|Last appearance||Breaking Dawn|
|Married to||Esme Cullen|
|Created||1660's by an unknown vampire|
|Eye colour|| Golden|
Black (when thirsty)
|Family members|| Esme Cullen - Wife|
Renesmee Cullen - Grand-daughter
Carlisle Cullen is the founder and father figure to the Olympic Coven. He has a very high resistance to human blood, which he needs, working in the Forks hospital. Husband of Esme Cullen, he has three adoptive sons and two adoptive daughters by the names of Edward, Emmett and Alice Cullen and Rosalie and Jasper Hale, who all make up their coven, along with Bella Cullen, his adoptive daughter-in-law and Renesmee Cullen, his grand-daughter.
He was born in 17th century London, the son of a pastor. After his father got too old to lead the hunts for witches and vampires, he ordered Carlisle to take over. The community saw him as a bit of a disappointment, as he was slow to point out demons that weren't there, but when he did find monsters, he was usually right.
On one occasion he lead a hunt against a coven of vampires hiding out within the sewers. The mob chased the vampires, weak from lack of blood, led by Carlisle. But during the siege, one of the vampires attacked Carlisle and started to drink his blood, but had to flee, however as the mob closed in. This began the process of Carlisle becoming a vampire. Knowing he would be killed by the mob he had once led, Carlisle hid in a potato storage cellar, staying there for three days in agony whilst his transformation was taking place. After the three days, Carlisle left the cellar as a fully fledged vampire, roaming the countryside, trying to kill himself because he had been brought up hating what he had now become. Each attempt failed though and his thirst grew to the point where it was almost unbearable, but he was too disgusted with his new form to bring himself to feast on anyone. The turning point came when he attacked a deer and drained it of blood. This could have been the first attack on a vampire, and Carlisle became the worlds first known vegetarian vampire. He had found a way to live with himself that no-one had ever thought of before, to live solely on the blood of animals.
After he left the Volturi, Carlisle travelled to America to practice medicine as he had previously been taught, but felt very lonely in his life. In 1901 he met Edward Masen, a 17 year old boy dying of Spanish Influenza. His father had died previously and his mother was dying because of it. She had asked him to save her son, and it is thought that she had always known Carlisle's well kept vampiric identity. Carlisle kept his promise to the young mother and bit Edward. He became the first to join Carlisle and thus, the Olympic Coven was born.Esme - woman he had met before as a child. She was brought to the morgue, pronounced dead by others after her attempted suicide after she lost her baby.
Rosalie came after Carlisle saved her from dying after she was attacked by her fiance and his friends. Rosalie has always resented humans because of their ability to live their life, have children and grow old.
Alice and Jasper eventually also joined the Cullen family, but were already vampires, and Carlisle did not create either of them, but welcomed him to the coven. Bella was turned into a vampire by Edward Cullen but with Carlisle's help, and she and Edward had a child together named Renesmee.
 Appearance and Personality
Carlisle is described to be very beautiful, like every vampire, but he was especially perfect. He stands tall at 6'2" with blond hair, pale skin and golden eyes that darken to black when he becomes thirsty.
Esme Cullen is now his wife, he also has adoptive sons named Edward and Emmett Cullen and Jasper Hale and two adoptive daughters: Alice Cullen and Rosalie Hale. In Breaking Dawn, he also acquired Bella Cullen as a adoptive daughter-in-law and a grand-daughter by the name of Renesmee Cullen.
Carlisle does not have any personal enemies, but defends the Olympic coven if they ever get into trouble with any opposing threats.