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Dakota Fanning's deadly little Jane leads Edward, Bella, and Alice before the Volturi following Edward's almost-exposure to the human world.
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Aro (Michael Sheen) and Caius (Jamie Campbell-Bower), pictured here with Alec (Cameron Bright), gather the world's vampire elite to be part of their coven.
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As a master tracker, the charming Demetri (Charlie Bewley) — with Alice (Ashley Green) — is one of the Volturi's most dangerous soldiers.
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As one of the Volturi leaders, Aro wraps his steely strength (increased by his ability to know all your thoughts with just the touch of his hand) in Old World courtesy.
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Jane (Dakota Fanning) is one of the most feared members of the Volturi, causing extreme agony using only her mind.
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Along with Jane, the powerful Alec (Cameron Bright) is dubbed one of the ''witch twins'' in Breaking Dawn.
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The strikingly pale Caius (Jamie Campbell-Bower) helps rule the ancient coven from their seat in Volterra, Italy.
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Marcus (Christopher Heyerdahl) shares in the leadership over the Volturi with Aro and Caius, though author Stephenie Meyer describes him as a very detached figure.
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Alice (Ashley Green) needs all of her future-predicting skills as she and Bella race to Italy to save Edward.
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No wonder he looks so serious! Jacob (Taylor Lautner) must deal with both his feelings for Bella and his newly found role as Quileute tribe protector in New Moon.
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Happy birthday, Bella! In this EW exclusive photo, the movie's newly 18-year-old heroine has been thrown against a rose-covered table by her beloved, Edward. Readers will know his intentions were honorable: He was trying to protect Bella (and her paper cut!) from the vampire Jasper. ''The whole cast is reading the book and wanting to get it right,'' says Weitz (center, with Stewart, assistant director Mike Topoozian, and makeup artist Robin Mathews). ''They want to deliver on the promise these books make to the readers.''
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''I'm telling Bella not to be fearful of death. It's inevitable and painless,'' says Edi Gathegi, who returns in New Moon as the somewhat mysterious vampire Laurent, in this EW exclusive photo. ''He was bad in Twilight, but still had some compassion. Let's just say he's not conflicted anymore.''
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Last month, USA Today had the first look at New Moon's Wolf Pack — Alex Meraz (Paul), Chaske Spencer (Sam), Bronson Pelletier (Jared), and Kiowa Gordon (Embry) — in costume. And by in costume, we really mean shirtless. ''It's not pleasant for the actors,'' director Chris Weitz acknowledged to the newspaper from the Vancouver, B.C. set. ''But they have all been good-natured. They show up on location in drenching, cold rain, and I say, 'OK, off with the robes.'''