Emma Frost

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Emma Frost in X-Men: Black - Emma Frost v1 #1.

Emma Frost is a female comic character who features in Marvel Comics.




Emma Grace Frost was the female Mutant born in the modern age as the daughter of Winston Frost and Hazel Frost of the prestigious Frost Family. She came to have a number of siblings that included her brother Christian Frost and her two sisters named Adrienne Frost as well as Cordellia Frost. (Emma Frost v1 #1)

She came to be enrolled to Snow Valley School for Girls where she was considered a social outcast and her low-grades often got her reprimanded from her father. (Emma Frost v1 #1)

Her father later attempted to decide on who would be a worthy heir to him with him discarding his son and deciding on his three daughters. He considered Emma and offered her the opportunity to shine with the rebellious girl refusing as she intended to make her own way. She left home with only $400 in her savings account with her deciding to start from the bottom. (New X-Men v1 #139) At the age of sixteen, she was disinherited and homeless but managed to steal a dress for herself in order to enter a club in order to use her powers to take stock information from peoples minds. Whilst there, she met Harry Leland but he came across too strong to her and she ended up running away. She was kidnapped behind the Club where she also encountered the Dark Beast. During this time, Sean Cassidy arrived on the scene with his NYPD partner where they battled the Dark Beast whilst Leland followed them. With so many present, Frost decided to use her powers to wipe the incident from all three peoples mind and made them forget encountering her. (Generation X v1 #-1)

She later went as a dancer at the Hellfire Club where she used her telepathic powers to make people see what they wanted to see. (New X-Men v1 #139)

Shaw decided to use Emma as part of a wager against the elusive Club member Elias Bogan through his minion Oliver Ryland. If Sebastian won, he would gain Elias's fortune but if Shaw lost than Bogan would get Emma Frost as the prize. However, Shaw's aide Tessa helped him cheat in the game allowing him to win with Bogan honouring the bet. (X-Treme X-Men v1 #41)

White Queen


She later recruited the aid of Iceman to help her brother Christian who remained trapped at the family home due to her father. Emma came to learn that her father had died years ago when Christian's telepathic powers manifested as a cruel version of Winston Frost who masqueraded as the real one. Together with Bobby Drake, they managed to help Christian come to terms with himself whereupon she agreed to go alongside him in managing the family business of Frost Technologies. (Iceman v4 #2) Emma then arranged an elaborate ploy to steal the fortune from Sebastian Shaw in the Hellfire Club in order to place herself as the group's new Black King. (X-Men: Black - Emma Frost v1 #1)

Dawn of X

To secure the Hellfire Trading Company's activities, Frost managed to convince Kitty Pryde to head a mobile ocean-going crew that would deliver Krakoan medicinals to locations whilst smuggling Mutants out of countries that were persecuting them. (Marauders v1 #1) She learnt of Sebastian Shaw's own machinations that involved using mercenaries to divert Krakoa's pharmaceuticals shipments to Africa and instead sell them to wealthy clients in first world nations. Emma informed Captain Pryde of this where she helped stop the theft whilst Frost herself looked to stop Shaw's plans at placing one of his own people on the third Red Queen seat in the company by having Kitty take the position. (Marauders v1 #2)

Afterwards, the Quiet Council came to learn that one of Forge's old engineers had been captured by Virendi who replicated the Mutant power dampening weapons. These were shared with their allies in the Russian and Brazilian governments who looked to mass produce them. To stop the weapons proliferation, Emma Frost led the Marauders in a direct strike against the facility holding the engineer and the weapons which was in Russia. They managed to render the facility's staff unconscious and destroyed the weapons with them taking the engineer away from the scene thus eliminating a threat to Krakoa. (Marauders v1 #10)


Personality and attributes

Originally, she was noted for having dark coloured hair. (Emma Frost v1 #1) By adulthood, she stated that she had cosmetic surgery done on herself. (New X-Men v1 #139)

As a teenager, she was noted for being rebellious by her father. (New X-Men v1 #139)

Emma was said to be shallow, spiteful and manipulative. (New X-Men v1 #139)

She had watched how Sebastian Shaw had done business with her learning how simple and predictable the desires of men could be. (New X-Men v1 #139)

As a teacher, she claimed that she had loved her students and wanted those children to grow up independent and strong. (New X-Men v1 #139)

After spending sometime with Scott Summers, she came to fall in love with him. (New X-Men v1 #139)

Her father was Winston Frost and her mother was Hazel Frost with Emma having a brother called Christian Frost as well as two sisters who were Adrienne Frost along with Cordellia Frost. (Emma Frost v1 #1)

Emma's father was strict on her and regularly reprimanded her as he often commented on her low-grades. Such grades were said to be unbecoming for a member of the Frost Family. The strict life forced on her made Emma want to die as she could not handle the stress placed on her. (Emma Frost v1 #1)

Powers and abilities

She claimed that among her other achievements was being a qualified sex therapist. (New X-Men v1 #139)

Frost was said to be a world-class telepath who could turn a persons brains to 'mush' if given the chance. (X-Treme X-Men v1 #22)

The Frost House estate of the family was located in Boston, Massachusetts. (Emma Frost v1 #1)


  • Emma Frost was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne where she made her first appearance in Uncanny X-Men #129 (January, 1980).

Alternate Versions

In other media


  • In X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men, the White Queen appeared in the animated television pilot where she was voiced by actor Susan Silo.
  • In X-Men, the White Queen appeared in the 1990s animated television series in the Dark Phoenix Saga where she was voiced by actor Tracey Moore.
  • In Wolverine and the X-Men, Emma Frost appeared as a cast member in the animated television series where she was voiced by actor Kari Wahlgren.


  • In X-Men: First Class, Emma Frost appeared as a villain in the live-action film where she was portrayed by actor January Jones.
  • In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Emma Frost was referenced in the sequel live-action film where it was shown that she was one of the Mutants that were experimented on and killed by Trask Industries.

Video games

  • In X-Men Legends, Emma Frost appeared as a playable character in the 2004 video game where she was voiced by actor Bobby Holiday.
  • In X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, Emma Frost returned as an NPC character in the 2005 video game where she was voiced by actor Bobby Holiday
  • In X-Men: Destiny, Emma Frost appeared as an NPC character in the video game where she was voiced by actor Kari Wahlgren.
  • In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, Emma Frost appeared in the video game with her having her own Dossier profile entry.
  • In Marvel Heroes, Emma Frost appeared as an NPC character in the MMORPG video game where she was voiced by actor Kari Wahlgren.


  • Uncanny X-Men v1:
  • Generation X v1:
  • New X-Men v1:
  • Emma Frost v1:
  • Uncanny X-Men:
  • New X-Men v1:
  • X-Men: Blue:
  • Iceman v4:
  • X-Men: Black - Emma Frost v1:
  • Uncanny X-Men:
  • House of X v1:
  • Marauders v1:

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