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Renesmee Cullen: able to project thoughts into someone's mind.

"She can show people her thoughts by touching their skin."
―Entry on Renesmee's gift[src]

Tactile thought projection is Renesmee Cullen's gift to place her thoughts and memories into another person's mind. Aside from this gift she also has the power of shield penetration, which allows her to penetrate Bella Swan's mentally defensive power.

Description

This power allows the user to project his or her thoughts into another person's mind in the form of vivid pictures, thoughts and feelings, through physical contact. It works most effectively in communicating with others when words are not suited to the purpose.

The images projected into the target's mind are transparent, but incredibly vivid.

One can also "hack" the user's power to access his/her dreams by placing his or her hand on their faces―as shown when Renesmee fell asleep and Bella "peeped" in on her dreams.

Limitations

This power is very similar to Aro's tactile telepathy, given they both need to have physical contact to activate their powers. Unlike most other mind-based powers, this power cannot be blocked by Bella's shield due to Renesmee's second ability to penetrate shields.

History

Origin

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Edward has the power to read thoughts.

Renesmee's thought projection behaves as the opposite counterpart of Edward Cullen's power of telepathy: while Edward can read the thoughts of others from a distance, she can project her thoughts into others' minds by touching them. Also, while her mother Bella keeps everyone out of her mind with a psychic defense, Renesmee's talent makes sure no one can keep her out.

Breaking Dawn

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Renesmee using her gift.

"I was gasping, stunned and frightened by the strange, alarming image that filled my mind. It felt like a very strong memory - I could still see through my eyes while I watched it in my head - but it was completely unfamiliar."
―Bella's experience of Renesmee's communicative power.[src]

Renesmee first uses her power on Bella to show her her first memory of Bella, as well as the only memory of her as a human. She mainly uses this power to communicate with others, since words are harder to describe her feelings and thoughts. However, she is restricted from using this power on Charlie, knowing that it would be better to act more normal.

When the Volturi is closing in on them, the Cullens ally Renesmee to touch their allies to show them their story.

Similar abilities

  • Arol

    Aro

    Aro can read every thought a person has ever had by touching them. Like Renesmee, he has to touch the subject for his power to work.
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    Zafrina

    Zafrina's visual projection power is similar to Renesmee's in that they allow others to see their imaginations. However, while Renesmee's power works as a way of communication and the vision she produces is transparent, Zafrina produces a very realistic scene that can easily fool the target's eye.

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