Winston Frost, father
Hazel Frost, mother
Christian Frost, brother
Adrianne Frost, sister
Cordelia Frost, sister
The Stepford Cuckoos
Teacher, Business Woman, X-Man
West Chester, PA
Unmentionable scar on inner thigh
Rose in bloom tattoo on left hip
smokes when stressed
isn't a real blonde
has a masters in sociology and psychology
doesn't want to be a mother, but feels maternal towards students
supports homeless children foundations
cannot abide instant coffee
is a hedonist
has a zoo of pets, all named from Greek mythology
hates reality television
loves fur, but limits herself to fake now
enjoys lazy mornings in bed, basking in the sun
has a vacation villa in Crete
despises how she looks in black
loves her legs in hot pants and gogo boots
doesn't like falling in love
Emma is an ambitious, manipulative and vain woman. Years of rejection from her parents hardened her heart, honing her manipulative ways and drive to get what she wanted, whatever way necessary. Typically a cold hearted woman, she is fiercely competitive and self confident, her powers rivalling even Charles Xavier, making her one of the most noted telepaths in the world. While her powers are very similar to Xavier's, Emma Frost lacks the same basic morals and has in the past abused her powers for her own benefit. Unconcerned with scruples or morals, Emma is known to exploit her own abilities to gain her own desires.
While she has the brains to secure herself intellectually, Emma falls on her charm, wit and looks -which are accentuated with cosmetic surgery. Emma can, has and will, use her sexuality to get what she wants. She thrives on the power she can obtain through it. Of course, Emma does have a persuasive way with words; practically willing to get her own way, whatever way, Emma will bend the truth as much as needed, and possibly keep her word if it works well for her own drives.
Her genius intellect and savvy business sense makes for her wealth in her own right, funding the Hellfire Club with her late father's companies and money, coupled with a few smart business investments gained through less than usual channels. She has a very dry-wit and is a very proud and self-sufficient woman. Having relied on people in the past and been burned, Emma tends to close off from trusting people, making it difficult to trust her in return. While she can appear loyal, it is never truly known if she will remain that way.
Emma's romantic interests almost always have something to offer her. In her position of power, she is aware of the token piece she would make, her abilities help to render that near impossible. Coupled with her own drive for power, Emma isn't an easy woman to please.
Unfortunately, she is a romantic at heart. Gifts, surprises, candle light dinners; she is rather susceptible to being wooed, and like all girls, rather prone to falling in love. Usually with the wrong person. What she looks for is a strong willed character, someone she can butt heads with along the way, someone strong enough to take her will and dish it back, all the while coping with her rather high maintenance requirements. She's a firm believer in passion, but realises that it's not all that holds a relationship together.
Her ambitious nature needs someone who is able to keep up with her, but someone who is still able to turn the tables on her now and then. In the past, Emma has taken lovers for the simple thrill of bedding them, she is not above using her sexuality to get what she wants and nor is she against doing so. More than once, this tactic has come back to bite her when she fell for her 'mark' against the odds.
As a powerful woman within the higher class of business, Emma's social skills are beyond par. Despite the façade of being a sweet, caring woman, Emma plays her part and puts forth a required image for not only her company but the continuation of business with several of the Hellfire associates.
She does have a rather social nature however. Emma enjoys company beyond that of the stifling seriousness of her co-workers and those under her command within the businesses. Partial to music and good food, Emma is often fond of a good night out at a fancy restaurant with a close friend or even a group of acquaintances. She likes to laugh, she likes people who make her laugh, and can often find time for those whom she enjoys without the requirement of ass-kissing.
Although she is partial to a good bit of ego-stroking as well.
Psychic Powers: Emma Frost possesses telepathic abilities matching those of Charles Xavier is an Alpha level mutant. Cited as a "World-class telepath" and a "Psi of the Highest Order" capable of extraordinary telepathic feats which include:
♦ broadcasting and receiving thoughts; Emma is able to pick up on psychic 'calls' and send messages directly to the mind of those she wishes. This is limited by distance and barriers in the mind she broadcasts too. ♦ mild mind-control; Emma has displayed abilities in controlling actions, reactions and thoughts of those around her, gaining her favour and power. By implanting her will in other people she can control them to the point of carrying out actions they normally would not themselves. Emma cannot, however, force anyone to put their lives in mortal danger. It is also completely possible for her to lose the control of the person mid-way through an action as the will power or stimulus around can affect her ability to keep control. ♦ altering perceptions and memories; a stem off from her mind-control, Emma can alter the memory of certain instances in order to suit herself. She can also lock memories from the conscious mind. This is not always permanent, and the will of the person affected can hinder Emma's ability to alter these memories or perceptions. ♦ projection of offensive blasts; this creates a blast of psionic energy causing mental pain of unconsciousness. This is a concentrated burst of power straight into another mind is her most powerful psi attack depending on the force she puts behind it. ♦ psychic surgery; the utilization of pin-pointed psionic energy to exert absolute control over individual brain functions. While Emma is capable of this, she has yet been able to utilize it fully and it remains untapped and untrained.
Organic Diamond Form: Emma's secondary mutation, the ability to transform her body into a flexible organic diamond form, offers her a range of secondary abilities aside from her telepathic powers:
♦ superhuman strength; in diamond form, Emma's physical strength is increased to superhuman levels. At her peak, she is able to lift approx. 2 tons. ♦ superhuman stamina; while transformed, muscle tissues become infinitely more efficient than the organic musculature of a normal humans, or most other organic beings for that matter. Emma's muscles produce almost no fatigue toxins during physical activity, granting her almost limitless superhuman stamina, or at least until or unless she is forced to resume her normal state. ♦ superhuman durability; the diamond form renders Emma highly resistant to most forms of physical injury. She is able to resist great impact forces, such as being repeatedly struck with superhuman force, without being injured. Her body is also resistant to temperature extremes, able to withstand temperatures as cold as -320 Fahrenheit or as hot as approx. 7,362 Fahrenheit before her form beings to melt. Frost is also self contained while transformed, requiring no food, water or oxygen.
For Emma's diamond form, she must transform all parts of her body, rather than selectively transforming certain areas and can remain in this form for an in-determined amount of time. If she is rendered unconscious, Frost's body will automatically transform into its normal state. This transformation also alters Frost's personality, causing her to become rather cold hearted and to lose her empathy for others.
Emma Grace was born into the very wealthy Frost family, daughter to the powerful, cold, ruthless and domineering Winston and his highly medicated and unsupportive wife Hazel. Emma did not get along well with her father, or her sisters, Adrienne and Cordelia, however she did have a good relationship with her brother, Christian. While growing up Emma received little support from her family, and strived to meet her father's far too high expectations. It was in high school that Emma developed her mutant powers, discovering she could read peoples minds, she discovered that her teacher, Ian, believed she was beautiful and intelligent, after he drove her home one day, she kissed him. But Adrienne recorded it, and Winston used it to get Ian fired. With the internal backstabbing of her sister Adrienne and her father's underhanded tactics, Emma quickly learned the art of blackmail and sneaky deviousness. When her father saw that she was a lot like he was in his youth -cunning, ambitious and intelligent, he proposed that Emma would carry forth his fortune and empire. However, Emma was bitter and angry towards Winston for his dismissal of his gay son, placing him in a mental facility rather than accept that Christian was gay. Emma left her family, leaving the wealth and security of her father’s money and ended up homeless for a while.
It was on the streets that she met Troy, an attractive man who offered to let her live with him. Emma later found out that Troy owed money to a local mobster, Lucien. Emma devised a plan in which she was held to ransom, so that her father would pay off the last of Troy's debt. Winston refused to pay and Troy was killed. Lucien planned to kill Emma, until Adrienne leaked the ransom demand to the press, forcing Winston to pay the ransom. Lucien got the money, but still intended to kill Emma. It was then that Emma used her still growing telepathic and psychic powers to turn the mobsters on each other, and convincing the others to release her.
Emma took the money and enrolled in University. It was here that she met Ian once again, and a fellow telepath, Astrid Bloom, who mentored her in using her abilities. Still in love with Ian, Emma and he began dating, until Emma discovered that Ian had attacked her roommate, much like Emma had been previously by a basketball player. It didn't take long for Emma to discover that Astrid was behind each attack, her mental manipulation of each male forcing them to attack the women. Enraged, Emma attacked Astrid with her powers, leaving her friend comatose. When Emma revealed her mutant powers to Ian, he rejected her. Emma lost her faith in humans and closed herself off to them.
Following her graduation from University, Emma put her business savvy and intellect to use, constructing a school in Boston for mutants. Using her powers, Emma set about enrolling and luring mutants to the school, a privately funded, boarding school. While they were taught in the everyday education of a schooling facility, Emma also sought to train the mutants in the use of their powers, the Massachusetts Academy becoming a counter point for the Charles Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters. Naturally, Emma welcomed 'donations' from outside benefactors to aide in funding the school, while her own controlling power within Frost International assisted her, Emma did not shun the generous donations from multi-million dollar international architecture, Sebastian Shaw. It wasn't until Shaw approached Emma about a position within his exclusive Hellfire Club, and a potential use for the mutants she is training, that Emma gains an insight and direction for her students.
With her hands tied in the development of mutants within Boston, and her position within the Hellfire Club secure, Emma sought further development throughout the United States, actively seeking to bring students to her Boston Academy and teach the younger generation of mutants how to use their power. With the growing number of students, Emma easily picked out a group of promising students, training them to fight and defend with their powers, to function as a team. She labelled them her Hellions and would use them for training missions and recruitment. The Hellions became an active team utilised for Emma's Hellfire business. Until tragedy struck and in a demonstration by a private company against mutants, a rogue Sentinel attacked and killed half of the Hellion team.
Emma was left devastated at the loss of the children she had trained and disbanded the remaining Hellions while mourning the loss of life and her own failings. She eventually turned to Charles Xavier, hoping to give the children she had remaining under her tutelage a chance to do better. It was with Xavier and the X-Men that Emma started to thaw her callousness somewhat. She grew more adapt at teaching, learning to interact better with emotions than simply perfecting a tool. She took a place with the X-Men on the team and started to build honest connections within the group, even building up her own team of New Mutants once again.
Teaching at the school, along with joining the X-Men, opened Emma up to a much more involved and accepting group. She found genuine friends in members of the team, a shared camaraderie with Ororo Monroe, starting a romantic relationship with Scott Summers, her unusual but beneficial friendship with Wolverine. Emma started to rely more on people, to trust her instincts and learn to lead in a more rounded way. Something that has greatly assisted her through leading the X-Men with Scott for numerous years now.