Fan Theories About The 'Twilight' Saga That Actually Make A Lot Of Sense
Whether you loved it or hated it, no one can deny the pull Twilight had over all of us. Between the best-selling book series and a movie saga, Stephenie Meyer certainly gave us a lot to work with. One of fandoms' favorite things to do is come up with fan theories. From unanswered questions to character quirks, we managed to round up some of the most interesting fan theories surrounding our favorite sparkly vampire series. Which Twilight Saga fan theory do you think is most believable? Vote up your favorites.
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Bella Had Great Self-Control As A Newborn Because Blood Was Her Human WeaknessPhoto: New Moon / Summit Entertainment
From Redditor u/Altruistic_Matter:
So basically, in the Saga when people become vampires their greatest strength transforms into their powers. Eg, Carlisle's compassion, Rosalie's beauty, Bella's ability to protect herself using her shield.
But what if, with their weaknesses were also magnified. In the books and movie, Bella was afraid of blood. What if her aversion to blood (her fear) also got magnified and blood wasn't as appetizing to her as it was to other vampires. Now this may not look like a weakness but imagine a vampire averse to their own food/energy source. It could potentially threaten their survival.
This theory could also be extended to vampires' weaknesses like Edward's broodiness, Rosalie's pigheadedness (which did get enhanced according to Edward), or Jasper's bloodlust (he was a war soldier when he was human).
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Being A Half Vampire Means Renesmee Won't Have The Same Capabilities As Her FamilyPhoto: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt 2 / Summit Entertainment
From Redditor u/bernell46:
Do you think that because Nessie is half vampire that she will age at some point passed 150 years. Like from when she was born she aged rapidly for about 7 years before she stops aging when she reaches 18 physically. However do you think it’s possible that the aging process will only pause for awhile before she starts aging again but slowly until she becomes old.
From Redditor u/angbhb333:
I don’t think she’ll age, but I also don’t think she’s as durable as the Cullens. If she’s got a heartbeat and is half human, she can theoretically be killed quite a bit easier than the Cullens. Jake, too. His quick healing could be life saving, but there are catastrophic events that kill people instantly. I don’t think Jake or Nessie would live as long as the Cullens.
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The Vampires In 'Twilight' Are Actually Faeries
From Redditor u/GodEmperorOfHell:
Vampires in Twilight are not vampires, they are faeries. 1. They Sparkle. 2. They live in the woods. 3. In folklore, the Sidhe and Boabhan Sidhe drink blood, they are also unusually beautiful.
From Redditor u/iamnotparanoid:
That actually makes an incredible amount of sense. In Breaking Dawn they mention that European werewolves are a completely different breed from Jacob's clan,(real werewolves are the traditional full moon type) and that his clan just started using the term werewolves because everyone else did. It's not too far out picturing faeries doing the exact same thing just because they drink blood. This would also explain the random magic powers.
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Control Over Emotions During Vampire Transformation Is Directly Proportional To Control Of One's Self After TransformationPhoto: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt 2 / Summit Entertainment
From Redditor u/TheMasterMadness:
We all know Carlisle stayed kept quite the entire time when he was going under transformation and the same with Bella.(In starting she was helped by Morphine but then when all burnt out she kept her mouth shut so Edward doesnt feel pain.) Rosalie in the end also kept her mouth shut cause she found out that it wasnt easing her pain.
So what I think is happening here the control over emotions during the transformation is directly proportional to control on one self after transformation. Carlisle have the most self control after centuries of practice but what we miss is even after transformation he didnt kill people but kept himself under control even when humans were around him. Same thing happens with Bella after her transformation, she doesnt runs off the hunt and doesnt kill her father. Rosalie as she states is cleaner than most of the others cause she was under control in last part so there are very few slip ups.
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The Imprinting Gene In Werewolves Is Sparked By Vampires' PresencePhoto: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 / Summit Entertainment
From Redditor u/onefortyam:
Was re-reading the series (because what else is there to do during quarantine haha) and I thought of an new imprinting theory. They said that it’s suppose to be a rare occurrence but then like half the pack imprints over the course of 2 books. My theory is that just like how the wolf gene is sparked by the presence of vampires, maybe the imprinting trait gets enhanced too, especially since the Cullens are there longer than any vampire has been before.
I think it’s less of a soulmate and more of an instinct thing, maybe by imprinting the wolf gene is more likely to be passed down genetically too so it carries the line (aka why Sam didn’t imprint on Emily perhaps). It’s more ridiculous to think they were “designed” just for those specific people all at the same time haha and no offense it’s not like their personalities have to match to the person they imprint on or anything, they all change to be exact who that person wants.
From Redditor u/Java4452:
The theory that the presence of vampires pushes the imprinting instinct definitely has merit. However, there is a lot of genetics at work here. If you'll remember, Jacob imprinted and he is the latest in his bloodline. The next chief in line. His sister was imprinted upon. Quil imprinted. He is Jacob's cousin I believe. Sam imprinted. He is an alpha. Neither Seth nor leigha(spelling) imprinted nor were imprinted upon. They were clearwaters. It seems that either the very strongest and/or the chief bloodline are the ones to imprint.
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Bella Experiences The Way Each Of The Cullens Were Turned
From Redditor u/Michi0605:
Bella experiences every Cullen's backstory. Through the series Bella experiences really similar things to the Cullens, in particular the parts of their life that lead to them being turned/ becoming vampires. Some of these are a bit of a stretch, and Bellas experiences are not as extreme, but in my opinion there are a lot of parallels.
- Carlisle: James bites Bella in the wrist, the same place as Carlisle was bitten, which in Midnight sun is one of the reasons they won’t let her turn
- Esme: I think this is the most obvious one, and the first one I realized: Bella and Esme both jump from a cliff, because of a loss. They might have different intentions, but the similarity is there
- Edward: this one is a bit of a stretch, but I would compare Bellas pregnancy to Edward spanish flu, mostly because they’re both very weak and sick at these moments
- Rosalie: another quite obvious part. If Edward hadn’t been there in Port Angeles, Bella could have been [attacked] by a group of (drunk) men, and possibly died, just like Rosalie, before she was turned.
- Emmett: while Emmett was attacked by a bear, Bella was almost attacked by Paul. In New moon the wolves are often compared to bears, so I think it’s comparable
- Alice: this might be my biggest stretch, but In new moon Bella almost has to go to a therapist because of her depression, getting send to a hospital might have been the next step. Alice was sent to an asylum, because of her visions. Those are different situations and todays mental hospitals are very different from the ones in 1920, but just for this theory, I go with the ‘mental health background’ argument.
- Jasper: this one is quite clear, I think. Jasper fought with the newborns in the southern vampire wars, and Bella and the Cullens get attacked by them. While Bella doesn’t fight them, and Jasper has to fight them again, all of them have to live with the threat that the newborns pose.