"You're awfully small to be so hugely irritating."

- Edward Cullen zu Alice (Biss zum Abendrot)

Alice Cullen, geboren 1901 als Mary Alice Brandon und später bekannt als Alice Whitlock, war ein Vampir mit der Fähigkeit der Hellseherei und ein Mitglied des Olympic Coven. Sie war die Ehefrau von Jasper Hale, Adoptivtochter von Carlisle und Esme Cullen, und Adoptivschwester von Rosalie Hale und Emmett und Edward Cullen.

1920, nachdem sie von ihrer Familie eingewiesen wurde, wurde Alice in einen Vampir verwandelt, um sie vor dem unbarmherzigen Tracker James zu retten. Später wurde sie zu ihrer Liebe Jasper geführt, nachdem sie eine Vision von ihm hatte. Das Paar begann anschließend ein Leben mit der friedlichen Familie Cullen.


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Alice's early history is very vague, as she remembers nothing of her human life and woke up as a Vampir, all alone. It is eventually revealed that she was born around 1901 in Biloxi, Mississippi and was kept in an asylum because she had premonitions, which intensified into her "special ability" when she was changed into a vampire. While at the asylum she was kept always in a dark cell, which was another reason why she remembered so little. Alice was changed by a vampire who worked at the asylum in order to protect her from James, a tracker vampire who was hunting her. She and Bella are the only two people to ever escape James.[1] After doing some research, Alice found her grave and discovered that the date on her tombstone matched the date of her admission to the asylum (she had stolen her file from their records), perhaps implying that she was 'dead' to her family when they confined her there. Through her research she additionally discovered that she had a little sister named Cynthia Brandon, and that Cynthia's daughter, Alice's niece, is still alive in Biloxi.

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At the beginning of Twilight, when Edward first states his attraction towards Bella Swan, Alice is interested. She had a vision about she and Bella becoming friends and knew there was a distinct possibility it would one day happen. Therefore, she was very supportive of the relationship between Edward and Bella. When Bella came to visit the Cullen's house, Alice was polite and friendly, acting as if Bella is already a member of her family. With her mental powers, Alice also knew that Bella could very well become a vampire and the spouse of her adopted brother.

Later that year, the Cullens decided to play baseball and Alice was the pitcher. It was apparent that she, like the rest of her family, was extremely talented at baseball. Edward invited Bella Swan along to watch and the entire family had a good time until the Nomaden came along. Alice could not see they were coming until shortly before the event because the decision was made extremely quickly. She went with Edward, Emmett, and Bella to the Swan residence.

When Bella thought up the plan for her to go to Phoenix, Arizona, Alice and Jasper accompanied her. They stayed in a hotel, ordering food for Bella as she attempted to pass the time. Alice recieved a vision of a ballet studio, although she did not know what it meant. When Alice, Jasper, and Bella went to the airport to meet the rest of their family, Bella slipped away, causing Alice great worry.

The Cullens realized immediately that Bella had gone to the place in Alice's vision and she came with her family to the studio. She arrived in time to help fight off James and kill him. When it became apparent that Bella was bleeding very badly, Alice left the room so that she would not be tempted by her friend's wound. Alice presumably returned to Forks after she knew Bella was alright.

A few weeks later, Alice attended the high school prom with the rest of her family, helping Bella Swan get ready. At the dance, Alice was one of the people in the center of attention as she captivated everyone with her looks, dress, and dancing.

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When the Cullens left, Alice didn't tell Bella goodbye to make a clean break. She later comes back because she thought that Bella had committed suicide, but in reality Bella was just cliff diving. She helps Bella get to Volterra,Italy to stop Edward from exposing himself to the world to be killed by the Volturi. She later votes yes for Bella to become a vampire.

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Alice mainly plays a supporting role in this book. She is bribed by Edward with a yellow Porsche (like the one she stole in New Moon) to "kidnap" Bella so she won't go to La Push. She doesn't seem to think that a treaty with the La Push werewolves is bad. It is revealed she can use her power to predict the movements of her opponet. She fights the newborns with the majority of the Cullens and the werewolves.

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Alice helps Bella gets ready for her wedding, doing all kinds of things like decorating, helping Bella with her dress and make-up, and giving Bella her some thing borrowed. After the wedding she doesn't play a big role until Book Three "Bella". She has a vision that the Volturi are coming so she leaves the Cullens to find another half-human, half-vampire hybrid like Reneseme. While looking for the hybrid she sends any vampires to the Cullen house she can find. Right before a fight emerges between the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, Alice comes in with a hybrid named Nahuel and his aunt, Huilen . After the Volturi leaves the Cullens get angry at Alice for leaving, but Alice just smiles and explains she had to find Nahuel, or they all would have been killed.

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Alice shares many of the physical traits associated with Twilight vampires, such as inhuman beauty, pale skin, golden eyes (which deepen to black depending as thirst increases) and deep purple shadows under her eyes. She is described as being petite, the shortest of the Cullens at 4'10", "thin in the extreme", with small, "pixie-like" features. Her hair is described as cropped short, spiky, and black. She moves gracefully, continually cited as dancing, with a carriage that would "break any ballerina's heart", as described by Bella in Biss zum Morgengrauen.[2][3][4]


Alice is portrayed as being bubbly and optimistic; loves and cares for Bella like a sister. She often ignores other people's advice and does things her own way, which usually results in the outcome being better than predicted. She has vicarious fun dressing up Bella "like a three-dimensional paper doll" and throwing parties, and loves shopping at expensive shops in large malls. She knows that if she doesn't do the things that Bella should do but doesn't do due to the fact that Bella was never one for party's or over the top things. Alice forces them upon Bella.

She is very protective over Jasper and makes sure he keeps in line.

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Like all vampires, Alice has enhanced strength and speed. Though petite, she is a capable fighter because of her agility, speed and ability to see the future. The premonitions that Alice experienced as a human are intensified in her vampire life, and she uses this ability to her advantage in order to keep her family safe. However, Alice's sight is limited: she can only see the outcome of a decision once it is made - meaning it can change all too quickly. Also, the future is subjective and Alice cannot see it once werewolves become involved. This is a mystery that Carlisle has theorized is due to the unpredictability of the werewolves, who, in the split second while they phase, don't technically "exist"once they let their instincts take over. She also cannot "see" Renesmee, Bella's half-vampire, half-human daughter in Biss zum Ende der Nacht. Carlisle also believes that there may be a link between the fact that werewolves and Renesmee have 24 chromosomes. (see Breaking Dawn.) Alice has theorized that she cannot see Renesmee and the "werewolves" because she has no experience as being one of them; she sees vampires best because she is one, and can see humans "okay" because she was one. It's also felt that she can't see Renesmee so well because she has been imprinted by Jacob Black. Alice, while talking about her talent, describes herself as being "far from infallible" overall. Alice also has the ability to draw a scene that she sees in her visions without looking, and also rather quickly, as seen in the Twilight movie. Alice's gift makes her greatly prized by the leader of the Volturi, Aro, who wishes to take her and incorporate her into his guard, thinking she'll be very useful.[2][3][4]

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Alice ist die Schwester von Rosalie, Edward und Emmett. Sie ist wie eine Schwester für Bella und wird in Biss zum Ende der Nacht ihre Schwägerin. Sie ist eine Adoptivtochter von Carlisle und Esme und Tante von Renesemee, Edward und Bellas Tochter. Sie ist auch die Frau von Jasper.

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Alice foresaw Jasper Hale finding her in a vision before he even knew he was looking for her. They met face-to-face in a diner located in Philadelphia, where she told him that she had been waiting a long time for his arrival. A little bewildered but intrigued with her knowing him, Jasper "bowed his head like a good southern gentleman" and answered, "I'm sorry, ma'am." She offered him her hand, a non-verbal question of whether or not he would like to go with her. He did indeed take her hand, as the sight of it brought him hope "for the first time in almost a century". During their companionship and travels, Alice and Jasper fell in love. By 1950, they found Carlisle with more assistance from her visions and have been part of his coven ever since.

Alice und Jasper sind seit 1950 zusammen, aber sie sind nicht so offen über ihre Beziehung, wie Rosalie und Emmett. Sie bezeichnen sich als Seelenverwandte und sie haben bisher erst einmal offiziel geheiratet.[5] Ihre verständnisvolle Liebe unterscheidet sie von anderen Paaren und sie sind sehr beschützerisch gegenüber. Jasper ist ein neuer 'Vegetarier' und Alice hilft ihm dabei.

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Kurzform von Adelaide, was "nobel und liebenswürdig". Die könnte für ihr Verhalten gegenüber Bella stehen.

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Am 12. Februar 2008 wurde bekannt gegeben, dass Ashley Greene die Rolle von Alice Cullen im Film Twilight - Biss zum Morgengrauen spielt. [6]

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