- "You better do it, Maria. I could never stop once I've started."
- ―Nettie whispering to Maria.[src]
Nettie was born in Arkansas. When she became a vampire, she joined a coven with two older male vampires. However, the coven was destroyed by another coven's attack, and her coven mates were killed. As a result, to the lost battle, Nettie was driven out of Arkansas. When she met Lucy and Maria, both survivors of their fallen covens, they formed an alliance out of convenience. Maria and Lucy wanted revenge for their mates lost in battle, while Nettie was eager to replace her lost hunting grounds in Arkansas and the safety of numbers.
Together, the three of them began to build an army of newborn vampires, though she was not very involved due to her lack of self-control. Maria wanted to use newborns with training from a human army and politics in order to make the army work more effectively. After Maria turned Jasper Whitlock, a major of the Texas cavalry, they not only reclaimed their lost territories, but also won many other territories and the three of them were delighted. Some time later though, Lucy and Nettie began feeling malicious towards Maria. Nettie suggested to Lucy that they kill Maria and Jasper to take over the coven. However, their malicious feelings alerted Jasper of their impending betrayal because of his ability to feel emotions of those around him. Maria and Jasper surprised them with a preemptive attack and Nettie, along with Lucy, was executed.
Nettie was mentioned by Jasper when he told Bella Swan about his earlier lifestyle as a vampire living in the southern parts of North America.
Nettie was described as having very pale skin, with an angelic-beautiful face, scarlet red eyes and white blonde hair (blonder than Lucy) and being 5'3" tall, taller than Maria. Her size was described as "petite". This is in contrast to the film, where she was portrayed as having dark brown hair.
Personality and traits
From description, Nettie was likely a very devious and malicious character who loved power more than anything, similar to Caius. Because of her lack of self-restraint, she rarely participated in Maria's creations to her army.
During audition, she was instructed by David Slade to imagine being hungry and seeing a delicious piece of candy, which she later visualized during shootings.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGTsdXDCLVg Leah Gibson March 2011
|Leaders||Maria • Jasper Hale|
|Group leaders||Lucy • Nettie|
|Soldiers||Peter • Charlotte|