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Since Aro has kept Marcus, who could sense the emotional bonds of others instead of influencing them, it is possible that Chelsea's power only involves manipulating and not recognizing the bonds first hand.
 
Since Aro has kept Marcus, who could sense the emotional bonds of others instead of influencing them, it is possible that Chelsea's power only involves manipulating and not recognizing the bonds first hand.
 
It is not known if Chelsea could influence people while she was human, but according to [[Carlisle Cullen|Carlisle]]'s theory that every vampire brings their most powerful trait over when they are changed, she may have been able to.
 
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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It is not known if Chelsea could influence people as a human, but according to [[Carlisle Cullen|Carlisle]]'s theory that every vampire brings their most powerful trait over when they are changed, she may have been able to.
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When the Volturi (specifically [[Aro]]) invite a vampire to join the guard, Chelsea makes the vampire feel bonded to the Volturi and severs the previous bonds it shares with other vampires. This makes it extremely difficult to refuse any offer from them. Chelsea is also very important when the Volturi are in a fight, as she separates the allegiances between covens so that the Volturi can defeat them more easily. She also binds the relationships within the Volturi, allowing them to work more effectively as a group. If Aro likes a specific vampire in the guard, Chelsea will bind him or her to the Volturi. [[Marcus]], [[Renata]], [[Corin]], [[Jane]], and [[Alec]] are examples of this. Because of her useful gift, Chelsea is a permanent member of the guard and wears one of the darkest cloaks along with Jane and Alec.
 
When the Volturi (specifically [[Aro]]) invite a vampire to join the guard, Chelsea makes the vampire feel bonded to the Volturi and severs the previous bonds it shares with other vampires. This makes it extremely difficult to refuse any offer from them. Chelsea is also very important when the Volturi are in a fight, as she separates the allegiances between covens so that the Volturi can defeat them more easily. She also binds the relationships within the Volturi, allowing them to work more effectively as a group. If Aro likes a specific vampire in the guard, Chelsea will bind him or her to the Volturi. [[Marcus]], [[Renata]], [[Corin]], [[Jane]], and [[Alec]] are examples of this. Because of her useful gift, Chelsea is a permanent member of the guard and wears one of the darkest cloaks along with Jane and Alec.
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===''Breaking Dawn''===
 
===''Breaking Dawn''===
 
In ''[[Breaking Dawn]]'', Chelsea tries to bind [[Bella Swan|Bella]], [[Edward Cullen|Edward]], [[Zafrina]], [[Benjamin]] and [[Kate]] to the Volturi, but Bella's shield repels her power. This marks the first failure of her influence.
 
In ''[[Breaking Dawn]]'', Chelsea tries to bind [[Bella Swan|Bella]], [[Edward Cullen|Edward]], [[Zafrina]], [[Benjamin]] and [[Kate]] to the Volturi, but Bella's shield repels her power. This marks the first failure of her influence.
   
 
==Similar abilities==
 
==Similar abilities==
*[[File:Jasper-418328_429620800414485_412720940_n.jpg|left|thumb|100px|[[Jasper Hale]]]][[Jasper Hale]] has the power to [[pathokinesis|sense and control]] the emotions of those around him, though his power is only effective for as long as he is present.<br clear=left/>
 
 
 
*[[Didyme]] could impact others with her gift of [[happiness induction]], making everyone around naturally cheerful and happy.
 
*[[Didyme]] could impact others with her gift of [[happiness induction]], making everyone around naturally cheerful and happy.
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*[[File:Jasper-418328_429620800414485_412720940_n.jpg|left|thumb|100px|[[Jasper Hale]]]][[Jasper Hale]] has the power to [[pathokinesis|sense and control]] the emotions of those around him, though his power is only effective for as long as he is present.<br clear=left/>
   
 
*[[File:BD2 3.jpg|left|thumb|100px|[[Marcus]]]][[Marcus]]'s gift is similar to Chelsea's in a way that he can [[relationship identification|identify]] the emotional bonds between people and find their weaknesses.<br clear=left/>
 
*[[File:BD2 3.jpg|left|thumb|100px|[[Marcus]]]][[Marcus]]'s gift is similar to Chelsea's in a way that he can [[relationship identification|identify]] the emotional bonds between people and find their weaknesses.<br clear=left/>

Revision as of 21:38, December 18, 2012

"Chelsea can influence the emotional ties that people feel toward one another either by strengthening their bonds or breaking them apart."
―Entry on Chelsea's gift[src]

Relationship manipulation is Chelsea's manipulative power to influence the emotional bonds between individuals, partners and couples.

Description

Chelsea has influence over the emotional ties between people in the sense that she can both loosen and secure these ties. She can make partners turn away from one another, disband covens and friendships, but also can strengthen the bonds that bind one person to another, even potentially create new ones.

The effects of Chelsea's power are long-lasting and fade depending on how long a person has been exposed to it before separating from her. Someone could a bond (or lack thereof) to someone for decades or centuries before Chelsea's gift starts to wear off.

Bella described Chelsea's power as a fluttering pressure against her shield when she unsuccessfully tries to bind some of the Cullens and their witnesses to the Volturi.

Limitations

Chelsea cannot as easily influence the emotional ties of people when those ties are stronger than just friends or acquaintances. For example, she could not have changed the way Edward and Bella felt about each other, and she also was not able to break Eleazar's bond with Carmen when he decided to leave the Volturi. Her power is also mental, as proven when she tries to bind Bella, Edward, Benjamin, Zafrina, and Kate to the Volturi during the conflict in Breaking Dawn, but is unsuccessful due to Bella's mental shield. Eleazar also suggested that abstaining from human blood allows vampires to form deeper bonds that Chelsea can't break, though this was never proven.

Since Aro has kept Marcus, who could sense the emotional bonds of others instead of influencing them, it is possible that Chelsea's power only involves manipulating and not recognizing the bonds first hand.

History

It is not known if Chelsea could influence people as a human, but according to Carlisle's theory that every vampire brings their most powerful trait over when they are changed, she may have been able to.

When the Volturi (specifically Aro) invite a vampire to join the guard, Chelsea makes the vampire feel bonded to the Volturi and severs the previous bonds it shares with other vampires. This makes it extremely difficult to refuse any offer from them. Chelsea is also very important when the Volturi are in a fight, as she separates the allegiances between covens so that the Volturi can defeat them more easily. She also binds the relationships within the Volturi, allowing them to work more effectively as a group. If Aro likes a specific vampire in the guard, Chelsea will bind him or her to the Volturi. Marcus, Renata, Corin, Jane, and Alec are examples of this. Because of her useful gift, Chelsea is a permanent member of the guard and wears one of the darkest cloaks along with Jane and Alec.

Breaking Dawn

In Breaking Dawn, Chelsea tries to bind Bella, Edward, Zafrina, Benjamin and Kate to the Volturi, but Bella's shield repels her power. This marks the first failure of her influence.

Similar abilities

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    Marcus

    Marcus's gift is similar to Chelsea's in a way that he can identify the emotional bonds between people and find their weaknesses.

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