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Re: Jasper Hale

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:11 pm
by Openhome
*note to my last post*
I wrote that as I was speedily checking the Lex and forgot to mention who "they" were. I meant Jasper and Alice.

However, the twisted relationship between Maria and Jasper is a lot of fun to think about as well. I've met people with similar relationships--you know the ones that you sit back and watch explode.

And as to why he didn't leave, I think he mentions it in Eclipse. He was a soldier surrounded by hostile armies. As long as he stayed with Maria, he had plenty of food, which, to a vampire, is better than sex or anything else. If he believed that armies of vampires controlled the rest of the world, staying where he had food, companionship, and safety made sense.

Re: Jasper Hale

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:44 am
by JustcallmeRiley
Okay, so I'm getting off topic here, but how do you think Jasper feels about the battle scars? I mean Bella says they're his most dominant feature (breaking dawn pg.402.) Do you think it bothers him that the first thing other vampires notice about him are the scars (since its the first thing Bella noticed?)

Re: Jasper Hale

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:53 pm
by Esme echo
I don't think they bothered him at all. :)

I always chuckle when I read that Jasper was deliberately giving J. Jenks ulcers because he felt some relationships worked better based in fear.

I interpret Jasper as a powerful, skilled warrior, comfortable in his own skin, and satisfied that his very appearance tells other vampires, "Don't mess with me!"

Re: Jasper Hale

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:05 pm
by corona
JustcallmeRiley, you're not getting off topic with any question about Jasper.

I would agree with Esme echo. It would be understandable if he associated his scars and fighting with his prior life of emotional trauma, but he doesn't show any problem with that, he enjoys fighting. His scars don't hamper him in the least and the only opinion (I think) he would care about in that matter would be Alice. She would probably tell you the scars are a turn-on.

His scars are a signal only to other vampires, humans typically can't see them unless they really look, which doesn't happen often. It's perfect, really. Since virtually all other vampires are red-eyes, the scars represent a powerful warning not to mess with the veggie clan.

I think the only time the scars back-fired was with James' coven, but then he was a danger-freak.

Re: Jasper Hale

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:56 am
by JustcallmeRiley
I've always imagined him to kind of not like the scars, but then again I like angst so I'm probably biased.
What do you think Jasper's relationship with Nettie and Lucy was like? I think they didn't really like him, they were planning on killing Jasper (and Maria).
If Maria and Jasper met again right now, what do you think the encounter would be like?

Re: Jasper Hale

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:47 am
by Esme echo
I can see Jasper regarding his scars with wry acceptance; they are what they are, a symbol of his former life, but not terribly important in his present life.

I don't think Nettie nor Lucy either one were of much importance to Jasper besides being partners of Maria's. I'm not looking it up, but it seems to me that more than once Stephenie mentioned that living the traditional vampire lifestyle stunted a vampire's ability to form lasting or close bonds except with mates. Nettie and Lucy didn't like or dislike Jasper when he was human -- the were just thirsty! They didn't have it in for him once he was changed -- until they plotted to overthrow Maria.

If Jasper met Maria again (after the disastrous last time), I'm sure he would be very careful, very protective of Alice, and anxious to break off the contact as soon as possible. What do you think?