New Delhi: The self-serious saga of teenage angst has finally come to an end. Stephanie Meyer's worldwide best-seller about the love triangle between human Isabella Swan, vampire Edward Cullen and werewolf Jacob Black has made billions of dollars at the Box Office.
The final film - 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' - has wrapped up satisfactorily, bringing the curtains down on a franchise that inspired spoofs, television series, comics and merchandise around the world. The series has made the actors superstars and gained them a fervent fan following.
To put it simply for those who have not been maniacally following the books and the films, the Twilight saga is essentially a tale of romance, resilience, loyalty and vendetta. Meyer creates a fantastically detailed fictional world of vampires - or the cold ones - who look like Greek gods, have skin as hard as granite, smell heavenly and feed on blood - animal or human.
If that wasn't enough recommendations for the 'bloodsuckers' (pardon the werewolf slang), some vampires have special abilities or super powers unique to them. Although all vampires are exceptionally strong and oh...immortal, not all of them have superpowers. So those who have them are in demand with the Volturi, the ancient vampire guard, considered royalty by the others.
Here is a complete list of the powers of the vampires from various covens:
Edward Cullen: "I'm the world's most dangerous predator. Everything about me invites you in. My voice, my face, even my smell. As if I would need any of that. As if you could outrun me. As if you could fight me off. I'm designed to kill," Edward tells Bella. Our vampire hero of the Twilight series has the unique ability to read minds. No thought is secure from him. However there is one mind he cannot read - it's his human-girlfriend-turned-vampire-wife Isabella Cullen's.
Alice Cullen: The adopted sister of Edward, Jasper and Emmet Cullen can see flashes from the future and events that are yet to happen. Her gift comes in handy repeatedly when an army of newborns attack Forks and Alice helps thwart the newly bitten vampires. Alice says she can see the future of vampires very clearly and humans less clearly. But she cannot see werewolves or half-breeds.
Jasper Cullen: Jasper, adopted by Carlisle and Esme Cullen, has the gift of controlling and manipulating the mood of those around him. In a room where he senses anxiety, he can easily calm others down and prevent a potentially harmful situation from getting out of hand.
Carlisle Cullen: Though he does not have a super power in the strictest sense of the word, but the head of the Cullen coven in America has compassion beyond the capability of any vampire in the history of their existence. He is approximately 300 years old and practices medicine. He is immune to the smell of human blood, unlike any of his other vampire friends and family and has dedicated his immortal life in the service of humans.
Isabella Swan: The heroine of 'Twilight' series, Bella is the strongest 'shield' known to vampires. She can block any attempt to read her mind, hurt her or tamper with her memory. However Jasper's gift works on her, Alice can see her future and Renesmee can show her her thoughts.
Renesmee: The half human-half vampire daughter of Bella and Edward, who can live on blood or human food, can transmit her thoughts to others by touching their skin. Her gift is the exact opposite of her parents.
Aro: One of the ancient Volturi guards, Aro can read every thought a person has ever had by making physical contact.
Marcus: Aro's brother who senses the strength and nature of relationships.
Didyme: Marcus' wife who has the power to make others happy.
Jane: The deadliest of the vampires employed by the Volturi to keep them safe and punish perpetrators, Jane can create illusions of pain.
Alec: Jane's her twin brother Alec can block others' senses and paralyze a prey while he cannot see or feel anything.
Demetri: A master tracker, the Volturi guard can track anyone by knowing the tenors of their mind. He's a deadly weapon when the Volturi is out to punish a law-breaker.
Felix: Volturi guard who possesses exceptional physical strength and speed.
Chelsea: Volturi guard who can change the emotional bonding of vampires and bind them to the Volturi through loyalty.
Renata: The Volturi guard has the gift of shielding herself from anyone who wanders close to her by distracting them.
James: He is a sadistic tracker who hunts human beings for sport.
Zafrina: This tall and intimidating vampire with dark skin and long hair is from the Amazonian coven. She can create illusions and make others see anything she wants them to see or blind them temporarily.
Eleazar: A former member of the Volturi guard, Eleazar can identify the gifts of other vampires.
Kate: This vampire from the Denali coven can produce an electric current over her skin that can incapacitate her attackers.
Benjamin: The exceptional vampire from the Egyptian coven has a strong sense of what is right and wrong and can control the elements of nature - air, earth, fire, and water - to his advantage.
Alistair: The British vampire is a good tracker.
Siobhan: Though she herself does not believe it, she has the special ability to alter the course of a situation through sheer willpower.
Maggie: She can sense if someone is lying.
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