One of the main characters in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series. He is one of the vampires, or the "cold ones." He is hundreds of years old but says that he's 17...and has been 17 for a while. He is in love with Bella Swan and she also loves him. Edward can read people's minds, everybody's, except for Bella's. That's one of the main reasons he was first attracted to her. That, and her smell that he describes as, "my own personal brand of heroine." He sparkles in the sunlight, so his family tries to avoid it. Vampires in general drink human blood, but his family is "vegetarian." They survive on animal blood, but once in a while they have the temptation of drinking human blood. But most have learned not to. He is considered "perfect" in the minds of some teenage girls. He's just a character, but that's what teenagers do, they fantasize...and to all the haters: there's nothing wrong with that.
Bella: "I know what you are"
Edward Cullen: "Say it...Out loud!"
Edward Cullen: "Are you afraid?"
Edward Cullen: "Then ask me the most basic question...What do we eat?"
Bella: "You won't hurt me..."
Edward Cullen: Grabs Bella's arm to show her how he sparkles...