Abridged Breaking Dawn - Marcus
Marcus’ last line is of course from the classic 1931 Dracula movie.
I still feel like if she was “born to be a vampire” she’d fit in better with the Volturi, who celebrate their vampirism, than with the Cullens, who actively try to deny their vampire natures.
Awesome, thanks! I know some of these and am going to check out the ones I don’t. Sweet.
I think Aro probably has a training system in place and that a newbie would sort of be introduced to the big three and then whisked off to be trained by guards we’ve never heard of in the books/movies. I doubt Jane and Alec have much to do with them unless they happen to have a Bella-like shield power that needs to be tested. I get the feeling that the guard members we see: Jane, Alec, Demetri, Felix etc are so high up that they wouldn’t have time for a newbie until the newbie actually proved themselves.
I definitely don’t see Jane being maternal to a new member at all, even without figuring in her age. She’s just not the warm, nurturing type. lol I think she IS inclined to jealousy (that’s why she hates Alice, she doesn’t want Alice joining and taking her place as Aro’s pet) but I agree that Aro wouldn’t let her just torture willy-nilly. An exceptionally talented guard the likes of Alice (or Bella, I guess) might skip the training process, but I think the Volturi probably have a system in place to get newbies with the program. I think most of the guards are nameless and more Felix-like or have minor gifts (like Afton, who only stays because Chelsea demands it) and are rotated out (killed) every 100 years or so. It’s only the really special ones that stick around for thousands of years.
It’s really quite sad. They could have turned out so differently if they had been allowed to grow up as humans, or if they had been rescued by another vampire. The Guide implies that Caius’ sadism sort of rubbed off on Jane. Perhaps it wasn’t something that was inherent in her from the start.
I think Aro does love them in his way, but Aro loved his sister as well and still saw her as a tool and an obstacle. He saved them, he dotes on them, he loves them. But they are weapons in his arsenal and jewels in his crown. He shaped them and ‘condemned’ them to this life for better or worse. It’s tragic. Who knows who these two could have grown up to be and how their remarkable gifts may have manifested without their burning focusing them in such a negative way.
Inspired by a discussion from a few weeks ago…
“Do you think it is in our nature to be as we are, brothers?”
Marcus lazily tilted his head in Aro’s direction but said nothing. Caius scowled. “What philosophy are you playing at now?”
“Simply musing,” Aro said with a wave of his hand. “It seems that men such as ourselves are suited for this life, but surely not all upon whom immortality is visited would take to it easily. And yet… I have never once, in all my centuries, met a vampire who did not eventually adapt to it and, indeed, embrace what we are.”
“And?” Caius demanded.
“Nothing. Simply musing, as I said.”
Probably the Volturi, but if we take them out too. . .
Maybe the Romanians? I think their bromance is pretty great, and the way they just lay their hatred of the Volturi completely bare. They show up at the Cullens’ uninvited and KNOW that no one wants them there, but they don’t give a shit, and gleefully stick around just to have a chance at maybe getting their revenge on the Volturi. I like them because at least they have some sort of goal. They are doing something with their immortality even if it is something as batshit crazy as a suicidal vendetta against the Volturi. Most of the other vampires just seem to be aimlessly wandering around the world eating people, which seems like a pretty pointless life. The Romanians have ambition.
I sort of imagine them like Wiley E. Coyote and the Volturi as the roadrunner. I think they’ve probably come up with a a bunch of schemes in the past to take out the Volturi and they’ve all failed. But there’s something really likable about someone who sticks to it and doesn’t give up, even when their goal is gouging out the eyes of the vampire elite. lol,
They started arriving only a few months after the Volturi left.
Word had spread all right, but the news that fanned across the vampire world had less to do with the Volturi’s humiliation and more to do with the possibility of hybrids. As it turned out, the Cullens were not the only vampires who longed for children, and before long, vampires were dragging frightened, heavily pregnant human women to Forks to meet the one physician qualified to treat the unusual condition.
When it was a lone male vampire with the human woman, Carlisle could tell himself that perhaps it was a Bella and Edward situation, that the vampire had genuinely loved the girl, that their coupling had been consensual. He knew deep down that it was probably not always the case, but he could pretend. When a mated pair showed up with a human woman, however, he knew there was no love there. The human girl was an incubator, nothing more, and more often than not the vampires made that perfectly clear. “See that our child is born safely,” they would say, “we don’t care about the human. Just keep her alive long enough for the child to be born.”
The miracle of Renesmee’s birth had swiftly turned into a nightmare.
What do you think the various Twilight characters’ favorite TV shows would be?
(I realize a lot of the nomads probably don’t have TV and the Quileutes probably only have basic cable and who knows if the Volturi even have television, but for the sake of argument let’s pretend anyone has access to anything).
Lulzy suggestions welcome!