The Twilight books and movies have a lot of plot holes and left a bunch of unanswered questions, and one that has bothered fans for years is Jasper’s reaction to Bella’s blood in New Moon, which creates a plot hole thanks to Twilight – here’s how. Vampires are some of the most popular creatures in pop culture, and as such have gone through countless versions and adaptations, but in 2005, a one-of-a-kind type of vampires arrived in Stephenie Meyer’s novel Twilight. This was the first entry in a series of four books that followed the problematic romance between mortal Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen, who came across a variety of obstacles throughout the series.
The Twilight books were a huge success, making way for a big-screen adaptation of the full series, with the final book, Breaking Dawn, being split into two movies. The Twilight Saga was as loyal to the source material as possible and allowed Twilight fans to put a face to those characters they had come to know and love, but bringing these stories to the big screen also highlighted many of the books’ problems, such as the toxic relationship between the main characters and various plot holes as well, most of them related to this universe’s unique vampires. The Twilight vampires are near indestructible and have special powers unique to each one of them, and these and other characteristics are at the core of a plot hole involving Jasper Cullen.
Jasper (played by Jackson Rathbone) is one of Edward’s “adopted siblings” and Alice’s (Ashley Greene) partner, and he’s also one of the strongest and most powerful members of the Cullen coven. Jasper is considered the best fighter in the family, the second fastest and strongest, and his powers are very interesting, as he can sense and change the emotions of those around him. However, Jasper, even though he changed to a “vegetarian” diet and lifestyle, constantly struggled with the impulse of drinking human blood, which got him into trouble with Bella and Edward in New Moon – but it’s also what creates a Twilight plot hole.
In New Moon, during the first act of the story, the Cullens celebrate Bella’s birthday at their place, and when she opens one of her presents, she gets a paper cut. Jasper sees and smells Bella’s blood, which turned out to be almost irresistible to vampires, and tries to attack her, but Emmett (Kellan Lutz) and Carlisle (Peter Facinelli) do their best to stop him. This is the event that makes way for Edward breaking up with Bella but also created a plot hole due to Jasper’s reaction to Bella’s blood in Twilight. During the third act of the story, Bella gets hurt at the ballet studio when James goes after her and Edward gets in a fight with him. Bella starts to bleed, and Jasper doesn’t even try to attack her at all, even though they are all there.
This could be somewhat justified by Jasper being too focused on (and excited about) burning James’ body (as that’s the only way a vampire can be killed in the Twilight universe), so he didn’t even pay attention to Bella bleeding on the other side of the room, who was shielded by Edward and Carlisle. This is just one of many questions and plot holes left by the Twilight Saga, and even though it doesn’t change the story at all, it was big enough for fans to point it out.