Knowing he would be rejected by society, he hid himself and silently endured the painful transformation, emerging as a vampire.
Horrified by what he had become, he attempted suicide multiple times, but failed due to his supernatural strength.
Bella expresses a desire to become a vampire herself, against Edward's wishes.
As stated in the first and second novels, he was born on June 20, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, and was frozen in his 17-year-old body while dying of the Spanish influenza, when he was changed into a vampire by Dr. As shown in Twilight, Carlisle only did so because Edward's dying mother, Elizabeth, begged him to save Edward.
A member of the Olympic Coven, Edward only drinks animal blood and has the special ability to read minds.
His first appearance was in Twilight and his physical age is 23.
Carlisle is described to look like a model; he has blond hair, and is slender but muscular.
Kristen Stewart plays Bella in the Twilight film series.
Edward Cullen (born Edward Anthony Masen) is a major character, implicated in all of the Twilight Saga films and books.
In Twilight, Bella moves to her father's home in Forks, Washington, meets the mysterious Cullen family, and falls in love with Edward Cullen.
However, she soon discovers that the family is a coven of vampires.
Bella has the ability to shield her mind (from mind reading, attacks, etc.), which she had as a human.
Once she is transformed into a vampire, her ability is enhanced to the point she can also expand her shield to protect others from mind control.
Though she only considers him a friend, Jacob falls in love with Bella.