There are lots of strange things in the Twilight saga – including super-powered mystical creatures all over the place – but vampires Alice and Jasper are two of the strangest. While they’re very popular characters, even the most diehard fans of the pair would have to admit there are some things about them that don’t add up. Is it bad writing, or were they always supposed to be a bit off-kilter? Read about these 20 little things, and then decide for yourself.
20. Jasper changed everything about himself for Alice
One of the biggest complaints about Twilight is that Bella sacrifices all to be with Edward. It’s unequal, critics have said, and potentially misogynistic. However, although the Jasper/Alice relationship bears lots of resemblances to the Edward/Bella one, in this case it’s the man who has to give something up.
Before meeting Alice, Jasper happily feasted on human blood, as you’d expect a vampire to. But his love for her changed him, and he ended up going “vegetarian” and joining the Cullen clan. The Jasper whom readers first meet is almost unrecognizable from the original Jasper, who was a ruthless – albeit remorseful – killer.