Twilight: 10 Questions About Edward Cullen’s Vampire Abilities, Ranked

Edward Cullen is the central vampire of the Twilight Saga, but what questions do fans still have about his supernatural powers and abilities?

People have always been equal parts fascinated by and terrified of vampires, so it’s no wonder that Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series became so incredibly popular. The idea of a human teenage girl named Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) falling in love with a vampire named Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is pretty wild. Many people got swept up in the romance, even if there are a lot who aren’t sure that it’s a healthy or proper relationship.

While there are many interesting other characters in Twilight, the focus is always going to be on Edward and Bella. And in the case of Edward, fans still have many questions about all of his powers.

10 Why Did Edward Cover His Nose?

Edward acts in some strange ways sometimes, and people are curious why Edward covers his nose when he meets Bella at school. This is because he loves the way that she smells and he wants her blood.

As a vampire, Edward wants human blood, Bella’s blood especially and of course this is a problem as he starts to fall in love with Bella.

9 Why Was Edward Fearful Sleeping With Bella?

It’s a big moment when Edward and Bella are finally intimate on their honeymoon in Breaking Dawn Part 1.

Up until that point, Edward was fearful of them sleeping together, and fans have asked why. It’s because he’s much stronger than her, since he’s a powerful vampire, and it wouldn’t be safe. He was also concerned about his vampire instincts overpowering him, and he didn’t want to drink her blood or kill her.

8 How Fast Can Edward Cullen Run?

Edward’s character seems to worsen over the film franchise, but he still has a large fanbase who have a lot of questions about the vampiric talents he has specifically.

Edward is described as being an incredibly fast vampire, more so than the rest of his clan. It’s hard to judge, but given that he ran from Forks to Port Angeles in around 20 minutes, he seems to be able to run well over 100 miles per hour.

7 How Did Carlisle Make Edward A Vampire?

Twilight fans love Carlisle Cullen and have created memes, and he had a hand in Edward’s transformation from a human to a vampire.

Every vampire has a story of how they ended up this way, and Edward’s is really interesting. Carlisle saved Edward from dying from the Spanish flu in 1918 by giving him a venomous bite and letting him turn.

6 What Is Edward’s Power?

Of course, people often ask what Edward’s power is, since every vampire in Twilight seems to have something that is special about them.

Edward is telepathic and can read other people’s minds (except Bella’s, naturally). This is definitely a good power for him to have, as it comes in very handy.

5 How Did Edward Make Bella A Vampire?

Bella doesn’t always do the right thing or make the right choices, but it seemed pretty inevitable that she would become a vampire. After all, she was always crazy in love with Edward, and they wanted to be together forever.

Fans wonder how Edward make Bella a vampire. And instead of biting her, Edward put his venom in Bella’s heart via a syringe as she began to die after having their baby Renesmee.

4 Why Can’t Edward Read Bella’s Mind?

Bella and Edward don’t have a perfect love story, but they do have a connection that no one can deny.

Another big question that fans have about Edward’s vampire abilities is why he can’t read Bella’s mind. He has the power of telepathy, so this is a change for him. Because Bella is a shield, she can block people from reading her mind. Even prior to Bella being turned into a vampire, she had this power, making her an exceptionally strong shield.

3 Why Do Edward’s Eyes Change Color?

At this point, it’s super cheesy to talk about loving the color of someone’s eyes, but this kind of statement has been a hallmark of romantic movies for decades now. Bella has talked about the color of Edward’s eyes a lot.

That is likely because in addition to being very pretty, Edward’s eyes change color. When he wants to eat, his eyes are black. The rest of the time, his eyes are a topaz color.

2 How Did Edward Get Bella Pregnant?

This is one of the most pressing questions that fans of the Twilight franchise have. After all, Edward is a vampire and Bella is human, and it’s hard to understand how conception could have actually happened.

Stephanie Meyer said that because vampires have venom, they can get people pregnant. She explained, “fluids still exist in male vampires, which carry genetic information and are capable of bonding with a human ovum.”

1 Why Does Edward Cullen Sparkle?

There’s a lot about Edward Cullen that is confusing, and fans often bring up the fact that he sparkles as one of the strangest. Stephanie Meyer has talked about dreaming about Edward sparkling: she said that she dreamed two characters were in a meadow and “one of them was a beautiful, sparkly boy and one was just a girl who was human and normal.”

The venom that vampires have will sparkle in sunlight because it “crystalizes” the light and “reflects” it.

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