Full Name: Isabella Marie Swan Cullen
Date of Birth: September 13, 1987
Date of Change to a Vampire: Sept 13, 2006
Originally from: Phoenix, Arizona
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Distinguishing human quality: Extremely accident prone; “I have a very private MIND. No one can touch me there.”
Special talents: Can project a shield with my mind.
Occupation: Graduate of Forks High School. Held a part time job at Newton’s Outfitters.
Family members: Mother – Renee Dwyer, Stepfather – Phil Dwyer Father – Charlie Swan Married to Edward Cullen. Natural mother to Renesmee. Part of the Cullen family.
Nick Names: Bella to friends – Bells or Bell to Charlie
Car: 1953 Chevy Pickup Truck – red, Repaired Motorcycle, Mercedes Guardian, Ferrari F430 – red
Personal history: I was born in Forks, but my mother and father split up when I was six months old. I spent the majority of my young life in California and then later Phoenix, Arizona where I wasn’t very popular and never felt as if I fit in. I am far too clumsy for my own good and tries to avoid sports and dancing.
When my mother remarried, I decided to move back to Forks to live with my father. I felt a bit guilty that my mother wasn’t able to spend as much time traveling with her new husband because of me, and so willingly, but not enthusiastically, I moved in with my dad. He bought me a truck and has tried to make me feel comfortable in my new home.
At school, I was greeted with great interest and made friends with a few people right away. I first saw Edward and his family at lunch time and was told that they generally kept to themselves. In biology class, I was forced to take a seat next to Edward, as it was the only empty seat in the room. He reacted strangely to me, making me think he hated me. It wasn’t until two weeks later that Edward returned to school and I was able to properly meet him.
After a while, I came to guess Edward’s secret and accepted him as a vampire. He saved my life several times and made it his mission to keep me safe. We fell in love despite the odds against them. I became the victim of a tracker named James and was saved when Edward drank my blood and stopped the venom from spreading through my system.
On my 18th Birthday, I got a paper cut and was put in great danger at the Cullens home. Because of this, Edward decided to leave me. I existed in a near catatonic state for weeks afterwards and only just managed to go to school and work. I decided to take risks to “hear” Edward’s voice and enlisted the help of Jacob Black in rebuilding a motorcycle. We became very good friends until Jacob appeared to have joined a cult. I learned that Jacob and the other teenage Quileute boys are werewolves.
When Alice returned to Forks, she told me that Edward thinks I was dead and has plans to kill himself. We raced to Italy where we stopped Edward and were taken in by the Volturi. We returned to Forks with the promise that I will become a vampire. At home, Edward agreed to change me as long as I married him first.
After a few weeks of being grounded, I was put on “parole for good behavior” so long as I agreed to make time for Jacob and my other friends as well as Edward and the Cullens. I was accepted into the University of Alaska even though I didn’t really plan on attending. I also was made aware, by Edward, of an irresponsible vampire creating newborns around the Seattle area.
Edward took me to Florida to see my mother, and when I got back I tried to contact Jacob, which Edward did not approve of. I also found out that while I was gone there had been a bit of a battle between the Cullens and the Wolves over the hunt for Victoria. I managed to get in some time with Jacob while Edward was hunting. As “punishment” I was forced to stay at the Cullen’s home for the duration of Edward’s next hunting trip, where I talked to Rosalie and learned all about her transformation into a vampire and why she is against me joining the family. Jacob helped me escape from Alice at school and I told him I would be joining the Cullen family soon, which Jacob did not respond well to. When Edward returned he agreed to allow me time with Jacob so long as I told him when and where first.
When Edward picked up the scent of an unknown vampire having been in my bedroom, his concern lead to the prospect of battle with the newborns in Seattle. Graduation came and I pointed out to Edward and the Cullens that I believed Victoria was the one creating the newborns in Seattle. This new information surprisingly brought an alliance between the Cullens and the Quileutes to not only protect me, but also stop the newborns from attacking anyone else. Fearing that Edward could be injured, I asked him to sit the battle out and stay with me. Me and Edward reached another compromise that I would marry him in exchange for us making love while I was still human.
I helped Edward set up the newborns by planting my scent in the field where the battle will happen. Freezing in the cold, I slept in Jacob’s warm arms and listened to Edward and Jacob talk about me. In the morning, I made my good-byes to Jake and gave him a real kiss. I assured Edward that I love him more and wants to be with him forever. The battle ensued bringing Victoria and her personal helper, Riley, to the camp. I watched as Edward and Seth Clearwater killed them and burned them. When I learned that Jacob was wounded in the battle, I suffered a bit of a breakdown. When Jane and the Volturi arrived to clean up the mess, I stuck to Edward’s side as he begged for the lives of a newborn named Bree, but was unsuccessful.
I went to see Jacob and told him that even though I loved him, I can’t live without Edward and has chosen him. On my way home, I stopped my car and started crying, and stayed there until I was rescued by Edward. In the morning I told Edward again that I had made my choice and that the time has come to enlist Alice’s help with our wedding. We learned from a letter that Edward sent Jacob that the wedding date has been set and that the invitations have been sent out.
I was with Edward when he asked Charlie for my hand in marriage. Once Charlie consented, it was left up to me to tell Renee. I was surprised at my mother’s reaction and support of my marriage, but welcomed it. I spent the days leading up to my wedding getting ready for my new life, but also looking for Jacob who had gone missing.
I married Edward at the Cullen home on Aug. 13, 2006 surrounded by my family and friends, both human, vampire, and werewolf. To my surprise, Jacob showed up at the reception. Things went well until Jacob learned that I intended to make love to Edward while I was still human.
Edward took me to a private island for their honeymoon where, as promised, we made love for the first time. When I woke up, I found that I had bruises on my skin from where Edward had touched me. I told him that I was fine, but Edward, repulsed by what he had done to me, he swore he would never make love to me again until after I was a vampire. Unhappy with this decision, I tried to convince him to try again and had vivid dreams that drove me to tears. I woke up from one such dream unable to accept that it wasn’t real and begged Edward to try again, which he was unable to resist. We made love again without any problems.
Over the two and a half weeks that we spent on the island, I grew increasingly hungry and slept for unusual amounts of time. For a while I dismissed my odd behavior as being in a foreign place, but when I realized that I had missed my period I knew exactly what the problem was –I was pregnant. I told Edward, who reacted in frozen disbelief. A phone call from Carlisle confirmed the possibility, and Edward insisted that we return to Forks so that Carlisle could terminate the pregnancy. Unwilling to give up the baby, I called Rosalie and asked for her help.
When we returned to Forks, Carlisle confirmed that I was indeed pregnant and that the pregnancy was taking its toll on my human body. The pregnancy developed at an alarming rate, and the strength of the fetus left bruises on my abdomen. Additionally, nothing I ate seemed to stay in my system as the fetus drained me of all nourishment. Edward continued to beg me to end the pregnancy, but I wouldn’t do it.
When Jacob came to see me, he offered, at Edward’s request, to have a child with me if I agreed to end my current pregnancy to save my life. Repulsed by the very idea, I insisted that I could make it through the pregnancy and be changed into a vampire after the birth.
The few weeks that I was pregnant, I suffered buffered several broken bones including ribs and my hip and continued to grow weaker and weaker. It wasn’t until Edward suggested, after hearing a stay thought from Jacob, that I should drink blood to give the partially vampire fetus the nourishment that it craved. As disgusting as it sounded, I found that it did taste good and my health did improve somewhat. The real turning point came when Edward was able to hear the thoughts of the baby. He stopped fighting my decision to keep the baby and began to support me.
A few days shy of my nineteenth birthday, my placenta dethatched and the baby fought to be born. In the process, my spine was broken, leaving me paralyzed and unable to feel anything from the waist down. Since Carlisle was away, Edward was forced to deliver the baby on his own. Jacob stayed in the room for support. Wracked with pain, all I knew was that my baby was in danger. I begged for Edward to get the baby out, which required him to bite through the strong wall of the placenta. Wanting to hold my baby, which was a girl, just once, I reached for her. But when the child tried to drink from me, Edward gave the baby to Rosalie to tend to.
As planned, Edward filled my body up with morphine to help dull the pain of transformation and then gave me a shot of his own venom right into my heart. Near death and unable to understand what was going on, all I could feel was the growing warmth as the venom spread through my body. The morphine, which did nothing to subdue my pain, left me unable to move or show any sign of what I was feeling. My pain lasted for two days until my heart beated for the last time and I was completely transformed.
When I awoke as a newborn vampire, I found that I could control my thirst and resist killing humans by holding my breath around them. I also discovered that my daughter, Renesmee, continued to grow at an extreme rate, and that Jacob Black had imprinted on her. Lastly, I learned that my mind was still closed to Edward’s abilities, which I would later learn is known as having a shield. Edward took me to a small cottage on the Cullen property that had been converted for for use as a family and made love to me.
Even though I wanted to see her father, I was upset when I learned that Jacob had partially told Charlie about the many secrets being kept in Forks. Charlie was able to see me and his granddaughter, which pleased me.
My life was turned upside down when Irina from the Denali coven spotted Renesmee playing in a field with Jacob and informed the Volturi that the Cullens had created an immortal child which was against vampire law. With the Volturi now heading to Forks, the Cullens separated to go and find as many of their friends as possible to come and stand as witnesses on behalf of Nessie. I stayed at home to protect my daughter and to make sure all of the guests knew Nessie was no threat to anyone.
With help from Zafrina and Kate, who were both talented, I learned to extend My shield to protect others around her. This would help in the possible oncoming battle with the Volturi.
Based on a note left by Alice, I went to Seattle to talk to J. Jenks about various sets of papers that would allow Jacob to take guardianship of Renesmee should the rest of the Cullens fall victim to the Volturi.
When the Volturi arrived, My family was supported by dozens of friends and all of the Quileute werewolves. When Aro and Ciaus refused to believe that Renesmee posed no threat and had Alec, Jane, and Chelsea attack, I used my shield to protect everyone. I managed to hold them at bay long enough for Alice and Jasper to return with Nahuel, another hybrid vampire, the Volturi had no choice but to concede and return to Italy.
After saying good-bye to my new friends, I went home to my cottage with Edward and Renesmee. It was then that I was able to drop my shield enough to allow Edward to hear my thoughts for the first time.