ringswraith wrote:So I was reading the Being Jacob Black extra on Stephenie Meyer's website again, and I noticed something. Apparently some of the Pack have special abilities- maybe not quite on the level as say Edward's mind-reading, but beyond normal for the shapeshifters.
We all know Leah is fast. Jacob's got good control. But the BJB extra also notes that Jared has excellent eyesight- Jacob says he's like a hawk and can "see for miles."
Makes me wonder if such abilities are coming out to "even the odds" with the vampires.
Maybe. It's an interesting idea, for sure, and it would be totally cool.
I'm more inclined to think that, like the transformation from human to vampire, you bring your strongest traits with you, only heightened.
Jacob was a pretty happy kid before any of this, pretty even-keeled. My guess is that he had great control over his emotions and temper anyway. Leah could have been a fast girl beforehand, and Jared may just have great eyesight. I guess what I'm trying to say is that they'd have to have a basis for that trait, IMO. Like Seth, he was probably pretty accepting before he changed, pretty open-minded, and then brought that in a heightened sense to his new experiences.
The vampires who don't have special abilities have their own special traits as well. Carlisle has his compassion, Emmett his strength, Esme her caring, loving, wonderfulness, and Rosalie her vanity and selfishness.