Edward Cullen is a fictional character in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series. Edward is a telepathic vampire who, over the course of the series, falls in love with, marries, and has a child with Bella Swan, a human teenager who later chooses to become a vampire as well. In the "Twilight" film series, Edward is played by actor Robert Pattinson. A recurring theme in the series, especially in the first three books, is that Edward is constantly trying to avoid accidentally harming Bella, due to his vampire nature.

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