In Twilight, if Bella isn't affected by the vampires' special gifts, why can Alice see Bella's future, and why can Jasper calm her?  

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The answer to this question is revealed in Breaking Dawn. Once Bella has become a vampire, we learn that she is a shield. Not only can she block the mental gifts of others, but she eventually learns how to spread her gift to protect others. Bella is impervious to gifts that effect her mind like the gifts of Edward and Jane. Edward can hear the thoughts of anyone except for Bella. It is one of the things that initially intrigues him about her. Similarly, Jane (the Volturi's favorite) tries as  hard as she can to hurt Bella with her gift, but Bella does not flinch. Alice and Jasper's gifts still affect her because they affect her outwardly. Alice does not need to see into Bella's mind to see the future. Similarly, Jasper has the ability to create particular atmospheres. He isn't calming the actual person, it's in the atmosphere, which explains why everyone in the room feels it and why when he leaves, the atmosphere changes.

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In the Twilight Series, the author never says that Bella isn't affected by any of the Vampire's gifts.  Edward can't read her mind.  Alice could see the future and Edward is connected to Bella so Alice can see things that involve Bela.  The fact that Edward can't read Bella's mind is not indicative of how she is affected by other vampires.  James can track her because her scent is so strong for him.  Jasper can relax her and Alice can see the future.  The only time we read anything about her not being touched by the gifts is Edward's gift.

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