small paper-cut, Edward punts Bella away to prevent Jasper attacking her in a blood-frenzy. This, however, causes her to lacerate her arm.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Edward receives one at the hands of [[TheBrute Felix]] in the film version of ''New Moon''.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: ''Breaking Dawn'' Breaking Dawn reveals that [[spoiler:Leah Clearwater, the only female in the Quileute werewolf pack, is a "genetic dead end" (as she puts it) because she stopped getting her period when she first became a werewolf]]. [[CursedWithAwesome And she thinks this is a bad thing]]. Though, [[LawOfInverseFertility given how human anatomy]] [[GenreSavvy and tropes work]], [[BlessedWithSuck she's probably right]].



** This also applies to vampires' psychic powers. They're constantly said to be rare throughout the first three books, but by ''Breaking Dawn'', it seems like vampires ''without'' powers are the minority.
* OffWithHisHead: Several vampires are killed this way in the films.
* OfficialCouple: Bella and Edward, most vampire and imprinted couple (except Jacob/Renesmee, EVEN EDDY DON'T APPROVE)(Claire/Quil also doesn't count), and later [[spoiler:Charlie/Sue, and Kate/Garrett]] in ''Breaking Dawn''.
* OhCrap: In Breaking Dawn Part 2, [[spoiler:Aro has one after Alice shows him her vision of the ensuing battle should the Volturi force a fight. A battle ending with him dead. Aro's minions still try to provoke the fight while he shoots down all of their complaints with a slightly desperate and scared look on his face.]]

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** This also applies to vampires' psychic powers. They're constantly said to be rare throughout the first three books, but by ''Breaking Dawn'', Breaking Dawn, it seems like vampires ''without'' powers are the minority.
* OffWithHisHead: Several vampires are killed this way in the films.
* OfficialCouple: Bella and Edward, most vampire and imprinted couple (except Jacob/Renesmee, EVEN EDDY DON'T APPROVE)(Claire/Quil also doesn't count), and later [[spoiler:Charlie/Sue, and Kate/Garrett]] in ''Breaking Dawn''.
* OhCrap: In Breaking Dawn Part 2, [[spoiler:Aro has one after Alice shows him her vision of the ensuing battle should the Volturi force a fight. A battle ending with him dead. Aro's minions still try to provoke the fight while he shoots down all of their complaints with a slightly desperate and scared look on his face.]]
minority.



** This is averted in the films, obviously, since the situation above is pretty unlikely. ''All'' of the Cullen and Quileute males are shorter than their book counterparts.
*** Interestingly, the Denali males are the opposite—Eleazar and Garrett's film counterparts are ''taller'' than their book counterparts, who are already unrealistically tall (when considering their time periods of origin) to begin with.
*** Also, Daniel Cudmore (Felix) is taller than book!Felix.
* OneLastFling: Bella tells Edward that she has until graduation to see Jacob and then she'll be a vampire and he'll hate her forever. At the end of ''Eclipse'' Bella gives into her feelings for Jacob and tells him to kiss her knowing how much he loves her. Edward tells Bella that he realizes that she loves Jacob and she tells Edward that she loves him more.
* OneSteveLimit: Meyer appears to have gone to pains to avoid name overlap, considering her [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast of characters]], but she almost seems to have a fixation on the name Charles. We have the main character's overbearing father, Esme's abusive first husband, and the vampire who's singled out at the end of ''Breaking Dawn'' because of his power to verify that the Cullens are telling the truth about Renesmee.
* OneTrueLove: Werewolf imprinting; vampire mates. If one half of a vampire couple dies the other goes on a bloody rampage ([[HystericalWoman if female]]) or sinks into apathy ([[{{Mangst}} if male]]).
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Movie only, obviously. Robert Pattinson actually puts on a decently convincing American accent (even if it's hard to tell just what part of America), but especially in the first movie, he slips up quite noticeably a few times.
** Jasper has little to say throughout the movies until the TrainingMontage in Eclipse. Up until then, he has a rather generic American accent, but in Eclipse he remembers he was a Civil War veteran from Texas replete with a... jarring southern accent.
** Some of the actors who play "exotic" characters, such as members of the Volturi and members of the minor vampire covens, don't even bother with a realistic accent to match their character's origin.

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** This is averted in the films, obviously, since the situation above is pretty unlikely. ''All'' of the Cullen and Quileute males are shorter than their book counterparts.
*** Interestingly, the Denali males are the opposite—Eleazar and Garrett's film counterparts are ''taller'' than their book counterparts, who are already unrealistically tall (when considering their time periods of origin) to begin with.
*** Also, Daniel Cudmore (Felix) is taller than book!Felix.
* OneLastFling: Bella tells Edward that she has until graduation to see Jacob and then she'll be a vampire and he'll hate her forever. At the end of ''Eclipse'' Bella gives into her feelings for Jacob and tells him to kiss her knowing how much he loves her. Edward tells Bella that he realizes that she loves Jacob and she tells Edward that she loves him more.
* OneSteveLimit: Meyer appears to have gone to pains to avoid name overlap, considering her [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast of characters]], but she almost seems to have a fixation on the name Charles. We have the main character's overbearing father, Esme's abusive first husband, and the vampire who's singled out at the end of ''Breaking Dawn'' Breaking Dawn because of his power to verify that the Cullens are telling the truth about Renesmee.
* OneTrueLove: Werewolf imprinting; vampire mates. If one half Bella and Edward, of a vampire couple dies course. One, as the fact that they neither have nor can have any other goes on a bloody rampage ([[HystericalWoman if female]]) or sinks into apathy ([[{{Mangst}} if male]]).
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Movie only, obviously. Robert Pattinson actually puts on a decently convincing American accent (even if it's hard to tell just what part of America), but especially in the first movie, he slips up quite noticeably a few times.
** Jasper has little to say throughout the movies until the TrainingMontage in Eclipse. Up until then, he has a rather generic American accent, but in Eclipse he remembers he was a Civil War veteran from Texas replete with a... jarring southern accent.
** Some of the actors who play "exotic" characters, such as members of the Volturi and members of the minor vampire covens, don't
[LoveInterests romantic love interest] shows. And true, because, even bother with a realistic accent though Mike Newton, Tyler Crowley, Eric Yorkie, Jacob Black, and Tanya all try to match their character's origin.persuade Bella or Edward that they would be perfect together, the only perfect pairing (indeed, the only possible one) is Bella and Edward.



* PoorCommunicationKills: In ''New Moon'', one of Charlie's friends dies, and when Edward gets wind of the funeral he is mistakenly led to believe that it was ''Bella'' who died, driving him to go to Italy and attempt suicide by sparkling. Why he never thought to call someone to verify this or look in the local paper for her obituary instead of automatically assuming she was really dead is anyone's guess. Or why it never crossed his mind that a small-town police officer would be obliged to go to funerals of town officials, homicide or accident victims, retired officers... basically, anyone in town who'd been influential or died by violence.
* PornStache: Charlie in the movie.
** The Rifftrax guys mock this to no end, creating "Team Mustache Dad." Then again, no one with a mustache is ever safe from the Rifftrax guys.
* POVBoyPosterGirl: GenderInverted, but otherwise played straight. Bella is the generic POV character. Edward and Jacob are both exotic love interests and the focus of all advertising.
* PrettyBoy: Every single one of the male vampires, except for [[{{Hunk}} Emmett and Felix]], and James, who's described as being bland and average looking in the books, but is still this in the movie.
* ProductPlacement: The ''New Moon'' movie carries ad frames for Volvo, Porshe, Virgin America (who doesn't even do the flights shown in the movie), Burger King, and Nikon (digital camera with included photo printer). The only product that made any sort of sense was Rainier Beer, a brand that you'd actually expect a small town, working class police chief to drink. Oddly enough, the ''New Moon'' book features product placement as well, mentioning ESPN, Rotten Tomatoes, Ragu, [=McDonald=]'s and Comet (also, all four books makes is very clear that Meyers is a ''really'' big fan of Muse and Linkin Park).

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* PoorCommunicationKills: In ''New Moon'', New Moon, one of Charlie's friends dies, and when Edward gets wind of the funeral he is mistakenly led to believe that it was ''Bella'' who died, driving him to go to Italy and attempt suicide by sparkling. Why he never thought to call someone to verify this or look in the local paper for her obituary instead of automatically assuming she was really dead is anyone's guess. Or why it never crossed his mind that a small-town police officer would be obliged to go to funerals of town officials, homicide or accident victims, retired officers... basically, anyone in town who'd been influential or died by violence.
* PornStache: Charlie in the movie.
** The Rifftrax guys mock this to no end, creating "Team Mustache Dad." Then again, no one with a mustache is ever safe from the Rifftrax guys.
* POVBoyPosterGirl: GenderInverted, but otherwise played straight. Bella is the generic POV character. Edward and Jacob are both exotic love interests and the focus of all advertising.
* PrettyBoy: Every single one of the male vampires, except for [[{{Hunk}} Emmett and Felix]], and James, who's described as being bland and average looking in the books, but is still this in the movie.
* ProductPlacement: The ''New Moon'' movie carries ad frames for Volvo, Porshe, Virgin America (who doesn't even do the flights shown in the movie), Burger King, and Nikon (digital camera with included photo printer). The only product that made any sort of sense was Rainier Beer, a brand that you'd actually expect a small town, working class police chief to drink. Oddly enough, the ''New Moon'' book features product placement as well, mentioning ESPN, Rotten Tomatoes, Ragu, [=McDonald=]'s and Comet (also, all four books makes is very clear that Meyers is a ''really'' big fan of Muse and Linkin Park).
James.



** Rosalie in ''Breaking Dawn'':

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** Rosalie in ''Breaking Dawn'':Breaking Dawn:



** And if you watch the movie version of ''Twilight'' with the Podcast/RiffTrax, you'll hear Mike Nelson yell, [[ThreeHundred "THIS! IS! Forks High School: Home of the SPARTANS!]]



* RapidAging: In ''Breaking Dawn: Part 2'': Renesmee. As one critic succinctly [[http://www.newsreview.com/reno/still-sucks/content?oid=8414096 noted]]:
-->Director Bill Condon, who also helmed the previous almost-good installment, opts for some sort of CGI effects with Bella’s half-human/half-Nosferatu baby, Renesmee. The resultant baby looks like one of the E-Trade kids, except this kid isn’t funny... The baby just looks at people with a creepy, janky smile. She grows rapidly, going through a phase with a bad wig—just like her mom in some of the previous Twilight movies!—and finally winds up as young actress Mackenzie Foy.



* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted in [[TheFilmOfTheBook the movie]].



* RedOniBlueOni: Burning-hot Jacob and ice-cold Edward.



** In ''New Moon'', we find out that the teenagers of La Push had been turning into werewolves ever since the Cullens first settled down in Forks. This is not present in ''Twilight'' (when nothing is done to stop James, Victoria, and Laurent from killing people in Forks) or ''Midnight Sun'' (when nothing is done to stop Peter and Charlotte from killing people in Forks).
*** The James, Victoria, and Laurent example is only in the film version. In the book, they never kill any of the residents of Forks.

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** In ''New Moon'', New Moon, we find out that the teenagers of La Push had been turning into werewolves ever since the Cullens first settled down in Forks. This is not present in ''Twilight'' (when nothing is done to stop James, Victoria, and Laurent from killing people in Forks) Twilight or ''Midnight Sun'' (when nothing is done to stop Peter and Charlotte from killing people in Forks).
*** The James, Victoria, and Laurent example is only in the film version. In the book, they never kill any of the residents of Forks.
Forks).



* ReusableLighterToss: In the TheFilmOfTheBook for ''Twilight Saga: Eclipse'' one is tossed on the red headed vampire to burn her and [[KilledOffForReal Kill her off for good]].



** The Twilight film Breaking Dawn pt. II has the Cullen vampire family, who are obscenely wealthy thanks to their sire Carlisle being a talented doctor and (apparently) good with money. At one point in the movie they casually gift newlywed vampires Edward and Bella with a fully furnished, decorated and wardrobed cottage. Where this trope comes in? The baby room is pure white. While lovely to look at, anyone who is remotely familiar with a baby's tendency to make messes would instinctively cringe at the "gift." There may be some Fridge Brilliance in there when you consider that the Cullens would have been massively ignorant of childrearing so it may not have seemed impractical. Then again, maybe they consider the added workload of keeping the baby room pristine a worthwhile way to kill time?
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Jacob in ''Breaking Dawn'' decides Bella's baby must die, because Bella apparently died giving birth to her. At least, that was until he looked into the baby's eyes.

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** The Twilight film Breaking Dawn pt. II has the Cullen vampire family, who are obscenely wealthy thanks to their sire Carlisle being a talented doctor and (apparently) good with money. At one point in the movie they casually gift newlywed vampires Edward and Bella with a fully furnished, decorated and wardrobed cottage. Where this trope comes in? The baby room is pure white. While lovely to look at, anyone who is remotely familiar with a baby's tendency to make messes would instinctively cringe at the "gift." There may be some Fridge Brilliance in there when you consider that the Cullens would have been massively ignorant of childrearing so it may not have seemed impractical. Then again, maybe they consider the added workload of keeping the baby room pristine a worthwhile way to kill time?
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Jacob in ''Breaking Dawn'' Breaking Dawn decides Bella's baby must die, because Bella apparently died giving birth to her. At least, that was until he looked into the baby's eyes.



* RomanticRunnerUp:
** Mike Newton, Tyler Crowley, and Eric Yorkie. Either humans just aren't good enough for Bella, or she's really socially messed-up if Edward's the only one for her. Tyler could also qualify as CasanovaWannabe.
** Jacob Black fits this trope better since he actually was around long enough to let his romantic advances to reach to a point that Bella had to made a choice.



* SceneryPorn: The movie has a LOT of it. The atmosphere was the sole thing many people liked about the movie. Haunting and somber, thick with misty moutains, fertile greenery, and soft Jazz-sounding in the background. Some people felt they spent too much time needlessly panning across the various beautiful scenery.



* SecondActBreakup: Pretty much the only point of ''New Moon''.

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* SecondActBreakup: Pretty much the only point of ''New Moon''.New Moon.



* SeriesContinuityError: The movie ''Breaking Dawn Part Two'' puts in an action sequence of Alice having a vision of the battle if the Cullens, werewolves, and the Volturi actually fought, which is impossible since Alice is incapable of having visions involving werewolves. It's awesome enough to finally see something like that that you probably wouldn't think of that unless you'd just read this, though.
* SexyDiscretionShot: ''Breaking Dawn''. Edward and Bella arrive at their honeymoon destination. She takes a shower and goes out on the beach where Edward is. She takes her towel off, he pulls her into his arms and... Oh look, it's the next morning.
* ShakingHerHairLoose: At the end of the first movie, we see Victoria watching Edward and Bella through a window, all dressed up. As she walks away, she pulls a pin out of her hair and lets it fall to her waist.
* ShirtlessScene: Actually, does Jacob know what a shirt is?
** According to the Seattle Times, Jacob takes his shirt off thirteen times total in the movies; out of which, three times were in the rain, and not happening at all in the first movie.

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* SeriesContinuityError: The movie ''Breaking Dawn Part Two'' puts in an action sequence of Alice having a vision of the battle if the Cullens, werewolves, and the Volturi actually fought, which is impossible since Alice is incapable of having visions involving werewolves. It's awesome enough to finally see something like that that you probably wouldn't think of that unless you'd just read this, though.
* SexyDiscretionShot: ''Breaking Dawn''.Breaking Dawn. Edward and Bella arrive at their honeymoon destination. She takes a shower and goes out on the beach where Edward is. She takes her towel off, he pulls her into his arms and... Oh look, it's the next morning.
* ShakingHerHairLoose: At the end of the first movie, we see Victoria watching Edward and Bella through a window, all dressed up. As she walks away, she pulls a pin out of her hair and lets it fall to her waist.
* ShirtlessScene: Actually, does Jacob know what a shirt is?
** According to the Seattle Times, Jacob takes his shirt off thirteen times total in the movies; out of which, three times were in the rain, and not happening at all in the first movie.
morning.



** Bella compares her love affair with Edward to ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and ''RomeoAndJuliet''. ''New Moon'' parallels the latter when Bella and Edward almost commit TagTeamSuicide due to a communication error. Even funnier when considered that Shakespeare wrote ''RomeoAndJuliet'' to be a cautionary tale about the dangers of falling in love too fast, which is exactly what Bella and Edward did! On the more {{squick}}y end, one couple is [[{{Lolita}} Claire and Quil]]. Claire is ''two'', Quil is Jacob's age.

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** Bella compares her love affair with Edward to ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and ''RomeoAndJuliet''. ''New Moon'' New Moon parallels the latter when Bella and Edward almost commit TagTeamSuicide due to a communication error. Even funnier when considered that Shakespeare wrote ''RomeoAndJuliet'' to be a cautionary tale about the dangers of falling in love too fast, which is exactly what Bella and Edward did! On the more {{squick}}y end, one couple is [[{{Lolita}} Claire and Quil]]. Claire is ''two'', Quil is Jacob's age.



* SquaringTheLoveTriangle: Jacob falling in love with Renesmee



* StupidSexyFlanders: Leah reveals that ever since she [[spoiler:became a werewolf and able to read Jacob's mind]], she's been having dreams about [[LesYay kissing Bella]]. Jacob retorts that [[HoYay it isn't so great from her perspective]] either.



* SupportingProtagonist: While Bella is no doubt the protagonist of the series, Edward is TheHero and does all the heroic stuff [[spoiler:up until the end of ''Breaking Dawn'']].
* SurpriseCreepy: The "battle" in ''Breaking Dawn: Part Two'', ''both'' in- and out-universe. Admit it, you had a big "What the...?" moment when it broke out.

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* SupportingProtagonist: While Bella is no doubt the protagonist of the series, Edward is TheHero and does all the heroic stuff [[spoiler:up until the end of ''Breaking Dawn'']].
* SurpriseCreepy: The "battle" in ''Breaking Dawn: Part Two'', ''both'' in- and out-universe. Admit it, you had a big "What the...?" moment when it broke out.
Breaking Dawn]].



* TagTeamSuicide: Edward tries this in ''New Moon'' when he thinks Bella's dead.

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* TagTeamSuicide: Edward tries this in ''New Moon'' New Moon when he thinks Bella's dead.



* TooDumbToLive: Bree and Diego from ''The Short, Second Life of Bree Tanner'' would surely count as well. They both know that they're being kept in a basement by a Riley, who (A) has been kidnapping other teenagers to make into vampires and (B) clearly doesn't care if they kill each other. Later on, they discover that the story they had been fed about how sunlight burns them up was a lie. They also learn that they were all being used as cannon fodder and Bree remembers that the night she had been turned into a vampire, she had been kidnapped and tricked into it. They ''also'' find out that Riley is discussing plans with [[BigBad Victoria]]. So of course they come to the conclusion [[WhatAnIdiot that Riley is completely innocent and will surely help them if they tell him everything they know]], so Diego decides to meet him alone, to tell Riley that [[HeKnowsTooMuch he knows all of these secrets]], without telling anyone except for Bree where he is going. Needless to say, Diego does not return. Bree qualifies as this trope because after all of that, she doesn't realize that Diego is dead until Riley has run off and left her and the other vampires to be killed by the Cullens. [[SarcasmMode What a brilliant pair!]]
* TransEqualsGay: In ''Eclipse'', the Quilleute shapeshifters' discomfort with opposite genders sharing sexual memories through their telepathy is characterized as gender confusion.

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* TooDumbToLive: Bree and Diego from ''The The Short, Second Life of Bree Tanner'' Tanner would surely count as well. They both know that they're being kept in a basement by a Riley, who (A) has been kidnapping other teenagers to make into vampires and (B) clearly doesn't care if they kill each other. Later on, they discover that the story they had been fed about how sunlight burns them up was a lie. They also learn that they were all being used as cannon fodder and Bree remembers that the night she had been turned into a vampire, she had been kidnapped and tricked into it. They ''also'' find out that Riley is discussing plans with [[BigBad Victoria]]. So of course they come to the conclusion [[WhatAnIdiot that Riley is completely innocent and will surely help them if they tell him everything they know]], so Diego decides to meet him alone, to tell Riley that [[HeKnowsTooMuch he knows all of these secrets]], without telling anyone except for Bree where he is going. Needless to say, Diego does not return. Bree qualifies as this trope because after all of that, she doesn't realize that Diego is dead until Riley has run off and left her and the other vampires to be killed by the Cullens. [[SarcasmMode What a brilliant pair!]]
* TransEqualsGay: In ''Eclipse'', Eclipse, the Quilleute shapeshifters' discomfort with opposite genders sharing sexual memories through their telepathy is characterized as gender confusion.



* TrueLoveAutoCorrect: Jacob's long term, mostly-unrequited obsessive love for Bella turns into actual love [[spoiler: for Bella's daughter Renesmee]].
* TwistEnding: In ''Breaking Dawn Part 2'', an epic battle takes place with lots of casualties among the Volturi and the Cullens and their witnesses... [[spoiler: until it is revealed that the entire battle was Alice's vision shared with Aro. Seeing that he is fated to be destroyed at the end, Aro calls off the fight and the Volturi retreat.]]



** Renesmee as a baby in the ''Breaking Dawn'' movie is quite creepy due to the fact that she seems like she's entirely made out of CGI.



* UnEvilLaugh: Movie-only: the... sound Aro makes when he sees Renesmee. Seriously, what was that?
** A {{Squee}}?



* UseYourHead: How Emmet kills a newborn in the ''Eclipse'' film.



* VampireWereWolfLoveTriangle: The center of books 2, 3 and 4, though it is mostly defused by the fact that no one ever really doubts that Bella is going to wind up with Edward. (See RedStringOfFate)



* VehicularSabotage:
** In ''Twilight'', Charlie detached Bella's battery cables for fear Bella would sneak out of the house to see Edward.
** In ''Eclipse'', Edward sabotages Bella's truck to stop her from visiting Jacob.

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* VehicularSabotage:
**
VehicularSabotage: In ''Twilight'', Twilight, Charlie detached Bella's battery cables for fear Bella would sneak out of the house to see Edward.
** In ''Eclipse'', Edward sabotages Bella's truck to stop her from visiting Jacob.
Edward.



* WalkingShirtlessScene: Jacob and the wolfpack. "[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment They might as well have called the movie ''Native American in Blue Jeans, And That's It'', and that might have sold it]]." Rather amusingly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Edward in the third film. "Doesn't he ''own'' a shirt?"
* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: It happens [[http://reasoningwithvampires.tumblr.com/search/comma a]] [[http://reasoningwithvampires.tumblr.com/tagged/comma_abuse lot]] in the books.

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* WalkingShirtlessScene: Jacob and the wolfpack. "[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment They might as well have called the movie ''Native American in Blue Jeans, And That's It'', and that might have sold it]]." Rather amusingly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Edward in the third film. "Doesn't he ''own'' a shirt?"
* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: It happens [[http://reasoningwithvampires.tumblr.com/search/comma a]] [[http://reasoningwithvampires.tumblr.com/tagged/comma_abuse lot]] in the books.lot]].



* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Carlisle's death at the hands of Aro, followed by the deaths of Jasper, Seth, Leah, and every single named member of the Volturi during the ensuing battle, in the film version of ''Breaking Dawn''. Ultimately subverted when it's revealed that this was all Alice's vision shared with Aro to show him how things would play out if the Volturi were to actually provoke said fight and none of it really happened.]]
* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Charlie bought Billy Black's truck for Bella when she decided to move to Forks to live with him. It was a gift to show his appreciation for her moving in. Bella was hesitant to like it at first, worried that it would cost too much money to keep up and that it might be in bad condition, but as soon as she saw it, she knew it was perfect for her. It's a faded red/orange Vintage Chevy pickup, a 1953 Chevy Pick-up truck in the book and a 1963 Chevy StepSide C-10 pickup in the movie.
** In NewMoon she brings a Honda XL 250 to Jacob telling him that she saved it from the junk yard. He calls it scrap metal. She's knows that it'll take more to fix up than it's worth but it's something for them to do together.

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* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Carlisle's death at the hands of Aro, followed by the deaths of Jasper, Seth, Leah, and every single named member of the Volturi during the ensuing battle, in the film version of ''Breaking Dawn''. Ultimately subverted when it's revealed that this was all Alice's vision shared with Aro to show him how things would play out if the Volturi were to actually provoke said fight and none of it really happened.]]
* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Charlie bought Billy Black's truck for Bella when she decided to move to Forks to live with him. It was a gift to show his appreciation for her moving in. Bella was hesitant to like it at first, worried that it would cost too much money to keep up and that it might be in bad condition, but as soon as she saw it, she knew it was perfect for her. It's a faded red/orange Vintage Chevy pickup, a 1953 Chevy Pick-up truck in the book and a 1963 Chevy StepSide C-10 pickup in the movie.
** In NewMoon she brings a Honda XL 250 to Jacob telling him that she saved it from the junk yard. He calls it scrap metal. She's knows that it'll take more to fix up than it's worth but it's something for them to do together.
truck.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: {{Inverted}}. Bella doesn't seem to care about fact that Edward and some other Cullens killed some humans in their past. She finds it "only natural" for Edward to go through this phase. She also doesn't care as long as her guests in ''Breaking Dawn'' go out of town to find and kill their food.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: {{Inverted}}. Bella doesn't seem to care about fact that Edward and some other Cullens killed some humans in their past. She finds it "only natural" for Edward to go through this phase. She also doesn't care as long as her guests in ''Breaking Dawn'' Breaking Dawn go out of town to find and kill their food.



*** On the other hand Bella's freaking out about the tragedy of all the lives being lost at the beginning of ''Eclipse'', so figure that.

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*** On the other hand Bella's freaking out about the tragedy of all the lives being lost at the beginning of ''Eclipse'', Eclipse, so figure that.



* WishFulfillment: Reading the book, and Meyer's statements in interviews, shows that the ''Twilight'' books are nothing but this. Ranging from the popularity in highschool, to Edward's personality, including the admittance that Bella is 'the daughter she wanted, but never had' and that Renesmee is how she wanted child-raising to be like.

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* WishFulfillment: Reading the book, and Meyer's statements in interviews, shows that the ''Twilight'' Twilight books are nothing but this. Ranging from the popularity in highschool, to Edward's personality, including the admittance that Bella is 'the daughter she wanted, but never had' and that Renesmee is how she wanted child-raising to be like.



** Edward also claims in ''Twilight'' that he was born in 1901 and that that was 107 years ago, but when you look it up in the timeline you find that the year in which ''Twilight'' took place was 2005, effectively putting Edward in his 104th year.
* YandereLoveTriangle: Edward would like nothing better than to kill off any romantic rivals, at least, if Bella didn't stop him. And Jacob (thanks to the whole wolf rage thing), if he got jealous enough, would likely kill Bella. Averted, though.
* YouAreGrounded: From the last chapter of ''New Moon'' to the first chapter of ''Eclipse''.

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** Edward also claims in ''Twilight'' Twilight that he was born in 1901 and that that was 107 years ago, but when you look it up in the timeline you find that the year in which ''Twilight'' Twilight took place was 2005, effectively putting Edward in his 104th year.
* YandereLoveTriangle: Edward would like nothing better than to kill off any romantic rivals, at least, if Bella didn't stop him. And Jacob (thanks to the whole wolf rage thing), if he got jealous enough, would likely kill Bella. Averted, though.
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YouAreGrounded: From the last chapter of ''New Moon'' New Moon to the first chapter of ''Eclipse''.Eclipse.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Victoria had planned to do this with [[spoiler:Riley]] in ''Eclipse'' under the guise of "being in love" with him, which Edward tried to warned [[spoiler:Riley]] about.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Victoria had planned to do this with [[spoiler:Riley]] in ''Eclipse'' Eclipse under the guise of "being in love" with him, which Edward tried to warned [[spoiler:Riley]] about.
14th Aug '17 3:08:28 PM Gregzilla
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* TheHunter: Edward preying on criminals during his "rebellious years".
14th Aug '17 5:47:56 AM starofjusticev21
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** Bella is supposed to have low self-esteem about her looks, but the events of the series suggest that she's gorgeous. There are also plenty of probably unintentional examples - for example, Bella becomes convinced that her friend Jessica is using her for popularity and doesn't actually like her, on the basis of absolutely no evidence.

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** Bella is supposed to have low self-esteem about her looks, but the events of the series suggest that she's gorgeous. There are also plenty of probably unintentional examples - for example, Bella becomes convinced that her friend Jessica is using her for popularity and doesn't actually like her, on the basis of absolutely no evidence. One of the plainer examples comes from the beginning of the third book where she describes the Cullens as "dedicated to protecting human life," then shortly afterward we see Edward reacting to a killing spree in a nearby city that's obviously perpetrated by a vampire, which he brushes off as SomeoneElsesProblem.
15th Jul '17 10:58:00 PM LyraGRowin
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** Vampires are stated to freak out when they smell human blood. When Bella gets a freaking ''papercut'', it's like throwing a hunk of meat into a shark tank. So, why don't vampires freak out when a girl is menstruating? It's dead blood.

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** Vampires are stated to freak out when they smell human blood. When Bella gets a freaking ''papercut'', it's like throwing a hunk of meat into a shark tank. So, why don't vampires freak out when a girl is menstruating? It's dead According to WordOfGod, it's "dead blood."
15th Jul '17 2:46:18 PM nombretomado
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* HornyDevils: The Denali sisters, formerly—they are even said to have inadvertently founded the succubus myth in-universe.

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* HornyDevils: The Denali sisters, formerly—they formerly—they are even said to have inadvertently founded the succubus myth in-universe.



** Leah's cousin Emily is [[EmilyOfNewMoon introduced in New Moon]].

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** Leah's cousin Emily is [[EmilyOfNewMoon [[Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon introduced in New Moon]].
5th Jul '17 10:20:55 AM oldmanyoshi
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The series currently consists of four books (''Twilight'', ''New Moon'', ''Eclipse'', ''Breaking Dawn''). Creator/StephenieMeyer had plans to make a [=POVquel=] called ''Literature/MidnightSun'', which is the plot of ''Twilight'' (nearly word-for-word) told through Edward's point of view. Then, leaked copies of the rough draft were released. Meyer has halted the publication until she gets through her [[CreatorBreakdown reaction]] over the event, saying "If I tried to write ''Literature/MidnightSun'' now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die." Depending on whether you're a fan or not, that may either horrify or excite you. She now has written a 200 page "novella" called [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/mar/30/stephenie-meyer-new-twilight-novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner]], which came out on June 5, 2010. A guide has been announced as well, planning to be released on April 12th (after being pushed back to another date multiple times). In 2015, for the 10th anniversary of the series, Stephenie Meyer decided to write a genderswapped version of the first book featuring Beau Swann and Edythe Cullen titled "Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined."

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The series currently consists of four books (''Twilight'', ''New Moon'', ''Eclipse'', ''Breaking Dawn''). Creator/StephenieMeyer had plans to make a [=POVquel=] called ''Literature/MidnightSun'', which is the plot of ''Twilight'' (nearly word-for-word) told through Edward's point of view. Then, leaked copies of the rough draft were released. Meyer has halted the publication until she gets through her [[CreatorBreakdown reaction]] over the event, saying "If I tried to write ''Literature/MidnightSun'' now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die." Depending on whether you're a fan or not, that may either horrify or excite you. She now has written a 200 page "novella" called [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/mar/30/stephenie-meyer-new-twilight-novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner]], which came out on June 5, 2010. A guide has been announced as well, planning to be released on April 12th (after being pushed back to another date multiple times). In 2015, for the 10th anniversary of the series, Stephenie Meyer decided to write a genderswapped version of the first book featuring Beau Swann Swan and Edythe Cullen titled "Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined."
5th Jul '17 10:18:28 AM oldmanyoshi
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The series currently consists of four books (''Twilight'', ''New Moon'', ''Eclipse'', ''Breaking Dawn''). Creator/StephenieMeyer had plans to make a [=POVquel=] called ''Literature/MidnightSun'', which is the plot of ''Twilight'' (nearly word-for-word) told through Edward's point of view. Then, leaked copies of the rough draft were released. Meyer has halted the publication until she gets through her [[CreatorBreakdown reaction]] over the event, saying "If I tried to write ''Literature/MidnightSun'' now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die." Depending on whether you're a fan or not, that may either horrify or excite you. She now has written a 200 page "novella" called [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/mar/30/stephenie-meyer-new-twilight-novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner]], which came out on June 5, 2010. A guide has been announced as well, planning to be released on April 12th (after being pushed back to another date multiple times). In 2015, for the 10th anniversary of the series, Stephenie Meyer decided to write a genderswapped version of the first book featuring Beau Swann and Edythe Cullen.

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The series currently consists of four books (''Twilight'', ''New Moon'', ''Eclipse'', ''Breaking Dawn''). Creator/StephenieMeyer had plans to make a [=POVquel=] called ''Literature/MidnightSun'', which is the plot of ''Twilight'' (nearly word-for-word) told through Edward's point of view. Then, leaked copies of the rough draft were released. Meyer has halted the publication until she gets through her [[CreatorBreakdown reaction]] over the event, saying "If I tried to write ''Literature/MidnightSun'' now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die." Depending on whether you're a fan or not, that may either horrify or excite you. She now has written a 200 page "novella" called [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/mar/30/stephenie-meyer-new-twilight-novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner]], which came out on June 5, 2010. A guide has been announced as well, planning to be released on April 12th (after being pushed back to another date multiple times). In 2015, for the 10th anniversary of the series, Stephenie Meyer decided to write a genderswapped version of the first book featuring Beau Swann and Edythe Cullen.
Cullen titled "Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined."
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