Basic vampire abilities
Maggie was born in 1832 in Ireland. She had difficulty dealing with authority, on a parental and community level. She was born with the gift to sense when someone was lying, and in those situations, she felt compelled to point out the lie. Her accuracy made people uncomfortable around her, especially close ones. Though this often led to punishments, sometimes quite severe, she did not relent her nature.
The Great Famine in the 1840s decimated her village, and her family was forced to leave for America in search of a better life. Her family didn't have enough money for every member and Maggie was subsequently left behind to take care of her maternal grandparents, mainly because her parents felt uncomfortable with her sensibility to lies. Siobhan and Liam found Maggie alone on the road to Cork, nearly dead from starvation. She was almost immediately able to recognize them as not human and was changed shortly thereafter. Siobhan's mate, Liam, was not convinced about changing her, but Siobhan persuaded him otherwise. She deeply enjoyed their company because they were routinely honest both with themselves and each other.
Maggie is described as small, standing 5'2", thin and with bouncy red curls, and not as physically imposing as Siobhan or Liam. In the movies, her hair is brown.
Maggie is very righteous and believes in justice. Whenever someone lies to her, she will loudly point it out even when it got her into trouble, usually with authority, both on a parental and a community level, which punished her severely for it. This is why she feels comfortable with Siobhan and Liam because they are always honest both to themselves and to her.
Powers and abilities: Lie DetectionEdit
- Main Article: Lie Detection
"She had a gift for knowing when she was being lied to, and her verdicts were never contested." - Bella, on Maggie's gift
In addition to her talents of a vampire, she is also gifted with the ability to sense when someone is lying to her. This power manifested from her potent ability to read people's lies as a human. This becomes very useful when helping the Cullens, as when the Volturi came for Renesmee and Aro was about to tell her she was going to be fine, and Maggie knew that he was lying.
She can read a person's appearance or actions to know if they are lying as well. She would feel physically uncomfortable with any kind of deception.