This question is so hard to answer! I love all the characters, but my top two favorites are Carlisle, because he's so kind hearted and so compassionate and has such a kind personality. He is the ideal doctor to anyone, with decades of experience. He's gone through so much in his life, he went through a lot with his father, and then he was changed, and then he tried to kill himself so many different ways, and then finally, rises above it all and becomes the leader of such a unique and amazing family. He truly is someone who is worthy of everyone's respect. He's the one who will break up a fight instead of starting one, and he will maintain peace and he's really great.
And Jacob, because he's so sweet! He's such a little puppy dog sometimes. He started out as a tool to give Bella what she needed to know that Edward and his family were vampires, and he grew from a minor character, to a huge character throughout the series. He helps Bella so much in New Moon. He sees that she is hurting so much, and he brings her out of it, and he loves her and respects her. He's not so overly protective like Edward, he's protective of Bella, but not like Edward is. The whole motorcycle thing, I think, really cemented their friendship, because they spent countless hours together while Jake was building those things. His whole personality is so sweet and warm and downright funny sometimes. He is such a warm person. And then when he turned into a werewolf, his protective nature grew into what it is. He made it his mission to stop Victoria from going anywhere near Bella or Charlie. And then, when Bella raced off to save Edward in Italy, his pain was so real and his frustration was easy to understand, then when she came back and chose Edward, I could understand his pain and anger over her decision.
Then in Eclipse, he wants to see her, but he always gets so angry because the topic of Edward always comes up. He's competing with Edward and I don't blame him, because Edward left her and then Jacob saw her pain and Edward didn't. Throughout Eclipse, Jacob tries to show her what kind of life she could have and he makes it clear to her that he's in love with her. He gave her that adorable charm bracelet and he really does care about her.
Then, during the newborn fight, when Jacob kisses Bella, I think he succeeded in getting Bella to realize that she was in love with him all along. It was right there and she didn't realize it. And then, Jacob goes off to the fight all happy because he thinks he's won her over, and she hasn't. That was crushing. He's so confident of that fact, and he believes it, and he almost dies for Leah and is injured.
The talk that Bella and Jacob had, was downright heart-wrenching for me. It was so incredibly sad to read. It was kind of like Jacob saying, "I give up." And can you imagine how painful that was for him? to let her go? To give up. He was already injured physically, and then mentally, he got another beating. That whole conversation was hard. Where he said, that he loved her so much he would let her go and that his sacrifice proved it. This was hard, too, "I’m exactly right for you, Bella. It would have been effortless for us — comfortable, easy as breathing. I was the natural path your life would have taken… If the world was the way it was supposed to be, if there were no monsters and no magic…"
And this, "He’s like a drug for you, Bella. I see that you can’t live without him now. It’s too late. But I would have been healthier for you. Not a drug; I would have been the air, the sun." He's admitting that he's tried everything he could, and now he's admitting that it's over. He was so understanding, and being in pain, too. He told her that she had options, that she always had that second option.
Then, the wedding invite that Edward sent him. It was like he couldn't deal with the pain anymore and he ran away in wolf form.
Then in BD, he finally comes back, goes to the wedding, and then the whole talk about Bella getting intimate with Edward on their honeymoon. It ruined Jacob's gift to her, he had to be dragged out of there.
Then, some weeks later, he's obsessing over Bella being turned into a vampire, he's imagining all sorts of awful scenarios in his mind, then he gets the news that Bella had come back alive, but was now pregnant with Edward's baby. Can you imagine the anger and confusion he felt? And Edward making some sort of perverted deal with Jacob to have Bella's baby. Be used as some tool to get Bella what she wants. Can you imagine that? He sees the condition that Bella is in, and he's so upset and then he goes back to the pack and the pack can instantly read his thoughts on the matter.
Sam declares war over the Cullen's without any real proof there's any danger. Poor Jacob, he's so torn about hating the Cullen's but at the same time wanting to protect Bella.
It really took a lot of guts for him to stand up to Sam and challenge his authority and then leave the pack and start his own. He goes and warns the Cullen's about it, and then starts this new role, that is painful for him, because he has to see Bella getting worse and worse by the second. Then when Bella has the baby, he's thinking she's literally going to die, so he's in pain once again, because of Bella. He watches Edward pull out the baby that has caused all this, and he's telling Edward to "throw it out the window." They're trying to save Bella, and then Edward injects Bella with his own venom, which Jacob had given him permission to do earlier.
Jacob, thinking Bella has died, goes downstairs in total shock and pain, then BAM! he imprints on Renesmee. Just like that. So fast, so quick. So, now he has Bella in his life, even if it's not the way he envisioned at all. He and Renesmee bond instantly.
Then, Bella wakes up a vampire, a newborn vampire, who probably has little control over her actions, then she amazes everybody with her self-control, and then ends up almost killing Jacob after finding out about the imprint.
So, he goes from being the alpha of his pack, Seth and Leah, and eventually Embry and Quil join, to imprinting on Edward and Bella's baby. So, everything is dandy and fine for Jacob-for once, and then, the news comes. Jacob had been playing with Renesmee, and Irina, one of their old friends, sees them and mistakes Renesmee to be a forbidding immortal child. Not close enough to hear her heart beat.
Everything comes crashing down, she goes and tells the Volturi, and the Cullen's are thrust into danger. Jacob has to send Seth and Leah to Sam's pack for awhile. He and the rest of the Cullen's prepare to fight once again. They spend Christmas with their families, possibly one last time. Charlie has already been informed of this supernatural life, thanks to Jacob.
Then, some weeks later, the big confrontation happens. Jake stands with the Cullen's and their various allies. The big fight never happens and Jake is allowed to live out a good life with his father and Renesmee.
But the stuff that's happened to him is unreal. From Paul imprinting on Jake's sister, Rachel. To Jacob leaving Sam. Then the whole talk he and Leah had. Where they had a serious heart to heart. Leah telling Jacob that she understands his pain, that Bella is her Sam, that was a good quote.
So, I want people to react to this and let me know what you all think.