Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Promo Pics & Official Character Profile Of The Volturi

1) The Volturi include: Aro, Caius, and Marcus as the leaders, and then Jane, Alec, Demetri, Felix, Heidi, and several other unnamed members of the guard.
2) The Volturi are similar to a ruling body, and protect the secret of vampires by wiping out any “problems” as vampire law defines.
3) The Volturi live in an ancient Tuscan city called “Volterra”.
4) Aro and Jane’s powers do not work on Bella.

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Michael Sheen as Aro, leader of the Volturi
Aro changed his sister, Didyme, into a vampire almost a decade after he himself was changed. His colleague, Marcus, fell in love with her. The couple became upset with Aro and he eventually killed Didyme because Marcus was too integral to the Volturi. Aro then had Chelsea use her ability to ensure Marcus remained loyal to the Volturi.

In New Moon, Aro agrees to see Edward and is interested in his talents. He later meets Bella and is intrigued by her ability to block all of the vampire’s powers. He allows Edward to take Bella back to Forks only after Alice shows him that Bella will eventually be transformed into a vampire. In Breaking Dawn, Aro and the entire Volturi guard go to Forks to deal with Renesmee. Aro acts as speaker during the confrontation. He declares that Renesmee has to be killed because they aren’t sure if she will become a threat.

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Full Name: Jane
Status: Vampire
Group: Volturi Coven
Date of Birth: Unknown
Date of Transformation: Unknown but at a young age
Special Abilities: Ability to inflict debilitating pain with her thoughts

“This may hurt just a little.”

Jane is a high ranking member of the Volturi Guard. The Volturi were waiting to change her and her brother Alec until she was older, but humans—believing her and her brother to be witches—tried to burn them at the stake, which forced Aro to act while the twins were little more than children. Jane’s experience with the pain of burning alive shaped her into a potent weapon – she developed the ability to inflict immense pain on others with only a look.

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The first official image of Caius, the most sadistic of the ancient Italian vampire coven. Caius is played by Jamie Campbell Bower, who knows a thing or two about bloody good times from his stint as Anthony Hope in 'Sweeney Todd,' and will also soon be seen as Gellert Grindelwald in the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' movies (can he and R. Patz broker peace between warring fan armies?)

So what else do you need to know about Caius? This ominous vamp was born in a suburb of Cincinnati in 1988, is a Libra, and enjoys snowboarding, Fruit Roll-Ups and old re-runs of 'Blossom.' (Kidding!)

Caius was born around 1300 BC, though the date of his transformation and his special powers are unknown. But we do know that he really, really wants to kill Bella, Edward, and Alice. And we're not going to lie, he looks pretty good for a 3,300-year-old.

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First look at one member of the Volturi guard - Marcus (portrayed by Christopher Heyerdahl).
Heyerdahl had a lovely interview back in July where he discussed the role of Marcus, stating, "[t]hrough a series of tragic circumstances, the love of his life was killed, and he's now being forced to stay and use his powers for the betterment of the Volturi."
The following, though, reveals all you might never have known about the character and plans to bring Marcus to life on the big screen with November's release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Full Name: Marcus
Status: Vampire
Group: Volturi Coven
Date of Birth: Around 1300 BC
Date of Transformation: Unknown
Special Abilities: He sees the strength of the relationships between people

“You already know what you’ll do, Aro.”

Marcus is the most detached of the Volturi leaders. The loss of his mate has essentially turned him into a zombie over the centuries. He is surprised by the intensity of Bella and Edward’s relationship.

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