- "You look good, immortality suits you."
- ―Felix to Bella[src]
Felix is a member of the Volturi guard, who relies on strength and combat techniques instead of supernatural talents. His motivations are unknown, and the only clues to discern his character are his physical actions and his talks with Bella and Edward.
Little is known about Felix's history other than that he was created by Aro and had been within his guard for centuries. He is kept within the guard due to his battle techniques and superior strength that made him frightening to their enemies. Though he wears the lighter gray cloak of a lesser member of the guard, he does maintain a permanent position, because he is the strongest vampire the Volturi have encountered.
Throughout the centuries, Felix has been a part of most of the Volturi's punitive missions. When there are larger threats, he is often accompanied by other physically dominant members, like Santiago, or other transitory guard members to eliminate them.
- Main article: New Moon
- "The girl comes with us."
- ―Felix on Edward not wanting Bella in with the Volturi.[src]
In New Moon, Felix and Demetri are sent by Aro to capture (and destroy) Edward should he reveal himself to the humans in Volterra in the middle of the St. Marcus Day festival. When they arrive, they see him with Bella, and order to have her join them back to the Volturi's lair, but their argument is thwarted until Jane emerges and ends their argument. Felix helps hold members of the Cullen family while Aro, Caius, and Marcus deliberate on the decision on what to do with Alice, Bella, and Edward. Felix groans as he grows thirsty, but Aro tells him to be patient.
When Edward, Bella, and Alice leave the chamber, Felix is ordered to give Edward a robe for coverage.
In the film adaptation, Aro orders Felix to kill Bella due to her knowledge, but Edward refuses and they start a fight, with Felix winning, and almost killing Edward until Aro orders him to stop.
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
- Main article: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
In The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Aro sends Felix, Jane and two other members to Seattle, Washington after a series of mysterious and conspicuous murders began to commit, the damage is confirmed to be the work of an army of newborn vampires. Jane confronts the leaders, Victoria and Riley, with three other guards and gives them a five-day limit to fulfill their army's purpose. Among them is Felix.
- Main article: Eclipse
- "Others may begin to question the Volturi's effectiveness."
- ―Felix's anxiety.[src]
In Eclipse, Felix and the others enter the battle site after the Cullens defeated the newborn army. At the end of the battle, he moves in to confront the Cullens, and determine, along with Jane, what to do with them after what happened. It is also Felix that burned Bree after the Volturi decided to "dispose" of her. When he readied to dispose of Bree, she accepted her death without a single thought of fear.
He is seen deliberating with Jane, Alec, and Demetri in the film adaptation of Eclipse regarding their inaction on the newborn army. He worries that their continued inaction will make other covens question the Volturi's effectiveness. When he suggests that they consult Aro, Jane uses her power to torture him and reminds him that Aro's decisions are being watched.
- Main article: Breaking Dawn
- "Immortality suits you."
- ―Felix complimenting Bella's immortal life[src]
In Breaking Dawn, Felix travels to Forks with the Volturi after Irina reported the Cullens' creation of an immortal child, which later turns out to be a great misunderstanding. Felix expresses sadness with the thought of killing Bella, whom by now has taken immortality. While Aro interrogates the Cullens' witnesses, Felix is one of three guards to protect him (the others being Demetri and Renata). He returns to Volterra with his coven after the confrontation ended "almost" peacefully.
In Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Felix is shown with Demetri in the throne room as Irina comes to report the Cullens' "crime". Later, when Edward is explaining to Bella about the immortal children and the Denali clan's connection to them, Felix is shown in the flashback with Demetri, executing Tanya, Kate, and Irina's mother, Sasha. Later, the duo kill Toshiro on Aro's orders. In Alice's vision,
The coven goes to the clearing to hold trial for Renesmee. In Alice's vision of what would have been should Aro decide to fight after all, Felix is shown battling many other vampires, and kills Seth Clearwater and Jasper Hale, which makes his sister, Leah, hunger for vengeance. In the end, the battle does not start, and Felix leaves the clearing with his coven.
Felix is described to be 6'7" tall with a muscular body and having a slightly olive complexion which looks odd combined with his chalky pallor. He has short, cropped, black hair, though in the film portrayal, Felix has layered dark brown hair. He has the darkening red eyes of a human-feeding vampire.
Unlike most of the Volturi guard members, he is not gifted, but his immense strength and physicality has kept him in the coven. He also is thought to be a fighter, because of his eager optimism at the possibility of a fight.
Felix is described by Bella as "very big, tall, and thick through the shoulders", and that his size reminds her of Emmett Cullen. In Breaking Dawn, Bella meets Felix again, describing him as hulking and menacing as an iron-spiked cudgel.
He wears the lighter gray cloak of a lesser member of the guard, even though he maintains a permanent position within the coven.
Felix seems to be somewhat flirtatious and lighthearted. He is confident , maybe even cocky , possibly due to his unequaled fighting skills. He and Demetri appear to be close friends, and are often paired together for missions.
In New Moon, he is seemingly disappointed when Bella doesn't stay in Volterra, and Edward seems annoyed by his interest in her. In Eclipse, when the Volturi finally notice the chaos, he winks at Bella. In Breaking Dawn, he compliments Bella's "new face" and says, "It's too bad....". Although he trails off, Bella assumes he was about to say that it was too bad that they were going to have to kill her. Bella, then, sarcastically agrees; and he winks, yet again. He is somewhat of a comedian and a flirt, and in New Moon, Bella sees him wink at Gianna, the Volturi's human secretary, who responds by giggling, and later calls "dibs" on Bella, further angering Edward.
However Felix could also be extremely vicious, a common trait for a vampire due to their predatory instincts. He was well known for his incredible fighting abilities which suited the highly aggressive and even murderous side of his personality. The most notable display of his brutality was when he executed the innocent Bree Tanner, even though she was only sixteen years old and had not understood vampire laws. This shocking act of violence showed that beneath his flirtatious and charming demeanour was a cold blooded murderer.
Powers and abilities
Meyer stated that Felix's talent is his fighting abilities and physical strength (superior to Emmett Cullen, as Emmet could not subdue Edward in a fight, yet Felix did so easily). No matter how good anyone else is in physical combat, Felix will always remain one, or most likely, several steps ahead of them. He can also anticipate his opponent's moves to counter attack them. Coupled with his large size and muscular build, Felix is known as the most physically powerful vampire the Volturi have ever discovered.
The most probable way to defeat such a powerful vampire is to utilize a powerful, long-ranged supernatural talent, as demonstrated by Jane in the Eclipse film.
According to Stephenie Meyer he is always able to think several steps ahead of anyone he fights, and never loses. Daniel Cudmore, who plays Felix's role, described him as being "animalistically powerful". In battle, he is mainly the executor.
- New Moon
- Breaking Dawn
|Leaders||Aro • Caius • Marcus|
|Wives||Athenodora • Didyme • Sulpicia|
|Guard||Afton • Alec • Chelsea • Corin • Demetri • Felix • Heidi • Jane • Renata • Santiago|
|Other||Bianca • Eleazar • Gianna • Valentina|