Werewolf Speed

Werewolf speed

Like the vampires, werewolves are also superhuman in their ability to run. Jacob even compares it to being better and faster than a motorcycle, and thinks that the ability to run so fast is “The best part,” (NM15) of being a werewolf.

Even in his human form, Jake seems to have developed more speed: “Then he turned and sprinted through the parking lot, across the road, and into the bordering forest.  He flitted into the trees, swift and sleek as a deer.” (NM13) The comparison to the vampires here is quite clear and Bella herself  notes that being on Edward’s back as he runs is “A hundred times better than the motorcycle.” (NM24)

As the wolves could catch Laurent it appears that they are even faster on their feet than the vampires are. Bella says: “I couldn’t imagine that—the wolves running faster than a vampire.  When the Cullens ran, they all but turned invisible with speed.” (NM15) It seems that speed is their real weapon, along with the exchange of thoughts within the pack.

Their reflexes are also immensely fast: “With stunning speed, Jacob yanked a can opener from the counter and launched it at Jared’s head.  Jared’s hand flicked up faster than I would have thought possible, and he snagged the tool just before it hit his face.” (NM14) They are certainly quick enough to tear apart one vampire as a pack, regardless of how strong that vampire was.