Jacob Black, born on January 14, 1990, is a Native American boy of the Quileute tribe from La Push, Washington. Jacob was born to Billy and Sarah Black. Sarah died in a car crash when he was very young, though Jacob never speaks of this. He has two older sisters, Rachel and Rebecca, who are twins. Rebecca lives in Hawaii and hasn’t been home since got married, while Rachel goes to Washington State and doesn’t visit often either and when she does visit she doesn’t stay very long. However, she returns later in the series and is imprinted on by Paul.
Jacob has russet skin, black hair and dark eyes. In Twilight, he is described as a lanky 6’2″ fifteen-year-old with hair down to his shoulders. By Eclipse, Jacob is 16 (but looks 25) and stands at 6’7″ with a muscular build. In New Moon, after discovering that he can turn into a wolf, he cuts off his long hair. He later grows it out in Eclipse, thinking that Bella prefers it long. This makes his fur as a wolf shaggier and longer than that of the other wolves. He is said to be quite handsome, once being described by Bella as “sort of beautiful”. He tends to wear only cut-off style jeans or shorts, since clothes are often ruined during his transformations into a wolf. As a wolf, Jacob’s fur is described as reddish-brown.
Personality and Abilities
Bella describes Jacob as a “happy person” who extends this happiness to the people around him. As Jacob’s character emerges in New Moon, he is shown to be cheery, passionate, adventurous, but hot-headed. Jacob is also able to phase at will into a giant wolf, and sometimes when angered he will involuntarily phase.
His body temperature is warmer than a human’s, reaching about 108.9 °F, which allows him to withstand very cold weather. His body heals quickly and has “super-strength” in both wolf and human form. In wolf form, they are also exceptionally fast. Before phasing, the human form will build up their muscles naturally for the first time they phase.
Jacob can communicate with his werewolf pack telepathically when in wolf form. Though this is more than useful while hunting and tracking, there is no privacy left in the pack because of this ability. It can be described as both a gift and a burden. Their thoughts are open even when they try to hide them.
Werewolves do not age if they regularly turn into their wolf form and once they begin phasing, a werewolf may “imprint” — a method of finding one’s soul mate — on someone, and will act as whatever the imprintee needs, whether it be a protector, a lover, or an older sibling. This is something he experiences with Renesmee Cullen.
Sources: Personal Research and Wikipedia
The Works of Art
These are the automobiles and/or motorcycles that Jacob worked on and, for some, even built from scratch. These first appeared in the first and second novels and are referred to in several instances.