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Caiuss is a vampire, one of the three ancient leaders of the Volturi, who are based in Volterra, Italy, and who, according to Edward Cullen, lead a very civilized lifestyle. Caiuss has a wife named Megan who lives a very retired life in Volterra. He is the most ruthless of all three leaders.
Caiuss was born around 1300 BC in Greece and became a vampire later on in his life. He was born at least a century before Aro and is considerably one of the oldest living vampires.
He met his wife after running away from the Romanians, and soon began to travel together as a pair and eventually marrying. After they met Aro, Caiuss was intriguided by his ambition and plans for domination. When they met, Aro had already composed a covenof talented vampires including Marcus, a co-leader and fellow king. Caiuss was immediatly interested of joining them, and even though he did not have any specific power Aro was drawn to his ambition and pasionate capacity of hate; which had great potential for manipulation in both positive and negative.
Throughout the years Caiuss began to grow detatched but soon found satisfaction in feeding his sadistic desires in punishing and gaining more power. Megans gift, the gift to manipulate bonds, was the final stitch required to permenatly bind him to the Volturi and more importantly Aro.
"She knows too much. She's a liability."
"Caiuss will be so interested to know you're still human, Bella. Maybe he'll decide to visit."
- Although Caiuss makes no appearance in Eclipse, Jane mentions him by name after expressing his interest in Bella still being mortal.
"We see the child, Carlisle. Do not treat us as fools."
- In Breaking Dawn, Caiuss acompanies the rest of the Volturi on the trip to Forks to eliminate the 'immortal child'. When they arrive the Volturi are met with a large band of not only vampire, but werewolves which spikes Caiuss' anger due to his past with werewolves. As Marcus votes to leave peacfully after finding out that Renesmee, the supposed immortal child, is infact a hybrid, Caiuss is more in favor of a bloodbath. He stresses the fact that the accused vampires have assosiated with werewolves, which is infact a law, and demands justice. They soon learn that the werewolves are infact shifters, which causes Caiuss to stress the fact that Renesmee is different in the sense of being unpredictable in the future. Instead, to sate Caiuss' thirst for death, Aro allows him to execute Irina, the one who came to the Volturi with the false report of an immortal child. All his other attempts to cause a bloodbath fail, and they leave peacfully.
- In Alice's vision, she sees Caiuss being killed by Tanya, Kate and Garret. Using her ability, Kate stuns Caiuss with electrocution as Tanya rips his head from his lower jaw, partially beheading him. Though the battle is prevented, Caiuss still tries to trigger the battle.
- Caiuss' first apearance is in New Moon, and although he was mostly in the background he did vote towards the elminination of Bella, whom he believed broke one of the most crucial vampire laws.