In Twilight, Bella moves to her father's home in Forks, Washington, meets the mysterious Cullen family, and falls in love with Edward Cullen.However, she soon discovers that the family is a coven of vampires.He falls in love with Bella soon after she arrives in Forks.Edward knows that he could kill Bella easily, a fact that torments him so much that, in the book New Moon, he decided to leave Forks with his family so they wouldn't be able to hurt her.Bella has the ability to shield her mind (from mind reading, attacks, etc.), which she had as a human.Once she is transformed into a vampire, her ability is enhanced to the point she can also expand her shield to protect others from mind control.
In the second novel, New Moon, Edward and the other Cullens leave Forks in an effort to keep Bella safe from the vampire world.
In Eclipse, Bella becomes engaged to Edward, and they marry in Breaking Dawn.
Edward then transforms Bella into a vampire after she nearly dies giving birth to their daughter, Renesmee.
His first appearance was in Twilight and his physical age is 23.
Carlisle is described to look like a model; he has blond hair, and is slender but muscular.