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NAME: Emma Grace Frost
ALIAS: White Queen
OCCUPATION: CEO of Frost International, Headmistress of Massachusetts Academy, White Queen of the Hellfire Club
MEMBER GROUP: Villain, Mutant
AFFILIATIONS: Hellfire Club
POWERS AND ABILITIES:
Telepathy: Emma is a telepath, and one of the strongest in the world, both due to raw ability and years and years of honing her talent. She can achieve many feats with her powers, able to work her way into others minds with them being none-the-wiser about it, to the point that if she so chose, she could essentially psychically lobotomize someone if so inclined. Of course, her powers have many, many uses:
Psychic Shield/Removal: Emma has learned how to protect her own mind from anyone who wishes to try and read her thoughts, or otherwise worm their way into her head. She is extremely resilient (or more usually, downright resistant) to illusions that rely on mental manipulation of one's perception, same goes for hypnosis, and deception. Prying into her mind would be an arduous task for even the most skilled telepaths, and they would not be able to do it without a fight. Typically when one enters her mind, all they hear is static, and she is almost always immediately aware of the attempted invasion. She is also able to extend this shield out to others, and can even put up permanent psychic “walls” so telepaths cannot read the minds of people she so chooses.
On top of this, she can also remove these walls, both of her own making and of others, so long as she is stronger or equally as gifted as the telepath who put them there. Of course, the stronger the “walls”, the harder and more time it can take, and the more damage she could potentially cause the person she is removing them from. Of course, she can easily get around her own barriers without hurting the person.
Telepathic Illusions: It’s fairly easy for her to make people see (and feel) things that aren’t there, or not see things that are there. Normally it involves minimal effort on her part, allowing the person’s imagination to shape their perception and bringing it to life for them. She can make someone think they are experiencing the most passionate kiss of their life when in reality they’re just aggressively making out with the air. On the flipside, she can also essentially turn herself “invisible” by making people think they don’t see her, or she can change her person, making herself look completely different. Emma can extend this ability to others as well, but can only stretch this illusion so far, after all trying to trick a room full of thirty people into believing no one’s there is definitely harder than a handful of people.
Mind Invasion: Obviously, she can both read someone’s thoughts and project her own (or someone else’s) in others heads on a grand scale and through long distances, but of course she can do much, much more as well. She can induce pain, pleasure, even force someone to lose control of their bowels if she so wishes, and even command them to do her bidding. Emma can absorb information from someone else’s mind, or even erase entire memories, adding new ones or leaving the space blank. She can force paralysis on people who are more resistant to her usual methods, and can even place power inhibitors on other mutants so they cannot use their powers until she removes them.
Emma is capable of fully taking over someone’s mind, essentially making them do whatever she wants, whether they want to or not, including being able to utilize whatever powers they may have, though she does not like doing this often, instead using more subtle means. Slowly, but surely, she is able to alter one’s personality, and even their perception of certain people and situations, until she changes them completely, and if done correctly without them even realizing she’s done anything at all. She can also help “boost” others powers without controlling them, increasing the speed of their neural signals to their brain, which causes a temporary, but enormous surge in their powers and sometimes allows them to do feats they weren’t even aware they were previously capable of.
While reading someone’s mind, she can intuitively translate any language, even ones not of this Earth, even if that does not necessarily mean she can speak them verbally.
Astral Projection: Miss Frost is able to project her astral form (as well as others) into both the astral plane and the physical one, though her physical body does not move when she does this, her astral form can travel long distances and through solid objects. This form is invisible to all except those that can see into the astral plane themselves, and naturally she can also see/sense others on the astral plane/in astral form, even while not in it herself (though they are harder to detect), and even psychically attack them still.
Telepathic Tracking: She is able to sense, or track, individuals nearly anywhere in the world by their unique psionic emanations, though the less familiar she is with the individual, the more difficult it is, and she cannot pinpoint someone she has never delved into the mind of before (unless they are in close proximity, such as in the same building). She can also scour the area for certain types of beings, such as mutants, or perhaps even Asgardians if she became familiar enough with them. Still, it is difficult to sift through all of them, and she normally sticks to keeping an eye on those in a much smaller scale and closer proximity.
Psionic Blasts: Emma is capable of sending a burst of psionic energy at others that do no physical harm, but can cause excruciating pain, force them to fall unconscious, or even kill someone if the blast is strong enough. If she’s feeling particularly vindictive, it can even turn them into a drool vegetable, essentially causing brain death.
Diamond Form: Frost has the ability to transform her body into a flexible, organic diamond form that makes her nigh impervious to harm while she is in it. While she is like this, she does not need to eat, sleep, or even breath, and the only way to turn her back is either by her willingly doing it, or somehow managing to knock her unconscious. Superhuman strength, extreme temperatures (approximately -320 degrees Fahrenheit to 7,362 degrees Fahrenheit) or any other sort of physical damage does not seem to affect her, though she can still be tossed around, pinned, or otherwise subdued. She is also capable of lifting up to 2 tons in this form at her peak, making her a more than formidable opponent for those not who do not possess extreme strength.
Her body does not produce fatigue toxins at a normal rate while like this, meaning she can stay in this form for prolonged amounts of time without needing to rest, though she has not tested how long she is able to stay like this she suspects she could sustain the form for approximately a week before succumbing to exhaustion. On top of this, she is completely immune to any and all telepathic abilities.
Self-Defense: Before her powers developed, Emma was taught self-defense after being severely bullied in school. While she is by no means an expert martial artist, she does know various self-defense moves, and could hold her own in your average brawl.
Telepathy: Emma found out very quickly that her telepathic powers do not work at all on her siblings, and she can also experience difficulty managing some of the more...invasive feats she is capable of when it comes to people with ridiculously strong wills. People who have been trained to resist psychic infiltration or otherwise have psychic “shields” in their minds can also prove to be a challenge, though depending on their levels and prowess she can still manage to get around them, it just takes a little more time and finesse, so as to not mentally harm the person. Naturally, anything that shields one from psychically entering one’s mind also works against her (such as Magneto’s helmet), and entering another telepaths mind can be difficult, especially if they don’t want her there.
While she has a rather wide range on some abilities, proximity can be a problem, especially if she is not that familiar with an individual’s mind. Without a psychic link, it is nearly impossible to pinpoint the exact whereabouts of a person or control them, particularly on a much wider scale. In general, it is more difficult to affect multiple minds at once, and she is more likely to falter, and generally the more invasive abilities are left for individual, one-on-one encounters, if possible.
Diamond Form: Her transformation is not immediate, and while it only takes a few seconds for her to change, those can still be a crucial few seconds in a fight. On top of this, her form does have a weak point, a flaw, that if hit could cause her form to shatter, essentially killing her. While physical harm seems to have little affect on her (though she could certainly be frozen or melted if the temperatures were extreme enough), she still has some of her senses, such as hearing and sight, meaning she could be blinded, deafened or otherwise subdued using similar methods.
On top of that, she is also completely closed off to her psychic abilities while in this form, making it a more or less a last resort.
PLAYBY: Laëtizia Penmellen
PLAYER NAME: Query
OTHER CHARACTERS: Tabitha Smith & Aquaria Neptunia
Personal Assessment: Emma Frost is the kind of woman you don’t easily forget (at least not unless she wants you too), rarely allowing her presence to be overshadowed by others, and with her charms and wit, she tends to fit right into the upper class crowd. She was raised into the lifestyle, and while ultimately making a name of her own, it certainly helped that she was taught how to act around certain company. Most insults seem to roll right off of her, Emma always quick with a rebuttal, but very rarely do they actually seem to bother her, all too aware of what other people think of her already. Snob is a word often used to describe the blonde, and she would not disagree, thinking herself to be superior to others quite openly, and tends to only surround herself with people she deems worthy of her time.
She is not above manipulation, and in fact that is usually her choice weapon, often times not even needing to utilize her powers to trick people into doing what she wants, although it certainly helps. Accompanied with her great ambition, people often end up crushed beneath her heel if it suits her, with seemingly no remorse on Emma’s end. While she is not one to burn bridges without a good reason, her allegiances can be fickle in favor of more beneficial arrangements, and her complete loyalty is difficult to come by. This sort of ruthlessness has definitely given her somewhat of a reputation, and most know to beware of the wolf’s den, only entering if they have a sufficient offering.
Naturally a sensual being, Emma knows her body can be a powerful weapon, and is no stranger to flirting. It is nearly impossible to discern genuine interest and playful teasing with her, since she is quite adept at both, but breaking beyond that into a realm of true caring is difficult. Seemingly allergic to commitment, she is more likely to sabotage a relationship than stay in it if she believes it is getting too serious, finding sincere romantic emotions rather uncomfortable. Over the years, Emma has built up walls around herself, and aside from her brother Christian she does not like to let anyone see beyond them.
While she may be excellent at keeping her emotions in check most of the time, she still feels, and usually quite strongly. Calm Emma is not someone to be trifled with, but if you are unlucky enough to make her mad, the consequences can be rather dire. She concedes to occasionally being petty, and no one has ever accused her of being nice, meaning she is perfectly content on making someone’s life a living hell if they have crossed her (assuming the grievance doesn’t warrant a more immediate solution). Physical retribution is also not out of the realm of possibility, and while typically she likes to believe herself above the more barbaric acts if possible, she has no problem with using more forceful ways if necessary/provoked.
To most people’s surprise, she is rather maternal in her own way, and does seem to genuinely both like and care for her students. She can be harsh at times, but only wishes to prepare them for the world, specifically her Hellions or any other young mutants. People will always fear and revile them, and she is merely trying to give them the tools they will need to survive and defend themselves in a world that would see them suffer and burn. As a whole, she has very little faith in humanity, and tends to expect the worst of people well before assuming anything good or wholesome about them.
Despite her bravado, Emma is actually a deeply insecure person, and is constantly questioning her own decisions, especially when they affect her students or those she cares about. In general, she finds it difficult to connect with people, closing herself off to them so she doesn’t get hurt (or hurt them), but once she builds a relationship with someone the blonde can be rather clingy and jealous, even if she tries to never show it outwardly. She yearns for affection (platonic or otherwise), but has difficulty both trusting others and herself, making her a very lonely individual.
History: Emma Grace Frost came from a prestigious mercantile family from Boston, and was the third child of four, being the second eldest daughter of three. From a young age high expectations were placed upon her, and she was often overshadowed by her older sister Adrienne, who clearly had fathers favor. To the outside world, they were the picture perfect family, but behind closed doors things were not quite so savory. Winston Frost was a hard man, and anything less than perfection was unacceptable in his eyes, despite his own shortcomings. He had numerous flings with women under his employment, and his wife Hazel seemed keen to pretend not to notice, instead taking to drink, drugs, and feigned obliviousness. Emma can still vividly remember catching her father with one of the maids, the secondhand embarrassment almost too much to bare, though when she tried to tell her mother of his indiscretions she merely waved her off with a “that’s nice, darling”.
While attending Snow Valley School for Girls, Emma was met with much derision from her father, her grades not nearly as high as was expected of a Frost. On top of her low grade point average, she was also a social outcast, having almost no friends, and suffered from constant migraines. It wasn’t until her migraines came to a crescendo, suddenly bombarded by the thoughts of her classmates all at once and subsequently collapsing, that Emma realized she was a mutant. She used this newly discovered power to help her excel both in and out of school, becoming an A+ student almost overnight, but even this could not fully appease father.
She learned several things about her powers during her time in school, and discovered that not only could she read people's’ minds, but also influence them mentally, even going as far as being able to trigger things like their pain or pleasure receptors. One thing she learned very quickly though—her abilities seemed to have no effect on her three siblings.
As Emma grew into a teenager, she expressed interest in becoming a teacher, though the idea was met with scorn by Winston, and he threatened to cut her off financially if she continued down that route. On top of that, it was also revealed that her older brother Christian was homosexual, something else their father did not approve of. He demanded his son break up with his boyfriend immediately and come home, but Christian refused, defying his father's wishes and leaving the family, only staying in contact with Emma, the two being the closest of all the Frost siblings.
Things seemed to be going well for the two siblings for a while, the chances of Emma taking over the family business looking brighter and brighter, and Christian no longer having to hide his true feelings. Things did not last long though, her brothers boyfriend soon being accused of committing several petty crimes and grievances, before he was deported out of the country. There was an immediate change in her brother's behavior, depression overcoming him, and nothing she did seemed to help at all. He turned to drugs and alcohol to help him cope, still disowned by everyone in the family except for Emma, who was forced to watch her brother go into a downward spiral.
When he confided in her that he often thought of ending his own life, she finally went to her father and begged him to help Christian, fearful of what he might do if he did not get clean and see a therapist. Winston was reluctant, showing no concern for his only son, and it was upon reading his mind that she discovered he was the reason her brothers boyfriend was gone, having used his influence and wealth to have him framed and deported out of country. Infuriated, but seeing no way to address the situation that would help Christian, she kept her mouth shut, and eventually managed to coerce her father into helping. He promised that he would take care of it and send Christian to rehab to get better.
Of course that was a lie, instead sending his son to a mental institution, perhaps in the hopes that they could “fix” him. It took weeks for Emma to realize what had happened, and this time she refused to keep her mouth shut about it, enraged that her father would dare do that to his own child. Winston attempted to dissuade her anger by telling her she would be the heir to the Frost fortune, Christian being deemed unfit for obvious reasons, and overlooking Adrienne in favor of his middle daughter. Disgusted, Emma refused his offer, vowing to make her own way in life instead.
After that, she was forced to work a minimum wage job as a waitress and stayed at a rather shoddy hotel, barely making it from paycheck to paycheck. The customers were rude, her boss was a lecherous prick, and being used to a certain lifestyle Emma decided to find another way to get by, one that did not involve having men 20 years her senior attempt to paw at her. It was then she began to use her powers for more than just schoolwork, convincing desk clerks that of course it was okay to let her stay in the hotels suite, she was, after all, the daughter of a very important man. She used this in other aspects of her life as well, and it wasn’t long until using her powers to manipulate others became second nature to her.
As she gained confidence, both in herself and her abilities, she felt more and more emboldened, until finally she decided to confront her father once more, this time armed with threats to ruin his public image. She blackmailed him into releasing her brother from the mental institute, as well as pay her off to keep quiet, or else she would go to the press and tell them everything that went on in the Frost household (and perhaps a few things that didn’t). The hatred between them was palatable, but he acquiesced to her demands on the condition neither of them ever returned home again, and Emma was more than happy to agree to the terms of the arrangement.
With Christian free from the hell their father had thrown him into, she used the money she had acquired to move to New York with her brother in tow, buying them both an apartment to live in and getting him the real help he needed.
After convincing someone that she was certainly worth giving a scholarship to (which, she was), Emma began attending Empire State University where she got her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Thanks to her intelligence, ambition, charisma, and the help of her powers, Emma soon began to make a name for herself in the world. After becoming the majority stockholder in a multi-billion dollar conglomerate, Emma soon became both its chairperson and chief executive officer despite how young she was, and renamed it Frost International after herself, the company mostly having dealings in transportation and electronics.
Her yearning to be a teacher never quite left her, though she thought a little bigger than that now, also becoming chairperson of the board of trustees of Massachusetts Academy, a school located in the Berkshire Mountains in Snow Valley, Massachusetts. Emma serves as headmistress of the college preparatory school, which teaches grades seven through twelve, and when she’s not busy running a business or stuck in a meeting, she can often times be found there. Massachusetts Academy is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in America, and typically only well-to-do children are sent there, though scholarships have also been known to be given out to those who do not come from wealth.
After all her success, wealth, and rather quick rise to power, she drew the attention of the Hellfire Club, who extended an invitation to Emma. She gladly accepted, and was eventually approached by a man named Sebastian Shaw, a fellow mutant and a member of the clubs Council of the Chosen, a group that conspired to achieve world domination, through both economic and political means. He offered her a chance to join the higher ranks of the Club, and once again she gladly accepted, under the knowledge she was not the only one being considered by Shaw.
She was also introduced to the other members on the Council, including its leaders, the White King, Edward Buckman, and the White Queen, Paris Seville. It wasn’t long until she learned of the Council's backing of something called “Project Armageddon”, one of the members programs to build Sentinel robots that would hunt down mutants. Buckman was aware of Shaw’s mutation, and assured him that the project merely intended to capture mutants for the Council’s use, but he was unaware that Emma could read his thoughts and discern the truth behind Project Armageddon. In actuality, it was supposed to destroy all mutantkind.
It was shortly after telling Shaw this that he finally came to a decision, and murdered the two other “potentials” for a spot on the Council in front of her, informing Emma that he chose her to be by his side. After that, they staged a coup to gain control of the Council of the Chosen, which they promptly renamed the Inner Circle after dispatching the old members. Shaw took on the title of Black King, while Frost became the new White Queen, and soon the Circle became purely dominated by mutants.
Emma also began to recruit young, talented mutants, offering them scholarships to her school and to train them to use their powers properly. Many of these mutants came to be on her team of “Hellions”, which were often utilized by the Hellfire Club.
Needing to find the Club a new White King, Shaw threw a party and invited the most influential men in the world to it, hoping to decide who was most fit for the position. Despite Tony Stark submitting his own candidacy, he was rejected, and instead Sebastian chose Prince Namor of Atlantis, inviting him to the Club. Namor rejected the offer, going as far as to threaten to kill Shaw if he ever dared to bothered him with such a minor thing again. Infuriated by this, Sebastian decided to retaliate by sending a Sentinel after Oracle, Inc., but his plans of revenge were thwarted when Namor was able to dispatch it all on his own. Deciding it was too much of a risk to continue down that path, Sebastian left the mantle of White King open, opting to leave the Atlantean alone for the time.
Things seemed to quiet down for the most part for a while, at least until Frost Enterprises took a dive in the stock markets, and Emma was forced to go to her elder sister, Adrienne for help, not wanting anyone else to see her company was vulnerable. Adrienne agreed to assist, but on the condition that she was made co-headmistress of Massachusetts Academy. Reluctantly Emma agreed, and everything seemed to be fine for a while, her sister even doing quite well with the students, who adored her in return.
Strange things started occurring though, anti-mutant incidents beginning to take place, and with increased frequency as time went on. Emma began to get suspicious of her sister, and without the ability to read her mind, she instead started having her watched very closely. It did not take very long for evidence of her involvement to be revealed, and when she confronted her sister about it all, the eldest female Frost finally admitted her disdain for her younger sister. Not only had she been overlooked to be inheritor in favor of Emma, but then she had the gall to refuse it and become successful in her own right, leaving the family behind in the process. She wanted revenge for some apparent wrong the White Queen had done to her, and knew the easiest way to hurt her would be through the school and students.
Adrienne told Emma she was going to go to the press and tell them all about her little “Hellions” and the known admittance of mutants to the school, and even of her own sister's abilities. Not ready to allow Adrienna to put her students at risk like that, and being unable to use her powers on the older female, she did the only thing she could think of—she shot her sister dead, covered up the crime, and assumed control of her estate. While the White Queen may not have been particularly close to her sister, the gruesomeness of it all did not leave her completely unscathed, and she took to drinking to help her get through the days afterward. Of course, the media noticed the sudden absence of the eldest female Frost, but their line of questioning never really got them anywhere. After all, rich woman were prone to flights of fancy, so perhaps she had merely left with a new lover to somewhere in Europe?
It has been a little over a year since the incident, and most days Emma does not even think of it anymore.