Books

Charlie Swan from Twilight

Charlie Swan is a character in the Twilight saga. He is the father of Bella Swan, who he had with his ex-wife, Renee Dwyer. He resides in Forks, Washington as the chief of police. His fatherly instinct and occupation make him incredibly protective over Bella. Though he doesn’t quite know how to show it, Charlie loves his only daughter dearly. At first, he doesn’t quite approve of Edward, but seeing he makes her happy, he eases up. When Edward leaves in New Moon, he encourages her to hang out with Jacob, hoping for a romance between them. Eventually he becomes the grandfather of Reneeseme. His hobbies include fishing, drinking beer, and visiting his closest friend, Billy Black. Many fans support his character, hence the term Team Charlie. In the movie adaptations, Billy Burke portrays this role.

Jessica Stanley from Twilight

Jessica Stanley is a minor character in the Twilight saga. She is a human who attends Forks High School and befriends Bella Swan on her first day. When they eat lunch together, Jessica explains what she knows about the “freakish” Cullens. Like every girl in school, she thinks Edward is incredibly attractive, but according to her, no one is good enough for him. When Edward starts paying attention to Bella, she becomes jealous, but she still remains a friend, eventually attending Bella and Edward’s wedding in the last novel. Besides, she has a bigger crush on Mike Newton. All in all, despite being a slight braggart and gossip, Jessica is your average teenage girl. In addition to Bella, her other friends include Angela Weber and Eric Yorkie. Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick portrays Jessica in the movie adaptations.

Victoria from Twilight

Victoria is a character from the Twilight saga. We are first introduced to her at the baseball game: a vampire in James’ coven and his mate. When the Cullens killed James, Victoria vows revenge and sets out to kill Bella Swan. In the sequels, she creates an army of newborns to go after the Olympic coven. For the first time in history, vampires and werewolves work together to bring Victoria down. Her plan backfires, and she is killed by Edward and werewolf Seth Clearwater. Her personality was described as calculating and sinister, in which she used her beauty and innocent voice to lure in victims. Her power was enhanced self-preservation meaning she could easily escape from danger. Rachel Lefevre plays Victoria in the first two movies, yet the role was recast for Bryce Dallas Howard in the third.

Emmett Cullen in the Baseball Scene from Twilight

Emmett Cullen is a supporting character in the Twilight saga. After nearly getting mauled by a bear, Carlisle Cullen turned him into a vampire to save his life. This was at the request of Rosalie Hale, who had fallen in love him. Eventually Emmett and Rosalie became husband and wife, and she goes by the surname Hale to act as a couple in public. Like his siblings, he poses as human by attending Forks High School. He is the strongest of the bunch, only rivaled by Bella when she becomes a vampire. He is more carefree and playful than his siblings, especially in the iconic baseball scene, where he plays in the outfield. Kellan Lutz portrays Emmett in the movie adaptations.

Mrs. Weasley

Mrs. Molly Weasley is a character in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. She is a pureblood wizard and the wife of Arthur Weasley. Together they have a grand total of seven children: Bill, Charlie, Percy, twins Fred and George, Ron, and Ginny. She acts like a mother towards Harry, warmly accepting him into their home and into the family. Molly is incredibly protective of her children — she defeated Bellatrix Lestrange when she tried to harm her daughter. On the other hand, she will scold her children for their imprudent behavior, such as the Howler sent to Ron after he stole the flying car. Julie Waters portrays her in the movie adaptation.

Edward Cullen

Edward Cullen is a protagonist of the Twilight saga. He appears as a seventeen year old high school junior, but he is really a vampire. He is part of the Olympic Coven, compromised of the Cullen family, who are all vegetarians. Edward possesses the power to read thoughts. However, he cannot read Bella Swan’s thoughts, which draws him to her. The attraction is mutual, and soon the “lion falls in love with the lamb.” The latest book, Midnight Sun, retells Twilight from Edward’s point of view.

Cinna from The Hunger Games

“I’m still betting on you, girl on fire.” Cinna is a character in The Hunger Games trilogy. He is the stylist for Katniss Everdeen during the 74th and 75th Hunger Games, and recognizable by his gold eyeliner. While a resident of the Capitol, he was secretly part of the uprising. Cinna created the motifs of “the girl on fire” and “the mockingjay” to influence his designs for Katniss, whom Effie Trinket called his muse. As they say farewell in the Launch Room, he gets dragged away and beaten by the Peacekeepers, and it’s believed he was murdered during interrogation. Still, his designs live on to inspire the rebellion. In the movies, rockstar Lenny Kravitz portrays Cinna.

Rosalie Hale in the Baseball Scene from Twilight

Rosalie Hale is a character in the Twilight saga. She is the adoptive daughter of Carlisle and Esme Cullen, and is married to Emmett Cullen. In Forks, she is “twins” with  Jasper Hale. With her stunning beauty comes a vainglorious personality, thus explaining her jealousy towards Bella Swan. She disapproves of Edward’s romance, as she never thought he’d find a human more attractive than her. Rosalie is also jealous of her humanity, and when the Cullens vote on whether to turn Bella into a vampire, she votes no because she never had a choice. But eventually she accepts Bella as part of the family and treats Reneessme like her own daughter. Nikki Reed portrays Rosalie in the movie adaptations. In the iconic baseball scene set to “Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse, she plays offense, and notably gets angry when Bella declares she’s out.

Neville Longbottom

Neville Longbottom is a character in the Harry Potter book series. He is a pureblood wizard who was raised by his grandmother, Augusta, after his parents were tortured by Death Eaters. Like Harry, he’s sorted into Gryffindor, but his bumbling and sheepish personality contrasts with the house’s mantra. This makes him another target of Draco’s bullying. Neville shows promise when he stands up to Harry, Ron, and Hermione, which earns Gryffindor enough points to win the House cup. Upon joining Dumbledore’s Army, his personality undergoes a major transformation. The encouragement from his peers makes Neville more confident in his magical abilities and thus a more competent wizard. Eventually he becomes its leader during the search for the Horcruxes, justifying his place in the Gryffindor house. Without him, Harry wouldn’t have been able to defeat Voldemort. He also owns a pet toad named Trevor. In the movies, Neville is played by Matthew Lewis.

Primrose Everdeen

Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields) is a minor character in The Hunger Games trilogy. She is twelve years old, affectionately called “Prim” and “Little Duck” by her older sister, Katniss. But whereas Katniss is prickly, Primrose is gentle. Her talent doesn’t lie within hunting or archery, but healing. She works alongside their mother as a nurse, and she especially loves caring for animals — she has a cat named Buttercup and a goat named Lady.  Despite their differences, the two sisters love each other dearly, to the point where Katniss volunteers as tribute when Effie Trinket picks Prim to participate in the 74th Hunger Games. Before Katniss leaves, Prim gives her the famous mockingjay pin. She had been training to become a doctor, but her life was cut short by a secondary explosion. Peeta Mellark plants primroses outside of Victor’s Village in memoriam.