30 Days of New Moon – Meet the Wolves!

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New Moon expands on some characters from Twilight and introduces some new ones.  Let’s take a look at the wolf pack and other characters from the La Push reservation.

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Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black

Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black

We first met Jacob in Twilight, of course, as a scrawny kid with long, glossy black hair, who tells Bella that the Cullens are vampires. But even by the time he shows up at Bella’s prom to deliver the “warning”, he’s grown taller than Edward. That’s the last time Bella sees Jake, until the day she makes the impulse decision to get some old motorcycles fixed up. Jake and Bella become best friends as he helps her work through her depression over Edward’s abandonment. Although his growth spurt indicated he was ready to phase at any moment, the happiness that Bella brought Jake delayed it. On Sam’s orders, he has to avoid Bella after his transformation, and he cannot tell her what’s going on. But there was no rule against Bella guessing the truth, which she eventually did. This allows Bella and Jake to be together again, and also allows the wolves to protect her better. As a wolf, Jake’s fur is russet.

Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Billy Black, Jacob’s father, is one of Bella’s father Charlie’s best friends. He shows up a few times in Twilight, under the guise of visiting Charlie, to warn Bella to stay away from the Cullens. One of the tribal elders of the Quileutes, he knows the legends are true and exactly what the Cullens are.

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Chaske Spencer as Sam Uley

Chaske Spencer as Sam Uley

Sam Uley is one of the older boys of his generation on the reservation, at age 20 in Twilight. He told Bella at the bonfire that the Cullens were not welcome in La Push, and that inspired her to “trick” the truth out of Jake. For the first half of New Moon, Sam is the bad guy – Jake suspects him of organizing a cult of “hall monitors gone bad.” When Jake avoids Bella, she blames Sam and his cult, but soon learns the truth. Sam was the first werewolf in his generation; the Cullens’ arrival in Forks triggered the gene. By the time Bella meets Sam at the bonfire, he’d been a werewolf for two years. Sam is the Alpha wolf, and all other wolves must follow his commands. In wolf form, Sam’s fur is black.

Kiowa Gordon as Embry Call

Kiowa Gordon as Embry Call

Embry is one of Jake’s best friends and enjoys mechanics like Jake. He is the fourth wolf to join the pack. Until Jake phased, Embry had to avoid him, putting a strain on their friendship. Once Jake phased and he learned the truth, their friendship picked back up as if nothing had happened. Embry was not allowed to tell his mother about the pack, so he was constantly in trouble for sneaking out of the house at night.

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Tyson Houseman as Quil Ateara

Tyson Houseman as Quil Ateara

Quil is Jake’s other best friend, and the last of the trio to phase. He is a descendant of Quil Atera, Sr., a tribal elder. Prior to phasing, he is terrified of being next, after watching his two best friends leave him and join Sam’s “cult.” However, once he becomes a wolf, he loves it.  It’s unclear exactly when Quil joins the pack, but it’s likely sometime after Bella goes to Italy.

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Alex Meraz as Paul

Alex Meraz as Paul

Little is known about Paul, including his last name. He is one of the first three werewolves, presumably already a werewolf at the time Bella is lost in the woods after Edward leaves. Paul has the hardest time controlling his temper. His fur is dark silver.

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Bronson Pelletier as Jared

Bronson Pelletier as Jared

Jared is another wolf we know little about. Like Paul, he is one of the first three wolves, and probably already a wolf when Edward leaves.

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Tinsel Korey as Emily Young

Tinsel Korey as Emily Young

Emily is Sam’s fiancée. She is like the mother to all the wolves and cooks lots of food for them. Wolves eat a lot! Emily has three scars running down the right side of her face. One day, Sam lost his temper and phased while standing too close to her, scratching her face with his huge paw. The public story of her scars is that a bear attacked her.

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Graham Greene as Harry Clearwater

Graham Greene as Harry Clearwater

Harry Clearwater is a friend and fishing buddy of Billy’s and Charlie’s, and the third tribal elder. He makes brief appearances throughout New Moon, including helping to protect Charlie from Victoria while he’s hunting the wolves in the woods. Harry has a heart attack the same day that Bella goes cliff diving, which ultimately causes a dangerous misunderstanding.

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Missed any of our previous goodies in the 30 Day of New Moon?  Head over to the 30 Days of New Moon homepage to get caught up on all the latest news.

 

We first met Jacob in Twilight, of course, as a scrawny kid with long, glossy black hair, who tells Bella that the Cullens are vampires.  But even by the time he shows up at Bella’s prom to deliver the “warning”, he’s grown taller than Edward.  That’s the last time Bella sees Jake, until the day she makes the impulse decision to get some old motorcycles fixed up.  Jake and Bella become best friends as he helps her work through her depression over Edward’s abandonment.  Although his growth spurt indicated he was ready to phase at any moment, the happiness that Bella brought Jake delayed it.  On Sam’s orders, he has to avoid Bella after his transformation, and he cannot tell her what’s going on.  But there was no rule against Bella guessing the truth, which she eventually did.  This allows Bella and Jake to be together again, and also allows the wolves to protect her better.  As a wolf, Jake’s fur is russet.

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