The reason there’s a fairly clandestine family of vampires living in Forks, WA is Carlisle Cullen. This story is brought to you by Carlisle Cullen! The vampire with a conscience not only avoided his own urges to slaughter and wreak havoc, he granted eternal life to the dying to save them from a gruesome end. He taught them how to live again, helped them with their struggles, supported them as they formed loving relationships, and defended them fiercely. He’s smart, philosophical, and a great father figure.