Emma Grace Frost
Co-headmaster of Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, adventurer, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Frost International, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees and headmistress of Massachusetts Academy
Winston Frost (father), Hazel Frost (mother), Cordelia Frost (sister), Adrienne Frost (sister, deceased), Christian Frost (brother), Steven (full name unrevealed, brother-in-law, deceased), Jocasta (cousin), Stepford Cuckoos (daughters)
College degree in business administration, qualified sex therapist
Brown (dyed ash blonde)
Emma Frost is a mutant who possesses various telepathic talents. Emma can read minds and project her thoughts into the minds of others, project psionic force bolts which have no physical effects but which can affect a victim's mind so as to cause the victim pain or unconsciousness, and can also induce mental pain merely by touching the brow of her victim. Emma can telepathically "sedate" her victims so that, if already rendered unconscious, they remain so for as long as she continues to "sedate" them. It is unknown how effective her "sedating" ability is on victims who are awake.
Furthermore, as a consequence of continued mutation, Emma can now transform her skin and hair into a diamond-hard form at will. In this form, Emma is nigh indestructible except for one small flaw that, if exploited, can cause her to shatter. Whilst in her diamond form, Emma's telepathic abilities are suppressed.
Emma is highly skilled in electronic theory and electronics and has learned how to build devices that can amplify psionic energy and utilize psionic energy for various effects. She devised the mechanism by which her Hellfire Club cohort Mastermind projected his illusions directly into the mind of the Phoenix Force.
Emma Frost was born into a wealthy family. She was the second of three daughters; Emma also had an older brother named Christian. Unknown to their family or themselves, the three Frost sisters were mutants whose telepathic abilities matured upon reaching puberty. (To learn about Emma's older brother, just click on his name above.)
When it came time for their father to choose a worthy heir to the family fortune, Christian was automatically dismissed due to a substance abuse problem. And even though, the older sister, Adrienne, seemed the most obvious choice, their father chose Emma. Surprisingly, she refused, choosing to make her own way through life. (To learn about Emma's older sister, click on her name above.)
Ultimately, Emma inherited a good deal of wealth, but most of her large fortune resulted from her professional success. She ascended rapidly in the business world on the strength of her intelligence, drive, and personal charm (as well as the secret use of her mental powers).
Eventually, Emma became the majority stockholder of a multi-billion dollar conglomerate principally involved in electronics and transportation (both the building of ships and aircraft, and their use for freight and passenger conveyance). Even though she was relatively young, she was named chairwoman of the board and chief executive officer of the rechristened Frost International. She also became headmistress and chairwoman of the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Academy (a college preparatory school for students in 7th-12th grade located in the Berkshire Mountains in Snow Valley, Massachusetts).
At a later point, Emma's success caught the attention of the Hellfire Club (an elite social organization consisting of the world's wealthiest and most powerful figures). When she learned that the club was hiring dancers, she promptly auditioned and used her telepathic talents to enhance her performance in their eyes. Unlike the other females in the Club, Emma was never uncomfortable with the strict dress code that required female members to wear lingerie at all times. She believed her revealing wardrobe to be one of many weapons in her arsenal, one that gave her an instant advantage over men. (Unfortunately, now we know why she is always dressed immodestly!) Frost quickly became an ally of Sebastian Shaw (a member of the club's Council of the Chosen who were secretly conspiring to achieve world domination through economic and political means). At the time, the leaders of the club and council (its foremost Lords Cardinal, whose titles corresponded to the names of chess pieces) were White King Edward Buckman and White Queen Paris Seville. Buckman threw the council's support behind Project: Armageddon (a program to construct mutant-hunting Sentinel robots). Aware of Shaw's mutant powers, Buckman told him the initiative's intent was to capture mutants as a means of helping the council attain power. However, using her psionic powers, Emma learned that the project's actual purpose was the annihilation of all genetic deviants. After Shaw's lover, Lourdes Chantel, was murdered by one of the Sentinels, Shaw and Frost were able to stage a coup, and seize control of the Council of the Chosen (later, they renamed it the Inner Circle). Shaw took the title of Black King, and Frost became the new White Queen. (To learn more about the above club, characters, and/or programs, just click on their names. Note: As mentioned above, beware of the club's bio page: the women are dressed immodestly.)
Under Shaw and Frost's leadership, mutants dominated the Inner Circle. To strengthen the Club's power base, Emma recruited genetically gifted youngsters and helped them hone their abilities at her school. Most of these students were members of the Hellions (Emma's first mutant super-team). She initially encountered the X-Men when she unsuccessfully attempted to recruit young Kitty Pryde (aka Shadowcat). Subsequently, Emma crossed paths with the X-Men and the New Mutants on a number of occasions, often as their adversary. Later, the X-Men joined with the Hellions to protect the White Queen from the time-traveling terrorist named Trevor Fitzroy. However, the madman's brutal assault plunged Emma into a deep coma and brought about the Hellions' untimely demise.
Whilst Emma's consciousness still active on the material plane, her body was kept in the med-lab at the X-Men's mansion. Seeking to ensure her students' welfare and the school's future, Emma had willed responsibility for the Massachusetts Academy to Professor Charles Xavier. During her psychic incapacitation, the school was added to the rapidly expanding Xavier Institute.
After making a full recovery, she resumed her role as headmistress of the academy. Assisted by Sean Cassidy (aka Banshee), she set out to train a new crop of young mutants: Generation X. However, later on, Generation X was dissolved and Massachusetts Academy was closed. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the character and team.)
After this, Emma moved to the island nation of Genosha where she began teaching mutant children again. Soon after, a Sentinel attack wiped out Genosha's entire mutant population. Emma was found by the X-Men alive in the rubble, having undergone a secondary mutagenic change that allowed her to survive the onslaught (she could now change her body into diamond). Following this incident, Emma came to teach at the Xavier Institute, and soon took on the responsibility of personally mentoring the telepathic quintuplets known as the Stepford Cuckoos. (To learn more about the characters or place above, just click on their names. Frost's 2nd mutation is shown in the second, forth, and fifth pictures above.)
Emma later counseled her teammate Cyclops following his possession by the eternal mutant warlord Apocalypse. This soon turned into a telepathic affair between the two which was short-lived after Summers' wife, Jean Grey, discovered what was happening. (To learn about the above characters, just click on their names. Note: Beware of Cyclops' bio page: Emma Frost in a revealing and tight-fitting outfit. Also, Jean Grey is in a very skin-tight outfit on her bio page.)
Then later, following the death of Jean Grey, Emma assumed the position of co-headmaster of the Xavier Institute alongside Cyclops.
To learn more about Emma Frost, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Emma_Frost.