Generally overlooked and under-appreciated character from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series. Jacob is a Native American boy who discovers he is a werewolf in the second book of the series, New Moon. He is the best friend of Bella Swan and eventual rival for her affections. In fact, Bella falls in love with Jacob without realizing it and they would have probably been very happy together if her other love interest, Edward Cullen, had not been unnaturally saved from death decades ago. However, because his existence was prolonged via his turning into a vampire, and therefore made abnormally attractive, strong, &c. &c., he has interrupted the natural course of things (i.e. the true love of Jacob/Bella).
Jacob is easy going, quick with a smile and a joke, and sensible. He understands that Bella is her own person and doesn't try to keep her from doing what she wants. He knows Bella too well for that.
1) "He's like a drug for you, Bella. I see that you can't live without him now. It's too late. But I would have been healthier for you. Not a drug; I would have been the air, the sun." -Jacob Black
2) "How can we be friends when we love each other like this?" - Bella Swan
3) "Because there was that smaller part of me - smaller, but getting louder and angrier every minute, screaming at the rest of me - that craved a different set of arms." - Bella Swan, when hugging Edward
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