Jacob Black

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Name: Jacob Black
Relationships: Billy Black and Sarah Black (parents), Rachel and Rebecca (older twin sisters), Ephraim Black (great-grandfather), Quil Ateara V (second cousin)
Fandom: Twilight
Other: Portrayed by Taylor Lautner in the films.
"painting of a head and shoulders portrait of Jacob in a brown shirt on a soft yellow background"
Jacob Black by sassie-kay (2010)
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Jacob Black is a major character of the Twilight series.


Jacob is described as an attractive Native American of the Quileute tribe, and gained the ability to become a werewolf in the second book.

Although initially a Beta werewolf under Sam Uley's rule, he later broke away from Sam's pack and became an alpha after Sam planned to kill Bella and Renesmee Cullen. He was joined by Seth Clearwater and Leah Clearwater. Later in the Breaking Dawn novel, Embry Call and Quil Ateara V joined their pack after tension between the Cullens and the Uley pack was resolved.


Much of the Twilight fandom involved the debate between Team Jacob and Team Edward, separate factions which wanted Jacob/Bella or Edward/Bella to be canon.

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • All Human AU: alternative universe where Jacob is not a werewolf
  • Canon Divergence: Jacob's story diverging at any point in canon
  • Fix-it: unhappy with how Jacob's story ended in the series fans will try fix it in fic




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