Aro is one of the three leaders of the Volturi - the leading coven of the vampire world. He is widely accepted as the overall leader of the Volturi, and possesses the gift of tactile telepathy, the supernatural talent to read all the thoughts and memories a person has ever had with a single touch. He is the husband of Sulpicia and the brother of Didyme. He uses Chelsea to change the loyalties of the vampires whom he wants to join the Volturi.</p>
In Alice's vision, Aro stands by with the wives and Caius and Marcus as his soldiers are being destroyed one-by-one. But when he witnesses Jane's death, he sends Caius after Tanya and the Denalis, but is killed by Tanya, Kate, and Garrett. Then, Aro witnesses Marcus torn apart by Stefan and Vladimir. Then Aro goes after Bella and Edward. He flings Bella into Edward, but the two get back up and while she is trying to behead Aro, Edward trips him and jumps up and lands on Aro's back, causing Bella to pull Aro's head off, killing him. Then Alice told him that if he didn't change his decision, then that would happen to him. So, he and the rest of the coven leave.