Afton is a member of the Volturi guard. He has the gift to make himself invisible to other people. His mate, Chelsea, showing a more valued gift, is the only justification for his presence in the guard.
Afton joined the Volturi when he became Chelsea's mate. She then demanded that the coven have him added since he wasn't gifted enough to earn a place within the coven on his own merits. Because Chelsea's power was the key to the coven's co-existence, order and success throughout the centuries, Aro always gave her what she wanted, and so Afton was kept throughout the centuries.
When the vampire Irina reports to the Volturi about the alleged creation of an immortal child by the Cullen family, the entire coven is ordered to travel to Forks in the United States, to punish the family for such a crime. It is therefore doubtless that Afton is present during the confrontation.
During the confrontation, Afton mostly stays in the background to observe the Cullens' testimony, Irina's execution, and awaits Aro's orders whether to proceed with the punishment or to retreat peacefully. His mate, Chelsea, attempts to sway some of the Cullens' members and allies to their side, but Bella Cullen's shield manages to block her power. After the confrontation ended peacefully, Afton returns to Volterra with his coven.
Powers and abilities: mental invisibility
- Main article: Mental invisibility
Afton's gift is to make himself mentally invisible to his pursuers. Someone who hides behind him will also be invisible. However, his power is much more limited than most of the other Volturi guard's gifts; any person with enough focus can easily see through his "shield" and he can only make himself invisible.
The type and strength of his gift wasn't revealed until the publication of The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide.
Chelsea is Afton's mate, recruited by Aro a long time ago as a means to bind other vampires to the Volturi. Chelsea's powerful gift makes her a prominent member of the coven, which is why she is kept around. She enjoys using this position to get what she wants, and Afton is kept within the Volturi for this reason.
|Leaders||Aro • Caius • Marcus|
|Wives||Athenodora • Didyme • Sulpicia|
|Guard||Afton • Alec • Chelsea • Corin • Demetri • Felix • Heidi • Jane • Renata • Santiago|
|Other||Bianca • Eleazar • Gianna • Mele • Valentina|