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12 Unexpected Things in “Twilight” That We All Missed

When we were teenagers, the world of vampires and werewolves we saw in Twilight, seemed incredibly fascinating. And the love story of young Bella and charming Edward made our hearts skip a beat. We were so captivated by the story that we missed some really curious things. And now we’ve figured out which details and plot points we hadn’t noticed before.

Jacob’s long hair wasn’t natural.

The gorgeous hair of Taylor Lautner’s character we see in the first film and partially in the second was actually a wig. The actor didn’t like this hair. He said he wouldn’t want this kind of hairstyle in real life. Lautner even said he could barely recognize himself when he looked in the mirror.

When Bella was in the cafeteria with her friends, Edward reacted to other girls’ thoughts.

When Edward first meets Bella in the cafeteria, the viewers don’t know he can read minds. This is why not everyone noticed his strange reaction to other people. So, he smirked when he walked past the table where Bella was sitting with her new friends. He read the girls’ minds and realized they were talking about him.

Also, not everyone saw that when he sat at the table, he was confused. Many viewers might have thought it was his reaction to Bella looking at him.

Later, when Cullen says that he can read the minds of everyone except for Bella, his strange reaction in the cafeteria becomes understandable. He was confused because he couldn’t tell what this mysterious girl was thinking about.

Bella didn’t mature psychologically.

At first, Bella seems to be a decisive and self-sufficient person. She chooses her own path (to become a vampire) and goes toward her dream. But in fact, she is a weak girl that gives her life over to Edward, who is a monster that can harm her.

Bella doesn’t like independence. Throughout the entire saga, she is cared for by Edward and Jacob. Some people even think that she sees Edward as her father, that didn’t live with her when she was a child. Cullen always saves Bella when she is in danger. And he is cautious with her as if she were a child.

By the way, Edward and Jacob often carry her in their hands. These scenes prove that she remains a little girl inside.

James has a tattoo, even though there should be no marks or damage on a vampire’s skin.

In the movies, we see that any scar, mark, or any other damage instantly heals on vampires. And many scenes prove this. For example, when Bella turns into a vampire after a complicated labor, all the bruises and wounds on her skin disappear right before our eyes.

But there’s a problem here: James has a tattoo. Of course, if a vampire wanted a tattoo, the skin would instantly heal, and there would be no marks.

The thing is, the actor who played James had an actual tattoo, and for some reason, the creators decided not to hide it.

Victoria didn’t have ginger hair right away.

Many people remember Victoria with ginger hair, but in the first film, she was blonde. Her hair color changed in The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Ginger hair has always been considered a symbol of evil and deceit. And Victoria is precisely that in the second and the third movies because her boyfriend James died, and she’s looking for vengeance.

The creatures Bella reads about, while trying to understand Edward, actually exist in myths.

When Bella realizes that Edward is unusual, she starts looking through books and searching the web for information. And she comes across something called an apotamkin, connected with vampires.

These creatures are described in the myths of Native Americans. Apotamkins are giant sea creatures with fangs and red hair. People would scare kids with them to prevent them from running away.

Bella mentions that she could get an education just once.

While the saga was going on, Bella finished school. But she never thinks about what to do with her life and how to provide for herself.

The only time she mentioned college was in a conversation with her mom in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. And she only said it because she needed an excuse not to meet with her. After all, she was going to turn into a vampire.

It seems that she is not interested in anything but romantic dreams about her eternal love with Edward. But that’s not a good idea because anything can happen.

Edward openly talks about the Volturi, even though vampires are punished for revealing this secret.

In the second movie, Edward tells Bella about the powerful Volturi clan that punishes vampires for breaking their laws. One of the laws prohibits them from telling anything to ordinary people. But Edward does it during a lesson, surrounded by other kids.

The Cullens gave Bella plane tickets to see her mom.

In the second film, the Cullens give Bella a small gift, but we don’t even know what’s in the box: Bella cuts her hand, and Jasper attacks her.

In the third film, Edward reminds her that his parents gave her plane tickets and that she could see her mom one last time.

There’s an Easter egg in the scenes where Bella and Edward are playing chess.

In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, newlyweds Bella and Edward play chess often during their honeymoon. They use red pieces, the same color as the chess pieces, on the cover of the book on which the film is based.

Everything was decided for Renesmee when she was a baby.

She became the imprintee of Jacob Black when she was born.

Nobody even thought about waiting for Renesmee to grow up and make this decision herself. Instead, her fate was chosen for her.

All Cullens wear the same crest.

Every member of the Cullen family wears something with their crest on it. Edward, Emmet, and Jasper wear leather bracelets. Esme has a silver one. Rosalie and Alice wear necklaces, and Carlisle has a silver ring. And in the final film, Bella has a leather bracelet, like her husband.

These accessories are not described in the books but are present in the films. It was a way to show that they were not just a vampire clan but a family whose members were loyal to one another. So the crest of their family is physically present on them.

The lion represents strength and ferocity, the trefoil at the bottom represents infinity, and the hand is faith and sincerity, showing that the Cullens are honest with each other.

What other exciting details did you notice in Twilight once you grew up and gave it a second look?

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