Name: Nadine Swan
Real Name: Nadine Foster
Nickname: Bambi (She had trouble walking as a toddler), Bambino, Nads, The Hot Twin
Date of Birth: Sep 13th 1987
Real date of birth: Sep 9th 1987
Species: Hybrid (Werewolf-faerie-vampire) (Unaware)
Portrayed by: Emeraude Toubia
Charlie Swan – Adoptive Father
Renee Dwyer – Adoptive Mother
Isabella Swan – Adoptive Sister/Twin
Phil Dwyer – Adoptive Step-father
Geoffry Swan – Adoptive Grandfather ♰
Marie Higginbotham – Adoptive Grandmother ♰
Beaufort Higginbotham – Adoptive Grandfather ♰
Marianne Foster – Birth mother (Faeire/Werewolf) ♰
Alistair – Birth Father (Vampire) (He loved Marianne (his true mate))
Peter Clearwater – Maternal Grandfather (Wolf) ♰
Kaelin Foster – Maternal Grandmother (Faeire)
Harry Clearwater – Uncle (Marianne's half-brother)
Sue Clearwater – Aunt
Leah Clearwater – Cousin
Seth Clearwater – Cousin
Michael Clearwater – Uncle (Marianne's half-brother)
Elizabeth Clearwater – Aunt (Marianne's half-sister)
Pairing: Edward Cullen
Bambi tattoo, inside left wrist
Feather tattoo, outside right thigh
Silver & 18k Gold Spinel Oval Ring, left with her when she was abandoned (Originally given to her birth mother by her birth father)
Being born a hybrid Bambi must activate her Werewolf gene: The werewolf hybrid must be "triggered" by taking the life of a human, either intentionally or by accident, in order to gain access to their enhanced physical abilities.. It does not matter if the kill was accidental or intentional, premeditated or out of self-defense-- if a hybrid causes the death of a human in any way, their werewolf gene will be activated.
Werewolf Gene: Being part werewolf, Bambi's body contains the untriggered werewolf gene that provides her with enhanced senses (hearing, sight and smell), aggression, violence and anger, possessive nature, protective nature (towards her family/pack)
Super Senses: Untriggered werewolves are gifted with more sensitive hearing. This power has yet to reach its full potential given that she has not yet activated her werewolf gene.
Speed: Wolves reach great speed, in excess of one hundred miles per hour, which allows them to outrun motor vehicles. According to Jacob, it is better and faster than a motorcycle, and that is "the best part" of being a wolf. Being compared to vampires, they are very similar in their supernatural speed. It is stated that a fast wolf can outrun an average vampire and, conversely, a fast vampire can outrun an average wolf. This indicates they are quite equal in their speed. Even in their human forms, they are easily faster and have greater endurance than all humans: Their reflexes are highly developed: "With stunning speed, Jacob yanked a can opener from the counter and launched it at Jared's head. Jared's hand flicked up faster than I would have thought possible, and he snagged the tool just before it hit his face." Also in Eclipse, at the Quileute bonfire, Paul harassed Jacob into giving him his hot dog. When Jacob flung it across the circle, Paul caught it easily before it landed in the sand.
Strength: While in human form, their strength is near- superhuman, In their wolf form, not only they much larger than normal wolves, they are also supernaturally stronger. In this form, their strength is incredible and nearly equivalent to that of a vampire. A full pack can easily overpower and kill any vampire, and, as seen in Eclipse, is a formidable force when dealing with an army of newborns.
Physiology: They have a body temperature of about 108°F. Being a Hybrid Bambi's temperature is lower than this at around 101°F (Slightly warmer than a human but bearable to vampires). This high temperature allows them able to withstand very cold weather and makes it difficult for them to become overheated. It also makes it very difficult for vampires to harm them in combat, due to vampires being extremely sensitive to high temperatures.
Healing: They can heal and regenerate very fast and completely. While not immortal if they choose to quit phasing, these capabilities allow them to continue fighting even after serious injury. In some cases, however, this accelerated healing can be detrimental. However, this healing factor is not completely reliable and can be neutralized if vampire venom is inserted into the shape-shifter's system. While venom alone isn't generally enough to kill a healthy shape-shifter, it can be fatal in combination with other injuries. (As a hybrid, Bambi is immune to vampire venom, no matter how many times they bite her)
The actual transformation between human and wolf is described in the greatest detail in New Moon. Certainly the initial transformation is not easy, and is very disconcerting and confusing.
While their skin is much more durable than that of a human being, it is not granite hard like a vampire's. In their wolf form, their fangs are strong enough to penetrate a vampire's skin.
The wolves bear an animal scent that makes them unappetizing to vampires (Bambi's is countered by her Faerie blood, which makes her very attractive to vampires), making it easier for vampires to resist the temptation caused by their blood. It is possible that their scent is less revolting to vampire hybrids due to their half-human sides.
Senses: Their senses rival those of vampires. Like vampires, they can see, hear and smell things from miles away. Their sense of smell is so adjusted to help them identify their one enemy, vampires. It is not clear whether it is heightened in other circumstances, but they certainly know vampires at a distance, finding their smell sickly sweet and repellent. (Bambi smells it as more of a clean smell, a softer smell, almost like a soft soap smell)
Their eyes are extremely sharp and can see very far. Their sense of sight is known to be ten times better than the average human, twice as good as the average bird of prey's.
They all have excellent hearing even in their human forms.
A vampire's physical and mental abilities far exceed those of a human being. These traits vary between different vampires depending on what they were more capable of as humans. Certain vampires also develop one extra supernatural power manifested from their strongest trait as a human.
Speed: One of the most amazing among their abilities is their speed. They are able to run in excess of a hundred miles per hour, substantially faster than the human eye can see. When vampires run, they become "all but invisible". (Bambi is not this fast, but she is enhanced fast – more so after she triggers her werewolf gene)
Strength: Another enhanced trait is their unstoppable physical strength. A vampire is said to be thousands of times stronger than any human, able to lift objects several hundreds of times their own weight. They can crush granite boulders, subdue any prey, throw cars, crush metal, and uproot trees with their bare hands. (Bambi's strength is untested, though she is a lot stronger than humans (even an athelete like Phil)
Senses: A vampire's senses are also greatly enhanced, which enables them to see, hear, smell, feel, and taste things imperceptible to humans.
Hearing: Vampires can hear the most muted sounds. They can hear sounds coming from several miles away, and even with their eyes closed, they can be sure that there are multiple people in a room thanks to their varied breathing patterns. They can hear the sound of a heartbeat, a pulse thudding in a vein, and words spoken too quietly or too fast for humans to detect.
Touch: Despite being indestructible and hard-skinned (Bambi is more softer skinned, though she is considered....firm), vampires can feel the things they touch, no matter the softness; such as fur, the coolness of wind, etc.
Taste: Vampires have a similarly enhanced sense of taste allowing them to taste flavors with much more depth and precision.
Sixth sense: Vampires also have a keen sense to danger, usually from something strong enough to harm them. Sometimes, they may even detect danger before they know it consciously.
Indestructibility: Another impressive feature about vampires is their virtual indestructibility. During the transformation process, a vampire's cells become extremely hard, durable, and refractive, rendering their bodies nearly impenetrable. (Bambi can be hurt – she bleeds, though she will heal almost instantaneously, depending on the wound)
Flexibility: A vampire's body movements are uncannily flexible.
Those with faerie blood possess enhanced beauty and blood attraction. This blood attraction works to draw other supernatural species to them, and is particularly effective in attracting vampires, who feel vibrant and full of life around Halflings. Faerie blood carries a strongly appealing smell to other supernatural creatures, particularly vampires. Part Faerie's are generally healthier than humans, as they are rarely sick. They also don't have any known human blood type.
Powers and Abilities:
Telepathy: Those with faerie blood can read the thoughts of any sentient creature that gives off brain waves, which excludes vampires, who are dead and thus have no brain waves. They can "turn off" this ability by concentrating hard enough. (Bambi takes anti-psychotic medication to counter this – the docs think she's cwazy)
Photokinesis: Halflings can generate and control large beams of light with their minds, using this ability to attack an enemy or topple large objects. Excessive use of photokinesis power can drain a halfling of their magic, as they only have a limited amount of light. (Twilight: Bambi has only shown this ability once prior to Twilight, during an argument with her mother, a beam of light left her hand and shattered a vase – they never spoke of it)
Pairing: Edward Cullen