Twilights focus might be Bella and Edward, but in the background, there are some seriously strong vampires. Here are the most powerful of them all.
Its been over a decade since the first Twilight movie was released, but the franchise still has plenty of dedicated fans. Since the vampire craze has faced since the last Breaking Dawn movie came out in 2012, it’s easy to forget the level that Twilight hysteria reached. In the late 2000s, especially 2008-2010, it was almost impossible to open a magazine or turn on the news without it being mentioned in some way.
Taking a look back at the books and movies allows a ranking of the most powerful vampires who have appeared in the franchise from weakest to strongest. To create this ranking, physical strength, additional powers (such as the ability to read minds), and political power are all examined. Its also important to take into account how long each character survived and which ones passed away at the hands of another character.
Updated on July 3rd, 2021 by Amanda Bruce: The passion surrounding Twilight might be as strong over a decade later as it was in 2008, but it still remains. Ardent fans will gladly debate the suitability of love interests, the best music used in the franchise, or which characters deserve to see their stories fleshed out. Examining just which vampires are the most powerful in a world populated by all kinds of supernatural abilities will likely make fans want to revisit the four movies.
Of the entire Cullen family, Rosalie Hales backstory is certainly one of the most tragic. Attacked right before she was supposed to be married, Rosalie ended up as a vampire and took revenge on her attackers before adopting a “vegetarian” lifestyle.
Shes not shown to exhibit any special powers in particular in the franchise, but her fiercely protective nature makes her incredibly formidable. Rosalie is not particularly keen on Bella being a part of their family, but when Bella becomes pregnant, its Rosalie who stands between her and literally everyone else who disagrees with her choices. Rosalie is nearly fearless, loyal to a fault, and always ready to fight, which makes her powerful despite not being able to read minds or manipulate the elements.
Unlike most of his siblings, Emmett is often removed from the drama of the Twilight franchise. Instead, he pops in and out for comedic relief, or so the other characters can use his strength.
He might not have power in vampire social circles, and he might not have any distinct abilities, but he is even stronger than the average vampire. Vampires in general are super strong and durable. Its noted multiple times in the books and movies, however, that Emmetts physical strength is even greater than the rest of his coven.
Heidi isnt a powerhouse of a vampire. Without her, however, the Volturi wouldnt have nearly as much power as they do.
Its Heidi who is responsible for luring people into the Volturis clutches. She acts as their receptionist to the outside world, but shes seemingly friendly and persuasive – until she isnt. Heidi might not be someone the audience sees a lot of, and she might not get down and dirty in the vampire conflicts in the series, but shes a necessary part of the Volturi power structure. Without her tendency to bring them humans, theyd have a hard time feeding and maintaining their anonymity.
The patriarch of the Cullen coven, Carlisles superpower might as well be his compassion. Carlisle retains much of his humanity, not acting feral like a lot of the other vampires introduced in the series. A doctor, he wants to help people and live alongside humans without disrupting their way of life.
He doesnt hold as much power as the Volturi, but he does have the respect of a lot of the vampires. The various covens introduced in the later chapters of the franchise arrive to offer their support to his family – and to satisfy their own curiosity. Its difficult to command respect amongst those more powerful, but Carlisle manages it because hes genuinely kind.
Riley was Victoria’s right-hand man in Eclipse. He was responsible for finding loners and troubled kids and bringing them to Victoria so that she could change them into vampires. He’s also the leader of the newborns since Victoria apparently has better things to do. Riley is obviously in love with Victoria, who is still in love with the sadistic James. Victoria has no issues with manipulating his emotions for her own good, though, and lets him believe whatever he wants as long as he keeps working for her.
He’s physically strong and described as muscular, even for a vampire. He’s also able to lead the army of newborns with only a little bit of dissent from the ranks. That’s proof that had he been left on his own, he probably would have survived for a lot longer. Unfortunately for Riley though, although he was physically strong, his life still ended early on after being manipulated by Victoria during the final battle. Plus, he has no powers.
There are plenty of people who have probably forgotten about Riley, but Alice Cullen is a fan favorite. Alice is Edward’s adoptive sister, and she quickly becomes best friends with Bella as well. Although Carlisle is responsible for bringing together the vast majority of the Cullen clan, Alice found her own way to the Cullen clan because of her gift. Alice’s main character trait is that she can see the future.
Her ability comes in handy many times throughout the series, but it’s surprisingly limited. She can’t see the future outright — she can only see the outcomes of certain decisions people make. As people make decisions, her visions change, and she can’t see their future at all if they make a spur-of-the-moment decision. She also can’t see futures involving werewolves, which is endlessly annoying to her.
Her power might be limited, but she makes up for it with her biggest strength: her loving and caring nature. When combined, she’s able to pull amazing things off, like somehow finding one of the only other vampire/human hybrids in the world to save Renesmee’s life. As impressive as she is, though, she still doesn’t quite match up with some of the other vampires in the series.
Jasper Hale is one of the main characters of the Twilight saga, but he can still be forgotten sometimes. He’s Edward’s adoptive brother and Alice’s partner. Both Jasper and Rosalie use the last name Hale because they’re the only ones who can pass as biological siblings. (All of the Cullens technically pretend to be siblings, but their backstory is that they’ve all been adopted by the young doctor and his wife.)
Jasper is mainly remarkable because of the unique ability he has. He’s able to manipulate the emotions of those around him. If a situation is becoming particularly heated, he can soothe someone who was just about to throw a punch. If he needs to manipulate someone into trusting the Cullens, he can inspire feelings of safety. This is an incredibly useful power to have, and one that has come in handy for him many times throughout his years as a vampire. It’s not that much of a stretch to say that he probably wouldn’t have survived to meet Bella if he didn’t have that ace in his pocket.
Although his power to manipulate emotions is impressive, his willpower could use some work (as the audience sees in New Moon). Also, this skill probably wouldn’t save him from some of the other vampires from the series.
Although Renesmee is only half-vampire, she still earns a spot in this ranking for how unique she is. Renesmee is the half-vampire, half-human child of Bella and Edward, also known as the child with really creepy CGI in Breaking Dawn. As a vampire/human hybrid, Renesmee is crazy smart, has skin as strong as a vampire’s, and ages rapidly — or at least she will until she’s seven years old, by which time she’ll stop aging and appear to be seventeen. (Don’t think about it too much.)
Renesmee has the ability to transmit thoughts to other people as long as she is touching their skin. She can also penetrate others’ mental shields, which means she has the exact opposite abilities of both of her parents. Each vampire who meets her — and there are a lot who traipse through the pages of Breaking Dawn — is instantly impressed with her. Although the audience only sees her as a kid, Meyer seems to be implying that once she’s an adult, she’ll be the most powerful one in the Cullen clan, or at least be close.
The audience meets Marcus in New Moon after Edward fails to claim his own life in Italy and almost gets destroyed. Marcus is a member of the Volturi, the powerful coven that’s basically vampire royalty. They are responsible for enforcing the laws of the vampire world — don’t turn kids into vampires, don’t let the human food know that vampires exist, and so on.
Marcus’ power is less impressive than some of the other members of the Volturi but still comes in handy for them as they dole out justice to law-breaking vampires. He can sense the power and strength of relationships. This sounds less like a special ability and more like someone who just pays attention to human emotion, but the audience can roll with it.
Marcus mainly earns his spot because of his position within the Volturi, not his ability to tell if someone’s dating or just friends. He’s one of the three leaders of the Volturi and so is feared and respected by vampires across the globe. He’s even famous among humans as “Saint Marcus,” who is said to have driven out all of the vampires from Volterra. His political power and age (he is ancient) make up for how useless his special ability can be.
Zafrina is introduced in Breaking Dawn as a member of the Amazonian coven. She travels to Forks from South America to bear witness to the fact that Renesmee is not an illegal immortal child created by the Cullens, but is actually just Bella and Edward’s hybrid daughter. Zafrina is the one who teaches Bella how to harness her psychic shield and use it to protect others from psychic attacks. She also has impressive abilities of her own.
She’s described as one of the most fierce vampires and has an unorthodox fighting style that easily overpowers people. She can also create powerful illusions in people’s minds — they see whatever she wants them to see. This is so useful in a fight that at the climax of Breaking Dawn, Zafrina is supposed to be one of the Cullens’ main lines of defense against the Volturi.
She could easily confuse and disorient the Volturi with her visions, allowing other characters to step in and make quick work of them. Of course, there’s not actually a battle in the book, and in the movie, fans don’t get to see her use this ability on a grand scale. Zafrina’s talent is so remarkable that she was offered a place in the Volturi by Aro, the leader, although she turned it down.
The next vampire is one of its more feared members of the Volturi. Demetri is able to track people not from the physical trails they leave behind, but through their minds. He’s able to follow anyone in the world as long as he has physically encountered them before. It’s impossible for people to hide from him, and since he’s a member of the Volturi, it is impossible for vampires to hide from the Volturi. The Volturi wanted his power so much that they “replaced” their old tracker to get Demetri instead. Bella is the only known character who can block Demetri’s power since vampires’ psychic abilities didn’t have an effect on her as a human or a vampire.
Demetri joined the Volturi thanks to the emotional manipulation of Chelsea, who has a similar power to Jasper. When he’s not needed for tracking, though, he mostly stays in the background and is usually seen rather than heard. He’s first introduced in New Moon as the member who was supposed to take down Edward if he’d exposed himself to humans, but he ends up lurking in the background as Aro and Jane play games with Edward and Bella.
Breaking Dawn’s thinly veiled religious allegory, also known as the plotline when the Cullen family has to find lots of vampires to “bear witness” to the fact that Renesmee is not an immortal child, introduced the audience to a lot of new vampires. Fans finally get to see members of the Denali coven that Carlisle talked about over the previous three chapters of the story, including Kate. Kate is one of the original Denali coven sisters and is a “vegetarian,” like the Cullen clan. Out of all of them, though, she’s easily one of the best fighters.
She was born in medieval Slovakia and was trained in her tribe’s martial arts when she was still a human. As a vampire, she’s even more formidable. She can generate an electric current over her skin, shocking whoever touches her without her permission. With Zafrina, she uses this power to help Bella figure out her shield. While there’s no battle in the book, Kate is ready and willing to fight. In the movie, fans can see her using her power against some of the most senior members of the Volturi, helping the Cullens to protect Renesmee even while grieving the passing of her sister. That’s physical and emotional strength. Don’t underestimate Kate.
There are only two people who have escaped James once he’s made a decision about them — Alice Cullen and Bella Swan. As the main antagonist of Twilight, James is an unusually gifted and sadistic tracker. Just tracking his victims isn’t enough for him. He enjoys playing with them and drawing out the process to have as much “fun” with each poor soul as possible. He’s the vampire that non-Twilight fans enjoyed when they were dragged to the theater by their friends… until he was torn into pieces and burned by Edward.
James is able to track people through a heightened sixth sense of sorts after latching onto their scent. Unlike some other trackers, he didn’t just hunt humans for food. Since humans were usually too easy, he also hunted other vampires for sport. Laurent, another member of James’ coven, calls him the most gifted and lethal tracker he’s ever seen. Because James drinks human blood rather than animal blood, he’s also physically stronger than the rest of the Cullen clan, posing an additional threat. Eventually, though, he is overpowered and taken out by Edward and the rest of the Cullens, setting in motion the events of Eclipse.
After her mate Jamess life is taken by the Cullens, Victoria becomes the antagonist of both New Moon and Eclipse. She makes it her mission to destroy Bella as revenge for the demise of James so that she can hurt the Cullens the same way that they hurt her. Victoria doesn’t seem to have any enhanced abilities at first glance, but her real power is that she’s particularly skilled at self-preservation. It doesn’t matter if she’s being pursued by an entire pack of giant werewolves or a family with a vampire that can literally see versions of the future — she always finds a way to stay alive. That in itself is powerful.
Victoria also creates and leads her own army of newborns in Eclipse to fight the Cullens, giving herself even more power to reckon with. Since the newborns don’t yet understand their new “lives” as vampires and are only familiar with the way Victoria operates, they stay by her side out of a combination of loyalty and fear. Victoria probably would have outlasted everyone in the series if she hadn’t let her emotions get the best of her during her battle with Edward in Eclipse. It’s the one time she went against her survival instinct, and it cost her her life.
Alec is one of the highest-ranking members of the Volturi, though characters who aren’t in the know probably wouldn’t guess that at first glance. Along with his twin sister, Jane, he appears to be a young child of only twelve or thirteen years old. (Their characters were aged up for the movies.) In reality, both of them are ancient and are two of the main offensive weapons that the law enforcing coven has.
Alec can arguably take down any vampire regardless of size or other mental abilities due to his powerful gift. He is able to create complete sensory deprivation in anyone he focuses on. Unlike some of the other vampires here, his gift can also affect multiple people at once. It looks like a mist that slowly creeps toward people and can’t be escaped. Like some of the other vampires with particularly powerful abilities, he showed evidence of this power when he was still human, drawing attention to himself early. He and Jane were specially recruited by the Volturi for their abilities. Together, they have helped the Volturi take down dozens of other vampires at once when their powers are combined. Alec’s position within the Volturi and his unique ability make him one of the most powerful vampires in the world.
Alec’s twin sister is the second half of the Volturis offensive plan. Similar to her brother, she can take down any vampire she chooses, regardless of size or age, simply by looking at them. Jane’s power is more aggressive — she can inspire horrific, debilitating pain in anyone she chooses to focus her power on. She can basically cast Harry Potters Cruciatus Curse.
She gets her ability from the last experience she had as a human. When they were children, she and Alec were accused of being witches and dragged to be burned at the stake. Even though she already had some psychic abilities before being turned — which is why she was accused of witchcraft — they were just strengthened by her transformation into a vampire. Now she can inflict that same burning sensation on anyone she wants. Her power is psychic, not physical, so once she lets up the pain vanishes completely without any other effect. Unlike Alec, though, her power inspires fear in anyone who hears of her. The fear of Jane alone is enough to keep many people in line, as is the fact that she clearly gets a twisted sort of joy from torturing other people.
Edward Cullen’s story is pretty well-known amongst fans — he was born at the start of the twentieth century, was changed by Carlisle in 1918 during a Spanish influenza outbreak, and became a moody vampire spending eternal life in high school until he met Bella Swan. Edward is so notable for his power that fans learn about in the very first Twilight book.
He is able to read minds, a power that comes naturally to him. Unlike some of the other vampires, which require touch or a specific focus to enact their abilities, Edward seems to always be able to hear the thoughts of the people around him — except for Bella’s, of course. In addition to his psychic abilities, which give him an edge in most situations, he’s also physically strong. Victoria and James both met their ends at the hands of Edward, and Aro admires both his physical and mental abilities.
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
The Eclipse novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, reveals that Jane and her companions have been aware of the newborn army for a while, and decide to visit Victoria and Riley in a small cottage. Though they try to hide, Jane knows that theyre there and warns them to stop hiding, because they will find them eventually.
She gives Victoria a five-day limit to “serve” her armys purpose, knowing that Victoria holds some grudge against the Olympic coven, and then decide what to do with her and her army after they served their purpose. Unbeknownst to all of them, their conversation is eavesdropped on by two vampires, Bree and Diego.
In Eclipse, Jane travels to Forks with Demetri, Felix and two other guards to deal with the Seattle newborn army that Victoria had created. She is rather shocked to find that the Cullens have dealt with the situation on their own, without one of them being injured or killed, but keeps her emotions hidden. Upon their arrival, Jane notices that there is one newborn left, Bree Tanner. Jane asks for her name, and when she doesnt reply, Jane inflicts her mental pain, making Bree contort in absolute agony. When Jane stops, Bree starts talking, and Jane decides to torture her again onto another time, due to her taking time to answer questions.
Jane takes delight in knowing that Bella is still human, as Caius will probably be interested in sending a hunting troop after her, but Alice informs her that the date has been set, much to Janes dismay. After several minutes of discussion, the Cullens failed offer to take responsibility for Bree, and another unsuccessful attempt to torture Bella with her power, Jane orders Felix to “deal with that” because she is bored and wants to go home. After Felix executed Bree, they return to Volterra.
Unbeknownst to her, Bree telepathically informed Edward on everything that she knows about the agreement that Jane had made with Victoria before she died.
In the movie, Jane is seen observing the newborn army from a high pointed bridge, accompanied by Felix, Demetri and her brother Alec, instead of destroying the army that had already drawn wide attention. She uses her power to torture Felix when he suggests they consult Aro over this situation. In the clearing, when Jane remarks Caius interest in knowing that Bella is still human, Bella is the one who tells her that the date is set.
During Breaking Dawn, Jane, accompanied by the entire Volturi, make their way to Forks, this time to destroy an immortal child.
She is really annoyed to find that Aro has given Bella a wedding gift, an extravagant pendant. Later, it is discovered that Renesmee Cullen is in fact a vampire-human hybrid. As this confrontation escalates, Jane tries to incapacitate her enemies, but since Bella is shielding them, her power is rendered useless. Jane is infuriated by this and tries to target Bella. When that fails as well, she tries to spring but Alec stops her with a restraining hand. When Alecs power proves equally unsuccessful, she tries to attack again until Aro orders her to stop. Kate chooses Jane as her target when they believe a battle is about to commence, saying that “she needs a taste of her own medicine”. However, Alice and Jasper return in time to prevent the fight from starting, with prominent witnesses to resolve the situation.
At the end of Breaking Dawn, Jane departs with the rest of the Volturi guard, with extended hatred toward Bella and her power.
In Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Jane first appears in a flashback of Carlisles telling about immortal children. She holds Vasilii – an immortal child – in her arms and torments his creator Sasha before both of them are destroyed.
Whilst confronting the Cullens, she remains in her covens crowd and attempts to torment Edward and his allies, only to be negated by Bellas shield quickly after. Alice shows Aro the vision regarding the outcome if a battle is followed. In it, Jane tortures Jasper and Seth to help Demetri and Felix destroy them, but Alec, her twin, is killed shortly thereafter. Alice then angrily runs towards her, and she tries to use her gift until she realizes Bella was blocking it. Jane realizes that she is powerless without her gift and begins to run away. Alice manages to catch up and then throw her into Sam Uleys fangs, as he bites off her head.
In the end, the battle is avoided and Jane leaves the clearing with her coven.
Jane is described as 48″ tall and has a tiny body with lank, pale brown hair trimmed semi short and pale skin to match it. She could easily be mistaken for a preteen boy if not for her girlish face and full lips. Her face is angelically beautiful in its childlike appearance, and lovely when it is animated.
Bella describes her as having an exceptional face that would make a Botticelli angel look like a gargoyle. Her eyes are wide and her lips full, while her childlike voice is described as high and thin and usually speaks with an air of apathy or boredom, but maintains a commanding presence due to the fear she provides with her power. In the Twilight films, she is portrayed as having long, blond hair tied in a bun.
As with the rest of the Volturi, her eyes are dark red in color which darken when she is thirsty. Jane and her brother Alec serve as two of the highest ranked guard members and so they wear the darkest cloaks amongst the guard.
Jane has a very dark and sadistic personality, and she takes great pleasure in using her gift to torture others. She is easily angered when her gift is made useless, which is where her deep hatred of Bella first began. She shows strong jealousy towards Alice, as Aro is even more impressed by Alices gift than her own. She worships Aro and is happy to be in his presence, though that adoration is mostly based on Chelseas power.
Jane enjoys her gift and the respect and fear that it brings her, and she never wastes an opportunity to use it on someone. But, despite her personality she seems to have a very strong as well as loving relationship with her twin brother Alec and besides Aro, Alec seems to be the person she is closest to.
It also seems that Jane has a jealous side, as she dislikes it when Aro gave Bella an extravagant gift (a diamond necklace).
Jane was born in England around 800 A.D, daughter of an Anglo-Saxon woman and a Frankish soldier. She was born a few minutes before her fraternal twin brother, Alec. Both Jane and Alec had strong psychic abilities that were evident even in their human state.
Aro was made aware of Jane and her brother through the thoughts of a visiting nomad. Aro had shown interest in Jane and her twin brother since they were toddlers, but decided to wait until they were old enough to turn them (the Volturi had already instated its rules about immortal children) so left them in the care of their parents. Their talents had not taken a focused shape at that point, but bad things happened to people who were unkind to the twins or their family, and good luck followed those who were friendly to them. Eventually, the superstitious locals found the twins too frightening to endure. They were accused as witches and condemned to be burned at the stake. Aro was apprised of the situation by a nomad who knew of Aros interest in the twins. Aro hurried to the village, arriving just in time to interrupt the execution. Transformed at the age of about 15, they are the smallest and youngest in appearance, as well as the most prized members of the guard due to their incredibly powerful gifts. It is said that they are the cornerstone of the Volturis offensive abilities.
Due to the pain Jane experienced during her burning at the stake and the anger she felt towards the villagers, after her transformation from human to vampire she gained the supernatural talent of inflicting the mental illusion of pain on others (the illusion of burning). Jane has since become one of the most prized members of the Volturi Guard.
Jane is a vampire and a high-ranking member of the Volturi guard in the Twilight Saga. She is the twin sister of Alec, and together they are the Volturi’s most powerful offensive weapons. Jane has the ability to inflict a mental illusion of burning pain.Click to see full answer. Correspondingly, what is Felix’s power in Twilight? Powers and abilities Meyer stated that Felix’s talent is his fighting abilities and physical strength (comparable to Emmett Cullen). No matter how good anyone else is in physical combat, Felix will always remain one, or most likely, several steps ahead of them.Furthermore, what powers do the Volturi have? Special abilities Aro/Sulpicia: Tactile telepathy. Marcus: Relationship identification. Jane: Pain illusion. Alec: Sensory deprivation. Demetri: Tracking sense. Renata: Physical attack diversion. Chelsea: Relationship manipulation. Didyme: Happiness induction. Keeping this in consideration, who is the strongest vampire in Twilight? Edward Cullen What is Caius power in Twilight?The Volturi leaders include Aro, who can read every thought a person has ever had once he has made physical contact, Marcus, who senses the strength and nature of relationships, and Caius, who has no known power.
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