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Twilight

Twilight

by Stephenie Meyer

Strength and Skill Quotes

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Quote #10

Carlisle, Emmett, and the others turned in the same direction, hearing sounds of passage much too faint for my ears. (17.344)

The Cullens have very sensitive hearing, like many non-humans in the animal kingdom, including dogs. This is yet another skill vampires have that makes them dangerous predators.

Quote #11

I guessed Jasper was using his peculiar gift to control the situation. (18.15)

Jasper can manipulate emotions. He uses this skill to ease the tension of the situation when the human-eating vampire coven appears.

Quote #12

[Laurent to the Cullens:] "You can't bring him down. I've never seen anything like him in my three hundred years. He's absolutely lethal. That's why I joined his coven." (19.106)

James is incredibly skilled at tracking and killing his prey. Though all vampires are proficient predators, James seems to be a step above everyone else.

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