It has been a decade since Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn hit the big screens.
While the third installment of Twilight satisfied the majority of vampire- and werewolf-loving fans, there were those who couldn’t get past one potential plot hole.
Ever since the movie was released, fans couldn’t help but wonder how vampire Edward Cullen was able to impregnate Bella Swan despite lacking blood and being “made of stone.”
“If vampires have no blood how did Edward get hard on needed to impregnate Bella… many questions,” one person asked 10 years after the movie’s release.
“OK, so if vampires get sterilized once they turn, how TF did Edward impregnate Bella?” another one pondered.
Fortunately, Jenna Guillaume, a Twilight superfan, revealed the answer to the question that the author of the books provided herself.
“You see, Stephenie Meyer got the question, ‘How did Edward get a boner and impregnate Bella?’ so much when Breaking Dawn was released, she included the answer to it on her website,” the superfan wrote.
And right she is, Stephenie Meyer provided a lengthy answer to the question that haunted the fans for years on her website.
“Now, on to the ‘how is this possible?’ question. First of all, of course it’s not possible. None of this story is possible. It’s a fantasy story about creatures that don’t actually exist. Within the context of the fantasy, however, this is how it works,” the author wrote.
“Vampires are physically similar enough to their human origins to pass as humans under some circumstances (like cloudy days). There are many basic differences.
They appear to have skin like ours, albeit very fair skin.
“The skin serves the same general purpose of protecting the body. However, the cells that make up their skin are not pliant like our cells, they are hard and reflective like crystal.
A fluid similar to the venom in their mouths works as a lubricant between the cells, which makes movement possible (note: this fluid is very flammable).
“A fluid similar to the same venom lubricates their eyes so that their eyes can move easily in their sockets … The lubricant-venom in the eyes and skin is not able to infect a human the way saliva-venom can.
Similarly, throughout the vampire’s body are many versions of venom-based fluids that retain a marked resemblance to the fluid that was replaced, and function in much the same way and toward the same purpose.
“Though there is no venom replacement that works precisely like blood, many of the functions of blood are carried on in some form.
Also, the nervous system runs in a slightly different but heightened way. Some involuntary reactions, like breathing, continue. Other involuntary reactions, like blinking, don’t exist because there is no purpose for them.
“The normal reactions of arousal are still present in vampires, made possible by venom-related fluids that cause tissues to react similarly as they do to an influx of blood.
Like with vampire skin—which looks similar to human skin and has the same basic function—fluids closely related to seminal fluids still exist in male vampires, which carry genetic information and are capable of bonding with a human ovum.
“This was not a known fact in the vampire world (outside of Joham’s personal experimenting) before Nessie, because it’s nearly impossible for a vampire to be that near a human and not kill her.”
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