Although Twilight granted supernatural powers to many of the saga’s main vampire characters, Rosalie Hale was never given any abilities in the movie adaptations of the bestselling novels. Based on Stephanie Meyers best-selling books, the Twilight series changed traditional vampire rules in numerous ways. For one thing, the saga’s bloodsuckers didn’t need to drink human blood to survive – but could instead subsist on animal blood alone if they so chose.
Much like vampires in its rival franchise The Vampire Diaries were capable of incredible feats of strength, super speed, and some forms of magic; most of Twilight’s vampires possessed the ability to overpower humans, outrun them, and survive almost any climate. As a result, giving Rosalie Hale additional power alongside these attributes would not have added much to the plot of the Twilight movies given how limited her role is in them. In contrast, the Cullens who display supernatural abilities use them gratuitously in the Twilight movies, thus justifying the existence of these powers in the film series plot.
Twilights vampires were also able to walk in the sunlight, although doing so exposed their infamous sparkly skin and made them identifiable to humans. However, one of the most controversial changes that the Twilight saga made to vampire lore was the fact that the books granted each vampire a unique supernatural power. At least, that was what Twilight purported to add to the vampire mythos when, in reality, many of Twilight’s vampires don’t have a special power, even though others do – including the Cullen family member Rosalie.
Rosalie Cullen/Hale has no powers in the Twilight movies, but is this accurate to the canon of the novel saga or a change made for the big screen?
Rosalie Hale was adopted by Esme and Carlisle Cullen before Twilight’s story begins, with Carlisle saving her life by turning her into a vampire during her dark canonical backstory. However, becoming a vampire didn’t grant Rosalie a special power in the Twilight movie adaptations, and there is a canon justification for this. According to the Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, Rosalie Hale/Cullen doesn’t possess any quantifiable supernatural power, much like her adopted parents, meaning that she also has no powers at all in the Twilight movies.
By 1950, the family welcomed two new additions, Alice Cullen and Jasper Hale. Due to their similar features, Rosalie and Jasper would often play the role of biological siblings, even twins. During the long decades of her life, Rosalie developed a passion for collecting cars akin to her adopted brother Edward, and is a brilliant mechanic. She has attended several high schools and universities, and earned degrees in electrical engineering, business, and astrophysics, and has also studied medicine to help Carlisle keep up-to-date with the latest advances.
One day, Rosalies mother had her dress up to deliver her fathers forgotten lunch to his job, in the hopes that the son of the banks owner would take notice of Rosalie, and it worked. Royce King II sent roses to Rosalie and, after making a comment that her eyes were like violets, Rosalie began receiving them, too. Their relationship was solely based on physical attraction, as Royce was often too busy at the bank. They became engaged and one week before the wedding, Rosalie visited her good friend Vera, who Rosalie envied for her baby boy. At one point, when Veras husband kissed her, Rosalie finally noticed the lack of love in her relationship with Royce that was so obvious in Veras. While walking home, shaken by her thoughts about her loveless relationship, Rosalie stumbled across her drunken fiancée and his equally drunk friends; Royce bragged about his fiancés beauty which eventually led to Rosalie being brutally gang-raped and beaten before being left in the street to die.
Rosalie Lillian Hale was born in Rochester, New York, in early 1914; she had two younger brothers, a housewife for a mother, and her father worked at a bank. Her fathers job helped keep the family wealthy during the Great Depression. She was born beautiful and constantly praised, making her vain and self-centered as a result. Her parents took pride in her looks, which she enjoyed. She also enjoyed her fathers pleasure in buying her beautiful clothes, her girlfriends envy, and the admiration of every man she passed. The result of all this attention was that Rosalie tended to be self-absorbed, shallow, and materialistic. However, unlike her social-climbing parents, who always wanted more out of life despite their already elevated status, Rosalie was just happy in the knowledge that she was Rosalie Hale, and that she was very beautiful. She was, however, bothered by the superior beauty of the members of the Cullen family: Carlisle, Esme, and Edward, but because she hardly saw them, she did not let that get the better of her.
In 1933, Rosalie was turned into a vampire by Carlisle Cullen after being raped and beaten to the brink of death by a group of drunken men, including her fiancé. Two years later, Rosalie rescued a young man named Emmett from being mauled by a bear, and after his transformation into a vampire, the two fell very deeply in love. Along with Emmett, Rosalie is an integral member of the Cullen family and fights eagerly against those who threaten their coven.
Two years after her transformation, in 1935, Rosalie stumbled across a young man named Emmett McCarty being mauled by a bear outside of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Emmetts features reminded her of Veras young son Henry, and, because of this, Rosalie chose to rescue the dying man. Rosalie resisted the urge to drink Emmetts blood and carried him over one hundred miles to Carlisle, who then turned him into a vampire at her request. Emmett accepted his new status quite well, and became Rosalies mate. They rarely separated after this; the two having found in the other their true soul mate. Edward had once told Bella that they were always together, and it was hard to be in a five mile radius of them. The pair would marry often and sometimes lived separate from the rest of their adopted family so as to live as a newlywed couple. In 1937, while living in Forks, they were discovered by Ephraim Blacks pack of shape-shifters. To secure both sides, the Cullens and the pack made a treaty: they shall not attack or expose the Cullens unless they bite a human or cross over to the Quileute traditional lands. They moved away sometime after the agreement was made.
Rosalie treasures humanity more than anything and often wishes she was still human; her desire is so great that she is willing to trade anything and everything she has for a second chance at being human. Always wanting children of her own, Rosalie supports Bellas decision to keep her daughter (who Bella initially thought was a boy), and her former resentment of Bella eventually turns into a sisterhood. After Renesmee was born, Rosalie takes care of her, while Bella undergoes the transformation into a vampire. Rosalie can appear to be bitter and cold, due to being beaten and raped by her ex-fiancé and her depression over being a vampire, and angers easily. She learns to appreciate life as a vampire after finding Emmett, as she had gotten “half of her happy ending”.
Despite Bella still choosing to give up her mortality, Rosalie offers to help fix her hair on her wedding day. When Bella gets pregnant, Edward and Carlisle wish to abort the baby, but she refuses and asks Rosalie to be her guardian, and inadvertently persuades Emmett and Esme to her side. She respects her sister-in-laws choice and takes care of her until the baby is born; partly because she is hoping that by helping Bella, she will become a surrogate mother, and partly because she hopes that Bella will fulfill her dream in her place. Bella and Renesmee survive the dangerous birth, and after Bella is turned, Rosalie is finally able to accept Bella as her sister and treats her like one.
Edward Cullen is Rosalies adoptive brother. When Carlisle changed Rosalie into a vampire, part of the reason was that he was hoping she would become a romantic companion for Edward. But Edward and Rosalies relationship never advanced beyond that of loyal siblings: which began when Edward persuaded Carlisle to turn Emmett when Rosalie first found him. Although she was never attracted to Edward, Rosalie was actually offended by the fact that Edward did not feel any attraction to her because she was used to being adored by everyone around her. She eventually came to believe that Edward couldnt be attracted to anyone if he wasnt attracted to her or any of the Denali sisters. This changed when Edward fell in love with Bella Swan, and was part of the reason Rosalie was originally so jealous of Bella.
During their honeymoon on Isle Esme, Edward impregnates Bella. When Edward decides to abort the baby for her health, Bella calls Rosalie for help. Rosalie then shields her from the rest of the family. Because she cannot have children of her own, she hopes that by helping Bella, she would achieve that goal in an alternate way, something Leah Clearwater says she can relate to, because she fears she is also unable to bear children.
Emmett Cullen is Rosalies husband and true love. Rosalie saved him from a bear that just about mauled him to death and, despite the extreme effort this cost her, carried him 100 miles to her home, for Carlisle to change him, because she didnt think she could do it herself. In Eclipse, Rosalie tells Bella that she saved Emmett because he reminded her of her friend Veras son, Henry, with dark curly hair and dimpled cheeks and “the strange innocence that looked so out of place on a grown mans face.” Soon, Rosalie realized that Emmett turned out to be exactly the kind of man she would have wanted in her human life and fell in love with him.
Do Rosalie and Emmett have powers?
What are Jaspers powers?
For example, Emmett is incredibly strong and Alice has the ability to see the future. Edward can even read minds, but Rosalie certainly drew the shorter straw in this regard. The only “power” that Rosalie has to offer is that she is incredibly beautiful.