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The Jacob Moment In The Twilight Series Fans Agree Went Too Far

For more than a decade, fans of the "Twilight" franchise have defended the supernatural romance films on nearly every front, notably against horror purists who mocked the sparkliness of the film's vampires. Now, their allegiance to the film has loosened, and they're open to criticizing the series.

The active fanbase often takes to the r/Twilight subreddit to reflect on both the films and the book series by Stephenie Meyer. One of the most pressing criticisms has been over Meyer's lack of compensation to the Quileute Tribe following the success of the "Twilight" saga.

Additionally, fans have put their Team Edward or Team Jacob biases aside to reassess certain aspects of the story, like the age gap between Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), or the toxic elements of their relationship that were entirely dismissed. When reevaluating Bella's other love interest, Quileute werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), fans reignited the debate over one of his decisions in "Breaking Dawn."

So, what Jacob Black moment do fans think went too far?

Marking his territory

Upon making eye contact with Edward and Bella's newborn daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), Jacob imprints on her. According to the "Twilight" fandom wiki, "Imprinting is the involuntary mechanism by which Quileute shape-shifters find their soulmates."

It begins as a protective stage, but the imprinter falls in love with the person imprinted on, and the two often end up together. Much like the initially infuriated reactions of the Cullen family, fans were uncomfortable that the teenage Jacob imprinted on a newborn.

On one thread discussing the imprinting, u/AnnaK22 said, "Imagine if your parents had a close friend who probably cared and babysat you as an uncle, but in the back of his mind, he always thought about possibly asking you out when you turned the legal age."

This is the stance that most fans took, with u/TKMLtheStar saying that they were unable to set aside their morals and "view it through the 'morally ambiguous fantasy' lens" because it went too far.

The uncomfortable imprinting moment, at the very least, gave fans the iconic "You nicknamed my daughter after the Loch Ness monster?!" line.