Name: Isabella 'Bella' Marie Swan Cullen
Date of Birth: September 13th, 1987 (Eclipse, pg. 615)
Place of Birth: Forks, WA
Current Residence: Forks, WA
Date of Transformation: September 10th, 2006
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’4” (Twilight, pg. 17)
Other: Bella considers herself rather plain-looking, with pale skin, a slender build and brown hair.
Family: Charlie Swan, Renee Dwyer, Phil Dwyer, Edward Cullen, Renesmee Cullen
Significant Other: Edward Cullen
Friends: The Cullen family, Jacob Black, Angela Weber, Mike Newton, Jessica Stanley
Occupation: Clerk at Newton’s Olympic Outfitters
Special Abilities/Talents: Resistant to vampire powers that deal directly with her mind, such as Edward’s mind-reading and Jane’s pain infliction.
Hobbies: An avid reader of classic novels
Interests: Reading, drawing, cooking
Description: A self-described loner, Bella has difficulty relating to other humans and making friends (Twilight, pg. 10). On top of her social awkwardness, Bella also possesses a propensity for danger and clumsiness.
Cars: Red Chevy Truck, late fifties model (Twilight, pg. 7) and a Mercedes Guardian replaced her Chevy (Breaking Dawn, pg. )
Actor: Kristen Stewart
Bella grew up with her mother in Phoenix, Arizona (Twilight, pg. 3) until the age of seventeen, when she exiled herself to Forks, Washington. She lived with her father, Charlie Swan (Twilight, pg. 5). Once enrolled in the local high school, Bella made a wide group of friends and encountered more attention than she ever had before. Once she became introduced to Edward Cullen and his family, she found herself in the midst of a fantastical world. He saved Bella from death by stopping a car with his bare hands (Twilight, pg. 56), and later from a rowdy group of young men will ill intentions (Twilight pg. 161). These events spurred Edward and Bella to begin dating and become an official couple. Their blissful romance took a turn for the worse when a group of nomad vampires came to Forks. The leader of the coven, James, decided to hunt Bella and, ultimately, led her back to her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona to her childhood ballet studio where he intended to kill her (Twilight, pg. 375). Bella was on the brink of transforming into a vampire when Edward saved her by sucking the venom out of her blood.
At Bella’s 18th birthday party, disaster struck once again. While opening presents, Bella gives herself a paper cut and Jasper, not entirely accustomed to the vegetarian life, attacked her. (New Moon, pg. 30) Edward began to worry that he was putting her life in jeopardy by spending time with her, and left. For months, Bella lived in a zombie-like state which she attempted to keep at bay for Charlie. In order to return to some sense of normalcy, Bella befriended Jacob Black by asking him to fix up two motorcycles (New Moon, pg. 130). She found that by doing life-threatening activities, she could hear Edward’s voice giving her warnings, and therefore began a quest of recklessness—her existence was propelled by hearing Edward’s voice. She and Jacob searched for the meadow where Edward first showed himself in sunlight, but once Jacob stopped spending time with Bella, she found it on her own. In the meadow, Bella encountered a hungry Laurent, one of the nomad vampires (New Moon, pg. 235). He was about to kill her, despite his promise to Victoria that she could have that honor, but Jacob and his pack of werewolves appeared in the meadow and killed Laurent(New Moon, pg. 244). Bella then became integrated into the pack while they attempted to hunt Victoria down. While the pack was gone tracking Victoria, Bella attempted cliff diving in a desperate act to hear Edward's voice. (New Moon, pg. 358) While Jacob saved her from drowning, Alice saw the cliff-diving in a vision as an act of suicide, and immediately told the rest of the Cullens. Rosalie contacted Edward in South America and told him that Bella had killed herself, which prompted him to go to the Volturi to kill him (New Moon, pg. 418). Alice took Bella to Italy to stop him, and they narrowly managed to save themselves and Edward. Upon finding that Bella knew about the vampire's existence, the Volturi placed an ultimatum on Bella; become a vampire, or be killed. The Cullens voted and agreed that Bella transforming would be the best course of action. (New Moon, pg. 535).
Graduation loomed while Bella struggled between spending time with both Jacob and Edward, who loathed each other. Edward realized how much Jacob meant to her and allowed her to visit La Push, since she would be safe with the werewolves as she would be with the Cullens. Seattle was victim to a killing spree, and the Cullens realized it was the work of a newborn army created to destroy Bella. After graduation, Alice foresaw that the army planned to attack Forks in the near future. The Cullens recruited help from the Denali clan in Alaska, who refused. As a last resort, the werewolves were asked, and they eagerly agreed. (Eclipse, pg. 380) Bella selfishly pled with Edward to sit out the battle, to which he reluctantly defaulted. (Eclipse, pg. 421) Around the same time, Edward proposed to Bella, who agreed to marry him if he would be the one to transform her (Eclipse, pg. 460). Edward constructed a plan to keep Bella hidden with him during the battle. Jacob helped to hide her scent, and before he left to fight the newborns, he made Bella realize that she was in love with him (Eclipse, pg. 528). This caused Bella to have an emotional breakdown because she knew that no matter how much she loved Jacob, Edward would be the only one she couldn’t live without. The battle ended after Edward killed Victoria in an unexpected skirmish with the help of young werewolf Seth (Eclipse pg. 553). Once the threat of Victoria had passed, Bella had time to prepare for the wedding. She gave Alice permission to plan the wedding, and asked her to be the Maid of Honor (Eclipse, pg. 612).
“About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.” (Twilight, pg.195)
“So, what you’re saying is, I’m your brand of heroin?” (Twilight, pg. 267)
“The way I feel about you will never change. Of course I love you—and there's nothing you can do about it!” (New Moon, pg. 511-512)
“And I realized that I’d been wrong all along about the magnets. It had not been Edward and Jacob that I’d been trying to force together, it was the two parts of myself, Edward’s Bella and Jacob’s Bella. But they could not exist together, and I never should have tried.” (Eclipse, pg. 608)