velvet409 wrote:Bella was bitten while she was still human. As I understand it, all injuries sustained as a human are healed by the venom during the change. From the Illustrated Guide: "All forms of skin pigmentation--freckles, moles, birthmarks, age marks, scars, and tattoos--disappear during the transformation." Remember that Jasper's scars are all a result of bites he received after he became a vampire. So if Bella were to be bitten by a vampire after her change she would have scars like Jasper does.
You know, I thought this during the movie, and it made sense to me at the time. But as I was reading through here, I remembered that Bella was bitten by James as a human, and that left not only a scar, but a uniquely vampiric scar, as if the skin cells had begun to change to vampire cells. Vampire bites are not normal scars. Human Bella would not really notice just a few scars on her friends, and even running her fingers over Edward's, she might have been too dazzled to notice. Anybody remember if Vampella says anything about scars in Book 3, other than commenting on Jasper's?
Thanks for the referral to First and Ten, Virginia May, I really enjoyed it!