!Major Characters

[[folder:Bella Cullen, née Swan]]

--> Portrayed by Creator/KristenStewart

Isabella "Bella" Swan is the main character of ''The Twilight Saga''. After her mother gets remarried, she moves from Arizona to Forks to live with her father. Having gone in only expecting another [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent ordinary stay]] at the town, she's confronted with a heavenly surprise when she spots an impossibly gorgeous group of newcomers known as [[TheBeautifulElite the Cullens]] at her local highschool. And, among them, her subsequent [[SatelliteLoveInterest soulmate]], [[StalkerWithACrush Edward Cullen]]. It's only through a [[RescueRomance sequence of contrived events]], she discovers that these God-like beauties are actually a clan of fabled creatures known as vampires. But, [[TooDumbToLive rather than being shocked]] by this discovery, instead she decides she's in love with Edward leading them to hook up and venture into a forbidden love. She describes herself as being klutzy, easily bruised and of weak constitution. She also [[InformedFlaw claims]] to be quite plain in appearance, but takes pride in being [[InformedAbility very well read]], and even moreso in being able to [[BlatantLies function by herself]] and having the [[InformedAbility wisdom of a woman twice her age]].

* ActionMom: [[spoiler: After she had a child and became a vampire, in that order. It's subverted though, as she never actually gets to do any fighting in the end; at most she hunts some mountain lions and deer, which are no match at all for her vampire strength]].
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Bella Swan thinks of herself as rather plain and unfashionable, while Kristen Stewart plays her in the movies. Then again, considering how much of a DudeMagnet she seems to be at her high school, she's presumably [[IAmNotPretty more attractive than she lets on]].
* AdaptationalBadass: In the films, she gets a few moments that make her more badass than she was in the books. In ''Twilight'', when she's surrounded by creeps in Port Angeles she manages to [[GroinAttack knee one of them in groin]]. She later uses pepper spray on James; it doesn't do much, but points for trying. In ''Eclipse'', she cuts her arm with a rock to distract Victoria and Riley to help Edward (in the book, she merely contemplates ''stabbing'' herself with it, but the fight is over pretty quickly before she can do anything). Finally, in ''Breaking Dawn: Part 2'', she actually gets to participate in the battle with the Volturi and takes out several vampires, including [[spoiler: [[BigBad Aro himself]] with Edward's help, even though it does turn out to be only a vision]].
* {{Adorkable}}: Known for being {{The Klutz}} which are seen as cute in the book.
* AfraidOfBlood: It causes her to faint in the first book, though there is nothing delicate about it and her description of the incident. Bella herself, though, is pretty delicate: she nearly fainted just from ''smelling'' a few drops of blood from part-way across the room.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She wants to date Edward even though he is "dangerous," and also starts to gain interest in Jacob only ''after'' he becomes a werewolf. She is put off by Edward when he first acts gruff with her, but, weirdly enough, is never deterred by him [[StalkingIsLove stalking]] or manhandling her, nor by the knowledge that he has killed hundreds of people. However, she doesn't seem to use the stereotypical justifications ("[[ICanChangeMyBeloved I can change you]]", "He was just having a bad day"), and is (as noted) originally creeped out by Edward's hostile behavior towards her (though she is, amusingly, always DistractedByTheSexy). Her reaction to Jacob's change of personality is basically: "How dare you abandon me after making me emotionally dependent on you! Also, I think you joined a cult. Also, that's hot."
* AllMythsAreTrue: Bella wonders if this is the case after learning about werewolves.
* AllWomenAreLustful: Just ''try'' coming up with an instance where Bella ''doesn't'' mention Edward's impossible beauty within the same vicinity as him. Better yet, [[{{Drinking Game}} bring a beer along]] and [[{{Schmuck Bait}} see how it goes]]. Also, out of her and Edward, Bella is the one who repeatedly pushes for more physical intimacy in their relationship (mostly in taking things to [[TheirFirstTime the next level]]), but gets rebuffed each time. Knowledge that Edward can very easily lose control and kill her during sex never stops her for long.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Particularly in ''New Moon'':
** She becomes [[HeroicBSOD very depressed]] after Edward leaves her, which continues for months; even a year later, she's only slightly improved.
** She suffers [[BadDreams horrific nightmares]], becomes apathetic about everything and even seems to harbour suicidal thoughts, believing her life isn't worth continuing without Edward.
** She also begins [[HearingVoices hearing Edward's voice]](and there's no suggestion this has an actual supernatural cause) – in the film adaptation she outright [[HelpfulHallucination hallucinates]] him. This is usually only when she's engaged in risky behaviour, causing her to start pulling stunts like approaching random bikers (one of whom she actually mistakes for her ''would-be rapist''), jumping off cliffs into the ocean, hiking in the woods by herself whilst a killer is on the loose and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking riding a motorcycle without a helmet]]...just so she can hear Edward.
*** And this isn't even getting into the {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s of her behaviour and mental state throughout the series.
* 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... [[DomesticAbuse to disastrous effect.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** Bella is disturbed to find out that [[spoiler:Jacob has imprinted on her daughter]], but manages to keep her self control about it. Until she finds out [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne he nicknamed her "Nessie".]] [[DisproportionateRetribution At which point she attacks.]]
** Also when Bella finds out Edward has [[StalkerWithACrush broken into her house]], more than once, even before they were dating, to sit in her bedroom and watch her sleep, Bella is more concerned that he heard her talking in her sleep.
** Upon discovering that Edward is a vampire and can read minds, she freaks out... because he says he can't read hers, which makes her think that she's the freakish one. This is {{Lampshaded}}.
* AudienceSurrogate: Confirmed by the author. According to many fans, this is what made Twilight so "magical", since they could live vicariously through Bella and experience Edward's devotion, and the thrill his vampirism offers, for themselves.
** Further delved into by [[https://youtu.be/K4uuGvmAxTI The Oatmeal]], stating that not having her physical appearance conclusively described combined with her insecure personality makes her more of a roleplaying placeholder that any human female who's experienced puberty can identify with and become.
* AuthorAvatar: An image circulates on the web of how Bella's in-universe description almost exactly matches how Creator/StephenieMeyer [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_2Wraxo-hP7o/TKKqejQI4mI/AAAAAAAACT0/WzRRiHjcYZU/s1600/hii.jpg looks in real life]].
* BadassPacifist: Was mostly nonviolent and a NeutralFemale, but has her badass moments.
* BadLiar: The author frequently states that Bella is a horrible liar, and in the second book she literally proves she couldn't lie to save her life during [[spoiler: her meeting with Laurent]]. When she tries to convince him that the Cullens still keep tabs on her and would avenge her death at his hands, [[spoiler: Laurent]] easily sees through her transparent lies.
** Frequently an InformedAttribute, as Bella spends most of her time lying to other characters with them very rarely catching on to it.
* BattleCouple: With Edward in ''Breaking Dawn Pt. 2'', [[spoiler: though [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] later on when we learn that the battle didn't actually happen.]]
* BeautifulDreamer: Invoked with Edward sneaking into Bella's house at night to watch her sleep, but since he's ''[[StalkerWithACrush actually sneaking into her house at night to watch her sleep]]'', the effect sort of [[{{Squick}} backfires]]. It fits better the trope after Bella and Edward are actually in a relationship and she is ''allowing'' him to snuggle with her every night and watch her sleep.
* BerserkButton: Turns out that [[spoiler:Jacob calling Renesmee "Nessie"]] was a HUGE berserk button for her, since he's nicknaming [[spoiler:her daughter]] after the Loch Ness Monster. She eventually lightens up about it.
* BetterAsFriends: With Jacob. 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 Bella if she loves Jacob, she tells him that she loves him (Edward) more. Later, Jacob is accepted as part of the family despite the romance between Bella and Jacob.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Archie for Jacob's Betty and Edward's Veronica. She chooses Edward.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She can have a pretty fierce temper if you get on her bad side, especially when she becomes a vampire.
* BirthdayHater: She hates the attention and how it reminds her that she still ages while Edward doesn't. She gets somewhat better in ''Breaking Dawn'', though: she still freaks out a bit when Alice wishes her a happy nineteenth birthday, but [[spoiler:then calms down since she doesn't grow anymore. Furthermore, she gets her own dream cottage as a birthday present, and loves it]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Almost certainly unintentional, but she often comes off as this due to her poor treatment of others and rather uncharitable thoughts about others appearances. Combines with RonTheDeathEater in some circles.
* BloodKnight: [[spoiler:After becoming a vampire, she's more than eager to tear the Volturi apart and set them on fire herself and even gives off a couple of uncharacteristic {{Slasher Smile}}s at the thought.]]
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Bella uses Jacob's "Sure, sure."
* BrainyBrunette: Despite coming off as TooDumbToLive to many readers, she gets good grades in school.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Gentle Girl to Edward's Brooding Boy.
* ButICantBePregnant: [[spoiler:In ''Breaking Dawn''. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]--she had previously thought male vampires were sterile.]]
* TheChick: The DamselInDistress that gets saved, but [[NeutralFemale doesn't fight]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: In regards to Edward. Though she's not as bad as him, she gets quite jealous if any other women show him attention and tends to think catty things about them. She's even reluctant to invite Tanya to [[spoiler: their ''wedding'']] because she used to have a crush on Edward; she only relents when Edward points out Tanya and the Denalis are the closest thing he has to family and he wants them to be there.
* CluelessDudeMagnet: She seems pretty oblivious to all the attention she gets from men. When she does notice (like with Tyler in ''Twilight''), she seems annoyed.
* CoolCar: Drives a 1963 Chevy stepside pickup. In BD, [[spoiler: her pickup crashes, and first gets a Mercedes Guardian and then a Ferrari]].
* CoolLoser: Bella is an inversion. She's socially awkward, clumsy and generally uncool, but everyone warms up to her the minute she gets to town and soon enough she has her own little circle of friends.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Dying because your baby has ''broken your spine as it tries to get out of you'' is a [[IncrediblyLamePun bloody]] gruesome way to die. Of course, she [[EmergencyTransformation gets]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent "better"]], but still!]]
* CursedWithAwesome: [[spoiler:Now that she became a vampire in ''Breaking Dawn: Part 2''.]]
* CuteBookworm: By Meyer's standards at least. Her only hobby is reading books especially classics.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Exaggerated to great lengths in the books, heavily downplayed in the movies.
* {{Dandere}}: Bella is definitely shy and mostly inexpressive but she is more "dere" toward Edward.
* DamselInDistress: Bella is ineffectual against a group of rapists and Edward must swoop in to save her. Prior to this, Edward had to save her from a careening truck. Later in the book, she is ineffectual against a vampire, and Edward and his family must swoop in to save her. Subsequent books have the same formula, right down to warring factions — werewolves and vampires — putting aside their differences to save Bella. Bella herself is absolutely useless in a fight until she herself gets cool powers.
* 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.
* DeathByChildbirth: She is reborn as a vampire after [[spoiler: her daughter's birth]].
* DescriptionInTheMirror: This is Bella's occasion for describing her own appearance. She considers her appearance [[ImNotPretty unremarkable]], but the description she gives suggests good looks, similar to those of the author.
* DesignatedVictim: Frequently the victim of any sort of imaginable bad happening.
* DespairEventHorizon: Crosses it at a regular basis. Whenever a crisis rears its ugly head Bella's first instinct is to give up, telling the reader over and over that all hope is lost. The biggest is probably in ''New Moon'', where she spends about a year doing nothing but pining for Edward and lamenting the fact he [[BlatantLies apparently]] no longer loves her, even engaging in ''suicidal behaviour''.
* DevotedToYou: It seems like every man who falls for her ends up crazy about her, ''especially'' Edward and Jacob.
* DistractedByTheSexy: A RunningGag around Edward. Around Jacob too, though she doesn't acknowledge it as easily.
* DoNotCallMePaul: She corrects anyone who calls her by her first name, Isabella.
* DreamingTheTruth: Used after Bella learns Edward is a vampire. Even though Dream-Edward is attempting to lead her to her doom, Bella realizes she doesn't care if Edward's a vampire as she's more upset that Dream-Edward is about to be attacked. The same dream with a slight twist is used in the sequel New Moon so she can realize Jacob is a werewolf.
* DudeMagnet: She is very popular among the opposite sex. Apparently even [[HotForStudent her science teacher]] fancies her.
* DullSurprise: Bella in the movie never has a discernible reaction to anything much, from death threats to getting married. The only time she reacts to anything is when she breaks her hand by hitting someone.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Was described as such in the first three books, but [[spoiler: even moreso when she becomes a vampire herself]].
* EverybodyHatesMathematics: Bella hates maths; it's her worst subject.
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:Childbirth complications. Pulverized pelvis, shattered spine, the hole her husband bit in her uterus.]]
* EmoTeen: Bella becomes one for a while after Edward leaves her in New Moon.
* EternalLove: With Edward, [[spoiler: now that she is also a vampire]].
* TheEveryman: Probably meant to be this. Doesn't work out so well.
* ExtremeDoormat: In the first three books she has issues standing up for what she wants in the face of what Edward wants. It's not until ''Breaking Dawn'' that she starts to show some ability in sticking to her guns.
* {{Fainting}}: Bella has an extremely weak constitution, and faints at the smell of blood, when feeling overpowered, or even when Edward ''breathes on her''! This isn't fake fainting to look delicate, nor a deliberate ploy from the author to make her look this elegant. She mentions without much restraint that she came ''that'' close from throwing up in one occasion. This is just Stephennie Meyer's way to remind us that Bella is very fragile.
* FatalFlaw: According to WordOfGod, her lack of self-knowlege/awareness, which prevents her from realising her true potential, recgonising others' feelings for her and vice versa, and seeing the value in herself that others do. Of course,  [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation some readers' interpret her]] as having [[ItsAllAboutMe other]], [[TooDumbToLive more]] [[LethallyStupid fundamental]] [[DramaQueen flaws]]...
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Bella is a typical girl who cooks for her father.
* FirstNameBasis: With her father, to whom she consistently refers as "Charlie", despite trying to call him dad. They don't see each other often so she is sometimes unable to say it.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic
* FragileFlower: Edward describes her as 'the most fragile human being'.
* FriendlessBackground: Though her own will. She doesn't [[HatesBeingAlone hate being alone]], to say the least.
* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire: [[spoiler:Joins the Cullens as a "vegetarian" vampire after she is turned by Edward. Despite being a newborn, she has a shockingly good amount of self-control.]]
* GrewASpine: See ExtremeDoormat.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler:In case you haven't noticed, [[AuthorFilibuster Meyer is a Mormon.]] The subject itself is never treated as a moral dilemma. Bella loves her baby, so she keeps it. But then, the message was perhaps Good Girls Want Children, which would be all the more shocking.]]
* GrowingUpSucks: Bella thinks that she should not be any older than Edward physically when she becomes a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Meyerpire]] despite the fact that being slightly older than Edward would not cause too many negative effects for her as a Meyerpire. However, she [[spoiler:more or less drops this opinion in ''Breaking Dawn'', after figuring out how great sex is as a human. She's turned into a vampire not long after and still thinks it's fantastic.]]
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Edward in ''Breaking Dawn'']].
* HairDecorations: Her signature headband from the film.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Edward, sort of. His hair is a coppery color.
* HeroicBSOD: The majority of ''New Moon''.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: One of Bella's primary traits is her extremely low self esteem.
* HormoneAddledTeenager: All Bella does is obsess over Edward and how perfect he is.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Either this or HypocriticalHumor, but Bella looks down on Jessica for admiring Edward's looks, yet she herself can't stop describing every inch of his body and swooning over him.
* IAmNotPretty: The poster girl.
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: The poster girl again.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She desperately wants to become a vampire before she gets too old for her boyfriend, who became a vampire when he was 17.
* {{Immortality}}: [[spoiler: As of ''Breaking Dawn: Part 2'', she is '''Type V''', TheUndead and '''Type X''', the LifeDrinker. Bella is incapable of physically aging and or dying from mortal sickness. She also has the ability to live forever.]]
* InformedAbility:
** She is supposedly wide-read, but never references more than a small handful of books, and they're only the kinds any high schooler had to read in English 101. {{Subverted}} in ''Midnight Sun'', when she is seen reading Sense And Sensibility for fun.
** In the first book she mentions, several times, that she thinks of her mother, Renee, as her best friend. However she barely thinks about her mom after moving to Forks and neglects to e-mail her when she arrives, acting exasperated that hey, after two or three days Renee is getting kind of worried.
* InformedFlaw: Bella spends so much time talking about how "plain" she is. However, boys are still all over her. Chalk it up to the writer's not so subtle way to try and make us believe that Bella is modest.
* InSeriesNickname: Bella is her preferred name in the series as opposed to her full name Isabella. Some of Bella's other nicknames in the series include Bells and Bell (both used by Charlie Swan and Jacob Black), Arizona (used by Mike Newton), Spider Monkey (used by Edward Cullen), Vampire Girl (used by Emily Young and Embry Call), Leech Lover (used by Leah Clearwater and Paul Lahote), and Swan Girl (used by Emmett Cullen).
* InstantExpert: Sure [[spoiler: as a human]] Bella is a hopeless klutz. But, [[spoiler: once she's a vampire]] she's free of any of the consequences faced by [[spoiler: most newborns]].
* InterClassRomance: With Edward. While Bella is from a working class status, Edward comes from a wealthy background.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Edward [[spoiler: before she was turned into a vampire by Edward in ''Breaking Dawn: Part 2''.]]
* TheKlutz: She hates it and mocks herself for it, providing the funniest parts of the book for people who get annoyed by the romance.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: Believes that immortality is far more amazing and wondrous than mortality.
* LivingMacGuffin: In the last third of ''Breaking Dawn'' - her shield ability - which blocks other vampires' mental powers - integral to the Cullens' defenses in the not-battle against the Volturi, as it allows her to block the abilities of the Volturi's trump cards, Jane and Alec.
* TheLoad: She doesn't do anything remotely useful until ''Breaking Dawn'' and it's because of her bloodthirsty monsters keep showing up and attacking people in the surrounding areas. In the first book, James is attracted to her scent. In the second, so is Laurent. In the third, Victoria wants revenge for James. In the fourth, it's her daughter that causes the Volturi to come. Every major monster clash in all the books is a result of Bella.
* LonersAreFreaks: Subverted. Bella is a loner who is well liked and doesn't want friends.
* LonerTurnedFriend: Played with. A loner, especially in the first book, but meets Jacob and her friends in school.
* LoveHungry: Especially in regards to Edward.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Particularly lampshaded in the parts of the story (New Moon) where Bella is [[spoiler:involuntarily separated from Edward for a prolonged period. She starts seeing visions of him, hearing voices, and even intentionally putting herself in harm's way to evoke these reactions]].
* LoveMakesYouDumb: Fits the bill whenever her emotions get out of control. The first book hits the nail on the head when she [[spoiler:can't tell the difference between a recording of her mother's voice in a home video playing on a VCR in the background and her mother's actual voice calling for help]], though this is arguably justified because of her anxiety and everything that just happened up to that point.
* LoveMartyr: She is even explicitly compared to a legendary LoveMartyr from a true story. She exploits this because things worked out for the LoveMartyr's loved ones because of her attitude.
* MamaBear: In ''Breaking Dawn'', she flies off the handle when she learns that [[spoiler: Jacob imprinted on Renesmee.]]
** Bella does everything in her power to ensure that [[spoiler: her daughter]] stays alive in Breaking Dawn. That includes letting a dozen or more strangers risk their lives to protect [[spoiler: Renesmee]].
* MartyrWithoutACause: Bella is a variant. It's not that she wants to be a hero, it's that, as other characters sometimes lampshade, she blames herself for anything and everything that goes wrong. This leads to the same type of self-hatred (if not the same quantity) as TheAtoner, and while she doesn't often have the opportunity to risk her life, she clearly considers herself more expendable than those around her, particularly Edward, but also her mother, father, [[spoiler:unborn baby]].
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Bella is almost a century younger than Edward. Bella is 18 and Edward is over 100.
* MeaningfulName:
** ''Bella'' is Latin for 'beautiful', although pulcher/pulchra is the typical Latin word for "beautiful". In most Latin texts "bella" is the plural of "bellum" and means "wars". Her name is "beautiful swan"—i.e., what the Ugly Duckling grows up into.
** Probably unintentional, but given the conflicts she ends up causing, one considers the most common Latin translation of "bella": ''wars''.
** Also 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.
* MustNotDieAVirgin: Bella wants to experience sex with Edward while she is still human, before she gets changed into a vampire. Doubles as a case of TooDumbToLive, since Edward explicitly warns her that because of his super-strength, the experience will quite likely be extremely traumatic or even [[OutWithABang fatal]].
* NarratingTheObvious: Has a habit of pointing out the obvious in her narration.
* NeutralFemale: See NonActionGuy.
* NewTransferStudent: In the beginning of the series.
* NiceShoes: When going to the prom, much to her own frustration.
--> '''Bella:''' I'll probably break my other leg. Look at this shoe! It's a death trap!
* NonActionGuy: Mainly due to her clumsiness and weak constitution.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Played straight with Bella, who, despite having yummy blood, does not trigger a vampire feeding frenzy once a month. Handwaved by saying that menstrual blood is 'dead blood'.
* NotSoWeak: She saved Edward before his suicide and distracted Victoria to save him once again.
* OfficialCouple: With Edward.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: At least she was supposed to be one.
* PinballProtagonist: Despite being the main protagonist and narrator, she actually does very little to move the plot forwards of her own accord, mostly just reacting to events around her whilst the others characters (mostly Edward or Jacob) resolve conflict for her. This may be ''partly'' justified in that she's human and so stands little chance against supernatural enemies; case-in-point, she only actively starts contributing to the plot of her own volition towards the end of ''Breaking Dawn'', after she's [[spoiler: turned into a vampire]].
* TheProtagonist: The story centres on Bella and her relationships with other characters. However, she can also be considered as SupportingProtagonist.
* PsychicBlockDefense: Bella is completely immune to powers that affect the mind.
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Bella has prophetic dreams. Meyer tries to HandWave this by explaining that the dreams are just Bella's mind sorting out everything she knows... apparently into convenient and highly symbolic visions of the future.
* TheQuietOne: Not an outgoing person at all, rather unfriendly as well.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Bella is described as having a very pale complexion with long, straight, dark brown hair. Even [[spoiler:before she became a vampire and inherited god-like beauty]], Bella was rather pretty, as she unintentionally attracted the attention of several boys in school, not just Edward.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:After she first woke up as a newborn vampire.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Bella describes herself as such and so do her friends. She is often very shy, timid, self-conscious and insecure of herself.
* SilkHidingSteel: Seemingly weak and fragile but defended herself and saved Edward's life.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Variant: most ''attractive'' guy, whom all the other girls obsess over.
* SkewedPriorities: In ''New Moon'', she's initially hesitant about telling the wolf pack what she knows about vampires, because it feels like she would be betraying the Cullens. Even though the Cullens haven't contacted her for about a year, telling the wolves how to defeat vampires will help them protect innocent people from being massacred by Victoria ''and'' is in her own best interests, seeing as Victoria is after Bella to get revenge on Edward for killing James.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: At least she knows it. And makes fun of it while regretting nothing.
* SmugSnake: Most noticeable after she becomes a vampire she becomes more arrogant, see TookALevelInJerkass below.
* StupidSacrifice: Several times.
* SubmissiveBadass: Bella is usually passive and nonviolent but she saved Edward's life and defended herself a few times.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: [[spoiler:After she adopts the vegetarian diet like all of the other Cullens.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: Yes, she's the protagonist but Edward is TheHero and does all the heroic stuff [[spoiler:up until the end of ''Breaking Dawn'']].
* TheTalk: Has an exceptionally awkward one with Charlie in ''Eclipse''. In the novel it just comes across as fairly uncomfortable, but in the movie Kristen and Billy make it hilarious.
* TalkingInYourSleep: And Edward listening while he watches her sleep.
* TookALevelInBadass: After she changed into a vampire.
* TookALevelInJerkass: After Jacob tells her that he imprinted on Renesmee and nicknamed her "Nessie", she becomes slightly hostile and cruel towards him. She even goes as far to try to kill him, but Seth gets in the way and saves him. And top of that, she won't let ANYONE nickname Renesmee "Nessie" because it's derived from the Loch Ness Monster. She eventually gets over all that, though.
* UndeadBarefooter: She kicked off her shoes before her first hunt, signifying that she may be getting into the habit of going barefoot.
* UnwantedHarem: A female example of this with a total of five guys in love with her, two of them supernatural. And she didn't have any boyfriends before moving to Forks.
* UselessProtagonist: Due to her being TheLoad, SupportingProtagonist, and NeutralFemale.
* ViralTransformation: [[spoiler: In ''Breaking Dawn: Part 1'', Bella was changed into a vampire by Edward.]]
* VirginInAWhiteDress: In Breaking Dawn Part 1, Bella ends up being a virgin on her wedding day only because Edward was too gentlemanly to have sex with her before they're married.
* WeakButSkilled: Bella is weak in almost everything except her 'shield'.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Her first love and boyfriend turns out to be a vampire, her best friend turns out to be a werewolf. A vicious vampire sets a whole army to kill her, and the leader of the vampire royalty Aro, places his eyes on her.
* WhatMeasureIsAHuman: She doesn't show much concern over the past murders caused by the other Cullens, most notably Edward's during his vigilante days. Notably, Edward himself thinks what he did was unforgivable, regardless of whether or not he was targeting criminals.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Bella faints a lot and gets overwhelmed easily.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Having learned to take care of her mother over the years and being naturally responsible, Bella had developed into a very mature person, especially for her age. She even starts out ''Twilight'' by telling us that she's prepared to die in the place of someone she loves. She is, however, prone to lapses in judgement. She also occasionally throws tantrums (such as sulking about Edward taking her to prom and literally stamping her foot during an argument with Jacob), becomes near suicidal after her boyfriend of a few months dumps her and does some very reckless and illogical things that put her in danger. She's also got ''major'' issues with getting old, even though she's barely out of her ''teens''. Her self-sacrificing tendencies also seem to stem from her [[MartyrWithoutACause utter lack of self-esteem and tendency to blame herself for anything that goes wrong]].

[[folder:Edward Cullen]]

--> Portrayed by Creator/RobertPattinson

A [[OneHundredAndEight 108]] year old vampire gifted with the ability to read minds. Having first encountered Bella in biology class, he's quick to discover that her floral scented blood evokes a [[HorrorHunger intense, lethal craving]]. But rather than giving in, he settles for [[StalkingIsLove sneaking into her room at night]], intrigued by the fact that he can't read her mind. Though he resists the urge to eat her, he'll stop at nothing to claim he's a [[InformedFlaw soulless monster]] unworthy of redemption. And despite his claims of being a threat to her life, he (a century old vampire) decides it's fine to pursue [[SingleTargetSexuality a relationship]] with a [[MayflyDecemberRomance 17 year old girl]] anyway. He was turned when he was 17 and dying of Spanish flu.

* TheAce: How Bella sees him, but apparently all the vampires qualify compared to the humans.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: The meadow scene, which is what Meyer dreamed about and also the first scene she wrote.
* TheAtoner: Edward was a rebellious vampire before he learned the error of his ways.
* BastardBoyfriend: Edward tries his best not to be, but unfortunately, he often failed miserably.
* BattleCouple: Becomes this with Bella in ''Breaking Dawn Pt. 2''.
* TheBeautifulElite
* BerserkButton: If you hurt Bella or harm anyone in Edward's family, he will come after you.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Jacob's Betty for Bella's Archie. He wins.
* BigManOnCampus: Played with. He's a bit of a loner, however he's considerd the most attractive and desirable guy in the school, as well as the smartest (he and the other Cullens are all perfect students).
* {{Bishonen}}: He's tall, slender, with delicate features and a borderline-androgynous build. According to Carlisle and WordOfGod Edward takes after his mother.
* BishieSparkle: Famously so, being one of the faces of the series.
* {{Bookworm}}: Edward loves reading and literature.
* BreakingAndBloodsucking: Edward breaks into Bella's room at night. Infamously, he doesn't feed on her blood, he watches her sleep. A month before they met too.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Edward is the Brooding Boy to Bella's Gentle Girl.
* ByronicHero: Edward is lonely but can't stand how much he wants Bella and her blood.
--> '''Edward:''' Beautiful? This is the skin of a killer, Bella.
* CelibateHero: Until he met Bella. Before he married Bella, Edward was a virgin.
* ChickMagnet: Just about any women in the series acknowledges that he's attractive, including Bella's human friends.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Edward attracts girls but he seems to be completely oblivious to it.
* CockFight: With Jacob over the affections of Bella.
* CoolCar: Edward drives a Volvo S60R, Aston Martin V12 Vanquish.
** Subverted in the New Moon movie with Edward's Volvo XC90. Why such a soccer-mom car?
* CrazyJealousGuy: Make a move on Bella, and he won't be very happy with you.
%%* CursedWithAwesome
* CurseThatCures: This is how Edward views vampirism. On the bright side, he was saved from a horrible, wasting death from Spanish flu and is now [[TheBeautifulElite impossibly beautiful]]. On the negative side, he is hard as rock, dead, can't go out in direct sunlight, constantly thirsts to kill people and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking has to go to high school for the rest of his life]] ([[{{Immortality}} which is forever]]). This is why he is unwilling to make Bella a vampire, despite the fact that she wants to be one.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Edward has done some things that he is not proud of.
* DeadpanSnarker: To Bella, sometimes.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Edward is from the early 1900s. Some of what he does was perfectly acceptable in his native time. Other parts of his behavior, like sneaking into a girl's room every night to "protect" her, would have gotten Victorian/Edwardian fathers to take out the shotgun (or send the footman with a club).
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Edward is this to Bella's TheProtagonist.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: One of the few things Bella actually finds scary about him.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Edward's struggling with whether to drink Bella's blood.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Towards Bella oh so much.
* EmergencyTransformation: Just another victim of the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic.
* EternalLove: With Bella as of ''Breaking Dawn: Part II'' [[spoiler: now that she is a vampire herself.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Like all vampires in the Twilight universe, he sparkles in the sunlight.
%%* FatalAttractor
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic
* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire: He battles for the heart of Bella Swan against the other friendly minority Jacob Black, a werewolf. At least he's a Surly Neighborhood Vampire— the rest of his 'family' fit this trope pretty well too
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: PlayedWith. He and Bella have some issues with him bruising her during sex because he DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength in the heat of the moment - Bella enjoys it just fine, but Edward feels guilty about hurting her accidentally. Once they are [[EternalLove both immortal]] this trope is played straight and their sex is so good, Bella wonders how they will be able to ''stop'' [[InsatiableNewlyWeds constantly having sex]].
* HappilyAdopted: Loves his adoptive parents, Carlisle and Esme.
* HappilyMarried: To Bella in ''Breaking Dawn: Part 1''.
%%* TheHero
* HeroicBSOD: Edward also has one when [[spoiler: Bella tells him she is pregnant.]]
* HeroicWillpower: Edward's resistance of Bella's blood makes him poster boy for this trope. Of course, both Edward and Bella have to resist their regular sexual lust too, for reasons of safety and morality.
* HorrorHunger: For Bella's blood. The scent of Bella's blood drives him crazy.
* {{Immortality}}: Edward is a '''Type V''' and '''Type X'''. Edward is incapable of physically aging. He also has the ability to live forever without getting sick or dying.
* IAmAMonster: Struggles with this, especially since he's murdered people in his past. However, they were all criminals, and, as Bella points out, he probably saved more lives than he took.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: He has to go to the Volturi in order to commit suicide.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: He wishes he could relate to Bella the way a normal guy would, without the bloodlust and super strength getting in the way.
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: He's attracted to Bella because of her mysteriousness.
* ILoveYouVampireSon: [[spoiler:He is the one who turns his love interest, Bella, into his vampire mate, per her request.]]
* InSeriesNickname: Other names used for Edward in the series include Cullen (used by Mike Newton), Mr. Edward (used by J. Jenks) and The Hair (used by Jessica Stanley).
* InformedFlaw: His "dangerous" nature.
* InterClassRomance: With Bella. Edward is from a wealthy family and Bella is from a working class background.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Bella [[spoiler: before she became a vampire in ''Breaking Dawn: Part 2''.]]
* InterruptedSuicide: Edward attempts this on ''New Moon'' when he thinks his beloved Bella is dead.
* InsecureLoveInterest: In New Moon, Edward leaves Bella because of this, resulting in much [[{{Wangst}} angst]] from both of them.
%%* InvincibleHero
* InvisibleToNormals: Edward's stopping of the van about to crush Bella with his bare hands with no one but Bella realizing could fall under this, and it is even mocked in Mark Reads Twilight, where he says this is part of an overused idea he calls "The 'I Am Going To Do Something Spectacular And Clearly Attention-Grabbing In Front Of Plenty Of People, Yet No One Is Going To Notice Except (Conveniently) The Main Character' Phenomenon."
* ImNotAHeroIm: ''"What if I'm not a superhero? What if I'm the bad guy?"''
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Even when Bella is with Jacob.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He was initially very aloof and rude to Bella but it's because he really wanted her.
* KissOfTheVampire: Edward's make out sessions are tame for this reason.
* KnightInShiningArmor: To Bella.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Rosalie, although there are quite a few fans who may disagree.
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Bella. More like Love At First Smell in Edward's case.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: To the point he stalks and controls Bella.
* ManlyMenCanHunt: Like all of the other Cullen males.
** Failed example, given how the same holds truth for the Cullen females, and all vampires in general, no matter their gender.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Edward has almost a century on Bella in regards to age. Edward is over 100 years old and Bella is 18.
* MeaningfulName: The name Edward means '''"wealthy guardian"'''.
** Also Edward's last name Cullen ("culling"), which is for a family of predators.
* MoodSwinger: He has a rather disturbing proclivity to switch between a romantic gentleman to a frothing lunatic at any resistance on [[ExtremeDoormat Bella's]] part.
* MrFanservice: Considering the series is largely from Bella's POV, and she's madly in love with him.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: He's the skinniest of the Cullen males and yet still managed to lift full-sized van off of Bella thanks to his SuperStrength.
* 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.
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Edward is the Noble Male to Jacob's Roguish Male.
* NoodlePeople: Despite Bella's insistence that he's muscular, in his actual descriptions he comes off as being very skinny with almost no muscle tone.
%%* NotSoStoic: In Book Two of Breaking Dawn.
* OfficialCouple: With Bella.
* OldSchoolChivalry:
-->'''Edward Cullen:''' I'm from a different era, things were a lot less complicated. And if I'd were met you back then I would have courted you, would've taken chaperoned strolls, iced tea on the porch and...I may have stolen a kiss or two but only after asking your father's permission. I would have got down on one knee and I would have presented you with a ring.\\
''[he puts a small ring box in her hand and kneels in front of her]''
%%* OneHundredEight
* PapaWolf: He's very protective of Bella and his family.
* PrettyBoy: SPARKLES in sunlight...
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He looks 17, but he is 108 years old.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: Edward is the Blue Oni to Jacob's Red Oni.
* RescueRomance: Edward and Bella were already secretly interested in each other, but it was Edward saving Bella from Tyler's out of control van that laid the groundwork for their relationship.
* SerialKillerKiller: When Edward was younger, he rebelled against Carlisle's animal blood philosophy, so he used his mind reading powers to only feed on rapists and murderers. But even that proved to be too much for his conscience.
* RomanticVampireBoy: Kindhearted and protective vampire.
* SickeninglySweethearts: With Bella. Edward is fascinated by even the most mundane things about Bella and she gushes about how gorgeous he is every time he enters her field of vision and once even swoons over how good his breath smells.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: In his human life.
* SingleTargetSexuality: The only girl he has ever dated or fallen in love with is Bella.
* SmugSnake: Despite all the brooding he does about how horrible it is to be a vampire, and how miserable his life, Edward really does consider himself far superior to those around him.
%%* SoBeautifulItsACurse
%%* TheSociopath: He has little regard for human life, and is said to be a very good torturer.
* SpikyHair: In the graphic novel adaptation.
* StalkerWithACrush: Constantly stalks his girlfriend.
* StalkingIsLove: One of the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} acts he does in the name of "love" is breaking into Bella's room every night to watch her sleep. And he did this ''before'' they were a couple.
* TheStoic
* SuicideBySunlight: Attempted.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Cold towards Bella at first, but soon warms up.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Any vegetarian vampire has this, but Edward's are mentioned so often that they deserve a place in here.
* SuperSpeed: He's the fastest vampire alive.
* SuperStrength: His vampire abilities along with speed and PsychicPowers.
* SympatheticMurderBackstory: At least to [[UnreliableNarrator Bella]] [[IdiotHero Swan]], who thinks his actions were perfectly reasonable and even romanticized the idea of him murdering people.
* {{Telepathy}}: A weak version, but telepathy nonetheless.
%%* TroubledButCute
%%* ViralTransformation
%%* WhatBeautifulEyes
* WifeBasherBasher: After "rebelling" against Carlisle to try out a more "traditional" vampire lifestyle, his first act was to track down, torture and murder Esme's abusive ex-husband before escalating to judge, jury and executioner of anyone he deemed "evil".
* {{Yandere}}: Besides being a CrazyJealousGuy, he'd kill off any love rivals...if Bella didn't stop him.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Edward's broodiness and fatalism has been linked to the fact that he has never had sex in almost a century. Once he gets married and does the deed he certainly becomes less stressed.

[[folder:Jacob Black]]

--> Portrayed by Creator/TaylorLautner

Jacob first knew Bella when they were just children, and they lost contact for years while she was away. He tried to push for a more romantic relationship, but by the time he made his intentions clear, she only had eyes for Edward. He became a werewolf in ''New Moon''.

%%* AmbiguouslyBrown
* AscendedExtra: He has a minor role in ''Twilight''. In the following books, he becomes the {{Tritagonist}}.
* BadassBiker: Jacob had an interest in fixing and riding motorcycles before he became a werewolf, and over the course of three books, he cements his status as a badass werewolf who rides bikes.
* BarbarianLonghair: To contrast the "perfect" Cullens. He gets a haircut after he starts phasing, to stop his fur becoming too long.
* BerserkButton: Jacob loses it when he discovers that Bella wants to be a vampire. He also loses it when he finds out that Bella plans to lose her virginity to Edward while she is still a human, but it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as he fears that the superhumanly-strong Edward will either hurt or kill her in the process.
* BetterAsFriends: With Bella. [[spoiler: Ultimately, Jacob imprints on Bella's daughter, Renesmee.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Edward's Veronica for Bella's Archie. [[spoiler: He loses.]]
* TheBigGuy: At least in the books. He stands 6'7". Subverted in the film, as he's only 5'10".
* BoisterousBruiser: Like Emmett, Jacob is very proud and loves a good scrap. In fact, one of the only he enjoys about becoming a werewolf is his newfound status as a tough guy who can take on vampires. In both ''Eclipse'' and ''Breaking Dawn'', Jacob has to accept that not all his problems can be solved with pure brawn.
* {{Brownface}}: In the movie.
* BrutalHonesty: Jacob tends to not sugarcoat things. Though he does try to be softer with the people he cares about, his default reaction is still blunt honesty, a flaw that's juxtaposed with Edward's (who's often more secretive).
* CatchPhrase: "Sure, sure."
* ChildhoodFriends: With Bella.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Bella again.
* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: Jacob in the third book suffers from [[DerailingLoveInterests derailment]]: 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, is conveniently is no longer at all attracted to Bella, and mellows out considerably. In fact, with the notable exception of Leah, basically every major character is wonderfully paired off by the end of the series.
* CockFight: With Edward over the affections of Bella; their mutual prejudice towards each other's species contributes to it. Jacob winds up being the loser in the love triangle, though they do eventually become friends later as they put aside their differences for Belle'a sake in the second half of ''Eclipse'' and ''Breaking Dawn''.
* CoolBike
* DeadpanSnarker: Jacob is very snarky and sardonic, especially as he grows increasingly cynical about his life and his place in the supernatural world from ''New Moon'' to ''Breaking Dawn''.
* DerailingLoveInterests: Turns from his nice, friendly, easy-going ''Twilight'' self into a possessive jerk in the last pages of ''New Moon'' and coming to a peak in ''Eclipse''. According to some, this is to make way for the OfficialCouple. Although in many ways, his derailment actually makes him act ''[[JerkAss more like Edward]],'' leading to an alternate interpretation that this was supposed to make him ''more'' appealing. (Or that Meyer just can't write her characters very distinctively.)
* {{Determinator}}: Jacob is very stubborn and rarely ever gives up on the things he considers to be worthwhile. This is a both a strength and a flaw, depending on the situation.
* DistressBall: Jacob ends up grabbing this when he shoves Leah out of the way just to be crushed by a Newborn Vampire. The book attempts to make it out that Leah was the one in distress because she was fighting the vampire alone to begin with, but... both her and her little brother have defeated newborns in single combat before, and nothing about this fight really necessitated Jacob shoving her out of the way. [[TheScapegoat Of course, all the blame for this goes to Leah]]. Not to mention the entire reason Jacob gets hurt is that he was too slow for the vampire making this an WhatAnIdiot moment on an even higher level - Leah is the fastest werewolf.
* DoggedNiceGuy: ''[[IncrediblyLamePun Dogged.]]'' Hehehehehe. Sorry.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Alice has called Jacob "mutt" and Rosalie has called Jacob "dog."
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange
* {{Flanderization}}: Over the course of the saga, his initially fairly healthy and respectful affection towards Bella was Flanderized into obsession, probably done to sway "Team Jacob" shippers to be more sympathetic to Edward. For the most part, unfortunately, [[FromBadToWorse this ended up only spurring the Team Edward/Team Jacob rivalry even further]].
* ForgotICouldChangeTheRules: Jacob has to submit to the will of Sam, the Alpha Wolf. When Sam orders him to help destroy the Cullens (and Bella), he remembers that he was born to be the Alpha but he had voluntarily given up the birthright. Choosing to become the Alpha frees Jacob from obeying Sam's orders.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric
* HairTriggerTemper: Justified due to his werewolf gene. Jacob was already hotheaded as a human, but this trait is amplified after his transformation into a werewolf, leading him to worry at times about turning into Sam.
* HopelessSuitor: To Bella.
* HormoneAddledTeenager
* HotBlooded: Literally. His body temperature is about 108.1 at rest. The reasons behind it verge into [[ArtisticLicenseBiology Artistic License]] territory, but they're not unreasonable.
* ImportantHaircut: It marks his transformation into a werewolf.
* {{Imprinting}}: [[spoiler: He imprinted on Renesmee in ''Breaking Dawn: Part 1''.]]
* InSeriesNickname: Other than Jake, which is what Bella and everyone else often calls him, some of Jacob's other nicknames in the series include Chief Jacob (used by Bella Swan), Uncle Jay (used by Claire Young) and Jacob Wolfe (used by Bella Swan).
* IntimateHealing: Jacob has a higher body temperature than normal, so he's the obvious choice to help Bella avoid hypothermia.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jacob can be selfish and hotheaded, and once he becomes a werewolf he's often characterized as a NobleBigot. Jake is also strong, loyal and courageous, a true friend, and is often willing to put his own feelings and needs aside for the bigger picture, making him worthy of his status as [[spoiler: pack alpha]].
* JustFriends: With Bella.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: To Bella.
* MrFanservice: Those abs...
* NiceGuy: Normal a friendly and funloving guy who never did anything bad except his desperate feelings for Bella.
* TheNicknamer: Jacob has a variety of different nicknames for basically every single character in the series.
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Jacob is the Roguish Male to Edward's Noble Male.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Jacob (as well as his pack) is more of a skinwalker or a shapeshifter than a traditional werewolf. He transforms into a full (albeit giant-sized) wolf instead of a biped hybrid, and he can bring on the transformation at any time of the day instead of just turning on the full moon.
* PluckyComicRelief: Until he starts taking a more dramatic role, he is the funniest character in the book.
* RedOniBlueOni: Jacob is the Red Oni to both Bella's and Edward's Blue Oni.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In ''Breaking Dawn'', Jacob decides that [[spoiler:Bella's baby]] must die because Bella [[spoiler:apparently died giving birth to her]]. He goes to find her and kill her himself, only to [[spoiler:imprint when he actually looks into the baby's eyes]].
* RomanticRunnerUp: [[spoiler:To Edward for Bella.]]
* ShirtlessScene: 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.
* SquaringTheLoveTriangle: When Jacob ends up falling in love with Renesmee.
* StalkerWithACrush: Due to {{Flanderization}}.
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TookALevelInBadass: When he became a werewolf.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: After becoming increasingly cynical and aggressive in ''New Moon'', ''Eclipse'' and ''Breaking Dawn'', imprinting helps to relieve a lot of the tension in Jake and leads him to becoming more amiable and laidback once more.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In ''Twilight'' and the first half of ''New Moon'' he was a [[NiceGuy sweet, amiable guy]] with a simple crush on Bella that she [[BitchInSheepsClothing selfishly exploited]]. But, once he becomes a werewolf, he's a surly, petulant [[FantasticRacism racist]] with no qualms about [[ForcefulKiss forcing himself]] on Bella.
%%* {{Tritagonist}}
* UngratefulBastard: His response to Leah telling off Bella for the way she (Bella) has been treating him? He ''immediately'' jumps to Bella's defense when she starts crying, and gets mad at Leah for upsetting her, even though ''she stood up for him''.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Did not end up with Bella, his childhood friend.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Lampshaded by Edward in ''Eclipse'', when he grouses "Doesn't he own a shirt?"
* WifeHusbandry: [[spoiler:Jacob imprinted on Renesmee the moment she was born in ''Breaking Dawn: Part 1''. He becomes a sort of uncle/older brother figure to the her, and it's assumed that of course, she'll want to marry him once she's of age.]]


!!Bella's Family

[[folder: Charlie Swan]]

--> Portrayed by Creator/BillyBurke

Charlie is Bella's father and the police chief of Forks. He is quiet and a bit of a loner, who enjoys watching sports and drinking beer. He mostly leaves Bella up to her own devices. He will occasionally try to interact with Bella, but she usually is too busy protecting him from the horrors he is not aware of to actually spend time with him as well.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the books, Bella frequently uses rather unflattering terms to describe Charlie's appearance. Billy Burke, however, is fairly attractive.
* AdultsAreUseless: Bella's going through all of this, and Charlie barely steps in. When she becomes a vampire, he ends up keeping his knowledge of what has happened on a need-to-know basis. It has to be said, though, that this is only ''partly'' due to his discomfort with the strange goings-on; Bella and the Cullens know that if the Volturi find out he knows about vampires, they will either kill him or force the Cullens to turn him.
* BadassMustache: Billy Burke's impressive 'stache in the films has made him quite popular.
* FirstNameBasis: Bella almost always calls him "Charlie" instead of "Dad". She only uses "Dad" when she's particularly emotional or upset.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Frequently seen drinking a tall can of beer when going through stressful times with Bella, which is often.
* LethalChef: Many fans wonder how he even managed to survive before Bella moved in. He can't even use a microwave properly!
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: [[spoiler:Until ''Breaking Dawn'' when he begins to learn a bit of the world around him. He invokes this trope by asking Jacob and Bella not to tell him any more than the basic essentials.]]
* OnlySaneMan: The most rational character who doesn't get involved in the crazy melodrama and love affairs.
* PapaWolf: The fact that Bella's moving to Forks was presumably the first time he'd seen her in several years did nothing to stop him from looking out for her. An example: When meeting Edward for the first time in the film, he's carrying a shotgun with him. Granted, it would have done nothing to Edward, but you've gotta give the guy points for trying.
* ParentalObliviousness: Arguably [[JustifiedTrope justified]], considering Bella actively tries to exclude him from anything supernatural, for his own safety.
* PairTheSpares: By the end of ''Breaking Dawn'', Charlie has begun dating Sue Clearwater.
* PoliceAreUseless: {{Justified|Trope}}. There really isn't a practical way for the police to respond to vampire activity. He probably does okay against the everyday, run-of-the-mill crime, it just isn't shown because it isn't part of the story.
* PornStache: In the movie.
* SecretKeeper: Jacob told him he's a werewolf.
* TheTalk: Has an exceptionally awkward one with Bella in ''Eclipse''. In the novel it just comes across as fairly uncomfortable, but in the movie Billy and Kristen make it hilarious.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Drinks Rainier beer in the movies, which is accurate to the Pacific Northwest.

[[folder: Renée Dwyer]]

--> Portrayed by Sarah Clarke

Bella's flighty, fun-loving mother, ex-wife of Charlie, now married to Phil Dwyer.

* AdultsAreUseless: She isn't involved very much in Bella's life.
* CloudCuckoolander: Is rather haphazard.
* HappilyMarried: To Phil.
* WomanChild: To the point where Bella claims to be the mom of the relationship.

!!Bella's Classmates

The human students at Forks High School. The most prominent ones are Mike Newton, Jessica Stanley, Angela Weber, Eric Yorkie, Tyler Crowley, and Lauren Mallory.

[[folder: In General]]

* AlphaBitch: Popular and bitchy Lauren.
* AsianAndNerdy: Eric in the films.
* AttentionWhore: Jessica, allegedly. See FalseFriend.
* CasanovaWannabe: Tyler and possibly Mike, if you trust ''Midinight Sun''.
* CompositeCharacter: In the movies, Lauren is merged with Jessica and Ben is merged with Eric.
* CovertPervert: Mike, in ''Midinight Sun''. Listening to his thoughts is Edward's equivalent of a MindRape, so he tries to concentrate on Angela's.
* 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.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Eric, Tyler and especially Mike were this to Bella.
* FalseFriend: Jessica, [[InformedFlaw apparently]]. Exploited in ''Midinight Sun''. She keeps thinking that Bella isn't that interesting and decides to befriend Bella to create an interesting Girl Posse to bring attention to her. However, Breaking Dawn heavily implies that though self-centered and oblivious to Bella's feelings, she has come to genuinuely like her.
* TheGenericGuy: Mike. Subverted when it comes to ''Midnight Sun''.
* GreenEyedMonster: Besides [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Angela]], the girls are all jealous of Bella.
* HopelessSuitor: Likewise, most of the boys seem to be crushing on Bella. Of course, normal high school boys have no shot with a girl who hangs out with sparkly vampires and buff werewolves.
* InformedFlaw: The narrative frequently accuses Jessica of being a FalseFriend, but no evidence actually exists to prove this.
%%* LovableJock: Tyler.
* {{Meganekko}}: Angela in the films.
* MotorMouth: Jessica. When will she not talk?
* NiceGirl: Angela, who is Bella's closest human friend in the novels, shown to be quite selfless and pleasant in contrast to the others who come off as overbearing often. Even Edward thinks highly of her in contrast to his opinions of Bella's other human friends as he finds her unusually kind, with ''Midnight Sun'' showing her thoughts to be genuine towards Bella.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: To Bella, Mike is a perfectly likable, popular, athletic, nice guy but he comes off as totally useless since Edward Cullen is around.
* PairTheSpares: Mike with Jessica, Tyler with Lauren, and Angela with Ben (Eric in the films).
* RaceLift: The movies turn these characters into a FiveTokenBand.
* SatelliteCharacter: All of them.
* ShrinkingViolet: Angela, the shyest and quietest.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Shallow "chatterbox" and AttentionWhore Jessica was smart enough to be valedictorian of her class (only in the film though, in the books ''Eric'' was valedictorian).
* StalkerWithACrush: Mike who obsesses over Bella, following her like a 'dog'.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Bella's friendship with Jessica.

!!Jacob's Family

[[folder: Billy Black]]

Jacob's father.

* AlliterativeName: '''B'''illy '''B'''lack.
* HandicappedBadass: Uses a wheelchair.
* NiceHat: At least in the films.


[[folder:Carlisle Cullen]]

--> Portrayed by Peter Facinelli

The patriarch of the Cullen clan, Carlisle's been around for centuries. The son of an Anglican pastor in the 1600s, Carlisle was turned after a fateful encounter while hunting vampires. [[WhatHaveIBecome Initially horrified]], he tries many times to kill himself before succumbing to his thirst by drinking animal's blood. After being revived, he goes on to live out his immortal lifespan as a doctor and helper and eventually decides to create a companion for his growing loneliness. The rest is history.

* ActionDad: Carlisle always knows what's going on and gets quite involved. Even if he hates violence and fighting.
* AlliterativeName: '''C'''arlisle '''C'''ullen.
* TheAtoner: Became a doctor to save lives as a compensation for, well, being a vampire.
** Alternatively, he is trying to compensate for the lives taken by the vampires he created. Indirectly, he does have a lot of blood on his hands.
%%* BadassBookworm: See above.
* BadassPacifist: Hardly ever seen fighting.
* TheBeautifulElite: Along with his family.
* BigGood: Treated as such.
* CulturedBadass: Very well-read, if the description Bella gives of his study is any indication. He is also well-travelled.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: At least in his vampire life after he decided to become a 'vegetarian' vampire he has [[SupernaturalGoldEyes gold eyes]] and golden hair.
* GoodParents: Along with Esme.
* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire: Along with his family.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: His main personality trait is compassion.
* HappilyMarried: To Esme.
* HeroicWillpower: According to Edward, it's taken at least 200 years for Carlisle to control his thirst. Now, he's completely immune to the smell of human blood.
* HospitalHottie: A doctor, and as beautiful as any vampire.
* ILoveYouVampireSon: Carlisle was the one who turned his wife Esme into a vampire.
* {{Immortality}}: Carlisle is '''Type V''', TheUndead and '''Type X''', the LifeDrinker. Carlisle has the ability to live forever without ever physically aging.
* InSeriesNickname: Jacob has called Carlisle "Dr. Fang".
* TheMedic: He's a doctor.
* NiceGuy: Pretty much always well-intentioned, very helpful, warm, and kindhearted.
* ThePatriarch: Of the Cullen family.
* ReluctantWarrior: Never wanted to be a vampire. Jacob also lampshades this when the Pack is planning to strike the Cullens in ''Breaking Dawn'', thinking that the reason they'll be able to kill Carlisle is because he will be hesitant to fight back even when his life is at stake.
* TheSmartGuy: Appears to be the most knowledgeable of the Cullens. He's also a doctor.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Like all of the other Cullens.
* TeamDad: The "father" among the Cullens, and his personality fits.
* TechnicalPacifist: He dislikes violence of any type. He'll fight to protect his family, but he won't enjoy it.
* VampireHunter: Before he became a vampire himself.
* ViralTransformation: From human to vampire.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: In this case his power is compassion, which kind of pales in comparison to some of the more awesome powers.
** That said, [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower it does give him an edge on resisting the desire to drink human blood]], to the point that he is able to effectively operate in an environment where he is constantly exposed to it (namely a hospital), which combined with his centuries of medical experience makes him an exceptional surgeon.
** May also have something to do with why the Quileutes have agreed that Carlisle is the lowest priority target should they ever go to war with the Cullens.
* WhereDidWeGoWrong: He is said to have been a disappointment to his father.

[[folder:Esme Cullen]]

--> Portrayed by Elizabeth Reaser

The matriarch of the Cullen clan and Carlisle's wife, Esme's beauty is matched only by her gentle nature and great capacity for love. After meeting Carlisle as a young girl, she later married another man who turned out to be an [[{{Jerkass}} abusive jerk]]. She managed to escape, while pregnant, but her child died shortly afterwards, robbing her of the will to live. After a near successful suicide attempt, Carlisle, who recognized her, transformed her. She fell in love all over again, and has since found solace in her big family of immortal adopted kids.

* ActionMom: The Cullen family's matriarch, and also a vampire.
* TheBeautifulElite: Along with her family.
* EmergencyTransformation: Attempted suicide by jumping off a cliff after the death of her young son. She was found and transformed by Carlisle.
* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire: One of the friendliest, in fact.
* GoodParents: Along with Carlisle.
* HappilyMarried: To Carlisle.
* TheHeart: Of the Cullens.
* {{Immortality}}: Esme is '''Type V''', TheUndead and '''Type X''', the LifeDrinker. Esme has the ability to live forever without physically aging.
* InterruptedSuicide: Nearly committed suicide due to the death of her child, but was interrupted by Carlisle who turned her into a vampire, whom she fell in love with later on.
* NiceGirl: As seen with her vampire power.
* OutOfFocus: Definitely the least developed of the Cullen family. Also gets the least lines in the movies.
* ProperLady: She has all the personality traits: hardworking, mature, gentle, very competent in housework, sweet, maternal, and devoted to those she loves.
* SatelliteCharacter: Her entire role is basically to serve as the Cullen's designated mom.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Like all of the other Cullens.
* TeamMom: She's ''designated'' as the Team Mom, but never actually displays any of the traits of one. She generally just follows Carlisle's lead and does little on her own.
* ViralTransformation: Per usual, for vampires.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Her vampire power is the ability to love passionately. Although you can argue that her (and her husband's) real power is the ability to hold such a large group of vampires together, [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower which makes them effectively the most powerful coven in North America by numbers alone.]]

[[folder:Alice Cullen]]

--> Portrayed by Creator/AshleyGreene

One of Edward's many adopted siblings, Alice used to be in a mental institution because she claimed to see the future. After being transformed into a vampire to save her from a sadistic hunter, she's managed to find Jasper and the Cullens and has lived with them since. She is funny, happy in nature and well adapted to living as a vampire and aside from Emmett is Edward's closest relative and ally. She adores Bella even before she meets her, just because she knew she will love her.

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Sometimes acts like this, particularly towards Edward.
* BadassAdorable: Seems to fit, as she's constantly described as "tiny" and "pixie-like".
* TheBeautifulElite
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She has been known to display a temper every so often. Such as when Emmett and Jasper are restraining James and she leaps onto his shoulders and tears his head off. In the film of ''Breaking Dawn'', Jane kills Jasper. Alice's response is to grab Jane and drag her to Wolf!Sam's waiting jaws. [[spoiler:AllJustADream, lucky for Jane.]]
* BloodKnight: Shows shades of this in "Eclipse" when she finds out that [[spoiler:Edward]] will be sitting out of the fight with the newborn army at [[spoiler:Bella's request]]. Stating that he is going to be missing all of the fun.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Alice is the Gentle Girl to Jasper's Brooding Boy.
* TheChessmaster: Due to her clairvoyance.
* CloudCuckooLander: Gives off this vibe.
* TheCutie: Generally acts like this, despite being a vampire.
* CuteBruiser: Fairly cute, but also a badass.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: ''The Official Illustrated Guide'' for ''Twilight'' revealed that Alice had seen her father kill her mother, but her father had her declared insane and locked away in a mental institution, so no one believed her. At the institution, she underwent shock treatment and lost all memories of who she was(this is a documented side effect of shock treatment). She ''also'' ended up being hunted by James, which made the vampire taking care of her decide to force a (painful) transformation on her while she was in this state, only for James to kill him and leave Alice without any guides when she awoke a vampire. Additionally, it's not touched upon in the series, but her time at the institution must have been doubly unpleasant, considering conditions at the time. Perhaps its for the best that she doesn't remember any of it.
* DeadpanSnarker: Not to the extent of many other characters, but she has her moments.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: A vampire with black hair.
* TheFashionista: Loves dressing people up and throwing parties, [[LesYay especially if Bella's involved]]. She not only organized Bella's wedding, but packed her honeymoon suitcase, dressed her up in a cocktail dress and stilettos [[spoiler:for her first post-vamp hunt]], and filled up her closet at home with more clothes than Bella felt she could wear for a while.
* FragileSpeedster
* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire: Like all of the Cullens.
* GenkiGirl: She's very energetic.
* GirlyBruiser
* HappilyAdopted: By the Cullens.
* HopeBringer: She represents hope for Jasper.
* InSeriesNickname: Some of Alice's nicknames in the series include Shortie (used by Jacob Black), Little Freak (used by Edward Cullen), Frightening Little Monster (used by Jasper Hale), and Psychic (used by Jacob Black).
* {{Immortality}}: She's '''Type V''', TheUndead, and '''Type X''', the LifeDrinker. Alice has the ability to live forever without physically aging.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Alice is the Light Feminine to Rosalie's Dark Feminine.
* MagicAIsMagicA: How Alice's precognition worked seemed to vary each time it figured into the plot. Sometimes her visions are infallible, other times unreliable, and sometimes people can avoid showing up on her radar if they know the right tricks. Sometimes she can get visions of things she specifically wants to see, other times what she sees and when she sees it are totally random. Generally the only thing consistent is her power goes dark if the future involves a species she's never seen, like a werewolf or half-vampire. Except when it doesn't.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: To Jasper.
* NiceGirl: Alice is known to be really friendly towards everyone.
%%* PerpetualSmiler
%%* PluckyGirl
%%* ThePollyanna
%%* RavenHairIvorySkin
%%* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Energetic Girl to Jasper's Savvy Guy.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Like all of the other Cullens.
* TeensAreShort: Alice is the smallest of the Cullen women.
%%* ViralTransformation
%%* WaifFu
* WaifProphet: She is described as pixie-like and has visions of the future.
%%* {{Womanchild}}

[[folder:Emmett Cullen]]

--> Portrayed by Kellan Lutz

Adopted into the Cullen family after Rosalie, Emmett is a fairly jolly guy. Found by Rosalie after getting [[BearsAreBadNews mauled by a bear]], he was transformed and has been inseparable from her and the Cullens since then.

* TheBeautifulElite: Like every Cullen.
* TheBigGuy: He is even described as stronger than an average vampire.
* BoisterousBruiser: He loves fighting, even seeming excited for the battle against [[spoiler:the Volturi]] in BD.
* BrilliantButLazy: Has repeatedly (and, on Meyer's part, probably unintentionally) proven himself to be actually pretty smart or at least very sensible, as he's pointed out multiple ways to avoid conflict all throughout the series (see also TheStrategist below). That being said, he appears to have zero interest in his education, and has never finished any particular degree simply because it bored him.
* {{Determinator}}: Known to demand a rematch for every fight he loses, even if there's little to no chance he'll win next time.
* DoubleEntendre: Constantly makes jokes about Edward and Bella's sex life, around Charlie no less!
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Dark-haired and a vampire.
* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire
* GentleGiant: Not exactly 'gentle', but one of the nicer vampires nonetheless.
%%* HappilyAdopted
* HeroicBuild
* InSeriesNickname: Emmett's nicknames include Em (used by all of the Cullens) and Monkey Man (used by Rosalie Hale).
* {{Immortality}}: Emmett possesses the ability of living forever without aging physically. Emmett is '''Type V''', TheUndead and '''Type X''', the LifeDrinker.
* ManChild: Physically the oldest of the Cullen "children" and actually pretty mature in a lot of ways, but he still has a tendency to act kind of childish.
* NiceGuy: Despite his BigGuy build, he is normally friendly and cheerful.
* PerpetualSmiler: Has zero problems with being a vampire and doesn't seem at all haunted by his past.
* RescueRomance: With Rosalie, who saved him from a bear.
* SoreLoser: A mild version, Emmett's reaction to losing is to keep asking for rematches until he wins.
* StoutStrength: Not necessarily overweight, but still bulkier than the other Cullens.
* TheStrategist: Downplayed because it's only there for a single chapter, but the fourth book, ''he'' is the one to come up with a plan to [[spoiler: defeat the Volturi, or at least keep them from killing the Cullens. And, at the end, it actually works.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Like all of the other Cullens.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Also qualifies as TallDarkAndSnarky.
%%* ViralTransformation

[[folder:Rosalie Hale]]

--> Portrayed by Creator/NikkiReed

The second kid to be adopted into the family. Rosalie is stunningly beautiful, even for a vampire, but she's really had a hard life. She grew up during the Great Depression, but managed well, and was even poised to marry a man who still had his money in those tough times, even though she didn't love him. She was then beaten and gang-raped by her fiancé and his friends while they were drunk off their rockers, and was left for dead in an alley. Taking pity on her, Carlisle transformed her. Being with Emmett gave her a reason to keep going on. She's not really nice to Bella in the beginning, but grew to accept her later.

* AffectionateNickname: Emmett calls Rosalie "angel" and "babe."
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: A ''very'' strange example: while she insists that Edward is like a brother to her, she also confesses that the fact that he was never interested in her hurt her vanity, especially when he fell in love with Bella. As Edward himself puts it in ''Midnight Sun'':
--> '''Edward''': Rosalie was mortally offended that I found some insignificant human girl more appealing than her.
%%* BeautyIsBad
* BeneathTheMask: During her heart-to-heart with Bella in ''Eclipse'', she reveals a very sensitive, caring side of herself.
* BloodSplatteredWeddingDress: DefiedTrope. After becoming a vampire, she took revenge by killing her rapists -- a group that included her would-be fiancé -- while wearing a wedding dress (not hers, but one she had stolen for the occasion; she said she was quite melodramatic back then). However, she was very careful not to actually spill any of their blood because she knew she wouldn't be able to resist it and she didn't want any of them to be a part of her, so the dress went unstained.
* BrokenBird: Most of her bitchy behaviour towards others, primarily Bella is because of what happened to her in her DarkAndTroubledPast.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Like Carlisle, Rose has golden hair and golden eyes.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It was revealed that Rosalie was gang-raped and left for dead before she was turned into a vampire.
* DefrostingIceQueen: At first, she came off very cold towards Bella. She eventually mellows out towards her though.
* {{Determinator}}: ''Usually'' around blood. While she momentarily loses focus when [[spoiler:helping perform Bella's c-section]], she's rather proud of the fact that she's never once tasted human blood. That ''includes'' the time she carried a bloodied, bear-mauled Emmett ''miles'' to Carlisle to change. She didn't try to turn Emmett herself because she didn't trust herself to be able to stop if she actually sunk her fangs in him.
* EmergencyTransformation: Was dying right before her transformation.
%%* TheFightingNarcissist
* FreudianExcuse: Rosalie is not a villain, but she is the only member of the Cullen family who seems to dislike Bella, and is semi-antagonistic towards her. Her behavior is explained in ''Eclipse'' as being the result of having been deprived of everything she ever wanted by her transformation into a vampire, right when she was about to achieve it. The reason she is so angry at Bella is that Bella is ready to throw her entire future as a human away to become a vampire with a long, repetitive life ahead of her, without so much as a second thought. The [[RapeAsBackstory events]] leading up to Rosalie's transformation might also have something to do with her anger.
* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire
%%* HappilyAdopted
%%* HiddenDepths
* IJustWantToBeNormal: She wants nothing more than to be able to have children and grow old with Emmett and would give up her beauty and immortality just for that chance. As such, she isn't thrilled with Bella's seemingly off-hand dismissal of potential motherhood.
* {{Immortality}}: She is '''Type V''', TheUndead, and '''Type X''', the LifeDrinker. Rosalie has the ability to live forever without physically aging.
* InfertilityAngst: Being a vampire renders a person "frozen in time" and therefore unable to become pregnant. Before her vampire transformation, she wanted children and now cannot have them. This is a source for a lot of her hostility towards Bella, because Bella wants to be a vampire and would willingly give up the one thing Rosalie truly wants and cannot have.
* InSeriesNickname: Rosalie's nicknames include Rose (used by the Cullen family), Kitty (used by Carlisle Cullen), Babe (used by Emmett Cullen), Blondie (used by Jacob Black), Ice Cold Barbie (used by Jacob Black), and Angel (used by Emmett Cullen).
* {{Jerkass}}: Rosalie can be cold, unsympathetic, and bitterly cynical.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She still cares about those she loves, though. And eventually, she starts to treat Bella like a sister-in-law after Renesmee's birth.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The dark to Alice's light.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Edward, although there are some fans who would disagree with this.
* PerpetualFrowner: You can pretty much count the times she isn't frowning or sulking in the series on one hand.
* Pride
* RapeAndRevenge: She killed the men who gang-raped her and beat her almost to death.
* RapeAsBackstory: Was walking home when she ran into her drunken fiancé and his buddies, who gang-raped her and left her for dead in the streets. This story is used to shed light on Rosalie's bitterness and make her more sympathetic to Bella and to fans.
* TheResenter: In the beginning, towards Bella. But it was mostly out of jealousy of the fact that Bella was a human and Rosalie has always desired to be human again.
* TheScapegoat
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: In regards to her relationship with Emmett. Rosalie admitted that, after the trauma she went through, her life got better after she met Emmett.
* TheSnarkKnight: Rosalie is rather snide.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Her social climbing parents basically treated her like a trophy to be married off so as to elevate themselves. Rosalie was so naive at the time that she didn't realize it.
* {{Socialite}}: Back during her human days.
* StatuesqueStunner: She is the tallest of the Cullen women.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Cold at first, but more kind later on.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Like all of the other Cullens.
* TokenEvilTeammate: As mentioned above, she's not really evil, but she is the only one of the Cullens to ever be openly antagonistic towards Bella.
* TookALevelInKindness: She becomes Bella's guardian when she gets pregnant with Renesmee. She was mostly focused on the latter, though. And after Renesmee's birth, she finally accepts Bella as a member of the Cullen family.
* {{Tsundere}}: Cold towards Bella just because she was jealous of her.
%%* ViralTransformation
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Rosalie is described as being the most beautiful woman in the world.
* WrenchWench: Likes her [[CoolCar flashy cars]] and also fixes them up herself.

[[folder:Jasper Hale]]

--> Portrayed by Jackson Rathbone

Born in the DeepSouth, Jasper participated in the Civil War before being transformed. He lived out his early days training an army of vampires, but after the stress proved too much for him, he left, and later met the love of his existence, Alice, and has lived a peaceful existence with the Cullens since then.

* AloofBigBrother: To Edward, Emmett and Rosalie. He is the eldest of the Cullens children.
* TheAtoner: Jasper used to be a troubled vampire who endlessly killed others for sport. He has learned the error of his ways thanks to Alice and his love for her.
** This is subverted in "Midnight Sun,” "Eclipse,” and the "Short Second Life of Bree Tanner."
** Such as in "Midnight Sun", he had no issue with murdering Bella, an innocent girl in cold blood to [[LoveMakesYouEvil "protect"]] Alice and the family's secret from what he deemed to be "a slight danger."
** Then in "Eclipse," he had no issue with suggesting (and if Carlisle had not been against it) that the entire Cullen Clan eats innocent people to be stronger for their battle with the [[spoiler: newborn army]].
** [[spoiler:In "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner," he is shows that he had no issue with [[MindRape abusing]] his power to entice Bree into attacking him so he could have an excuse to kill her after Carlisle offered her asylum.]]
* TheBerserker: When he was an emotionless SuperSoldier who killed endlessly.
* BloodKnight: Struggled with this.
* BloodLust: Jasper lost control and almost killed Bella when she cut her finger.
* BreakTheCutie: His whole past qualifies as this.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Jasper is the Brooding Boy to Alice's Gentle Girl.
* TheCorruptible: To Maria.
* CorruptTheCutie: Maria did this to Jasper by turning him into a vampire and using him to become a killing machine.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* TheEmpath
%%* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire
* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: Jasper can control the emotions of those around him, and according to Bella, it's impossible to feel anything but what he wants you to feel. It's also not a matter of discussion or [[MindRape consent]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The good kind.
%%* HappilyAdopted
* HiddenDepths: Jasper may look stoic but he actually has a rather dark and troubled past. He was used by a woman named Maria and was basically a killing machine.
* HorrorHunger: Jasper was the one who had issues with human blood. He even admitted that he was tempted to kill Bella because of her blood.
* {{Immortality}}: Jasper is '''Type V''', TheUndead and '''Type X''', the LifeDrinker. Jasper has the ability to live forever without physically aging.
%%* LoveHurts
* LoveRedeems: In regards to his relationship with Alice. Alice changed Jasper as a person.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: 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.
* TheQuietOne: In his family, speaking the least.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Savvy Guy to Alice's Energetic Girl.
* ShellShockedVeteran: He later became a SuperSoldier after he was turned by Maria.
%%* SouthernGentleman
* TheStoic
%%* SugarAndIcePersonality
* SuperSoldier: To some extent.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Like all of the other Cullens.
%%* TroubledButCute
%%* ViralTransformation

[[folder:Renesmee Cullen]]

--> Portrayed by Creator/MackenzieFoy (young!Renesmee) and Christie Burke (teenage!Renesmee)

Edward and Bella's daughter.

* BrainyBaby: She was able to speak only seven days after her birth.
%%* ChildProdigy
* CreepyChild: She almost never speaks except through tactile telepathy and has a disturbing level of awareness and intellect despite being only a few months old.
* {{Dhampyr}}: She is the daughter of a human woman and a vampire. Although the word is never used in-series.
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: [[spoiler:Renesmee was born to Bella, who is a human and to Edward, who is a vampire.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: Half-vampire, half-human, all impossible.
* InSeriesNickname: Jacob Black gives her the nickname "Nessie" because he thinks her full name, Renesmee Carlie Cullen, is a "mouthful". At first, Bella refuses to use this nickname because of the obvious allusion to the Loch-Ness Monster, but by the end of the series she eventually warms to it. Before long everyone thinks of her as Nessie. Other nicknames include Ness (used by Charlie Swan and Jacob Black), Vanessa Wolfe (by Bella Swan), E.J. (meaning Edward Jacob; used by Bella Swan), Bebe Linda (used by Carmen) and Little Nudger (used by Bella Swan).
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: It's when she was ''born'' for chrissakes!
%%* LivingMacGuffin
%%* QuirkyCurls
%%* SoBeautifulItsACurse
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: After she was born, Renesmee learns the vampire laws and limitations very quickly and understands their consequences. She can memorize perfectly anything she sees or experiences, and understands people without much problem. Bella comments that she is already more intelligent than most adults, and has better control over her thirst than any of them.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: She ages at an increased rate, presumably to facilitate bumping uglies with Jacob, [[SarcasmMode which is just the very definition of romantic.]]

!!The Volturi

An ancient coven of vampires living in Volterra, Italy. They consider themselves the rulemakers of the vampire world and purveyors of the arts. They are a large group, headed by the Big Three: Aro, Caius and Marcus, and have many scouts and guards. They are considered the antithesis of the Cullens.

[[folder: In General]]

* AffablyEvil: Aro. Actually, make that FauxAffablyEvil, since Aro is "never more dangerous than when he was gracious."
* AgonyBeam: Jane's power.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Aro, who [[spoiler: killed his own sister to secure his power]]. Caius as well.
* AntiVillain: They keep the other vampires' in line and enforce the laws and put down any threat to the secrecy of vampires which, inadvertently, protects humanity as well.
* BigBad: Aro in the fourth book and the fourth and fifth films.
* BigBadEnsemble: Aro with Victoria in New Moon.
* BloodKnight: Caius.
* TheBrute: Felix is a huge, muscular vampire, even taller and bigger than Emmett.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the books, the Volturi's ranks are determined by the color of their cloak. The leaders, wives and Chelsea (the linchpin of the coven and guard) wear pure black, the permanent members of the guard wear dark grey with Jane And Alec wearing the darkest shade while the replaceable members wear light gray.
* CreepyChild: Jane and Alec. When they were younger before they were inducted into the Volturi, they were heavily suspected of being witches by their town's superstitious villagers, as their psychic gifts were drawing too much attention.
* CreepyTwins: Jane and Alec.
* DeflectorShields: Renata, a member of the guard and Aro's personal bodyguard whose talent is to project a psychic wave that repels an attacker by sending them off in another direction with [[LaserGuidedAmnesia no memory of what they were doing in the first place]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: In ''Breaking Dawn - Part 1'', Aro orders the death of the secretary because she misspelled "Carlisle" in a note.
-->"''Carlisle? Which is spelt with an S. Sweet, Bianca.''"
* EnfantTerrible: Jane and Alec, again.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Aro and Caius, despite their cruelty and manipulative ways while ruling the vampire world, do in fact value the lives of their wives Sulpicia and Athenodora, ensuring that they are perfectly protected at all times.
* EccentricMentor: Aro, again.
* TheEmpath: Marcus whose talent is seeing and identifying relationships between people.
* TheEeyore: Marcus, [[spoiler: since his wife, which was Aro's sister, had been murdered and he never found the culprit]].
* FreudianTrio: [[TheMcCoy Caius]] is the Id, [[TheKirk Aro]] is the Ego and [[TheSpock Marcus]] is the Superego
* GrammarNazi: Aro in the films.
* HumansAreSpecial: Although they tend to see humans only as food, and don't care much about their human servants, they do appreciate human art, literature, and music. They also acknowledge that taking over and ruling the planet is impossible.
* TheLancer: Demetri, being Volturi's tracker and one of their main fighters.
* LargeHam: Aro in the movies. Michael Sheen clearly had too much fun playing him!
* LittleMissBadass: Jane. Despite being a little girl, changed at the age of 12 she is very feared and respected by the other vampires.
* ManipulativeBastard: Aro, who keeps using Marcus while also [[spoiler:having killed his wife, and Aro's own sister without Marcus knowing]].
* MoreThanMindControl: Two members of the guard, Chelsea and Corin.
** Chelsea can influence emotional ties between people, strengthening, weakening or severing them entirely, and is mainly used dissolves ties between the Volturi's enemies and keeps the coven functional and stable.
** Corin can induce others with a drug-like influence that keeps people content, so to keep the Volturi wives content with their prison-like circumstances.
* PragmaticVillainy: The laws they enforce indirectly protect humans, but they do it to keep their power over the vampires and to protect TheMasquerade, not out of the goodness of their hearts.
* PrimAndProperBun: Jane in the movies.
* TheQuietOne: Marcus doesn't talk much. Justified, [[TheEeyore since he is depressed and bored most of the time]].
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Justified since they are Vampires.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: They have red eyes as they feed off human blood.
* RedRightHand: Due to centuries of being waited upon and never acting of their own volition, the oldest Volturis' bodies are starting to ''crumble''.
* {{Sadist}}: Jane who enjoys the fear and respect her [[AgonyBeam power]] gives her. Also Caius, who is in the habit of using her power to punish offenders of the Volturi's laws before they are executed.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Demetri, with heavy emphasis placed on how much more powerful his tracking gift is and how much better he is at it than James.
* SuperStrength: Felix even by vampire standards, as according to 'The Twilight Saga: the Official Illustrated Guide' he is the strongest vampire the Volturi have encountered.
* TouchTelepathy: This is Aro's special power, which lets him hear much more than Edward's standard telepathy.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Caius.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Heidi, whose beauty is comparable to Rosalie's.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Caius doesn't handle disappointment well, [[spoiler:as Irina learns fatally.]]

!!James' Coven

The first adversary encountered in the first book. They first started out as a small group of hunters and nomads who just lived to drink good blood. Things went from bad to worse when Bella and her rich blood came into the picture. James was offed in ''Twilight'', followed by Laurent in ''New Moon'', and then Victoria and her giant army of newborns in ''Eclipse''.

[[folder: In General]]

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: James is described as being very unremarkable in appearance, but in the movie, he's played by [[http://cam-gigandet.com/photos/displayimage.php?album=24&pos=11 this guy]]. It is worth mentioning here that Bella is the one doing the describing and next to her oh-so-gorgeous vampire boyfriend, ''everyone'' probably seems unremarkable in appearance.
* AffablyEvil: Laurent
* AxCrazy: Stay far, far away from Victoria.
* BigBad: James in the first book and the first movie. Victoria in the second and third books and the third movie.
* BigBadEnsemble: Victoria in the second film, with the Volturi
* {{Chessmaster}}: Victoria's power is self-preservation.
* FauxAffablyEvil: James
* EvilRedhead: Victoria.
* ForTheEvulz: James. His gentle and almost polite amusement makes it even worse.
* ManipulativeBastard: Victoria in New Moon and Eclipse. She gets [[spoiler: Riley]] to do her bidding all the way to the end. She also gets [[spoiler: Laurent]] to spy on the Cullens and Bella for her by playing a friend.
* MercyKill: Laurent claims this is his motivation for trying to kill Bella in New Moon: If he kills her, it'll be quick and painless. If Victoria kills her, it won't.
* OhCrap: Laurent's last look in his face when he sees the Wolf Pack
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: James
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Laurent. In the first novel he [[spoiler: warns the Cullens about James, and doesn't take part in his hunt for Bella.]] However, in ''New Moon'' he agrees to [[spoiler: Victoria's]] request to spy on the Cullens for her.
* UndeadBarefooter: They hunt barefoot; justified, since they don't feel pain, and it allows them to run faster.
* VengefulWidow: [[spoiler: Victoria]]
%%* TokenTrio
%%* WackyWaysideTribe


!!The Wolf Pack

[[OurWereWolvesAreDifferent Wolf-like changelings]] ([[InsistentTerminology not werewolves]]) of the series. They are members of the Quileute tribe and are trained to protect humans from vampires. Members include Sam Uley (alpha), Paul Lahote, Jared Cameron, Embry Call, Quil Ateara V, Seth and Leah Clearwater, and Jacob.

[[folder: In General]]

%%* {{Animorphism}}
* BlessedWithSuck: Unfortunately, their HealingFactor can sometimes cause their injuries to heal too fast, which is why Jacob needs his bones to be ''re-broken over and over'' to prevent them from knitting in the wrong shape.
%%* BondCreatures
* CheerfulChild: Seth is a teenager, but definitely fits this trope.
* FantasticRacism: Towards vampires.
* TheGenericGuy: Apart from Seth and Sam, they really don't have much to distinguish themselves from one another, and only Paul has a personality trait as a hothead.
* HairTriggerTemper: Many of them suffer from this to a dangerous degree since they can transform as a result and become ten times more deadly. Sam left scars on Emily's face when they got into a fight.
* HealingFactor: All Quileute werewolves have this.
* HotBlooded: Paul, though he settles down in ''Breaking Dawn'' after imprinting on Jacob's sister offscreen.
* ImportantHaircut: If they have long hair, they chop it off after they start phasing because it means shorter fur as a wolf.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: At first. Once they gain enough control, it becomes VoluntaryShapeshifting, although they might accidentally phase anyway if they lose their tempers.
* TheLancer: Seth plays this role for Jacob after they split from Sam's group.
* LightningBruiser: Most of the wolves fight like this.
* NiceGuy: Seth. Edward even mentions that his mind is one of the purest and kindest he's ever read.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Most of them have Old Testament names (Jacob, Seth, Leah, Sam, Paul, Rachel and Rebecca).
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Seth leaves Sam's pack when they decide to attack the Cullens, citing this as the reason. Leah to a certain extent leaves for the same reason, but moreso to protect Seth.
* SiblingYinYang: Seth and Leah.
* TeamMom: Emily.
* ThemeNaming: 4 of them (Jacob, Seth, Emily and Paul) are named after Meyer's siblings.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Seth becomes less nice in ''Breaking Dawn'' for a little while, due to jumping on the DoubleStandard bandwagon against his sister, but thankfully, he (unlike most other characters) gets over it fairly quickly.
* WifeHusbandry: A bad side effect of imprinting, as Quil and Jacob learn. Jacob is initially slighty Squicked to think about this as it relates to Quil and Claire, but after he [[spoiler: imprints on Renesmee]], the process is detailed more; his primary concern is for her to be "safe and happy", and if they eventually hook up, well, that's just a bonus.

[[folder: Leah Clearwater]]
%%* ActionGirl
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Emily's Betty for Sam's Archie.
%%* BoyishShortHair
* BrokenBird: Perpetually bitter and angry about [[TraumaCongaLine various incidents in her life]].
* BrotherSisterTeam: With Seth.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DefrostingIceQueen: Thanks to having some time apart from Sam in the last book, Leah warms up to [[BirdsOfAFeather Jacob]] and becomes much happier and calmer than she used to be.
* DoubleStandard: Leah is a bitch who is ruining the lives of everyone because she can't get over being dumped by her fiance for a girl [[StrangledByTheRedString he'd literally just met]], and having to mentally listen to him hate her, with no way to escape. When Jacob is the same because [[spoiler:Bella married her boyfriend instead of him]], Sam (the fiance who dumped Leah) tells Leah to be nice to Jacob, because he's had a much rougher time than she has. And the girl Sam left Leah for was her own cousin, Emily, whom Leah was very close to, and when Emily told Sam to go back to Leah he snapped and mauled her face so badly that she bears horrific scars that everyone can see.
* FirstLove: For Sam.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: All the other shapeshifters think she's a complete bitch. To be fair to them, she does try to stir up trouble by purposefully bringing up painful subjects, but still, [[JerkassWoobie it's hard not to feel sorry for her,]] especially considering the aforementioned DoubleStandard.
%%* HopelessSuitor
* IJustWantToBeNormal: She wants to stop phasing, and plans on stopping ASAP and going to community college.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Her perspective on Sam/Emily. She loves Sam and wants the best for him; she just doesn't want to have to stick around to watch them be together.
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for [[spoiler:her father's death]] in "New Moon" because [[spoiler:it happened as the result of a heart attack he got from seeing her [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting phase]] for the first time]].
* {{Jerkass}}: She can be rather unsympathetic, cold, and bitterly cynical.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She still cares about those she loves, though.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Her [[WhatTheHellHero calling Bella out for stringing Jacob along]] in "Breaking Dawn" [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome (off-screen)]] is supposed to make readers feel sorry for Bella, who breaks down into tears over it, except Leah is completely right and only does so to defend [[DoggedNiceGuy Jacob]].
* TheLancer: [[spoiler:Jacob promotes her to his Beta when he forms his own pack]].
* LightningBruiser: She's the fastest of the pack; her speed is just about the only thing about being a shapeshifter that she likes.
* SiblingYinYang: With Seth.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the sole female werewolf not only in her pack, but in HISTORY.
* StupidSexyFlanders: In the epilogue for "New Moon", Leah complains that Jacob's feelings for Bella are making her dream about kissing Bella through their PsychicLink. Of course, [[YuriFan some fans]] don't buy that explanation.
%%* {{Tsundere}}
* VitriolicBestBuds: Develops this type of friendship with Jacob in "Breaking Dawn".
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Leah is more than a little pissed at Emily (her cousin/best friend, who was like a sister to her) for giving in and getting together with Sam.