The Werewolves In Twilight

newmoonpackWerewolves are getting a big boost in popularity lately and the second Twilight movie, New Moon is on the minds of all.  With that in mind, today’s post is of course about the Twilight werewolves. Yay! While most go on and on about the vampires in Twilight, this post will focus on the werewolf parts of the story only.

Warning: Spoilers!!!
Twilight: In this first book we meet the young Jacob Black. Jacob is a teenager living on a Native American reservation at La Push, Washington. He is part of the Quileutes tribe and one of their tribal legends says that they descended from wolves. They say that their ancestors could turn from man to wolf. It is still taboo in the tribe to kill any wolf and vampires are their enemies. Jacob thinks that this is nothing but a silly old story.

New Moon:
In this book Jacob learns that the tribal legends are true and he has to come to terms with the fact that he is now a werewolf himself. The first time he shifts was the most terrifying thing he has ever experienced. Luckily the other werewolves in the pack can speak to him telepathically and that helped him through it. This is the book where Bella and Jacob get much closer to one another. Part of the wolf pack’s responsibility is to keep vampires off their land, Bella is nearly killed when the pack kills a vampire that was with her.
Eclipse: In this book the werewolves reluctantly team up with Edward and the rest of his vampire family to defeat a small group of evil vampires that have come to town. Since Jacob loves Bella he wants to do whatever he can to keep her safe. Of course, the evil vampires are destroyed. Throughout the book we learn the Bella loves Jacob too, but not as much as she loves vampire Edward. Poor wolf.

Breaking Dawn: In this book we get a different look into the world of the werewolves since a few chapters are from Jacob Black’s point of view. One big point is when Jacob and the pack learn that Bella is pregnant with Edward’s baby. The fear is that this baby will be a freak and incredibly destructive. The pack then votes to kill the baby and Bella. Jacob obviously disagrees and leaves the pack. He forms a new pack with Leah  and her brother in which Jacob is the leader. Jacob is there when Bella’s baby is born and a crazy thing happens, Jacob imprints with the baby (named Renesmee). Imprinting is an involuntary act in which a werewolf bonds with his or her soul mate.

And there’s your quick and simple overview of the werewolf bits in the Twilight Saga.

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  1. Just to let you, who runs this website, know that; 1. Sweet website. 2. I love werewolves 3. If you read Twilight book four breaking dawn, you will learn, that the wolves in the book are indeed shape shifters not werewolves. just wanted to let you know. thanks

  2. Definition of Werewolf:

    A werewolf or werwolf, also known as a lycanthrope (from the Greek λυκάνθρωπος: λύκος, lukos, “wolf”, and άνθρωπος, anthrōpos, man), is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to SHAPESHIFT into a wolf or an anthropomorphic wolf-like creature, either purposely, by being bitten or scratched by another werewolf, or after being placed under a curse.

    So actually they are in fact werewolves by definition. If Meyers actually was a little more thorough in Breaking Dawn you would see that the poor girl contradicts her definition about them not being werewolves but shapeshifters-when they are exact same thing. I mean Aro’s explanation about them does in fact just solidify the fact that they are a form of werewolves.


    I’m pretty sure Meyers wanted to clear this up when she stated that if she were to make a sequel (not prequel ie Midnight Sun), but sequel, she would make it in Leah Clearwater’s and Nessie’s POV. This is interesting since she said she was done with the whole vampire story and Leah and Nessie are both linked to the whole werewolf story (Leah being a “shapeshifter” and Nessie being Jacobs imprint).

    1. Except they are NOT werewolves, you moron. Werewolves, in the Twilight universe anyway, CANNOT control the change. The full moon forces it. By your logic, any shapeshifter that ever turns into a wolf is a werewolf. Werewolves are a type of shapeshifter, yes, but being a shapeshifter doesn’t equal being a werewolf.

  3. I adore Twilight! I can barely wait for Twilight Eclipse! I’m so in love with taylor, lol.
    I still think that the first film was better, but New Moon definitely wins in eye candy lol

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