The vampire protagonist of the saga created by Stephenie Meyer possesses many of the superhuman abilities that this type of fantastic character traditionally possesses, but he also lacks some of them.
In 2008, the first novel in the successful saga Twilight of stephenie meyer received a film adaptation that would cause quite a stir with teen audiences. The Catherine Hardwicke film stars Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, a student who moves to a small town, and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, the vampire she falls in love with.
The unprecedented success of Twilight led to four more films (New Moon, Eclipse, sunrise part 1 Y Dawn Part 2which will be exhibited in Cinépolis theaters), each of which will expands the supernatural world of the franchise and introduces new vampires noted for their power and strength. However, neither achieve Edward’s relevance, so we revisit his abilities as a vampire.
For centuries, humans have been fantasizing about the idea of eternal life and staying young forever. Vampires are creatures frozen in time with superhuman powers, so it’s no surprise that they’re at the center of many tales. including Bram Stoker’s Dracula (directed by Francis Ford Coppola) and Only Lovers Left Alive (by Jim Jarmusch with Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston).
Count Dracula and Cullen, for example, share numerous superpowers: immortality, perhaps the largest and most important of all. Living more than a hundred years makes the character of the also actor of Tenet, The lighthouse Y batman have plenty of time for learning.
Based on his educational background, Edward has an intelligent character that is capable of reasoning, planning, problem solving, understanding complex ideas, and learning from experience. Nevertheless, unlike Count Orlok in Nosferatu (of F. W. Murnau), shapeshifting is one of the only vampiric powers that Edward does not possess.
According to his long story, Edward, a member of the Olympic clan, was dying of the Spanish flu when Carlisle Cullen (Peter Facinelli) bit him and turned him into a vampire. After his transformation, Edward discovered that he could read other people’s thoughts in real time from a distance, without the need for direct contact. This made him particularly valuable to Aro (Michael Sheen), who needed physical contact to access someone’s mind.
Edward’s telepathy seemed to have no weaknesses until he met Bella, as she was immune to his powers. His inability to read her mind led him to develop a particular interest in Bella, which later turned romantic when he learned more about her through other people’s thoughts.
In sunrise part 1Directed by Bill Condon Edward says that after giving up human blood during his early years as a vampire, he began, around the 1920s, to drink the blood of people. that he believed they deserved to die due to their morally reprehensible acts. That past action proves he’s not the most self-controlled Cullen compared to, say, Rosalie Hale (Nikki Reed), who has never tasted human blood.