Jace and Alec are just the worst example of Parabatai ever. I think it would be less obvious if CC hadn't later created Will and Jem who had such a loving and close bond. It just made it seem so much more badly written in retrospect. I remember raiding the last books after knowing about w + j and feeling so angry at the mess that jalec were. And the show is just as bad with the inconsistency. And neither version of Jace an seem to get over themselves and care about Alec more than themselves.
Good lord, I know, Anon. Imagine that Will and Jace are related. asjahsja And then look at this mess of a parabatai bond he has with Alec. Like… there were so many moments and opportunities where they could fix or more like work on the bond on the show but it purely is only used as a plot device. If I am allowed to being sarcastic here: Even Simon and Jace have a better working friendship than what he and Alec have. But bound for life and all that jazz. Amazing. Not.
And then there are Will and Jem who I really liked in the book and their parabatai bond. Like, Will really cared for Jem. The times he spent with Jem while Tessa was also there. How scared he always was when Jem wasn’t feeling well and just his genuine interest for Jem’s well-being while still also being Will and a little shit from time to time. Jace on the other hand is a complete disaster on his end of the parabatai bond and like I said, it annoys me so damn much. What he and Alec have is not even a friendship, it is BS. No wonder that people who haven’t read the books and know about Jem/Will have problems to understand why the parabatai bond is actually a really great and amazing and wonderful thing when all they’ve seen is this nonsense on the show or the crap of a parabatai bond in TMI.