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"Half mortal, half immortal. Conceived so, and carried by this newborn while she was still human."

Aro on Renesmee's hybrid status.[src]


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Renesmee Carlie Cullen
Biographical information
Born

September 11, 2006; Forks, Washington

Alias
Physical description
Species

Human/vampire hybrid

Gender

Female

Hair color
  • Bronze (book)
  • Brown (film)
Eye color

Chocolate brown

Skin color

Pale

Family information
Family members
Special characteristics
Abilities
  • Limited vampire abilities
  • Self-control
Special abilities
Affiliation
Loyalty

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Born on October 11, 2013 'Ruby Isabella Sawyer  is the resident vampire/human hybrid member of the Highland coven. She is the daughter of Salem and Emma Turner and the imprintee of Daniel Taylor. Ruby's biological family are James Turner and Elizabeth Turner, while her uncle and aunt are Warren Turner and Sophie Turner. She is also the granddaughter of Liam and Serena Sawyer and the niece of MelodyCarly, Samantha, and Roxy Sawyer .

Ruby is considered to be Salem and Emma's "miracle child", because of what it took to keep her and her mother alive through the pregnancy. She has the abilities to show people her thoughts by touching them and presumably break through their mental defenses. Emma initially gets angry and attacks Daniel for giving her daughter the nickname "Little Red" as well as imprinting on her. Irina of the Denali Coven sees Ruby and believes she is the war child, a child who is more powerful than the Originals and is the cure of the vampire curse. She informs the Originals , as war children are not permitted to live. The Originals reach Fife intent on killing Ruby and the Sawyers. However, the Sawyer family members gather witnesses from around the world to prove that Ruby is not an immortal child. Carly brings another vampire-human hybrid, Nahuel, who explains that hybrids pose no danger to the vampires. Convinced that Ruby is not a threat, the Originals leave, and Ruby and her family are left in peace. She is the only hybrid currently known to show supernatural gifts.

Biography[]

Before birth[]

After Salem and Emma are married, they spend their honeymoon on an island the Sawyer family owns off the coast of Rio de Janeiro: Isle Esme, a gift from Liam to Serena. At this point, Salem can't deny Emma the human experience of sex any longer despite his fear of harming her, as they had a deal, and they make love on several occasions.

However, as the honeymoon progresses, Emma begins to experience mood swings, peculiar eating habits, terrible nightmares and severe morning sickness, which confuses her. After finding tampons in her bag, she notices that her period is five days late, and a hard, growing, bump protruding from her hips, realizing she is pregnant. This realization took Emma out of Carly's "sight" as she cannot see a future involving half-vampires; she calls Emma in a panic to see if she is alright. Salem knows that there have been stories of women who died while giving birth to a vampire's child. Therefore, he leaps into action, as always, only caring about the safety of Emma, and insists that she let Liam remove the abnormally rapid-growing fetus. However, Emma won't allow it.

Enlisting Samantha's help as a bodyguard, with support from Roxy and Serena, Emma refuses to have an abortion, determined to carry the child, trusting that Salem will save her by turning her into a vampire after she gives birth and that Liam will save the baby if something goes wrong. Liam is also unwilling to disagree with Serena. As the baby continues to grow at an alarmingly rapid rate, Emma's health deteriorates. She develops an unhealthy pallor; her stomach is bruised in multiple places from the baby's movements (as it has inherited a vampire's superhuman strength); her ribs and later her pelvis, are broken. Her body has been rejecting human food, and it is only when Daniel Taylor bitterly thinks about the "creature" craving blood, that Salem, with his ability to read thoughts, thinks of a solution. The Sawyers allow Emma to sample some donated human blood from Liam's work at the hospital. To Emma's surprise, it smells and tastes appealing, and revives her, to an extent. Daniel however is not entirely thrilled. Besides the strength and appetite of the growing baby, evidence of its vampire heritage is apparent in the hard and thick amniotic sac, endurance resembling the skin of a vampire, making ultrasounds and amniocentesis impossible. Emma isn't the only suffering individual during the pregnancy; Daniel describes Salem, as a "burning man", lifeless and self-loathing, thinking of the child as a possible case of "Rosemary's Baby": a child born of a demon, the spawn of the devil. Salem still is not completely convinced that he is not a monster and that he does have a soul.

As Emma's pregnancy nears its completion, Salem begins to hear the baby's thoughts; he quickly realizes that the baby loves Emma, can recognize the sounds of its parents' voices, and can even understand simple conversations. This new knowledge quickly wins over Salem's affection (Daniel Taylor states that Salem cannot hate anyone who loves Emma). After listening to its parents, the baby understands what hurts her mother and tries to avoid injuring her further. Emma is convinced that the baby is a boy and calls it "SD" (which is short for "Salem Daniel"). However, she does admit that she may be wrong and the baby could turn out to be a girl. She decides that "Ruby Sawyer" would be what she would call her baby, should it be a girl. The pregnancy continues its rapid progression, and Emma goes into violent labor even sooner than anticipated when the placenta is unexpectedly detached. Liam and Serena, who originally planned to be there for delivery the next day, are out hunting, so Salem, Samantha, Daniel, and Carly help to deliver the baby by C-section. Although Salem wants to wait for the morphine to spread and ease Emma's pain, Emma commands him to perform the C-section without delay, thrashing and screaming that "He can't breathe!". Samantha starts the C-section but, due to the amount of blood involved, loses control, forcing Daniel  and Carly to tackle and drag her from the room. Salem continues with the C-section in Sam's place, eventually using his teeth to bite through the hard amniotic sac. Emma is severely injured during the birth due to the baby's violent thrashing, breaking many ribs, losing a lot of blood, and eventually snapping her spine, which requires Daniel  to provide CPR to keep her breathing.

After delivering the baby, Salem declares that it is a girl, despite Emma's previous certainty that it was a boy, naming her Ruby. As Emma holds her, Ruby's vampire heritage become apparent when she bites Emma, showing her inherited sharp teeth and natural desire for human blood. As Emma loses consciousness again due to her injuries, Salem hands the baby to Samantha, injects his venom into Emma's heart and bites her in several places, maximizing her odds of survival. After every bite, he runs his tongue over the wound and heals it, trapping the venom into her bloodstream and preserving her already low blood supply. Despite Daniel's CPR support and Salem's venom, Emma's heart stops beating. Believing Emma is beyond saving, Daniel follows Ruby, intent on killing her in revenge. Still with Emma, Salem provides CPR himself which, combined with the venom, eventually results in Emma's heart recovering, and her conversion into a vampire.

After birth[]

Daniel Taylor, previously determined to destroy the monster which he believed to have killed Emma, imprints on Ruby the moment they look into each other's eyes. Because of this, Ruby becomes the key to a permanent truce between the werewolves and the Cullens; by the absolute pack law, the object of a wolf's imprinting cannot be harmed by other wolves, and there is no exception to this rule.

After Emma's transformation and recovery are complete, Salem takes her out hunting, telling her that she needs to be in control before she can meet her daughter, who is half-human and has her own blood. When they return, Daniel tests Emma's control by standing in front of her, and after that is secured, Ruby and Emma finally meet face-to-face. When Emma finds out about Daniel's imprinting on her child, she angrily confronts him. She eventually lunges at him when she also finds out that he has nicknamed her "Red", a nickname derived from the Red Riding Hood.

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Jacob imprints on Renesmee.

Emma realizes that Ruby is gifted with the ability to share her thoughts with people by touching them, when she shows her the very first picture of her human face. The Sawyers are preparing to leave for Alaska when Daniel suddenly tells Warren about the supernatural world, as he wishes to keep Ruby in Fife and knows that Warren is the main reason that they are leaving. By telling Warren about the world having supernatural forces and that Emma has changed (without specifying anything), he does a huge favor for Emma, the Sawyers and himself. Ruby meets Warren for the first time when he comes to see Emma, and they both grow incredibly fond of each other.

In the upcoming months, Ruby grows at an exceptional pace, mentally and physically, forming full sentences one week after her birth and learning to walk after three weeks. Since no one is certain of her development, the Sawyers plan on making a trip to South America to study the legends that involve her species.

The Originals[]

While Emma, Daniel  and Ruby are in the woods hunting together, they are spotted by Irina, a member of the Denali coven, who is mad at the Sawyers for not avenging her mate's death. Irina sees Ruby from a distance and assumes her to be an immortal child, a human child transformed into a vampire. By the Original's laws, such children are not allowed to exist because of their inability to control themselves, and Irina, whose mother had been killed for creating one, reports to the Originals about her. Irina is not aware, however, that Ruby is a vampire/human hybrid, growing and learning. The Originals make the decision to come to Fife, and destroy the child and the entire Sawyer family. Carly sees this in a vision and tells the Sawyerssthey need to gather witnesses to testify that Ruby is a half-vampire and that she is able to control her instincts; she leaves a clue for Emma to locate a lawyer named J. Jenks to help Ruby escape in case the originals do end them, and then flees with Melody without so much as a goodbye.

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In the next month, the Sawyers gather many friends to help them testify that the child is not an immortal child. Ruby wins over many with her gift and sweetness, and makes many new friends. To spend her first Christmas, Emma, Salem and Daniel take her to Warren's house to celebrate, and she receives an MP3 player from Salem, a golden locket inscribed with the words "plus que ma propre vie" ("more than my own life" in French) from Emma, and a handwoven charm bracelet - the Quileute equivalent of a promise ring - from Daniel.

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Renesmee with her friends and family.

Knowing that the Originals will stop at nothing to not only destroy, but acquire half of her family, Emma pleads Ruby to leave with Daniel when the time comes. When the Originals and their witnesses arrive, the Sawyers and their witnesses prove to them that the child is a hybrid between vampires and humans. Aro is very intrigued with Ruby's existence, but is determined to achieve his secret ambitions - to add Carly, Salem, Emma and some of the other gifted vampires into his collection. He and Caius come up with multiple schemes to provoke a battle between the Volturi and the Sawyers. The deal to let her live is set when Carly and Melody show up near the end of the trial with a mature half-vampire like Ruby, one the Originals have never known of. Said hybrid, Nahuel, informs the Originalss of his past, his age and his diet. This persuades Aro to no longer see Ruby as a threat, and, more importantly, threatened by Emma's gift, and leave in disgrace. The Sawyers are safe again, and Ruby is able to stay with her family.

Nahuel states that Ruby will probably reach complete physical maturity around seven years after her birth, at which point she will stop aging and live to an unknown extent of years.

Future[]

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Renesmee Cullen, in a flashforward image by Jacob.

Since Daniel has imprinted on her, he has acted as a brother to her. It is likely that Daniel's feelings will become romantic when Ruby comes of age. As happened to Nahuel, when she stops maturing at the age of seven, she will look like a seventeen year old teenager and cease to age for at least many centuries.

Near the end of The War Child - Part 2, Carly somehow learns to perceive visions that involve shape-shifters and vampire hybrids, given how she is able to see Daniel and Ruby escape the battle while also perceiving the wolves' involvement. At the end of the movie, she shares a vision with Salem, where they see a fully grown Ruby together with her parents and Daniel- her mate.

Stephenie Meyer has mentioned in an interview that if she were to write further books in the Twilight universe, she would likely narrate from Renesmee's or Leah Clearwater's perspectives[1], since the love story of Bella and Edward has reached its ending. She also mentioned in another interview that there is a chance that she might go back to writing The Twilight Saga, and refused to answer any question regarding Renesmee's future.

Physical appearance[]

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Ruby is depicted as being immensely beautiful; even more gorgeous than Samantha  and Salem . She has inherited both of her parents' exceptionally good looks, having the facial features of her father Salem (high cheekbones, straight nose, strong jawline, and full lips), as well as his unusual bronze hair color (brown in the movie), with her eyes being chocolate brown, just like her mother Emma's were when she was still human. However, she has also inherited curly hair from her grandfather Charlie Swan, portrayed as ringlets that fall past her waist.

She has pale skin, which has a blush to it because her heart pumps blood, with a faster beat than a normal human heart, and has had perfect shiny square teeth since her birth. Unlike her family, Renesmee's skin glows slightly in the sunshine like back-lit alabaster rather than sparkle like diamonds. Thanks to the blood flowing in her veins and her heart beating, she has pink rosy cheeks, shell-pink lips, pale lavender eyelids, and pink palms. Her scent is a balance of both vampire and human, with enough vampire scent to keep it from being too appetizing to vampires; she also has a dimpled smile as opposed to her father's crooked smile.

Personality[]

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Renesmee is depicted as a kind, overwhelmingly intelligent, and fun-loving child. She has a competitive streak that prompts her to accept Jacob's hunting challenges, which keeps her motivated to drink animal blood.

As a vampire's mind is highly superior to a human's, Renesmee's mind gets into high gear even before she was born; she finds out that her movements in the womb have been hurting her mother, and tries to stop. She also likes to hear the voices of her parents, and shows affection towards Jacob. After she was born, she learns the vampire laws and limitations very quickly and understands their consequences. She can memorize perfectly anything she sees or experiences, and understands people without much problem. Bella comments that she is already more intelligent than most adults, and has better control over her thirst than any of them.

She likes to read books and listen to music, something she shares with her parents. She likes to hear Emma reading bedtime stories, but hates hearing the same ones twice, expecting therefore to hear new ones each and every time. In The War Child - Part 2, she learns to play piano from Salem.

Renesmee is fascinated by everyone in her surroundings, despite their being different species. She mostly prefers not to speak out loud and instead use her power to communicate with others, because she finds words insufficient to describe her feelings. However, she will talk if she has to or if she is unable to touch someone. She is also depicted as a brave and headstrong character.

Special traits[]

Traits of species[]

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Ruby, often called "Red" for short, is a vampire-human hybrid, and therefore shares traits from both species. Similar to Carly's inability to see the future of werewolves, because she had never been one herself, Carly also cannot see Ruby or her kind. This is something that annoys her as much as her inability to see the wolves.

She is immensely beautiful, and her body temperature is slightly higher than a human's. Ruby has a rapidly beating heart and veins filled with her own blood. Her hardened skin glows faintly rather than sparkle like diamonds upon exposure to sunlight, which allows her to blend in the human society much more easily than vampires. Unlike the rest of her vampire family, she is also able to sleep, and unlike Nahuel, she is not venomous, a trait that she shares with the other female hybrids (Nahuel's half-sisters). Her scent is a mixture of human and vampire.

Her attractive traits and kind nature draw people (vampire or human) to her. Tanya once commented her on as being a "special little one, hard to resist".

Diet[]

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Renesmee can survive on either human food or blood. She doesn't like human food much and will rarely eat it. She doesn't mind drinking animal blood in order to conform to the vegetarian lifestyle and due to her love of humans. However, like most vampires, she prefers human blood and sees the donated blood that Bella drank while pregnant as an acceptable compromise. Given the difficulties involved in acquiring enough donated blood and in order to encourage Renesmee to drink animal blood, Jacob Black would start a friendly hunting competition between them for the biggest prey, which keeps Renesmee motivated.

Rapid growth[]

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A fully-grown Renesmee with Edward, Bella and Jacob.

As a child, Renesmee grows at an outstanding rate; this information caused great worry to the Cullens as they were unable to predict her future, and all of them worried how long her lifespan would be. This worry comes to an end when Nahuel, another vampire-human hybrid, explains about his and his half-sisters' experience on the matter. It is implied that Renesmee's growth will slow down until it ceases at the age of seven, by which she will have the appearance of a young woman. She may be able to live for centuries minimum, if not more. Her physical growth is greatly outstripped by her mental development.

Powers and abilities[]

Being half-vampire, Renesmee displays the same supernatural senses and capabilities of vampires, such as heightened senses, enhanced physical strength and speed, though not as potent as true vampires. At three months old, she can already leap 15 feet into the air. Her skin is also almost as impenetrable as that of vampires, but no one has tested its endurance.

She is born with sharp teeth that allow her to bite through skin and drink blood, but is not venomous. Whether by chance inheritance or gender difference is unknown, but it has been pointed that Nahuel is the only half-vampire known to possess vampire venom.

Tactile thought projection and shield penetration[]

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Renesmee using her power to communicate with Bella.

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As the offspring of two gifted vampires, Renesmee has inherited the exact opposite versions of her parents' powers; while Edward can read people's minds from a distance, she can place her own thoughts and images (even feelings) into their minds through physical contact. This power works most effectively in communication.

She can unconsciously use this power when she is asleep, allowing people to see what she is dreaming about; and while Bella acts as a mental shield that blocks psychic powers from her mind, Renesmee can penetrate others' mental defenses, being the only person capable of making her power effective on Bella.

It is yet unknown how this opposition came to be.

Relationships[]

Ruby is the biological daughter of Emma Sawyer (née Turner) and Salem Sawyer, as well as the biological granddaughter of Charlie Swan, Renée Dwyer, Edward Sr. and Elizabeth Masen and step-granddaughter of Phil Dwyer and great granddaughter of Marie Higginbotham, and Geoffrey and Helen Swan. She is also the granddaughter of Liam and Serena Sawyer, and the niece to Samantha Melody, Carly and Roxy Sawyer. Renée and Phil are the only ones who are unaware of her existence.

Emma Turner[]

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Renesmee's mother: Bella Swan.

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Emma Turner is Ruby's mother.

After Emma finds out that she is pregnant, she acquires a deep love for her daughter, mistakenly believing her unborn baby is a boy. Even when everyone, except Samantha, tries to convince her to abort the baby, she refuses. Once Salem discovers that he can hear the baby's thoughts and it can understand them, Ruby does everything she can to keep from hurting the mother she loves deeply. After the conception, deadly birth, transformation and first hunt, Ruby and Emma finally meet for the first time. Ruby has an unbreakably close bond to Emma, and she even loved Emma from the womb, as discovered by Salem on Emma's final day of pregnancy.

Fearing that Carly foresaw the Sawyers losing against the Originals, Emma secretly prepares legal documents for Ruby and Daniel so that they may escape. Convinced that she and Salem would not survive the encounter, Emma also gives Ruby a golden locket for Christmas as a memento with a photo of Emma, Salem, and Ruby inside along with the engraved French inscription of "plus que ma propre vie", meaning "more than my own life".

She is capable of breaking through her mother's shield and showing her what she is thinking about - it is thought that at least some elements of this power are inherited from Emma. Aside from this, she has also inherited Emma's chocolate brown eyes.

After the confrontation with the Originals is resolved peacefully, Ruby continues to live with her parents in a small mansion not too far away from the Sawyer house, and Emma finally begins to call her "Red" after months of repelling the nickname.

Salem Sawyer[]

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Renesmee's father: Edward Cullen.

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Salem Sawyer  is Ruby's father.

During their honeymoon, Edward and Emma  unknowingly conceived Renesmee. When they realized this, Edward was far from happy. Fearing that he would lose Bella, Edward became desperate to get rid of the baby. At first, Edward asked Carlisle to remove the baby, so it wouldn't kill Bella, but she refused to have an abortion under any circumstances.

As Bella's pregnancy continued, an unborn Renesmee kept hurting her and Edward's hatred of his child continued. However, on the final day of the pregnancy, the unborn Renesmee developed to the point where she had a mind for her father to read. Edward heard that Renesmee already loved her parents, understood that she was only accidentally hurting her mother, and was now trying to restrain herself. After hearing all this, his hatred for his daughter vanished and replaced with immense love.

When Bella went into sudden labor, Edward was the one who delivered Renesmee. She has spent considerably more time with her father than with her mother, as Bella had to recuperate from her vampire transformation. She says dozens of times that she loves her "momma and daddy" very much, even crying when she found out that Edward and Bella would have to leave her and shared a very close goodbye with Edward before facing the Volturi.

Since Edward can read minds, Renesmee does not need physical contact to communicate with him like she does with everyone else.

Because the nickname "Nessie" appears in everyone's thoughts, it attaches to Edward very quickly.

Daniel Turner[]

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Renesmee's imprinter: Jacob Black.

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Daniel Taylor is the shape-shifter who has imprinted on Renesmee.

He was originally in love with Renesmee's mother, Bella. After unsuccessfully trying to take Bella from her vampire boyfriend Edward, Jacob fell into a state of depression caused by a broken heart. Soon after this, Bella became pregnant with her and Edward's baby. Jacob was repulsed because he saw the baby the same way he saw Edward: a monster. Jacob made his hatred for the baby clear on multiple occasions, including when he became angry at Bella for saying that the baby reminded her of him. Bella nearly died giving birth to the baby, whom she named Renesmee. During Bella's transformation into a vampire, Jacob believed that she had died, and attempted to kill Renesmee for revenge. But when he made eye contact with Renesmee, he involuntarily imprinted on her. He then realized why he and Bella were pulled toward each other during her pregnancy: because Renesmee was a significant (due to the similarities between her and her mother as a human) part of Bella, and that makes her his object of imprint.

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Jacob and Renesmee.

Renesmee loves Jacob as much as she loves her parents. Jacob's imprinting on Renesmee helps end the warring tension between the Cullens and the Uley pack, because while she is imprinted on, she becomes untouchable to the other wolves due to pack law whereas, the person a wolf imprinted upon was not to be harmed by other tribe members. Jacob is the one who nicknamed her "Nessie". As part of the imprint, he would do anything for her and visit her every single day. Renesmee is shown to be possessive of Jacob, and seems to enjoy his company just as much as he enjoys hers. While Renesmee is a child, Jacob is near her to protect her, nurture her, and be her best friend. Because of the inevitable hardships of being away from her, he abandons his initial plan of living the rest of his life as a wolf and dedicates to protecting Renesmee. His desire to please Renesmee makes his own opinions secondary.

On Christmas night, Jacob gives Renesmee a handmade bracelet, which is the Quileute version of a promise ring. Edward is annoyed by the gift, but Bella has learned to accept his devotion. When her maturity completes, Jacob's feelings are expected to become romantic in response to Renesmee's own feelings.

Samantha Sawyer[]

Samantha Sawyer is Ruby's  aunt.

Samantha has always wanted to have her own children, but is unable to fulfill this wish as a vampire since her body can no longer undergo changes. When Emma became pregnant, she came to her aid, protecting her from the rest of their family who wished to abort the baby. After Ruby was born, Samantha took the baby downstairs while Salem injected his venom into an agonizing, almost dead Emma. Samantha took care of her while Emma was becoming a vampire.

Samantha is very protective of Ruby. Even though Emma survives, Samantha still treats Ruby like her own child, and learns to accept Emma as a sister because she knows that she was willing to give up her life for her baby, the same choice Samantha would have made. Ruby enjoys Samantha combing her hair, which she admits during a silent conversation with Emma.

Alice Cullen[]

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Renesmee's adoptive aunt: Alice Cullen.

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Before she was born, Alice hated her niece for causing overwhelming pain to Bella's body and blocking her vision, but learned to love her after she was born.

She and Rosalie enjoy dressing her up to make a baby album that looks years old rather than weeks. Although Alice loves her niece, she is distraught by the fact that she cannot see her future and everything that involves her, even before she was born. She points out that trying to see a future that involved her causes an unusual kind of headache.

When Alice and Jasper left the family before the confrontation with the Volturi, Renesmee expresses how much she likes her aunt, a liking that she shares with her mother. Alice and Jasper return just in time with their witnesses to save their family and prevent a fight with the Volturi.

Carlisle Cullen[]

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Renesmee's adoptive paternal grandfather: Carlisle Cullen.

Carlisle Cullen is Renesmee's paternal grandfather.

He initially wanted to abort Renesmee when Bella was pregnant with her, but Esme's decision to side with Bella affected his choice.

After she is born, they grow fairly close as he comes to love his new granddaughter. He keeps track of her growth rate everyday to calculate her maturity process. He also occasionally feeds her with donated human blood, but does his very best to shift her diet to animal blood and, sometimes, human food.

Esme Cullen[]

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Renesmee's adoptive paternal grandmother: Esme Cullen.

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Esme Cullen is Renesmee's adoptive paternal grandmother.

While Bella was pregnant with Renesmee, Esme sided with Rosalie and Emmett to protect them both, because she understood Bella's desire to have children and believed that she should be able to make her own choices in the matter.

She also prepared an extra room in the mansion  that Bella and Edward live in, which later became the baby's bedroom. During Bella's transformation, Esme would cradle the baby to sleep, while also sharing the experience with Rosalie and Jacob.

Like the way she welcomes everyone into the family, she quickly adapts to Renesmee's birth and grows fond of her new granddaughter and vice versa.

Charlie Swan[]

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Renesmee's maternal grandfather: Charlie Swan.

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Charlie Swan is Renesmee's maternal grandfather.

The Cullens initially intended to let Charlie believe that she is an adoptive child to Bella and Edward, "orphaned after his brother's death", but he figures out the truth from her chocolate brown eyes, which she inherited from him, but decides to stick with the public story to protect her and Bella. He grows extremely fond of her after their first encounter, but Bella wouldn't let him hold Renesmee until she fell asleep as she was attracted to his blood. Bella also mentions that she has inherited her curly hair from him.

By December, they have grown very close. Charlie always visits the Cullens, though Bella, Edward and Renesmee occasionally visit him. Renesmee wholeheartedly accepts her parents' prohibition from biting, talking out loud, and using her power in Charlie's presence in order to help him cope as easily as possible, though she can accidentally startle him by doing something too advanced for an infant.

Emmett Cullen[]

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Renemsee's adoptive uncle: Emmett Cullen.

Emmett Cullen is Renesmee's adoptive uncle.

He quickly adapts to her unexpected birth like the rest of his family and calls her "Nessie".

He was one of the family members who defended Renesmee's safety when Bella was still pregnant with her, but only because Rosalie and Esme were on her side.

Though he seemingly shares the weakest link to his niece, he does indeed care for her enough to willingly miss out on a fighting opportunity for her safety, as proven when he proposes the idea of gathering witnesses to testify in their favor against the Volturi, which will very likely prevent a fight.

In Breaking Dawn - Part 2, while Renesmee is playing the piano, Emmett is among those listening to her performance at the end of the instrument.

Jasper Hale[]

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Renesmee's adoptive uncle: Jasper Hale.

Jasper Hale is Renesmee's adoptive uncle.

While Bella was pregnant with Renesmee, Jasper was forced to sit on the sidelines, only acting as Bella's bodyguard from Sam's wolf pack. When Bella was newly turned to a vampire, Jasper was always near Bella's side to prevent her from losing control, but he was also concerned for Renesmee's safety. On one occasion, he mistook Bella's thirst to wanting Renesmee's blood and immobilized her while giving the baby to Edward. This indicates that he has grown a sense of caring for both Renesmee and Bella.

It is unknown how close Renesmee is to her uncle after her birth since they never shared a moment together. Seeing as they are members of the same family, it is suggested that they do care for each other.

Carmen[]

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Carmen.

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Carmen is a member of the Denali coven.

She becomes interested in Renesmee as soon as they meet. When Edward explained that she was half-human, Carmen is the only one in her coven to show any belief in the story at all. To show her the truth, Renesmee uses her power to show Carmen her story from birth to the moment they met, and convinced her completely that her half-breed lineage was truth. After she was convinced of this fact, she helps convince her mate, Eleazar, to believe the truth, along with Tanya and Kate. Carmen is willing to testify in the Cullens' favor, and do everything in her power to protect Renesmee and her family.

Their relationship is much less pronounced in the movie.

Zafrina[]

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Zafrina.

Zafrina is a member of the Amazon coven.

She meets Renesmee when Alice sends her and her "sister", Senna, to Forks in hopes to help her family testify against the Volturi about a false accusation. To keep Renesmee entertained, Zafrina often shows her pretty pictures with her "gift", which is to project vivid illusions. Renesmee likes her entertainment so much that she becomes very attached to her, and vice versa. Although Renesmee likes Zafrina, Bella finds her intimidating and prefers to keep them at a distance. During her stay in Forks, she distracts Renesmee with her "pictures" to keep her entertained.

By the end of Breaking Dawn, Zafrina makes Bella promise to bring Renesmee to South America sometime in the future, and promises Renesmee that they will be great friends.

Their friendship is much less described in the movies, though they do share a moment together before Zafrina returns to South America.

Nahuel[]

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Nahuel.

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Nahuel is one of the few known human/vampire hybrids in the world.

When the Volturi come to destroy Renesmee and her family, Alice and Jasper find Nahuel in South America and bring him back to Forks to present evidence that hybrids are not a threat to the world of vampires. Prior to meeting the Cullens, Nahuel lived believing he was inherently evil because of accidentally killing his mother during his birth and thirsting for human blood. After seeing Renesmee's family, he realizes what his parents could have been if they were like Bella and Edward. Because of this, he comes to understand that his existence isn't simply evil and begins to forgive himself.

At the end of Breaking Dawn, Edward mentions that Jacob may have quite competition when Nessie comes of age, implying that Nahuel might come to them again in the future.

Benjamin[]

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Benjamin.

Benjamin is a member of the Egyptian coven, gifted with the ability to control the elements of nature.

The two first meet when Renesmee's family asks for the Egyptians' aid against the Volturi. Benjamin willingly allows Renesmee to show him her power and shows open fondness toward her. The two rarely interact with each other in the novel; however in the movie adaptation, Benjamin uses his power over air and earth as a means to entertain her the first time they meet. She shows clear fondness of his power.

Renée Dwyer[]

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Renesmee's maternal grandmother: Renée Dwyer.

Renée Dwyer is Renesmee's maternal grandmother.

She is being kept in the dark about her granddaughter's existence in consideration of Renesmee's extremely rapid physical and mental development so drastically surpassing that of normal children. Bella wants to introduce her daughter to Renée, but is unsure that she would be able to handle the truth; it is therefore unknown if Renée, will ever meet her.

Etymology[]

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Renesmee's name derives from an amalgamation of the names of Bella's mother, Renée, and her adoptive mother-in-law, Esme. Her middle name, "Carlie", is a portmanteau of Bella's father-in-law, Carlisle, and Charlie, Bella's biological father. Her full name is Renesmee Carlie Cullen.

Jacob Black gives her the nickname "Nessie" because he thinks her full name is a "mouthful". At first, Bella refuses to use this nickname because of the obvious allusion to the Loch-Ness Monster, but by the end of the series she eventually warms to it. The nickname and Jacob's imprinting on her newborn made Bella furious enough to attempt to attack him.

Luckily for him, and to Renesmee's relief (as she later tells Bella), Seth Clearwater, Jacob's friend and right hand, jumped in the way, breaking his shoulder and collar bone in the process (which Bella quickly apologizes for after calming down).

Film portrayal[]

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Mackenzie Foy.

On October 7, 2010, Stephenie Meyer released a message on Twilight Facebook that said Renesmee Cullen was to be portrayed by Mackenzie Foy in Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and Breaking Dawn - Part 2.[2]

It has been acknowledged that a number of young actresses, including Rachel St. Gelais and Eliza Faria are used as Renesmee's body doubles. Teenage actress Christie Burke plays an adult version of Renesmee. All of their faces are replaced by Mackenzie's through technological devices.

Mackenzie personally acknowledged that she had never expected to receive the role, and has only watched the first two movies.

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References[]

See also[]

  • Gallery:Jacob Black and Renesmee Cullen
  • Gallery:Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Renesmee Cullen

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