well, he ACTS nice, it seems to me at least. in New Moon he greeted Edward in a seemingly friendly way, and when he told Alice, Bella, and Edward they could go, it said that "his tone was as warm as if they were all lifelong friends". though it is an act, he keeps up the "nice" charade to manipulate people [or attempt to]Jack wrote:Hmmm. I'm not entirely sure about the acting nice. I mean, I think in a way he is the "nicer" of the twins. It's shown throughout the book that he has a much calmer temperament than Jane and I think that it allows him to be.... more manipulative, but also a little bit less petty and revengeful. She's always trying to hurt Bella over and over as soon as she finds out her powers don't work on her. Alec however, I can see him rolling his eyes behind her back while she's trying to hurt Bella.Jane V wrote:exactly. though i do think Alec could be VERY manipulative, especially since he acts all nicey-nicey.Jack wrote:I don't think I'd want Alec's power. I'd personally prefer Jane's. I mean, ok. Hers is a little sadistic, and Alec's power can be used mercifully, but we all know why Aro sends Jane to go pick up Edward, Bella and Alice instead of Alec. Jane is just more effective in getting people to behave her way. I mean Alec can use his talent but when he puts it away, they'll start fighting again. No one wants to fight Jane after she's given them a taste of her powers.
but i agree that he is wayyyy better at controlling himself than Jane