I️ was annoyed that in Eclipse they made Alec the 4th unnamed guard. It doesn’t make sense for a ton of reason. The major being- if Aro really wanted Alice that badly, the whole newborn army fiasco would have been the perfect opportunity (100 times better than BD). They could have used Alec to easily killed the others, spared Alice, and made up some story about how ‘she lost her fam and now wants to help enforce The Law so it never happens to anyone else.” You know? Just wondering your thoughts
I share your frustration, and I think a lot of it stems from SM not really communicating what the Volturi wanted to accomplish in Eclipse.
In Bree Tanner, Jane makes it sound like she wants to wipe out the Cullens entirely, since she gives Victoria a time-limit in which to attack, with no further instructions. That… does not sound like Aro’s orders. (I could see Aro testing the Cullens against the newborns, or sneaking in a few disguised guards among the newborns with directions to target the useless Cullens and using Chelsea to scoop up any valuable survivors. There’s a subtlety to this scheme that Jane’s plan lacks.)
In short, the Volturi in Eclipse are either not recruiting, or Aro communicated the “we want Alice” point badly to Jane, or Jane decided that no way would she help Aro get Alice.
The presence of Alec just muddies the waters further. As you say, he’s the guy you bring along when you want to knock everyone unconscious and come up with an entirely false narrative. But the Volturi– for some reason I completely fail to grasp– aren’t doing that in Eclipse. So… where does that leave us?
My confusion is amplified by the fact that a newborn war, as you point out, justifies anything. The Volturi could basically arrive on the scene, Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do playing in the background, and murder as they pleased. The fact that they don’t, even though it’s extremely legal to do so, makes me question their evil overlording abilities. Y’know. More so than I do already.