30 Days of New Moon – Meet the Volturi!

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Not only does New Moon introduce us to the wolf pack, we also get to meet the Volturi vampires.  The three leaders of the Volturi — Aro, Caius, and Marcus — are mentioned briefly in Twilight (the book, but not the movie).  In New Moon, we get to meet them, as well as some of the other members of the Volturi guard, first hand.

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Michael Sheen as Aro

Michael Sheen as Aro

Although the three leaders of the Volturi have equal status, Aro sometimes appears as the leader.  He considers himself a friend of Carlisle’s, which becomes an advantage to the Cullens during their run-ins with the Volturi.  Aro has the ability to read every thought a person has ever known simply by touching them.  This strong power, however, does not prevent him from desiring both Edward and Alice as members of his guard.  When he discovers Bella’s resistance to his power, he is intrigued, suspecting she will have a powerful ability as an immortal.

Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius

Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius

The second leader of the Volturi, Caius, does not have patience for Aro’s mind games.  He is eager to destroy Bella for her knowledge of vampires, and even regrets not destroying Edward in the first place.  He views the Cullens as weak.  Caius does not have a special talent, at least as far as the Cullens are aware.

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Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus

Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus

Marcus, the third leader of the Volturi, appears bored and uninterested with his existence, due to the loss of his mate, centuries ago.  He has the ability to sense relationships and their strength.  He is bound to the Volturi by the power of another guard member, Chelsea, not of his own free will.  The strong bond between Edward and Bella seems to awaken him for the first time since his mate’s death.

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Dakota Fanning as Jane

Dakota Fanning as Jane

Jane is among the most feared vampire in the Volturi guard.  She has the ability to inflict debilitating pain with her mind.  Jane’s physical age is unknown, but she was most likely changed before puberty since Bella describes her as “slim and androgynous,” with a face that “was too pretty for a boy.”  Aro changed Jane despite her young age because she was being burned at the stake.  He suspected she’d have power as an immortal.

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Cameron Bright as Alec

Cameron Bright as Alec

Alec, Jane’s twin brother, is another Volturi guard with an offensive power.  He can take away his enemy’s senses, leaving them unable to defend themselves.  Like Jane, Aro rescued him from being burned at the stake.

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Charlie Bewley as Demetri

Charlie Bewley as Demetri

Demetri is the Volturi’s tracker, a thousand times more skilled than James, according to Edward.  He can find anyone the Volturi has targeted by following the “tenor” of one’s mind.  Edward suspects Bella is immune to Demetri’s power.

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Daniel Cudmore as Felix

Daniel Cudmore as Felix

Felix rivals Emmett in size and strength, but not much is known about him otherwise.

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Noot Seear as Heidi

Noot Seear as Heidi

Heidi is so beautiful that Bella compares her to Rosalie.  She is the Volturi’s fisherman and bait, bringing unsuspecting humans to the Volturi lair for feeding.  She wears blue contacts to hide her red irises, causing her eyes to look violet.

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Justine Wachsberger as Gianna

Justine Wachsberger as Gianna

Gianna is a human living with the Volturi, acting as the receptionist.  She is fully aware of what the Volturi are and what they do.  Rather than be scared or disgusted by it, she hopes that one day, she’ll join the Volturi as a vampire herself.

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