1) Vampire Vengence~ The endlessness of a vampire's sense of vengence, particularly in response to the death of a mate is said to be unrivalled. Specifically, there is a quote that says, "ensuring that their drive for vengence would never fade." (p269) However, specifically looking at Marcus and his relationship with Aro & Caius, there is a time when Marcus essentially gives up on that idea and it seems to happen rather quickly, which would contradict the argument that the drive for revenge in the death of a mate is one of their strongest instincts. Specifically, in Marcus' bio, it states, "once he'd given up hope of vengence" in Didyme's death. Aro utilized Heidi's power to bind Marcus more closely to he and Caius, but it also says that Heidi's power is useless in breaking apart romantic love or bonded mates. So, it stands to reason that she also would not be able to lesson his need for revenge over the loss of that mate.
2) Vampires listed with "no quantifiable supernatural power"; Specifically, I look at Carlisle. But, there is also an argument for Laurent and Siobhan as well. Listed specifically in the section on supernatural powers, it gives the example of, "a human with a deep value for human life becoming a vampire with the strentgh to avoid human blood." I've made the argument before that I thought there was at least some underlying basis for Carlisle's ability not only to resist, but essentially to surround himself with human blood, be in direct contact with it, and never be tempted (yes, I know he feels the temptation, the burn, but the point is there). Yet, he is listed as having no supernatural power.
Either the guide is incorrect or there are complexities still not fully explained.
smitten_by_twilight wrote:Either the guide is incorrect or there are complexities still not fully explained.
I suspect the second, especially since Bella, unusually, had that massive dose of venom straight to her heart. The transformation must not be instantaneous for each cell. Check out the thread The New Science of Twilight - remembering that there is still fantasy here, too - the heart must be magically last, as the venom would not continue to circulate through the body otherwise.
suzzeeQ wrote:Eclipse p.174
"Emily had her two nieces down for a visit...and Quil met Claire"
Twilight Saga Guide P.371
"Claire Young is the young cousin of Emily Young"
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