In recent years, there has not been a debate so furious and fanatic than the debate over Edward, the lovable, sullen vampire who wins Bella, and Jacob, the fiery, passionate werewolf who holds an unrequited love for Bella. Twitards worldwide have been embroiled in this debate ever since the books were released, and the movies have only served to throw more gas on the fire. It’s gone as far as to see people create t-shirts
Twilight Team Edward
Twitards on the side of the sullen vampire have a lot going for them. For one, Edward is the man that Bella actually ends up with, and does so rather quickly. There’s just something about him that Bella finds impossibly enchanting, even more so than the hotblooded and hardbodied Jacob.
Edward has a few things going for him that Jacob sadly lacks. For one he’s actually inhuman, a fantastical being with powers beyond comprehension. In the past, vampires were portrayed as evil beings who were only out for blood, but Stephenie Meyer decided to take a different spin on things and create a character that COULD kill and hurt, but consciously decided not to.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that he is absolutely gorgeous and has hair that would make any man jealous and any woman swoon. He is the perfect embodiment of the strong, silent type that all of us twitards go crazy over…especially when they look like Robert Pattinson.
Twilight Team Jacob
It’s safe to say that Team Jacob has fewer numbers, but these twitards are much more vocal about their support of the lovable werewolf. For one, Jacob is impossibly human in a way that most of us can never understand. He’s in touch with his animalistic side in a VERY real way, and this manliness and agressiveness is something that attracts us in a way that we can’t quite explain.
His fanatical devotion to Bella, even when it’s not in his best interest, reminds us of the men that we wish we had in our lives. Jacob would go to the ends of the Earth to protect her, and he’d look sexy doing it. Taylor Lautner’s transformation from Twilight to New Moon is one that would make even straight men question their sexuality, as his body is as beautiful as any late-teen’s could be.
Twilight’s Edward and Jacob are going to remain some of the series’ most enigmatic characters, and the reasons for their fan appeal will stay as diverse and divided as ever. But that’s a good thing. Without these heated debates of the sexiness, abilities, or attractiveness of these characters it’s safe to say the Twilight Saga wouldn’t be as interesting as it is. So whoever you choose, know that your answer isn’t wrong – it’s just that there is an entire army of Twitards on the other side who would disagree!