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11th Jan '18 5:42:40 PM Niqi
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** Charles, a never-before-seen vampire at the end of ''Breaking Dawn,'' has the power to detect lies and is introduced to confirm that all of the Cullens' claims are the truth. Maggie has the opposite power—she's able to detect lies.

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** Charles, a never-before-seen vampire at the end of ''Breaking Dawn,'' has the power to detect lies the truth and is introduced to confirm that all of the Cullens' claims are the truth.true. Maggie has the opposite power—she's able to detect lies.
10th Jan '18 10:56:04 AM lalaTKG
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* TheThreeFacesOfEve: Bella's Naïve Everygirl is contrasted with Esme (wife), who warmly welcomes Bella into her home and later restores a cottage on the Cullen estate for Bella and Edward, Rosalie (seductress), who is jealous of Edward's affection for Bella because she the one who has always been desired by men, and Alice (child), who values Bella's safety above all and cares for her like a sister.

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* TheThreeFacesOfEve: Bella's Naïve Everygirl NaiveEverygirl is contrasted with Esme (wife), who warmly welcomes Bella into her home and later restores a cottage on the Cullen estate for Bella and Edward, Rosalie (seductress), who is jealous of Edward's affection for Bella because she the one who has always been desired by men, and Alice (child), who values Bella's safety above all and cares for her like a sister.
10th Jan '18 10:52:09 AM lalaTKG
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** One of the most bizarre examples of this trope can be found in the concept of "imprinting", in which males "recognize" the females that they are destined to fall in love with -- which can occur as early as child-birth (in fact, Jacob imprinted on Bella's child before she was even conceived). Many of these female imprintees are "basic" by default considering they're infants or toddlers and thus have no fixed personalities at all. Their lives revolve entirely around their future husbands considering the teenage boys appear to become their caregivers until they're of marriageable age, and [[FridgeHorror whether the girls ''want'' to be in these relationships is treated as somewhat irrelevant in the text]]. [[WifeHusbandry They are future wives, nothing more]]. In-universe, it's explained that the boys become anything and everything that the girls want. They literally live and breath to make their imprints happy. So they're satellites as well.

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** One of the most bizarre examples of this trope can be found in the concept of "imprinting", in which males "recognize" the females that they are destined to fall in love with -- which can occur as early as child-birth (in fact, Jacob imprinted on Bella's child before she was even conceived). Many of these female imprintees are "basic" by default considering they're infants or toddlers and thus have no fixed personalities at all. Their lives revolve entirely around their future husbands considering the teenage boys appear to become their caregivers until they're of marriageable age, and [[FridgeHorror whether the girls ''want'' to be in these relationships is treated as somewhat irrelevant in the text]]. [[WifeHusbandry They are future wives, nothing more]]. In-universe, it's explained that the boys become anything and everything that the girls want. They literally live and breath breathe to make their imprints happy. So they're satellites as well.
10th Jan '18 10:51:10 AM lalaTKG
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** On the positive side for werewolves while several myths of werewolves were a little more anthropomorphic the most of the original myths of werewolves actually ''were'' just men changing into wolves without anthropomorphic features. Twilight also explicitly mentions the more modern werewolves with their changing on the full moon and bites transferring the infection.

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** On the There's a positive side to this trope for werewolves while werewolves. While several myths of werewolves were had them be a little more anthropomorphic the anthropomorphic, most of the original myths of werewolves actually ''were'' just men changing into wolves without anthropomorphic features. Twilight ''Twilight'' also explicitly mentions the more modern werewolves werewolves, with their changing on under the full moon and bites transferring the infection.
10th Jan '18 10:43:49 AM lalaTKG
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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 Swan and Edythe Cullen titled [[Literature/LifeAndDeathTwilightReimagined Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined]].

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The series currently consists of four books (Twilight, (''Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn).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 [[Literature/LifeAndDeathTwilightReimagined Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined]].



* 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.
* [[Literature/LifeAndDeathTwilightReimagined 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''.
* [[Literature/LifeAndDeathTwilightReimagined ''[[Literature/LifeAndDeathTwilightReimagined Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined]] Reimagined]]'' (2015). A RuleSixtyThree retelling of the original novel to celebrate the series series' [[MilestoneCelebration 10th anniversary.

anniversary]].



* 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.



** 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!
** 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.

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** 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!
** 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.



** 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 the writing in ''Breaking Dawn'' has no clue at all when it comes to genetics.



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Played straight in the first book. James, the first book's evil vampire, is described as being an average-looking vampire because he was ugly as a human. Naturally, all the Cullens were beautiful in life, making them absolutely gorgeous as vampires. The later books avert this with the Volturi. When we first meet them in New Moon, Edward points out, [[BrokenAesop the Volturi aren't technically the bad guys]]. However, at that point all the Cullens thought the Volturi respected the law and controlled their world in a way that was better than what they will have if vampires became an anarchy with poor humans in the way. By the last book they know the Volturi (specially Aro) are ambitious bastards that will go to any length to get their way, including breaking the law and murdering innocents to achieve power.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Played straight in the first book. James, the first book's evil vampire, is described as being an average-looking vampire because he was ugly as a human. Naturally, all the Cullens were beautiful in life, making them absolutely gorgeous as vampires. The later books avert this with the Volturi. When we first meet them in New Moon, ''New Moon'', Edward points out, [[BrokenAesop the Volturi aren't technically the bad guys]]. However, at that point all the Cullens thought the Volturi respected the law and controlled their world in a way that was better than what they will have if vampires became an anarchy with poor humans in the way. By the last book they know the Volturi (specially Aro) are ambitious bastards that will go to any length to get their way, including breaking the law and murdering innocents to achieve power.



** 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.



* BigBadEnsemble: Between the Volturi, Victoria (especially in Eclipse), and Sam (in the first half of Breaking Dawn).

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* BigBadEnsemble: Between the Volturi, Victoria (especially in Eclipse), ''Eclipse''), and Sam (in the first half of Breaking Dawn).''Breaking Dawn'').



** 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]].

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** 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]].



* 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.

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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.''Breaking Dawn''.



* 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: 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, ''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 ''Breaking Dawn'' is crammed FULL of this. [[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]].



* 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!



* 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, ''New Moon'', and Breaking Dawn.''Breaking Dawn''.



* 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.



* 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.



* 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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* ForegoneConclusion: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Even if one hasn't read Eclipse ''Eclipse'' the title pretty much gives it away.



* 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.



* HeroicBSOD: Bella has one for a good part of New Moon. Edward also has one when [[spoiler:Bella tells him she is pregnant]].
* HeroicSacrifice: 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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* HeroicBSOD: Bella has one for a good part of New Moon.''New Moon''. Edward also has one when [[spoiler:Bella tells him she is pregnant]].
* HeroicSacrifice: 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]]. 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]]. 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.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The reason Edward leaves in New Moon.

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



* JustEatGilligan: Why didn't Carlisle call the Volturi in New Moon and tell them to tell Edward that Bella was alive?

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* JustEatGilligan: Why didn't Carlisle call the Volturi in New Moon ''New Moon'' and tell them to tell Edward that Bella was alive?



* 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'')



** 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!"]]



* 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. Things goes even farther when he makes his family move away because he's afraid one of them will slip and attack her. It turns out the girlfriend of the vampire they killed in the last book is looking to settle the score, though, and Edward's decision has left Bella unprotected (at least, as far as he knows).
* 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 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. Things goes even farther when he makes his family move away because he's afraid one of them will slip and attack her. It turns out the girlfriend of the vampire they killed in the last book is looking to settle the score, though, and Edward's decision has left Bella unprotected (at least, as far as he knows).
* 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 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.

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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.



* 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.

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* 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.



* 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.

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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.



** Rosalie in Breaking Dawn:

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** Rosalie in Breaking ''Breaking Dawn:



** 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 or ''Midnight Sun'' (when nothing is done to stop Peter and Charlotte from killing people in 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 or ''Midnight Sun'' (when nothing is done to stop Peter and Charlotte from killing people in Forks).



* 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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* 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.



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

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



* 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.

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* SexyDiscretionShot: Breaking Dawn.In''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.



** 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 [[NoYay 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 [[NoYay Claire and Quil]]. Claire is ''two'', Quil is Jacob's age.



** Depending on whether Twilight or ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' came out first, the Japanese title of the first book (The Boy I Like Is Kinda a Vampire) can be a ShoutOut to the title of the first episode of Full Metal Panic (The Guy I Like Is Kinda a Sergeant)
** The fact that the Cullen family likes to drive fast could be a ShoutOut to the line "the dead travel fast" from Bram Stoker's Dracula. (Which was itself a quote from a famous German poem.)
** Leah's cousin Emily is [[Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon introduced in New Moon]].

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** Depending on whether Twilight or ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' came out first, the Japanese title of the first book (The (''The Boy I Like Is Kinda a Vampire) Vampire'') can be a ShoutOut to the title of the first episode of Full ''Full Metal Panic (The Panic'' ("The Guy I Like Is Kinda a Sergeant)
Sergeant").
** The fact that the Cullen family likes to drive fast could be a ShoutOut to the line "the dead travel fast" from Bram Stoker's Dracula.''Dracula''. (Which was itself a quote from a famous German poem.)
** Leah's cousin Emily is [[Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon introduced in in]] ''[[Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon New Moon]].Moon]]''.



* 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]].

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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]].''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.



* 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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* TransEqualsGay: In Eclipse, ''Eclipse'', the Quilleute shapeshifters' discomfort with opposite genders sharing sexual memories through their telepathy is characterized as gender confusion.



* 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.



* YouAreGrounded: From the last chapter of New Moon to the first chapter of Eclipse.

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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.
10th Jan '18 10:25:08 AM lalaTKG
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** In a list of traits that mark an abuser. If you get ''any'', then that person is dangerous. Edward Cullen [[http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/books-to-read/articles/13699/title/why-edward-cullen-spouse-abuser-why-should-care gets almost all of them]].

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** In There exists a list of traits that mark marks an abuser. If you get ''any'', then that person is dangerous. Edward Cullen [[http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/books-to-read/articles/13699/title/why-edward-cullen-spouse-abuser-why-should-care gets almost all of them]].
10th Jan '18 2:31:47 AM Cryoclaste
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This is a [[{{Understatement}} fairly controversial]] book, with a massive and passionate {{Fandom}}, a massive and passionate {{Hatedom}}, and a FandomRivalry against [[FriendlyFandoms the combined fans of]] ''HarryPotter'' and ''TheHungerGames'', so [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement be careful]]!

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This is a [[{{Understatement}} fairly controversial]] book, with a massive and passionate {{Fandom}}, a massive and passionate {{Hatedom}}, and a FandomRivalry against [[FriendlyFandoms the combined fans of]] ''HarryPotter'' ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''TheHungerGames'', ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', so [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement be careful]]!
30th Dec '17 10:11:56 AM RicPot
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Added DiffLines:

* DestructoNookie: Vampires all have SuperStrength so they have destructive sex; Emmett says that he and Rosalie have broken multiple houses.
** [[spoiler: Edward breaks the bed while having honeymoon sex with Bella.]]
28th Dec '17 9:31:08 AM starofjusticev21
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* 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.

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* 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. Things goes even farther when he makes his family move away because he's afraid one of them will slip and attack her. It turns out the girlfriend of the vampire they killed in the last book is looking to settle the score, though, and Edward's decision has left Bella unprotected (at least, as far as he knows).
25th Dec '17 10:47:38 AM Chris358
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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 Swan 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 Swan and Edythe Cullen titled "Life [[Literature/LifeAndDeathTwilightReimagined Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined."
Reimagined]].



* Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined (2015). A RuleSixtyThree retelling of the original novel to celebrate the series 10th anniversary.


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* [[Literature/LifeAndDeathTwilightReimagined Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined Reimagined]] (2015). A RuleSixtyThree retelling of the original novel to celebrate the series 10th anniversary.




* CluelessChickMagnet: Beau in ''Life and Death''. When he first enters high school at Forks, he doesn't notice his immediate popularity with the girls, not even when other boys start hanging out with him just to get part of the girls' attention. Edythe later tells Beau he has ten admirers, not all of them being so forward as Taylor and McKayla.



* 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 and Beau (Beaufort) 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.
** The only characters who aren't flipped are Bella/Beau's parents, which Meyer reasoned would have caused too many narrative problems:
--->"Beau was born in 1987. It was a rare thing for a father to get primary custody of a child in those days — even more so when the child was just a baby," wrote Meyer in the foreword. "Most likely, the mother would have had to be proven unfit in some way."



* {{Jerkass}}: Beau in ''Life and 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.



* SuckOutThePoison: In Twilight, vampires have no body fluids except for venom, which is used to change people into vampires via biting. When James bites Bella at the climax of the first novel, Edward has to suck out the poison to prevent it from spreading. A very heroic thing, except that A) this technique rarely works in the real world (due to the circulation system almost instantly carrying the poison away from the wound) and B) Edward himself has venom in his mouth. By all rights, Bella should have been a vampire by the end of the first book. This is what ends up happening in ''Life and Death''; Edythe attempts to suck out the venom, but its gotten too far into Beau's system and his transformation has always begun.

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* SuckOutThePoison: In Twilight, vampires have no body fluids except for venom, which is used to change people into vampires via biting. When James bites Bella at the climax of the first novel, Edward has to suck out the poison to prevent it from spreading. A very heroic thing, except that A) this technique rarely works in the real world (due to the circulation system almost instantly carrying the poison away from the wound) and B) Edward himself has venom in his mouth. By all rights, Bella should have been a vampire by the end of the first book. This is what ends up happening in ''Life [[Literature/LifeAndDeathTwilightReimagined Life and Death''; Death: Twilight Reimagined]]''; Edythe attempts to suck out the venom, but its gotten too far into Beau's system and his transformation has always begun.
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