Lucy

Full Name: Lucy

Status: Vampire (deceased)

Date of Birth:

Originally From:

Hair Color: “Fair” (EC13)

Eye Color: Burgundy

Height:
“Tall” (EC13)

Physical Description: Jasper describes her as having a “lovely, delicate voice” like “wind chimes” and with”fair hair, and her skin was snow white.”(EC13)

Occupation:

Family Members: Nettie (deceased), Maria

Nick Names:

Hobbies:

Personal History:
Lucy and Nettie served Maria in her quest for vengence during the vampire wars in the south, but only because it was convenient for them. Eventually, they turned on Maria and were killed. (EC13)

Portrayed in the films by: Kristen Prout

Maria

Full Name: Maria

Status: Vampire

Date of Birth:

Originally From: Mexico (EC13)

Hair Color: Between brown and black (EC13)

Eye Color: Burgundy

Height:

Physical Description: “the little black-haired girl, whose features were clearly Mexican, was porcelain in the moonlight… [she] seemed young… still young enough to be called [a] girl.

Occupation:

Family Members: Nettie (deceased), Lucy (deceased)

Nick Names:

Hobbies:

Personal History: Maria found Jasper in Texas after he’d helped evacuate a city. She saw something special in him–she called him “compelling”–and changed him instead of letting the others kill him. She trained him to kill other vampires and eventually put him in charge of her army.

Jasper helped her win many battles, including the one against the traitorous Nettie and Lucy, and she rewarded him well. After a few decades, though, Jasper became depressed and Maria contemplated killing him. It was at this point that Jasper disappeared with Peter (EC13).

Portrayed in the Films by: Catalina Sandino Moreno

Nettie

Full Name: Nettie

Status: Vampire (deceased)

Date of Birth: Unknown

Originally From:

Hair Color: Blonde (EC13)

Eye Color: Burgundy (EC13)

Height:

Physical Description: Jasper describes her as “still young enough to be called [a] girl” and “blonder [than Lucy], her skin just as chalky. Her face was like an angel’s.” (EC13)

Occupation: Unknown

Family Members: Lucy (deceased), Maria

Nick Names:

Hobbies:

Personal History: Lucy and Nettie served Maria in her quest for vengence during the vampire wars in the south, but only because it was convenient for them. Eventually, they turned on Maria and were killed. (EC13)

Portrayed in the films by: Leah Gibson

 

Paul

Wolfpack Tattoo

Full Name: Paul

Status: Werewolf / Shapeshifter

Date of Birth: Sometime in 1990 (NM7)

Originally From: La Push Reservation

Hair Color: black

Eye Color: dark

Height: Around 6′ 4″ (NM7)

Physical Description: In New Moon, Jacob says that “Paul’s just sixteen, too, shorter than me and not as beefy as Quil.” (NM7 p. 174), although Bella remembers Paul, Sam and Jared from her rescue in the woods as “a trio of tall dark men standing very still and close together.” (NM7 p. 174) As a wolf, Paul appears in this way: “Dark silver fur blew out from the boy, coalescing into a shape more than five-times his size—a massive, crouched shape, ready to spring.” (NM14 p. 325)

Occupation: Protector of La Push

Family Members: Rachel Black (girlfriend)

Nick Names:

Hobbies:

Personal History:  Prior to his transformation, Paul did not associate with Sam, but afterwards, Paul spent a lot of time with Jared and Sam, cliff diving and ensuring the safety of the neighborhood as part of Sam’s “cult” (NM7 p 177). Once Jacob joins the pack, his opinion of Paul improves somewhat: “Jared and Paul are great, too, though Paul is kind of …” (NM12 p. 288).

Paul’s defining characteristic is his temper. When Bella shows up to an impromptu pack meeting, Paul gets angry and explodes into his werewolf form – this is the first time Bella witnesses a transformation (NM14 p. 325). Paul and Jacob fight during this confrontation; although Jacob is a “newer” wolf, he is the one to injure Paul. Despite the wound, Jacob and Paul return to Emily’s house after the scuffle in a good mood. (NM14 p. 334). (EC3). When the Cullens and the wolf pack are tracking Victoria, Emmett and Paul get into an altercation when Emmett accidentally crosses the land boundary (EC3 p. 79, EC4 p. 106).

Paul’s second most striking personality trait is his love of food. At the Quileute council session, Paul covets Jacob’s hot dog and gets irritated when Jacob is slow to hand it over (EC11 p. 239). After imprinting on Jacob’s sister Rachel when she returns to La Push after finishing university, Paul spends a lot of time at the Black residence, eating and eating, to Jacob and Billy’s chagrin (BD8 p. 145, BD9 p. 165). Paul’s relationship with Rachel Black seems to mellow him out and decrease the amount of angry outbursts he is prone to having. (BD8 p. 147) He can still get agitated, such as when the pack learns about the half-vampire baby-to-be, but he is much more controlled, and focuses on the upcoming potential battle against the Cullens with eagerness (BD10 p. 200, 203 / BD11 p. 207).

Paul can be a decent communicator when the situation calls for it. Paul uses his pack link to let Jacob’s sister and father know Jake is safe after meeting with the Cullens with a very pregnant Bella (EC10 p. 198). Paul also accompanies Jared, Quil and Collin as Sam’s representatives to talk to Jake and his new pack (BD13 p. 256)

Portrayed in the films by: Alex Meraz

Prepared by: Lady Di

Peter

Full Name: Peter

Status: Vampire

Date of Birth:  Around 1900s (EC13) possibly as late as 1920 (OIL)

Date of change to vampire:  Around 1900s (EC13) possibly as late as 1920 (OIL)

Originally From: America (BD Vampire Index)

Hair Color: Unknown

Eye Color: Vampire Burgundy

Height: Unknown

Physical Description: Unknown 

Special Talents: None (BD Vampire Index)

Family Members: Charlotte is his mate

Personal History:  Peter is a member of Maria’s army of newborn vampires in the south that would fight other covens for territory.  Despite the odds, he survives his first three years and befriends Jasper.  Jasper considers him “civilized.”  When Jasper and Peter were purging the newborns, Peter becomes very angry and protective of Charlotte.  Peter and Charlotte run away.  They find a life in the north that is free of fighting.  After five years, Peter finds Jasper and describes his life with Charlotte.  He convinces Jasper to come with him.  The three of them travel for a few years.  Peter notices that Jasper would be more depressed after hunting.  Eventually Jasper leaves Peter and Charlotte to wander on his own.  (EC13)

Jasper is not successful when he tries to locate Peter and Charlotte to help fight Victoria’s newborn army.  (EC14)

Per Alice and Jasper’s request, Peter and Charlotte arrive at the Cullens.  Edward and Bella introduce them to Renesmee.  They are aware of the history with immortal children.  However, they are curious enough to hear Renesemee’s “explanation.”  Peter and Charlotte agree to be witnesses for the Cullens.  (BD32)  Peter and Charlotte have not decided to fight the Volturi if it comes to that.  (BD34)

At the clearing, the witnesses cluster to the left and right of the members of the Cullens and Denali clan that make up the front line.  (BD35)  With the arrival of Alice and other witnesses, the situation is resolved, and the Volturi leave.  (BD38)  Peter and Charlotte talk with Jasper before they leave.  (BD39)

Portrayed in the films by:  Erik Odom

 

Prepared by: Anny

Riley

Full Name: Riley

Status: Vampire (deceased)

Date of Birth: unknown – Riley was possibly in his late teens when he was transformed

Originally From: Washington state area

Hair Color: Blond (EC24)

Eye Color: Vivid red (EC24)

Height: tall

Physical Description: Bella, when she first saw him, says “I could barely look at the blond boy—yes, he was just a boy, though he was muscular and tall, maybe my age when he was changed. His eyes—a more vivid red than I had ever seen before—could not hold mine.” (EC24) Bree described him as “tall and blond and perfect”

Occupation: lackey for Victoria

Family Members: Victoria (creator / pretend mate)

Nick Names:

Hobbies:

Personal History: Victoria turned Riley into a vampire shortly after James’ death (SM interview #6 with TST). Riley was devoted to Victoria and worked hard to “hunt the dregs. Take the humans that no one was going to miss, the ones who weren’t headed home to a waiting family, the ones who wouldn’t be reported missing” (BT p8). He brought prostitutes, runaways, drug addicts and gang members to Victoria so that she could feed or transform them into vampires for her army. He lured Bree Tanner, a starving teen runaway, to Victoria with the promise of a burger, and his voice was gentle; he saved Diego from being killed by gang bangers.

Riley didn’t care much about most of the newborn vampires he was in charge of corralling. (BT p2) The one exception was Diego, an 18 year old / 11 month old vampire. Diego claimed that Riley liked him because he cleaned up his messes. (BT p16) Riley lectured the new vampires to lay low, hunt smart, and focus on their thirst for blood. Riley lied to his new vampires about the dangers of sun exposure. When Diego and Bree discovered that sun wouldn’t burn them, they discussed whether or not to tell Riley. Bree felt Riley was “a bad dude” (BT p53) but Diego considered Riley a friend and wanted to talk to him about it. Diego told Riley privately about his new knowledge and was never heard from again.

Riley returned to the newborn lair furious. At first Bree thought he was mad because the group had stupidly torched another vampire, shrinking the numbers for their army. (BT p94). Riley was a different person. He no longer placated the group. Instead, he told more lies about an enemy group of yellow-eyed vampires who wanted to destroy the new group. He trained them for three days, led them on a killing spree on a ferry, then led them into battle. He gained Bree’s trust and participation by repeating some of Diego’s personal conversation, to gain her confidence. Unfortunately, Riley and Victoria had tortured details of that conversation out of Diego. “Killing Diego was what had changed Riley, had hardened him. [Bree] believed only one thing Riley had ever told [her]: he had valued Diego more than any of the rest of us. Had even been fond of him. And yet he’d watched [Victoria] hurt him.” (BT p153)

In the final battle, Victoria and Riley faced Edward, Bella and Seth. Edward tried to convince Riley to quit because Victoria was only using him. Riley was frantic and desperate, but when Victoria assured him that Edward was the liar, he believed her and continued to fight. (EC24) Seth, in werewolf form, with some help from Edward, killed Riley and ripped him to pieces. Riley was a pitiable character because he was lied to and manipulated (SM interview #6 with TST)

Portrayed in the films by: Xavier Samuel

Prepared by: Lady Di


Young, Emily

Full Name: Emily Young

Status: Human–imprintee

Date of Birth:

Originally From: Makah reservation (EC5 p.122)

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color:

Height:

Physical Description: “A young woman with satiny copper skin and long, straight, crow-black hair…. The right side of her face was scarred from hairline to chin by three thick, red lines, livid in color though they were long healed.  One line pulled down the corner of her dark, almond-shaped right eye, another twisted the right side of her mouth into a permanent grimace.” (NM14 p. 331 )

Occupation:

Family Members: Sam Uley, fiance; Leah Clearwater, second cousin; Seth Clearwater, second cousin; Claire, niece

Nick Names:

Hobbies:

Personal History: Emily was visiting her cousin Leah–who was like a sister to her–when she met Sam Uley. Sam immediately imprinted on Emily, but Emily didn’t want anything to do with him because of his relationship with Leah. Eventually, though, Sam began to wear her down and they spent time together. It was during one of these times that Sam phased without meaning to and scarred Emily for life. He was so upset by what he’d done that he would have willingly thrown himself under a bus if it would make Emily feel better, but Emily ended up comforting Sam and their bond was cemented. (EC5)

Emily considers the shape shifting members of the pack her family (NM14 p. 338). Bella calls her “the wolf girl” when they first meet, and Emily acts as a motherly figure to the wolves, cooking huge batches of food for them to eat (NM14 p. 332). She also acts as archivist during the bonfire council meeting, taking notes while Billy and Old Quil recount the tribe’s stories. (EC11). Emily is involved in her nieces’ lives as well, and she was the photographer at Claire’s third birthday party (BD8 p. 152). It was actually Emily’s suggestion that led Quil to be the willing guinea pig for a makeup session at the party.

Her voice is described as melodic (NM14 p. 331) and Bella finds her “a cheerful person who never sat still”. (NM15 p. 350) While the wolf pack searched for Victoria during spring break, Bella spends time at Emily’s little house. Bella enjoys Emily’s company but does not remain in the house while Sam is present because “the aura of love and contentment that surrounded them was harder to take in concentrated doses” (NM15 p. 350). Emily is also welcoming to Bella when she attends the Quileute council meeting (EC11 p. 241).

Emily was the first one to tell Jacob and the pack the bad news about Harry’s morning heart attack (NM16 p. 367). Emily’s house was also the place where Quil first meets Emily’s niece Claire and imprints on her. (EC8 p. 174) She was part of the phone news line with Billy, Sue, and Old Quil, keeping abreast of the status of the fight between Victoria’s newborn vampires and the werewolves. (EC26 p. 588).

The relationship between Sam and Emily is often compared to that of Bella and Edward in its intensity and connectivity (NM5 p. 117 / BD13 p. 244)

Portrayed in the films by: Tinsel Korey

Prepared by: Alphie and Lady Di

Coral Gables Signing – September 15th, 2007

Hey everyone!

I’m so sorry it took me a week to get this post up, but it’s been a crazy week for me. But better late than never, right?

I couldn’t possibly miss a visit by Stephenie to my home state, so I drove 500 miles to attend the Coral Gables (I know. Crazy, right?). I had planned on being there by 2:00 or 2:30, but that didn’t happen. Instead, my mom, my little sister and I arrived at 3:15 to find the War Memorial already filled with anxious Twilight fans.

We managed to get very close to the doors to the gym (mainly because we didn’t know a line was forming out the side door and around the corner of the building) and we bought our books so we could get into the signing. While we were waiting for the even to actually start I wandered around taking pictures of the line and some cool t-shirts I saw. I even ran into a lexicon member, Cami1219 (she was part of the very first group I asked to take a picture of and she recognized me instantly! I just wish she had told me who she was, but you can see a picture of us here).

Once the doors opened (around 3:40) we began to file into the gym to wait for the Q&A. I took a few pictures of the quickly growing crowd before I noticed Stephenie’s publicist walk out of a side door and start striding through the crowd, looking around for something. I yelled across the room and she finally found me. So, if you noticed three people push through the line and walk into the double doors at the front of the room with a lady in a red shirt, that was me and my family. We got to talk to Stephenie and Elizabeth for about five minutes. She signed our books and I gave them the presents I’d brought for them. Poor things were absolutely exhausted! We gave them hugs and were ushered out a side door so that Stephenie could walk out into the crowd and begin the Q&A.

Stephenie opened the Q&A by answering the questions that she has gotten on almost every stop of her tour, just to save time and then she answered more questions. I couldn’t video her responses because I don’t have a camera that takes good video, but from what I could hear, there weren’t any new questions asked. If anyone has a transcript of her questions or a video of the event, PM me a link and I’ll add it to this post.

Once the Q&A was done (4:30 PM), she began signing books. I stayed at the front of the line on some bleachers and took pictures of cool shirts/costumes/dresses that caught my eye. If you were there and you don’t see yourself in the pictures I either didn’t see you or my battery was dying. I tried to get everyone, but I’m sure I missed a few. The actual signing of books took the rest of the evening. I’m positive that she signed almost 3,000 books that day; I didn’t see anyone with only ONE book in their hands and I would bet that there were close to 1,000 people there. As soon as the last book was signed, Stephenie was ushered out of the gym. We left soon after and such is the end of my tale.

You can view the slideshow here.

If anyone has pictures that I didn’t get, send them my way! :)

Seraphyn

I have received links to two photobucket albums with more pictures of the signing! Check them out!
ILL_JILL’s pictures can be found here.
floppery’s pictures can be found here.

Clearwater, Leah

Wolfpack Tattoo

Full Name: Leah Clearwater

Status: Werewolf

Date of Birth: around 1988

Originally From: La Push

Hair Color: Black (NM6)

Eye Color:

Height:

Physical Description: “Leah was a senior like me, but a year older. She was beautiful in an exotic way–perfect copper skin, glistening black hair, eyelashes like feather dusters” (NM6) When in wolf form, Edward describes her as a “smaller gray wolf.” (EC19)

Occupation: Protector of the La Push Reservation

Family Members: Father, Harry (deceased); mother, Sue; brother, Seth; second cousin, Emily Young

Nick Names: Lee-lee (BD13 p263)

Hobbies:

Personal History: During her freshman year and before his change, Sam and Leah started dating. They fell in love, but then Sam changed into a werewolf. He disappeared for two weeks and Leah was frantic with worry. She and her family spent the entire time looking for him, fearing that he had gotten into an accident in the woods. When he finally did return, he did not explain his absence and people began to assume that he had gotten into something shady like drugs. Leah stuck by him, even though she was frustrated by the secrets she knew he was keeping from her. (EC5)

Eventually, Leah’s cousin Emily came to visit her and Leah introduced her to Sam. Sam imprinted on Emily and was forced to break up with Leah. This broke her heart not only because she loved Sam, but because Emily had always been like a sister to her. (EC5)

Leah was forced to sit back and watch the love of her life court her cousin. Jacob says that “She puts on a brave face. She’s going to be a bridesmaid.” (EC5)

But then something utterly unexpected happened and Leah and Seth both changed into werewolves. But this transformation was not for the best. Not only did Leah finally understand what had happened to Sam and why he had left her for Emily (EC5, ECEp), but the change was such a shock to her father Harry that it gave him a heart attack (Q&A).

Leah is currently the only female in the werewolf pack – this is often awkward as shifting involves nudity (BD13p259) and everyone can read her thoughts, which are often unpleasant and uncomfortable (EC5). Jacob sometimes calls her a “harpy” (EC Ep), and “touchy” (BD8 p157) and even Leah calls herself a “compassionless shrew” (BD16 p316). Leah is very self-conscious of her status as the only female shape-shifter in the tribe’s history, and considers herself “a freak – the girlie-wolf – good for nothing else. I’m a genetic dead end…” (BD16 p318). As a smaller wolf, she is not as strong as the others in the pack but she is the fastest (BD8 p158) and enjoys winning races.

After Bella returns from her honeymoon pregnant, the wolf pack decides to attack the Cullens and kill the baby threat. When Jacob disagrees with Sam’s decision, he breaks away from the Alpha’s orders and forms a separate pack. Seth joins Jacob very quickly afterwards and Leah arrives the following morning to join. Leah joins Jacob’s pack to keep an eye on her little brother and to be away from Sam, the man she loves but who only pities her (BD12 p229-232).

Leah didn’t like hanging around the Cullens as part of her new pack (BD15 p287) but ran regular border patrols and reconnaissance missions and is happier with Jake as leader. As a member of his pack, Jacob finds her less annoying. She understands Jacob’s dilemma with Bella because she can relate: “I don’t like her, but … she’s your Sam. She’s everything you want and everything you can’t have.”(BD16 p 311-315). Leah’s loyalty to Jacob and concern for his well-being leads her to phase to human form and yell at Bella for mistreating him (BD17 p338).

When Renesmee is born, Bella is transformed, and Jacob imprints on Nessie, Leah still stays nearby. Seth is injured when he tries to protect Jacob from Bella’s attack and Leah is both worried and furious (BD23 p455). She still feels uncomfortable around the vampires in her human form (BD25 p500) but remains with her pack. When vampire friends of the Cullens come to Forks to testify in the family’s favour against the Volturi accusations, Leah and her brother go with Sam’s pack temporarily while Jaccob remains near Nessie (BD32 p608). When the Volturi arrive, Leah is part of the seventeen wolves that come to the confrontation.

Leah will often seem callous, like during the pack’s discussion about how to handle Bella’s pregnancy: (BD10 p202). However, she had a caring side for her brother (BD11 p208) and for motherhood in general that is hidden by the layer of hostility she wears like armor.

Portrayed in the films by: Julia Jones

Prepared by: LadyDi

More Character Bios

I had some time before people came into the office and actually made me do work ::shudder:: so I decided to update while I could.

Claire
Clearwater, Harry

Tonight, or later this afternoon, whenever I have time, I shall complete the update on the Clearwater family. I wanted to finish Harry’s though because it was long overdue.

Mtay. That’s it for now. More later!

Love,
Seraphyn

I had hoped to finish the Clearwater family tonight, but I only have time for one, so I shall simply add the link to this post. Here, in all her tragic glory, is Leah Clearwater.