Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Name: Jacob Black
Special Ability: None
About Them: Jacob Black is Bella's best friend from New Moon and on. He is a Quileute Native American and a werewolf-although later revealed to be a shape-shifter as he doesn't transform on the full moon. In Twilight, Jacob plays a minor role, being a forgotten childhood friend of Bella's. In an attempt to learn more about Cullens, Bella flirts with Jacob, and he tells her tribe legends about them being "the cold ones", or vampires. After Edward leaves Bella in New Moon, Bella spends much of her time with Jacob, trying to heal her broken heart and move on. Though at first only a friend, Jacob later falls in love with Bella. Although he spends most of his time in Eclipse trying to win Bella, but it proves to only create more tensions in their already fragile relationship. In Breaking Dawn he imprints —an involuntary process in which a werewolf finds their soul mate— on Bella and Edward's daughter, Renesmee. Bella is furious a Jacob for imprinting, but comes to terms with it towards the end of the book. Known for his tall stature-which escalates after his transformation-and dark good looks, Jacob easily is a charm and comfort to Bella when she has to deal with her loss of Edward in New Moon. Jacob is sensitive and compassionate, which allows him to fall for Bella. As a werewolf Jacob grows quickly passing the Alpha, Sam Uley, which brings to the readers attention that Jacob is the true blood Alpha. Jacob, however, does not want this responsibility until Bella's life is in danger due to a decision made by Sam in Breaking Dawn. As a wolf Jacob's coat is a rusty brown.
Their Early History: Werewolves in the Twilight universe do not age, as long as they regularly phase into wolves. They heal quickly, have enhanced physical speed and strength, and can communicate telepathically with each other while in their wolf forms. It is later revealed that the Quileute tribe "werewolves" are not true werewolves because they don't transform according to the lunar cycle. Instead, they are shape-shifters who take the form of wolves, while the "Children of the Moon" were considered true werewolves.
Thanks to www.twilightblog.net