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Victoria, James’ mate, will never forgive the Cullens for what they did to her love—especially Edward. She gathers an army to defeat him and make him feel the same pain she feels, all the while skimming just under Edward and Alice’s radar.
Classification :: Ξ1357!&
Role :: Avenger (avenging James’ death)
Motivation :: evil (hurting Edward), insanity/psychology (love for James; escape), lifestyle (vampire), personal gain (vengeance)
Bonus :: superpower (self-preservation), family ties (James)
attracted to power—her primary motivation for first joining James was his power and strength
vampire—sort of obvious, but she is a vampire and finds satisfaction in killing
cautious—gifted with skills of self-preservation and escape, Victoria tends towards the soft and subtle
mated—as with all vampires, falling in love results in a permanent physical transformation for the brain; her relationship with James was all-consuming and perfectly balanced
unsteady—despite being mated, Edward eventually throws Victoria off-guard by suggesting she was only a convenience to James; did they ever really love each other?
hurt—losing her other half crushes her; she turns to warfare to avenge James, because she loved him
fair—she also tries to kill Bella, but for different reasons; James wanted to have a trophy, but since Edward killed Victoria’s mate, Victoria will kill Edward’s mate in return
determined—she will go to any end to achieve her goals (as shown by the vampire army she builds to take down Bella)
manipulative—to keep the army in line, Victoria puts a vampire named Riley in charge, pretends to love him, and pits him against the evil Cullen coven, which has a price on her head
calculating—knowing Alice will foresee any big decisions she might make, Victoria puts all the power in Riley’s hands, so the Cullens will have no way to see what’s coming
resourceful—Victoria takes advantage of her friends and those around her; for example, she sends Laurant to spy on the Cullens for her
attentive—although there is no direct confrontation with Victoria in the second book, she still keeps tabs on Bella (who is under the protection of the werewolves)
secret—the Cullens themselves don’t have a good handle on Victoria’s identity and plan until the third book; Victoria keeps herself out of the limelight as much as possible
unbridled—especially in regards to her army, Victoria isn’t concerned about how many humans are caught in the crossfire
sacrificing—she is willing to lose everything she has built so long as Bella will die
persistent—while the Cullens are distracted, Victoria confronts Edward and Bella in the mountains, and uses all her physical and mental strengths to win the battle she picked
controlling—having misinformed Riley of the Cullens’ nature, she is able to keep him from being swayed when Edward tells him he is just being used
quiet—Victoria has very, very little dialogue, a stark contrast to the sinister politeness James frequently used
sensitive—when Edward brings James back up, Victoria calls upon her escape powers to handle the situation
alone—without her partner, Victoria doesn’t have the person she would want to rely on most
dead—when Bella distracts Victoria with her own blood, Edward kills her; she and Riley are burned at the top of the mountain
revenge is justice—I said this for Zira, too. Even though Edward killed James, she wants to inflict upon him the same pain she felt when James died, rather than give him the same end her mate met. She knows it will be more painful.
absence speaks—even though Victoria and her actions are a primary problem that Bella has to face in her daily life, there’s no real confrontation until the end of Eclipse. Despite being missing, Victoria’s absence speaks to the mastermind and cautious aims that make up much of her character.
minions help—there’s no way Victoria could have taken on the Cullens alone; she gathered more than twice the number in the Cullens’ family to be absolutely sure that she would have a clear pathway to Bella when the time came.
different person, different reasons—both James and Victoria try to kill Bella because of Edward, but for two different reasons. James sees a challenge and a trophy. Victoria sees vengeance and justice. Neither motivation is better or worse, but it does distinguish them as separate individuals.