NAME: Mary Alice Brandon Cullen; preferred name: Alice
fecha OF BIRTH: 1901
fecha OF TRANSFORMATION: 1920, at age 19
fuente OF TRANSFORMATION: An unnamed vampire who worked in a mental
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Biloxi, Mississippi
HAIR COLOR: Black
EYE COLOR: Dark brown (human); gold/black (vampire)
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Alice is tiny and graceful. Her hair is very short and
spiky because her head was shaved in a mental hospital and her hair was in the process of growing out when she was transformed.
SPECIAL ABILITIES: She can see into the future, although what she sees is based on
decisions being made; thus, she must wait for a decision to be firmly rooted in the mind, o acted upon, before she can see the end result. Her talent is limited to humans and vampiros because she has been both; she cannot see the futures of hombres lobo o hybrid vampires.
EDUCATION/OCCUPATION: She has attended high school and college several times.
She has degrees in fashion diseño and international business. One of the ways she makes money is por using her gift for seeing the future to predict windfall investments in the stock market.
HOBBIES: She plays the stock market and loves designing and shopping for clothes.
VEHICLES: A canary yellow Porsche 911 Turbo
FAMILY/COVEN RELATIONSHIPS: Alice is married to Jasper Hale. She considers Carlisle and Esme Cullen to be her parents; Edward Cullen, Rosalie Hale, and Emmett Cullen to be her siblings; Bella Cullen to be her sister-in-law; and Renesmee Cullen to be her niece. She had a human sister named Cynthia, and she has a human niece who still resides in Biloxi.
Mary Alice Brandon—or Alice, as she was commonly known—lived in a middle-class
inicial in Biloxi, Mississippi, with her parents and her sister, Cynthia, who was nine years
younger. Her father was a jeweler and a pearl trader. He bought the pearls from local divers and then moved the pearls inland to be sold in más profitable markets away from the coast. His job kept him away from the family for days at a time. Alice‘s mother tended to their inicial and the orchard on their property, and took care of Alice and Cynthia. The girls were fairly close despite the wide age difference between them.
Alice had the gift of foresight even as a little girl, but her premonitions were not nearly as
strong as they would be later in her life. They came to her más as feelings than visions. At first her parents thought her premonitions were amusing. "Alice is always right," they would say when the five-year-old dressed herself in a slicker even though the sky was blue; later, of course, the rain would begin. "Grandma will be here soon,"she would announce. They would laugh and put out an extra plate.
As Alice grew older, she became más hesitant to share her predictions. She hated looking ridiculous when her premonitions turned out to be wrong. (Weather was the easiest for her to predict correctly, because it didn‘t involve people and their tendencies to change their minds.) por age ten, she rarely voiced her predictions at all, but those she did give came true often enough that people started to talk. "That uncanny child of the Brandons" was seldom asked to other children‘s birthday parties. Alice‘s mother loved her deeply and counseled her to keep quiet about her premonitions. por the time Alice turned eighteen, she‘d learned to ignore her gift, for the most part, but occasionally she felt compelled to speak.
People started to use the words witch and changeling when talking about her.
por the time Alice turned eighteen, she‘d learned to ignore her gift, for the most part, but
occasionally she felt compelled to speak. When she did, it sometimes turned out badly, such as
when Alice warned a friend not to marry a certain man; the friend ignored her, and it was
revealed that the man‘s family had a history of insanity. Rather than blame herself o her
husband, the friend whispered to others that Alice had put a curse on her. On another occasion, one of Alice‘s favorito! cousins planned to go west to seek his fortune, and Alice begged him not to. The cousin died in an accident on the road, and his parents—Alice‘s aunt and uncle—blamed Alice for jinxing his trip. People started to use the words witch and changeling when talking about her.
Then Alice had her most terrifying vision. She saw her mother being murdered por a stranger in the woods on her way into town. She told her mother what she had seen, and her mother listened to her. Alice‘s mother kept her daughters in the house with the doors locked and a pistol loaded. Mr. Brandon returned inicial from a trip two days later to a dirty house full of terrified women and empty of food. On Mrs. Brandon‘s insistence, he searched the woods near the road but found nothing. He was angry with Alice‘s "damned stories" and ordered Alice not to put everyone in a panic again.
Alice began to be haunted por flashes of the stranger, still stalking her mother. When she
told her parents what she‘d seen, her father was furious with Alice‘s hysteria. He insisted that the family go about their usual routine. But he was often gone, and when he was, Alice‘s mother followed Alice‘s desperate warnings as much as possible. Still, she had to comprar for supplies and tend her orchard. When a mes passed and no one had seen the man, Mrs. Brandon grew less wary. She began returning her friends‘ visits and attending sewing circles. She took the pistol with her every time she left the house—at first. After two months, she started to forget.
One night Alice had a perfectly clear vision of the man in a Model T running her mother‘s buggy off the road just outside of town, where there was a steep drop. Alice‘s mother had already left inicial in the buggy. Alice ran after her, seeing in her mind the stranger watching
the crashed buggy to be sure there was no movement inside. siguiente she had a vision of the man driving away from the scene of the accident. Alice knew she was too late, but she kept running.
The death of Alice‘s mother was declared accidental, and Alice‘s protestations to the
contrary were met with disdain and suspicion. Alice‘s father ordered her to be silent.
Mr. Brandon remarried within six months of his wife‘s death. The woman was a blond Yankee from Illinois who was only ten years older than Alice; Mr. Brandon had frequently sold
pearls to her jeweler father in the past. The new Mrs. Brandon was quite cold to Alice, though she made a pet of the younger Cynthia.
Even unguided por visions, Alice was bright. Careless, offhand comentarios por her new
stepmother and evidence of longer preparations for this marriage than should have been possible made Alice suspicious. She took her suspicions to her father, who raged at her for suggesting ill of his new wife.
The night after her confrontation with her father, Alice had a vision of him and the stranger who had killed her mother. Her father was giving the man money. Then Alice had a
vision of the man standing over her with a knife. Too late, she realized that she‘d confided in
exactly the wrong person. Alice rushed out into the night and ran five miles to the inicial of her
aunt and uncle, her only living relatives. Alice beat on the door until they answered, then gasped out her story: Her father had arranged to have her mother murdered and was sending the killer after her next. The aunt—who still blamed Alice for her son‘s death—shoved Alice off the porch and told her husband to get the perros and drive Alice away.
Both her aunt and her father were already there, and the marshal had been informed that
Alice had gone mad. Alice hurried ten más miles back to town and arrived at the town marshal‘s house to find it lit and busy. Both her aunt and her father were already there, and the marshal had been informed that Alice had gone mad. Alice accused her father of his crimes and her stepmother of complicity, but no one listened. Most people already thought Alice was crazy—or possessed por the devil. The marshal was paid well to have Alice put quietly into an asylum two counties away.
Few people knew what had actually happened, and everyone who did know the truth was very
understanding about the Brandons‘ desire to pretend that Alice had died.
In the mental asylum, Alice‘s head was shaved during the threat of a typhoid outbreak.
She also endured electroshock therapy. The treatment caused her to lose her memory, but it also allowed her naturally cheerful and humorous disposition to return, since she no longer remembered the sadness and horror of her reciente life.
Unknown to Alice, a vampire was working as a grounds-keeper at the asylum where she was incarcerated. This vampire, who was taking advantage of this pool of humans who could die
without much notice being taken, formed an attachment to Alice. He kept her from the shock
treatments and other horrors whenever he could. He learned of Alice‘s abilities; she always knew when he was coming to visit her. He would bring hidden objects with him, to see if she could guess what he had. She always got it right.
Then Alice had a vision of James. Then Alice had a vision of James. It occurred the moment he caught her scent, old and faded, in her hometown two counties away. She saw James find her. She told her only friend, the vampire, and he knew that what she was seeing was fact. He planned to escape with her, but Alice saw James catching up to her anyway. He offered other options, but every choice ended
with James. Then the groundskeeper decided to change her. Alice saw that this would be very
close. There might not be time for her blood to transform sufficiently for James to gain nothing
in killing her. The vampire had heard enough. He bit Alice immediately and took her away to
hide her. Knowing this would barely slow James, he put himself in James‘s path to delay him. From Alice‘s vision, he knew James was a strong hunter, and that it was a fight he would not win.
She was able to see the best future for herself.
After her transformation, Alice awoke alone. The pain of the transformation had the same
effect on Alice as the shocks; she remembered nothing of her life in the asylum, o of the vampire who had transformed her. She was unaware of James as the reason for her change. Fortunately, Alice‘s psychic gifts were now greatly enhanced and strengthened. She was able to see the best future for herself.
Alice‘s first clear vision as a vampire was of Jasper Whitlock. She knew that Jasper was
her future mate, but she also knew that he wasn‘t ready for her yet. Instead of going to look for him, she waited for him to find her. In the meantime, she practiced—with sporadic success— living a "vegetarian" lifestyle, knowing that in time she and Jasper would end up with the Cullen family.
In 1948, Alice went to the small cena, comedor in Philadelphia where she knew she and Jasper
were destined to meet. Though her greeting was characteristically cryptic, Jasper‘s ability to feel the emotions of those around him allowed him to appreciate the magnitude of the occasion. Alice was already in love; Jasper quickly learned to reciprocate.
To please Alice, Jasper began practicing a "vegetarian" lifestyle as well. por 1950, when
they joined the Cullens, Alice was able to control her thirst as well as the rest of the family did.
Jasper continues to have más difficulty with self-restraint than the others. Alice and Jasper were married sometime after joining the Cullen family. Alice loves all of her adopted family, but has a special bond with Edward. Thanks to his
mind-reading abilities, he is the only one who truly understands what it is like to live with constant visions of the future.