Aro is a vampire character from Twilight.


Born in Greece in the 1300s B.C., he was transformed into a vampire in his mid-twenties and joined forces with Marcus and, later, Caius, being one of the leaders of the Volturi, the dominant coven of vampires of the world. By 500 AD, the Volturi had usurped control over the vampires from the Romanian coven. Along with Marcus and Caius, Aro ruled the Volturi, acting as its spokesperson. The three of them set down the laws of the "vampire world" and punished those who did not follow them, as it posed the threat of discovery of their lifestyle by humans.

Powers and abilities

Other than regular vampire abilities, Aro possesses "tactile telepathy", an ability to read people's minds far more deeply than any other of his kind, being capable of reading every thought, feeling and memory of a person has ever had in the past by simply touching this person. By reading the mind of another mind reader, he can also access any mind he or she ever read.